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Mike Quirke: What exactly did people want from Congress?

The shifting of All-Ireland finals from their traditional and spiritual dates in September is one of the boldest and most radical moves taken by the association since the inception of the qualifiers, and one that will help the club game, writes Mike Quirke.

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Players should strike over ‘Super 8’, says angry Johnny Magee

Wicklow football manager Johnny Magee revealed he would go on strike over the implementation of the new ‘Super 8’ Championship structure if he was still a player.

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Ronan McNamee: GPA didn’t explain proposals properly

Tyrone full-back Ronan McNamee says the Gaelic Players Association (GPA) should have given inter-county players better information about the ‘Super 8’ proposals ahead of Saturday’s GAA congress.

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Clancy: Cork club players will suffer

Cork footballer Tomas Clancy says the ‘Super 8’ championship format, passed by the GAA’s annual Congress last weekend, is going to be particularly difficult in a strong dual county like Cork.

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At last, a touch of good fortune for McCarron

So copious were the plusses from Monaghan’s winning visit to Kerry on Sunday that an upside to Conor McManus’s limited impact might be overlooked.

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Frank McGlynn: The GAA have gone against its community

Donegal’s Frank McGlynn doesn’t believe Congress’ decision to introduce the Super 8 All-Ireland championship from next year reflects the opinion of the GAA community.

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GAA Podcast: The Super 8 - 'Paraic Duffy said there’s nothing to fear. I think there’s plenty to fear'

John Fogarty says the Super 8 is elitist and will make the strong stronger and the weak weaker.

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Cork chiefs fear club fixtures chaos

Cork chairman Ger Lane says the county may have to change the scheduling policy for their club championships on the basis of Saturday’s Congress motions to introduce the ‘Super 8’ All-Ireland senior football championships and August All-Ireland finals.

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Cork finally get motoring with league win

Cork 1-14 Fermanagh 0-9: Cork collected the points in this comfortable win over visitors Fermanagh at Páirc Ui Rínn yesterday, the home side’s first victory in this Division 2 campaign

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Clare manager Colm Collins.

‘The top of the organisation is totally out of sync with grassroots’: Seven managers have their say on 'Super 8' debate

County managers have their say on the highest profile change made at the GAA’s Annual Congress...

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Stephen Rochford relishing Mayo’s return to Croke Park

Mayo 1-19 Roscommon 0-14: Time will tell just how much anybody learned about the long-term prospects of either of these teams based on how this Connacht derby unfolded in Castlebar on Saturday night.

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Kevin Walsh’s Galway cruise past Clare

Galway 3-13 Clare 1-11: It’s six years since Galway lost their top flight status and while they are now in the driving seat to make a return, manager Kevin Walsh is not getting too excited just yet.

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Eamonn Burns relieved as Down finally deliver

Down 1-13 Meath 0-14: It was a long time coming, so Eamonn Burns was relieved to get Down over the winning line as they picked up a first Allianz League victory in almost two years.

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Cian O’Neill furious as Kildare lose to disputed goal

Derry 1-18 Kildare 1-17: Kildare manager Cian O’Neill was left furious after a controversial Emmett McGuckin goal in injury time saw Derry end the Lilywhites’ perfect start to life back in Division Two.

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Ruthless Cuala close in on their own history bid

Slaughtneil 2-11 Cuala 3-21: One dream died and another lives on, with Cuala on the cusp of a first for Dublin hurling after bringing Slaughtneil’s historic treble attempt to a brutal end on Saturday afternoon.

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More away-day cheer for defiant Monaghan in Killarney

Kerry 1-10 Monaghan 2-8: Monaghan’s Division 1 league schedule had the sheer angle of a cliff-face to it with first month visits to Mayo, Kerry and Tyrone. Now? Not so much.

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Donegal and Dublin draw after mystifying final free

Donegal 2-5 Dublin 1-8: No harm to either team’s unbeaten records, but no foul, either — how Ciaran Branagan felt Donegal had earned a last-gasp free to tie this game was mystifying.

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Sprinkled with eastern promise, St Brendan’s win Corn Ui Mhuiri

Corn Ui Mhuiri final - St Brendan’s Killarney 2-20 Tralee CBS 0-11: From west to east, the wellspring of Kerry football talent is shifting. 

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Tipperary stay on promotion trail

Tipperary 1-16 Laois 1-10: Their county board delegates may have gone against the football fraternity and helped the so-called All-Ireland Super 8 series become a reality, but Tipperary shrugged that disappointment aside with another eye-catching performance to keep their promotion hopes alive at O’Moore Park.

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DJ Carey hails inspirational coach Jamie Wall as Mary I retain Fitzgibbon title

Mary I 3-24 IT Carlow 1-19: DJ Carey said that Mary I manager Jamie Wall is an inspirational figure who could enjoy a successful career in charge of county teams.

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‘It was horrible afterwards, not so much for me but for my family’ says Cork camogie star Hannah Looney

Cork play Tipperary in the second round of the Littlewoods Ireland Camogie League today.

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Neil Gallagher ‘privileged and grateful’ to have been part of Donegal football set-up

Your stand-out Neil Gallagher memory? His virtuoso performance against Cork in the 2012 All-Ireland semi-final? Lifting the 2007 Division 1 cup as captain with a black eye due to a cut above it that required suturing, but no substitution? Bare-chested in Ballybofey having had his jersey ripped as he was sent off against Tyrone in 2015?

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Cork footballers need to learn how to win again, says selector Eoin O’Neill

Cork football selector Eoin O’Neill says the Rebels need to get rid of the ‘peak and trough’ performances and become more consistent.

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Tyrone chairperson insists board backing Mickey Harte

Tyrone chairperson Roisin Jordan has insisted the county executive is fully behind Mickey Harte and his team, and fully supportive of their efforts to win a first All-Ireland title since 2008.

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Jeff Lynskey says ‘exclusion’ disrespectful to Galway hurlers

Galway minor hurling manager Jeff Lynskey has slammed the “exclusion” of the county’s hurlers and said the decision to put the county’s U17 hurlers straight into an All-Ireland semi-final this year shows “a total lack of respect” to Galway.

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Dunford delivers as Carlow go the extra to reach first decider

IT Carlow 2-20 UCC 1-20: IT Carlow manager DJ Carey has no clue what shape his bruised and battered team will be in for today’s Fitzgibbon Cup final, but says whatever happens they’re in bonus territory now.

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Mary Immaculate boss Jamie Wall plays down favourite's tag

Mary Immaculate 0-19 Limerick IT 0-14: Mary Immaculate manager Jamie Wall played down the favourite’s tag that has been thrust upon his side, but after Aaron Gillane fired them to a Fitzgibbon Cup derby win over LIT, the manager is confident his side can cope with any pressure that comes their way against IT Carlow.

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'They all want their picture up on the St Kieran’s College wall'

“You have to remember they all want to get up on the wall,” Tom Hogan says.

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