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Moral victories no use, says Ryan

"The lesson must be, focus on the positives but make sure you learn from the experience, be a better team going forward," so said former Limerick selector and team captain TJ Ryan yesterday, after the loss to Tipperary in Sunday's Munster SHC first round in Thurles.

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Lar's pitch encroach could cost Premier

Tipperary GAA chiefs could face a number of fines for Lar Corbett's pitch encroachment in Sunday's Munster SFC quarter-final.

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Canning calls on tribe to be wary

Joe Canning reckons Galway got enough of a fright against Westmeath last year not to underestimate them this time round.

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Tipp expected Limerick onslaught

Tipperary star Noel McGrath says he and his team-mates weren't surprised by the strength of the Limerick challenge in last Sunday's Munster SHC semi-final.

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Kelly fitness boost for Déise

Waterford hurling boss Michael Ryan will be boosted by star forward Eoin Kelly's clean bill of health after last weekend.

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Poor tactics not fitness issues cost Limerick

Limerick's team and management will receive some well deserved kudos for their display in putting it up to Tipp in Sunday's Munster Championship, but as the days go on they will reflect on an opportunity lost.

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Mullins: Mind game is Dubs' biggest challenge

Dublin legend Brian Mullins says the All-Ireland champions' greatest challenge in defending their crown is a mental one.

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Knee op won't keep Counihan off the sideline

Conor Counihan is likely to patrol the sideline for Cork's Munster SFC semi-final against Kerry despite a recent knee operation.

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Royal strife helped us perform, says Reilly

Meath full-back Kevin Reilly has revealed the players made a pact to put the county's troubles behind them by producing on the field.

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Lilywhites star Doyle unfazed by protracted Johnston transfer

As St Kevin's await to hear from the Central Competitions Control Committee (CCCC) about Seánie Johnston's transfer application, Kildare's Johnny Doyle says he's surprised about the controversy it has created.

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Ankle injury KOs Garden County star Glynn

Leighton Glynn's season is over.

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Harte 'fearing the worst' for injured Cavanagh

Mickey Harte is "fearing the worst" about Seán Cavanagh's shoulder injury.

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Cooper: We'll find top form yet

Yesterday, for the third Monday in succession, Colm Cooper found himself surrounded by the media.

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Wentworth in the past as G-Mac relishing summer challenge

Graeme McDowell is moving quickly on from his missed cut at Wentworth by looking forward to a golfing summer to savour.

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Lawrie books US Open ticket

Peter Lawrie has continued his superb Surrey form in qualifying for next month's US Open in San Francisco.

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O'Connell to travel despite injured knee

Paul O'Connell will definitely travel to New Zealand in a bid to participate in the three-Test series against the world champion All Blacks.

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Fitzpatrick challenges Irish players

Former New Zealand skipper Sean Fitzpatrick has challenged Ireland to turn provincial form into Test match success as Brian O'Driscoll's side embark on a three-match series against the world champions over the coming month.

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A chance to grasp Ireland ticket

Soon to retire, Munster and Ireland stalwart Mick O'Driscoll captains the Barbarians against his countrymen tonight in Gloucester (7.45pm) but all eyes will be on those in the Ireland XV looking to take their last chance to earn a ticket to New Zealand.

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Green's joy at 'massive surprise'

The sweat was still dripping off Paul Green long after Irish training finished beneath the Tuscan sun yesterday but rarely can a man have seemed so happy about working hard in the summertime when he thought the living would be easy.

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Bruised but unbowed Keane shrugs off injury fears

Ten minutes had melted away through the pores of the Aviva Stadium last Saturday when Robbie Keane was sent crashing to the turf and a stadium — and nation — held its breath.

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I'm going to Chelsea, claims Hazard

Eden Hazard last night finally ended speculation about his future by announcing he had decided to join Chelsea next season.

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Italian football again in the eye of a storm

Typically they feature dawn raids and search warrants; obscure provincial prosecutors with snappy wardrobes and an eye for publicity; pictures of sheepish young men emerging from police stations; extracts from mobile phone taps selectively leaked to the papers; condemnation and summary convictions; and then a five-year appeal process during which it emerges that everyone was doing it but the accused had the misfortune or the stupidity to be caught.

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Camelot heads Derby dozen

Camelot heads just 12 remaining entries for the Investec Derby at Epsom on Saturday.

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Double delight for Russell as Discoteca calls tune

The Gordon Elliott-trained Discoteca was an impressive winner of the Tipperary Water 4-Y-0 Hurdle at Ballinrobe last night, slamming odds-on favourite Darroun to provide champion jockey Davy Russell with the second leg of a double.

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Ireland look on at Italy's Saipan

Saipan seemed both very close and very far away yesterday.

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Faraway hills are green

Montecatini last night literally rolled out the green carpet, as Giovanni Trapattoni, Marco Tardelli and the Ireland squad were formally welcomed to this beautiful Tuscan spa town, the reception committee including the Lord Mayor Giuseppi Bellandi and the reigning Miss Italy Stefania Bivone.

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Halford in no rush with Corner

Mick Halford is looking forward to testing the water at a higher level with Blue Corner following his impressive debut at the Curragh on Sunday.

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Flycorn can go one better

Tom Hogan's Flycorn is fancied to deliver in the most interesting contest on the card at Ballinrobe this evening, the Irish Stallion Farms' EBF Hurdle.

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