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Austin Gleeson’s All-Ireland Final Fate Could Soon Be Learned After CCCC’s Latest Move

Austin Gleeson Waterford

Following Waterford’s dramatic win over Cork in yesterday’s All-Ireland semi-final, the major talking point has been whether or not Austin Gleeson will be playing in the final. The reigning Hurler of the Year was seen pulling the face-guard of Luke Meade, in the latest helmet incident this summer. It is unclear whether he could face the same fate as teammate …

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Cork Have Already Found Alan Cadogan’s Heir Apparent In Brian Turnbull

Brian Turnbull produced another classy display on Sunday as he guided the Cork minors to victory over Dublin. While the famed Cork production line may have stalled momentarily in the noughties, it is truly kicking back into gear in recent years. Cork claimed the inaugural u-17 All-Ireland title last weekend with a 1-19 to 1-17 victory over Dublin last weekend. …

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Derek McGrath Identifies The Key Difference In Waterford Between Two Cork Games This Summer

All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Semi-Final, Croke Park, Dublin 13/8/2017 Cork vs Waterford Waterford manager Derek McGrath Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Lorraine O'Sullivan

Waterford manager Derek McGrath was not short in praise for his players after the game. Having lost to Cork in the Munster championship back in June, Waterford managed to reverse the result in Croke Park. Speaking after the game, McGrath reflected on the previous game against Cork and identified “passion” as the key difference between the result and the 0-23 …

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Dan Shanahan’s Account Of The Diarmuid O’Sullivan Incident Sums Up The Attitude Of This Waterford Team

Dan Shanahan Diarmuid O'Sullivan

Waterford are through to the All-Ireland Hurling Championship final, after seeing off Cork on a scoreline of 4-19 to 0-20. The Déise were full value for their win, after trumping the Rebels in the majority of individual battles all over the field. It was neck and neck up until the sending off of Damien Cahalane, before Waterford raced clear. It …

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Top Five Performers From Waterford’s Victory Over Cork

It is still hard to catch one’s breath after the conclusion of yet another captivating chapter in the Cork versus Waterford book. This time the victory was for the Déise in arguably the biggest game of all between the two. Waterford were emphatic as the game approached the final straight. They took advantage to the extreme as they outscored 3-8 …

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The Exhilarated Reaction To Cork Vs Waterford Thriller

All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Semi-Final, Croke Park, Dublin 13/8/2017 Cork vs Waterford Waterford's Austin Gleeson celebrates scoring their third goal of the game Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

Tensions were high on the field as Waterford defeated Cork. Three red cards may overhype things slightly, but it was a tense game between Munster rivals with a lot at stake. The game turned on 51 minutes with Cork’s loss of Damien Cahalane to a second yellow card. Gaps opened in the Cork defence and the Déise capitalised impeccably. Hurling …

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The Helmet Rule Raises Its Ugly Head Yet Again In All-Ireland Semi-Final

Just after the farcical Tadhg de Burca scenario concluded, Waterford look set for another ‘Helmet Gate’ regardless of the outcome of today’s game. Despite being in full view of officials on television cameras, Waterford’s Austin Gleeson was seen to interfere with the helmet of Cork’s Luke Meade in the first half of today’s All-Ireland hurling semi-final. No action was taken, …

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Cork Minors See Off Dublin At Croke Park To Reach All-Ireland Final

The 14 men of Cork had too much class for Dublin today in the All-Ireland minor semi-final in Croke Park. The young Rebels saw off the Dubs as Brian Turnbull proved to be the difference. The Douglas star had featured prominently in their Munster Championship victory, as they claimed the title after a replay win over Tipperary in the semi-final …

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Cork Fans Urged To Not Fly Confederate Flags At Croke Park

Cork

Cork hurling fans are among the most colourful in the game. The Rebels often bring bumper crowds to Semple Stadium, Croke Park, and indeed anywhere else they may travel to. One trademark of the Rebel support is that they bring all sorts of flags to brighten up the occasion. A frequent sight at Cork games is a Japan flag flying …

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Alan Cadogan Recalls Learning From A Number Of The Cork Greats

Alan Cadogan has built a reputation as one of the country’s most dangerous forwards. The Douglas clubman has picked up Man of the Match awards on his debut against Waterford in 2014 and in his last outing, the Munster final against Clare. Cadogan was speaking to the Irish Independent ahead of today’s All-Ireland semi-final against Waterford. Having had his brother, Eoin, …

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Poll: Who Will Come Out On Top Between Cork And Waterford?

Munster GAA Hurling Senior Championship Semi-Final, Semple Stadium, Thurles, Co. Tipperary 18/6/2017 Cork vs Waterford Cork’s Conor Lehane with Austin Gleeson of Waterford Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Tommy Dickson

Cork and Waterford face off today in the All-Ireland semi-final, as the neighbouring Munster counties renew their great rivalry. The Déise and Rebels have taken polar opposite routes to this stage since their Munster semi-final clash in June. Waterford had to account for Offaly in Tullamore, squeeze past Kilkenny in Thurles, and trump Wexford in Páirc Uí Chaoimh. They now enter …

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Three Famous Waterford Victories Over Cork To Give The Déise Belief

Cork Waterford

The Cork-Waterford hurling rivalry has sprung up encounters that have been the highlight of many All-Ireland Championships since the turn of the 21st Century. Great battles have taken place down the years, with the likes of Joe Deane, Ben O’Connor and Diarmaid O’Sullivan going toe to toe with Dan Shanahan, John Mullane and Tony Browne. Ahead of tomorrow’s crucial All-Ireland semi-final between …

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UCC’s Influence On Tomorrow’s All-Ireland Semi-Final Is Outstanding

Cork and Waterford go to battle tomorrow evening at half three. After clashing three times already in 2015, these sides will know each other inside out. But there is another reason why many of these players will be familiar with one another. It’s widely accepted that just one step beneath inter-county hurling lies Fitzgibbon Cup hurling and one third level …

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Watch: Thumping Cork-Waterford Promo Will Get Your Heart Racing

Cork Waterford

There’s just something about Cork vs Waterford in hurling that sets it apart from all other fixtures. The Munster neighbours have enjoyed a rivalry throughout the last 20 years which threw up some of the best games ever seen, and we’ve another cracker in store tomorrow. The Déise and Rebels have taken polar opposite routes to this stage since their Munster …

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Eoin Kelly Doesn’t Sit On The Fence With Assessment Of Tadhg De Búrca Saga

Tadhg de Búrca Eoin Kelly

Tipperary legend Eoin Kelly has spoken out against Tadhg de Búrca’s controversial suspension this week. Kelly sang a familiar tune as he questioned the length of time the appeal process has dragged on for. He also questioned the seriousness of the Waterford sweeper’s offence, writing in his Paddy Power blog post. “The whole situation surrounding Tadhg de Búrca ban is so …

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