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Watch: The Highlights Of A Game That Saw Wexford Shock Kilkenny In The Leinster Semi-Final

After a sensational win at Wexford Park, The Model County will now have an opportunity to win their first Leinster Hurling Championship since 2004. Wexford manager Davy Fitzgerald was banished from pitchside due to his ban, but his charges still prevailed in a thrilling contest that saw the Black Cats go a goal ahead after just one minute following a penalty decision. …

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The Back Door at 20: How A Radical Overhaul Saved Hurling

Back Door GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Championship Final Replay 28/9/2013 Clare vs Cork Shane O'Donnell holds the Liam McCarthy Cup while being lifted in front of Hill 16 by team mates Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Donall Farmer

At the 1996 meeting of the GAA annual congress, delegates considered a radical proposal. Since 1887, the hurling championship had been a straight knockout tournament. Provincial winners met in the All-Ireland semi-finals and the champions were the one team that never lost a single game. By the mid-1990’s however, the championship was in need of a shake up. By that …

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Thursday Top 10 – The Best Kilkenny Hurlers This Millennium

Brian Cody Kilkenny

Seen as Kilkenny are about to kick off their 2016 Championship season and go for another three-in-a-row, this week’s Thursday Top 10 will look at the top 10 Kilkenny hurlers since the year 2000. Over those 16 seasons, Kilkenny have won ten All-Ireland titles and played in an incredible thirteen All-Ireland finals. Safe to say then that this wasn’t easy to …

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Cats To Progress But The Déise Won’t Fade

When the ball is thrown in on Sunday afternoon the battle between skill and will shall commence. Kilkenny’s masters will look to see off a young, enthusiastic and hard-working Waterford side – who don’t lack for skill either. Waterford are looking for their first championship win at Croke Park since 2008. In the three seasons that followed their ’08 All-Ireland …

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Can Galway Return To Winning Ways In The Championship?

This weekend sees the beginning of Galway’s 2015 championship campaign, with the Tribesmen taking on Dublin at Croke Park on Sunday.  Galway haven’t beaten Dublin in Leinster since the Tribesmen began competing in the Leinster Championship in 2009, and Anthony Cunningham’s side will be eager to end that losing streak on Sunday. A disappointing 0-26 to 2-14 loss to Dublin on …

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Hurling: Galway and Kilkenny Prepare for Round Two

  Praise came in droves as the game of hurling showed all of its drama in the last ten minutes of Kilkenny and Galway’s Leinster Hurling semi-final. ‘Hurling was the winner’, ‘yet again hurling shows why it is the greatest game in the world’; this was the talk on social media, in television studios and all over the general public …

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Reinventing The GAA’s Wheel

Dublin Croke Park hurling

The 2013 All-Ireland Football Championship was labelled as one of the most exciting in recent memory with Dublin winning their 24th Sam Maguire. Despite the exhilarating nature of the championship with the emergence of teams such as Donegal and Mayo as genuine challengers in recent years, calls have been made within GAA circles for a possible restructure of the Championship …

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