Páraic Duffy: County boards will take blame if Championship not finished on schedule

County boards will shoulder all the blame should club championships not be completed on schedule this year.

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Éamonn Fitzmaurice focus on Donegal but 2020 vision shapes Kerry thinking

The interview with Éamonn Fitzmaurice wasn’t 40 seconds old when the Kerry manager first made reference to a “three-year plan”.

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Rain ‘factored in’ for huge Páirc Uí Chaoimh double header

The recent bad weather has been “factored in” to Páirc Uí Chaoimh’s preparations for the national league double-header at the Cork stadium on Saturday.

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Galway's Damien Comer predicts semi-pro future will come to inter-county GAA

Galway forward Damien Comer envisages semi-professionalism coming into inter-county GAA in the not-too-distant future.

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Football has to be a tiered championship, says Páraic Duffy

A tiered All-Ireland senior football championship would best serve the game, according to GAA director general Páraic Duffy, but he admitted such a format will be difficult to achieve.

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Páraic Duffy: ‘We are swimming against the professionalism tide’

As he called on the GAA to once again review its amateur status, GAA director general Páraic Duffy accepted the organisation are “swimming against the tide” of professionalism in sports.

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UCD’s star quality shines out as Maynooth spurn chances

Sigerson Cup: UCD 2-15 - NUI Maynooth 1-6: UCD manager John Divilly praised his side’s composure as last year’s beaten finalists saw off an erratic NUI Maynooth to open their Sigerson Cup campaign with a win.

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Nemo management to step down after All-Ireland club campaign

Paul O’Donovan will be the next manager of the Nemo Rangers senior footballers, though his start date is as yet unknown.

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Leitrim join Roscommon in call for GAA not to renew Sky Sports and Eir deals

Clare have tabled another motion opposing pay-per-view, while Leitrim have joined Roscommon in calling for the GAA not to renew their broadcasting deals with Sky Sports and Eir when they elapse in 2021.

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Daly delight as Knocknagree advance to Croker finale

All-Ireland Club JAFC semi-final: Knocknagree (Cork) 2-9 - Naomh Colmcille (Donegal) 0-7

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Donegal set sights on Kerry after impressive win over Armagh

Dr McKenna Cup semi-final: Donegal 0-20 - Armagh 1-10: Donegal can now shelve their interest in the Dr McKenna Cup having sealed a final place with a fine second-half performance, overcoming Armagh at Celtic Park on Saturday night.

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An Ghaeltacht's Marc Ó Sé queries late decision to postpone game

An Ghaeltacht player-manager Marc Ó Sé has questioned why the decision to postpone their All-Ireland Club intermediate FC semi-final couldn’t have been made sooner.

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Knocknagree book their place in All Ireland Junior Football final

Knocknagree(Cork) 2-9, Naomh Colmcille(Donegal) 0-7: Knocknagreeunderlined their credentials to pull clear of Naomh Colmcille in the AIB All Ireland JAFC semi final at TEG Cusack Park, Mullingar today.

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Canty: Cork must back up Mayo performance

Cork’s 2010 All-Ireland captain Graham Canty has warned people not to read too much into the team’s heartening defeat against would-be All-Ireland runners-up Mayo last summer.

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Corofin return for part two of London adventure

Corofin boss Kevin O’Brien is philosophical about facing a second trip to London in the All-Ireland Club senior football championship.

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Knocknagree happy to rely on their wits

John Fintan Daly played a straight bat ahead of Knocknagree’s Munster junior football final, if you remember. He pointed out that Cork clubs had a dismal record in the competition against Kerry opposition but he believed in his own side and said as much.

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Ó Sé keen on continuing a proud Gaeltacht tradition

Pádraig Ó Sé wasn’t even a teenager when An Ghaeltacht last graced Croke Park but that 2004 All-Ireland senior club final defeat to Caltra was one of those formative experiences.

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Páraic Duffy keen to axe GAA testimonials

Central Council delegates will discover tomorrow if one of Páraic Duffy’s last acts as GAA director general will be a recommended rulebook change to ban testimonials.

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Donegal must adjust tactics, admits Michael Murphy

Donegal’s Michael Murphy is the latest big name player in Ulster to acknowledge that their tactics will have to change in order to challenge Dublin at Croke Park.

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Sean O’Shea the star as UCC outshine UL

UCC 0-12 - UL 0-10: UCC narrowly defeated UL in an entertaining HE GAA Senior Football League Division 1 final at the Mardyke yesterday. 

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Declan Prendergast says Ardmore targeting ‘a day out in Croker’

If you were following hurling a decade or so you probably identified Ardmore with a couple of the main pillars of that glamorous Waterford team of the noughties.

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Mick Bohan hoping Paul Casey will join Dublin's backroom team

Dublin ladies senior football team manager Mick Bohan is hoping that 2011 All-Ireland winner Paul Casey will be part of his coaching team for the forthcoming season. Subject to ratification at a Dublin LGFA meeting next month, Casey could come on board as defence coach with the reigning TG4 All-Ireland senior champions.

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Alan Dillon disputes criticism of Mayo forwards

Recently retired attacker Alan Dillon reckons the Mayo and Cork forwards are kindred spirits, undervalued and underappreciated by the majority of neutrals.

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Garth Brooks concert blow one of sour notes in Páraic Duffy's tenure

The cancelled Garth Brooks concerts, the 2010 Leinster SFC final, the failed 2023 Rugby World Cup bid and the protracted process to redevelop Casement Park have been cited by GAA director general Páraic Duffy as the major disappointments of his 10-year tenure.

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McCann sorry for feigning injury

All-Star nominated Tyrone defender Tiernan McCann has admitted he’s ‘sorry’ about his infamous dive during the 2015 Championship.

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Cavanagh loving ‘amazing’ Moy journey

Sean Cavanagh has felt the roar of a passionate crowd ringing in his ears as he chased All-Ireland glory with Tyrone for almost a decade and a half, writes Francis Mooney

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Moran pleads for patience with Clifford

David Moran insists the hype surrounding David Clifford is excessive and the teenager will need time to adapt to senior level.

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Mayo can win league crown, says O’Connor

Diarmuid O’Connor has insisted Mayo can challenge hard for a first Allianz League title success since 2001, despite Aidan O’Shea’s suggestion to the contrary.

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Scrutiny of players gone too far, says Donaghy

The level of scrutiny Gaelic footballers are subjected to is taking the enjoyment out of the game, according to Kieran Donaghy.

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Royals win first senior shootout

Meath 1-19

Longford  2-16 (aet)   

O’Byrne Cup semi-final

(Meath won 0-2 to 0-1 on free kicks)

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