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Ger Aylward fights back tears on glorious day for Glenmore men

AIB All-Ireland JHC final - Glenmore (Kilkenny) 2-8 Eoghan Rua, Coleraine (Derry) 0-12: Captain and Kilkenny star Ger Aylward fought back tears as he reflected on his native Glenmore’s courageous AIB All-Ireland junior success.

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Na Piarsaigh land crucial punches

AIB All-Ireland Club SHC semi-final - Na Piarsaigh (Limerick) 1-22 Oulart-The Ballagh (Wexford) 0-20 (AET): Na Piarsaigh will see Croke Park on St. Patrick’s Day, the Limerick side casting aside previous semi-final defeats to book their place in the All-Ireland club final on Saturday evening in Thurles.

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Bennettsbridge have wind in their sails

AIB All-Ireland Club IHC final - Bennettsbridge (Kilkenny) 1-17 Abbeyknockmoy (Galway) 1-14: In the end, it all came down to a gust of wind. With 56 minutes on the clock at Croke Park, Sean Morrissey struck a point attempt from out on the right wing that dipped violently and flew to the Abbeyknockmoy net.

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Cushendall prove that if at first you don’t succeed…

AIB All-Ireland Club SHC semi-final - Ruairi Og, Cushendall (Antrim) 3-12 Sarsfields (Galway) 1-6: Earlier this year, when Neil McManus and his girlfriend sat down to book their flights to Asia for the beginning of a six-month round the world trip, they picked May as their travel date.

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Absolutely heartbreaking for Sarsfields, says tearful Francis Madden

Amongst the throngs of maroon wearing Cushendall players and supporters on the field after Saturday’s game, Sarsfields selector Francis Madden wiped tears from his eyes.

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Brian Cody hails the man who ‘had everything’ - Richie Power

Brian Cody paid a glowing tribute to recently-retired Richie Power yesterday, describing the forward as a player who “had everything”.

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Brian Cody says nothing cast in stone

All-Ireland winning Kilkenny manager Brian Cody said yesterday he never played with a sweeper, but said nothing was “cast in stone” when it comes to setting up his teams.

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Killarney's St Brendan's and High School Clonmel to contest Corn Uí Mhuirí

St Brendan's, Killarney and High School Clonmel will contest the Corn Uí Mhuirí decider after their respective semi-final wins this afternoon.

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Fear of failure driving Cushendall

Neil McManus knows it’s high time Cushendall’s litany of hard luck stories ended on All-Ireland semi-final day.

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Kerry connection bodes well for Bennettsbridge

The feat which the hurlers of Bennettsbridge are chasing tomorrow – winning back-to-back All-Ireland junior and intermediate club titles – remains exclusive to the Ardfert footballers.

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Can Na Piarsaigh learn from past pains?

Shane O’Neill chuckles at the question. His club, Na Piarsaigh, have been here before, at the All-Ireland semi-final stage. Twice in the last five years, in fact. Isn’t there some solace in having that experience to draw on?

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Diarmuid O’Sullivan teaches ‘dark arts’ to Cork hurlers

Cork hurling selector Diarmuid O’Sullivan revealed how he trains with the present squad to teach the players the “dark arts” of the game.

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Lively UCC back on track in Fitzgibbon Cup

UCC 4-18  Maynooth University 0-10 Fitzgibbon Cup Kildare

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Early goals pave way as holders UL deliver in Fitzgibbon Cup

University of Limerick 5-15  Mary Immaculate College 3-14 Fitzgibbon Cup Mary Immaculate College

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O’Dwyer sees red in Cork IT win in Fitzgibbon Cup

UUJ 1-14  Cork IT 1-18 Fitzgibbon Cup Belfast

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LIT ‘need to improve’ after narrow win over UCD in Fitzgibbon Cup

Limerick IT 0-18  UCD 1-14 Fitzgibbon Cup LIT

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Five see red as Colman’s edge Gaelcholáiste in fiery final

St Colman’s 2-13  Gaelcholáiste Mhuire 2-11, Cork Post Primary U16A hurling county final

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TV show to feature Cork’s replica kit

The Cork hurlers’ temporary adoption of the jersey worn by the county 100 years ago is part of a documentary being made for TG4 by Fócas Films about the Rebel colours, called An Fhuil agus Bindealán (The Blood and Bandage).

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Tipperary are public enemy No.1, says Michael Ryan

Michael Ryan believes his Tipperary senior hurlers are “almost public enemy No.1” and the team everybody still loves to beat.

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Kevin Downes hoping concussion blues are firmly in the past

“How did I know concussion was going to be mentioned?” asked Kevin Downes afterwards, with a wry smile.

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Clinical IT Carlow power past St Pat’s

St Pat’s/Mater Dei 2-14 IT Carlow 4-17: IT Carlow claimed victory after a highly entertaining Fitzgibbon Cup clash with St Pat’s/Mater Dei in the Na Fianna’s club grounds in Dublin.

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Today's Fitzgibbon Cup previews

Group A: Limerick IT v UCD, LIT, 2pm.

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Micheál Donoghue reunion too good to miss

Galway hurling coach Francis Forde says that the opportunity to link up with former teammate Micheál Donoghue in the Galway senior set-up was a chance he was never going to turn down.

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Micheál Donoghue hoping Jonathan Glynn will return from US for Galway

New Galway manager Micheál Donoghue admits he is unsure as to the availability of All Star nominee Jonathan Glynn for the season ahead.

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Ardscoil Rís stand firm as unlucky Colman’s foiled

Ardscoil Rís 0-13 St Colman’s College 1-9: Ardscoil Rís made it to the Harty decider, holding off St Colman’s in a frantic finish to win by a single point in snowy Kilmallock on Saturday.

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Anthony Ryan to the rescue as Templemore clinch classic

Dr Harty Cup - Our Lady’s Templemore (Tipperary) 2-15 De La Salle (Waterford) 2-13 (AET): As the ball dropped among a forest of flying hurleys, there was just one thought on Anthony Ryan’s mind — “pull on the thing!”

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Ger Cunningham takes Wexford victory in his stride

Bord na Mona Walsh Cup final - Dublin 1-22 Wexford 1-12: Dublin boss Ger Cunningham played down the significance of beating Wexford to silverware at Croke Park, five months before the teams return there in the Championship. 

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Milford end Oulart-The Ballagh’s double dream

Oulart-The Ballagh’s dreams of a unique AIB All-Ireland club double were dashed at Carriganore in Waterford, after Milford narrowly beat them 1-9 to 1-8 in their senior camogie semi-final.

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St Colman’s ready to seize the day

Flannan Cleary can still picture the sliotar flying past the Castletroy post. The umpire raised his arms to signal wide, the hurlers of St Colman’s, Fermoy dropping to their knees in despair.

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Kieran McGeeney: Young players must bide their time

Kieran McGeeney believes the public put too much pressure on young players to make an instant impact at senior inter-county level.

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Patient UL show the stuff of champions in Fitzgibbon Cup

Dublin IT 0-14 University of Limerick 0-20 Fitzgibbon Cup

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Goals do the trick for UCD in Fitzgibbon Cup

UCD 2-12 UCC 0-13 Fitzgibbon Cup

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Hayes strike inspires Waterford IT

St Patrick’s Drumcondra 0-9 - Waterford IT 1-19, Fitzgibbon Cup DCU Sportsgrounds

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Mary Leacy aiming to keep Oulart on course for double joy

It is all happening for Oulart-The Ballagh. The camogie and hurling teams completed a Leinster double before Christmas and now dream of welcoming two AIB All- Ireland trophies by the end of March.

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