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Are Hurling Teams Suffering From Too Many Tactics?

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Sunday’s Leinster Hurling Final showed that Kilkenny may be back to their best. They out-hurled Dublin all over the pitch, and put out a statement to the rest of the teams around the country. But what was the secret to their success? Simplicity. Anthony Daly set up his team to stifle the Cats, and frankly, he got it wrong. In …

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The Club: St. Patrick’s Dromintee GAC

Nestling beneath the shadow of Slieve Gullion St. Patrick’s GAC sits proudly representing the parish of Dromintee and Jonesborough, County Armagh. Founded in 1887, the club holds the honourable title of Armagh’s first club to be affiliated with the GAA. I meet my club guide for the day, Conor Fearon, at the gates. We enter the clubhouse, which was officially …

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Tipperary v Galway – A Must Win Game For Both

The second round of All-Ireland hurling qualifiers gets underway this weekend. Clare face Wexford in an interesting encounter and the Leinster final between Dublin and Kilkenny also takes place, but there is no doubt that tie of the weekend is the clash between Tipperary and Galway. While the Leinster final is a big occasion for Kilkenny and Dublin, there is …

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The State Of Our Sport

Yet another major soccer tournament has kicked off without the Republic of Ireland taking part. We watch on as the best players from around the world battle for glory in Brazil. As this writer watched Costa Rica defeat Uruguay, he was surprised to hear Costa Rica’s population is little under 5 million. How could a country with such a small …

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What Will Galway Bring To The 2014 Hurling Championship?

Galway continue their hurling campaign  this weekend with a Leinster semi-final clash against Kilkenny. The questions over Galway are the same as ever and hurling fans will be watching this game closely. Inconsistency, underperformance, lack of cohesion, playing as individuals; the list of problems goes on. These are just four factors that have been constant stumbling blocks for Galway hurling …

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Hurling Stars to Take Part in Ken McGrath Benefit Match

Some of hurling’s biggest stars will be on show in Waterford’s Walsh Park on June 27th as part of an All Star game to benefit former Waterford hurler Ken McGrath who underwent open heart surgery at the end of April. The game will pit a Munster selection managed by Clare manager Davy Fitzgerald against a Leinster selection who will be …

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Special GAA Report: Is It Time To Change Our Amateur Organisation?

The GAA has had a big few months, to put it mildly. Firstly, the news that for the first time in the organisation’s 129 year history certain championship games would only be available on pay-per-view was announced. Then, a scandal involving an ex-Tyrone footballer and current London footballer broke involving pornographic films he was allegedly involved in broke. Finally, and …

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PA Hurling Team of the Week – 17th of June

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Sean Cremin is here to look back over the weekend’s hurling action. Here is this week’s PA Hurling ‘Team of the Week’. 1. Mark Fanning – Wexford The Wexford net minder had a very solid outing against Dublin. He kept a clean sheet and was very assured between the posts. His puck-outs were very good and it was a very …

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Cork v Clare – Three Talking Points


Cork and Clare fight it out in Thurles on Sunday for a place in this year’s Munster Final. In what is a repeat of last year’s epic All Ireland Final and subsequent replay, Brian Barry is here to discuss the three main talking points. Will the match practice stand to Cork? It is fair to say that it took a while for the …

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Farcical Hurling Rule Will Lead To Cynical Play

Sean Cremin discusses the GAA’s new ruling which has outlawed the striking technique made famous by Cork’s Anthony Nash. Only a matter of hours after publishing an article on the potential rule change regarding twenty-metre frees and penalties in hurling, , the G.A.A launched its press release which included a new ruling . The ‘Anthony Nash rule’ has now been altered. The …

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The Recession & Why Irish Soccer Is Due A Golden Generation

In a very thought-provoking piece, Eoin Carrigan argues that the Irish economic downturn of 2008 onwards could have a positive impact on the future of Irish football. Why is it that for the past decade there have been very few glimpses of exciting footballing talent emerging from these shores? Ireland’s population is larger than Uruguay’s, so why is it that the …

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Hurling Penalty Confusion Rumbles On

The uncertainty surrounding the penalty rule took another twist in last Sunday’s Munster quarter-final clash between Cork and Waterford. Waterford keeper Stephen O’Keefe rushed towards Anthony Nash as he flicked to strike the ball and stopped the ball with his leg from only a small number of yards instead of the permitted twenty. O’Keefe’s subsequent shoulder of Nash caused a …

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GAA’s Cruciate Curse Strikes Again

Meath’s Conor Gillespie is the latest inter-county player to suffer from the cruciate curse. EDIT: After this article was published earlier today, it emerged that another inter-county player has been added to the cruciate injury list. Roscommon stalwart Donie Shine revealed via Twitter the extent of his injury; “Ruptured posterior cruciate. Not great, but could be worse. Thanks for all the …

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Leinster SHC Preview: Kilkenny v Offaly

The 2014 hurling championship is living up to its expectations already. Last weekend’s meetings of Limerick and Tipperary and then Laois and Galway did not disappoint the hurling public. Saturday’s meeting of Kilkenny and Offaly in Nowlan Park will be the first live championship game of Sky Sports coverage, and it will be an important meeting between the two counties. …

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Cork v Waterford – Who Can Clinch The Second Opportunity?

On the opening day of the Munster Championship Cork and Waterford proved inseparable. Waterford surprised a lot of people in what was expected to be a comfortable win for Cork. They played with a passion and a freedom that was seriously lacking in Cork’s performance. Going into a nine point lead and losing will be an obvious disappointment to the …

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