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“He Was As Close To Me As A Brother” – Davy Fitzgerald On Infamous Fallout

Fitzgerald

It’s widely known that Davy Fitzgerald faced serious criticism during the latter stages of his five-year term as manager of his native Clare.  After winning the All-Ireland Championship in 2013, following a 16-year wait, the Banner County’s young panel failed to live up to potential. They exited the championship the following year at the qualifying stages while in March 2015, …

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“If We Don’t Talk, We Don’t Talk” – Davy Fitzgerald On Lohan Relationship

Fitzgerald Lohan

Davy Fitzgerald has admitted that he wants to see former teammate Brian Lohan do well in his position as Clare manager despite the pair’s turbulent relationship. Fitzgerald and Lohan formed the bedrock of Clare’s team throughout the 1990s as goalkeeper and full-back respectively and won two All-Irelands beside each other in ’95 and ’97. However, the relationship turned sour when …

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Five Of The Biggest Hurling Controversies To Rock The GAA

hurling controversies

Cork great Seán Óg Ó hAilpín revisited one of the greatest sagas in hurling on The Sunday Game over the weekend by admitting his regrets over the Cork 2009 hurling strike.  This prompted us to take a trip down memory lane to relive some of the biggest hurling controversies to rock the world of GAA. Here are five of the …

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Quiz: Name The Eye-Catching All-Star Hurling Team Of 2013

Clare All-Star 2013

Next up in our series of quizzes of every All-Star team from the last decade, it’s 2013 and a year Clare hurling fans will never forget. It was a year of firsts, the year that went against the grain. Kilkenny were favourites to complete the three-in-a-row with Galway and Tipperary in hot pursuit. However, the provincial championships threw up more …

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Ranking The Top Contenders In Hurling With Break In Play

Unfortunately, hurling and Gaelic football are on hiatus and it’s looking more and more likely that the break will be extended due to Covid-19.  However, this break in play allows us an opportunity to step back and analyse who are the top contenders in hurling following what has been an interesting Allianz League group campaign. So here are the hurling …

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Clare Ring The Changes For Allianz League Clash With Kilkenny

Clare Kilkenny

Clare manager Brian Lohan has made six changes to his side for their trip to UPMC Nowlan Park to face Kilkenny in the Allianz Hurling League. John Conlon returns to lead the side after serving a one-match suspension following his red card received against Wexford earlier this month. The team captain is named at full-forward while Colin Guilfoyle and Domhnall …

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Talking Points From Exciting Weekend In Allianz Hurling League

Allianz League

Round two of the Allianz Hurling League threw up another entertaining weekend of action with plenty of talking points across Division 1. In Group A, Limerick beat Galway, Waterford cruised past Wexford, and Cork recorded their first victory against Tipperary in Pairc Ui Chaoimh. Meanwhile, in Group B, Kilkenny comprehensively overcame Carlow, Wexford fell to Clare on their home turf …

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Clare Legend Brian Lohan Appointed As Senior Hurling Manager

Brian Lohan Clare

Clare GAA have announced the appointment of Brian Lohan as their senior manager on a two-year term with an option of a third year. Following a drawn-out process that was highly criticised, Lohan was nominated for the position alongside Louis Mulqueen however the Liam Mellows manager withdrew from the process earlier this month to focus on the Galway Senior Hurling …

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Clare Hurlers Hit Out At Managerial Process In Lengthy Statement

Clare

The Clare senior hurling panel have expressed their frustration at being left out of the process of choosing a managerial team for 2020 in a lengthy statement. On Sunday, it was announced that manager Donal Moloney would not be seeking another term after his joint-manager Gerry O’Connor stepped away earlier this year. In a statement, Moloney said that, despite support …

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Clare On The Hunt For New Manager As Donal Moloney Steps Away

Clare Moloney

Clare GAA have announced that manager Donal Moloney will not be seeking another term as the county’s hurling boss. Moloney has been in charge of the side for three seasons alongside joint-manager Gerry O’Connor who stepped away following Clare’s exit from the championship earlier this year. The duo led the Banner county to two Munster finals as well as an …

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Blow For Clare As Peter Duggan Opts Out Of 2020 Season

Peter Duggan

Clare have been dealt a major blow with the news that sharpshooter Peter Duggan will be unavailable for the 2020 hurling season. The 2018 All-Star winner has told the Clare Echo that he is travelling to Australia for a year in November in order to gain experience in landscaping. Duggan completed a degree in Business and Sports Management from LIT …

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Hurling Club Round-Up: Shocks In Clare And Tipperary As Big Guns Fall

Tipperary Clare Club

There were plenty of surprise results in Clare and Tipperary over the weekend as the various county club championships begin to take shape.  Tipperary In Tipperary, Thurles Sarsfields exited the county championship after a one-point loss to Upperchurch-Drombane in the Mid-Tipperary quarter-final. It is the earliest championship exit since 2013 for the club with the most county titles. Meanwhile, Drom …

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