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Eamonn Fitzmaurice

Eamon Fitzmaurice: Too much can be made of managers in gaelic football

Eamonn Fitzmaurice believes too much can be made of the role of managers in gaelic football.

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Anthony Maher

Man of few words Maher shuns limelight

Birthdays can be a time for some reflection, some box-ticking maybe prior to a quiet chat with yourself to copper-fasten the priorities in life.

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Hurling played Down Under in era before GAA founded

A hurling association was founded in Australia in the decade before the GAA was formed according to an Irish historian.

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Brian Ryan

Ryan and Carey fail to regain Limerick roles

Limerick GAA chiefs have decided against re-appointing Brian Ryan as minor hurling boss — a week after he brought the county to the All-Ireland final.

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Support for new Leinster round-robin format

The proposed round-robin format aimed at boosting the competitiveness of the Leinster senior football championship received unanimous backing at Monday night’s meeting of county chairmen.

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Declan O'Sullivan: Every player is greedy and wants to get the most out of his career.

O’Sullivan evolving with young brigade

All Ireland SFC final
Donegal v Kerry
Sunday: Croke Park, 3.30pm

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Jack O'Connor

‘It’ll be a game of cat and mouse’

All-Ireland MFC final
Donegal v Kerry
Sunday: Croke Park, 1.15pm

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Karl Lacey

Lacey: Kerry were the team we all looked up to

Take a look back on the Jimmy’s Winning Matches documentary — it’s on YouTube — and it’s clear Donegal in 2012 took more stock out of beating Kerry than any other game.

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Donegal minor team players John McDyre, Ethan O'Donnell and Christian Bonner, pupils of St Columba's Comprehensive School in Glenties, with school artwork featuring senior players Leo McLoone, Anthony Thompson and Paddy McGrath.

Drawing on lessons from the master

A few years ago a television advertising campaign proclaimed that this was rugby country. The marketing team that came up with it had obviously never been to Glenties to see the Jim McGuinness effect.

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Kerry Minor Manager, Jack O' Connor

Video: Kerry and Donegal Minors look ahead to the Football Championship Final

As part of the All Ireland Final build up, Electric Ireland, proud sponsor of the GAA All Ireland Minor Football and Hurling Championships, met up with Minor Football stars, Barry O’Sullivan, Kerry, and Tony McCleneghan, Donegal to get their thoughts ahead of this Sunday’s Final.

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James Horan

Horan: Board should have hit back at O’Neill criticism

Former Mayo manager James Horan believes his county board should have hit back at GAA president Liam O’Neill for hiscomments in the build-up to the All-Ireland semi-final replay against Kerry in Limerick.

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Jack O'Connor

Jack feels semi-final repeat beyond Donegal

Kerry’s three-time All-Ireland- winning manager Jack O’Connor believes Donegal will struggle to replicate their near flawless semi-final performance against Dublin in Sunday’s decider.

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Camogie chiefs will use hurling to grow fan base

Camogie chiefs will look at playing more and more games alongside hurling championship fixtures in the coming years to build the profile of the sport.

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Kerry's Kieran O'Leary at Fitzgerald Stadium, Killarney; below scoring the equalising point despite the efforts of Mayo's Colm Boyle in last month's semi-final clash at Croke Park.

Positive O’Leary determined to kick on again

All Ireland SFC Final
Donegal v Kerry
Sunday: Croke Park, 3.30pm

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Mattie Kenny

Cunningham and Kenny vie for Tribe hot seat

The battle to become Galway senior hurling manager next season has been cut to a two-horse race between current manager Anthony Cunningham and his former selector and coach Mattie Kenny.

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‘Scatty as hell’ camogie powerhouse helps to bag well-deserved victory

"Scatty as hell" was how the family of Cork camogie powerhouse Briege Corkery described her last night after she left her handbag behind her in the train station having doled out autographs and hugs. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Eamonn Fitzmaurice

Flynn: ‘Ruthless’ Fitzmaurice has Kerry steeled

Eamonn Fitzmaurice’s ruthlessness is a primary reason behind why Kerry are "punching above their weight", says Bernard Flynn.

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Kerry’s best years are ahead of them

I don’t know if Beckett was right or wrong, but he’s been on my mind a lot lately.

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There is nobody cutting corner

Q: After a barrage day of media, what’s the best question you’ve been asked?

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A Kerry education

FR Pat O’Donnell wouldn’t be in the habit of giving tips but this one he was full sure of.

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Cian and very able

Before Kerry faced Galway in Croke Park, their coach was scraped up, stretched out, then eased across the back seat of a car.

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‘We can stop leaks, not rumours’

Q: Bet you’re amused at how brilliant a coach you’ve become overnight?

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Driving Kilcar

To find out how a club with just 300 playing members will have five players on active duty in Sunday’s All-Ireland finals, go back to 1979.

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How McGuinness put the show back on the road

With each Donegal victory this summer, a nugget of information about how Jim McGuinness put the show back on the road has been unearthed.

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5 big decisions facing Kerry

Donaghy starts, Kerry predictable?

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5 big decisions facing Donegal

Where does Kieran Donaghy start?

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‘There’s no such thing as a bad seat in Croke Park on All-Ireland final day’

There are no lights visible at Donegal County Board offices from the laneway leading into MacCumhaill Park.

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Glory at last for Kildare

Kildare 1-14 Roscommon 1-11
"Big-time relief," was Kildare joint manager Noel McMahon’s overriding emotion following Saturday’s Bord Gáis Energy All-Ireland U21 B hurling championship final victory over Roscommon at Semple Stadium.

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Tones send holders crashing

The trend of the Meath SFC title not being retained since Dunshaughlin completed a three-in-a-row in 2002 continues, with Wolfe Tones sending holders Summerhill packing, 2-11 to 0-8, in a quarter-final clash at Páirc Tailteann on Saturday.

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Dungiven in final after feisty battle

Eoin Bradley and Gerard O’Kane were both sent off as Glenullin’s championship challenge was ended by Dungiven.

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Holders ease into semi-finals

The four Westmeath SHC semi-finalists are now known.

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Carroll stars for Coolderry

Two of the last six All-Ireland Club hurling finalists will meet at the semi-final stages of the Offaly SHC next month after Kilcormac-Killoughey and Coolderry both eased through their quarter-final ties this weekend.

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Vincent’s sweep past Parnells

St Vincent’s booked their place in the Dublin SHC quarter-finals following an emphatic 6-21 to 0-13 victory over Parnells in Parnell Park on Saturday.

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McLoughlin makes difference for outsiders

Outsiders Knockmore produced the big shock of the Mayo SFC quarter-finals when they dumped out last year’s beaten finalists Breaffy at MacHale Park, Castlebar yesterday.

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Na Piarsaigh march on

Champions Na Piarsaigh remain unbeaten in the defence of their Limerick and Munster SHC titles.

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O’Leary goal the catalyst as spirited Rebels find second wind

Cork 2-12 Kilkenny 1-09
How to make sense of it all?

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Mulcahy savours Limerick redemption

Limerick 1-12 Kilkenny 0-10
Niamh Mulcahy made no attempt to disguise the hurt which drove her and her Limerick team to victory in yesterday’s Liberty Insurance intermediate camogie final.

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Inspired Down finish on high

Down 1-12 Laois 1-08
Down scored the last seven points of the decider to deny Laois in a dramatic All-Ireland premier junior camogie final at Croke Park yesterday.

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Banner bosses hail O’Connell

Members of the victorious Clare set-up paid tribute to Gearóid O’Connell, who lined out at wing-back despite the passing of his father earlier this month.

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Tipp boost as Maher recovering well

Tipperary forward Patrick ‘Bonner’ Maher took a restricted part in training yesterday ahead of the All-Ireland senior hurling championship final replay with Kilkenny on September 27.

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Cork’s second-half display unforgettable

What a day in Croke Park yesterday. And what a victory for Cork, giving one of the greatest second-half displays I have seen in years.

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Rebel players rediscovered game plan, says Murray

Cork manager Paudie Murray claimed he said "very little" to his team at half-time yesterday, when they were five points down to Kilkenny.

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Cork courage makes dream come true

An emotional day ended an emotional year for the Cork camogie team yesterday in Croke Park.

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"They are magical, they stand apart"

Coaching systems, diet plans and gym programs — integral components of an inter-county set-up, sure, but as Clare joint-manager Donal Moloney put it so bluntly on Saturday, they’re not worth a damn unless the raw talent is there.

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Doyle dwells on positives

Wexford manager JJ Doyle found ways of easing the pain of defeat at Semple Stadium.

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Banner boys turn eyes to senior glory

Clare 2-20 Wexford 3-11
Cusack Park, 2008. Thousands of Clare supporters pour on to the Ennis field.

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Brosnan the hero for Lixnaw

Lixnaw 0-14 St Brendan’s Ardfert 0-13
It took two games plus extra-time in last year’s decider before St Brendan’s eventually became Kerry SHC champions, but on Saturday evening Lixnaw gained a measure of revenge in this year’s semi-final replay when they just prevailed by a 56th minute Brendan Brosnan point – after he was superbly picked out by Paul Galvin, who had a fine 60 at wing-forward for Lixnaw.

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Guiry delivers for The Nire

The Nire were forced to dig deep before holding out for an unspectacular 1-8 to 0-8 win over a plucky Rathgormack outfit at Fraher Field on Saturday night to earn a place in the last four of the Waterford SFC.

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Portumna impress

Goals from Joe Canning and young Ronan O’Meara saw Portumna past Athenry and set up a rematch of last year’s Galway SHC final with Loughrea at the quarter- final stage.

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Hartley wants more from Ballygunner

Fourteen-man Ballygunner encountered some turbulence against old rivals Lismore at Walsh Park yesterday, but a polished second-half showing of 2-14 secured their place in the last four of the Waterford SHC.

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Kilmurry-Ibrickane advance

Kilmurry-Ibrickane made it through to the Clare SFC semi-finals, when beating Clondegad 2-10 to 1-11 at Cooraclare on Saturday.

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Hayes on fire as mighty Rangers take giant step

Carbery Rangers 2-14 Castlehaven 1-08
Who could seriously have envisaged 2013 and 2014 county champions Castlehaven fall to such a comprehensive defeat in this Cork county SFC fourth round replay at Clonakilty yesterday?

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Piarsaigh goals crucial as Newtown collapse

Na Piarsaigh 3-15 Newtownshandrum 0-14
Oh how quickly it all unravelled for Newtownshandrum.

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