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3 Things To Expect In The All Ireland Final Replay

Ashling Dalton looks ahead to his weekend’s All Ireland Hurling Final replay between Kilkenny and Tipperary. Another year, another hurling final replay. Last year’s version will certainly go down as one of the best hurling matches in living memory, and considering the two teams on show on Saturday night, this year should be no different. It will be an entirely …

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Goalkeepers – We’re Not Crazy You Know!

Tom O’Connor defends the goalkeeping  profession, arguing that the skill and hard work exhibited by netminders is often is overlooked by fans and commentators alike. “That O’ Connor fella’s half mad” was the first positive comment I remember hearing about my fledgling goalkeeping career. It was uttered by one local to another after hearing my 11 year old  high pitched …

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Throwback Thursday: Wexford & Clare Play Out Titanic Draw

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In the buildup to this weekend’s U-21 All Ireland Hurling Final, we look back at Clare and Wexford’s first clash at senior level int his year’s championship. Clare vs Wexford face off in the Under-21 All Ireland final this weekend, and many of the players on show will have contested that thrilling two part special at senior level this summer. …

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How Good Was The 2014 All-Ireland Hurling Final?

Incredible, unbelievable, sensational, epic; the list of adjectives used to describe what Kilkenny and Tipperary served up in the drawn All-Ireland final is endless. Now that the dust has settled, let’s reflect on just how good a game it was. 3-22 to 1-28; twenty five scores to twenty nine making it a total of fifty-four scores. Of these fifty-four scores, …

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Three Things That Will Determine The Outcome Of The All Ireland

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Ashling Dalton discusses three things that could dictate the outcome of the All Ireland Final replay between Kilkenny and Tipperary. We wait 53 years for a draw and three come along at once! Out of the the three drawn games of 2012, 2013, 2014, the last one undoubtedly takes the number one spot for entertainment value. It had absolutely everything. Sublime …

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All Ireland Final – A Game For The Ages

Sunday’s drawn All-Ireland hurling final was an epic clash, perhaps even topping the exhilarating encounter that took place in 2009 between these two teams. Below Donal O’Doherty discusses. The general consensus prior to Sunday’s All Ireland hurling final was that it would be an excellent game, razor close and filled with excellent scores. What it wouldn’t be however was an …

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Top Five Hurlers From The All Ireland Final

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The greatest game of hurling ever witnessed took place in Croke Park on Sunday between Kilkenny and Tipperary. The two teams could not be separated and will go to battle at HQ all over again. Here are the top performers form the All Ireland Final. 5. Cathal Barrett – Tipperary The youngest man on the field put in arguably, the best performance of the …

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Kilkenny In Numbers – One To Ten of The Cats’ Dominance

Fergal Cantwell discusses the dominance of Kilkenny hurling as they gear up for Sunday’s massive All Ireland Final with Tipperary in Croke Park. It is fair to say that Kilkenny have dominated the game of hurling since Brian Cody took over the reins back in 1999. His first year in charge ended with a heartbreaking defeat to Cork by the smallest of …

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All Ireland Final: Kilkenny v Tipperary – Three Key Battles

There’s just two days to go until the biggest hurling game of the year; Tipperary vs Kilkenny in the All Ireland Final. Brian Barry looks at three key battles that could determine the outcome of Sunday’s game. 1. JJ Delaney v Séamus Callanan Callanan has arguably been the player of the championship thus far, as is testified by his 2-04 …

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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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TBT: All Ireland Final 2009 – Kilkenny Vs Tipperary

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The All Ireland Final between Kilkenny and Tipperary takes place this weekend so there’s no time like the present to remember a titanic tussle between the sides. There have been many memorable clashes between Kilkenny and Tipperary over the years, but in terms of sheer entertainment, 2009 stands out by a country mile. The clash had everything; a sending off, …

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Kilkenny vs Tipperary – Top Five Classic Clashes

Sunday’s All Ireland Final between Kilkenny and Tipperary will be the latest installment in a rivalry which has given us some of hurling’s greatest games. Brian Barry ranks the top five. 5. 2011 All-Ireland Final While the 2011 decider did not live up to its two predecessors, it was an almighty tussle nonetheless. Although the consensus on the day was …

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3 Counties That Had A Say In The Seasons Of Kilkenny & Tipperary

Kilkenny and Tipperary clash this weekend in the eagerly anticipated All Ireland Hurling Final. Ashling Dalton discusses three counties that played a part in the teams’ path to the final. The Tuesday before the Sunday. The calm before the storm. Call it what you like, talk of the All-Ireland hurling final between Kilkenny and Tipperary will grip the country this week …

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