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Ten Of The Greatest Matches In The History Of The Allianz Leagues

Allianz League

Allianz are entering their 26th year as title sponsor of the National Hurling and Football Leagues. With the condensed format in 2018, it promises to be a more competitive campaign than ever before. Here, we take a look at some of the greatest games we’ve witnessed in the Leagues down through the years. Football Kerry 0-20 Dublin 1-16 (2017) The …

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Pundit Arena Hurling Power Rankings 2017: Round 7

Hurling

With just five games to go in the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship, we take a look at the latest pecking order as the race for the Liam MacCarthy Cup turns for home. 1. Galway (no change) The Tribesmen continued to impress in the Leinster final, as they upped it a gear in the second half to blow Wexford away with …

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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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Pundit Arena Hurling Power Rankings 2017: Round 5

Hurling

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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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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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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Pundit Arena Hurling Power Rankings 2016: Round 11

Galway hurling

And then there were four… Just Galway, Waterford, Tipperary and Kilkenny remain in the hunt for the Liam McCarthy Cup. The Pundit Arena Hurling Power Rankings have been tracking the pecking order all year, and now things are getting serious. _____ 1. Tipperary (no change) Are they favourites in our eyes? Not a chance. Are they the form team in the country? …

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Pundit Arena Hurling Power Rankings 2016: Round 10

Munster GAA Senior Hurling Championship Final, Gaelic Grounds, Limerick 10/7/2016 Waterford vs Tipperary Tipperary's John McGrath celebrates scoring a goal with a penalty Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

What a weekend of hurling! Tipperary showed their strength, Clare saw it through, while Wexford caused the shock of the summer. Our perception of the pecking order has changed drastically, so here are this week’s Pundit Arena Hurling Power Rankings. _____ 1. Tipperary (+2) What a win. Granted, Waterford were not at their best, but the Premier were simply immense, …

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Pundit Arena Hurling Power Rankings 2016: Round 9

Leinster GAA Senior Hurling Championship Final, Croke Park, Dublin 3/7/2016 Kilkenny vs Galway Kilkenny's Padraig Walsh and Conor Whelan of Galway Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

After a bumper weekend of action which included the first round of the All-Ireland qualifiers and the Leinster final, we look at how the hurling landscape lies. _____ 1. Waterford (No change) 2. Kilkenny (No change) The juggernaut keeps its course as Kilkenny plowed through yet another opponent yesterday. It was the same old story, as the Cats showed too much …

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