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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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Cork Comeback Denies Clare In A Munster Final Classic

Cork 2-24 Clare 3-19 Cork emerged as victors from an epic battle in Thurles that saw the Munster final level on seven occasions. The crowd in Semple Stadium created an atmosphere worthy of the occasion on the first Sunday in July and the teams of Cork and Clare played their part to ensure a Munster final classic hotter than the …

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Limerick U-21 Manager: It’s Seven Years These Lads Are On The Road

Bord Gais Energy Munster GAA Under 21 Hurling Championship Semi-Final, Gaelic Grounds, Limerick 12/7/2017 Limerick vs Clare Limerick manager Pat Donnelly Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Tommy Dickson

Limerick u-21 manager Pat Donnelly has praised the county’s underage structures in the wake of the Shannonsiders Munster triumph over Cork on Wednesday night. A selector in 2011 when the Treaty beat the same opponents in the provincial decider, the South Liberties clubman has seen a lot of talent coming through the ranks. Limerick are now bearing the fruits of …

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Joy For Cork Supporters As Rebels Win Munster Title

Cork faced Clare in a packed Semple Stadium in the Munster final with the Rebels coming out on top to secure a spot in the All-Ireland semi-final with a 1-25 to 1-20 win. An Alan Cadogan goal in the first half set up Cork who were the better side for long stages. However, Clare refused to give up and a …

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Cork V Clare: A Munster Final Combined XV

As the build up for this weekend’s Munster SHC final intensifies, we take a look at what players would make it into a combined starting XV from both Cork and Clare.  1. Anthony Nash Nash is now safely regarded as one of the best net minders in the country, without a shadow of a doubt. Since replacing Donal Óg Cusack …

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Colm Galvin Hits Back At Ger Loughnane’s Clare Criticism

Munster Senior Hurling League Round 4, Fraher Field, Co. Waterford 22/1/2017 Waterford vs Clare Clare’s Colm Galvin and Waterford’s Eoin Madigan Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ken Sutton

Clare midfielder Colm Galvin has hit back at Ger Loughnane’s recent criticism of the Banner hurlers. Loughnane stated that Clare’s 2013 All-Ireland was “the greatest fluke of all time” but Galvin doesn’t agree. With Clare back in a first Munster final in nine years, you’d expect the mood to be more positive. However, the Banner are entering this final in …

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Kieran Kingston Doesn’t Expect Younger Players To Lead

Allianz Hurling League Division 1A, Pairc Ui Rinn, Co. Cork 26/3/2017 Cork vs Tipperary Cork manager Kieran Kingston

What a difference twelve months has made for Cork boss Kieran Kingston. He is preparing for a Munster final this Sunday after an outstanding beginning to their championship campaign.  Ahead of the game, he has expressed his belief that he doesn’t expect his younger players to have to lead. The difference in Kingston’s side is simply amazing. Twelve months ago, …

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Munster Final Set For Monster Turnout Not Seen In Thurles For Years

Guinness Munster Hurling Championship Final 25/6/2006 Cork General view of Cork fans at the game Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Lorraine O'Sullivan

Cork and Clare face off in the Munster hurling final on Sunday, in a match-up which few could have predicted at the start of the year. The Rebels shocked reigning All-Ireland champions Tipperary in the opening round, before seeing off Waterford in the semi-final. Hype is building around Cork hurling at present, with over 30,000 attending each of those matches. …

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Tony Kelly’s Hurling Honours Since 2010 Are Simply Ridiculous

Tony Kelly Ballyea

On Sunday, Ballyea overcame Cork champions, Glen Rovers, to be crowned with their first ever Munster hurling title. It was a dominant performance by Ballyea, but undeniably, the star of the show was Clare hurler Tony Kelly.  From winning Minor and u21 hurling championships, a National League, Senior All-Ireland to Fitzgibbon Cups with UL, it is without doubt that Tony Kelly …

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Waterford – Where Do The Deise Stand Now?

If it wasn’t for an historic and epic U-21 Munster triumph this day last week against Tipperary in Walsh Park, the fog would be much denser around most thoughts and conversations south of the Suir on the prospect of facing Kilkenny in the All-Ireland Semi Final on Sunday in HQ. The doom and gloom, which is still there to some extent, would …

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