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3 Counties That Had A Say In The Seasons Of Kilkenny & Tipperary

Kilkenny and Tipperary clash this weekend in the eagerly anticipated All Ireland Hurling Final. Ashling Dalton discusses three counties that played a part in the teams’ path to the final. The Tuesday before the Sunday. The calm before the storm. Call it what you like, talk of the All-Ireland hurling final between Kilkenny and Tipperary will grip the country this week …

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Tipperary – The Premier Power On

Tipperary hurlers were written off and hugely criticised over the last eighteen months, and now they find themselves in an All-Ireland final. It has been a remarkable turnaround. Tipperary beating Cork may not have surprised everybody but the manner of the defeat was a real shock. Most people would have anticipated a shootout where a high scoring feast would have …

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In Hurling, Momentum Is Everything

Cork’s capitulation on Sunday at the hands of Tipperary had both management and pundits alike scratching their heads. Where did it all go wrong for the Rebels? The Premier are not ten points better than their southern rivals. Proven players at this level flopped for Jimmy Barry-Murphy’s side, with basic errors and inaccurate shooting letting down the team. So did …

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Three Things Cork Hurlers Need To Change For The Future

The Cork and Tipperary game was center stage last weekend, and while Tipperary were worthy winners, Cork were seriously disappointing.  Not only were they tactically naive, especially towards the Tipperary puck-outs, they attempted a short-passing game that they were not able to pull off. Taking all that into account, there are three key issues that Cork need to address if …

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Cork v Tipperary – Preview

The second All-Ireland Hurling semi-final takes is set to take place. Cork and Tipperary go toe to toe with a place in the final against Kilkenny at stake. Sean Cremin is here to look ahead to the clash. Cork and Tipperary are ready to take their long lasting rivalry to Croke Park for the first ever time. Their Munster championship …

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Cork v Tipperary – Three Talking Points

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 In a look ahead to this Sunday’s All Ireland hurling semi final between Cork and Tipperary Brian Barry looks at 3 areas that could prove decisive in who progresses to meet Kilkenny in the final. Will Tippearay struggle at fullback? There are still question marks surrounding the ability of Padraic Maher to play at the edge of the square. He …

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Kilkenny v Limerick – Three Talking Points

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Kilkenny face Limerick on Sunday in the first of the 2014 All-Ireland Senior Hurling semi-finals. Brian Barry looks at three talking points ahead of the game.  Will Limerick turn up? Limerick are a proud hurling county, but have a long history of flopping in Croke Park. Be it the 1994 All-Ireland, or, in more recent times, the 2009 All-Ireland semi-final against …

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Where To Now For Dublin Hurlers?

Dublin crashed out of the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship on Sunday with a whimper. Despite an impressive victory away in Wexford Park, the Dubs failed to fire against both Kilkenny and Tipperary. Questions now arise around the future of this team. In 2008, Dublin exited the championship after two losses, but heads were held high having lost out to Wexford …

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From Joy To Despair: A Year In Clare Hurling

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“Winning takes talent, to repeat it takes character”- John Wooden. John Wooden is one of the most famed coaches in sport and the basketball legend has provided many a memorable quote which has transcended generations. If you’re one of the many beleaguered Clare hurling supporters still coming to terms with a shock championship exit this past weekend, this particular quote …

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Tipperary Answer Some Critics

The clash between Tipperary and Galway was a big game for the Premier men. It looked bleak at one stage in the second-half but Tipperary staged an emphatic comeback and answered some of the questions that have been asked of them. The Tipperary hurlers have shipped a lot of criticism over the last two years. Ever since their capitulation in the …

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PA Hurling Team of the Week – 7th of July

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It was a huge weekend of hurling, and Sean Cremin is here with the PA Hurling Team of the Week. Two games lived up to expectation while the Leinster final was a big disappointment. Tipperary answered some questions while Galway increased the amount of questions that will be asked them. Dublin failed to live up to expectation as Kilkenny got their …

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A Huge Weekend of Hurling

As of this weekend two good teams will be eliminated from the hurling championship and the first provincial crown of the year will be decided. Sean Cremin looks at a huge weekend for hurling. This weekend sees three games taking place with everything to play for. There are two very attractive qualifier games in store; Clare v Wexford and Tipperary …

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Cork Hurlers Show Their All-Ireland Credentials

Cork hurlers made a statement of intent in comfortably disposing of the Clare last Sunday. Sean Cremin discusses their potential and why they should be looked upon as real contenders to lift the Liam McCarthy cup come September. 2013 saw the Cork senior hurling team shock an awful lot of people. They reached the All-Ireland hurling final in a whirlwind …

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Leinster SHC Preview: Laois v Galway

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The battle for the Leinster championship resumes in earnest this weekend. Fresh from their preliminary rounds of qualification Laois take on Galway in O’Moore Park, Port Laoise this Sunday in a double header with Antrim and Wexford. Laois reached the quarter finals of the league where they beat Offaly and Antrim while they lost to Cork, Wexford, Limerick and Clare. …

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Throw In The Ball – 2014 Hurling Championship Preview

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The question is still being asked; was 2013 the greatest hurling season of all time? It was discussed on Pundit Arena, on bar stools and on television shows from mid-summer all the way up to this year’s National Hurling League.  The 2014 league was subdued in comparison to last year but that was to be expected. The pace and intensity …

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10 Wishes for the 2014 Hurling Championship

1. More of the same please! It has been rendered into a cliche, but 2013 was the best championship in recent memory. It had everything; skill, scores, and suprises. Few envisaged Clare capturing Lia McCarthy this time 12 months ago, but that is the beauty of hurling. 2014 is the most open championship in years… Anybody’s guess who will go …

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