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Paul Murphy Preparing For Life As A Kilkenny Fan During Lebanon Tour

Paul Murphy

Brian Cody will have to plan for Kilkenny’s National League campaign in 2020 without Lieutenant Paul Murphy who is preparing for his second peacekeeping tour to Lebanon. The four-time All-Ireland winner will travel out later this month, alongside teammate Richie Ruth, and is expected to return to Ireland during the first week of May when Kilkenny are set to face …

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More Than A Manager: How Brian Cody Helped Eoin Larkin Through His Darkest Times

Eoin Larkin Brian Cody

Certain words come to mind when you think of Brian Cody; success, ruthlessness, a boundless drive. In short, he’s a winner.  It’s a reputation he has developed and earned in his 21 years in charge of the Kilkenny senior hurling team. During that time, the 65-year-old has overseen 11 All-Ireland victories, 15 Leinster championship title victories and has won nine …

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Dublin Dominate All-Star Football Team With Seven Players

Dublin

With the five-in-a-row secured, it’s no surprise that All-Ireland champions Dublin dominate the PwC All-Star Football Team of the Year for 2019. All-Ireland runners up Kerry have four players in the team while there are two from Tyrone and one each from Mayo and Donegal. Stephen Cluxton is named in goals, winning his first All-Star since 2013. All-Ireland finalists dominate …

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Clare Legend Brian Lohan Appointed As Senior Hurling Manager

Brian Lohan Clare

Clare GAA have announced the appointment of Brian Lohan as their senior manager on a two-year term with an option of a third year. Following a drawn-out process that was highly criticised, Lohan was nominated for the position alongside Louis Mulqueen however the Liam Mellows manager withdrew from the process earlier this month to focus on the Galway Senior Hurling …

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Eoin Larkin Backs Seamus Callanan For Top Gong Over “Class” TJ Reid

Eoin Larkin

Former Kilkenny hurler Eoin Larkin has backed Seamus Callanan to be crowned Hurler of the Year for 2019 but maintains that TJ Reid is “a class above everybody”.  The star forwards are nominated for the accolade alongside Cork’s Patrick Horgan and the winner will be announced during PwC All-Star Friday’s ceremony. Having led Tipperary to their third All-Ireland title of …

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Tipperary Lead The Way With Seven Players In All-Star Team 2019

Tipperary

All-Ireland hurling champions Tipperary lead the way on the 2019 Hurling Roll of Honour with seven places on the PwC All-Stars team as Pádraic Maher equals a county record with his sixth award. The Thurles Sarsfields club-man equals the personal collections of Nicky English and Eoin Kelly, who claimed six awards each, and he is joined by brother Ronan who …

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First-Time Winners, Second Replays & Six Halves Of Hurling

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Nine county senior champions were crowned this weekend in yet another dramatic weekend of club action. There was a first-time winner in Leinster while up north, a second replay has been organised for the Ulster champions. Meanwhile, in the small ball, the All-Ireland champions were in action while across the water, one final needed six halves of hurling to decide …

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Plenty Of Draws & Dramatics As 20 County Finals Take Centre Stage

Draws and dramatic late winners. Just another weekend of county final action.  Twenty different county championships were up for grabs this weekend across both codes. The Derry football final saw a 41-year drought come to an end while one Dublin footballer got in on the act, yet again, in the hurling championship. In Cork, one of the GAA’s great clubs …

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Two-Tier Championship Proposal Passed At Special Congress

two-tier championship

The All-Ireland senior football championship will have two-tiers starting from 2020 after a motion was passed this afternoon at Special Congress in Cork. The new system will operate on a three-year trial basis effective immediately meaning there will be massive changes enforced ahead of the new season. The tiered system means that counties competing in Division 3 and 4 of …

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Michael ‘Brick’ Walsh Reportedly Calls Time On Waterford Career

Michael Brick Walsh

Long-serving Waterford legend Michael ‘Brick’ Walsh has called time on his inter-county career, according to a report in the Irish Examiner.  According to the paper, the 36-year-old has informed the new Waterford boss Liam Cahill of his retirement over the weekend. Walsh holds the record for the most Championship appearances in hurling having made his 76th appearance from the bench …

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Sixteen Champions Crowned In Cracking Weekend Of Club Action

gaa club finals

What an epic weekend of county final action as 16 champions were confirmed across the country.  It started on Saturday afternoon when Cargin claimed back-to-back Antrim senior titles following an epic win over Lámh Dhearg. The action resumed on Sunday as 10 football finals and six hurling deciders went down tot he wire with one of the fairytale victories seeing …

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Clare Hurlers Hit Out At Managerial Process In Lengthy Statement

Clare

The Clare senior hurling panel have expressed their frustration at being left out of the process of choosing a managerial team for 2020 in a lengthy statement. On Sunday, it was announced that manager Donal Moloney would not be seeking another term after his joint-manager Gerry O’Connor stepped away earlier this year. In a statement, Moloney said that, despite support …

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Cassidy & Kelly Proving That Old Dogs Can Be Taught New Tricks

club championship highlights

The old adage you can’t teach an old dog new tricks was proven wrong this weekend in an absolutely cracking couple days of club championship action. At 38, Kevin Cassidy continues to age like a fine wine as the current Ulster Footballer of the Year was in sparkling form for Gaoth Dobhair in their Donegal SFC semi-final win over favourites …

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Emotional Cian Lynch Striving For More Following County Victory

Cian Lynch Patrickswell

Newly crowned Limerick champions Patrickswell are hungry for more success during this club season, according to their captain, Cian Lynch. On Sunday, Ciaran Carey’s side went top of the Limerick roll of honour with their 20th senior title following a 1-17 to 0-15 win over Na Piarsaigh. The Caherdavin side had been aiming for their third county title in a …

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