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Hurling Team Of The Week: Limerick Dominate Following Classy Display

Hurling team of the week Limerick Clare

It was a weekend full of thrills, surprises and disappointments in the hurling championships as Limerick, Galway, Wexford and Cork all registered vital wins. There were some impressive individual performances, not least from Killian Doyle, Cathal Mannion and TJ Reid and they are all included in our hurling team of the week. _____ 1. Nickie Quaid (Limerick) Nickie Quaid didn’t …

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John Meyler: Patrick Horgan Is One Of The Best Forwards In Hurling

cork clare

Cork manager John Meyler has name-checked Patrick Horgan as one of the best forwards in the country alongside TJ Reid and Joe Canning. The 31-year-old is Cork’s all-time top championship scorer and has been in top form in Munster so far, registering a combined total of 1-23 against Tipperary and Limerick. Meyler believes Horgan deserves huge credit for his contribution …

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“I Knew I Wasn’t Right” – Orla Finn On Recovery From Concussion

Orla Finn Cork

Back in 2016, the LGFA Central Council voted to adopt the GAA Concussion Guidelines with agreed amendments for female players. The information document highlights that injury must be taken seriously “to protect the long-term welfare of the player.” It states that some symptoms develop immediately while other symptoms may make themselves known gradually over time. The latter was the case …

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Meyler: Doug Howlett Key To Developing Cork Winning Culture

John Meyler Doug Howlett Cork

The sporting culture surrounding the New Zealand rugby team is not only one of winning, but one of consistency and constant improvement, and that is what Doug Howlett is instilling in the Cork hurlers, according to John Meyler. Howlett was announced as the “high-performance lead” for Meyler’s side in February and has been a regular feature in the dugout throughout …

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“I Don’t Have The Skill Of Hoggy Or Lehane” – Walsh Happy In Worker Role

Aidan Walsh was the only change to the Cork full-forward line on Sunday in Limerick from their Munster Championship opener against Tipperary seven days earlier, replacing Shane Kingston. He was the only forward not to score and yet his contribution was vital in winning clean possession from puck-outs, something Cork struggled to do in Pairc Ui Chaoimh, and making himself …

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Diarmuid O’Sullivan: I Don’t Remember Someone Being Killed From A Bit Of Handbags!

Diarmuid O'Sullivan feature Cork

Diarmuid O’Sullivan has given his take on the changing attitudes in the sport of hurling and how they have an affect on the decisions made by referees. Cork hurling legend and columnist for Paddy Power News Diarmuid O’Sullivan gave his take on the performance of referee Paud O’Dwyer during yesterday’s meeting between themselves and All-Ireland champions Limerick. Citing difference in standards …

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Hasty Predictions Make Sensational Headlines But Not Smart Bets

Munster Hurling Championship

Liam Sheedy was quick to downplay the significance of his side’s seven-point win against Cork in the Munster hurling championship last weekend, and wisely so. “It’s two points in the bank, nothing more. Two points won’t get you anywhere in this championship. One performance won’t get you out.”   Managing expectations will be high on his list of priorities following …

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Sean Finn: No Team Will Come Through Munster Unbeaten

Limerick Sean Finn

All Ireland winning corner-back Sean Finn maintains that no team will come through the Munster Championship unbeaten given the high level of competition within the province. Limerick begin their Munster campaign this weekend against Cork who are hurting following their loss to Tipperary in the opening round in Pairc Ui Chaoimh. The two sides played out a thrilling draw during …

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Championship Deep-Dive: Old Guard Prove Worth For Tipperary

Tipperary Cork deep dive feature

Much was made of Liam Sheedy’s decision to start 11 of the players from the All Ireland final in 2016, preferring their experience to the use of the U21 All Ireland winners from last year.  Of those 11 players, five were involved in 2010 when Tipperary last won the All Ireland under the Portroe man – Brendan Maher, Seamus Callanan, …

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Sheedy’s Faith In Class Of 2010 Pays Off As Tipperary Win In Cork

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There were serious questions about this Tipperary side going into their Munster Senior Championship opener against Cork in Pairc Ui Chaoimh today.  Given their early championship exit in 2018 and their mixed performances in the league, it was hard to gauge how this team compared to their other Munster counterparts. Questions were also asked about their older contingent, the heroes …

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Major Talking Points As Tipp Take The Spoils In Cork

Tipperary have recorded their first victory in the Munster Championship since 2016 with a 2-28 to 1-24 win in Cork Here are the major talking points from the entertaining game in Pairc Ui Chaoimh. _____ 1. Tipperary’s Frantic Start Liam Sheedy’s side enjoyed a blistering start to this game with a goal after two minutes from captain, Seamus Callanan. Cork’s …

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All Team News Ahead Of Opening Rounds Of Hurling Championship

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After a highly-anticipated build-up, the Munster and Leinster Hurling Championships get underway this weekend. We have all your team news ahead of Sunday’s games across the provinces. _____ Sunday Galway v Carlow, Pearse Stadium, 3pm As well as Joe Canning, Galway are also without Daithi Burke for the first round of the Leinster Championship against Joe McDonagh champions, Carlow. Ronan …

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