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Managers Split Over Proposed Hurling Championship Restructure

Leinster GAA Senior Hurling Championship Final, Croke Park, Dublin 3/7/2016 Kilkenny vs Galway Galway Manager Michael Donoghue Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

With the GAA season in full swing, most observers are engrossed in the action on the field. With the likes of Wexford, Galway and Cork lighting up the championship, 2017 is shaping up to be a memorable race for the Liam MacCarthy Cup. However, never far away from people’s lips is the discussion over championship restructure. After Congress introduced the …

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Pundit Arena Hurling Power Rankings 2017: Round 6

With all teams up and running in the race for the Liam McCarthy Cup, we take a look at the latest pecking order in hurling. 1. Galway (no change) The Tribesmen are All-Ireland favourites, and justifiably so after the demolitions of Dublin and Offaly. The men in maroon have a physicality which is telling, while clutch players such as Daithí Burke, David …

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Get On These GAA Bets This Weekend

Leinster GAA Senior Football Championship Quarter-Final, Parnell Park, Dublin 4/6/2017 Louth vs Meath Meath team huddle Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Bryan Keane

Another weekend of championship action is upon us and the games come thick and fast. The first round of the football qualifiers throws in on Saturday while there are huge games in Ulster and Munster on Sunday. Using a 1-5 rating system, with one being a risky bet and five being a certainty, we have our top four bets for …

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The Person Running The Official Westmeath GAA Twitter Account Is An Absolute Savage

Today’s Leinster Senior Football Championship clash between Westmeath and Offaly at O’Connor Park in Tullamore finished all-square at 10 points apiece, meaning that the midlands teams will have to do it all over again in Mullingar next Saturday to determine who will face Dublin in the provincial semi-finals on June 25th. Enthusiasm for the sequel is unlikely to be high, …

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The Hurling Qualifiers Are Shaping Up Brilliantly After Surprise Results In The Provinces

Wexford , Ireland - 10 June 2017; Colin Fennelly of Kilkenny in action against Liam Ryan of Wexford during the Leinster GAA Hurling Senior Championship Semi-Final match between Wexford and Kilkenny at Wexford Park in Wexford. (Photo By Daire Brennan/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

Shades of 2013 shine through this amazing 2017 senior hurling championship. To the delight of hurling fans, we appear to be looking at the most open championship in years. All-Ireland champions Tipperary were due to steam roll through this years championship, where are they? The qualifiers. OK, so Tipperary are gone, Kilkenny must now be favourites right? Wrong, they are …

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Four GAA Bets To Consider This Weekend

GAA Football All Ireland Senior Championship Quarter-Final, Croke Park, Dublin 31/7/2016 Galway vs Tipperary Tipperary's Philip Austin and Kevin O'Halloran celebrate at the final whistle Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

It’s a huge weekend of GAA action with nine games being played over the course of Saturday and Sunday. If you fancy a flutter on the live action or are looking for something to top up your accumulator, then why not check out our selections for this weekend’s action. Using a 1-5 rating system, with one being a risky bet …

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Ranking The Leinster Hurling Championship Contenders

Leinster GAA Senior Hurling Championship Final, Croke Park, Dublin 3/7/2016 Kilkenny vs Galway The Kilkenny team pose with the Bob O'Keeffe cup Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Morgan Treacy

After Sunday’s blistering start to the Munster Championship, Leinster’s finest get to show the country what they are made of with three quarter-finals taking place this weekend. With defending champions Kilkenny waiting in the last four, the six teams in action at the weekend will be eager to avoid the minefield that is the qualifiers – especially now that defending …

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Pundit Arena Hurling Power Rankings 2017: Round 5


The 2017 National Hurling League is consigned to history, as the Championship kicked off with two games in the Leinster preliminary rounds. We take a look at the pecking order as the big guns now fully turn their focus to the summer. 1. Galway (+1) We have new leaders, and rightly so. Everything clicked for the Tribesmen yesterday. They came …

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Poll: Who Will Win The 2017 All-Ireland Hurling Championship?

GAA All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Final, Croke Park, Dublin 4/9/2016 Kilkenny vs Tipperary A view of the Liam McCarthy cup Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Donall Farmer

Galway shook the hurling landscape to its core with a remarkable victory over Tipperary yesterday afternoon. The Tribesmen trumped Tipp in every facet at the Gaelic Grounds, and are now being fancied to end 29 years of hurt and win the Liam McCarthy Cup for the first time since 1988. With the League consigned to history, focus now turns to …

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Pundit Arena Hurling Power Rankings 2017: Round 4

And then there were two. After yesterday’s semi-finals of varying excitement, Galway will take on Tipperary for the National Hurling League title. We take stock of what that means for the pecking order. 1. Tipperary (no change) Still the team to beat. The Premier found another gear against a Wexford team that brought the fight yesterday. A hallmark of the great …

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Pundit Arena Hurling Power Rankings 2017: Round 3

Well that was an interesting weekend… For any critics of the current National Hurling League structure, just notice how competitive all the games were this weekend, bar Offaly vs Tipperary. Sure, nothing is going to be perfect, but realistically this is the only mismatch you can be sure of. We take a look at the lay of the land after …

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Eoin Larkin Column: Where Is It Going Wrong For Limerick?

Eoin Larkin

With the National Hurling League facing into a bumper Sunday of quarter-finals and a Division 1A relegation play-off, Pundit Arena columnist Eoin Larkin looks ahead to the action. _____ Cork moving in the right direction, but need to push on Of all the teams left in contention for the League title, I think Cork need it the most. The Rebels could …

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Pundit Arena Hurling Power Rankings 2017: Round 2

Hurling Power Rankings

With the quarter-final and relegation play-offs in the National Hurling League confirmed, we take a look at the latest pecking order as the small ball season gathers pace. 1. Tipperary (no change) Sure, they’ve failed to win a match since our last rankings were drawn up, but there are plenty of positives to take away for Michael Ryan. They were …

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