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Brendan Maher & Borris-lleigh Lifting Spirits Following Tragic Year

Brendan Maher Borris-lleigh

The joy that burst through the Borris-lleigh following when the final whistle rang in the Tipperary county final wasn’t just as a result of winning their first title in 33 years. Rather, for this small, tight-knit community, it was a reason to celebrate following the numerous tragedies that have hit the small town in North Tipperary. “It’s nice to just …

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Ger Loughnane Has Serious Reservations About Tipperary’s Ability To Build A Legacy

Ger Loughnane Tipperary

Following last September’s All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship final, many question marks were raised about both Kilkenny and Tipperary. The Cats have wintered, licking their wounds, but many are anticipating that they may have to undergo a transitional period before Liam McCarthy will go back to the Noreside. Meanwhile, the Premier have been bigged up, as they embark on the quest …

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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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All-Ireland Final – Tipperary Vs Kilkenny: Three Key Battles

We continue our build-up to the All-Ireland Hurling Championship final between Tipperary and Kilkenny on Sunday with a look at some of the key battlegrounds where the game may be won and lost. _____ Colin Fennelly vs James Barry Fennelly and Barry have been two of the championship’s real stars this year. Something will have to give if/when the pair …

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Tipperary: Who Will Help Them To Gain Revenge For 2015?

GAA Hurling All Ireland Senior Championship Semi-Final, Croke Park, Dublin 16/8/2015.Tipperary vs Galway.TipperaryÕs Padraic Maher.Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/James Crombie

Tipperary face Galway in the second All-Ireland Hurling Semi-Final on Sunday. At this point last year, Tipp were caught by the same opposition. Having impressed through Munster this year, Tipp look to be in a good position to gain revenge for last years loss.  1. Padraic Maher This is the man who sums up the Tipperary hurlers. Playing well, Maher …

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Twitter Loved The Feckin Friesian Jersey On The Toughest Trade Last Night

The Feckin Friesian jersey was one of the highlights of last night’s show. Although GAA fans watched last night’s episode of The Toughest Trade with interest, one particular short segment seemed to overshadow the efforts of former England cricketer, Steve Harmison. Midway through the episode, Harmison took part in a puck around at the school in which Brendan Maher teaches. However while he …

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Tipperary – Hurling’s Greatest Mystery

Tipperary

Who are the greatest mystery in hurling? Generally, the title is attributed to Galway. Over the last two seasons the same could be said for Clare, but now at Pundit Arena HQ, we think there is a clear answer to this question and that answer is Tipperary. _____ Tipp’s league game with Kilkenny was the most recent example that finally forced …

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Video: Lar Corbett Plays Cricket With a Hurl

Tipperary hurling legend Lar Corbett is in Bangladesh at present, and was testing the culture with the locals. It is a well known fact that the country is cricket-mad, and the 2010 hurler of the year was tempted to get involved. However, he did not go for the traditional form of cricket, and left his own stamp on the game. …

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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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PA Hurling Power Rankings: No. 5 – 1

The time has come to decide the final five players in the Pundit Arena Hurling Power Rankings. Here’s who we think are the top five hurlers in Ireland at the moment. 5. TJ Reid Reid was another player who brought his game forward another level or two this year. For so long, he was a sub on the Kilkenny side that many people said would walk into …

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PA Hurling Power Rankings No. 25 – 15

A few months back. we put together Ireland’s top twenty-five hurlers prior to the throw-in of the 2014 hurling season. Now that the season has ended, it is time to reassess our power rankings. Tony Kelly led the way having been crowned double Hurler of the Year for 2013. Will he top the charts again for 2014? Form is the …

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GAA GPA All-Star Predictions – Hurling

We covered the football earlier in the week and now it is time to predict who will receive the hurling All-Star awards for 2014. We gave our own equivalent of the all-stars when the season had concluded and had one or two controversial inclusions or exclusions as others might say. Here is who Sean Cremin believes will be rewarded at the banquet on …

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Pundit Arena Hurling All-Stars 2014

Later than usual, the intercounty hurling season has finally drawn to its conclusion. Kilkenny got their hands back on the Liam McCarthy Cup to complete another clean sweep of silverware. So Kilkenny won the collective honours, but who gets the individual ones? Here is the Pundit Arena All-Star selection for 2014. 1. Darren Gleeson – Tipperary For long parts of …

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Top Five Players From The All-Ireland Hurling Final Replay

John Ivory is here to give us the top five players from the weekend’s All Ireland replay that saw Kilkenny crowned champions. 5. Brendan Maher, Shane McGrath – Tipperary Maher never gave up on Saturday evening. He fulfilled his captain’s role well, putting in a gritty, determined performance against Kilkenny. He did well in open play and sought to do …

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