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Liam O'Neill

O’Neill: All-Ireland finals may switch to August

The long standing tradition of All-Ireland finals in September could become a thing of the past, admits GAA president Liam O’Neill.

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Kieran Bergin

Eamon O’Shea has special bond with Tipperary players, says Bergin

It’s just as well Eamon O’Shea is on the verge of staying on as Tipperary manager for a third season.

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Review group seeks to save minor players from burnout

Proposals by the GAA’s Minor Review Work Group seek to prevent players at minor level from being burned out due to too many demands on their time.

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Donegal and CLG Ghaoth Dobhair footballer Odhrán Mac Niallais with Tipperary hurlerand Killenaule hurler Kieran Bergin at the launch of the GAA National Club Draw at Croke Park.

Mac Niallais backs Gallagher for Donegal role

Odhrán Mac Niallais will be happy to play under any of the four candidates to succeed Jim McGuinness as Donegal manager — but his personal favourite is Rory Gallagher.

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Colm O'Rourke

Potts defends GPA’s record amid O’Rourke’s ‘elitist’ blast

The Gaelic Players Association communications chief, Sean Potts, has hit back at Colm O’Rourke’s criticism of the player body, revealing that the GPA consulted the Kerry and Mayo squads when their All-Ireland semi-final replay was controversially moved to Limerick.

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Gavin O'Mahony celebrates after Kilmallock's victory over Na Piarsaigh in the Limerick SHC final.

O’Mahony promises Sarswarm welcome in Kilmallock

Limerick star Gavin O’Mahony has promised Cork champions Sarsfields a warm welcome to Kilmallock on November 9.

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Eamon O'Shea

Board confident O’Shea will lead Tipp next year

Tipperary officials met with Eamon O’Shea yesterday as both parties moved closer to an agreement that should see the county’s senior hurling team manager remain in charge for the 2015 season.

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Cratloe dual player Podge Collins  at yesterday's launch of the AIB GAA Club Championships.

Collins speaks out on his dual dilemma

Podge Collins has admitted there was only ever going to be one outcome when Davy Fitzgerald told him to choose between Clare hurling and football.

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GUARD OF HONOUR: Calry/St Joseph's players and mentors at the grave of Gary Dillon in Scarden graveyard after their Sligo IFC final win on Sunday.

Victorious Calry/St Joseph’s honour fallen friend

The players and mentors of Calry/St Joseph’s gathered in a huddle after their Sligo IFC final win on Sunday, and quickly formulated a plan of action to celebrate their achievement.

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Brian Cody: Typically waits until mid-November to reveal his plans.

Cody ‘loves game too much to step away now’

Kieran Joyce believe it’s a done deal that Brian Cody will remain in charge of Kilkenny and attempt to preside over a new era of dominance.

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Seán Kelly

Kelly reveals he manipulated seat plan to influence historic Croker vote

Former GAA president Seán Kelly has recalled how he rearranged seats at the 2005 Congress to ensure the vote to open Croke Park to international rugby and soccer had a greater chance of succeeding.

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Simon Moroney

Moroney says club finals schedule presents big challenge

Munster secretary Simon Moroney admits staging All-Ireland club finals in December will only be workable if the schedules of other competitions such as the inter-county championships are put back in the year.

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Ballincollig captain David Lordan lifts the cup alongside Dylan Kerstein and Ciaran O'Sullivan.

Ballincollig savour moment of history

The closing stages of the Cork senior football championship final seemed to pass in slow motion.

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Historic title win for Ballincollig began with a sit down

The night after Ballincollig surprised everyone by stepping over Nemo Rangers into a first Cork county football final, manager Michael O’Brien sat his management team, some players and members of the club’s executive down, writes Tony Leen. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Lordan hails Ballincollig ‘character’

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Valiant Valleys stick to their guns

Valley Rovers 0-12 Na Piarsaigh 0-8 This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Gleeson hero as The Nire’s courage gets just reward

The Nire 0-11 Stradbally 0-6

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Delight for ‘Sparrow’ as Kilmallock defy odds

Kilmallock 1-15 Na Piarsaigh 0-14

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Hogan brothers inspire Danesfort

Kilkenny SHC: Champions Clara and St Martin’s (Muckalee) won through to the Kilkenny senior hurling semi-finals, but the remaining two places are still wide open.

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Corofin cruise to 16th title

Corofin 5-12 St Michael’s 0-9

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St Mullins collect record 24th title

St Mullins 0-9 Naomh Eoin, Myshall 0-7

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Connolly inspires Vincent’s

By Rónán Mac Lochlainn

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Rampant Crokes show no mercy

Dr Crokes 4-13 Killarney Legion 1-9

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Griffin stars as Ardfert shock Spa

Ardfert 1-12 Spa 0-10 (after extra time)

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Dillon drives Ballintubber

Ballintubber2­9 Castlebar Mitchels 1­9

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Eight in-a-row for Portlaoise

Portlaoise 2-14 Arles-Killeen 0-9

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O’Sullivan points to ref’s impact

Carbery Rangers manager Micheál O’Sullivan said the performance of referee James Bermingham had a "telling" impact on yesterday’s Cork SFC final.

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Historic first for bold and brave Ballincollig

Ballincollig 1-13 Carbery Rangers 1-10 This story is enriched with multi-media content

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O’Brien insists ‘self-belief’ key to famous win

Self-belief, said Michael O’Brien. Nothing more, nothing less.

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Veteran keeper Quirke has three causes for celebration

It’s quite a celebratory time for Valley Rovers goalkeeper Alan Quirke.

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Lawton brothers seal final spot for Castlemartyr

Castlemartyr2-14 Cloughduv 0-15

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Last-gasp Bradley goal secures title for Slaughtneil

Slaughtneil 1-8 Ballinderry 0-9

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O’Brien delight as St Brigid’s complete ‘drive for five’

St Brigid’s 3-12 St Faithleach’s 0-7

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St. Anne’s denied victory as Shelmaliers strike late

St. Anne’s 1-10 Shelmaliers 0-13

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Loughmore-Castleiney squeeze home

Tipperary SHC: Champions Loughmore-Castleiney defeated Clonoulty-Rossmore 0-17 to 2-10 in a nail-biting finish to this quarter-final at Semple Stadium on Saturday.

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Tyrrell rescues Moores

Sarsfields 1-13 Moorefield 0-16

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McGuinness exit planned before final loss

Jim McGuinness has revealed that he always planned to step down as Donegal manager after the 2014 Championship, regardless of whether they won it or not.

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