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Inter-County Stars Favour New Hurling System But Changes Needed

As part of a PA Roundtable ahead of the All Ireland Hurling Final between Galway and Limerick, we spoke to inter-county stars, Austin Gleeson, Liam Rushe, John McGrath and Conor McDonald about their predictions for the titanic tussle. When asked about their thoughts on the new round-robin format that came into effect this summer, all players were unanimous in their support given the …

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Conor McDonald: Good Start Could Sneak Win For Limerick

As part of a PA Roundtable ahead of the All Ireland Hurling Final between Galway and Limerick, we spoke to Wexford hurler, Conor McDonald about his predictions for the titanic Croke Park tussle. _____ 1. Who will be Galway’s key man and why? Conor Whelan. He has a ferocious work rate and is unbelievably accurate if he gets any sniff, just …

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Watch: Conor McDonald Raises Green Flag After Outrageous Catch In Wexford Club Game

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Wexford star Conor McDonald enjoyed a hugely successful year to date after helping the Yellowbellies in what was a breakthrough season. Davy Fitzgerald’s side recorded five wins in Division 1B to secure promotion for next season, before going on to shock Kilkenny twice. McDonald and many other young stars on the team announced themselves as top class hurlers this year, …

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Waterford Vs Wexford Looks Set To Be A Traditionalist’s Nightmare

The clash of Waterford and Wexford will see two of the most tactically-minded managers face off. Both Derek McGrath and Davy Fitzgerald will likely set their teams up in a nightmare style for the hurling traditionalist. The game of hurling has evolved so much in the space of the last five years with sweepers, two man full-forward lines and packed …

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Five Talking Points Ahead Of The Weekend’s Hurling Action

This weekend will see at least one major hurling county eliminated from the championship. Not only this but we will also see either Galway or Wexford crowned Leinster champions. Christy Ring Cup champions Carlow were eliminated from the championship last weekend when there were beaten by Laois in the preliminary round of qualifiers. This week we will see four more …

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Are Wexford Genuine All-Ireland Hurling Championship Contenders?

Allianz Hurling League Division 1A Quarter-Final, Nowlan Park, Kilkenny 2/4/2017 Kilkenny vs Wexford WexfordÕs Conor McDonald celebrates scoring his sides second goal Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ken Sutton

The buzz around Wexford hurling is like never before right now. Saturday’s toppling of Kilkenny has posed a serious question – are Wexford All-Ireland contenders? Right now, Wexford hurlers stand as one of two counties guaranteed a spot in the last six of the All-Ireland. Clare, home county of manager Davy Fitz, are the other. Wexford must now be considered …

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Wexford Hurling: They Say It’s The Hope That Kills You

Allianz Hurling League Division 1A Quarter-Final, Nowlan Park, Kilkenny 2/4/2017 Kilkenny vs Wexford WexfordÕs Conor McDonald celebrates scoring his sides second goal Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ken Sutton

No Leinster Hurling Championship semi-final has ever captured the imagination more than the June 10 clash between Wexford and Kilkenny. The fact that Wexford have already beaten Kilkenny this year gives the Model county supporters cause for hope, and nobody does hope quite like us Wexford supporters. It’s the hope that kills you, they say, but it’s also the hope …

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Tom Dempsey On Davy Fitzgerald And The Future Of Wexford Hurling

Between his roles as a player, columnist, coach and broadcaster, there are very few men that have as deep an insight into the ups and downs of Wexford’s hurling fortunes over the past 25 years as Tom Dempsey. From scoring the goal to clinch Liam McCarthy in 1996, to documenting the barren spell of recent years, he’s seen it all. …

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Wexford: A Sleeping Giant Awoken Or Another False Dawn?

Wexford were full value over Cork in Semple Stadium two weeks ago. As they were dancing at the crossroads in the south-east, there was a sense that the Yellowbellies are back in the big-time. However, bigger challenges lie ahead, with a wounded Waterford side lying in wait. While 2014 was somewhat an anti-climax on the hurling landscape following the drugs, sex …

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Five Players That Will Light Up The Leinster Hurling Championship

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The Leinster Championship is in full swing, and as things hot up before next weekend when the quarter-finals start, we look at five stars who could have a big say in the destination of the Bob O’Keeffe Cup over the coming weeks. _____ Eamon Dillon (Dublin) ‘Trollier’ has been knocking about the Dublin team for a number of years now, but …

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3 Players To Look Out For In 2015’s National Hurling League

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With the National Hurling League starting next weekend, managers will be in full experimental mode, looking for new talent to give them that extra edge. The past couple of seasons has seen hurling’s young guns step forth into the limelight, and this year should be no different. Look out for these three players, who are sure to leave a mark on the …

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