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The 16th Man – Our New GAA Podcast

We’re delighted to be launching our first foray into podcasting, and it’s a cracker. Ladies and Gents, welcome to the ’16th Man’.  Hosts Paul Corcoran and Maurice Brosnan will take you through each week’s Championship action throughout the summer as well as focus on some of the wider issues in the GAA in ‘The 16th Man’. So that’s all matters …

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Why A Lack Of Leaders Could Leave Cork In Big Trouble

When Pat Horgan fired the ball to the Waterford net with four minutes of injury time to play, only two points separated the sides. The momentum and the crowd were now with Cork. What they didn’t have, was a leader. If we leave tactics aside for a moment, let us remember that Cork were in this game when it really …

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Hurling Power Rankings: The Race For Liam

The hurling championship is in full swing. The matches are coming thick and fast. Although, it’s early days, we here at Pundit Arena have ranked all the teams vying for the coveted Liam McCarthy Cup. 1. Tipperary Last season’s All-Ireland runners-up are in pole position to avenge last year’s hurt and disappointment of losing to Kilkenny after a replay. Eamon …

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Time for a change of Harte in Tyrone GAA?

It’s been a long time since All-Ireland success for Tyrone. In recent years, things have looked a lot more like regress than progress. Is Harte’s time up? 2015 has been a mixed year so far for Tyrone football. This Saturday, the under 21’s face Tipperary in Parnell Park in the final of the under-21 Championship as the Red Hands go in …

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GAA: Are The Banner On Course For Relegation?

Hurling

After three losses in a row, in Division 1B Hurling is very real possibility for Clare should they succumb to the Dubs this weekend.  Losses to Galway, Cork and Tipperary, and a disappointing 2014 campaign have left many people thinking that something has gone badly wrong with a the team full of talented young players. Has this Clare side really …

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Would A Draft System Work In The GAA?

With a draft system being implemented across the majority of America’s major sports, Brian Barry discusses whether or not such a system would work in the GAA.  Carlow for Sam 2022? Read this and it might not seem so far-fetched! First things first. This is a hypothetical analysis, not necessarily advocating for such a system, rather merely pondering its plausibility. Now …

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Gaelic Football: Best Players Not to Win an All-Ireland since 2000

We toiled long and hard to create the most deserving XV that should have lifted an All-Ireland plus a few honourable mentions of course. ________________________________________________________________________ It should be made abundantly clear, this was hard work. Much harder than the Hurling equivelent. There are a lot of great players who have plied their trades with weaker counties where an all-star was …

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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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Top 10 Hurling Moments Of 2014

More time for reflection on 2014. To follow on from our ‘Top 10 Gaelic football moments of 2014’, here we look at what we classify as the Top 10 hurling moments of the year. It was a good year of hurling with plenty of highlights. These were our favourites.   10. Clare win their third consecutive under-21 title It was a …

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Hurling: A Starting 15 That We Won’t See in 2015

Retirements are part and parcel of the off-season of any sport but 2014 has been a big one for players finishing or postponing their intercounty hurling careers. Here is a starting line-up of players who will not take to the hurling fields in the 2015 championship, unless circumstances change themselves.   1. David Herity (Kilkenny) The Kilkenny net-minder has hung …

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JJ Delaney: The Understated Superhero

With JJ Delaney announcing his retirement last year, Ashling Dalton takes a look back at what made the Kilkenny man so good.  It seems the winter of 2014 was awash with retirements in the GAA world, in particular Kilkenny. Tommy Walsh, Brian Hogan, David Herity and Aidan Fogarty all walked away with a bucketful of All-Ireland medals between them. However, …

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