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Marisa Kennedy

Marisa is a Digital Journalist with Pundit Arena. She is a former reporter with Sporting Limerick and is a huge fan of the GAA. You can contact her at marisa@punditarena.com or on Twitter

Conclusions As Tipperary Shoot The Lights Out To Sink Kilkenny

Kilkenny 0-20 Tipperary 3-25 Reporting by Marisa Kennedy in Croke Park  Tipperary are the All-Ireland champions for the third time this decade following a sensational 14-point win over Kilkenny in Croke Park this afternoon. It was a case of ‘goals win games’ as efforts from Niall O’Meara, Seamus Callanan and John ‘Bubbles’ O’Dwyer proved the difference though the major turning …

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Galway Kilkenny

McDonagh Registers 2-8 As Galway Storm To Third Minor Title In A Row

Kilkenny 0-12 Galway 3-14 Reporting by Marisa Kennedy in Croke Park Galway are the Electric Ireland minor champions for the third year running following an 11-point win over Kilkenny in Croke Park this afternoon. Man-of-the-match, Sean McDonagh, was once again in superb form for the Tribesmen, registering 2-8, including a penalty on the stroke of half-time, while Ruben Davitt’s goal …

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Hurler of the Year

Statistics Prove TJ Reid Deserves Hurler Of The Year Over Callanan

The result of Sunday’s All-Ireland final will go a long way in deciding this year’s recipient of the Hurler of the Year award.  Currently, Seamus Callanan and TJ Reid are the frontrunners following their sensational performances for Tipperary and Kilkenny respectively and you would imagine that the Hurler of the Year will most likely come from the team that lifts …

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CIan Lynch

Cian Lynch Questions Sacrifice As Final Dawns Without Treaty

Current Hurler of the Year Cian Lynch will be haunted by thoughts of what could have been when he takes his seat in Croke Park on Sunday for the All-Ireland final.  His role as a spectator this year is vastly different from that of 2018 when he lifted the Liam MacCarthy Cup alongside his Limerick teammates after a last-gasp win …

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Paddy Cadell Tipperary

Paddy Cadell Living The Dream Alongside Childhood Tipperary Heroes

The emphasis that Liam Sheedy placed on his substitutes was always clear during his first reign as Tipperary manager and things are no different this time around.  A famous narrative from the 2010 All-Ireland final focused on Sheedy delivering the motivational speech to the Tipperary replacements on the sideline while it was the coach, Eamon O’Shea, who got the players …

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PA Roundtable: Top Hurling Stars Predict The All-Ireland Final

Ahead of the highly-anticipated All-Ireland hurling final between Kilkenny and Tipperary, Pundit Arena spoke to some of the country’s top hurlers to get their thoughts.  Johnny Coen (Galway), Mark Kavanagh (Laois), Alan Cadogan (Cork), and Cian Boland (Dublin) predict the 2019 decider in Croke Park, the Hurler of the Year and tell us whether or not they would like to see …

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major endurance

Major Endurance: Turning Minor Heartbreak Into Major Triumph

In association with Defeat is difficult to deal with under any circumstances but when you are a young hurler on the biggest stage of Croke Park, it can be particularly tough to process. That was the challenge facing the Galway minors in 2016 after they suffered a devastating five-goal loss at the hands of rivals, Tipperary in the All-Ireland semi-final. …

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Solskjaer Lukaku

Solskjaer Details Reason Behind Lukaku Departure Despite Lack Of Cover

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has insisted that he has no regrets over Romelu Lukaku’s departure from the club despite not signing any cover.  The Belgian completed his £73 million move to Inter Milan on transfer deadline day after two seasons with the club. Lukaku endured a turbulent exit from United having been fined earlier this week for missing …

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Luke McGrath

Luke McGrath Eyeing Nine Jersey Following Six Nations Disappointment

Leinster and Ireland scrum-half Luke McGrath is hoping to put the disappointment of missing out on the Six Nations behind him as he eyes a starting position for this weekend’s game against Italy.  McGrath suffered knee ligament damage prior to the Six Nations, ruling him out of the entire tournament and should he feature against the Italians at the weekend, …

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Dublin Mayo tickets

Mayo-Dublin Semi-Final Set For Sell-Out As Fans Struggle To Buy Tickets

A sell-out crowd is expected in Croke Park on Saturday evening as for the All Ireland semi-final showdown between Mayo and Dublin with fans scrambling for tickets.  Tickets went on general sale at 10am this morning with supporters queuing for hours outside Supervalu and Centra stores while many reported issues with the online ticketing service, tickets.ie, which reportedly crashed with …

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Harry Maguire

Harry Maguire Signs For Man United For Record-Breaking Fee

Manchester United have officially signed Harry Maguire from Leicester for a fee of £80 million, making him the most expensive defender in the world. The club announced this afternoon that the England international has signed a six-year contract with an option of a further year. The previous record-breaking signing of a defender was back in 2018 when Virgil Van Dyk …

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Hurler of the Year 2019

Poll: Who Will Be Crowned Hurler Of The Year For 2019?

While it might not have reached the heights of 2018, we have been treated to another summer of surprise results, outstanding performances and tactics galore in the Senior Hurling Championship. And yet, at the end of it all, we have yet another All Ireland deciding clash between Tipperary and Kilkenny to look forward to in two week’s time. With only …

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Conor McManus super 8s

“They’ve Been A Huge Hit” – Conor McManus Defends Super 8s

Monaghan star Conor McManus believes dead rubbers are inevitable in any group setup as he defended the structure of the Super 8s.  Gaelic Football fans shared their frustration at the system on Sunday as Dublin and Tyrone both fielded weaker teams for their final clash in Omagh, with both having already secured their semi-final places. Many have called for the …

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Jerome Cahill

Jerome Cahill: Gritty Cork Will Be Gunning For Tipperary In Final

Tipperary U20 star, Jerome Cahill, believes Cork stand on a level footing with his side as they prepare for another epic showdown in the U20 hurling final in three week’s time. The Premier County demolished Wexford in Sunday’s semi-final in Nowlan Park on a scoreline of 8-16 to 1-15 with Cahill chipping in with 2-1 from midfield, earning him the …

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