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Seanie Johnston of Kildare celebrates his opening goal against Kerry. Photo by: Sportsfile

GAA Digest: Kerry Gaelic football team faces relegation after loss

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Seanie Johnston of Kildare celebrates his opening goal against Kerry. Photo by: Sportsfile

Tyrone chairman Ciaran McLaughlin said, “We apologized to the Donegal team over an incident which occurred at the end of the match. Tyrone will carry out their own investigation into this.”

Late Score Seals Cork Win

CORK boss Conor Counihan singled out midfielder Aidan Walsh for praise after a smash and grab raid in Newry saw a late Ciaran Sheehan goal secure a 3-12 to 1-17 victory for his team over Down.

Counihan said, “You would have to say that we rode our luck a bit there and if I was Down I would be gutted altogether.

“But, look, we kept ploughing away at it and Aidan Walsh won a ball that he had no right to win on the wing there at the end to set it up. You need fellas like that to step up at those times.

“We were extremely fortunate that he did. He stood up there and kicked points from play and from frees and that is the Aidan of old that we haven’t seen in the last few weeks.

“Thankfully, he is back in that now and other fellas need to get back on track too.”
 
GAA Won’t Split Dublin

PRESIDENT Liam O’Neill has denied that the GAA will split Dublin into two separate entities, north and south, despite recent media reports.

O’Neill said, “At underage level Dublin might feel it is of more benefit to field more than one team. As far as I’m concerned, it’s not something that’s going to be forced on them. I certainly have no appetite for it.

“If Dublin feel at underage level that it’s going to be of benefit to them I am sure that Leinster Council would be more than willing to accommodate them.

“That could be done and it’s probably in that context that it should be looked at. If it worked at underage level it could grow naturally.

“It cannot be done without the cooperation of Dublin. It can only be done, to the advantage of the organization, when Dublin feel ready for that.”
 
Munster Bests Connacht

MUNSTER boss Liam Sheedy says his players were delighted with their interprovincial medals after beating Connacht in Sunday’s final in Ennis.

Sheedy said, “It’s a difficult competition when you’re only together three times, and one of those was a match. But everyone we contacted had no problem coming along.

“We had a good game, a lovely day, the pitch was in good condition, and certainly from the time we had the players they were nothing but professional.

“We’re delighted with it, absolutely. It’s a national competition, a national medal and the players cherish it.”

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