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Who Are The Contenders For The 2017 Hurler Of The Year?

GAA All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Final, Croke Park, Dublin 3/9/2017 Galway vs Waterford Galway's David Burke lifts The Liam McCarthy Cup Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

After two barren seasons for large parts of 2015 and 2016, hurling came back with a bang in 2017. The Wexford revival along with Cork’s triumphs in Munster really kicked off what would prove to be a highly entertaining season. The decline of Kilkenny and Tipperary, at stages, added to a year of drama where many great games occurred. The …

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Top Five Performers From Waterford’s Victory Over Cork

It is still hard to catch one’s breath after the conclusion of yet another captivating chapter in the Cork versus Waterford book. This time the victory was for the Déise in arguably the biggest game of all between the two. Waterford were emphatic as the game approached the final straight. They took advantage to the extreme as they outscored 3-8 …

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Six Of The Best Value Bets For Hurling All-Stars

It’s safe to say we are now well and truly into the business end of the championship. Barring a draw, we have got just two games left to look forward to. These are generally the games where All-Stars are earned. Of course, as always at this point, it does appear as though a few players have got their All-Stars nailed …

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Three Outside Bets For The 2017 Hurler Of The Year Award

We are on the eve of the All-Ireland Hurling Championship quarter-finals in what has been one of the most exhilarating hurling championships of the modern era. We have had the resurgence of Wexford, the demise of Kilkenny and you just never seem to know where the likes of Tipperary and Waterford are at – yet both counties are still in …

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Combined XV From The Four All-Ireland Hurling Quarter-Finalists

The hurling championship resumes this weekend with both quarter-finals taking place in Cork. With the provincial championships wrapped up, there are only five games left in Championship 2017.  Both Wexford and Clare will be looking to bounce back from provincial final defeats, while, Tipperary and Waterford will hope to carry their qualifier form as they bid to reach Croke Park …

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Are Waterford Capable Of Winning Liam MacCarthy In 2017?

Having overcome neighbours Kilkenny in the qualifiers two weeks ago, can the Déise finally capture Liam MacCarthy in 2017? While it will be difficult, there are reasons to suggest that maybe 2017 will be the year Waterford win a first All-Ireland title since 1959. Hurling is a funny game and one result can change everything. The general consensus in Waterford …

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Five Outside Bets For Hurler Of The Year Worth Considering

Hurler Of The Year Allianz Hurling League Division 1B, Pearse Stadium, Galway 19/2/2017 Galway vs Wexford Galway's David Burke leads out his team Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

With the National Hurling League brushed aside for another year, all roads now lead to the 2017 All-Ireland Championship. An eye will be kept on each hurler throughout the summer for the game’s top performers, one of which will receive the coveted Hurler of the Year accolade. Undoubtedly marquee names such as TJ Reid, Seamus Callanan and Joe Canning will …

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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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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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Hurling; Top Five Performers From The Weekend

Galway hurling

It was another poor weekend of hurling. Galway and Clare did play out a somewhat tense affair, but it was only good in comparison to the rest of the last two championships, it was a poor game in general. We still want to note some of the good performers, so here are the Top 5. Adrian Tuohy – Galway He …

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Fearlessness Crucial As Waterford Line Up Cats Assault

A sense of fearlessness comes with Waterford’s underage success and that may just prove crucial when they face the might of Kilkenny on Sunday. Inspired by the awesome duo of Richie Hogan and TJ Reid, Kilkenny have reached an All-Ireland semi-final, via winning the Leinster title for a 70th time. Standing in their way, are an in-experienced Waterford side who …

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