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McCarthy cries foul on Mayo

Cork football selector Ronan McCarthy has described Mayo as "good at tactical fouling" ahead of the counties’ All-Ireland SFC quarter-final on Sunday.

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O’Neill: I had no role in Armagh suspensions

GAA president Liam O’Neill has rejected Paul Grimley’s assertion that he, along with Director General Páraic Duffy and the media, influenced the decision to ban three Armagh players earlier this summer.

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McNicholas unhappy at Cork’s ‘streetwise’ jibe

Mayo chairman Paddy McNicholas has hit out at the comments of the Cork management labelling the westerners as "good at tactical fouling" and "extremely streetwise".

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Legion ace taking fame in his stride

If last season didn’t tell you there was something unique about James O’Donoghue, his wink to the camera as he walked up to collect his All Star did.

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Kerry start Geaney in place of injured O’Brien

There is just one enforced change to the Kerry side for Sunday’s All-Ireland SFC quarter-final clash with Galway at Croke Park (2pm).

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McMenamin: Tyrone must lower expectations

Treble All-Ireland winner Ryan McMenamin says Tyrone can no longer be considered a top tier footballing force.

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Mulholland expects Galway to thrive on quick turnaround

Galway manager Alan Mulholland is not perturbed by the quick turnaround for Sunday’s All-Ireland quarter-final showdown with Munster champions Kerry.

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Conway not raising white flag just yet

August may be upon us, but the Kildare team that faces Monaghan in the All-Ireland qualifiers on Saturday returns to Croke Park with no-one knowing for certain where they stand in Gaelic football’s pecking order.

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Brian Cuthbert

Cuthbert: Strong ref important when facing ‘streetwise’ Mayo

Cork manager Brian Cuthbert says the match officials "will be very important" in this Sunday’s All-Ireland quarter-final against Mayo.

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Rebels’ new system passes test with ease

Cork 0-21 Sligo 1-11

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Tribe have tools to tackle Kerry

Galway 4-17 Tipperary 4-12

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McElhinney’s goal show

U14 Premier 1 football final: Beara 5-8 Éire Óg 3-7

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Cratloe off to flyer as St Senan’s shock favourites

Clare SFC round-up : Holders Cratloe got off to a winning start in the opening round of the Clare SFC at the weekend, defeating Éire Óg 2-12 to 1-12 at Cusack Park, Ennis on Saturday evening.

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The Nire deny Stradbally in six-goal cracker

Waterford SFC: Although this latest renewal lacked the usual bite, keen rivals The Nire and Stradbally still served up a six-goal spectacle at Fraher Field on Saturday evening.

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Mitchelstown march on as forward power proves decisive

Cork IFC: Mitchelstown 2-15 Aghabullogue 2-10

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Ladies set for Ulster derby duel

Ladies Football: Ulster rivals Monaghan and Tyrone have been pitted together in the second round of the TG4 All-Ireland Ladies SFC qualifiers.

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Tough lesson for Tipp and Galway could be facing one

This was a mad game of Gaelic football.

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McCartan: Time for new voice

James McCartan admitted it is "time for a new voice" in Down after announcing his resignation as team manager after five years in charge.

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Cuthbert prepared for ‘physical’ Mayo

Brian Cuthbert is only too happy that Cork are underdogs going into Sunday’s All-Ireland quarter-final.

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Cuthbert risks all if he sticks with sweeper ploy

Going to qualifier games on a Saturday evening in the likes of O’Connor Park, is a lovely occasion and one of the best experiences of the GAA inter-county season.

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O’Neill savouring every game

With a handsome 10-point haul, Colm O’Neill crowned his first full game for Cork since his third cruciate operation last year.

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Alan’s defensive concerns

Galway’s forwards were energised by their four-goal haul but manager Alan Mulholland admitted the opposite was true for their defenders.

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Creedon hints at Premier exit

Peter Creedon has hinted that the demands on inter-county managers could force him to call time on his Tipperary role.

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Brian Cuthbert and his team have plenty to improve on since the Munster final hammering

Kickouts: While the stats in the Munster final reveal Cork won 20 of their own kickouts to Kerry’s 13, the full set of numbers over 70 minutes do not reflect Kerry’s dominance, nor the apparent lack of alternative strategies that Cork seemed to possess on the day.

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Martin O'Connell: A lot worse has happened in Meath-Dublin games.

O’Connell: Meath had to move on quickly from bite claim

Meath great Martin O’Connell said the county had no choice but to move on quickly from Mick O’Dowd’s allegation Mickey Burke was bitten by a Dublin player.

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FAB FOUR: Mayo's Robert Hennelly, Dublin's Jonny Cooper, Donegal's Karl Lacey and Kerry's James O'Donoghue. Picture: Ray McManus

O’Donoghue feared he wasn’t up to it

The negativity that cloaked Kerry prior to the Munster final made James O’Donoghue question his claim to wear the county jersey, he admits.

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Walsh desperate to make amends

After the Munster final, Anthony Nash headed off to Albufeira in Portugal for a few days, tweeting a photograph of himself and Tubes from Sky Sports’ Soccer Am programme.

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Colm O'Driscoll

O’Driscoll brothers carry on fine tradition

Apart from county senior football champions Castlehaven, only one other club has more than one player starting for Cork in Saturday’s All-Ireland SFC round 4A qualifier against Sligo at O’Connor Park in Tullamore (throw-in 5pm).

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O’Neill hints it may be the time to retire

Former Footballer of the Year Stephen O’Neill has intimated that he may have played his last game for Tyrone.

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Hennelly: O’Connor a marquee forward

Mayo goalkeeper Rob Hennelly has rejected the common belief the county don’t have a marquee forward. The claim has been made for most of James Horan’s term in charge but Hennelly need only point at Cillian O’Connor to dispute it.

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A week to decide — Lacey reveals Jim’s ultimatum

Jim McGuinness gave Donegal players one week to decide whether to commit to the county this season, Karl Lacey has revealed.

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O’Gara in the clear as ‘bite’ probe over

Dublin footballer Eoghan O’Gara is in the clear after disciplinary chiefs opted not to pursue allegations of biting during Sunday’s Leinster football final.

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Brian Cuthbert

Rebels make sweeping changes for clash with Sligo

Manager Brian Cuthbert has made six changes for Cork’s crucial All-Ireland football qualifier with Sligo.

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Football first now, but O’Riordan would relish dual Tipp challenge

All-Ireland SFC Round
Galway v Tipperary
Saturday: O’Connor Park, Tullamore, 7pm
Referee: Barry Cassidy (Derry)

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GAA and AFL agree tweaks to rules series

Australia look certain to attract their best players for November’s International Rules series following a number of favourable rules tweaks.

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McHugh says brother has no regrets despite missing further Ulster glory

Ryan McHugh insists his big brother Mark has "no regrets" over missing out on Donegal’s latest Ulster title triumph.

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Sky to screen Dublin clash

Dublin’s All-Ireland quarter-final will be shown exclusively on Sky Sports.

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