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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

Ladies Football

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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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Advantage anomaly surfaces once more

I was in Croke Park yesterday and it would be stressing the obvious to say James McGrath let the game flow.

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Donegal deliver, but there will be no plaudits

Armagh 1-11 Donegal 1-12

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Dublin pick Farney locks and cut loose

Dublin 2-22 Monaghan 0-11
What you get in spades from Dublin on the pitch is not replicated off it.

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Abbeyside win puts Passage under pressure

Waterford SHC

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Horan keeping an eye on Duffy

Galway SFC

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Ilen have no answer as Nemo press goal button

Nemo Rangers 4-11 Ilen Rovers 1-9
Cork SFC

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Ballincollig irresistible as Kelly shoots 2-2

Ballincollig 3-15 Carbery 1-11
Cork SFC

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Oakes the ace as Bishopstown control derby

Bishopstown 0-11 St Finbarr’s 0-9
Cork SFC

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Ó Cronín points way as Naomh Abán edge Ballinora

Naomh Abán 0-10 Ballinora 0-9
Cork Premier IFC

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Cavan end long final wait

Cavan 1-17 Scotland 0-6
All-Ireland JFC semi-final

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Kingdom find second wind and seal final slot

Kerry 2-21 Sligo 0-10
In the end, it was routine for Kerry as their quest for a 16th All-Ireland JFC title took them above and beyond Sligo at Cusack Park in Ennis on Saturday.

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Staunton earns Mayo crack at Cork

Ladies’ Football: Reigning All-Ireland champions Cork have been paired with Mayo in the TG4 All-Ireland ladies’ senior football championship quarter-finals.

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The latest puzzle easily solved by smart Dubs

In a recent interview, Irish Mixed Martial Arts coach John Kavanagh spoke about how in preparation for fights he asks his fighters to view each opponent as faceless, approach them with no emotion and treat them as a puzzle of movement that needs to be solved.

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I want to stay on, says O’Rourke

Malachy O’Rourke is keen to remain Monaghan manager, admitting it would be difficult to break the bond he has created with this group of players.

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Armagh make type of statement that will really register

We’ll start with the football rather than all that palaver between Armagh and the media and acknowledge what seems to be the county side’s burgeoning renaissance first.

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McMahon: We’ll be well primed for Donegal

As difficult as it is to believe, Philly McMahon only realised Donegal were Dublin’s semi-final opponents after the Leinster championsdefeated Monaghan on Saturday.

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