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Eoin Kelly On Bonner Maher Injury: “He Will Be Back In The Tipp Jersey”

Patrick Bonner Maher

Former All Ireland winning captain with Tipperary Eoin Kelly remains adamant that Patrick ‘Bonner’ Maher will return to inter-county action following his recovery from a cruciate ligament injury. Tipperary GAA confirmed on Tuesday that the 29-year-old had ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament during Sunday’s win over Limerick in Semple Stadium and will be sidelined for the rest of the season. …

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Offaly Relegated As Kerry Seal Joe McDonagh Cup Status

Offaly have officially been relegated to the third-tier of the championship after being edged out by Kerry in today’s final McDonagh Cup matchup. And while the result of the match that sent Offaly crashing down was a narrow one, there was a massive sense of disappointment to be found in Austin Stack park as Joachim Kelly’s side confirmed their spot …

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Hurling Team Of The Week: Limerick Dominate Following Classy Display

Hurling team of the week Limerick Clare

It was a weekend full of thrills, surprises and disappointments in the hurling championships as Limerick, Galway, Wexford and Cork all registered vital wins. There were some impressive individual performances, not least from Killian Doyle, Cathal Mannion and TJ Reid and they are all included in our hurling team of the week. _____ 1. Nickie Quaid (Limerick) Nickie Quaid didn’t …

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John Meyler: Patrick Horgan Is One Of The Best Forwards In Hurling

cork clare

Cork manager John Meyler has name-checked Patrick Horgan as one of the best forwards in the country alongside TJ Reid and Joe Canning. The 31-year-old is Cork’s all-time top championship scorer and has been in top form in Munster so far, registering a combined total of 1-23 against Tipperary and Limerick. Meyler believes Horgan deserves huge credit for his contribution …

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Walsh Hits The Nail On The Head Surrounding The Great Debate

Kilkenny legend, Tommy Walsh, has hit the nail on the head with regards to the great debate over which is the superior sport, hurling or football. Football has seen an upturn in 2019 while hurling has failed to live up to the unrealistic heights of 2018 and this has given fans, media and pundits alike reason to goad one another on …

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Eoin Murphy On “Formidable” Tipp And Waterford’s Disappointing Season

Eoin Murphy

Kilkenny goalkeeper Eoin Murphy believes that Tipperary are the team setting the standard this year following their impressive performances in the Munster Championship so far.  Liam Sheedy’s side have breezed to comprehensive wins over Cork, Waterford and Clare, scoring a combined total of 7-79 across all three games. While the Premier County are soaring, it has been another bleak year …

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Eoin Murphy: “No Real Time Frame” For Injury Return

Kilkenny goalkeeper Eoin Murphy has said it is too early to tell when he will return to action following a leg injury he picked up in a club game last month. Darren Brennan has stepped into the role in place of the two-time All-Star winner who broke his tibia and is expected to miss all of the Leinster Championship. “I’m …

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Niall Burke: Cooney And Glynn Are “Ready To Go” For Galway

Glynn Cooney Burke

Galway forward Niall Burke has said that Johnny Glynn and Joseph Cooney are “fully integrated” back into the county panel. Cooney returned from his stint in Australia in April, making an immediate impact for his club Sarsfields with a fine display against Kilnadeema-Leitrim. Meanwhile, Glynn, who is based in New York, has been commuting home to play in the maroon …

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Meyler: Doug Howlett Key To Developing Cork Winning Culture

John Meyler Doug Howlett Cork

The sporting culture surrounding the New Zealand rugby team is not only one of winning, but one of consistency and constant improvement, and that is what Doug Howlett is instilling in the Cork hurlers, according to John Meyler. Howlett was announced as the “high-performance lead” for Meyler’s side in February and has been a regular feature in the dugout throughout …

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“I Don’t Have The Skill Of Hoggy Or Lehane” – Walsh Happy In Worker Role

Aidan Walsh was the only change to the Cork full-forward line on Sunday in Limerick from their Munster Championship opener against Tipperary seven days earlier, replacing Shane Kingston. He was the only forward not to score and yet his contribution was vital in winning clean possession from puck-outs, something Cork struggled to do in Pairc Ui Chaoimh, and making himself …

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Hasty Predictions Make Sensational Headlines But Not Smart Bets

Munster Hurling Championship

Liam Sheedy was quick to downplay the significance of his side’s seven-point win against Cork in the Munster hurling championship last weekend, and wisely so. “It’s two points in the bank, nothing more. Two points won’t get you anywhere in this championship. One performance won’t get you out.”   Managing expectations will be high on his list of priorities following …

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Sean Finn: No Team Will Come Through Munster Unbeaten

Limerick Sean Finn

All Ireland winning corner-back Sean Finn maintains that no team will come through the Munster Championship unbeaten given the high level of competition within the province. Limerick begin their Munster campaign this weekend against Cork who are hurting following their loss to Tipperary in the opening round in Pairc Ui Chaoimh. The two sides played out a thrilling draw during …

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