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The Star Performers From Galway’s Narrow Win Over Tipperary

It was at times a relatively scrappy encounter in wet conditions at Croke Park, but this game burst into life in the second-half with Galway prevailing by 0-22 to 1-18 to become the first team to book their place in the All-Ireland final. Cork meet Waterford in the second semi-final with the Tribesmen awaiting the winners in the September showdown. …

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The Stand Out Performers From Saturday’s All-Ireland Quarter-Finals

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Tyrone and Dublin both booked their places in this year’s All-Ireland SFC semi-finals following resounding victories over Armagh and Monaghan respectively. With Tyrone defeating their Ulster counterparts 3-17 to 0-08, and Dublin winning by 1-19 to 0-12 – we pick out the stand out performers from both games. _____ Dean Rock – Dublin The only place we can start here …

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There Is Still A Chance To Pick Up Tickets For Croke Park On Saturday

Croke Park

Over 65,000 thousand fans flocked to Croke Park last Sunday for the first double-header of the All-Ireland quarter-finals, as Kerry saw off Galway and Roscommon could not be separated from Mayo. This Saturday, demand for tickets will go up again, as Dublin play their quarter-final against Monaghan, while Ulster champions Tyrone take on Armagh. The game is being billed as …

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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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The Draw For Next Saturday’s All-Ireland Quarter-Finals Has Been Made

The draw for the All-Ireland quarter-finals has thrown up two exciting ties. Dublin and Tyrone have learned their fate for next Saturday evening. On Saturday night, Armagh and Monaghan won through to the All-Ireland quarter-finals, and as there was no prospect of a repeat pairing in this side of the All-Ireland bracket, a draw had to be made. Mickey Harte’s Tyrone …

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Five Outside Bets For The 2017 Footballer Of The Year Award

Killarney , Ireland - 2 July 2017; David Moran of Kerry in action against Kevin O'Driscoll of Cork during the Munster GAA Football Senior Championship Final match between Kerry and Cork at Fitzgerald Stadium in Killarney, Co Kerry. (Photo By Brendan Moran/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

As Dublin’s Stephen Cluxton lifted the Delaney Cup for a record-breaking seventh consecutive time on Sunday afternoon it officially brought an end to a truly exciting year for the provincial football championships.    Just twelve teams now remain in the race for the Sam Maguire Cup, and, as expected, Kerry and Dublin have advanced to their respective quarter-finals with relative …

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Inter-County Players’ Reaction To ‘Super 8’ Motion Illustrates Huge Level Of Discontent

2017 GAA Congress, Croke Park, Dublin 24/2/2017 A view of the conference Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Donall Farmer

February 25th, 2017 is a date that will go down in history for all the wrong reasons. The GAA Congress voted in the motion of a ‘Super 8’ system to reform the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship’s quarter-final stages.  The motion was supported by a whopping 76%. The result of the vote will see the All-Ireland quarter-final stage now split into two groups of …

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Ger Loughnane Has Serious Reservations About Tipperary’s Ability To Build A Legacy

Ger Loughnane Tipperary

Following last September’s All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship final, many question marks were raised about both Kilkenny and Tipperary. The Cats have wintered, licking their wounds, but many are anticipating that they may have to undergo a transitional period before Liam McCarthy will go back to the Noreside. Meanwhile, the Premier have been bigged up, as they embark on the quest …

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Kilkenny Star TJ Reid Has Performed A Complete Turn-About On His Attitude To Gyms

TJ Reid celebrates after the match 6/9/2015

Current Kilkenny hurler and seven-time All-Ireland winner, TJ Reid, will be opening a own new gym in 2017.  The news came from TJ Reid’s LinkedIn account, where he expressed his delight in announcing that a new gym is currently in progress: “After a lot of work and sleepless nights wondering will my new business adventure succeed so today I’m delighted to announce …

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Reasons To Believe: Can Kilkenny Bounce Back?

Allianz Hurling League Division 1A, Nowlan Park, Kilkenny 6/3/2016 Kilkenny vs Galway Kilkenny’s manager Brian Cody Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/James Crombie

With the 2016 inter-county season in the books, it is never too early to look ahead to the 2017 season. In this series, we will look at all the contenders and see what they can achieve in the new year. The series continues with a look at Kilkenny – last year’s beaten All Ireland finalists. Team: Kilkenny Manager: Brian Cody …

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Twitter Reacts To The 2017 GAA Championship Draw

The draw for the 2017 GAA inter-county Championships took place live on RTÉ last night, to much fanfare. The draw gave us some sizzling prospects to look forward to in the early rounds of the Championship in both codes. As the draw unfolded, GAA fans took to Twitter to express their feelings about each draw. ______ Football The Dubs will …

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Dublin Hurlers Must Plan Without Danny Sutcliffe Once Again Next Year

Danny Sutcliffe Dublin Ger Cunningham

The Dublin hurlers have received a major blow before a ball has been thrown in for the 2017 season. Ger Cunningham will once again have to plan without one of his best players for the year ahead. As announced by Oisin Langan this morning on Newstalk Breakfast, Danny Sutcliffe will take another year out from intercounty hurling, this time for travelling. …

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Kilkenny’s Greatest XV Of The Brian Cody Era

Brian Cody Kilkenny

We here at Pundit Arena have put together a list of Kilkenny’s best fifteen players that competed under Brian Cody’s successful management era. Cody is renowned as one of the greatest, most successful GAA managers of all time. He is the longest serving manager in the GAA and he warrants the utmost of respect. However, the question is posed- would …

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Mayo Goalkeeper Rob Hennelly Posts Classy Statement Following All-Ireland Final Defeat

All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Final Replay, Croke Park, Dublin 1/10/2016 Dublin vs Mayo Mayo goalkeeper Robert Hennelly is black carded by referee Maurice Deegan Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

Mayo lost to Dublin on Saturday evening by a single point in the All-Ireland final replay. Before throw-in, Stephen Rochford elected to promote substitute goalkeeper Rob Hennelly into the starting team. Hennelly gave away a second-half penalty which Diarmuid Connolly duly converted. Today, Hennelly has posted a statement on his Instagram account. “I’ll never be able to fully describe what was …

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