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Hurling mourns legend Tony Reddin

Tony Reddin, who died on Sunday aged 95, was a Galway native who established a reputation with Tipperary as a legendary hurling goalkeeper, whose brilliance was recognised in his selection in the GAA’s ‘Team of the Century’ and then in the ‘Team of the Millennium.’

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JJ Delaney predicts Paul Murphy will be next great full-back for Kilkenny

Recently retired Kilkenny defender JJ Delaney believes Paul Murphy is in a strong position to become the county’s next great full-back.

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Liam Sheedy content with one-v-five solution for 20m hurling frees

Hurling 2020 chairman Liam Sheedy believes a limit of five defenders on the goal-line for 20-metre frees is a fair compromise.

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UL's Daire Quinn retains possession despite the close attentions of WIT's Austin Gleeson. Pic: Lorraine O'Sullivan

WIT refuse to buckle against UL in Fitzgibbon Cup final

University of Limerick 3-12 Waterford IT 0-21 (AET)
The hurlers of Waterford IT simply refused to die. There wasn’t a single drop left in the deep reservoir from which they had been drawing from since last Tuesday evening and still they would not bend the knee.

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St Kieran’s College take 53rd title in Corn Uí Dhuill Leinster final

St Kieran’s College (Kilkenny)1-14
St Peter’s College (Wexford) 1-6
It took All-Ireland senior colleges champions St Kieran’s of Kilkenny almost 40 minutes to gain control of this Corn Uí Dhuill Leinster final against St Peter’s of Wexford.

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Grafter Austin Gleeson goes up a notch to inspire WIT for the Fitzgibbon Cup

Fitzgibbon Cup
Waterford IT 1-20 Cork IT 0-19 (AET)

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Queens and Trinity College make it through to Ryan Cup decider

Ryan Cup Roundup

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Bennett wraps up final spot for 14-man University of Limerick

Fitzgibbon Cup Semi-Final

University of Limerick 2-18, Limerick IT 1-14: You couldn’t but feel the shift in momentum following Jack Browne’s dismissal. Davy Fitzgerald, animated as ever, urged on his troops.

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Rory Jacob hopes St Peter’s College pack punch in S ‘A’ HC final 

It’s coming up on 11 years since Wexford’s Jacob brothers, Rory and Michael, scored the goals that dumped Kilkenny out of the 2004 Leinster championship. 

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Brothers in arms at the Limerick Fitzgibbon match

The all-Limerick semi-final clash of UL and LIT carries an intriguing subplot with two sets of brothers lining out on opposite sides of the coin, not to mention the father charged with plotting his son’s downfall.

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For focused Cork IT, the past is the only thing they can’t control

Theirs is a tale of near-misses and hard luck stories.

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Cody accepts honorary DCU doctorate

Brian Cody showed his conciliatory side yesterday as he accepted an honorary doctorate of philosophy from Dublin City University.

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Fitzgibbon cup: Team by team guide

Cork IT

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Limerick IT facing uphill battle to overcome UL after hectic schedule, says Kelly

Limerick IT’s 2005 Fitzgibbon Cup winning captain Eoin Kelly believes semi-final opponents University of Limerick have a huge advantage ahead of this afternoon’s eagerly-awaited derby tie.

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Bass: Cynical play in hurling ‘not being properly punished’

Cynical play in hurling isn’t being properly punished, argues the man behind the Congress motion calling for a black card.

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Limerick IT withstand spirited second-half revival by Carlow

Limerick IT 1-15 Carlow IT 0-14: This fixture lay in doubt up until two hours before throw-in, but IT Carlow and Limerick IT finally locked horns at the third time of asking — the Limerick college holding off a spirited second-half revival from the visitors to advance to the Fitzgibbon Cup semi-final.

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Davy: Postpone Fitzgibbon weekend, player welfare comes first

Limerick IT manager Davy Fitzgerald wants the Fitzgibbon Cup finals weekend to be postponed in the interest of player welfare.

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Richie Power voices criticism of refereeing in Kilkenny/Dublin clash

Richie Power has criticised the performance of referee Colm Lyons in Sunday’s Division 1A game between Kilkenny and Dublin in Nowlan Park.

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Tuesday GAA Tactics: Cork’s work rate won the day

Sylvester Hennessy crunches the numbers from the weekend’s big Allianz League games.

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Darren Gleeson wants change as demands on younger players relentless

TIPPERARY’S Denis Maher has confirmed that he suffered a dislocated shoulder in Sunday’s Allianz Hurling League Division 1A victory over Galway at Semple Stadium.

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DRA next for Mary Immaculate’s Fitzgibbon Cup appeal

Limerick IT v IT Carlow, LIT (A Kelly, Galway), 2pm

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New rules mean new dangers for GAA coaches and players on supplements

THE COUNTRY’s leading sports nutrition expert claims the GAA hasn’t grasped the potential impact of strict new anti-doping measures brought in last month.

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Pauric Mahony ‘taking up mantle of leader’ with Waterford

Derek McGrath marvelled at how Pauric Mahony is settling into a leadership role with the team.

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Tipperary deliver as front men land the big punches on Galway

Tipperary 2-18 Galway 0-20: The vagaries of February hurling were as bracing in Semple Stadium yesterday as the breeze which swirled towards the Town End.

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Dazzling Cork regroup to fire warning with impressive dismantling of Clare

Cork 1-24 Clare 0-17: Cork outgunned Clare on Saturday night with a dazzling display of shooting at Páirc Ui Rinn, some breathtaking scores restoring the home support’s faith in the team after the disappointment of the opening night defeat to Kilkenny.

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Cork’s Jimmy Barry-Murphy: We’d love to qualify for the knock-out stages

Jimmy Barry-Murphy says Cork would "love to qualify for the knock-out stages" as they seek competitive games ahead of the Munster championship.

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Carlow’s early blitz proves too much for London

NHL Divisional round-up: Carlow remain the front runners in Division 2A after they burst out of the blocks in Ruislip on Saturday, putting London to the sword.

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13-man Kilkenny succumb to ravenous Dublin

Tipperary last week and now Kilkenny.

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Ger Cunningham happy with Dublin display

Towards the end, as Kilkenny began to fashion what would have been a comeback of ridiculous proportions, thoughts turned to 2012, when Dublin scored six goals here in Nowlan Park and still lost, thanks to the concession of three late goals.

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Eamon O’Shea: Tipperary rewarded for doing the right thing

Tipperary’s performance mightn’t have been as emphatic as Eamon O’Shea’s delivery after the game but they are up and running.

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Eamonn Kelly happy as Kerry win in a canter

Wicklow 1-6 Kerry 2-20: Kerry hurling manager Eamonn Kelly was happy with his side’s improvement as they ran out 17-point winners over Wicklow in Division 2A at Arklow.

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Wexford turn things around against Offaly

Offaly 0-12 Wexford 2-15: One of hurling’s longest unbeaten runs came crashing down yesterday afternoon in O’Connor Park as Wexford overcame dismal conditions and some incredibly errant shooting to record a 2-15 to 0-12 win over Offaly and move to the top of the Division 1B table.

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Checkmate for Waterford as Derek McGrath gets it right

Waterford 3-21 Laois 0-12: A patient approach worked best for Waterford as Derek McGrath and Seamus Plunkett turned Fraher Field into a chessboard on Saturday night.

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Thurles steel finally breaks Rochestown resistance to win Harty Cup

St Francis College, Rochestown 1-12 Thurles CBS 2-12: Harty Cups are earned more than won, and there was certainly nothing easy about Thurles CBS’s victory over a battling St Francis College, Rochestown side in Mallow on Saturday. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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TJ Ryan satisfied by Limerick’s cutting edge

Antrim 1-12 Limerick 0-23: Limerick’s hurlers got their first win of the 2015 Allianz League Division 1B campaign with a hard-fought 0-23 to 1-12 win over Antrim at Ballycastle yesterday.

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Eamon O'Shea has shown himself to be a pioneer as manager.

Players hoping Eamon O’Shea goes out on a high

Allianz Hurling League Division 1A
Tipperary v Galway
Tomorrow: Semple Stadium, 2pm
TV: TG4 (deferred)

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RESPECT: The teams stand for a minute's  silence before last Sunday's  Allianz Hurling League,  Division 1A game between Cork and Kilkenny at  Páirc Uí Rinn, Cork. Picture: Paul Mohan/Sportsfile

Cork V Clare: Rhapsodising the joys of the grim fundamentals

Allianz Hurling League Division 1A
Cork v Clare
Today: Páirc Uí Rinn, 7pm
TV: Setanta Ireland

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Ger Cunningham

Dublin up to speed but Cats are a far stiffer challenge

If the Allianz Division 1 table was based solely on physical and hurling preparation rather than results, Dublin would still be top. 

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Conor O'Sullivan: "We knew it wasn't good enough, we knew that in the dressing-room straight after the game."

Conor O’Sullivan: Plenty time to put things right after Rebels left reeling by Kilkenny blow

You don’t have to tell Conor O’Sullivan that Cork weren’t at the required standard for last weekend’s NHL clash with Kilkenny. 

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HYPE BUILDING: The school notice board with a raft of  good wishes for Rochestown captain  David Griffin  and his team-mates ahead of today's  Harty Cup final. Picture: Des Barry

In Rochestown College, the students are doing the teaching

Munster Post Primary Dr Harty Cup Final
St Francis College Rochestown (Cork) v Thurles CBS (Tipperary)
Today: Mallow, 1.30pm

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