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'No one seems to like the second tier. It'll take a generation before it comes around again' - The42;

'No one seems to like the second tier. It'll take a generation before it comes around again' - The42

The42'No one seems to like the second tier. It'll take a generation before it comes around again'The42WATERFORD FOOTBALL MANAGER Tom McGlinchey is in favour of restructuring the All-Ireland SFC into a two-tiered championship, but believes it will be some time before the idea takes hold. Speaking in the build-up to Waterford's Munster quarter-final ...and more »

Waterford hand football debut for Cork game to forward with senior and U21 hurling experience - The42;

Waterford hand football debut for Cork game to forward with senior and U21 hurling experience - The42

The42Waterford hand football debut for Cork game to forward with senior and U21 hurling experienceThe42THERE'S ONE SENIOR championship debut handed out by the Waterford footballers for Saturday's Munster opener and it's to a forward with senior and U21 hurling experience. Donie Breathnach in action in the Munster U21 hurling championship in 2014.and more »

WATCH: Ashling Thompson sums up what is expected of you when you play for Cork - SportsJOE.ie;

WATCH: Ashling Thompson sums up what is expected of you when you play for Cork - SportsJOE.ie

SportsJOE.ieWATCH: Ashling Thompson sums up what is expected of you when you play for CorkSportsJOE.ieCork pulled off a memorable upset when they beat Tipperary in the Munster Hurling Championship, on Sunday. By their own high standards, Cork hadn't quite performed to the level expected of them in recent years but a promising league campaign meant ...and more »

Three Reasons Why Cork Footballers Can Turn Their Fortunes Around - Pundit Arena;

Three Reasons Why Cork Footballers Can Turn Their Fortunes Around - Pundit Arena

Pundit ArenaThree Reasons Why Cork Footballers Can Turn Their Fortunes AroundPundit ArenaAfter a superb win over Tipperary in the Munster Hurling Championship, the Cork footballers open their campaign this weekend when they face Waterford. WIth Tipperary waiting in the semi-final, the path is there for the Rebels to set-up a provincial ...and more »

Sonia O'Sullivan: There is something about the Cork psyche - Irish Times;

Sonia O'Sullivan: There is something about the Cork psyche - Irish Times

Irish TimesSonia O'Sullivan: There is something about the Cork psycheIrish TimesWhen I first started winning some races as a junior I'd often hear some curious responses afterwards. Sure it's a Cork thing. There must be something in the water down there. Maybe there is something about the Cork psyche, especially when it comes to ...and more »

Tipperary in dire trouble as Rebels catch fire in Thurles - Connacht Tribune Group;

Tipperary in dire trouble as Rebels catch fire in Thurles - Connacht Tribune Group

Connacht Tribune GroupTipperary in dire trouble as Rebels catch fire in ThurlesConnacht Tribune GroupGalway defender Gearóid McInerney tussling with Niall O'Meara of Tipperary during the National League Final. The Tribesmen start their championship campaign against Dublin on Sunday. Inside Track with John McIntyre. The bottom has fallen out of ...and more »

Poll: Who's your fancy for the 2017 Munster senior football championship? - The42;

Poll: Who's your fancy for the 2017 Munster senior football championship? - The42

The42Poll: Who's your fancy for the 2017 Munster senior football championship?The42Allianz League champions Kerry are going for five-in-a-row in the Southern province. By Jackie Cahill Thursday 25 May 2017, 6:00 AM. 6 hours ago 3,758 Views 5 Comments. http://the42.ie/3378441. Share6 Tweet Email. KERRY HAVE RULED the Munster ...and more »

JOHN FOGARTY: Teddy Mac says dual Páirc dates are driving Cork Rebels - Irish Examiner;

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

Irish ExaminerJOHN FOGARTY: Teddy Mac says dual Páirc dates are driving Cork RebelsIrish ExaminerThe 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. Teddy McCarthy says the prospect of Cork ...and more »

Pat Nolan column: Thurles didn't have it all... It turns out you can have too much of a good thing - Irish Mirror;

Pat Nolan column: Thurles didn't have it all... It turns out you can have too much of a good thing - Irish Mirror

Irish MirrorPat Nolan column: Thurles didn't have it all... It turns out you can have too much of a good thingIrish MirrorLast Sunday's Tipperary-Cork match has been hailed as an epic but, as enjoyable as it was, surely it isn't so simple as lots of scores adding up to a magnificent contest? Share; Comments. Pat Nolan. ByPat Nolan. 00:00, 25 MAY 2017; Updated 10:03, 25 ...and more »

Idea of a tiered championship structure could take a generation to take hold, Tom McGlinchey - Irish Mirror;

Idea of a tiered championship structure could take a generation to take hold, Tom McGlinchey - Irish Mirror

Irish MirrorIdea of a tiered championship structure could take a generation to take hold, Tom McGlincheyIrish MirrorWaterford senior football manager Tom McGlinchey reckons it will take a generation before the idea of tiered Championship structure takes hold. McGlinchey is in favour of the All-Ireland football Championship being divided up to allow teams to compete ...and more »

John Cleary reckons Cork can dethrone Kerry to become Munster champions this year - The Irish Sun;

John Cleary reckons Cork can dethrone Kerry to become Munster champions this year - The Irish Sun

The Irish SunJohn Cleary reckons Cork can dethrone Kerry to become Munster champions this yearThe Irish SunJOHN CLEARY reckons that the chances of Cork's footballers losing to Waterford are slim to none. And the two-time All-Ireland winner can see his native county dethroning Kerry to become champions of Munster in 2017. John Cleary can see Cork ...and more »

Ciarán Murphy: Cork's defeat of Tipperary alters all the permutations - Irish Times;

Ciarán Murphy: Cork's defeat of Tipperary alters all the permutations - Irish Times

Irish TimesCiarán Murphy: Cork's defeat of Tipperary alters all the permutationsIrish TimesWe're all guilty of it at this time of year. It's only natural to take a look at the GAA championship fixture list, and extrapolate from expected results possible calendar clashes – communions and christenings, bar mitzvahs and barbeques . . . the best ...and more »

Tipperary manager's attitude to defeat is bloody refreshing and others should take note - SportsJOE.ie;

Tipperary manager's attitude to defeat is bloody refreshing and others should take note - SportsJOE.ie

SportsJOE.ieTipperary manager's attitude to defeat is bloody refreshing and others should take noteSportsJOE.ieAs much as the most controlling managers would like to believe differently, you're not going to win every game, every year but All-Ireland champions Tipperary are lucky they have Mick Ryan in charge right now. They've lost a league final, they've lost ...and more »

'Corrective surgery is needed' - Brendan Cummins picks out two Tipp stars who could be dropped for the qualifiers - Irish Independent;

'Corrective surgery is needed' - Brendan Cummins picks out two Tipp stars who could be dropped for the qualifiers - Irish Independent

Irish Independent'Corrective surgery is needed' - Brendan Cummins picks out two Tipp stars who could be dropped for the qualifiersIrish IndependentThere are few people more qualified to speak on how Tipperary can salvage their 2017 championship campaign than legendary goalkeeper Brendan Cummins. The All-Ireland champions were stunned in their Munster championship opener by Cork and will ...and more »

Former Cork boss Conor Counihan reckons poor standard of club football is a factor in their demise - The Irish Sun;

Former Cork boss Conor Counihan reckons poor standard of club football is a factor in their demise - The Irish Sun

The Irish SunFormer Cork boss Conor Counihan reckons poor standard of club football is a factor in their demiseThe Irish SunFORMER Cork boss Conor Counihan feels the poor standard of club football on Leeside has been a major factor in their demise. The Rebels have steadily declined since he guided them to All-Ireland glory in 2010. Ex-Cork manager Conor Courihan. 3.and more »

Could A Round Robin Hurling Championship Really Provide The Same Excitement? - Pundit Arena;

Could A Round Robin Hurling Championship Really Provide The Same Excitement? - Pundit Arena

Pundit ArenaCould A Round Robin Hurling Championship Really Provide The Same Excitement?Pundit ArenaThe restructuring of GAA championships has been a hot topic lately. One such discussion is the motion to overhaul the hurling championship to a round robin structure. Having seen Sunday's thriller between Cork and Tipperary, could a round robin ...and more »

History repeats itself as Cork end drought and Tipperary lick wounds - Irish Times;

History repeats itself as Cork end drought and Tipperary lick wounds - Irish Times

Irish TimesHistory repeats itself as Cork end drought and Tipperary lick woundsIrish TimesA little bit of history repeating itself. In a couple of weeks it will be 25 years ago that Paddy Downey opened his report on the 1992 Munster semi-final between All-Ireland champions Tipperary and Cork with this self-recrimination: “When will we ever ...and more »

'Beating Tipp will count for nothing if we don't back it up' - Meade - Irish Independent;

'Beating Tipp will count for nothing if we don't back it up' - Meade - Irish Independent

Irish Independent'Beating Tipp will count for nothing if we don't back it up' - MeadeIrish IndependentLuke Meade is pictured at the launch of the Bord Gáis Energy GAA Hurling U- 1 Luke Meade is pictured at the launch of the Bord Gáis Energy GAA Hurling U-21 All-Ireland Championship launch in Dublin today. Follow all the U-21 Hurling Championship ...and more »

Luke Meade living Cork dream since Jimmy Barry-Murphy's call-up from school - Irish Examiner;

Luke Meade living Cork dream since Jimmy Barry-Murphy's call-up from school - Irish Examiner

Irish ExaminerLuke Meade living Cork dream since Jimmy Barry-Murphy's call-up from schoolIrish ExaminerEvery schoolkid dreams of playing for their club, their county, or their country. Few are still wearing the uniform when that dream comes true, but Luke Meade was. The launch of the Bord Gáis Energy GAA U21 All-Ireland Hurling Championship. Follow the ...and more »

The primary teacher who is becoming Cork's star student - The Times (subscription);

The primary teacher who is becoming Cork's star student - The Times (subscription)

The Times (subscription)The primary teacher who is becoming Cork's star studentThe Times (subscription)It was Jamesie O'Connor, the legendary Clare hurler, who suggested at the end of the league that while Galway had claimed the silverware, Cork were the true winners. “Cork have found arguably more players in the league that are likely to play ...and more »