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Finnerty backs Mayo to prove Cork ace Tompkins wrong to question character

Former Mayo footballer Anthony Finnerty has hit back at Larry Tompkins’ claims that James Horan’s players "lack the stomach" to perform to their best on All-Ireland final day.

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Flynn allays fears of more bad blood between Donegal and Dubs

Paul Flynn has played down the prospect of more bad blood between Dublin and Donegal on Sunday week.

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Pat McEnaney

McEnaney admits refs missing obvious pull-downs

Referees chief Pat McEnaney admits inter-county football referees are missing obvious black card offences for deliberate pull-downs.

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Mayo Manager James Horan

Tompkins questions Mayo’s ‘stomach’ for big occasion

Two-time All-Ireland winning Cork footballer Larry Tompkins has launched a withering attack on the Mayo players, claiming James Horan’s troops "need to grow up" if they are to bridge the county’s 63-year wait for Sam Maguire glory.

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Jack O'Connor

O’Connor reckons fear factor gives Kerry psychological edge over Mayo

Three-time All-Ireland winning Kerry football manager Jack O’Connor says the Kingdom hold no fear of semi-final opponents Mayo.

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Déise players in plea for Carew to stay

Waterford footballers have asked the county board not to accept Niall Carew’s resignation as manager until they have a chance to meet with the Kildare native and board officials.

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McCloy ‘continuing to improve’ in hospital

There was good news about the recovery of former Derry captain Kevin McCloy yesterday, with the 35-year-old believed to be conscious and speaking to his family.

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Refreshed Rebels up for the battle

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McGeeney to succeed Grimley as Armagh boss

Kieran McGeeney is expected to be announced as Armagh manager after Paul Grimley stepped aside following Saturday’s All-Ireland SFC quarter-final defeat to Donegal.

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Mayo only side in semi-finals to have copped black card

Three of this year’s four All-Ireland senior football semi-finalists have not yet picked up a black card this summer.

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McQuillan to referee Dublin semi-final

Joe McQuillan will referee Dublin’s All-Ireland senior football semi-final clash with Donegal on August 31 — the eighth time in four Championships he has taken charge of a game involving them.

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Crowley spot on for Kenmare

Kenmare District 3-11 St Kieran’s 2-12

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James O'Donoghue is named Opel player of the month for July.

O’Donoghue left wincing by Gooch criticism

All Star Kerry forward James O’Donoghue has admitted RTÉ pundit Martin McHugh "did me no favours" with his two-trick pony comment about Colm Cooper.

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O’Donoghue left wincing at Gooch attack

All Star Kerry forward James O’Donoghue has admitted RTÉ pundit Martin McHugh "did me no favours" with his two-trick pony comment about Colm Cooper.

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O’Brien: I’ve laid foundations

Aidan O’Brien believes future Wexford football managers will profit from the foundations he laid down during his two-year term.

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