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No joy for big Joe and Galway

Joe Kernan’s Galway were well beaten 2-16 to 1-9 by All Ireland champions Kerry in the big Division One showdown at Pearse Stadium yesterday.

The former Armagh manager’s side are rooted to the foot of the table after a game in which Michael Meehan scored 1-4 before being forced off with an injury sustained when scoring Galway's 19th-minute goal.

Cavan beat Wexford 0-17 to 0-12 in Saturday night’s Division Three showdown at Breffni Park.

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The GAA has offered its sympathies to the family of the late Pat Fanning, former GAA President, who died yesterday.

Born in 1918, Mr Fanning served as President of the GAA between 1970 and ’73 after succeeding Séamus Ó Riain.

He filled administrative positions at every level of the Association serving as Waterford County Chairman on three separate occasions.

He also played hurling at every grade for Waterford.

The GAA’s historic decision to remove Rule 27, otherwise known as ‘The Ban’, at Annual Congress in 1971 in Belfast occurred on his watch.

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