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Former Taoiseach Called In To Help Solve Offaly Hurling Crisis

It isn’t news that Offaly hurling is in a bad place at the moment, and unfortunately for the Faithful, 2017 didn’t improve matters. While they did beat Westmeath to ensure that they would avoid the minefield that is the Leinster qualifier group in 2018, they suffered two heavy defeats in their subsequent outings against Galway and Waterford in the qualifiers. …

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Ranking The Top Five All-Ireland Hurling Finals Of The Decade So Far

In the first decade after the turn of the millennium we witnessed many one-sided All-Ireland finals. This was mainly due to the fact that Kilkenny were so dominant. Luckily, the last number of years have provided some absolute classics. However, due to a slight regression in Kilkenny’s form in recent years, the last few years have seen more competitive deciders. The emergence …

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John Mullane Can’t Understand Why Waterford Won’t Further Appeal Conor Gleeson’s Ban

All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Semi-Final, Croke Park, Dublin 13/8/2017 Cork vs Waterford Waterford's Conor Gleeson leaves the field after been red carded Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/James Crombie

Waterford’s Conor Gleeson will be unavailable for selection for the All-Ireland SHC final on September 3.  The Déise are set to clash against Galway in the championship decider without the assistance of Gleeson, which may prove costly come the evening of the first Sunday of September. The Fouremilewater club hurler was shown a straight red card in the closing period …

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Kieran Kingston Unsure About Future As Cork Senior Hurling Manager

Cork senior hurling manager Kieran Kingston is yet to make a decision as to his future in the role. Kingston’s original two-year term is up, after an underwhelming 2016 season and a summer of progress in 2017. The Rebels were hammered by Tipperary last year, before falling to Wexford in the qualifiers. With a relative drought at underage level, there …

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Listen: Galway’s Potential All-Ireland Final Song Has A Fitting Tribute To Late Tony Keady

Allianz Hurling League Division 1A Final, Gaelic Grounds, Limerick 23/4/2017 Galway vs Tipperary The Galway team stand for The National Anthem Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Donall Farmer

With the All-Ireland hurling final looming around the corner, there is an electric atmosphere in Waterford and Galway.  The Tribesmen last competed in the All-Ireland hurling final in 2015, while the Déise’s last appearance was in 2008, when they were destroyed by the Cats. The teams are waiting since 1988 and 1959 respectively to win an All-Ireland and their followers have an …

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Waterford Resign Themselves To Fact That Conor Gleeson Will Miss All-Ireland Final

All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Semi-Final, Croke Park, Dublin 13/8/2017 Cork vs Waterford Waterford's Conor Gleeson leaves the field after been red carded Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/James Crombie

Conor Gleeson is out of the All-Ireland final, after picking up a red card in Waterford’s semi-final win over Cork. The Fourmilewater star has been instrumental in Waterford’s run to the final, as they recovered from their Munster semi-final defeat with wins over Offaly, Kilkenny, Wexford and Cork. Speaking at today’s media day ahead of the All-Ireland final, Derek McGrath ruled out …

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Conor Gleeson’s First Appeal Fails As He Attempts To Play In All-Ireland Final

Dublin , Ireland - 13 August 2017; Damien Cahalane of Cork fouls Conor Gleeson of Waterford, for which he was sent off for a second yellow card offence by referee James Owens, during the GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Championship Semi-Final match between Cork and Waterford at Croke Park in Dublin. (Photo By Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

Waterford defender Conor Gleeson has failed in his first attempt to be cleared for the All-Ireland final. Gleeson’s case was dismissed by the Central Hearings Committee on Monday night. Once again, a Waterford hurler has unsuccessfully appealed a sending off as this time Conor Gleeson’s case was dismissed. Hearing 3 of 3, Conor Gleeson: pic.twitter.com/CXVvs0xxTE — The GAA (@officialgaa) August …

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Watch: Limerick’s Kyle Hayes Makes Outrageous Block With Hand

Yesterday, the main talking point after the two u-21 All-Ireland hurling semi-finals was whether or not it is time to restructure the competition. With Kilkenny’s demolition of Derry by 52 points and Galway’s automatic qualification to the All-Ireland semi-final stage, questions were posed. Although the Limerick and Galway game proved a worthwhile watch for the everyday GAA supporter, it’s the bigger picture …

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