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The Evolving Role Of Goalkeepers In Gaelic Games

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We take a closer look at how the role of goalkeepers has changed in modern gaelic games. “Paddy dashed back to his goal like a woman who smells a cake burning….” The words of the great journalist Con Houlihan, describing the now infamous goal scored by Mikey Sheehy against Paddy Cullen in the 1978 All Ireland final. A very talented …

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Pundit Arena Hurling Power Rankings 2016: Round 2

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We’re on to the semi-finals for Division 1 of the National Hurling League, and what a round of games it was. Limerick, Clare, Kerry and Cork were all underdogs in the eyes of the bookmakers this weekend, but pulled off upsets. Wexford came up just short of causing the shock of the round at home to Waterford. All in all, it …

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Pundit Arena Hurling Power Rankings 2016: Round 1

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The round robin stages of the National Hurling League are over, and we now turn to the knock-out section. The league is always a tricky one to call, and week-by-week form rarely shows a pattern. Here at Pundit Arena HQ, we will be running the hurling power-rankings throughout the season. Based on the performances of teams, we will see them …

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Are The Cork Hurlers Just Not Very Good?

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On Saturday evening in Croke Park, Cork hurling hit a new low. The Rebels were decimated by a slick Dublin team, and offered little resistance. Kieran Kingston’s side started the brighter, opening an early lead. However, when the Dubs exposed the open spaces and ran at the Cork fullback line, the floodgates opened. In truth, the 4-21 to 2-17 scoreline …

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Dublin Boss Cunningham Defiantly Responds To Axed Players’ Comments

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Dublin hurling boss Ger Cunningham has responded to comments made by some of the recently axed members of the squad.  Both Alan Nolan and Simon Lambert have been critical of the decision to be excluded from the team for 2016, with Lambert claiming the reasons given by management for his dismissal were ‘disrespectful’. Although both players in question would have been …

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Where To Now For Dublin Hurling?

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In 2005, Dublin won the Leinster Minor Hurling Championship for the first time since 1983. 32 years ago was the sole victory following a 1965 triumph at the grade. But in 2005, things were different. In the preceding years, the Dubs were in chaos. Little publicised players’ strikes, poor training attendances, and unequal treatment to the footballers meant that the hurlers …

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Cunningham Has Dublin Hurlers On Right Track

Five weeks ago, Dublin were in the doldrums, in the all too familiar position of inexplicably failing to perform in a big game. Galway had outclassed Ger Cunningham’s side in Tullamore, and they were left facing into the qualifiers, where the Boys in Blue have enjoyed little success in the past. In fact, since the introduction of the qualifier system …

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Plenty To Look Forward To In Dublin vs Galway Replay

Yes, Dublin versus Galway should have been played second in yesterday’s double-bill at Croke Park. Yes, both sides were reluctant to play an open game. And yes, the atmosphere was a bit dead at HQ. Ok, it has been said, so can we put the negativity to one side now please? A decade ago, the Leinster Championship had lost all …

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Dublin Send Out Warning With Powerful Display vs The Cats

Dublin sent out a warning this afternoon to the hurling world, with a powerful performance in All-Ireland Champions Kilkenny’s back yard. Following last week’s victory over Tipperary, Ger Cunningham’s side sit pretty atop Division 1A, and momentum is building in the capital.   Although Jonjo Farrell was incorrectly dismissed on 24 minutes, the Dubs were full value for their win. Up …

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Can Dublin Afford To Keep Liam Rushe At 14?

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Here Brian Barry ponders if Dublin will ultimately benefit from Liam Rushe’s move to full-forward.   The Dublin hurlers are slowly adjusting to life under Ger Cunningham, and following an opening round victory against Tipperary in the league, optimism is soaring in the capital. The Corkonian has brought several changes to the table, in both mentality and personnel. The Dubs have …

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Dublin Double On The Cards?

After last week’s assessment of Cork GAA and their chances of doing the double, we now take a look at how Dublin can fare.   In many people’s eyes, it is Dublin who are the one team that can claim All-Ireland honours in both codes come September. As things stand, they are in a very healthy position to do so. …

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3 Issues For Ger Cunningham To Sort Out In Dublin

With the recent appointment of Ger Cunningham as Dublin’s senior hurling boss, it is no secret that he has his work cut out for him. Ashling Dalton discusses three issues Cunningham must sort out.  The Anthony Daly era has seen the Blues make massive strides in becoming one of hurling’s top powers and how Cunningham goes about building on that success …

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Ger Cunningham – Right Man For The Job?

Brian Barry gives his verdict on the appointment of Ger Cunningham as Dublin hurling manager. Ger Cunningham has been ratified by the Dublin County Board to take charge of the senior hurlers for the next three seasons, taking over from Anthony Daly in the capital’s hotseat. Daly’s tenure will go down as huge progress. Considering where Dublin were in 2008, …

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Referees, Donegal and other GAA Talking Points – 30th of May

Sean Cremin is here to discuss the latest talking points from the world of GAA. Referees meeting A meeting was called this week for all sixteen intercounty football referees to discuss the early season performances. And surprise surprise, the controversies are related to the issuing of the black card. Who could have thought that after only two weeks of action …

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