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Mike Quirke To Take Over As Laois Senior Football Manager

The former Kerry footballer Mike Quirke is reportedly being lined up to take the reins as Laois senior football manager.  Quirke, who will leave his current role as the manager of Kerins O’Rahillys as a result, has tasted All-Ireland glory on four different occasions during his playing career – which lasted between the years 2003 and 2011. According to reports …

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Derek McGrath To Make Surprise Inter-County Return With Laois

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It is being reported that former Waterford boss Derek McGrath will make his return to the inter-county scene as a coach with the Laois minor side.  McGrath has been linked with a number of vacant senior managerial positions in Cork, Offaly, Galway and in his native Waterford but has already ruled out a return to the Deise. According to reports …

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Hurling Power Rankings: Tipperary Triumph After Surprising Campaign

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After four months of surprise results, one-sided affairs, and officiating dramas, we have reached the end of the 2019 Senior Hurling Championship. Tipperary were crowned All-Ireland champions following their 14-point hammering of Kilkenny in the final last weekend. Though the Premier County showed promise at times during their Allianz League campaign, we placed them in sixth in our overall hurling …

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Hurling Stars Have Their Say On VAR & Potential Officiating Changes

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Another Senior Hurling Championship season has come to an end and while there is still much to discuss following Tipperary’s victory on Sunday, one major talking point is the use of Hawk-Eye.  During the All-Ireland hurling final, a John Donnelly attempt was caught by the Tipperary goalkeeper, Brian Hogan, and he kept the ball in play. However, Hawk-Eye contacted the …

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PA Roundtable: Top Hurling Stars Predict The All-Ireland Final

Ahead of the highly-anticipated All-Ireland hurling final between Kilkenny and Tipperary, Pundit Arena spoke to some of the country’s top hurlers to get their thoughts.  Johnny Coen (Galway), Mark Kavanagh (Laois), Alan Cadogan (Cork), and Cian Boland (Dublin) predict the 2019 decider in Croke Park, the Hurler of the Year and tell us whether or not they would like to see …

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Pundit Arena’s All-Star Hurling XV From Championship To Date

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With a break in the All Ireland Senior Hurling Championship, we have a moment to catch our breath and reflect on what has been an intriguing competition thus far.  We have experienced huge shocks in the championship already, not least Galway’s exit in the provincial stages at the hands of Dublin, and Mattie Kenny’s sides subsequent loss to Laois which …

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McGrath Relishing Wexford Challenge Despite Under Par Performance

Noel McGrath Tipperary

Listening to Noel McGrath following Tipperary’s win in the All Ireland quarter-final on Sunday, it’s clear that their early championship exit in 2018 hurt the team profusely.  While it was far from an inspired performance against Laois, the Loughmore-Castleiney man was beaming that Tipperary were back in an All Ireland semi-final, even though Tipperary only had to endure a one-year …

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Phelan: “That Feeling, I’ve Never Felt It In A Laois Jersey Before”

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They may have won silverware the previous week, but it was the final whistle in Portlaoise last Sunday that signalled the biggest celebrations the Laois hurlers have ever experienced.  Their two-point win over Dublin puts them in their first All Ireland quarter-final in 40 years, something few outside the camp thought possible. However, for the players involved, that belief was …

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Team News Ahead Of Quarter-Final Double-Header in Croke Park

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The All Ireland quarter-finals return to Croke Park on Sunday and it’s sure to be a feast of hurling action as Kilkenny take on Cork before Tipperary face Laois.  The winners of the first quarter-final will progress to face Limerick on July 27 while Tipperary and Laois will battle it out to decide who will meet Wexford in the final …

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Eddie Brennan: “The Players Had Each Other’s Backs No Matter What”

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Laois manager Eddie Brennan has praised the character of his players following their preliminary All Ireland quarter-final win over Dublin in Portlaoise on Sunday afternoon.  Just seven days after their win in the Joe McDonagh final, the O’Moore County physically dominated Mattie Kenny’s side and fought their way to a 1-22 to 0-23 victory. Given their celebrations during the week, …

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Talking Points As Laois Shock Dublin To Progress To Quarter Final

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Laois 1-22 Dublin 0-23 Reporting by Marisa Kennedy in O’Moore Park, Portlaoise.  _____ Laois will take on Tipperary in the All Ireland quarter-final next weekend in Croke Park after a deserved two-point win over Dublin in O’Moore Park on Sunday. It was a sensational performance from Eddie Brennan’s men that took the Dublin side by surprise. Aaron Dunphy’s goal in …

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