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GAA Round-Up: Bittersweet Day For Both Wexford and Antrim

There was plenty of action across both codes on Saturday with teams up and down the country booking final spots while others packed their bags for another summer. Donegal defied most of the experts to swat aside the Tyrone challenge and book their spot in another Ulster final, while Patrick Horgan hit 1-12 for Cork in their facile win over …

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Is It Time Buff Egan Was Given The Recognition He Deserves?

Over the past two years, the popularity of social media sensation Buff Egan has expanded at an insane rate. Now it’s time we asked, should Buff be given the recognition he deserves? If you are without access to a Snapchat account, you may be unaware, but on June 10, Kilkenny and Wexford was not the only major hurling game to take place. …

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Lack Of Coverage Doing Hurling Minnows A Disservice

For the Carlow minor hurling team 2006 was a landmark year not only for the Barrowsiders but also for every minnow hurling county in Ireland. Reaching a Leinster final against Kilkenny was a huge achievement, especially for a county where success in any GAA code is a rarity. Over a decade later in 2017, Carlow are now celebrating winning a …

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How The Hurling Championship Looks After Last Weekend’s Results

Allianz Hurling League Division 1B, O'Moore Park, Portlaoise, Co. Laois 18/2/2017 Laois vs Offaly Laois' Patrick Purcell Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Tommy Dickson

For some, thoughts of the championship are a few weeks away still. However, for the majority of counties the May bank holiday weekend represented their second championship outing of 2017. In the Leinster Championship qualifier group, it’s nicely set up for a clincher final weekend of games. Laois maintained their winning ways over Meath to sit atop the group. Last …

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Replays: Why Don’t The GAA Just Make Proper Rules?

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This week’s Wednesday Whinge relates to the issuing of a replay between Laois and Armagh after the O’Moore County had used surplus subs in their win over the Orchard men in a recent qualifier match. We questions why a replay is becoming too much of a cop-out for the GAA. Clare vs Offaly in 1998, Meath vs Antrim in 2016 and …

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Meath And Antrim Disagree Over Date Of Christy Ring Cup Final Replay

Meath lifted the Christy Ring Cup on Saturday in Croke Park, but will they have to play for it again?

The CCCC decided on Tuesday that the replay of the Christy Ring Cup final will be on Saturday evening in Newry. While the result of the original match was shrouded in controversy, perhaps the GAA felt this was the fairest settlement. However, Meath GAA are unhappy with this arrangement. With the players believing that they had secured promotion to the top …

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GAA: Who’s Hot And Who’s Not

Our new weekly feature on Pundit Arena GAA has landed. After all the dust settles on the weekend, we will look at those whose stock has risen and fallen over the weekend’s action by looking at who’s hot and who’s not. _____ Who’s Hot Dublin Fans On Their Travels We gave it plenty of negative press on these pages and …

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Pundit Arena Hurling Power Rankings 2016: Round 6

football hurling GAA DUBLIN, IRELAND - FEBRUARY 07: General View showing the exterior of Croke Park prior to the RBS 6 Nations Championship match between Ireland and France at Croke Park on February 7, 2009 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

The first big weekend in the race for Liam McCarthy is over. We look at how the weekend’s results changed the hurling landscape. _____ 1. Clare (No change) 2. Waterford (No change) 3. Kilkenny (No change) 4. Tipperary (No change) Whatever will be said about Cork, Tipperary were very impressive. The additions of Seán Curran, Dan McCormack and Séamus Kennedy gave …

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Quiet Hurling Championship Openers Drowned Out By Shadow Boxing

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The second weekend of the hurling championship is upon us – although you would barely know it. In fact, if you include the Christy Ring, Nicky Rackard and Lory Meaghar Cups (which I suggest you should) then we are heading into the third weekend of action. Social Media briefly raised an eyebrow at the results from the opening round robin …

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Second-Tier Competitions Just A Token Gesture Without Proper Implementation

Kerry GAA

Kerry and Kildare faced off in an All-Ireland quarter-final at the weekend, with the men from the Kingdom emerging victorious by a comfortable margin. The next day the Kerry senior footballers thoroughly  demolished the Lilywhites in Croke Park in a game that, for some, has highlighted the need for a second tier inter-county football championship. Confused? Well, while it may …

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The Unfairness Of The Hurling Championship

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With more highlights than the hair of a late 90’s boyband, the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship has thrown up some heart-stopping finishes, hefty hits, and several upsets already, with hardly any game going the way it was expected to. We have what we always wanted, a championship where any one of at least five or six teams could go all …

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