Joined-up thinking needed to boost crowds

Nothing beats being there, according to the old advertising slogan, and at Gaelic games, attendance is often its own reward.

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Clare fan: ‘I was dragged off Páirc Uí Chaoimh like a dog’

A Clare fan said he was “dragged off the field like you’d drag a dog” following the county’s All-Ireland SHC quarter-final win over Wexford ...

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Mickey Ned O’Sullivan: Hype hurt Kingdom’s young guns

Mickey Ned O’Sullivan has hit out at the “crap” and the “propaganda” in Kerry that followed the senior footballers’ 17-point ...

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Dan Morrissey wants Limerick to keep hitting high notes

Limerick star Dan Morrissey says there’s something different about the team in 2018.

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Limerick forward Aaron Gillane: We are used to winning

The Limerick class of 2018 have little interest in who or what went before them.

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We had to perform, says Clare’s 'keeper Donal Tuohy

There was considerable pressure on this Clare team to make an All-Ireland semi-final, according to Banner goalkeeper Dónal Tuohy.

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Dublin fans could outnumber their Omagh hosts on Saturday

Saturday’s expected sell-out crowd in Healy Park, when Tyrone host Dublin in phase two of the Super 8 series, could see the travelling support outnumber their ...

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Mayo's Sarah Rowe backs ‘brilliant’ boss Leahy

Mayo ladies forward Sarah Rowe praised her teammates after her side’s remarkable victory over Cavan and gave total backing to the “brilliant” but ...

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John Divilly: Kerry must make 'four or five' changes for Clones

Éamonn Fitzmaurice will have to make four or five changes and revive Kerry's running game if he is to save the Kingdom's season in Clones next Sunday, according ...

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'Tactically, Kerry are a bit of a mess': Sunday Game panel criticise Kerry's tactics and subs

Ciarán Whelan, Colm Cooper and Seán Cavanagh expressed concern for Kerry's Super 8s prospects.

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Brian Cody: 'We don’t have any excuses, we don’t want excuses'

It was put to Brian Cody that 2018 had been an “outstanding” year for his team.

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John Kiely: We were prepared for knockbacks like Richie Hogan’s goal

Within minutes of the final whistle yesterday, Limerick manager John Kiely was already looking ahead to the All-Ireland semi-final against Cork.

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Kevin Walsh lodges Kerry scalp in end-of-year accounts

Pragmatism over principle wouldn’t be the worst summation of Galway under Kevin Walsh these last couple of seasons and yesterday encapsulated it.

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Good hurlers come out in the rain during Semple Stadium classic

On a weekend when practically every sport from athletics to soccer had a showpiece occasion and a chance to puff out its chest, Thurles produced one of those classics ...

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Five lessons from the All-Ireland quarter-finals

Enda McEvoy look at the key takeaways from the weekend's action...

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Galway introduce Kerry’s callow talents to senior football

Yesterday morning when awakening to the realisation that our summer drought had been temporarily disrupted, those of us with a more positive disposition heading ...

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Galway defeat leaves questions to be asked of Kerry

In the build-up to yesterday, Éamonn Fitzmaurice spoke about the lack of nuance among those commentating on the game of Gaelic football right now.

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Éamonn Fitzmaurice shuns excuses after Kerry no-show

It’s always been Éamonn Fitzmaurice’s nature to be gracious and forthright in his post-match dealings, but what must cause concern now is that ...

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Kildare face another Newbridge or nowhere clash

Newbridge or nowhere? That’s how it’s shaping up again for Kildare only this time they’ll have nowhere left to turn in the championship if they ...

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Brian Gavin: James McGrath played his part in helping Thurles thriller to flow

What an amazing spectacle in Thurles yesterday and James McGrath can believe he contributed to it, writes Brian Gavin.

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Room to improve but Dublin up and running

“A great test,” was how Jim Gavin described this Super 8 game. And that it was — two teams unbeaten in Championship with provincial silverware ...

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Roscommon soul-searching as Tyrone put on the squeeze

Tyrone 4-24 Roscommon 2-12

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Indomitable Limerick scratch 45-year itch against Kilkenny

Brian Cody was offering John Kiely a few congratulatory words when an elderly gentleman cut in and planted a sizeable kiss on the latter’s cheek.

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Determined Clare get job done

First All-Ireland quarter-final win in five years. First time heading back to Croke Park in five years. Redemption for a Munster final that didn’t go to plan. ...

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Paul Conroy out for the season after leg break horror

Galway midfielder Paul Conroy is out for the remainder of the season after he suffered a double leg break in the first half of yesterday’s All-Ireland quarter-final ...

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Free-scoring Tyrone have Jim Gavin on red alert

Jim Gavin’s arithmetic is sharp. Either that or his advice is solid.

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Galway cruise past Kilkenny to reach minor semi-final

Galway boss Jeffrey Lynskey has backed his side to shine in the All-Ireland MHC semi-finals after they eased past Kilkenny at Semple Stadium in Thurles.

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‘They train as hard as any Dublin senior football team’: Waterford camogie manager on historic win

Donal O’Rourke will forever be remembered as the manager who oversaw Waterford’s first win in the All-Ireland senior camogie championship, but the Cappoquin ...

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Galway minors dethrone Cork in final thriller

Galway denied Cork their fourth consecutive All-Ireland minor title at the Gaelic Grounds yesterday.

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Sparkling Mayo impress despite departed dozen

Mayo boss Peter Leahy said he was not surprised to see his team sparkle against Cavan in the TG4 All-Ireland Ladies SFC despite a fractious week off the pitch.

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Buoyant Kildare feed off Croke Park protest to shock Kerry

They’ll have to play it in Croke Park, but this time they won’t mind.

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Jack O’Connor left to rue ‘soft’ goal

Jack O’Connor didn’t feel like discussing at length Kerry’s second All-Ireland semi-final loss in a row.

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Galway's Paul Conroy suffers double leg break

Galway midfielder Paul Conroy suffered a double leg break in today’s All-Ireland quarter-final round one game against Kerry, manager Kevin Walsh has confirmed. ...

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Galway hand Kerry first All-Ireland quarter-final loss in six years

Kerry experienced their first All-Ireland quarter-final defeat in six years, their first to non-Ulster opposition ever and their first loss to Galway in Championship ...

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Monaghan leave it late to claim league and championship double over Kildare

Monaghan showed their mettle in the closing minutes at Croke Park by shrugging off Kildare to move within touching distance of the All-Ireland semi-finals.

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Limerick respond to triumph over Kilkenny in pulsating contest

A first championship win over Kilkenny in 45 years progressed Limerick to an All-Ireland semi-final meeting with Cork after this pulsating contest.

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Drama as O’Brien goal Tipps balance Premier’s way and Carton propels Waterford to the brink of history

A stunning goal off the sod by Grace O’Brien in the fourth minute of injury time secured a smash-and-grab 1-14 to 2-10 victory for Tipperary over Offaly in ...

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Niall Scully sets Dublin on their way with win over Donegal

Two Niall Scully goals set Dublin on their way to an opening Super 8 Group 2 win against Ulster champions Donegal although it was a far from perfect display.

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Goal hungry Tyrone hammer Roscommon

Goal hungry Tyrone hammered Roscommon at Croke Park to launch their Super 8s campaign in style and move within touching distance of the All-Ireland semi-finals.

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Davy Fitzgerald tells Clare supporters 'let that team play the way they should be playing'

Davy Fitzgerald has claimed route one hurling doesn’t suit this Clare team and urged the Banner public to stop demanding this particular approach.

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Clare hold firm against late Wexford comeback to reach All-Ireland semi-final

Clare weathered a late Wexford comeback to advance to a first All-Ireland semi-final since 2013.

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‘This is not what I signed up for’ - Neil Ewing's anger, disdain, and hope

Neil Ewing is an everyman inter-county footballer who has become disillusioned with the continued disenfranchisement of Gaelic football’s lesser lights. He ...

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Éamonn Fitzmaurice not listening to ‘hysterical’ pundits

Ten years now since the heavens opened, Croke Park switched on the lights, and Kerry and Galway choreographed an All-Ireland quarter-final flooded with 39 scores ...

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Tribesmen didn’t always earn ‘nice’ tag. Nor Kerry

Whoever maintains cynicism is a relatively new development in Gaelic football should look at the RTÉ highlights reel of the Galway-Kerry 1965 All-Ireland ...

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Liam McHale now knows hungry Roscommon have appetite for more

Defeats produce all sorts of theories. Some of them are even true.

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Underage glory has shaken off Limerick’s fear of Kilkenny hurlers

That it has been 45 years since Limerick last overcame Kilkenny in the hurling Championship won’t play on the mind of John Kiely’s younger troops this ...

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Why Monaghan footballers embraced the spirit of adventure

It was Laois manager John Sugrue, before last weekend’s loss to Monaghan, who identified the Ulster side as a curious hybrid. Not quite all-out defence, not ...

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How Dublin's ‘Blues Sisters’ struck a chord with girls everywhere

Mick Bohan’s first instinct when Cormac Hartigan approached him with the idea of doing the documentary that would become known as Blues Sisters was to run ...

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'It's a long way to Tipperary': Leprechaun involved as Colin O'Riordan told of AFL debut

The squad shared a laugh at the video as the former Tipp star heard the news.

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Waterford GAA strongly reject Martin Cullen's comments they 'dropped the ball' on new stadium plan

The Waterford County Board have released a statement to refute claims made by former Sports Minister Martin Cullen that he could have delivered a new stadium for ...

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