Páraic Duffy: County boards will take blame if Championship not finished on schedule

County boards will shoulder all the blame should club championships not be completed on schedule this year.

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Éamonn Fitzmaurice focus on Donegal but 2020 vision shapes Kerry thinking

The interview with Éamonn Fitzmaurice wasn’t 40 seconds old when the Kerry manager first made reference to a “three-year plan”.

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Rain ‘factored in’ for huge Páirc Uí Chaoimh double header

The recent bad weather has been “factored in” to Páirc Uí Chaoimh’s preparations for the national league double-header at the Cork stadium on Saturday.

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Galway's Damien Comer predicts semi-pro future will come to inter-county GAA

Galway forward Damien Comer envisages semi-professionalism coming into inter-county GAA in the not-too-distant future.

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Football has to be a tiered championship, says Páraic Duffy

A tiered All-Ireland senior football championship would best serve the game, according to GAA director general Páraic Duffy, but he admitted such a format will be difficult to achieve.

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Páraic Duffy: ‘We are swimming against the professionalism tide’

As he called on the GAA to once again review its amateur status, GAA director general Páraic Duffy accepted the organisation are “swimming against the tide” of professionalism in sports.

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UCD’s star quality shines out as Maynooth spurn chances

Sigerson Cup: UCD 2-15 - NUI Maynooth 1-6: UCD manager John Divilly praised his side’s composure as last year’s beaten finalists saw off an erratic NUI Maynooth to open their Sigerson Cup campaign with a win.

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Nemo management to step down after All-Ireland club campaign

Paul O’Donovan will be the next manager of the Nemo Rangers senior footballers, though his start date is as yet unknown.

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Demands placed on players is just ‘too much’, warns Cork boss Meyler

The overload on inter-county hurlers is a growing concern for managers John Meyler and Derek McGrath.

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Rebel boss no fan of Saturday night lights

John Meyler would prefer if Cork’s Allianz Division 1A opener against Kilkenny was played on Sunday afternoon and not on Saturday night.

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Fitzgerald surprised at angry Cody’s ‘attitude’

Wexford manager Davy Fitzgerald said he is “shocked” and “disappointed” at Brian Cody’s insinuation that one of his players tried to influence the referee to get Kilkenny players sent off in Saturday’s Bord na Móna Walsh Cup final.

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Derek McGrath hands Gleeson timely confidence booster

Derek McGrath believes Austin Gleeson was too hard on himself in assessing his championship performances last year.

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Attractive deciders boost Leinster Council coffers

Wexford’s hurlers and Kildare’s footballers may have failed to land provincial titles last summer but the presence of both counties in the respective 2017 deciders proved to be a winning combination for the Leinster Council.

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Leitrim join Roscommon in call for GAA not to renew Sky Sports and Eir deals

Clare have tabled another motion opposing pay-per-view, while Leitrim have joined Roscommon in calling for the GAA not to renew their broadcasting deals with Sky Sports and Eir when they elapse in 2021.

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Wexford win shoot-out with Kilkenny but Davy Fitzgerald warns of tougher tests

Walsh Cup final: Wexford 1-24 Kilkenny 1-24 (After extra-time: Wexford win 3-2 after free-taking competition): There was silverware to show for their efforts, but Wexford manager Davy Fitzgerald sounded a note of caution after Saturday’s dramatic Walsh Cup final win over Kilkenny.

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Early goal blitz gets NUIG off to flyer

Fitzgibbon Cup Group D: NUIG 2-22 - Trinity College, Dublin 0-13: NUIG kickstarted their Fitzgibbon Cup Group D campaign with a comfortable victory over Trinity College at Abbotstown yesterday.

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Switch to all-weather pitch sees UL storm to victory over DIT

Fitzgibbon Cup Group B: University of Limerick 3-29 - Dublin Institute of Technology 4-17: It proved all too easy for the hurlers of University Limerick in this Fitzgibbon Cup clash.

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DJ Carey’s Carlow shock holders Mary I

Fitzgibbon Cup: IT Carlow 1-22 - Mary Immaculate, Limerick 0-22: Fourteen-man IT Carlow, coached by Kilkenny legend DJ Carey, laid down an impressive marker when taking the scalp of defending Fitzgibbon Cup champions Mary Immaculate of Limerick in a thrilling, full-blooded opening-round tie at the Heywood Community College in Laois yesterday.

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Daly delight as Knocknagree advance to Croker finale

All-Ireland Club JAFC semi-final: Knocknagree (Cork) 2-9 - Naomh Colmcille (Donegal) 0-7

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Donegal set sights on Kerry after impressive win over Armagh

Dr McKenna Cup semi-final: Donegal 0-20 - Armagh 1-10: Donegal can now shelve their interest in the Dr McKenna Cup having sealed a final place with a fine second-half performance, overcoming Armagh at Celtic Park on Saturday night.

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An Ghaeltacht's Marc Ó Sé queries late decision to postpone game

An Ghaeltacht player-manager Marc Ó Sé has questioned why the decision to postpone their All-Ireland Club intermediate FC semi-final couldn’t have been made sooner.

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