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MAYO 2-14 SLIGO 0-11 (Sunday, 21st May – Connacht Senior Football Championship) MONAGHAN 1-20 FERMANAGH 1-11 (Saturday, 20th May – Ulster Senior Football Championship) DONEGAL 3-19 ANTRIM 1-9 (Sunday, 21st May [..]

CORK 2-27 TIPPERARY 1-26 (Sunday, 21st May – Semple Stadium) The hurling summer began with a bang as All-Ireland champions Tipperary lost their Munster title after a cracking contest. The teams were level 16 times, shared 55 scores but Cork emerged triumphant against their great rivals in Thurles for the first time since 2006. It was also the Rebels first Munster win since 2014 as secon[..]

MAYO 2-14 SLIGO 0-11 (Sunday, 21st May – MacHale Park) Goals at the end of both halves from Diarmuid and Cillian O’Connor ensured Mayo came through their opening joust. Diarmuid’s goal on 35 minutes, after benefitting from the referee’s advantage, gave Stephen Rochford’s team a 1-6 to 0-5 interval lead following a first period where the teams were level five times. Sligo competed [..]

CORK 2-27 TIPPERARY 1-26 (Sunday, 21st May - Munster Senior Hurling Championship) CARLOW 0-24 WICKLOW 2-8 (Saturday, 20th May - Christy Ring Cup Semi-Final) Carlow moved within 60 minutes of a McCarthy Cup return after his comfortable win in Netwatch Cullen Park. Despite Wicklow goals from Eoin McCormack and Georg[..]

MONAGHAN 1-20 FERMANAGH 1-11 (Saturday, 20th May – Clones) Monaghan took 35 minutes to show their hand in this championship opener but dominated the second period to book an Ulster quarter-final with Cavan. The Farney men led just 1-8 to 1-6 at half-time and that lead was reduced to the minimum by the 43rd minute as Fermanagh’s Tomas Corrigan and Sean Quigley replied to a Neil McAdam poi[..]

TIPPERARY vs CORK (Sunday, 21st May – 4pm Semple Stadium) Considered ‘unbeatable’ just two months earlier, suddenly Tipperary are carrying doubts and reservations as they begin the defence of their Munster and national titles. After beating Kilkenny in the 2016 Al-Ireland final, the Premier County blazed through their opening league assignments before hitting their first obstacle. A P[..]

MAYO vs SLIGO (2pm MacHale Park) Whether that’s the way they actually line out, the team announcements ahead of this quarter-final have gotten tongues wagging. Aidan O’Shea has been left off the Mayo side as they aim to reclaim the Connacht title they lost in 2016. O’Shea suffered an ankle injury playing basketball in January and didn’t start in the league. But he was expected to p[..]

MONAGHAN vs FERMANAGH (Saturday, 20th May – 7pm Clones) On paper, this should be straight forward but in Ulster, nothing is certain. Monaghan are at home, they are Division One, and they are aiming to reach their fourth provincial final in five years having won the crown in 2013 and 2015. Fermanagh have gone into freefall since meeting Dublin in the 2015 All-Ireland quarter-final and a la[..]

WESTMEATH 3-15 CAVAN 0-11 (Sunday, 14th May – Birr) After saving the first instalment, Westmeath sent out a warning shout to Leinster champions Dublin and future Division One opponents with a tour de force first half to clinch league glory. It was the Lake County’s third title this decade having only won the Division Four in 2011. Westmeath led 2-11 to 0-4 at half-time as goals from Leo[..]

LAOIS 2-21 KERRY 3-15 (Sunday, 14th May – Austin Stack Park) Laois overturned the concession of two Shane Nolan goals in a minute to finish the round-robin series with maximum points and book a quarter-final with Wexford. Unless they lost by over 12 points, Laois would qualify for the knock out stages but Eamonn Kelly’s men wanted to maintain their winning habit responding in the third q[..]