Home Tag Archives: Leinster SHC 2017

Tag Archives: Leinster SHC 2017

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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Opinion: If It Wasn’t Clear Before, This Is Certainly Now Galway’s All-Ireland To Lose

Kilkenny weren’t participating in today’s Leinster hurling final. That said, there certainly were shades of Kilkenny about this Galway side as they blew away Wexford. After today, if we didn’t already know, this is certainly Micheal Donoghue’s side’s to lose. A lacklustre first half saw the Tribesmen go through the motions. Seemingly happy to just trot along with Wexford, it …

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Five Talking Points Ahead Of The Weekend’s Hurling Action

This weekend will see at least one major hurling county eliminated from the championship. Not only this but we will also see either Galway or Wexford crowned Leinster champions. Christy Ring Cup champions Carlow were eliminated from the championship last weekend when there were beaten by Laois in the preliminary round of qualifiers. This week we will see four more …

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Lee Chin Reacts To Wexford’s Historic Win Over Kilkenny

Following on from Saturday’s landmark victory over Kilkenny, Lee Chin has praised his Wexford teammates for their leadership qualities. Wexford were simply amazing in what was a historic victory for the Yellowbellies. The men from the south-east reached their first Leinster final since 2008. Following on from their promotion to Division 1A of the league in the spring, Wexford will …

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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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Former Galway Manager Impressed With Team’s Form So Far This Year

GAA Hurling All Ireland Senior Championship Final, Croke Park, Dublin 6/9/2015.Kilkenny vs Galway.Galway manager Anthony Cunningham.Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

Former Galway hurling manager Anthony Cunningham has been highly impressed with the Galway hurlers so far this year. Cunningham, who was controversially removed from his position in the winter of 2015, was speaking on the Racing Post‘s podcast. He led Galway to a Leinster title in 2012, and two All-Ireland finals in 2012 and 2015.  However, the Tribesmen were unsuccessful both years, …

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The Evolution Of Joe Canning

Allianz Hurling League Division 1A Final, Gaelic Grounds, Limerick 23/4/2017 Galway vs Tipperary Galway's Joe Canning Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Morgan Treacy

Ever since his arrival on the senior inter-county hurling scene in 2008, Joe Canning has been a consistent topic of discussion. Over the years we have seen an evolution of Canning’s style of play. His was perhaps one of the most anticipated debuts in the history of the game. A household name in the sport ever before lining out for …

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