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“I Don’t Have The Skill Of Hoggy Or Lehane” – Walsh Happy In Worker Role

Aidan Walsh was the only change to the Cork full-forward line on Sunday in Limerick from their Munster Championship opener against Tipperary seven days earlier, replacing Shane Kingston. He was the only forward not to score and yet his contribution was vital in winning clean possession from puck-outs, something Cork struggled to do in Pairc Ui Chaoimh, and making himself …

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Five Peripheral Cork Hurlers Who Could Still Have A Massive Influence

Munster Senior Hurling League Round 2, Gaelic Grounds, Limerick 15/1/2017 Limerick vs Cork Cork's Lorcan McLoughlin Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ken Sutton

To date, 2017 has been an incredible year for Cork hurling. They’ve already collected silverware in Munster, beating Tipperary, Waterford and Clare along the way and the Rebels can now dare to dream of All-Ireland glory.  Under Kieran Kingston, Cork have a new-look starting XV. Although they are young, athletic and quick, arguably their best overall trait is their skill and, …

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Aidan Walsh To Play With Cork Footballers In 2017

All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Qualifiers Round 4B, Croke Park, Dublin 30/7/2016 Donegal vs Cork Cork's Aidan Walsh Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Donall Farmer

Cork hurling has received a serious blow today ahead of the 2017 season, after Aidan Walsh has committed to the big ball. The 26 year-old won two All-Star awards with the footballers, picking up an All-Ireland medal in 2010, before joining the hurlers in 2014. With Walsh in the starting team, the Rebels won the 2014 Munster Hurling Championship. However, since then …

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Are The Cork Hurlers Just Not Very Good?

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On Saturday evening in Croke Park, Cork hurling hit a new low. The Rebels were decimated by a slick Dublin team, and offered little resistance. Kieran Kingston’s side started the brighter, opening an early lead. However, when the Dubs exposed the open spaces and ran at the Cork fullback line, the floodgates opened. In truth, the 4-21 to 2-17 scoreline …

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Fitzgibbon Cup Weekend – Semi-Final Previews

After a hugely controversial Fitzgibbon Cup 2015 campaign, we are now left with four teams, WIT, CIT, UL and LIT to do battle this weekend on Limerick IT’s campus. Both semi-finals are down for decided and here we give our preview on predictions as to who will face off in the final of the 2015 Fitzgibbon Cup. _____________________________________________________________________________ WIT v …

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Fitzgibbon Cup – Why All The Confusion?

The overriding theme from this year’s Third Level competitions has been expulsions and appeals off the pitch that has totally taken away from action on the field of play. So why is there so much hassle with these competitions? So let’s look at the current situation in the 2015 Fitzgibbon Cup. Cork Institute of Technology and University of Limerick have already …

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Is The Double A Reality For Cork GAA?

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The start of the 2015 season has brought an end to the dual debate down south. However, is achieving both All-Irelands a reality for the Rebel County in the near future? While the glorious year of 1990 for Cork GAA will not fade in the minds of the rebel faithful for a long time, there is a growing sense that it may …

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Gaelic Football: A Starting 15 That We Won’t See In 2015

The profile of intercounty retirements has been far higher in hurling that it has been in gaelic football so far this winter but nonetheless, a lot of class acts and great servants will not be seen on football fields around the country anymore. Here is a football XV to follow up on the recent hurling selection. __________________________________________________________________________________ 1. Brendan McVeigh …

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3 Reasons GAA Dual Stars Are Opting For One Code

GAA dual stars look to be dwindling in numbers as the game steadily advances in commitment level, here Ashling Dalton looks at three of the main reasons dual stars are opting for one code over the other.  Last week saw the announcement that Cork’s Aidan Walsh has opted to only play for Jimmy Barry Murphy’s hurlers next year, now he wasn’t …

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Ireland’s Compromise Rules Squad Announced

Ireland manager Paul Earley has announced his twenty-five man squad ahead of the tour to Australia for the 2014 Compromise Rules Series. Donegal’s Michael Murphy will captain the side again this year with Cork’s Aidan Walsh being handed the vice-captaincy. The squad is represented by fifteen different counties with many big names in the squad. Mayo man Pearse Hanley is …

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PA Report Cards: All Ireland Hurling Championship (Part 1)

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John Ivory is here to dish out the first of our PA Report Cards, grading each team’s performances during this year’s All Ireland Hurling Championship. First under the microscope are Cork, Limerick and Clare. Cork It will be tough for Cork’s faithful to get the sour taste of last Sunday’s semi-final defeat to Tipperary out of their mouths, but once …

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All-Ireland Quarter-Final Preview: Kerry vs Galway

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The first two All-Ireland Football Quarter-Finals will take place in Croke Park this weekend. Both games are Munster versus Connacht affairs, with  Kerry and Galway taking part in the curtain raiser at 2pm on Sunday. It is the beginning of the business end of the football championship and the public will be hoping for a spark to light up a disappointing campaign …

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Top Five Performers from the Weekend’s GAA Action

What a weekend! Dublin overcame Wexford, Tyrone were knocked out of the Ulster Championship and Cork got their revenge against Clare. Here are the top performers from the weekend’s games.  5. Mattie Donnelly – Tyrone Even though he came out on the losing side, Donnelly’s performance could not be overlooked. He was everywhere in defence and dispersed the ball sensibly. …

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Will The Real Cork Hurling Team Please Stand Up?

Cork sauntered to a fourteen-point victory over Waterford after many had expected an ambush – or at least a far more competitive fare than the bookies odds of 1/3 for Cork -in the offing. Critics said prior to the game that the Cork forwards were overrated, they were weak at the back and the reputation acquired by making the All-Ireland …

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Ulster, Joe Brolly, Sky & other G.A.A. Talking Points – 23rd of May

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 Sean Cremin is here to discuss this week’s main talking points from the GAA. 1. Ulster football remains competitive Ulster football is one of the provincial championships that has continued to hold its prestige since the introduction of the qualifiers. It’s by far the most competitive championship in football and last weekend showed that this year will be no different. …

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