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Match-Winner Gives Memorable Interview As Kilcoo Progress In Ulster

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Kilcoo will go in search of their first-ever Ulster club football title after squeezing past Fermanagh’s Derrygonnelly by 1-8 to 0-9. The Down champions were pushed all the way by the five-in-a-row Fermanagh champions but in the end, it was Aaron Branagan’s goal that separated the two sides. The centre-back finished with a haul of 1-1 in a man of …

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St Mullins March On While Commercials Edge Out Miltown In Munster

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It was another busy day in the GAA club calendar with the finalists for the 2019 Munster football and Leinster hurling championships now known. After their memorable win over Cuala, Carlow’s St Mullins kept their dream campaign going with a dramatic injury-time winner over Rathdowney-Errill. They now progress to meet Ballyhale Shamrocks in the Leinster club hurling final. Meanwhile, Nemo …

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Corry’s Corner: Penalty Shootout? Why The Hell Not!

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Please, please, please. Keep them coming! There seems to be a debate raging over the validity of having a penalty shootout decide the winner of a championship game and I for one cannot get my head around it. The trend began with Mayo defeating Leitrim back in January after a round of spot-kicks in their FBD League clash. However, the …

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Steven Poacher Steps Down From His Role As Carlow Coach

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Steven Poacher has announced his decision to step down from his role as coach with the Carlow senior footballers. The county Down native worked alongside Turlough O’Brien for the past three seasons that saw the Barrowsiders gain league promotion for the first time in 34 years. He also played an integral role in Carlow’s shock defeat of Kildare in 2018 …

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Forget The Bombs And The Bullets, Naomh Éanna Are Rewriting History

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They say that lightning never strikes twice, but try telling that to Naomh Éanna, Glengormley, Ireland’s most attacked sports club. The thriving dual club located on the outskirts of Belfast made headlines around Ireland last year when their senior footballers embarked on a journey that saw them claim a maiden Ulster title followed by a trip to Croke Park for …

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Paul Murphy Preparing For Life As A Kilkenny Fan During Lebanon Tour

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Brian Cody will have to plan for Kilkenny’s National League campaign in 2020 without Lieutenant Paul Murphy who is preparing for his second peacekeeping tour to Lebanon. The four-time All-Ireland winner will travel out later this month, alongside teammate Richie Ruth, and is expected to return to Ireland during the first week of May when Kilkenny are set to face …

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Penalty Shootouts To Remain In Ulster Despite Opposition

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The Ulster Council has confirmed that ‘finish-on-the-day’ protocols will remain in place for the remainder of the Ulster club championship after two games were decided by penalty shootouts at the weekend.  In Brewster Park, Derrygonnelly progressed to the senior semi-final following a classic encounter with Tyrone champions Trillick. The Fermanagh champions eventually prevailing 6-5 on penalty kicks after Lee Brennan …

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County Finals: Seven Heaven For Corofin While The Famine Ends In Tipp

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Just three county titles were up for grabs this weekend but there was still plenty of stories emanating from these cracking contests. Ballyboden St. Endas took on a Thomas Davis side looking to end a near 30-year wait for a Dublin title while Borris-Ileagh looked to end a 33-year wait in the Tipperary hurling championship. Elsewhere, All-Ireland champions Corofin took …

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More Than A Manager: How Brian Cody Helped Eoin Larkin Through His Darkest Times

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Certain words come to mind when you think of Brian Cody; success, ruthlessness, a boundless drive. In short, he’s a winner.  It’s a reputation he has developed and earned in his 21 years in charge of the Kilkenny senior hurling team. During that time, the 65-year-old has overseen 11 All-Ireland victories, 15 Leinster championship title victories and has won nine …

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