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Does The Back-Door Route Suit This Tipperary Side?

GAA All Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Final 5/9/2010 Kilkenny vs Tipperary Tipperary's Shane McGrath and manager Liam Sheedy celebrate with the Liam McCarthy trophy Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Cathal Noonan

After a shock defeat in their championship opener, Tipperary have regrouped and are still standing. With this in mind, we have to ask, does the back-door route suit this Tipperary side?  The obvious statistic here is that Tipperary’s two most recent All-Ireland titles have come via both routes. They overcame Kilkenny via the back-door in 2010 and took the direct …

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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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Eamon O’Shea Rules Himself Out Of Galway Job

One of the highest profile managers currently out of a coaching role has ruled himself out of taking the job as Galway hurling manager. Eamon O’Shea, who is based in Galway with work in NUIG as a professor of Economics, ended his three year tenure as manager of Tipperary with an All-Ireland semi-final loss to the Tribesmen in August. O’Shea …

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Tipperary Shouldn’t Really Be Favourites To Beat Limerick & Here’s Why

Limerick are more than capable of beating Tipperary Gunning for their third consecutive championship victory over Tipperary, Limerick enter this weekends game as underdogs. This is despite the fact that the Treaty men are looking to play in their third Munster Hurling Championship final in as many years. Indeed Tipperary have to travel to Gaelic Grounds not having beaten Limerick since 2012 and under Eamon …

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Day of Destiny: Potential Aftermath Of All Ireland Hurling Final

Mick Grace looks ahead to this year’s All Ireland Hurling Final and the implications for both Kilkenny and Tipperary should they win or lose. Kilkenny and Tipperary, the great old foes, will once again face off in what is likely to be a titanic battle in Croker on the first Sunday in September. The chance to win an All Ireland should …

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Tipperary v Galway – Three Talking Points

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This weekend one of Tipperary and Galway will see their All-Ireland ambitions come to a premature end. Here are the three main talking points ahead of this pivotal clash. 1. Who is hungrier? Both teams have much to lose. The losing manager’s head will roll. Should Tipperary lose, the public will turn on them. There has been frustration growing around …

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Make Or Break Tie For Tipperary And Galway

Tipperary and Galway go head-to-head this weekend in a mouth-watering clash at Thurles, writes Amy Forde. Round one of the hurling qualifiers got underway at the weekend; Waterford and Offaly advanced to round two while Laois and Antrim’s respective championship campaigns came to an end. Kilkenny and Galway also replayed their Leinster semi-final at the weekend and the Cats came …

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Tipperary vs Limerick – Five Key Deciding Factors

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The Munster championship opened with a bang when Cork and Waterford proved to be inseparable in the first round. The next game to look forward to is Tipperary against Limerick. Here we will look at some of the key factors ahead of the game. As is always the case in Munster, it will be an eagerly awaited contest between two …

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