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Pundit Arena Hurling Power Rankings 2017: Round 5

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The 2017 National Hurling League is consigned to history, as the Championship kicked off with two games in the Leinster preliminary rounds. We take a look at the pecking order as the big guns now fully turn their focus to the summer. 1. Galway (+1) We have new leaders, and rightly so. Everything clicked for the Tribesmen yesterday. They came …

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Poll: Who Will Win The 2017 All-Ireland Hurling Championship?

GAA All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Final, Croke Park, Dublin 4/9/2016 Kilkenny vs Tipperary A view of the Liam McCarthy cup Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Donall Farmer

Galway shook the hurling landscape to its core with a remarkable victory over Tipperary yesterday afternoon. The Tribesmen trumped Tipp in every facet at the Gaelic Grounds, and are now being fancied to end 29 years of hurt and win the Liam McCarthy Cup for the first time since 1988. With the League consigned to history, focus now turns to …

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Pundit Arena Hurling Power Rankings 2017: Round 4

And then there were two. After yesterday’s semi-finals of varying excitement, Galway will take on Tipperary for the National Hurling League title. We take stock of what that means for the pecking order. 1. Tipperary (no change) Still the team to beat. The Premier found another gear against a Wexford team that brought the fight yesterday. A hallmark of the great …

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Eoin Larkin Column: Where Is It Going Wrong For Limerick?

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With the National Hurling League facing into a bumper Sunday of quarter-finals and a Division 1A relegation play-off, Pundit Arena columnist Eoin Larkin looks ahead to the action. _____ Cork moving in the right direction, but need to push on Of all the teams left in contention for the League title, I think Cork need it the most. The Rebels could …

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Eoin Larkin Column: Brian Cody Doesn’t Do Shadow-Boxing

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Pundit Arena columnist Eoin Larkin reviews the weekend’s hurling action. What a round of hurling that was, and the story of the weekend was arguably Cork. The Rebels have been steadily improving. Over the past number of weeks, I’ve spoken about consistency, or lack thereof from Cork, but they’ve now delivered two big results in a row. That’s a big …

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Eoin Larkin Column: Waterford Tactics Doing Them No Favours

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It was a fascinating weekend of League action. I wrote about Kilkenny in-depth yesterday, and feel Brian Cody will be happy with his side’s revival. However, things are incredibly tight with one round to go. The result of the weekend was undoubtedly Cork’s victory in Walsh Park. That was a huge win for Cork, especially after being beaten in Nowlan …

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Eoin Larkin Blasts Kilkenny For Tame Loss To Clare

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It has been a testing few months for the Kilkenny hurlers. After a hammering at the hands of Tipperary in the All-Ireland final, they have endured a slow start to their League campaign. A home loss to Waterford last weekend was followed by a demolition job at the hands of Clare today, by a margin of 13 points. Indeed, were …

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Eoin Larkin’s Ex-Kilkenny Teammates React To Retirement Announcement

GAA Hurling All Ireland Senior Championship Final, Croke Park, Dublin 6/9/2015.Kilkenny vs Galway.Kilkenny’s manager Brian Cody and Eoin Larkin celebrates.

Eight-time All-Ireland Senior hurling winner, Eoin Larkin, has hung up his boots. He has retired from the game as one of the most respected and successful hurlers of all time.  As well as the eight All-Ireland medals, Larkin had many other success stories with Kilkenny as he captured ten Leinster Senior hurling medals, six National League medals, and personally collected two …

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Kilkenny: Five Key Men For Saturday’s Replay Against Waterford

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Waterford gave Kilkenny a second chance. This is something that may teams have rued in the past as Brian Cody’s men have often triumphed in replays. Here we pick out five key figures ahead of Saturday’s All-Ireland semi-final replay.  1. TJ Reid This is the man with the biggest scope for improvement in the Kilkenny side. By his high standards, …

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Every GAA Team Needs Their Clutch Players

football hurling GAA DUBLIN, IRELAND - FEBRUARY 07: General View showing the exterior of Croke Park prior to the RBS 6 Nations Championship match between Ireland and France at Croke Park on February 7, 2009 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

With the league campaign over for another year, the GAA season now turns to the business end of the cut and thrust of championship. Analysis of the league campaign has gone in to overdrive as pundits across the country give their opinions of who’s up and who’s down compared to last season. What teams are struggling? Who can beat the …

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Kilkenny Star Larkin’s All-Ireland Win Pales Into Insignificance Compared To Next Personal Challenge

Eoin Larkin will today still be celebrating victory with his beloved county Kilkenny in Sunday’s All-Ireland hurling final win over Galway. However, the next personal task the forward must encounter goes far beyond the importance of an All-Ireland final.  While most inter-county players will have the usual stresses of work in Ireland to deal with, which is by no means easy after …

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TBT: All Ireland Final 2009 – Kilkenny Vs Tipperary

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The All Ireland Final between Kilkenny and Tipperary takes place this weekend so there’s no time like the present to remember a titanic tussle between the sides. There have been many memorable clashes between Kilkenny and Tipperary over the years, but in terms of sheer entertainment, 2009 stands out by a country mile. The clash had everything; a sending off, …

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