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Top Five Players From The All-Ireland Hurling Final Replay

John Ivory is here to give us the top five players from the weekend’s All Ireland replay that saw Kilkenny crowned champions. 5. Brendan Maher, Shane McGrath – Tipperary Maher never gave up on Saturday evening. He fulfilled his captain’s role well, putting in a gritty, determined performance against Kilkenny. He did well in open play and sought to do …

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All Ireland: How Can Shaky Cats Trump Tipp Forwards?

The All Ireland replay takes place this Saturday, and Brian Barry believes Kilkenny have a lot of work to do if they are to prevent Tipperary running up another massive scoring tally. 1-28. It was a massive score to concede in an All Ireland final for Kilkenny. While their forwards did the business at the other end to ensure they live to fight another …

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How Good Was The 2014 All-Ireland Hurling Final?

Incredible, unbelievable, sensational, epic; the list of adjectives used to describe what Kilkenny and Tipperary served up in the drawn All-Ireland final is endless. Now that the dust has settled, let’s reflect on just how good a game it was. 3-22 to 1-28; twenty five scores to twenty nine making it a total of fifty-four scores. Of these fifty-four scores, …

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All Ireland Final – A Game For The Ages

Sunday’s drawn All-Ireland hurling final was an epic clash, perhaps even topping the exhilarating encounter that took place in 2009 between these two teams. Below Donal O’Doherty discusses. The general consensus prior to Sunday’s All Ireland hurling final was that it would be an excellent game, razor close and filled with excellent scores. What it wouldn’t be however was an …

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Top Five Hurlers From The All Ireland Final

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The greatest game of hurling ever witnessed took place in Croke Park on Sunday between Kilkenny and Tipperary. The two teams could not be separated and will go to battle at HQ all over again. Here are the top performers form the All Ireland Final. 5. Cathal Barrett – Tipperary The youngest man on the field put in arguably, the best performance of the …

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All Ireland Final: Kilkenny v Tipperary – Three Key Battles

There’s just two days to go until the biggest hurling game of the year; Tipperary vs Kilkenny in the All Ireland Final. Brian Barry looks at three key battles that could determine the outcome of Sunday’s game. 1. JJ Delaney v Séamus Callanan Callanan has arguably been the player of the championship thus far, as is testified by his 2-04 …

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Then There Were Two: Kilkenny v Tipperary

Ger Loughnane once said that “some people say hurling isn’t very important in the scheme of things, but to hurling people hurling is the scheme of things.” It’s that very ‘scheme of things’ that comes to a head in Sunday’s All Ireland Final. It’s the Sunday in September every hurler wants to play in and every manager wants to be …

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Top Players from the Weekend’s GAA Action

Cork and Tipperary went toe to toe in Croke Park for a place in next month’s All-Ireland showdown against Kilkenny. The minor game saw Limerick square off against Galway. Here, John Ivory ranks the top five players from the weekend’s action. 1. Padraic Maher – Tipperary In his best position, Maher showed on Sunday why he is regarded as one …

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Tipperary Answer Some Critics

The clash between Tipperary and Galway was a big game for the Premier men. It looked bleak at one stage in the second-half but Tipperary staged an emphatic comeback and answered some of the questions that have been asked of them. The Tipperary hurlers have shipped a lot of criticism over the last two years. Ever since their capitulation in the …

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Top Five Performers from the Weekend’s GAA Action

Another hectic week of Championship action saw Kerry and Kilkenny claim provincial crowns, while there were plenty of scintillating games in the qualifiers in both codes. Here John Ivory ranks the top performers. 1. James O’Donoghue – Kerry Footballers Many wondered would Kerry be able to cope without Colm Cooper against Cork. James O’Donoghue’s performance proved any critics of the …

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Tipperary v Galway – A Must Win Game For Both

The second round of All-Ireland hurling qualifiers gets underway this weekend. Clare face Wexford in an interesting encounter and the Leinster final between Dublin and Kilkenny also takes place, but there is no doubt that tie of the weekend is the clash between Tipperary and Galway. While the Leinster final is a big occasion for Kilkenny and Dublin, there is …

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Maybe Tipperary Just Aren’t That Good

Tipperary hurlers have been criticized by a number of people for the last two years or so. Their heart and appetite has been questioned along with a lot more, but are they underachievers or just simply not that good? When Tipperary won the senior and under-21 All-Ireland titles in 2010, it looked as if they were about to embark on a …

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