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Five Reasons For Waterford To Believe They Can Finally Take Down The Cats

With this morning’s qualifier draw pairing Kilkenny against Waterford the Cats are in the standout fixture for the second week in a row. Amazingly however, the Déise haven’t beaten Kilkenny since 1959 in championship. Brian Cody will be the first to acknowledge that should he get his hands on Liam MacCarthy this year, it would be his greatest ever achievement. The …

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Michael Fennelly Comeback Inspires Kilkenny To Victory

GAA All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Semi-Final, Croke Park, Dublin 7/8/2016 Kilkenny vs Waterford Kilkenny's Michael Fennelly after the final whistle

Kilkenny advanced to the second round of the qualifiers this evening with a victory over Limerick. The Cats appeared far more like themselves tonight, due in no small part to a phenomenal performance from Michael Fennelly. Limerick hurlers exited the hurling championship tonight after a defeat to Kilkenny; the Treaty county will look back on this game with huge regrets …

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Watch: A Look Back At Limerick & Kilkenny’s Titanic 2014 Clash

Undoubtedly the pick of this weekend’s qualifier games is Kilkenny versus Limerick; two sides that have struggled for form lately.    However, the GAA’s official Twitter account have now taken a look back at a time before this, when Limerick and Kilkenny took part in a titanic clash. The setting for this particular clash was straight out a Hollywood blockbuster. Incessant rain …

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Majorly Worrying Double Blow For Kilkenny Ahead Of Qualifiers

Leinster GAA Hurling Senior Championship Quarter-Final, Wexford Park, County Wexford 10/6/2017 Wexford vs Kilkenny Kilkenny manager Brian Cody Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/James Crombie

Kilkenny have been hit with a blow on two fronts ahead of their first round All-Ireland qualifier, for which the draw is being made on Monday.  Two-time All-Ireland winner with the Cats, John Power has walked from the panel. The Irish Independent have reported that Power, younger brother and son of county legends Richie Jr. and Richie Sr. respectively, has …

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Pundit Arena Hurling Power Rankings 2017: Round 6

With all teams up and running in the race for the Liam McCarthy Cup, we take a look at the latest pecking order in hurling. 1. Galway (no change) The Tribesmen are All-Ireland favourites, and justifiably so after the demolitions of Dublin and Offaly. The men in maroon have a physicality which is telling, while clutch players such as Daithí Burke, David …

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Eoin Larkin Column: Lean Years Could Be In Store For Kilkenny

Leinster GAA Hurling Senior Championship Quarter-Final, Wexford Park, County Wexford 10/6/2017 Wexford vs Kilkenny Kilkenny manager Brian Cody Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/James Crombie

As a Kilkenny man, I am disappointed with what I saw on Saturday evening. I said before the game that Kilkenny needed a result more than a performance – and we got neither. They didn’t deserve to win – Wexford out-worked Kilkenny, they out-fought them, there was no performance at all from Brian Cody’s side. They got off to the …

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Eoin Larkin Column: It’s Make Or Break For Kilkenny Tonight

Allianz Hurling League Division 1 Semi-Final, Semple Stadium, Thurles, Co. Tipperary 17/4/2016 Kilkenny vs Clare Kilkenny manager Brian Cody and Clare manager Davy Fitzgerald Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

There is a more buzz than usual around Kilkenny surrounding for the first round of the championship. All the tickets are sold out and there is still people looking for to get their hands on them. Everyone is going down to Wexford Park more in hope than of what they are going to see rather than confidence. Padraig Walsh will …

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Jackie Tyrrell Woud Love To Be Playing For Kilkenny Against Wexford

GAA Hurling All Ireland Senior Championship Final Replay, Croke Park, Dublin 27/9/2014 Kilkenny vs Tipperary Kilkenny's Jackie Tyrrell and Brian Cody celebrate at the final whistle Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Lorraine O'Sullivan

Former Kilkenny defender turned pundit, Jackie Tyrrell, is as excited as anyone for Saturday’s Leinster SHC semi-final between his old side and Wexford.  After an illustrious inter-county career in black and amber, where he amassed nine All Ireland titles, eleven Leinster championship wins and was selected as an All Star four times, the former corner back is set for his …

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Why It Would Be Crazy To Write Off Kilkenny For Liam This Summer

GAA All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Semi-Final Replay, Semple Stadium, Tipperary 13/8/2016 Kilkenny vs Waterford Kilkenny players celebrate at the end of the game Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ken Sutton

For perhaps the first time since the turn of the millennium, Kilkenny will enter the championship as third favourites. Based on recent history, it would be crazy to write off the Cats before a ball is struck. Brian Cody spoke at yesterday’s Leinster Senior Hurling championship launch of how his side are being written off already ahead of the championship …

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Brian Cody Gives Update On Fennelly, Aylward and Walsh Injuries

Allianz Hurling League Division 1A, Parnell Park, Dublin 26/3/2017 Dublin vs Kilkenny Kilkenny manager Brian Cody Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Donall Farmer

Speaking at yesterday’s Leinster Championship launch, Brian Cody gave an update on the Michael Fennelly, Ger Aylward and Padraig Walsh’s injuries. According to GAA.ie Ger Aylward missed the entire 2016 campaign with a torn ACL suffered February last, and updates from Cody were positive. “He’s doing well, to be fair, He’s back in decent training with us now. He still hasn’t …

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Pundit Arena Hurling Power Rankings 2017: Round 5

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The 2017 National Hurling League is consigned to history, as the Championship kicked off with two games in the Leinster preliminary rounds. We take a look at the pecking order as the big guns now fully turn their focus to the summer. 1. Galway (+1) We have new leaders, and rightly so. Everything clicked for the Tribesmen yesterday. They came …

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Poll: Who Will Win The 2017 All-Ireland Hurling Championship?

GAA All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Final, Croke Park, Dublin 4/9/2016 Kilkenny vs Tipperary A view of the Liam McCarthy cup Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Donall Farmer

Galway shook the hurling landscape to its core with a remarkable victory over Tipperary yesterday afternoon. The Tribesmen trumped Tipp in every facet at the Gaelic Grounds, and are now being fancied to end 29 years of hurt and win the Liam McCarthy Cup for the first time since 1988. With the League consigned to history, focus now turns to …

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Pundit Arena Hurling Power Rankings 2017: Round 4

And then there were two. After yesterday’s semi-finals of varying excitement, Galway will take on Tipperary for the National Hurling League title. We take stock of what that means for the pecking order. 1. Tipperary (no change) Still the team to beat. The Premier found another gear against a Wexford team that brought the fight yesterday. A hallmark of the great …

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Bad News For Kilkenny Fans As Michael Fennelly A Long Way Off Return

GAA All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Semi-Final Replay, Semple Stadium, Tipperary 13/8/2016 Kilkenny vs Waterford Kilkenny's Michael Fennelly picks up an injury during the game Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Cathal Noonan

Kilkenny could do with a well needed boost heading in to the championship coming off the back of a sub-standard league campaign this Spring.  However, according to Brian Cody, this boost does not look like coming anytime soon in the shape of their midfield powerhouse, Michael Fennelly. Fennelly tore his achilles tendon playing against Waterford in last year’s All Ireland …

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