PaperTalk GAA Show: Dalo's joy in Cusack Park, Tipp dismantle sweeper, Monaghan squeeze Kerry and Kingdom ladies row

At times in Ennis yesterday, Clare made Cork look like an U16 team up against a minor team, says Anthony Daly, but are the Rebels shadow boxing?

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PaperTalk GAA Show: Dalo's joy in Cusack Park, Tipp dismantle sweeper, Monaghan squeeze Kerry and Kingdom ladies row

At times in Ennis yesterday, Clare made Cork look like an U16 team up against a minor team, says Anthony Daly, but are the Rebels shadow boxing?

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Disarray as Jonathan Griffin sacking prompts Kerry resignations

The chairman and the secretary of the Kerry Ladies Football executive resigned yesterday after the controversial decision to terminate the contract of minor manager Jonathan Griffin.

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Clare keep up relentless gallop as Cork off pace

Clare 0-23 Cork 0-19: First of all, disregard the scoreline. This was anything but a four-point contest.

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Donal Moloney: Our intentions were to take this league really seriously

The Banner are not hiding their league intentions.

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Did Brian Cody just steer the tactics truck?

After this game in Walsh Park Waterford manager Derek McGrath, who’d just seen his side beaten well by Kilkenny, was asked if the Cats had done a Waterford on Waterford.

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John Kiely happy as Limerick spring from the traps

Limerick remain on course for a winner take all final league game with Galway on March 4 after John Kiely’s side made it three from three with a comfortable win over Dublin at the Gaelic Grounds.

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Kerry fightback falls short

Smiles all round after this encounter even if Kerry’s were more of the wrier variety having been on the wrong end of a harsh penalty call.

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Malachy O’Rourke admits penalty call was harsh on Kerry

Malachy O’Rourke felt Shane Murphy made a clean, legitimate tackle on Niall Kearns despite his team being awarded a penalty, which Conor McManus slotted to the net.

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Micheal Donoghue: we are going in the right direction

Galway’s first spring back in Division 1B didn’t do them any harm last season as they garnered the momentum which saw them sweep the boards and they are using the lower tier to good effect this time around as well.

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‘Obscene’ demands on players described after Sigerson Cup final

Former Mayo star Maurice Sheridan described the demands placed on his NUI Galway players as ‘obscene’ and ‘absolutely horrendous’ after their Sigerson Cup final defeat.

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‘Tipperary are a top team. It’s going to be a huge challenge’

Yesterday’s win over Waterford puts Kilkenny in a good position ahead of next Sunday’s clash at home to Tipperary, said Cats boss Brian Cody yesterday.

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Blistering first half has Cavan in control

Cavan are sitting pretty on the summit of Division Two of the Allianz Football League thanks to a jet-propelled first-half display at Kingspan Breffni yesterday..

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Purposeful Fermanagh shake off dogged Sligo

Fermanagh moved up to second place in the Division Three standings — just behind leaders Armagh on score difference — followed their win over a dogged Sligo (0-13 to 0-8) at Markievicz Park.

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Lightning start ends Derry’s search for league triumph

Derry manager Damian McErlain was a relieved man after his team finally got their Division 3 campaign up-and-running with a five-point victory over Offaly in Celtic Park yesterday.

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Bigger goals loom as Harty heroes Ardscoil celebrate

They’ll not put a full stop on the season after this latest Harty Cup triumph. Ardscoil Rís are too familiar with this point on the road to be content with their journey so far. The destination has not yet been reached.

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Davy Fitzgerald rues Wexford’s wastefulness

Wexford’s unbeaten start in 2018 came to at Semple Stadium on Saturday night, but Davy Fitzgerald remained upbeat with a patchy performance that might have brought more reward with greater cutting edge in front of goal.

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Late drama sees Mitchelstown CBS win Munster B title

Mitchelstown CBS 2-14 Cashel CS 0-19: High drama at the end of this thrilling under-18.5 schools ‘B’ hurling final in Clonmel and it was Mitchelstown CBS who got out with the gong, with a late free by sharpshooter James Keating followed by a late miss by Cashel ace Eoghan Connolly.

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The issues spicing hurling’s hors d’oeuvre

With the third round of the Allianz Hurling League taking place this weekend, Enda McEvoy eyes eight mid-term trends worth keeping a weather eye on...

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Late drama sees Mitchelstown CBS win Munster B title

Mitchelstown CBS 2-14 Cashel CS 0-19: High drama at the end of this thrilling under-18.5 schools ‘B’ hurling final in Clonmel and it was Mitchelstown CBS who got out with the gong, with a late free by sharpshooter James Keating followed by a late miss by Cashel ace Eoghan Connolly.

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The issues spicing hurling’s hors d’oeuvre

With the third round of the Allianz Hurling League taking place this weekend, Enda McEvoy eyes eight mid-term trends worth keeping a weather eye on...

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Changing times but legend Greene wants Déise to seize moment

“It’s strange now to see Waterford favourites playing Kilkenny whether it’s in Walsh Park, Nowlan Park, or Nagasaki.”

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Meyler wants ruthless edge for ‘massive’ Banner challenge

Cork hurling manager John Meyler has been very impressed with Clare, who have picked up two wins in their first two NHL 1A outings.

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Decoding the drive to freeze out unwanted GAA training trends

This week the GAA issued guidelines for appropriate and safe training for Gaelic games. We asked Michael Moynihan to decode those guidelines to find out if they’re an improvement on the old regime, and whether some carry a deeper message

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Kiely: Drawn out club campaign punishing players

When John Kiely announced his extended panel for the 2018 campaign, 10 of the 38 players listed were from the Na Piarsaigh club.

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Primed to be pinned on Midleton wall of fame

The walls outside Mr Murphy’s classroom are postered with newspaper cuttings.

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History bid inspiring Comer through spring slog

Today’s Sigerson Cup final should provide Damien Comer’s seventh start in 25 days but who’s counting? Three wins for NUI Galway in the competition and another three with the county in Allianz League Division 1 underlines what a fruitful start it’s been to 2018 for the Annaghdown forward.

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‘Players are being flogged’

Previous Sigerson Cup finalists must be green with envy.

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Corofin regret at sacrifice of Sigerson Cup duo

Corofin’s Martin McNamara is delighted to have Kieran Molloy and Liam Silke available for today’s All-Ireland semi-final, but is disappointed that they have had to sacrifice a Sigerson Cup final, as a result.

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Tipp make five changes for Wexford showdown

The Tipperary team to face Wexford in tomorrow’s Allianz Hurling League shows five changes from the side which overcame Waterford the weekend before last.

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Lar Corbett: There’s a bigger question mark about Kilkenny this year

Brian Cody won’t admit it, but the pressure is beginning to mount for Kilkenny as they make the trip to Walsh Park this weekend.

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Davy Fitzgerald: I didn’t want Jason Forde suspended

Davy Fitzgerald admits he still feels sorry Jason Forde was suspended after an on-field exchange with the Wexford manager in last year’s Division 1 quarter-final.

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Limerick not battling with Cork for naming rights

Limerick secretary Mike O’Riordan doesn’t envisage the county will be in competition with Cork in the battle for GAA stadium naming rights.

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Manager says resilience key for Ardscoil

Take a left inside the main entrance doors of Midleton CBS and you’ll quickly stumble upon a full board of Harty Cup player profiles.

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