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Preview: Who Will Take The Last Hurling Semi-Final Spot?

It’s the battle of two extremely proud hurling counties today in Thurles as Limerick and Kilkenny battle it out for a place in this year’s All Ireland semi-final. We take a look at some of the key issues ahead of the 2pm throw-in. What has changed since last year’s encounter? Kilkenny and Limerick played out a thrilling game in Nowlan …

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Kilkenny And Limerick Name Teams For Sunday’s Crunch Quarter-Final

Kilkenny and Limerick have named their respective sides ahead of Sunday’s All-Ireland Senior Hurling quarter-final at Semple Stadium (throw-in 2 pm).  Brian Cody has made two changes to the side who lost to Galway in the Leinster Hurling final replay. Cody has brought in Colin Fennelly and Martin Keoghan to replace Walter Walsh and John Donnelly. This means there is no …

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The Hottest GAA Stories From A Huge Week Of Action

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After a week which saw a mass Mayo exodus, a Canning controversy and the Super 8s lineup completed let’s take a look at some of the hottest GAA stories from the past seven days. _____ 1) Up To 10 Players Walk Out On Mayo Ladies Team One of the biggest stories of the week in all of Irish sports, ten …

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Galway Survive Rousing Kilkenny Fightback To Retain Leinster Title

Leinster GAA Hurling Senior Championship Final Replay, Semple Stadium, Thurles, Co. Tipperary 8/7/2018 Galway vs Kilkenny Galway's Padraig Mannion and Liam Blanchfield of Kilkenny

Galway saw off the challenge of Kilkenny to retain the Leinster championship in Sunday’s replay in an absolute classic in Thurles. With last weekend’s original clash in Croke Park ending in a draw, a second outing was needed to finally separate these two – and while Galway looked at one point to be steamrolling their way to the title, a stirring …

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Carlow’s Historic Summer Comes To An End At The Hands Of Limerick

Carlow 0-13 Limerick 5-22 Three goals in the first 20 minutes helped Limerick glide past Carlow and book their place in the All Ireland quarter-finals. It was the worst possible start for the Joe McDonagh champions with teenager, Kyle Hayes netting for the visitors after just 30 seconds. Carlow responded well with points from Denis Murphy and Edward Byrne but were dealt a …

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Ryan O’Dwyer Calls Time On His Dublin Hurling Career

One of the most animated characters in the Dublin hurling scene has announced his retirement.  In an interview with TheHerald.ie Ryan O’Dwyer revealed that he informed his teammates of his decision following their round-robin defeat to Galway last month. “I said it to the lads I’d soldiered with for the last number of years, I said ‘thanks very much’. They made me …

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The Major Talking Points After A Feast Of U21 Hurling Action

With the World Cup on hiatus, Irish sports fans turned their attention to the U21 hurling last night and they weren’t disappointed. Here’s the major talking points from both the Leinster and Munster finals.  Cork’s second Munster title in four days What a week to be a Cork GAA fan. First the senior Munster title and now a U21 trophy to …

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Galway Stun Wexford With Last-Second Goal In Extra-Time

It was an absolutely riveting affair in today’s Bord Gáis Energy U21 Leinster Hurling Final between Galway and Wexford. Today’s matchup was an incredibly tight and evenly contested Leinster final from the offset as Galway met Wexford in what amounted to an absolutely scintillating affair in Portlaoise this evening. After exchanging points in the match’s early stages, it was Galway’s …

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Dr Cullen Park In Bad Shape Ahead Of Limerick v Carlow Qualifier

It wasn’t too long ago that matches were forced to be rescheduled due to pitches being frozen and/or now however. Well the weather is causing a different problem in Carlow as preparations continue in Dr Cullen Park for the preliminary quarter-final meeting between the home side and Limerick on Saturday evening. A photo posted on Twitter shows a large section …

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Pairc Ui Chaoimh In Line To Host All-Ireland Hurling Quarter-Finals

Pairc Ui Chaoimh could be in line to host this year’s All-Ireland quarter-finals according to a report today in The Irish Examiner.  The newly refurbished venue, which can now hold 45,000 people, will be mooted by Cork GAA officials as a potential venue for the quarter-finals which would result in the second successive year that this stage of the competition …

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Hurler Of The Year: Who Are The Contenders So Far?

Dublin , Ireland - 3 September 2017; Galway's Joe Canning watches on as captain David Burke lifts the Liam MacCarthy cup following the GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Championship Final match between Galway and Waterford at Croke Park in Dublin. (Photo By Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

We have been treated to a feast of hurling action this summer with the newly installed round-robin series throwing up some exciting clashes. There have been a number of brilliant individual performances and we have selected our top five contenders to pick up the Hurler of the Year gong at the end of the season. Seamus Harnedy (Cork) If his name …

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