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Tribesmen to have final say

EirGrid All-Ireland U21 Football Championship final: Dublin v Galway (today, O'Connor Park, 5pm, live on TG4) GIVEN the recent history of the competition, it’s not entirely surprising that the Clarke Cup will be residing in Dublin or Galway after this evening’s U21 final in Tullamore.

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Brendan Crossan
THE draw for this year’s Down Senior Football Club Championship has produced a repeat of last year’s finals as champions Kilcoo have been paired with neighbours Clonduff.

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Compiled by Padraig Kelly
Sidelines (Ulster u-17 fixtures must be included) TODAY Christy Ring Cup Round 2A Kildare v Wicklow (Newbridge, 3pm) KILDARE stumbled past Mayo last week in a game they were expected to win and manager Joe Quaid will be hoping for much better today.

Gerry Armstrong: From Croke Park to the World Cup

Andy Watters
‘Paidi O Se could make no fist of Gerry Armstrong who roamed out the field and left Kerry defenders flat-footed with his devastating bursts of speed…’ The Irish News, August 18, 1975 THAT extract is taken from a report of the All-Ireland U21 semi-final in which Antrim went toe-to-toe with a Kerry side packed with future household names like Pat Spillane, Mikey Sheehy and Paidi O Se.

Cian O'Sullivan glad Dublin's unbeaten run has ended

By Paul Keane
DUBLIN defender Cian O’Sullivan has admitted he’s glad they can begin their quest for a three-in-a-row of All-Ireland titles without the ‘distraction’ of a lengthy unbeaten record.

Antrim footballers slam county board in identification row

Cahair O’Kane
THE Antrim senior footballers have slammed their county board, saying in a letter to clubs that they felt “let down” over a decision to provide GAA officials with the name of a player who was subsequently suspended.

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