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Daily Archives: July 2, 2017

Mind the gap – Murphy happy Kerry kept Cork at bay

Kerry’s Paul Murphy says their positive start to the second half meant that they were always in a comfortable position against Cork as they retained their Munster SFC title. “We were even enough in the first half, they’d a good enough second quarter,” he told

Canning calls on Galway to find another gear

Joe Canning was a happy man after helping Galway cruise past Wexford in the Leinster final, but insisted there was plenty more to come from a side already heavily tipped for All-Ireland glory. Canning scored 10 points from dead balls as the Tribesmen coasted to

We let it slip just before half-time

Wexford manager Davy Fitzgerald conceded that his team were “chasing shadows” during the second half in their nine-point defeat to Galway in Sunday’s Leinster hurling final.  However, he was left to rue a six or seven minute spell before half-time when Wexford carelessly surrendered the initiative.  After 26 minutes,

You’d be a little concerned for Kilkenny

Henry Shefflin admitted that the extent of Galway’s victory over Wexford in Sunday’s Leinster hurling final would make him slightly concerned about Kilkenny’s current standing.  But he was keen to acknowledge the positive elements of Kilkenny’s performance against Limerick in Nowlan Park on Saturday evening,

Germany beat Chile to claim Confederations Cup

Germany survived a whirlwind assault by Chile and capitalised on an awful mistake by the South Americans to claim a 1-0 win in a pulsating, bad-tempered Confederations Cup final.           Lars Stindl scored the only goal into an empty net in the

Sligo move clear of drop zone after beating Hoops

Ten-man Sligo Rovers picked up their first win in seven Premier Division outings as they beat Shamrock Rovers at the Showgrounds.  John Russell netted the deciding goal of this encounter with just four minutes played. The Sligo captain did not see out the game, however,

Galway coast past Wexford to second Leinster title

A powerful second-half performance at Croke Park propelled All-Ireland favourites Galway beyond a determined but ultimately outclassed Wexford side to the Leinster SHC title. Conor Cooney’s eight-point haul lit up a provincial decider that will be remembered for the physical power and point scoring ability