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Forgotten Friday: The Immovable Force That Was Tony Reddin

Tony Reddin

“Try that again and they’ll be having a by-election in Cork.” – Tony Reddin to then Cork TD, Jack Lynch, during the 1950 Munster final.  Since the retirement of Darren Gleeson in 2017, Tipperary have been having trouble nailing down their man between the sticks. This season, Liam Sheedy has juggled between Paul Maher and Brian Hogan of Lorrha. However, …

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BOI Celtic Challenge: Derry Go Top Of Group H With Win Over Down

Celtic Challenge

Derry have taken control of Group H in the Bank of Ireland Celtic Challenge following their impressive Round 3 win over Down in Portaferry. Meanwhile, in the group’s other games, Armagh secured an away win against Antrim while Tyrone displayed their goal-scoring threat against Fermanagh. Read our round-up of all of the action from Round 3 below. _____ Derry Prove …

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Boost For Brennan As Former Captain Ross King Returns To Laois Panel

Ross King Laois

Laois manager, Eddie Brennan, has received a major boost ahead of their Joe McDonagh campaign with the news that Ross King has returned to the senior panel.  The Rathdowney-Errill man stepped away from the inter-county panel at the end of last season and missed all of their 2019 Allianz League campaign. However, King returned to training on Sunday, according to Laois …

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Cork & Kilkenny Duo Cleared For Respective Championship Openers

Cork and Kilkenny have received a huge boost ahead of the championship with the news that Seamus Harnedy and Conor Delaney have been cleared to play in the opening round after successfully appealing their bans in front of the GAA’s Central Appeals Committee (CAC). According to the Irish Examiner, the CAC upheld their appeals last night in Croke Park Both …

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Forgotten Friday: The Magic Versatility Of Brian Whelahan

Brian Whelahan Offaly

Offaly hurling is in dire straits at the moment and in an effort to contextualise their downfall, many have referred back to the great team of the 1990s.  That era is littered with famed players like the Dooleys, Johnny Pilkington, John Troy and, of course, the Whelahans. Simon, Barry and Brian all represented Offaly with honour and Brian is the …

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Hurling Power Rankings Following Exciting Allianz League Campaign

Allianz League

With the Allianz Hurling League wrapped up for another year, the countdown to the provincial championships and the Joe McDonagh Cup has begun. Limerick finished top of the class while the competition raised questions about a number of different teams that will need to be addressed before May. With all that in mind, here are our Hurling Power Rankings following …

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Allianz Deep-Dive: Hegarty & Morrissey Typify Limerick Work Rate

Limerick Waterford

Brought to you by Allianz, proud sponsors of the Allianz Football & Hurling Leagues. Back in January, Seamus Flanagan was up for interview at the launch of the Electric Ireland Higher Education Championships and, of course, he was asked about Limerick and their aspirations for the year ahead. While Flanagan gave a detailed insight into the mentality of this young …

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Paraic Fanning Relishing Test Against Best Team In The Country

Waterford manager, Paraic Fanning, is under no illusions as to the size of the challenge facing his side in the Allianz Hurling League final next Sunday but he is relishing the game nonetheless. The Deise will face off against All Ireland champions, Limerick, for the first time ever in a League decider following their 1-18 to 0-19 win over Galway …

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Allianz Deep-Dive: Wide Count Costs Galway In Nowlan Park

Allianz Deep-Dive Galway

Brought to you by Allianz, proud sponsors of the Allianz Football & Hurling Leagues. Galway will be scratching their heads after Sunday’s game wondering how on earth they are not in the Allianz Hurling League final. With 54 minutes on the clock against Waterford, Micheál Donoghue’s men found themselves with a one-point, and one man advantage. Granted by this stage, …

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All Team News Ahead Of Allianz Hurling League Semi-Finals

The Allianz Hurling League semi-finals take place in Nowlan Park tomorrow with Limerick, Dublin, Galway, and Waterford all battling for a place in this year’s final.  Here is all the team news from the four counties ahead of tomorrow’s highly-anticipated double header in Kilkenny. _____ Limerick v Dublin (Throw-in 1.30pm) John Kiely has made nine changes to the side that …

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Four Key Questions Ahead Of Allianz Hurling League Semi-Finals

Allianz Hurling League

We are down to the last four teams in the Allianz Hurling League with Galway, Waterford, Limerick and Dublin doing battle this weekend to decide the 2019 finalists. All four teams will fancy their chances of making it to the final after impressive displays throughout the group stages, and in the quarter-finals. The semi-finals are almost too close to call …

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Fennelly-Inspired Ballyhale Blaze Past St Thomas’ For 7th Title

Ballyhale Thomas'

Ballyhale Shamrocks 2-28 St Thomas’ 2-11 Report by Marisa Kennedy in Croke Park Ballyhale Shamrocks are All Ireland club champions for the seventh time after a comprehensive victory over St Thomas’ of Galway this afternoon. The Galway side were dealt a blow before throw-in when Éanna Burke was taken ill and was replaced by Damien McGlynn, but Burke’s absence made little …

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