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Scrutiny comes with territory

Before throw-in in Omagh on Sunday, April 6, Jim Gavin was asked by TG4 presenter Micheál Ó Domhnaill about Bernard Brogan, who had been named to make his first start of the year.

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Nash rues no-win situation on rule changes

Anthony Nash wants one thing known: it’s not his rule.

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Mann defends Limerick statement

Limerick chairman Oliver Mann last night defended the county board executive’s statement in the wake of former co-manager Donal O’Grady’s claim that it attempted to discredit him.

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Critics against one-Test series

The chairmen of the Cork and Kerry county boards have criticised the GAA’s decision to agree to a single International Rules Test in Australia this November.

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O’Mara defends Cavan’s ‘most horrible’ style

Alan O’Mara has insisted Cavan will ignore jibes about their style and keep playing to their strengths as they aim to turn success at U21 level into trophies on the senior stage.

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Free-scoring Clare cruise past Limerick

Clare 2-17 Limerick 3-07
Both Clare and Limerick minor footballers faced into last night’s Munster championship qualifier in Newcastlewest hoping to put heavy opening defeats behind them.

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Waterford right to put clubs first, says Mulcahy

Former All-Ireland-winning Cork hurling captain Tomás Mulcahy believes the Waterford County Board took the correct move in cancelling senior hurling training until after the May Bank Holiday weekend.

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Don’t write off Limerick, says keeper

Cork goalkeeper Anthony Nash expects Limerick to be there or thereabouts come the championship despite the shock resignation of Donal O’Grady last weekend following a disagreement with the county board.

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Tyrone hope McKenna resists AFL lure

Tyrone minor manager Mickey Donnelly has given his blessing to star player Conor McKenna’s dream of a professional career in Aussie Rules football — but he still hopes the exciting teenager can be persuaded to commit to the Red Hands.

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FRC recommendations fail to find favour with Cork delegates

Cork have given short shrift to all but one of the Football Review Committee’s competition structure proposals.

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Donnellan: Munster upheavals overstated

Clare captain Patrick Donnellan says much of the negativity surrounding hurling counties at the moment is exaggerated.

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Confident McKaigue doesn’t worry about Derry’s doubters

If you’re a Derry football fan and you place a premium on statistics, then you may not view an Allianz Football League final outing as a particularly good thing.

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GMOA chief Nash blasts process of Ryan reappointment

The secretary for the Gaelic Match Officials Association (GMOA) has claimed the reappointment of TJ Ryan as senior hurling manager contravenes county by-laws.

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McBrearty warns Donegal club and county standoff must be resolved

Donegal footballer Paddy McBrearty has warned that the ongoing standoff between club and county cannot be allowed to continue indefinitely.

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All-action O’Gara may be kept in reserve

Eoghan O’Gara dismissed the suggestion that he may be struggling with a toe injury, but the sight of him at a press conference yesterday was enough to suspect he may not make the first XV for this Sunday’s Allianz Division 1 decider.

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Munster championship games key to Kerry development

Kerry minor boss Ian Brick believes the county’s minor hurlers must become a permanent fixture in the Munster championship.

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‘Embarrassed’ Limerick fans point finger at board after latest debacle

Disappointment, dismay, that was the prevailing feeling in Limerick with the news of the shock resignation of joint senior hurling manager Donal O’Grady.

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Ryan wants ‘disaster’ of O’Grady exit to prompt Treaty change

Former Limerick manager Tom Ryan has blasted the county board for the departure of Donal O’Grady as senior team co-manager.

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Final an unexpected bonus, but Tipp now focused on victory

Only three weeks ago against Dublin in Semple Stadium, Tipperary were within a point of being condemned to the division 1A relegation final, their three-point win just enough to see them across the line.

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O’Grady: Limerick board’s lack of perspective ‘appalling’

Donal O’Grady last night expressed his disappointment with the Limerick County Board for not supporting their senior hurlers at the recent county board meeting, describing their “lack of perspective” as “appalling,” particularly in comparison with officials in other counties and their support for their county teams.

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A mix of the good and the bad

What event is as admired in principle yet as forgettable in reality as a league semi-final?

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Shock for Limerick as O’Grady quits post as coach and co-manager

Former Cork All-Ireland winning manager Donal O’Grady has stepped down as coach and co-manager of the Limerick senior hurlers.

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Five things we learned from the hurling semi-finals

1. THE VENUE:

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Resurgence all but complete as Tipp power home

Tipperary 2-24 Clare 2-17
What a topsy-turvy league it’s been, for Tipperary especially.

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Young bloods and old heads get Kilkenny up to speed

Kilkenny 1-16 Galway 0-15
League semi-finals are rarely vintage and this was no exception, but then Kilkenny didn’t have to be to qualify for their fourth consecutive Division 1 final.

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Cork again out of luck

Cork 3-12 Roscommon 1-19
Where else to start but the finish?

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Ref calls anger Cavan

Dublin 0-11 Cavan 0-10
If such a thing as a disrepute charge exists in the GAA for questioning the Association’s integrity, the Cavan county board may fear one landing on their door mat this week.

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Impressive 20,452 crowd at semi-finals

It appeared bigger both in person and on TV but a still impressive crowd of 20,452 was recorded for yesterday’s Division 1 semi-finals in the Gaelic Grounds.

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Players wanted to go but couldn’t find gears

Clare boss Davy Fitzgerald declared himself “happy” with his side’s Allianz Hurling League campaign – despite yesterday’s semi-final defeat by Tipperary.

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Places still up for grabs

Brian Cody isn’t a man who wears concern and trailing by five points at the break, having faced a strong breeze, he wasn’t panicking for his Kilkenny side.

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Bring in football rule

Anthony Cunningham said the advantage rule introduced to football this year must be extended to hurling.

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Farrell pounces as Kilkenny weather storm

Kilkenny survived a late Wexford rally to advance from their Camogie League Division 1 semi-final in Waterford by 2-7 to 1-7.

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We were hard done by, says exasperated Hayes

Sean Hayes’ face in the minutes after the final whistle went far beyond disappointment.

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Farrell says favourites have plenty left in the tank

By hook or by crook — and furious Cavan may just argue it is the latter — Dublin could yet win this Cadbury All-Ireland U-21 football championship as they’ve been tipped to do so from the outset.

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Clinical Carrigdhoun back in business

Carrigdhoun 1-19 Duhallow 1-12
Carrigdhoun sent out a timely message of their well-being by overcoming a brave Duhallow comeback in the opening round to the County SHC (Divsional/Colleges) at Coachford last evening.

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Kirwan strikes late for Rathgormack

Rathgormack sub Jamie Kirwan grabbed a decisive goal in injury time at Fraher Field on Saturday to secure their first win of 2014 and inflict a second defeat on Clashmore.

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Condon's goal makes it safe for Seandún

Beara 0-15 Seandún 1-17
Seandún progressed to the next round of the Cork SFC Divisional/Colleges section following a deserved victory over Beara yesterday.

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