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posted 3 Oct 2011, 14:44 by Unknown user   [ updated 3 Oct 2011, 14:45 by Colm Beirne ]

Catch up on all the latest news, views and GAA-related rumours in www.gaa.ie's latest daily feature, GAA In the Papers.

Na Piarsaigh manager Sean Stack admitted his relief to lead his side to a first-ever county title after beating Ahane at the Gaelic Grounds on Sunday.

"It’s a huge relief to win your first championship,” he told the Irish Examiner. “You are always worried with a bunch of kids like this how they would cope with a final occasion, especially against Ahane. But, once they learned to battle it out we’d always be confident."

There was joy too for Carrigtwohill manager James O’Connor who led his side to a first Cork Senior Hurling Championship title in 93 years with victory over CIT at Páirc Uí Chaoimh.

"I’ve been at a lot of county finals over the years but I’ve never seen the scenes that are out on that pitch there,” he told the Irish Examiner. “The joy is incredible, you have old men crying and it’s just fantastic.

“It just shows that fairytales really do come true. I could ask no more of the players, as they were just fantastic.”

The Irish Independent reports that Hurler of the Year Lar Corbett was sent off as Thurles Sarsfields were beaten in the semi-finals of the Tipperary Senior Hurling Championship.

Sars’, the 2009 and ’10 champions, lost to Clonoulty-Rossmore by 2-14 to 0-15 in a repeat of last year’s final.

Moving to inter-county matters, and the Irish Examiner reports that the new Limerick Senior Hurling manager – expected to be named next week - will be asked to give a two-year commitment to the team.

"Last year with Donal O’Grady, he said he’d stay a year and obviously it was great to get a person of his calibre,” said county chairman Liam Lenihan.

"We were hoping as the year went on and the year was up that he would stay a second year, but he didn’t. You’d be hoping to give somebody at least a two-year term.”

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