Donoghue non-committal on Galway future after ‘devastating’ early exit

Micheál Donoghue has another year to run on his management deal with Galway but after this who can say what the future holds.

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A night of Captial gains for the Dubs brings pain for Galway

We don’t wish to burst Dublin’s bubble but Nicky English’s comments about Parnell Park came to mind after this remarkable game.

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Three Dublin strikes knock Galway out of the Championship

Galway have been sensationally dumped out of the All-Ireland hurling championship after a remarkable evening at Parnell Park that saw Dublin pull off a famous Leinster ...

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Kilkenny surfing the blue wave

Dublin forward Ciaran Kilkenny is looking forward to a summer of fun riding the blue wave.

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‘Complete performance’ needed to beat Kilkenny

Joint-captain Lee Chin has called on Wexford to give the ‘complete performance’ against Kilkenny this weekend after showing only glimpses of their true ...

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Sugrue: We paid price for poor finishing

John Sugrue admitted that missed chances cost his Laois team dearly as they kept pace with Meath for 50 minutes or so before being badly burned.

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Bryan Menton hits brace as Meath too good for Laois

The powerful midfielder crashed home a goal in the 31st minute to put Meath into a lead they wouldn't relinquish and his second with nine minutes to go killed the ...

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Royal troops have reason to be wary of another Laois ambush

Paul Keane in preview box Andy McEntee is a manager on the up, on the verge of elevating Meath to a first Leinster final in five years, having already masterminded ...

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Leinster bosses not worried by falling attendances

Leinster Council chairman Jim Bolger has rejected the idea that Dublin fans are getting bored of watching their team win, despite an alarming drop in attendances ...

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Walsh: Kilkenny's most important game in a long while

After wins over Dublin and Carlow, Kilkenny legend Tommy Walsh believes that his county has reached the “turning point of our season” with Sunday’s ...

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Eamonn Dillon: I feared I’d lost my pace

Eamonn Dillon has admitted he feared his trademark burst of pace was gone after a rare leg injury

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Reilly’s Cavan focus a long way from Turf Moor dreams

Martin Reilly has admitted it’s a very different sporting dream that he’s chasing these days with Cavan.

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Horgan would love to overtake ‘best ever’ Kelly

Pat Horgan’s ears have been burning for the last few weeks with high praise coming from all quarters.

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Dillon double keeps eager Dubs in hunt

Shortly before the Leinster hurling championship began, Marty Kavanagh admitted that Carlow would be targeting the Dublin game in particular.

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Brogan vows to add value to Dublin drive

At 35, with a wife and two babies at home and a portfolio of business interests, Bernard Brogan would have been forgiven for following Paul Flynn’s recent ...

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Moran: My plan was never to lose to the Rossies

Until last weekend, Andy Moran had made it through his entire Mayo football career without losing to Roscommon in the Championship.

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Bernard Brogan: Bid for Sam 'a very personal journey' for me

Veteran Dublin forward Bernard Brogan has described his bid to be part of Dublin's Championship campaign this summer as 'a very personal journey'.

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Galway captain Comer to miss Connacht final

The powerful full-forward suffered a fractured ankle while playing a charity soccer match on St Stephen's Day last winter.

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Kerry’s ‘Fred Flintstone’ season turned to rubble, says Geaney

Experienced Kerry attacker Paul Geaney has admitted that Kerry went from playing ‘flawless’ football against Clare last summer to feeling like ‘Fred ...

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Fitzsimons happy to make his point for Dubs

In his 10th season playing Championship football for Dublin, and in his 100th overall game, the tight-marking defender finally scored a point.

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Brian Lohan on Davy: ‘Some of the antics, they’re not great’

It’s almost 25 years since Brian Lohan won the first of his two All-Ireland senior medals with Clare, yet the legendary full-back shows no signs of losing ...

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Conlon making most of upswing in Royal fortunes

Rising Meath star James Conlon hopes the team’s graph is on an upward curve in the Leinster championship.

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Meath cruise past Carlow and into quarter finals

Two goals in as many first-half minutes laid the platform for favourites Meath to cruise past Carlow in Portlaoise and through to the Leinster SFC quarter-finals.

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‘I don’t think there’s any team in Leinster that is within 15 points of Dublin’

He wasn’t exactly written out of history yet when you think of Westmeath’s solitary Leinster title success 15 years ago, Jack Cooney’s name doesn’t ...

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Murphy: If mental planning right, Dubs will stroll to All-Ireland

Dublin legend Vinnie Murphy has backed his county to walk away with the All-Ireland and to ultimately cruise to the five in a row.

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Donegal's McHugh: Loss of McBrearty wrecked our season

Donegal All-Star Ryan McHugh has admitted that last year’s championship campaign turned decisively against them once Paddy McBrearty suffered a season-ending ...

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Meyler: Pat Horgan owed an All-Ireland medal

John Meyler has challenged Cork’s players to win the All-Ireland title that will ensure their team-mate Pat Horgan goes down in the annals of hurling history. ...

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Wexford fail to seal the deal as Dubs dig deep

When Dublin, trailing by three points, were awarded a free deep into injury-time at Parnell Park and centre-back Sean Moran strode forward, the mind was drawn back ...

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Kenny: Nothing less than two wins will suffice

Dublin manager Mattie Kenny has pointed out that the permutations are pretty straightforward now for his team — it’s win their remaining two games or ...

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Late, late Sean Moran goal secures draw for Dubs against Wexford

Dublin defender Sean Moran proved to be a last-action hero yet again for boss Mattie Kenny with a late, late goal at Parnell Park to secure a dramatic Leinster SHC ...

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English: Limerick’s energy reserves may prove their Achilles heel

Tipperary legend Nicky English says it’s possible Limerick could ‘fly through’ the entire championship but he will reserve judgement until he sees ...

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Geaney feared freak injury would end season

Kerry attacker Paul Geaney has admitted he feared his season was over when he suffered a freak knee injury during February’s Allianz League win over Dublin.

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McCarthy dismisses doubts over Dublin’s full-back line

James McCarthy has rejected the suggestion Dublin’s full-back line is a potential area of weakness as they set about their bid for history and the five-in-a-row. ...

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Meath struggle to get past Offaly in Leinster Football opener

Bryan McMahon saved Meath's blushes with a late goal to turn a potential disaster into a battling Leinster SFC win for the hosts in Navan.

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JJ Delaney worried about Kilkenny’s broken spine

When Henry Shefflin talked up Limerick’s All-Ireland credentials earlier this week, he kept referencing the spine of their team.

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Ollie Canning: Joe's injury came at worst possible time

Former Galway captain Ollie Canning has admitted little brother Joe’s groin injury couldn’t have occurred at a worse time.

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Nicky English: Tight Parnell Park unfair to visitors

Former All-Ireland winning Tipperary player and manager Nicky English has surprisingly questioned the fairness of Dublin’s Parnell Park as a hurling Championship ...

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Donaghy: Who’ll stand up to become the new Seamus Darby?

Kieran Donaghy has challenged Kerry to stand up when it truly counts in the Championship and to prove their credentials by delivering in a major game.

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Callanan backs two-point sideline cut

Tipperary captain Séamus Callanan reckons a point scored directly from a sideline cut in hurling should count for double.

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Shefflin: Silly succession speculation disrespects great Cody

Henry Shefflin has described talk of him inevitably succeeding Kilkenny manager Brian Cody as ‘disrespectful’ and claimed it would be ‘silly’ ...

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McGill: Promotion perfect springboard to summer

Paul Keane When Meath finally gained promotion to Division 1 by beating Fermanagh last month, veteran defender Mickey Burke admitted it was ‘almost more important ...

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Carlow hurlers not overawed mixing with Leinster’s big boys

Carlow attacker Marty Kavanagh reckons a single win could be enough to preserve their Leinster SHC status and admitted they’re targeting the Dublin game in ...

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Gillane ‘cringing’ after reviewing league final display

Aaron Gillane has admitted he cringed when he reviewed a DVD of the Allianz Hurling League final, despite being named man-of-the-match.

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Keegan enjoying life under ‘scary’ Horan 2.0

Lee Keegan has revealed that James Horan is a little more hands-on, a little more knowledgeable, and a little more “scary2 in his second stint as Mayo manager. ...

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Westmeath’s silverware supply line keeps producing

Watching Laois goalkeeper Graham Brody’s blunder at Croke Park, the mind was immediately drawn to a recent Mickey Harte comment.

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Westmeath claim more silverware with Division 3 success

In-form Westmeath claimed their second piece of silverware of the season as they finished strong to secure the Allianz NFL Division 3 title.

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Dessie Farrell's influence reaping rewards in Dublin

Eoghan O’Donnell has claimed that the Dublin hurlers have gathered their strongest panel in years as they chase a Championship breakthrough.

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Doherty won’t shirk Mayo free-taking responsibilities

Jason Doherty has insisted he won’t shy away from continuing as Mayo’s primary free-taker if called upon for the championship.

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O’Connor: Pay for play is GAA’s future

Rising Wexford hurling star Rory O’Connor reckons the next generation of inter-county players will be paid for their efforts.

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The Mayo spring — not too hot but not too cold either

Long serving Mayo defender Keith Higgins believes the truth about their Allianz league campaign lies somewhere between the boom and bust scenarios that were painted. ...

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