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Rhode's Paraic Sullivan focused after recovery

Stepping onto the O’Moore Park sod tomorrow, Paraic Sullivan would have every reason to allow himself a moment. A fifth Leinster club final in 10 years with Rhode is an achievement in itself but his return to play from a second cruciate injury has been just as admirable.

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Roscommon reckon Declan O’Keeffe will do business

Former double All-Ireland winning Kerry goalkeeper Declan O’Keeffe will add
“Kerry cuteness” to the Roscommon fold, according to manager Kevin McStay.

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Obituary of Willie Casey: The hard man with the heart of gold

In the days leading up to the All-Ireland football final, Eanna Casey popped into his parents’ home on the Sligo Road in Ballina with a kit bag, writes Terry Reilly

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Jack McCaffrey waits on Dublin call

It’s exactly a month until Dublin’s O’Byrne Cup opener at home to DCU though, as of now, Jack McCaffrey is not a member of the All-Ireland champions’ panel.

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Niall McNamee determined to enjoy final glory

Leinster finals haven’t been kind to Niall McNamee, who has spent over half his life playing in them and losing.

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Ian McGillycuddy wreaks havoc on Macroom

IS Killorglin 1-12 DLS Macroom 2-8: Ian McGillycuddy’s 54th-minute goal proved to be the crucial score as IS Killorglin qualified from Group C of the Corn Uí Mhuirí at Páirc Iosagáin in Baile Bhúirne.

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Tralee CBS firepower blows away tepid Ballincollig

Tralee CBS 1-10 Coláiste Choilm Ballincollig 0-4: In a must-win game for both sides, Tralee CBS proved far too strong for a very disappointing Coláiste Choilm Ballincollig outfit, in a game played in difficult conditions at Rathmore.

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St Brendan’s and Coláíste Críost Rí power into Corn Uí Mhuirí quarter-finals

Reigning champions St Brendan’s, Killarney and Coláíste Chríost Rí both recorded their third victories of the campaign to finish at the head of their respective groups.

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Liam Kearns says championship proposals will make life more difficult

Tipperary manager Liam Kearns fears GAA director general Páraic Duffy’s new football championship proposals will make life more difficult for developing sides like his.

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Fitzgibbon and Sigerson Cup holders learn of opponents in opening rounds

The draws for the hurling and football third-level competitions took place at Croke Park today.

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Diarmuid Connolly blames ‘RTÉ clown’ for black card rules

Dublin’s Diarmuid Connolly has attacked officials for constantly meddling with Gaelic football’s rules and implored them to simply leave well enough alone.

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Kieran Donaghy: Maurice Fitzgerald move may tempt me back for one more year

Kieran Donaghy has admitted that the prospect of sharing the Kerry dressing room with Maurice Fitzgerald could convince him to give it one more year in the green and gold.

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Dublin CEO John Costello makes stadia warning

A number of provincial grounds will require refurbishment work in order to host major fixtures in the latter stages of the All-Ireland football championship if GAA Director General Pauric Duffy’s proposals at tweaking the competition are accepted.

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VIDEO: Glenbeigh-Glencar regroup to keep Kerry’s title grip

Glenbeigh/Glencar (Kerry) 2-16 Gabriel Rangers (Cork) 0-10: While last weekend’s Mid-Kerry SFC semi-final defeat to Beaufort wasn’t an enjoyable experience for Glenbeigh-Glencar, it did at least prove to be fuel for a response in the Munster Club JFC final yesterday.

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Aidan O’Shea says Glenbeigh's pre-match plan worked a treat

Glenbeigh-Glencar manager Aidan O’Shea was pleased that the pre-match plan to take the game to Gabriel Rangers had borne fruit.

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Catriona McConnell magic seals the deal for Donaghmoyne

Donaghmoyne (Monaghan) 2-9 Foxrock-Cabinteely (Dublin) 0-8: Catriona McConnell led the charge as Donaghmoyne won back-to-back All-Ireland ladies senior club football titles for the first time at Parnell Park yesterday.

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Kinsale pay penalty for lacklustre start

St Maurs (Dublin) 2-13 Kinsale (Cork) 3-8: Kinsale boss Michael O’Connor suspects his players paid too much respect to winners St Maurs in Saturday’s All-Ireland Ladies Club JFC final.

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St Mary’s firepower too much for Skellig Rangers

St Mary’s 1-15 Skellig Rangers 1-6: St Mary’s claimed their third consecutive South Kerry SFC title with a nine-point win over Skellig Rangers at Con Keating Park, Cahersiveen on Saturday.

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Rampant Rathmore rock Dr Crokes

Rathmore 2-12 Dr Crokes 0-13: Munster champions Dr Crokes were brought crashing down to earth by Rathmore in yesterday’s East Kerry SFC final at Fitzgerald Stadium.

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Spending will stay above €1m, says Mayo treasurer

Annual expenditure on Mayo’s various inter-county teams will never again drop below €1m, treasurer Kevin O’Toole has warned.

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Orla Finn Q&A: ‘I was driven to do my absolute best whenever I got my chance’

This afternoon, six-time All-Ireland-winning Cork footballer Orla Finn lines out with Kinsale against St Maur’s of Dublin in the All-Ireland Club Junior decider. Finn was the stand-out player for Cork in 2016 and is already setting her goals for 2017.

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Aidan O’Shea warming to life after injury

Aidan O’Shea was 25 when forced to call time on his playing career.

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McGees refused to publicly back Jim McGuinness in Kevin Cassidy furore

Eamon McGee admits he and his brother Neil were unwilling to sign a public statement suggested by the Donegal panel to back manager Jim McGuinness in the wake of the fallout with former star, Kevin Cassidy, in 2011.

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Valerie Mulcahy: Playing sport allows girls to grow into well rounded adults

I never enjoyed pulling on boots in January, my least favourite time of year, writes Valerie Mulcahy

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10-point Luke Connolly the ace for Nemo in League final

Nemo Rangers’ ended their season on a high by defeating Castlehaven in the Rochestown Park Division 1 League final at Sam Maguire Park in Dunmanway last night.

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Obituary: All-Ireland winning Down captain and coaching guru, Joe Lennon

Footballer, teacher, trailblazer - we remember All-Ireland winning captain Joe Lennon

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Munster boss Ger O’Sullivan backs Tommy Walsh to come good

Munster boss Ger O’Sullivan has backed Tommy Walsh to regain a starting spot with Kerry in 2017.

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Páraic Duffy urges Tipp to back championship revamp

Páraic Duffy has urged urge Tipperary County Board delegates to back his proposals to revamp the All-Ireland senior football championship.

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Top referees confident the mark will loosen midfield jam

This year’s All-Ireland SFC final referees foresee the mark speeding up the game.

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