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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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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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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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Why Are Tipperary Being Written Off Before The U21 Munster Hurling Final?

Munster Under 21 Hurling Championship Semi-Final, Semple Stadium, Thrules, Tipperary 14/7/2016 Tipperary vs Limerick Tipperary Celebrate after the game Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Tommy Dickson

Tomorrow, Walsh Park will play host to the u21 Munster Hurling Championship final, between Tipperary and Waterford. The majority of bookmakers around Ireland have Waterford as strong 1/3 odds-on favourites, while Tipperary enter the game at over 3/1. It’s hard to know how the bookies can be so positive about this game inevitably falling into Waterford’s hands. Even though the …

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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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5 Players Who Will Light Up The Munster SHC

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Following Thursday’s piece on five players who will light up the Leinster SHC, Brian Barry gives us his Munster equivalent. Cormac Murphy (Cork) Now in his second season in the Cork squad, Cormac Muphy has made the wing-back position his own. After stints in the UCC Fitzgibbon Cup side, the Mallow man has done enough to impress Jimmy Barry-Murphy. You …

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