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Galway Have Cleared A Major Hurdle Today But A Bigger One Awaits

Galway’s victory was greeted with great celebrations. It was a huge win for the Tribesmen against Tipperary. They finally dealt with high expectation in Croke Park. Hurling’s current biggest challenge lay in front of them and they managed to jump the fence by the narrowest of margins. Three years in a row, Galway have now played out a classic against …

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Hurling Was The Real Winner – Another Epic Endorsement For The Game

Dublin , Ireland - 6 August 2017; Padraic Maher of Tipperary in action against Niall Burke of Galway during the GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Championship Semi-Final match between Galway and Tipperary at Croke Park in Dublin. (Photo By Sam Barnes/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

It will be no consolation to Tipperary fans, but today’s instalment between themselves and Galway was yet another epic endorsement for the game of hurling. The physicality may have overshadowed the skill at times, but the battle that both teams produced showed why Irish people believe that hurling is the greatest game in the world. This was the third year in …

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The Star Performers From Galway’s Narrow Win Over Tipperary

It was at times a relatively scrappy encounter in wet conditions at Croke Park, but this game burst into life in the second-half with Galway prevailing by 0-22 to 1-18 to become the first team to book their place in the All-Ireland final. Cork meet Waterford in the second semi-final with the Tribesmen awaiting the winners in the September showdown. …

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Only One Man Can Grab The Headlines – Joe Canning

A titanic battle, a war of attrition. For the third year in a row, one point separated the sides. This time, the win was for Galway. The hero was a man that may receive a lot of media attention, but an epic winning score in a tight game justifiably leads the headlines in the direction of Galway’s marquee man, Joe …

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Watch: Joe Canning Gets One Back On Tipp For 2016

Everyone remembers Padraic Maher’s crunching hit on Joe Canning from last year’s All-Ireland semi-final. Currently half-time and Tipp leading by a point, 1-10 to 0-12, the first half  was a physical encounter. The crowd looked on in awe early in first half when Maher felt the brunt of Gearóid McInerney. Joe Canning was attempting to make his presence felt all through the …

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Cork Secure U-17 All-Ireland Hurling Title In Another Landmark Of Rebel Rise

The Rebel rise continued in Croke Park today as Cork’s under-17 hurlers secured the All-Ireland title with a two point victory over Dublin, 1-19 to 1-17. The competition was introduced for 2017 to cater for the changeover from minor to under-17 from next season. Cork were victorious having accounted for Limerick, Tipperary, Waterford and Galway before defeating Dublin in the …

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Both Tipperary And Galway Make Changes Ahead Of Sunday’s Clash

Dublin , Ireland - 14 August 2016; Cathal Mannion of Galway in action against Brendan Maher and John McGrath of Tipperary during the GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Championship Semi-Final game between Galway and Tipperary at Croke Park, Dublin. (Photo By Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

Both Michael Ryan and Micheal Donoghue have made changes ahead of Sunday’s clash. There are two changes to the Tipperary side while Galway make just one alteration. After heavy criticism was directed towards Tipperary’s defence following their victory over Clare, it’s not surprising that both changes come in this sector of the field. Darren Gleeson returns to the side once …

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Richie Power Speaks On Galway’s Chances Of Winning On Sunday

Richie Power has gone to battle with Galway on many occasions in both the Leinster and All-Ireland championships and the former Kilkenny hurler spoke to the Independent about their credentials to win this Sunday’s All-Ireland semi-final against Tipperary. Galway have been the most impressive team in Ireland so far this year. But the past has questioned their ability to cope …

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Could Tadhg De Burca’s Suspension See Austin Gleeson Finally Move To His Best Position

Tadhg de Búrca 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 Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/James Crombie

Tadhg de Burca’s availability for next Sunday’s All-Ireland semi-final is looking less likely after another appeal failed on Thursday night. De Burca has been a key figure in the Déise’s return to the top tier of hurling over the last three years. The much publicised and heavily scrutinised sweeper role has been exemplarily filled by the Waterford number five. De …

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Quiz: Can You Name Every All-Ireland Semi Final Goalscorer since 2012?

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

The business end of this year’s All-Ireland Hurling Championship begins on Sunday – as Tipperary face Galway in the first semi-final. To coincide with the business end of the hurling season, we aim to set a challenge for hurling followers – you have ten minutes to name every goalscorer in a semi-final since 2012. Players from Kilkenny, Tipperary, Cork, Galway, …

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Central Appeals Committee Delivers Verdict On Waterford’s Tadhg De Búrca

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’s Tadhg de Búrca looks almost certain to miss next Sunday’s All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship semi-final against Cork after an unsuccessful appeal on Thursday. The back was sent off in the Déise’s quarter-final win against Wexford last month for interfering with his opponent Herry Kehoe’s headgear, but had outlined his attention to appeal so the opportunity to face Cork in Croke …

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