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John Leahy Identifies One Tipperary Weakness Michael Ryan Must Address

tional Hurling League 8/4/2007 Tipperary John Leahy Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Lorraine O'Sullivan

Tipperary march onto the All-Ireland semi-final where they will face Galway, but they were made to fight for a laboured win over Clare on Saturday in Páirc Uí Chaoimh. There are certainly positives for Premier boss Michael Ryan, but some aspects of the win will certainly have worried him. Speaking to The 16th Man podcast, Tipp legend John Leahy described how …

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Jackie Tyrrell Identifies Tipperary’s Biggest Weakness

GAA Hurling All Ireland Senior Championship Final, Croke Park, Dublin 6/9/2015.Kilkenny vs Galway.Kilkenny's Jackie Tyrell celebrates after the game .Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

Kilkenny hurling legend Jackie Tyrrell has identified Tipperary’s defence as their biggest weakness.  The 35-year-old won nine All-Irelands and claimed four All-Star awards during his inter-county career and is universally recognised as one of the toughest defenders of all time so it’s safe to say he knows a thing or two about defending. Writing in The Irish Times, Tyrrell claims that Tipperary’s …

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Hurling: Team Of The Season So Far

Allianz Hurling League Division 1A, Cusack Park, Ennis, Co. Clare 19/2/2017 Clare vs Kilkenny Clare's Aaron Shanagher celebrates scoring his sides second goal Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Donall Farmer

The National Hurling League is well and truly underway. As hurling fanatics, we have seen some terrific personal displays, some shock victories and pure moments of magic. Through focussing on various League performances, we have named the stand-out team from the opening two rounds of games. ____ 1.Eoin Murphy (Kilkenny) Although Kilkenny are on the back of two consecutive losses …

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2010 Vs 2016: Which Was The Better Tipperary Team?

GAA All Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Final 5/9/2010 Kilkenny vs Tipperary Lar Corbett of Tipp scores his sides second goal despite a hurley being thrown in his direction Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Donall Farmer bestof2010

As the dust settles on a remarkable All-Ireland Hurling Championship victory for Tipperary, there are obvious parallels to the team of 2010. Six years ago, the Premier stopped the ‘Drive for Five’, and looked set to dominate the hurling landscape for years to come. The questions now being raised are whether the class of 2016 can achieve what Lar Corbett …

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All-Ireland Final – Tipperary Vs Kilkenny: Three Key Battles

We continue our build-up to the All-Ireland Hurling Championship final between Tipperary and Kilkenny on Sunday with a look at some of the key battlegrounds where the game may be won and lost. _____ Colin Fennelly vs James Barry Fennelly and Barry have been two of the championship’s real stars this year. Something will have to give if/when the pair …

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All-Ireland Hurling Final: The Combined Tipperary/Kilkenny XV

It’s finally All-Ireland hurling final week. With just six days to go until the big one next Sunday, Pundit Arena will be building up to the match every day between now and then. To kick things off this Monday, we look at a combined team. If Tipperary and Kilkenny were the one county, what would the starting XV look like? Of …

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Hurling: The Five Most Underrated Players In Ireland

Leinster GAA Senior Hurling Championship Final, Croke Park, Dublin 3/7/2016 Kilkenny vs Galway Kilkenny's Conor Fogarty with Padraic Mannion of Galway Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Morgan Treacy

Hype and big names will always gain the attention of GAA people in hurling and football. Whether it is the public, the media, the supporters or whoever, there will always be fan favourites and those whose most simple acts will be lauded. Here we put the shoe on the other foot, and look at those who receive little recognition. Here …

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