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Down break Kildare hearts,  through to Sept. 19 final
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Down break Kildare hearts, through to Sept. 19 final
By Kieran Rooney JUST as the Dublin supporters left Croke Park devastated the week previously, Kildare fans must still be pondering about how event...
  Cork conquer Dubs, take  1st berth in Sam decider
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Cork conquer Dubs, take 1st berth in Sam decider
By Kieran Rooney AT last, the pundits got it right in the knock-out stages of the All-Ireland Football Championship. But only just. Dublin had a pl...
Tipp set up tantalizing decider after win over Waterford
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Tipp set up tantalizing decider after win over Waterford
By Kieran Rooney SUDDENLY we have a real final on our hands. Tipperary's 3-19 to 1-18 All-Ireland semi-final victory over Waterford at Croke Park l...
Kilkenny overpower Cork, move to brink of 1st senior GAA 5-in-row
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Kilkenny overpower Cork, move to brink of 1st senior GAA 5-in-row
By Kieran Rooney PROBABLY the best team ever. That appears to be the generally accepted opinion following Kilkenny's 3-22 to 0-19 demolition of Cor...
All four provincial champs lose quarter finals
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All four provincial champs lose quarter finals
By Kieran Rooney NOT everyone is going to agree but last weekend's All-Ireland Senior Football Championship quarter-finals had everything. Perhaps ...
 Tipp smash Galway's dreams  with 1-point win in classic
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Tipp smash Galway's dreams with 1-point win in classic
By Kieran Rooney DEVASTATION. You could see it in Galway manager John McIntyre's face, you could feel the emotion in his voice as he tried to expla...
Rossies, Tyrone win crowns, Sligo, Monaghan left with uphill battles
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Rossies, Tyrone win crowns, Sligo, Monaghan left with uphill battles
By Kieran Rooney letters@irishecho.com IT'S around this time that teams really begin to find out about themselves. Sligo and Monaghan have more, qu...
 Louth denied, demand justice after Meath win Leinster final
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Louth denied, demand justice after Meath win Leinster final
By Kieran Rooney IF you thought that the World Cup final was controversial, it had nothing on what happened at last Sunday's Leinster Football Cham...
Cats take Leinster title, Kerry break Limerick hearts again
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Cats take Leinster title, Kerry break Limerick hearts again
By Kieran Rooney NOT that anyone really doubted it but the weekend's two big provincial finals provided further evidence of Kilkenny and Kerry's ab...
Dubs dumped by goal-happy Meath, Louth to make final after 50 years
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Dubs dumped by goal-happy Meath, Louth to make final after 50 years
By Kieran Rooney DUBLIN and the England soccer team, sadly, have something in common. They concede goals, lots of them. In the case of the Dubs it ...
Open glory
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Open glory
By John Manley [PHOTO BY: INPHO/Action Images/REUTERS/Danny Moloshok] In a performance that surprised many, Graeme McDowell became the first Irishm...
2010 NACB  Championships Draws
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2010 NACB Championships Draws
The North American County Board of the GAA held its annual pre-playoff meeting recently at Chicago Gaelic Park, the venue for this years finals. Th...