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Conclusions As Tipperary Shoot The Lights Out To Sink Kilkenny

Kilkenny 0-20 Tipperary 3-25 Reporting by Marisa Kennedy in Croke Park  Tipperary are the All-Ireland champions for the third time this decade following a sensational 14-point win over Kilkenny in Croke Park this afternoon. It was a case of ‘goals win games’ as efforts from Niall O’Meara, Seamus Callanan and John ‘Bubbles’ O’Dwyer proved the difference though the major turning …

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McDonagh Registers 2-8 As Galway Storm To Third Minor Title In A Row

Galway Kilkenny

Kilkenny 0-12 Galway 3-14 Reporting by Marisa Kennedy in Croke Park Galway are the Electric Ireland minor champions for the third year running following an 11-point win over Kilkenny in Croke Park this afternoon. Man-of-the-match, Sean McDonagh, was once again in superb form for the Tribesmen, registering 2-8, including a penalty on the stroke of half-time, while Ruben Davitt’s goal …

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Adrian Mullen Out Of All-Ireland Clash With Tipperary

Adrian Mullen

Kilkenny’s All-Ireland title aspirations have dealt a blow with the news that forward Adrian Mullen has been forced to withdraw. According to a report in the Irish Independent, the Ballyhale Shamrocks man is not expected to play any part in today’s highly-anticipated final in Croke Park and will be instead replaced by Billy Ryan or Richie Leahy. The same report …

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Kilkenny And Tipperary Name Sides For All-Ireland Final Showdown

Both Kilkenny and Tipperary have named their teams for Sunday’s massive All-Ireland Senior Hurling final clash in Croke Park. It’s that time of the year again, folks! Kilkenny have managed to once again find themselves at the pinnacle of the sport and now, with just Tipperary ahead of them, they are within touching distance of their first Liam McCarthy Cup …

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Cian Lynch Questions Sacrifice As Final Dawns Without Treaty

CIan Lynch

Current Hurler of the Year Cian Lynch will be haunted by thoughts of what could have been when he takes his seat in Croke Park on Sunday for the All-Ireland final.  His role as a spectator this year is vastly different from that of 2018 when he lifted the Liam MacCarthy Cup alongside his Limerick teammates after a last-gasp win …

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Paddy Cadell Living The Dream Alongside Childhood Tipperary Heroes

Paddy Cadell Tipperary

The emphasis that Liam Sheedy placed on his substitutes was always clear during his first reign as Tipperary manager and things are no different this time around.  A famous narrative from the 2010 All-Ireland final focused on Sheedy delivering the motivational speech to the Tipperary replacements on the sideline while it was the coach, Eamon O’Shea, who got the players …

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Poll: Who Will Be Crowned Hurler Of The Year For 2019?

Hurler of the Year 2019

While it might not have reached the heights of 2018, we have been treated to another summer of surprise results, outstanding performances and tactics galore in the Senior Hurling Championship. And yet, at the end of it all, we have yet another All Ireland deciding clash between Tipperary and Kilkenny to look forward to in two week’s time. With only …

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John Meyler Steps Down As Cork Senior Hurling Manager

Brian Corcoran on John Meyler

John Meyler has officially stepped down from his position as Cork senior hurling manager after a period of two years in charge.  Meyler was able to bring a Munster title home to Cork in 2018 but a disappointing loss to Limerick in last year’s All Ireland semi-finals was enough to sew the seeds of doubt within the county. This year, …

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Pundit Arena’s All-Star Hurling XV Following Classic Semi-Finals


After an unpredictable, intriguing and let’s face it, at times underwhelming, hurling championship, we are down to the final two teams.  All start-of-year predictions went out the window at the weekend as Tipperary and Kilkenny battled their way into the All Ireland final with respective wins over Wexford and Limerick in what was a feast of hurling and a great …

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Were Limerick Denied A 65 And A Chance At A Replay?

limerick 65

Kilkenny reached their first All-Ireland decider since 2016 this evening after defeating Limerick by a single point in Croke Park.  It was a gripping contest with many ups and downs. For large parts of the first half, it seemed as though Brian Cody’s men were going to run away with it such was the dominant fashion with which they went …

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Kevin Foley: Wexford Want More After Taste Of Success In Leinster

Kevin Foley

Kevin Foley has insisted that Wexford are keen to push on and achieve more success in 2019 following their Leinster final victory over Kilkenny last month. Davy Fitzgerald’s side lifted the Bob O’Keeffe Cup for the first time in 15 years signalling joyous celebrations for the team and their supporters throughout the county. However, 1996 was also the last year …

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Tom Morrissey: Kilkenny Triumph Cemented Belief That We Belong

Tom Morrissey

Limerick’s victory against Kilkenny in the All Ireland quarter-final in 2018 proved to be a defining moment in the season and Tom Morrissey was a central figure that day in Semple Stadium. The Treaty men were leading by a point in the 65th minute when, in typical Kilkenny fashion, Richie Hogan sent a blistering shot past Nickie Quaid to send …

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John Kiely: “We Don’t Feel Like We’re All Ireland Champions”

John Kiely Brian Cody

Limerick manager John Kiely has insisted that past form won’t be a factor when his side face Kilkenny in the All Ireland hurling semi-final on Saturday evening.  The All Ireland champions endured a mixed Munster round-robin campaign, suffering two losses to Cork and Tipperary before bouncing back to comprehensively beat the Premier County in the provincial final last month. While …

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