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All-Star Nominee Daniel Flynn Opts Out Of Kildare Squad For 2019

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Daniel Flynn has opted out of the Kildare panel for 2019 as Cian O’Neill announced his squad for the upcoming O’Byrne Cup.  Full-forward, Flynn was nominated for an All-Star this year off the back of some impressive performances for the Lilywhites and news of his exclusion will come as a huge blow for Kildare as they seek to bounce straight …

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Michael Fennelly Unsure Of Underage Talent In Kilkenny

Former Kilkenny hurler, Michael Fennelly is worried about the lack of stand-out players at underage level within his county’s setup.  Speaking at the Electric Ireland Minor Hurling Team of the Year announcement, the eight-time All-Ireland winner admitted that Kilkenny need to start the hunt for replacements for their more experienced players like Richie Hogan and Fennelly’s brother, Colin. “We need to …

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Michael Fennelly Explains What Drove Him To Inter-County Retirement

When Michael Fennelly announced his retirement from inter-county hurling last week there was a consensus that losing such a stalwart will be a huge blow for Kilkenny heading into the 2018 season.  After all, there is no denying that Fennelly is one of the finest players of the modern era. Hurler of The Year in 2011, eight All-Ireland medals amassed …

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Kilkenny Legend & Former Hurler Of The Year Has Retired From Inter-County Hurling

GAA All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Semi-Final, Croke Park, Dublin 7/8/2016 Kilkenny vs Waterford Kilkenny's Michael Fennelly after the final whistle

Kilkenny have been dealt a blow to their 2018 season preparations with the news that former Hurler Of The Year Michael Fennelly has retired from inter-county hurling.  The Ballyhale Shamrocks club hurler has announced his retirement from the black and amber at 32-years-old. During his 12-year tenure with Kilkenny the midfield powerhouse won an incredible eight All-Irelands including when he …

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Watch: Two Former Hurlers Of The Year Combine For Sublime Ballyhale Goal

Eir Sport’s coverage of the GAA club championships from across the whole of Ireland since the conclusion of the inter-county season has been lauded unanimously, and rightly so.  This evening we are being treated to the crunch clash of two former county champions in Kilkenny, Clara and the famed Ballyhale Shamrocks. While Ballyhale have romped into a lead, at time …

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Five Reasons For Waterford To Believe They Can Finally Take Down The Cats

With this morning’s qualifier draw pairing Kilkenny against Waterford the Cats are in the standout fixture for the second week in a row. Amazingly however, the Déise haven’t beaten Kilkenny since 1959 in championship. Brian Cody will be the first to acknowledge that should he get his hands on Liam MacCarthy this year, it would be his greatest ever achievement. The …

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Michael Fennelly Comeback Inspires Kilkenny To Victory

GAA All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Semi-Final, Croke Park, Dublin 7/8/2016 Kilkenny vs Waterford Kilkenny's Michael Fennelly after the final whistle

Kilkenny advanced to the second round of the qualifiers this evening with a victory over Limerick. The Cats appeared far more like themselves tonight, due in no small part to a phenomenal performance from Michael Fennelly. Limerick hurlers exited the hurling championship tonight after a defeat to Kilkenny; the Treaty county will look back on this game with huge regrets …

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Michael Fennelly Returns For Kilkenny As Dublin Make Major Positional Switch Ahead Of Qualifiers

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Today sees four hurling qualifiers take place as the back door is stacked with All-Ireland contenders. Tipperary, Waterford, Dublin and Kilkenny are expected to win through, as the managers look to rebuild following defeat in the provincial championships. Kilkenny were shocked by Wexford in the Leinster semi-final, and instead of facing into a provincial decider on Sunday, they face Limerick …

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Majorly Worrying Double Blow For Kilkenny Ahead Of Qualifiers

Leinster GAA Hurling Senior Championship Quarter-Final, Wexford Park, County Wexford 10/6/2017 Wexford vs Kilkenny Kilkenny manager Brian Cody Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/James Crombie

Kilkenny have been hit with a blow on two fronts ahead of their first round All-Ireland qualifier, for which the draw is being made on Monday.  Two-time All-Ireland winner with the Cats, John Power has walked from the panel. The Irish Independent have reported that Power, younger brother and son of county legends Richie Jr. and Richie Sr. respectively, has …

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Kilkenny Have A Serious Weapon To Unleash Ahead Of Leinster Championship

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Kilkenny have endured a testing League campaign where questions were asked about their ability to compete for All-Ireland honours in 2017. Following a harrowing defeat to Tipperary in the All-Ireland final last September, the Cats were hammered by Clare in the League, and a quarter-final loss at home to Wexford has put Brian Cody’s troops under pressure. Going into 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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Big Boost For Kilkenny On The Injury Front As Leinster Championship Looms

With three weeks to go until Kilkenny open their 2017 championship campaign with a Leinster semi-final against either Wexford or Laois, they have received a timely boost with the return of Michael Fennelly to training.  The Cats have been without Fennelly since he ruptured his achilles tendon in the All Ireland semi-final replay against Waterford last August. The 2011 Hurler …

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