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Gaa - Monday 19 October, 2020

Roche and Hayes goals help Cork defeat Kerry in Tralee to reach Munster semi-final

Cork will now play Limerick in next Monday’s semi-final.

Where did it go wrong for Galway and can O'Shea be Mayo's version of Fennelly?

It was a contrasting day for the Connacht rivals.

Louth captain criticises testing procedures and slams former players for 'driving' GAA to play games

Bevan Duffy says it’s unfair to put amateur athletes under pressure to play matches.

Analysing McKenna's debut, AFL influence on his game and why Tyrone fans should be excited

Conor McKenna scored 1-2 and set-up 1-1 on his first senior appearance for his county.

'Take your time, reflect and get it right' - League Sunday pundits back Leitrim's call to hand walkover

Terry Hyland’s side withdrew from their Division 3 clash with Down over the weekend.

Breaking down what's at stake for each county in the last round of the GAA football league

The last round of games are scheduled to take place next weekend.

Gaa - Sunday 18 October, 2020

'There's two tiers in the GAA - one for the big counties and one for the wee counties'

Fermanagh football boss Ryan McMenamin was critical of the GAA as his Covid-hit side were relegated.

Tributes pour in after former Tyrone goalkeeper dies aged 33

Jonathan Curran won an All-Ireland under Mickey Harte in 2008.

Tipperary progress, Antrim hurlers back in Division 1 and Clare name team for Munster opener

Here’s some of the day’s main hurling talking points.

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McKenna grabs 1-2 on AFL return but Donegal have too much for Tyrone

Jame Brennan and Ryan McHugh were central as Donegal deservedly defeated Mickey Harte’s men in Division 1.

All-Ireland champions Galway hit 5-17 to open camogie title defence on a high

Cathal Murray’s Tribe beat Wexford in a clash that threw up 8-26.

Clare and Tipperary ease relegation worries while Wexford back in promotion hunt

There were key football league fixtures on around the country today.

One of the country's top ladies football stars is also playing inter-county camogie this year

Tipperary ace Aishling Moloney told The42 it’s something she’s ‘wanted to do for a few years’ – though her debut was certainly a mixed one.

Jimmy Hyland's 0-9 helps Kildare defeat Cavan to move back into promotion contention

Fergal Conway scored a second-half goal for Jack O’Connor’s side.

Mayo fire 3-23 as they hammer Galway in football league clash in Tuam

Mayo hit 2-17 in a remarkable first-half display in the Division 1 tie.

5 players from All-Ireland final side to start for Cork in Munster opener as key figures ruled out

Cork play Kerry tomorrow evening in Munster U20 quarter-final.

'You'd be forgiven for thinking we all want to pack it in but I don't, I want to fight it out'

Inter-county GAA returned with the Cork and Louth managers grappling with a new reality yesterday.

'This doubt hangs over you constantly': Threat of cancelled season looms large on county return

Dessie Farrell was speaking after Dublin’s win over Meath last night.

Winter football woes, the Iceman and more of the week's best sportswriting

Plus, how the Big Six came to be the top half-dozen dogs.

Gaa - Saturday 17 October, 2020

Impressive injury return for star forward as Armagh record huge win over Tyrone to book Ulster final spot Ladies Football This post contains videos

Impressive injury return for star forward as Armagh record huge win over Tyrone to book Ulster final spot

Back with a bang: Aimee Mackin inspired the Orchard county to a third decider in-a-row.

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Goal rush as star man Smith leads Roscommon past Armagh and closer to Division 1 football

Elsewhere, John Heslin starred for Westmeath, Wickow hit 7-11 and Niall Carew’s Carlow reign started on a high.

Dublin pushed all the way by impressive Meath on Parnell Park return

Dean Rock’s 1-8 brought him past Jimmy Keaveney to become Dublin’s all-time leading scorer.

Boost for Galway football as they defeat Kerry after strong finish to reach All-Ireland decider

Matthew Tierney scored 0-6 for the winners in Limerick while Matthew Cooley kicked 0-4.

Kerry's league title hopes remain alive after convincing win away to Monaghan

David Clifford was once again one of the stars of the show as the Kingdom were three-point winners.

Cork hit 5-19 to clinch Division 3 league promotion with win over 12-man Louth

Páirc Uí Chaoimh hosted today’s game.

History as Westmeath win first All-Ireland senior championship clash, Kilkenny also triumph in opener

The 2019 intermediate champions enjoyed a memorable debut in the top tier, while the Cats opened their 2020 O’Duffy Cup bid with a win.

Back once again: The best pictures from around the grounds as inter-county GAA returns

County teams are back in action after a seven-month layoff.

Archer grabs 0-6 as Dublin hit four late scores to edge past Tyrone in All-Ireland U20 semi-final

Dublin completed a late turnaround to seal a place in their second successive football decider at the grade.

'My priorities have changed slightly' - Longford star Quinn confirms he is stepping away for 2020 season

‘One of the main reasons for playing has always been the joy and excitement it brings my family and friends but in these circumstances, it would do anything but that.’

Cork defeat Clare in Munster minor opener while All-Ireland winners Tipperary unveil U20 side

Ben Cunningham scored 0-9 as the Cork minor team defeated Clare today.

Cluxton returns for 20th season as All-Ireland champions Dublin name team to face Meath

The Royals have also shown their hand for this evening’s league clash at Parnell Park.

Irish duo O'Connor and Tuohy celebrate as they reach AFL Grand Final with Geelong

Geelong defeated Brisbane Lions in the second AFL preliminary final today.

An ode to the lifeblood of the nation's sporting anatomy

Let coaches know how much they’re appreciated, because the importance of participation in sport for young people has never been more clear.

Leitrim 'unable to field a team' and concede Division 3 game to Down

The Connacht side say a number of players are waiting for test results.

Working as a midwife during Covid and offering to move championship game to prevent Cork strike

Galway’s Emma Helebert speaks to The42 ahead of the All-Ireland camogie championship.

Gaa - Friday 16 October, 2020

Crowley returns for Kerry, Mayo name two debutants for Galway clash

The Allianz Leagues return this weekend after a seven-month hiatus.

GPA call for stricter Covid protocols to allow inter-county season to go ahead

Almost a quarter of surveyed players, meanwhile, said they didn’t want the season to proceed.

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From 24-hour shifts and the Covid frontline to the middle of the inter-county GAA action

Limerick goalkeeper and city hospital-based doctor Donal O’Sullivan is this week’s guest on the Warriors podcast.

Kerry U20 footballers hit by Covid-19 case a day before All-Ireland semi-final

A number of the player’s team-mates are also now self-isolating, with tomorrow’s last-four tie against Galway set to go ahead.