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I am the ref: Kerry penalty cruel on Collins

No question about it, the biggest talking point across the weekend’s games was the penalty decision by Pádraig Hughes in Killarney.

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We’ve seen Dr Jekyll. Can Cork conceal Mr Hyde?

In the eight minutes and 56 seconds he spoke to the written press after yesterday’s Munster football final, Brian Cuthbert advised on five occasions how nobody of a football persuasion in Cork should be high-fiving their way into work this morning.

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We just need to go again, says Cuthbert

Disappointment was the first word he used and it was as good as any to articulate the depth of frustration felt by Brian Cuthbert and his Cork players after yesterday’s 32-score Munster final in Killarney.

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A bit more bite and Cork will be in business

Cork 2-22 Wexford 0-20

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Kikenny stay on course for familiar destination

Galway 2-15 Kilkenny 1-25

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Cork’s Killarney record not as bad as portrayed

The most maligned team in Gaelic football only went and answered their critics yesterday — just as the baiting reached fever pitch with even ‘yerra’ merchants from Kerry breaking cover.

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Listless Limerick leave it late

Westmeath 1-12 Limerick 4-15

 

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Cunningham disappointed but wants fans to drive on players

Anthony Cunningham felt his Galway side were “very, very close” to Kilkenny in yesterday’s Leinster final, and was disappointed they couldn’t get over the line.

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Collins baffled as Banner crash to 14-man Longford

Longford 2-12 Clare 1-12

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Kerry South turn on style

Kerry South 3-9 Tipperary B 0-1

Jim Power U14 Football Tournament

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O’Connor wants improvement

Jack O’Connor was understandably content with the outcome of the Munster MFC final but suggested Kerry will need to improve significantly for the All-Ireland series.

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Reds win all-Cork decider

Cork Reds 1-14 Cork Whites 1-5

Humphrey Kelleher Memorial Cup

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Galway get test from Offaly

Camogie

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Proud Hoban hails bench as Cats finish with a flourish

Leinster MHC final: Kilkenny 1-17 Dublin 1-15

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Power-packed Kerry justify favourite tag

Kerry 3-12 Cork 1-5 Munster U16 Football

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Nobody will fear us, says McGrath

Fermanagh 1-21 Antrim 0-11

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Relieved Cody praises ‘team‘ effort

Kilkenny manager Brian Cody paid tribute to Joe Canning’s stunning goal for Galway yesterday, but he also saluted his own players after yet another Leinster title win.

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Added replay incentive as losers face swift turnaround

The losers of Saturday week’s Munster SFC final replay are likely to face the prospect of a seven-day turnaround to their fourth round qualifier on Saturday, July 25.

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Fitzgerald’s stadium as fiery Rebels reeled in

Kerry 2-15 Cork 3-12

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Lehane: Goals gave us momentum

Cork’s star man on Saturday night, Conor Lehane, said the goals his side notched in a dominant first-half were crucial to their win over Wexford. Lehane himself grabbed the first and he created the second for full-forward Seamus Harnedy.

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Davy’s delight as Banner unfurled for summer journey

Clare 3-26 Offaly 0-15

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Cuthbert frustrated by penalty decision

Most of the 35,000-plus in Fitzgerald Stadium didn’t see Brian Cuthbert’s reaction at the final whistle, but he articulated it well enough in the aftermath to conjure up a revealing picture of despair.

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Flanagan bemoans agenda against minnows

Kildare 1-15 Offaly 1-13

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Rossies boss pleads for patience from critics

Cavan 1-16 Roscommon 3-17

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Dubs take first step on long road to redemption

Dublin 4-17 Laois 0-19

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Fitzmaurice admits Kerry ‘got out of jail’

It might go down as the worst Kerry championship performance in Eamonn Fitzmaurice’s tenure but the manager was quick to point back to his comments about Cork last week.

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Plunkett appeals for hurling backing in Laois

Official Championship records for 2015 will note another first round qualifier exit for Laois though manager Seamus Plunkett believes the season has the potential to be of historical significance, if they build on it.

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Argideen’s goal stunners

Argideen Rangers 6-15 Aghabullogue 2-22 (AET)

Cork IHC

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Galway blaze way past shell-shocked Mayo

Mayo 1-3 Galway 3-14

Connacht MFC semi-final

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Whelahan: Future out of my hands

After exiting the hurling championship with a 20-point reversal, Offaly manager Brian Whelahan insisted he wants to remain in charge for another year, but conceded it will be down to the Offaly County Board to make that call.

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Geaney turns on style for Kingdom

Kerry cruised to a third successive Electric Ireland Munster MFC title with Conor Geaney producing a masterclass against Tipperary at Fitzgerald Stadium yesterday.

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Ó Laochda relieved as Youghal keep status

Youghal 2-6 Adrigole 0-6

Cork IFC

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Kilkenny face journey into the unknown against Galway once again

Right then. You’re from Cork or Clare or Limerick, meaning that you’ve got your own match to worry about, or in the case of Clare and Limerick, your own match to detain you — this weekend.

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Colm O’Neill: ‘You just have to think of the bigger days’

The Big Interview: Seven years on from making his debut for Cork, Colm O’Neill is set for another first start tomorrow when he lines out against Kerry in Killarney. After his much-documented hat-trick of cruciate injuries, no player has embodied the virtue of patience more than the Ballyclough clubman but as O’Neill explains, the demands of modern Gaelic football call for even more fortitude from an inside forward

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Stephen McDonnell: ‘We still feel the need to prove ourselves’

The usual opener doesn’t seem to work with Stephen McDonnell.

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VIDEO: Killarney provides chance for new Cork leaders to emerge

When Neil Armstrong landed on the moon, it marked the culmination of a $24 billion NASA space program. 

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Ken O’Halloran: Last year’s harsh lessons have been absorbed

It’s either the worst view of the field or the best.

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Paudie Palmer: ‘I’m more or less a Cork person now. I can admit it fully’

He’ll stay strictly professional, save maybe the odd colourful remark, but at least one Kerry voice in Killarney tomorrow will be shouting for Cork. And it’s a very familiar voice to Cork radio listeners. C103 match commentator and raconteur Paudie Palmer.

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Louis Mulqueen says Clare hunger is back

Back in late 2013 when the memory of Clare’s intoxicating All-Ireland breakthrough was all that existed in the close season vacuum, the mind throbbed with possibilities.

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Jack O’Connor warning as Tipperary football on the rise

He wouldn’t take kindly to be called an old dog, but Kerry minor coach Jack O’Connor has traversed enough hard roads around Munster to recognise the changing of the guard when he sees it.

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Roscommon’s mindset must change, says John Evans

Roscommon senior football manager John Evans believes the mindset must change within the county as they prepare to re-ignite their championship campaign in this afternoon’s All-Ireland qualifier trip to Cavan.

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Tom Ryan recalls Páidí Ó Sé effect on Westmeath

Like much of the GAA world, Tom Ryan tuned into RTÉ’s gripping ‘A Legacy’ documentary about the life and times of Páidí Ó Sé earlier this week.

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John Meyler: Wexford ‘hard to stop’

He’s spent the greater portion of his life in Cork, even winning an All-Ireland in the blood and bandage, but John Meyler knows they’ll never allow him to be a Rebel.

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Dara Ó Cinnéide: Cork can’t be trusted when the flies come

It’s a measure of Eamonn Fitzmaurice’s standing in Kerry that the decision to relegate Colm Cooper to the bench today was met if not with indifference then with a rueful sense of acceptance.

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Eamonn Fitzmaurice ‘consistency’ hailed

Former Kerry forward Sean O’Sullivan has commended Eamonn Fitzmaurice’s consistency after dropping Colm Cooper and Anthony Maher among five changes for tomorrow’s Munster final.

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Tipperary ready to spoil Kerry’s three-in-a-row chase

In 2013, Kerry defeated Tipperary in Fitzgerald Stadium to deny the Premier County footballers a minor three in a row.

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Johnny McGuirk says Kilkenny won’t intimidate Dublin

A relatively inexperienced Dublin face an onerous challenge against Kilkenny in their Electric Ireland Leinster MHC final in Croke Park tomorrow afternoon.

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Seán Silke: I think every year is going to be Galway’s year

"It will happen again for Galway — it’s just a matter of time."

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Tee-time for Cha Fitzpatrick as golf now focus for Kilkenny star

In the mind’s eye, he will always have a hurley in his hand.

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CORK DOUBLE 1990: The hurling team - Band of brothers

Sean O’Gorman on the men that defied the odds and the critics to win the All-Ireland senior hurling final in 1990.

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CORK DOUBLE 1990: ‘A mighty assignment but not an unattainable dream’

Long-serving county secretary Frank Murphy wasn’t gazing into a crystal ball when he sat down to prepare his annual report for the 1989 County Board Convention.

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Anne Kerins, wife of the late and great Cork goalkeeper John

CORK DOUBLE 1990: Remembering football stars John Kerins and Michael McCarthy 

Nothing or nobody lasts forever, but the premature taking of John Kerins and Michael McCarthy left a void their colleagues and family inevitably struggle with. But talking about them helps.

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Cork's centre-back Conor Counihan and Meath's Bernard Flynn take a tumble in the 1990 All-Ireland final.

CORK DOUBLE 1990: Conor Counihan and the generation game

The link is obvious. The man who anchored Cork’s defence in the 1990 All-Ireland was on the sideline counselling Daniel Goulding as he took the last kick in the 2010 decider.

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CORK DOUBLE 1990: ’The Canon’ never lost his faith in Cork hurling

A PHOTGRAPH from the Irish Examiner archives is instructive. Sean O’Gorman, Ger Cunningham, Brendan O’Sullivan, Denis Walsh and Canon Michael O’Brien stand on the steps of the Hogan Stand amidst a sea of red and white, apart from Walsh who wears Galway maroon. 

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CORK DOUBLE 1990: Larry Tompkins and Tomás Mulcahy on Cork’s glorious summer

Over umpteen cups of coffee in Larry Tompkins’ pub last month, the proprietor and fellow 1990 All-Ireland winning captain Tomás Mulcahy sat down with John Fogarty to recall that special year. The questions were few but their answers were plentiful

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CORK DOUBLE 1990: Danny Culloty came home to Cork to achieve the great American dream

Growing up in San Francisco, all Danny Culloty wanted to do was wear the red of Cork

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CORK DOUBLE 1990: The football team - The ones you’d want in the dressing room with you...

Niall Cahalane looks around the Cork football dressing room and offers insights into what made them men of history

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Peter Casey swoops as Limerick stun Cork

Cork 0-14 Limerick 1-14: Limerick maintained their dominance over Cork at minor hurling level when they defeated the Leesiders by a goal at the Gaelic Grounds last night in the semi-final of the Munster championship.

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John Meyler: Cork suffering as club hurling ‘too nice’

All-Ireland medallist John Meyler believes Corkare producing technically excellent hurlers, but claims they are being held back by the lack of real intensity in the local club championships.

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VIDEO: Colm Cooper dropped as Kerry bench stars for clash with Cork

They may very well consider a red carpet for Kerry’s Munster football final dugout following Eamonn Fitzmaurice’s bold decision to leave decorated stars out of his line-up.

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Pauric Mahony: ’I didn’t want to look at it’

Waterford’s Pauric Mahony has revealed he will watch footage of the horror collision which led to his leg breaking and ‘hanging to one side’.

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Galway relishing battle with Kilkenny, says Damien Curley

Galway hurling selector Damien Curley believes his side are a different animal this term and they cannot wait to take on the reigning All-Ireland champions in Croke Park.

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VIDEO: Ronan McCarthy: History no barrier for Cork

Asked if the Cork management have prepared for every eventuality in Sunday’s Munster final against Kerry, Ronan McCarthy is refreshingly honest.

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Diarmuid Murphy: It pays for keepers to go long

It was just last month that Ciaran Whelan highlighted the ‘new’ kick-out phenomenon. Well, not all that new.

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Mike McNamara: Offaly must keep faith in Brian Whelahan

He spent the 1990s plotting against Brian Whelahan and the early 2000s conspiring alongside him, all of which has convinced Mike McNamara that the Birr man will turn things around in Offaly.

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GPA’s Dessie Farrell: ‘Sinister’ edge creeping into GAA

Players chief Dessie Farrell claims Gaelic games have taken on a “sinister” edge in recent seasons.

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Insiders murmur that Brian Cody gets more animated over Galway than any others

“I’ve never seen my wife so excited!”

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Dermot Earley ‘disappointed’ as duo opt out of Kildare panel

Kildare great Dermot Earley has revealed his frustration with the decision of David Hyland and Darroch Mulhall to walk out on the panel midsummer.

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Eamon O’Shea hoping defensive duo recover

Tipperary hurling manager Eamon O’Shea is sweating on the fitness of defenders Cathal Barrett and Paddy Stapleton for Sunday week’s Munster SHC final against Waterford.

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Offaly make one change for Clare tie

Brian Whelahan has shown remarkable faith in his Offaly team for tomorrow’s crunch All-Ireland hurling qualifier with Clare in Ennis.

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Leo O’Connor hails ‘heroic’ defending

The mood was understandably jubilant in the Limerick camp and for manager Leo O’Connor to get the three-point win was hugely satisfying.

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