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Achilles blow may finish Michael Fennelly’s Kilkenny career

Kilkenny midfielder Michael Fennelly has acknowledged that his latest serious injury could rule him out for all of 2017, placing his hurling career in jeopardy.

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Cork players are happy with Fermoy facility, says Ger Lane

Cork chairman Ger Lane insists there “hasn’t been a murmur of discontent” among the current senior football management and panel about their temporary training facilities in Fermoy.

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Dermot Earley to be appointed today

Dermot Earley will be revealed as the new GPA chief executive at a press conference in Dublin today.

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James Ryan backs Limerick manager’s critical appraisal

Limerick’s returning star James Ryan has backed manager John Kiely’s scathing assessment of Sunday’s 21-point hammering by Cork.

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Alan Davidson off to a flying start with Down

Alan Davidson’s conversion from Irish League footballer to Down’s hottest prospect has had instant results.

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Colleges should get FBD league chop, says John Prenty

Connacht Council secretary John Prenty has called for third-level teams to be pulled from the province’s FBD league.

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Frank Flannery returns to Oulart-the-Ballagh

Frank Flannery has performed a dramatic U-turn and agreed to return as joint-manager of Wexford senior hurling champions Oulart-the-Ballagh for a third successive year.

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Mickey Harte rubbishes ‘players are slaves’ charge

Mickey Harte has hit out at the suggestion that modern inter-county managers are making unreasonable demands of their players.

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Cork mauling leaves John Kiely demanding player response

Limerick 1-19 Cork 7-22: Limerick boss John Kiely was clearly unhappy after this drubbing at the hands of Cork in the Munster SHL yesterday in the Gaelic Grounds, describing the 21-point defeat as unacceptable and “a very low point”.

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Kerry give ‘rusty’ Cork a sense of where they’re at

Kerry 1-13 Cork 1-9: Cork manager Peadar Healy says he has no qualms with their training facilities after Paddy Kelly revealed that the senior footballers have had to set up their own gym in Fermoy.

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Seamus McEnaney defends physical approach

Wexford 1-9 Dublin 1-12: Seamus McEnaney made no apologies for his experimental team’s aggressiveness going down to a similarly unfamiliar Dublin side in this final O’Byrne Cup game in Enniscorthy.

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Kerry nutritionist Kevin Beasley: Conquer the kitchen - then the pitch

Planning and scheduling meals is an invaluable skill from an athlete’s point of view. While knowing what they should be eating is a something many athletes can understand, often they fall down on the execution. 

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Football changes may diminish hurling games, warns Munster official

Hurling is in danger of being marginalised by GAA director general Páraic Duffy’s plans to change the All-Ireland SFC , warns Munster secretary Simon Moroney.

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Aoife Hearne on GAA players' nutrition: ‘Do the simple things right’

Aoife Hearne is well-known to TV viewers as a dietitian on RTÉ’s popular Operation Transformation series. The Waterford native has also worked with the Tipperary senior hurlers since 2009, providing nutritional advice to Premier County players. 

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John the Baptist CS make history

John the Baptist CS, Hospital 4-11 St Augustine’s College, Dungarvan 0-12: John the Baptist Community School in Hospital made history at Castletownroche on Saturday when they claimed their first Munster ladies senior A football Post Primary Schools title.

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Disputed penalty saves Meath

Laois 1-16 Meath 2-13: A controversial late penalty saw Meath advance on Saturday night in Stradbally to the O’Byrne Cup semi-finals at the expense of hosts Laois.

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Mayo ‘triallists’ pass the test

Mayo 1-21 IT Sligo 1-15: Late points from three players ‘on trial’ with Mayo this month carried the beaten All-Ireland finalists to their first win of the new season in Ballina yesterday.

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Clare boss admits Kerry caused ‘some’ problems

Kerry 1-15 Clare 2-24: A youthful Clare side, playing their first game in the Munster SHL under new management duo of Donal Moloney and Gerry O’Connor, eventually got the better of an improving Kerry side at Austin Stack Park,Tralee.

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Paddy Kelly: ‘Everyone was pissed off at what Cork GAA has become’

An elegant playmaker, Paddy Kelly has retired from Gaelic football with one All-Ireland senior medal. But he wanted more and rather than look back, he is angry about Cork’s future and what he sees as apathy engulfing the county...

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‘Hurling people feel everything in Croke Park is football-orientated’, says Mike Fitzgerald

On December 15, former Limerick and Munster treasurer Mike Fitzgerald stood up at county convention and delivered his motion: that the GAA provide special status and support to the unique game of hurling at primary school level in clubs throughout the counties.

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Kieran Kingston rings the changes for Limerick meeting

Kieran Kingston has made wholesale changes from the team that beat Kerry for tomorrow’s Co-op Superstores Munster Senior Hurling League clash with Limerick in the Gaelic Grounds.

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