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Ranking The Top Five All-Ireland Hurling Finals Of The Decade So Far

In the first decade after the turn of the millennium we witnessed many one-sided All-Ireland finals. This was mainly due to the fact that Kilkenny were so dominant. Luckily, the last number of years have provided some absolute classics. However, due to a slight regression in Kilkenny’s form in recent years, the last few years have seen more competitive deciders. The emergence …

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Are The Cork Hurlers Just Not Very Good?

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On Saturday evening in Croke Park, Cork hurling hit a new low. The Rebels were decimated by a slick Dublin team, and offered little resistance. Kieran Kingston’s side started the brighter, opening an early lead. However, when the Dubs exposed the open spaces and ran at the Cork fullback line, the floodgates opened. In truth, the 4-21 to 2-17 scoreline …

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Cork Selector: We Can Win An All-Ireland Within Two Years

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Cork hurling is facing a big year, as Kieran Kingston takes charge. The Rebels made steady progress throughout the first three years of Jimmy Barry-Murphy’s tenure, as the Rebel’s reached three All-Ireland semi-finals in a row, making one final and a Munster title to boot. However, they were unable to push on in 2015, and bowed out of the championship in July …

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New Cork Hurling Manager To Be Announced In Coming Days

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Cork are set to announce their new hurling manager in just a matter of days, according to reports on Saturday afternoon. The Irish Examiner have revealed that the man set to succeed Jimmy Barry-Murphy will be Tracton clubman Kieran Kingston. The former Cork corner forward was a selector and coach under his predecessor but will now take the reigns following …

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Cork GAA In Crisis: What Has Happened In The Rebel County?

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This week, Cork people’s sense of anticipation and pride in the red and white rebel jersey has been thrown away, recordings of the Sunday Game are on repeat and the “Up Cork” signs have been torn down in the wind. Even down by the railway station, someone has taken the time, amid all the scrambling for answers, to paint “R.I.P. …

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2005 vs 2015: Unimaginable Difference In Cork Hurling Sides

It’s now been ten years since the Cork hurlers last tasted All-Ireland glory. After yesterday’s performance, it looks likely that it will be another while before Liam returns to Leeside. Here, we take a look at the substantial difference in quality between the current team of 2015 and the All-Ireland-winning team of 2005. _____ Goalkeeper: Anthony Nash vs Dónal Óg Cusack …

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VIDEO: Jimmy Barry-Murphy’s Abrupt Reply To Question On Cork Future

The Cork hurlers were unceremoniously cast from this year’s All-Ireland Championship yesterday at Semple Stadium, following the same path as the Cork footballers the day before.  After the game, it was clear to see that Cork manager Jimmy Barry-Murphy was far from pleased with the day’s action, with Galway beating the Rebels convincingly on a scoreline of 2-28 – 0-22. Speaking …

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Admit It Frank, Cork Hurling Has A Serious Problem

They say admitting there’s a problem is the first step to recovery. Come on Frank, repeat after me: ‘Cork hurling is in crisis, and has been for some time’. To be fair to county board secretary Frank Murphy and his ilk, they are not the only men and women that could be accused of an oversight. Oddly, very little national …

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Cork vs Galway: The Three Key Battles Up Front

Cork and Galway boast two of the best forward lines in the country and here at Pundit Arena, we feel that the game on Sunday will be decided based on the performances of both side’s attacks. Cork and Galway face off this Sunday in the All-Ireland quarter-final at Semple Stadium. A clash with Tipperary at Croke Park is the reward …

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Emphasis On Defence Means Championship 2015 A Let Down So Far

Let’s face it, this year’s hurling championship has been a poor one so far. After superb 2013 and 2014 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championships, the 2015 championship hasn’t reached the same highs at all, even if we are still only at the quarter-final stage. There is still time for this season to become one to remember, as in 2014, it was …

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The Cult XV: A Team of Football’s Cult Heroes

Following our hurling team last week, we’ve decided to compile a team made from football’s most memorable cult heroes. Some of these lads may not have won bundles of All Ireland’s, but their legacy lives on through the status afforded to them by fans. This is the Cult XV.   Goalkeeper: Shane Curran (Roscommon) The Roscommon goalkeeper was an icon for …

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Is The Double A Reality For Cork GAA?

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The start of the 2015 season has brought an end to the dual debate down south. However, is achieving both All-Irelands a reality for the Rebel County in the near future? While the glorious year of 1990 for Cork GAA will not fade in the minds of the rebel faithful for a long time, there is a growing sense that it may …

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Anthony Nash Named Cork Captain For 2015

Anthony Nash has been named Cork Senior Hurling captain for the upcomimg season. The Kanturk man has replaced Patrick Cronin who decided to step down from the role to focus on his own playing career. The announcemnt was made by Jimmy Barry-Murphy before the third annual Canon O’Brien Cup in which Cork defeated UCC on a scoreline of 1-26 to …

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