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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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Three Reasons Why Waterford May In Fact Be Better Off Without Tadhg De Búrca On Sunday

GAA All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Semi-Final Replay, Semple Stadium, Tipperary 13/8/2016 Kilkenny vs Waterford Waterford's Tadhg de Burca Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Donall Farmer

There is no doubting the hurling talent of Tadhg de Burca. Despite being marketed as a sweeper, the Waterford number five has demonstrated nothing but quality since he was introduced to the senior side back in 2014. The uncertainty over his availability must have disrupted the Déise’s preparations for Sunday’s semi-final with Cork. Now that it has finally been confirmed that …

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Young Team No More: Why It’s Time For Waterford To Deliver

Just three teams remain in this year’s championship, none of which have won an All-Ireland in the last ten years. One of the three sides hoping to emerge victorious are Waterford, a county who haven’t done so since 1959. This year is a huge one for the Déise. Derek McGrath is now on his fourth attempt at capturing the Liam …

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Tadhg De Búrca Shows Amazing Class Despite Unsuccessful Appeal

All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Quarter-Final, Pairc Ui Chaoimh, Cork 23/7/2017 Wexford vs Waterford Referee Fergal Horgan red cards Tadhg De Burca of Waterford

Waterford hurler Tadhg de Búrca found out late last night that he will miss out on Sunday’s All-Ireland semi-final. This will no doubt have been devastating for the Déise sweeper, but it hasn’t stopped his class shining through. One of the main arguments from Waterford supporters over the past couple of weeks has been Tadhg’s impeccable disciplinary record. Unfortunately, as …

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GAA Betting: Cork vs Waterford Preview And A Club Championship Accumulator

Following last weekend’s thriller, much will be expected of this Sunday’s clash between Cork and Waterford. The renaissance continues for the Rebels, having claimed a first Munster title since 2014, their focus now turns on regaining the Liam MacCarthy Cup. After encountering a road block in Munster, Waterford have got back behind the wheel and now find themselves just 70-odd …

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Cork Can Prove Their Championship Credentials On Sunday

One thing is clear, Cork hurling will never be quiet. Whether performing well or performing poorly, Cork hurling will command attention and column inches. And the turnaround this year has been remarkable in many ways. From a landslide of negativity rolling rapidly down a hill, Cork have managed to climb a mountain not quite as big as Mount Everest, but big …

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Joe Brolly Feels A Tyrone Win Over Dublin Would Their Greatest Ever Victory

The Sunday Game Championship Draw 2017, RTE Studios, Dublin 13/10/2016 Dessie Dolan and Joe Brolly on The Sunday Game Championship Draw Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Morgan Treacy

The ever controversial Joe Brolly was writing in the Derry Journal this week, where he previewed the upcoming All-Ireland football semi-final between Dublin and Tyrone. The three-in-a-row seeking Dubs look set to meet their most significant test of the season to date when they face Mickey Harte’s men on August 27th in Croke Park. Brolly is predicting Tyrone to push Dublin to …

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Waterford Fans Are Furious That Tadhg De Búrca’s Appeal Has Failed

All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Qualifiers Round 2, Semple Stadium, Co. Tipperary 8/7/2017 Waterford vs Kilkenny Waterford's Tadhg de Burca and TJ Reid of Kilkenny Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Cathal Noonan

Tadhg de Búrca’s one game suspension has been in the making ever since a straight red card was branded to the Waterford centre-back during their quarter-final victory over Wexford. Video footage at the initial stages was very limited, therefore Waterford were hoping an appeal would be successful in having the red card rescinded. Unfortunately for Waterford and de Burca, the sending …

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DRA Release Statement Explaining Tadhg De Búrca Verdict

Allianz Hurling League Divison 1A, Walsh Park, Waterford 12/3/2017 Waterford vs Cork Waterford's Tadhg de Burca

The Disputes Resolution Authority have released a statement outlining their reasons for upholding Tadhg De Búrca’s suspension. The DRA were the Waterford defender’s last court of appeal in his bid to be eligible for selection in Sunday’s All-Ireland SHC semi-final against Cork at Croke Park, but just as was the case with the Central Hearings Committee and Central Appeals Committee, …

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Listen: Seán Óg O hAilpín Recalls When He Wanted To “Drop His Hurl And Hit” Dan Shanahan

National Hurling League 15/4/2007 Cork vs Waterford Cork's Sean Og O'hAilpin tackles Dan Shanahan of Waterford Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Morgan Treacy

The classic rivalry between the Cork and Waterford teams of the noughties provided us with many an epic battle.  The famed encounters between the teams, led on one side by the likes of Donal Óg Cusack, Diarmuid ‘The Rock’ O’Sullivan, Séan Óg O hAilpín, the O’Connor twins and Joe Deane, clashing against the might of Ken McGrath, Tony Browne, Paul …

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Lessons Waterford Must Take From Munster Defeat To Cork

When Cork defeated Waterford in the Munster Championship, the scene was beginning to look all too familiar for certain sections of the Déise support. Long have they been everyone’s second favourite team, but the tag of competitive semi-finalists and nearly men looked set to be following Waterford yet again. 2015 and 2016 saw Waterford firmly position themselves as the second …

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The Top Five Moments Of The Hurling Championship So Far

The All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship has thrown up some fantastic moments this summer – as we’ve been whittled down to three counties that can lift the Liam MacCarthy Cup in September.  With Cork facing Waterford on Sunday to see who will face Galway for a crack at glory, we’ve outlined the top five moments of the championship so far this …

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Ranking The Top Five All-Ireland Hurling Semi-Finals Since 2000

Tipperary John O'Dwyer celebrates his goal 14/8/2016

It’s safe the say that ranking this down to a Top Five was a challenge. Thirty-seven All-Ireland semi-finals have taking place since the turn of the millennium, with fifteen of these truly falling under the ‘great game of hurling’ category. Croke Park has seen lots of drama unfold over the last eighteen seasons and here are our favourite five games …

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