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Richie Hogan: I’ll sweep streets for 50 years if I can hurl ‘til 35

Richie Hogan has no intention of returning to teaching, having quit it to concentrate on hurling on a full-time basis.

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There’s only one Joe, says Galway selector Francis Forde

The Joe Canning debate has simmered of late, come off the boil.

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Clare find extra gear to topple Limerick

CLARE 0-19 - LIMERICK 0-17: There was probably too many wides for this to be considered a classic but in a way that was a measure of why it was such an epic.

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Denis Ring: Joining seniors in Semple a ‘huge incentive’ for Cork minors

The incentives for the Cork minor hurlers are many: To be the team that ends the county’s nine-year wait for a Munster final appearance at this level, to end the reign of the 2016 All-Ireland champions, to exact revenge for defeat by Tipperary at this hurdle last year, and to ensure there are two Cork teams at Semple Stadium on July 9.

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Willie Devereux: Wexford can’t dwell on Kilkenny scalp

Willie Devereux is honest about beating Kilkenny. The Wexford defender says the championship win was great, but admits “it won’t count for a whole lot if we leave it at that”.

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Limerick optimistic ahead of Kilkenny clash

Limerick have been taking an internal approach to Saturday’s All-Ireland qualifier against Kilkenny, according to captain James Ryan.

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Micheál Donoghue determined to secure Leinster honours

Competitive, yes. Consistent, no. Well, consistent in terms of getting to the decider. Consistent, too, in coming up short.

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Davy Fitzgerald: We are 100% ahead of expectations

On his first night training Wexford, Davy Fitzgerald asked the county board for 160 sliotars... repeating the request every night thereafter.

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Dan Shanahan is wary of Offaly threat

Waterford selector Dan Shanahan is wary of the All-Ireland qualifier draw which pits the Déise against Offaly next weekend.

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Leinster final crowd set to top 50,000

The Leinster Council are expecting a crowd in excess of 50,000 for this weekend’s provincial hurling decider between Galway and Wexford.

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Conor Lehane will be fit for Munster final clash

Cork star Conor Lehane will be fit for next month’s Munster SHC final with Clare.

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Limerick put faith in senior starlets

This Limerick U21 team carries shades of last year’s Waterford class.

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Tipperary divided on hurling’s blueprint for change

Tipperary County Board secretary Tim Floyd has expressed concern that the new hurling proposals will significantly curtail club activity in April and May.

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Down out of dark woods and ready for Monaghan clash

Down have emerged from two rough seasons stronger and mentally tougher and they are quite relaxed about their modest billing ahead of Saturday’s Ulster semi-final with Monaghan .

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Cork revel in rankings reversal

This time last year Cork were staring at a toothless exit from the hurling championship.

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Henry Shefflin says delaying hurling draw a mistake

Henry Shefflin believes the GAA has missed a trick in delaying the draw for the All-Ireland hurling qualifiers until next week.

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Cork sweating on Conor Lehane for Clare clash

Cork boss Kieran Kingston has revealed that Conor Lehane is on crutches after suffering a recurrence of the ankle ligament injury which threatened his participation in Sunday’s Munster SHC semi-final victory over Waterford.

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