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Hurling mourns legend Tony Reddin

Tony Reddin, who died on Sunday aged 95, was a Galway native who established a reputation with Tipperary as a legendary hurling goalkeeper, whose brilliance was recognised in his selection in the GAA’s ‘Team of the Century’ and then in the ‘Team of the Millennium.’

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Kieran Donaghy backs ref Eddie Kinsella after Dubs cry foul in Killarney

Kerry captain Kieran Donaghy defended the performance of referee Eddie Kinsella in the wake of Sunday’s fiery league encounter with Dublin, insisting the Laois official was justified in flashing 12 cards.

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Westmeath end Kildare’s ‘stigma’

There have been greater glory days for Westmeath GAA, that’s for sure. The Leinster SFC title on July 24, 2004, for one, would be hard beaten but last Sunday has secured itself a place in the annals.

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A change of style as Cork go ultra defensive

Sylvester Hennessy crunches the numbers from the weekend’s big Allianz League games in Ballyshannon and Killarney.

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JJ Delaney predicts Paul Murphy will be next great full-back for Kilkenny

Recently retired Kilkenny defender JJ Delaney believes Paul Murphy is in a strong position to become the county’s next great full-back.

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Fitzgibbon Cup replay set for March 11

The Fitzgibbon Cup final replay between University of Limerick and Waterford IT will take place on Wednesday March 11.

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Brian McIver may face action after David Coldrick’s criticism

Referee David Coldrick could be at the centre of a second derogatory comments case after Brian McIver’s post-match interviews in Omagh on Saturday.

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Clonard disillusioned as hooter plan scrapped

The chairman of the Wexford club that successfully proposed the clock/hooter five years ago says the Congress decision to scrap the system will deter clubs from putting forward motions.

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Aogán Ó Fearghail wants cut in live televised games

GAA President Aogán Ó Fearghail is in favour of reducing the number of live televised games.

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Barry Kelly back for Kilkenny game

On Sunday, Barry Kelly takes charge of a Kilkenny game for the first time since Brian Cody’s "criminal" comments about him.

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Kerry chairman Patrick O’Sullivan defends Fionn Fitzgerald

Kerry board chairman Patrick O’Sullivan has challenged Dublin manager Jim Gavin’s claim Fionn Fitzgerald exaggerated his fall which led to Mick Fitzsimons’ sending off on Sunday.

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Dublin boss Jim Gavin: "Opposing players seemed to put ref under pressure."

Jim Gavin: High card count ‘reactionary’

Jim Gavin described the eight cards shown to Dublin players – one red, five yellow and two black – as "reactionary", hinting that the Kerry footballers influenced referee Eddie Kinsella.

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Liam Sheedy content with one-v-five solution for 20m hurling frees

Hurling 2020 chairman Liam Sheedy believes a limit of five defenders on the goal-line for 20-metre frees is a fair compromise.

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Aidan O’Shea revels in new role as Mayo get back on track against Monaghan

Mayo 3-15 Monaghan 0-11
Life as a supporter of the Mayo football team is rarely dull and this was another tale of the unexpected as a match that had been predicted to be tight, tense and tactical turned out to be anything but at a windswept MacHale Park yesterday.

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Derry's Niall Holly breaks away from Tyrone's Mattie Donnelly during the Division One League clash at Omagh. Picture: Oliver McVeigh

Brian McIver blasts ‘hometown’ decisions as Derry held by Tyrone

Tyrone 0-11 Derry 1-8
Derry boss Brian McIver fumed at "hometown" decisions as a first league win was snatched away from his side by Tyrone’s late surge on Saturday night.

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Tommy Durnin, Louth, Louth, celebrates scoring a goal during the second half. Pic: Tomás Greally / SPORTSFILE

Louth shake off 14-man Wexford

Louth 1-16 Wexford 1-10
Louth took both points at Drogheda, coming good after a shaky start to the second half, to add to Wexford’s league troubles.

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Carlow on the rise

Carlow 0-11 Waterford 0-9
Carlow finished rock bottom of Division 4 in 2014, but an unbeaten start to this year’s spring campaign signals an upturn in fortunes.

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GOALBOUND: Armagh's Aidan Forker shoots past Limerick goalkeeper Brian Scanlon as Robert Browne tackles. Picture: Liam Burke

Dynamic Armagh reap rewards against Limerick

Limerick 1-6 Armagh 2-16
"It’s a long drive home, but we’re happy," said one of the men climbing into a car with a yellow registration plate yesterday afternoon in Kilmallock.

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Dublin's Michael Fitzsimons clashes with Kerry's Fionn Fitzgerald. Fitzsimons was subsequently sent off. Picture: Diarmuid Greene

Kerry’s kick-out homework pays off against Dublin

Kerry 0-15 Dublin 1-10
Strange how Eamonn Fitzmaurice’s first victory as Kerry manager over Dublin was achieved by snuffing out the one area where Jim Gavin’s charges have enjoyed near-total dominance in recent years.

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Red-hot Oulart-The-Ballagh ooze class against Mullagh

Oulart-The-Ballagh (Wexford) 3-13 Mullagh (Galway) 0-7
Oulart-The-Ballagh were in ruthless mood when crushing Mullagh in yesterday’s AIB All-Ireland Club senior camogie final at Croke Park.

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Gary Connaughton, Westmeath, makes a save during the match against Kildare in Newbridge. Picture: Sportsfile

Westmeath enjoy milestone victory against Kildare

Westmeath 0-15 Kildare 0-12
Westmeath recorded their first win of this year’s Division Two campaign in Newbridge yesterday, also registering a first ever league win over Kildare.

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Nothing lost bar two points, says Cork boss Brian Cuthbert

Brian Cuthbert wasn’t too despondent about Cork’s first dropped points of the campaign but rued their failure to use the wind in the first half.

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Donegal footballers survive late onslaught by Cork

Donegal 0-12 Cork 1-8
A pointless trip for Cork to Ballyshannon, but hardly fruitless as they almost eroded a seemingly unassailable Donegal second-half lead.

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Schools argue toss over replay venue

If exchanges on the pitch were fiercely contested, they were no less competitive when management got around to discussing the replay of the Corn Uí Mhuirí final next Sunday.

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Colm Bonnar seeks replay delay for exhausted WIT hurlers

Waterford IT manager Colm Bonnar has pleaded with Comhairle Ardoideachais chiefs to delay the Fitzgibbon Cup final replay until next week.

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UL's Daire Quinn retains possession despite the close attentions of WIT's Austin Gleeson. Pic: Lorraine O'Sullivan

WIT refuse to buckle against UL in Fitzgibbon Cup final

University of Limerick 3-12 Waterford IT 0-21 (AET)
The hurlers of Waterford IT simply refused to die. There wasn’t a single drop left in the deep reservoir from which they had been drawing from since last Tuesday evening and still they would not bend the knee.

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Regrets but no ribbons for Pobalscoil Corca Dhuibhne and Rochestown College

Pobal Scoil Chorca Dhuibhne (Kerry) 1-10 St Francis College, Rochestown (Cork) 1-10
Two of the best college football teams in the country saddled up for Saturday’s Corn Uí Mhuirí final in Killarney, but neither really got out of the starting gate. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Mac Cárthaigh and Ó hUrdáil goals lift Col Ghobnatán in Munster Post Primary SCFC final

Coláiste Ghobnatán, Baile Bhúirne 2-14

Pobalscoil Inbhear Scéine, Kenmare 0-14

Coláiste Ghobnatán have a special affinity with the Munster PPS U18½CFC title.

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Roscommon CBS set up final clash with Summerhill College

Summerhill College will face Roscommon CBS in the Connacht Colleges Senior A football final after both schools upset big names to reach the decider.

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St Kieran’s College take 53rd title in Corn Uí Dhuill Leinster final

St Kieran’s College (Kilkenny)1-14
St Peter’s College (Wexford) 1-6
It took All-Ireland senior colleges champions St Kieran’s of Kilkenny almost 40 minutes to gain control of this Corn Uí Dhuill Leinster final against St Peter’s of Wexford.

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Corn Ui Mhuiri final ends up in a stalemate

Pobal Scoil Chorca Dhuibhne 1-10 St Francis College Rochestown 1-10

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Late WIT point means Fitzgibbon Cup final goes to replay

Corner-back Tom Fox’s point on 80 minutes ensured this dramtic Fitzgibbon Cup final would require a second day out.

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Carlow claim dramatic win over Waterford

Carlow maintained their unbeaten run in Division 4 with a dramatic away win over Waterford at Fraher Field.

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Grafter Austin Gleeson goes up a notch to inspire WIT for the Fitzgibbon Cup

Fitzgibbon Cup
Waterford IT 1-20 Cork IT 0-19 (AET)

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Páraic Duffy

Páraic Duffy blasts corporate ‘lie’

GAA director general Páraic Duffy last night defied anybody to question the integrity of the organisation’s leaders in their commercial dealings. 

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Ger Loughnane (pictured) said former football match official Pat McEnaney should have 'nothing to do' with hurling referees.

Outgoing refs’ chief Pat McEnaney answers his hurling critics

Outgoing GAA national referees chairman Pat McEnaney said he learned very little about hurling during his three-year term. 

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Queens and Trinity College make it through to Ryan Cup decider

Ryan Cup Roundup

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Bennett wraps up final spot for 14-man University of Limerick

Fitzgibbon Cup Semi-Final

University of Limerick 2-18, Limerick IT 1-14: You couldn’t but feel the shift in momentum following Jack Browne’s dismissal. Davy Fitzgerald, animated as ever, urged on his troops.

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Rory Jacob hopes St Peter’s College pack punch in S ‘A’ HC final 

It’s coming up on 11 years since Wexford’s Jacob brothers, Rory and Michael, scored the goals that dumped Kilkenny out of the 2004 Leinster championship. 

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Senior finalists Collette Glennon, Mullagh (Galway) and Karen Atkinson, Oulart-the-Ballagh (Wexford).

Camogie: Mullagh a talent-laden combination

The last time Mullagh won the AIB All-Ireland senior club title, they created quite a shock on the way by beating champions Glen Rovers in the semi-final over two decades ago. 

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