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Eoin Larkin Backs Seamus Callanan For Top Gong Over “Class” TJ Reid

Eoin Larkin

Former Kilkenny hurler Eoin Larkin has backed Seamus Callanan to be crowned Hurler of the Year for 2019 but maintains that TJ Reid is “a class above everybody”.  The star forwards are nominated for the accolade alongside Cork’s Patrick Horgan and the winner will be announced during PwC All-Star Friday’s ceremony. Having led Tipperary to their third All-Ireland title of …

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Thurles Sars Romp To Fourth Tipp SHC In A Row And Look Like Early All-Ireland Contenders

Thurles Sarsfields gave a dazzling display in Sunday’s Tipperary Senior Hurling Championship final, overcoming Borrisoleigh on a scoreline of 1-24 to 0-11.  The 16-point winning margin reflected the gulf in class between the two sides at Semple Stadium and although it is early days in the grand scheme of Croke Park on St. Patrick’s Day, Sars will now want to …

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Padraic Maher Felt Tipperary Didn’t Get Equal Treatment From Barry Kelly On Sunday

Another classic encounter between Tipperary and Galway has seen the majority of headlines tipped in the direction of Galway and Joe Canning. But it took two teams to contribute to another classic and Tipperary captain Padraic Maher was extremely proud of his team’s efforts. Jackie Cahill writing in the Independent, reported that the Tipp captain was devastated at their failing to get …

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Padraic Maher Weighs In On Tipperary Rumours

Allianz Hurling League Division 1A, Semple Stadium, Thurles, Tipperary 11/3/2017 Tipperary vs Kilkenny Kilkenny’s Alan Murphy and Colin Fennelly with Michael Cahill and Padraic Maher of Tipperary Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Tommy Dickson

After last week’s removal of Cathal Barrett from the Tipperary hurling panel, rumours of unrest began to run riot. Padraic Maher has since weighed in on the rumours via social media over the past week. Speaking to GAA.ie, Maher rubbished all of the rumours that had spread. The Thurles Sars star was shocked by the rumours and claims so were the …

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Pádraic Maher: You Can’t Question Tipperary’s Desire

Tipperary captain Pádraic Maher cut a dejected figure as he faced the press following yesterday’s defeat to Cork. In his own words, he was “gutted.” The Thurles Sars defender was understandably extremely disappointed with his team’s loss, having been heavy favourites going into the game. The Premier were set to launch the defence of their Munster and All Ireland titles …

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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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Tipperary: Who Will Help Them To Gain Revenge For 2015?

GAA Hurling All Ireland Senior Championship Semi-Final, Croke Park, Dublin 16/8/2015.Tipperary vs Galway.TipperaryÕs Padraic Maher.Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/James Crombie

Tipperary face Galway in the second All-Ireland Hurling Semi-Final on Sunday. At this point last year, Tipp were caught by the same opposition. Having impressed through Munster this year, Tipp look to be in a good position to gain revenge for last years loss.  1. Padraic Maher This is the man who sums up the Tipperary hurlers. Playing well, Maher …

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Top Five Performers From The Munster Hurling Championship

GAA Hurling All Ireland Senior Championship Round 2 12/7/2014 Tipperary Cathal Barrett Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Cathal Noonan

We began our provincial championship reviews with a look at the best hurling  performers in Leinster last week. Now that Tipperary got the better of Waterford last Sunday. We give you the Top 5 performers from Munster. Austin Gleeson – Waterford People might think this is a token effort to get a Waterford player into the selection. But it is …

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Tipperary – Hurling’s Greatest Mystery


Who are the greatest mystery in hurling? Generally, the title is attributed to Galway. Over the last two seasons the same could be said for Clare, but now at Pundit Arena HQ, we think there is a clear answer to this question and that answer is Tipperary. _____ Tipp’s league game with Kilkenny was the most recent example that finally forced …

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Munster Name Impressive Interprovincial Hurling Squad

Anthony Nash Cork

The Munster championship is renowned as the most competitive tournament in hurling. Any of the five teams who take part are in with a genuine chance of winning each year. The beauty is, there is rarely a one-sided game. A testament to this is that since 2010, each county has won a Munster title except for Clare, who captured Liam McCarthy in …

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Noel McGrath Is Set To Return For Tipperary After Battling Cancer

Tipperary’s Noel McGrath is poised to return to action following being diagnosed with cancer Last April news broke that Tipperary’s Noel McGrath would undergo surgery for testicular cancer. Consequently few would have thought that the forward would see any action this summer. However McGrath has made a rapid recovery, returning to action with his club, Loughmore-Castleiney, and is set to make an …

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PA Hurling Power Rankings: No. 5 – 1

The time has come to decide the final five players in the Pundit Arena Hurling Power Rankings. Here’s who we think are the top five hurlers in Ireland at the moment. 5. TJ Reid Reid was another player who brought his game forward another level or two this year. For so long, he was a sub on the Kilkenny side that many people said would walk into …

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PA Hurling Power Rankings No. 25 – 15

A few months back. we put together Ireland’s top twenty-five hurlers prior to the throw-in of the 2014 hurling season. Now that the season has ended, it is time to reassess our power rankings. Tony Kelly led the way having been crowned double Hurler of the Year for 2013. Will he top the charts again for 2014? Form is the …

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GAA GPA All-Star Predictions – Hurling

We covered the football earlier in the week and now it is time to predict who will receive the hurling All-Star awards for 2014. We gave our own equivalent of the all-stars when the season had concluded and had one or two controversial inclusions or exclusions as others might say. Here is who Sean Cremin believes will be rewarded at the banquet on …

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