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Galway Captain Reveals Who He Thinks Will Win On Sunday

Hurler Of The Year Allianz Hurling League Division 1B, Pearse Stadium, Galway 19/2/2017 Galway vs Wexford Galway's David Burke leads out his team Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

Galway hurling captain David Burke will have a keen interest in this Sunday’s All-Ireland hurling semi-final. The Tribesmen await the winners of Cork and Waterford. But Burke has a feeling it’s the Rebels he will be facing in September. Having advanced to their third All-Ireland final of the decade, after their dramatic win over Tipperary, confidence is high in the …

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Could Tadhg De Burca’s Suspension See Austin Gleeson Finally Move To His Best Position

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 Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/James Crombie

Tadhg de Burca’s availability for next Sunday’s All-Ireland semi-final is looking less likely after another appeal failed on Thursday night. De Burca has been a key figure in the Déise’s return to the top tier of hurling over the last three years. The much publicised and heavily scrutinised sweeper role has been exemplarily filled by the Waterford number five. De …

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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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Pundit Arena Hurling Power Rankings 2017: Round 7


With just five games to go in the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship, we take a look at the latest pecking order as the race for the Liam MacCarthy Cup turns for home. 1. Galway (no change) The Tribesmen continued to impress in the Leinster final, as they upped it a gear in the second half to blow Wexford away with …

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Jackie Tyrrell Sees Waterford Edging Out Kilkenny On Saturday

By the time Monday morning comes around, the road to Liam MaCarthy Cup glory will have become much straighter, and we will know who is still on the road.  On Saturday evening, a Semple Stadium double header sees Tipperary take on Dublin and Kilkenny clash with Waterford in the qualifiers for places in the All-Ireland quarter-finals. All roads lead to …

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Five Reasons For Waterford To Believe They Can Finally Take Down The Cats

With this morning’s qualifier draw pairing Kilkenny against Waterford the Cats are in the standout fixture for the second week in a row. Amazingly however, the Déise haven’t beaten Kilkenny since 1959 in championship. Brian Cody will be the first to acknowledge that should he get his hands on Liam MacCarthy this year, it would be his greatest ever achievement. The …

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Austin Gleeson Has Become The Victim Of His Own Ability

Bord Gais Energy GAA Hurling All-Ireland Under 21 Championship Final, Semple Stadium, Thurles, Tipperary 10/9/2016 Galway vs Waterford DJ Foran and Austin Gleeson of Waterford celebrate Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Donall Farmer

Austin Gleeson, at just 21-years-old, is one of the most ridiculously talented men in the country. That said, he has already become the victim of his own success. The 2016 Hurler of the Year burst onto the scene as an exciting minor in 2013. The Mount Sion man’s talents were clear as day even back then. However, what would follow …

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Eoin Larkin Column: Austin Gleeson Needs To Play For The Team


I was disappointed with Waterford on Sunday. I knew they were going to set up with the sweeper but to me, Derek McGrath hasn’t progressed with this Waterford project. Playing this style was alright in his first year to steady the ship but he hasn’t really moved on. I know they were within a puck of a ball of beating Kilkenny …

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Pundit Arena Hurling Power Rankings 2017: Round 6

With all teams up and running in the race for the Liam McCarthy Cup, we take a look at the latest pecking order in hurling. 1. Galway (no change) The Tribesmen are All-Ireland favourites, and justifiably so after the demolitions of Dublin and Offaly. The men in maroon have a physicality which is telling, while clutch players such as Daithí Burke, David …

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What Does Defeat To Cork Mean Now For Waterford?

Munster GAA Hurling Senior Championship Semi-Final, Semple Stadium, Thurles, Co. Tipperary 18/6/2017 Cork vs Waterford Cork’s Bill Cooper with Austin Gleeson Waterford Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Tommy Dickson

Cork were outstanding on Sunday. The Déise, however, will be extremely disappointed with their showing. But, as the dust slowly settles on Sunday’s Munster Championship semi-final, what does this defeat mean for Waterford? Coming into the game the mood in the south-east was optimistic. Despite a positive showing in their first round victory, the general feeling was that the Déise …

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Austin Gleeson Must Become Team Player If Waterford Are To Contend, Says Jackie Tyrrell

Austin Gleeson celebrates scoring the first goal of the game 13/8/2016

Kilkenny legend Jakcie Tyrrell has stated his belief that 2016 Hurler of the Year must become the ‘ultimate team player’ if Waterford are to become All-Ireland contenders for the coming summer. Writing in his Irish Times column , Tyrrell gave his verdict on Derek McGrath’s chances for 2017. Listing a number of key components, Tyrrell does feel that the Deise can become serious …

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