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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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Tipperary v Galway: Combined XV Ahead Of Sunday’s Clash

Seamus Callanan Tipperary Galway

Hurling fans have been licking their lips all week as Tipperary and Galway do battle this Sunday. This is the fourth year in a row that we’ve seen this fixture and we’re yet to be disappointed. Ahead of the game, we select a combined XV between the two sides. Galway have been favourites for this year’s championship for quite some …

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Does The Back-Door Route Suit This Tipperary Side?

GAA All Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Final 5/9/2010 Kilkenny vs Tipperary Tipperary's Shane McGrath and manager Liam Sheedy celebrate with the Liam McCarthy trophy Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Cathal Noonan

After a shock defeat in their championship opener, Tipperary have regrouped and are still standing. With this in mind, we have to ask, does the back-door route suit this Tipperary side?  The obvious statistic here is that Tipperary’s two most recent All-Ireland titles have come via both routes. They overcame Kilkenny via the back-door in 2010 and took the direct …

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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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Lar Corbett Thinks John ‘Bubbles’ O’Dwyer Should Not Start For Tipperary

Tipperary John O'Dwyer celebrates his goal 14/8/2016

Tipperary take on Kilkenny in the All-Ireland final on Sunday, with one big talking point arising ahead of Michael Ryan’s selection. In the Munster semi-final, John ‘Bubbles’ O’Dwyer was sent off, which meant he was suspended for the final. The Premier had too much firepower up front for Waterford, and Bubbles consequentially could not break back into the team for …

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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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Twitter Reacts As 14 Man Tipperary Dig Deep To See Off Limerick

Munster GAA Hurling Senior Championship Semi-Final, Semple Stadium, Co. Tipperary 19/6/2016 Tipperary vs Limerick Tipperary's John O'Dwyer is sent off by Referee James McGrath Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

Tipperary have secured a place in the Munster Final against Waterford after they saw off Limerick in Semple Stadium this afternoon, on a scoreline of 3-12 to 1-16. The Premier were reduced to 14 men early in the game, after John ‘Bubbles’ O’Dwyer was dismissed for striking an opponent. A powerful image that sums up the task ahead of Tipp …

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PA Hurling Power Rankings: No. 15 – 5

Kilkenny gaelic football

Tony Kelly led the way last year, having been crowned double Hurler of the Year for 2013. Will he top the charts again for 2014? Here are numbers 15-5. 15. Cathal Barrett Barrett was the outstanding newcomer of the 2014 championship and was absolutely brilliant at corner-back for Tipperary. Even when Tipperary were struggling, Barrett still shone this year and …

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Top Five Hurlers From The All Ireland Final

Kilkenny gaelic football

The greatest game of hurling ever witnessed took place in Croke Park on Sunday between Kilkenny and Tipperary. The two teams could not be separated and will go to battle at HQ all over again. Here are the top performers form the All Ireland Final. 5. Cathal Barrett – Tipperary The youngest man on the field put in arguably, the best performance of the …

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Top 10 Players To Watch In The All Ireland Hurling Championship

The round-robin series of the Leinster Senior Hurling Championship has been underway for a few weeks now but most would agree that the championship is kicking off properly this weekend. Cork and Waterford will do battle in the first round of the Munster Hurling Championship with the winner facing All-Ireland champions Clare in the next round. From next week on hurling …

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