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A bit more bite and Cork will be in business

Cork 2-22 Wexford 0-20

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Kikenny stay on course for familiar destination

Galway 2-15 Kilkenny 1-25

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Listless Limerick leave it late

Westmeath 1-12 Limerick 4-15

 

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Galway get test from Offaly

Camogie

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Proud Hoban hails bench as Cats finish with a flourish

Leinster MHC final: Kilkenny 1-17 Dublin 1-15

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Relieved Cody praises ‘team‘ effort

Kilkenny manager Brian Cody paid tribute to Joe Canning’s stunning goal for Galway yesterday, but he also saluted his own players after yet another Leinster title win.

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Davy’s delight as Banner unfurled for summer journey

Clare 3-26 Offaly 0-15

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Dubs take first step on long road to redemption

Dublin 4-17 Laois 0-19

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Plunkett appeals for hurling backing in Laois

Official Championship records for 2015 will note another first round qualifier exit for Laois though manager Seamus Plunkett believes the season has the potential to be of historical significance, if they build on it.

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Argideen’s goal stunners

Argideen Rangers 6-15 Aghabullogue 2-22 (AET)

Cork IHC

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Whelahan: Future out of my hands

After exiting the hurling championship with a 20-point reversal, Offaly manager Brian Whelahan insisted he wants to remain in charge for another year, but conceded it will be down to the Offaly County Board to make that call.

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Kilkenny face journey into the unknown against Galway once again

Right then. You’re from Cork or Clare or Limerick, meaning that you’ve got your own match to worry about, or in the case of Clare and Limerick, your own match to detain you — this weekend.

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Stephen McDonnell: ‘We still feel the need to prove ourselves’

The usual opener doesn’t seem to work with Stephen McDonnell.

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Louis Mulqueen says Clare hunger is back

Back in late 2013 when the memory of Clare’s intoxicating All-Ireland breakthrough was all that existed in the close season vacuum, the mind throbbed with possibilities.

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John Meyler: Wexford ‘hard to stop’

He’s spent the greater portion of his life in Cork, even winning an All-Ireland in the blood and bandage, but John Meyler knows they’ll never allow him to be a Rebel.

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Johnny McGuirk says Kilkenny won’t intimidate Dublin

A relatively inexperienced Dublin face an onerous challenge against Kilkenny in their Electric Ireland Leinster MHC final in Croke Park tomorrow afternoon.

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Seán Silke: I think every year is going to be Galway’s year

"It will happen again for Galway — it’s just a matter of time."

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Tee-time for Cha Fitzpatrick as golf now focus for Kilkenny star

In the mind’s eye, he will always have a hurley in his hand.

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CORK DOUBLE 1990: The hurling team - Band of brothers

Sean O’Gorman on the men that defied the odds and the critics to win the All-Ireland senior hurling final in 1990.

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CORK DOUBLE 1990: ’The Canon’ never lost his faith in Cork hurling

A PHOTGRAPH from the Irish Examiner archives is instructive. Sean O’Gorman, Ger Cunningham, Brendan O’Sullivan, Denis Walsh and Canon Michael O’Brien stand on the steps of the Hogan Stand amidst a sea of red and white, apart from Walsh who wears Galway maroon. 

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Peter Casey swoops as Limerick stun Cork

Cork 0-14 Limerick 1-14: Limerick maintained their dominance over Cork at minor hurling level when they defeated the Leesiders by a goal at the Gaelic Grounds last night in the semi-final of the Munster championship.

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John Meyler: Cork suffering as club hurling ‘too nice’

All-Ireland medallist John Meyler believes Corkare producing technically excellent hurlers, but claims they are being held back by the lack of real intensity in the local club championships.

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Pauric Mahony: ’I didn’t want to look at it’

Waterford’s Pauric Mahony has revealed he will watch footage of the horror collision which led to his leg breaking and ‘hanging to one side’.

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Galway relishing battle with Kilkenny, says Damien Curley

Galway hurling selector Damien Curley believes his side are a different animal this term and they cannot wait to take on the reigning All-Ireland champions in Croke Park.

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Mike McNamara: Offaly must keep faith in Brian Whelahan

He spent the 1990s plotting against Brian Whelahan and the early 2000s conspiring alongside him, all of which has convinced Mike McNamara that the Birr man will turn things around in Offaly.

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Eamon O’Shea hoping defensive duo recover

Tipperary hurling manager Eamon O’Shea is sweating on the fitness of defenders Cathal Barrett and Paddy Stapleton for Sunday week’s Munster SHC final against Waterford.

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Offaly make one change for Clare tie

Brian Whelahan has shown remarkable faith in his Offaly team for tomorrow’s crunch All-Ireland hurling qualifier with Clare in Ennis.

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Leo O’Connor hails ‘heroic’ defending

The mood was understandably jubilant in the Limerick camp and for manager Leo O’Connor to get the three-point win was hugely satisfying.

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Seamus Harnedy returns for Cork’s Wexford clash

Seamus Harnedy returns to Cork’s starting line-up for their All-Ireland SHC qualifier against Wexford at Innovate Wexford Park on Saturday night.

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Dublin star Michael Carton sees the bigger picture

They have endured a disastrous Leinster campaign and, should they lose to Laois on Saturday and bow out of the hurling championship, Dublin’s season may well be labelled one giant tragedy.

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Christy Heffernan: Ger Aylward now proving his class

Ger Aylward is keen to make up for lost time, according to his Glenmore club-mate and former Kilkenny forward Christy Heffernan.

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Cork Minors have adapted without Shane Kingston, says Denis Ring

The absence of Shane Kingston is a major blow to Cork’s hopes of beating Limerick tonight (7.30pm, Gaelic Grounds) for the second time in this year’s Electric Ireland Munster minor hurling championship, manager Denis Ring has admitted.

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Jimmy Barry-Murphy hopes Cork can reignite challenge

Wexford in Wexford Park. A test that got the better of the 2013 All-Ireland hurling champions last year and even spurred the Model County’s footballers to a shock victory on Saturday.

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David Collins an injury worry for Galway

Galway captain David Collins is a doubt for Sunday’s Leinster SHC final with Kilkenny. 

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Eager Conor McDonald hopes Wexford get summer extension

Along with the likes of Liam Ryan and Kevin Foley, Conor McDonald is facing what he hopes will be an avalanche of hurling in the coming two weeks.

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Youth policy paying rich dividends for St Finbarr’s

For St Finbarr’s, hope comes through the bloom of youth.

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Westmeath hurlers look to use feelgood factor

Westmeath hurling manager Michael Ryan is hopeful that the feelgood factor created by the footballers’ historic win over Meath can lead to his men creating a big shock on Sunday.

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Waterford happy in ‘home of hurling’, says Dan Shanahan

Waterford selector Dan Shanahan has reiterated Waterford’s satisfaction with Thurles as a Munster hurling final venue, describing Semple Stadium as "the home of hurling".

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Down overpower Derry with second-half blitz

Down 3-16 Derry 1-17:

Down defeated Derry by five points at Owenbeg yesterday to book their place in the Ulster senior hurling championship final.

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Kilkenny firepower blows Clare away

Kilkenny secured their second consecutive win in the Liberty Insurance senior camogie championship, showing no sympathy for understrength Clare when recording a 2-22 to 0-6 victory at the St Lachtain’s pitch in Freshford.

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Boherlahan-Dualla drop down after 33 years at senior level

After 33 years in the senior grade, Boherlahan-Dualla are relegated to intermediate for next year, following their 3-20 to 1-12 defeat by Moyne-Templetuohy in the relegation play-off at Holycross.

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Heat off for Milford after close call from Barryroe

Milford 2-16 Barryoe 1-17: For Milford the heat is off, for Barryroe it could be a long hot summer as they bid to survive in the tough environment of the Cork IHC. 

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Better balanced Bandon edge it

Bandon 1-13 Kilworth 0-11: Victory for Bandon in this Premier Cork IHC, Round three clash, the men from west Cork proving too smooth and accomplished for a game Kilworth outfit in Páirc Uí Rinn on Saturday.

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Joe Quaid says Limerick not finished yet

Joe Quaid’s Twitter profile picture tells you pretty much everything you need to know about his love affair with Limerick camogie.

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Clare's Martin Daly, left, and Darren Chaplin battle with Tipperary's Emmet Moloney at Semple Stadium last night. Daly scored his team'sonly goal but it was still not enough to beat the Premier County young guns. Pictures: Ray McManus/Sportsfile

Tipp survive late scare to reach decider

Tipperary 1-15 Clare 1-11

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Na Piarsaigh rally to snatch draw in thriller

Adare 3-16 Na Piarsaigh 2-19 Limerick SHC

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NOT AGAIN: Wexford goalkeeper Mark Fanning is dejected after Kilkenny's Ger Aylward scored his sides fifth goal in the Leinster SHC semi-final at Nolan Park. Picture: James Crombie

It’s raining Samuel Beckett and misting Brian Clough

The All-Ireland hurling race takes on a different tone when the previous season’s finalists come back to the circuit.

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