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Top Four High Profile GAA Transfers Of The Last 25 Years

With the news that five-time All-Ireland winner with Kerry, Tomas O’Sé is transferring from An Ghaeltacht to Cork’s Nemo Rangers, it has once again reminded us that the GAA is changing and that transfers of this kind are becoming more and more frequent. Recently Limerick footballing great John Galvin began to play his club football in Clare with Cratloe where …

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3 Exciting Clashes In Next Year’s Hurling Championship

The dust has barely settled on the 2014 Senior Hurling Championship but already the GAA are preparing for next year’s campaign and there’s good reason to be excited. Ashling Dalton previews three of the most eagerly awaited clashes from the draw for next year’s championship.  The draws in both hurling and Gaelic football were made last Thursday night and it is safe …

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County Hurling Finals Roundup

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With inter county matters done and dusted for another year, the County Championships take centre stage, as teams vie for bragging rights within their own borders. Here we have a roundup of recent County Finals from around the country. Cork SHC final Glen Rovers 0-8 – Sarsfields 2-18 Sarsfields had the most comfortable of wins in Pairc Ui Chaoimh against …

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Ger Cunningham – Right Man For The Job?

Brian Barry gives his verdict on the appointment of Ger Cunningham as Dublin hurling manager. Ger Cunningham has been ratified by the Dublin County Board to take charge of the senior hurlers for the next three seasons, taking over from Anthony Daly in the capital’s hotseat. Daly’s tenure will go down as huge progress. Considering where Dublin were in 2008, …

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Hurling: End Of Season Report Card

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The 2014 Senior Hurling Championship had a lot to live up to following the phenomenal 2013 season, and 2014 certainly gave its predecessor a run for its money. Here’s the end of season report card following the conclusion of the 2014 hurling season. _____ Best Player – Richie Hogan There was competition in this area but in the end the title goes …

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3 Things Donegal Will Take From The Jim McGuinness Reign

As we bade farewell to the All Ireland football championship of 2014, we also said adios to one of the most influential managers the game has ever seen, writes Ashling Dalton. Jim McGuinness’ Olympic cycle reign has been proven a success, with Donegal winning their second ever title in 2012 being his biggest achievement. So while Jimmy won’t be winning …

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Everything is Done As A Team in Kilkenny!

Deservedly so, Kilkenny have been celebrating their All-Ireland win over Tipperary in style all over the Marble county. We have already reported evidence of their partying antics as they have arisen since Sunday. Perhaps it was too much for elder lemon Tommy Walsh as this hilarious video of the Kilkenny squad was posted on Instagram today. Supposedly, Walsh was not joining the …

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The Hurling Revolution – Is It Dead?

Brian Barry ponders whether the hurling revolution is over already, just twelve months on from Clare’s 2013 success. 2013 heralded a new era for hurling. After a tyranny by the big three, which lasted from 1999 to 2012, it was a breath of fresh air to see Dublin and Limerick claim the Leinster and Munster titles respectively, while Clare clinched the Liam …

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Kilkenny – The Men They Couldn’t Hang

Ashling Dalton congratulates Brian Cody and Henry Shefflin on a historic year for Kilkenny hurling. Saturday the 27th of September 2014 seems ordinary on paper but not to Kilkenny fans. A year earlier on Saturday 28th 2013 those same fans were probably looking at their tv screens,, watching a Clare team that promises much for the future bring home a fourth All Ireland …

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NSFW: These Images Of Kilkenny’s Celebrations Are Outrageous

Looks like Kilkenny had quite the weekend… These images were posted to Kilkenny star Colin Fennelly’s Facebook page this evening. The first image shows a Kilkenny fan showing her appreciation for Kilkenny’s triumph over Tipperary at the weekend. Happy days, indeed. The second image appears to show Richie Power sharing a kiss with an elderly woman. Cats and Cougars eh? …

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Pundit Arena Hurling All-Stars 2014

Later than usual, the intercounty hurling season has finally drawn to its conclusion. Kilkenny got their hands back on the Liam McCarthy Cup to complete another clean sweep of silverware. So Kilkenny won the collective honours, but who gets the individual ones? Here is the Pundit Arena All-Star selection for 2014. 1. Darren Gleeson – Tipperary For long parts of …

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Top Five Players From The All-Ireland Hurling Final Replay

John Ivory is here to give us the top five players from the weekend’s All Ireland replay that saw Kilkenny crowned champions. 5. Brendan Maher, Shane McGrath – Tipperary Maher never gave up on Saturday evening. He fulfilled his captain’s role well, putting in a gritty, determined performance against Kilkenny. He did well in open play and sought to do …

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All-Ireland Final – Five Reasons Tipp Will Win

Brian Barry lists five reasons why he thinks Tipperary will win the All-Ireland Final. Kilkenny are panicking Never has Brian Cody rang the changes to such a degree. Not only the three switches in personnel, but several positional switches to boot. The fact that he has not fully decided upon his number one goalkeeper, and has installed a third centre-back of …

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All-Ireland Final – Three Substitutes Who Will Change the Game

Brian Barry predicts which three substitutes can change the All-Ireland Final.   Michael Cahill Widely recognised as one of the best corner-backs in the country, Cahill is not limited to keeping corner-forwards quiet. Anybody who sees him plying his trade for Thurles Sarsfields will know the 25 year-old can play all over the field. Considering the form Paddy Stapleton and …

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Pundit Arena’s Top 20 Post-Game Interviews

In light of Kieran Donaghy’s outburst on Sunday, we rank our twenty most entertaining post-game interviews. Did we leave any out? Let us know! 20. Rampage Jackson dry-humps reporter! He may be a beast in the Octagon, but it looks like Rampage Jackson also has a ‘softer’ side. Although it may not be too soft after this… _____ 19. Roy …

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All Ireland: How Can Shaky Cats Trump Tipp Forwards?

The All Ireland replay takes place this Saturday, and Brian Barry believes Kilkenny have a lot of work to do if they are to prevent Tipperary running up another massive scoring tally. 1-28. It was a massive score to concede in an All Ireland final for Kilkenny. While their forwards did the business at the other end to ensure they live to fight another …

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