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Galway’s Best Moments Against Kilkenny

Galway take on Kilkenny in the Leinster Final this Sunday Galway are one of those infuriating sides. Just like Arsenal in the Premiership, its a case of them have the ability but not the aptitude. Like the gunners, the Tribesmen possess the skill, the soft touches and the flair, but have lacked that bit of fight that gets them over the line. However …

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Has Eamonn Fitzmaurice Selected The Strongest Substitutes Bench In The History of Gaelic Football?

Eamonn Fitzmaurice has selected an unusually strong bench for Kerry’s clash with Cork When the Kerry manager decided to start Colm Cooper from the bench on Sunday, he raised the eyebrows of football fans across the country. While the strength of Dublin’s panel has been discussed at length, Kerry seem to have come in under the radar in this regard. Amongst the …

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The Six Day Issue That Won’t Go Away

Two years ago the GAA came up with the decision to split the qualifiers in two and do away with the six day turnaround for those teams who were beaten in a provincial final. This has worked very well, but the problem is still occurring in the early rounds as can be seen by the Offaly and Kildare game this …

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Rebels With A Cause

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Cork are looking to beat Kerry in Killarney for the first time in 20 years. There is nothing like a Munster Final in Killarney. The short distance between Killarney and Cork’s football heartland in the west of the county ensures that a sizeable rebel contingent make the trip across the county bounds. The atmosphere created in the town is stimulated by …

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The Enigma That is Galway Hurling

Galway take on Kilkenny this Sunday in a repeat of the 2012 Leinster Final. Many of us have a soft spot Galway. Our fondness has been perpetuated by our image of the city in particular. The massive student population keeps the city buzzing throughout the winter months. It maintains a vibrant atmosphere through the summer with an almost endless stream of …

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Are the Cork Hurlers Looking at a Short Summer?

The Cork senior hurlers travel to Wexford on Saturday for what is a season defining match Defeat for Cork this Saturday is not worth thinking about. Despite winning the Munster Championship last year, the momentum that carried them to the 2013 All Ireland Final, has slowly dissipated. At the beginning of last season it seemed Cork were ready to win the …

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Trick Shots and Drones: Waterford Hurlers Cross Bar Challenge

Waterford’s senior hurlers were the latest team to take part in the crossbar challenge Led by Dan Shanahan, Waterford attempted to overcome Clare’s score of 12, after being nominated to take part in the challenge by Davy Fitzgerald last week. The rules are simple, each time to crossbar is struck, €50 is donated to a chosen charity. This week Waterford pledged …

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The Gaelic Football Revolution At One London High School

The BBC are reporting the most unlikely of GAA related stories today. A school in Southall, west London, whose student body is comprised mainly of children from indian and somali backgrounds, is about to field a Gaelic football team. The situation arose when members of the teaching staff at Featherstone High School encouraged their colleague, Brendan Doherty, to set up …

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Classy Dubs Are Just Too Good This Year

When the final whistle sounded at the end of Westmeath’s victory over Meath on Sunday, it was greeted with such a reaction by the Lake County faithful that you would be forgiven for thinking it was 2004 again. Such was the joy at Westmeath’s first ever Championship victory over rivals Meath that you could almost picture the late, great Páidí Ó Sé down …

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GIF: So… What About That Red Card For Paddy O’Rourke?

Westmeath ran out as 4 point winners over their neighbours after a fantastic comeback in Croke Park It was special victory for a number of reasons, however none more so than the fact that it was their first ever Championship win over their major rivals and neighbours. However, placing the glory of Westmeath’s achievement aside, there was a slightly controversial …

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Canadian Sports Channel Shows Hurling… Canadians Go Mental

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The Canadian sports channel Sportsnet One recently broadcast a replay of Kilkenny’s victory over Wexford and the locals went nuts It seems hurling is slowly taking over the world. Last summer it was the Brits who were enthralled, now its the turn of the Canadians. Long have we told anyone who will listen that hurling is the best sport in the world. It …

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Hope Springs Eternal For Lilywhites

Journalists by trade are prisoners of their own banal platitudes. One of the professions common sayings refer to the disdain the majority of upstanding journalists have for “fans with typewriters”. Fortunately, contributors to Pundit Arena are not shackled by these constraints, so I’m going to drop all journalistic pretences. On Sunday at 4pm I’ll join approximately 15,000 of my fellow …

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The Donegal Juggernaut is Set to Keep on Rolling

Donegal aim to overcome Derry in this Sunday’s Ulster Senior Football Championship Semi Final. The task facing Derry on Sunday is a daunting one. Not only will Derry have to defeat a side which has only lost one Ulster Championship fixture since 2011, but one that seem to have improved since Jimmy McGuinness departed. In the two Championship games under Rory Gallagher, Donegal …

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