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The Hurling All Stars Have Been Announced

Hurling All Stars

The Hurling All Stars team have been announced at this evening’s GAA / GPA event on RTE, and it’s safe to say that Tipperary and Kilkenny have dominated. Last year, Kilkenny dominated the All-Stars team, the Cats making up six of the fifteen, and it is their goalkeeper Eoin Murphy who has been selected in the 2016 team. Meanwhile, Tipperary duo Cathal …

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The Voyager: Settling In At An American GAA Club

Bord Gais Energy GAA Hurling All Ireland Under 21 Championship Semi-Final 25/8/2012 General view of a GAA sideline flag Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Cathal Noonan

This is the second in a series of weekly blogs about the life of a Gaelic footballer playing the sport at a high level in the United States for the summer. The story is told first hand by the player himself, as he delves into his experiences in the GAA community abroad. ______ En route to training in the pick-up truck I wrestled …

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Tom Dempsey On Davy Fitzgerald And The Future Of Wexford Hurling

Between his roles as a player, columnist, coach and broadcaster, there are very few men that have as deep an insight into the ups and downs of Wexford’s hurling fortunes over the past 25 years as Tom Dempsey. From scoring the goal to clinch Liam McCarthy in 1996, to documenting the barren spell of recent years, he’s seen it all. …

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GAA Announce Plans For Casement Park Redevelopment

Casement Park

Antrim GAA are set for a new home, as it has been announced that the redevelopment of Casement Park is back on track after hitting several speed-bumps. The plans for the stadium have changed, and after a community consultation process, it has been decided that the capacity will now be 34,500, which includes 8,500 standing. Tom Daly, chairman of the …

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Reasons To Believe: Why Waterford Can Win The All-Ireland In 2017

Munster GAA Senior Hurling Championship Final, Gaelic Grounds, Limerick 10/7/2016 Waterford vs Tipperary Waterford stand for the national anthem Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

With the 2016 inter-county season consigned to the history books at this stage, Pundit Arena’s way-too-early season preview continues with Waterford. After reaching back-to-back All-Ireland semi-final berths, many fancy the Deise to improve next year and go one step further. Waterford: The Déise Manager: Derek McGrath. Key player: Austin Gleeson. One of the best players in the game, Gleeson is a real …

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Proposed New Dublin GAA Stadium Back On The Table

Dublin GAA Fans

Dublin GAA could be set for another stadium, as the proposed M50 ground could be back on the agenda. Currently, the Dubs own Parnell Park, which is located in Donnycarney, north of the city. However, the county board are eager to buy a plot of land at the Spawell in Templeogue, on the south side. The plan is for a …

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Opinion: Provincial Draws Highlight The Need For A Two-Tier All-Ireland

The Sunday Game Championship Draw 2017, RTE Studios, Dublin 13/10/2016 Marty Morrissey, Munster GAA Chairman Jerry O'Sullivan and Tipperary Football manager Liam Kearns make The Sunday Game Championship Draw Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Morgan Treacy

During last week’s provincial football and hurling draws it was evident that perhaps a revamped structure would not only help the inter-county game, but also make it a lot easier to promote. Hurling already operates through a two-tier structure, but it’s the removal of the provincial segment I would suggest. Kerry and Galway hurlers are already competing in the Leinster …

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Tipperary Stars Included As Ireland Squad Named For Hurling/Shinty International

GAA All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Final, Croke Park, Dublin 4/9/2016 Kilkenny vs Tipperary Kilkenny's Conor Fogarty with Noel McGrath and John OÕDwyer of Tipperary Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Morgan Treacy

Ireland will take on Scotland this weekend in the annual hurling/shinty match. The game will take place in Inverness on Saturday. Tipperary have three representatives on the side; Michael Breen, John McGrath and Noel McGrath. The trio were central to the Premier’s All-Ireland success in 2016. Shane Dooley of Offaly is also included, as is Laois’ Cha Dwyer. Continue reading …

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Davy Fitzgerald Slates Ex-Teammates In RTE Interview

Cloughbawn vs Oulart-The Ballagh Wexford senior team manager Davy Fitzgerald

Current Wexford hurling manager and ex-Clare supremo Davy Fitzgerald has launched a broadside at some of his former inter-county team-mates in a typically fortright interview with RTE Sport. While discussing his tenure as manager with the county, Fitzgerald was at pains to state he did not blame the players for his removal from the Clare management position: “The players are …

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Twitter Reacts To The 2017 GAA Championship Draw

The draw for the 2017 GAA inter-county Championships took place live on RTÉ last night, to much fanfare. The draw gave us some sizzling prospects to look forward to in the early rounds of the Championship in both codes. As the draw unfolded, GAA fans took to Twitter to express their feelings about each draw. ______ Football The Dubs will …

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Cork Hurlers To Face Tipperary In Thurles As Páirc Uí Chaoimh Won’t Be Ready In Time

Cork hurlers will concede home advantage to reigning All-Ireland senior hurling champions Tipperary next summer as the redevelopment of Páirc Uí Chaoimh will not be completed in time for the fixture. The tie was one of the standout fixtures made in Thursday’s 2017 All-Ireland Hurling Championship draw and there were some initial suggestions that the match would be the ideal way …

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