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Pat Gilroy: Success of TV coverage in US and UK would drive calls to pay players.

Professionalism will be major challenge for GAA, says Gilroy

Former All-Ireland winning Dublin football manager Pat Gilroy has predicted professionalism is going to become a major challenge for the GAA.

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THE TOUGHEST: Nire manager Benji Whelan ahead of the AIB GAA Munster SF Club Championship final against Austin Stacks. Picture: Brendan Moran

Hard work paying off for Benji’s boys

The Nire manager Benji Whelan believes an innovative approach to their physical preparations is the secret behind their progression to Sunday’s Munster club football decider against Austin Stacks.

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Noel Skehan:  Safety concerns must override rule book when it comes to close-in frees.

No alarm for Cats despite player retirements, says Skehan

Kilkenny hurling legend Noel Skehan insists there’s no cause for alarm despite the haemorrhaging of All-Ireland winning experience from the county.

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Boston GAA expecting huge boost as All Stars come to town

Some of the country’s top footballing talent fly to Boston this morning ahead of Saturday’s exhibition game between the GAA/GPA All Stars of 2014 and 2013.

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Kieran Donaghy: Has been in stunning form since mid-summer.

Donaghy can be a star coach, says Stack

He’s still a key player for club and county, but Kieran Donaghy has "great potential" as a coach.

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ON AIR: St Francis College's Cathal Sheehan wins this high ball from CBS HS Clonmel's Danny Owens in the Corn Uí Mhuirí clash at Mourneabbey. Picture: Eddie O'Hare

Holland’s early heroics paves way for Rochestown win

St Francis Col, Rochestown 1-8 CBS HS Clonmel 0-6
A first-half goal from James Holland provided the platform for Rochestown’s St Francis College to qualify as winners of Group 3 of the Corn Uí Mhuirí, at Mourneabbey yesterday.

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Páirc Uí Chaoimh to host final

Páirc Uí Chaoimh will host Sunday’s AIB Munster Club senior football championship final between Austin Stacks and The Nire.

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Crowley looks to repay Murroe Boher fans for their generosity

Murroe Boher captain Louise Crowley hopes her side can help repay supporters with a win when they play Roscommon’s St Ciaran’s in the Tesco Homegrown All-Ireland Junior Club Championship final on Saturday.

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Brendan’s and Coláiste na Sceilge set to battle it out for top spot

Today’s Corn Uí Mhuirí Group B clash between St Brendan’s College and Coláiste na Sceilge is the second meeting of the Kerry schools in eight days.

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Doon coach Brendan Bugler celebrates at the final whistle.

Murphy inspires Doon to victory in Limerick

STN Doon 0-15 Castletroy College 0-12
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Benny Coulter: Hopes to become Down manager in the future.

Coulter still mourns All-Ireland defeat to Rebels

Benny Coulter has admitted that Down’s All-Ireland final loss to Cork in 2010 is the great regret of his career which will "eat me up until I go to my grave".

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Painful memories keeping Stack focused as The Nire loom

It’s hardly surprising Stephen Stack isn’t tempting fate this week by loading up on Austin Stacks at his local bookmakers.

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O’Mahony: We’re not afraid of winning any more

He didn’t enjoy watching the last half hour of last Sunday’s epic Munster club final.

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Herity hangs up Cats hurley

Goalkeeper David Herity has become the second Kilkenny hurler to bow out at the top following September’s All-Ireland success.

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Coulter calling it quits

Benny Coulter last night joined the list of high profile inter-county players to announce their retirement in recent weeks, admitting it is with "a heavy heart" that he has called time on his 15-year career with Down.

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Kilmallock find extra gear in final epic

Kilmmallock 1-32 Cratloe 3-18

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Fighting Irish leave us wanting more

Australia 56 (0-17-5) Ireland 46 (2-9-7)

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Duffy predicts big crowds for Aussies’ return to Ireland

GAA director general Páraic Duffy has forecasted a return to large crowds for International Rules games in Ireland on foot of Saturday’s competitive test.

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McGrath tribute to exhausted troops

Cratloe boss Joe McGrath paid tribute to his warriors yesterday after their Munster club final defeat.

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O’Sullivan keeps Legion dream alive

O’Donoghue Cup final: Rathmore 0-12 Killarney Legion 1-9

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Hogan heroic as Ballygunner deliver

Waterford U21HC final: Ballygunner 2-12 Dungarvan 0-11

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Reid again ignites Ballyhale

Another week, another huge haul from TJ Reid and, predictably, another big victory for star-studded Ballyhale Shamrocks.

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No stopping ravenous Rhode after sparkling start

What was expected to be a fiercely contested clash between two clubs that have been regular participants in the Leinster club championship surprisingly proved a one-sided encounter as Rhode overwhelmed Moorefield.

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Vincent’s left with questions to answer

It is a measure of the standards set by St Vincent’s that Tomas Quinn pronounced himself entirely ‘disappointed’ with their AIB Leinster club semi-final win.

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Munster title always the focus for O’Loughlin

Kilmallock boss Ger O’Loughlin said the Munster Club had been his aim with the Limerick side all year.

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Classy Corofin on course for greater glory

Corofin (Galway) 2-13 Ballintubber (Mayo) 1-7

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London champions deserve respect, says Rochford

The day you get ahead of yourself is the day you’re in trouble

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Brosna hold a firm grip

AIB Munster Club JFC: Brosna (Kerry)1-10 Millstreet (Cork) 0-8

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Cappoquin Affane grab the glory

Cappoquin-Affane claimed Munster Club IHC glory at Mallow on Saturday as Killian O’Sullivan’s late point gave them victory.

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Costello’s late goal seals it for Glin

AIB Munster Club JFC: Glin (Limerick) 1-8 Kill (Waterford) 0-8

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Cavanagh: Series needs two-test format

Like his team-mates, Seán Cavanagh would have dearly loved another crack at Australia. For that reason, among others, he believes the two-test format must return.

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