JOHN FOGARTY: It’s not just Red Hands who must clean up act

The injuries sustained by Sean Cavanagh on Saturday were no laughing matter but the timing of the incident in Moy’s senior championship game against Edendork would leave critics of Tyrone football with a wry smile.

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JOHN FOGARTY: Dubs can back up the bravado with brilliance

The divided reaction to David Hickey’s interview carried in this newspaper on Saturday wasn’t unexpected.

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JOHN FOGARTY: Dub-proofing football is risky business for GAA

The term ‘Tiger-proof’ entered golf’s lexicon after the aforementioned Eldrick Woods claimed the US Masters by 12 shots.

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JOHN FOGARTY: Respect for relentless Dubs in short supply

Last week the PwC All-Star players of the month for July and August were revealed.

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JOHN FOGARTY: No country for old men in modern intercounty hurling

How to feel your age part I: The Good Friday Agreement is a month older than Kyle Hayes.

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JOHN FOGARTY: ‘There’s only a poisoned few at it, a very small minority’

Selector Mikey Sheehy and coach Pádraic Corcoran stood with Éamonn Fitzmaurice for all six of his years as Kerry senior football manager. In a turbulent last 12 months, they weren’t spared much rod but it’s the players they feel most for.

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JOHN FOGARTY: Ryan and Fitzmaurice exit as men of honour

“It’s time for something new in Tipp. The group of players, we want to give them the best chance going forward. They just want to hear something new. I’ve been there a very long time and I’m certain sure those guys needed a break from me.”

— Michael Ryan, August 2.

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JOHN FOGARTY: HawkEye verified as a real success story

In this era of marginal gains, the GAA has made its own with the implementation of HawkEye. There can be little doubt it had a valuable impact to the feast of hurling produced last weekend.

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JOHN FOGARTY: Sound judgment could avoid another embarrassing U-turn

It goes without saying that the most remarkable line from last Friday’s GAA statement concerning their initial decision to say no to the Liam Miller charity soccer game at Páirc Uí Chaoimh was the admission they had sought legal advice to substantiate their point.

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JOHN FOGARTY: It is all on the line for Eamonn Fitzmaurice

“We’re fighting for our lives and we’ll have to bring everything.”

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JOHN FOGARTY: What’s so super about this 'festival of football'?

Forgive us if we’re not completely over the moon about what follows over the next four weeks. ‘A festival of football’ is how my colleague Micheál Quirke describes the Super 8, and indeed there is much to anticipate as the best face the best.

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JOHN FOGARTY: GAA summer is never anything to set your clock by

Exactly 36 hours after Kildare became the final team through to final round of the All-Ireland SFC qualifiers, they and the seven others learned what lies between them and reaching the Super 8 yesterday morning.

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JOHN FOGARTY: Wisdom of crowds will make up GAA’s mind

Thirteen years ago, provincial finals were exactly that — finals. The cream came to the top in each quadrant, writes John Fogarty

Kerry required a Declan O’Sullivan second-half goal to see off Cork in Páirc Uí Chaoimh.

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