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‘It was horrible afterwards, not so much for me but for my family’ says Cork camogie star Hannah Looney

Cork play Tipperary in the second round of the Littlewoods Ireland Camogie League today.

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Jeff Lynskey says ‘exclusion’ disrespectful to Galway hurlers

Galway minor hurling manager Jeff Lynskey has slammed the “exclusion” of the county’s hurlers and said the decision to put the county’s U17 hurlers straight into an All-Ireland semi-final this year shows “a total lack of respect” to Galway.

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Dunford delivers as Carlow go the extra to reach first decider

IT Carlow 2-20 UCC 1-20: IT Carlow manager DJ Carey has no clue what shape his bruised and battered team will be in for today’s Fitzgibbon Cup final, but says whatever happens they’re in bonus territory now.

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Mary Immaculate boss Jamie Wall plays down favourite's tag

Mary Immaculate 0-19 Limerick IT 0-14: Mary Immaculate manager Jamie Wall played down the favourite’s tag that has been thrust upon his side, but after Aaron Gillane fired them to a Fitzgibbon Cup derby win over LIT, the manager is confident his side can cope with any pressure that comes their way against IT Carlow.

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'They all want their picture up on the St Kieran’s College wall'

“You have to remember they all want to get up on the wall,” Tom Hogan says.

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Tom Devine of UCC in action against Dale O'Hanlon of IT Carlow. Photo by Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile

IT Carlow eliminate UCC in extra-time to reach first Fitzgibbon final

IT Carlow 2-20 UCC 1-20 (AET): Stephen Maher hit 11 points as IT Carlow reached their first Fitzgibbon Cup final at the expense of UCC in Dangan.

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Aaron Gillane of Mary I in action against Jamie Shanahan and Barry O'Connell of Limerick IT. Photo by Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile

Reigning champions Mary I win all-Limerick semi-final

Mary Immaculate, Limerick 0-19 Limerick IT 0-14: Twelve points from Aaron Gillane proved crucial as Mary Immaculate qualified for tomorrow’s Fitzgibbon Cup final, where they will face IT Carlow.

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'This isn’t playing, but this is something that gets me going’

Jamie Wall tried wheelchair tennis. He tried wheelchair basketball. He even tried a bit of writing. None were for him. None filled the void.

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Paschal Collins fancies Cuala to KO Slaughtneil in All-Ireland hurling club semi-final

Boxing trainer Paschal Collins reckons Cuala will justify their favourites’ tag for the All-Ireland hurling club title after working with the Dublin and Leinster hurling champions in the build-up to their semi-final clash.

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Members of the 1977 UCG Fitzgibbon Cup team: Joe McDonagh, Cyril Farrell, Pat Fleury (captain), Jody Spooner, and Niall McInerney.

Joe Connolly’s unbreakable Fitzgibbon Cup bonds

By his own admission, Galway’s 1980 Liam MacCarthy-winning captain Joe Connolly only played one game of football in his life. 

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Joe Quaid slates Congress transfer motion

Kildare boss Joe Quaid has hit out at the Congress motion which seeks to reduce the number of transfers to weaker hurling counties.

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Michael Bond: Time to repay Galway for filling Leinster's coffers

The last man to lead Offaly to an All-Ireland SHC title says Leinster have made significant financial gain off Galway’s backs and should allow their underage teams into their championships.

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Alfie Devine says brother Donal would have wanted him to ref game two days after funeral

Westmeath referee Alfie Devine says taking charge of last Sunday’s Allianz Hurling League Division 2B clash between Meath and Derry is what his late brother Donal would have wanted. Devine officiated the game in Navan, just two days after Donal was laid to rest.

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Davy Fitz puts Wexford in driving seat for promotion push

Wexford 1-21 Galway 3-13: The Salthill Hotel sits at the back of Pearse Stadium. It’s a favourite haunt for Galway supporters on match-day. 

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Rampant Clare inflict Kilkenny’s largest margin of defeat in the Cody era

Clare 2-19 - Kilkenny 0-12: You know things aren’t going Kilkenny’s way when Richie Hogan makes way. The sight of the 2014 hurler of the year being called ashore in the 49th minute was a grimacing one for the player as much as the travelling support.

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Andrew Ormonde of Templemore celebrates scoring a goal. Pic: INPHO/Donall Farmer

Watch: Templemore win first Harty Cup crown since 1978

Our Lady’s Secondary School, Templemore 2-22 St Colman’s College, Fermoy 1-6: A dominant performance from Our Lady’s Secondary School of Templemore saw them claim the Dr Harty Cup against Fermoy’s St Colman’s College at the Gaelic Grounds on Saturday.

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Cork need repeat of display against Clare for Dublin clash, says Seamus Harnedy

Cork face Dublin this evening in the second round of games in Division 1A, and the Rebels will be hoping for a repeat of last weekend’s workrate and effort, says forward Seamus Harnedy.

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Why Waterford won’t get hung up on Kilkenny win

Waterford got their first points of the Allianz Hurling League Division 1A last weekend against Kilkenny, but selector Dan Shanahan says Tipperary will be “a huge test” for them tomorrow in Walsh Park.

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The Kieran Shannon Interview: Ann Downey - The good gets better

Despite winning 12 All-Ireland medals herself, Ann Downey has always lived in the shadow of her sister Angela, one of the greatest camogie players of all time. But returning Kilkenny to the top has secured her standing as a special figure in her own right, writes Kieran Shannon.

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Harty Cup final a nursery for the hurling heroes of tomorrow

St Colman’s take on Our Lady’s, Templemore in the Harty Cup final today, a contest which has launched a thousand inter-county careers.

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Enda McEvoy: How come Tipp haven’t won the MacCarthy Cup in successive seasons since 1964-65?

The last time Kilkenny retained the All Ireland, Enda Kenny was Taoiseach. The last time Cork retained the All Ireland, Bertie Ahern was Taoiseach. The last time Galway retained the All Ireland, CJ Haughey was Taoiseach. The last time Tipperary retained the All- Ireland, Brian Boru was Taoiseach.

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'The game is everything in South Kilkenny' - Carrickshock and David Franks are ready for the Intermediate All-Ireland club hurling final

Suddenly the Carrickshock supporters took to singing.

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All-Ireland Club JHC final: Mayfield aim to play it cool as excitement builds

It’s an age-old magic trick of management which Seamus Lawton hopes to reproduce in Croke Park today: how to treat Mayfield’s All-Ireland final like any other game, when everything around it is so new and different.

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Why Galway will want to wound Wexford

You couldn’t call it a rivalry.

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Early goals steer IT Carlow home against Limerick

IT Carlow 4-16
UL 0-23

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DavyFitz looking forward to ‘massive battle’ with Mary I

Limerick IT 1-20
UCD 1-13

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Tipp boss Michael Ryan: 'I’m not a fan of this night-time hurling'

Tipperary manager Michael Ryan claims floodlights greatly diminish the quality of hurling games.

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