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Injured Jackie Tyrrell and Richie Power out of clash with Waterford, says Brian Cody

Kilkenny must plan without the experienced Jackie Tyrrell and Richie Power for their All-Ireland semi-final date with Waterford on August 9, while Michael Fennelly is a major doubt.

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Lively Cian Lynch will be lurking for lucky breaks in U21 final

Dictaphones switched off, Cian Lynch stands up from the huddle of print journalists he’s spent the past nine minutes entertaining.

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Matchwinners: Four to watch at Cusack Park tonight

Clare and Limerick’s battle for Munster U21 honours features some outstanding participants...

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Waterford’s Stephen Daniels ‘bursting with joy’ after ending three-year championship wait

Waterford’s Steven Daniels was “bursting with joy” when he arrived home on Sunday evening, having made his first championship appearance for the Déise in three years.

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Clare skipper Conor Cleary breaks with tradition

Traditional Irish music and Gaelic football, the foundation stones of life out Miltown Malbay direction.

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Brian Cody still hoping Jackie Tyrrell will be fit

Brian Cody is refusing to rule ultra experienced defender Jackie Tyrrell out of his plans for Sunday week’s All-Ireland semi-final clash with Waterford.

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Who can stop Kilkenny-Tipperary renewal?

Not a spectacular Sunday, in keeping with the hurling championship to date, but an interesting one. 

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Derek McGrath has given us belief, says Waterford’s Maurice Shanahan

Waterford’s Maurice Shanahan says belief will not be an issue for their All-Ireland semi-final date against Kilkenny.

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Ger Cunningham: I’m staying with Dubs

Ger Cunningham confirmed he will continue as Dublin hurling manager into 2016.

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Puck-outs soar as Galway shoot on sight

The stats from Sunday’s semi-final loss to Galway will offer few crumbs of comfort for Jimmy Barry-Murphy and his management team. 

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Five hurling talking points as Galway and Waterford progress

Galway prosper without Joe show and four other talking points...

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Still waiting for summer to fire

Does the hunt for a cracking championship game in hurling go on?

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Galway wonderful, wasteful, Cork woeful

Galway 2-28 Cork 0-22: A second championship double-digit exit for Cork’s hurlers should prompt the most exhaustive of autopsies.

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Downbeat Jimmy Barry-Murphy ‘can’t wait for next year’

“I can’t wait for next year.” Jimmy Barry-Murphy might have said the words but there was little enthusiasm or defiance in his tone when he made the vow.

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John Bannon: Display may yield All-Ireland final for James Owens

James Owens improved his chances of refereeing his first senior All-Ireland hurling final with an impressive handling of the Galway-Cork All-Ireland quarter-final yesterday.

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Gardaí confiscate Confederate flag

A Confederate flag was confiscated from a young Cork supporter following yesterday’s All-Ireland quarter-final defeat to Galway in Thurles.

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Waterford fervour and fire blows Dublin away

Waterford 2-21 Dublin 1-19: An unstinting work-rate complimented by the occasional passage of sweeping brilliance.

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Focused Dripsey shake off Grenagh

Dripsey 1-15 Grenagh 1-12: Just 12 months after they endured a 14-point loss to Grenagh and subsequent relegation play-off with St Catherine’s, Dripsey will be contesting the quarter-finals of the Cork IHC, against Kildorrery or Éire Óg.

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Waterford train ‘back on the tracks’, says Derek McGrath

Derek McGrath believes Waterford’s progression to the All-Ireland semi-final has proven their league form was no flash in the pan.

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Gutsy Templederry hold off neighbours to reach first final

Templederry had to survive a late Silvermines surge before claiming a place in the club’s first ever North senior hurling final courtesy of a 0-25 to 3-13 win in Nenagh.

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Evan Niland stars as slick Galway see off Limerick

Galway 1-14 Limerick 0-13: Galway boss Jeffrey Lynskey is relishing the prospect of locking horns with Kilkenny in the Electric Ireland All-Ireland minor hurling semi-final on August 16.

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Dublin Minors on a mission, declares Johnny McGuirk

Dublin 2-22 Antrim 2-11: Manager Johnny McGuirk says Dublin are driven to redeem themselves as they progress to an All-Ireland minor hurling semi-final against Tipperary.

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Joe Canning ‘sick’ of recalling 2012 near miss

Joe Canning says he is “sick” of people talking about Galway’s near miss in 2012.

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Waterford and Cork: GAA’s marmite and custard

The product’s name has entered British English as a simile for something that is an acquired taste or tends to polarise opinion.

— From the Wikipedia entry on Marmite

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The Big Interview: Light at the end of the tunnel exists for David Collins

It doesn’t take long to realise David Collins is not your typical county player or young man.

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Dan Shanahan stresses the positives

On a sunny afternoon in Dungarvan, Dan Shanahan is his usual self. Positive. Optimistic. 

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WATCH: Will Galway still be at the races after quarter-final?

Whatever about their role as hurling’s enigmatic force, Galway’s results at the quarter-final juncture cannot be called into question.

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Shanballymore joy as brave Bantry fall just short

Shanballymore 1-15 Bantry Blues 1-13: They were pushed all the way, but Cork JBHC honours went to Shanballymore as they withstood a dogged Bantry Blues fightback at Páirc Uí Rinn last night.

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Knockers don’t bother Damien Cahalane

Damien Cahalane on hurling tactics and dealing with the online critics...

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The Hurling Championship so far: Sweepers, Surprises and Predictions

Our writers reflect on what has, so far, been an underwhelming hurling championship...

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Dynamics of Thurles double-header nicely poised

There is a loop of hurling anoraks throughout Ireland and I am cousins, never far removed, with each and every pilgrim.

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Anthony Cunningham unfazed by Cork’s tactical revolution

Galway manager Anthony Cunningham will concentrate on his own charges and what they bring to the party rather than on the effectiveness of Cork’s new playing format when the sides meet in Sunday’s All-Ireland quarter-final clash at Semple Stadium.

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VIDEO: Austin Gleeson says Waterford hurlers learning lessons fast

They’ve put it away now, but for the younger members of the Waterford senior hurling panel, it was a tough four days. Defeated by Tipperary in the Munster senior final, the U21s on the panel travelled to Clare and were beaten by the home side in their Munster semi-final.

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Johnny Crowley: Cork hurlers adapting to change

Cork can’t simply expect that the system used against Clare a fortnight ago will guarantee victory against Galway in Sunday’s All-Ireland SHC quarter-final, according to selector Johnny Crowley.

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Brian Lohan wants Ger Loughnane to lead independent review of Clare

Legendary Clare full-back Brian Lohan wants Ger Loughnane to lead an independent review of the performances of the county’s senior hurling team and management.

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Clare players have total faith in Davy Fitzgerald, says Patrick Kelly

Clare goalkeeper Patrick Kelly has reiterated the county hurling squad’s faith in manager Davy Fitzgerald.

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Waterford’s Derek McGrath fears dangerous Dublin

Waterford manager Derek McGrath fears the team’s supporters are not giving enough credit to their All-Ireland quarter-final opponents Dublin.

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Dublin attack lethal, says Laois netminder Eoin Reilly

Eoin Reilly has faced both Waterford and Dublin this year and the Laois goalkeeper believes Ger Cunningham’s forwards will provide a stern and fascinating test for the Déise’s much-vaunted defensive abilities.

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In the zone: How Jimmy Barry-Murphy has rejigged Cork’s approach

If Jimmy Barry-Murphy didn’t know he was doing something extraordinary, he must surely have realised it when Dónal Óg Cusack lauded his changing of the script after the qualifier win over Clare last Saturday week.

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Kevin Fennelly: U-turn on Liam Rushe the right move

Former manager Kevin Fennelly believes Dublin have found a ‘second lease of life’ since ripping up the script midway through the Championship and returning Liam Rushe to centre-back.

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Envy drives James Skehill toward success

Rejuvenated Galway goalkeeper James Skehill has admitted he looks on with “viciousness” and “anger” at Kilkenny and Cork’s All-Ireland haul.

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Brian Hogan: Tactical battles motivated by finding ways to beat Kilkenny

Amid raging debate about the growing prevalence of tactics in hurling, former Kilkenny All-Ireland-winning captain Brian Hogan argues that increased tactical awareness has been motivated by desire to find a way to beat the Cats.

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Don’t expect the nets to dance in quarter-finals

An immovable force against an unstoppable object. That’s one way of putting Cork and Galway’s All-Ireland SHC quarter-final this Sunday.

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Clare ready to give Cusack Park one last hurrah before revamp

The dust will have barely settled from the staging of its final contest when the bulldozers arrive through the gates of Cusack Park.

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I was taken aback by Anthony Cunningham's final pledge, says Andy Smith

Yes, even Andy Smith was taken aback when he heard that Anthony Cunningham had publicly revealed he told Brian Cody after the Leinster final he would greet him next on the Croke Park sideline in September.

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Long haul proves too much as Kerry boss Eamonn Kelly steps down

Eamonn Kelly has cited travel and other hurling commitments as the reasons for his decision to step down as Kerry manager after two seasons.

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Fintan O’Connor says Waterford ready to push on despite recent reverses

Waterford crashed out of the Munster senior and U21 championships in the space of four days, yet the 14 Déise players involved in both defeats were keen to reload immediately for Sunday’s All Ireland quarter-final, according to selector Fintan O’Connor.

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Bob Ryan blasts ‘unsatisfactory’ league structures process

The manner in which the GAA’s Central Council opted against changes to the Allianz Hurling League came in for strong criticism at last night’s Cork County Board meeting at Nemo Rangers.

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Tipperary star Noel McGrath makes return to club action

Tipperary hurling star Noel McGrath played his first full club game on Sunday night as he continues his comeback from cancer. 

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Dublin still have lots more in the tank, insists Johnny McCaffrey

Waterford, as Johnny McCaffrey said yesterday, have been a breath of fresh air this year.

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Central Council says no to hurling league and championship change

There will be no change to the All-Ireland senior hurling championship and National Hurling League after Central Council voted to retain the status quo on Saturday.

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Sars advance to Mid-Tipperary final

Tipperary SHC

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Kilcormac-Killoughey extend winning run

Offaly SHC

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Valley turn on the style and blitz Inniscarra

Cork Premier IHC: Valley Rovers 3-20 Inniscarra 0-5

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Mighty McCarthy shines in Carrig win

Cork SHC: Carrigtwohill 2-27 Killeagh 0-18

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Kelly goal is key as Newcestown advance

Premier IHC: Newcestown 1-17 Blarney 1-13

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14-man Tracton dig deep as Brick the foundationfor victory

Cork PIHC: Tracton 1-17 Courcey Rovers 1-11

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