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Westmeath won’t roll out Croker blanket

Westmeath’s Kieran Martin believes they are in a better position to seriously challenge Dublin this year and has indicated they won’t rely on a blanket defence strategy.

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Cork legend Briege Corkery likely to quit football

Cork manager Ephie Fitzgerald has admitted that dual star Briege Corkery may have played her last game for the county’s senior footballers – while Vera Foley is another who won’t feature for the remainder of the 2017 campaign.

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Lyons encouraged by Kildare ‘sense of purpose’

Eight years since Kildare last graced a Leinster senior football final and Ollie Lyons knows only too well how long that feels.

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Cork IT pass Dohenys test

Cork IT 0-10

Dohenys 0-7

Cork SFC (Round 2B)

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GAA rule loophole saves Sligo from Antrim qualifier replay

A loophole in the GAA rulebook has saved Sligo from a first round qualifier replay with Antrim.

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Small in stature, big in heart - Tyrone's Mark Bradley is ready to stretch Donegal's defence

Ulster SFC semi-final: Tyrone v Donegal, 2pm ... Standing at 5’ 6”, Mark Bradley doesn’t expect to win the battle of the skies, but he does believe he can stretch the Donegal defence with his pace and speed of thought in tomorrow’s high-stakes Ulster SFC semi-final.

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Roscommon finally get chance to shine against Leitrim

Connacht SFC semi-final: Roscommon v Leitrim, 3.30pm ... First in last year. Last in this year.

 

 

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TOMÁS QUINN: Has O'Neill found Kildare's ruthless streak?

While much of the focus of the GAA world for the last few weeks has been on disciplinary matters, thankfully we have some high-stakes games to take the spotlight this weekend, writes Tomás Quinn.

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Love of the game drives on Kerry captain Caroline Kelly to ‘make things right’

For seven years, Caroline Kelly endured a nine-hour round-trip, twice a week, just to pull on the Kerry jersey.

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Eoghan O’Flaherty says pacy Kildare are 10-15% better than last year

The light went out. Simple as that. After 10 years, Eoghan O’Flaherty just felt he could give Kildare no more. He still doesn’t now, seven months after he told Cian O’Neill he was done.

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'You can’t wallow in self-pity' - Waterford boss Tom McGlinchey on disappointment after Cork defeat

The Waterford players sank to their knees at the full-time whistle after taking Cork to the brink three weeks ago.

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Fears Páirc Uí Chaoimh cost may rise to €85m

Cork County Board have refused to comment amid fears that the cost of the Páirc Uí Chaoimh redevelopment project may rise to €85m.

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Lee Keegan: Diarmuid Connolly will still shine in Championship

Footballer of the year Lee Keegan has backed old adversary Diarmuid Connolly to return to the Championship with a bang in August after accepting his 12-week ban.

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Bernard Brogan ‘ships two or three kilos’ to stay competitive

It’s a remarkable statistic that on his 51st Championship appearance for Dublin, Bernard Brogan finally scored outside of Croke Park

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Ulster rivals Tyrone and Donegal closer than close

The greatest provincial rivalry of this decade has often been damned as excuses for cynicism, over-aggression and downright defensive football.

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VALERIE MULCAHY: Cork face greatest challenge to extend the cycle of dominance

The current group of Cork players are in new territory tomorrow — in many ways, writes Valerie Mulcahy

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