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Dublin must be wary of Galway challenge

Dublin will want to add a first ever Division 1 title to their cabinet, but must be cautious of the threat posed by Galway in their upcoming Division 1 semi-final, says former All-Ireland winning Dub Sorcha Furlong. Mick Bohan’s side are the reigning All-Ireland champions

‘There would be a lot of girls hurting’

Cork will be keen to earn some redemption for their 2017 All-Ireland semi-final defeat to Mayo when the sides meet in their Division 1 semi-final on Sunday, according to stalwart defender Bríd Stack. Ephie Fitzgerald’s charges are seeking a sixth successive crown in the top flight

Ladies Football & Camogie semi-finals

SUNDAY 22 APRIL LIDL Ladies NFL Division 1 semi-finals 1500 Cork v Mayo, St Brendan’s Park, Birr Cork celebrate their 2017 league success The Rebels are chasing a sixth league title on the trot and face a Mayo side who, despite the absence of Cora

Waterford hurler calls for oxygen tanks in GAA clubs

A Waterford hurler has revealed how a routine belt of a hurl in a match on 1 April left him unable to breathe and very seriously ill, and is calling on the GAA to consider installing oxygen tanks in clubs across the country. Eoghan Breathnach, 37,

Andy Moran regret over Maurice Deegan flash point

Reigning Footballer of the Year Andy Moran admits he was disappointed with how he reacted towards referee Maurice Deegan last month and insisted it was very much out of character. The forward was black-carded during the ill-tempered Allianz League defeat to Tyrone, and was irate

‘Morale was low… There was tension in the camp’

The Meath football team made the difficult decision to have themselves regraded to the Intermediate championship at the outset of last season. The Royals have established a strong reputation in women’s football over the years, and contested the Leinster senior final as recently as 2013. But after

New York to take on Corofin in preparation for Leitrim

New York will prepare for what they hope will be a first ever win in the Connacht senior football championship next month by taking on All-Ireland club champions Corofin in a challenge match in the Big Apple next week. New York have gone close to

Nine with, nine without – Monaghan’s club revolution

Monaghan are taking a novel approach to handle the ‘club first’ agenda, with a little help from the GAA’s former director general Paraic Duffy. Two-time All Star forward Conor McManus says there is widespread support in Monaghan for an inventive new league structure. Clubs are now playing

10 questions for the GAA’s new director general

As Tom Ryan begins his seven-year term as director general of the GAA, we sit down with the Carlow man to get his views on some of the most pressing issues facing the Association. What are the biggest challenges facing the GAA in your tenure, and