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Defiant Seán O’Donoghue laughs at ‘damage limitation’ taunt

Defiance sounds out through Seán O’Donoghue’s every word; he doesn’t just have belief, he bristles with it.

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Manager merry-go-round has Faithful in a spin

Eirgrid Leinster U21 FC final
Dublin v Offaly 
It’s difficult not to believe that Offaly’s appearance in this evening’s Leinster U21 FC final is in spite of a lack of board support.

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‘Super 8’ gets thumbs down from CPA

Members of the Club Players Association (CPA) have given an overwhelming thumbs-down to the Super 8 feature that will form the All-Ireland senior football championship for at least three years from next season.

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Sean Hayes out to show no team is unbeatable

EirGrid U21 Munster Championship Final
Cork V Kerry
First things first, Sean Hayes doesn’t see this Kerry team as being unbeatable.

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Kevin Moran: Hard-working Déise can match any team

Kevin Moran says Waterford are more than a match for any team when they work as hard as they did in Sunday’s Division 1A win over Clare.

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Mike Quirke column: Cork provide raw materials but finished product doesn’t work

It has become increasingly difficult to figure out exactly what is going on in Cork GAA, writes Mike Quirke

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Premier’s Brendan Maher ‘took one for team’

Brendan Maher admits he was previously a jack of all trades for Tipperary and was a player “who took one for the team”.

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Limerick to repay 2008 debt by lining out in Cork

Three of Sunday’s four Allianz Hurling Division 1 quarter-finals form the second part of double-headers, as does the Clare-Dublin relegation play-off in Ennis.

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O’Connor bids to end Kerry’s ‘grim’ Páirc Uí Rinn record

Jack O’Connor doesn’t need the stats to be produced. He already knows how poorly Kerry U21 teams have fared in recent times. His summation of the county’s U21 record as “pretty grim” is right on the money.

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Incident plan to help GAA clubs cope with suicide

The launch of the Cork County Board critical incident plan reinforces the GAA’s presence within the community, according to children’s officer Noel O’Callaghan.

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Cork ladies deserve to play on Páirc stage, says Masters

Former Cork football star James Masters hopes to see the Cork ladies football team play in Páirc Uí Chaoimh this summer.

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TJ Reid: Cats haven’t even started hurling yet

TJ Reid has warned rivals Kilkenny have scarcely worked on their hurling yet this year.

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S&C guru Coghlan key to McEntee’s Royal rule

Meath manager Andy McEntee believes the Royal County and All-Ireland champions Dublin are ahead of the curve with full-time strength and conditioning experts for their county teams.

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Heavy bidding in GAA auction

A collection of GAA match programmes fetched €15,775 at an auction in Cork last weekend.

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GAA Podcast: Trip for Tipp but are Cork beginning to feel the Gary Keegan effect?

Irish Examiner writers Michael Moynihan and John Fogarty review the Allianz League weekend.

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Unbeaten in 35 but Dublin maintain they're taking it game by game

Dublin 2-29 - Roscommon 0-14: Broken records have increasingly become the theme of Dublin’s existence; from the one that Jim Gavin is increasingly sounding like to the sporting records they continue to smash with their stunning form.

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League on a page: Tipp need to start championship side

Our writers tackle the talking points for a busy weekend of Allianz League action in hurling and football.

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Waterford doing it the hard way

Waterford will toss with Galway for the home draw in next weekend’s Division 1 quarter-final but the quip in Cusack Park yesterday evening was that the Déise will be happy to travel, given their poor home record this spring.

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Brian Cody says Kilkenny’s league objective already achieved

Allianz HL Division 1A
Dublin 1-16 Kilkenny 2-20
Kilkenny will face Wexford in the quarter-final of the Allianz National Hurling League, following their accomplished victory against 14-man Dublin at Parnell Park yesterday.

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Canning and Burke combine for Galway to topple Limerick

Limerick 1-18 - Galway 0-24: This wasn’t the winner-takes-all promotion decider that many may have predicted from the outset of Division 1B of the Allianz Hurling League but nonetheless it was a key barometer of progress for both managements.

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It could be Rebels’ launchpad

The maths isn’t definitive just yet but Cork’s footballers will know that they left the spectre of Division Three football behind them in Derry yesterday thanks to a four-point win that edges their hosts to within inches of that precipice.

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Frustrated Kerry fail to close the deal again

Cavan 1-10 Kerry 0-13
When Seanie Johnston landed the equalising score three minutes into injury time, it was impossible for Kerry to hide their palpable sense of déjà vu.

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Defiant Mayo not letting go

Allianz FL Division 1
Tyrone 0-12 Mayo 1-10
It’s two decades since Mayo last dropped out of gaelic football’s top tier, and the defiance they brought to Healy Park goes some way to defining those years of consistency.

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Offaly in last eight after stern 14-man Kerry test

Allianz HL Division 1B
Kerry 2-16 Offaly 1-21
Offaly booked an Allianz HL quarter-final place, holding on against 14-man Kerry in a hard-fought Division 1B contest played in ideal conditions at Austin Stack Park, Tralee.

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Late escape for Monaghan as Donegal pay penalty

Allianz FL Division 1
Donegal 1-11 Monaghan 1-11
With the short sleeves and the ice cream cones, there was a little bit of a championship feel in Ballyshannon yesterday as Monaghan scraped a draw against their provincial rivals Donegal.

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Win leaves Galway needing a point for top flight return

Allianz FL Division 2
Down 1-13 Galway 3-15
Three second-half goals in Pairc Esler put 14-man Galway within touching distance of top flight football for the first time since 2011.

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Ronan Sweeney praises Kildare ‘leaders’

Kildare coach Ronan Sweeney hailed the manner in which his players reacted to a potentially disastrous situation to chisel out the win that secured a second successive promotion and a place back in Division 1 for the first time since 2014.

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After easy win, Meath seek promotion favour

Allianz FL Division 2
Meath 3-15 Fermanagh 0-06
The Meath promotion bid gained further momentum as they swept aside the feeble challenge of the visitors at Pairc Tailteann yesterday.

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