'Two tiers is not enough': Joe Brolly says 'cruel' Championship needs to follow ladies football's lead

Joe Brolly has called for a restructuring of the All-Ireland Football Championship involving "at least three tiers".

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‘Tipp football isn’t in a good place, let’s be honest’

Selector Shane Stapleton was the first to raise concerns about the overall state of Tipperary football after their seven-point defeat to Limerick.

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Limerick claim first Munster win since 2012 with Tipperary shock

Limerick produced the first shock of the Championship at Semple Stadium with a remarkable seven-point defeat of Tipperary.

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Two former Galway United players to make Championship debuts this weekend

Former Galway United player Padraic Cunningham is among three Championship debutants for Galway's Connacht SFC quarter-final this weekend.

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Diarmuid O'Connor misses out as Mayo make two changes for Championship opener

Mayo captain Diarmuid O'Connor has missed out on the Mayo team for their Championship opener in New York.

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John Cotter appointed as interim Cork City manager

His backroom team will be made up of club captain Alan Bennett and Head of Academy Colin Healy.

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'A dream come true': 46-year-old goalie gets call-up to Waterford football panel

It's 29 years since Mulhearne was last called-up to the Waterford panel.

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Shane Long nominated for Premier League Player of the Month award

The Southampton striker exploded into form this April, scoring four goals in five games to help the Saints' secure Premier League survival.

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'He does things every week that take us by surprise': Kerry's Mark O'Connor making waves in Australia

Former Kerry footballer Mark O'Connor has won high praise from his Aussie Rules head coach.

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John Caulfield expresses 'great sadness' at leaving 'truly special' Cork City

"It’s with great sadness that my time at a truly great club, that I’ve had the privilege to serve for over 20 years of my life, has come to an end."

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Stars lead from the front, but Douglas tighten up at the back

A steelier defence could be the foundation for a Douglas county title challenge this year, or so the plan goes.

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Paul O'Connell dismisses talk of a return to Munster coaching role

Paul O'Connell has dismissed speculation that he could return to a coaching role with Munster anytime soon.

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John Giles 'sad to have to justify myself' over foundation

John Giles has said John Delaney should resign from the FAI.

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Waterford call for full investigation into FAI handling of Europa League expulsion

Waterford will lose out on at least €240,000 in prize money

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Busy weekend for Cork Airport as figures show 11% rise in passengers

The airport will be a hive of activity this Easter holiday weekend.

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Confirmed: Katie Taylor will get her chance to become undisputed world champion

"This is going to be without a doubt the biggest challenge of my career and the biggest fight of my career... both amateur and professional."

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FIFA Women's World Cup to be broadcast free-to-air in Ireland

All 52 games will be broadcast live.

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Ireland's Troy Parrott scores second free-kick this week for Spurs

Troy Parrott made it back-to-back braces as he once again curled in a breath-taking free-kick for Tottenham.

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Former Ireland team manager appointed to European board

Former Ireland team manager Michael Kearney has been appointed to the board of European Professional Club Rugby (EPCR).

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Odhrán Mac Niallais opts out of Donegal panel for 2019

"Growing up, football was everything to me but that’s kind of fading away a bit now."

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AFL champion Ailish Considine to return to Australia next year

AFLW champion Ailish Considine will return to Australia for the 2020 season after she was re-signed by the Adelaide Crows.

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McCarthy urges fans to keep showing support as almost 25,000 tickets sold for Sean Cox fundraiser

Almost 25,000 tickets have been sold for tomorrow's benefit game in support of Sean Cox at the Aviva Stadium.

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'As low a point as I can remember': Quinn and Kerr embarrassed by FAI responses

Former Republic of Ireland international Niall Quinn has said he was embarrassed by the FAI's response to politicians' questions at an Oireachtas committee meeting ...

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FAI say recent comments 'did not accurately reflect' board’s awareness of bridging loan

The FAI has confirmed that former CEO John Delaney will appear before an Oireachtas Committee on Wednesday.

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Limerick sell naming rights to Gaelic Grounds in LIT partnership

The partnership has been described as the 'first of its kind in Ireland'.

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Davy Russell dedicates Grand National success to former Cork footballer Kieran O'Connor

Victorious Grand National jockey Davy Russell has dedicated his historic victory on Tiger Roll to former Cork footballer Kieran O'Connor.

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Dublin disposable incomes 18% higher than average as CSO release county-by-county breakdown

The disposable income gap between Dublin and the State had been 16.8% in 2015 and is set to grow to 22.1% in 2017, according to preliminary CSO estimates.

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Paul Reid appointed as new HSE Director General

The current chief executive of Fingal County Council takes over following the departure of Tony O'Brien last year.

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Tony Óg Regan takes over from Caroline Currid as Limerick performance psychology coach

Like Currid, Regan has previously worked with an All-Ireland-winning Tipperary team.

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Utter nonsense or legitimate protest? Pundits clash over Ireland fans' tennis-ball protest

"It's the only time a tennis ball has ever made me angry."

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Glenn Whelan recalled as Matt Doherty drops out of Ireland line-up

Mick McCarthy has made two changes to his team which struggled past Gibraltar for tonight's visit of Georgia.

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Joey Carbery extends Munster contract to 2022

In further positive contract news, All Black scrum-half Alby Mathewson has signed a further extension to his Munster stay.

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Irish FA condemn singing of 'we hate Catholics' by Northern Ireland fans

"This is utterly wrong and we condemn sectarianism in any form."

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Shamrock Rovers' Jack Byrne called-up to replace Callum O'Dowda in Ireland squad

Shamrock Rovers midfielder Jack Byrne has received a last-minute call-up to replace the injured Callum O'Dowda in Mick McCarthy's first Republic of Ireland squad ...

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Ireland U20s target Slam after sealing Six Nations

Ireland 31 France 29

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Schmidt makes seven changes to Ireland team to face France

Joe Schmidt has made seven changes to the Ireland team to face France in Sunday's Six Nations clash.

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Storm forecast bringing daredevil windsurfers to Ireland for world’s toughest competition

A stormy forecast is bringing a group of daredevil windsurfers to Ireland to take part in the world’s toughest windsurfing contest.

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Three new call-ups and a return for Glenn Whelan in Mick McCarthy's first Ireland squad

Also included is Aston Villa's Glenn Whelan, who was expected to have played his last game for Ireland after captaining the side in a 36-minute ceremonial cameo ...

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Captain Hawkshaw misses out on Ireland U20 team to face France

Over 5,500 tickets have been sold for the game at Musgrave Park, which kicks off at 7:15pm on Friday night.

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Brian Carney gives 'geography and sovereignty lesson' on Sky Sports over 'Great Britain Lions'

"Can we start with a geography lesson and a sovereignty lesson as well, please?," said the former Ireland international.

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From the hunters to the hunted: Steve Hansen says Ireland are struggling to cope with 'top dog' pressure

Steve Hansen says Ireland are struggling with the pressure of being "the top dog" since beating his All Blacks side in November.

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Andy Reid appointed as Ireland Under-18 manager

Reid is currently undertaking his UEFA Pro Licence alongside the likes of Robbie Keane, Damien Duff, Keith Andrews, and Jim McGuinness.

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Robbie Henshaw ruled out and Sean Cronin dropped from 37-man squad for France clash

Cronin has been dropped from the 37-man squad just a week after his first Six Nations start in 68 international appearances.

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Ireland women’s hockey coach resigns to take over New Zealand

“I hope you continue on this journey, inspiring the next generation of hockey players in Ireland and I hope to see you in Tokyo.”

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EA Sports Cup game postponed after heavy fainfall

Another sporting event has fallen victim to the adverse weather conditions.

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'Project Reset has become Project Inept': Ospreys chairman resigns over proposed Scarlets merger

The Ospreys chairman Mike Jones has resigned over the “catastrophic mismanagement” of plans to overhaul Wales' rugby regions.

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Ireland injury update: Robbie Henshaw's rehab progressing 'more slowly than hoped'

There were also updates on Joey Carbery, Dan Leavy, and Andrew Conway.

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Relief for Ronan McCarthy as Cork scramble over the line

It ended with bodies being flung, arms spread wide, legs hacking chaotically, and the general confusion of a final ’45 dropped upon close to 28 players.

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Ronan McCarthy: ‘We control our own fate in the league and that’s a big thing’

Ronan McCarthy hopes Saturday’s win over Tipperary can act as a springboard for Cork to avoid relegation to Division 3.

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60-SECOND REPORT: Tipperary v Cork

Your 60 second report.

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