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Hurling fanatic Davy Fitzgerald couldn’t stay away from the game

Davy Fitzgerald will apparently release another book on his life in the next two years, a follow up to the successful Passion and Pride which chronicled his playing career.

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Clare secretary Pat Fitzgerald: Players share blame

Clare secretary Pat Fitzgerald has pointed the finger of blame for some of the county’s senior hurlers’ failings this year at “a small cohort of players”.

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Showman Seamus Callanan enjoys off-Broadway delights

A glorious year keeps Seamus Callanan guessing, writes Larry Ryan

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Paul Geaney and Rena Buckley net Munster awards

All-Star Paul Geaney and Cork veteran Rena Buckley have been recognised as Munster’s best senior footballer and ladies footballer in 2016, while Tipperary’s All-Ireland winning manager Michael Ryan has claimed the manager of the year award.

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Waterford county board records surplus for third consecutive year

For the third consecutive year, the Waterford county board have recorded a surplus in their annual accounts. The 2016 figures reveal a €51,368 profit ahead of Thursday’s convention in Dungarvan.

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Roscommon reckon Declan O’Keeffe will do business

Former double All-Ireland winning Kerry goalkeeper Declan O’Keeffe will add
“Kerry cuteness” to the Roscommon fold, according to manager Kevin McStay.

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Obituary of Willie Casey: The hard man with the heart of gold

In the days leading up to the All-Ireland football final, Eanna Casey popped into his parents’ home on the Sligo Road in Ballina with a kit bag, writes Terry Reilly

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Mattie Murphy: I warned about Leinster ‘surrender’

Mattie Murphy says Galway hurling has paid the price for its “unconditional surrender” to Leinster. And he is not surprised at the treatment of the county by the eastern province.

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Duhallow determined on playing of national anthem before games

Top table officers at the Duhallow convention in North Cork have stressed the importance of the national anthem and tricolour remaining central components of GAA match-days.

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Mick Roche was a Tipperary ‘colossus’

Former team-mate Len Gaynor has paid tribute to the memory of the late Tipperary hurling legend Mick Roche, whose death was announced yesterday at the age of 73.

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Jack McCaffrey waits on Dublin call

It’s exactly a month until Dublin’s O’Byrne Cup opener at home to DCU though, as of now, Jack McCaffrey is not a member of the All-Ireland champions’ panel.

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Club link could save ailing interprovincial championship

The author of a new book on interprovincial hurling believes running the finals as curtain-raisers to All-Ireland club deciders is the only way to keep the competition alive.

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Niall McNamee determined to enjoy final glory

Leinster finals haven’t been kind to Niall McNamee, who has spent over half his life playing in them and losing.

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St Colman’s deliver in thriller

St Colman’s College, Fermoy 4-22 St Flannan’s College, Ennis 2-19 (after extra-time): The young hurlers of St Colman’s, Fermoy rescued a seemingly lost cause to advance to the quarter-finals of the Harty Cup.

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Ian McGillycuddy wreaks havoc on Macroom

IS Killorglin 1-12 DLS Macroom 2-8: Ian McGillycuddy’s 54th-minute goal proved to be the crucial score as IS Killorglin qualified from Group C of the Corn Uí Mhuirí at Páirc Iosagáin in Baile Bhúirne.

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Tralee CBS firepower blows away tepid Ballincollig

Tralee CBS 1-10 Coláiste Choilm Ballincollig 0-4: In a must-win game for both sides, Tralee CBS proved far too strong for a very disappointing Coláiste Choilm Ballincollig outfit, in a game played in difficult conditions at Rathmore.

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St Brendan’s and Coláíste Críost Rí power into Corn Uí Mhuirí quarter-finals

Reigning champions St Brendan’s, Killarney and Coláíste Chríost Rí both recorded their third victories of the campaign to finish at the head of their respective groups.

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Charlie McCarthy and John Quane to join Munster Hall of Fame

Cork hurling legend Charlie McCarthy and former Limerick footballer John Quane are the latest individuals to be inducted into the Munster GAA Hall of Fame.

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Liam Kearns says championship proposals will make life more difficult

Tipperary manager Liam Kearns fears GAA director general Páraic Duffy’s new football championship proposals will make life more difficult for developing sides like his.

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Fitzgibbon and Sigerson Cup holders learn of opponents in opening rounds

The draws for the hurling and football third-level competitions took place at Croke Park today.

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Jackie Tyrrell slates Ger Loughnane over ‘crazy’ Brian Cody criticism

Recently-retired Kilkenny star Jackie Tyrrell has delivered a stinging broadside against Ger Loughnane for his recent comments about Brian Cody.

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Diarmuid Connolly blames ‘RTÉ clown’ for black card rules

Dublin’s Diarmuid Connolly has attacked officials for constantly meddling with Gaelic football’s rules and implored them to simply leave well enough alone.

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Kieran Donaghy: Maurice Fitzgerald move may tempt me back for one more year

Kieran Donaghy has admitted that the prospect of sharing the Kerry dressing room with Maurice Fitzgerald could convince him to give it one more year in the green and gold.

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Cork dig into cash reserves to channel toward Páirc Uí Chaoimh redevelopment

Cork GAA accounts show it has spent over €5m of its own cash reserves this year on the redevelopment of Páirc Uí Chaoimh.

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Dublin CEO John Costello makes stadia warning

A number of provincial grounds will require refurbishment work in order to host major fixtures in the latter stages of the All-Ireland football championship if GAA Director General Pauric Duffy’s proposals at tweaking the competition are accepted.

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