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Tag Archives: Leinster Hurling

Five Huge Club Games We Are Looking Forward To This Weekend

As the evenings are drawing in and games to go to are few and far between, the GAA calendar is looking pretty bare as we approach Christmas. Nonetheless, there are still a number of must-see clashes to look forward to with county, provincial and All-Ireland titles are on the line. Here are our pick of the best matches taking place …

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Watch: Hurling Goalkeepers Were In Top Form This Weekend

In such a huge weekend for hurling, we witnessed some outstanding moments of skill. To the fore of these highlights were net-minders Colm Callanan and Nickie Quaid – both of these number 1s produced highlight reel saves. In case you missed it, recently we ranked the top 5 goalkeepers in hurling, and both Nickie Quaid and Colm Callanan made the …

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Wexford Hurling: They Say It’s The Hope That Kills You

Allianz Hurling League Division 1A Quarter-Final, Nowlan Park, Kilkenny 2/4/2017 Kilkenny vs Wexford WexfordÕs Conor McDonald celebrates scoring his sides second goal Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ken Sutton

No Leinster Hurling Championship semi-final has ever captured the imagination more than the June 10 clash between Wexford and Kilkenny. The fact that Wexford have already beaten Kilkenny this year gives the Model county supporters cause for hope, and nobody does hope quite like us Wexford supporters. It’s the hope that kills you, they say, but it’s also the hope …

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Huge Injury Blow For Wexford Hurlers Ahead Of Kilkenny Clash

GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Championship Quarter-Final, Semple Stadium, Tipperary 24/7/2016 Waterford vs Wexford Wexford's Liam Og McGovern with Conor Gleeson of Waterford Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Donall Farmer

The Wexford hurlers have been dealt a major injury blow ahead of their clash with Kilkenny. Liam Óg McGovern is suspected to have torn his ACL once again. With expectations at an all-time high ahead of this weekend’s Leinster Championship semi-final, this news is sure to come as a blow to Davy Fitzgerald’s side. If Wexford are to pull off …

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Dublin Vs Galway: Three Key Battles For Sunday’s Clash

Leinster GAA Hurling Senior Championship Quarter-Final Replay, O'Connor Park, Tullamore, Offaly 6/6/2015 Dublin vs Galway Galway’s Cyril Donnellan and Michael Carton of Dublin Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/James Crombie

Tullamore is the place to be this Sunday as Galway face a struggling Dublin side in their championship opener. The Leinster Championship kicks into gear with this quarter-final at the Offaly venue. In what is a repeat of the 2015 meeting at the same stage, the Dubs come into the game having been relegated from Division 1A and also having lost several …

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GAA President: Hurling Championship Needs To Be Changed

2017 GAA Congress, Croke Park, Dublin 24/2/2017 GAA President Aogán Ó Fearghaíl Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Donall Farmer

There has been much talk of the championship structure in football following the decision by GAA Congress to introduce the ‘Super 8’ format in 2018. Inevitably, talk of the hurling championship structure soon followed. The debate is sure to rage on as to what could or should be done to rejig it in various media circles. Speaking at the launch of …

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How The Hurling Championship Looks After Last Weekend’s Results

Allianz Hurling League Division 1B, O'Moore Park, Portlaoise, Co. Laois 18/2/2017 Laois vs Offaly Laois' Patrick Purcell Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Tommy Dickson

For some, thoughts of the championship are a few weeks away still. However, for the majority of counties the May bank holiday weekend represented their second championship outing of 2017. In the Leinster Championship qualifier group, it’s nicely set up for a clincher final weekend of games. Laois maintained their winning ways over Meath to sit atop the group. Last …

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GAA Reform: Does Hurling Need A Change As Well As Football

As an organisation GAA caters for hurling, football, rounders and handball, while camogie and ladies football operate under their own separate identities. Change and reform and two words being brandished in conjunction with each other at an alarming rate. Proposals are being put forward but one thing that stands out is that all of the proposals are geared towards football. …

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Are Hurling Teams Suffering From Too Many Tactics?

Croke Park wexford

Sunday’s Leinster Hurling Final showed that Kilkenny may be back to their best. They out-hurled Dublin all over the pitch, and put out a statement to the rest of the teams around the country. But what was the secret to their success? Simplicity. Anthony Daly set up his team to stifle the Cats, and frankly, he got it wrong. In …

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