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Barry Shanahan, Austin Stacks, offloads the ball as he is tackled by Tommy Walsh, Kerins O'Rahillys.

Kerry boost as Walsh returns to action

Austin Stacks 1-14 Kerins O’Rahillys 1-9: Tralee Board SFC final: Former Younger Footballer of the Year, Tommy Walsh, made his competitive return to gaelic games at Austin Stack Park on Saturday night.

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Michael Dara MacAuley of Dublin is sent off by referee David Gough. Pic: Inpho

Dublin escape Kildare’s grasp

Kildare 0-19 Dublin 0-24: Bord na Mona O’Byrne Cup final: For the second time in five years, Jason Ryan was left to rue the red card extra-time rule against Dublin, as the Dubs took full advantage of replacing dismissed Michael Darragh Macauley in the additional periods at Newbridge yesterday

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File photo of Roscommon captain Niall Carthy (left). Carty lifted the cup after yesterday's FBD Connacht final.

John Evans delighted as resurgent Roscommon revel in victory

Roscommon 4-8 Galway 1-12: FBD Connacht final: There is growing optimism in Roscommon that a succession of good underage sides is about to mark them as a serious force at senior level, but the need to temper that expectation was also obvious at Kiltoom yesterday.

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West Limerick Board chairman Gerry Molyneaux presents the cup to Valentia Gaels captain Brendan O'Sullivan.

Valentia make it a Kerry clean sweep of club titles

Valentia-Daribhre Young Islanders (Kerry) 0-12 Kildimo-Pallaskenry (Limerick) 1-8: Munster JBFC final:

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Padraig McNulty, Tyrone, in action against Killian Clarke and Damien O'Reilly, Cavan. McKenna Cup Final, Tyrone v Cavan, Athletic Grounds, Armagh. Picture credit: Oliver McVeigh / SPORTSFILE

Harte warns Tyrone need to ‘change script’ after Cavan fright

Tyrone 1-13 Cavan 0-10: Dr McKenna Cup final: Mickey Harte admitted Tyrone needed to "change the script" in order to secure another four-in-a-row of McKenna Cup titles after Saturday night’s win in the Athletic Grounds.

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SILVER LINING: The Waterford squad show off the McGrath Cup after beating UCC on Saturday. Picture: Matt Browne.

Waterford finally get booty in the bag

Waterford 3-12 UCC 1-9: McGrath Cup final: Silverware in the southeast: Waterford collected a first McGrath Cup in over 30 years with an emphatic win over UCC in Fraher Field, Dungarvan on Saturday.

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McGlinchey happy as home support begins to build

It’s a cliche to say that a county needs a win, but that was truer than usual Saturday night in Dungarvan.

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Mitchel’s the pride of Merseyside

John Mitchel’s (Lancashire)1-9 Moate All Whites (Westmeath) 1-6: All-Ireland Club JFC semi-final: Merseyside could have something to celebrate this season after all following John Mitchel’s qualification for the All-Ireland Club JFC final for the second time in their history at Pairc Tailteann, Navan, yesterday.

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Kevin Smyth squeezes St Croan’s to All-Ireland final

St Croan’s (Roscommon) 0-14 Sean O’Mahony’s (Louth) 2-7: All-Ireland Club IFC semi-final: An injury-time free from Kevin Smyth proved enough to send St Croan’s into the All-Ireland Club IFC final after a thrilling encounter with Louth champions Sean O’Mahony’s at Kingspan Breffni Park, Cavan.

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Brosna and Rock St Patrick’s must meet again

Brosna (Kerry) 0-10 Rock St Patrick’s (Tyrone) 1-7 (AET): AIB All-Ireland Club JFC semi-final: Brosna and Rock St Patrick’s must meet again to see who enjoys a St Valentine’s date in Croke Park.

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GOING DOWN: Warrenpoint forward Ross McGarry hits the deck after a challenge from Ardfert's David Griffin in yesterday's AIB All-Ireland Club IFC semi-final at O'Moore Park, Portlaoise. Picture: Pat Moore

Awesome Ardfert returning to Croker

Ardfert (Kerry) 1-8 St Peter’s, Warrenpoint (Down) 0-10: AIB All-Ireland Club IFC semi-final: Pat O’Driscoll spent most of January watching videos of Warrenpoint’s Ulster club championship campaign.

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Tom McGlinchey: Describes himself as a traditional manager, doing a lot of the coaching himself.

Promotion still the holy grail for Tom McGlinchey

McGrath Cup Final
Waterford v UCC
Tonight: Fraher Field Dungarvan, 6pm

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SAFE HANDS: Kerry manager Eamonn Fitzmaurice with 2015 Kingdom captain  Kieran Donaghy at last night's pre-league press briefing at Austin Stack Park in Tralee. Donaghy described captaining Kerry as an "unbelievable honour".

Eamonn Fitzmaurice: Burnout issue is so overplayed

Eamonn Fitzmaurice has dismissed Joe Brolly’s claim that county players are "indentured slaves", believing the discussion on burnout has been "overplayed".

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UCC Campus

UCC chasing historic victory in McGrath Cup

UCC have the possibility of making history tomorrow night when they face Waterford in the McGrath Cup final (Fraher Field, 6pm), but it’s arguably a distraction they could have done without.

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File photo of a previous Congress.

Former referee Collins brings concerns to Congress

Former inter-county referee Paddy Collins hopes to bring several motions to Congress next month concerning illegitimate practices in matches.

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St Francis Rochestown’s quadruple dream gathering momentum

St Francis Rochestown 1-9 Coláiste na Sceilge 2-4
The prospect of an unprecedented quadruple remains alive for St Francis College, Rochestown as they got past Coláiste na Sceilge in the e Corn Uí Mhuirí quarter-finals at Knockngagree yesterday.

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Eamonn Ryan’s red alert on third level binge drinking and peer pressure

Renowned Cork ladies football manager Eamonn Ryan has warned of the dangers of binge drinking and peer pressure at third level.

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Tom McGlinchey: 'The GAA needs big championship games to generate revenue.'

Tom McGlinchey: Two-tier football championship deserves further research

Waterford football boss Tom McGlinchey says there’s merit in Dara Ó Cinnéide’s proposal for a two-tier inter-county football championship but warns the structure and marketing of such a competition would be crucial.

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Tyrone’s early blitz proves decisive

Armagh 1-7 Tyrone 3-10
Tyrone moved a step closer to a second four-in-a-row of McKenna Cup titles under Mickey Harte with a surprisingly one-sided win over Armagh last night.

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Pobalscoil Corca Dhuibhne in cruise control against Tralee CBS

Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne 2-10 Tralee CBS 1-3
Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne continued their march towards a fourth successive Corn Uí Mhuirí title with this emphatic quarter-final victory over a largely disjointed Tralee CBS outfit.

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Thomas Scannell makes it safe for Clonakilty CC

Clonakilty CC 1-13 IS Killorglin 1-5
Clonakilty Community College are through to the Corn Uí Mhuirí semi-final for the first time after a deserved victory over IS Killorglin at Kenmare yesterday.

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Cavan may appeal McKiernan red card

Cavan are considering appealing Gearoid McKiernan’s proposed two-match McKenna Cup ban arising from Sunday’s victory over Monaghan.

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Dara Ó Cinnéide

Dara Ó Cinnéide: Madness needs to stop

Dara Ó Cinnéide says there is sufficient evidence to support a revitalised Tommy Murphy Cup-style competition.

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Liam Lawlor full of praise for Waterford boss Tom McGlinchey

Waterford will face UCC in the McGrath Cup final at Fraher Field, Dungavan on Saturday (6pm) following their shock victory over Cork last Sunday in Clashmore.

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Ger Brennan: In the dark about when he will play for Dublin again.

Ger Brennan: Dubs will learn from Donegal mistakes

Ger Brennan has backed Dublin to learn from the mistakes of last summer against Donegal and ensure they’re never overrun so easily again.

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Kerry victory not good enough

Kerry 5-9 Meath 0-8
U21 Hastings Cup

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Galway ease into decider

Galway 1-13 GMIT 0-5 FBD League

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Sligo in tough battle to see off Leitrim

Connacht FBD League
Sligo 2-9 Leitrim 1-10

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Roscommon beat Mayo

FBD Connacht League (R3)
Roscommon 2-12 Mayo 1-10

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Sligo students rue missed opportunities

Sligo IT 0-8 NUIG 0-8
Connacht FBD League

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TOP CLASS: Coláiste Dun Iascaigh, Cahir, afterdefeating Scoil Mhuire,Carrick-on- Suir, in theMunster LGFA Post Primary Schools Senior 'A' football final in Clonmel.Picture: John D Kelly.

Coláiste Dun Iascaigh beat Scoil Mhuire

Coláiste Dun Iascaigh (Cahir) 4-8 Scoil Mhuire (Carrick-on-Suir) 2-9
Munster LGFA Post-Primary Schools Senior ‘A’ final

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Cavan beat Monaghan by one goal in pulsating game

Cavan 1-13 Monaghan 0-13
McKenna Cup

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Fermanagh do enough

Donegal 0-12 Fermanagh 2-5
McKenna Cup

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Tyrone on course for McKenna Cup title after another victory

Tyrone 1-11 Antrim 0-7
McKenna Cup

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Murray stars as Queen’s edge past Derry

Derry 1-5 Queen’s 1-9
McKenna Cup

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Rebels rocked as Déise make history

McGrath Cup semi-final
Waterford 0-8 Cork 0-7

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Good Counsel beat Marist College thanks to Darragh Joyce goal

Good Counsel, New Ross 1-11 Marist College, Athlone 2-5
Leinster Colleges SAFC quarter-final

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Kildare win convincingly over Dublin but more work needs to be done

Kildare 2-15 Dublin IT 0-9

O’Byrne Cup semi-final

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Injury time victory for Dublin over Meath

O’Byrne Cup semi-final
Meath 1-13 Dublin 1-15

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UCC's Luke Connolly breaks away from IT Tralee's Peter Nash.

Steely UCC have too much class

McGrath Cup semi-final
UCC 0-18 IT Tralee 0-6
Sigerson Cup holders UCC proved too strong for IT Tralee in this McGrath Cup semi-final played under lights at IT Tralee last night and now face the winners of the Cork-Waterford clash.

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Cork footballers make seven changes for clash with Waterford

The Cork football management have made seven changes to their side for Sunday’s McGrath Cup semi-final clash with Waterford in Ardmore.

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Andy Tormey confident young Meath can lay down marker against Dublin

If the Myth of Sisyphus rings true for any team in Gaelic games, it’s surely the Meath footballers.

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Kavanagh exits Donegal with heavy heart

Rory Kavanagh has admitted that opting to retire from inter-county football after being involved for 14 years was "the hardest decision" he ever had to make.

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