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Kilkenny: Five Key Men For Saturday’s Replay Against Waterford

Brian Cody Kilkenny

Waterford gave Kilkenny a second chance. This is something that may teams have rued in the past as Brian Cody’s men have often triumphed in replays. Here we pick out five key figures ahead of Saturday’s All-Ireland semi-final replay.  1. TJ Reid This is the man with the biggest scope for improvement in the Kilkenny side. By his high standards, …

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How Big Is Kilkenny’s Scope For Improvement?

GAA All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Semi-Final, Croke Park, Dublin 7/8/2016 Kilkenny vs Waterford Kilkenny stand for the national anthem Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

The general consensus after yesterday’s game is the Kilkenny got out of jail. A late goal and an equalising point gained a draw for the Cats. It was seen as a missed opportunity for Waterford, and now both teams have to go at it again. ‘You only get one chance to beat Kilkenny’, This is the much repeated and very …

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The Best 15 Remaining In The Hurling Championship

Leinster GAA Senior Hurling Championship Final, Croke Park, Dublin 3/7/2016 Kilkenny vs Galway Kilkenny's TJ Reid Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

It is time to put some people’s noses out of joint yet again with this week’s Tuesday Team Selection. Last week we picked the best 15 hurlers knocked out of the championship, now we pick the best 15 remaining in the championship. Kilkenny fans, we are ready for the abuse!! Colm Callanan – Galway It is not a great time …

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A Revamped Hurling Calendar Could Have Huge Benefits For The Game

Munster GAA Senior Hurling Championship Final, Gaelic Grounds, Limerick 10/7/2016 Waterford vs Tipperary Waterford stand for the national anthem Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

It hasn’t been great has it? For want of a better word, without being a negative nelly, and not to put too fine a point on it, you really can’t ignore the two-tonne elephant sitting in the room. Thus far, apart one or two half decent games, the 2016 Hurling Championship has been one elongated damp squib of a summer. As to why that …

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Kilkenny 2008 v 2016: Cody’s Achievements Now Greater Than Ever

Kilkenny claimed a 15th Leinster title in 18 years under Brian Cody on Sunday. Arguably in their prime in 2008, we compare the 2008 side to the 2016 side and the results are very interesting. Here, we compare Kilkenny’s starting line-up in the 2008 All-Ireland final defeat of Waterford to a slightly altered Kilkenny starting 15 from last Sunday’s Leinster final …

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Analysis: Kilkenny’s Ability To Adapt Is One Of Their Greatest Weapons

Brian Cody Kilkenny

This weekend’s hurling action once again proved that a dominant half-back line and the ability to adapt tactically are the backbones of Kilkenny’s success. The Cats’ display in the second half against Galway was led by the sheer dominance of the half-back trio of Pádraig Walsh, Kieran Joyce and the outstanding Cillian Buckley. In the first half however, Galway’s plan of defensively swarming …

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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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Who’s Hot, Who’s Not – GAA Weekend Review

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After the first provincial titles of the year were handed out, we look back over the action and see who are the real winners and losers from the weekend. Who’s Hot Kilkenny They still hold that aura about them. One thing becoming a big trait of this Kilkenny side is being a ‘second half team’. It’s a clichéd term that …

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Twitter Reacts As Kilkenny Assert Their Dominance Over Galway In Second Half

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Kilkenny reaffirmed their status at the top of hurling’s table with a powerful second half performance over Galway to capture the Leinster Senior Hurling Championship. HawkEye called this as a wide for? #LeinsterFinal pic.twitter.com/OWHNMp6mGY — Lauren Guilfoyle (@GuilfoyleLauren) July 3, 2016 So much headless stuff from Galway (by dint of pressure). Aimless passes, not following man, being blocked etc. Killing …

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Pundit Arena Hurling Power Rankings 2016: Round 2

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We’re on to the semi-finals for Division 1 of the National Hurling League, and what a round of games it was. Limerick, Clare, Kerry and Cork were all underdogs in the eyes of the bookmakers this weekend, but pulled off upsets. Wexford came up just short of causing the shock of the round at home to Waterford. All in all, it …

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Pundit Arena Hurling Power Rankings 2016: Round 1

hurling westmeath

The round robin stages of the National Hurling League are over, and we now turn to the knock-out section. The league is always a tricky one to call, and week-by-week form rarely shows a pattern. Here at Pundit Arena HQ, we will be running the hurling power-rankings throughout the season. Based on the performances of teams, we will see them …

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Could Richie Hogan’s Simple Suggestion Save The Football Championship?

Championship Formats Should Be Changed Now Rather Than Later. Another season is under way in inter-county football, but the Championship structure will be placed under the microscope from people across the nation and come under scrutiny once again in a few weeks time. It has been well documented that there is a disease in inter-county football. A week hardly goes by …

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Pundit Arena’s Hurling All Star Selections For 2015

tj reid Kilkenny

As the dust settles upon the All-Ireland Hurling Championship of 2015, we enter the long few months void of any inter-county action, and are left to ponder who will be awarded with All Stars. The debate is likely to rage, but here at Pundit Arena, we have finally decided on our 15. As always, let us know your thoughts in …

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