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Eoin Kelly plays up Tipperary’s hurling prospects

FORMER star Eoin Kelly believes that Tipperary senior hurling manager Eamon O’Shea now possesses the strongest squad in the country.

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Hawkeye introduction on the agenda at Croke Park Congress

The Camogie Association is to consider the introduction of Hawkeye, the advantage rule and other radical changes to its playing rules at annual Congress in Croke Park today.

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Ned Quinn’s tribute to ‘legend’ Fr Tommy Maher

Fr Tommy Maher, who died on Tuesday evening, has been described as a "legendary figure in Kilkenny and in hurling generally" by Kilkenny County Board chairman Ned Quinn.

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Budding star Henry Shefflin was too green in ’98

Kevin Fennelly said it was a regret of his he didn’t produce Henry Shefflin when he was Kilkenny manager in 1998.

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Shefflin leaves centre stage with head held high as tributes flood in

"You made the best of yourself" was Brian Cody’s glowing tribute to Henry Shefflin when the player informed his manager of his decision to retire on Monday.

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Henry Shefflin the Great, hurling’s complete package

IT would have been the perfect farewell and it very nearly came to pass last Tuesday week, but Colin Fennelly slightly overcooked his pull-back from the right – he hit it a little too well – and Henry Shefflin, in space right in front of the Kilmallock goal, couldn’t quite get his hand to the sliotar.

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Iron determination and application key to Henry Shefflin’s ascent to greatness

So the end came over tea and scones. That seems a rather genteel way to conclude the greatest career in Gaelic games rather than, say, a last, frenzied attack to overturn a two-point deficit, a desperate free launched into a hostile square.

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Top class Nenagh hold all the aces in Harty Cup

Nenagh CBS 1-13 Ard Scoil Rís 0-5: Nenagh CBS served notice of their aspirations for Harty Cup success in the near future as they captured the Munster Post Primary Schools U15 ‘A’ Hurling title with an impressive victory over Ard Scoil Rís in Newport yesterday.

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Shefflin: Cody told me to contest Cork red card

Henry Shefflin has revealed it was Brian Cody who encouraged him to successfully contest his red card against Cork in 2013. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Henry Shefflin announces inter-county retirement

As was widely anticipated, Henry Shefflin this afternoon confirmed his inter-county retirement after 16 illustrious years. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Henry Shefflin: Honouring a true hurling great

Should Henry Shefflin per chance not bid farewell to his inter-county career today, the following can be dismissed as the musings of a man who presumed too much. 

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Cathal Barrett

Cathal Barrett feared cost of missing Cork game

An ill Cathal Barrett has revealed he was so concerned about losing his starting place in the Tipperary defence last Sunday that he only cried off on the morning of the game.

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Paraic Sullivan latest to be cut down by cruciate curse

Offaly captain Paraic Sullivan has become the fourth inter-county player this month to fall foul of a season-ending cruciate injury.

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Déise boss says Council’s €500,000 takes the pressure off

Déise chairman Paddy Joe Ryan says the €500,000 allocated by Munster Council secures the day-to-day running of Waterford GAA. 

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Aidan McCrory

Aidan McCrory: Tyrone among victims of subconscious bias

Aidan McCrory believes there is a certain amount of subconscious bias in GAA circles towards certain counties and their styles of play.

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Clare have injury worries aplenty in GAA

As they bid to avoid relegation, Clare travel to Kilkenny for the second time in the space of seven days with as many as five players unavailable. 

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Two days, two games and two early baths for Damian Comer in Under 21 football

If he was to end up as the answer to a GAA quiz question, Damien Comer couldn’t be too surprised.

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Joan O’Flynn: Pitches a camogie headache

Camogie chiefs were forced to contact 31 different clubs and counties in attempting to secure a venue for last year’s All-Ireland Club Intermediate semi-final, Ard Stiúrthóir Joan O’Flynn revealed.

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Pauric Mahony: Waterford’s quick promotion so important for team development

Pauric Mahony believes Waterford’s quick rebound back to Division 1A is an important step in the development of Derek McGrath’s young side.

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Tuesday Tactics: Hurling the better for possession not being nine-tenths of law

Some of us are old enough to remember the seventies and eighties and long for the way the game of football was played back then.

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