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Neil Gallagher ‘privileged and grateful’ to have been part of Donegal football set-up

Your stand-out Neil Gallagher memory? His virtuoso performance against Cork in the 2012 All-Ireland semi-final? Lifting the 2007 Division 1 cup as captain with a black eye due to a cut above it that required suturing, but no substitution? Bare-chested in Ballybofey having had his jersey ripped as he was sent off against Tyrone in 2015?

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Cork footballers need to learn how to win again, says selector Eoin O’Neill

Cork football selector Eoin O’Neill says the Rebels need to get rid of the ‘peak and trough’ performances and become more consistent.

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Tyrone chairperson insists board backing Mickey Harte

Tyrone chairperson Roisin Jordan has insisted the county executive is fully behind Mickey Harte and his team, and fully supportive of their efforts to win a first All-Ireland title since 2008.

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Eamonn Fitzmaurice unhappy with late Donnchadh Walsh suspension

Eamonn Fitzmaurice is unhappy with the timing of Donnchadh Walsh’s one-match ban, forcing the Kerry boss to make a fourth change to his team to face Monaghan on Sunday.

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As plaudits for St Brendan’s mount, so does the pressure

No surprise to find St Brendan’s manager Gary McGrath playing down their favourite tag for today’s Corn Ui Mhuiri (Munster PP Colleges SFC) final in Tralee. 

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Tyrone boss Mickey Harte opts to start without Matthew Donnelly against Cavan

Tyrone manager Mickey Harte has opted not to start Matthew Donnelly for Tyrone’s Allianz FL Division 1 clash with Cavan in Healy Park (2.30pm), despite the 2015 All-Star being cleared to play following a concussion protocol.

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Maria Delahunty's biggest frustration is travelling four hours to a game to find no hot showers

The Waterford footballer's childhood idol was Steven Gerrard.

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GPA vote to reject Super 8 plans

The Gaelic Players Association has revealed that its players will vote to reject Paraic Duffy’s ‘Super 8’ proposal at Congress, after a poll of members found 70% opposed the proposals, which would see the All-Ireland football quarter-finals replaced by a round robin format from next year.

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Liam Kearns unhappy at Tipperary board’s backing for ‘elitism’

Tipperary manager Liam Kearns has expressed his disappointment with the county board’s decision to support the All-Ireland senior football championship revamp put forward by GAA director general Paraic Duffy.

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Bill Maher: Tipperary football must end year in Croke Park

Dual player Bill Maher believes anything less than another All-Ireland semi-final appearance for Tipperary footballers this season would be failure.

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Cork opposes Super 8 plan and backs CPA bid for recognition

Cork will oppose the All-Ireland SFC ‘Super 8’ proposal at this weekend’s GAA Annual Congress in Croke Park, but will back the Club Players’ Association’s request for official recognition.

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GAA president Aogán Farrell rejects CPA request to speak at Congress

The Club Players Association’s request to speak before their official recognition vote at Congress this Saturday has been turned down by GAA president Aogán Farrell.

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Kerry delegates back Paraic Duffy’s All-Ireland proposals

Kerry delegates have backed Paraic Duffy’s proposed changes to the All-Ireland senior football championship.

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Niall McNamee supports GAA’s motion to penalise those who bet in games they're involved in

Niall McNamee has welcomed the GAA’s motion to penalise players, management and officials betting on games in which they are involved.

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Tralee set up all-Kerry final in Munster Post Primary SAFC

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Kerry's GAA chairman Tim Murphy - 'The best footballers are still being produced in Kerry'

Kerry football was perilously close to falling into a funk five years ago, but the turnaround has been impressive. Not that there aren’t a couple of haymakers for the new GAA chairman, Tim Murphy to dodge still, writes Tony Leen

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Tralee CBS earn Corn Uí Mhuirí final place at third attempt

Tralee CBS 1-10 Colaiste Chriost Ri 0-11: Tralee CBS are through to the Corn Uí Mhuirí final, their first appearance in the decider since 2008.

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Fledgling broadcaster Local Streaming has global plans

For eight junior and intermediate clubs it’s a landmark weekend in GAA headquarters. And for two Mayo entrepreneurs.

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UCC rue missed chances as St Mary’s end 24-year wait

UCC were given every chance to bring this Sigerson Cup semi-final to extra-time. They squandered the lot and so St Mary’s will contest their first decider in 24 years this afternoon.

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Agony for UL as UCD survive late scare

Gearoid Hegarty collapsed to the ground in anguish. He wasn’t the sole UL player to do so.

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WATCH: UCD survive late scare to reach Sigerson Cup final

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New Paul Galvin fashion line inspired by former Barcelona managers Pep Guardiola and Patrick O’Connell

Barcelona might have looked a little threadbare in the world’s fashion capital this week, but Paul Galvin is rewinding to happier days to celebrate the club’s enduring sense of style

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‘Super 8’ a no-go without GPA support, warns CPA chairman Micheál Briody

The Club Players Association (CPA) says the legitimacy of the “Super 8” addition to the All-Ireland senior football championship won’t hold up if the Gaelic Players Association (GPA) also oppose it.

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Sigerson Cup: Mullins aiming to put UL high on football map

Rarely does it happen that the footballers of UL outperform their hurling counterparts.

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Q&A: Jennifer Grant Tipperary footballer

We sat down with Tipp’s Jennifer Grant.

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Savage loves his native shore, just ask MacDara

He may be years in Waterford, but Macdara Mac Donncha doesn’t bite when you ask about his loyalties.

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Only by delivering CPA objectives will the GAA fulfil its mission

In the circumstances, I suppose, the descent into hyperbole can be excused.

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