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Tipperary v Galway: Combined XV Ahead Of Sunday’s Clash

Seamus Callanan Tipperary Galway

Hurling fans have been licking their lips all week as Tipperary and Galway do battle this Sunday. This is the fourth year in a row that we’ve seen this fixture and we’re yet to be disappointed. Ahead of the game, we select a combined XV between the two sides. Galway have been favourites for this year’s championship for quite some …

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Does The Back-Door Route Suit This Tipperary Side?

GAA All Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Final 5/9/2010 Kilkenny vs Tipperary Tipperary's Shane McGrath and manager Liam Sheedy celebrate with the Liam McCarthy trophy Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Cathal Noonan

After a shock defeat in their championship opener, Tipperary have regrouped and are still standing. With this in mind, we have to ask, does the back-door route suit this Tipperary side?  The obvious statistic here is that Tipperary’s two most recent All-Ireland titles have come via both routes. They overcame Kilkenny via the back-door in 2010 and took the direct …

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Combined XV From The Four All-Ireland Hurling Quarter-Finalists

The hurling championship resumes this weekend with both quarter-finals taking place in Cork. With the provincial championships wrapped up, there are only five games left in Championship 2017.  Both Wexford and Clare will be looking to bounce back from provincial final defeats, while, Tipperary and Waterford will hope to carry their qualifier form as they bid to reach Croke Park …

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Pundit Arena Hurling Power Rankings 2017: Round 7

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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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Michael Ryan Drops Big Name Ahead Of Dublin Clash

Allianz Hurling League Division 1A, Pairc Ui Rinn, Co. Cork 26/3/2017 Cork vs Tipperary Tipperary manager Michael Ryan Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Cathal Noonan

During the week, Eoin Kelly predicted that Michael Ryan may drop some big names this weekend. The Tipp boss has done just that by making two changes, although it’s not the alteration many expected. Dangerous forward Noel McGrath has been left out of the side. The Premier have struggled massively for form recently. After trouncing Wexford in this year’s league …

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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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Timely Boost For Tipperary Ahead Of Championship Opener Vs Cork

GAA Hurling All Ireland Championship Semi-Final 17/8/2014 Cork vs Tipperary Cork’s Mark Ellis and Shane O’Neill with Seamus Callanan of Tipperary Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/James Crombie

Tipperary have received a timely boost this week ahead of their Munster SHC quarter-final with Cork on May 21st. Talisman, Seamus Callanan has returned to full training following a broken thumb which he suffered in the national league semi-final victory over Wexford and looks set to be available for selection for the game in just over a week’s time, according …

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Pundit Arena Hurling Power Rankings 2017: Round 5

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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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Seamus Callanan Set To Miss League Final Through Injury

Tipperary have suffered an injury setback ahead of their National Hurling League final this weekend in the shape of talisman Seamus Callanan.  Callanan picked up a broken thumb in the Premier’s victory over Wexford on Sunday. Although the All Star full-forward did play the full 70 minutes, he was seen struggling in pain after the game. Michael Ryan has confirmed …

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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?

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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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