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A Revamped Hurling Calendar Could Have Huge Benefits For The Game

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

It hasn’t been great has it? For want of a better word, without being a negative nelly, and not to put too fine a point on it, you really can’t ignore the two-tonne elephant sitting in the room. Thus far, apart one or two half decent games, the 2016 Hurling Championship has been one elongated damp squib of a summer. As to why that …

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Hurling: If The All-Stars Were Picked Now

Leinster GAA Senior Hurling Championship Final, Croke Park, Dublin 3/7/2016 Kilkenny vs Galway Kilkenny's Paul Murphy and Joey Holden with Joe Canning of Galway Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

As is the case every Tuesday, we bring to you a team selection to debate and analyse. Now that the provincial hurling championships have concluded and it is all systems go for the All-Ireland series, we pick our all-star team based on the season so far. Darren Gleeson – Tipperary No goalkeeper has stood out this year. Yet again the …

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Twitter Reacts To Tipperary’s Munster Final Victory

Munster GAA Senior Hurling Championship Final, Gaelic Grounds, Limerick 10/7/2016 Waterford vs Tipperary John McGrath of Tipperary celebrates scoring a goal Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Cathal Noonan

Tipperary hammered Waterford in the Munster hurling final today. They now march on to the All-Ireland semi-final while the Deise must head for the quarter-final stage. Everybody hoped for a classic encounter. Conditions may not have helped but Waterford completely fell flat as the Premier ran riot. A hat-trick for John McGrath, another goal for Michael Breen accompanied with complete …

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Opinion: Clare Will Come Back Stronger

Munster GAA Hurling Senior Championship Semi-Final, Semple Stadium, Thurles, Tipperary 5/6/2016 Clare vs Waterford Clare’s Patrick Kelly looks on as Waterford's Maurice Shanahan's shot goes into the goal Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ken Sutton

Clare were banished to the qualifiers on Sunday after Waterford overwhelmed the newly-crowned league champions with a seven-point victory in Semple Stadium, Thurles. The result is in startling contrast to the League final replay, which saw Clare triumph after a last-gasp Tony Kelly point. Derek McGrath’s side now progress to the Munster final for the second year in a row …

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Opinion: Deise Have What’s Required To Lower The Banner

Clare picked up the Liam McCarthy Cup after two tense thrillers with Cork in 2013 but time waits for no man and that title is now part of the distant past. It was perhaps an unexpected run that year but credit where credit is due, Clare outclassed all that came before them. Davy Fitz said during the week that he regretted …

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Will This Weekend Kick The Championship Into Life?

GAA people are crying out for a classic. It has been too long since everybody sat back in awe of two teams producing a high-quality contest. Everyone hoped Cork and Tipp would provide this. It didn’t happen. Now it’s the turn of Clare and Waterford. Obviously Clare and Waterford are not the only two teams playing this weekend. We get …

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Opinion: One Key Reason Waterford Must Win on Sunday

Sunday will see a big test for Derek McGrath’s Waterford as they take on 2013 All-Ireland champions Clare for a place in this year’s Munster final. Much of the talk in the build up will be about Waterford’s system – one which traditionalists don’t see as being attractive to watch. With this comes a massive pressure. If you are going to …

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Clare: Will The Banner Roar In 2016?

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It may not be the 81 long years that Clare had to go through in the lead up to their dream summer of 1995. The wait this time may only be a potential three years but a lot of people are tipping the Banner to reign supreme in Ireland this year. Clare’s poor performances since winning the All-Ireland in 2013 have …

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How Many Times Can Davy Fitzgerald Swear While Zip Lining?

Davy answers a question that has plagued outdoor activity centres for decades. While I can proudly say that I have never before watched an episode of RTE’s Ireland Fittest Family, my viewing habits may change after watching this clip of Davy Fitzgerald zip lining. Although we are used to watching the Clare manager almost explode with both rage and excitement …

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Why The Structure Is Not To Blame For Munster Hurling’s Woes

Should the GAA change the structure of the All-Ireland Hurling Championships? Richard Clune examines the issue. When Tipperary were knocked out of the All-Ireland by Galway at the semi-final stage, John Mullane called for structural change and the re-introduction of the quarter finals for provincial winners.  His argument was that the five week gap between provincial success and the semi-final is …

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Cork To Face Tipperary In Munster Hurling Championship

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The draw for the 2016 provincial Hurling Championships was made on Thursday night, throwing up some fascinating encounters. Munster giants Tipperary and Cork will meet at the quarter-final stage this year whilst Waterford will face Clare in the semi-finals, where Limerick will be waiting for the winners of Cork and Tipp. The Leinster Championship draw consists of a qualifier group …

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Cats To Progress But The Déise Won’t Fade

When the ball is thrown in on Sunday afternoon the battle between skill and will shall commence. Kilkenny’s masters will look to see off a young, enthusiastic and hard-working Waterford side – who don’t lack for skill either. Waterford are looking for their first championship win at Croke Park since 2008. In the three seasons that followed their ’08 All-Ireland …

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Cork GAA In Crisis: What Has Happened In The Rebel County?

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This week, Cork people’s sense of anticipation and pride in the red and white rebel jersey has been thrown away, recordings of the Sunday Game are on repeat and the “Up Cork” signs have been torn down in the wind. Even down by the railway station, someone has taken the time, amid all the scrambling for answers, to paint “R.I.P. …

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VIDEO: Jimmy Barry-Murphy’s Abrupt Reply To Question On Cork Future

The Cork hurlers were unceremoniously cast from this year’s All-Ireland Championship yesterday at Semple Stadium, following the same path as the Cork footballers the day before.  After the game, it was clear to see that Cork manager Jimmy Barry-Murphy was far from pleased with the day’s action, with Galway beating the Rebels convincingly on a scoreline of 2-28 – 0-22. Speaking …

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Henry Shefflin To Attend First Munster Final

Kilkenny legend Henry Shefflin will attend his first Munster Final tomorrow Writing in today’s Irish Independent, Henry Shefflin confessed that he ‘could count on one hand the number of games at this level I would have gone to watch that didn’t involve Kilkenny’. Ever the professional Shefflin revealed, ‘I existed in that bubble for the best part of 16 years, it suited me that way, …

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Most of All, Its About Hurling

Elverys release promotional video ahead of Munster Final Tipperary’s main Sponsor, Elverys, have released a spine tingling video before the Munster Final. The video focuses on the people within the GAA in Tipperary. Taking the viewer through the streets of Thurles, the video features hurley makers, groundsmen and club players, before the clip moves its attention onto Tipperary teams of …

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Do Waterford Represent The Next Step in the Evolution of Hurling?

Waterford  take on Tipperary in this weekends Munster Hurling Championship Final The GAA has often been criticised for being too traditional, looking inward and refusing to evolve. That interpretation must be disregarded. The GAA has in the last number of years opened its doors to ‘foreign games’, welcomed a foreign Monarch and has signed many commercial deals with international companies. …

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