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Jackie Tyrrell Knows More Than Most When It Comes To Pressure

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Jackie Tyrrell knows more than most about the pressure that comes with playing in an All-Ireland final. The James Stephens club man was drafted into an all-conquering Kilkenny set-up following their successful league campaign in 2003. The teak-tough defender bided his time on the Kilkenny bench for three years as they collected another All-Ireland in 2003 before watching on as …

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Major Preview: Derek McGrath Looks Ahead To All-Ireland Final

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In association with The Electric Ireland Minor Hurling Championship draws to a close on Sunday when Galway and Kilkenny meet in Croke Park. The two teams know each other extremely well having met at the same stage of the competition last year while also locking horns earlier this season in the quarter-final round-robin series. Galway and Kilkenny have been dominant …

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PA Roundtable: Top Hurling Stars Predict The All-Ireland Final

Ahead of the highly-anticipated All-Ireland hurling final between Kilkenny and Tipperary, Pundit Arena spoke to some of the country’s top hurlers to get their thoughts.  Johnny Coen (Galway), Mark Kavanagh (Laois), Alan Cadogan (Cork), and Cian Boland (Dublin) predict the 2019 decider in Croke Park, the Hurler of the Year and tell us whether or not they would like to see …

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Major Endurance: Turning Minor Heartbreak Into Major Triumph

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In association with Defeat is difficult to deal with under any circumstances but when you are a young hurler on the biggest stage of Croke Park, it can be particularly tough to process. That was the challenge facing the Galway minors in 2016 after they suffered a devastating five-goal loss at the hands of rivals, Tipperary in the All-Ireland semi-final. …

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Derek McGrath: “I Felt Liberated But It Was Definitely The Wrong Platform”

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Derek McGrath has addressed the fallout following his appearance on the Sunday Game two weeks ago when he and Donal Óg Cusack defended the use of the sweeper system in hurling.  The pair, alongside Brendan Cummins, were discussing Davy Fitzgerald having to defend the use of the sweeper once again following their agonising defeat to Tipperary in the All-Ireland semi-final. …

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The Barbershop with Electric Ireland – Episode 2: Matchday Nutrition

In Episode 2 of ‘The Barbershop’, Electric Ireland GAA Minor Championships ambassadors, Derek McGrath Karl Lacey, Alan Kerins and Mossy Quinn reflect on how match day nutrition has change over the years. _____ Want to win tickets to Dublin vs Kerry in the All Ireland Final? Play ‘Major Shootout’  here for your chance to win tickets. Share your score using #GAAThisIsMajor to be …

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The Barbershop With Electric Ireland – Episode 1: Minor Memories

In Episode 1 of ‘The Barbershop’, Derek McGrath and the rest of the Electric Ireland GAA Minor Championships ambassadors, Karl Lacey, Alan Kerins and Mossy Quinn reflect on their minor careers. ______ Want to win tickets to Dublin vs Kerry in the All Ireland Final? Play ‘Major Shootout’  here for your chance to win tickets. Share your score using #GAAThisIsMajor to …

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Former Kerry Boss Jack O’Connor Set To Take Over As Kildare Manager

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Former Kerry boss Jack O’Connor is set to take over as manager of the Kildare senior footballers.  Cian O’Neill stepped down from the position after the Lilywhites exited this year’s championship in a heavy defeat to Tyrone in Newbridge in Round 3 of the qualifiers. According to a report in The Irish Independent, O’Connor’s name will be ratified at the …

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“Maybe Kerry Would Like To Inflict That On Somebody Else”

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They’ve tried their best to steer clear of any drive-for-five chat but Dublin will be hard-pressed to ignore the hype now that they are just one game away from etching their names into the annals of GAA history.  Only five teams, across both codes, have attempted to achieve the five-in-a-row. The first came in 1919 when the Wexford footballers attempted …

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Harte Ready For Another Year Despite Cavanagh’s Call For Change

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Tyrone performed well on Sunday and looked superior to Kerry for large spells throughout their All-Ireland semi-final but ultimately faltered down the home stretch as Stephen O’Brien’s goal ignited the Kingdom to push on and claim a three-point win in Croke Park.  For Mickey Harte and Tyrone, it’s back to the drawing board following a topsy turvy season that saw …

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Peter Keane Remains Coy As Attention Turns To Stopping Dublin

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Peter Keane was in a buoyant yet brazen mood, to say the least, following his side’s win over Tyrone in yesterday’s All-Ireland SFC semi-final. Obviously, very happy having seen his side come out on top when for so long they were arguably second best but clearly prepared to play his cards close to his chest as he answered back in …

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