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Brian Cody To Serve 20th Season As Kilkenny Boss

Tipperary , Ireland - 8 July 2017; Kilkenny manager Brian Cody near the end of the GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Championship Round 2 match between Waterford and Kilkenny at Semple Stadium in Thurles, Co Tipperary. (Photo By Brendan Moran/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

Unsurprisingly, Brian Cody has been ratified as the Cats’ senior hurling manager by the Kilkenny County Board for what will be his 20th season in charge. His backroom team of Derek Lyng, James McGarry and Michael Dempsey are also set to continue for another year. Cody has overseen unprecedented levels of success for the black and amber side, as they …

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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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Davy Fitzgerald’s Demands At First Wexford Training Perfectly Illustrate His High Standards

Allianz Hurling League Division 1A Quarter-Final, Nowlan Park, Kilkenny 2/4/2017 Kilkenny vs Wexford Wexford manager Davy Fitzgerald Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ken Sutton

Davy Fitzgerald ruffled some feathers in Wexford on his first night in charge but he has reaped the rewards. Like him or loath him, Fitzgerald is nothing but meticulous in his approach to preparing teams. While some of his madcap sideline antics may garner unwanted attention, Fitzgerald has largely produced results as a manager. With Waterford, Davy went all the way to …

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The Five Standout Performers From Cork’s Victory Over Waterford

Munster GAA Hurling Senior Championship Semi-Final, Semple Stadium, Thurles, Co. Tipperary 18/6/2017 Cork vs Waterford Cork’s Mark Coleman scores a sideline cut Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Tommy Dickson

Cork defeated Waterford by 0-23 to 1-15 in the Munster Championship semi-final on Sunday to book a final meeting with Clare on July 9.  With the Corkonians proving the rebellion under Kieran Kingston is well and truly underway, we pick our standout performers on another memorable day for the underdogs. _________ 5. Patrick Horgan Another day of high-scoring and clinical …

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The Case For Waterford To Drop The Sweeper On Sunday Vs Cork

Allianz Hurling League Division 1A, Walsh Park, Co. Waterford 19/2/2017 Waterford vs Tipperary Waterford's Tadgh de Burca Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Tommy Dickson

Even as the hurricane Cork brewed up against Tipperary was subsiding, warnings could be heard that Waterford would prove a very different proposition. The Munster quarter-final was exceptionally high-scoring and open, while the feeling was that Waterford would prefer a much tighter and more physical game. After all, they have gained a deserved reputation as a team who place a …

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Padraic Maher Weighs In On Tipperary Rumours

Allianz Hurling League Division 1A, Semple Stadium, Thurles, Tipperary 11/3/2017 Tipperary vs Kilkenny Kilkenny’s Alan Murphy and Colin Fennelly with Michael Cahill and Padraic Maher of Tipperary Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Tommy Dickson

After last week’s removal of Cathal Barrett from the Tipperary hurling panel, rumours of unrest began to run riot. Padraic Maher has since weighed in on the rumours via social media over the past week. Speaking to GAA.ie, Maher rubbished all of the rumours that had spread. The Thurles Sars star was shocked by the rumours and claims so were the …

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Quiz: Can You Name Hurling’s 20 All-Time Top Scorers?

All Ireland Hurling Final Cork vs Kilkenny 12/9/2004 DJ Carey of Kilkenny gets away from Ben O'Connor of Cork Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Patrick Bolger

With fans all over the country excited for the return of championship hurling to our screens this Sunday, we’ve decided to test your knowledge of hurling’s top scorers. We want to know if you can name hurling’s 20 all-time top scorers. When Cork and Tipperary clash this Sunday, both Patrick Horgan and Seamus Callanan are expected to be amongst the …

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Munster XV: Picking An All Star Team Ahead Of The Munster Championship

Allianz Hurling League Division 1A, Cusack Park, Ennis, Co. Clare 26/3/2017 Clare vs Waterford Clare's Tony Kelly Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

As the Munster Championship draws closer, excitement continues to build for this season’s summer of hurling. With the opening match looming, we take a look at an All Star team ahead of the Munster Championship. As always the standard in Munster is incredibly high, making this selection all the tougher. Since the turn of the decade, Tipperary have dominated Munster, …

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Galway’s Comprehensive Win Over Tipperary Has Surprised Everyone

Allianz Hurling League Division 1A Final, Gaelic Grounds, Limerick 23/4/2017 Galway vs Tipperary Tipperary's Darren Gleeson saves a shot from Jason Flynn of Galway Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Morgan Treacy

Tipperary are expected in some quarters to go on and win another All-Ireland this year, but the Premier County were certainly brought back down to earth by Galway on Sunday and will need to now reassess ahead of the Munster Championship.  Going in six points ahead at half-time Galway were expected to experience some form of pushback from Tipp but …

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Five Talking Points From The Weekend’s Hurling Action

All-Ireland Club Junior Hurling Championship Final, Croke Park, Dublin 18/2/2017 Mayfield vs Mooncoin Mayfield's Shane O'Donovan lifts the cup Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Tommy Grealy

This past weekend saw round two of the National Hurling League played out as well as All-Ireland club finals in the Intermediate Hurling Championship and Junior Hurling Championship. Here are our top five talking points from the past 48 hours. ________ 5. Clare Hammer Kilkenny Clare had the most eye-catching result of the weekend, claiming a 2-19 to 0-12 win …

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Tipperary Cannot Afford To Fail This Latest Kilkenny Test

GAA All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Semi-Final, Croke Park, Dublin 14/8/2016 Tipperary vs Galway Tipperary players compete Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Donall Farmer

Penning the autobiography of Brendan Cummins with the man himself last year, one of the lines that got me most was his description of exactly what it takes to see off Kilkenny in an All-Ireland senior hurling final. Before a team meeting ahead of the 2010 final, two-time All-Ireland winner Cummins spoke to his team-mates and delivered the following message: …

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Can Waterford Make The Breakthrough?

Waterford have undoubtedly made progress this year. Granted, they haven’t won anything or progressed any further in the championship, and one could argue that over the season as a whole their performances have not exceeded what they achieved in 2015. But, championship hurling is only partly about excellence over a season – it is at least as much a matter …

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Opinion: Clare Will Come Back Stronger

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

Clare were banished to the qualifiers on Sunday after Waterford overwhelmed the newly-crowned league champions with a seven-point victory in Semple Stadium, Thurles. The result is in startling contrast to the League final replay, which saw Clare triumph after a last-gasp Tony Kelly point. Derek McGrath’s side now progress to the Munster final for the second year in a row …

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Why The Structure Is Not To Blame For Munster Hurling’s Woes

Should the GAA change the structure of the All-Ireland Hurling Championships? Richard Clune examines the issue. When Tipperary were knocked out of the All-Ireland by Galway at the semi-final stage, John Mullane called for structural change and the re-introduction of the quarter finals for provincial winners.  His argument was that the five week gap between provincial success and the semi-final is …

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Cork To Face Tipperary In Munster Hurling Championship

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The draw for the 2016 provincial Hurling Championships was made on Thursday night, throwing up some fascinating encounters. Munster giants Tipperary and Cork will meet at the quarter-final stage this year whilst Waterford will face Clare in the semi-finals, where Limerick will be waiting for the winners of Cork and Tipp. The Leinster Championship draw consists of a qualifier group …

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Hurlers Could Raise Level Of Cat-Astrophic Kilkenny Football

Hurling and football are under the one GAA umbrella. Therefore, this writer finds it inexcusable that Kilkenny can be the recurring holders of Liam McCarthy yet fail to field a football team in National League or senior championship. Kilkenny footballers did win some silverware this year but incredibly it wasn’t even on these shores. Rather, they defeated Scotland (not entirely …

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