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Distasteful Rumours Will Drive Tipperary On Insists Shane McGrath

GAA All Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Final 5/9/2010 Kilkenny vs Tipperary Tipperary's Shane McGrath and manager Liam Sheedy celebrate with the Liam McCarthy trophy Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Cathal Noonan

Tipperary haven’t exactly set the championship alight so far this year like they did in 2016, but they are still in the hunt for September glory yet again.  The defending All-Ireland champions saw a drastic halt to the momentum they carried through to the beginning of 2017 from last year’s convincing Liam MacCarthy Cup triumph when they suffered a surprise …

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Sell-out Expected In New Páirc Uí Chaoimh For All-Ireland Quarter-Finals

Páirc Uí Chaoimh

Saturday and Sunday will see the first inter-county games take place in the newly developed Páirc Uí Chaoimh with the All-Ireland SHC quarter-finals going ahead.  Defending champions Tipperary face Clare on Saturday while Waterford and Wexford will clash on Sunday. The decision to host the games on two different days initially raised many an eyebrow. However, the decision will be …

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Massive Injury Concern For Clare Ahead Of All-Ireland Quarter-Final

Munster GAA Senior Hurling Championship Semi-Final, Semple Stadium, County Tipperary 4/6/2017 Limerick vs Clare Clare's David McInerney celebrates after the game with Jason McCarthy Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Tommy Dickson

Clare have been dealt an injury blow as they begin preparations for their All-Ireland quarter-final clash with Tipperary.  David McInerney strained his hamstring in training on Tuesday night and is now in a race against time to be fit for the July 22 meeting with the reigning All-Ireland champions, according to Club Clare. This news will come as a cause …

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Cork V Clare: A Munster Final Combined XV

As the build up for this weekend’s Munster SHC final intensifies, we take a look at what players would make it into a combined starting XV from both Cork and Clare.  1. Anthony Nash Nash is now safely regarded as one of the best net minders in the country, without a shadow of a doubt. Since replacing Donal Óg Cusack …

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Ger Loughnane Rips Into “Atrocious” Clare Performance

Clare

Clare beat Limerick by four points in the Munster SHC semi-final on Sunday, securing their place in the provincial final for the first time since 2008.  It was a game that lacked the expected ferocity of a local derby in the Munster Championship. After an even opening 15 minutes, Shane O’Donnell bagged a brace of goals for the Banner that the …

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Gerry O’Connor’s Mindset Sums Up How Focused Clare Are On Munster Championship

Clare haven’t been in a Munster final since 2008, but before they puck a ball this summer they find themselves 70 minutes away from the provincial decider, with fiercest rivals, Limerick standing in their way.  At the launch of the Munster Senior Hurling Championship yesterday in Killarney, Clare joint manager Gerry O’Connor made it abundantly clear that Clare are looking no …

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Quiz: Can You Name Every Hurler Of The Year Since 2000?

Hurler of the Year

Come September we shall have a clear picture of who the front runners for Hurler of The Year are, despite there being a number of players staking a claim for the award early with their league performances this spring. The hot form of Galway’s David Burke throughout the league will not have gone unnoticed. John McGrath of Tipperary lit up …

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Opinion: Why Davy Fitzgerald Is The José Mourinho Of Hurling

In a week where Davy Fitzgerald was effectively forced out of his Clare senior hurling manager’s job, it’s hard not to feel that his management career is starting to follow a trend. Fitzgerald is one of the most recognisable and divisive figures in the world of GAA. He has transitioned from goal-scoring goalkeeper in Ger Loughnane’s double All-Ireland winning team …

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Opinion: There Is One Man That Can Unlock Clare’s Potential In The Post-Davy Fitz Era

The seasonal managerial merry-go-round has kicked in and the first big name casualty has been Davy Fitzgerald. With expectation sky high after winning an All-Ireland senior title in 2013 shortly followed by three in a row All-Ireland U21 winning teams, Championship results since have not made for pleasant reading for Clare supporters. Davy refreshed his backroom team throughout his tenure …

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