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Call for directors of hurling and football to sort Cork GAA crisis

Kevin O’Donovan, coaching officer of the Cork County Board, has called for the county to appoint directors of hurling and football.

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Tipperary and Clare have the best panels, says Liam Sheedy

Tipperary and Clare possess the best panels in this year’s championship, believes 2010 All-Ireland winning manager with the Premier, Liam Sheedy. 

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Kevin Hennessy on Cork loss to Tipp: 'I thought the attitude was the worst I’ve ever seen'

Kevin Hennessy has branded the attitude of the Cork team in Sunday’s nine-point defeat as the worst he has seen.

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Veteran David Collins doesn't sugarcoat Galway's situation

Veteran David Collins has laid it on the line for the Galway hurlers, insisting it’s an All-Ireland title or bust and acknowledging that the player heave against ex-boss Anthony Cunningham has heaped the pressure on them.

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Kilkenny duo in race to be fit for semi-final

Brian Cody is sweating on the fitness of Richie Hogan and Michael Fennelly for Kilkenny’s Leinster semi-final clash with Dublin in three weeks’ time.

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Poverty of Cork's display the real tale of Semple Stadium clash

The timeless charm in a charmless time wasn’t burning as brightly as usual yesterday in a sodden Munster hurling quarter-final in Thurles.

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Tipperary firepower leaves Cork reeling

Tipperary 0-22 Cork 0-13: It was Darren Gleeson who rifled the first shot across the Cork bows yesterday.

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Joe Bergin ends Offaly’s painful month with goal-scoring flourish against Kerry

Offaly 3-19 Kerry 0-20: The crisis in Offaly hurling has abated for another fortnight at least after Eamonn Kelly’s county side came through a tense encounter with Kerry, securing their progression to the knockout stages of the Leinster championship thanks to two second half goals from Joe Bergin.

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Bandon click into overdrive against Charleville

Bandon 2-17 Charleville 1-13 (after extra-time): Bandon hit 1-5 in extra-time to snatch victory from Charleville in this thrilling Cork Premier IHC tie on Saturday.

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Ger Cunningham refuses to look beyond Kilkenny showdown after Dublin win

Dublin 2-19 Wexford 0-12: It was, of course, a loaded question that Ger Cunningham had every right to sidestep after watching his team earn a Championship clash with Kilkenny.

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Aidan McCormack leads Tipperary charge in rout of Cork intermediates

Tipperary 3-20 Cork 1-15: Aidan McCormack put Cork to the sword as he bagged 14 points for Tipperary in yesterday’s Munster IHC quarter-final at Semple Stadium.

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Pádraic Maher: ‘It’s great to keep ticking over’

Pádraic Maher admitted their narrow defeats in the league this year were a motivating factor in beating Cork in Thurles yesterday.

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James Woodlock Q&A: ‘I’ve never seen a man to do what Liam Sheedy did’

James Woodlock was the youngest of the four Tipperary players to announce their inter-county retirements after the 2015 season. The Drom & Inch midfielder was 29 at the time but insists he has no regrets.

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Liam Dunne: ‘It will happen for these guys’

Liam Dunne is talking about Wexford’s future. Happily. Comfortably. His fifth season in charge was brought into question by some a couple of months back but here he still stands.

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A trip to Ethiopia convinced Aoife Murray to come out of retirement

Touching down in Dublin Airport after five “massively intense” days in one of Ethiopia’s poorest regions, Aoife Murray’s mind was made up.

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'There’s only one thing worse than losing the first round of the Munster championship and that’s winning it'

That Oscar Wilde won’t be in Thurles tomorrow makes no difference. We know implicitly what he’d say.

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15 occasions HawkEye was needed for disputed scoring decisions in Semple Stadium

As HawkEye readily admit, few if any other sport challenges their score detection technology more than hurling.

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Consistency key for Kieran Kingston as Cork prepare for Championship opener against Tipp

Cork hurling manager Kieran Kingston is looking for consistency from his team as their championship opener with Tipperary looms.

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Debutants Jack O’Connor and David Dunne in Wexford side to play Dublin

U21 players Jack O’Connor and David Dunne are the two debutants on the Wexford side for tomorrow’s Leinster SHC quarter-final against Dublin in Croke Park (7.15pm).

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Stakes are high for Cork and Tipp's showdown in Semple Stadium, warns John Considine

Liam Sheedy and Henry Shefflin, present in Hayes’ Hotel in Thurles for the launch of RTÉ’s championship coverage earlier this month, were 10 minutes poring through the runners and riders for Liam MacCarthy before first mentioning the Cork hurlers.

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Ronan Maher proud to play the cornerstone for Tipperary

It wasn’t that James Barry was doing anything wrong. In fact, he was quite impressive when he was handed the centre-back berth for Tipperary’s opening two Division 1A games.

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Kennedy clears his lines in a U21 game against Cork in 2013.

Tipperary dual star Seamus Kennedy set for senior debut

Dual star Seamus Kennedy is primed to make his senior hurling debut for Tipperary in Sunday’s Munster quarter-final against Cork at Semple Stadium.

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Tipperary setting the standard in Munster, reckons Cormac Murphy

Cork defender Cormac Murphy says Tipperary have been the “benchmark” in Munster hurling.

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Declan Fanning: Determined Seamus Callanan showed character after All-Ireland setback

Declan Fanning knew Seamus Callanan was marked out for greatness from the moment he was left out of the starting team for the 2010 All-Ireland senior hurling final.

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Confederate flag has ‘no political agenda’ for Cork

Munster chairman Jerry O’Sullivan believes there is no political agenda behind the appearance of the confederate flag at Cork matches.

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Conor Whelan calls for fairness towards Galway in Leinster

Conor Whelan’s only focus right now is Galway’s Leinster quarter-final meeting with Westmeath on June 5 – but he would like to see his county get a fairer shake in the province.

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Brendan Maher: Tipperary believe in simplistic hurling

Tipperary captain Brendan Maher wants Tipperary to remain as traditional as possible in the midst of the tactical changes sweeping through hurling.

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Dublin's Ger Cunningham wants ‘his team’ to be mentally right for Wexford

Ger Cunningham wouldn’t mind having more of his panel available to him against Wexford on Saturday but he agrees it feels more like his team this year.

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Pat Ryan looking at the positives ahead of game against ‘benchmark’ Tipperary

Cork selector Pat Ryan describes Tipperary as a “benchmark” team based on the last few seasons. 

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Henry Shefflin: Ger Loughnane's ‘functional’ comments will drive Kilkenny on

Henry Shefflin is over a year removed from the inner sanctum of the Kilkenny dressing room, but he knows how his erstwhile peers and manager will have dealt with those verbal grenades tossed at them by Ger Loughnane.

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Kilkenny SH League: Eoin Larkin and Jack McGrath turn on the style for James Stephens

With the county minor team in action on Saturday, it was a condensed Kilkenny senior hurling league programme this weekend.

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Limerick SHC: Na Piarsaigh lose again and now need winning surge

All-Ireland Club hurling champions Na Piarsaigh were again defeated in the Limerick SHC over the weekend.

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Gutsy Killeagh see off Muskerry

Killeagh 3-13 Muskerry 1-14: A good start and a gutsy finish were the hallmarks of Killeagh’s first SHC win since August 2014 as they saw off Muskerry in a preliminary-round tie at Páirc Uí Rinn yesterday.

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Stephen O’Keeffe rescues draw for Ballygunner

Stephen O’Keeffe saved a last minute penalty from Shane Ryan to salvage a draw for holders Ballygunner against 14-man De La Salle at Walsh Park on Saturday evening.

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Peter O’Brien drives Avondhu to victory

Avondhu 0-20 Ballymartle 1-15: Avondhu showed true grit to get the better of Ballymartle in the opening round of the Cork SHC at Rathcormac on Saturday.

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Fermanagh survive ‘power cut’ to win ugly against Antrim

Fermanagh 1-12 Antrim 0-9: The first championship game of summer is not the worst time of year to win ugly and, after toiling to an unconvincing preliminary round win over Antrim yesterday, Fermanagh will feel the only way is up.

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Clare SHC: Sixmilebridge winning streak comes to an end

Champions Sixmilebridge suffered their first Clare SHC defeat in two years when losing to Crusheen (1-14 to 0-16) at Cusack Park on Saturday evening.

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Colin Currie finds range as Dublin stun Kilkenny

Dublin 2-18 Kilkenny 1-19: A dominant extra-time performance saw Dublin claim victory over holders Kilkenny in Saturday’s enthralling Electric Ireland Leinster MHC semi-final at Parnell Park.

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Rory O’Connor fires Wexford to easy win over Offaly

Offaly 2-13 Wexford 2-24: Rory O’Connor hit 2-10 to fire Wexford to victory over Offaly in Saturday’s Leinster MHC semi-final in Tullamore.

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Kieran Kingston says Tipperary a team that can beat anyone

Cork hurling manager Kieran Kingston has paid tribute to next weekend’s opponents Tipperary as “a team that can beat anyone”.

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