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Cassidy & Kelly Proving That Old Dogs Can Be Taught New Tricks

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The old adage you can’t teach an old dog new tricks was proven wrong this weekend in an absolutely cracking couple days of club championship action. At 38, Kevin Cassidy continues to age like a fine wine as the current Ulster Footballer of the Year was in sparkling form for Gaoth Dobhair in their Donegal SFC semi-final win over favourites …

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Hurling Club Round-Up: Shocks In Clare And Tipperary As Big Guns Fall

Tipperary Clare Club

There were plenty of surprise results in Clare and Tipperary over the weekend as the various county club championships begin to take shape.  Tipperary In Tipperary, Thurles Sarsfields exited the county championship after a one-point loss to Upperchurch-Drombane in the Mid-Tipperary quarter-final. It is the earliest championship exit since 2013 for the club with the most county titles. Meanwhile, Drom …

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Eoin Kelly: “The Time Has Come To Introduce A Second Referee”

Tipperary legend Eoin Kelly believes two referees need to be introduced in hurling following a number of controversial calls during the All Ireland semi-finals at the weekend.  While the Paddy Power GAA Ambassador was critical of Sean Cleere’s performance during Tipperary’s narrow win over Wexford, he also expressed his sympathy and suggested that referees need more help on the pitch. …

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Eoin Kelly: Players Would Die For A Munster Hurling Medal

Eoin Kelly Munster Championship

During his 14-year career, Tipperary great Eoin Kelly won five Munster Hurling Championship medals, the first coming in 2001 and the last in 2012.  His former county find themselves back in the provincial decider following a two-year absence and with Liam Sheedy back at the helm, Tipperary will be desperate to reclaim the Munster Cup. The task ahead of them …

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Eoin Kelly On Bonner Maher Injury: “He Will Be Back In The Tipp Jersey”

Patrick Bonner Maher

Former All Ireland winning captain with Tipperary Eoin Kelly remains adamant that Patrick ‘Bonner’ Maher will return to inter-county action following his recovery from a cruciate ligament injury. Tipperary GAA confirmed on Tuesday that the 29-year-old had ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament during Sunday’s win over Limerick in Semple Stadium and will be sidelined for the rest of the season. …

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Eoin Kelly: Hierarchy In Croke Park Should Leave The Game Alone

Noel McGrath Tipperary Wexford

Tipperary great, Eoin Kelly, believes that the governing bodies within the GAA should stop pressurising referees to officiate hurling games more stringently.  Colm Lyons came under fire for his officiating of the Allianz League clash of Wexford and Tipperary with Liam Sheedy telling the media after the game that he felt his side were unfairly judged and deserved more frees …

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Eoin Kelly Plays Down Premier Expectations For Season Ahead

Former All Ireland winning captain, Eoin Kelly, believes newly re-installed manager, Liam Sheedy, will need time to make his mark and urged fans not to expect an All Ireland title immediately. The last time Sheedy was in the role was 2010, when the county ended Kilkenny’s ‘Drive For Five’ and lifted the Liam MacCarthy Cup. The news of his return was …

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Eoin Kelly: Cummins Would “Drop Everything” To Be Tipp Manager

Former All-Ireland winning captain, Eoin Kelly has said that his Tipperary teammate Brendan Cummins would relish the chance to take over as the county’s hurling manager. Michael Ryan stepped down from the post last week in a move that was “surprising” for the Paddy Power GAA columnist. “My overriding feeling when I heard that Michael Ryan had stepped down as …

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Eoin Kelly: ‘Joe Canning Should Start For Galway Even If Not Fully Fit’

Galway and Clare battled to a draw after 90 minutes of play in the All-Ireland semi-final last weekend, with the replay taking place at Semple Stadium this Sunday. One cause for concern for the Tribesmen ahead of the rematch is the fitness of star centre forward Joe Canning. The 29-year-old limped off the field during extra time of last week’s game with what looked to …

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Eoin Kelly Doesn’t Sit On The Fence With Assessment Of Tadhg De Búrca Saga

Tadhg de Búrca Eoin Kelly

Tipperary legend Eoin Kelly has spoken out against Tadhg de Búrca’s controversial suspension this week. Kelly sang a familiar tune as he questioned the length of time the appeal process has dragged on for. He also questioned the seriousness of the Waterford sweeper’s offence, writing in his Paddy Power blog post. “The whole situation surrounding Tadhg de Búrca ban is so …

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Michael Ryan Drops Big Name Ahead Of Dublin Clash

Allianz Hurling League Division 1A, Pairc Ui Rinn, Co. Cork 26/3/2017 Cork vs Tipperary Tipperary manager Michael Ryan Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Cathal Noonan

During the week, Eoin Kelly predicted that Michael Ryan may drop some big names this weekend. The Tipp boss has done just that by making two changes, although it’s not the alteration many expected. Dangerous forward Noel McGrath has been left out of the side. The Premier have struggled massively for form recently. After trouncing Wexford in this year’s league …

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The Top Ten Hurlers Who Didn’t Wear Helmets In The 2000s

All Ireland Quarter Final Replay 5/8/2007 Waterford vs Cork Cork's Sean Og O hAlipin and John Mullane of Waterford Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/James Crombie

It may seem like a distant memory now, however there was a time when hurlers had the option of taking to the field without a helmet. For hurlers today it may seem strange to imagine life without the helmet. Safety was the number one concern when this rule was implemented, and rightfully so. A player’s emotion seemed easier to tell …

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