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The Barbershop With Electric Ireland – Episode 3: Senior Influence

Electric Ireland

In Episode 3 of ‘The Barbershop’, Electric Ireland GAA Minor Championships ambassadors, Derek McGrath, Karl Lacey, Alan Kerins and Mossy Quinn discuss the influence that senior stars can have on minor players. Galway legend Kerins recalls how playing at minor level gave him the confidence that he would one day line out for the senior side. “It just gave you …

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Tipperary Come Up Trumps In Pundit Arena Hurling Team Of The Year

Tipperary

All too quickly, another hurling season has come to an end with Tipperary lifting the Liam MacCarthy Cup for the first time since 2016. Liam Sheedy returned to the helm after a nine-year absence and took a disheartened and disjointed group of players from the disappointment of 2018 to the heights of All-Ireland glory. Given their dominance in 2019, losing …

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Corry’s Corner: Hurling Has Become Too Hard To Referee

hurling referee

Tipperary are All-Ireland champions and deservedly so after a second-half blitz that totally tamed Brian Cody’s cats on Sunday. However, despite the tantalising hurling put on show by Callanan and co. The dominating narrative is Richie Hogan’s red card which is fair considering the controversial nature and how the game transpired following his dismissal. For what it’s worth, it was …

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Hurling Stars Have Their Say On VAR & Potential Officiating Changes

hurling

Another Senior Hurling Championship season has come to an end and while there is still much to discuss following Tipperary’s victory on Sunday, one major talking point is the use of Hawk-Eye.  During the All-Ireland hurling final, a John Donnelly attempt was caught by the Tipperary goalkeeper, Brian Hogan, and he kept the ball in play. However, Hawk-Eye contacted the …

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Championship Deep-Dive: Hunger Drives Tipp To Glory Not Just Red Card

Tipperary Kilkenny

Whether you believe that Richie Hogan’s sending off in the All-Ireland final was harsh or justified, there’s no denying that the decision played a role in Tipperary’s comfortable victory over Kilkenny.  However, as we saw in the enthralling semi-final battle between Wexford and Tipperary, a numerical advantage doesn’t necessarily work in favour of a team. Davy Fitzgerald’s men had no …

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Conclusions As Tipperary Shoot The Lights Out To Sink Kilkenny

Kilkenny 0-20 Tipperary 3-25 Reporting by Marisa Kennedy in Croke Park  Tipperary are the All-Ireland champions for the third time this decade following a sensational 14-point win over Kilkenny in Croke Park this afternoon. It was a case of ‘goals win games’ as efforts from Niall O’Meara, Seamus Callanan and John ‘Bubbles’ O’Dwyer proved the difference though the major turning …

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McDonagh Registers 2-8 As Galway Storm To Third Minor Title In A Row

Galway Kilkenny

Kilkenny 0-12 Galway 3-14 Reporting by Marisa Kennedy in Croke Park Galway are the Electric Ireland minor champions for the third year running following an 11-point win over Kilkenny in Croke Park this afternoon. Man-of-the-match, Sean McDonagh, was once again in superb form for the Tribesmen, registering 2-8, including a penalty on the stroke of half-time, while Ruben Davitt’s goal …

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Statistics Prove TJ Reid Deserves Hurler Of The Year Over Callanan

Hurler of the Year

The result of Sunday’s All-Ireland final will go a long way in deciding this year’s recipient of the Hurler of the Year award.  Currently, Seamus Callanan and TJ Reid are the frontrunners following their sensational performances for Tipperary and Kilkenny respectively and you would imagine that the Hurler of the Year will most likely come from the team that lifts …

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Cian Lynch Questions Sacrifice As Final Dawns Without Treaty

CIan Lynch

Current Hurler of the Year Cian Lynch will be haunted by thoughts of what could have been when he takes his seat in Croke Park on Sunday for the All-Ireland final.  His role as a spectator this year is vastly different from that of 2018 when he lifted the Liam MacCarthy Cup alongside his Limerick teammates after a last-gasp win …

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Paddy Cadell Living The Dream Alongside Childhood Tipperary Heroes

Paddy Cadell Tipperary

The emphasis that Liam Sheedy placed on his substitutes was always clear during his first reign as Tipperary manager and things are no different this time around.  A famous narrative from the 2010 All-Ireland final focused on Sheedy delivering the motivational speech to the Tipperary replacements on the sideline while it was the coach, Eamon O’Shea, who got the players …

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The Barbershop with Electric Ireland – Episode 2: Matchday Nutrition

In Episode 2 of ‘The Barbershop’, Electric Ireland GAA Minor Championships ambassadors, Derek McGrath Karl Lacey, Alan Kerins and Mossy Quinn reflect on how match day nutrition has change over the years. _____ Want to win tickets to Dublin vs Kerry in the All Ireland Final? Play ‘Major Shootout’  here for your chance to win tickets. Share your score using #GAAThisIsMajor to be …

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Mayo-Dublin Semi-Final Set For Sell-Out As Fans Struggle To Buy Tickets

Dublin Mayo tickets

A sell-out crowd is expected in Croke Park on Saturday evening as for the All Ireland semi-final showdown between Mayo and Dublin with fans scrambling for tickets.  Tickets went on general sale at 10am this morning with supporters queuing for hours outside Supervalu and Centra stores while many reported issues with the online ticketing service, tickets.ie, which reportedly crashed with …

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Mickey Harte Defends Sky Sports’ Coverage Of GAA Matches

Mickey Harte has taken a shot at those who have been critical of the fact that the GAA have sold their broadcasting rights to Sky Sports.  With the race for the Sam Maguire entering its final few stages, there was an outcry from the fans who missed out on watching Mayo’s victory over Donegal live last Saturday – sparking a …

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Poll: Who Will Be Crowned Hurler Of The Year For 2019?

Hurler of the Year 2019

While it might not have reached the heights of 2018, we have been treated to another summer of surprise results, outstanding performances and tactics galore in the Senior Hurling Championship. And yet, at the end of it all, we have yet another All Ireland deciding clash between Tipperary and Kilkenny to look forward to in two week’s time. With only …

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“They’ve Been A Huge Hit” – Conor McManus Defends Super 8s

Conor McManus super 8s

Monaghan star Conor McManus believes dead rubbers are inevitable in any group setup as he defended the structure of the Super 8s.  Gaelic Football fans shared their frustration at the system on Sunday as Dublin and Tyrone both fielded weaker teams for their final clash in Omagh, with both having already secured their semi-final places. Many have called for the …

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Jerome Cahill: Gritty Cork Will Be Gunning For Tipperary In Final

Jerome Cahill

Tipperary U20 star, Jerome Cahill, believes Cork stand on a level footing with his side as they prepare for another epic showdown in the U20 hurling final in three week’s time. The Premier County demolished Wexford in Sunday’s semi-final in Nowlan Park on a scoreline of 8-16 to 1-15 with Cahill chipping in with 2-1 from midfield, earning him the …

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