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Frankie Dolan says Roscommon must crack Tyrone system

We’re at the halfway point in three of the most important weekends concerning Roscommon football in 2015.

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Tommy Toomey: Let Tipperary’s good days continue

The mini-truck carrying close to 30 Tipperary U21 footballers edged through the town of Templemore close to midnight.

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Brian Cuthbert expects Michael Shields to be fit for final

Cork football manager Brian Cuthbert expects his captain Michael Shields to be fit for the NFL final against Dublin on Sunday week.

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‘Leader’ Colin O’Riordan an inspiration for all, says Tipperary boss Michael McGeehan

Tipperary U21 football selector Michael McGeehan has issued glowing praise for the leadership qualities of team captain Colin O’Riordan ahead of tomorrow’s All-Ireland semi-final meeting with Dublin.

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Limerick football not in crisis, insists John Cregan

Limerick football is not in a state of crisis, board chairman John Cregan has said in the wake of the county’s 10th consecutive Munster minor championship defeat.

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Diarmuid Connolly: the GAA’s last quiet man steps up to the mic

First Stephen Cluxton, then Ciarán McDonald and now Diarmuid Connolly; no longer is there a hiding place within the GAA for the reclusive football star.

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No surprise as Cork far too strong for Limerick

LIMERICK 2-7 CORK 2-15: Little in the way of surprise at the Gaelic Grounds as Cork eased to an eight-point Electric Ireland Munster MFC win over Limerick.

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Tipperary minors go into cruise control in second-half

Job done for Tipperary at Semple Stadium last evening as Charlie McGeever’s hosts blew away Waterford 2-16 to 1-7 to book their place in the Electric Ireland Munster MFC semi-finals.

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Kerry were always the dominant force

KERRY 0-14 CLARE 0-3: In a lifeless encounter in front of 1,962 souls, Kerry were erratic in front of goal, error-prone and lazy in the tackle.

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Donal O’Sullivan hoping busy Cork can get job done

Donal O’Sullivan is unsure where to begin.

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Cork are making most of hand-passing game

After two exciting and free-flowing Allianz Football League semi-finals, the two form teams in the country, Cork and Dublin, will meet in the final later this month.

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Cian O’Sullivan wants Dublin to win in style

Dublin are on the brink of Allianz football league history but Cian O’Sullivan has admitted he’d prefer to have done it the stylish way.

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Rampant Cork Rebels rock Donegal with goal rush

CORK 4-11 DONEGAL 0-19: Tell it not in Gath, as the Bible puts it, but we had a largely enjoyable game of football yesterday in Croke Park. Given recent suggestions of the apocalypse for the sport, a reference to the good book seems appropriate.

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Things we learnt from Cork’s win

Travelling up to Croke Park yesterday morning I had serious concerns as to whether Fintan Goold and, in particular, Eoin Cadogan, were a suitable duo for Cork at midfield.

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Dublin survive as Monaghan’s late revival repelled

DUBLIN 0-17 MONAGHAN 0-16: It took a while, but the Allianz Football League semi-finals finally flickered to life with less than 15 minutes to play in the second contest, thanks to Monaghan’s late and unexpected surge for a place in the decider.

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Corca Duibhne’s double delight

Pobalscoil chorca Dhuibhne  1-12 Roscommon CBS 2-5: Patience, then enterprise. One without the other and Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne’s stay at the summit of schools football was at an end.

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‘Death’ jibe for football premature

Just over two weeks have passed since Dublin played Derry in the now infamous ‘death of football’ league game in Croke Park. Yesterday they returned to headquarters against another northern opposition, Monaghan, who they happened to have beaten by 10 points a week ago in Clones.

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Cork out to stall Dublin three-in-a-row bid

As they started, so shall they finish.

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Blessed by a ‘special bunch’

The hands raised in interest were few. When Eamonn Fitzmaurice handed back the Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne bainisteoir’s bib last May, there was no flood of CVs lodged in the staff room to replace the Kerry boss.

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Dublin still searching for the right way forward

“No”. Jim Gavin is usually more generous with his words but when he was asked last month if Dublin would be tempted to join others and adopt a blanket defence he felt he didn’t need to elaborate.

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Ian Fahey will be free for Tipperary’s clash with Dublin

Tipperary management insist Ian Fahey will play in the EirGrid All-Ireland U21 football semi-final against Dublin next Saturday.

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Dingle lads set to deliver

Hogan Cup final Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne v Roscommon CBS, Croke Park (A Nolan, Wicklow), 3.15pm

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Patrick Kelly warns defensive walls must come down

The pain in Patrick Kelly’s calf became unbearable as the Derry game wore on last Sunday, and the Cork forward eventually had to come off injured.

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A league of their own - Division 1 All-Star team

The gulf in class between the top flight and the rest of the divisions has perhaps never been as wide as this year. So who exactly have been a class apart in the league of its own?

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Ryan McMenamin clears up infamous clashes with Kerry star Colm Cooper

Ex-Tyrone defender Ryan McMenamin has rejected the long-held theory that he bit and gouged Colm Cooper.

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Cork ring changes for Donegal

As expected, Cork have made wholesale changes for Sunday’s Division 1 semi-final against Donegal from the team that beat Derry last Sunday.

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Premier County claim Munster glory as Cork’s five-in-a-row bid falls just short

TIPPERARY 1-15 CORK 3-8: Another giant step forward in the development of Tipperary football as Tommy Toomey’s young charges foiled Cork’s five-in-a-row bid to secure the county’s second Munster U21 title.

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Tommy Toomey delights as Tipperary composure rewarded

Tipperary manager Tommy Toomey praised the second-half effort of his troops and the confident manner in which they responded to Peter Kelleher’s goal directly upon the change of ends.

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Michael Murphy free to return after serving match ban

Donegal captain Michael Murphy’s disciplinary record has been wiped clean after he served a one-game suspension last weekend, Croke Park has confirmed.

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Daniel McNulty strikes late as Tyrone snatch title

Tyrone 1-11 Donegal 0-13: Tyrone converted an injury-time free to win a first Ulster U21 title in nine years last night, condemning Donegal to a third final defeat in a row at this grade.

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Sean Hayes rallies Cork and cautions that Tipperary warrants serious respect

“Any time you beat Kerry in the championship is a very good result,” reflected Sean Hayes in the wake of Cork’s Munster semi-final victory over the old enemy.

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