In the wake of Donegal manager Jim McGuinness’s comparison of Dublin GAA with Chelsea under Russian tycoon Roman Abramovich, it has emerged that the GAA is considering a reduction in the funding made available to the Dublin County Board for coaching in the capital.More
Henry Shefflin is capable of playing the entirety of next month’s All-Ireland final, according to Brian Cody.More
Former Mayo footballer Anthony Finnerty has hit back at Larry Tompkins’ claims that James Horan’s players "lack the stomach" to perform to their best on All-Ireland final day.More
Newtownshandrum 1-19 UCC 0-21
Newtownshandrum overcame a poor start to edge out UCC and advance to the Cork SHC quarter-finals at Mallow last night.
It’s with a sigh that Eoin Cadogan greets each of the inevitable questions about dual players and criticism of the Cork County Board.More
2010 All-Ireland-winning manager Liam Sheedy believes Tipperary are primed for a repeat performance against Kilkenny at Croke Park on September 7.More
Sarsfields 1-20 Na Piarsaigh 1-17
A historic night for Sarsfields in Páirc Uí Rinn as they were crowned Carrigaline Court Hotel Rebel Óg Premier 1 U16 hurling champions for the first time.
Talk to those Clare U21 hurlers who featured with Davy Fitzgerald’s seniors this year and they will tell you about the fillip that was the former side’s date with Tipperary just four days after the county’s flagship team had been sunk by Wexford.More
Paul Flynn has played down the prospect of more bad blood between Dublin and Donegal on Sunday week.More
Referees chief Pat McEnaney admits inter-county football referees are missing obvious black card offences for deliberate pull-downs.More
Two-time All-Ireland winning Cork footballer Larry Tompkins has launched a withering attack on the Mayo players, claiming James Horan’s troops "need to grow up" if they are to bridge the county’s 63-year wait for Sam Maguire glory.More
Former Tipperary defender Declan Fanning has accused county board officials of not realising what it takes to prepare for an All-Ireland final after calls for the postponement of the weekend’s scheduled club fixtures were rejected.More
Three-time All-Ireland winning Kerry football manager Jack O’Connor says the Kingdom hold no fear of semi-final opponents Mayo.More
Heuston Station, 6pm Sunday. "Don’t be too hard on us." "They never got going."More
Former Cork captain Tomás Mulcahy believes that Jimmy Barry-Murphy should remain in charge of the county’s hurlers.More
ALL-IRELAND SHC SEMI-FINAL:
Tipperary 2-18 Cork 1-11
Conventional wisdom went out the window yesterday. Along with Cork’s hopes of following up their provincial title with The Big One.
Just as his Tipperary team entertained their outnumbered supporters in Croke Park, so too did Eamon O’Shea with the gathered media after the game.More
A classic? No: yesterday’s All-Ireland semi-final won’t shoulder its way into the annals of classic Cork-Tipperary encounters, but those in blue and gold will hardly worry.More
Tony Considine, holds his hands up. He predicted a Cork victory and a classic. On both counts he was way off the mark.More
ELECTRIC IRELAND ALL-IRELAND MHC SEMI-FINAL:
Limerick 1-27 Galway 2-09
Redemption, glorious redemption at that.
ALL-IRELAND SFC SEMI-FINAL:
Mayo v Kerry
Under lock and eye, both Kerry and Mayo spent the weekend perfecting match tactics behind closed doors for Sunday’s All-Ireland football semi-final at Croke Park.
Donegal manager Jim McGuinness expects to have a fully fit panel for the All-Ireland semi-final against Dublin later this month.More
The Waterford county board have agreed to a request from the football panel to hold a meeting early next week and open talks between both parties following Niall Carew’s departure as senior boss.More
TG4 ALL-IRELAND LADIES SFC QUARTER-FINAL:
Cork 1-15 Mayo 0-09
Cork defender Angela Walsh expressed her relief after the TG4 All-Ireland ladies senior football champions successfully negotiated a way past the challenge of Mayo in Saturday’s quarter-final at O’Connor Park, Tullamore.
All-Ireland finalists Kilkenny wound up the last of their local SHL action before the big showdown with Tipperary in three weeks’ time and it was good news all the way for boss Brian Cody.
The quarter-finalists are now known and Clonlara, Cratloe, Crusheen, Clarecastle, Ballyea and Newmarket-on-Fergus will be joined by Éire Óg, Ennis and O’Callaghan’s Mill from senior B ranks in tonight’s last-eight draw.
Waterford SHC, Round 4
Abbeyside moved a step nearer the quarter-finals as they shaded an end-to-end contest against Lismore at Fraher Field 3-13 to 1-15.
Duhallow U21 AHC final:
Kanturk 2-20 Robert Emmets 2-10
Kanturk fully justified their favourites tag when getting the measure of Robert Emmets in the Duhallow U21AHC final at Banteer on Saturday.
Newcestown 0-11 Clyda Rovers 1-8
There was a sense of inevitability throughout this contest at Ballyanley on Saturday that a draw was the most probable outcome.
Cork Premier IFC
Carrigaline 2-11 Macroom 0-7
Don’t be fooled by the final scoreline as Carrigaline only led by three points in the closing stages of a hard-fought Premier IFC clash with Macroom in Bandon last Saturday.
Cork PIHC relegation play-off
Watergrasshill 1-22 Kilbrittain 1-16
Watergrasshill survive, Kilbrittain drop down.