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Five Talking Points From The Weekend’s Hurling Action

All-Ireland Club Junior Hurling Championship Final, Croke Park, Dublin 18/2/2017 Mayfield vs Mooncoin Mayfield's Shane O'Donovan lifts the cup Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Tommy Grealy

This past weekend saw round two of the National Hurling League played out as well as All-Ireland club finals in the Intermediate Hurling Championship and Junior Hurling Championship. Here are our top five talking points from the past 48 hours. ________ 5. Clare Hammer Kilkenny Clare had the most eye-catching result of the weekend, claiming a 2-19 to 0-12 win …

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There Is Something Special Happening In Hurling, Embrace The Revolution

Davy Fitzgerald Wexford Hurling

“It’s like the 1990s all over again!” This sentiment was echoed throughout the country after the 2013 hurling season. For the first time since 1998, a team outside of the traditional big three had claimed the Liam McCarthy Cup. However, over the last three years, order has been restored, as Tipp and Kilkenny have shared All-Ireland glory between themselves. 2017 …

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Results From The Weekend’s National Hurling League Ties

Allianz Hurling League Division 1B, Pearse Stadium, Galway 19/2/2017 Galway vs Wexford Galway's Aidan Harte and Jack O'Connor of Wexford Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

After a tense opening round last week, the National Hurling League roared into life this weekend. Dublin silenced their doubters with a big win in Páirc Uí Rinn last night against Cork, which eased the pressure on Ger Cunningham. His faith in youth paid off, as the likes of Donal Burke, Eoin Conroy and Eoghan O’Donnell led the way. Tipperary …

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Conal Keaney Raises The Stakes For Ger Cunningham Ahead Of Dublin’s League Campaign

Ger Cunningham Conal Keaney Dublin

After a winter of discontent, Dublin hurlers finally get their competitive season underway against All-Ireland champions Tipperary on Saturday evening. Ger Cunningham will be keen for his young side to nip the murmurs in the bud and let their hurling do the talking. Should they suffer a repeat of last year’s league opener against the same opposition, the pressure will …

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Ger Loughnane Warns Against Writing Off Cork In 2017


2016 was a year to forget for Cork hurling. The league campaign heralded five losses from five games, before they avoided disaster with a Houdini-like escape from relegation with a win over Galway. Things took a turn for the worse in the Championship, as a hammering at the hands of Tipperary set the tone for the rest of the summer. …

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Poll: Who Will Win The National Hurling League?

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The National Hurling League gets underway this weekend, and the long winter months of no competitive intercounty action are finally coming to a close. The action begins on Saturday evening as All-Ireland champions Tipperary face Dublin. Ger Cunningham and Co. will be hoping to avoid a repeat of their league opener last year against the same opposition. Holders Clare are up …

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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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Why The GAA National Leagues Are Key For Success

football hurling GAA DUBLIN, IRELAND - FEBRUARY 07: General View showing the exterior of Croke Park prior to the RBS 6 Nations Championship match between Ireland and France at Croke Park on February 7, 2009 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

As the GAA National hurling and football leagues come to their conclusion, it is very significant that the teams that are expected to be at the business end of the championships come August and September reached the finals. In football, Dublin the All-Ireland champions have just clinched their fourth league in a row, which is a phenomenal achievement these days …

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Opinion: Why The National Hurling League Final Was So Bad

clare waterford national hurling league final

The National Hurling League Final was a great summary of hurling over the last 12 months or so. A very cagey affair unfolded and all spectators would have to say that it was 25 euro badly spent and a long car journey wasted. I have to say I’m glad I played hurling when I did — Ken McGrath (@kenmcgrath78) May …

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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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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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David O’Callaghan Looking Forward To League Campaign With Dublin

David O’Callaghan and Dublin are gearing up for the 2016 National Hurling League campaign. With a Walsh Cup win an encouraging benchmark from which to gain traction, Dublin’s hurlers will be anxious to continue their momentum when they face Tipperary in the opening game of Division 1A in Semple Stadium, Thurles on Saturday evening. Speaking to Dublin GAA, 32-year-old Ballyboden …

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Galway Propose Open Draw For Hurling Championship

Galway’s proposal for an open draw is amongst a number submitted to Central Council Last month the GAA asked individual county boards to make proposals on reforming the format of the All Ireland Senior Football and Hurling Championships, as well as the structure of the National Hurling League. The Irish Independent today revealed that, amongst the proposals received by Central Council, is one from …

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Reforming The Football And Hurling Championships

The GAA has invited counties to make suggestions on restructuring the football and hurling championships. After years of criticism, the GAA has asked individual county boards to make proposals on reforming the format of the All Ireland Senior Football and Hurling Championships, as well as the structure of the National Hurling League. The GAA’s request comes after a series of …

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The Best Goals From The 2015 Allianz Hurling League

With the Hurling Championship upon us the GAA have done their part, releasing a shortlist of the best goals from the League this year. We’ve got a job for you. Pick the best goal.  Cork’s Patrick Horgan, Tipp man John ‘Bubbles’ O’Dwyer, Dublin’s David ‘Dotsy’ O’Callaghan, Waterford’s Shane Bennett and Shane O’Donnell of Clare all feature. In order to pick …

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