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Micheal Donoghue Defends Galway League Final Homecoming

Galway manager Micheal Donoghue has defended his Galway side’s decision to have a homecoming following their league final victory. The Galway manager sees nothing wrong with the homecoming held at St Thomas’ GAA club following their victory over Tipperary in April. Speaking to the Irish Examiner, Donoghue refuted claims that it was unnecessary. “When you read something in the paper… …

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Pundit Arena Hurling Power Rankings 2017: Round 5

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The 2017 National Hurling League is consigned to history, as the Championship kicked off with two games in the Leinster preliminary rounds. We take a look at the pecking order as the big guns now fully turn their focus to the summer. 1. Galway (+1) We have new leaders, and rightly so. Everything clicked for the Tribesmen yesterday. They came …

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Poll: Who Will Win The 2017 All-Ireland Hurling Championship?

GAA All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Final, Croke Park, Dublin 4/9/2016 Kilkenny vs Tipperary A view of the Liam McCarthy cup Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Donall Farmer

Galway shook the hurling landscape to its core with a remarkable victory over Tipperary yesterday afternoon. The Tribesmen trumped Tipp in every facet at the Gaelic Grounds, and are now being fancied to end 29 years of hurt and win the Liam McCarthy Cup for the first time since 1988. With the League consigned to history, focus now turns to …

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Pundit Arena Hurling Power Rankings 2017: Round 4

And then there were two. After yesterday’s semi-finals of varying excitement, Galway will take on Tipperary for the National Hurling League title. We take stock of what that means for the pecking order. 1. Tipperary (no change) Still the team to beat. The Premier found another gear against a Wexford team that brought the fight yesterday. A hallmark of the great …

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Pundit Arena Hurling Power Rankings 2017: Round 3

Well that was an interesting weekend… For any critics of the current National Hurling League structure, just notice how competitive all the games were this weekend, bar Offaly vs Tipperary. Sure, nothing is going to be perfect, but realistically this is the only mismatch you can be sure of. We take a look at the lay of the land after …

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Eoin Larkin Column: Where Is It Going Wrong For Limerick?

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With the National Hurling League facing into a bumper Sunday of quarter-finals and a Division 1A relegation play-off, Pundit Arena columnist Eoin Larkin looks ahead to the action. _____ Cork moving in the right direction, but need to push on Of all the teams left in contention for the League title, I think Cork need it the most. The Rebels could …

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Pundit Arena Hurling Power Rankings 2017: Round 2

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With the quarter-final and relegation play-offs in the National Hurling League confirmed, we take a look at the latest pecking order as the small ball season gathers pace. 1. Tipperary (no change) Sure, they’ve failed to win a match since our last rankings were drawn up, but there are plenty of positives to take away for Michael Ryan. They were …

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Eoin Larkin Column: Brian Cody Doesn’t Do Shadow-Boxing

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Pundit Arena columnist Eoin Larkin reviews the weekend’s hurling action. What a round of hurling that was, and the story of the weekend was arguably Cork. The Rebels have been steadily improving. Over the past number of weeks, I’ve spoken about consistency, or lack thereof from Cork, but they’ve now delivered two big results in a row. That’s a big …

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Pundit Arena Hurling Power Rankings 2017: Round 1

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Three rounds of the National Hurling League have passed, and we are beginning to get a clear picture of where the counties lie in the pecking order. Throughout the season, we will be updating the Pundit Arena Hurling Power Rankings as the top teams in the country battle it out. _____ 1. Tipperary The champs are still at the top …

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Galway County Board Extend Deals Of Hurling And Football Managers

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The Galway County Board has this evening ratified Mícheál Donoghue and Kevin Walsh as managers of the senior hurling and football teams respectively, until 2019. This evening both Kevin Walsh and Micheal Donoghue were ratified by the Galway County Board for a three year term 2017-2019 #gaa #tribesmen — Darren Frehill (@Darrenfrehill) September 26, 2016 Despite relegation to Division 1B …

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Pundit Arena Hurling Power Rankings 2016: Round 2

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We’re on to the semi-finals for Division 1 of the National Hurling League, and what a round of games it was. Limerick, Clare, Kerry and Cork were all underdogs in the eyes of the bookmakers this weekend, but pulled off upsets. Wexford came up just short of causing the shock of the round at home to Waterford. All in all, it …

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Pundit Arena Hurling Power Rankings 2016: Round 1

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The round robin stages of the National Hurling League are over, and we now turn to the knock-out section. The league is always a tricky one to call, and week-by-week form rarely shows a pattern. Here at Pundit Arena HQ, we will be running the hurling power-rankings throughout the season. Based on the performances of teams, we will see them …

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Three Teams Who Need A Big National Hurling League Campaign

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The National Hurling League is kicking off this weekend, and after a long winter’s break, intercounty sides finally get back into true competitive action. The league is always a tricky one. There is no proven recipe for summer success when it comes to the spring. Some sides opt for experimentation, while others go all out for silverware. It is probably …

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Galway Hurlers Have No Choice But To Deliver in 2016

Galway hurling was remembered for the wrong reasons in 2015. A second-half capitulation in the All-Ireland final led to a winter of unrest in the west. So what will become of the latest debacle? 2016 is almost ready to begin and the Tribesmen simply have to deliver. _____ ‘G-G-G Galway’ was the leading line on the nostalgic television advertisement that …

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