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Recalling The Infamous 2012 Semi-Final From Lar Corbett’s Perspective

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“It was hard to believe how poor Tipperary were. This was their biggest championship defeat since 1897, I don’t know what was going on, it was confusing and embarrassing.”  Those were some the thoughts of RTÉ commentator Michael Duignan on the Sunday Game on the evening of the All-Ireland semi-final in 2012. Tipperary – All-Ireland champions in 2010 and finalists …

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Thurles Sars Romp To Fourth Tipp SHC In A Row And Look Like Early All-Ireland Contenders

Thurles Sarsfields gave a dazzling display in Sunday’s Tipperary Senior Hurling Championship final, overcoming Borrisoleigh on a scoreline of 1-24 to 0-11.  The 16-point winning margin reflected the gulf in class between the two sides at Semple Stadium and although it is early days in the grand scheme of Croke Park on St. Patrick’s Day, Sars will now want to …

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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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Why It Would Be Crazy To Write Off Kilkenny For Liam This Summer

GAA All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Semi-Final Replay, Semple Stadium, Tipperary 13/8/2016 Kilkenny vs Waterford Kilkenny players celebrate at the end of the game Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ken Sutton

For perhaps the first time since the turn of the millennium, Kilkenny will enter the championship as third favourites. Based on recent history, it would be crazy to write off the Cats before a ball is struck. Brian Cody spoke at yesterday’s Leinster Senior Hurling championship launch of how his side are being written off already ahead of the championship …

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The Greatest Munster Hurling XV Since 2000

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

We at Pundit Arena have put together a team of the fifteen greatest Munster hurlers since the millennium.  1. Brendan Cummins Undoubtedly, Cummins has been the star goalkeeper in Munster since the millennium. Although competing against some of the greatest Munster goalkeepers of all time such as Donal Óg, Davy Fitzgerald and Anthony Nash, Cummins still edges it. With Tipperary, Brendan …

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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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Tribute Tuesday – Tipperary’s Lar Corbett

He was a well known name that only left the intercounty scene at the end of the 2015 season. He gave 15 seasons of great service to Tipperary. So ahead of this weekend’s All-Ireland semi-final, we pay tribute to one Tipperary’s finest ever forwards, Lar Corbett.  Corbett had a love-hate relationship with hurling followers, both from inside and outside of Tipperary. …

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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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Top 10 Tipperary Hurlers Since 2000

GAA All Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Final 5/9/2010 Kilkenny vs Tipperary Tipperary captain Eoin Kelly lifts the Liam McCarthy Cup Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Lorraine O'Sullivan

Thursday’s Top 10 will keep in line with the Munster Hurling Final. This writer got plenty of stick for the Kilkenny selection a few weeks ago. This week looks the best Tipperary hurlers since the year 2000. Eamonn Corcoran Corcoran may not be the most household name of this list, but he was a great servant to Tipperary over the …

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Thursday’s Top 10 – Top 10 Hurling Qualifier Games

This weekend sees four big hurling qualifers take place in hurling’s first big ‘knock out’ weekend of 2016. This week Thursday’s Top 10 looks at the 10 best hurling qualifier matches since their introduction in 2002. 10. Clare          4-14                       Waterford           0-21                       –              2005 This one a few games from the old group staged qualifier …

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Tipperary – Hurling’s Greatest Mystery


Who are the greatest mystery in hurling? Generally, the title is attributed to Galway. Over the last two seasons the same could be said for Clare, but now at Pundit Arena HQ, we think there is a clear answer to this question and that answer is Tipperary. _____ Tipp’s league game with Kilkenny was the most recent example that finally forced …

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Video: Lar Corbett Plays Cricket With a Hurl

Tipperary hurling legend Lar Corbett is in Bangladesh at present, and was testing the culture with the locals. It is a well known fact that the country is cricket-mad, and the 2010 hurler of the year was tempted to get involved. However, he did not go for the traditional form of cricket, and left his own stamp on the game. …

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The Intercounty Hurling XV We Will Not See in 2016

As we look ahead to 2016 with the intercounty season getting underway today, the GAA world is without many of the hurlers who were still playing for their county as of 365 days ago, be it down to retirement or leaving their squad. That got us thinking here at Pundit Arena HQ, and we figured that a team of those …

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