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Quiz: Name Every Hurler Of The Year From The Last Decade

The last decade was arguably one of the most exciting in hurling with five different counties lifting the Liam MacCarthy Cup between 2010 and 2019. Some serious talent emerged over the years becoming household names and winning the biggest awards in the game, including the coveted Hurler of the Year title. Now it’s time to test your knowledge of these …

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Ranking The Top Contenders In Hurling With Break In Play

Unfortunately, hurling and Gaelic football are on hiatus and it’s looking more and more likely that the break will be extended due to Covid-19.  However, this break in play allows us an opportunity to step back and analyse who are the top contenders in hurling following what has been an interesting Allianz League group campaign. So here are the hurling …

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GAA Confirm New York Championship Opener Postponed

new york gaa

The GAA have today confirmed that the start of this year’s All-Ireland senior football championship has been suspended following the ongoing global pandemic.  The association confirmed that the Connacht senior football championship clash between New York and Galway has been postponed. The game was due to take place in Gaelic Park, New York on May, 3, however, due to the …

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“Sport Will Lift The Spirits Of The Nation When It Comes Back”

John Kiely

Limerick manager John Kiely has said that his side will overcome the challenges posed by the outbreak of Covid-19 in Ireland while urging the public to heed the HSE’s warnings.  Last Friday, the GAA, Ladies Gaelic Football Association and Camogie Association released a joint statement banning all activity until March 29th at the earliest. However, the Limerick County Board have …

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Poll: Who Will Be Crowned All-Ireland Hurling Champions In 2020?

All-Ireland

The future of GAA in Ireland in 2020 is uncertain given the current impact Covid-19 has had on sporting events. However, we hope that we will have a smooth-running championship to look forward to this summer.  2019 was certainly filled with plenty of drama, from Waterford’s poor showing to Galway’s early exit to the tense semi-finals that saw Kilkenny and …

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QUIZ: Name Every All-Ireland Club Champion From Previous Decade

club finals

St Patrick’s Day is fast approaching, a day that was long associated with the All-Ireland Club Finals in Croke Park.  This year, the two deciders took place in GAA HQ on January 19  when Corofin triumphed over Kilcoo, who who were playing in their first ever All-Ireland final, while Ballyhale Shamrocks recorded back-to-back titles with victory over Borris-Ileigh. While Croke …

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Sporting Bodies In Ireland React To Coronavirus Outbreak

Ireland coronavirus

Various sporting bodies in Ireland have released statements following the restrictive measures announced by An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar to try and slow the spread of the coronavirus.  The measures include a ban on mass indoor gatherings larger than 100 people and outdoor gatherings larger than 500 people. This afternoon, the GAA released a joint statement with the Ladies Gaelic Football …

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GAA Impose Blanket Ban On All Activity From Midnight

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The GAA have announced a blanket ban on all GAA activity at every age level which will come into effect from midnight on Thursday in an effort to contain Covid-19.  It comes in response to the measures announced by An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar this morning which include the cancellation of indoor gatherings of 100 people and outdoor gatherings of 500 …

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Games In Meath To Go Ahead As Club Confirms Case Of Covid-19

GAA Covid-19

A GAA club in Meath has confirmed that one of their players has tested positive for Covid-19 after travelling to Italy on holiday.  Simonstown Gaels GFC released a statement which explained that two members travelled to Italy and agreed to self-isolate on their return to Ireland. The second player has shown no symptoms but remains in isolation. The full statement …

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Quiz: Name The Hurling League Winning Managers From Last Decade

league

Six teams remain in the hunt for the 2020 Division 1 Allianz League Hurling title with two mouth-watering quarter-finals set to take place this weekend.  The conversation surrounding the league and its importance continues to rattle on especially considering the majority of teams in the two Division 1 groups are guaranteed to meet again later in the year given the …

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Ulster Club Shut Down Following Coronavirus Detection

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St. Gall’s GAC has been forced to close its clubhouse and suspend all training following a positive test for coronavirus within the Belfast club.  The club is a heavyweight of Ulster football having featured in two All-Ireland senior club football finals since the turn of the century, winning the Andy Merrigan Cup in 2010. As reported by RTÉ, a non-playing …

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Major Talking Points As Allianz League Quarter-Finals Are Confirmed

Allianz League

It was a decisive weekend in the Allianz Hurling League with the lineup for the competition’s Division 1 quarter-finals now confirmed. On Saturday, Limerick overcame Waterford in their rescheduled fixture while Galway dumped Tipperary out of the competition on Sunday following a 3-21 to 3-13 win in Salthill. Meanwhile, Antrim’s 2-14 to 0-20 draw with Offaly over the weekend saw …

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GAA Confirm Fixture Details For Hurling League Quarter-Finals

Allianz league quarter-final

The GAA have today confirmed the fixture details for the two quarter-finals in the Allianz Hurling League down for decision next weekend. Waterford were confirmed as quarter-finalists on Saturday night after their 1-21 to 1-17 loss to Limerick on Saturday evening saw the Treaty men top Group A and progress straight to the league semi-finals. Liam Cahill’s side will take …

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Limerick And Waterford Make Wholesale Changes For League Battle

Limerick Waterford

Limerick manager John Kiely has made seven changes to his side for their crucial clash against Waterford in the final round of the Allianz Hurling League group stage.  The reigning league champions enjoyed an expected nine-point win over Westmeath last weekend leaving them unbeaten so far in this year’s competition and sitting top of the Group A table. However, Saturday’s repeat …

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Battle Lines Are Drawn As Age-Old Rivalry Is Renewed In Galway

Tipperary Galway rivalry

There is no rivalry quite like that of Galway and Tipperary which serves up such unpredictable and thrilling contests. Historically, the teams seem to bring out the best in each other. Even when form and momentum is poor, even when there is nothing to play for, clashes between these neighbouring counties are always played with the intensity and fire of …

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