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Galway Survive Rousing Kilkenny Fightback To Retain Leinster Title

Leinster GAA Hurling Senior Championship Final Replay, Semple Stadium, Thurles, Co. Tipperary 8/7/2018 Galway vs Kilkenny Galway's Padraig Mannion and Liam Blanchfield of Kilkenny

Galway saw off the challenge of Kilkenny to retain the Leinster championship in Sunday’s replay in an absolute classic in Thurles. With last weekend’s original clash in Croke Park ending in a draw, a second outing was needed to finally separate these two – and while Galway looked at one point to be steamrolling their way to the title, a stirring …

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Diarmuid O’Sullivan: “Clare Need The Munster Title More Than Cork”

Cork legend Diarmuid O’Sullivan feels Clare need the Munster title more than Cork do – but thinks that the Rebels will do the business this Sunday. Speaking to Paddy Power News, the former Cork defender, a five-time Munster champion, feels that Clare’s lack of a provincial championship since 1998 means that the onus is more on them to end that two-decade barren …

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Derek McGrath Steps Down As Waterford Hurling Manager

Munster GAA Senior Hurling Championship Round 4, Gaelic Grounds, Limerick 10/6/2018 Limerick vs Waterford Waterford manager Derek McGrath

Derek McGrath has stepped down as Waterford hurling manager following their elimination from this year’s All-Ireland Championship. The Déise failed to come through the new round-robin Munster Senior Hurling Championship format, losing three and drawing one of the clashes against their provincial rivals. In a statement released by the Waterford county board on Monday night, McGrath confirmed that had stepped …

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Conor Gleeson’s First Appeal Fails As He Attempts To Play In All-Ireland Final

Dublin , Ireland - 13 August 2017; Damien Cahalane of Cork fouls Conor Gleeson of Waterford, for which he was sent off for a second yellow card offence by referee James Owens, during the GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Championship Semi-Final match between Cork and Waterford at Croke Park in Dublin. (Photo By Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

Waterford defender Conor Gleeson has failed in his first attempt to be cleared for the All-Ireland final. Gleeson’s case was dismissed by the Central Hearings Committee on Monday night. Once again, a Waterford hurler has unsuccessfully appealed a sending off as this time Conor Gleeson’s case was dismissed. Hearing 3 of 3, Conor Gleeson: pic.twitter.com/CXVvs0xxTE — The GAA (@officialgaa) August …

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DRA Release Statement Explaining Tadhg De Búrca Verdict

Allianz Hurling League Divison 1A, Walsh Park, Waterford 12/3/2017 Waterford vs Cork Waterford's Tadhg de Burca

The Disputes Resolution Authority have released a statement outlining their reasons for upholding Tadhg De Búrca’s suspension. The DRA were the Waterford defender’s last court of appeal in his bid to be eligible for selection in Sunday’s All-Ireland SHC semi-final against Cork at Croke Park, but just as was the case with the Central Hearings Committee and Central Appeals Committee, …

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Central Appeals Committee Delivers Verdict On Waterford’s Tadhg De Búrca

All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Quarter-Final, Pairc Ui Chaoimh, Cork 23/7/2017 Wexford vs Waterford Referee Fergal Horgan red cards Tadhg De Burca of Waterford

Waterford’s Tadhg de Búrca looks almost certain to miss next Sunday’s All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship semi-final against Cork after an unsuccessful appeal on Thursday. The back was sent off in the Déise’s quarter-final win against Wexford last month for interfering with his opponent Herry Kehoe’s headgear, but had outlined his attention to appeal so the opportunity to face Cork in Croke …

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Tipperary v Galway: Combined XV Ahead Of Sunday’s Clash

Seamus Callanan Tipperary Galway

Hurling fans have been licking their lips all week as Tipperary and Galway do battle this Sunday. This is the fourth year in a row that we’ve seen this fixture and we’re yet to be disappointed. Ahead of the game, we select a combined XV between the two sides. Galway have been favourites for this year’s championship for quite some …

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This Is How Waterford Fans Hope Tadhg De Búrca Could Get His Suspension Overturned

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

On Monday night, it was confirmed that Tadhg de Búrca was handed a one-match suspension after receiving a straight red card in Waterford’s All-Ireland quarter-final win over Wexford. De Búrca was given his marching orders after seemingly grabbing the faceguard of Harry Kehoe – an incident missed by many – but spotted by the linesman, John Keenan of Wicklow. Several points …

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Antrim Add All-Ireland Winning Manager To Hurling Backroom Team

Antrim look set to add a stellar name to their hurling backroom staff in the near future with the addition of former Tipperary manager Liam Sheedy. The Irish News are reporting that the 2010 All-Ireland winner is set to link up with the Antrim management team on a loose basis for the 2018 season. Although they crushed Armagh in the …

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Tommy Walsh Fears Waterford May Not Handle Hype Of Beating Kilkenny

Leinster GAA Hurling Senior Championship Semi-Final Replay 28/6/2014 Kilkenny Tommy Walsh Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/James Crombie

Tommy Walsh, one of the greatest to ever play the game of hurling, has given his verdict on this weekend’s quarter-finals. The 2009 Hurler of the Year fears that Waterford may fall victim to the hype of beating Kilkenny. Speaking in his GAA.ie column, Walsh cited his own county’s victory over Tipperary as a similar situation. When the sides met …

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Jackie Tyrrell Identifies Tipperary’s Biggest Weakness

GAA Hurling All Ireland Senior Championship Final, Croke Park, Dublin 6/9/2015.Kilkenny vs Galway.Kilkenny's Jackie Tyrell celebrates after the game .Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

Kilkenny hurling legend Jackie Tyrrell has identified Tipperary’s defence as their biggest weakness.  The 35-year-old won nine All-Irelands and claimed four All-Star awards during his inter-county career and is universally recognised as one of the toughest defenders of all time so it’s safe to say he knows a thing or two about defending. Writing in The Irish Times, Tyrrell claims that Tipperary’s …

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Waterford Vs Wexford Looks Set To Be A Traditionalist’s Nightmare

The clash of Waterford and Wexford will see two of the most tactically-minded managers face off. Both Derek McGrath and Davy Fitzgerald will likely set their teams up in a nightmare style for the hurling traditionalist. The game of hurling has evolved so much in the space of the last five years with sweepers, two man full-forward lines and packed …

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Does The Back-Door Route Suit This Tipperary Side?

GAA All Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Final 5/9/2010 Kilkenny vs Tipperary Tipperary's Shane McGrath and manager Liam Sheedy celebrate with the Liam McCarthy trophy Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Cathal Noonan

After a shock defeat in their championship opener, Tipperary have regrouped and are still standing. With this in mind, we have to ask, does the back-door route suit this Tipperary side?  The obvious statistic here is that Tipperary’s two most recent All-Ireland titles have come via both routes. They overcame Kilkenny via the back-door in 2010 and took the direct …

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Combined XV From The Four All-Ireland Hurling Quarter-Finalists

The hurling championship resumes this weekend with both quarter-finals taking place in Cork. With the provincial championships wrapped up, there are only five games left in Championship 2017.  Both Wexford and Clare will be looking to bounce back from provincial final defeats, while, Tipperary and Waterford will hope to carry their qualifier form as they bid to reach Croke Park …

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Are Waterford Capable Of Winning Liam MacCarthy In 2017?

Having overcome neighbours Kilkenny in the qualifiers two weeks ago, can the Déise finally capture Liam MacCarthy in 2017? While it will be difficult, there are reasons to suggest that maybe 2017 will be the year Waterford win a first All-Ireland title since 1959. Hurling is a funny game and one result can change everything. The general consensus in Waterford …

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