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Hasty Predictions Make Sensational Headlines But Not Smart Bets

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Liam Sheedy was quick to downplay the significance of his side’s seven-point win against Cork in the Munster hurling championship last weekend, and wisely so. “It’s two points in the bank, nothing more. Two points won’t get you anywhere in this championship. One performance won’t get you out.”   Managing expectations will be high on his list of priorities following …

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All Team News Ahead Of Key Clashes In Hurling Championship

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After an intriguing opening round, the Munster and Leinster hurling championships continue this weekend with Limerick and Wexford getting their first outings. We have all your team news ahead of the weekend’s games across the provinces. _____ Saturday Joe McDonagh Cup – Laois v Antrim, O’Moore Park, 3pm Laois: Enda Rowland; Donnacha Hartnett, Matthew Whelan, Joe Phelan; Padraig Delaney, Ryan …

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Diarmuid O’Sullivan: “He Won’t Be On Cork’s Christmas Card List”

Cork’s 2019 Munster Hurling Championship campaign got off to a rocky start as they fell to a seven-point defeat against Tipperary in Páirc Uí Chaoimh. Liam Sheedy’s men rolled back the years Leeside to record their first win in the province since 2016 much to the dismay of the current back-to-back Munster champions. Following Cork’s loss, Diarmuid O’Sullivan took umbrage …

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Hurling Cynics Need To View Game Through A Child’s Eyes

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When I was young, going to a Munster Hurling Championship game was a major treat. From the moment the tickets were bought, the preparation would begin. My jersey was washed, carefully hung up, my nails were painted in the team colours and all other topics of conversation were instantly dismissed.  The car journey to the match was filled with talk …

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Poll: Who Will Be Crowned All Ireland Hurling Champions In 2019?

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We are just over two weeks away from the start of the Munster and Leinster Hurling Championships and who will lift the Liam MacCarthy Cup is anyone’s guess. Last year’s champions Limerick are the favourites given their performances throughout the Allianz League campaign but with a tough Munster championship to get through, nothing is certain. John Kiely’s side will battle …

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Watch: Highlights As Na Piarsaigh Defeat Ballygunner To Claim Munster Club SHC

Na Piarsaigh have won the Munster Senior Hurling Club Championship with victory over Ballygunner today on a scoreline of 3-15 to 2-10.  The Limerick champions secured their fourth Munster crown in seven years in what is truly a remarkable record at provincial level. Every time they have advanced as county champions on to the Munster championship they have taken provincial …

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Five Peripheral Cork Hurlers Who Could Still Have A Massive Influence

Munster Senior Hurling League Round 2, Gaelic Grounds, Limerick 15/1/2017 Limerick vs Cork Cork's Lorcan McLoughlin Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ken Sutton

To date, 2017 has been an incredible year for Cork hurling. They’ve already collected silverware in Munster, beating Tipperary, Waterford and Clare along the way and the Rebels can now dare to dream of All-Ireland glory.  Under Kieran Kingston, Cork have a new-look starting XV. Although they are young, athletic and quick, arguably their best overall trait is their skill and, …

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What Does Defeat To Cork Mean Now For Waterford?

Munster GAA Hurling Senior Championship Semi-Final, Semple Stadium, Thurles, Co. Tipperary 18/6/2017 Cork vs Waterford Cork’s Bill Cooper with Austin Gleeson Waterford Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Tommy Dickson

Cork were outstanding on Sunday. The Déise, however, will be extremely disappointed with their showing. But, as the dust slowly settles on Sunday’s Munster Championship semi-final, what does this defeat mean for Waterford? Coming into the game the mood in the south-east was optimistic. Despite a positive showing in their first round victory, the general feeling was that the Déise …

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Padraic Maher Weighs In On Tipperary Rumours

Allianz Hurling League Division 1A, Semple Stadium, Thurles, Tipperary 11/3/2017 Tipperary vs Kilkenny Kilkenny’s Alan Murphy and Colin Fennelly with Michael Cahill and Padraic Maher of Tipperary Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Tommy Dickson

After last week’s removal of Cathal Barrett from the Tipperary hurling panel, rumours of unrest began to run riot. Padraic Maher has since weighed in on the rumours via social media over the past week. Speaking to GAA.ie, Maher rubbished all of the rumours that had spread. The Thurles Sars star was shocked by the rumours and claims so were the …

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Five Reasons Why This Could Be Clare’s Year

GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Championship Final Replay 28/9/2013 Clare vs Cork Shane O'Donnell holds the Liam McCarthy Cup while being lifted in front of Hill 16 by team mates Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Donall Farmer

Ever since their 2013 triumph, it seems Clare have become one of the most underwhelming sides in the country. A new management regime brings fresh hope and we’re discussing five reasons why this could be Clare’s year. When Wexford dumped the reigning All-Ireland champions out of the All-Ireland qualifiers in 2014, it was widely accepted that Davy Fitz’s young Clare …

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Tipp Boss Ryan Drops Six From Panel Ahead Of Championship

Michael Ryan has cut his Tipperary panel ahead of championship and the latter stages of the league.  The Premier manager has dropped six players from the All Ireland champions panel after a weekend training camp in Abbotstown Centre of Excellence. The panel underwent the two day training camp in preparation for their national league semi-final versus Wexford on Sunday in …

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Paddy Stapleton’s Ex-Tipperary Teammates React To Retirement Announcement

Allianz Hurling League Division 1 Semi-Final 19/4/2015 Tipperary Paddy Stapleton Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Cathal Noonan

Double All-Ireland winner Paddy Stapleton has hung up his boots. At 31 years of age, he has retired from inter-county hurling on the highest podium – with a current All-Ireland winner’s medal in his back pocket. Undeniably, Stapleton has been one of the most consistent corner-backs of the last decade. And some of his former Tipperary teammates have congratulated Paddy on …

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Reasons To Believe: Why Waterford Can Win The All-Ireland In 2017

Munster GAA Senior Hurling Championship Final, Gaelic Grounds, Limerick 10/7/2016 Waterford vs Tipperary Waterford stand for the national anthem Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

With the 2016 inter-county season consigned to the history books at this stage, Pundit Arena’s way-too-early season preview continues with Waterford. After reaching back-to-back All-Ireland semi-final berths, many fancy the Deise to improve next year and go one step further. Waterford: The Déise Manager: Derek McGrath. Key player: Austin Gleeson. One of the best players in the game, Gleeson is a real …

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Cork Hurlers To Face Tipperary In Thurles As Páirc Uí Chaoimh Won’t Be Ready In Time

Cork hurlers will concede home advantage to reigning All-Ireland senior hurling champions Tipperary next summer as the redevelopment of Páirc Uí Chaoimh will not be completed in time for the fixture. The tie was one of the standout fixtures made in Thursday’s 2017 All-Ireland Hurling Championship draw and there were some initial suggestions that the match would be the ideal way …

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