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Amy Forde

Amy is a Galway woman with an Arts degree from NUIG and currently completing an MA in Journalism at Griffith College Dublin. Amy's interested in all things sport but the GAA takes pride of place followed by horse racing, soccer and rugby. Women in sport is also an interest. You can follow her on twitter @amyforde6

Anthony Daly Moves To The Treaty

Anthony Daly has been appointed as the new Head Coach of Limerick’s Underage Hurling Academy. Daly stepped down as Dublin’s senior hurling manager earlier this year after six years with the side. In his time there he steered the Metropolitans to their first National League and Leinster titles in over 50 years; giving a much needed boost to hurling in …

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All-Ireland Camogie Final Preview: Cork v Kilkenny

Cork and Kilkenny will play in the Liberty Insurance All-Ireland Senior Camogie Final this Sunday in Croke Park with the winner going away with the O’Duffy Cup. Last year Kilkenny reached the final stage of the competition where they met Galway and were runners up on the day. This year they return after beating Galway in the semi-final stages 4-12 …

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Then There Were Two: Kilkenny v Tipperary

Ger Loughnane once said that “some people say hurling isn’t very important in the scheme of things, but to hurling people hurling is the scheme of things.” It’s that very ‘scheme of things’ that comes to a head in Sunday’s All Ireland Final. It’s the Sunday in September every hurler wants to play in and every manager wants to be …

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Max Verstappen: Youngest Driver In F1 History

On Monday Toro Rosso announced that 16-year-old Max Verstappen was the latest recruit to the Red Bull junior team. Verstappen will then become the youngest Formula 1 driver ever when he makes his debut in the 2015 season. Verstappen, who is the son of former Formula 1 racer Jos, replaces Jean-Éric Vergne and will drive for Toro Rosso in 2015 …

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Leinster Hurling Championship: How They Fared (Part Two)

In part two of our review of the Leinster Hurling Championship, Amy Forde looks at how Laois, Offaly, Antrim and Galway have fared so far in the scope of Championship 2014. CLICK HERE FOR PART 1 Laois Laois began their championship hurling in May as they were part of the Leinster Championship Round Robin grouping. They finished second in the …

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Leinster Hurling Championship: How They Fared (Part One)

Amy Forde looks at the Leinster Hurling Championship and how Kilkenny, Dublin and Wexford have fared so far in the scope of Championship 2014. Kilkenny Normal service resumed for Kilkenny in this year’s Leinster Hurling Championship. After demolishing Offaly at the quarter final stage on a score-line of 5-32 to 1-18, Kilkenny met Galway in a semi-final meeting. With no …

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Leinster SHC Final Preview: Dublin v Kilkenny

Dublin and Kilkenny will meet on Sunday at Croke Park to decide who will hold onto the Bob O’Keeffe cup for the year ahead. Dublin are the current Leinster hurling champions and will be brimming with confidence ahead of Sunday’s clash. Dublin hurling has come on in leaps and bounds from where it was five years ago. Since Anthony Daly has taken over, …

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Make Or Break Tie For Tipperary And Galway

Tipperary and Galway go head-to-head this weekend in a mouth-watering clash at Thurles, writes Amy Forde. Round one of the hurling qualifiers got underway at the weekend; Waterford and Offaly advanced to round two while Laois and Antrim’s respective championship campaigns came to an end. Kilkenny and Galway also replayed their Leinster semi-final at the weekend and the Cats came …

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Leisnter SHC Replay Preview: Galway v Kilkenny

Last weekend’s Leinster Senior Hurling semi-final saw Kilkenny lose a ten point lead to Galway in a thrilling encounter in Tullamore. The sides were level no less than ten times over the course of the seventy minutes. With sixty-three minutes gone Kilkenny were ten points ahead of the Westerners and for the ten minutes previously dominated the game scoring 1-8 …

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Leinster SHC Preview: Galway v Kilkenny

Kilkenny and Galway meet this weekend in a Leinster Senior Hurling championship semi-final pairing. Last weekend Dublin saw off Wexford to earn their place in the Leinster hurling final and this weekend’s tie promises to be a cracker. In Brian Cody’s sixteen seasons as manager of Kilkenny, they have lost only eight championship games and three of those defeats have …

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Leinster SHC Preview: Wexford v Dublin

The Dublin hurlers’ first competitive game in eleven weeks takes place against Wexford on Saturday evening in Wexford Park. Amy Forde is here to preview the Leinster Hurling Championship clash. Dublin had a mixed league campaign in Division 1A; while they saw off Kilkenny and Clare, they suffered defeats by Galway, Tipperary and Waterford. This put them in a relegation …

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GAA’s Cruciate Curse Strikes Again

Meath’s Conor Gillespie is the latest inter-county player to suffer from the cruciate curse. EDIT: After this article was published earlier today, it emerged that another inter-county player has been added to the cruciate injury list. Roscommon stalwart Donie Shine revealed via Twitter the extent of his injury; “Ruptured posterior cruciate. Not great, but could be worse. Thanks for all the …

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Leinster SHC Preview: Kilkenny v Offaly

The 2014 hurling championship is living up to its expectations already. Last weekend’s meetings of Limerick and Tipperary and then Laois and Galway did not disappoint the hurling public. Saturday’s meeting of Kilkenny and Offaly in Nowlan Park will be the first live championship game of Sky Sports coverage, and it will be an important meeting between the two counties. …

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Leinster SHC Preview: Laois v Galway

The battle for the Leinster championship resumes in earnest this weekend. Fresh from their preliminary rounds of qualification Laois take on Galway in O’Moore Park, Port Laoise this Sunday in a double header with Antrim and Wexford. Laois reached the quarter finals of the league where they beat Offaly and Antrim while they lost to Cork, Wexford, Limerick and Clare. …

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Shay Given Training With Donegal GAA Team

Duffy, Gillick and Given. They are all names we associate with different professional sports however, they are also names that are now becoming re-associated with the GAA. Several weeks ago we heard that former Connacht and Irish fullback Gavin Duffy moved from playing professional rugby to Gaelic football. In the time since the Duffy announcement David Gillick, the 2005 and …

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10 Things You Associate With The GAA Championships

Last weekend The Sunday Game returned to our screens to mark the start of the GAA Football and Hurling Championships. This weekend Derry and Donegal will battle it out in the Ulster Football Championship and the Munster Hurling Championship begins with the clash of Waterford and Cork.  We take a look at the 10 things that will resonate with any …

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Munster SHC opener: Waterford v Cork

This weekend the Munster Senior Hurling Championship gets underway with the meeting of Cork and Waterford in Semple Stadium, Thurles. Waterford manager Derek McGrath is handing four championship debuts to Tadgh Burke, Barry Coughlan, Colin Dunford and Austin Gleeson. The Déise have also been hit hard on the injury list with Daragh Fives, Stephen Molumphy, Stephen Bennett, Brian O’Halloran and …

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Former Irish Rugby International Gavin Duffy Returns To GAA Roots

After 11 seasons with Connacht, Mayo native Gavin Duffy’s contract was not renewed this year and after a fifteen-year absence he is back training with the Mayo Senior Football squad. The 32-year-old has previously played minor with Mayo and was part of the team that lost the All-Ireland minor final to Down in 1999. The Mayo County Board last night released …

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