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Five Potential Replacements For Derek McGrath At Waterford

Yesterday it was announced that Waterford manager Derek McGrath would be stepping down from his role after five seasons in charge of The Deise. After reaching the All Ireland final last year, Waterford had a dreadful Munster Hurling Championship, finishing bottom of the round robin group picking up no wins in four games. With McGrath gone, the discussion now turns …

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Derek McGrath Steps Down As Waterford Hurling Manager

Munster GAA Senior Hurling Championship Round 4, Gaelic Grounds, Limerick 10/6/2018 Limerick vs Waterford Waterford manager Derek McGrath

Derek McGrath has stepped down as Waterford hurling manager following their elimination from this year’s All-Ireland Championship. The Déise failed to come through the new round-robin Munster Senior Hurling Championship format, losing three and drawing one of the clashes against their provincial rivals. In a statement released by the Waterford county board on Monday night, McGrath confirmed that had stepped …

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Tipp’s Brendan Maher To Undergo Knee Surgery

Tipperary GAA announced today that their 2016 All-Ireland winning captain Brendan Maher will undergo ACL surgery next month. Maher picked up the injury last Sunday in Tipperary’s Munster Hurling championship defeat to Clare and had to come off the field in the 68th minute. Tipp had feared that Maher may have sustained a cruciate ligament injury and the surgery confirms they …

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Hurling Team Of The Week: Clare & Cork Dominate

Clare and Cork make up the majority of the team of the week as victories for both counties saw them through to the Munster final on July 1st. _____ 1) Donal Tuohy (Clare) No goals conceded against a usually free-scoring Limerick warrants Tuohy’s place in the side this week. He was rarely tested in what was one of John Kiely’s men’s …

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Five Things We Learned As Cork & Clare Reach Munster Final

One final tantalising afternoon of Munster Hurling action saw Clare and Cork book their places in the provincial final with the much-fancied Limerick, the team to miss out. Let’s take a look at five things we learned from the fifth and final round of the Munster Hurling Championship. _____ Despite Their Issues, Cork Have The Potential To Go Far In …

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Clare & Cork To Battle For Munster Crown As Limerick Fall

The Munster final has been decided following a dramatic last round of the championship today. Clare pulled off another stunning victory defeating Limerick by 0-26 to 0-15 whereas Cork survived the dogged challenge of Waterford by 1-23 to 1-20 meaning that the two victors will now face each other in the Munster Final on July 1st Limerick had a distinct …

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Five Questions As The Munster Championship Comes To A Close

As the ever-entertaining Munster Championship reaches its final round of games let’s take a look at five key questions ahead of this afternoon’s action:  _____ Can Derek McGrath’s Waterford End On A High? This hasn’t been quite the Munster Championship campaign Waterford had been hoping for. Two defeats, one draw and no wins mean that The Deise go into their …

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John Kiely Relishing Selection Headache Ahead Of Clare Showdown

Limerick Senior Hurling manager, John Kiely, is relishing the selection headache he has to contend with ahead of Sunday’s crucial Munster Hurling Championship clash with Clare at Cusack Park.  Both sides come off the back of victories. Limerick thrashed Waterford 2-26 to 1-16 in the Gaelic Grounds on Sunday while Clare produced a remarkable comeback in the dying minutes at …

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Pundit Arena Hurling Rankings: Galway Stay Top As Tipp Fall

Wins for Galway and Limerick but disappointment for the likes of Waterford and Tipperary, let’s take a look at the effect the weekend results had on the Pundit Arena hurling rankings: _____ 1) Galway – No Change Top of the pile for another week, Galway finished their Leinster campaign with a win against Dublin to maintain their 100% win record …

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Hurling Team Of The Week: Reid & Duggan Shine

Allianz Hurling League Division 1A Semi-Final, Innovate Wexford Park, Wexford 1/4/2018 Wexford vs Kilkenny Kilkenny's TJ Reid scores a free Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ken Sutton

Big victories for Limerick and Kilkenny along with some stand out performances from the rest of the action, let’s take a look at this edition of the hurling team of the week. 1) Paddy McKenna (Kildare) An unfamiliar name to many in goal, Kildare’s Paddy McKenna was magnificent in his side’s Christy Ring Cup semi-final victory over Derry. McKenna pulled …

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Clare Knock Tipperary Out Of Championship With Late Rally

Tipperary needed a win today at Semple Stadium to remain in the Munster Championship. Two nonetheless impressive come-from-behind draws against Cork and Waterford left them with just two points in the Munster table, with a visiting Clare on the same tally. Tipp took the early lead in today’s encounter, with a four to one point lead being bolstered by a …

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