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Munster Hurling XV of the Half Decade (2010 – 2014)

As we are halfway through the current decade, we felt it was time to pick a team comprised of the best Munster hurlers of the last five years.  In order to maintain the right balance, we took into account what each player’s respective county achieved in the Munster championship and the All-Ireland series during his playing period. So here it is; the Munster Hurling XV …

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Ten Reasons John Mullane Is An Unforgettable Hurler

We remembered Cork’s Diarmuid O’Sullivan recently and now it is the turn of another cult hero; Waterford’s John Mullane. Here are ten reasons he is an unforgettable hurler. ________________________________________________________________________ 1. He Was An Outstanding Hurler. The first thing that has to be mentioned about John Mullane is that he was an outstanding hurler. He was one of the greatest players of …

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Paul Galvin To Launch Range Of Denim Inspired GAA Gear

Ever wanted to feel the rough chafing of Denim shorts on your upper thigh as you tear through the opposition’s half-back line? Well, now you can thanks to Paul Galvin.  The Kerryman has today announced the launch of a series of “Denim infused” GAA gear that takes its inspiration from the heady days of double denim. Famous Hip Hop artists …

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Three Hurling Matches To Relish This Weekend

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Ashling Dalton gives her predictions ahead of three very tasty looking Hurling matches this weekend.   This weekend see the buisness end of the Allianz hurling league come into play as quarter finals and relegation play-offs have to be decided. So it’s fair to say a lot is at stake. 1. Kilkenny Vs Clare This may not be a quarter …

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Waterford: A Side To Watch Out For In 2015?

Waterford returned to Division 1A of the National Hurling League at the weekend, with a 0-22 to 0-16 win over Wexford. The result allowed Waterford to finish top of Division 1A and signaled an immediate return to the top tier of the National Hurling League for Derek McGrath’s side. Now that the Déise have achieved their promotion goal, this young …

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Henry Shefflin –The Ultimate End Of An Era

Who is the greatest hurler of all time? Brian Barry got off the fence a few weeks back in saying it was DJ Carey, many of the older generation still claim that Christy Ring is the finest hurler to take to the field. Henry Shefflin is another who would heavily contest this crown and now he has brought his glittering career …

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Will Kilkenny Miss Henry Shefflin?

Three days after defeating Clare in the League, Kilkenny must face the Banner again in the Division 1A play-off game in Nowlan Park this weekend. The Cats will welcome back the members of the Ballyhale Shamrocks side that won the All-Ireland Hurling Club Championship for a record sixth time, including Colin Fennelly, Michael Fennelly and TJ Reid, but there will be one …

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Can Wexford Continue Their Hurling Renaissance?

Wexford face neighbours Waterford in Wexford Park this Sunday with the winner of this clash gaining promotion to Division 1A. Are the Model Men destined for the top flight?   The Wexford hurlers were the success story of last year’s championship. After conquering then reigning All-Ireland champions, Clare, and Waterford, they eventually fell at the hands of Limerick at the quarter-final …

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The Cult XV: A Team of Football’s Cult Heroes

Following our hurling team last week, we’ve decided to compile a team made from football’s most memorable cult heroes. Some of these lads may not have won bundles of All Ireland’s, but their legacy lives on through the status afforded to them by fans. This is the Cult XV.   Goalkeeper: Shane Curran (Roscommon) The Roscommon goalkeeper was an icon for …

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Remembering The Rebel Rock – Diarmuid O’Sullivan

Diarmuid ‘The Rock’ O’Sullivan was a rebel hurling legend. He won three All-Ireland titles during his time in the red and white of Cork and to this day he’s remembered fondly by the Leeside public. Here, we give you seven reasons as to why he was loved so much. 7. The brother First up, we love Diarmuid because he’s the brother …

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GAA: Munster U-21 Football Championship Roundup

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Here Eoghan Lordan takes a look back at all the action from the Munster Under-21 Football Championship.  Reigning Munster u-21 Football Champions Cork will take on Tipperary in this year’s final after Seán Hayes’ side defeated Kerry by 1-12 to 1-9 on Wednesday night, in a game which saw the end of Dara Ó Sé’s tenure as manager of the …

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Ballyhale Shamrocks Crowned Champions For The 6th Time

From the moment the final whistle blew in the semi-final against Gort, this was always going to be a very special All-Ireland final for Ballyhale Shamrocks. Already the most successful club in the history of the All-Ireland Club Championship, with a seventh final appearance, they went in search of sixth title. It was a historic day for Kilmallock too as …

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The Cult XV: A Team Of Hurling’s Cult Heroes

As it’s St. Patrick’s Day, we’ve decided to compile a team made from hurling’s most memorable cult heroes. Some of these lads may not have won bundles of All Ireland’s, but their legacy lives on through the status afforded to them by fans. This is the Cult XV. Goalkeeper: Niall Patterson (Antrim) Widely regarded as one of the slowest players …

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Do Kilmallock Have Enough To Upset Ballyhale Shamrocks?

The All-Ireland Club Championship finals will take place this St. Patrick’s Day and once again it looks as if there’s going to be an exciting conclusion to the Senior Hurling Championship at Croke Park. Leinster Champions Ballyhale Shamrocks take on Kilmallock of Limerick at 2pm. Although Ballyhale are huge favourites to win their sixth All-Ireland title, Kilmallock may have a …

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Five GAA Stars That Would Succeed In Different Sports

Following on from The Toughest Trade documentary which aired on TV3 this week, we take a look at GAA stars, past and present, who might be suited to different sports. Both Jackie Tyrell and Aaron Kernan excelled at baseball and soccer respectively. Despite their amateur status, the pros were left impressed with Jackie Tyrell’s superb hand-eye co-ordination gaining him significant recognition State side. …

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Video: Tony Kelly – Master In Action

Tony Kelly lit up the Fitzgibbon Cup final replay at Páirc Uí Rinn on Wednesday night. The UL star’s performance earned him the Man of the Match award.   Plying his trade at midfield for the Limerick college, the Ballyea man starred on all fronts. His running and passing game caused all sorts of problems for the WIT midfield. Jack …

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6 players From The Fitzgibbon Cup To Watch In The Championship

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The Fitzgibbon Cup is done and dusted but who impressed enough to warrant some Championship game time come the summer.    Jason Forde The Tipperary man was a key member of winning team UL’s side, contributing to scores whether playing at centre back or in the forwards. The Silvermines man is pretty useful from the placed ball too and got …

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GAA: Are The Banner On Course For Relegation?

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After three losses in a row, in Division 1B Hurling is very real possibility for Clare should they succumb to the Dubs this weekend.  Losses to Galway, Cork and Tipperary, and a disappointing 2014 campaign have left many people thinking that something has gone badly wrong with a the team full of talented young players. Has this Clare side really …

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