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Champions Kilmallock keep run going with win over Effin

Champions Kilmallock remain unbeaten in their Limerick SHC title defence.

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Mullinahone boost as Eoin Kelly makes long-awaited return

Former All Star Eoin Kelly was back in action for Mullinahone after an extended lay-off, and helped guide them to a 1-21 to 2-16 win over Ballingarry in an exciting South Tipperary SHC semi-final at Fethard.

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St Finbarr’s too classy and clinical for Bishopstown

St Finbarr’s 1-17 Bishopstown 0-10: Accuracy and class helped St Finbarr’s to a comprehensive win over Bishopstown in yesterday’s Cork SHC Round 3 clash at Pairc Ui Rinn.

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Paudie O’Sullivan on song for sharper Cloyne

Cloyne 4-11 Carrigaline 0-12: Two late Cloyne goals distorted the scoreline of this Cork PIHC game with Carrigaline at Páirc Uí Rinn. 

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Kildorrery far too powerful for depleted Éire Óg

Kildorrery 1-11 Éire Óg 1-5: A depleted Éire Óg side bowed out of the Cork IHC in Mallow yesterday, Kildorrery denying them by six points to progress beyond the fourth round yesterday.

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Cian Dorgan the ace as Ballincollig edge Argideen Rangers

Ballincollig 0-9 Argideen Rangers 1-5: A point from a free by Cian Dorgan three minutes from time earned Ballincollig a thrilling victory over Argideen Rangers in the Cork IHC at Kilbrittain yesterday.

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Resurgent Valley Rovers hit new heights with defeat of  Bandon

Valley Rovers 1-19 Bandon 0-13
Valley Rovers’ resurgence continued in Kinsale on Saturday evening as they bettered Bandon in a fourth-round local derby.

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Glen Rovers gather momentum against Bride Rovers

Glen Rovers 3-16 Bride Rovers 3-10
Consistency. For Glen Rovers, the search continues.

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Carrigtwohill workrate against Ballymartle delights Niall Kidney

Carrigtwohill 2-13 Ballymartle 1-13
Niall Kidney applies simple logic. An honest work ethic, he says, steered Carrigtwohill past the challenge of Ballymartle on Saturday evening and into a county quarter-final.

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First-half flurry seals derby duel for Aghada against  Castlemartyr

Aghada 2-14 Castlemartyr 1-11
Killeagh Aghada advanced to the quarter-final of the Cork IHC with a convincing win over Castlemartyr in this east Cork derby at Killeagh on Saturday evening.

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Brendan Cummins wins Poc Fada but doubts over ladies title

Tipperary’s Brendan Cummins claimed a record ninth M Donnelly All-Ireland Poc Fada title on Saturday in the Cooley Mountains, but the event wasn’t without controversy with uncertainty over who claimed the camogie title.

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Derek McGrath seeking the green light for squad number policy

Derek McGrath has acknowledged Waterford have been operating a squad number policy this summer and would like to see the idea given the official green light by the GAA.

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Erin’s Own do damage to Na Piarsaigh early

Erin’s Own 3-19 Na Piarsaigh 2-18: What might have appeared to be a stroll in the park for favourites Erin’s Own when they turned over at half-time with a 14 points advantage ultimately proved to be a struggle to gain their quarter-final place in the Cork SHC at Pairc Uí Rinn last evening.

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The Ciotóg Side: Without desire, All-Ireland success will remain a dream

Are the best four teams in the All Ireland semi-finals? Every August, this question is the hurling query that counts.

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All-Ireland winning Clare manager Ger Loughnane who stated Banner chairmanMichael McDonagh's position was 'utterly untenable.'

Loughnane blast: Clare chairman’s position ‘utterly untenable’

Further divisions in Clare GAA emerged yesterday with All-Ireland winning manager Ger Loughnane labelling the position of Clare GAA chairman Michael McDonagh "utterly untenable".

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Half-time switch worked wonders, says Kiely

Limerick manager John Kiely cited the half-time switch of Tom Morrissey and Ronan Lynch as the crucial move in their Munster U21 final triumph.

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Limerick revel in Munster glory

LIMERICK 0-22 CLARE 0-19:

Thus far, but no further was the stark message delivered by Limerick as they closed the door on Clare’s remarkable dominance at U21 level.

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Injured Jackie Tyrrell and Richie Power out of clash with Waterford, says Brian Cody

Kilkenny must plan without the experienced Jackie Tyrrell and Richie Power for their All-Ireland semi-final date with Waterford on August 9, while Michael Fennelly is a major doubt.

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Lively Cian Lynch will be lurking for lucky breaks in U21 final

Dictaphones switched off, Cian Lynch stands up from the huddle of print journalists he’s spent the past nine minutes entertaining.

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Matchwinners: Four to watch at Cusack Park tonight

Clare and Limerick’s battle for Munster U21 honours features some outstanding participants...

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Waterford’s Stephen Daniels ‘bursting with joy’ after ending three-year championship wait

Waterford’s Steven Daniels was “bursting with joy” when he arrived home on Sunday evening, having made his first championship appearance for the Déise in three years.

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Clare skipper Conor Cleary breaks with tradition

Traditional Irish music and Gaelic football, the foundation stones of life out Miltown Malbay direction.

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Brian Cody still hoping Jackie Tyrrell will be fit

Brian Cody is refusing to rule ultra experienced defender Jackie Tyrrell out of his plans for Sunday week’s All-Ireland semi-final clash with Waterford.

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Who can stop Kilkenny-Tipperary renewal?

Not a spectacular Sunday, in keeping with the hurling championship to date, but an interesting one. 

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Derek McGrath has given us belief, says Waterford’s Maurice Shanahan

Waterford’s Maurice Shanahan says belief will not be an issue for their All-Ireland semi-final date against Kilkenny.

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Ger Cunningham: I’m staying with Dubs

Ger Cunningham confirmed he will continue as Dublin hurling manager into 2016.

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Puck-outs soar as Galway shoot on sight

The stats from Sunday’s semi-final loss to Galway will offer few crumbs of comfort for Jimmy Barry-Murphy and his management team. 

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Five hurling talking points as Galway and Waterford progress

Galway prosper without Joe show and four other talking points...

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Still waiting for summer to fire

Does the hunt for a cracking championship game in hurling go on?

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Galway wonderful, wasteful, Cork woeful

Galway 2-28 Cork 0-22: A second championship double-digit exit for Cork’s hurlers should prompt the most exhaustive of autopsies.

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Downbeat Jimmy Barry-Murphy ‘can’t wait for next year’

“I can’t wait for next year.” Jimmy Barry-Murphy might have said the words but there was little enthusiasm or defiance in his tone when he made the vow.

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John Bannon: Display may yield All-Ireland final for James Owens

James Owens improved his chances of refereeing his first senior All-Ireland hurling final with an impressive handling of the Galway-Cork All-Ireland quarter-final yesterday.

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Gardaí confiscate Confederate flag

A Confederate flag was confiscated from a young Cork supporter following yesterday’s All-Ireland quarter-final defeat to Galway in Thurles.

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Waterford fervour and fire blows Dublin away

Waterford 2-21 Dublin 1-19: An unstinting work-rate complimented by the occasional passage of sweeping brilliance.

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Focused Dripsey shake off Grenagh

Dripsey 1-15 Grenagh 1-12: Just 12 months after they endured a 14-point loss to Grenagh and subsequent relegation play-off with St Catherine’s, Dripsey will be contesting the quarter-finals of the Cork IHC, against Kildorrery or Éire Óg.

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Waterford train ‘back on the tracks’, says Derek McGrath

Derek McGrath believes Waterford’s progression to the All-Ireland semi-final has proven their league form was no flash in the pan.

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Gutsy Templederry hold off neighbours to reach first final

Templederry had to survive a late Silvermines surge before claiming a place in the club’s first ever North senior hurling final courtesy of a 0-25 to 3-13 win in Nenagh.

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Evan Niland stars as slick Galway see off Limerick

Galway 1-14 Limerick 0-13: Galway boss Jeffrey Lynskey is relishing the prospect of locking horns with Kilkenny in the Electric Ireland All-Ireland minor hurling semi-final on August 16.

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Dublin Minors on a mission, declares Johnny McGuirk

Dublin 2-22 Antrim 2-11: Manager Johnny McGuirk says Dublin are driven to redeem themselves as they progress to an All-Ireland minor hurling semi-final against Tipperary.

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Joe Canning ‘sick’ of recalling 2012 near miss

Joe Canning says he is “sick” of people talking about Galway’s near miss in 2012.

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Waterford and Cork: GAA’s marmite and custard

The product’s name has entered British English as a simile for something that is an acquired taste or tends to polarise opinion.

— From the Wikipedia entry on Marmite

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The Big Interview: Light at the end of the tunnel exists for David Collins

It doesn’t take long to realise David Collins is not your typical county player or young man.

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Dan Shanahan stresses the positives

On a sunny afternoon in Dungarvan, Dan Shanahan is his usual self. Positive. Optimistic. 

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WATCH: Will Galway still be at the races after quarter-final?

Whatever about their role as hurling’s enigmatic force, Galway’s results at the quarter-final juncture cannot be called into question.

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Shanballymore joy as brave Bantry fall just short

Shanballymore 1-15 Bantry Blues 1-13: They were pushed all the way, but Cork JBHC honours went to Shanballymore as they withstood a dogged Bantry Blues fightback at Páirc Uí Rinn last night.

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Knockers don’t bother Damien Cahalane

Damien Cahalane on hurling tactics and dealing with the online critics...

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The Hurling Championship so far: Sweepers, Surprises and Predictions

Our writers reflect on what has, so far, been an underwhelming hurling championship...

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Dynamics of Thurles double-header nicely poised

There is a loop of hurling anoraks throughout Ireland and I am cousins, never far removed, with each and every pilgrim.

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Anthony Cunningham unfazed by Cork’s tactical revolution

Galway manager Anthony Cunningham will concentrate on his own charges and what they bring to the party rather than on the effectiveness of Cork’s new playing format when the sides meet in Sunday’s All-Ireland quarter-final clash at Semple Stadium.

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VIDEO: Austin Gleeson says Waterford hurlers learning lessons fast

They’ve put it away now, but for the younger members of the Waterford senior hurling panel, it was a tough four days. Defeated by Tipperary in the Munster senior final, the U21s on the panel travelled to Clare and were beaten by the home side in their Munster semi-final.

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Johnny Crowley: Cork hurlers adapting to change

Cork can’t simply expect that the system used against Clare a fortnight ago will guarantee victory against Galway in Sunday’s All-Ireland SHC quarter-final, according to selector Johnny Crowley.

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Brian Lohan wants Ger Loughnane to lead independent review of Clare

Legendary Clare full-back Brian Lohan wants Ger Loughnane to lead an independent review of the performances of the county’s senior hurling team and management.

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Clare players have total faith in Davy Fitzgerald, says Patrick Kelly

Clare goalkeeper Patrick Kelly has reiterated the county hurling squad’s faith in manager Davy Fitzgerald.

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Waterford’s Derek McGrath fears dangerous Dublin

Waterford manager Derek McGrath fears the team’s supporters are not giving enough credit to their All-Ireland quarter-final opponents Dublin.

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Dublin attack lethal, says Laois netminder Eoin Reilly

Eoin Reilly has faced both Waterford and Dublin this year and the Laois goalkeeper believes Ger Cunningham’s forwards will provide a stern and fascinating test for the Déise’s much-vaunted defensive abilities.

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