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Galway: Who Can Help Them Back To The All-Ireland Final?

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Sunday presents a huge game for Galway. The element of surprise is gone after beating Tipperary at this stage last year. A big challenge presents itself, but these are the challenges they must overcome if they are to win an All-Ireland. Here we run through the men that need to perform on Sunday 1. Daithí Burke The way Galway have …

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Hurling: Who Are The Top 10 Forwards In The Game Right Now?

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Last week, we compiled a list of the best 10 football forwards in the country. Today, it’s time for the hurling. 10. Colin Fennelly Sometimes the underrated star of the Kilkenny machine, Fennelly is a top class operator. A trait of Brian Cody’s teams over the last 17 years is that game-winners can pop up anywhere. Colin Fennelly could have …

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Four In-Form Players To Watch During Sunday’s Hurling Quarter-Finals

Munster Under 21 Hurling Championship Semi-Final, Walsh Park, Waterford 13/7/2016 Waterford vs Clare Waterford manager Sean Power congratulates Shane Bennett as he is replaced late in the game Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/James Crombie

If you want to be anywhere this Sunday afternoon, it has to be Thurles. Semple Stadium will host two All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship quarter-finals for 2016, with Wexford v Waterford and Galway v Clare the games on show. Whether you’re going to Thurles or watching the games on TV, this article will pin-point some key players to watch. _____ Shane Bennett Waterford’s Shane …

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Galway Hurlers Have No Choice But To Deliver in 2016

Galway hurling was remembered for the wrong reasons in 2015. A second-half capitulation in the All-Ireland final led to a winter of unrest in the west. So what will become of the latest debacle? 2016 is almost ready to begin and the Tribesmen simply have to deliver. _____ ‘G-G-G Galway’ was the leading line on the nostalgic television advertisement that …

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Pundit Arena End of Season Hurling Power Rankings

Another year, another winter Liam McCarthy will spend Noreside. For some counties, it was a positive summer, for others, it is very much a case of back to the drawing board. Here are the Pundit Arena end of season power rankings for hurling. As always, let us know your thoughts in the comment section below, or on our Facebook page. …

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Pundit Arena’s Hurling All Star Selections For 2015

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As the dust settles upon the All-Ireland Hurling Championship of 2015, we enter the long few months void of any inter-county action, and are left to ponder who will be awarded with All Stars. The debate is likely to rage, but here at Pundit Arena, we have finally decided on our 15. As always, let us know your thoughts in …

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The Enigma That Is Galway

Galway take on Kilkenny today in a repeat of the 2012 All Ireland Final. Many of us have a soft spot Galway. Our fondness has been perpetuated by our image of the city in particular. The massive student population keeps the city buzzing throughout the winter months. It maintains a vibrant atmosphere through the summer with an almost endless stream of festivals. While …

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Watch Darren Gleeson’s Brilliant Double Save For Tipp Today

Tipperary goalkeeper Darren Gleeson produced two brilliant saves in the first half against Galway While today’s semi final will be remembered for the epic battle between both sets of forwards, the respective goalkeepers also had a big say. No more so than Darren Gleeson, who followed up his brilliant penalty save against Joe Canning to deny Cathal Mannion moments later. His saves …

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What Will Galway Bring To The 2014 Hurling Championship?

Galway continue their hurling campaign  this weekend with a Leinster semi-final clash against Kilkenny. The questions over Galway are the same as ever and hurling fans will be watching this game closely. Inconsistency, underperformance, lack of cohesion, playing as individuals; the list of problems goes on. These are just four factors that have been constant stumbling blocks for Galway hurling …

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