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Banner boys blitz Rebels for glorious hat-trick

Clare 1-28 Cork 1-13
They travelled in their thousands, they travelled to pay homage to a crop of hurlers who had provided the most memorable of summers in 2013, and who last night guaranteed 2014 would not be a barren one either.

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Horan expects to meet motivated Rebels

Mayo manager James Horan believes Cork are the most dangerous side his team could have asked to meet in this weekend’s All-Ireland quarter-final.

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Kingdom on winner since leaving ‘spies’ out in cold

In Pat Spillane’s autobiography Shooting From The Hip, he related how Mick O’Dwyer would deal with rumours of opposition spies attending Kerry training.

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Hopeful Hayes says Cork have circled wagons

Some day soon the Cork footballers will stop hearing about that double-digit defeat to Kerry a few weeks ago.

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Moloney: These are Clare’s greatest ever group of players

Clare joint-manager Donal Moloney hailed his three-in-a-row Munster winning charges as the finest crop of hurlers to ever don the saffron and blue.

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An Rinn and Kilrossanty easily advance to quarter-finals

An Rinn and Kilrossanty booked their spots in the quarter-finals of the Waterford SFC after last night’s fourth round action.

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Impossible to match this 56-score thriller

Few who ventured to Ballynoe on Tuesday evening would have expected what lay in store when Castlelyons and Ballinacurra clashed in the Imokilly JBHC.

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Hanley says transition period over and it’s time to push on

Back in late 2011 when Alan Mulholland was appointed Galway football manager, he talked about transition.

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Brady says Cork claims ‘naive’

Former Mayo midfielder David Brady has labelled Cork’s Brian Cuthbert and Ronan McCarthy’s claims that the Connacht champions are tactical foulers as "naive" and "desperate".

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Mayo 'good at tactical fouling': Cork selector

Cork football selector Ronan McCarthy has described Mayo as "good at tactical fouling" ahead of the counties’ All-Ireland SFC quarter-final on Sunday.

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Cadogan aims to rain on Banner parade

Alan Cadogan walked despondently from the hallowed turf of Thurles last July, a non-existent figure in the county’s 15-point annihilation at the hands of Tipperary.

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O’Neill: I had no role in Armagh suspensions

GAA president Liam O’Neill has rejected Paul Grimley’s assertion that he, along with Director General Páraic Duffy and the media, influenced the decision to ban three Armagh players earlier this summer.

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McNicholas unhappy at Cork’s ‘streetwise’ jibe

Mayo chairman Paddy McNicholas has hit out at the comments of the Cork management labelling the westerners as "good at tactical fouling" and "extremely streetwise".

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Legion ace taking fame in his stride

If last season didn’t tell you there was something unique about James O’Donoghue, his wink to the camera as he walked up to collect his All Star did.

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Kerry start Geaney in place of injured O’Brien

There is just one enforced change to the Kerry side for Sunday’s All-Ireland SFC quarter-final clash with Galway at Croke Park (2pm).

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McMenamin: Tyrone must lower expectations

Treble All-Ireland winner Ryan McMenamin says Tyrone can no longer be considered a top tier footballing force.

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Mulholland expects Galway to thrive on quick turnaround

Galway manager Alan Mulholland is not perturbed by the quick turnaround for Sunday’s All-Ireland quarter-final showdown with Munster champions Kerry.

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Conway not raising white flag just yet

August may be upon us, but the Kildare team that faces Monaghan in the All-Ireland qualifiers on Saturday returns to Croke Park with no-one knowing for certain where they stand in Gaelic football’s pecking order.

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Mulcahy: U21 journey will aid Cork at senior level

Former Cork captain Pat Mulcahy believes the county will benefit at senior level from this year’s U21 campaign regardless of the result in tonight’s Munster final against Clare at Cusack Park.

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Cummins: Tipp facing dual code dilemma

Tipperary may be celebrating their hurlers’ successful journey through the back door and into an All-Ireland semi-final, but Brendan Cummins believes difficult decisions need to be made as the county continues to juggle big ambitions in both codes.

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Hard to see past three in-a-row seeking Clare

Cork playing away from home, written off in all quarters and coming face-to-face with a side laden with senior talent.

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Andy Kettle

Summer stumbles prompt Dublin to launch hurling review

Dublin chairman Andy Kettle has admitted they must take stock of where hurling in the county is at after Sunday’s disappointing All-Ireland quarter-final exit.

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Brian Cuthbert

Cuthbert: Strong ref important when facing ‘streetwise’ Mayo

Cork manager Brian Cuthbert says the match officials "will be very important" in this Sunday’s All-Ireland quarter-final against Mayo.

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Kevin Reilly

Potts in plea to player critics

GAA fans have been asked to think twice before making hard hitting personal criticisms of players as the football and hurling championships gravitate towards Croke Park and the levels of expectation increase.

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Curbing fun or tradition not my intention, says Monaghan

The Galway GAA official responsible for issuing a directive against children and teenagers hanging out of windows during victory motorcades in the county insists he is not a killjoy.

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Declan Hannon

Hannon: Victory vital forTreaty morale

Declan Hannon claims Limerick hurling would have been set back years had they lost to Wexford in Sunday’s All-Ireland quarter-final.

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Can Limerick grab this opportunity?

It’s probably someone or other’s law. Not Murphy’s, not Sod’s, but one of that crew.

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Clare's Colm Galvin

Galvin backs Davy to find answers for Clare in bag of tricks

Bord Gais Energy Munster U21 HC final
Clare v Cork
Tomorrow: Cusach Park Ennis, 7.15pm
Referee: TBC

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Killian McIntyre

Rebels bring in McIntyre for Munster final

There is just one enforced change to the Cork team for tomorrow night’s Bord Gáis Energy Munster U21 HC final clash with Clare at Cusack Park (throw-in 7.15pm).

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Tipp quell talk of insurrection as Dubs exit tamely

Dublin 0-16 Tipperary 2-23

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Rebels’ new system passes test with ease

Cork 0-21 Sligo 1-11

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Tribe have tools to tackle Kerry

Galway 4-17 Tipperary 4-12

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McElhinney’s goal show

U14 Premier 1 football final: Beara 5-8 Éire Óg 3-7

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Cratloe off to flyer as St Senan’s shock favourites

Clare SFC round-up : Holders Cratloe got off to a winning start in the opening round of the Clare SFC at the weekend, defeating Éire Óg 2-12 to 1-12 at Cusack Park, Ennis on Saturday evening.

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Ballyduff pull clear with wind at backs

Kerry SHC: Ballyduff 3-12 Causeway 1-10

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The Nire deny Stradbally in six-goal cracker

Waterford SFC: Although this latest renewal lacked the usual bite, keen rivals The Nire and Stradbally still served up a six-goal spectacle at Fraher Field on Saturday evening.

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Johnson driving force for Rovers

Cork SHC: Bride Rovers 3-14 Courcey Rovers 0-19 (aet)

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Galway canter home

All-Ireland MHC: Galway 2-20 Antrim 0-9

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Ryan brace powers Déise

All-Ireland MHC: Waterford 2-18 Dublin 0-19

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Woodlock: We’ve a lot of work to do

Tipperary hurler James Woodlock insists the team continue to plough a lone furrow despite recording a third championship win on the hop, and, in the process, advancing to the All-Ireland semi-final.

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Dunne admits Wexford finally beaten by fatigue

The minds said yes but the bodies said no. That was Liam Dunne’s assessment of where Wexford fell down after their mammoth month of July.

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Lethal Limerick show no mercy

Limerick 4-26 Wexford 1-11

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Ryan: Hurling in Croker is what we want

Acceptance and defiance were the themes of TJ Ryan’s post-match conference.

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Top marks as Kelly gets crucial calls correct

Just as referees’ performances are open to criticism when it’s deserved, they should be praised when it’s due.

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O’Shea calls for balanced view of Premier’s status

Eamon O’Shea knows Tipperary as a county well enough to realise that there is very little in the way of middle ground to be found when it comes to their hurling team.

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’We didn’t execute well enough but we battled very hard’

A championship hurling pitch is a frenzied cauldron, one where actions last milliseconds and thoughts can be turned on their heads just as quickly.

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Talk of a new era may have been premature

Kenny Rogers probably put it best in one of his early songs. Before The Gambler, I mean. In the sixties one of his better efforts began with this line: I just dropped in to see what condition my condition was in.

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Daly rues loss of dual stars and will give ’long, hard thought’ to leaving

Anthony Daly has hinted his time as Dublin hurling manager will come to an end before the summer is out.

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Mitchelstown march on as forward power proves decisive

Cork IFC: Mitchelstown 2-15 Aghabullogue 2-10

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Piarsaigh battle bravely for priceless victory

Cork SHC: Na Piarsaigh 1-22 Killeagh 2-15

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Ladies set for Ulster derby duel

Ladies Football: Ulster rivals Monaghan and Tyrone have been pitted together in the second round of the TG4 All-Ireland Ladies SFC qualifiers.

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Tough lesson for Tipp and Galway could be facing one

This was a mad game of Gaelic football.

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McCartan: Time for new voice

James McCartan admitted it is "time for a new voice" in Down after announcing his resignation as team manager after five years in charge.

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Cuthbert prepared for ‘physical’ Mayo

Brian Cuthbert is only too happy that Cork are underdogs going into Sunday’s All-Ireland quarter-final.

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Cuthbert risks all if he sticks with sweeper ploy

Going to qualifier games on a Saturday evening in the likes of O’Connor Park, is a lovely occasion and one of the best experiences of the GAA inter-county season.

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O’Neill savouring every game

With a handsome 10-point haul, Colm O’Neill crowned his first full game for Cork since his third cruciate operation last year.

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Alan’s defensive concerns

Galway’s forwards were energised by their four-goal haul but manager Alan Mulholland admitted the opposite was true for their defenders.

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Creedon hints at Premier exit

Peter Creedon has hinted that the demands on inter-county managers could force him to call time on his Tipperary role.

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