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Stand Tickets Sold Out As Replay Chaos Continues

There have been scenes of absolute chaos ahead of Sunday’s All Ireland semi-final replay between Galway and Clare as fans attempt to purchase tickets for the eagerly awaited showdown in Thurles.  The GAA confirmed that the replay between the two teams would take place in Semple Stadium in Thurles in the hours that followed their first meeting, a thrilling contest that …

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Waterford The Big Outsiders In All-Ireland Hurling Championship Betting

Following two rather underwhelming quarter-finals at the Páirc Uí Chaoimh curtain-raiser last weekend, we now know the final four teams in the race for this year’s Liam MacCarthy Cup. Clare troubled Tipperary at times on Saturday afternoon, but were ultimately no match for the reigning All-Ireland champions – the Premier’s All-Star forward line were phenomenal. The following day, Derek McGrath’s …

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Seamus Callanan Or Richie Hogan: Who Is More Effective?

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Although Kilkenny’s Richie Hogan and Tipperary’s Seamus Callanan are essentially two different types of players, this article will compare and contrast the differences and similarities between the two.  The most striking similarity between the pair is that they both excelled in their recent change of position under their respective managers. Since Callanan’s move to full forward, he has become a rising horror story …

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The Greatest Munster Hurling XV Since 2000

National Hurling League 15/4/2007 Cork vs Waterford Cork's Sean Og O'hAilpin tackles Dan Shanahan of Waterford Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Morgan Treacy

We at Pundit Arena have put together a team of the fifteen greatest Munster hurlers since the millennium.  1. Brendan Cummins Undoubtedly, Cummins has been the star goalkeeper in Munster since the millennium. Although competing against some of the greatest Munster goalkeepers of all time such as Donal Óg, Davy Fitzgerald and Anthony Nash, Cummins still edges it. With Tipperary, Brendan …

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Paddy Stapleton’s Ex-Tipperary Teammates React To Retirement Announcement

Allianz Hurling League Division 1 Semi-Final 19/4/2015 Tipperary Paddy Stapleton Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Cathal Noonan

Double All-Ireland winner Paddy Stapleton has hung up his boots. At 31 years of age, he has retired from inter-county hurling on the highest podium – with a current All-Ireland winner’s medal in his back pocket. Undeniably, Stapleton has been one of the most consistent corner-backs of the last decade. And some of his former Tipperary teammates have congratulated Paddy on …

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Opinion: Provincial Draws Highlight The Need For A Two-Tier All-Ireland

The Sunday Game Championship Draw 2017, RTE Studios, Dublin 13/10/2016 Marty Morrissey, Munster GAA Chairman Jerry O'Sullivan and Tipperary Football manager Liam Kearns make The Sunday Game Championship Draw Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Morgan Treacy

During last week’s provincial football and hurling draws it was evident that perhaps a revamped structure would not only help the inter-county game, but also make it a lot easier to promote. Hurling already operates through a two-tier structure, but it’s the removal of the provincial segment I would suggest. Kerry and Galway hurlers are already competing in the Leinster …

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Clare Hurling Manager Davy Fitzgerald Admitted To Hospital

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Clare could be without their manager for this weekend’s All-Ireland Hurling Championship quarter final as Davy Fitzgerlad has been admitted to hospital. Little is known about the nature of the his admission at this time, other than the fact that it is for a “health concern,” as per multiple reports this afternoon. Having checked into a clinic in Galway last night, Fitzgerald …

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New Cork Hurling Manager To Be Announced In Coming Days

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Cork are set to announce their new hurling manager in just a matter of days, according to reports on Saturday afternoon. The Irish Examiner have revealed that the man set to succeed Jimmy Barry-Murphy will be Tracton clubman Kieran Kingston. The former Cork corner forward was a selector and coach under his predecessor but will now take the reigns following …

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Tweet: Hurling Is Religion To The People Of Kilkenny, Literally

Only in Kilkenny. Many of you will have heard it said that, to Kilkenny people, hurling is religion. The chances are, you wrote the comment off as a cliche, or a piece of hyperbole. To anyone who happened to drive past the scene pictured below, however, this phrase has taken on a far more literal meaning. The now traditional collection …

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6 players From The Fitzgibbon Cup To Watch In The Championship

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The Fitzgibbon Cup is done and dusted but who impressed enough to warrant some Championship game time come the summer.    Jason Forde The Tipperary man was a key member of winning team UL’s side, contributing to scores whether playing at centre back or in the forwards. The Silvermines man is pretty useful from the placed ball too and got …

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3 Players To Look Out For In 2015’s National Hurling League

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With the National Hurling League starting next weekend, managers will be in full experimental mode, looking for new talent to give them that extra edge. The past couple of seasons has seen hurling’s young guns step forth into the limelight, and this year should be no different. Look out for these three players, who are sure to leave a mark on the …

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Penalties: Hurling’s Troubled Child

There has been much debate since the dawn of the 2015 hurling year surrounding the new penalty laws. The GAA adopting a reactive approach rather than a proactive one has not helped the issue, but the prospect of a fair resolution is getting closer. Last year’s rushed amendment to keep three defenders, yet prohibit the taker from crossing the 21 yard line, was …

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3 Reasons Why Discipline In Hurling Cannot Be Overlooked

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The release of the hurling 20/20 report has put the spotlight on the issue of discipline in hurling. The problem has stirred the pot and has divided those who want tougher rules and those who feel hurling should be left alone. It is fair to say that the review has shed some light on issues concerning the game’s welfare and these …

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Anthony Daly Moves To The Treaty

Anthony Daly has been appointed as the new Head Coach of Limerick’s Underage Hurling Academy. Daly stepped down as Dublin’s senior hurling manager earlier this year after six years with the side. In his time there he steered the Metropolitans to their first National League and Leinster titles in over 50 years; giving a much needed boost to hurling in …

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3 Issues For Ger Cunningham To Sort Out In Dublin

With the recent appointment of Ger Cunningham as Dublin’s senior hurling boss, it is no secret that he has his work cut out for him. Ashling Dalton discusses three issues Cunningham must sort out.  The Anthony Daly era has seen the Blues make massive strides in becoming one of hurling’s top powers and how Cunningham goes about building on that success …

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