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Joey Holden Following Unconventional Path To Success

Joey Holden

Should Ballyhale Shamrocks prevail over St Thomas’ on Sunday, it would result in a third club All Ireland medal for Joey Holden, to add to his two All Ireland titles with Kilkenny.  Given that he only made his senior debut for the Cats in 2014, that’s not a bad return. The former captain has cemented his place in the Kilkenny …

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Kingdom Ace In Line For Shock Return Against Mayo This Weekend

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Kerry star, David Clifford is in line for a shock return to the Kingdom side for this weekend’s sold out clash with Mayo at Austin Stack Park. According to Kerry manager, Peter Keane, Clifford is not far away from making his 2019 bow after undergoing shoulder surgery in the off-season. Clifford is not the only Kingdom scoring machine who is …

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GAA Stock Watch: Seamus Harnedy’s Petulance Pays A Price


A hectic weekend in the Allianz Hurling League saw a lot of the counties fates sealed ahead of next year’s league campaign.  With the leagues restructuring for the 2020 season, this year’s campaign meant that counties were fighting to remain in Division 1 ahead of next year. The GAA today announced a whopping 20-game fixture list for Saturday as the …

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Conor Cooney: Keep The Club Finals On St Patrick’s Day

Conor Cooney

St Thomas’ captain, Conor Cooney, believes that the AIB All Ireland senior club finals should continue to be played on St Patrick’s Day.  Given that the GAA calendar is so tightly packed this time of year, there were calls to move the finals back in order to give them more prominence. Last month, Corofin’s Kieran Fitzgerald suggested that the club …

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Conclusions Following Thrilling Weekend In Allianz Hurling League

It was a hectic weekend in the Allianz Hurling League as the group stages were finally wrapped up while a number of finals took place across the divisions. In Division 1A, Tipperary and Wexford secured their places in the Allianz League quarter-finals while condemning Cork and Kilkenny to the relegation play-off. Meanwhile, Carlow secured their Division 1 status for the …

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Rochford: Corofin And Crokes Has Potential To Be Best Final In Years

Former Mayo boss, Stephen Rochford, believes Sunday’s AIB All Ireland senior club football final between Dr Crokes and Corofin will be one of the highest quality finals in years. With the exception of the 2017 final between Dr Crokes and Slaughtneil, the club finals over the past number of year’s have been one-sided affairs. Corofin defeated Nemo Rangers by 15 points …

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Busy Saturday In Store As GAA Announce Whopper 20 Game Fixture List

Wow. The diehards have a tough choice in front of them this weekend.  Last weekend’s horrendous weather conditions led to the postponement of multiple Allianz Hurling League games which were all replayed on Sunday. The knock-on effect of this is that only one of the four quarterfinals ties were played as Limerick swept aside Laois on Saturday evening. The GAA …

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Allianz Hurling League Winners & Losers From The Weekend

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Normal service resumed in the Allianz Hurling League after the last week’s fixtures were thrown into chaos following some typically horrible Irish weather. In what was a fantastic weekend for the ‘small ball’, fans were treated to some epic encounters as we learnt the fates of some teams battling it out for both relegation and promotion. In the marquee game …

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Allianz Deep Dive: Why Forde At Full Forward Is Perfect For Tipperary

Jason Forde Tipperary Allianz League

Brought to you by Allianz, proud sponsors of the Allianz Football & Hurling Leagues.   “If you’re in full-forward every day, you become predictable”. Those were the words of Tipperary captain, Seamus Callanan, following today’s 1-29 to 1-16 win over Cork in Pairc Ui Rinn.  Liam Sheedy’s charges were far from predictable today, especially in the forward line with their …

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Limerick Blaze Into League Semi-Final With 17-Point Win In Laois

Laois 0-11 Limerick 2-22 Report by Marisa Kennedy in O’Moore Park Limerick are through to another Allianz Hurling League Division 1 semi-final following a 17-point win over Laois in O’Moore Park this evening. It was always going to be a tough task for the Division 1B side but goals from Seamus Flanagan and Conor Boylan ensured the contest was over …

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Steven Poacher: “There Is A Person Behind The Coach”

Steven Poacher has made a lot of headlines over the past two years, some of it good, some of it bad. However, what many may not know about the Newry native is that the hours he puts into Gaelic Games is unparalleled. Poacher recently took up a post with Lismore Comprehensive. A great school by all accounts but not a …

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