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Company begins fundraising trip to US in aid of Cork senior footballers and hurlers

Cork GAA chairman Ger Lane has given tacit approval to an independent company, featuring current and former inter-county players, which is set to begin a round of US fund-raising initiatives aimed at better resourcing the Cork senior footballers and hurlers.

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Chrissy McKaigue: GAA paid lip service to interprovincials

Derry footballer Chrissy McKaigue believes GAA top-brass could have done more to keep alive the inter-provincial series.

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Johnny Buckley on guard for Nemo ambush

Johnny Buckley remembers the afternoon well, standing helplessly with a water bottle in his hand, as Crokes were torpedoed around the Mallow pitch.

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Lee Keegan: False MS rumour upset my family

The 2016 Footballer of the Year Lee Keegan says he’s ‘disappointed’ by ‘a false rumour’ that he has been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.

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Pat Gilroy: ‘If GAA really wanted to have dual players it could’

It shouldn’t be a surprise that Pat Gilroy took over the Dublin hurlers.

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Munster GAA chiefs to assess pre-season formats

The McGrath Cup and Munster Senior Hurling League will proceed in 2018 despite a spate of withdrawals in recent weeks, provincial council chairman Simon Moroney has confirmed.

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Make hay while the sun shines, declares Cathal King

Cathal King, one of four Na Piarsaigh hurlers to have started each of their Munster club final wins, knows there is a bump in the road ahead.

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How Wasps Rugby Club released David Breen to Na Piarsaigh for the Munster final

David Breen knew that his role in the snowballing success story that is Na Piarsaigh’s senior hurling team was in the lap of the gods when he moved to England to start work as a first-team physiotherapist with Wasps Rugby Club.

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I knew I’d be banned for lifting cup, says skipper Daryl Flynn

Former Kildare star Daryl Flynn has admitted he knew prior to hoisting the cup after last month’s county final with Moorefield that doing so would cost him a one-match suspension.

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Westmeath talisman John Heslin unperturbed by International Rules snub

Westmeath talisman and former Aussie Rules rookie John Heslin has insisted he’s not upset about his International Rules snub.

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All-Star hero Aoife Murray yet to decide on Cork County future

Cork camogie goalkeeper Aoife Murray is undecided about whether or not she will extend her inter-county career into a 17th season.

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Kernan cries foul over ‘diabolical’ refereeing

Joe Kernan wasn’t conflating Ireland’s failure to win with what he perceived was the failure of the referees to do their jobs in Perth on Saturday. Hands up, he knew his team didn’t do enough to claim the Series, although a Test win was well within their grasp.

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Canning recovers from op as Sutcliffe plays down return

Galway manager Micheal Donoghue confirmed last night that Joe Canning is recovering from keyhole surgery and thus was not used last night in the AIG Fenway Classic.

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Amazing feat as powerful Piarsaigh land fourth title in seven years

It’s indicative of the level Na Piarsaigh have risen to that a somewhat erratic display saw them crowned Munster Club champions by an eight-point margin.

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We proved we are the real deal, says Kanturk’s Walsh

An epic AIB Munster club IHC final at the Gaelic Grounds yesterday eventually went the way of Kanturk, but it needed extra-time to produce a winner. While Lorcan O’Neill went up the steps to collect the Hoare Cup, credit to both sides as Kilmaley played their part in keeping the large crowd on the edge of their seats as they fought tooth and nail.

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A flavour of home for Irish abroad

So this is it, John Updike’s lyric little bandbox in the heart of Boston. His description of Fenway Park remains both accurate — the preponderance of green sharpening the focus, no matter where you look — and a little vague.

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O’Neill: Gunners system hard to break down

The scramble for national honours, a second All-Ireland title, will begin again after Christmas but suffice to say for now that Na Piarsaigh’s status as one of the finest Munster club hurling teams of all time is well and truly secured.

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Champions remembered the way home to glory

Things we learned

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O’Sullivan connection crucial again as Dromid win epic

For the second time this decade Kerry’s Dromid Pearses will contest a Munster Club final - but only after an extra-time epic against Limerick junior champions Galtee Gaels on Saturday afternoon.

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Ruthless Knocknagree get the job done early

Knocknagree advanced to a Munster Club JFC final with Dromid Pearses yesterday after defeating Waterford’s Sliabh gCua St Mary’s in impressive fashion at Mallow.

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Thriller decided by last-gasp moment of Fortune

Fortune favoured the brave? At the end of an action-packed replay just dripping with character and commitment, it was a goal in the sixth minute of injury-time which booked Cavan Gaels a place in the Ulster club SFC final for the first time since 1977.

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Kiely red sours win for Kilcormac-Killoughey

Kilcormac-Killoughey will contest their third Leinster senior club hurling final in six seasons after they recorded a landslide win over Mount Leinster Rangers of Carlow yesterday afternoon, but a straight red card to county midfielder Cillian Kiely will be a huge blow to their chances of upsetting All-Ireland champions Cuala on Sunday week.

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Football All-Star O’Callaghan shows off Cuala hurling skills

It’s probably a good thing that new Dublin hurling boss Pat Gilroy was in Boston and missed county champions Cuala’s latest outing.

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Fitzgerald haul vital for Cork champs

Carnacon and Mourneabbey will contest the All-Ireland ladies senior club football final at Parnell Park on December 3.

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