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The notebook affair: Paul Galvin scores some points

In an exclusive extract from his autobiography, Paul Galvin gives his account of slapping referee Paddy Russell’s notebook from his hands during the Munster semi-final in 2008.

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O’Sullivan remains a man on a mission

There’s been a few rounds of white collar bellyboxing in Tralee’s Ulster Bank branch this week.

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Time is now for Millstreet

Chances are you associate Millstreet with Mark Ellis, centre-back on the Cork hurling team. Or maybe with the four men they sent out of north Cork to help Billy Morgan bring Sam Maguire home in 1973.

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In-form Donaghy to inspire Stacks

Kerry SFC preview: Would it be facetious to suggest teams in the championship breathed a sigh of relief when Dr Crokes exited the competition back in mid July?

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Stack: ‘Come home with your shield or upon it’

Kerry SFC: A couple of weeks after their 16-point mauling at the hands of Dr Crokes last year, manager Stephen Stack called a meeting of his Austin Stacks players.

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Walsh wants no more final regrets

Growing up in Cromane, Donnchadh Walsh had no ambition to play for Mid Kerry.

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Future bright as hard work paying for Aghada

With two Rebel Óg Premier 2 football titles claimed this year (at minor and U16 level), the future looks bright for Aghada.

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Mayo bring in youngsters to strengthen panel

Mayo joint-managers Pat Holmes and Noel Connelly have hinted at sweeping changes to next year’s panel, believing new blood is required in the county’s senior set-up.

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O'Reilly ready to take final step with Eíre Óg

Harry Reilly’s managerial journey with Éire Óg has been like that of a player slowly establishing himself.

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I was so close to Mayo return, reveals Mortimer

Former Mayo star Conor Mortimer had hopes of returning to the county squad following his shock withdrawal in 2012.

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Sheehan enjoying second coming

James Sheehan walked away in the autumn of 2009, a few months after Mid Kerry’s county title defence was ended in the last eight.

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Kieran Donaghy

Kingdom lead All Star cast

A third of the Kerry team that started last month’s All-Ireland win over Donegal will be awarded GAA-GPA Opel All Stars tomorrow evening, three of them first-time winners.

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"I'm almost the Bionic Man. I guess the fact that I am playing at all is a miracle, maybe I should be called Lazarus," says Daniel Bohan.

Injuries fail to quench Bohan’s determination

Daniel Bohan first describes himself as the Bionic Man, then decides Lazarus is a more appropriate comparison.

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Colaiste Chríost Rí's Alan O'Callaghan racing out of defence against Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne in the Corn Uí Mhuirí game at Clondrohid. Picture: Denis Minihane

Corca Dhuibhne power past Críost Rí challenge

Pobalscoil Chorca Duibhne 0-14 Coláiste Chríost Rí 1-3
All-Ireland champions Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne’s quest for four Corn Uí Mhuirí titles in a row got off to a winning start as they led all the way against Coláiste Chríost Rí at Clondrohid yesterday.

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McAuliffe and Cormack rescue Rochestown

Two late goals earned St Francis College, Rochestown, a draw with St Fachtna’s De La Salle of Skibbereen in their Group C clash at Enniskeane, 2-10 to 3-7.

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McGlinchey takes the reins in Waterford

Tom McGlinchey will be ratified as the new Waterford senior football manager next week.

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Donegal and CLG Ghaoth Dobhair footballer Odhrán Mac Niallais with Tipperary hurlerand Killenaule hurler Kieran Bergin at the launch of the GAA National Club Draw at Croke Park.

Mac Niallais backs Gallagher for Donegal role

Odhrán Mac Niallais will be happy to play under any of the four candidates to succeed Jim McGuinness as Donegal manager — but his personal favourite is Rory Gallagher.

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GUARD OF HONOUR: Calry/St Joseph's players and mentors at the grave of Gary Dillon in Scarden graveyard after their Sligo IFC final win on Sunday.

Victorious Calry/St Joseph’s honour fallen friend

The players and mentors of Calry/St Joseph’s gathered in a huddle after their Sligo IFC final win on Sunday, and quickly formulated a plan of action to celebrate their achievement.

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Ballincollig captain David Lordan lifts the cup alongside Dylan Kerstein and Ciaran O'Sullivan.

Ballincollig savour moment of history

The closing stages of the Cork senior football championship final seemed to pass in slow motion.

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Historic title win for Ballincollig began with a sit down

The night after Ballincollig surprised everyone by stepping over Nemo Rangers into a first Cork county football final, manager Michael O’Brien sat his management team, some players and members of the club’s executive down, writes Tony Leen. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Lordan hails Ballincollig ‘character’

"Lordan on... This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Valiant Valleys stick to their guns

Valley Rovers 0-12 Na Piarsaigh 0-8 This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Gleeson hero as The Nire’s courage gets just reward

The Nire 0-11 Stradbally 0-6

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Delight for ‘Sparrow’ as Kilmallock defy odds

Kilmallock 1-15 Na Piarsaigh 0-14

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Hogan brothers inspire Danesfort

Kilkenny SHC: Champions Clara and St Martin’s (Muckalee) won through to the Kilkenny senior hurling semi-finals, but the remaining two places are still wide open.

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Corofin cruise to 16th title

Corofin 5-12 St Michael’s 0-9

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St Mullins collect record 24th title

St Mullins 0-9 Naomh Eoin, Myshall 0-7

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Connolly inspires Vincent’s

By Rónán Mac Lochlainn

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Rampant Crokes show no mercy

Dr Crokes 4-13 Killarney Legion 1-9

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Griffin stars as Ardfert shock Spa

Ardfert 1-12 Spa 0-10 (after extra time)

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Dillon drives Ballintubber

Ballintubber2­9 Castlebar Mitchels 1­9

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Eight in-a-row for Portlaoise

Portlaoise 2-14 Arles-Killeen 0-9

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O’Sullivan points to ref’s impact

Carbery Rangers manager Micheál O’Sullivan said the performance of referee James Bermingham had a "telling" impact on yesterday’s Cork SFC final.

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Historic first for bold and brave Ballincollig

Ballincollig 1-13 Carbery Rangers 1-10 This story is enriched with multi-media content

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O’Brien insists ‘self-belief’ key to famous win

Self-belief, said Michael O’Brien. Nothing more, nothing less.

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Veteran keeper Quirke has three causes for celebration

It’s quite a celebratory time for Valley Rovers goalkeeper Alan Quirke.

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Lawton brothers seal final spot for Castlemartyr

Castlemartyr2-14 Cloughduv 0-15

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Last-gasp Bradley goal secures title for Slaughtneil

Slaughtneil 1-8 Ballinderry 0-9

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O’Brien delight as St Brigid’s complete ‘drive for five’

St Brigid’s 3-12 St Faithleach’s 0-7

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St. Anne’s denied victory as Shelmaliers strike late

St. Anne’s 1-10 Shelmaliers 0-13

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Loughmore-Castleiney squeeze home

Tipperary SHC: Champions Loughmore-Castleiney defeated Clonoulty-Rossmore 0-17 to 2-10 in a nail-biting finish to this quarter-final at Semple Stadium on Saturday.

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Tyrrell rescues Moores

Sarsfields 1-13 Moorefield 0-16

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McGuinness exit planned before final loss

Jim McGuinness has revealed that he always planned to step down as Donegal manager after the 2014 Championship, regardless of whether they won it or not.

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No-one in Galway gives St Michael’s a prayer but...

We have a lot of belief and we are going to give it our very best shot.

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Big time beckons for the Valleys

Strange having a 27-year-old being one of the elder statesmen of a club’s football team but such is the changing landscape of Valley Rovers, now just 60 minutes away from restoring their status as a senior football club in Cork.

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Within sight of Cork’s mountain top

They’ll share a pot of tea on Sunday night, eat dinner together most evenings and hop into the car every Tuesday and Friday to complete the 130km round spin to training. Rarely though, if ever, is football discussed.

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Kneesy does it for the elder statesman of Ballincollig

When he was putting in top-class performances on a regular basis for Aston Villa and Ireland, Paul McGrath’s inability to train tended to attract wide-eyed wonder.

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Na Piarsaigh believing in fairytale finale

Since the introduction of the third chance in the Cork county championships in 2010, twice have teams won a title after losing their first two games.

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Ballincollig defence can put shackles on Rangers

Until recently, it was easy enough to package these two teams in neatly-labelled boxes.

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Walsh facing a Brick wall

Waterford SFC final: The best footballers in Waterford will be on show tomorrow when Stradbally and The Nire collide for the seventh time in 13 years at Fraher Field.

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Ballincollig in safe hands with ‘Scotty’

Should Ballincollig make history by winning a first Cork SFC title on Sunday afternoon, goalkeeper David Lordan will be the man with the honour of lifting the Andy Scannell Cup.

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Shanahan seeking the perfect finish

A return to UCC to sit his Masters, succumbing to Billy Morgan’s persistent nature, collecting a Sigerson Cup winners medal against the odds and a two month stint in Boston kicking ball — all in all, it’s been a hectic 12 months for Brian Shanahan.

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Cregan: Kinnerk man to boost Treaty football

Paul Kinnerk’s vision for Limerick football will return the county to Munster’s top table, according to board chairman John Cregan.

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Disgruntled ‘Mayo Mick’ vows to fight year ban for pitch incursion

Mick Barrett, the Mayo fan who ran onto the field during the county’s All-Ireland SFC semi-final replay defeat to Kerry, has vowed to appeal a one-year ban imposed on him by the GAA.

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It’s time for Ballincollig to deliver on final stage, declares coach O’Brien

At the outset of every Cork football championship, Ballincollig are pinpointed as dark horses.

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Jim Gavin, Dublin manager

Longford chief wants Dubs forced to leave capital

Longford chairman Brendan Gilmore has called on the Leinster Council to force Dublin to travel for their provincial championship opener in 2015.

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Ephie Fitzgerald

Fitzgerald relishing prospect of Collins link up with Clare

New Clare football coach Ephie Fitzgerald believes he is entering the Banner set-up at just the right time.

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