Something fundamental about the shemozzle

It felt like a missed opportunity on Thursday when 30 unique practices of Irish cultural heritage were recognised by the state — and there was no place for the pre-match shemozzle.

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'It was as if that aging Face App technology was superimposed over the Mayo team'

Little House on the Prairie is not an obvious starting point for a Super 8s allegory, but of all the virtues required by those who read and write about Mayo football, tolerance of the absurd is paramount, so I urge you to endure.

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New beginnings and points to prove for sideline strategy

Friends Buckley and Rochford must pit their wits against each other, writes Christy O’Connor.

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Keith Ricken: No 'snowflake generation' in Cork U20 footballers

Keith Ricken: No 'snowflake generation' in Cork U20 footballers

Cork manager Keith Ricken was thrilled with Cork’s performance as they won the Munster U20 final by beating Kerry 3-16 to 0-12.

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Flying youngsters brighten Cork’s summer revival

Cork’s three-year wait for a championship win over Kerry — across senior, U20/21, minor, and junior level — is no more.

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Dynamic duo could be reunited in Dublin attack

They’re an odd couple, no doubt about that, but Diarmuid Connolly and Bernard Brogan have been tangled together in blue for a dozen years now.

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Cork and Tyrone on journeys of discovery

After Cork’s 16-point shellacking at the hands of Tyrone in O’Moore Park 12 months ago, Ronan McCarthy stood defiantly in the tunnel and declared he knew the way forward.

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Limerick to appoint retention officer to keep footballers on board

A root and branch review of Limerick football has recommended the appointment of a full-time development officer and the creation of a retention officer post so as to improve the number of players willing to line out for the county senior team.

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Eoghan Bán Gallagher an injury blow for Donegal ahead of Kerry clash

Donegal are likely to be without Eoghan Bán Gallagher for Sunday’s All-Ireland quarter-final group stage clash with Kerry at Croke Park.

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No decision on Cork boss before high-performance appointment

In the wake of a call for Cork hurling manager John Meyler to resign, county board chairperson Tracey Kennedy has said she will not be asking anyone to step down, adding that no decision will be taken on who oversees the Cork hurlers in 2020 until the appointment of the county’s first high-performance manager is finalised.

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Shefflin’s goal key for crafty Kilkenny

Evan Shefflin’s 17th minute goal proved crucial as it helped Kilkenny to a two-point victory over a battling Wexford side in this exciting Leinster U20 HC final at Innovate Wexford Park yesterday evening.

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McFadden not fooled by media narrative

Hugh McFadden believes the championing of the likes of Donegal and Sunday’s opponents Kerry as the main rivals to Dublin’s throne is merely something the media latch on to.

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Diarmuid O'Sullivan defends Cork against 'flakiness' but criticises lack of commitment, hunger, or plan B

Diarmuid O'Sullivan defends Cork against 'flakiness' but criticises lack of commitment, hunger, or plan B

Diarmuid O'Sullivan has defended Cork against accusations of flakiness but criticised John Meyler's side for lacking commitment, hunger, or a plan B.

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Two Cork stars shine as mistakes prove costly at Croker

On a weekend at Croke Park where people were eager to see if Cork’s players in both codes would sink or swim, two men shone like beacons for their respective causes, writes Peter McNamara.

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Colin O'Riordan signs two-year Sydney Swans contract extension

Colin O'Riordan has signed a two-year contract extension with the Sydney Swans.

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Damian McErlain resigns as Derry manager

The County Board said they "reluctantly" accepted his resignation.

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Tom Ryan: Remarks by Peter McKenna on Páirc Uí Chaoimh 'incorrect and premature'

GAA director general Tom Ryan has described as “incorrect and premature” comments by Croke Park stadium director Peter McKenna that the final cost of redeveloping Páirc Uí Chaoimh had escalated to €110m.

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One change for Cork footballers as Sean Powter returns to the bench

Midfielder Killian O’Hanlon, who missed the Dublin game because of a head injury, is back in the Cork team to face Tyrone.

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Kerry prepare to break Croke Park losing streak

The tree overlooking Fitzgerald Stadium has since been cut down but anyone — from Donegal or elsewhere — hoping to get a glimpse of Kerry this week might simply stroll into the famous Killarney ground.

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Cian O’Neill: We didn’t always reach our potential

Kildare are on the lookout for a new football manager after Cian O’Neill’s decision to end his four-year involvement with the Lilywhites.

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Sean Hayes: Tyrone clash ‘the game of our lives’

The Cork footballers must be “streetwise” and “patient” during Saturday’s must-win Super 8 tie against Tyrone, a fixture which selector Sean Hayes has described as the “game of our lives”.

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Cork's home Super 8s game moved as Páirc Uí Chaoimh pitch replacement set to begin

"We cannot ask our teams and supporters to endure another season where our flagship stadium is unavailable to host the games it was built for."

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Fixture clash avoided for Cork's dual stars

"These clashes should not still be happening."

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'It’s time to hand the baton over': Cian O'Neill steps down as Kildare manager

The Newbridge man said his decision was "undoubtedly informed" by the group not always reaching their potential, despite "relative successes".

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Ger Cunningham: 'Flaky' is harsh but Cork have no excuses left

Ger Cunningham believes it’s harsh to describe the Cork hurlers as ‘flaky’, but accepts the current crop have failed to deliver when it has been put up to them.

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Hurling podcast: The Cork inquest: no excuses this time. Cody the firefighter. Tipp try gegenpressing

Derek McGrath and Ger Cunningham review the All-Ireland quarter-finals with Colm O'Connor.

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Quirke's Football Podcast: Killarney picnic zone not war zone. Gavin bombshell. Two questions for Cork

Patrick Kelly and Oisín McConville review the weekend's Super 8 action with Mike Quirke.

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Patrick Horgan's 3-10 leads the way for scoring feats in defeats

Horgan's three highest tallies this year have all come in losses.

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Laois the winners despite defeat against flat Tipp

Laois’ summer odyssey is over but they got to finish on terms that were perfectly acceptable given this was an All-Ireland quarter-final and their opponents were one of the game’s blue bloods.

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Kerry get Super 8s campaign underway with 10-point win over Mayo

Unlike 12 months ago, Kerry got their Super 8 campaign off to a roaring start with this annihilation of Mayo.

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Galway hail 'incredible' start to minor championship after win over Kilkenny

Victory for Galway in the quarter-final group stage, their opening game of the Championship, looked all but certain when they led by a whopping 12 points close to half-time.

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Donegal get the better of Meath after gripping contest

Donegal were 9-point winners against Meath at the sun-kissed Ballybofey, although the scoreboard only tells half the story of a gripping contest.

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Horgan's heroics not enough to save Cork from the Cats

Patrick’s Horgan heroic 3-10 wasn’t enough to save Cork as Kilkenny’s second-half strength proved too much for them.

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Blue shoots welcome in Waterford football renaissance

Roll back the carpet by a couple of decades and one group in this year’s TG4 All-Ireland ladies senior football championship would have had everyone agog.

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‘We didn’t have anyone to blame but ourselves’

James Loughrey pondered whether it was worth continuing to play football for Cork. In the days and weeks following their tame championship exit at the hands of Tyrone, last July, retirement heavily weighed on the full-back’s mind.

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Gavin keeps ripping up the record books

It didn’t garner any headlines but Jim Gavin also hit the centenary mark in this year’s Leinster championship.

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Murphy wears captaincy like a wedding ring

Last month, and for the fifth time this decade, Michael Murphy floated up the steps of the Gerry Arthurs Stand to be handed the Anglo-Celt Cup.

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Eight the lucky number on stairway to heaven

The Super 8s. Twelve games across four weekends that determines who emerges as the All-Ireland football semi-finalists and a scenario most uncommon in any sporting environment when knockout becomes a round-robin.

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Maher won’t let one blip mar rest of the season

By the time Brendan Maher left the Gaelic Grounds last Sunday, he had moved on. After that weighty loss to Limerick, Liam Sheedy gave him and the other Tipperary players a couple of evenings off to decompress before returning to training but he was already thinking of an All-Ireland quarter-final.

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Ricken ‘blown away’ by Cork’s positive attitude

Cork U20 football manager Keith Ricken has been “blown away” by the attitude and positivity of his charges.

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Donaghy counters Cavanagh’s Kerry ‘animals’ taunt

Kieran Donaghy has hit back at Seán Cavanagh’s remarks about Kerry supporters’ behaviour during the counties’ 2012 All-Ireland qualifier in Killarney.

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O’Sullivan leads the charge for Kingdom Eirgrid Munster U-20 FC semi-final

Champions Kerry made light work of a very defensive but outclassed Limerick side in this EirGrid Munster U-20 Football Championship semi-final at Austin Stack Park, Tralee last evening.

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Can Croker be Cork’s natural hunting ground?

Cork manager Ronan McCarthy, when asked about his players’ unfamiliarity with Croke Park and whether he had any concerns over such, provided a reply straight out of left field, pulling up a Joe Brolly quote from all of 26 years ago.

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How fickle hand of fortune changed the course of Cork-Kilkenny history

For decades it was regarded as the classic All-Ireland final pairing. Leeside versus Noreside, red and white versus black and amber. The three-parter of 1931 which brought hurling to the attention of the nation.

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Gleeson: Tipp must learn to be more adaptable

Tipperary’s 2001 All-Ireland winner Conor Gleeson wants to see his native county put an extra emphasis on winning the physical battles against Laois on Sunday.

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‘I played left hand on top, but I’m right-handed’

Cork All-Ireland winner Joe Deane on his grip and the art of free-taking.

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Sean Cavanagh: 'Páidi Ó Sé was right. Kerry supporters are absolute animals'

Sean Cavanagh has called Kerry fans a "strange breed", mirroring comments made by Páidi Ó Sé 16 years ago.

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Only by being true to your strengths can you match the Dubs, says Clancy

Cork will not make the mistake other teams have by adopting a defensive approach when facing the Dubs, half-back Tomás Clancy has said.

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Jack O’Connor: New rules have dumbed down U20 grade

Kerry U20 manager Jack O’Connor has reiterated his criticism of the rule which prevents inter-county footballers from playing U20 and senior championship in the same season.

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Smith: Class of Cox got us into the Super 8s

Enda Smith has suggested Roscommon wouldn’t have reached the Super 8 but for Listowel man Conor Cox.

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How Brennan became a real Donegal goal threat

When you run your finger to scrape off the dust on Donegal’s season, the turning point for many would be Michael Murphy’s first introduction of the campaign eight minutes before half-time when Armagh visited Ballybofey in March.

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Bench press crucial as Laois spread the load

Whatever the turn of events against Tipperary, Laois will still fill a few seconds when the All-Ireland hurling championship comes to a halt next month and the TV montage used to sum it all up is assembled out in Montrose.

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O’Keeffe and Brennan win June Player of the Month awards

Diarmuid O’Keeffe and Jamie Brennan have been named the PwC GAA/GPA Players of the Month for June.

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Mayo's running style could cause Kerry a mountain of problems

Kerry don’t lose many championship games in Killarney, but Mayo could cause Peter Keane’s charges a mountain of problems.

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Venue for Cork's home Super 8 game depends on Páirc pitch replacement date

The venue for the Cork-Roscommon Super 8 fixture on the August Bank Holiday weekend has not yet been confirmed, despite the official GAA website stating that the game will take place at Páirc Uí Chaoimh.

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Cork make one change for Dublin game but O’Hanlon remains a doubt

Cork have named Killian O’Hanlon in the team to play Dublin in the Super 8s at Croke Park on Saturday at 7pm.

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Horan defends Cork’s quarter-final Croke Park split

GAA president John Horan insists that a Cork double-bill in Croke Park was not feasible this weekend.

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Fitzgerald seeks merger for good of the game

Cork ladies football boss Ephie Fitzgerald says amalgamation with the GAA is the only way forward to sustain the level of training and commitment that female players are now putting into the game.

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McCarthy won’t change approach against Dubs

Dublin’s scoring power will not deter Cork from remaining faithful to the attack-minded approach which delivered the county a Super 8s spot, manager Ronan McCarthy has said.

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Phelan urges Croker to help Laois build on 2019 fairytale

Laois vice-captain Joe Phelan has called on Croke Park to make further financialinvestment into hurling in the county and alter the Leinster championship to sustain their competitiveness.

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