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Aogán Farrell: There should always be state assistance to upgrade our grounds

The GAA should receive the substantial Government funding earmarked for its stadia as part of the 2023 Rugby World Cup bid.

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Wedding bells sound as Ciarán Sheehan ponders his future

Ciarán Sheehan’s future? It’s certain. Next Christmas, he will wed his long-time love, Amy Hartnett. Melbourne may now be their home but they’ll come home to tie the knot.

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Na Piarsaigh soaring for success with their feet firmly planted on the ground

Aa the present takes care of itself, Na Piarsaigh are busy planning for the future.

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‘Big monster’ is waiting in the decider, warns Paul Flynn

There’s a little history between Ballygunner and Na Piarsaigh. Given the pool of clubs jostling to get out of the Munster club SHC, that’s hardly surprising, but Paul Flynn is worried that the backstory may be more beneficial to the Limerick champions than to his club mates in black and red.

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Tom Devine fully committed to the Waterford cause for 2018

Tom Devine was hardly expecting his first Páirc Uí Chaoimh performance to be like this.

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Kanturk’s band of brothers chase more silverware

A “once in a lifetime” season, a “once in a lifetime” opportunity at the end of it.

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Succeeding captain Roisín had Bríd O’Sullivan wary

Bríd O’Sullivan admits she was “wary” of taking over as Mourneabbey captain from Roisín O’Sullivan.

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Shane O’Donnell loved working with ‘absolutely fantastic’ Donal Óg Cusack

Shane O’Donnell has praised the “absolutely fantastic” influence of former Clare coach Donal Óg Cusack.

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Cork GAA chiefs may have to cut their cloth due to rural depopulation

Rural depopulation may lead to championships of 9, 11, or 13-a-side in some parts of Cork, while transfer regulations in the Rebel County may also have to be changed.

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John Hanbury ready to worship on Fenway Park’s ‘holy ground’

Galway’s John Hanbury says he and his team-mates were “a bit naïve” about the Super 11s when they went out two years ago to play Dublin in Boston’s Fenway Park, which he describes as “almost a holy ground” in American sports.

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We can’t afford another blowout, warns Zach Tuohy

Zach Tuohy says Ireland can’t afford to dwell too much on ensuring Australia don’t enjoy as strong a third quarter tomorrow as they did last Sunday.

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Paul Murphy happy with less hectic Kerry schedule in 2018

Paul Murphy is hoping the changes to the GAA calendar from 2018 will contribute a less hectic end of year schedule in Kerry.

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Nobody can be complacent in Na Piarsaigh panel, warns Shane O’Neill

Given the wealth of underage successes the club has enjoyed in recent years, the turnover in the Na Piarsaigh team shouldn’t come as a surprise.

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Ballygunner in a golden era, says Gerry Cullinan

Gerry Cullinan remembers pitching up in Ballygunner from his native west Waterford in the 1970s when “the 12 houses” were still standing.

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All about the good times for Pat Ring ahead of All-Ireland semi-final

Pat Ring grimaces when he recalls the dark days. Tomorrow, Ring will send his Foxrock-Cabinteely side into battle against Cork outfit Mourneabbey, in what is the Dublin club’s third successive All-Ireland semi-final appearance.

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Joe Kernan calls for dialogue between referees and players

Ireland manager Joe Kernan believes more dialogue between county teams and referees should be encouraged.

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Michael Murphy caught off guard by Aussies’ tackling ‘blitz’

“For Michael to achieve what he did was heroic. He was only flying on one wing.”

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Dr Kevin Moran: Video replay could ease concussion dilemma

Video replays might provide an essential tool in diagnosing concussion in games, says Dr Kevin Moran.

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Danny Cummins: Galway must brush up on dark arts

Danny Cummins claims that Galway, traditionally recognised as Gaelic football’s stylists, need to improve their use of ‘the dark arts’ to challenge for top honours.

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Na Piarsaigh's historic Munster honour roll

“The record is not something we have brought up or even discussed,” said Na Piarsaigh manager Shane O’Neil after their Munster semi-final win over Blackrock.

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Darren Hughes hoping to replicate Conor McManus heroics in Australia

Darren Hughes will be looking to take a leaf out of his Monaghan team-mate Conor McManus’s book when he dons the Ireland jersey this Saturday.

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Páirc Uí Chaoimh prepares to host camogie and ladies football fixtures

The Cork County Board says the first ladies football or camogie game in the new Páirc Uí Chaoimh “will fall into place” and is now a matter of how fixture programmes integrate.

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