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Five Talking Points Ahead Of The U-21 Hurling Semi-Finals

Saturday sees the semi-finals of the All-Ireland U-21 Hurling Championship take place in Thurles as part of a triple-header with the clash of Meath and Kerry in the ‘B’ competition acting as the curtain-raiser. Champions of 2015, Limerick, will be looking to reclaim their title. They were impressive in their successful Munster-winning efforts but will not take the untested Galway …

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CCCC To Be Given More Power In Future Following Austin Gleeson Incident

In the aftermath of Waterford’s Austin Gleeson being cleared of any wrongdoing in Sunday’s All-Ireland semi-final versus Cork, the Central Competitions Control Committee (CCCC) will be given more power to sanction players in the coming seasons. Gleeson is free to play in the All-Ireland final after referee James Owens admitted that he had already ruled on an altercation involving the Waterford man …

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Former Inter-County Manager Expresses Interest In The Dublin Hurling Manager’s Position

GAA Hurling All Ireland Senior Championship Final, Croke Park, Dublin 6/9/2015.Kilkenny vs Galway.GalwayÕs manager Anthony Cunningham dejected late in the game.Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/James Crombie

The position of Dublin senior hurling manager currently remains vacant. But speculation grew this week when bookmakers, Boylesports, stopped taking bets on former All-Ireland winning Dublin football manager Pat Gilroy taking the reigns of the counties senior hurling team. This speculation seemed far-fetched and has remained pure rumours over the last few days as the Dublin county board claim to …

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The CCCC Aren’t Happy With How The Austin Gleeson Saga Played Out

The Central Competitions Control Committee are displeased with the fact they can not look into the Austin Gleeson incident following a decision from referee James Owens not to report the matter in his match report. Waterford’s Gleeson appeared to pull the helmet off Cork’s Luke Meade towards the end of the first half – but escaped any punishment. The decision …

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The Top Five Controversies Of The 2017 GAA Championship

Diarmuid Connolly Leinster GAA Senior Football Championship Quarter-Final, O'Moore Park, Portlaoise, Co. Laois 3/6/2017 Carlow vs Dublin Dublin's Diarmuid Connolly speaks to linesman Ciaran Branagan Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/James Crombie

It’s been one of the most controversial summers in the GAA’s history. We’ve seen a lot of high profile appeals and suspensions. 2017 has been highly entertaining; the entertainment has provided drama that has not always been positive. There have been a number of negative episodes and here we rank the top five so far. 5. Sliotar Thief Cork hurling’s revival …

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WATCH: Shane Long Is Back Hurling And He Still Has It

2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier, Stadionul Zimbru, Chisinau, Moldova 9/10/2016 Moldova vs Republic of Ireland Ireland's Shane Long celebrates scoring the first goal of the game Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

The Kilkenny and Tipperary hurling rivalry runs deep but current Kilkenny hurler Richie Hogan and former Tipperary minor hurler and current Irish international soccer player, Shane Long recently put their differences aside. As part of the GAA’s partnership with Sure, Richie Hogan travelled to Southampton Football Club where he faced fellow Irish man Shane Long along with other Southampton players …

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Is A Former All-Ireland Winning Manager Set To Take Over The Dublin Hurlers?

Leinster GAA Football Senior Championship Semi-Final 1/7/2012 Dublin vs Wexford Dublin manager Pat Gilroy Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Cathal Noonan

Ger Cunningham departed his role as Dublin manager following the Dubs defeat to Tipperary in this year’s qualifiers. The Cork native left after a three-year term that will be looked back on negatively in the capital. Speculation on who will take over has been quiet as the hurling season has yet come to its conclusion. But Boylesports  have created speculation today with …

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Why Waterford’s Confidence Is Now At An All Time High

All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Semi-Final, Croke Park, Dublin 13/8/2017 Cork vs Waterford Waterford's Austin Gleeson celebrates with Maurice Shanahan at the final whistle Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/James Crombie

One would go a long way to find a group of people more passionate about anything, then the people of Waterford are about their hurling team. John Mullane’s interview after the epic 2004 Munster hurling final with Cork encaptured the connection between the team and their supporters. “The people of Waterford are my life, I love my county”. “AND WE LOVE …

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Silver Lining: Kilkenny Conveyor Belt Still In Full Flow

One of the shocks of the 2017 senior hurling championship was the early exit of Kilkenny after they were beaten by Wexford and Waterford respectively. In light of their previous successful seasons, 2017 was one to forget for Brian Cody’s Cats. Their losses to Waterford and Clare in the National League were unpredictable, but their rocky start epitomised the season that was …

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