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Ballyhale Shamrocks Create History As Most Successful Club Side Ever

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Ballyhale Shamrocks 0-18 Borris-Ileigh 0-15 Michael Corry reporting live from Croke Park Ballyhale Shamrocks are the most successful club side in the history of Gaelic Games after collecting an unprecedented eighth senior club All-Ireland at Croke Park on Sunday.  Borris-Ileigh provided stiff opposition in what was the first-ever Kilkenny/Tipperary final at senior club level. Jerry Kelly shows great skill and …

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The Story Of A Dual All-Ireland Winner & A World Cup Winning Captain

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Philanthropist, humanitarian, All-Ireland winner. There’s nothing like a 20-minute chat with Alan Kerins to make you feel like you haven’t maximised a life’s potential. Despite being the only man to win senior All-Ireland titles in both club hurling and football, it’s his life outside of sport that’s really inspiring. A physiotherapist by trade, Kerins has devoted much of the last …

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Tragic Circumstances Helping Ballyhale Enjoy Their Hurling

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Ballyhale Shamrocks. A more formidable force you’re never likely to meet.  With seven All-Ireland titles already nestled in the trophy cabinet, the Kilkenny kingpins are an undoubted superpower of club hurling. With household names such as Reid, Fennelly and Holden out on the pitch as well as the King himself, Shefflin, on the sidelines, it’s a scary prospect coming up …

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Michael Fennelly – The Most Inspiring Figure In All Of Hurling

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Ballyhale Shamrocks are used to having a hectic winter schedule.  The defending champions are gunning for an unprecedented eighth All-Ireland club title in 2020 and not many are ruling out the chances of Henry Shefflin’s charges completing the task. The talent at their disposal is almost unfair to the rest of the competition. TJ Reid is arguably the best there …

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Dates, Times & Venues Confirmed For All-Ireland Club Semi-Finals

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The GAA have today confirmed the dates and timings for the All-Ireland club semi-finals in both football and hurling.  The revised fixture schedule sees the penultimate stage of the club championships take place on the first weekend in January and it’s All-Ireland football champions Corofin who get the action underway when they face Nemo Rangers in Ennis. Kilcoo await the …

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Molloy & Mullen Walk Away With Club Player Of The Year Awards

Corofin defender, Kieran Molloy and Ballyhale Shamrocks attacker, Adrian Mullen have been named AIB Club Footballer and Hurler of the Year respectively following a ceremony in Croke Park last night.  Wing-back, Molloy recently collected his second All-Ireland club medal following Corofin’s dismantling of Dr Crokes last month. Molly has been in tantalising form in the past 18 months, both with …

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Fennelly-Inspired Ballyhale Blaze Past St Thomas’ For 7th Title

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Ballyhale Shamrocks 2-28 St Thomas’ 2-11 Report by Marisa Kennedy in Croke Park Ballyhale Shamrocks are All Ireland club champions for the seventh time after a comprehensive victory over St Thomas’ of Galway this afternoon. The Galway side were dealt a blow before throw-in when Éanna Burke was taken ill and was replaced by Damien McGlynn, but Burke’s absence made little …

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Joey Holden Following Unconventional Path To Success

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Should Ballyhale Shamrocks prevail over St Thomas’ on Sunday, it would result in a third club All Ireland medal for Joey Holden, to add to his two All Ireland titles with Kilkenny.  Given that he only made his senior debut for the Cats in 2014, that’s not a bad return. The former captain has cemented his place in the Kilkenny …

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Colin Fennelly: We Might Never Be Back Here Again

Ballyhale Shamrocks star, Colin Fennelly, has admitted that his mentality to success has changed as his side prepare for another All Ireland club semi-final, their first since 2015.  The club have appeared in eight All Ireland semi-finals, enjoying enormous success between 2007 and 2010. However, the Kilkenny side have appeared in only one semi-final since then, and Ballyhale were forced to …

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Forgotten Friday – James ‘Cha’ Fitzpatrick

It’s back. From being a regular column a few years ago, Forgotten Friday has made its return, this time in a sole GAA context. Every Friday we will bring back names that those of you may not remember too well. Players who had injury plagued careers, those who retired early or those who have simply been forgotten over time. Our …

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Five Best Club Hurling Teams Of All Time

All around the country this month, hurling county finals are taking place, and the race for All-Ireland honours is drawing closer. In Kilkenny, 2015 All-Ireland champions Ballyhale Shamrocks were eliminated from the championship, and this means the Tommy Moore Cup will have a new name etched onto it on St Patrick’s Day 2016. To continue our coverage of the club …

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Do Kilmallock Have Enough To Upset Ballyhale Shamrocks?

The All-Ireland Club Championship finals will take place this St. Patrick’s Day and once again it looks as if there’s going to be an exciting conclusion to the Senior Hurling Championship at Croke Park. Leinster Champions Ballyhale Shamrocks take on Kilmallock of Limerick at 2pm. Although Ballyhale are huge favourites to win their sixth All-Ireland title, Kilmallock may have a …

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