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Ken O’Halloran not getting carried away by Cork’s winning habit

Cork footballer’s late, late win on Sunday against Mayo was a good morale boost for the men in red and white, but goalkeeper Ken O’Halloran says the Rebels are realistic about their promising spring.

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Michael Quirke: New breed of middle man ruling the Kerry GAA roost

For some reason, I was never overly fond of the word ‘mobility’. 

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T.J Ryan: His side was well beaten by Dublin.

Oliver Mann slams abuse of Limerick hurling players

GAA chairman Oliver Mann has described the online abuse of Limerick’s hurlers in the wake of Saturday’s hammering to Dublin as unwarranted.

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Michael Fennelly: Henry Shefflin return too risky

Michael Fennelly easily accepted Henry Shefflin’s decision to retire from inter-county hurling as a return to the fold for a 17th season would have been "high risk".

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We won’t be ‘lying down’, Tipperary insist as they prepare Seamus Callanan appeal

Tipperary confirmed last night that they will appeal Seamus Callanan’s red card from Sunday’s Allianz Hurling League quarter-final victory against Offaly.

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Dick Clerkin: ‘Death of football’ comment wide of the mark

Monaghan’s Dick Clerkin says recently-appointed playing rules committee chairman Jarlath Burns was wrong to describe Saturday’s Dublin-Derry game as “the death of Gaelic football”.

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Davy Fitzgerald calls for end to ‘negativity’ after ‘trying month’

Davy Fitzgerald wants an end to "negativity" in Clare hurling following what he’s admitted has been a "trying month."

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Tuesday Tactics: Free-ridden gaelic football in the shade as hurling hits an all-time high

On a weekend when some were proclaiming the ‘death of gaelic football’ on social media, Kilkenny and Clare produced the type of fare which proves that hurling is in rude health.

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Tipperary play waiting game for Colin O’Riordan for Munster U21 football final

TIPPERARY boss Tommy Toomey will consult with Colin O’Riordan, the player’s parents and medical staff before making a call on the captain’s availability for the Munster U21 football final against Cork on April 9.

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Davy Fitzgerald

Davy Fitzgerald: We answered a lot of questions today

A defiant Davy Fitzgerald claimed Clare were too good to be relegated and were the better team in Nowlan Park yesterday.

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Rebels have flaws to sort before key games

 

Allianz HL Division 1 quarter-final
Cork 0-18 Wexford 0-14
Probably just as well Cork have three weeks to prepare for their league semi-final for this victory posed far more questions than it provided answers.

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O’Shea hits out at schedule and treatment of Callanan

Allianz HL Division 1 quarter-final
Offaly 0-13 Tipperary 1-16
Eamon O’Shea’s post-match interview in Tullamore lasted just 160 seconds but in that brief period the Tipperary manager made two strong attacks.

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Limerick win keeps dream of great escape alive

Allianz FL Division 3 
Limerick 2-10 Clare 1-5
A crucial two points for Limerick in round six of the Allianz NFL in Newcastle West yesterday. 

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Plunkett knew there would be ‘days like this’

Allianz HL Division 1B relegation play-off
Laois 2-18 Antrim 1-13
Seamus ‘Cheddar’ Plunkett drew on the catalogue of Belfast crooner, Van Morrison as his Laois men sucker-punched Antrim in Portlaoise on Saturday night.

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Rising Armagh ‘still maturing’

Allianz FL Division 3
Armagh 0-10 Louth 0-8
LIFE in Division Two next season beckons for Armagh but assistant manager Peter McDonnell pleads for patience as the level of expectancy surrounding his emerging team is heightened.

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Brian Cuthbert

Brian Cuthbert: There are things we need to rectify

Cork boss Brian Cuthbert was happy with his side’s late late victory over Mayo, but not with their performance.

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Jimmy Barry-Murphy

JBM’s positive health check on ‘ridiculous’ Cork

Jimmy Barry-Murphy expects Pa Cronin, Mark Ellis and Alan Cadogan to be fit for selection ahead of Cork’s league semi-final against Dublin on April 19.

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Henry Shefflin

Brian Cody: Shefflin the best I’ve ever seen

With the matter of a relegation play-off negotiated successfully, Brian Cody last night hailed Henry Shefflin as the best hurler he has ever seen.

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Mickey Harte

‘Second best throughout’

When Mickey Harte was sympathetically asked whether heavy training was the reason for Tyrone’s 1-13 to 0-6 trouncing by Donegal, his reply was stark and simple: “I don’t even have that straw to clutch.”

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Dubs take time to break roadblock

 

Allianz FL Division 1 
Dublin 0-8 Derry 0-4 
Football purists watching this Croke Park arm wrestle could be forgiven for wishing the clocks had been pushed forward by an hour on Saturday evening, instead of yesterday morning.

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Hurley heroics get Cork over line

Allianz FL Division 1
Cork 2-7 Mayo 0-12
A game that was sometimes crude and always cranky produced a flash of inspiration with time almost up.

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Kerry left beaten and bothered

Allianz FL Division 1 
Kerry 0-10 Monaghan 1-11
KERRY’S ambition to reach the knock-out stages of the 2015 Allianz Football League campaign was thwarted by an impressive Monaghan side that catapulted itself into the reckoning to possibly become Division One champions.

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Clare undone as Buckley’s blast keeps Cats up

Allianz HL Division 1 quarter-final relegation play-off
Kilkenny 1-18 Clare 1-17
Given their dominance these last 10 or so years, it’s not often the phrase “Cats by a whisker” could be attributed to a game, certainly not one of this import.

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Limerick's Cian Lynch loses possession of both ball and hurley as Dublin's Conal Keaney closes in during Saturday's clash at Croke Park. Picture: Brendan Moran

Dublin sizzle as Treaty implode

Allianz HL Division 1 quarter-finals
Dublin 1-25 Limerick 0-16
Dublin’s hurlers allayed any fears that they can’t perform in Croke Park with this emphatic quarter-final victory. 

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David Cashman: Top scorer with 1-7 in Blackrock's win.

Cashman helps Rockies roll Barr’s

Blackrock’s David Cashman lit up their RedFM SHL clash with St Finbarr’s on Saturday as the Rockies engineered a 16-point victory in Togher. 

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Kildare's Emmet Bolton celebrates scoring the winning goal late in their Division 2 game with Laois in Portlaoise. Picture: Sportsfile

Ryan wants fans to start backing Lilies

Allianz FL Division 2
Laois 1-9 Kildare 1-12

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State of play: Kerry face familiar task to avoid relegation trapdoor

For the second time in three years, Kerry must avoid defeat in Omagh on the final league Sunday to escape relegation.

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Hurley goal seals dramatic Cork win

CORK 2-7 MAYO 0-12

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Kilkenny triumph over Clare in relegation play-off

KILKENNY 1-18
CLARE 1-17

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Triumphant Donegal send Tyrone into relegation match with Kerry

Donegal 1-13
Tyrone 0-6

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Monaghan seal first win over Kerry in 27 years

Monaghan 1-11 Kerry 0-10

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Colm Cooper on the subs' bench for Dr Crokes during the opening round of the Kerry County football league division one on Sunday. Picture: Eamonn Keogh

Colm Cooper: waiting for second coming

As one foxy-headed supremo bowed out from the inter-county fray this week, another is about to make his eagerly-awaited return. 

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We need to talk about Fr Maher

Sorry, sorry, sorry. Sorry. Really.
Look, I know that many of you are all Kilkennyed out after events during the week. 

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Interview: Seán Walsh, former Kerry and Munster chairman

Former Kerry and Munster chairman Seán Walsh will this Wednesday begin in earnest his three-year role as chairman of the national referees development body.

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Pobalcoil Chorca Dhuibhne battle into Hogan Cup final

Pobalcoil Chorca Dhuibhne, Kerry 1-14 St Patrick’s, Cavan 1-11 (AET): Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne kept alive their Hogan Cup defence in dramatic fashion at Nenagh this afternoon.

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Jimmy Barry-Murphy

Bench strength may give Cats extra push to win the day

Jimmy Barry-Murphy can expect his Cork side to face a tough task against Wexford.

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Mark Griffin and Colm O'Neill

Mayo have a lot of promise but Cork should have enough

It is only when you look at the list of players unavailable for Mayo in Páirc Uí Rinn tomorrow you realise they should be alright in the long-term.

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Cody says critics drove Cats

Allianz Hurling League Division 1 relegation play-off
Kilkenny v Clare 
Tomorrow: Nowlan Park, 2pm
Referee: C McAllister, Cork
TV: TG4
Bet: Kilkenny 1/3, Clare 11/4, Draw 11/1 

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