Cullen influence has helped Gavin ensure Dubs train as they play

Eleven years ago, Bryan Cullen was an employee of Ulster Bank. It was merely a means to an end. Having graduated three years previously with a sports science and ...

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‘I don’t think there’s any team in Leinster that is within 15 points of Dublin’

He wasn’t exactly written out of history yet when you think of Westmeath’s solitary Leinster title success 15 years ago, Jack Cooney’s name doesn’t ...

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The battle of ‘89 brought heartbreak for Maughan

Everyone who was there has their own special memories of the two-part series that was the 1989 Connacht football final between Mayo and Roscommon.

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Early intensity is key for Gallagher’s Ernesiders

One of Jim McGuinness’s first tasks when he finally landed the role of Donegal senior manager heading into the Baltic winter of 2010 was to cobble together ...

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Cushe: We need to hurl a little bit more off the cuff

The questions which Ger Cushe pose have been asked before. The ever so slight frustration in his tone has been heard before also.

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Turbulence a given in flight of their lives, but Dublin have Gavin in the cockpit

If you stepped aboard a flight today, and you heard Jim Gavin introduce himself as the captain from the cockpit, you would feel immediately reassured.

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Cunningham’s Rossies ‘have score to settle’ with Mayo

Roscommon manager Anthony Cunningham has called on his side to cast off their Castlebar hoodoo and overcome league champions Mayo tomorrow.

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Westmeath reaping benefits of local presence Cooney at helm

Here’s a starter for 10: Which county team has lost the least number of times this year?

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Murphy: If mental planning right, Dubs will stroll to All-Ireland

Dublin legend Vinnie Murphy has backed his county to walk away with the All-Ireland and to ultimately cruise to the five in a row.

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Peter Keane hopes Gavin White will return to face Clare

Kerry football manager Peter Keane is “more hopeful than not” that Gavin White will play a part in the county’s Munster SFC semi-final against ...

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Kingdom charge on to another date with Cork

Kerry and Cork will contest the Munster MFC decider on June 22 after Clare failed to spring the necessary upset in Tralee yesterday evening.

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Canning’s injury may prove ‘a blessing in disguise’ for Tribesmen, reckons Lane

Noel Lane wants Joe Canning back in the maroon and white as soon as yesterday but the former Galway manager reckons his groin injury could yet be “a blessing ...

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Hurling hands: No. 2 Anthony Daly - 'Sparrow broke my thumb the week I made Clare debut'

In the second of a Championship series, hurlers chat about their hands the injuries sustained in the service of club and county. This week, All-Ireland winning Clare ...

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Diarmuid O'Connor returns as Mayo and Roscommon name teams for Connacht semi-final

Mayo manager James Horan has made three changes for their Connacht Senior Football Championship semi-final against Roscommon on Saturday.

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Jim Gavin’s Dubs ready to take flight in drive for five

And so begins the Dublin drive for five.

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Horan: Mayo have survived protests, battles, and dogfights with the Rossies

It may be 18 years since Roscommon beat Mayo in the championship, but James Horan is bracing himself for a tough battle in Saturday evening’s Connacht SFC ...

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Two-tier championship the best way forward, says Westmeath’s Sayeh

Westmeath’s Boidu Sayeh believes a two-tier championship is a runner in Gaelic football, pointing to the “outrageous” set-up that Dublin have which ...

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Donegal's McHugh: Loss of McBrearty wrecked our season

Donegal All-Star Ryan McHugh has admitted that last year’s championship campaign turned decisively against them once Paddy McBrearty suffered a season-ending ...

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Prepare for the unpredictable by making game extension of warm-up

As the weeks roll on in both the hurling and football championships, the excitement levels will also build.

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One change for Kerry minors as they bid for 32nd win in a row

Kerry minor manager James Costello has made one change to his team for tomorrow's Munster MFC Phase 2 round-robin game against Clare at Austin Stack Park (7pm).

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Understated performers backbone Cork's victory over Limerick

When you watch a match back for a second time, you become aware of a million more nuggets of information you might have missed while witnessing a contest in real-time. ...

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New Offaly boss Joachim Kelly has first meeting with players

Interim Offaly manager Joachim Kelly met with the county’s embattled hurlers for the first time yesterday evening.

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Waterford's Philip Mahony suffers broken tibia

Philip Mahony’s Munster championship is over after it was confirmed the Waterford defender broke his tibia in Sunday’s Round 2 defeat to Tipperary.

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Meyler: Pat Horgan owed an All-Ireland medal

John Meyler has challenged Cork’s players to win the All-Ireland title that will ensure their team-mate Pat Horgan goes down in the annals of hurling history. ...

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Ronan McCarthy: Sean Powter may yet see action with Cork this summer

Sean Powter could see action for the Cork footballers this summer — but only if the county progresses as far as the Super 8s.

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Ballinora make up for slim loss last year

Camogie President Kathleen Woods was impressed with the standard in this thrilling Sciath na Scol C3 final in Páirc Uí Rinn yesterday. Two committed ...

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Sean Powter has 'outside chance' of playing in the championship this year

Sean Powter could see action for the Cork footballers this summer - but only if the county progresses as far as the Super 8s.

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Carlow trio fail to get suspensions overturned before Championship opener

Carlow manager Turlough O'Brien has had his 20-week suspension upheld by the Central Appeals Committee.

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Michael Ryan hails Tipperary's 'total hurling' but urges caution from fans

Ex-Tipperary manager Michael Ryan has hailed the "total hurling" of his former charges as the best the county has produced in a while.

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Replacing Martin as Offaly manager 'another short-term, reactionary move', says Duignan

A disastrous start to their Joe McDonagh Cup campaign has left Offaly in a battle to avoid relegation to hurling's third tier.

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Wexford school comes from 26 points behind to win Leinster semi-final

And in a match without a wind to favour either side!

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Crowd trouble ‘an exception’, insist Munster GAA chiefs

A crowd incident — which was filmed and widely circulated on social media — at last Sunday’s Munster SHC clash between Tipperary and Waterford ...

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Maher warns last year is a closed book for Tipperary

Tipperary forward Patrick ‘Bonner’ Maher acknowledged Conor Gleeson’s red card affected Waterford’s performance in Sunday’s Munster ...

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Brennan quits Tyrone squad over lack of game time

Attacker Lee Brennan has quit the Tyrone squad.

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Walsh never doubted Cork’s character

Aidan Walsh admitted people had plenty of reason to dismiss Cork’s chances of beating Limerick on Sunday.

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McGeeney may face sanction over McKernan incident

Declan Bogue Armagh may have made their first Ulster semi-final since 2014, but they could be

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The challenge of hitting your stride from a standing start

Limerick’s defeat to Cork on Sunday once more highlighted the struggles that teams face when coming in cold to the cauldron of Championship hurling.

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Offaly sack Kevin Martin after 13-point loss to Westmeath

Kevin Martin has been relieved of his duties as Offaly hurling manager.

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Weekend talking points: Cork comeback breathes life into the Munster Championship

Michael Moynihan's Championship conversations...

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Munster Championship attendances on the rise

Attendances for the opening two rounds of the Munster senior hurling championship are up over 15% on last year’s corresponding four fixtures.

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Diarmuid O’Sullivan: 'Nobody was ever killed from handbags'

Former Cork player and selector Diarmuid O’Sullivan says he wouldn’t last 10 minutes in today’s game with the prevailing approach of referees.

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GAA podcast: Dalo was wrong. Emotional Cork. Limerick's Plan B? Tipp back it up. Ref justice

Anthony Daly, Ger Cunningham and TJ Ryan review the weekend's hurling.

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Second Tyrone forward leaves panel over game time

Tyrone forward Lee Brennan has left the county's senior football panel.

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A pitch-invading dog, a pop superstar, and 'box man': The weekend in GAA tweets

Here's our Twitter round-up of the weekend's GAA action...

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Kiely promises response after ‘litany of mistakes’

Limerick manager John Kiely considers their trip to Waterford on Sunday week as a must-win game following yesterday’s setback.

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Energetic Tipp leave 14-man Waterford on Munster brink

Another afternoon of liquid wristwork and fluid movement from Tipperary yesterday put Waterford to the sword with commendable economy.

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Sheedy sees plenty room for improvement

Jason Forde’s goal on 54 minutes broke Waterford’s spirit and from there to the end, Tipperary outscored their opponents 1-9 to 0-1 to claim their second ...

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Fanning: We can let it peter out or fight for our lives

Waterford manager Paraic Fanning said his side’s burst after half-time “got them back into the game” before Tipperary took over in the third quarter. ...

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Cork’s double the crowning joy of Murphy’s 46-year innings

If the GAA is a rich tapestry of culture and community, of hope and heroes, there’s very little of it that former Cork GAA secretary Frank Murphy hasn’t ...

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Cats make hay as Carlow collapse

The only problem with throwing a party like this is that you don’t get to have the final say over the guest list.

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