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Eoin Kelly: Cummins Would “Drop Everything” To Be Tipp Manager

Former All-Ireland winning captain, Eoin Kelly has said that his Tipperary teammate Brendan Cummins would relish the chance to take over as the county’s hurling manager. Michael Ryan stepped down from the post last week in a move that was “surprising” for the Paddy Power GAA columnist. “My overriding feeling when I heard that Michael Ryan had stepped down as …

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Two Hurling Legends Seek Munster Junior Club Glory On Sunday

There is something special about the club championships, especially at the lower grades, where ordinary, small clubs, often from rural communities go on to achieve extraordinary feats. For many clubs, who take so much pride in having someone from their community represent the county, they have that player lead the charge as they achieve local success. In the Munster JHC, …

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2010 Vs 2016: Which Was The Better Tipperary Team?

GAA All Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Final 5/9/2010 Kilkenny vs Tipperary Lar Corbett of Tipp scores his sides second goal despite a hurley being thrown in his direction Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Donall Farmer bestof2010

As the dust settles on a remarkable All-Ireland Hurling Championship victory for Tipperary, there are obvious parallels to the team of 2010. Six years ago, the Premier stopped the ‘Drive for Five’, and looked set to dominate the hurling landscape for years to come. The questions now being raised are whether the class of 2016 can achieve what Lar Corbett …

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The Evolving Role Of Goalkeepers In Gaelic Games

cluxton kick out goalkeepers

We take a closer look at how the role of goalkeepers has changed in modern gaelic games. “Paddy dashed back to his goal like a woman who smells a cake burning….” The words of the great journalist Con Houlihan, describing the now infamous goal scored by Mikey Sheehy against Paddy Cullen in the 1978 All Ireland final. A very talented …

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Of Those Things That Make Ireland Unique, Hurling Is At The Top

Kieran Fennelly argues that Hurling epitomises what we are as a people. My first memories of hurling fanaticism tread back to 2003, when a youthful and exuberant Tipperary played a Kilkenny team made up of players who were either facing the mortality of their age, or were inexperienced and unproven in the hot cauldron of battle. Tipperary had a mixture …

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Munster Hurling XV of the Half Decade (2010 – 2014)

As we are halfway through the current decade, we felt it was time to pick a team comprised of the best Munster hurlers of the last five years.  In order to maintain the right balance, we took into account what each player’s respective county achieved in the Munster championship and the All-Ireland series during his playing period. So here it is; the Munster Hurling XV …

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Goalkeepers – We’re Not Crazy You Know!

Tom O’Connor defends the goalkeeping  profession, arguing that the skill and hard work exhibited by netminders is often is overlooked by fans and commentators alike. “That O’ Connor fella’s half mad” was the first positive comment I remember hearing about my fledgling goalkeeping career. It was uttered by one local to another after hearing my 11 year old  high pitched …

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TBT: All Ireland Final 2009 – Kilkenny Vs Tipperary

Croke Park wexford

The All Ireland Final between Kilkenny and Tipperary takes place this weekend so there’s no time like the present to remember a titanic tussle between the sides. There have been many memorable clashes between Kilkenny and Tipperary over the years, but in terms of sheer entertainment, 2009 stands out by a country mile. The clash had everything; a sending off, …

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