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Hurling: Ranking The Top Five Performers Of The Weekend

After a fascinating All-Ireland hurling semi-final between Kilkenny and Waterford which ended level at Croke Park yesterday, we take a look at the five players who stood out most. 5. Conor Fogarty Fogarty has become one of Kilkenny’s most crucial players over the past few years and he once again displayed his importance to Brian Cody’s men. He was busy …

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Hurling: Three Talking Points Before Kilkenny v Waterford

Waterford face Kilkenny in today’s All-Ireland hurling semi-final showdown at Croke Park. Here, we look at the three main talking points before today’s clash. Will Kilkenny target Waterford’s defence with high ball? Tipperary’s Munster final victory over Waterford was a hammering and it was all down to Michael Ryan’s tactics on the day. The Tipperary defence launched high ball after …

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Part 1: Ranking The Best Sets Of Brothers Currently In The GAA

The GAA has a tradition of producing famous sets of talented brothers. Here, we rank the best sets of brothers currently playing the game. As much as we would like to include the likes of the Brogans, the Cannings the Kernans, the O’Sés and the Powers, the fact that only one brother remains on the field of play, means that we can’t …

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WATCH: There’s Another Canning On The Scene

Does the name Canning ring any bells? Of course it does, brothers Joe and Ollie have represented the Tribesmen in hurling for countless years. They’re almost super-star like in Galway. However, there’s now another Canning on the scene, namely, Jack Canning. The Portumna player is the latest of the Canning’s to break into the Galway hurling scene. A nephew of both …

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Video: PFA Player Of The Year Riyad Mahrez Tries His Hand At Hurling

Leicester city winger Riyad Mahrez was pitted against Monaghan football star Conor McManus in a keepy-uppy contest, which included a hurling challenge. Mahrez, who has been subject to intense transfer speculation linking him to Arsenal could yet undergo a radical career change and line out as a hurler. McManus and Mahrez were tasked with keeping the ball off the floor using …

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Freedom, Abandon, Instinct: Waterford u21’s Show The Way Forward

Waterford and Tipperary played out another u21 game to remember last night. Lead by the fantastic Austin Gleeson, the Déise played with freedom, abandon and instinct. Although last night’s final result suggests a dominant Waterford display, it wasn’t until late on where Waterford asserted their dominance and pushed on to win quite comfortably in the end. Senior stars Patrick Curran, Tom …

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Six Young Stars To Watch In Tonight’s Munster u21 Final

Munster GAA Senior Hurling Championship Final, Gaelic Grounds, Limerick 10/7/2016 Waterford vs Tipperary Waterford’s Austin Gleeson and Ronan Maher of Tipperary Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

Waterford will face Tipperary in this year’s Munster u21 hurling championship tonight at Walsh Park. Here, we take a look at the six players to keep an eye on. Waterford, backboned by a host of senior stars, go in to this evening’s tie as firm favourites to claim a first u21 title for the county in 21 years. Conor Gleeson …

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Classy Canning Delivers Magnificent Post-Match Interview

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Joe Canning lead by example as he shot 1-8 to send Galway through to the All-Ireland semi-final after defeating Clare today but his post-match interview was arguably more impressive than his on-field exploits. After inspiring Galway to get the better of Davy Fitzgerald’s Clare side, Canning wished his opposing manager the very best with his recovery from a health scare. Remarkably, …

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Relentless Work-Rate The Key For Composed Galway

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Galway are through to the All-Ireland semi-final for the second year in a row after defeating Clare on a scoreline of 2-17 to 0-17 at Semple Stadium, Thurles today. A relentless work rate and composed heads were critical to the Tribesmen’s success over Davy Fitzgerald’s Clare side. Having played with the wind in the first half, Galway were boosted significantly when …

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Tony Kelly v Joe Canning: The Deciding Battle?

Munster GAA Hurling Senior Championship Semi-Final, Semple Stadium, Thurles, Tipperary 5/6/2016 Clare vs Waterford Clare’s Patrick Kelly looks on as Waterford's Maurice Shanahan's shot goes into the goal Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ken Sutton

Galway and Clare face off later this afternoon in what will be an intriguing contest. In what is expected to be a very close encounter, will the deciding battle be the battle between top marksmen Tony Kelly and Joe Canning? A sunny day in Thurles is expected and a decent crowd are set to pay their way through the gates …

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Power Rankings: The Five Hurling Best Goalkeepers Since 2000


Since 2000, there have been many great hurling goalkeepers who minded the nets of their beloved county. Here at Pundit Arena HQ, we have shortlisted what we believe to be the top five goalkeepers since 2000. 5.PJ Ryan (Kilkenny) PJ Ryan makes the list ahead of former-team mate James McGarry, Ryan wasn’t around for long but when he was present between …

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Five Reasons To Look Forward To Sunday’s Hurling Quarter-Finals

The hurling championship is still crying out for a good game. With only five remaining games in this summer’s championship, we here at Pundit Arena HQ give you five reasons to look forward to this weekend’s action. 1.Managers Under Pressure Out of the four manager that will be present on the sideline this Sunday, three of them are under pressure. …

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Four In-Form Players To Watch During Sunday’s Hurling Quarter-Finals

Munster Under 21 Hurling Championship Semi-Final, Walsh Park, Waterford 13/7/2016 Waterford vs Clare Waterford manager Sean Power congratulates Shane Bennett as he is replaced late in the game Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/James Crombie

If you want to be anywhere this Sunday afternoon, it has to be Thurles. Semple Stadium will host two All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship quarter-finals for 2016, with Wexford v Waterford and Galway v Clare the games on show. Whether you’re going to Thurles or watching the games on TV, this article will pin-point some key players to watch. _____ Shane Bennett Waterford’s Shane …

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Opinion: The U21 Hurling Championship Needs To Be Restructured

There’s no doubt that the Bord Gais Energy Under 21 Championship is unique. The football and hurling championships have structures in place solely to benefit each provincial winner. It’s a knock-out type championship too, which makes it all the more entertaining and nail-biting for both sets of fans. However, even though this championship structure works for Gaelic football, sadly the same cannot be said for …

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