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The Intercounty Hurling XV We Will Not See in 2016

As we look ahead to 2016 with the intercounty season getting underway today, the GAA world is without many of the hurlers who were still playing for their county as of 365 days ago, be it down to retirement or leaving their squad. That got us thinking here at Pundit Arena HQ, and we figured that a team of those …

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Video: The Full Hurling Feature On 60 Minute Sports

‘The most exciting sport you have never heard of!’ 60 Minutes Sports put together a feature on hurling which was broadcast right across the United States last week. In a comprehensive clip, it profiled the sport in an introductory manner, from the top level in Croke Park right down to grass-roots. Top stars of the game were profiled, from Henry …

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Picture: Some Sporting Legends Wish The Ireland Rugby Team Luck

Excitement is building as Ireland face into the business end of the Rugby World Cup. Joe Schmidt’s side face France in Cardiff on Sunday, and play in the quarter-final the following weekend. The whole country is getting behind the ‘Boys in Green’, and some famous faces stopped by the Irish hotel to talk to Paul O’Connell and Co. Some of Ireland’s greatest …

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Hurlers Could Raise Level Of Cat-Astrophic Kilkenny Football

Hurling and football are under the one GAA umbrella. Therefore, this writer finds it inexcusable that Kilkenny can be the recurring holders of Liam McCarthy yet fail to field a football team in National League or senior championship. Kilkenny footballers did win some silverware this year but incredibly it wasn’t even on these shores. Rather, they defeated Scotland (not entirely …

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Of Those Things That Make Ireland Unique, Hurling Is At The Top

Kieran Fennelly argues that Hurling epitomises what we are as a people. My first memories of hurling fanaticism tread back to 2003, when a youthful and exuberant Tipperary played a Kilkenny team made up of players who were either facing the mortality of their age, or were inexperienced and unproven in the hot cauldron of battle. Tipperary had a mixture …

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5 Occasions In Which Galway Got Under Kilkenny’s Skin

Galway take on Kilkenny in the All Ireland Hurling Final This Sunday. Galway are one of those infuriating sides. Just like Arsenal in the Premiership, its a case of them have the ability but not the aptitude. Like the gunners, the Tribesmen possess the skill, the soft touches and the flair, but have lacked that bit of fight that gets them over the …

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Sunday Game Analysts Have The Craic On Twitter

Henry Shefflin today tweeted his thanks to a suit manufacturer for kitting him out for his appearance on yesterday’s Sunday Game. It was innocent enough, and King Henry was probably well looked after for it, and rightly so.   Great fun yesterday @TheSundayGame with @kenmcgrath78 &Dalo !!. Tks @paulskilkenny for the suit & tie. pic.twitter.com/87WEm1unap — Henry Shefflin (@ShefflinHenry) August …

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Henry Shefflin To Attend First Munster Final

Kilkenny legend Henry Shefflin will attend his first Munster Final tomorrow Writing in today’s Irish Independent, Henry Shefflin confessed that he ‘could count on one hand the number of games at this level I would have gone to watch that didn’t involve Kilkenny’. Ever the professional Shefflin revealed, ‘I existed in that bubble for the best part of 16 years, it suited me that way, …

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Galway’s Best Moments Against Kilkenny

Galway take on Kilkenny in the Leinster Final this Sunday Galway are one of those infuriating sides. Just like Arsenal in the Premiership, its a case of them have the ability but not the aptitude. Like the gunners, the Tribesmen possess the skill, the soft touches and the flair, but have lacked that bit of fight that gets them over the line. However …

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Remembering The Legend That Is Paul Flynn

Paul Flynn, along with many of his comrades for Waterford, will go down as one of the best players never to win an All-Ireland. That Déise side have been described as a team of great players, rather than a great team, and perhaps that is true. Having had a trial with Aston Villa as a goalkeeper, the Ballygunner man followed …

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Rejoice At The New Era Of Hurling Upon Us

As the vicious cycle of recurring success Kilkenny forced upon Hurling finally fades, a new era is upon us. One that harks back to the heady competitive days of the 1990s. Rejoice, a golden age of competitiveness is upon us.    When Brian Cody took the reins as Kilkenny manager in late 1998 few would have predicted what was to come …

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Leinster Hurling XV of the Half Decade (2010 – 2014)

Dublin Croke Park hurling

We comprised a Munster Hurling XV of the half-decade last week, so now it is the turn of the Leinster championship. The introductions of Antrim and Galway to the province along with an improving Dublin have significantly improved the quality of the Leinster championship in recent years.  A few years ago, this would have been a full Kilkenny XV and …

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Henry Shefflin –The Ultimate End Of An Era

Who is the greatest hurler of all time? Brian Barry got off the fence a few weeks back in saying it was DJ Carey, many of the older generation still claim that Christy Ring is the finest hurler to take to the field. Henry Shefflin is another who would heavily contest this crown and now he has brought his glittering career …

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Will Kilkenny Miss Henry Shefflin?

Three days after defeating Clare in the League, Kilkenny must face the Banner again in the Division 1A play-off game in Nowlan Park this weekend. The Cats will welcome back the members of the Ballyhale Shamrocks side that won the All-Ireland Hurling Club Championship for a record sixth time, including Colin Fennelly, Michael Fennelly and TJ Reid, but there will be one …

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Ballyhale Shamrocks Crowned Champions For The 6th Time

From the moment the final whistle blew in the semi-final against Gort, this was always going to be a very special All-Ireland final for Ballyhale Shamrocks. Already the most successful club in the history of the All-Ireland Club Championship, with a seventh final appearance, they went in search of sixth title. It was a historic day for Kilmallock too as …

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Do Kilmallock Have Enough To Upset Ballyhale Shamrocks?

The All-Ireland Club Championship finals will take place this St. Patrick’s Day and once again it looks as if there’s going to be an exciting conclusion to the Senior Hurling Championship at Croke Park. Leinster Champions Ballyhale Shamrocks take on Kilmallock of Limerick at 2pm. Although Ballyhale are huge favourites to win their sixth All-Ireland title, Kilmallock may have a …

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Greatest Hurler Of All Time? No Contest

Who is the best of all time? This is a debate which has raged among hurling folk since Cú Culainn first laid his hands on an ash stick. Mick Mackey, Christy Ring, Jimmy Doyle. There has been many a pretender to the throne. However, in recent times, and the debate has been narrowed down to two. Henry Shefflin, winner of …

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