You can’t help thinking Eoin Cadogan is playing a blinder as the big brother when he perceives his younger sibling Alan and the rest of the Cork U21 footballers are being hyped up ahead of Saturday’s All-Ireland U21FC semi-final.More
The Imokilly board secretary has admitted the division will have to seriously consider withdrawing from the Cork senior football championship.More
Mickey Whelan has no problem talking Dublin up, but the 2011 All-Ireland winning selector draws the line at the suggestion that the reigning champions are operating at a higher level than any other county.More
He was held aloft as the poster boy for those advocating the introduction of the black card after being infamously hauled down by Sean Cavanagh in last summer’s All-Ireland quarter-final, but Monaghan’s Conor McManus remains unconvinced about its merits.More
Kerry minor manager Jack O’Connor believes county board bosses must appoint a Director of Football to ensure the Kingdom’s finest underage talents are not lost before transition to senior ranks.More
Tipperary hurling hero John Leahy has created a massive storm by axing five leading players from the county’s ladies football panel.More
The All-Ireland SFC will descend into mayhem unless referees achieve consistency in their policing of the black card, Kevin McStay has warned.More
Dublin 2-20 Cork 2-13
It won’t be until June that this pair begin their championships. Even at that, it won’t be in earnest. Yet you already get the feeling the crown doesn’t weigh as heavy on Dublin as it did in 2012.
It can be difficult to grumble with most seven-point wins but Jim Gavin had a few bugbears yesterday evening.More
Derry 2-15 Mayo 1-16
It’s the curse of league football that any result — good, bad or ugly — can be easily digested and regurgitated as either critical or irrelevant depending on the subsequent course a team’s season takes.
A tweet sent from Derry GAA’s official account yesterday afternoon questioning what it termed to be “Mayo’s systematic fouling” and the absence of black cards caused something of a mini-stir on Twitter.More
It wasn’t surprising that Paul McIver was ebullient at the final whistle. Seeing his players overcome a top side when reduced to 14 men is inclined to put any backroom team in good humour.More
Coláiste Choilm, Ballincollig 1-11 Scoil Aodháin 1-10
When Declan Hyland stepped onto the Croke Park turf, his sole aim — indeed his sole directive — was to impact, however possible, upon proceedings.
Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne 1-8 St Patrick’s, Maghera 1-6
Line crossed, tape broken, summit conquered; phrase it whichever way you please but the bottom line remains unchanged — Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne are Hogan Cup champions, at last.
Nemo Rangers 2-19 Douglas 0-17(after extra-time)
Nemo Rangers were forced to dig deep for their fourth successive Seandún U21A football championship title in Ballinlough on Saturday.
Between them, tomorrow’s semi-finalists Dublin and Cork have picked up just three black cards in 14 games. Mayo and Derry’s total is just the same and Jim Gavin believes the new rule is having its desired effect.More
Two years ago, Derry were saved from relegation to Division 3 not by themselves, but by virtue of a Tyrone win over Monaghan the same day.More
What’s seldom is wonderful for Donncha O’Connor right now. Tomorrow’s semi-final represents just his third start of the campaign.More
Hogan Cup Final
Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne (Kerry) v St Pat's Maghera (Derry)
Former Mayo footballer Michael Moyles has supported James Horan’s open desire to win the league as they prepare for a second clash with Derry in seven days in Sunday’s Division 1 semi-final.More
Colm Cooper admits he’s reluctant about rejoining the Kerry panel in a non-playing capacity for the Championship.More
You would imagine it would suit him right down to the ground but Colm ‘Gooch’ Cooper has one major reservation about the implementation of the black card.More
Cavan 2-06 Donegal 0-08
Cavan snatched victory from the jaws of defeat last night to secure a fourth title in a row against Donegal.
Cork 1-18 Tipperary 3-08
It may have been four Munster U21 football titles in a row for Cork but they were made to work for it as Tipperary produced a strong fight back at Páirc Uí Rinn last night.
Last Sunday evening, after beating Westmeath, Johnny Doyle told his Kildare team-mates he was retiring and that he wanted them to make him regret his decision by winning the Leinster championship.More
When David Power led the Tipperary minors to victory over Cork in Páirc Uí Chaoimh in 2009, the joyful visiting fans staged an impromptu pitch invasion, such was the rarity of the achievement.More
Waterford football manager Niall Carew has vented his frustration with Croke Park after a recent meeting with the chairman of the National Referees’ Committee Pat McEnaney failed to resolve the inconsistencies in officiating that have resulted in a heavy concession of frees during their Division 4 fixtures.More
The GAA’s commercial and stadium director Peter McKenna admits they will heed some of the concerns raised about the Sky Sports deal.More
Cadbury’s Munster U21FC final
CORK V TIPPERARY
Tomorrow: Páirc Ui Rinn 8pm
Ref: P O’Sullivan (Kerry)
Stephen Cluxton apologised to his Dublin team-mates following hissending off against Mayo last Saturday week, Michael Darragh Macauley has revealed.More