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McGrath Relishing Wexford Challenge Despite Under Par Performance

Noel McGrath Tipperary

Listening to Noel McGrath following Tipperary’s win in the All Ireland quarter-final on Sunday, it’s clear that their early championship exit in 2018 hurt the team profusely.  While it was far from an inspired performance against Laois, the Loughmore-Castleiney man was beaming that Tipperary were back in an All Ireland semi-final, even though Tipperary only had to endure a one-year …

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Championship Deep-Dive: The Magic Of The McGrath Brothers

In June of last year in Semple Stadium, Clare knocked Tipperary out of the hurling championship with a two-point win. After one loss and two draws, it was probably Tipperary’s best performance of the round-robin series but they conceded a five-point lead in the final 10 minutes and the 2016 All Ireland champions had to watch the rest of the …

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Noel McGrath Still Feeds Off Buzz Of Tipperary-Cork Rivalry

There’s something special about hurling games between Tipperary and Cork. The fixture evokes memories of warm summer days, packed stadiums and deafening crowds. Players change, managers move on, yet the buzz from that rivalry still remains. Tipperary travel to Pairc Ui Chaoimh on Sunday for the first round of the Munster Championship and neither set of players will need any …

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Seamus Callanan Appointed As Tipperary Captain For 2019

Seamus Callanan

Tipperary sharpshooter, Seamus Callanan, has been appointed as the county’s hurling captain for 2019 with Noel McGrath as vice-captain. The Drom & Inch club man takes over from Padraic Maher who led the county from centre-back last year. Newly-reinstalled manager, Liam Sheedy had previously confirmed to Tipp FM that he would wait until the conclusion of the Coop Superstores Munster Senior …

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Tiger Woods & Nine Other Great Sporting Comebacks

Everybody loves a sporting comeback, as proven by the scenes after Tiger Woods secured his 80th PGA title on Sunday 23 September. Although it is difficult to measure the scale of Woods’ success, his dramatic fall and his comeback, we decided to compare it to the comebacks of other sportspersons, of contrasting natures. _____ Tiger Woods (Golf) There was a …

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Tipperary v Galway: Combined XV Ahead Of Sunday’s Clash

Seamus Callanan Tipperary Galway

Hurling fans have been licking their lips all week as Tipperary and Galway do battle this Sunday. This is the fourth year in a row that we’ve seen this fixture and we’re yet to be disappointed. Ahead of the game, we select a combined XV between the two sides. Galway have been favourites for this year’s championship for quite some …

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Michael Ryan Drops Big Name Ahead Of Dublin Clash

Allianz Hurling League Division 1A, Pairc Ui Rinn, Co. Cork 26/3/2017 Cork vs Tipperary Tipperary manager Michael Ryan Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Cathal Noonan

During the week, Eoin Kelly predicted that Michael Ryan may drop some big names this weekend. The Tipp boss has done just that by making two changes, although it’s not the alteration many expected. Dangerous forward Noel McGrath has been left out of the side. The Premier have struggled massively for form recently. After trouncing Wexford in this year’s league …

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Tipperary Stars Included As Ireland Squad Named For Hurling/Shinty International

GAA All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Final, Croke Park, Dublin 4/9/2016 Kilkenny vs Tipperary Kilkenny's Conor Fogarty with Noel McGrath and John OÕDwyer of Tipperary Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Morgan Treacy

Ireland will take on Scotland this weekend in the annual hurling/shinty match. The game will take place in Inverness on Saturday. Tipperary have three representatives on the side; Michael Breen, John McGrath and Noel McGrath. The trio were central to the Premier’s All-Ireland success in 2016. Shane Dooley of Offaly is also included, as is Laois’ Cha Dwyer. Continue reading …

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2010 Vs 2016: Which Was The Better Tipperary Team?

GAA All Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Final 5/9/2010 Kilkenny vs Tipperary Lar Corbett of Tipp scores his sides second goal despite a hurley being thrown in his direction Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Donall Farmer bestof2010

As the dust settles on a remarkable All-Ireland Hurling Championship victory for Tipperary, there are obvious parallels to the team of 2010. Six years ago, the Premier stopped the ‘Drive for Five’, and looked set to dominate the hurling landscape for years to come. The questions now being raised are whether the class of 2016 can achieve what Lar Corbett …

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All-Ireland Hurling Final: The Combined Tipperary/Kilkenny XV

It’s finally All-Ireland hurling final week. With just six days to go until the big one next Sunday, Pundit Arena will be building up to the match every day between now and then. To kick things off this Monday, we look at a combined team. If Tipperary and Kilkenny were the one county, what would the starting XV look like? Of …

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The Pundit Arena GAA 2016 Preview

2015 is behind us, and while the summer championships were most definitely a let-down, we look forward to 2016 with a sense of anticipation. Can Kilkenny and Dublin defend their crowns? What is going to happen elsewhere? Who will be the Westmeath or Fermanagh of 2016? Some of our main GAA writers, Seán Ó Murchú, Seán Cremin, Donal Cashin and …

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The Pundit Arena 2015 Bumper GAA Review

2015 is almost over, and what a year it was. To give all our readers an early Christmas present, we at Pundit Arena have decided to look back at a barnstorming 12 months of GAA, and pick out the highlights. Some of our main GAA writers; Donal Cashin, John Ivory, Seán Ó Murchú, Seán Cremin and Brian Barry pooled their heads together to review …

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