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Declan Browne: Tipperary v Kerry: At least we always tried to take them on

The near-misses, the hammerings, the what-ifs and the lessons learnt. Our columnist Declan Browne recalls his Tipp-Kerry experiences.

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JJ Delaney: Kieran Kingston future hanging in the balance

Kilkenny legend JJ Delaney fears for the future of Cork hurling manager Kieran Kingston unless the Rebels can display a greater guile in tomorrow night’s All-Ireland SHC round 1 qualifier against Dublin in Páirc Uí Rinn (7pm).

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Tipperary’s blistering second-half blast adds to Cork's woes

Tipperary produced a blistering second-half performance – Liam Cahill’s young charges outscored their opponents by 0-14 to 0-3 from the 33rd minute onwards — to send Cork packing from the Munster championship and, in the process, set up a final date with Limerick.

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OBITUARY: John Horgan, Cork hurling captain, Blackrock club legend

Rebel with a cause: Michael Moynihan looks at the life of John Horgan, Cork hurling captain, and Blackrock club legend

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Paul O’Brien delights for Limerick minors

Waterford 0-17 Limerick 0-19: The Limerick backroom team jumped for joy at full-time as the Treaty resisted a late avalanche of Waterford pressure to squeeze through to the Munster minor hurling final for the fourth year in a row at a sunny Walsh Park.

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No Cork crisis, says new hurling development chief

The GAA’s newly-appointed national hurling development manager Martin Fogarty has rejected the claim Cork hurling is in crisis.

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Paul Murphy recalls Leinster lesson from Galway

The Leinster final of 2012 means Paul Murphy, probably forever more, will be wary of facing Galway at this juncture of the championship.

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Boost for Liam Dunne as Wexford edge into intermediate final

Wexford 1-16 Galway 0-16: Liam Dunne received a timely boost as Wexford ended Galway’s reign as Leinster and All-Ireland intermediate hurling champions in Portlaoise last night.

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Michael Ryan defends Steven O’Brien’s role with Tipperary hurlers

Michael Ryan has defended Steven O’Brien’s inclusion in the Tipperary senior hurling panel in the wake of comments made by football selector Tommy Toomey.

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Limerick's firepower rocks Cork U21s

Cork 2-15 Limerick 3-19: Limerick ran out comfortable winners in last night’s Munster U21 hurling championship clash with Cork in Pairc Ui Rinn, two late Cork goals giving the scoreboard a flattering look.

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Mark Schutte still has All-Ireland ambitions

History and form are both stacked firmly against them but Mark Schutte believes Dublin can seize their second chance in the Championship and push for an unlikely All-Ireland triumph.

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Cork U21s facing tough task against Limerick

And they thought Waterford was a tough draw.

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Jim Forbes: Revolutionary, leader, absolute GAA man

The passing yesterday of former Cork County Board chairman Jim Forbes, described as “a revolutionary” in the GAA, leaves a huge void in Leeside GAA circles. The Carrigaline club man also served as Munster Council PRO and was described by former GAA President Christy Cooney as “a great leader”.

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Pat Ryan: Cork U21s can alert senior selectors

Cork senior hurling selector Pat Ryan doesn’t envisage any of the Rebel U21s jumping into contention for a senior starting place against Dublin in the All-Ireland hurling qualifiers this weekend, but the senior management will still take the U21s’ form against Limerick tonight (Páirc Uí Rinn, 7.30pm) into consideration when picking the side to face Dublin.

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Martin Ennis overjoyed as Meath crowned champions after Christy Ring marathon

Meath 4-21 Antrim 5-17: Victorious Meath manager Martin Ennis finished up Saturday evening’s post-match media briefing with a wry smile. “I hope to God none of ye lot are ringing me tomorrow!”

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Richie Hogan must earn Kilkenny shirt, warns TJ Reid

He’s one of two players that Kilkenny rely upon for inspiration, according to Ger Loughnane at least, but Richie Hogan should be aware that his place in the team is far from guaranteed.

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Wexford's Andrew Shore on scoring spree ahead of cruciate op

Wexford star Andrew Shore hit 1-10 in a club game last Saturday – six days before he’s due to undergo surgery on anterior cruciate knee ligament damage.

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Waterford's Darragh Fives ‘50-50’ to face Tipperary in Munster final

Influential Waterford defender Darragh Fives is no more than “50-50” for the Munster senior hurling final against Tipperary, according to Déise manager Derek McGrath, who will give the player as long as possible to prove his fitness.

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Jim Greene backs Waterford call on Gaelic Grounds

Former Waterford star Jim Greene has endorsed the county’s decision not to return to Thurles to face Tipperary in next month’s Munster SHC final.

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Kilkenny's Paul Murphy: Insults should inspire us

Paul Murphy says any Kilkenny player not seeing championship action should feel insulted by claims the current panel isn’t as good as it has been in the past.

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Bubbles O’Dwyer’s ‘powerful’ speech rallies Tipperary’s 14 men

John ‘Bubbles’ O’Dwyer put the disappointment of his 13th-minute red card aside to deliver a “powerful” half-time speech which inspired 14-man Tipperary to hold out against Limerick, Michael Breen has revealed.

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Cork conceding home advantage ‘never on the table’

Cork chairman Ger Lane says Páirc Ui Rinn is well capable of staging the county’s hurling qualifier against Dublin the weekend after next and doesn’t believe demand will outweigh supply despite the venue’s capacity standing at 16,400.

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Tipperary indiscipline a concern, but Limerick undone by little details

It should be remembered that John O’Dwyer was the main forward for Tipperary in their victory over Waterford last year, writes Donal O’Grady.

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