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Buying into sporting history at an auction of GAA memorabilia

Big news. I’m off to an auction of GAA memorabilia and I mean business. Serious business. I’ve studied the catalogue inside out and back to front. I have put on my best suit. I’m even wearing a dickie bow, although unfortunately it quickly comes loose and has to be discarded. Pity. I was determined to cut quite a dash in the photo.

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History shows campaign by Dublin GAA figures against Lee Keegan won’t influence referee

Trust us when we write this: there is enough reason to believe the war waged against Lee Keegan by Dublin GAA figures since the drawn All-Ireland final is a campaign.

 

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Pat O’Neill: Jim Gavin’s Dublin team could eclipse Kevin Heffernan 70s stars

Dublin football great Dr Pat O’Neill believes the current team are just one more win away from eclipsing the great side of the 1970s that he played on.

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Mike Quirke: With Donie Buckley as a selector, Mayo can grasp Sam Maguire

To most of the casual supporters of Gaelic football in the country, the name Donie Buckley probably means little, if anything.

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‘For people my age in Mayo, this is all it’s been, losing every which way’

Mayo don’t always come back from the big show empty-handed.

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Ger Brennan urges officials to keep close eye on Lee Keegan

Ger Brennan has added to the growing chorus of Dublin GAA personalities calling for Lee Keegan to be watched closely by match officials in his anticipated duel with Diarmuid Connolly on Saturday.

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Peter Creedon relishing new challenge at Laois

New Laois senior football team manager Peter Creedon insists that operating in the same province as Dublin will hold no fears for him. 

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Tipperary hero Declan Browne takes U21 county reins

Two-time All-Star Declan Browne will be confirmed as Tipperary’s new U21 football team manager this evening.

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Stephen Rochford downplays Joe Brolly’s ‘celebrity losers’ jibe

It was only the day after the All-Ireland final that Stephen Rochford heard Joe Brolly’s “celebrity losers” comment about Mayo.

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Resilience the secret as Cork refuse to buckle

Mental fortitude. That’s their secret. Or part of it, at least.

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Dublin's decision takes heat off of LGFA

The decision of the Dublin ladies football board not to request a replay of Sunday’s All-Ireland final has taken the heat off under-fire LGFA bosses.

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Michael Murphy backs focused Paul Flynn to produce on big day

Donegal captain Michael Murphy has backed his friend and former housemate Paul Flynn to start the All-Ireland final replay for Dublin — and have a big game.

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Concussions rare in GAA, claims Pat O’Neill

Former All-Ireland winning Dublin manager Dr Pat O’Neill has assured the GAA community that incidences of concussion are still relatively rare and shouldn’t be ‘over hyped’.

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VIDEO: Briege Corkery’s half-time team talk inspires Cork to pick path to victory

Just before Cork headed back out the door of dressing room 2 for the second-half of yesterday’s senior All-Ireland final in Croke Park, Briege Corkery took to the floor.

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Cork claim sixth straight title amid controversy

Cork 1-7 Dublin 1-6: A merited sixth consecutive All-Ireland senior title for Cork ladies and one that should not be tainted by an umpiring mistake that denied Dublin a first-half point.

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Super-sub Rhona Ní Bhuachalla revels in the role

Cork selector Con O’Sullivan walked over to Rhona Ní Bhuachalla before she made her way out onto the pitch for the second-half.

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Ger Brennan calls for Dublin to go on the offensive

Former Dublin defender Ger Brennan believes the All-Ireland holders have grown too cautious and need to rekindle their spirit of ‘adventure’ to beat Mayo at the second attempt.

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Keeper the hero as Kildare deliver on All-Ireland

Kildare 1-13 Clare 1-12: Goalkeeper Mary Hulgraine was the star of the show as Kildare atoned for last year’s TG4 All-Ireland Ladies IFC final defeat by claiming the title yesterday.

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Jacinta Brady fires Longford to victory

Longford 4-10 Antrim 1-12: A second half goal glut sealed a first TG4 All-Ireland Ladies JFC title since 1997 for Longford at Croke Park.

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Dublin feel let down by LGFA; Cork manager dismisses talk of a replay

UPDATE: This morning Cork manager Ephie Fitzgerald dismissed talk a rematch with Dublin, telling Red FM that the referee's report is final.

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Sinéad Finnegan: ‘I visited his grave before the match. I’ll probably do it again.’

Six years ago, Sinéad Finnegan watched with tears in her eyes as Dublin claimed a first TG4 All-Ireland ladies senior football championship title.

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Aisling Holton ploughing on through adversity for her family and Kildare

The national ploughing championships were held not too far away in Screggan during the week but around Cloona, Johnstownbridge, Kilglass, Broadford, Carbury and the general west of Kildare, the most important ploughing occasion of the year takes place tomorrow week.

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Dublin truly desperate to scratch the seven-year Cork itch

You know the rivalry-but-not-actually a rivalry that exists, or did exist, between Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova?

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Cork board clarifies expenses situation

The Cork County Board last night clarified the situation with senior inter-county panel expenses after the Irish Examiner were informed there were several outstanding issues.

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Orla Finn shows her cool to fill void left by Valerie Mulcahy

Orla Finn has shown she can handle the pressure as Cork free-taker, writes Eoghan Cormican.

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Clare captain relieved dual players escaped injury in 'dangerous' situation

Clare captain Laurie Ryan has insisted that risking the fitness of three key players in a camogie club fixture was potentially a “really dangerous” situation, just a week before Sunday’s TG4 All-Ireland ladies intermediate football final.

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Mike Kennelly angry over Kerry minor homecoming ‘snub’

Kerry chairman Patrick O’Sullivan has defended the decision of the board executive not to stage a homecoming for the county’s victorious minor footballers.

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Mike Quirke: Replay one monumental kick in the groin for pumped-up players

An All-Ireland final going to a replay is like a kid counting down the sleeps waiting for Santa Claus to deliver the presents, only to run down the stairs and burst in the sitting room door on Christmas morning to be greeted by a sign saying ‘sorry kid, we’re out of stuff, call back in two weeks’.

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RTÉ receives complaints over big match coverage

RTÉ have confirmed they received four formal complaints about their coverage of Sunday’s All- Ireland senior football final.

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Dublin accept they were late for pitch entrance

Dublin chairman Seán Shanley accepts the team were late and missed their allocated pitch entrance time in Sunday’s All-Ireland final.

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Ephie Fitzgerald pledged to Cork cause

Sunday, February 7. The first page turned in the next chapter of Cork ladies football.

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Stephen Rochford: Pundits will say the Pope is training Mayo next

Stephen Rochford says he is not stressed by what inaccuracies Mayo pundits have been spreading about his team.

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Pat McEnaney: Black card is doing its job

The GAA’s former referees chief Pat McEnaney insists there is nothing inherently wrong with the black card.

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Dr Ed Coughlan: You must practise under pressure to be able to perform under pressure

Under pressure you don’t rise to the occasion; you sink to the level of your training, writes Dr Ed Coughlan.

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GAA chiefs to investigate ‘skelping’ in the tunnel

The Central Competitions Control Committee (CCCC) are investigating the cause of scuffles between Dublin and Mayo players prior to Sunday’s All-Ireland final.

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St Brendan's Hogan Cup the catalyst for Kerry minors' glory run

Kerry minor football captain Seán O’Shea believes St Brendans’ Hogan Cup win back in April was the foundation upon which a third successful All-Ireland campaign was built.

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Mayo bid to end 10-year replay hex

Mayo will be aiming to make it a first championship replay win in 10 years when they face Dublin for the second time on Saturday week.

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Rory Gallagher gets Donegal nod for three more years

A specially convened sitting of the Donegal county committee last night ratified Rory Gallagher as senior team manager for another three years, with an option of a fourth.

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