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Cian Lynch Questions Sacrifice As Final Dawns Without Treaty

CIan Lynch

Current Hurler of the Year Cian Lynch will be haunted by thoughts of what could have been when he takes his seat in Croke Park on Sunday for the All-Ireland final.  His role as a spectator this year is vastly different from that of 2018 when he lifted the Liam MacCarthy Cup alongside his Limerick teammates after a last-gasp win …

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“That’s Human Nature” – Croke Park Defend Refereeing Performances

Referee

Croke Park officials have defended the performances of referees Alan Kelly and Seán Cleere who were both criticised for decisions made during the respective All Ireland hurling semi-finals over the weekend. Kelly took charge of Limerick v Kilkenny on Saturday, a game which ended in controversial circumstances when Darragh O’Donovan’s sideline cut was blocked down and diverted out of play …

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Brian Cody Praises “Total Honesty” Of Players Following Rout Of Limerick

Brian Cody

Brian Cody’s choice of attire for Saturday’s All Ireland semi-final clash with Limerick was telling – a Kilkenny shirt embroidered with ‘All Ireland Senior Hurling Final 2015 – the last year the Cats lifted Liam MacCarthy.  It was clear that Kilkenny were determined to reach those heights again such was the ferocity with which they attacked the reigning All Ireland …

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Drennan Goal Decisive As Kilkenny Sail Past Limerick Into Minor Final

Kilkenny

Kilkenny 2-24 Limerick 0-18 Reporting by Marisa Kennedy in Croke Park Kilkenny are through to the Electric Ireland minor hurling final after a 12-point win over Munster champions, Limerick, in Croke Park this afternoon. Despite a strong first-half showing, Limerick registered only five points in the second half as goals from Jack Doyle and Billy Drennan in either half proved …

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Final Four Name Teams For Crunch Semi-Finals In Croke Park

Croke Park

The penultimate stage of the All Ireland Hurling Championship is upon us as Kilkenny and Limerick go to battle in Croke Park on Saturday for a place in this year’s decider before it’s the turn of Wexford and Tipperary on Sunday.  Reigning All Ireland champions Limerick take on beaten Leinster finalists Kilkenny who are hoping to make their first final …

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Tom Morrissey: Kilkenny Triumph Cemented Belief That We Belong

Tom Morrissey

Limerick’s victory against Kilkenny in the All Ireland quarter-final in 2018 proved to be a defining moment in the season and Tom Morrissey was a central figure that day in Semple Stadium. The Treaty men were leading by a point in the 65th minute when, in typical Kilkenny fashion, Richie Hogan sent a blistering shot past Nickie Quaid to send …

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John Kiely: “We Don’t Feel Like We’re All Ireland Champions”

John Kiely Brian Cody

Limerick manager John Kiely has insisted that past form won’t be a factor when his side face Kilkenny in the All Ireland hurling semi-final on Saturday evening.  The All Ireland champions endured a mixed Munster round-robin campaign, suffering two losses to Cork and Tipperary before bouncing back to comprehensively beat the Premier County in the provincial final last month. While …

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

Hurling Championship

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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John Kiely: Limerick Have Answered All Who Questioned Team’s Desire

John Kiely Limerick

Limerick manager John Kiely believes his side have now answered their critics who questioned their commitment following their success in 2018. The Treaty men were crowned Munster champions in LIT Gaelic Grounds on Sunday afternoon following a comprehensive 2-26 to 2-14 win over Tipperary. Kiely reinstalled key men Gearoid Hegarty, Declan Hannon, Cian Lynch and Graeme Mulcahy for the clash …

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Kiely: Home Advantage Means Nothing Unless You Make It Count

John Kiely Limerick

Limerick hurling manager John Kiely has urged his players to make home advantage count when they face Tipperary in the Munster final on Sunday.  The All Ireland champions welcome Liam Sheedy’s charges to LIT Gaelic Grounds for the venue’s first provincial final since 2013 when Limerick overcame Cork by nine points. The decider will be the third game Kiely’s men …

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Eoin Kelly: Players Would Die For A Munster Hurling Medal

Eoin Kelly Munster Championship

During his 14-year career, Tipperary great Eoin Kelly won five Munster Hurling Championship medals, the first coming in 2001 and the last in 2012.  His former county find themselves back in the provincial decider following a two-year absence and with Liam Sheedy back at the helm, Tipperary will be desperate to reclaim the Munster Cup. The task ahead of them …

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