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Eamonn Ryan patiently waiting for Cork’s lightbulb moment

As simple as flicking a light switch, it will come right for the Cork footballers. But when that will be, Eamonn Ryan can’t say for sure.

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What happened to Dublin's Leinster champions of 2013?

The team that Dalo built – the team Ger tore down? Some will view it as just that; others will argue it was evolutionary but everyone can be agreed four years is a long time in hurling. 

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Tyrone debut three players for Derry clash

There are first Ulster SFC starts for Pádraig Hampsey, Conall McCann, and Kieran McGeary on the Tyrone side to face Derry in Celtic Park at 2pm on Sunday.

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Billy Lee: ‘You’re not going to change history in a year or two’

Some say everyone should work once in sales. Others tell you everyone is selling all the time.

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Brendan Rogers: ‘You’ll only become the best when you play with the best and against the best’

Brendan Rogers insists he’s not downbeat about the numbers who’ve walked away from Derry this year.

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Stephen Rochford: ‘When you haven’t your hands on the Holy Grail, you’re an easy target’

Mayo manager Stephen Rochford says he “doesn’t really care” why he and his players seem to attract criticism on a regular basis.

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Battle lines drawn in Kenmare’s derby

Before we discuss the novelty of this Kerry SFC second round clash between Kenmare and Kenmare District, let’s first discuss its staging.

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JOHN FOGARTY: Teddy Mac says dual Páirc dates are driving Cork Rebels

The prospect of Cork toasting the newly- developed Páirc Uí Chaoimh with appearances there in both Munster senior finals is a prime motivator for the county’s footballers and hurlers, says Teddy McCarthy.

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Paul Kerrigan: Cork can catch one of top four

Championship number 10 begins this Saturday evening for Paul Kerrigan and it is a changed landscape since 2008. Notably, it’s not for the better.

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Lee Chin: Davy Fitzgerald with Wexford in spirit... and on WhatsApp

Joint Wexford captain Lee Chin insists Davy Fitzgerald has strictly observed the terms of his high-profile suspension and attended training in ‘spirit’ only.

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Tipperary sweating it for Evan Comerford referee report

Tipperary goalkeeper Evan Comerford could face an inter-county ban following an incident with referee Paddy Russell in a club fixture on Tuesday evening.

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Peter Harte living the dream with Tyrone

Tyrone’s Peter Harte has an uncomplicated relationship with the sport that has made him a household name. 

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Jamie Clarke glad Tipperary spoiled their promotion party

Armagh forward Jamie Clarke admits part of him is glad Michael Quinlivan and Tippperary crashed their Allianz League promotion party.

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Back at base, but London GAA faces unique challenges

In 2010, Ciaran Deely was part of a Wexford side who travelled to Ruislip for an All-Ireland qualifier and the dilapidated old ground made a lasting impression.

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Colm Collins: We’ve been blessed with really good coaches

Colm Collins is in his fourth year as Clare football manager. He is also on his fourth coach, leading the man himself to quip: “I must be very difficult to get on with”.

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Peadar Healy: We just need to get out there and win games

Wherever else the Cork footballers may fall down this summer, fitness won’t be an issue.

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Conor Counihan: Cork decline ‘partly down to poor club structures’

All-Ireland winning Cork football manager Conor Counihan believes the county’s decline is partly down to poor club structures.

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My ‘puke football’ jibe wrong, says Pat Spillane

Pat Spillane admits he made an error in condemning Tyrone for playing “puke football” in beating Kerry on their way to winning the 2003 All-Ireland title.

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Emlyn Mulligan wants rethink to make championship more attractive

Leitrim star Emlyn Mulligan has stressed the need for a tiered All-Ireland football championship to make the game more appealing to players from developing counties.

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‘We’ll make mistakes but you die in the effort of trying’

Conceding 1-26 can hardly be considered a shut-out but it felt like it.

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Harnedy: Tall order backing up this win against Waterford

Cork hurler Seamus Harnedy is already thinking about the “local derby” which will be the Rebels’ next outing in the Munster championship, even though the smoke has barely cleared from Sunday’s battle against Tipperary in Thurles.

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‘After this, I’d nearly fancy Cork’s chances’

Two exiles in Kilkenny, former Cork and Tipperary seniors, watched Sunday’s Munster championship opener.

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Murphy: Dublin ‘greatest team I’ve seen’

Carlow midfielder Brendan Murphy is excited about facing the ‘greatest team he has ever seen’ after Sunday’s win over Wexford qualified them for the Leinstern SFC quarter-final with All-Ireland champions Dublin in a fortnight.

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Louth aim to end 42-year famine against Meath

Eoin O’Connor is banking on a rare double of wins over the old enemy to cap a thrilling start to the year for in-form Louth.

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Barrett facing six weeks out with knee injury

There was a positive end to a forgettable weekend for the Tipperary hurlers last night with confirmation All-Star corner-back Cathal Barrett has avoided cruciate knee ligament damage.

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