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Brian Cody To Serve 20th Season As Kilkenny Boss

Tipperary , Ireland - 8 July 2017; Kilkenny manager Brian Cody near the end of the GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Championship Round 2 match between Waterford and Kilkenny at Semple Stadium in Thurles, Co Tipperary. (Photo By Brendan Moran/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

Unsurprisingly, Brian Cody has been ratified as the Cats’ senior hurling manager by the Kilkenny County Board for what will be his 20th season in charge. His backroom team of Derek Lyng, James McGarry and Michael Dempsey are also set to continue for another year. Cody has overseen unprecedented levels of success for the black and amber side, as they …

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Will Galway’s Experience Stand To Them This Sunday?

Waterford and Galway take part in the 2017 All-Ireland hurling final in a novel pairing. Perhaps unusually, Galway enter this year’s final as the experienced side, having played in finals in 2012 and 2015. Waterford, on the other hand, haven’t reached the decider since 2008 – where they were heavily beaten by Kilkenny. But will that experience stand to them …

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Ranking The Top Five All-Ireland Hurling Finals Of The Decade So Far

In the first decade after the turn of the millennium we witnessed many one-sided All-Ireland finals. This was mainly due to the fact that Kilkenny were so dominant. Luckily, the last number of years have provided some absolute classics. However, due to a slight regression in Kilkenny’s form in recent years, the last few years have seen more competitive deciders. The emergence …

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Does The GAA Need To Introduce A Citing Commissioner?

All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Semi-Final, Croke park, Dublin 6/8/2017 Galway vs Tipperary Referee Barry Kelly with Tipperary goalkeeper Darren Gleeson Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

The suspensions and non-suspension of GAA players have reached a peak this summer with debacles involving Diarmuid Connolly, Tadgh de Búrca, Austin Gleeson and Adrian Tuohy. Now, a former inter-county hurling referee, Pat O’Connor has called for the GAA to follow in the footsteps of rugby by introducing a Citing Commissioner. The inconsistencies this season have asked major questions of the …

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The Top Five Controversies Of The 2017 GAA Championship

Diarmuid Connolly Leinster GAA Senior Football Championship Quarter-Final, O'Moore Park, Portlaoise, Co. Laois 3/6/2017 Carlow vs Dublin Dublin's Diarmuid Connolly speaks to linesman Ciaran Branagan Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/James Crombie

It’s been one of the most controversial summers in the GAA’s history. We’ve seen a lot of high profile appeals and suspensions. 2017 has been highly entertaining; the entertainment has provided drama that has not always been positive. There have been a number of negative episodes and here we rank the top five so far. 5. Sliotar Thief Cork hurling’s revival …

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Ranking The Top Five All-Ireland Hurling Semi-Finals Since 2000

Tipperary John O'Dwyer celebrates his goal 14/8/2016

It’s safe the say that ranking this down to a Top Five was a challenge. Thirty-seven All-Ireland semi-finals have taking place since the turn of the millennium, with fifteen of these truly falling under the ‘great game of hurling’ category. Croke Park has seen lots of drama unfold over the last eighteen seasons and here are our favourite five games …

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Jackie Tyrrell Identifies Three Potential Replacements Once Cody Retires

GAA Hurling All Ireland Senior Championship Final, Croke Park, Dublin 6/9/2015.Kilkenny vs Galway.Kilkenny manager Brian Cody celebrates with Jackie Tyrrell.Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Morgan Treacy

Jackie Tyrrell is one of the most decorated GAA players of all time, having won eleven Leinster titles, nine All-Irelands, six National Hurling Leagues and four All-Stars during his playing career.  Behind one of the most successful GAA players ever though, was simply the best hurling manager ever to grace the sideline in Brian Cody. The legendary Kilkenny corner-back lined …

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Pundit Arena Hurling Power Rankings 2017: Round 7

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With just five games to go in the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship, we take a look at the latest pecking order as the race for the Liam MacCarthy Cup turns for home. 1. Galway (no change) The Tribesmen continued to impress in the Leinster final, as they upped it a gear in the second half to blow Wexford away with …

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Eddie Brennan Discusses Brian Cody’s Future With Kilkenny

All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Qualifiers Round 2, Semple Stadium, Co. Tipperary 8/7/2017 Waterford vs Kilkenny Kilkenny's manager Brian Cody Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Tommy Dickson

Having tasted their first ever qualifier defeat, many have questioned if Brian Cody will wish to remain in charge for another season.   However, Kilkenny legend and current under-21 hurling manager Eddie Brennan believes that we will see Cody patrol the sidelines once again in 2018. Brian Cody’s legacy is set in stone. The James Stephens man has overseen the greatest …

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Even In Defeat, This Kilkenny Side Must Be Admired

What a victory this was for the Déise, their first over Kilkenny since 1959. But the Cats, against all odds, could have claimed this one. The resilience shown by Brian Cody’s side once more on Saturday night is why this side must be admired. The best sides are always the ones that simply will not go away. No matter what, …

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Jackie Tyrrell Sees Waterford Edging Out Kilkenny On Saturday

By the time Monday morning comes around, the road to Liam MaCarthy Cup glory will have become much straighter, and we will know who is still on the road.  On Saturday evening, a Semple Stadium double header sees Tipperary take on Dublin and Kilkenny clash with Waterford in the qualifiers for places in the All-Ireland quarter-finals. All roads lead to …

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Reasons For Limerick To Be Optimistic Despite Another Short Summer

John Kiely Limerick

For the third year in a row, Limerick have failed to reach an All-Ireland hurling quarter-final. This stat alongside the Treaty County’s extended stay in Division 1B makes grim reading for Shannonside supporters. However, all is not lost for this group of players as there is potential in this Limerick outfit. They didn’t play up to scratch on Saturday night …

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