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Conceding 1-26 can hardly be considered a shut-out but it felt like it.

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Peadar Healy: We just need to get out there and win games

Wherever else the Cork footballers may fall down this summer, fitness won’t be an issue.

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Colm Collins: We’ve been blessed with really good coaches

Colm Collins is in his fourth year as Clare football manager. He is also on his fourth coach, leading the man himself to quip: “I must be very difficult to get on with”.

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Conor Counihan: Cork decline ‘partly down to poor club structures’

All-Ireland winning Cork football manager Conor Counihan believes the county’s decline is partly down to poor club structures.

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My ‘puke football’ jibe wrong, says Pat Spillane

Pat Spillane admits he made an error in condemning Tyrone for playing “puke football” in beating Kerry on their way to winning the 2003 All-Ireland title.

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Emlyn Mulligan wants rethink to make championship more attractive

Leitrim star Emlyn Mulligan has stressed the need for a tiered All-Ireland football championship to make the game more appealing to players from developing counties.

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Luke Meade living Cork dream since Jimmy Barry-Murphy’s call-up from school

Every schoolkid dreams of playing for their club, their county, or their country. Few are still wearing the uniform when that dream comes true, but Luke Meade was.

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‘We’ll make mistakes but you die in the effort of trying’

Conceding 1-26 can hardly be considered a shut-out but it felt like it.

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Harnedy: Tall order backing up this win against Waterford

Cork hurler Seamus Harnedy is already thinking about the “local derby” which will be the Rebels’ next outing in the Munster championship, even though the smoke has barely cleared from Sunday’s battle against Tipperary in Thurles.

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‘After this, I’d nearly fancy Cork’s chances’

Two exiles in Kilkenny, former Cork and Tipperary seniors, watched Sunday’s Munster championship opener.

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Murphy: Dublin ‘greatest team I’ve seen’

Carlow midfielder Brendan Murphy is excited about facing the ‘greatest team he has ever seen’ after Sunday’s win over Wexford qualified them for the Leinstern SFC quarter-final with All-Ireland champions Dublin in a fortnight.

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Louth aim to end 42-year famine against Meath

Eoin O’Connor is banking on a rare double of wins over the old enemy to cap a thrilling start to the year for in-form Louth.

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Barrett facing six weeks out with knee injury

There was a positive end to a forgettable weekend for the Tipperary hurlers last night with confirmation All-Star corner-back Cathal Barrett has avoided cruciate knee ligament damage.

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Colm Cooper joins our winning GAA team

From Saturday May 27, the five-time All-Ireland winner will write for the Irish Examiner.

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GAA Podcast: Cork are back

Listen to an emotional Diarmuid O'Sullivan and a magnanimous Michael Ryan. Plus Michael Moynihan and John Fogarty’s reactions to a Semple Stadium epic. Plus Mayo’s David Clarke and reaction to the other games.

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MICHAEL MOYNIHAN: ‘Cork are back. Take that as a certainty’

Borges characterised the artistic experience as the perpetual imminence of a revelation that never comes. Not so yesterday in Semple Stadium, where Cork arrived looking for respectability and left with the scalp of All-Ireland champions Tipperary after a performance as Cork-y as the Frank and Walters playing Shandon, writes Michael Moynihan.

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Young Cork Rebels seize the day

Tipperary 1-26 Cork 2-27: Collectively, Cork couldn’t have asked for more. How rare it is for any county to have everyone to a man contributing to a success. And yet this was typical of a Cork victory, won with panache in a game for the ages. Achieved with a smattering of youth, as premature as it is there may be more than a parallel or two drawn with 1999.

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Kieran Kingston warns Tipperary scalp makes Cork ‘sitting ducks’ for Waterford clash

Kieran Kingston was understandably delighted yesterday, but dismissed suggestions that Cork had deliberately embarked on a youth policy.

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Late flourish enough for Mayo

Mayo 2-14 Sligo 0-11: Anybody searching for definitive signs that this might be Mayo’s year would have left MacHale Park sorely disappointed yesterday afternoon.

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JOHN DIVILLY: It doesn’t have to be a classic to be memorable and intriguing

A Championship opener at Dr Cullen Park may not have been one for the purists to salivate over, but the intrigue was constant and the reward for Carlow far greater than the immediacy of a Leinster quarter-final date with Dublin. That may be daunting, but it can wait, writes John Divilly.

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New-look Donegal on an upward trajectory

Donegal 3-19 Antrim 1-9: With the wheels of change evident in Donegal, there was further evidence of its forward trajectory at Ballybofey yesterday.

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Wicklow left with heads in hands

Wicklow 1-14 Louth 1-19: If a Championship exists within the Championship, where weaker counties strive to stem the tide of continual defeat for just one day, Wicklow almost won their All-Ireland yesterday.

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Laois blow Longford away in clinical six-minute spell

Four goals in six minutes of devastation sent Longford packing and set Laois up for a Leinster quarter-final clash with bitter rivals Kildare.

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Monaghan spread the load

Monaghan 1-20 Fermanagh 1-11: Monaghan’s support cast showed an eagerness to play a leading role in this year’s Ulster championship, with 13 different scorers in Saturday night’s win over Fermanagh an encouraging sign for the summer ahead.

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Michael Fennelly return inspires Ballyhale

Michael Fennelly proved to be a lucky charm as Ballyhale Shamrocks picked up their first league win at the third attempt.

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Kerins O'Rahillys progress in Kerry despite Geaney goals

KERINS O'Rahillys booked their place in the last eight of the Kerry SFC with a merited victory over their Dingle hosts at Pairc an Ághasaigh (2-13 to 3-9).

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