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Peadar Healy: If Cork beat Kerry, ‘God knows where we might finish up’

Either the Cork camp is reading from the same script or they genuinely believe that victory over a top-six outfit will lift the dark clouds and reinstate them as a leading football force.

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Cork v Kerry: The stronger the rivalry, the greater the respect

The idea to erect a statue of Kerry hero John Egan may have culminated with an unveiling in his native Sneem, but it originated in his adopted hometown of Cork.

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Ciarán Kilkenny: Jim Gavin had duty of care to Connolly

Ciarán Kilkenny says the Dublin team want to move on from the Diarmuid Connolly controversy just as the player himself has done.

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Sligo edge six-goal thriller to earn place in Connacht minor decider

Sligo 3-12 Leitrim 3-7: Five unanswered points in the last 10 minutes set up Sligo’s five-point defeat of plucky neighbours Leitrim in an eventually enthralling Connacht MFC semi-final at Markievicz Park.

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Peadar Healy eager to put more of a foot into Cork football

Gregarious he was as a manager in front of the media, but on all matters Cork football, Conor Counihan will be remembered as a cagey operator.

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Éamonn Fitzmaurice ‘I like to do things the hard way’

Éamonn Fitzmaurice can empathise with his Cork counterpart, Peadar Healy. Not many people know just how lonely a road inter-county management can be.

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Clare's Donal Moloney happy to avoid facing Cork in new Páirc Uí Chaoimh

Clare joint-manager Donal Moloney is pleased that Sunday week’s Munster SHC final against Cork is taking place in Semple Stadium and not Páirc Uí Chaoimh.

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Paul Murphy: A basic skill let me down

Kerry’s Paul Murphy has moved on from the NFL clash with Dublin earlier this year and its dramatic ending.

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Michael Quinlivan to miss Tipp clash with Cavan

All-star forward Michael Quinlivan will miss out on Tipperary’s All-Ireland SFC round 2B qualifier clash with Cavan at Kingspan Breffni Park on Saturday week.

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Kevin Walsh: Jim Gavin right to protect his players

Kevin Walsh doesn’t have a Facebook account and you won’t find him on Twitter.

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Kerry claim fourth consecutive Munster JFC title with extra-time win over Cork

Kerry 4-24, Cork 3-20 (AET): For Kerry, the grand slam remains in play.

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Frustrated Peadar Healy calls for Cork revamp

Peadar Healy has called for a revamp of the Cork senior football championship, expressing frustration that 15 of his players had to line out with their clubs two weeks before the Munster final.

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Seamus McEnaney: ‘This is not about me. This is about Wexford’

“This is not about me,” Banty insisted. But it is a plea that has already fallen on deaf ears. Wexford v Monaghan won’t be just another football qualifier. They’ll call it the Banty derby.

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Limerick lament another one that got away

Limerick 0-11 - Wexford 0-12: It’s hard to know what will torment Billy Lee more. That his team lost both of their games in his debut year by a point, or that they were the better team than Wexford on Saturday.

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Carlow boss seeks rules clarity after card flurry

Carlow 0-13 London 0-12: Carlow manager Turlough O’Brien has called on the GAA to provide some clarity on tackle laws after his side escaped from Ruislip with a narrow victory.

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Armagh’s campaign gets back on track with comfortable win over Fermanagh

Armagh 0-20 - Fermanagh 0-11: Armagh got their season back on track after their setback against Down in the Ulster Championship when they overcame Fermanagh comfortably in this All-Ireland qualifier at the Athletic Grounds last night.

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Westmeath won’t roll out Croker blanket

Westmeath’s Kieran Martin believes they are in a better position to seriously challenge Dublin this year and has indicated they won’t rely on a blanket defence strategy.

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Cork legend Briege Corkery likely to quit football

Cork manager Ephie Fitzgerald has admitted that dual star Briege Corkery may have played her last game for the county’s senior footballers – while Vera Foley is another who won’t feature for the remainder of the 2017 campaign.

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Lyons encouraged by Kildare ‘sense of purpose’

Eight years since Kildare last graced a Leinster senior football final and Ollie Lyons knows only too well how long that feels.

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Cork IT pass Dohenys test

Cork IT 0-10

Dohenys 0-7

Cork SFC (Round 2B)

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GAA rule loophole saves Sligo from Antrim qualifier replay

A loophole in the GAA rulebook has saved Sligo from a first round qualifier replay with Antrim.

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