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Name Every Hurling Championship Top Scorer Of The Last 30 Years

championship scorers

In our latest hurling quiz, we are asking you to name the top scorers of every All-Ireland Hurling Championship since 1990. You will have six minutes to name each hurler. As usual, you do not have to include the players’ surnames, first names will suffice. As a hint, we have included the county each sharpshooter represented. You may notice that …

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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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“I Was Probably Best To Just Keep My Mouth Shut”

Ó hAilpín

Former Cork hurler Seán Óg Ó hAilpín has opened up on his regrets surrounding the hurling strike in 2009 when the side went to war with their county board.  During that time, the 2008 panel withdrew their services over an argument about team management while they also asked clubs to put forward a motion of no confidence in manager Gerald …

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Poll: Choose Combined Limerick-Cork XV From 2019 Starting Teams

Cork Limerick

With the future of the 2020 championship looking uncertain, we’re keeping ourselves occupied by reliving last year’s highly-entertaining hurling season. On this day last year, Cork traveled to the home of the All-Ireland champions knowing that defeat wasn’t an option following their opening-round loss to Tipperary in Pairc Ui Chaoimh. This was Limerick’s first game of the championship and despite …

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Showcase Your Sport – Q&A With Camogie Legend Rena Buckley

Camogie

In our new series, ‘Showcase your Sport’, in association with the Irish Federation of Sport, we will be giving you a thorough insight into some of the most fascinating sports we have in Ireland. This week, our focus is on Camogie, and taking part in our Q&A is seven-time All-Ireland winner and Cork legend, Rena Buckley. ______ Earliest memory of playing …

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Quiz: Name The Iconic Hurling Team Of The Century

Team of the century

Can you name all 15 members of the legendary Hurling Team of the Century? This team was selected in 1984 as part of the GAA’s centenary year celebrations and is comprised of the best hurlers to feature throughout the 1900s. Six counties are represented on the Team of the Century and the players’ county is named as a hint in …

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How GAA’s Most Heated Rivals Ended Up Sharing A Holiday Resort

What is Gaelic football’s greatest ever rivalry? For many, the Dublin/Kerry saga of the late 1970s stands out as the most storied era of Gaelic football. While those of a younger persuasion may steer towards the great Armagh/Tyrone rivalry of the early 2000s.  However, one rivalry stands above even those previously mentioned based on sheer tension, toughness and hatred towards …

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How Donncha O’Callaghan Hilariously Gatecrashed A Munster Meeting

O'Callaghan Munster ducks

Donncha O’Callaghan enjoyed a glittering career with both Munster and Ireland with two Heineken Cups and a Grand Slam just some of the achievements under the belt.  However, the towering second row was known for more than just his performances on the pitch. During his time in the spotlight, the charismatic O’Callaghan garnered a reputation as a jokester and the …

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Name Hurlers To Have Won All-Irelands In Three Different Decades

All-Irelands

With no live GAA action at the minute, we have trawled through the All-Ireland Championship history books and found a number of interesting statistics.  While an impressive and special achievement, winning multiple All-Irelands is no longer a rare occurrence, many on the 2019 Tipperary panel collected their third Celtic Cross of that decade alone. However, winning All-Irelands across a number …

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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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Páirc Uí Chaoimh To Be Used As Covid-19 Test Centre

Article updated 20/03/2020 Cork GAA have confirmed that they will make Páirc Uí Chaoimh available for use to the HSE in a bid to help tackle the current coronavirus outbreak. In a statement on their website the Cork county board outlined that the HSE are currently exploring uses for the stadium and it is thought that it may be used …

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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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Cork Teenager Creates History At European U21 Snooker Championship

Aaron Hill

Just days after retaining the European under-18 title in Portugal, Cork teenager Aaron Hill has made history by winning the 2020 EBSA European Under-21 Snooker Championship. Hill, who gained prominence by knocking out world number eight Kyren Wilson in Snooker Shoot-Out last month, defeated Hayden Staniland 5-2 in the final in Albufeira. It is a historic victory for the 18-year-old …

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