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Wednesday 1 February 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# Gaelic Football

Last week
22nd January 2023 - 28th January 2023
# Talking Points
Dublin and Derry favourites, Cork's next step and aim for new managers
The second tier action commences tomorrow.
# response
'Croke Park looks tired but we now know what it can and can't take' - GAA reacts to criticism
It’s hoped that the condition of the surface will return to normal when the schedule of events eases and the weather improves.
# End of an era
Kerry great David Moran retires from inter-county football
Moran steps away after a glittering 14-year career.
Last month
January 2023
# Winner winner
Cork complete pre-season with perfect sweep to clinch McGrath Cup
The Rebels defeated Limerick by six points to win their first McGrath Cup since 2018.
# Opening round
Goals from Mathews and Walsh see UL past UCC in Sigerson Cup
Goals in either half saw last year’s runners-up get their 2023 campaign off to a winning start.
# Under Construction
Walsh Park unable to host Waterford home games as redevelopment begins
It is hoped that the venue will be available to host Waterford club championship games in the summer.
Last year
2022
# Hectic
Leinster GAA change order of senior club finals in boost for Kilmacud dual player
Brian Sheehy plays for his club’s football and hurling outfits who are both in provincial deciders next Sunday.
# Stalwart
Finlay: 'That was a special moment. It is certainly one for the club to be proud of'
Ballybay’s Paul Finlay on that famous county final photograph and celebrating with his family.
# Streaming forward
Do it ourselves: Big GAA gamble at the heart of new broadcast deal
The new deal runs from the 2023 season until 2027.
# Kerry SFC
Mike Breen: 'The middle of the hamstring was completely torn apart'
The Kerry wing-back, who broke through in 2021, captains Mid Kerry on Sunday.
# gaa weekly
Marc Ó Sé: 'RTÉ has gone a bit boring. Sky brought a different dimension'
“Competition is massive. We need more of it,” said the Kerry legend.
# Kerry SFC
As the champions are relegated, is Kerry's club structure still working?
Last year’s Kerry SFC winners Austin Stacks were relegated on Sunday.
# On the box
Limerick and Kerry GAA club games live on TV next weekend
Plenty for GAA fans to enjoy on Sunday.
# over and out
Sky Sports announce end of TV broadcast partnership with the GAA
Sky Sports confirmed the news in a statement today.
# Hotseat
Carr-O’Rourke team set to be proposed to take charge of Donegal
A meeting to ratify the new ticket will take place on Monday night.
# Final pairing
Defending Galway champions dumped out as impressive Maigh Cuilinn book final spot
Sean Kelly came off to a standing ovation after powering his club past Mountbellew-Moylough.
# Galway GAA
John O'Mahony still working his magic as Salthill-Knocknacarra secure county final place
Damien Comer’s Annaghdown were unable to produce an upset at Pearse Stadium.
# The Club Scene
Visiting the graves of club legends, replay heroics and ending long droughts for county success
Longford champions Colmcille and Ardee of Louth will begin their Leinster journey this weekend.
# three-pointer
'It was said to us in training. That was drilled into us' - Gaelic football's goal rush
Lorcan Dolan discusses the rise of goals in Gaelic football and why it is happening.
# Ones to watch
Dublin football decider, All-Ireland winners on show in Kerry, last four in Mayo
Plenty storylines to keep an eye on in this weekend’s club GAA action.
# pin of their collar
Seven points from Clifford the difference as East Kerry advance to blockbuster semi-final
It was far from a classic in Fitzgerald Stadium as Kenmare Shamrocks came close to a huge upset.
# Fitzgerald Stadium
Mid Kerry march on to the final four with two-point victory over Templenoe
Mid Kerry join Dingle and Feale Rangers in the semi-finals.
# Aussies on the road
AFL champions flock to Kerry as Dingle cruise past Crokes to secure semi-final spot
Geelong’s Mark O’Connor played the entire game as Dingle secured a ten-point victory.
# Kerry SFC
Kerry champions Stacks suffer extra time knockout by Feale Rangers
For the first time in nine years, the North Kerry outfit are in the final four.
# hard fought win
O'Mahony's Salthill-Knocknacarra and Mountbellew-Moylough book final four spots
Tuam Stars and Galway kingpins Corofin were beaten in close encounters at Tuam Stadium.
# more than a game
'You look down at kids with tears in their eyes, then you look up and the adults are crying too'
AFL champion Mark O’Connor on the Grand Final, a mixed season and playing for Dingle.
# jam-packed
Laois parish rivals, Dublin heavyweights, O'Mahony's search for more Galway glory
5 club GAA storylines to watch this weekend.
# working wonders
Galway GAA forecast over €1m in gate receipts and major streaming increase
Galway GAA chairperson Paul Bellew says the split season has been a ‘godsend’ for clubs.
# staying on
Pádraic Joyce set to remain as Galway boss for next three seasons
Galway won a Connacht title and reached the All-Ireland football final in 2022.
# Backroom
Clare football boss Collins adds new coaches for 10th season in charge
Colm Collins is the longest-serving manager with the same team in the inter-county game.
# Galway GAA
County final rematch the stand-out tie in Galway football quarter-final draw
All the games will be played on the weekend of 8-9 October.
# AFL
AFL champion Mark O'Connor granted permission to play in Kerry county championship
The Dingle club man will be able to play in the quarter-final against Dr Crokes.
# objection
Clare GAA order replay over penalty shootout controversy
Kildysart initially won the quarter-final on penalties.
# Support
'One of the most iconic sportsmen from the county' - Praising Westmeath's new boss Dessie Dolan
2004 Leinster winner Gary Connaughton says his former teammate is a brilliant appointment for Westmeath.
# Wrap
Champions Kilmallock among six teams left in Limerick SHC as Cork SFC heats up
There was plenty of drama in the GAA club competitions on Sunday.
# Cavan GAA
'You're talking an extra 40-50 hours a week when you're with an inter-county squad'
Cavan manager Mickey Graham recently agreed to another two years in charge of his home county.
# inter-county gaa
A good off-season won’t make your year, but a bad one can break it
Joe Fortune and Colin Kelly on what exactly an inter-county manager has to do during the off-season.
# the comeback
Rochford's Mayo return - 'I loved every minute, even with difficult times'
Stephen Rochford is back with Mayo as assistant manager and coach.
# Wrap
Blackrock win Cork SHC thriller on penalties, Crossmaglen avoid a scare in Armagh
It was a busy day of club action in both football and hurling.
# Hotseat
John Hegarty to be named new Wexford football manager
His name will go for ratification at the county committee meeting later this month.