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McEntee: Players not technically competent as skills neglected

All-Ireland winning club football coach Tony McEntee has given a sobering summary of Gaelic football, suggesting that players at all ages and grades aren’t "technically competent".

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Rochestown’s dual incentive for victory

The Rochestown footballers are excused from their final three classes on Wednesday afternoon.

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New skipper Donaghy back in Kerry team for Dublin showdown

New Kerry captain Kieran Donaghy will make his first competitive start of the year in Sunday’s Allianz Football League Division 1 clash with Dublin in Fitzgerald Stadium (2pm).

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Goold: We’re not getting carried away

Cork midfielder Fintan Goold insists the county’s experiences in last year’s Allianz FL Division 1 ensure nobody will be getting carried away with the good start in the current campaign.

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Four-goal Longford brush weak Wicklow outfit aside

Longford 4-13 Wicklow 1-5

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Louth do damage in opening quarter

Louth 3-11 Carlow 2-10

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Second-half goals seal it for Laois

Laois 4-12 Wexford 1-11

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Donaghy’s goodwill gesture praised

All-Ireland Club finalists Slaughtneil revealed Kerry star Kieran Donaghy sent a message of goodwill to Christopher Bradley for the shoulder tackle which may rule him out of the final on St Patrick’s Day.

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James O’Donoghue: Kerry are solid but not defensive

James O’Donoghue takes exception to the theory Kerry were defensive on their way to winning last year’s All-Ireland title.

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Back-up key for DCU says Niall Moyna

Niall Moyna hailed the strength-in-depth of the DCU bench as the defining factor in their fourth Sigerson Cup win.

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The highs and Lowe of Sigerson Cup glory for DCU

DCU 1-14 UCC 2-10 (AET): Not for one minute had Tadgh Lowe stood between the posts in either the Higher Education league or O’Byrne Cup.

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Niall Moyna: Play midweek Sigerson Cup finals

The Sigerson Cup finals weekend format is outdated and increases the risk of burnout, according to Niall Moyna.

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Connolly’s clinical second-half strike gets UCC motoring

Sigerson Cup semi-final
UCC 2-12 IT Carlow 0-8
Exchanges in the UCC dressing room at half-time can’t have been pleasant. 

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UCD fury as Smith’s injury time goal a winner for DCU

Sigerson Cup semi-final
DCU 2-8 UCD 0-11
Selector Brian Mullins moved into the centre of UCD’s post-match huddle. 

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Tipperary boss Peter Creedon first to get sideline ban for referee criticism

Tipperary manager Peter Creedon has been slapped with a one-match touchline ban for his recent criticism of referee David Coldrick.

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AIB sponsorship ties in with GAA strategy

THE announcement today confirming AIB as new associate sponsors of the All-Ireland SFC tallies with the GAA’s commercial bundle strategy in recent years.

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Paddy Brophy set for Eagles Aussie Rules debut

Paddy Brophy will play his first senior game for West Coast Eagles in a pre-season fixture against the Indigenous All Stars this morning.

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Niall Moyna keen to make major statement with a DCU victory

It is hard to imagine Niall Moyna experiencing a sweeter Sigerson Cup success with DCU if it occurs this weekend.

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John Divilly’s UCD face tough task to halt charge of DCU in Sigerson Cup

Sigerson Cup semi-finals DCU v UCD, Mardyke (R Hickey, Clare), 2pm

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Tomás Clancy determined to join UCC’s history-makers

Tomás Clancy is chasing his own piece of history this weekend.

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This is where we want to be, says Carlow IT boss Noel Garvan

They’ve no intention of apologising for their presence at the Mardyke, no intention of writing themselves off or treating today’s fixture against UCC as merely bonus territory.

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Injuries have left Dermot Earley in daily pain

Kildare legend Dermot Earley admits a catalogue of old football injuries leaves him in pain on a daily basis.

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Kerry's Paul Geaney

Hooter saved UCC last year, says Kerry’s Paul Geaney

Kerry’s Paul Geaney admits the hooter played a part in UCC’s Sigerson Cup victory last year. 

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More game-time could have tempted Bryan Cullen to stay on at Dublin

All-Ireland winning Dublin captain Bryan Cullen has admitted he may have prolonged his county career if he’d been a regular starter.

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Michael Meehan: Galway football return unlikely

Former Galway captain Michael Meehan has conceded he’s ‘unlikely’ to revive his inter-county career.

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Tipperary manager Peter Creedon

Tipperary football boss Peter Creedon called to explain comments on referee David Coldrick

Tipperary football boss Peter Creedon will be asked to explain his recent comments about referee David Coldrick in Dublin this evening.

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