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Five Crucial Moments In Yesterday’s Munster Hurling Opener

Cork hurling

Hurling fans all over the country are still on a high following yesterday’s thriller in Thurles. Cork’s shock victory has added to an already exciting championship. We take a look at five crucial moments in yesterday’s Munster Championship opener. Tipperary were expected to steamroll their way past The Rebels in Semple Stadium yesterday. As reigning All-Ireland champions, the game was …

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Conor Lehane Comes Of Age And Cork Fans Couldn’t Be Happier

Since making his championship debut for Cork in 2011 in his first year out of minor, there has been a wave of expectation on Conor Lehane to deliver on his billing as one of the hottest prospects in hurling. Yesterday he did that.  The Midleton man came of age in the epic Munster championship encounter with Tipperary in Thurles on …

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Fairytale Comeback Fitting For Cork Hero Michael Cahalane

Munster GAA Senior Hurling Championship Quarter-Final , Semple Stadium, Thurles, Co. Tipperary 21/5/2017 Tipperary vs Cork Cork's Michael Cahalane celebrates a late score INPHO/Cathal Noonan

In this evening’s thrilling Munster Championship opener, Cork shocked the hurling world with a 2-27 to 1-26 victory over Tipperary. The second goal arrived from one Michael Cahalane, a fairytale only fitting for the Bandon club man. Many Cork natives are aware of the tale of the former underage star. An outstanding hurler from a young age, Cahalane was expected …

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Munster Hurling Is Back With A Bang And Nobody Can Get Enough

Tipperary Cork

Tipperary and Cork served up a cracker in Semple Stadium this afternoon as the Munster Championship got underway. The Rebels took the fight to the All-Ireland champions, and the pace of play in the first half whetted the appetite, starved of top class championship action since last September. The Premier were shocked at home, but by no means were they not …

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“They’re Basically Just After Shafting My Brother” – Aisake Ó hAilpín Explains His Decision To Leave Cork Team

Aisake Munster Senior Hurling Championship Quarter Final 30/5/2010 Cork vs Tipperary Cork's Aisake O hAilpin after the final whislte Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Cathal Noonan

In today’s Irish Independent, former Cork hurler and Aussie Rules star Aisake Ó hAilpín spoke to Vincent Hogan about his time with the Cork hurlers, and how things ended, including his disappointment with the treatment of his brother Seán Óg. Cork take on All-Ireland champions Tipperary tomorrow and enter as massive underdogs. Similar odds would have been offered on the …

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Tipperary Vs Cork: The Three Key Men For Each Side

Cork Tipperary

On Sunday, the Munster Senior Hurling Championship will get underway and we look at the key players to look out for in the upcoming battle between Tipperary and Cork.  Undoubtedly, the beginning of the Munster Championship is a date that many GAA fans look forward to, but this year it is particularly interesting. The rivalry and history between Tipperary and …

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Watch: The Sunday Game Release Thumping Championship Promo

RTÉ Championship

If this doesn’t get you excited for the summer ahead, nothing will. There’s nothing like kicking back to watch the Sunday Game. The analysis and the commentary itself is enough for me. RTÉ and the Sunday Game have released a video to promote their coverage for the coming summer and it’s simply stunning. With the Championship having already begun with …

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Big Boost For Kilkenny On The Injury Front As Leinster Championship Looms

With three weeks to go until Kilkenny open their 2017 championship campaign with a Leinster semi-final against either Wexford or Laois, they have received a timely boost with the return of Michael Fennelly to training.  The Cats have been without Fennelly since he ruptured his achilles tendon in the All Ireland semi-final replay against Waterford last August. The 2011 Hurler …

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Tipperary Vs Cork: An Overview Of The Decade So Far

Munster GAA Hurling Senior Championship Quarter-Final, Semple Stadium, Thurles, Tipperary 22/5/2016 Tipperary vs Cork Cork’s Conor Lehane gathers the ball ahead of Tipperary’s Ronan Maher Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ken Sutton

With Tipperary and Cork set to kick-off this year’s Munster Championship on Sunday, we take a look at the decade so far for two of hurling’s traditional powerhouses. Cork, one of hurling’s long-established giants, have struggled slightly in recent times. Once the innovators of hurling, the Rebels have fallen behind. Sweepers, third midfielders and one/two-man full forward lines have changed the …

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Quiz: Can You Name Hurling’s 20 All-Time Top Scorers?

All Ireland Hurling Final Cork vs Kilkenny 12/9/2004 DJ Carey of Kilkenny gets away from Ben O'Connor of Cork Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Patrick Bolger

With fans all over the country excited for the return of championship hurling to our screens this Sunday, we’ve decided to test your knowledge of hurling’s top scorers. We want to know if you can name hurling’s 20 all-time top scorers. When Cork and Tipperary clash this Sunday, both Patrick Horgan and Seamus Callanan are expected to be amongst the …

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Star Hurler Mark Schutte Joins Dublin Senior Football Squad

Dublin

Big news emerging from the capital this morning is that Mark Schutte has opted to join up with the Dublin senior football squad, having departed the hurling set-up earlier this year.  Schutte chose not to rejoin Ger Cunningham’s senior hurling outfit after claiming All Ireland club senior hurling honours with his club, Cuala, on St. Patrick’s Day in Croke Park. …

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Munster XV: Picking An All Star Team Ahead Of The Munster Championship

Allianz Hurling League Division 1A, Cusack Park, Ennis, Co. Clare 26/3/2017 Clare vs Waterford Clare's Tony Kelly Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

As the Munster Championship draws closer, excitement continues to build for this season’s summer of hurling. With the opening match looming, we take a look at an All Star team ahead of the Munster Championship. As always the standard in Munster is incredibly high, making this selection all the tougher. Since the turn of the decade, Tipperary have dominated Munster, …

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