Mark Ellis and Tim O’Mahony injury doubts for Munster final

Cork hurling management are waiting on the fitness of Mark Ellis and Tim O’Mahony ahead of Sunday week’s Munster final.

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‘To develop the game you must get American people to hurl’

If you had your wits about you last Sunday in Thurles, you might have seen a club outing at the Cork-Waterford match, but they came a lot further than from Mallow or Dungarvan.

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Rebel rising sees off Waterford in U21 clash at Páorc

Cork lived up to their favourites’ billing to reach the Bord Gáis Energy Munster U21HC final with a win over Waterford at Páirc Uí Chaoimh last night, but they were pushed all the way.

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Cork will hope this is another case of history repeating

A few of the older patrons in the South Stand in Páirc Uí Chaoimh last night may remember the old Buddy Starcher classic ‘History Repeats Itself’. And, had they also been in Thurles last Sunday, the song must surely have resonated with them as this Munster U21 hurling semi-final unfolded.

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Clare to contest Munster final suspensions

Donal Moloney has confirmed he and David Reidy will contest their proposed suspensions in front of the Central Hearings Committee (CHC) in Croke Park this Saturday.

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Tipperary legend Brendan Cummins the early frontrunner to succeed McGrath

Former Tipperary goalkeeper Brendan Cummins is an early favourite to succeed Derek McGrath as Waterford manager.

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Senior stars backbone young Rebels for Waterford clash

Cork’s side for tonight’s Munster U21HC semi-final against Waterford in Páirc Uí Chaoimh (7.30pm) will feature five players who have played in this year’s provincial senior championship while none of the Déise side saw action.

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Derek McGrath: Roll out goal technology nationwide

Former Waterford manager Derek McGrath has called on more sophisticated score detection technology to be installed at all county venues to ensure fairness.

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Michael Moynihan: Déise hotseat will prove enticing proposition

The curtain fell on the Derek McGrath era in Thurles last Sunday, but Ennis offers a more fitting set of bookends to his term in charge of Waterford, writes Michael Moynihan

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Daniel Kearney pleased with patient Cork approach

Cork midfielder Daniel Kearney says the Rebels’ refusal to get frustrated was the key to their victory over Waterford in Sunday’s Munster SHC round-robin game.

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Round robin doing wonders for Clare, says Shane O'Donnell

If it counts for anything — and it should — Clare feel they are more deserving of their Munster final spot this year than last season’s appearance, according to Shane O’Donnell.

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Papertalk GAA Podcast: Flexible Clare reconnect with Banner army, patient Galway overcome jitters

Kieran Shannon and John Divilly review the weekend's championship action.

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A Cork win to file under functional rather than flashy

So, not all Munster Championship games come with a ticket to the pantheon after all. Yesterday in Thurles the 14,737 in attendance for Cork-Waterford saw a procession of fumbles and fluffed pick-ups, wayward passes and intercepted clearances.

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Cork make late dash to line against Waterford

Waterford 1-20 Cork 1-23: So foolish we were to think Waterford would go gently into the night.

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Galway pass Connacht final gut check with flying colours

Galway secured their 46th Connacht title and claimed the first spot in the Super 8s as Shane Walsh turned on the style at Dr Hyde Park yesterday.

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No complaints from Limerick boss Kiely who admits fatigue a factor

John Kiely came out of the Limerick dressing room with his hands held up in the metaphorical sense, conceding Clare were the better team.

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Thurles to play host to hurling final again

Clare and Cork’s return to Semple Stadium for a second Munster final in a row is expected to be confirmed later today.

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Donal Moloney: ‘The way they’re growing together is incredible’

Two straight weeks good, three straight weeks bad.

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Why had we to wait this long for a day like this?

Last October when some of the country’s most enquiring coaching minds and leading service providers attended the HPX High Performance conference out in Sport Ireland’s fabulous new campus in Abbotstown, a number of the best operators working in inter-county hurling fell into each other’s company during a tea break.

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Clare hitting their stride with marathon tape in sight

CLARE 0-26 LIMERICK 0-15: Sometime before the final whistle here, neutrals’ attentions turned to the more dramatic developments in Thurles but the more Clare supporters see of this team of theirs, the more they are convinced of their virtues.

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John Meyler: Up or down Cork have shown great character

Cork manager John Meyler paid tribute to his side’s character in coming from behind to win yesterday’s round-robin game, but acknowledged their display against Waterford “wouldn’t do” against an in-form Clare team.

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Derek McGrath future unclear as ‘Brick’ Walsh takes centre stage

Derek McGrath will take time to reflect before making a call on whether or not he’ll remain on as Waterford manager.

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Podge driven by frustration and Clare’s marquee trio

Podge Collins fancies a resurgent Clare will be buoyed by the opportunity to maintain their fine home championship record in Cusack Park against Limerick.

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‘Mick has given up his whole life to Tipperary’

Tipperary say Michael Ryan will continue as manager until the conclusion of the 2020 championship after the county board yesterday threw their support behind the embattled Premier boss.

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Tom Kenny: Cork owe Déise for 2017 semi-final agony

Tom Kenny is confident of a Cork victory on Sunday. Concentrating Rebel minds will be the Munster final berth up for grabs, but equally pertinent, says the former midfielder, is atoning for last year’s All-Ireland semi-final thumping.

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Mike Casey: Time for Limerick to bring home silverware

Mike Casey and his teammates don’t intend following the path of recent Limerick teams. They’ve no interest in midsummer exits and languishing at the back of hurling’s chasing pack.

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John Kiely challenges Limerick charges to rise again

Limerick manager John Kiely insists there will be no let-up from his side as they face Clare this weekend.

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Premier boss Michael Ryan faces call to step down

West Tipperary chairman John O’Shea has called on Michael Ryan and his selectors to step down following the county’s championship exit on Sunday.

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An emotional victory on many different levels for Clare hurling

Like he did last year, Clare co-manager Gerry O’Connor delivered a stirring interview to RTÉ prior to facing Tipperary on Sunday.

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Shane Dowling: Passionate fans sent shivers down Limerick spines

Limerick sharpshooter Shane Dowling says the half-time ovation he and his teammates got in their Munster SHC win over Waterford gave them “shivers down the spine”.

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Eamonn Kelly steps down from Laois hurling post

Laois are on the lookout for a new manager after Eamonn Kelly stepped down after two years in charge.

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