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Aidan O’Mahony:Time to let youth have its fling

Veteran Aidan O’Mahony bid adieu to the Kerry jersey yesterday after admitting to himself he couldn’t give it the necessary “110%” this year.

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Donnchadh Walsh: Colm Cooper and Kieran Donaghy back for 2017

The way Donnchadh Walsh uttered it, he didn’t intend for it to be news, but news it most certainly is — Colm Cooper and Kieran Donaghy are set to be part of the Kerry effort this season.

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Jonny Cooper in the dark over looming suspension

As far as Jonny Cooper is concerned, he is available for selection against Cavan on Sunday week, although his 2016 disciplinary record indicates he must serve a one-match ban.

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CPA tells Paraic Duffy to ‘park’ reforms

The newly-formed Club Players Association has made its first significant stand by calling on GAA Director General Paraic Duffy to “park” his proposals for Championship reform.

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John Prenty: Counties are living beyond their means

Connacht Council secretary John Prenty has accused counties of “living beyond their means”, saying steps must be taken to rein in spending on inter-county teams.

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Colin Kelly hails wee step along the way for Louth

O’Byrne Cup semi-final - Meath 0-10 Louth 1-14: It would be lazy to say this result said more about Meath than Louth. Easy too. The hosts were indeed poor but their neighbours were by far the better side.

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Tyrone on target to land sixth successive Dr McKenna Cup

Tyrone 0-14 Fermanagh 0-11: Tyrone remain on course for a sixth successive Dr McKenna Cup title following their three points win over battling Fermanagh at Clones.

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Mayo pull off unlikely victory

FBD Connacht League - Mayo 4-11 Roscommon 2-16: Andy Moran reminded Mayo of his worth with two late goals to seal an unlikely victory at Kiltoom.

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James Kielt’s cracking goal earns Derry final spot

Derry 2-12 Monaghan 1-13: Dessie Mone suffered a suspected broken wrist as Monaghan lost out to Derry for a place in Saturday’s McKenna Cup final.

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New faces click for Kerry in McGrath Cup final

Kerry 3-13 Limerick 2-12 (AET): That Kerry’s new faces guided them through their first proper examination of the season should, perhaps, be read as a sign of what is to come.

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Billy Lee: These are games Limerick strive to get

That Mayo fell to a bunch of students from Galway the weekend before last will have been long forgotten by the time Monaghan land into Castlebar for the league’s opening round.

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David Moran in as Kerry make changes

The returning David Moran is one of five changes to the Kerry side for today’s McGrath Cup final clash with Limerick at the Gaelic Grounds (3pm).

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Cork bench turn on the magic to kill off Waterford

Cork 0-25 Waterford 1-19: Cork’s Kieran Kingston had his bench to thank for a third consecutive Co-Op Superstores.ie Munster SHL win, with three of the players called down from the stand providing the crucial scores.

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Tyrone come good to advance to semi-finals

The semi-final pairings for the Bank of Ireland Dr McKenna Cup were confirmed last night after the final set of group fixtures.

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Dublin set to finalise Spawell purchase

Dublin are expected to seal a deal to purchase the southside Spawell complex to develop a 25,000 stadium by the end of the month.

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Paul Kerrigan content as Críost Rí dig it out

Coláiste Chríost Rí 0-8 St Francis College, Rochestown 0-6: While this southside derby veered more towards the tense than the exhilarating at Church Road in Blackrock yesterday, Coláiste Chríost Rí could yet look back on it as being very beneficial.

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St Brendan’s turn on the power

St Brendan’s, Killarney 2-18 Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne 0-9: A dominant second-half performance from St Brendan’s – in which the favourites outscored their opponents 2-10 to 0-2 – eased the Killarney outfit into the penultimate round of the Corn Uí Mhuirí.

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Early goal blitz does the trick for St Flannan’s

St Flannan’s College 4-9 Mercy Mounthawk 2-12: A three-goal St Flannan’s, College, Ennis salvo in the opening 10 minutes proved decisive as they had to withstand a tremendous second-half comeback from Mercy Mounthawk, Tralee to hang on for a three-point win, in this gripping Corn Ui Mhuiri quarter-final at Rathkeale.

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Kieran O’Dwyer drives battling Tralee CBS past Killorglin

Tralee CBS 2-10 Intermediate School Killorglin 1-10: It took a goal pretty much from nothing to drive them onto victory but Tralee CBS (The Green) were thankful for an improved second-half display in seeing off a spirited IS Killorglin challenge in Fitzgerald Stadium, Killarney yesterday. 

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Scale of rural crisis in Kerry highlighted

The flight from rural areas of Kerry has been put in stark perspective for GAA clubs in the county by officials.

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Michael Murphy believes Donegal can triumph in transition season

Donegal captain Michael Murphy accepts his team are in a building process and player development is their priority in 2017.

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Dermot Earley reveals his plans for the GPA

Incoming GPA chief executive Dermot Earley believes the organisation is misunderstood and is determined to rectify the disconnect.

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Aussies Rules teams eyeing up Kerry’s David Shaw

David Shaw, an All-Ireland minor-winning full-forward last year, could become the latest Kerry footballer to sign with an Australian Rules club should he impress at this week’s AFL Academy camp in Florida.

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Cork players are happy with Fermoy facility, says Ger Lane

Cork chairman Ger Lane insists there “hasn’t been a murmur of discontent” among the current senior football management and panel about their temporary training facilities in Fermoy.

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Dermot Earley to be appointed today

Dermot Earley will be revealed as the new GPA chief executive at a press conference in Dublin today.

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Alan Davidson off to a flying start with Down

Alan Davidson’s conversion from Irish League footballer to Down’s hottest prospect has had instant results.

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Colleges should get FBD league chop, says John Prenty

Connacht Council secretary John Prenty has called for third-level teams to be pulled from the province’s FBD league.

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Mickey Harte rubbishes ‘players are slaves’ charge

Mickey Harte has hit out at the suggestion that modern inter-county managers are making unreasonable demands of their players.

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Kerry give ‘rusty’ Cork a sense of where they’re at

Kerry 1-13 Cork 1-9: Cork manager Peadar Healy says he has no qualms with their training facilities after Paddy Kelly revealed that the senior footballers have had to set up their own gym in Fermoy.

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