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Eamonn Fitzmaurice tries to make sense of the madness of it all

Amid all the talk of tactics, of Aidan O’Shea shadowing Kieran Donaghy and the in-game managerial machinations and substitutions, there was the inescapable sense of a game that refused to bend to the will of any one man or either county.

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Plenty of punches but no knockout

Kerry 2-14 Mayo 2-14: RTÉ TV’s attempts to secure an on-field interview immediately after the final whistle here were all in vain. None of the protagonists wished to talk. None of them could be blamed. Nothing, after all, had been won.

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GAA set for €1.5m replay jackpot

With no American football scheduled for headquarters, the GAA are set for a €1.5million windfall as Croke Park hosts the All-Ireland semi-final replay between Kerry and Mayo.

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History repeats itself with another Mayo draw

Mayo are facing into their 10th All-Ireland semi-final in the last seven years as Paddy Durcan added another heroic chapter to the book of Mayo draws.

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Which Mayo player is capable of marking Kieran Donaghy?

Eleven years after delivering a Footballer of the Year season almost out of nowhere and destroying Mayo in an All-Ireland final, the same question is being asked about Kieran Donaghy — who do Mayo have that is capable of marking him?

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Diarmuid Connolly in the past, present, and future

Talk of suspensions is all the rage again after Sunday’s All-Ireland hurling semi-final between Waterford and Cork but Jim Gavin was in no mood to tread back over old ground when the conversation turned to Diarmuid Connolly yesterday.

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Mayo's Kevin McLoughlin: We’ve found our hunger

All-Ireland semi-finals have become the norm for Kevin McLoughlin. 

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Éamonn Fitzmaurice Q&A: 'Don’t worry, there’s plenty of grief to be got in Kerry if you go looking for it'

Ahead of Sunday’s renewal of hostilities with Mayo, Éamonn Fitzmaurice discusses money, the top four, fatherhood and the form of Kieran Donaghy with Tony Leen.

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No rancour in Mayo rivalry, insists Kerry skipper Johnny Buckley

If the Mayo-Kerry dynamic awaits a true turning point, at least it now has a sore point.

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Video analysis not on Stephen Rochford priority playlist

Much of management is about knowing what is relevant and what isn’t. Stephen Rochford, for example, chose not to watch the second half of the Kerry-Galway All-Ireland quarter-final when the game had effectively ended as a contest. Similarly, he wasn’t so keen on looking back on Mayo’s win over Roscommon eight days ago.

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Lee Keegan return ‘good headache’ for Stephen Rochford

Lee Keegan will make a full return to training when Mayo meet tomorrow evening, Stephen Rochford has confirmed.

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Ephie anger as Coppinger to line out twice in one day

Cork ladies football manager Ephie Fitzgerald has slammed the treatment of dual star Libby Coppinger, who is facing the possibility of lining out in All-Ireland championship games in two codes on Saturday.

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