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Kilkenny hurlers’ cruel nickname for Cillian Buckley might provide a tactical clue for Waterford

The GAA.ie website’s entertaining Round The Square feature has asked a host of hurling and football stars what they’d change about themselves.

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Pat Spillane brands Cork statement on Cuthbert’s exit ‘a complete joke’

Former Kerry star Pat Spillane has described the Cork County Board’s statement regarding football manager Brian Cuthbert’s resignation as “a complete joke” and suggested that the county should consider an outside manager to replace Brian Cuthbert.

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Referee remarks could land Cork Board in trouble

The Cork County Board could find itself in hot water with Croke Park after claiming a refereeing decision "quite probably" cost them a Munster title and a place in the All-Ireland semi-finals.

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Master Brian Cody well acquainted with teacher Derek McGrath

Brian Cody knows the man down the sideline this Sunday better than most. The Kilkenny manager was invited down to De La Salle College to speak to the school team a few years ago by Derek McGrath.

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Charlie McKeever admits fear of another failure spurred Tipperary

Tipperary 1-10 Galway 0-6: Tipperary manager Charlie McKeever admitted the fear of further failure was strong as his team became the only beaten provincial finalist to make the All-Ireland minor football semi-finals.

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Áine O’Sullivan leads way as goal crazy Rebelettes pound Meath

Cork 7-22 Meath 0-3: TG4 All-Ireland champions Cork went goal crazy yesterday, hammering Meath by 40 points in a massively one-sided qualifier.

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Cork’s clash with Kilkenny pushed back to August 16

Wexford 0-13 Dublin 1-7: The Liberty Insurance All-Ireland Senior camogie semi-final between Corkand Kilkenny has been pushed back 24 hours until Sunday, August 16 to facilitate the Rebels’ dual players.

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Dean Rock says free count Dublin’s own fault

Dean Rock has taken a different view to Jim Gavin about the refereeing performance of Padraig O’Sullivan in Sunday’s All-Ireland quarter-final.

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Rory Gallagher upbeat about injuries

Donegal boss Rory Gallagher admits he is “a lot more optimistic” on the injury front, as his side prepare to face Mayo in the All-Ireland quarter-final on Saturday.

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VIDEO: Sublime Eimear Scally stars as Cork avenge 2014 final defeat

Cork 3-10 Galway 2-4: Eimear Scally inspired Cork to All-Ireland Minor A Ladies Football glory in Thurles.

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Kerry wait on scan but James O’Donoghue injury fears ease

Kerry will wait for an MRI scan later this week on James O’Donoghue’s injured shoulder before determining his chances of being back in action for the All-Ireland semi-final on August 23rd.

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John Cleary will reveal Cork management intentions this week

John Cleary will decide this week if he will allow his name to be considered for the vacant Cork senior football team manager’s post.

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Five talking points from the weekend’s GAA action

What to do with a problem like Michael Murphy?

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Kerry subs rub salt into Kildare wounds

Kerry 7-16 Kildare 0-10
Eamonn Fitzmaurice may have been trying to be diplomatic after the act but there was no”kind of” about the nature of this ransacking.

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Tomás Quinn: The ‘lambs’ refuse to be slaughtered

There was a strange atmosphere during the opening stages of yesterdays All-Ireland quarter-final between Dublin and Fermanagh.

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Conor Neville: Donegal selectors willing to run that extra mile

The 1983 All-Ireland football final is famous for many things. The glut of sending-offs, the appalling weather, the ultimate success of the 12 apostles/dirty dozen.

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GAA public needs education on black cards

The lack of competitive games this weekend ensured they passed without any major controversy, even as we get close to the summit of the football season.

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Jason Ryan refuses to blame fatigue for Kildare’s defeat

A dejected Jason Ryan conceded yesterday’s defeat to Kerry was a more chastening one than the loss to Dublin.

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Champions Kilmallock keep run going with win over Effin

Champions Kilmallock remain unbeaten in their Limerick SHC title defence.

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All-Ireland Senior Football Championship: And then there were six...

Our experts run the rule over the sides still in the race for Sam Maguire.

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Mullinahone boost as Eoin Kelly makes long-awaited return

Former All Star Eoin Kelly was back in action for Mullinahone after an extended lay-off, and helped guide them to a 1-21 to 2-16 win over Ballingarry in an exciting South Tipperary SHC semi-final at Fethard.

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Plaudits galore for Fermanagh, but Dublin rumble on

The final word, appropriately, was Sean Quigley’s.

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O’Donoghue fell on injured shoulder

Eamonn Fitzmaurice was not able to provide a prognosis on James O’Donoghue’s shoulder injury following yesterday’s All-Ireland quarter-final.

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Jim Gavin unhappy with finish - and refereeing

Many a manager has delivered the staple line about how a performance of the type just delivered would not do the next day.

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St Finbarr’s too classy and clinical for Bishopstown

St Finbarr’s 1-17 Bishopstown 0-10: Accuracy and class helped St Finbarr’s to a comprehensive win over Bishopstown in yesterday’s Cork SHC Round 3 clash at Pairc Ui Rinn.

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Paudie O’Sullivan on song for sharper Cloyne

Cloyne 4-11 Carrigaline 0-12: Two late Cloyne goals distorted the scoreline of this Cork PIHC game with Carrigaline at Páirc Uí Rinn. 

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Kildorrery far too powerful for depleted Éire Óg

Kildorrery 1-11 Éire Óg 1-5: A depleted Éire Óg side bowed out of the Cork IHC in Mallow yesterday, Kildorrery denying them by six points to progress beyond the fourth round yesterday.

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Richie Cahill happy as gritty Glenville kick on

Glenville 2-10 Ballydesmond 0-5: Glenville remain in the race for IFC honours after overcoming Ballydesmond with an eye-catching performance at Ballyclough yesterday.

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Cian Dorgan the ace as Ballincollig edge Argideen Rangers

Ballincollig 0-9 Argideen Rangers 1-5: A point from a free by Cian Dorgan three minutes from time earned Ballincollig a thrilling victory over Argideen Rangers in the Cork IHC at Kilbrittain yesterday.

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Five sent off as Macroom master elements

Macroom 4-8 Newmarket 2-11: Gaining momentum with every outing, Macroom booked a Cork Premier IFC quarter-final date with either Éire Óg or Grenagh when edging home at wind and rain-swept Dromtarriffe yesterday.

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Resurgent Valley Rovers hit new heights with defeat of  Bandon

Valley Rovers 1-19 Bandon 0-13
Valley Rovers’ resurgence continued in Kinsale on Saturday evening as they bettered Bandon in a fourth-round local derby.

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Cork camogie stars cruise after interval against Tipperary

All-Ireland senior champions Cork produced a power-packed second half performance to return to the semi-finals after a 2-17 to 0-10 victory over Tipperary in Thurles on Saturday.

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Jenny Rispin relishing dual role with Meath

Jenny Rispin is a player that stands out. In a fortnight that’s seen the dual star dilemma raise its ugly head again for Cork, Rispin and the Meath ladies footballers have been furrowing away under the radar ahead of today’s All-Ireland qualifier in Semple Stadium (3pm, live on TG4).

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Niall Carew calls on Sligo football veterans to battle on

Sligo manager Niall Carew will be calling on Mark Breheny and his other batch of ‘vets’ to stay on in 2016 so that the Connacht side can build on what he views as a season of promise.

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Glen Rovers gather momentum against Bride Rovers

Glen Rovers 3-16 Bride Rovers 3-10
Consistency. For Glen Rovers, the search continues.

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Colm McFadden is glad of extra space

Colm McFadden didn’t hide his relief at saying goodbye to the tactics of Ulster football in Saturday’s All-Ireland qualifier win over Galway.

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Donegal patience pays off against Galway

Donegal 3-12 Galway 0-11
Forgive them for they do not know what they do. Sixteen minutes into this Round 4B qualifier on Saturday, Donegal were booed when a series of hand-passes became a marathon of hand-passes.

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Kildare Minors hold firm after rousing Cavan rally

Kildare 2-14 Cavan 2-12
Gaelic football is in safe hands judging by the fare served up by these two teams in a highly entertaining All-Ireland MFC quarter-final at sunny Páirc Tailteann, Navan on Saturday night.

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Carrigtwohill workrate against Ballymartle delights Niall Kidney

Carrigtwohill 2-13 Ballymartle 1-13
Niall Kidney applies simple logic. An honest work ethic, he says, steered Carrigtwohill past the challenge of Ballymartle on Saturday evening and into a county quarter-final.

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Jury still out on Tyrone despite win over Sligo

Sligo 0-14 Tyrone 0-21
So far, so familiar.

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First-half flurry seals derby duel for Aghada against  Castlemartyr

Aghada 2-14 Castlemartyr 1-11
Killeagh Aghada advanced to the quarter-final of the Cork IHC with a convincing win over Castlemartyr in this east Cork derby at Killeagh on Saturday evening.

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Brendan Cummins wins Poc Fada but doubts over ladies title

Tipperary’s Brendan Cummins claimed a record ninth M Donnelly All-Ireland Poc Fada title on Saturday in the Cooley Mountains, but the event wasn’t without controversy with uncertainty over who claimed the camogie title.

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Noel Creedon plots next big step for St. Michael’s

St. Michael’s 1-11 Mallow 1-10
The beauty of knock-out Gaelic football was evident on Saturday evening in Blarney where St. Michael’s edged out Mallow in an absorbing Cork Premier IFC Round 4 clash.

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No way Jack O’Connor was leaving this special group of Kerry players

Jack O’Connor was advised at the start of the year to walk away from the Kerry minors as a champion, to wait patiently in the wings and return when the next star group emerged.

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Fermanagh up for it, says Richard O’Callaghan

He knows they are 80/1 outsiders for a reason, but Fermanagh midfielder Richard O’Callaghan has promised the team won’t let themselves or their supporters down in Croke Park tomorrow.

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Dara Ó Cinnéide: Once Kerry are cold and dispassionate about their business...

The notion Kildare have nothing to lose in tomorrow’s All- Ireland SFC quarter-final is one I’ve heard bandied about a few times this week.

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"We always said we're planting the flag of Fermanagh on the 21-yard line in front of goals and no man gets that flag."

Complacency should be a major concern for Dublin on Sunday, warns former Fermanagh manager Charlie Mulgrew.

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O’Brien gets nod over Buckley in Kerry half-forward line

Stephen O’Brien replaces Johnny Buckley in the only change to the Kerry side for Sunday’s All-Ireland SFC quarter-final with Kildare in Croke Park (2pm).

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Developing young talent has been Mikey Sheehy’s great legacy

Afew simple but evocative lines from Ogie Moran on Mikey Sheehy’s Laochra Gael in 2012 that chime loudest now when considering his old team-mate’s incarnation as a Kerry selector.

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Karl O’Dwyer: The Lily who left the big pond

Karl O’Dwyer still has the letter from Páidí Ó Sé congratulating him on his 1998 All- Star. 

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Derek McGrath seeking the green light for squad number policy

Derek McGrath has acknowledged Waterford have been operating a squad number policy this summer and would like to see the idea given the official green light by the GAA.

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Every team needs back-up but is it as vital as we think?

Some mantras we accept blindly.

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Aoife Lane: A valuable lesson learned from coin toss

Just a few days ago, July 20 marked six months since the launch of the Women’s Gaelic Player Association.

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Eamon McGee daring to dream again

Caitríona McBride went to school with Eamon McGee, where she had to defend her pencil case from the future Donegal defender. They met recently to bring his story up to date.

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Erin’s Own do damage to Na Piarsaigh early

Erin’s Own 3-19 Na Piarsaigh 2-18: What might have appeared to be a stroll in the park for favourites Erin’s Own when they turned over at half-time with a 14 points advantage ultimately proved to be a struggle to gain their quarter-final place in the Cork SHC at Pairc Uí Rinn last evening.

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Niall Carew looking for redemption against Tyrone

Sligo will invoke the spirit of 2002 as they strive to redeem themselves against Tyrone at Croke Park today.

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Coming back from camogie’s low ebb

One of the best things to come out of this week’s ‘coin toss’ is everyone and their mother know Clare and Dublin are playing in Thurles this afternoon.

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Brian McEniff laments the one that got away

On A lonely bench at Belgrave Park in Rathmines he sat one night. All night long.

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Football Championship Q&A: From now to a glorious day in September

Q. Who or what has been the biggest disappointment of the football championship so far?

 

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