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Sheedy’s Faith In Class Of 2010 Pays Off As Tipperary Win In Cork


There were serious questions about this Tipperary side going into their Munster Senior Championship opener against Cork in Pairc Ui Chaoimh today.  Given their early championship exit in 2018 and their mixed performances in the league, it was hard to gauge how this team compared to their other Munster counterparts. Questions were also asked about their older contingent, the heroes …

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Major Talking Points As Tipp Take The Spoils In Cork

Tipperary have recorded their first victory in the Munster Championship since 2016 with a 2-28 to 1-24 win in Cork Here are the major talking points from the entertaining game in Pairc Ui Chaoimh. _____ 1. Tipperary’s Frantic Start Liam Sheedy’s side enjoyed a blistering start to this game with a goal after two minutes from captain, Seamus Callanan. Cork’s …

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Bevan Duffy: Louth Not Looking Past Wexford Despite Dublin Dream

Bevan Duffy isn’t looking beyond Wexford, in fact, it’s quite the opposite. Louth travel to the sunny south-east today for their Leinster Senior Football Championship quarter-final and despite the Wee County being favourites and the Yellowbellies having fallen on hard times, Duffy knows all too well that they can’t be looking past the Division 4 outfit. “It’s the first round …

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Gaelic Football Round-Up: Treaty Men Shock Tipperary In Thurles

The Gaelic football championship continued this evening as Kildare, Limerick and Clare all advanced to the next round of their provincial championships.  The big story comes via the way of Thurles as Limerick recorded a huge upset victory over Tipperary while Kildare were made to sweat it out against Wicklow. Here is our round-up of Saturday evening’s games. ___ Leinster …

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Hurling Round-Up: Reid Hits 2-12 In Kilkenny Comeback Win

There was high scoring aplenty on the opening day of the hurling championship as Antrim, Laois and Kilkenny all recorded wins.  The big game saw Mattie Kenny’s Dublin charges travel to Nowlan Park to take on a seemingly wounded Kilkenny side, however, TJ Reid proved to be in inspirational form for Brian Cody’s men. Meanwhile, in the Joe McDonagh Cup, …

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Hurling Cynics Need To View Game Through A Child’s Eyes


When I was young, going to a Munster Hurling Championship game was a major treat. From the moment the tickets were bought, the preparation would begin. My jersey was washed, carefully hung up, my nails were painted in the team colours and all other topics of conversation were instantly dismissed.  The car journey to the match was filled with talk …

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All Team News Ahead Of Opening Rounds Of Hurling Championship

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After a highly-anticipated build-up, the Munster and Leinster Hurling Championships get underway this weekend. We have all your team news ahead of Sunday’s games across the provinces. _____ Sunday Galway v Carlow, Pearse Stadium, 3pm As well as Joe Canning, Galway are also without Daithi Burke for the first round of the Leinster Championship against Joe McDonagh champions, Carlow. Ronan …

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Pundit Arena Predicts The 2019 Football Championship

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Last week’s games in the Connacht Championship signalled the start of another summer of Gaelic Football action and given what’s at stake this year, it’s all set up to be one of the most exciting in recent years. Dublin have a chance to clinch that elusive five in a row but there are plenty of teams gunning to be their …

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Pundit Arena Predicts The 2019 Hurling Championship

The highly-anticipated hurling championship gets underway this weekend with a number of massive clashes in Munster and Leinster. As well as the obvious ‘who will lift the Liam MacCarthy Cup?’, there are plenty of questions yet to be answered over what we hope will be an exciting summer. Ahead of all the action, Pundit Arena’s GAA journalists Marisa Kennedy and …

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Kildare Feeling Under Pressure Ahead Of Potential Banana Skin

Kildare know all too well the potential banana skin in front of them as they prepare for their Leinster Football Senior Championship showdown with Wicklow on Saturday evening.  The Lilywhites fell to a shock defeat at this stage last season when Carlow ambushed them at Netwatch Cullen Park, the same venue for their clash with Wicklow. Vice-captain, Kevin Feely, admits …

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John Evans: Investing In Youth Key To Changing Wicklow’s Fortunes

Wicklow are out on Saturday night in what is the curtain raiser for this year’s Leinster Football Senior Championship. Forever an underdog, it’s always hard for the Garden County to compete with the top-tier teams and the odds are most definitely stacked against the Division 4 side when they meet Kildare at Netwatch Cullen Park. However, there is one thing …

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BOI Celtic Challenge Group D: Key Wins For Westmeath & Wicklow

Another exciting round of games in the Bank of Ireland Celtic Challenge took place this week, with wins for Westmeath over Meath and Wicklow Blue over Carlow. Kildare were the odd team out this week but they will get back into action against Carlow at Training Centre Fenagh next Wednesday. Read our round-up of all of this week’s action from …

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‘Football Could Learn A Lot From Hurling About Tiered Championships’

John Horan believes football can learn a lot from hurling about the benefits of having a tiered championship system.  Speaking at yesterday’s launch of the McDonagh, Ring, Rackard and Meagher Cups competitions, the GAA president highlighted Carlow as a “shining example” of why football should follow hurling’s lead. “Our football counterparts could learn an awful lot from hurling about the …

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Alan Brogan – A Star That Went Out On His Own Terms

In association with Irish Blood Transfusion Services From 1995 until 2011 the All-Ireland alluded Dublin. For Alan Brogan, 2011 was the culmination of 10 years of hard work. After falling to Mayo in 2012, a second All-Ireland followed in 2013. The 2014 season was set to be the year that Dublin completed back-to-back All-Ireland titles in a swashbuckling style not …

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