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MacKenna On Monday: Club Game The Soul Of The Sport

Last weekend, a tiny sliver of a story was predictably buried beneath so much quantity. It was from no more than the Limerick Junior A hurling final as tiny Tournafulla made the half-hour journey to Dromcollogher to win what they never had before. This was life rather than merely a game, and was captured superbly by Stephen Barr in the …

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Dunne & Egan Ratified By County Board For Sheedy’s Backroom Team

Launch Of RTÉ’s GAA Championship 2015 coverage, Ballyhale Shamrocks GAA Club, Kilkenny 10/5/2015 Liam Sheedy speaking on Sunday Sport on RTE Radio 1 at the launch of RTÉ’s GAA Championship 2015 coverage Ballyhale Shamrocks GAA club today

The Tipperary county board have confirmed that they have ratified both Darragh Egan and Tommy Dunne for appointment to Liam Sheedy’s backroom team for 2019. After an absence of eight-years, Sheedy was confirmed to take the reins for his county once again last month, replacing Michael Ryan after his three-year spell in charge. Now, one month on from that announcement, …

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PA All-Star Team: Vote For Your Hurling Full-Forward Line

Ahead of the All-Star awards on November 2nd, Pundit Arena are asking you to vote for who you think will make the lineup of both the hurling and football teams. In the final part of the series, we are asking you to choose your preferred full-forward line.  _____ Corner-Forward Nominee: Shane O’Donnell County: Clare Credentials: Shane O’Donnell was back to his 2013 best …

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PA All-Star Team: Vote For Your Hurling Half-Forward Line

Ahead of the All-Star awards on November 2nd, Pundit Arena are asking you to vote for who you think will make the lineup of both the hurling and football teams. In the next part of the series, we are asking: who will make up the half-forward line?  _____ Wing-Forward Nominee: Peter Duggan County: Clare Credentials: Many were surprised that Peter Duggan didn’t get …

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PA All-Star Team: Vote For Your Hurling Midfield Pairing

Ahead of the All-Star awards on November 2nd, Pundit Arena are asking you to vote for who you think will make the lineup of both the hurling and football teams. In the next part of the series, we are asking: who will be part of the midfield pairing?  _____ Nominee: Cian Lynch County: Limerick Credentials: When Cian Lynch burst onto the senior scene …

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MacKenna On Monday: What Do We Actually Want Our Games To Be?

In the superb 1970s movie, Network, the character Howard Beale tapped right into the heart of what was influencing the world and where it would all end up. A news anchor driven finally mad by all around, he previously professed the power of the box as a way into every living room, long before having an awakening and urging people …

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PA All-Star Team: Vote For Hurling Half-Back Line Of The Year

Ahead of the All-Star awards on November 2nd, Pundit Arena are asking you to vote for who you think will make the lineup of both the hurling and football teams. In the next part of the series, we are asking: who will make up the half-back line?  _____ Wing Backs Nominee: Mark Coleman County: Cork Credentials: At only 20 years of age, Mark …

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PA All-Star Team: Vote For Hurling Full-Back Line Of The Year

Ahead of the All-Star awards on November 2nd, Pundit Arena are asking you to vote for who you think will make the lineup of both the hurling and football teams. In the second part of the series, we are asking: who will make up the full-back line?  _____ Corner Backs Nominee: Adrian Tuohy County: Galway Credentials: Fast, physical and clever on the ball, …

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PA All-Star Team: Vote For Your Hurling Goalkeeper Of The Year

Ahead of the All-Star awards on November 2nd, Pundit Arena are asking you to vote for who you think will make the lineup of both the hurling and football teams. In the first of the series, we are asking: Who will be crowned hurling goalkeeper of the year?  _____ Nominee: Nicky Quaid County: Limerick Credentials: His sublime intervention to prevent Seamus Harnedy from …

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Two Mayo Clubs Claim To Be Excluded From JP McManus Donation

JP McManus

Two Mayo hurling clubs have outlined their disappointment that they have not received their share of the generous donation from Limerick businessman JP McManus.  Last week, McManus donated €100,000 to each of the 32 county boards in the country. That €100,000 was to be divided equally between each club in each county. However, two Mayo hurling clubs, Ballyvary hurling club …

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Breaking: Liam Sheedy Confirmed As Tipperary Senior Hurling Manager

Liam Sheedy has been confirmed as the Tipperary senior hurling manager for 2019 for a three-year term, the county board confirmed tonight.  In a brief statement, the board confirmed the appointment and that a backroom team will be put forward for ratification to the October County Board Committee Meeting. ‘Liam Sheedy appointed Senior Hurling Manager for 2019 for a three …

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Massive Sinkhole Destroys Grounds Of Monaghan GAA Club

Monaghan GAA club damage

A massive sinkhole has severely damaged the grounds of a Monaghan GAA club today which is believed to be caused by the collapse of a nearby mine. Magheracloone Mitchells GAA club in Co. Monaghan has stated that nobody was hurt in the incident and that they are currently in correspondence with the owners of the mine who are investigating the …

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JP McManus Has Donated €100,000 To Every County Board In The Country

JP McManus

JP McManus, the famous Irish businessman and racehorse owner, has donated €100,000 to each of the 32 county boards in the country.  The €3.2 million investment has been made on the back of Limerick’s All-Ireland hurling final success this summer as the Treaty country ended their 45-year wait to bring the Liam MacCarthy cup back to Shannonside. The €100,000 which …

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Fennelly: GAA Should Invest In Players’ Physical & Mental Health

Former Kilkenny hurler Micheal Fennelly has said that he believes the GAA should invest in the “physical and mental well-being” of its players. Speaking at the Electric Ireland Minor Hurling Team of the Year announcement, the eight-time All-Ireland winner outlined that he believes county boards around the country should “invest money into the qualified people” in a bid to aid …

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Waterford Appoint New Senior Hurling And Football Managers

The Déise are ringing in the changes in both codes. Derek McGrath stepped down from the managerial role of the Waterford Senior Hurling team in June, after they failed to emerge from the Munster Senior Championship. In football, Tom McGlinchey then resigned the month after, having guided them to a first Championship win since 2011 with victory over Wexford. These …

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