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Nemo nous steers them to thrilling 20th Cork title

Nemo Rangers 4-12 St Finbarr’s 3-13: Cork football title No 20 has a nice, tidy ring to it, but the devil is in the detail.

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Cork SFC notes and quotes: Nemo win but the Barr's maintain perspective

PERSPECTIVE: As difficult as yesterday’s Cork SFC final loss was to digest for St Finbarr’s, they could do so with a degree of perspective, presented in tragic circumstances by the death on Friday of Barr’s stalwart, Kevin McTiernan.

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Larry Kavanagh: We knew we could win it from anywhere

Winning manager Larry Kavanagh trusted his players to recover after St Finbarr’s whirlwind start, as Nemo bounced back to claim their 20th Cork SFC title.

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Sixth Kerry title in eight years for Dr Crokes

Dr Crokes 0-17 South Kerry 1-12: Context is indeed everything and here are All-Ireland champions continuing to do what they have been doing the last 17 months, a 15th consecutive championship win and a sweet one given their difficulty with South Kerry in finals.

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Castlebar Mitchels secure three in a row

Castlebar Mitchels 0-15 Ballintubber 0-13: It was no surprise to hear the Castlebar Mitchels squad described as a “phenomenal bunch of men” after winning their third successive Mayo SFC title yesterday on home ground at MacHale Park.

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Jack English to the rescue in Adare’s shock win

Adare 2-10 Newcastle West 1-10: Adare were crowned Limerick SFC winners for the first time with this three point win over Newcastle West in the Gaelic Grounds.

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Draw puts Cork and Kerry on Munster final collision course

Kerry will hope to stretch their unbeaten record in Munster under Éamonn Fitzmaurice to 13 games when they face Clare or Limerick in a provincial semi-final next May.

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No Dublin players involved in International Rules squad

All-Ireland champions Dublin won’t have a single player involved in next month’s International Rules series, a first for the hybrid competition.

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Extended term for Éamonn Fitzmaurice ‘best outcome’

County chairman Tim Murphy insists that the two-year extension to Éamonn Fitzmaurice’s tenure as county senior football manager was “the best outcome for Kerry”.

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Larry Kavanagh: Negating Ian Maguire factor is key for Nemo

Curtailing Ian Maguire will be central to the Nemo game-plan for Sunday’s Cork SFC final replay, according to Larry Kavanagh, but the Nemo manager doesn’t envisage his team crowding the midfield area or adopting a defensive approach to do so.

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Cora Staunton confident she can master Aussie Rules

Ladies football legend Cora Staunton says she is “relishing the big challenge” of trying to make a name for herself in Australia next spring.

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Optimistic Joe Kernan understands reasons for International Rules withdrawals

Ireland International Rules manager Joe Kernan understands James McCarthy’s view that the country may never be able to field their strongest team, but he is happy with the hand available to him travelling to Australia.

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