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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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Eoin Larkin Column: Brian Cody Doesn’t Do Shadow-Boxing

Eoin Larkin

Pundit Arena columnist Eoin Larkin reviews the weekend’s hurling action. What a round of hurling that was, and the story of the weekend was arguably Cork. The Rebels have been steadily improving. Over the past number of weeks, I’ve spoken about consistency, or lack thereof from Cork, but they’ve now delivered two big results in a row. That’s a big …

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Pundit Arena Hurling Power Rankings 2017: Round 1

Hurling power rankings

Three rounds of the National Hurling League have passed, and we are beginning to get a clear picture of where the counties lie in the pecking order. Throughout the season, we will be updating the Pundit Arena Hurling Power Rankings as the top teams in the country battle it out. _____ 1. Tipperary The champs are still at the top …

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Five Teams That Badly Need A League Win This Weekend

Allianz Hurling League Division 1A, Cusack Park, Ennis, Co. Clare 19/2/2017 Clare vs Kilkenny Kilkenny manager Brian Cody Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Donall Farmer

This weekend sees the first round of National Football League and National Hurling League fixtures in the month of March. Despite the terrible weather recently, winter is over, and counties are now in a position where they have to get their houses in order, as championship approaches. With time running out for players to put their hands up for Championship …

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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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Poll: Who Will Win The National Hurling League?

National Hurling League

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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Laois And Offaly Announce New Senior Hurling Managers

Laois Offaly Hurling

Two hurling managerial hot-seats have been filled this Monday evening, as Laois and Offaly have confirmed Eamonn Kelly and Kevin Ryan respectively. The O’Moore County were left without a manager after the departure of Seamus ‘Cheddar’ Plunkett. While they made huge progress under his tenure, 2016 was definitely a backwards step. However, there is an excitement that there is something …

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Twitter Reacts To The 2017 GAA Championship Draw

The draw for the 2017 GAA inter-county Championships took place live on RTÉ last night, to much fanfare. The draw gave us some sizzling prospects to look forward to in the early rounds of the Championship in both codes. As the draw unfolded, GAA fans took to Twitter to express their feelings about each draw. ______ Football The Dubs will …

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Shane Lowry’s Tweet To Sam Allardyce Is Simply Fantastic

AALBORG, DENMARK - AUGUST 24: Shane Lowry of Ireland plays to the cameras after a fine second shot on the 18th hole during the Pro Am prior to the start of Made In Denmark at Himmerland Golf & Spa Resort on August 24, 2016 in Aalborg, Denmark. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

Sam Allardyce has this evening been sacked as England manager, after a sting operation last night revealed him talking ill of his predecessor Roy Hodgson, and advising businessmen on how to get around FA rules regarding player transfers. Irish golfer Shane Lowry, who hails from the Faithful County, is never one to be quiet on Twitter. Nor is he one …

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Opinion: It’s Too Late To Show #SeriousSupport

GAA Lory Meagher Cup Final, Croke Park, Dublin 4/6/2016 Louth vs Sligo A view of Croke Park before the game Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Tom Beary

Last week, we had the controversy of politicians who weren’t classified as ‘die-hard’ fans, looking for All-Ireland final tickets. We were told it was unfair on ‘genuine supporters’ who went to every game. It is the opposite case this week as the Ladies Gaelic Football Association are looking to get people who have never been to a ladies football match …

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Offaly Hurling Turns To Nickey Brennan As They Plan For Future

Nickey Brennan Offaly Hurling

Offaly hurling is in dire straights at present. Despite a respectable showing in the championship after an opening-day hammering at the hands of Westmeath, there is not much to look forward to in the Faithful County. They are looking to find the right man to lead the county forward, and have former GAA president Nickey Brennan charged to select a …

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State Of Play: The End-Of-Season Hurling Power Rankings

GAA All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Final, Croke Park, Dublin 4/9/2016 Kilkenny vs Tipperary Tipperary team celebrate with the Liam MacCarthy cup Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Cathal Noonan

So that’s a wrap. Tipperary are champions and the chasing pack have a long few months ahead. To close out the Pundit Arena Hurling Power Rankings, that have been running all season, we take a look at how each team is shaping up as they face into the winter. There will be more in-depth analysis of each county over the coming weeks, as …

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Hard To See Beyond The Winners Of Munster For The All-Ireland U21 Crown

We are well and truly underway in the Bord Gais Energy U21 hurling championship at this stage. It’s been an exciting championship already, one that has caused some major upsets and provided plenty of quality games along the way.  In Leinster, we have seen Westmeath do the unthinkable by attaining a result against Kilkenny. Undoubtedly, this was one of the biggest …

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