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‘We’ll make mistakes but you die in the effort of trying’

Conceding 1-26 can hardly be considered a shut-out but it felt like it.

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Harnedy: Tall order backing up this win against Waterford

Cork hurler Seamus Harnedy is already thinking about the “local derby” which will be the Rebels’ next outing in the Munster championship, even though the smoke has barely cleared from Sunday’s battle against Tipperary in Thurles.

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‘After this, I’d nearly fancy Cork’s chances’

Two exiles in Kilkenny, former Cork and Tipperary seniors, watched Sunday’s Munster championship opener.

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Barrett facing six weeks out with knee injury

There was a positive end to a forgettable weekend for the Tipperary hurlers last night with confirmation All-Star corner-back Cathal Barrett has avoided cruciate knee ligament damage.

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Tipperary’s tumble has gifted us a summer of intrigue

Teatime after the Gaelic Grounds on the fourth Sunday of last month.

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This is one record the Cork hurlers could do without

History beckons for the Cork hurlers this weekend. But not the sort of history they'll want to be associated with.

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Harsh criticism of Tipp unjustified, insists Sheedy

Former Tipperary manager Liam Sheedy believes the current group have come in for “harsh” and “unjustified” criticism following last month’s Division 1 final loss to Galway.

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‘The group is gelling better and better’

Diarmuid O’Sullivan isn’t buying that line about Tipperary mortality. The All-Ireland champions might have been blitzed by Galway in the league final but the Cork selector shakes his head when you refer to that game.

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Kelly goal helps Ballyea get off to winning start

Ballyea got the defence of their Clare and Munster titles off to a winning start at Cusack Park, Ennis yesterday. The All-Ireland club runners-up saw off the challenge of Wolfe Tones na Sionna and came out 1-16 to 0-12 winners in the end, having lead by 0-6 to 0-5 at the break.

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Pádraic Maher: Cork are a bit like us in 2009

It’s almost a tradition to rival the lustre of Cork v Tipp; bemoaning the lost lustre of Cork v Tipp. But not in Pádraic Maher’s house.

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Regal King inspires Laois

Laois secured their third straight win in this Leinster SHC Round Robin qualifier and advance with confidence to face Wexford in the Leinster SHC quarter-final. 

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Westmeath edge old rivals

A goal in the 51st minute from corner forward Killian Doyle proved to be the decisive score as Westmeath survived the handicap of playing the entire second half with just 14 men to eke out a crucial win against neighbours Meath in the third and final round robin series of the Leinster senior hurling championship, in ideal conditions at Mullingar yesterday afternoon.

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Na Piarsaigh romp home while Kilmallock survive a scare

The 2016 All-Ireland club champions Na Piarsaigh made their mark on round two of the group phase of the Limerick SHC with a 3-18 to 1-15 win over champions Patrickswell.

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Challenges for U21 graduates mixing it with the big boys

The learning curve is real for U21 graduates who encounter senior hurling, it seems.

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Niall Gilligan still going strong (at 40)

Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more.

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