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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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Duhallow hard work reaping rewards

It’s been nine years since Duhallow advanced from the divisions and colleges section of the Cork SHC to the last 16 of the championship proper.

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Brian Lohan won’t back away from Clare ‘upset’

Brian Lohan has refused to back down from his call for a review of the performance of the Clare senior hurlers and their manager Davy Fitzgerald despite accepting he has caused ‘upset’ to some people.

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Tipperary just not up to it, says stalwart John O’Donoghue

Tipperary stalwart John O’Donoghue is adamant the current crop of Premier County hurlers are not good enough to win an All-Ireland, believing their efforts to be hindered by a mental gap.

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Limerick legend Joe Quaid throws hat into Offaly ring

Limerick hurling legend Joe Quaid has confirmed his interest in managing Offaly, though former boss Joe Dooley has emerged as a surprise contender to return to the role.

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