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Operation puke? 15 tactical ploys Kerry might try against Dublin

Has there ever been a more anticipated Kerry line-up? 

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Tomás Ó Flatharta: Kerry will bring something special

Experienced inter-county manager Tomás Ó Flatharta predicts his native Kerry will pull a rabbit from the hat and bring “something special” to their clash with Dublin.

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Peter Acheson: I’m sure the lads will be fine without me

In 2014, Peter Creedon convinced him otherwise and earlier this year it was Liam Kearns. But this time, Peter Acheson’s not for turning. The next few days are about goodbyes as he and his girlfriend Róisín prepare for a new life in Dubai.

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Veteran Denis Bastick will never forget or forgive 2009

It was at this stage two years ago Dublin found there was a limit to their hunger as All-Ireland champions. Denis Bastick can’t say for certain if they will meet another threshold this Sunday.

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Fans show appreciation for Joe Hart as exit looms

Man City 1 Steaua Bucharest 0 (Man City win 6-0 on agg): Joe Hart was hailed by supporters as Manchester City went through the motions to claim their place in the Champions League group stage at Steaua Bucharest’s expense.

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Eoin Cadogan faces long spell on the sideline after leg operation

Cork footballer Eoin Cadogan is facing a lengthy spell on the sidelines as he recuperates from an operation on a long-standing leg injury.

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John Evans wants GPA to bring an end to Steven O’Brien ‘nonsense’

John Evans has called on the GPA to intervene in Tipperary to end the “nonsense of Steven O’Brien sitting on his backside”.

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Liam Kearns hopeful of retaining Tipperary position

Liam Kearns expects to remain in charge of the Tipperary senior footballers next year — “assuming everything is as it should be.”

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Right call, but Mayo club managers frustrated

Castlebar Mitchels co-manager Declan O’Reilly accepts the reasoning behind the Mayo County Board’s decision to postpone this weekend’s club championship fixtures, but believes the situation could have been handled better.

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Bryan Sheehan: I don’t see how Dublin could be hungrier than we are

With regard to athleticism, tactical awareness and skill, Bryan Sheehan isn’t so sure. But when it comes to hunger, the Kerry captain doesn’t see how the Kingdom can be bettered on Sunday.

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Tipperary urged to sign up Liam Kearns for 2017

Tipperary GAA chiefs have been urged to nail down Liam Kearns as the county’s senior football team manager for 2017 — amid loose speculation that his native Kerry could make an approach for his services.

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With one eye on September Mayo chiefs postpone club games

Mayo GAA chiefs last night caved to growing pressure from players to cancel the weekend’s championship programme - with the All-Ireland final on the horizon.

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Jim Gavin says Dublin are not playing guessing games

Jim Gavin isn’t taking any chances. Even if playing Bryan Sheehan in goals sounds sillier than shrewd and has been dismissed by Kerry, he’s not buying into that speculation.

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Mike Quirke: If the hope doesn’t kill you, plenty of boys in blue will

It’s the hope that gets you every time. You subconsciously start to build walls after disappointments to protect yourself, and you insist you won’t let the same blind faith seep in and cloud your judgement again.

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John O’Mahony: Lesser teams ‘don’t get rub of the relic’

A Dublin or Kerry player wouldn’t have been black-carded for the offence that saw Tipperary’s Robbie Kiely black-carded in last Sunday’s All-Ireland semi-final, claims former Mayo manager John O’Mahony.

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Dr Ed Coughlan: Champions need to learn to win ugly before they can win anything

This Mayo team have learned one critical thing that separates them from before and that is the ability to win ugly, writes Dr Ed Coughlan.

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Broken bone in back ends Colin O’Riordan’s Sydney Swans campaign

Colin O’Riordan will have to wait until 2017 to resume his AFL career with the Sydney Swans after confirming that he sustained a broken bone in his back and a punctured lung in a recent outing in Darwin.

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Aidan O’Shea: We’re big underdogs but we have four weeks to get it right

At half-time during Sunday’s All-Ireland minor semi-final, a gaggle of Mayo players strolled around the field. Some listened to music, others simply getting a feel for the hallowed turf. Aidan O’Shea, on the other hand, was engrossed in something on his phone. Taking in a collection of Lebron James’ finest moments put him in the perfect frame of mind to ready himself for action.

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Conor Sweeney believes semi-final run will draw back Tipperary defectors

Tipperary’s footballers may be losing captain Peter Acheson to Dubai but Conor Sweeney believes their achievements this summer can act as a magnet for some of those lost to the panel this season.

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Ephie Fitzgerald also makes case for defence in Cork rampage

Cork 3-17 Cavan 1-3: As impressive as a second-half tally of 3-10 was in seeing off Cavan in the TG4 All-Ireland Ladies SFC quarter-final in Birr on Saturday, Cork manager Ephie Fitzgerald was just as impressed with the defending which held their opponents scoreless after the break.

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Three talking points as Tipperary have thoughts of ‘if only’

Three things to talk about from the weekend’s action...

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Stephen Rochford: We know there is more within us

Somehow, some way, they’re still standing.

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Michael Murphy to have scan amid fears over knee injury

Michael Murphy will this week have a scan at Santry Sports Clinic in Dublin to determine the seriousness of a knee injury picked up whilst playing for his club Glenswilly in the All-County Football League on Saturday evening. 

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Monaghan set up Cork semi with six-goal blitz

Monaghan 6-17 Kerry 1-16: Monaghan manager Paula Cunningham couldn’t but be impressed with her side’s 16-point win over Kerry in Saturday’s All-Ireland Ladies SFC quarter-final in Birr, but knows that a bigger test awaits in the semi-final against Cork.

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Liam Kearns: Tipperary are comfortable mixing with football’s elite

Tipperary manager Liam Kearns feels Mayo will have to improve if they’re to end their long All-Ireland famine.

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Ignore the performance - for Mayo it’s all about the result

Mayo 2-13 Tipperary 0-14: Erratic. Irregular. Inconsistent. But enough about the winners.

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Tony McEntee on sweeping Mayo's doubters aside

Before a family break in Westport last month, Mayo was strictly football for Tony McEntee. And that week, it was strictly holiday.

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Michael Ryan says footballers are ‘the storyline of the summer’

Tipperary hurling manager Michael Ryan paid tribute to the county footballers’ “super achievement” in reaching the All-Ireland semi-final tomorrow.

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Jim Gavin: It’s good for managers and referees to talk

Dublin boss Jim Gavin has called for meaningful dialogue between managers and referees during the season.

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Mayo’s forgotten man Alan Dillon emerges from the shadows

 

Alan Dillon feels he still has something to offer. Whatever the role, it’s for the team’s benefit, writes John Fogarty

 

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Dermot Earley: GPA planning new championship structure

GPA president Dermot Earley has admitted surprise but welcomed the GAA’s u-turn on plans to increase the number of games in the All-Ireland championship.

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Tiernan McCann: ‘Maybe it’s Mayo’s year’

Tyrone defender Tiernan McCann admits the sense of rawness after they were squeezed out of their All-Ireland quarter-final against Mayo still hurts. That being said, he can look back on a fine season with Tyrone, who lost just once across their 2016 season

 

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How a sunny weekend in Clare was when the Tipperary clouds lifted

You wouldn’t normally associate Clare’s Cratloe Woods with the sun-soaked Costa del Sol but as David Moriarty watched the Tipperary footballers go through their paces, he was filled with a renewed sense of hope.

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Cillian O’Connor: Mayo revolutionaries were ready for backlash

The minute Mayo slipped, the players knew their necks were for the stocks.

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Liam Kearns: 'A semi-final? We’d have told you to lie down in a darkened room'

If you told Liam Kearns last November when he took on the job of Tipperary manager that he’d guide the county to a first All-Ireland semi-final since 1935 during his maiden season at the helm, he’d probably have laughed at you.

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John Cleary demands action on ‘worrying’ decline of Cork football

John Cleary has called for immediate action to arrest the “worrying” decline of Cork football over the past four years. The two-time All- Ireland medal winner believes the Cork team has regressed year-on-year since 2012 and says a plan must be formulated to return the county to football’s top table.

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Mike Quirke: Modern coaching about the ability to adapt

Charles Darwin once wrote: “it is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change”.

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Stephen Rochford: Mayo need to find goal touch

Mayo will require at least one goal if they are to beat Tipperary, manager Stephen Rochford believes.

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Conor Sweeney says Cork win was key for Tipperary's confidence

Confidence. That’s been the key. Granted, there have been other subtle improvements, but none as profound or important as the collective confidence of this Tipperary squad.

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