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From a trudge to a sublime stride

Mayo 1-16 Tyrone 0-13 Different means, same end.

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O'Connor's final agony as shoulder injury almost certain to rule out top scorer

Cillian O'Connor is all but certain to miss Mayo's All-Ireland final on September 22 after being forced off with an injury to his already suspect right shoulder yesterday.

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EWAN MACKENNA: It's Mayo alright, but not as we knew them

There've been Mayo results like this before.

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Something different about Joe, and Mayo

The hows and whys of Mayo's success in a moment – something to do with being able to sort things out as you go along, basically – but first, the headline news from Croke Park yesterday: Joe Brolly failed to detonate.

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Difficult day for Deegan

I often compare refereeing to playing.

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Horan: 'This was a grind'

Out of sorts for half-an-hour and still they saunter through.

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Gilvarry delighted as Mayo's bold approach proves too much for suffering Farney boys

Mayo 3-19 Monaghan 1-12 Enda Gilvarry says that if his Mayo minors go on to win the All-Ireland MFC title, they will do it the stylish way.

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Tommy says Cluxton is key

Former Kerry player Tommy Griffin says Stephen Cluxton's kick-outs must be targeted again if the Kingdom are to pull off another surprise Croke Park win over Dublin.

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Kerry ponder Griffin gamble after Young blow

Kerry may throw rookie defender Mark Griffin in at the deep end for Sunday's All-Ireland semi-final against Dublin after the Kingdom lost Killian Young for the season on Saturday to a serious ankle injury.

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Ryan stunned as heroic Saffrons defy all the odds

Antrim 2-15 Wexford 1-16 Even Kevin Ryan was taken by surprise.

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Clare's golden generation drive on

Clare 1-16 Galway 0-07 With four starters from the senior team that qualified with the All-Ireland final Sunday week ago, and another eight from the panel, it was the turn of their U21s to show their class with a quality performance against Galway.

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Cunningham worry for senior final as Clare continue to blossom

Clare's joint U21 manager Donal Moloney admitted the injury to senior panellist Aaron Cunningham could force him out of the All-Ireland SHC final.

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Cork roar back from dead

Cork 1-19 Dublin 2-12Eamonn Ryan's Cork produced a remarkable comeback against Dublin on Saturday afternoon to book their place in the semi-finals of the TG4 All-Ireland Ladies' SFC against their old nemesis Kerry.

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Kerry find late finishing spark

Kerry 2-14 Mayo 2-13 William O'Sullivan's Kerry edged past Mayo in a gripping TG4 All-Ireland ladies senior football championship quarter-final on Saturday.

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Cardiff stun City slackers

Cardiff City 3 Manchester City 2 A goal from Aron Gunnarsson and a brace from Fraizer Campbell proved too much for one of the title favourites on a day when top flight football returned to the Welsh capital for the first time in 51 years.

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Soldado keeps Spurs firing

Tottenham 1 Swansea 0 A Gareth Bale-less Tottenham may so far lack the excitement the Wales midfielder so often brought to last year's campaign, but Roberto Soldado's composure from 12 yards again ensured Andre Villas-Boas's side have made a steady, if understated, start this time around.

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Aguero: I wasn't interested in any offer

Sergio Aguero wants to win four trophies this season after confirming he was never interested in leaving Manchester City during the summer.

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Fans not yet buying into Martinez style

Everton 0 West Brom 0 Roberto Martinez has won over the 20 most important people as he tries to re-invent Everton in his image, a process the Spanish manager insists is more about evolution than revolution.

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Livermore: Resilience key for Tigers

While Cardiff City's win over Manchester City was the standout result of the weekend another promoted club, Hull, were also celebrating a first win of the season thanks to a penalty from Republic of Ireland winger Robbie Brady.

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Munster potential enthuses Penney

Munster 28 Gloucester 17 The 4,299 Munster supporters at Thomond Park on Saturday evening left the stadium on a high, eagerly looking forward to more of the same after seeing off Gloucester in the Seat Series friendly.

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Bartoli softens quit stance

Marion Bartoli has softened her stance on a possible comeback to never say never.

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Drummy sisters celebrate

The Drummy family had cause for major celebration after collecting three titles in the William Fry National Junior Championships, at Fitzwilliam LTC on Saturday.

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McGinley: I've learned plenty at Gleneagles

The next time Paul McGinley visits Gleneagles it will be by steam train in a month's time and in the company of rival USA captain, Tom Watson to mark 'A Year To Go' celebrations to the 2014 Ryder Cup.

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'Liberating' Vuelta win for Roche

Ireland's Nicolas Roche took the biggest win of his career yesterday when he won a thrilling stage two of the Vuelta A Espana from Pontevedra to Alto Do Monte Da Groba.

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Vettel cruises to win in Belgium

Sebastian Vettel cruised to the 31st win of his Formula One career as not even Greenpeace protestors could throw a spanner in the works of the German's Belgian Grand Prix triumph.

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O'Brien sprints to national glory in thriller on Leeside

Páidí O'Brien is the new Irish National Elite Criterium champion after using his sprint finish to great effect before a huge crowd in Cork City on Saturday, taking gold from a three-man breakaway.

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Ashes finale fades into farce at the Oval

England were denied the chance to make Ashes history — and complete one of the most fearless chases in living memory — when the umpires took the sides off for bad light with the Ashes fifth test minutes away from a thrilling climax.

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Cooper targets Listowel return

Jump jockey Bryan Cooper could make a return to the saddle by the middle of next month.

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Subdued Cirrus flops again

Cirrus Des Aigles continued his worrying decline with yet another defeat at Deauville yesterday.

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Fine chance for Romeoto deliver

Romeo Is Bleeding can land the nap in the Giltspur Scientific Maiden Hurdle at Downpatrick this afternoon.

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Ground key to Rock St Leger bid

David Wachman has underlined the importance of fast ground for Galileo Rock as he gears up for next month's Ladbrokes St Leger.

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Domination toys with opposition

Charles Byrnes' Domination toyed with the opposition on the way to landing the featured J P McManus Hurdle at Cork yesterday.

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O'Donnell proves a worthy champion

The TRM/Horseware Premier Series went down to the wire yesterday, with the last round deciding the title and Paddy O'Donnell proving a worthy champion.

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Arsenal keep vultures waiting

Fulham 1 Arsenal 3 The vultures were circling.

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Trap coy on Dunne double jobbing

With his media duties completed yesterday, Giovanni Trapattoni sat sipping a cup of tea at a Dublin Airport hotel watching in admiration at Mayo's second-half destruction of Tyrone.

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Valleys celebrate as late show stuns Clon

Valley Rovers 2-06 Clonakilty 1-06 Amid scenes of high drama, a late fightback earned Valley Rovers a first-ever county U21AFC title at Páirc Uí Rinn yesterday.

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Possession and poise the key for 14-man Ballingeary

Béal Átha an Ghaorthaigh 3-11 Mallow 2-08 Forced to play the second half with 14 players after Liam Ó Coinceannain was shown a red card for a reckless challenge, Ballingeary produced a superb display to see off the challenge of Mallow in a highly-entertaining fourth round tie in the Premier IFC at Carrigadrohid last night.

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Youghal turn screw in second half to book Tracton date

Youghal 2-14 Cloyne 2-09 Youghal advance to a Cork Premier IHC quarter-final meeting with Tracton following their five-point victory over Cloyne in their replayed fourth round tie at Midleton yesterday.

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Douglas set up southside derby with Nemo

Douglas 1-14 Dohenys 3-07 Eight minutes of copybook football, yielding six points at the start of this Cork SFC replay in Macroom yesterday, more or less earned Douglas their quarter-final place against Nemo Rangers.

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Early scores seal Clyda's passage

Clyda Rovers 0-16 Glenville 0-10 Clyda Rovers cruised into the last four of the Cork Premier IFC with a convincing victory over disappointing Glenville at Mayfield yesterday.

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Milford on Ring's radar

Fermoy 2-13 Fr O'Neill's 0-11 As the crowds filtered out of Ballynoe on Saturday evening, the teams huddled at either ends of the field.

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Ballinhassig rule again

Ballinhassig 2-12 Ballymartle 1-14 Success once more for Ballinhassig, but only just.

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Mitchelstown moving on up after big win

Mitchelstown 0-15 Buttevant 0-07 For a town its size, Mitchelstown should be playing a higher level.

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O'Neill cool as Garnish dig deep to edge Urhan

Garnish 0-14 Urhan 2-7 Without a divisional JAFC title for 10 years, hunger was the prime motivation for Garnish and it showed when Paul O'Neill kicked the winning point from an injury-time free in yesterday's Beara final at Castletownbere.

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Loughmore-Castleiney and Nenagh secure spots

Loughmore-Castleiney and Éire Óg Nenagh, as expected, qualified for the Tipperary SHC quarter-finals with comfortable round four wins over Roscrea and Silvermines respectively on Saturday evening.

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Mohill oust kingpins

Gortletteragh, Carrigallen, Mohill and either St Mary's or Melvin Gaels will contest the county's SFC semi-finals following the quarter-finals played in continuous rain in both Drumshanbo and Cloone.

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Birr advance to date with Shinrone

Daithí Regan and Johnny Pilkington may have soldiered together for years as midfield partners for both Birr and Offaly, but they'll be in opposition next weekend when Regan's Shinrone meet Pilkington's Birr side in the quarter-finals of the Offaly SHC.

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Lissycasey settle it late

Lissycasey 1-08 Shannon Gaels 0-04 Lissycasey qualified to meet St Joseph's Doora-Barefield in the Clare SFC quarter-final when they enjoyed a deserved win over Shannon Gaels at Kilmihil on Saturday.

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Slashers topple champions

There will be new Longford SFC champions crowned in October after reigning champions Emmet Óg were beaten 0-13 to 0-10 by Longford Slashers.

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Éire Óg and Kiltegan ends level

One place remains up for grabs in Wicklow's SFC quarter-finals after Éire Óg Greystones and Kiltegan played a 1-7 to 0-10 draw in their second round qualifier match at Aughrim yesterday.

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Ballygunner easily master Passage and set up clash with DLS

In a fascinating climax to the group stages of the Waterford SHC, three-time winners Lismore and 2012 runners-up Dungarvan were the major casualties as Tallow, Ballygunner and Abbeyside all pressed on to the quarter-finals.

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Champions Drom only unbeaten side after win over Ballysteen

Champions Dromcollogher-Broadford remain the only side with a 100% record in the Limerick SFC after four rounds of group games.

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Abbeyside stage stunning revival to banish Blues

Abbeyside 2-11 Dungarvan 0-16 Abbeyside came from seven points down to take their place in the quarter-finals of the Waterford SHC at the expense of close rivals Dungarvan after an electric second half at Fraher Field last night.

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Rebels strike again

Cork 0-13 Kildare 1-07With 16 All-Ireland junior football titles before Saturday, and one every second year since 2005, it might come as no surprise to see Cork add another by beating Kildare in the Gaelic Grounds.

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EWAN MACKENNA: Enjoy keeping it real at Croker

Just a couple of weeks back, a trip through the Far East happened to briefly coincide with a trip by Barcelona through the same part of the world.

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Super Sturridge rouses Reds

Aston Villa 0 Liverpool 1No one can deny the importance of Luis Suarez to Liverpool, not least Brendan Rodgers.

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