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Breaking: Paraic Fanning Steps Down As Waterford Hurling Manager

Paraic Fanning has officially left his position as Waterford’s senior hurling manager after just one season at the helm. Fanning took the reins from Derek McGrath last year but in the time since, despite a strong start, he led the side to a bottom-placed finish in Munster’s round-robin. Waterford GAA released the following statement shortly after this development to give …

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Paul Galvin Named New Wexford Manager

Former Kerry footballer Paul Galvin has been named as the new Wexford manager subject to ratification at the County Board meeting next month. According to a report from South East radio, Galvin will take over the role and backroom team will be confirmed subject to his successful ratification. Galvin, who has become somewhat of a fashion icon since his retirement, …

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Moran Returns As Kerry Name Team For Final Super 8s Battle

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Kerry manager Peter Keane has named his team for Saturday’s Super 8s clash with Meath at Pairc Tailteann in Navan.  The Kerry team named to start shows just one change to the side which secured a draw with Donegal in Croke Park two weeks ago. The change sees David Moran returning to midfield alongside Adrian Spillane which means that Diarmuid …

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Famous Family & Legendary Leaders Helping Mullen Reach The Top

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What a wonderfully busy year Adrian Mullen has had to this point and there is still plenty more to play for.  Back in March, Mullen was instrumental as Ballyhale Shamrocks collected their seventh All-Ireland Senior Club Hurling title with the youngster named AIB Club Hurler of the Year shortly after their return to the top. Following on from his club …

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Donal Óg Cusack Defends Sunday Game Colonialism Rant

Former Cork hurling great, Donal Óg Cusack, made headlines around the country when he likened hurling’s detractors to “the last remanents of British culture on these islands.” Following the strange outburst, the three-time All-Ireland winner drew criticism from fans and players for seemingly ignoring what was an enthralling All-Ireland semi-final between Wexford and Tipperary in Croke Park. Speaking on the …

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Major Leaders: The Making Of The Greatest Manager Ever

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In association with On Saturday evening Kilkenny qualified for their first All-Ireland decider since 2016 in what was a game for the ages against Limerick.  What makes their semi-final win all the more remarkable is that time and time again the Cats were written off as genuine challengers. Following their defeats to both Galway and Wexford in Leinster, Cork were …

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John Meyler Steps Down As Cork Senior Hurling Manager

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John Meyler has officially stepped down from his position as Cork senior hurling manager after a period of two years in charge.  Meyler was able to bring a Munster title home to Cork in 2018 but a disappointing loss to Limerick in last year’s All Ireland semi-finals was enough to sew the seeds of doubt within the county. This year, …

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Eoin Kelly: “The Time Has Come To Introduce A Second Referee”

Tipperary legend Eoin Kelly believes two referees need to be introduced in hurling following a number of controversial calls during the All Ireland semi-finals at the weekend.  While the Paddy Power GAA Ambassador was critical of Sean Cleere’s performance during Tipperary’s narrow win over Wexford, he also expressed his sympathy and suggested that referees need more help on the pitch. …

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Pundit Arena’s All-Star Hurling XV Following Classic Semi-Finals

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After an unpredictable, intriguing and let’s face it, at times underwhelming, hurling championship, we are down to the final two teams.  All start-of-year predictions went out the window at the weekend as Tipperary and Kilkenny battled their way into the All Ireland final with respective wins over Wexford and Limerick in what was a feast of hurling and a great …

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“That’s Human Nature” – Croke Park Defend Refereeing Performances

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Croke Park officials have defended the performances of referees Alan Kelly and Seán Cleere who were both criticised for decisions made during the respective All Ireland hurling semi-finals over the weekend. Kelly took charge of Limerick v Kilkenny on Saturday, a game which ended in controversial circumstances when Darragh O’Donovan’s sideline cut was blocked down and diverted out of play …

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Championship Deep-Dive: Young Guns Answer Sheedy’s Rallying Call

Liam Sheedy

When Patrick ‘Bonner’ Maher suffered his season-ending cruciate injury against Limerick in the Munster round-robin series, the topic of who Liam Sheedy would choose to replace him quickly arose.  Dan McCormack found himself on the bench at the start of the season but when Niall O’Meara picked up a hamstring injury against Cork in their championship opener, he and Jake …

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Rory Gallagher Steps Down As Fermanagh Boss (Report)

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Rory Gallagher has reportedly stepped down from his role as Fermanagh manager according to The Impartial Reporter. The former Erne County full-forward informed the County Board and Fermanagh players this morning of his decision which brings an end to his tenure after just two seasons in charge of his native county. Gallagher came on board with Fermanagh after having cut …

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TV Details Announced For Final Round Of The Super 8s

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Come Sunday evening, we will know the four teams set to compete for Sam Maguire following the final round of the Super 8s. Group 2 is already set in stone with Tyrone and Dublin meeting in what is essentially a dead-rubber game while Cork and Roscommon fight it out to avoid the wooden spoon. Meanwhile, it’s fair to say most …

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Davy Fitzgerald: “Whether I Can Do It Again, I Don’t Know”

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A devastated Davy Fitzgerald spoke to media for almost 10 minutes following his side’s narrow loss to Tipperary in Sunday’s All Ireland semi-final. During that time, the visibly emotional manager praised Tipperary, hit out at critics of his sweeper system but he spent the majority of the press conference speaking about the bond he has built up with the Wexford …

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All-Ireland U20 Triple-Threat To Be Televised Live On TG4

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The GAA has today confirmed that O’Moore Park in Portlaoise will play host to Saturday’s All-Ireland U20 hurling semi-final and football final with both games being televised live on TG4. At 2 pm Cork face Kilkenny in their final four clash before the football decider takes centre stage at 4 pm with the meeting of Dublin and Cork. Following this, …

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