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

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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Kerry chairman explains reduced capacity

The inability of the main stand at Fitzgerald Stadium to cater for all Kerry and Mayo season ticket holders has resulted in the capacity of the Killarney venue being reduced by over 6,000 for Sunday’s Super 8 fixture.

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Fitzmaurice proposes crackdown to stamp out head injury cynicism

Former Kerry manager Éamonn Fitzmaurice has clarified his comments about abuse of the head injury rule, remarks that produced a furious response among Mayo supporters.

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New York’s finest learn from the best on Ireland training trip

A quarter of a century in New York has done little to dampen Seán Price’s Kerry accent — or his passion for talking football.

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Dubs deserve credit, not criticism, says McFadden

Donegal midfielder Hugh McFadden believes Dublin aren’t being given enough credit for their success.

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Fitzmaurice: Dubs not going well and you can't just flick a switch

Cork will “test Dublin’s pulse” this week, insists former Kerry manager Éamonn Fitzmaurice, who suspects Jim Gavin’s side aren’t moving as well as their manager would like in the quest for a fifth All-Ireland title in a row.

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O’Mahony: Kerry need to die in their boots for the cause

Kerry great Aidan O’Mahony hopes the Kingdom’s ‘young lads will turn into men overnight’ in Sunday’s opening Super Eight clash with Mayo at Fitzgerald Stadium.

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O’Donoghue ‘going well’ as Kerry gear up for Mayo battle

Kerry manager Peter Keane has dampened any speculation that star Kerry attacker James O’Donoghue, who missed the Munster final win over Cork, might miss Kerry’s crucial Super 8s meeting with Mayo on Sunday, revealing that the Legion clubman is suffering no ill-effects in training.

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Cadogan not worried about Cork’s Croke Park hoodoo

Eoin Cadogan is not reading anything into Cork’s poor Croke Park record as they prime themselves to faceKilkenny at GAA Headquarters on Sunday.

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Fitzmaurice: Dublin aren't going as well, Cork will test their pulse

Cork will “test Dublin’s pulse” this week, insists former Kerry manager Éamonn Fitzmaurice, who suspects Jim Gavin’s side aren’t moving as well as their manager would like in the quest for a fifth All-Ireland title in a row.

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Mike Quirke's Football Show: Mayo never boring. How Cork changed tack. Fixing the fouling carnage

Éamonn Fitzmaurice, Patrick Kelly and John Divilly review the football weekend with Mike Quirke.

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Here's the best reaction to Laois's shock win over Dublin in videos, photos, and tweets

A shock to go in the annals of hurling alongside Antrim beating Offaly in '89 and Kerry defeating Waterford in '93, the victory sparked a joyous pitch invasion at O'Moore Park.

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All hurling quarter-finals and Super 8 games live on TV this weekend, despite clashes

All six of this weekend's hurling and football quarter-final games will be broadcast live on TV, despite some high-profile fixture clashes.

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Walsh and Comer hit back at critics of Galway ‘negativity’

It sounded like a parting shot as Kevin Walsh hit out at those who have depicted his tactics as ‘negative’.

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‘This is probably the best day in Laois hurling history’

‘This is probably the best day in Laois hurling history’

Laois selector Niall Corcoran insists that Dublin’s conquerors will have no problem returning to terra firma after yesterday’s shock win as they look to regroup for next weekend’s All-Ireland quarter-final against Tipperary.

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Cork shoot on sight and expose gulf in class against Westmeath

John Meyler’s comment afterwards was almost as telling as the scoreboard at the final whistle. Cork were here to take care of business and they had theirs done well before half-time.

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Brennan’s Laois had a taste of glory and wanted more

Brennan’s Laois had a taste of glory and wanted more

Scoreboard Eddie Brennan had seen this coming.

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Cards and controversy aplenty as Causeway crush Kilmoyley

A mass brawl overshadowed Causeway’s nine-point win over Kilmoyley in an ill-tempered Kerry senior hurling championship first round tie in Austin Stack Park, Tralee, yesterday.

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Colm Collins to take time to consider Clare future

Colm Collins, the third longest serving inter-county senior football manager, has confirmed he'll take time out to consider his future after Clare's Championship exit.

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All the ingredients in place for a blockbuster this summer

All the ingredients in place for a blockbuster this summer

Here’s John Fogarty’s low-down on the final eight for the Sam Maguire Cup.

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Mayo-Galway was the kind of game a ref doesn't want

Mayo-Galway was the kind of game a ref doesn't want

As a referee, there are games you look at and are so glad that you aren’t involved in. Mayo-Galway on Saturday night was as difficult a match to officiate as you can get.

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Sport is more than a bout of clock-watching

Sport is more than a bout of clock-watching

It’s always nice to be recognised. Almost.

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Durcan carried the hurt with him and led Mayo defiance

Durcan carried the hurt with him and led Mayo defiance

A Roscommon player amused himself on Friday by sending me a friendly message to enjoy myself at the Connacht Senior ‘B’ final!

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Kerry juniors survive long haul to hammer Scots

The Kerry juniors will seldom have easier games than their 3-20 to 0-7 victory over Scotland in Saturday’s All-Ireland semi-final.

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