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Kerry give ‘rusty’ Cork a sense of where they’re at

Kerry 1-13 Cork 1-9: Cork manager Peadar Healy says he has no qualms with their training facilities after Paddy Kelly revealed that the senior footballers have had to set up their own gym in Fermoy.

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Seamus McEnaney defends physical approach

Wexford 1-9 Dublin 1-12: Seamus McEnaney made no apologies for his experimental team’s aggressiveness going down to a similarly unfamiliar Dublin side in this final O’Byrne Cup game in Enniscorthy.

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Kerry nutritionist Kevin Beasley: Conquer the kitchen - then the pitch

Planning and scheduling meals is an invaluable skill from an athlete’s point of view. While knowing what they should be eating is a something many athletes can understand, often they fall down on the execution. 

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John the Baptist CS make history

John the Baptist CS, Hospital 4-11 St Augustine’s College, Dungarvan 0-12: John the Baptist Community School in Hospital made history at Castletownroche on Saturday when they claimed their first Munster ladies senior A football Post Primary Schools title.

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Disputed penalty saves Meath

Laois 1-16 Meath 2-13: A controversial late penalty saw Meath advance on Saturday night in Stradbally to the O’Byrne Cup semi-finals at the expense of hosts Laois.

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Mayo ‘triallists’ pass the test

Mayo 1-21 IT Sligo 1-15: Late points from three players ‘on trial’ with Mayo this month carried the beaten All-Ireland finalists to their first win of the new season in Ballina yesterday.

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Niall Coakley makes the most of Cork opportunity

Cork’s 2017 season opened in promising fashion last night as an experimental outfit eased past the challenge of Tipperary.

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Limerick get Billy Lee off to a winning start

Limerick 2-13 Clare 2-9: Billy Lee enjoyed a winning start to his reign as Limerick senior football manager with a strong second-half showing helping his side to a McGrath Cup win over Clare.

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Eight-point win for Longford

Longford 2-11 Offaly 0-9: Second-half goals from Liam Connerton and Darren Gallagher helped Longford record an eight-point win over Offaly in this Round-2 O’Byrne Cup clash in Newtowncashel.

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Students upset Dublin at Parnell Park

UCD 2-9 Dublin 1-10:A 63rd-minute goal from substitute Sean Meade helped UCD overcome Dublin by two points in the O’Byrne Cup at Parnell Park last night.

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Ben Brosnan's goals seal Wexford win

Wexford 2-6 DCU Dóchas Éireann 0-10: Two Ben Brosnan first-half goals proved decisive as Wexford held out for a deserved two-point victory over DCU at St. Patrick’s Park, Enniscorthy.

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Laois win after second-half blitz

Wicklow 1-8 Laois 2-17: Laois made it two wins from two in the O’Byrne Cup as they brushed aside Wicklow in Greystones last night.

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James Dolan's goals win it for Westmeath

Westmeath 2-15 Carlow 1-15: Two goals, one in each half, from Westmeath right half back James Dolan proved crucial as the Lake County overcame a spirited Carlow at Netwatch Cullen Park.

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IT Carlow endure a long night at Kildare

Kildare 4-24 IT Carlow 0-1: Kildare manager, Cian O’Neill, was in a perplexed mood following the result of this game.

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Easy win for Andy McEntee’s Meath

Meath 2-15 DIT 0-10: Two third-quarter goals paved the way for a Meath victory in this O’Byrne Cup tie at Ashbourne last night. 

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Louth labour to break students

Louth 1-13 Maynooth University 1-8: A win or a draw at home to Carlow on Sunday will send Louth through to the O’Byrne Cup semi-finals, following a laboured win over Maynooth University.

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Veteran Cork stars commit to cause for 2017 campaign

Alan and Donncha O’Connor have committed to the Cork football squad for 2017, selector Eoin O’Neill has confirmed.

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Connor McAliskey: ‘My plan is to come back bigger and stronger’ after season-ending injury

“Sixty-two minutes into the year 2017 and it’s over…” the devastating words of resignation from Tyrone’s attacking ace Connor McAliskey as he struggles to deal with the cruel fact his season is over.

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Donegal must plan without experienced trio

Yesterday’s confirmation of the inter-county retirements of Rory Kavanagh, Christy Toye, and David Walsh means Donegal will be without another trio of experienced players for the year ahead.

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This group is hell-bent on change, says Derek Kavanagh

The Club Players Association (CPA) fixtures co-ordinator Derek Kavanagh insists the newly-formed group are going about their business with their eyes wide open.

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CPA chairman: ‘Sometimes you have to slaughter a few sacred cows’

GAA director general Páraic Duffy’s plans to replace the All-Ireland SFC quarter-finals with a round robin series from next year does not have the support of the Club Players Association (CPA).

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Mick Bohan: Kicking ability has kept Kerry competitive

Dublin’s 2013 All-Ireland winning skills coach Mick Bohan has described Kerry as the “best kickers” in the game and believes their proficiency in this department has enabled them to keep in touch with Dublin and Mayo.

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Rising stars with Galway do Inishbofin proud

One of the smallest GAA communities in the country has double reason for celebration after two of their players made their senior inter-county debut on Sunday.

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Munster Council responds to Liam Kearns on scheduling

The Munster Council have defended their decision to ask counties play two McGrath Cup fixtures within the space of four days.

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Stephen Rochford: Spirit in Mayo squad ‘second to none’

Mayo boss Stephen Rochford says the spirit within his squad is “second to none” ahead of the start of the new season.

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Tipperary cleaned out by Kerry U21s

Kerry 3-11 Tipperary 1-3: Liam Kearns was somewhat apprehensive making the trip home to Tralee. He knew the Kerry U21s had a fair amount of work done in preparation for their upcoming Munster championship campaign. He also knew how little work his own squad had done.

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NUIG make hay as Mayo live it up in Cape Town

FBD Connacht League - NUI, Galway 1-21 Mayo 2-16: The record books will show NUI, Galway came out on top in this fixture for the first time in eight years at MacHale Park, Castlebar yesterday. But the students’ manager Maurice Sheridan was the first to admit there were mitigating circumstances. 

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Dublin's dominance is ‘scary’, says Niall Moyna

O’Byrne Cup - Dublin 1-15 DCU 0-11: DCU manager Niall Moyna claimed Dublin’s football dominance is getting ‘scary’ after watching a heavily under strength Sky Blues side streak to victory.

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Andy McEntee up and running with Meath

Meath 2-22 Wicklow 0-9: There was a honeymoon start for new Meath boss Andy McEntee in this O’Byrne Cup tie at Páirc Tailteann yesterday.

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