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Brian Cody: We are the ones whose call is going to be tested

You wouldn’t dare say Brian Cody is getting softer now in his 17th year as Kilkenny manager but he would do well to argue he’s not more understanding.

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Anthony Cunningham’s total faith in Galway's talent

Anthony Cunningham’s deep-rooted belief that there is an All-Ireland hurling title in this Galway team motivated his decision to seek a fourth year at the helm.

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Richie Hogan: Kilkenny’s ultimate game manager

Richie had to be moulded into a Cody player... Cody put manners on him, says Adrian Ronan.

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Daithí Burke can put shackles on Richie Hogan, reckons Cyril Farrell

The most decorated manager in Galway hurling history believes Daithí Burke is the defender to tie down Kilkenny talisman Richie Hogan.

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Kerry stars recovering after horror injuries

A Kerry club hurler was unable to talk or move following an accidental clash in a county senior hurling championship semi-final on Sunday night.

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Jimmy Barry-Murphy was always going to depart Cork hotseat on own terms

It was time for a change. 

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Cork hurling must carry on the JBM tradition

It was a strange 24 hours, or maybe 36 hours, for Cork GAA, writes Michael Moynihan.

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Galway hurlers striving to bring consistency to the mix

Damian Curley didn’t take offence to PM O’Sullivan’s description of the Galway hurlers as ‘chokers’.

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Super sub Mark Buckley seals last-gasp win for Cork

Cork 3-7 Galway 3-4 (All-Ireland U14): The 34th edition of the Tony Forristal tournament opened at 10am on Saturday, and 10 hours later, Cork and Galway still didn’t want to go home.

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Youthful Mallow hold out in tension-filled finish

Mallow 0-18 Cloyne 2-9: Goal-hungry Cloyne came close but Mallow held on in a rousing finish to last night’s exciting Cork Premier IHC quarter final at Páirc Uí Rinn.

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Erin’s Own surge clear as Carrigtwohill pay for sending off

Erin’s Own 0-16 Carrigtwohill 0-8 (Cork County SHC): There was more edge to Niall Kidney’s post-match reflection than the entire 60-minute effort churned out by his Carrigtwohill team.

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Valley Rovers dig deep to secure replay

Kanturk 2-10 Valley Rovers 1-13: Two late points from sub Richie Butler secured Valley Rovers a draw in their Cork Premier IHC quarter-final with Kanturk in Páirc Uí Rinn on Saturday.

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Newcestown make hard work of victory

Newcestown 1-13 Tracton 0-12 (Cork PIHC quarter-final): A repeat result of their first-round meeting returned the Newcestown hurlers to the premier intermediate semi-final juncture, but no statement of intent did they issue yesterday afternoon.

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Ciarán Carey joy at ‘Well earned victory

Patrickswell bring the only 100% record into the knockout stages of the Limerick senior hurling championship after a 1-18 to 0-19 win over Limerick and Munster club champions Kilmallock.

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Derek Lyng’s second coming

There’s not a grey hair to be seen on Derek Lyng’s head. Five years have passed since the 37-year-old retired from Kilkenny but looking as trim as he was as a player and wearing a county tracksuit it’s hardly surprising people walking past in Langton’s Hotel are trying to place him in the squad.

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John Considine: ‘I feel literally blessed’

John Considine won an All-Ireland and an All-Star in 1990. He’d have been happy enough just to hurl once for Cork in the championship.

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Cork star Conor Lehane facing injury layoff

Midleton’s hopes of regaining the Cork SHC title have received a blow with the news Cork star Conor Lehane is likely to miss the rest of the club’s campaign.

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John Hanbury and Conor Cooney in Galway fitness fight

Galway hurler John Hanbury is in a race to be fit for Sunday week’s All- Ireland final. The Galway full-back has been sidelined since the county’s semi-final win over Tipperary on Sunday week last owing to a calf strain.

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Fergal Condon delights as Imokilly blitz Ballyhea

Imokilly 2-28 Ballyhea 3-11: A strong showing from Imokilly at Kilworth last evening in the Cork SHC, classy in all sectors, they defeated last year’s Premier intermediate champions Ballyhea by 14 points to book their quarter-final place against titleholders Sarsfields in Cobh on Saturday week.

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Clare star Conor Cleary leaves Cusack Park like ‘an auld dog’ after injury

A Clare club manager has claimed county hurler Conor Cleary had to be carried from a pitch like “an auld dog” after sustaining a serious ankle injury at Cusack Park, Ennis on Saturday evening.

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Kilkenny star Jackie Tyrrell in race against time to make final, admits Brian Cody

Jackie Tyrrell faces a major fitness battle to be available for Sunday week’s All-Ireland SHC final although Brian Cody has allayed fears about Eoin Larkin’s thumb injury.

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John “Bubbles” O’Dwyer bounces back to guide Killenaule to South title

Killenaule 0-21 Mullinahone 2-13: John “Bubbles” O’Dwyer punched the air with delight as he rounded off Killenaule’s victory in the South Tipperary final yesterday with his ninth point of the day, a week after experiencing the other extreme of sporting emotions.

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Eoin Larkin set to make decider despite a hand injury

Kilkenny veteran Eoin Larkin should be fit for Sunday week’s All-Ireland final against Galway despite suffering a hand injury in a training game on Saturday.

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Tom Morrissey says composure key to Limerick’s march

Limerick 1-20 Galway 0-17: Limerick hero Tom Morrissey kept coming back to one word when describing the secret to his team’s victory over a fancied Galway at Semple Stadium on Saturday night.

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Wexford far too smart to fall for Antrim mind games

Wexford 1-20 Antrim 1-8: Wexford have developed immunity to Kevin Ryan’s mind games.

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Cool Kildangan regain crown as Templederry Kenyons falter

Kildangan 1-18 Templederry Kenyons 0-18: Heartbreak for Templederry Kenyons, their maiden North Tipperary senior final appearance ending in defeat.

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Impressive Newtownshandrum too slick for battling Blackrock

Newtownshandrum 3-18 Blackrock 1-18: A dynamic display from Newtownshandrum in Mallow yesterday saw them advance to a Cork SHC quarter-final tie with Glen Rovers.

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Stephen Moylan central to Douglas triumph

Douglas 3-16 Duhallow 1-13 (Cork SHC): He may only have been a bit player in Jimmy Barry-Murphy’s inter-county plans in recent seasons but Stephen Moylan was very much centre-stage after Douglas downed fancied divisional outfit Duhallow in Coachford on Saturday.

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Ballinhassig win ‘first of many’

Ballinhassig 2-16 Carrigaline 2-12: “One of the first trophies of many, hopefully,” was how Ballinhassig boss Michael Walsh put it after his side secured South-East U21A hurling honours yesterday.

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Future of Limerick hurling in our hands, says Cian Lynch

As captain Diarmaid Byrnes climbed the steps of the stand in Ennis’s Cusack Park, Limerick U21 manager John Kiely, lost in a sea of green and white on the pitch below, attempted to make sense of their summer-rescuing win.

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Brian Horgan hoping for weekend double celebration in Tipperary

Brian Horgan hopes to be celebrating on the double tomorrow evening.

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