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Dual star Walsh opts for hurling with Cork

Cork football boss Brian Cuthbert is "disappointed" dual player Aidan Walsh has opted to play hurling only in 2015, but the manager has an eye on another dual talent, Alan Cadogan, who starred for the hurlers this year.

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Naomh Conaill now pondering taking their appeal to the Ulster Hearings Committee

Naomh Conaill may appeal their defeat by Glenswilly in the RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta Donegal SFC semi-final to the Ulster Hearings Committee.

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Tierney: Criticism after O’Donoghue mauling stung

Tyrone defender Barry Tierney has revealed he was taken aback by the fierce criticism he endured after a three-goal mauling by Kerry star James O’Donoghue.

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Backroom role with Meath for McDonagh

Irish long jump record holder and leading therapist, Ciarán McDonagh, has been added to the Meath football backroom team and will start his role this weekend.

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Donegal final in limbo as CCC discuss Naomh Conaill appeal

The RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta Donegal SFC was in a state of limbo last night as an appeal by Naomh Conaill into the result of Sunday’s semi-final was being discussed by the Competitions’ Control Committee.

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READY FOR IT: Ireland captain Michael Murphy and manager Paul Earley in Croke Park yesterday for the GAA Go International Rules Series press conference. Ireland face Australia in Perth on Nov 22.

Murphy facing another possible club versus country clash

Ireland International Rules captain Michael Murphy said it would be wrong of him to consider a club versus country clash ahead of Glenswilly’s Donegal final against St Eunan’s on Sunday.

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Ger Brennan

No looking back as Brennan switches focus to Vincent’s

Ger Brennan has seen his stock rise since missing out on Dublin’s All-Ireland semi-final defeat by Donegal, but it’s not something that sits comfortably with him, that just because he was absent through injury on that forgettable day means he has become a better player.

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Tipp hold on as Clare leave effort too late

Tipperary 0-12 Clare 0-10
Though they scored the last four points, Clare left their effort too late to deny Tipperary victory in the Darcy Cup (Munster U17 football) final at Limerick Gaelic Grounds last night.

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Three second-half goals lift Limerick

Limerick 3-8 Waterford 0-12
Three second-half goals, two from Richard Hayes, who also scored two points, earned Limerick the U17 Shield after the sides were level three times inside the opening 21 minutes.

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Vincent’s reign supreme again

Dublin SFC final
St Vincent’s 0-14 St Oliver Plunkett’s ER 1-10

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Millstreet’s magic moment

Millstreet 1-09 St Finbarr’s 1-08
Millstreet produced a devastating final quarter scoring burst to claim the Cork JAFC title at Páirc Uí Rinn on Saturday night.

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Paul Galvin In His Own Words: Hard knock life - The duster debacle

My room in the Sem was number 11.

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Cratloe make extra man count

Ballygunner 1-10 Cratloe 3-07
Cratloe’s football prowess was a bonus rather than a burden yesterday in Walsh Park, helping them past Waterford champions Ballygunner in a Munster Club hurling championship game spoiled by a howling wind.

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Gilheany inspires Aughawillan

Aughawillan (Leitrim) 2-12 Tubbercurry (Sligo) 0-13
Ciarán Gilheany scored a marvellous 1-7 as Leitrim champions Aughawillan set up a Connacht Club SFC semi-final against Galway’s Corofin following their surprise win over 14-man Tubbercurry at Markievicz Park.

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Garrycastle roar into seventh heaven

Garrycastle 1-11 Mullingar Shamrocks 0-08
Garrycastle won their seventh Westmeath SFC title, and their first since 2011, when they defeated Mullingar Shamrocks by six points in Cusack Park, Mullingar, yesterday afternoon.

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Glenswilly, St Eunan’s through to decider

The RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta Donegal SFC final will be a local derby next Sunday with Glenswilly and St Eunan’s of Letterkenny winning their respective semi-finals.

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Mighty Moorefield again kingpins

Moorefield 1-15 Sarsfields 1-06 Moorefield cruised to victory and retained their Kildare SFC crown after a dominant display in a largely one-sided replay at St Conleth’s Park.

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Goulding guides Éire Óg to glory

Éire Óg 0-14 Rockchapel 0-06
Fourteen months ago, Éire Óg met Rockchapel in the Cork IFC quarter-final.

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Rathnew leave it late

Rathnew (Wicklow) 1-13 Rathvilly (Carlow) 1-09
Rathnew left it late before snatching victory in this Leinster Club SFC clash at Aughrim yesterday.

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Rhode remain in hunt

Rhode (Offaly) 2-09 St Patrick’s (Louth) 0-10
Goals from Anton Sullivan and Conor McNamee proved crucial as Rhode won this clash yesterday.

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Underdogs happy to move forward with ‘Donegal-esque’ approach

It was only earlier this month that Bernard Brogan was providing Jim McGuinness with a most back-handed sort of compliment on his departure as Donegal manager.

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Mid Kerry spurn late chances and save Stacks

Austin Stacks 1-13 Mid Kerry 2-10
No silverware presented here but no harm done really following an enjoyable afternoon where both sides were jointly responsible for good football as they were equally guilty of some bad.

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Walsh admits his goal was ‘a fluke’

Donnchadh Walsh admits his second-half goal was a fluke as he intended to score a point.

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Stack happy way players fought back

Stephen Stack was taking the positives from Austin Stack’s performance despite seeing them lose a four-point second-half advantage.

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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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Paul Galvin in his own words: The notebook slap - 'It was basic instinct'

2008 should have been the pinnacle of Paul Galvin’s Kerry career. Captain of the team seeking a third All-Ireland title in succession, he staved off surgery to make Killarney on June 15.

But in one mad moment, his world changed. In an exclusive extract from his new book, In My Own Words, Galvin recalls that afternoon in Fitzgerald Stadium. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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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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