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What’s The Better Provincial Championship: Ulster Football Or Munster Hurling?

Over the past number of years, these two provincial championships have stood out from the rest in terms of competiveness, intensity and rivalry. We discuss, what could arguably be the better provincial championship? Going on this year’s games, there is only one winner but since the turn of the century, which province has produced the greatest games? The Leinster championships …

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Tipperary’s McGrath Brothers: What A Difference A Year Makes

Tipperary claimed Munster minor and senior honours at the Gaelic Grounds last Sunday in what was a very special day for the McGrath brothers of Loughmore-Castleiney. Brothers John and Noel starred in the senior win while Brian captained the county minors to provincial glory. 21-year-old John McGrath stole the show as he claimed the Man of the Match award. The …

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Is Tipperary’s Win A Win For Hurling?

Munster GAA Senior Hurling Championship Final, Gaelic Grounds, Limerick 10/7/2016 Waterford vs Tipperary Niall O’Meara and the Tipperary players walk behind the band during the pre match parade Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Cathal Noonan

Another disappointing hurling championship clash will only add to the woes of all hurling fans but this writer is of the view that ultimately, Tipperary’s win could benefit the game of hurling in the long term. Why can this be of future benefit for the game of hurling? Because the sweeper system has been dismantled and the team with more …

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Dual Success: Collins Helps Clare To Two Wins In 19 Hours

Allianz Hurling League Division 1 Semi-Final, Semple Stadium, Thurles, Co. Tipperary 17/4/2016 Kilkenny vs Clare Clare’s Padraic Collins Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/James Crombie

Podge Collins was sprung from the bench to inspire the Clare footballers to victory over Laois today in Ennis, just hours after playing a starring role for his county’s hurling team. Collins shone at half forward last night in Thurles as Clare defeated Limerick by a margin of four points, on a scoreline of 0-19 to 0-15. The Cratloe man …

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Munster Hurling Final: Three Key Battles

Waterford and Tipperary will come head-to-head today in what will be an intriguing contest, which is expected to come right down to the wire. Here, we preview the three key battles that are most likely to sway the result in either Waterford or Tipperary’s favour. 1. Seamus Callanan v Barry Coughlan The direct battle between Tipperary’s number 14 and Waterford’s …

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Tipperary v Waterford: Potential To Be A Much Needed Thriller

Munster Hurling Final Senior Championship Final, Semple Stadium, Thurles 12/7/2015 Tipperary vs Waterford Tipperary's Shane McGrath chases Kevin Moran of Waterford Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Morgan Treacy

For the good of the hurling and the GAA as a whole, it is imperative that this Sunday’s Munster final between Tipperary and Waterford is an exciting contest, and it certainly has the potential to end the drought of dull affairs.  We have built up a number of games in the championship so far as games that can kick-start or …

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Kilkenny 2008 v 2016: Cody’s Achievements Now Greater Than Ever

Kilkenny claimed a 15th Leinster title in 18 years under Brian Cody on Sunday. Arguably in their prime in 2008, we compare the 2008 side to the 2016 side and the results are very interesting. Here, we compare Kilkenny’s starting line-up in the 2008 All-Ireland final defeat of Waterford to a slightly altered Kilkenny starting 15 from last Sunday’s Leinster final …

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