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Boston GAA expecting huge boost as All Stars come to town

Some of the country’s top footballing talent fly to Boston this morning ahead of Saturday’s exhibition game between the GAA/GPA All Stars of 2014 and 2013.

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THE TOUGHEST: Nire manager Benji Whelan ahead of the AIB GAA Munster SF Club Championship final against Austin Stacks. Picture: Brendan Moran

Hard work paying off for Benji’s boys

The Nire manager Benji Whelan believes an innovative approach to their physical preparations is the secret behind their progression to Sunday’s Munster club football decider against Austin Stacks.

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ON AIR: St Francis College's Cathal Sheehan wins this high ball from CBS HS Clonmel's Danny Owens in the Corn Uí Mhuirí clash at Mourneabbey. Picture: Eddie O'Hare

Holland’s early heroics paves way for Rochestown win

St Francis Col, Rochestown 1-8 CBS HS Clonmel 0-6
A first-half goal from James Holland provided the platform for Rochestown’s St Francis College to qualify as winners of Group 3 of the Corn Uí Mhuirí, at Mourneabbey yesterday.

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Kieran Donaghy: Has been in stunning form since mid-summer.

Donaghy can be a star coach, says Stack

He’s still a key player for club and county, but Kieran Donaghy has "great potential" as a coach.

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Páirc Uí Chaoimh to host final

Páirc Uí Chaoimh will host Sunday’s AIB Munster Club senior football championship final between Austin Stacks and The Nire.

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Crowley looks to repay Murroe Boher fans for their generosity

Murroe Boher captain Louise Crowley hopes her side can help repay supporters with a win when they play Roscommon’s St Ciaran’s in the Tesco Homegrown All-Ireland Junior Club Championship final on Saturday.

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Brendan’s and Coláiste na Sceilge set to battle it out for top spot

Today’s Corn Uí Mhuirí Group B clash between St Brendan’s College and Coláiste na Sceilge is the second meeting of the Kerry schools in eight days.

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Benny Coulter: Hopes to become Down manager in the future.

Coulter still mourns All-Ireland defeat to Rebels

Benny Coulter has admitted that Down’s All-Ireland final loss to Cork in 2010 is the great regret of his career which will "eat me up until I go to my grave".

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Painful memories keeping Stack focused as The Nire loom

It’s hardly surprising Stephen Stack isn’t tempting fate this week by loading up on Austin Stacks at his local bookmakers.

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Coulter calling it quits

Benny Coulter last night joined the list of high profile inter-county players to announce their retirement in recent weeks, admitting it is with "a heavy heart" that he has called time on his 15-year career with Down.

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Kilmallock find extra gear in final epic

Kilmmallock 1-32 Cratloe 3-18

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Fighting Irish leave us wanting more

Australia 56 (0-17-5) Ireland 46 (2-9-7)

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Duffy predicts big crowds for Aussies’ return to Ireland

GAA director general Páraic Duffy has forecasted a return to large crowds for International Rules games in Ireland on foot of Saturday’s competitive test.

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O’Sullivan keeps Legion dream alive

O’Donoghue Cup final: Rathmore 0-12 Killarney Legion 1-9

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No stopping ravenous Rhode after sparkling start

What was expected to be a fiercely contested clash between two clubs that have been regular participants in the Leinster club championship surprisingly proved a one-sided encounter as Rhode overwhelmed Moorefield.

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Vincent’s left with questions to answer

It is a measure of the standards set by St Vincent’s that Tomas Quinn pronounced himself entirely ‘disappointed’ with their AIB Leinster club semi-final win.

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Classy Corofin on course for greater glory

Corofin (Galway) 2-13 Ballintubber (Mayo) 1-7

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London champions deserve respect, says Rochford

The day you get ahead of yourself is the day you’re in trouble

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Brosna hold a firm grip

AIB Munster Club JFC: Brosna (Kerry)1-10 Millstreet (Cork) 0-8

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Costello’s late goal seals it for Glin

AIB Munster Club JFC: Glin (Limerick) 1-8 Kill (Waterford) 0-8

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Cavanagh: Series needs two-test format

Like his team-mates, Seán Cavanagh would have dearly loved another crack at Australia. For that reason, among others, he believes the two-test format must return.

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Moran pays tribute to ‘the best leader I ever played with’

David Moran has hailed Declan O’Sullivan as the "best leader" he has played alongside.

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Flannan’s edge Roco in thriller

St Flannan’s College, Ennis 3-5 St Francis College Rochestown 2-7

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Kingdom boss hails his ‘great leader’

It wasn’t clear-cut. After this year’s All-Ireland, there were conversations about 2015, but the health of his knees was always going to be central to Declan O’Sullivan’s plans for next season.

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Keepers now playing key role, says Morgan

Niall Morgan has come up with his own expression to illustrate just how important goalkeepers have become in Gaelic football.

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O’Neill open to one-off test formula in future

GAA president Liam O’Neill has thrown his support behind the one-off International Rules test — but only if it is played every year.

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Plans afoot to bring All-Irelands forward by a week

Bringing both All-Ireland senior finals forward by week will help "revolutionise" the GAA calendar, claims GAA president Liam O’Neill.

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Neil McGee

McGee uses Irish experience to ease pain of Donegal defeat

Neil McGee has extolled the tonic-like virtues of the International Rules after September’s crushing All-Ireland final defeat to Kerry.

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Eoin Bradley, Derry

Bradley makes surprise return to Derry squad

Eoin Bradley will make a dramatic return to the Derry squad next season after getting a surprise recall by Brian McIver.

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Paddy O'Rourke

O’Rourke on road to recovery but prank left him sweating

Some might call it cruel but at least Paddy O’Rourke can laugh about it now.

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Emlyn Mulligan

Leitrim blow as Mulligan takes a break

Leitrim captain Emlyn Mulligan is taking a break from county football next season having become disillusioned with the game.

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