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Championship Deep-Dive: The Magic Of The McGrath Brothers

In June of last year in Semple Stadium, Clare knocked Tipperary out of the hurling championship with a two-point win. After one loss and two draws, it was probably Tipperary’s best performance of the round-robin series but they conceded a five-point lead in the final 10 minutes and the 2016 All Ireland champions had to watch the rest of the …

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Inter-County Stars Favour New Hurling System But Changes Needed

As part of a PA Roundtable ahead of the All Ireland Hurling Final between Galway and Limerick, we spoke to inter-county stars, Austin Gleeson, Liam Rushe, John McGrath and Conor McDonald about their predictions for the titanic tussle. When asked about their thoughts on the new round-robin format that came into effect this summer, all players were unanimous in their support given the …

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John McGrath: Young Limerick Won’t Fear Playing Galway

As part of a PA Roundtable ahead of the All Ireland Hurling Final between Galway and Limerick, we spoke to Tipperary hurler, John McGrath about his predictions for the titanic Croke Park tussle. You can read the full roundtable with Austin Gleeson, Liam Rushe, John McGrath and Conor McDonald here. _____ 1. Who will be Galway’s key man and why? If named …

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Brian Cody Rubbishes Doubts Which Surrounded Kilkenny In Late January

Allianz Hurling League Division 1A Final, Nowlan Park, Kilkenny 8/4/2018 Kilkenny vs Tipperary Kilkenny's manager Brian Cody during the second half Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/James Crombie

Kilkenny are back. There’s no need to whisper. They bellowed it yesterday afternoon themselves with a dominant second-half display. TJ Reid, Walter Walsh and Paddy Deegan led the line as the Cats were crowned Allianz Hurling League champions. After two games, there were suggestions that change was needed at the helm of Kilkenny. Fast-forward two months and Brian Cody is …

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The Standout XV From The 2018 Allianz Hurling League

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Ahead of the Allianz Hurling League Division 1 final between Tipperary and Kilkenny, we take a look at the standout performers from the campaign. 1. Alan Nolan (Dublin) It was certainly an underwhelming campaign for Pat Gilroy’s Dublin side, but Nolan’s showings between the sticks were undoubtedly impressive. The fact that he kept former All-Star Gary Maguire and last season’s …

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Pat Gilroy Hoping For Lift From Cuala Contingent Joining Dublin

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Dublin signed off a somewhat underwhelming Allianz Hurling League campaign with a defeat to Tipperary in Croke Park yesterday. However, Pat Gilroy has given a huge number of players a chance, as they continue to build for the Leinster Championship. With seven weeks until the Kilkenny game to open their summer, the Boys in Blue improved as the league progressed, but …

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Watch: Podge Collins And Cian Lynch Executed Two Insane Pick-Ups During Limerick Vs Clare

Two moments of genius from Clare’s Podge Collins and Limerick’s Cian Lynch summed up the remarkable game of hurling at the Gaelic Grounds yesterday afternoon… Limerick’s dramatic win over Clare in the Allianz National Hurling League quarter-final after a free-taking contest had all the drama imaginable yesterday, as the Treaty reached the final four. There were some truly remarkable skills …

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Venues Confirmed For Waterford ‘Home’ Games In Munster SHC

With the new format of the Munster Senior Hurling Championship, there is the added element of home and away ties as each team play four games. With Tipperary boasting Semple Stadium, Cork Páirc Uí Chaoimh, Limerick the Gaelic Grounds and Clare Cusack Park, they were well equipped to host the ties. However, there were question marks throughout the winter over Walsh …

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TG4’s Line-Up For This Weekend’s Hurling Action Is Simply Mouth-Watering

With the Allianz National Hurling League Division 1 quarter-finals and relegation play-offs in store this weekend, there is a feast of small ball action in store. Kilkenny and Tipperary travel to Offaly and Dublin respectively, and the two traditional powerhouses will be expected to make their way into the semi-finals unscathed. Meanwhile, Galway and Wexford face off for the first …

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All Allianz League Games This Weekend Are Off

League Munster GAA Hurling Minor Championship 2011 Final 10/7/2011 General view of a hurl and sliotar Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/James Crombie GAA

The GAA have announced that all Allianz National Hurling and Football League games are off this weekend, due to the weather. A full revised fixtures programme to cover the remaining rounds of the Allianz Leagues will be issued on Monday, March 5th. As there consecutive game-weeks in hurling all the way through to the final, all games have been put …

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