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Gregory McGonigle: His side suffered a heartbreaking defeat to Cork in last Sunday's final.

Walsh looking to bring ‘great days’ back to Galway

New Galway football manager Kevin Walsh says he will search the county for new talent and that prospective players will not be ruled out because of age or the standard of club football they play.

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Valerie Mulcahy

Mulcahy hails latest win as Cork’s best

"This is definitely the best," proclaimed Valerie Mulcahy in the wake of Sunday’s All-Ireland final win, Cork’s ninth in ten years.

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O’Reilly says half-time talk got Rebels focused

Shoulders stooped, heads gazed firmly on the floor. The Cork dressing room stood eerily quiet, a picture of despondency.

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Rebels set to confirm Flanagan role

Former Kerry strength and conditioning coach Pat Flanagan is to be confirmed as part of the Cork footballers’ backroom team in the coming days.

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Carrigaline captain Eoin O'Connor lifts the cup after victory over St Finbarr's in the Premier MFC final in Páirc Uí Rinn.

Carrigaline dig deep to claim title with late points

Carrigaline 0-9 St Finbarr’s 0-7
It wasn’t a classic, but that mattered little to Carrigaline as they claimed a first-ever Rebel Óg Premier 1 MFC in defeating St Finbarr’s at Páirc Uí Rinn last night.

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Inspired keeper Kelly ensures Wexford hold on

New York 1-10 Wexford 1-12
Marie Byrne’s first-half goal and a brilliant performance from goalkeeper Mary Rose Kelly were the key factors in Wexford’s victory over New York in yesterday’s TG4 All-Ireland Ladies JFC final at Croke Park.

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Aughawillan pull off shock victory

Aughawillan 1-13 St Mary’s 1-10
Appearing in their first Leitrim senior final in 20 years, a determined Aughawillan side surprised holders St Mary’s in an entertaining game in Carrick-on-Shannon.

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O’Connor helps St Pat’s over the line

St Patrick’s 1-10 Dreadnots 1-08
A hard-earned two-point win over Dreadnots in Drogheda gave St Patrick’s a third Louth SFC title in four years and a sixth since making the breakthrough in 2003.

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Impressive Johnston gives Gaels real edge

Former Kildare player Seanie Johnston celebrated his first championship start this year with his native Cavan Gaels by inspiring them to a convincing 2-12 to 0-8 over outsiders Cuchulainns in a tepid Cavan SFC semi-final.

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Corofin crush meek Milltown

Holders Corofin, winners of a dozen Galway SFC titles in the past 23 years, remain on course to retain their crown after an emphatic 4-14 to 0-2 semi-final win over Milltown.

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14-man Bishopstown show plenty courage

Bishopstown 1-09 Clyda Rovers 0-11
It was close in the end, but Bishopstown advanced to a second successive Cork SFC semi-final at Páirc Uí Rinn on Saturday.

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O’Keeffe wins it for St Anne’s

Blonde attacker Diarmuid O’Keeffe kicked a stunning additional time point to hand St Anne’s the narrowest of victories, 2-12 to 2-11, over reigning champions St Martin’s in this Group A Wexford SFC game at Taghmon.

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Cratloe march on to keep Clare double dream alive

Cratloe are poised to challenge for a senior hurling and football double in the Banner county.

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Cosgrove ace for Garrycastle

Spurred on by a Conor Cosgrove goal in the opening minute, Garrycastle qualified for the final of the Westmeath SFC with a 1-14 to 0-6 win against Coralstown/Kinnegad at Cusack Park.

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St Brigid’s see off gallant Gaels to keep drive for five alive

St Brigids’ "drive for five" remains intact after a comfortable victory against last year’s beaten finalists, Western Gaels, in yesterday’s Roscommon SFC semi-final at Dr Hyde Park.

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Focused Kilcar dig out win over Glenswilly

The Donegal SFC began with a bang this weekend with Kilcar defeating the 2013 champions Glenswilly.

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O’Neill goal at death ends wait for Omagh

Omagh/St Enda’s 1-10 Carrickmore 0-12
Ronan O’Neill’s stoppage-time goal gave Omagh a stunning victory and a first Tyrone SFC title in 26 years at Healy Park yesterday.

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O’Connor brothers star as Ballintubber destroy Knockmore

The four O’Connor brothers stole the show as Ballintubber went on a goalscoring spree in yesterday’s Mayo SFC semi-final, hitting the net nine times to set up a mouthwatering county final against defending champions Castlebar Mitchels.

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Rebel boss Cuthbert lining up a move for former Kerry coach Flanagan

Cork football manager Brian Cuthbert is lining up a sensational move for former Kerry coach Pat Flanagan to be part of a new-look management team next season.

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Slick An Rinn firmly in control

An Rinn 0-18 De La Salle 0-06
An Rinn enjoyed a comfortable hour under the Friday night lights as they disposed of De La Salle by 12 points at Fraher Field.

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erry's Jonathan Lyne, left, Brian Kelly, centre, and James O'Donoghue with the Sam Maguire cup. Picture: Ramsey Cardy / SPORTSFILE

Kelly reflects on ‘unbelievable’ year

Brian Kelly is still struggling to get his head around it.

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In attendence at a photocall ahead of the TG4 All-Ireland Junior, Intermediate and Senior Ladies Football Championship Finals on Sunday next, are, Junior Finalists Alisha Jordan, New York and Clara Donnelly, Wexford, with the West County Hotel Cup.

Cooper assault brought back unhappy memories for Alisha

Alisha Jordan, who plays with the New York lady footballers on Sunday, admits her heart skipped a beat when she heard about Dublin footballer Jonny Cooper’s assault at the weekend.

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Kerry not resting on laurels as future starts to take shape

In a quiet rural corner of Kerry, far from the celebrations of Sunday’s All-Ireland successes, the foundations are being poured to aid the development of future generations of Kingdom footballers.

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O’Mahony: Most special of them all

Anyone happening upon the Poitín Still in Rathcoole last Monday night might have gone cool on the prospects of Kerry lifting a 37th All-Ireland football title less than a week later.

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Picture of the Year: A tearful Alan Brogan leaves the pitch with his Jamie after Dublin were defeated by Donegal in the All-Ireland SFC semi final at Croke Park

The GAA year in review: And the alternative awards go to...

Another season of intercounty Gaelic football action ended on Sunday but, unlike the fare in the final, these end of year awards wont let you down, writes Michael Moynihan This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Kerry’s adaptability the secret of success

In school, we were taught one of the fundamental truths that it is not the strongest species that survives, nor the most intelligent, but the ones most responsive to change.

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Gooch injury left Fitzmaurice soul-searching

In a brief moment of vulnerability last February, Eamonn Fitzmaurice contemplated the loss of Colm Cooper this year, and wondered why such bad luck had befallen him.

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We don’t care about begrudgers

Marc Ó Sé says he doesn’t care if Kerry aren’t given the credit they deserve for their latest All-Ireland title because of their heritage.

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‘Espionage going on all the time’, claims Jim

Jim McGuinness has disassociated Donegal’s management team from the man caught observing Kerry’s training session last week but insists similar ‘espionage’ is widespread in the game.

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‘If he was in a wheelchair he’d still be of great benefit’

If the spy up the tree had been a little less conspicuous he might have seen Colm Cooper take part in his first full training session last Tuesday.

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Luckless Durcan’s kick-out gaffe leaves Jimmy mystified

So what exactly was Paul Durcan pictured thinking?

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Murphy’s heroics set to inspire a generation in Rathmore

"First and foremost, a very proudfather and second, a very proud club chairman," beams Donal Murphy.

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Durcan still deserves All-Star selection

The sight of Paul Durcan making a beeline for the dressing rooms after Sunday’s game was an incredibly sad one for a goalkeeper so integral to Donegal’s success this year. The consoling words from his Four Masters club-mate Karl Lacey were redundant. In Durcan’s eyes, he had cost his county an All-Ireland title.

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Kieran Donaghy, Kerry, celebrates after scoring his side's second goal. GAA Football All Ireland Senior Championship Final, Kerry v Donegal. Croke Park, Dublin.

Sweetest ever for Kerry kids

All-Ireland SFC Final
Kerry 2-9 Donegal 0-12
It may have looked sour but for Kerry this was sweet.

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CAMERAS ROLL: The Kerry squad celebrate with the Sam Maguire after victory over Donegal in the SFC final at Croke Park.

No 37 for Kerry: The one no-one saw coming

By the time he got back to the dressing room, it was more vacant than victorious.

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Ballincollig's Patrick Kelly is tackled by Muskerry's Rory Buckley.

Free-flowing Ballincollig book date with Nemo

Cork SFC quarter-final
Ballincollig 0-20 Muskerry 1-9
A marvellous display of attacking football saw ballincollig crush divisional side Muskerry in the quarter-final of the county championship at Cloughduv last night to earn a semi-final tilt against Nemo Rangers in a fortnight’s time.

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FAST BREAK: Carbery Rangers' Brian Shanahan bursts past Clonakilty's Sean Nagle.

Carbery march on as three red cards cost Clonakilty dear

Cork SFC quarter-final
Carbery Rangers 1-13 Clonakilty 1-8
They have been knocking on the Cork SFC door for a few years now, looking for their first senior title since moving up to the grade almost 10 years ago.

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