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Hurling Power Rankings Following Exciting Allianz League Campaign

Allianz League

With the Allianz Hurling League wrapped up for another year, the countdown to the provincial championships and the Joe McDonagh Cup has begun. Limerick finished top of the class while the competition raised questions about a number of different teams that will need to be addressed before May. With all that in mind, here are our Hurling Power Rankings following …

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Pundit Arena Allianz Division 1 Hurling Team Of The League

League

An exciting Allianz Hurling League campaign has come to a close with Limerick winning their first title in 22 years following a comprehensive victory over Waterford in Croke Park. The structure of this year’s league was altered to make way for the redefined groups as of 2020 and there was no relegation from Division 1A. However, it did not make …

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Quickfire Conclusions As Galway End Kilkenny Four-In-A-Row Dreams

Galway Kilkenny

Kilkenny 2-08 Galway 0-16 Galway are the Littlewoods Ireland Camogie League Division 1 champions for the first time since 2015 after an impressive display against Kilkenny in Croke Park this afternoon. The Tribeswomen raced into a six-point lead following a dominant first-half display and while two second-half goals from Kilkenny threatened to steal the win, Galway held on for their …

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Huge Blow For Galway As Joe Canning Ruled Out For Up To Four Months

Joe Canning

Galway GAA have confirmed that Joe Canning is set for an extended period on the sidelines after suffering a groin injury in the Allianz League semi-final loss to Waterford last weekend. Canning was stretchered off in the 60th minute in Nowlan Park after landing awkwardly following a powerful shoulder by Kevin Moran. While it was initially thought that the injury …

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Paraic Fanning Relishing Test Against Best Team In The Country

Waterford manager, Paraic Fanning, is under no illusions as to the size of the challenge facing his side in the Allianz Hurling League final next Sunday but he is relishing the game nonetheless. The Deise will face off against All Ireland champions, Limerick, for the first time ever in a League decider following their 1-18 to 0-19 win over Galway …

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Allianz Deep-Dive: Wide Count Costs Galway In Nowlan Park

Allianz Deep-Dive Galway

Brought to you by Allianz, proud sponsors of the Allianz Football & Hurling Leagues. Galway will be scratching their heads after Sunday’s game wondering how on earth they are not in the Allianz Hurling League final. With 54 minutes on the clock against Waterford, Micheál Donoghue’s men found themselves with a one-point, and one man advantage. Granted by this stage, …

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All Team News Ahead Of Allianz Hurling League Semi-Finals

The Allianz Hurling League semi-finals take place in Nowlan Park tomorrow with Limerick, Dublin, Galway, and Waterford all battling for a place in this year’s final.  Here is all the team news from the four counties ahead of tomorrow’s highly-anticipated double header in Kilkenny. _____ Limerick v Dublin (Throw-in 1.30pm) John Kiely has made nine changes to the side that …

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Four Key Questions Ahead Of Allianz Hurling League Semi-Finals

Allianz Hurling League

We are down to the last four teams in the Allianz Hurling League with Galway, Waterford, Limerick and Dublin doing battle this weekend to decide the 2019 finalists. All four teams will fancy their chances of making it to the final after impressive displays throughout the group stages, and in the quarter-finals. The semi-finals are almost too close to call …

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Conor Cooney: Keep The Club Finals On St Patrick’s Day

Conor Cooney

St Thomas’ captain, Conor Cooney, believes that the AIB All Ireland senior club finals should continue to be played on St Patrick’s Day.  Given that the GAA calendar is so tightly packed this time of year, there were calls to move the finals back in order to give them more prominence. Last month, Corofin’s Kieran Fitzgerald suggested that the club …

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Cooney Eager To Tap Into Kieran Donaghy Knowledge

Conor Cooney Kieran Donaghy feature

Galway forward, Conor Cooney, has warmly welcomed the addition of Kerry legend, Kieran Donaghy to the Galway hurling set-up.  It was announced last week that the four-time All Ireland winner will join Micheál Donoghue’s backroom team in a performance coaching role. Given his vast level of experience as a player, Cooney is eager to see what he can bring to the …

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Kieran Fitzgerald: “Talented” Galway Should Express Themselves More

Former Galway footballer and current Corofin star Kieran Fitzgerald feels that the defensive style of football is not the way to beat reigning All-Ireland champions Dublin. Fitzgerald was a part of Galway’s infamous All-Ireland winning side in 2001, capturing an All-Star in what was an immensely impressive season for the Corofin man. Despite still playing for his club at 38 …

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Allianz Hurling League Round-Up: Clare Pip The Cats In Ennis

Brought to you by Allianz, proud sponsors of the Allianz Football & Hurling Leagues. There was plenty of Allianz Hurling League action today, following on from Limerick’s win over Tipperary last night, as Carlow provided the biggest shock of the day by forcing a draw with Galway. That was as exciting as the Division 1B matches got as Waterford and …

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Divilly: “We’re Getting Fed After Training Which Maybe Wasn’t A Thing”

Siobhan Divilly Galway NUIG

Galway and NUIG Ladies Footballer, Siobhan Divilly, has praised the impact that the growth of the sport has had on the players.  Last September, a record-breaking crowd of 50,141 attended the All Ireland final clash between Dublin and Cork, almost double that of the 27,374-strong crowd present in the 2014 final between the same counties. The Ladies Gaelic Football Association …

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Shane Walsh Hungry To Continue Upward Trend In Galway

You would be forgiven for forgetting how much Galway football has improved in recent years, given their current standing as one of the main challengers to Dublin. In 2017, Kevin Walsh led his side to their first win in Croke Park in 16 years as they claimed the Division 2 National League title, securing their place in the top flight. …

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Mannion & Whelan Included In Galway Side For Dublin Clash

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Galway manager, Micheál Donoghue, has named an experimental side for today’s Walsh Cup semi-final clash with Dublin in Parnell Park. Hurler of the year nominee, Padraic Mannion, is named at centre back, while Cathal Mannion, Conor Whelan and a host of 2018’s U21 stars make up an impressive forward unit. This is Galway’s first return to competitive action since the …

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Micheál Donoghue To Remain With Galway For A Further Two Years

Micheal Donoghue

Galway senior hurling manager, Micheál Donoghue was ratified for a further two years at a county committee meeting last night.  Donoghue succeeded Anthony Cunningham as manager in 2015 and led the county to All Ireland glory in 2017 and to the final in 2018. Micheál Donoghue has been ratified for a further two years as @Galway_GAA Senior Hurling Manager at …

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Exclusive: Galway’s Jack Canning To Pursue Rugby Career In Australia

Highly-rated Galway hurler Jack Canning has decided to take a sabbatical from hurling to pursue a rugby career in Australia, he has exclusively revealed to Pundit Arena. For most talented young hurlers, the dream is to progress from inter-county minor to U21, and eventually onto senior level. However, one of Galway’s young hopefuls has decided to buck the trend and step …

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Watch: Michéal Donoghue – Sydney Trip Was A “Huge Success”

Galway manager, Michéal Donoghue believes there is a future for the Wild Geese Trophy competition as his side secured a dramatic win over Kilkenny in Sydney. The 2017 All Ireland champions trailed by 14 points at half-time, thanks to two goals from Ger Alyward, and had Joe Canning sent off for a high tackle on Enda Morrissey. But against the odds, …

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