Home Tag Archives: Séamus Callanan (page 4)

Tag Archives: Séamus Callanan

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 …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

The Combined Tipperary And Kilkenny XV Since 2010

Tipperary Kilkenny

It is without a doubt that Kilkenny vs Tipperary has one of the fiercest rivalries in hurling. We have seen both teams perform at their best, and we have witnessed some terrific, pulsating games. The two old foes have faced off seven times in the championship this decade. From those games, we have picked our best fifteen and in turn, we have …

Read More »

Seamus Callanan Or Richie Hogan: Who Is More Effective?

Seamus Callanan Richie Hogan

Although Kilkenny’s Richie Hogan and Tipperary’s Seamus Callanan are essentially two different types of players, this article will compare and contrast the differences and similarities between the two.  The most striking similarity between the pair is that they both excelled in their recent change of position under their respective managers. Since Callanan’s move to full forward, he has become a rising horror story …

Read More »

The Greatest Munster Hurling XV Since 2000

National Hurling League 15/4/2007 Cork vs Waterford Cork's Sean Og O'hAilpin tackles Dan Shanahan of Waterford Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Morgan Treacy

We at Pundit Arena have put together a team of the fifteen greatest Munster hurlers since the millennium.  1. Brendan Cummins Undoubtedly, Cummins has been the star goalkeeper in Munster since the millennium. Although competing against some of the greatest Munster goalkeepers of all time such as Donal Óg, Davy Fitzgerald and Anthony Nash, Cummins still edges it. With Tipperary, Brendan …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

All-Ireland Final – Tipperary Vs Kilkenny: Three Key Battles

We continue our build-up to the All-Ireland Hurling Championship final between Tipperary and Kilkenny on Sunday with a look at some of the key battlegrounds where the game may be won and lost. _____ Colin Fennelly vs James Barry Fennelly and Barry have been two of the championship’s real stars this year. Something will have to give if/when the pair …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

Exclusive: Tipperary Legend Pinpoints The Areas Where The Premier Can Beat Galway

Seamus Callanan Tipperary Galway

Tipperary face Galway tomorrow in the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship semi-final. The Tribesmen edged the Premier in a shoot-out last year, but confidence is high in Tipp. Three time All-Ireland winner John Leahy spoke to Pundit Arena ahead of the tie, pinpointing the areas where he thinks Tipperary have improved. “Padraic Maher has started to reach his potential. Michael Breen …

Read More »

Galway Legend Predicts A Tipperary Win On Sunday

Seamus Callanan Tipperary Galway

Galway hurling legend Ollie Canning is not a confident man ahead of Sunday, as his younger brother Joe and the rest of the Tribesmen take on Tipperary in the All-Ireland semi-final. The four-time All-Star was speaking to the Irish Times. The two sides met at the same stage 12 months ago, with Galway coming out on top. However under new …

Read More »

Hurling: Who Are The Top 10 Forwards In The Game Right Now?

Hurling Joe Canning Seamus Callanan

Last week, we compiled a list of the best 10 football forwards in the country. Today, it’s time for the hurling. 10. Colin Fennelly Sometimes the underrated star of the Kilkenny machine, Fennelly is a top class operator. A trait of Brian Cody’s teams over the last 17 years is that game-winners can pop up anywhere. Colin Fennelly could have …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

Munster Hurling Final: Three Key Battles

Waterford and Tipperary will come head-to-head today in what will be an intriguing contest, which is expected to come right down to the wire. Here, we preview the three key battles that are most likely to sway the result in either Waterford or Tipperary’s favour. 1. Seamus Callanan v Barry Coughlan The direct battle between Tipperary’s number 14 and Waterford’s …

Read More »

Thursday’s Top 10 – Top 10 Hurling Qualifier Games

This weekend sees four big hurling qualifers take place in hurling’s first big ‘knock out’ weekend of 2016. This week Thursday’s Top 10 looks at the 10 best hurling qualifier matches since their introduction in 2002. 10. Clare          4-14                       Waterford           0-21                       –              2005 This one a few games from the old group staged qualifier …

Read More »