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Offaly Relegated As Kerry Seal Joe McDonagh Cup Status

Offaly have officially been relegated to the third-tier of the championship after being edged out by Kerry in today’s final McDonagh Cup matchup. And while the result of the match that sent Offaly crashing down was a narrow one, there was a massive sense of disappointment to be found in Austin Stack park as Joachim Kelly’s side confirmed their spot …

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Forgotten Friday: The Magic Versatility Of Brian Whelahan

Brian Whelahan Offaly

Offaly hurling is in dire straits at the moment and in an effort to contextualise their downfall, many have referred back to the great team of the 1990s.  That era is littered with famed players like the Dooleys, Johnny Pilkington, John Troy and, of course, the Whelahans. Simon, Barry and Brian all represented Offaly with honour and Brian is the …

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Hurling Power Rankings Following Exciting Allianz League Campaign

Allianz League

With the Allianz Hurling League wrapped up for another year, the countdown to the provincial championships and the Joe McDonagh Cup has begun. Limerick finished top of the class while the competition raised questions about a number of different teams that will need to be addressed before May. With all that in mind, here are our Hurling Power Rankings following …

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Kilmacud Crokes Forward Joins John Maughan’s Offaly Panel

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Offaly have acquired the services of Kilmacud Crokes forward Shane Horan ahead of their 2019 campaign just a week after manager John Maughan spoke of the lack of players making themselves available. The Daily Mirror reports that Horan completed an inter-county transfer last week through the parentage rule as both his mother and father hail from the Faithful County.  Horan …

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Watch: Trailer For RTE Documentary On Offaly’s Famous 1982 Win

RTE documentary

RTE are set to air, ‘Players Of The Faithful’, a documentary on how Offaly stopped Kerry’s ‘drive for five’ in 1982, on December 28th at 9.30pm All eyes will be on Dublin next year as they look to chase the elusive All Ireland ‘five-in-a-row’ dream. Many teams have come close in the past, including Kilkenny in 2010, but the team …

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Brian Cody Rubbishes Doubts Which Surrounded Kilkenny In Late January

Allianz Hurling League Division 1A Final, Nowlan Park, Kilkenny 8/4/2018 Kilkenny vs Tipperary Kilkenny's manager Brian Cody during the second half Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/James Crombie

Kilkenny are back. There’s no need to whisper. They bellowed it yesterday afternoon themselves with a dominant second-half display. TJ Reid, Walter Walsh and Paddy Deegan led the line as the Cats were crowned Allianz Hurling League champions. After two games, there were suggestions that change was needed at the helm of Kilkenny. Fast-forward two months and Brian Cody is …

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The Standout XV From The 2018 Allianz Hurling League

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Ahead of the Allianz Hurling League Division 1 final between Tipperary and Kilkenny, we take a look at the standout performers from the campaign. 1. Alan Nolan (Dublin) It was certainly an underwhelming campaign for Pat Gilroy’s Dublin side, but Nolan’s showings between the sticks were undoubtedly impressive. The fact that he kept former All-Star Gary Maguire and last season’s …

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Pat Gilroy Hoping For Lift From Cuala Contingent Joining Dublin

Dublin

Dublin signed off a somewhat underwhelming Allianz Hurling League campaign with a defeat to Tipperary in Croke Park yesterday. However, Pat Gilroy has given a huge number of players a chance, as they continue to build for the Leinster Championship. With seven weeks until the Kilkenny game to open their summer, the Boys in Blue improved as the league progressed, but …

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