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Paul Kerrigan: Cork defeat ‘embarrassing’

Cork footballer Paul Kerrigan admits he was embarrassed and disheartened by what he describes as an “horrific” championship exit to Kildare.

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Players defend departing Brian Cuthbert

Cork’s footballers have come out in force to defend Brian Cuthbert, who has stepped down as manager.

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Kildare a real danger to Kerry, insists Eamonn Fitzmaurice

We can thank US sport for “The Big Mo”. Kildare have it and Kerry manager Eamonn Fitzmaurice is well aware of it as Sunday’s All-Ireland SFC quarter-final joust with the Lilywhites in Croke Park looms.

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Dubs and Clare to play off as coin-toss farce solved

Officials in Dublin and Clare last night expressed their willingness to take part in the championship play-off belatedly offered to them yesterday by the Camogie Association - one which finally brought the lengthy saga to an end.

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Injured Jackie Tyrrell and Richie Power out of clash with Waterford, says Brian Cody

Kilkenny must plan without the experienced Jackie Tyrrell and Richie Power for their All-Ireland semi-final date with Waterford on August 9, while Michael Fennelly is a major doubt.

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Lively Cian Lynch will be lurking for lucky breaks in U21 final

Dictaphones switched off, Cian Lynch stands up from the huddle of print journalists he’s spent the past nine minutes entertaining.

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Dublin boss must choose words carefully

So how does Jim Gavin get out of this bind?

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Paul Kerrigan: ‘One of the most prepared teams I ever was with’

Paul Kerrigan believes the Cork footballers “moved forward” in 2015.

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Board won’t rule out outside appointment for Cork hot-seat

Cork County Board chairman Ger Lane has neither ruled in nor out the prospect of the county appointing an outside senior football manager to succeed Brian Cuthbert.

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Matchwinners: Four to watch at Cusack Park tonight

Clare and Limerick’s battle for Munster U21 honours features some outstanding participants...

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Mike Quirke: Cork must banish crutches and excuses

Legendary American college football coach Nick Saban once said: “Championship teams have to be resilient. No matter what is thrown at them, no matter how deep the hole, they find a way to bounce back and overcome adversity”.

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James O’Donoghue accepts added responsibilities for Kerry

James O’Donoghue is learning to adjust. Truth be told, he’s been left with little option.

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Cork seek new leader as Brian Cuthbert to step down

Cork football manager Brian Cuthbert will not seek re-appointment for a third year at the helm following last weekend’s championship exit at the hands of Kildare.

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Louth’s Darren Clarke ‘a lucky man’ after horror head injury

Former Louth star Darren Clarke believes he was fortunate to avoid serious brain injury following a horror blow in a club game.

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Waterford’s Stephen Daniels ‘bursting with joy’ after ending three-year championship wait

Waterford’s Steven Daniels was “bursting with joy” when he arrived home on Sunday evening, having made his first championship appearance for the Déise in three years.

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Laois targeting former Longford boss Jack Sheedy to succeed Ó Flatharta

Jack Sheedy is among the leading candidates to succeed Tomás Ó Flatharta as the next Laois senior football manager.

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Old scores don’t faze Bernard Brogan

Bernard Brogan could be forgiven for reminiscing wistfully about the old days.

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Clare skipper Conor Cleary breaks with tradition

Traditional Irish music and Gaelic football, the foundation stones of life out Miltown Malbay direction.

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Clare and Dubs to learn coin-toss fate via YouTube

The Clare and Dublin camogie teams will learn of their championship fate via a YouTube video this morning.

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Jack O’Connor: Kerry must watch white-hot Paul Cribbin

From second-level colleges glory to All-Ireland minor and senior titles with Kerry, Jack O’Connor has seen it, done it and written the book.

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Dublin don’t intimidate us, warns Pete McGrath

He can’t promise a victory, but Pete McGrath is promising that his young Fermanagh team won’t be intimidated by Dublin on Sunday.

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It’s tough at the top, says Kerry boss Eamonn Fitzmaurice

Eamonn Fitzmaurice last night offered words of consolation to his Cork football counterpart, Brian Cuthbert, in the wake of the Rebels’ shock exit from the Championship.

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Noel O’Leary: Retirements shouldn’t be on agenda for Cork

Former Cork footballer Noel O’Leary doesn’t expect a raft of retirements following Saturday’s All-Ireland SFC defeat to Kildare. 

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Brian Cody still hoping Jackie Tyrrell will be fit

Brian Cody is refusing to rule ultra experienced defender Jackie Tyrrell out of his plans for Sunday week’s All-Ireland semi-final clash with Waterford.

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Who can stop Kilkenny-Tipperary renewal?

Not a spectacular Sunday, in keeping with the hurling championship to date, but an interesting one. 

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Derek McGrath has given us belief, says Waterford’s Maurice Shanahan

Waterford’s Maurice Shanahan says belief will not be an issue for their All-Ireland semi-final date against Kilkenny.

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Conor McCarthy: Cork review process won’t be easy but worth it in the long run

When things go badly wrong, as they sometimes will, a review is inevitably required. 

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Karl Lacey out for Donegal date with Galway

Karl Lacey has been ruled out of Donegal’s All-Ireland qualifier with Galway on Saturday due to a knee injury. 

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Ger Cunningham: I’m staying with Dubs

Ger Cunningham confirmed he will continue as Dublin hurling manager into 2016.

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Seamus O’Shea set to return for Mayo quarter-final clash

Mayo have received a boost ahead of their All-Ireland quarter-final on Saturday week with the versatile Seamie O’Shea expected to be available.

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Puck-outs soar as Galway shoot on sight

The stats from Sunday’s semi-final loss to Galway will offer few crumbs of comfort for Jimmy Barry-Murphy and his management team. 

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Alan Smith: Kildare will be fearless facing Kerry

Alan Smith believes Kildare have nothing to fear against Kerry in Sunday’s All-Ireland quarter-final meeting at Croke Park, now that they have finally claimed the scalp of one of football’s traditional heavyweights.

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Wexford wait to learn opponents as coin-toss furore drags on

Wexford are just five days out from a Liberty Insurance Senior Camogie quarter-final against an opponent still unknown, as the Dublin-Clare coin-toss controversy drags on.

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Five hurling talking points as Galway and Waterford progress

Galway prosper without Joe show and four other talking points...

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Still waiting for summer to fire

Does the hunt for a cracking championship game in hurling go on?

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Galway wonderful, wasteful, Cork woeful

Galway 2-28 Cork 0-22: A second championship double-digit exit for Cork’s hurlers should prompt the most exhaustive of autopsies.

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Downbeat Jimmy Barry-Murphy ‘can’t wait for next year’

“I can’t wait for next year.” Jimmy Barry-Murphy might have said the words but there was little enthusiasm or defiance in his tone when he made the vow.

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Tomás Quinn: Cork facing a winter of hard questions

Thurles on a Saturday evening for knock-out championship with two teams still searching for their true identity.

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John Bannon: Display may yield All-Ireland final for James Owens

James Owens improved his chances of refereeing his first senior All-Ireland hurling final with an impressive handling of the Galway-Cork All-Ireland quarter-final yesterday.

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Conor Neville: The maligned ‘system’ due a break for one week

The traditional lethargy of the losing provincial finalist was on full display on Saturday evening.

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‘Period of reflection’ to precede Brian Cuthbert move

No immediate decision will be taken by Cork GAA officials on the future of football manager Brian Cuthbert.

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Kildare drive too much for listless Cork

Kildare 1-21 Cork 1-13: Fionn Fitzgerald has a lot to answer for.

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Gardaí confiscate Confederate flag

A Confederate flag was confiscated from a young Cork supporter following yesterday’s All-Ireland quarter-final defeat to Galway in Thurles.

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Waterford fervour and fire blows Dublin away

Waterford 2-21 Dublin 1-19: An unstinting work-rate complimented by the occasional passage of sweeping brilliance.

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Focused Dripsey shake off Grenagh

Dripsey 1-15 Grenagh 1-12: Just 12 months after they endured a 14-point loss to Grenagh and subsequent relegation play-off with St Catherine’s, Dripsey will be contesting the quarter-finals of the Cork IHC, against Kildorrery or Éire Óg.

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Kerry perform great late escape

Kerry 3-13 Wexford 2-9: The full-time score gave a somewhat misleading representation as Kerry performed a late escape act in Dungarvan on Saturday afternoon to remain on course for a 16th All-Ireland junior title.

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Sound of silence from Cork management

Brian Cuthbert’s body language as he exited the Kildare dressing-room after delivering his congratulatory speech late on Saturday wasn’t suggestive of a man who was keen to shoot the breeze, but the question had to be asked.

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Pete McGrath: Fermanagh are no sitting ducks for Dublin

Fermanagh 1-13 Westmeath 0-7: Fermanagh displayed new levels of maturity and confidence to overcome Westmeath in Breffni Park on Saturday and book their place in the last eight of the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship.

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Paudie Hughes raises Fermanagh’s ire with penalty call

After taking some heat for the penalty decision which changed the course of the Munster final in Killarney a few weeks ago, Padraig Hughes erred on the side of caution in Cavan on Saturday night.

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Waterford train ‘back on the tracks’, says Derek McGrath

Derek McGrath believes Waterford’s progression to the All-Ireland semi-final has proven their league form was no flash in the pan.

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Camogie ‘coin toss’ deferred

Camogie chiefs have deferred the draw for deciding the All-Ireland senior championship quarter-finals, following appeals by both Clare and Dublin.

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Gutsy Templederry hold off neighbours to reach first final

Templederry had to survive a late Silvermines surge before claiming a place in the club’s first ever North senior hurling final courtesy of a 0-25 to 3-13 win in Nenagh.

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Evan Niland stars as slick Galway see off Limerick

Galway 1-14 Limerick 0-13: Galway boss Jeffrey Lynskey is relishing the prospect of locking horns with Kilkenny in the Electric Ireland All-Ireland minor hurling semi-final on August 16.

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Dublin Minors on a mission, declares Johnny McGuirk

Dublin 2-22 Antrim 2-11: Manager Johnny McGuirk says Dublin are driven to redeem themselves as they progress to an All-Ireland minor hurling semi-final against Tipperary.

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Christy Walsh laments slow start as Mayo outfox Kilkenny

Mayo 1-12 Kilkenny 0-8: Kilkenny’s decision to line out with two sweepers in Saturday’s All Ireland Junior Championship semi-final had backfired spectacularly within 20 minutes, as Mayo opened up a 1-5 to no score lead at O’Connor Park.

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Joe Canning ‘sick’ of recalling 2012 near miss

Joe Canning says he is “sick” of people talking about Galway’s near miss in 2012.

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