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Poll: Choose Combined Limerick-Cork XV From 2019 Starting Teams

Cork Limerick

With the future of the 2020 championship looking uncertain, we’re keeping ourselves occupied by reliving last year’s highly-entertaining hurling season. On this day last year, Cork traveled to the home of the All-Ireland champions knowing that defeat wasn’t an option following their opening-round loss to Tipperary in Pairc Ui Chaoimh. This was Limerick’s first game of the championship and despite …

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Name Every All-Ireland Winning Hurling Captain Of The 21st Century

hurling captain 21st century

Following our quiz last week on the winning All-Ireland football captains of the 21st century, it’s time to test your knowledge of their hurling counterparts. Over the past 20 years, no captain has had the honour of climbing the Hogan Stand and accepting the Liam MacCarthy Cup on two occasions meaning there are 20 different names on this list, representing …

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Quiz: Name The Top Hurling Championship Scorers Of All Time

hurling championship scorer

Can you name the 12 top hurling championship scorers of all time?  These 12 hurlers are all notable names in the game, with some legendary figures included. Five of the top championship scorers of all time are still playing and could yet rise further up through the ranks before retirement beckons. You will have five minutes to complete the quiz. …

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How Well Do You Remember The 2019 Hurling Championship?

hurling championship

The future of the 2020 All-Ireland Hurling Championship remains in doubt amid the COVID-19 pandemic, so we are casting our minds back to happier times, namely this time last year when we had an exciting summer ahead of us. After a brilliant Allianz League campaign, reigning champions Limerick were heading into the championship as the team to beat, Galway looked …

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Name Hurlers To Have Won All-Irelands In Three Different Decades


With no live GAA action at the minute, we have trawled through the All-Ireland Championship history books and found a number of interesting statistics.  While an impressive and special achievement, winning multiple All-Irelands is no longer a rare occurrence, many on the 2019 Tipperary panel collected their third Celtic Cross of that decade alone. However, winning All-Irelands across a number …

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Conor Whelan: Players Need Adequate Notice Ahead Of Championship

Conor Whelan Galway

Galway star Conor Whelan believes it would be unfair to give players just two weeks notice ahead of the start of championship action.  The GAA season and all training activities are currently suspended following the outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19) with the future of the 2020 championship season uncertain. The organisation have already postponed two Connacht SFC quarter-finals between Galway …

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Quiz: Name The Five Hurlers With Nine All-Ireland Medals

To win one All-Ireland medal is a rare and special honour.  To win multiple Celtic Crosses raises you to another level entirely. The sight of the Liam MacCarthy became a regular one for Kilkenny throughout the 2000s and 2010s but I doubt even some of their players could have ever dreamed of how successful they would eventually be. When you …

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Quiz: Name The Classy 2017 All-Star Team Dominated By Galway

Galway All-Star 2017

Next up in our series of quizzes on All-Star hurling teams of the last decade, it’s 2017 and the year Galway finally lifted the Liam MacCarthy for the first time since 1988. In what was a memorable year for the Tribesmen, they took home both the Leinster and All-Ireland crowns, beating Wexford in the provincial final. Meanwhile in Munster, Cork …

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Ranking The Top Contenders In Hurling With Break In Play

Unfortunately, hurling and Gaelic football are on hiatus and it’s looking more and more likely that the break will be extended due to Covid-19.  However, this break in play allows us an opportunity to step back and analyse who are the top contenders in hurling following what has been an interesting Allianz League group campaign. So here are the hurling …

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Poll: Who Will Be Crowned All-Ireland Hurling Champions In 2020?


The future of GAA in Ireland in 2020 is uncertain given the current impact Covid-19 has had on sporting events. However, we hope that we will have a smooth-running championship to look forward to this summer.  2019 was certainly filled with plenty of drama, from Waterford’s poor showing to Galway’s early exit to the tense semi-finals that saw Kilkenny and …

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Hurling Round-Up: Reid Hits 2-12 In Kilkenny Comeback Win

There was high scoring aplenty on the opening day of the hurling championship as Antrim, Laois and Kilkenny all recorded wins.  The big game saw Mattie Kenny’s Dublin charges travel to Nowlan Park to take on a seemingly wounded Kilkenny side, however, TJ Reid proved to be in inspirational form for Brian Cody’s men. Meanwhile, in the Joe McDonagh Cup, …

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Cork & Kilkenny Duo Cleared For Respective Championship Openers

Cork and Kilkenny have received a huge boost ahead of the championship with the news that Seamus Harnedy and Conor Delaney have been cleared to play in the opening round after successfully appealing their bans in front of the GAA’s Central Appeals Committee (CAC). According to the Irish Examiner, the CAC upheld their appeals last night in Croke Park Both …

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Late Morrissey Super Strike Sees Limerick Clinch Victory Over Kilkenny

Kilkenny 1-22 Limerick 0-27 Limerick have secured their first win over Kilkenny since 1973 after a thrilling encounter in Semple Stadium this afternoon. Kilkenny’s strategy of moving TJ Reid to full-forward paid dividends in the opening stages as the Ballyhale Shamrocks man caused havoc among a full back line that struggled in the Munster semi-final against Clare. His battle with Seán …

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Kilkenny And Limerick Name Teams For Sunday’s Crunch Quarter-Final

Kilkenny and Limerick have named their respective sides ahead of Sunday’s All-Ireland Senior Hurling quarter-final at Semple Stadium (throw-in 2 pm).  Brian Cody has made two changes to the side who lost to Galway in the Leinster Hurling final replay. Cody has brought in Colin Fennelly and Martin Keoghan to replace Walter Walsh and John Donnelly. This means there is no …

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Pairc Ui Chaoimh In Line To Host All-Ireland Hurling Quarter-Finals

Pairc Ui Chaoimh could be in line to host this year’s All-Ireland quarter-finals according to a report today in The Irish Examiner.  The newly refurbished venue, which can now hold 45,000 people, will be mooted by Cork GAA officials as a potential venue for the quarter-finals which would result in the second successive year that this stage of the competition …

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