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John Mullane Can’t Understand Why Waterford Won’t Further Appeal Conor Gleeson’s Ban

All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Semi-Final, Croke Park, Dublin 13/8/2017 Cork vs Waterford Waterford's Conor Gleeson leaves the field after been red carded Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/James Crombie

Waterford’s Conor Gleeson will be unavailable for selection for the All-Ireland SHC final on September 3.  The Déise are set to clash against Galway in the championship decider without the assistance of Gleeson, which may prove costly come the evening of the first Sunday of September. The Fouremilewater club hurler was shown a straight red card in the closing period …

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Why Waterford’s Confidence Is Now At An All Time High

All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Semi-Final, Croke Park, Dublin 13/8/2017 Cork vs Waterford Waterford's Austin Gleeson celebrates with Maurice Shanahan at the final whistle Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/James Crombie

One would go a long way to find a group of people more passionate about anything, then the people of Waterford are about their hurling team. John Mullane’s interview after the epic 2004 Munster hurling final with Cork encaptured the connection between the team and their supporters. “The people of Waterford are my life, I love my county”. “AND WE LOVE …

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Listen: Seán Óg O hAilpín Recalls When He Wanted To “Drop His Hurl And Hit” Dan Shanahan

National Hurling League 15/4/2007 Cork vs Waterford Cork's Sean Og O'hAilpin tackles Dan Shanahan of Waterford Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Morgan Treacy

The classic rivalry between the Cork and Waterford teams of the noughties provided us with many an epic battle.  The famed encounters between the teams, led on one side by the likes of Donal Óg Cusack, Diarmuid ‘The Rock’ O’Sullivan, Séan Óg O hAilpín, the O’Connor twins and Joe Deane, clashing against the might of Ken McGrath, Tony Browne, Paul …

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Listen: Marty Morrissey And John Mullane Reacting To Joe Canning’s Point Is A Thing Of Beauty

Marty Morrissey

Marty Morrissey and John Mullane were struggling to contain themselves! Galway are through to the All-Ireland final, after defeating Tipperary by a single point in Croke Park yesterday. The Tribesmen and Premier went point-for-point in what was arguably the most exciting game in an already fascinating Championship. With the tie looking destined for a replay in the final moments, Joe Canning …

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Ranking The Top Five Cork-Waterford Clashes Of The Millennium

Without question, since the turn of the decade, one rivalry has been the most anticipated. That is Tipperary and Kilkenny of course. However, in the early 2000’s, Cork and Waterford was undoubtedly the game not to be missed. Time after time, classic after classic, there was little to separate these teams. Cork had Sean Og, Donal Og, the O’Connor twins …

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Combined Cork And Waterford All-Star XV From The 2000s

National Hurling League 15/4/2007 Cork vs Waterford Cork's Sean Og O'hAilpin tackles Dan Shanahan of Waterford Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Morgan Treacy

Cork and Waterford take on one another this Sunday in a highly anticipated Munster semi-final. It is a game which will differ hugely from the classics of the 2000s. Here we select an All-Star XV of both sides from that great era. On Sunday the stars of the show are likely to be players such as Austin Gleeson and Conor …

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The Top Ten Hurlers Who Didn’t Wear Helmets In The 2000s

All Ireland Quarter Final Replay 5/8/2007 Waterford vs Cork Cork's Sean Og O hAlipin and John Mullane of Waterford Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/James Crombie

It may seem like a distant memory now, however there was a time when hurlers had the option of taking to the field without a helmet. For hurlers today it may seem strange to imagine life without the helmet. Safety was the number one concern when this rule was implemented, and rightfully so. A player’s emotion seemed easier to tell …

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Hurling: The Death Of The Corner Forward

GAA All Ireland Senior Hurling Final 7/9/2008 Kilkenny Eddie Brennan celebrates scoring his second goal Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Cathal Noonan

‘Systems’ is the word that many feel is killing hurling as a spectacle at the moment. What is often classed as the greatest game in the world has been down right awful for the bones of two years now. One thing that is becoming less and less important is the role of the corner-forward.  Watching the games yesterday really pointed …

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TBT: The Great Ever Munster Hurling Final?

Munster Hurling Final 27/6/2004 Cork vs Waterford John Mullane of Waterford is restrained by Sean Og O'hAilpin after he struck Brian Murphy ©INPHO/Patrick Bolger

Taking Munster Hurling Final weekend into account, this week’s Throwback Thursday looks at the best Munster final in recent memory, and in many people eyes the best they have ever seen. The year was 2004. Cork and Waterford both descended on Thurles. Cork were defending Munster champions who were hurting following an All-Ireland final loss from 2003. They disposed of …

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