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Ranking The Top Five U-21 Hurling Sides Of The Decade So Far

Bord Gáis Energy GAA Hurling All Ireland Under 21 Championship Final 10/9/2011 Galway vs Dublin The Galway team celebrate victory Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Lorraine O'Sullivan

The Leinster u-21 hurling championship kicks off on TG4’s televised coverage of that competition as Dublin take on Kilkenny at 7.30 tonight. To mark the beginning of a wonderful championship we are ranking the top five u-21 hurling sides of the decade so far. This championship has provided us with a world of action year in year out. TG4 deserve …

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Pundit Arena Hurling Power Rankings 2017: Round 5


The 2017 National Hurling League is consigned to history, as the Championship kicked off with two games in the Leinster preliminary rounds. We take a look at the pecking order as the big guns now fully turn their focus to the summer. 1. Galway (+1) We have new leaders, and rightly so. Everything clicked for the Tribesmen yesterday. They came …

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Poll: Who Will Win The 2017 All-Ireland Hurling Championship?

GAA All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Final, Croke Park, Dublin 4/9/2016 Kilkenny vs Tipperary A view of the Liam McCarthy cup Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Donall Farmer

Galway shook the hurling landscape to its core with a remarkable victory over Tipperary yesterday afternoon. The Tribesmen trumped Tipp in every facet at the Gaelic Grounds, and are now being fancied to end 29 years of hurt and win the Liam McCarthy Cup for the first time since 1988. With the League consigned to history, focus now turns to …

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Pundit Arena Hurling Power Rankings 2017: Round 4

And then there were two. After yesterday’s semi-finals of varying excitement, Galway will take on Tipperary for the National Hurling League title. We take stock of what that means for the pecking order. 1. Tipperary (no change) Still the team to beat. The Premier found another gear against a Wexford team that brought the fight yesterday. A hallmark of the great …

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Six Young Players To Watch During This Weekend’s Hurling League

Electric Ireland Munster GAA Hurling Minor Championship Semi-Final 26/6/2014 Limerick vs Cork Cork's Shane Kingston celebrates scoring a goal Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Morgan Treacy

For hurling fans, it is great to see that competitive matches are well and truly back underway. Each year, the Allianz Hurling League proves a terrific platform for managers to test their upcoming players, and it is no difference this year. Here, we look at six players who could make a difference this weekend. Shane Kingston (Cork) After his terrific …

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Austin Gleeson Is Not The Only Sporting Superstar In His Family

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

Although Waterford locals may already be aware, Austin Gleeson is not the only one in his family with a sporting talent. The Waterford hurler came to prominence in 2016 as he emphatically showcased his talent in Waterford’s quest for All-Ireland glory in both senior and u21 hurling games throughout the year. In turn, he claimed numerous awards for his outstanding …

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Reasons To Believe: Why Waterford Can Win The All-Ireland In 2017

Munster GAA Senior Hurling Championship Final, Gaelic Grounds, Limerick 10/7/2016 Waterford vs Tipperary Waterford stand for the national anthem Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

With the 2016 inter-county season consigned to the history books at this stage, Pundit Arena’s way-too-early season preview continues with Waterford. After reaching back-to-back All-Ireland semi-final berths, many fancy the Deise to improve next year and go one step further. Waterford: The Déise Manager: Derek McGrath. Key player: Austin Gleeson. One of the best players in the game, Gleeson is a real …

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GAA: Fifteen Wishes For The 2017 Season

No sooner has the 2016 intercounty season concluded, attentions have already turned to 2017. The draw for next seasons championships take place on Thursday, twelve days after the intercounty season has ended. Looking forward, here are fifteen wishes for next year reflecting on what happened in 2016. 1. Progress From The Football Teams In Leinster The business end of the …

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Opinion: Why Waterford Are The New Coming Force In Hurling

Bord Gais Energy GAA Hurling All-Ireland Under 21 Championship Final, Semple Stadium, Thurles, Tipperary 10/9/2016 Galway vs Waterford Waterford's Patrick Curran and Adam Farrell lift the trophy Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Donall Farmer

The impressive rise of Waterford hurling over the last few years reached another major milestone this weekend.  The Déise secured their first U-21 All-Ireland Hurling Championship title in 24 years, producing an emphatic display to comfortably see off the challenge of Galway on a 5-15 to 0-14 scoreline in Thurles on Saturday. The victory caps another impressive year for the county …

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Hurling: Waterford’s Quest For U21 Glory Takes On Added Significance

Waterford’s bid for a first All-Ireland u21 title since 1992 is now of more significance than ever. Here’s why. After two thrilling games between the Déise and Kilkenny in the senior championship, Derek McGrath’s young side were eventually knocked out of this year’s championship. Having given two remarkable performances, this year was labelled as significant progress for the Déise. However, McGrath …

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A Game That Keeps On Giving: Write Off Hurling At Your Peril

GAA All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Semi-Final Replay, Semple Stadium, Tipperary 13/8/2016 Kilkenny vs Waterford Waterford’s Maurice Shanahan with Kilkenny’s Joey Holden Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ken Sutton

The hurling championship had been widely criticised this summer until last Sunday’s drawn clash between Kilkenny and Waterford.  The replay yesterday was just as good and who knows what today’s clash with Galway and Tipperary have in store. This summer’s hurling had been hugely disappointing, with the Munster championship in particular coming under massive scrutiny. Contests were marred by a …

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Kilkenny: Five Key Men For Saturday’s Replay Against Waterford

Brian Cody Kilkenny

Waterford gave Kilkenny a second chance. This is something that may teams have rued in the past as Brian Cody’s men have often triumphed in replays. Here we pick out five key figures ahead of Saturday’s All-Ireland semi-final replay.  1. TJ Reid This is the man with the biggest scope for improvement in the Kilkenny side. By his high standards, …

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Waterford: The Changes That Made A Difference

Kilkenny vs Waterford Waterford supporters Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Donall Farmer GAA All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Semi-Final, Croke Park, Dublin 7/8/2016

Waterford changed their formation for last Sunday’s semi-final. They took a far more positive approach and had a real go at Kilkenny. They expressed themselves and took on the Cats. The result was arguably their best display under Derek McGrath, and by far the best match of 2016. It is worth asking how Waterford departed from their previous over defensive mindset, …

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