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Cork mauling leaves John Kiely demanding player response

Limerick 1-19 Cork 7-22: Limerick boss John Kiely was clearly unhappy after this drubbing at the hands of Cork in the Munster SHL yesterday in the Gaelic Grounds, describing the 21-point defeat as unacceptable and “a very low point”.

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Football changes may diminish hurling games, warns Munster official

Hurling is in danger of being marginalised by GAA director general Páraic Duffy’s plans to change the All-Ireland SFC , warns Munster secretary Simon Moroney.

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Aoife Hearne on GAA players' nutrition: ‘Do the simple things right’

Aoife Hearne is well-known to TV viewers as a dietitian on RTÉ’s popular Operation Transformation series. The Waterford native has also worked with the Tipperary senior hurlers since 2009, providing nutritional advice to Premier County players. 

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Clare boss admits Kerry caused ‘some’ problems

Kerry 1-15 Clare 2-24: A youthful Clare side, playing their first game in the Munster SHL under new management duo of Donal Moloney and Gerry O’Connor, eventually got the better of an improving Kerry side at Austin Stack Park,Tralee.

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‘Hurling people feel everything in Croke Park is football-orientated’, says Mike Fitzgerald

On December 15, former Limerick and Munster treasurer Mike Fitzgerald stood up at county convention and delivered his motion: that the GAA provide special status and support to the unique game of hurling at primary school level in clubs throughout the counties.

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Kieran Kingston rings the changes for Limerick meeting

Kieran Kingston has made wholesale changes from the team that beat Kerry for tomorrow’s Co-op Superstores Munster Senior Hurling League clash with Limerick in the Gaelic Grounds.

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Limerick boost as James Ryan set to return

Limerick senior hurling manager John Kiely has described James Ryan’s decision to prolong his inter-county career as a major boost to the Shannonsiders.

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Rory Scannell making the most of his opportunity

It says plenty about Rory Scannell’s form this season and his immense contribution to Munster’s run of form that he has kept his place in the centre ahead of Springbok Jaco Taute and Francis Saili, an All Black.

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St Colman’s do the damage early

St Colman’s, Fermoy 3-12 CBC, Cork 1-12: Three goals in a wind-assisted first-half proved priceless for Fermoy’s St Colman’s College, who booked their place in the Dr Harty Cup semi-finals for the second successive year in seeing off Christian Brothers College at Church Road in Blackrock yesterday.

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Jake Morris turns the screw as Nenagh edge De La Salle

Nenagh CBS 0-20 De La Salle College 2-13 (after extra-time): Tipperary All-Ireland minor winner Jake Morris again emerged as the game changer on a gusty afternoon in Cashel yesterday.

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Ardscoil Rís and Midleton slug it out in thriller

Ardscoil Rís 1-15 Midleton CBS 2-12 (AET): The mercury reading on the entertainment barometer at Bansha, taking into account we’re but a week and a half into the New Year, was unusually high.

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Three-goal Templemore march into Harty Cup semi-finals

Our Lady’s Templemore 3-14 Thurles CBS 1-10: Our Lady’s Templemore haven’t tasted Harty Cup glory since winning the competition for the one and only time in the school’s history back in 1978.

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Holders Dublin get second victory

Dublin 2-26 UCD 0-21: Holders Dublin completed their second successive Walsh Cup win, beating UCD at Parnell Park last night. 

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Micheál Donoghue won’t be rushing Joe Canning's return

Galway hurling boss Micheál Donoghue will not be putting Joe Canning under any pressure to help Galway return to Division 1A as the Portumna star makes his way back from a serious hamstring injury.

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Sliotars to be standardised from next year

The 2017 inter-county hurling season will be the last in which non-standardised sliotars are used.

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Noel Connors has his eyes set on a neat double in 2017

Noel Connors is under pressure to graduate on two fronts in 2017 but experience has taught him forcing the issue won’t help his cause.

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Tipperary giants collide in mouthwatering Harty Cup clash

It’s been nine years since Thurles CBS and Our Lady’s Templemore met at the quarter-final stage of the Harty Cup. This afternoon’s clash would do well to reach the heights of the drawn and replayed fixtures from 2008.

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I want players to play, not strike, says CPA co-ordinator Liam Griffin

The Club Players’ Association’s hurling fixtures co-ordinator Liam Griffin is not interested in the group taking a nuclear option and calling on players to strike.

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Stephen McDonnell taking lessons from early Kerry flurry

Cork hurling captain Stephen McDonnell is placing the emphasis on performance as the Rebels gear up for the start of the Allianz Hurling League Division 1A. 

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Cork response pleases Kieran Kingston

Cork 1-28 Kerry 0-18: Kieran Kingston was pleased with the second-half response as Cork had 13 points to spare on Kerry in the opening round of the Co-op Superstores Munster SHL at Mallow yesterday.

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Limerick rebound to see off experimental Waterford

Limerick 0-24 Waterford 1-14: A 15-point swing saw Limerick beat Waterford in this Munster SHL clash in Dungarvan, but neither manager was losing the run of himself after this season opener.

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Cork outplayed as UCC finally get their hands on Canon O’Brien Cup

UCC 0-22 Cork 1-13: UCC always led as they claimed victory in the Canon O’Brien Cup for the first time at the Mardyke last night.

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