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Dublin's Paul Flynn  at the adidas Predator Incurza Kicking Masterclass yesterday at Old Belvedere Rugby Club, Dublin. The boot, which Flynn wears, is designed with two precision kicking zones giving GAA and rugby players greater control and accuracy.

Flynn fires warning shot as Dubs ready to explode

All Ireland SFC semi-final
Donegal v Dublin
Sunday: Croke Park, 3.30pm

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Mickey Ned O'Sullivan

O’Sullivan: Replay ‘taking second place to financial greed’

Former Kerry footballer Mickey Ned O’Sullivan has slammed the decision of "corporate Croke Park" to stage Saturday’s semi-final replay at the Gaelic Grounds, believing the venue choice is a slap in the face to both sets of players.

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Eamonn Fitzmaurice

Fitzmaurice becoming a master tactician, says Brolly

Kerry boss Eamonn Fitzmaurice is on track to become one of the greatest managers of his generation, according to RTÉ pundit Joe Brolly.

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Donegal tactics ‘adhering to their culture and strengths’

All-Ireland-winning manager Jim Gavin has endorsed the defensive mentality of semi-final opponents Donegal, claiming "there is no right or wrong way to play football".

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Andy Kettle

Kettle: Funding cut plan ‘robbing Peter to pay Paul’

Dublin chairman Andy Kettle insists the county will strongly resist any attempts to cut its funding and redistribute it to other counties.

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Jim McGuinness

Donegal boss, Jim McGuinness, admits 2011 plan a non-starter

Donegal boss Jim McGuinness admits the cautious defensive approach his team employed in the 2011 All-Ireland semi-final will not work against an evolving Dublin on Sunday.

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Simon Moroney

GAA chiefs anticipate 44,500 sell-out for semi-final replay

GAA chiefs are predicting a sell-out for Saturday’s All-Ireland SFC semi-final between Mayo and Kerry at Limerick’s Gaelic Grounds.

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Mayo v Kerry, March 2014

Ó Sé wants Kelly to make better use of kick-outs

Tomás Ó Sé has questioned the kick-out policy of Kerry goalkeeper Brian Kelly during the second half of Sunday’s All-Ireland semi-final draw.

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Decision to fix replay in Limerick ‘terribly unfair"

Mayo fans face a nightmare journey to Limerick on Saturday with many planning on staying in the Treaty City to avoid massive tailbacks expected after the All-Ireland SFC semi-final replay.

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Jim McGuinness

Cassidy hits out at ‘silly’ Abramovich comparison

Kevin Cassidy has described Jim McGuinness’ comparison of Dublin with Roman Abramovich’s Chelsea as "silly".

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Mayo’s appeal against Limerick replay venue likely to be turned down

Mayo’s request for next Saturday’s All-Ireland semi-final replay with Kerry in Limerick to be postponed and held in Croke Park seven days later is unlikely to be entertained by the GAA.

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Banner men target three in-a-row as Antrim’s challenge falls apart

Antrim 1-10 Clare 4-28
Not much has changed in a year, evidently, as Clare demolished Antrim by 27 points in last Saturday’s Bord Gáis Energy All-Ireland U21 hurling semi-final at Semple Stadium.

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City rivals set to face wrath of board

A free-for-all involving both teams and subs, precipitated by the dismissal of Cork captain Patrick Horgan and his direct opponent Colm O’Driscoll after six minutes, is certain to have repercussions for Glen Rovers and Bishopstown after a stormy fourth round Cork SHC game in Páirc Uí Rinn on Saturday which eventually finished 13-a-side.

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Coldrick correct with Keegan red card call

David Coldrick succeeded in getting a high percentage of calls right in yesterday’s All-Ireland semi-final.

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Eagles slump but won’t rush new appointment

Crystal Palace 1 West Ham United 3
Steve Parish is "in no rush" to secure Crystal Palace’s new manager, according to caretaker boss, Keith Millen.

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Cummins is King Poc again

Tipperary’s Brendan Cummins claimed a record eighth M Donnelly All-Ireland Poc Fada title at the Annaverna Mountain in Louth yesterday.

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Cork face replay as Wexford’s Leacy nets at death

Cork 1-09 Wexford 1-09
Cork went agonisingly close to booking a return to the Liberty Insurance All-Ireland senior camogie final, having missed out last year.

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Dalton leads way as Cats power past champions

Kilkenny 4-12 Galway 3-07
Kilkenny earned some revenge for their Liberty Insurance All-Ireland senior camogie final loss to Galway last year by overcoming the champions (4-12 to 3-7) in yesterday’s semi-final at the Gaelic Grounds.

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Late flourish secures Galway’s semi-final spot

Galway 0-17 Monaghan 0-14 Galway boss Kevin Reidy heaped praise on his side following Saturday’s All-Ireland Ladies SFC quarter-final win over Monaghan at St. Brendan’s Park in Birr.

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Focused Dublin power past the Kingdom

Dublin 2-12 Kerry 1-10
Dublin boss Gregory McGonigle admitted he was worried about his side’s mental strength ahead of their All-Ireland quarter-final win over Kerry in Birr on Saturday.

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Doyle’s final analysis can turn to Clare

Galway 1-19 Wexford 1-21
JJ Doyle is a man who concentrates on controllables.

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Spillane points Kerry towards title

Kerry 1-14 Mayo 2-07
It tells a tale of exactly how long it’s been since Kerry last won an All-Ireland minor title that Mike Frank Russell was still a relative unknown.

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O’Connor: We settled them down at half-time

Jack O’Connor admitted 20 years is too long for Kerry to be still searching for an All-Ireland minor title.

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Both sides winners in tactical battle

The old cliché goes ‘semi-finals are about winning’.

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Both sides draw comfort from Croker classic

Kerry 1-16 Mayo 1-16
Brilliant. Bizarre.

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We had a lucky escape

In the end, there were no recriminations from Eamonn Fitzmaurice for his players.

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Dromcollogher-Broadford bounce back

Four of the six knockout places in the Limerick SFC were decided over the weekend after round four of the group stages while the remaining two quarter-final places will be determined after the final round of games next month.

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Éire Óg set up St Joseph’s clash

The quarter-final pairings for the Clare SFC were finalised at the weekend.

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Hodnett happy as revamped Rossa’s hard work finally reaps rich reward

O’Donovan Rossa 1-14 Douglas 1-06
Gaining a quarter-final place in the Cork SFC against Nemo Rangers, a very unlikely possibility after their first-round loss to Clyda Rovers, proved comparatively easy for O’Donovan Rossa in Clonakilty yesterday.

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Upperchurch go the extra to shock Loughmore

Tipperary senior hurling champions, Loughmore-Castleiney suffered a shock defeat in the Mid Division’s SHC semi-final, losing to Upperchurch -Drombane 2-19 to 1-21 after extra-time at Templemore yesterday.

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Seasiders set up Moycullen showdown

The favourite to take over from Alan Mulholland as Galway manager, Kevin Walsh, saw his Micheal Breathnach side crash out of the Galway SFC yesterday as Salthill/Knocknacarra prevailed on a of 3-10 to 0-13 scoreline in atrocious conditions at Moycullen.

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Carrickmore scrape home

Carrickmore scraped past Augher to avoid a shock in the Hunky Dorys Tyrone SFC at Dunmoyle (0-10 to 0-8).

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Holders Portlaoise survive Emo scare

Portlaoise got a mighty scare from Emo yesterday before reaching the quarter-finals of the Laois SFC.

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Shanahan delivers to see Lismore through

Maurice Shanahan measured a last-minute free to supply Lismore with the draw they required on Saturday night to reach the quarter-finals and nudged Fourmilewater towards the relegation play-off.

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Dazzling Deane lifts Killeagh

Killeagh 1-18 Courcey Rovers 0-16
Joe Deane seized centre stage at Riverstown on Saturday night with a magnificent performance for his club Killeagh who squeezed out Courcey Rovers in the Cork SHC relegation final.

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Glen make ’Town pay for early red cards

Glen Rovers 2-16 Bishopstown 1-08
We can only speculate on how this game might have ended if both had their full complement of players for the duration of the game.

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Chairman pledges Courceys return

The hurt on the faces of the Courcey Rovers players and officials told the story.

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Cremin lauds brilliant Barr’s

St Finbarr’s 3-12 Erin’s Own 1-9
They may have lined out in yellow, but there was blue all over this tremendous St Finbarr’s performance at Páirc Uí Chaoimh on Saturday, as they upset the form book with a comprehensive Cork SHC fourth round victory over fancied Erin’s Own.

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‘Sloppy’ Sars make it count at the end

Sarsfields 0-14 Carrigdhoun 0-11
Sarsfields avoided a shock as they came good late on to see off a game Carrigdhoun in the fourth round of the Cork SHC at Páirc Uí Chaoimh on Saturday.

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