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Mike Quirke: What exactly did people want from Congress?

The shifting of All-Ireland finals from their traditional and spiritual dates in September is one of the boldest and most radical moves taken by the association since the inception of the qualifiers, and one that will help the club game, writes Mike Quirke.

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Players should strike over ‘Super 8’, says angry Johnny Magee

Wicklow football manager Johnny Magee revealed he would go on strike over the implementation of the new ‘Super 8’ Championship structure if he was still a player.

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Ronan McNamee: GPA didn’t explain proposals properly

Tyrone full-back Ronan McNamee says the Gaelic Players Association (GPA) should have given inter-county players better information about the ‘Super 8’ proposals ahead of Saturday’s GAA congress.

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Clancy: Cork club players will suffer

Cork footballer Tomas Clancy says the ‘Super 8’ championship format, passed by the GAA’s annual Congress last weekend, is going to be particularly difficult in a strong dual county like Cork.

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At last, a touch of good fortune for McCarron

So copious were the plusses from Monaghan’s winning visit to Kerry on Sunday that an upside to Conor McManus’s limited impact might be overlooked.

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Frank McGlynn: The GAA have gone against its community

Donegal’s Frank McGlynn doesn’t believe Congress’ decision to introduce the Super 8 All-Ireland championship from next year reflects the opinion of the GAA community.

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Cork finally get motoring with league win

Cork 1-14 Fermanagh 0-9: Cork collected the points in this comfortable win over visitors Fermanagh at Páirc Ui Rínn yesterday, the home side’s first victory in this Division 2 campaign

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Clare manager Colm Collins.

‘The top of the organisation is totally out of sync with grassroots’: Seven managers have their say on 'Super 8' debate

County managers have their say on the highest profile change made at the GAA’s Annual Congress...

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Stephen Rochford relishing Mayo’s return to Croke Park

Mayo 1-19 Roscommon 0-14: Time will tell just how much anybody learned about the long-term prospects of either of these teams based on how this Connacht derby unfolded in Castlebar on Saturday night.

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Kevin Walsh’s Galway cruise past Clare

Galway 3-13 Clare 1-11: It’s six years since Galway lost their top flight status and while they are now in the driving seat to make a return, manager Kevin Walsh is not getting too excited just yet.

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Eamonn Burns relieved as Down finally deliver

Down 1-13 Meath 0-14: It was a long time coming, so Eamonn Burns was relieved to get Down over the winning line as they picked up a first Allianz League victory in almost two years.

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Cian O’Neill furious as Kildare lose to disputed goal

Derry 1-18 Kildare 1-17: Kildare manager Cian O’Neill was left furious after a controversial Emmett McGuckin goal in injury time saw Derry end the Lilywhites’ perfect start to life back in Division Two.

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More away-day cheer for defiant Monaghan in Killarney

Kerry 1-10 Monaghan 2-8: Monaghan’s Division 1 league schedule had the sheer angle of a cliff-face to it with first month visits to Mayo, Kerry and Tyrone. Now? Not so much.

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Donegal and Dublin draw after mystifying final free

Donegal 2-5 Dublin 1-8: No harm to either team’s unbeaten records, but no foul, either — how Ciaran Branagan felt Donegal had earned a last-gasp free to tie this game was mystifying.

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Sprinkled with eastern promise, St Brendan’s win Corn Ui Mhuiri

Corn Ui Mhuiri final - St Brendan’s Killarney 2-20 Tralee CBS 0-11: From west to east, the wellspring of Kerry football talent is shifting. 

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Tipperary stay on promotion trail

Tipperary 1-16 Laois 1-10: Their county board delegates may have gone against the football fraternity and helped the so-called All-Ireland Super 8 series become a reality, but Tipperary shrugged that disappointment aside with another eye-catching performance to keep their promotion hopes alive at O’Moore Park.

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Neil Gallagher ‘privileged and grateful’ to have been part of Donegal football set-up

Your stand-out Neil Gallagher memory? His virtuoso performance against Cork in the 2012 All-Ireland semi-final? Lifting the 2007 Division 1 cup as captain with a black eye due to a cut above it that required suturing, but no substitution? Bare-chested in Ballybofey having had his jersey ripped as he was sent off against Tyrone in 2015?

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Cork footballers need to learn how to win again, says selector Eoin O’Neill

Cork football selector Eoin O’Neill says the Rebels need to get rid of the ‘peak and trough’ performances and become more consistent.

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Tyrone chairperson insists board backing Mickey Harte

Tyrone chairperson Roisin Jordan has insisted the county executive is fully behind Mickey Harte and his team, and fully supportive of their efforts to win a first All-Ireland title since 2008.

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Eamonn Fitzmaurice unhappy with late Donnchadh Walsh suspension

Eamonn Fitzmaurice is unhappy with the timing of Donnchadh Walsh’s one-match ban, forcing the Kerry boss to make a fourth change to his team to face Monaghan on Sunday.

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As plaudits for St Brendan’s mount, so does the pressure

No surprise to find St Brendan’s manager Gary McGrath playing down their favourite tag for today’s Corn Ui Mhuiri (Munster PP Colleges SFC) final in Tralee. 

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Tyrone boss Mickey Harte opts to start without Matthew Donnelly against Cavan

Tyrone manager Mickey Harte has opted not to start Matthew Donnelly for Tyrone’s Allianz FL Division 1 clash with Cavan in Healy Park (2.30pm), despite the 2015 All-Star being cleared to play following a concussion protocol.

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Maria Delahunty's biggest frustration is travelling four hours to a game to find no hot showers

The Waterford footballer's childhood idol was Steven Gerrard.

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GPA vote to reject Super 8 plans

The Gaelic Players Association has revealed that its players will vote to reject Paraic Duffy’s ‘Super 8’ proposal at Congress, after a poll of members found 70% opposed the proposals, which would see the All-Ireland football quarter-finals replaced by a round robin format from next year.

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Liam Kearns unhappy at Tipperary board’s backing for ‘elitism’

Tipperary manager Liam Kearns has expressed his disappointment with the county board’s decision to support the All-Ireland senior football championship revamp put forward by GAA director general Paraic Duffy.

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Bill Maher: Tipperary football must end year in Croke Park

Dual player Bill Maher believes anything less than another All-Ireland semi-final appearance for Tipperary footballers this season would be failure.

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Cork opposes Super 8 plan and backs CPA bid for recognition

Cork will oppose the All-Ireland SFC ‘Super 8’ proposal at this weekend’s GAA Annual Congress in Croke Park, but will back the Club Players’ Association’s request for official recognition.

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GAA president Aogán Farrell rejects CPA request to speak at Congress

The Club Players Association’s request to speak before their official recognition vote at Congress this Saturday has been turned down by GAA president Aogán Farrell.

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Kerry delegates back Paraic Duffy’s All-Ireland proposals

Kerry delegates have backed Paraic Duffy’s proposed changes to the All-Ireland senior football championship.

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Niall McNamee supports GAA’s motion to penalise those who bet in games they're involved in

Niall McNamee has welcomed the GAA’s motion to penalise players, management and officials betting on games in which they are involved.

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