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Shefflin Calls For Common Sense Following Hogan Red Card

Henry Shefflin has called for common sense from officials following the decision to send Richie Hogan off in Sunday’s All-Ireland SHC final.  Hogan was shown a straight red card following a clash with Cathal Barrett on the stroke of half-time. In real-time, the incident looked like a yellow card offence, however, the replay’s seemed to show Hogan’s elbow making contact …

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Evan Shefflin On His Two Legendary Managers & The Magic Of Mullen

Evan Shefflin Kilkenny

Being managed by some of Kilkenny’s biggest legends, Evan Shefflin finds himself in a position all young hurlers must envy.  At club level, the 19-year-old is trained by 10-time All Ireland winner, Henry Shefflin, who happens to be his uncle while moving to inter-county level, the younger Shefflin is currently the captain of the U20s side managed by DJ Carey. …

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Henry Shefflin Dismisses Talk Of Succeeding Brian Cody

Brian Cody Henry Shefflin

At the launch of the Bank of Ireland Celtic Challenge, while praising Henry Shefflin on his success with Ballyhale Shamrocks, Liam Sheedy quipped that the Kilkenny management conveyor belt was as efficient as that of their players.  It is hard to look past the 10-time All Ireland winner when musing over possible replacements for one of the game’s greatest managers …

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Ranking The Top Five All-Ireland Hurling Finals Of The Decade So Far

In the first decade after the turn of the millennium we witnessed many one-sided All-Ireland finals. This was mainly due to the fact that Kilkenny were so dominant. Luckily, the last number of years have provided some absolute classics. However, due to a slight regression in Kilkenny’s form in recent years, the last few years have seen more competitive deciders. The emergence …

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Ranking The Top Five All-Ireland Hurling Semi-Finals Since 2000

Tipperary John O'Dwyer celebrates his goal 14/8/2016

It’s safe the say that ranking this down to a Top Five was a challenge. Thirty-seven All-Ireland semi-finals have taking place since the turn of the millennium, with fifteen of these truly falling under the ‘great game of hurling’ category. Croke Park has seen lots of drama unfold over the last eighteen seasons and here are our favourite five games …

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DJ Carey Voted Best Kilkenny Hurler Of All Time

All Ireland Senior Hurling Final Kilkenny 14/9/2003 DJ Carey raises the Liam McCarthy Cup on Hill 16 Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Morgan Treacy

In a vote carried out by The Kilkenny People, DJ Carey has been voted the the greatest hurler the county has ever produced.  The selection ranked the top 25 hurlers to ever play for the county and is sure to be a cause for debate within Kilkenny and further afield. The Hogan Stand have reported that Carey ranks above the …

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Colm Cooper Becomes The Sunday Game’s Newest Pundit

GAA All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Semi-Final, Croke Park, Dublin 28/8/2016 Dublin vs Kerry Colm Cooper of Kerry Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

After a lengthy and illustrious inter-county career, Kerry legend Colm Cooper will transfer his energies from playing the game to analysing it for RTÉ’s The Sunday Game.  This is a natural next step in the career of a man who knows the game inside out following 17 years competing at the top for the Kingdom. According to RTÉ, the 33-year-old …

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Why It Would Be Crazy To Write Off Kilkenny For Liam This Summer

GAA All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Semi-Final Replay, Semple Stadium, Tipperary 13/8/2016 Kilkenny vs Waterford Kilkenny players celebrate at the end of the game Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ken Sutton

For perhaps the first time since the turn of the millennium, Kilkenny will enter the championship as third favourites. Based on recent history, it would be crazy to write off the Cats before a ball is struck. Brian Cody spoke at yesterday’s Leinster Senior Hurling championship launch of how his side are being written off already ahead of the championship …

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The Combined Tipperary And Kilkenny XV Since 2010

Tipperary Kilkenny

It is without a doubt that Kilkenny vs Tipperary has one of the fiercest rivalries in hurling. We have seen both teams perform at their best, and we have witnessed some terrific, pulsating games. The two old foes have faced off seven times in the championship this decade. From those games, we have picked our best fifteen and in turn, we have …

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Eoin Larkin’s Ex-Kilkenny Teammates React To Retirement Announcement

GAA Hurling All Ireland Senior Championship Final, Croke Park, Dublin 6/9/2015.Kilkenny vs Galway.Kilkenny’s manager Brian Cody and Eoin Larkin celebrates.

Eight-time All-Ireland Senior hurling winner, Eoin Larkin, has hung up his boots. He has retired from the game as one of the most respected and successful hurlers of all time.  As well as the eight All-Ireland medals, Larkin had many other success stories with Kilkenny as he captured ten Leinster Senior hurling medals, six National League medals, and personally collected two …

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GAA: Fifteen Wishes For The 2017 Season

No sooner has the 2016 intercounty season concluded, attentions have already turned to 2017. The draw for next seasons championships take place on Thursday, twelve days after the intercounty season has ended. Looking forward, here are fifteen wishes for next year reflecting on what happened in 2016. 1. Progress From The Football Teams In Leinster The business end of the …

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Kilkenny’s Greatest XV Of The Brian Cody Era

Brian Cody Kilkenny

We here at Pundit Arena have put together a list of Kilkenny’s best fifteen players that competed under Brian Cody’s successful management era. Cody is renowned as one of the greatest, most successful GAA managers of all time. He is the longest serving manager in the GAA and he warrants the utmost of respect. However, the question is posed- would …

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Hurling: The Death Of The Corner Forward

GAA All Ireland Senior Hurling Final 7/9/2008 Kilkenny Eddie Brennan celebrates scoring his second goal Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Cathal Noonan

‘Systems’ is the word that many feel is killing hurling as a spectacle at the moment. What is often classed as the greatest game in the world has been down right awful for the bones of two years now. One thing that is becoming less and less important is the role of the corner-forward.  Watching the games yesterday really pointed …

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Settled: We’ve Named The Best Hurley Makers In Ireland

Down through the years there has been plenty of discussion and debate about which hurley manufacturer is the best around. Although the majority of opinion is based entirely on the person’s own specific taste, we have created a list of what we believe are the best hurleys in Ireland. No doubt this debate will continue for some time yet… 6. Cultec Hurleys Almost everyone has had a ‘go’ …

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Thursday Top 10 – The Best Kilkenny Hurlers This Millennium

Brian Cody Kilkenny

Seen as Kilkenny are about to kick off their 2016 Championship season and go for another three-in-a-row, this week’s Thursday Top 10 will look at the top 10 Kilkenny hurlers since the year 2000. Over those 16 seasons, Kilkenny have won ten All-Ireland titles and played in an incredible thirteen All-Ireland finals. Safe to say then that this wasn’t easy to …

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