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Liam Sheedy Pays Tribute To ‘Unbelievable’ Backroom Team

Following Tipperary’s All-Ireland triumph on Sunday, goal-scorer John ‘Bubbles’ O’Dwyer waxed lyrical about the impact made by Liam Sheedy’s backroom team.  “Just Liam (Sheedy) returning is no good, he’s only as good as his backroom team. He came back with a backroom team that was different class so he got the people that he wanted and without them, Liam is …

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Ronan Maher: “He Deserves It More Than Anyone”

Tipperary defender Ronan Maher admits 2016 feels like a long time ago and that the Premier County deserved their All-Ireland win on Sunday.  The Thurles Sarsfields man was in top form yesterday as Tipperary blitzed Kilkenny with a second-half goal rush to win on a scoreline of 3-25 to 0-20 and claim the county’ 28th All-Ireland title. Speaking to Pundit …

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Liam Sheedy Under No Illusions As To Impact Of Kilkenny Red Card

Liam Sheedy has hailed his Tipperary team for correcting their first-half mistakes on-field before blowing away Kilkenny in the All-Ireland SHC final.  However, the now two-time All-Ireland winning manager was honest in his assessment that the sending off of Richie Hogan close to half-time had “a huge bearing on the game.” Kilkenny led by five points at one stage as …

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Brian Cody Feels Referee Was Unsure About Richie Hogan Red Card

Brian Cody felt the decision to send off Richie Hogan in the first half of Sunday’s All-Ireland final was the decisive factor in the match.  The Kilkenny manager also felt that had referee, James Owens been sure it was a red card offence then he would have made his decision a lot quicker. Cody addressed the media following his side’s …

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Shefflin Calls For Common Sense Following Hogan Red Card

Henry Shefflin has called for common sense from officials following the decision to send Richie Hogan off in Sunday’s All-Ireland SHC final.  Hogan was shown a straight red card following a clash with Cathal Barrett on the stroke of half-time. In real-time, the incident looked like a yellow card offence, however, the replay’s seemed to show Hogan’s elbow making contact …

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Derek McGrath On His Two Passions In Life, Neither Of Which Are Hurling

Spend half an hour in Derek McGrath’s company and two of his life’s passions becomes increasingly clear… family and teaching.  Sporting a healthy tan, the former Waterford manager reveals he’s just returned from holidays with his wife Sarah and two sons Fionn (13) and Odhrán (6). While Odhrán is about to enter his last year of senior infants, Fionn is preparing for his second year …

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Jackie Tyrrell Knows More Than Most When It Comes To Pressure

Jackie Tyrrell knows more than most about the pressure that comes with playing in an All-Ireland final. The James Stephens club man was drafted into an all-conquering Kilkenny set-up following their successful league campaign in 2003. The teak-tough defender bided his time on the Kilkenny bench for three years as they collected another All-Ireland in 2003 before watching on as …

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Major Preview: Derek McGrath Looks Ahead To All-Ireland Final

In association with The Electric Ireland Minor Hurling Championship draws to a close on Sunday when Galway and Kilkenny meet in Croke Park. The two teams know each other extremely well having met at the same stage of the competition last year while also locking horns earlier this season in the quarter-final round-robin series. Galway and Kilkenny have been dominant …

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Derek McGrath: “I Felt Liberated But It Was Definitely The Wrong Platform”

Derek McGrath has addressed the fallout following his appearance on the Sunday Game two weeks ago when he and Donal Óg Cusack defended the use of the sweeper system in hurling.  The pair, alongside Brendan Cummins, were discussing Davy Fitzgerald having to defend the use of the sweeper once again following their agonising defeat to Tipperary in the All-Ireland semi-final. …

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“Maybe Kerry Would Like To Inflict That On Somebody Else”

They’ve tried their best to steer clear of any drive-for-five chat but Dublin will be hard-pressed to ignore the hype now that they are just one game away from etching their names into the annals of GAA history.  Only five teams, across both codes, have attempted to achieve the five-in-a-row. The first came in 1919 when the Wexford footballers attempted …

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Harte Ready For Another Year Despite Cavanagh’s Call For Change

Tyrone performed well on Sunday and looked superior to Kerry for large spells throughout their All-Ireland semi-final but ultimately faltered down the home stretch as Stephen O’Brien’s goal ignited the Kingdom to push on and claim a three-point win in Croke Park.  For Mickey Harte and Tyrone, it’s back to the drawing board following a topsy turvy season that saw …

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Peter Keane Remains Coy As Attention Turns To Stopping Dublin

Peter Keane was in a buoyant yet brazen mood, to say the least, following his side’s win over Tyrone in yesterday’s All-Ireland SFC semi-final. Obviously, very happy having seen his side come out on top when for so long they were arguably second best but clearly prepared to play his cards close to his chest as he answered back in …

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