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Westmeath won’t roll out Croker blanket

Westmeath’s Kieran Martin believes they are in a better position to seriously challenge Dublin this year and has indicated they won’t rely on a blanket defence strategy.

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Cork legend Briege Corkery likely to quit football

Cork manager Ephie Fitzgerald has admitted that dual star Briege Corkery may have played her last game for the county’s senior footballers – while Vera Foley is another who won’t feature for the remainder of the 2017 campaign.

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Lyons encouraged by Kildare ‘sense of purpose’

Eight years since Kildare last graced a Leinster senior football final and Ollie Lyons knows only too well how long that feels.

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Cork IT pass Dohenys test

Cork IT 0-10

Dohenys 0-7

Cork SFC (Round 2B)

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GAA rule loophole saves Sligo from Antrim qualifier replay

A loophole in the GAA rulebook has saved Sligo from a first round qualifier replay with Antrim.

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Small in stature, big in heart - Tyrone's Mark Bradley is ready to stretch Donegal's defence

Ulster SFC semi-final: Tyrone v Donegal, 2pm ... Standing at 5’ 6”, Mark Bradley doesn’t expect to win the battle of the skies, but he does believe he can stretch the Donegal defence with his pace and speed of thought in tomorrow’s high-stakes Ulster SFC semi-final.

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Roscommon finally get chance to shine against Leitrim

Connacht SFC semi-final: Roscommon v Leitrim, 3.30pm ... First in last year. Last in this year.

 

 

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TOMÁS QUINN: Has O'Neill found Kildare's ruthless streak?

While much of the focus of the GAA world for the last few weeks has been on disciplinary matters, thankfully we have some high-stakes games to take the spotlight this weekend, writes Tomás Quinn.

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Love of the game drives on Kerry captain Caroline Kelly to ‘make things right’

For seven years, Caroline Kelly endured a nine-hour round-trip, twice a week, just to pull on the Kerry jersey.

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Eoghan O’Flaherty says pacy Kildare are 10-15% better than last year

The light went out. Simple as that. After 10 years, Eoghan O’Flaherty just felt he could give Kildare no more. He still doesn’t now, seven months after he told Cian O’Neill he was done.

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'You can’t wallow in self-pity' - Waterford boss Tom McGlinchey on disappointment after Cork defeat

The Waterford players sank to their knees at the full-time whistle after taking Cork to the brink three weeks ago.

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Fears Páirc Uí Chaoimh cost may rise to €85m

Cork County Board have refused to comment amid fears that the cost of the Páirc Uí Chaoimh redevelopment project may rise to €85m.

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Lee Keegan: Diarmuid Connolly will still shine in Championship

Footballer of the year Lee Keegan has backed old adversary Diarmuid Connolly to return to the Championship with a bang in August after accepting his 12-week ban.

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Bernard Brogan ‘ships two or three kilos’ to stay competitive

It’s a remarkable statistic that on his 51st Championship appearance for Dublin, Bernard Brogan finally scored outside of Croke Park

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Ulster rivals Tyrone and Donegal closer than close

The greatest provincial rivalry of this decade has often been damned as excuses for cynicism, over-aggression and downright defensive football.

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VALERIE MULCAHY: Cork face greatest challenge to extend the cycle of dominance

The current group of Cork players are in new territory tomorrow — in many ways, writes Valerie Mulcahy

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Tom Parsons: Mayo are ready for qualifiers

The spirit shown by Mayo in competing with Galway for 50 minutes with 14 men in Sunday’s Connacht semi-final has Tom Parsons believing they will be ready for whatever the qualifiers throw at them.

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GPA chief Dermot Earley sees red over U-turn on extra games

Gaelic Players Association (GPA) chief executive Dermot Earley has expressed annoyance at how the GAA have performed a u-turn by supporting the addition of more games to the senior All-Ireland championships.

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High workrate of ‘class’ Galway inspires David Collins

David Collins might have chosen to step aside just as Galway are now favoured to win a first All-Ireland in 29 years but he is enjoying the watching brief.

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Ciara Mageean: Brendan O’Sullivan case exposes naivety of GAA

International athlete Ciara Mageean has challenged Sport Ireland’s claim that Kerry footballer Brendan O’Sullivan bore “no significant fault” following his positive test for methylhexaneamine last year.

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Marc Ó Sé happy Kerry faced and passed ‘massive’ test

Marc Ó Sé wasn’t a happy man last Sunday afternoon.

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