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Official Hurling And Football Teams Of The Club Championships Announced

All-Ireland Senior Club Football Championship Final, Croke Park, Dublin 17/3/2017 Dr. Crokes vs Slaughtneil Colm Cooper of Dr. Crokes at the final whistle Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Donall Farmer

The AIB Club Football and Hurling Championships came to their respective climax on Saint Patrick’s Day. Cuala overcame Clare champions Ballyea and became the first Dublin team to lift the Tommy Moore Cup while Dr. Croke’s ended a 15-year wait to get their hands on the Andy Merrigan Cup. Ultimately, this meant there was to be no fairytale ending to Slaughtneil’s …

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Ballyea: The Story Of A Small Country Club On The Brink Of Greatness

Tony Kelly Ballyea

Friday’s All-Ireland club finals have thrown up great match-ups. In the hurling we have two teams who are playing their first ever decider. Ballyea have caught a lot of headlines since winning their first ever Clare Senior Hurling Championship. Their win last November to capture the Canon Hamilton Cup has been a long time coming according to fans of the game …

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Cuala Vs Ballyea: Worlds Apart But Common Goal

Leinster Senior Hurling Club Championship Final, O'Moore Park, Portlaoise, Co. Laois 4/12/2016 O'Loughlin Gaels vs Cuala Cuala's Oisin Gough, David Treacy and Paul Schutte lift the trophy Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

Part 2 of our All-Ireland club finals preview sees us switching focus to the small ball and the mouth-watering clash of Ballyea and Cuala. Both teams have a lot in common. They both play an open, quick and skillful brand of hurling that gives spectators all the best the game has to offer. They are both free-scoring teams. They’ve both …

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Clare Star Gary Brennan Had A Truly Remarkable Weekend

AIB Munster Senior Club Hurling Championship Semi-Final, Cusack Park, Ennis, Clare 6/11/2016 Ballyea vs Thurles Sarsfields Ballyea's Gary Brennan celebrates Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Lorraine O'Sullivan

Gary Brennan had a rather unusual weekend, but it was simply remarkable. The dual phenomenon helped Ballyea as they blitzed St Thomas’ of Galway to reach the All-Ireland final on St Patrick’s Day. However, his business for the weekend was far from over after the full-time whistle in Thurles on Saturday night. He then travelled with the Clare footballers to …

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Reasons To Believe That Cuala Can Go All The Way

Leinster Senior Hurling Club Championship Final, O'Moore Park, Portlaoise, Co. Laois 4/12/2016 O'Loughlin Gaels vs Cuala Cuala's Oisin Gough, David Treacy and Paul Schutte lift the trophy Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

On Sunday afternoon we witnessed the Dublin Senior Hurling champions, Cuala, win their first ever Leinster Senior Hurling Club Championship. The Dubliners defeated Kilkenny champions O’Loughlin Gaels in the final on a scoreline of 3:19-1:16. This was Dublin’s first senior hurling provincial win since Crumlin were victorious in the competition in 1980. Although the Kilkenny side displayed stages of dominance, players …

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Tony Kelly’s Hurling Honours Since 2010 Are Simply Ridiculous

Tony Kelly Ballyea

On Sunday, Ballyea overcame Cork champions, Glen Rovers, to be crowned with their first ever Munster hurling title. It was a dominant performance by Ballyea, but undeniably, the star of the show was Clare hurler Tony Kelly.  From winning Minor and u21 hurling championships, a National League, Senior All-Ireland to Fitzgibbon Cups with UL, it is without doubt that Tony Kelly …

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