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Derek McGrath: “I Felt Liberated But It Was Definitely The Wrong Platform”

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Derek McGrath has addressed the fallout following his appearance on the Sunday Game two weeks ago when he and Donal Óg Cusack defended the use of the sweeper system in hurling.  The pair, alongside Brendan Cummins, were discussing Davy Fitzgerald having to defend the use of the sweeper once again following their agonising defeat to Tipperary in the All-Ireland semi-final. …

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Donal Óg Cusack Defends Sunday Game Colonialism Rant

Former Cork hurling great, Donal Óg Cusack, made headlines around the country when he likened hurling’s detractors to “the last remanents of British culture on these islands.” Following the strange outburst, the three-time All-Ireland winner drew criticism from fans and players for seemingly ignoring what was an enthralling All-Ireland semi-final between Wexford and Tipperary in Croke Park. Speaking on the …

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Donal Óg Cusack Releases Statement Following Resignation From Clare & Board Of Sport Ireland

Donal Óg Cusack has issued two short statements following his decision to resign his coaching position with Clare hurling and his association with the Board of Sport Ireland. Donal Óg Cusack has come in for severe criticism in recent weeks after news emerged that the former Cork hurler had provided a character reference for the disgraced Tom Humphries. Humphries was …

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Alan Cadogan Recalls Learning From A Number Of The Cork Greats

Alan Cadogan has built a reputation as one of the country’s most dangerous forwards. The Douglas clubman has picked up Man of the Match awards on his debut against Waterford in 2014 and in his last outing, the Munster final against Clare. Cadogan was speaking to the Irish Independent ahead of today’s All-Ireland semi-final against Waterford. Having had his brother, Eoin, …

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Ranking The Top Five All-Ireland Hurling Semi-Finals Since 2000

Tipperary John O'Dwyer celebrates his goal 14/8/2016

It’s safe the say that ranking this down to a Top Five was a challenge. Thirty-seven All-Ireland semi-finals have taking place since the turn of the millennium, with fifteen of these truly falling under the ‘great game of hurling’ category. Croke Park has seen lots of drama unfold over the last eighteen seasons and here are our favourite five games …

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“They’re Basically Just After Shafting My Brother” – Aisake Ó hAilpín Explains His Decision To Leave Cork Team

Aisake Munster Senior Hurling Championship Quarter Final 30/5/2010 Cork vs Tipperary Cork's Aisake O hAilpin after the final whislte Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Cathal Noonan

In today’s Irish Independent, former Cork hurler and Aussie Rules star Aisake Ó hAilpín spoke to Vincent Hogan about his time with the Cork hurlers, and how things ended, including his disappointment with the treatment of his brother Seán Óg. Cork take on All-Ireland champions Tipperary tomorrow and enter as massive underdogs. Similar odds would have been offered on the …

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Donal Óg Cusack To Remain With Clare Hurlers As Head Coach

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Donal Óg Cusack is set to remain with the Clare senior hurlers, it has been revealed today. The Cork native will take up the position as head coach. Donal Óg Cusack confirmed as Head Coach with the Clare Senior Hurlers, Liam Cronin & Kelvin Harold also part of the setup #GAA — The Clare Herald (@theclareherald) October 12, 2016 Last night, …

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Betting Odds For Clare’s Next Manager Help Paint The Picture

Next Clare Manager?

Clare are on the market for a new hurling manager after Davy Fitzgerald resigned last week. The former goalkeeper led the Banner to an All-Ireland title in 2013, but failed to build on that success, beating just Laois, Offaly and Limerick in the Championship since. Following this year’s defeat to Galway in the All-Ireland quarter-final, there were serious questions asked of …

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Opinion: There Is One Man That Can Unlock Clare’s Potential In The Post-Davy Fitz Era

The seasonal managerial merry-go-round has kicked in and the first big name casualty has been Davy Fitzgerald. With expectation sky high after winning an All-Ireland senior title in 2013 shortly followed by three in a row All-Ireland U21 winning teams, Championship results since have not made for pleasant reading for Clare supporters. Davy refreshed his backroom team throughout his tenure …

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Five Potential Replacements For Davy Fitzgerald As Clare Manager

Next Clare Manager?

It looks like Davy Fitzgerald will not take command of the Clare senior hurlers next year, with rumours emanating on Tuesday that the current panel may vote in favour of a change of manager for the 2017 campaign. We take a look at some of the names most likely to succeed the 2013 All-Ireland-winning manager should he depart. Anthony Daly Daly has been out …

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GAA: Ten Annoying Things In Today’s Media

GAA Hurling All Ireland Senior Championship Round 2, Semple Stadium, Thurles, Co. Tipperary 11/7/2015 Dublin vs Limerick Sky Sports reported Damien Lawlor Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/James Crombie

People had plenty to say about Tommy Carr on yesterday’s commentary. There is an abundance of good personalities in the GAA word, but here we point out ten things that annoy us in the current media.  1. References To League Divisions During Championship “This is a Division 1 team against a Division 3 team” and “this is the difference between …

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Clare: Another Poor Hurling Championship Showing

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Clare threatened to embark on a period of dominance and kick off another hurling revolution winning the All-Ireland title in 2013 along with three Under-21 titles in a row in 2012, 2013 and 2014. But the reality is they have nothing since that success back in 2013. 2016 saw Clare vacate a third championship in a row without getting to …

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Clare Hurling Manager Davy Fitzgerald Admitted To Hospital

Clare vs Cork Clare manager Davy Fitzgerald Mandatory Credit ©

Clare could be without their manager for this weekend’s All-Ireland Hurling Championship quarter final as Davy Fitzgerlad has been admitted to hospital. Little is known about the nature of the his admission at this time, other than the fact that it is for a “health concern,” as per multiple reports this afternoon. Having checked into a clinic in Galway last night, Fitzgerald …

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