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Joe Brolly could face RTÉ rap amid GAA fury over Cork V Kerry referee criticism

Gaelic football pundit Joe Brolly could be in more hot water after his comments about referee Pádraig Hughes on Sunday.

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How Cork can beat Kerry and vice versa

Kerry may have had the better of replays against Cork on the last three occasions (2008-2010), but Cork won the previous three (1987, 2002, 2006). What do each team have to do to finally get the better of one another the weekend after next?

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Cork need to reap rewards of possession game

Over the coming days both the Cork and Kerry management teams will search for the improvements which could make all the difference in Saturday week’s Munster final replay in Killarney.

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Munster final draw leads to Cork and Kerry fixtures chaos

Club championship fixtures in Cork and Kerry have been thrown into chaos due to the drawn Munster SFC final.

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Munster GAA’s money-spinning bonanza as Cork and Kerry replay

Saturday week’s Munster SFC final replay in Killarney is likely to have a 7pm throw-in, as the Munster Council last night put the finishing touches to organising the game.

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Ger Egan says Westmeath will go all out to attack Dublin

It is becoming a feature of this year’s Leinster football championship that teams are being given all sorts of sound advice about defending stoutly against Dublin and promptly ignoring it.

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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Galway blaze way past shell-shocked Mayo

Mayo 1-3 Galway 3-14

Connacht MFC semi-final

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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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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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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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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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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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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: 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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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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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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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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Tomás Ó Sé taunts have done Kerry no favours, admits Killian Young

The next time Tomás Ó Sé meets Killian Young, he will require an ice-breaker. Should Cork break their 20-year Killarney duck, he needn’t come near his former team-mate at all.

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Conor Counihan: ‘Player independence gone’

All-Ireland winning Cork manager Conor Counihan is concerned that the growing support structures in Gaelic games are stunting the independence of players on the field.

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VIDEO: Second-half onslaught sees Kerry retain title

Nobody saw this coming, holders Kerry totally overwhelming Cork in the second half at Páirc Uí Rinn last evening to win back-to-back Munster junior football titles for the first time since 2002-’03, and record the Kingdom’s first championship win at the venue since their minor success seven years ago.

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VIDEO: Cork must rise to the occasion, says Brian Hurley

Brian Hurley doesn’t share the general view that Cork were caught on the hop by Kerry in last year’s Munster final. The Rebel attacker is more inclined to see that game as a matter of Cork not performing on the day.

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VIDEO: Cork ‘prepared for all eventualities’ in Killarney, says Don Davis

You hit Don Davis with an opening question about what he expects from Kerry on Sunday and he volleys it straight back. "Ye’re long enough writing it and I’m long enough playing football to know that Kerry can come with whatever they want to come with," says the Cork football selector.

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Eamonn Fitzmaurice says pundits to blame for Kerry’s cynical stigma

Eamonn Fitzmaurice has blamed pundits for attempting to paint Kerry as a cynical team.

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Bomber Liston, Tomás Ó Sé and kicking sleeping dogs in the midday sun?

Last year, I was out of the country for the Munster final. 

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Eamonn Fitzmaurice not doing things by half

It might take more than a history lesson to beat Kerry but Brian Cuthbert need only look back on the past four seasons to see where Cork have lost to them: first halves.

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Ulster chiefs in traffic approach to PSNI

The Ulster Council are liaising with the PSNI to ensure supporters attending the three football qualifiers games in the province scheduled for the July 12 weekend don’t have any difficulty getting to and from the venues.

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Danny Culloty says Kerry have experience edge over Cork

Cork junior football selector Danny Culloty believes Kerry have a distinct experience advantage over them in this evening’s Munster final.

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Conor Cusack urges Paddy O’Rourke to call gardaí over ‘knife’ threat troll

Gaelic Players Association official Conor Cusack has advised Meath goalkeeper Paddy O’Rourke to consult the gardaí over a threat made on Twitter to ‘knife’ him.

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Changing mindset sees football grow in Kilkenny

There are some words that look out of place sharing the same sentence. Jose Mourinho and modest. Paul O’Connell and ordinary. Kilkenny and football.

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Westmeath hungry for success as doubts lifted, says Ger Egan

Earlier this year, Ger Egan conceded he’d almost questioned himself as a footballer after Westmeath’s horror 2014 campaign yielded 12 defeats in 12 games.

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Kieran McGeeney blasts ‘conspiracy theorists’

Kieran McGeeney has labelled the GAA chiefs who introduced the 26-man registered panels as “conspiracy theorists”.

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Departing Laois boss Tomas Ó Flathárta indicates he had player support

Tomas Ó Flathárta has hinted that he was forced to resign as Laois football manager and indicated that he retained the support of the players whose voice was ‘ignored’.

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Anthony Masterson enjoying return to senior fold

He may have just captained Wexford to a rare Leinster football title but former All Star nominee Anthony Masterson has been forced to shelve his All-Ireland junior title ambitions.

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Jim Gavin unfazed by Darragh Ó Sé remarks

Jim Gavin has played down Darragh Ó Sé’s remarks about Diarmuid Connolly after his forward turned in a man-of-the-match winning performance yesterday.

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Joe Brolly’s Paidi Ó Sé call

GAA pundit Joe Brolly has added to the clamour for a second tier football championship, and wants it to be named after an “inspirational” figure like Paidi Ó Sé.

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John Bannon: Ulster clash tough for referee

Of the three televised games this weekend, the most difficult match to officiate was the Donegal v Derry Ulster semi-final in Clones.

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Conor Neville: Celtic Tiger blamed for fall of Meath softies, naturally

Now that the unthinkable has happened and Meath have lost to Westmeath, is it time to revisit Martin McHugh’s much ridiculed explanation for the decline of Gaelic football in the county?

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Tom Cribbin: ‘Once we clicked there was no stopping us’

Tom Cribbin admitted it was a little ‘miracle’ to emerge from the depths of despair grasping a Leinster final place, but the man who actually conjured it, Kieran Martin, could only shrug.

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Louth make strides with Leitrim win

Louth 1-16 Leitrim 0-11: They may not be All-Ireland contenders any time soon but Louth continue to show an uncanny knack for churning out talented young forwards.

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Conor Glass the class act as Derry knock out favourites

Derry 0-11 Donegal 0-10: All-Ireland favourites Donegal were sent crashing out of the Ulster minor football championship by Derry in Saturday’s semi-final in Clones.

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Austin Stacks have that bit extra in Féile decider

Austin Stacks became the first Kerry team since 1991, and only the second club from the county, to be crowned All- Ireland U14 Féile Peil na nÓg champions after a dramatic final yesterday.

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Tomás Quinn: Westmeath evidently saw this one coming

Talk is cheap. It’s the actions that follow from teams that determine whether they really believe or whether they were trotting out a party line — and in some cases trying to convince themselves.

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Mick O’Dowd offers no excuses

Mick O’Dowd entered the press room with the glazed expression of a soldier who has just witnessed terrible things at war.

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Westmeath write history, and make it memorable too

Westmeath 3-19 Meath 2-18: To put all the madness in its proper context, consider where Westmeath were exactly a year ago to the day.

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The Dublin juggernaut rumbles on

Dublin 5-18 Kildare 0-14: With pins the size of swords, Dublin popped Westmeath’s party balloons less than an hour after they had been blown up yesterday.

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Sweet revenge as Kildare finally get edge on Dublin

Kildare 3-16 Dublin 3-13: A devastating scoring blitz before half-time paved the way for Kildare’s victory over Paddy Christie’s Dublin in yesterday’s Electric Ireland Leinster minor football semi-final at Croke Park.

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‘Disjointed’ Tyrone in search of their mojo

Tyrone 1-14 Limerick 0-8: Tyrone may well travel far through the Qualifiers, but they have a longer road to negotiate before they can be considered the force they were in the glorious noughties.

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Seamus Hickey to lead Cork challenge

The main prize is Sunday in Killarney, but the junior footballers of Cork and Kerry will be striving for their own bit of provincial glory on Wednesday night when the counties meet in the Munster final at Páirc Uí Rinn.

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Derry left ‘sick’ as Donegal book fifth final in a row

Donegal 1-9 Derry 0-10: If it was hardly intriguing, it was tight. Mercifully. Because in truth, Saturday’s Ulster SFC semi final in Clones had little else going for it as a spectacle.

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Michael Murphy: Donegal don’t do complacency

Michael Murphy mightn’t have been happy with the performance but he was at least content in the knowledge last Saturday has dispelled some of the perceptions that Donegal were going to stroll to another Ulster championship.

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Romp for Armagh despite misses

Armagh 2-17 Wicklow 2-7: Shooting practice will be taking centre stage at Armagh training sessions over the next two weeks, with Kieran McGeeney labelling some of their misses in the Athletic Grounds on Saturday as "criminal".

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Wexford Power to win

Wexford 2-16 Down 2-11: As the Wexford fans celebrated on the pitch, manager David Power took to the sanctuary of a spare dressing room to explain the emergence of his new look young charges while just down the corridor his Down counterpart Jim McCorry struggled with the bitter disappointment of defeat.

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Majestic James Murphy the driver for Clyda Rovers

Clyda Rovers 0-12 Aghada 0-7: James Murphy gave an exhibition of point scoring for Clyda Rovers as they defeated Aghada in the third round of the Cork senior football championship at Watergrasshill on Saturday night.

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Jack O’Connor warns wrong to write off Cork

Jack O’Connor is busy preparing the Kerry minor squad for a Munster final meeting with Tipperary on July 5, but while he fancies Kerry to win the senior final against Cork, he believes that it will be a lot closer than some pundits think.

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Are Dublin married to success?

Keeping in line with the most predictable provincial championships in recent times, tomorrow is shaping up to be a nice day for a white wedding. An arranged marriage, that is, at Dublin’s behest. Appropriately, apart from wearing blue they have something old, something new and something borrowed.

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Memory of ‘dark days’ drives Eamon McGee

The night they returned to Donegal Town having reclaimed the Anglo-Celt Cup last July, Eamon McGee was content on the peripheries.

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Mick O’Dowd puts no stock in Meath’s historical dominance

Those who partitioned Meath from Westmeath around 500 years ago didn’t do the Lake County any favours, not in Gaelic football terms at least.

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Nemo rangers put Na Piarsaigh in dread of drop

Nemo Rangers 2-14 Na Piarsaigh 3-6: Na Piarsaigh are a game from possibly falling through the trapdoor of Premier Intermediate football after succumbing to city rivals, Nemo Rangers last night.

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Ronan McCarthy says Cork ignoring Tomás Ó Sé comments

Cork football selector Ronan McCarthy responded last night to criticism from former Kerry star Tomás Ó Sé and former Cork footballer James Masters, saying that the Rebel players and management had not allowed recent comments to become a distraction as they prepare for the Munster final against Kerry on Sunday week.

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Mickey Harte has Tyrone on high alert for Limerick test

Tyrone must approach tomorrow’s first round Qualifier clash with Limerick as if they were facing Kerry, Dublin or Donegal, according to manager Mickey Harte.

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Dara Ó Cinnéide: Football’s troika can’t dilute our search for small winners

It was only after Donegal beat Armagh a fortnight ago that we realised the men of Tír Chonaill had never before beaten both Tyrone and the Orchard county in the same championship.

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