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Will Galway’s Experience Stand To Them This Sunday?

Waterford and Galway take part in the 2017 All-Ireland hurling final in a novel pairing. Perhaps unusually, Galway enter this year’s final as the experienced side, having played in finals in 2012 and 2015. Waterford, on the other hand, haven’t reached the decider since 2008 – where they were heavily beaten by Kilkenny. But will that experience stand to them …

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Both Tipperary And Galway Make Changes Ahead Of Sunday’s Clash

Dublin , Ireland - 14 August 2016; Cathal Mannion of Galway in action against Brendan Maher and John McGrath of Tipperary during the GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Championship Semi-Final game between Galway and Tipperary at Croke Park, Dublin. (Photo By Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

Both Michael Ryan and Micheal Donoghue have made changes ahead of Sunday’s clash. There are two changes to the Tipperary side while Galway make just one alteration. After heavy criticism was directed towards Tipperary’s defence following their victory over Clare, it’s not surprising that both changes come in this sector of the field. Darren Gleeson returns to the side once …

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Galway’s Lethal Forward Line Can Exploit Tipperary’s Struggling Defence

GAA All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Semi-Final, Croke Park, Dublin 14/8/2016 Tipperary vs Galway Galway's Conor Cooney celebrates scoring a goal Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Cathal Noonan

Everyone knows of Galway’s ability to deal with expectations, but one thing is clear, they have an exceptional array of talent in their forward division. With everyone talking about Tipperary’s struggling full-back line, Galway should be primed to exploit this even further. The Tribesmen have played three championship games in 2017 and have racked up tallies of 2-28, 0-33 and 0-29 …

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Three Outside Bets For The 2017 Hurler Of The Year Award

We are on the eve of the All-Ireland Hurling Championship quarter-finals in what has been one of the most exhilarating hurling championships of the modern era. We have had the resurgence of Wexford, the demise of Kilkenny and you just never seem to know where the likes of Tipperary and Waterford are at – yet both counties are still in …

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

Leinster GAA Hurling Senior Championship Quarter-Final, O'Connor Park, Tullamore, County Offaly 28/5/2017 Galway vs Dublin Galway’s Joe Canning Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Oisin Keniry

The 2017 championship has been extraordinary so far. The unpredictability has made for thrilling viewing. Perhaps it is the rise of new players which has given the championship a new lease of life. What we want to know is can you name every Young Hurler of the Year since 2000? Mark Coleman, Shane Bennett, Conor Whelan, Shane Kingston, all of …

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Former Galway Manager Impressed With Team’s Form So Far This Year

GAA Hurling All Ireland Senior Championship Final, Croke Park, Dublin 6/9/2015.Kilkenny vs Galway.Galway manager Anthony Cunningham.Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

Former Galway hurling manager Anthony Cunningham has been highly impressed with the Galway hurlers so far this year. Cunningham, who was controversially removed from his position in the winter of 2015, was speaking on the Racing Post‘s podcast. He led Galway to a Leinster title in 2012, and two All-Ireland finals in 2012 and 2015.  However, the Tribesmen were unsuccessful both years, …

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Hurling: The Five Most Underrated Players In Ireland

Leinster GAA Senior Hurling Championship Final, Croke Park, Dublin 3/7/2016 Kilkenny vs Galway Kilkenny's Conor Fogarty with Padraic Mannion of Galway Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Morgan Treacy

Hype and big names will always gain the attention of GAA people in hurling and football. Whether it is the public, the media, the supporters or whoever, there will always be fan favourites and those whose most simple acts will be lauded. Here we put the shoe on the other foot, and look at those who receive little recognition. Here …

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Five Players That Will Light Up The Leinster Hurling Championship

Conor McDonald Cian O'Callaghan Leinster Hurling

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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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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