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Cora Staunton confident she can master Aussie Rules

Ladies football legend Cora Staunton says she is “relishing the big challenge” of trying to make a name for herself in Australia next spring.

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Optimistic Joe Kernan understands reasons for International Rules withdrawals

Ireland International Rules manager Joe Kernan understands James McCarthy’s view that the country may never be able to field their strongest team, but he is happy with the hand available to him travelling to Australia.

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New Cork boss Ronan McCarthy welcomes back-up fund

Incoming Cork football manager Ronan McCarthy has described a supplementary fund for the Rebel footballers as “very positive” on the face of it but cautioned that such a fund would have to bring a “measured benefit” to the team set-up.

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Long-serving Alan O’Connor retires from inter-county football

New Cork football manager Ronan McCarthy has confirmed that long-serving midfielder Alan O’Connor has retired from intercounty football.

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David Clifford: ‘Playing for Kerry was always the dream’

Kerry sensation David Clifford is happy for senior manager Éamonn Fitzmaurice and U20 boss Jack O’Connor to sort out his immediate inter-county future.

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Garrymore spring shock to set up Castlebar Mitchels meeting

Surprise packets Garrymore will face holders Castlebar Mitchels in the Mayo SFC semi-finals next weekend.

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Harry O’Neill points out flaws despite Dr Crokes’ 14-point winning margin

Dr Crokes 5-13 West Kerry 0-14: Most managements would give their right arm for a 14-point semi-final victory and progression to a seventh county final in nine years. Dr Crokes, as we’ve long since established, are not your run-of-the-mill side.

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South Kerry show resolve once more to reach final

South Kerry 0-12 Kerins O’Rahilly’s 1-8: Both South Kerry and Kerins O’Rahilly’s will make for Austin Stack Park on October 22; silverware and survival their respective priorities.

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