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GAA: Are The Banner On Course For Relegation?


After three losses in a row, in Division 1B Hurling is very real possibility for Clare should they succumb to the Dubs this weekend.  Losses to Galway, Cork and Tipperary, and a disappointing 2014 campaign have left many people thinking that something has gone badly wrong with a the team full of talented young players. Has this Clare side really …

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Five Talking Points From Week 2 Of The National Hurling League


There were stark contrasts between week one and week two of the National Hurling League. Cork bounced back, Kilkenny were beaten, Tipperary looked like a different team at home and Galway put up a strong fight in Thurles. 1. A new era for Dublin? Two wins from two with both being very impressive performances have sparked questions of a new era …

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Week 2: Here’s The PA Hurling Team of the Week

There were some impressive individual and team performances over the second weekend of the National Hurling League. We learned that Kilkenny are not invincible while the likes of Cork and Tipperary bounced back from poor opening day performances. Here is the Pundit Arena GAA, Team of the Week. ___________________________________________________________________ Patrick Kelly – Clare Clare may have been comprehensively beaten by …

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Can Dublin Afford To Keep Liam Rushe At 14?

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Here Brian Barry ponders if Dublin will ultimately benefit from Liam Rushe’s move to full-forward.   The Dublin hurlers are slowly adjusting to life under Ger Cunningham, and following an opening round victory against Tipperary in the league, optimism is soaring in the capital. The Corkonian has brought several changes to the table, in both mentality and personnel. The Dubs have …

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Players to Watch in Division 1A 2015 National Hurling League

The National Hurling League returns and all eyes will turn to the Heavyweights in Division 1A. Here’s each county’s man to watch   Aidan Walsh – Cork The Cork man is playing hurling only for 2015 and could be ready to make a big impact on the hurling scene. A lot of people will only remember his last game of …

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National Hurling League: Week 1 Preview

Week 1 of the National Hurling League is upon us. Brian Barry gives his verdict on who will come out on top.    Division 1A Cork v Kilkenny Cork’s Waterford Crystal Cup campaign bore considerable fruit, in light of the successful experimentation by Jimmy Barry-Murphy. They unearthed some new talent, and the Darren McCarthy’s switch outfield has increased JBM’s options. …

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3 Players To Look Out For In 2015’s National Hurling League


With the National Hurling League starting next weekend, managers will be in full experimental mode, looking for new talent to give them that extra edge. The past couple of seasons has seen hurling’s young guns step forth into the limelight, and this year should be no different. Look out for these three players, who are sure to leave a mark on the …

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National Hurling League All-Stars 2014

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Last week we brought you the National Football League All-stars and this week it’s the turn of hurling. Kilkenny and Tipperary played out another intriguing contest as part of their ancient rivalry. Kilkenny won by the narrowest of margins after extra time. It was an even affair but all other onlooking sides will not have been overawed by either of …

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Top Five Players From The National Hurling League Final

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Sunday saw the final of the Allianz National Hurling League, and what a final it was. Kilkenny prevailed by the smallest margin after going to extra time against Tipperary. While Tipp had some very good individual performances, it was Kilkenny’s superior teamwork that got them over the line. John Ivory ranks the top five players from the game.   5. …

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