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Roundup: All The GAA Results From Sunday’s Action

Tony Kelly Clare GAA

With only two weeks left until the beginning of the Allianz National Football and Hurling leagues, today was another chance for managers to see their teams in action. Here is a round-up of all of the GAA preseason results.  _____ Hurling: Clare v Tipperary The Banner county secured a 4-20 to 1-18 win over neighbours, Tipperary, to claim silverware in the …

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Seamus Flanagan: “Bring On Anyone Who Wants To Take Us On”

Seamus Flanagan Limerick UCD Fitzgibbon

2018 treated us to a feast of hurling with Limerick ending a 45-year famine by lifting the Liam MacCarthy Cup after a nail-biting final against Galway. Many would assume that the players would still be revelling in their success, but on the contrary, Limerick full-forward, Seamus Flanagan, has long since put the celebrations behind him and is itching to take …

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Hurling Power Rankings: Our Top 10 Picks For The 2019 Season

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We are already counting down the weeks until the hurling league and championship get underway once again and in anticipation of it, we have ranked our top ten counties following an epic 2018 season. 1. Limerick The All Ireland champions lost just one championship game last season, an incredible feat given the much tougher structure. On the way to lifting …

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The Armagh Goalkeeper Who Will Manage Against Armagh This Weekend

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Long-serving Armagh hurler Simon Doherty faces a unique challenge this weekend when the Ulster University side he manages takes on the Armagh side he plays for. “I play for Armagh, but I’m also the Ulster University manager, so it’ll be an interesting one but I’ really looking forward to the game on Saturday” Doherty told Jerome Quinn. “It’s interesting coming …

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Anthony Daly On Board With Antrim Hurlers For 2019

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Anthony Daly has agreed to come on board the Antrim hurling set-up in an advisory capacity to new manager Neal Peden in 2019. Peden was appointed as the Saffron county’s new hurling manager after joint bosses Terence McNaughton and Dominic McKinley stepped down. Peden will step up into the leading role having been part of the former regime’s backroom team. …

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All-Star Nominee Daniel Flynn Opts Out Of Kildare Squad For 2019

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Daniel Flynn has opted out of the Kildare panel for 2019 as Cian O’Neill announced his squad for the upcoming O’Byrne Cup.  Full-forward, Flynn was nominated for an All-Star this year off the back of some impressive performances for the Lilywhites and news of his exclusion will come as a huge blow for Kildare as they seek to bounce straight …

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Cork’s Conor Lehane Optimistic For Future Of Rebel Hurling

Conor Lehane says Cork hurling is “going in the right direction” as consecutive provincial crowns continue to bring hope back to the rebels. Speaking at the GAA youth forum in Croke Park last weekend, he spoke about the steps that Cork have made in the last few years. “Definitely, just going by the last few years it’s going in the right direction, previous …

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MacKenna On Monday: Club Game The Soul Of The Sport

Last weekend, a tiny sliver of a story was predictably buried beneath so much quantity. It was from no more than the Limerick Junior A hurling final as tiny Tournafulla made the half-hour journey to Dromcollogher to win what they never had before. This was life rather than merely a game, and was captured superbly by Stephen Barr in the …

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Dunne & Egan Ratified By County Board For Sheedy’s Backroom Team

Launch Of RTÉ’s GAA Championship 2015 coverage, Ballyhale Shamrocks GAA Club, Kilkenny 10/5/2015 Liam Sheedy speaking on Sunday Sport on RTE Radio 1 at the launch of RTÉ’s GAA Championship 2015 coverage Ballyhale Shamrocks GAA club today

The Tipperary county board have confirmed that they have ratified both Darragh Egan and Tommy Dunne for appointment to Liam Sheedy’s backroom team for 2019. After an absence of eight-years, Sheedy was confirmed to take the reins for his county once again last month, replacing Michael Ryan after his three-year spell in charge. Now, one month on from that announcement, …

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