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3 Exciting Clashes In Next Year’s Hurling Championship

The dust has barely settled on the 2014 Senior Hurling Championship but already the GAA are preparing for next year’s campaign and there’s good reason to be excited. Ashling Dalton previews three of the most eagerly awaited clashes from the draw for next year’s championship.  The draws in both hurling and Gaelic football were made last Thursday night and it is safe …

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Top Five Players From The All-Ireland Hurling Final Replay

John Ivory is here to give us the top five players from the weekend’s All Ireland replay that saw Kilkenny crowned champions. 5. Brendan Maher, Shane McGrath – Tipperary Maher never gave up on Saturday evening. He fulfilled his captain’s role well, putting in a gritty, determined performance against Kilkenny. He did well in open play and sought to do …

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Throwback Thursday: Wexford & Clare Play Out Titanic Draw

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In the buildup to this weekend’s U-21 All Ireland Hurling Final, we look back at Clare and Wexford’s first clash at senior level int his year’s championship. Clare vs Wexford face off in the Under-21 All Ireland final this weekend, and many of the players on show will have contested that thrilling two part special at senior level this summer. …

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Day of Destiny: Potential Aftermath Of All Ireland Hurling Final

Mick Grace looks ahead to this year’s All Ireland Hurling Final and the implications for both Kilkenny and Tipperary should they win or lose. Kilkenny and Tipperary, the great old foes, will once again face off in what is likely to be a titanic battle in Croker on the first Sunday in September. The chance to win an All Ireland should …

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In Hurling, Momentum Is Everything

Cork’s capitulation on Sunday at the hands of Tipperary had both management and pundits alike scratching their heads. Where did it all go wrong for the Rebels? The Premier are not ten points better than their southern rivals. Proven players at this level flopped for Jimmy Barry-Murphy’s side, with basic errors and inaccurate shooting letting down the team. So did …

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The Limerick Hurlers’ Window Of Opportunity

Conor Hayes questions if this is the Limerick hurlers’ last chance at All Ireland hurling glory, as their window of opportunity begins to close. In football, the undisputed kings of heartbreak and despair are Mayo. To make seven All-Ireland in twenty- five years is an extraordinary achievement in itself, to lose them all is pretty astonishing too. The dubious honour in …

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Waterford v Wexford – Three Talking Points

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Brian Barry is here take us through the main talking points ahead of this weekend’s big clash between Waterford and Wexford. Is fatigue a factor for Wexford? After two grueling encounters with Clare, Liam Dunne’s side go to Nowlan Park for their third championship match in as many weeks. Additionally, a host of the Slaneysiders’ squad took part in the …

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From Joy To Despair: A Year In Clare Hurling

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“Winning takes talent, to repeat it takes character”- John Wooden. John Wooden is one of the most famed coaches in sport and the basketball legend has provided many a memorable quote which has transcended generations. If you’re one of the many beleaguered Clare hurling supporters still coming to terms with a shock championship exit this past weekend, this particular quote …

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Tipperary v Galway – Three Talking Points

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This weekend one of Tipperary and Galway will see their All-Ireland ambitions come to a premature end. Here are the three main talking points ahead of this pivotal clash. 1. Who is hungrier? Both teams have much to lose. The losing manager’s head will roll. Should Tipperary lose, the public will turn on them. There has been frustration growing around …

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Make Or Break Tie For Tipperary And Galway

Tipperary and Galway go head-to-head this weekend in a mouth-watering clash at Thurles, writes Amy Forde. Round one of the hurling qualifiers got underway at the weekend; Waterford and Offaly advanced to round two while Laois and Antrim’s respective championship campaigns came to an end. Kilkenny and Galway also replayed their Leinster semi-final at the weekend and the Cats came …

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Tipperary v Galway – A Must Win Game For Both

The second round of All-Ireland hurling qualifiers gets underway this weekend. Clare face Wexford in an interesting encounter and the Leinster final between Dublin and Kilkenny also takes place, but there is no doubt that tie of the weekend is the clash between Tipperary and Galway. While the Leinster final is a big occasion for Kilkenny and Dublin, there is …

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The Unfairness Of The Hurling Championship

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With more highlights than the hair of a late 90’s boyband, the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship has thrown up some heart-stopping finishes, hefty hits, and several upsets already, with hardly any game going the way it was expected to. We have what we always wanted, a championship where any one of at least five or six teams could go all …

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Club Teams – The Forgotten People of GAA

There was a general sense of relief amongst Cork people when Brian Gavin blew the final whistle at the end of the Waterford game. The draw was a good result, taking into account how the game had gone for the Rebels. But there were a certain number of people in the county for whom this was a terrible result, the …

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