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QUIZ: Name Every All-Ireland Club Champion From Previous Decade

club finals

After an entertaining weekend of GAA action, we now know the pairings for the 2020 All-Ireland Hurling and Football Club finals.  Corofin return to Croke Park on January 19 to face Kilcoo, who have reached their first-ever All-Ireland decider, while prior to that, Ballyhale Shamrocks and Borris-Ileigh go head-to-head for the hurling title. Ahead of the intriguing clashes, we are …

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2020 Holds More Promise For Brendan Maher Following Defining Year

Brendan Maher

By any measure, it’s been a successful and memorable year for Borrisoleigh and Tipperary hurler Brendan Maher.  In 2019 alone, the 30-year-old won his third All-Ireland senior medal, was named an All-Star for the third time and inspired his club Borrisoleigh to their first Tipperary and Munster club titles in 33 years, all while establishing his own gym business. However, …

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Kilkenny Dominate Pundit Arena Hurling Team Of The Decade

kilkenny tipperary

As the decade comes to a close, we reflect on what has been a defining era of hurling.  Over the past 10 years, five counties have lifted the Liam MacCarthy Cup during a period of structure changes, transitioning squads and ever-increasing competition. We have seen outrageous levels of skill and talent across the board from established and emerging players. Here at …

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Greg Kennedy & Tipp v Wexford: The Top Five Hurling Moments Of 2019

It’s been another year of thrills, disappointments and shocks in the 2019 hurling championship as Tipperary were crowned champions for the third time this decade. While the final pairing of Kilkenny and Liam Sheedy’s men felt familiar and, perhaps, slightly underwhelming, there were plenty of twists and turns in the build-up to that deciding battle. Here we look back at …

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QUIZ: Name Every All-Ireland Winning Hurling Captain Of The Decade

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Can you name every All-Ireland winning hurling captain to lift the Liam MacCarthy during this decade?  Only five counties have won the All-Ireland Hurling Championship between 2010 and 2019 but no captain has lifted the cup two years in a row. We’re challenging you to correctly guess every captain who has climbed the steps of the Hogan Stand over the …

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Eir Sport To Broadcast 15 National League Games In 2020

national league

Eir Sport have announced their coverage for the 202o Allianz Hurling and Football Leagues with 15 games being broadcast across seven weeks.  In total, 16 counties will feature in the live coverage with ten football games and five hurling clashes. The action kicks off on Saturday 25th January with eir sport broadcasting a triple-header across its channels. The first game …

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John Kiely: Video Assistance Would Be “Very Positive Move” For GAA

Limerick manager John Kiely believes the introduction of video assistance into GAA would be a “very positive move” for the games.  Limerick fell foul of an incorrect decision by officials in their All-Ireland semi-final loss to Kilkenny when, in the dying seconds of the game with just one point between the sides, Darragh O’Donovan’s sideline cut, which was sailing towards the …

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John Kiely Eager To Put Limerick’s “Internal” Disciplinary Matters To Bed

John Kiely

Limerick manager John Kiely has insisted that all disciplinary matters have been included within the confines of the county’s hurling set-up. The 2018 All-Ireland champions are just 13 days away from their first competitive match of the new season, however, preparations have been hindered by a number of controversies off the field. Last month, two players were sent home from …

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“There Were Times When I Was Saying, ‘Why Am I Bothering?”

Austin Gleeson

It took a summer away from hurling to reinvigorate Austin Gleeson’s love for the sport when he had been previously questioning if it was all worth it.  It’s a surprise to hear that a 24-year-old who has been a central figure in his county’s senior side for years would question his commitment to hurling but that was the situation Gleeson …

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Brendan Maher & Borris-lleigh Lifting Spirits Following Tragic Year

Brendan Maher Borris-lleigh

The joy that burst through the Borris-lleigh following when the final whistle rang in the Tipperary county final wasn’t just as a result of winning their first title in 33 years. Rather, for this small, tight-knit community, it was a reason to celebrate following the numerous tragedies that have hit the small town in North Tipperary. “It’s nice to just …

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Goalkeeper Saves Four In First Provincial Final Decided On Penalties

History was made on Sunday as for the first time ever, a provincial final was decided via a penalty shootout.  It came in the Ulster club intermediate hurling final between Antrim’s Naomh Éanna and Tyrone’s Eoghan Ruadh. When the two sides couldn’t be separated after extra time, deadlocked at 2-20 to 2-20, the game was ultimately decided by penalties. In …

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St Mullins March On While Commercials Edge Out Miltown In Munster

Club championship

It was another busy day in the GAA club calendar with the finalists for the 2019 Munster football and Leinster hurling championships now known. After their memorable win over Cuala, Carlow’s St Mullins kept their dream campaign going with a dramatic injury-time winner over Rathdowney-Errill. They now progress to meet Ballyhale Shamrocks in the Leinster club hurling final. Meanwhile, Nemo …

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Forget The Bombs And The Bullets, Naomh Éanna Are Rewriting History

naomh eanna belfast

They say that lightning never strikes twice, but try telling that to Naomh Éanna, Glengormley, Ireland’s most attacked sports club. The thriving dual club located on the outskirts of Belfast made headlines around Ireland last year when their senior footballers embarked on a journey that saw them claim a maiden Ulster title followed by a trip to Croke Park for …

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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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Squad Named For Hurling Shinty International Against Scotland

Shinty squad

Hurlers from 17 different counties will represent Ireland this weekend in the annual Hurling Shinty International clash. The Irish squad have home advantage this year with the games taking place at the National Games Development Centre in Abbottstown on Saturday, November 2nd. The Senior match will take place at 2pm. Tipperary’s Willie Maher and Kilkenny’s Conor Phelan will be taking …

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