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Páraic Duffy: Sky deal has been ‘terrific’ for Irish diaspora

GAA director general Páraic Duffy has claimed Sky Sports has been “terrific” for the GAA in Britain.

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Cork bench turn on the magic to kill off Waterford

Cork 0-25 Waterford 1-19: Cork’s Kieran Kingston had his bench to thank for a third consecutive Co-Op Superstores.ie Munster SHL win, with three of the players called down from the stand providing the crucial scores.

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Barry Nash goal proves a winner for Limerick

Limerick 2-15 Clare 0-19: Limerick took the honours in Round 2 of the Co Op Stores.Ie Munster Hurling League at Sixmilebridge last evening in front of 1,719 spectators.

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Tyrone come good to advance to semi-finals

The semi-final pairings for the Bank of Ireland Dr McKenna Cup were confirmed last night after the final set of group fixtures.

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Dublin set to finalise Spawell purchase

Dublin are expected to seal a deal to purchase the southside Spawell complex to develop a 25,000 stadium by the end of the month.

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Paul Kerrigan content as Críost Rí dig it out

Coláiste Chríost Rí 0-8 St Francis College, Rochestown 0-6: While this southside derby veered more towards the tense than the exhilarating at Church Road in Blackrock yesterday, Coláiste Chríost Rí could yet look back on it as being very beneficial.

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St Brendan’s turn on the power

St Brendan’s, Killarney 2-18 Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne 0-9: A dominant second-half performance from St Brendan’s – in which the favourites outscored their opponents 2-10 to 0-2 – eased the Killarney outfit into the penultimate round of the Corn Uí Mhuirí.

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Early goal blitz does the trick for St Flannan’s

St Flannan’s College 4-9 Mercy Mounthawk 2-12: A three-goal St Flannan’s, College, Ennis salvo in the opening 10 minutes proved decisive as they had to withstand a tremendous second-half comeback from Mercy Mounthawk, Tralee to hang on for a three-point win, in this gripping Corn Ui Mhuiri quarter-final at Rathkeale.

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Kieran O’Dwyer drives battling Tralee CBS past Killorglin

Tralee CBS 2-10 Intermediate School Killorglin 1-10: It took a goal pretty much from nothing to drive them onto victory but Tralee CBS (The Green) were thankful for an improved second-half display in seeing off a spirited IS Killorglin challenge in Fitzgerald Stadium, Killarney yesterday. 

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Scale of rural crisis in Kerry highlighted

The flight from rural areas of Kerry has been put in stark perspective for GAA clubs in the county by officials.

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Michael Murphy believes Donegal can triumph in transition season

Donegal captain Michael Murphy accepts his team are in a building process and player development is their priority in 2017.

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O’Loughlin Gaels gesture could see a Danesfort captain for Kilkenny

O’Loughlin Gaels have proposed a Danesfort player be nominated as Kilkenny captain in the event Mark Bergin not start.

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Moate Community School and St. Peter’s College reach Leinster schools final

Closely fought semi-final ties in the  Leinster Post Primary Schools Senior Football ‘A

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St Brendan’s ease into Corn Uí Mhuirí semi-final

Second-half surge proves too hot for Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne.

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Supersub Mortimer fires The Green through in Corn Ui Mhuiri

TRALEE CBS (The Green) qualified for their first Corn Ui Mhuiri Semi-Final in five years with a three-point win over IS Killorglin.

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Early goal rush decisive for St Flannan’s

Three early goals key but St Flannan’s College have to hang on under Mercy Mounthawk onslaught.

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Chríost Rí beat Roco in Corn Uí Mhuirí

Despite not scoring for the final 14 minutes plus stoppages, Cork’s Coláiste Chríost Rí held off neighbours St Francis College, Rochestown at Church Road in Blackrock today to book a Corn Uí Mhuirí semi-final spot.

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Clubs seek lower age limit on playing senior

The minimum age limit for football and hurling at adult club level could be relaxed, just one year after it was introduced.

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Seamus Hickey expects Clare to feel Limerick backlash

Seamus Hickey doesn’t want to read too much into Limerick’s 21-point hammering against Cork on Sunday but admits a backlash is required against Clare this evening.

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Kieran Kingston: Realistic Cork not fooled by ‘false’ Limerick game

Cork hurling manager Kieran Kingston has several experienced players still on the injured list, with the national league looming.

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U25 hurling championship attracts strong support

Munster GAA chairman Jerry O’Sullivan has confirmed that the province will run an U25 hurling championship in the summer, while a similar format could be introduced for football.

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Dermot Earley reveals his plans for the GPA

Incoming GPA chief executive Dermot Earley believes the organisation is misunderstood and is determined to rectify the disconnect.

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Aussies Rules teams eyeing up Kerry’s David Shaw

David Shaw, an All-Ireland minor-winning full-forward last year, could become the latest Kerry footballer to sign with an Australian Rules club should he impress at this week’s AFL Academy camp in Florida.

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Achilles blow may finish Michael Fennelly’s Kilkenny career

Kilkenny midfielder Michael Fennelly has acknowledged that his latest serious injury could rule him out for all of 2017, placing his hurling career in jeopardy.

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Cork players are happy with Fermoy facility, says Ger Lane

Cork chairman Ger Lane insists there “hasn’t been a murmur of discontent” among the current senior football management and panel about their temporary training facilities in Fermoy.

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Dermot Earley to be appointed today

Dermot Earley will be revealed as the new GPA chief executive at a press conference in Dublin today.

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James Ryan backs Limerick manager’s critical appraisal

Limerick’s returning star James Ryan has backed manager John Kiely’s scathing assessment of Sunday’s 21-point hammering by Cork.

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Alan Davidson off to a flying start with Down

Alan Davidson’s conversion from Irish League footballer to Down’s hottest prospect has had instant results.

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Colleges should get FBD league chop, says John Prenty

Connacht Council secretary John Prenty has called for third-level teams to be pulled from the province’s FBD league.

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