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2005 vs 2015: Unimaginable Difference In Cork Hurling Sides

It’s now been ten years since the Cork hurlers last tasted All-Ireland glory. After yesterday’s performance, it looks likely that it will be another while before Liam returns to Leeside. Here, we take a look at the substantial difference in quality between the current team of 2015 and the All-Ireland-winning team of 2005. _____ Goalkeeper: Anthony Nash vs Dónal Óg Cusack …

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VIDEO: Jimmy Barry-Murphy’s Abrupt Reply To Question On Cork Future

The Cork hurlers were unceremoniously cast from this year’s All-Ireland Championship yesterday at Semple Stadium, following the same path as the Cork footballers the day before.  After the game, it was clear to see that Cork manager Jimmy Barry-Murphy was far from pleased with the day’s action, with Galway beating the Rebels convincingly on a scoreline of 2-28 – 0-22. Speaking …

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Fire-Power Key To Galway Progression

After the Leinster Final, Anthony Cunningham promised Brian Cody that they would meet again in the All-Ireland Final. Brian Barry argues that Galway hold the most potent forward line in the country, and it ought to be enough to see them past Cork on Sunday. _____ 2012 was the last time the country witnessed Galway hurl to their true potential. They …

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VIDEO: The Inspirational Story Of Cork Hurler Dessie Fitzgerald

In a story of immense courage, this short documentary tells us the story of former Cork intermediate All-Ireland winner, Dessie Fitzgerald, who suffered a spinal cord injury while playing for his beloved club. The 8th of October 2011 was a day that changed Dessie’s life forever. While playing a championship game for his club Charleville against Kilbrin, Fitzgerald suffered a …

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2015 National Hurling League All-Stars

The first half of the GAA season has concluded and Waterford have secured the first national trophy on offer for 2015. They won the league from Division 1B and played an excellent brand of hurling. Pundit Arena GAA decided to kick-off another debate by putting an All-Star selection together, based solely on the 2015 league. The XV is dominated by …

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Embrace The Change Illustrated By Waterford’s Hurlers

Waterford’s run to League glory was coupled with criticism of their defensive style of play. However, a lot of hurling teams, and even football sides, could learn from Derek McGrath’s system. A hurling team’s advantage over football is that the instant the opposition is dispossessed in the middle third, a score is nearly always on. Points are regularly picked off …

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Munster Hurling XV of the Half Decade (2010 – 2014)

As we are halfway through the current decade, we felt it was time to pick a team comprised of the best Munster hurlers of the last five years.  In order to maintain the right balance, we took into account what each player’s respective county achieved in the Munster championship and the All-Ireland series during his playing period. So here it is; the Munster Hurling XV …

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Remembering The Rebel Rock – Diarmuid O’Sullivan

Diarmuid ‘The Rock’ O’Sullivan was a rebel hurling legend. He won three All-Ireland titles during his time in the red and white of Cork and to this day he’s remembered fondly by the Leeside public. Here, we give you seven reasons as to why he was loved so much. 7. The brother First up, we love Diarmuid because he’s the brother …

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Anthony Nash Named Cork Captain For 2015

Anthony Nash has been named Cork Senior Hurling captain for the upcomimg season. The Kanturk man has replaced Patrick Cronin who decided to step down from the role to focus on his own playing career. The announcemnt was made by Jimmy Barry-Murphy before the third annual Canon O’Brien Cup in which Cork defeated UCC on a scoreline of 1-26 to …

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Top 10 Hurling Moments Of 2014

More time for reflection on 2014. To follow on from our ‘Top 10 Gaelic football moments of 2014’, here we look at what we classify as the Top 10 hurling moments of the year. It was a good year of hurling with plenty of highlights. These were our favourites.   10. Clare win their third consecutive under-21 title It was a …

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Frank Murphy & John Delaney – Brothers In Arms?

The Football Association of Ireland recently endured a much publicised controversy, spearheaded by Chief Executive John Delaney. This was quickly been followed by the confirmation of the redevelopment of Pairc Ui Chaoimh, which was controversial to some GAA folk. This sparked a question at Pundit Arena. Could similarities be drawn between the chief executive of the FAI, John Delaney, and …

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Then There Were Two: Kilkenny v Tipperary

Ger Loughnane once said that “some people say hurling isn’t very important in the scheme of things, but to hurling people hurling is the scheme of things.” It’s that very ‘scheme of things’ that comes to a head in Sunday’s All Ireland Final. It’s the Sunday in September every hurler wants to play in and every manager wants to be …

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PA Report Cards: All Ireland Hurling Championship (Part 1)

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John Ivory is here to dish out the first of our PA Report Cards, grading each team’s performances during this year’s All Ireland Hurling Championship. First under the microscope are Cork, Limerick and Clare. Cork It will be tough for Cork’s faithful to get the sour taste of last Sunday’s semi-final defeat to Tipperary out of their mouths, but once …

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In Hurling, Momentum Is Everything

Cork’s capitulation on Sunday at the hands of Tipperary had both management and pundits alike scratching their heads. Where did it all go wrong for the Rebels? The Premier are not ten points better than their southern rivals. Proven players at this level flopped for Jimmy Barry-Murphy’s side, with basic errors and inaccurate shooting letting down the team. So did …

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