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PA Predictions – 2nd/3rd of July

With ten games taking place this weekend, Pundit Arena gives you its predictions. We also look at the bookmakers odds around the place to try and help those punters make a few extra euros. After a good start on our podcast, predictions have gone downhill over the last few weeks. Let’s see if we can get back on track. Saturday: …

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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 …

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Pundits Should Appreciate Minnows Rather Than Write Their Epitaph

Football Championship Semi-Final, Semple Stadium, Thurles, Tipperary 12/6/2016 Tipperary vs Cork Tipperary's Brian Fox celebrates scoring their third goal of the game Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

Tipperary beat Cork. Galway beat Mayo. Laois beat Armagh. Cavan drew with Tyrone. What do these results have in common and why are they so significant? Is it because Laois bounced back from their defeat in Nowlan Park to take victory in the first round of the qualifiers? Is it because Tipperary finally broke down the door that they have been pounding on for the last …

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Twitter Reacts To Tipperary’s Historic Win Over Cork

Tipperary claimed their first senior football championship win over Cork since 1944. Although Tipperary have invested heavily in establishing themselves as a footballing force in recent years, few would have given them a chance against Cork this afternoon. Nevertheless, history was made this afternoon, after Kevin O’Halloran kicked two late points, one from a 45 and another from a free,  to …

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Tipperary’s Footballing Revolution Has Taken Further Major Blows

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In December of 2008, Tipperary’s then county board Chairman Barry O’Brien set out ‘The Premier Plan’ to see All-Ireland success in Tipp’s Minor, U21 and Senior footballing grades, by 2020. While Tipperary’s minor footballers saw success in 2011, and the U21’s lost out in the final this time last year by the narrowest of margins, many saw O’Briens predictions unfolding. …

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Is The Current Under 21 Knockout System Fair?

For most counties the full on training schedule will start from November onwards, then comes the dieting and then the drinking bans, and for what? A straight knockout fixture in which if you lose, the chances are, for most players, that they won’t be competing in their county colours for another year. Is it fair on players who give up so …

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Twitter Loved The Feckin Friesian Jersey On The Toughest Trade Last Night

The Feckin Friesian jersey was one of the highlights of last night’s show. Although GAA fans watched last night’s episode of The Toughest Trade with interest, one particular short segment seemed to overshadow the efforts of former England cricketer, Steve Harmison. Midway through the episode, Harmison took part in a puck around at the school in which Brendan Maher teaches. However while he …

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Tipperary – Hurling’s Greatest Mystery

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Who are the greatest mystery in hurling? Generally, the title is attributed to Galway. Over the last two seasons the same could be said for Clare, but now at Pundit Arena HQ, we think there is a clear answer to this question and that answer is Tipperary. _____ Tipp’s league game with Kilkenny was the most recent example that finally forced …

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Brian Cody: The One Constant At A Time Of Managerial Upheaval

Since Brian Cody took charge of Kilkenny, he has seen off 37 managers from Cork, Tipperary, Limerick, Clare and Galway. With winter setting in and the 2015 Hurling Championship now well behind us, the 2016 season seems to be already warming up. Donal Og Cusack’s involvement with the talented Clare outfit will be scrutinised, as the banner hope to return to their …

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Of Those Things That Make Ireland Unique, Hurling Is At The Top

Kieran Fennelly argues that Hurling epitomises what we are as a people. My first memories of hurling fanaticism tread back to 2003, when a youthful and exuberant Tipperary played a Kilkenny team made up of players who were either facing the mortality of their age, or were inexperienced and unproven in the hot cauldron of battle. Tipperary had a mixture …

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Winners Of The GAA-GPA Hurler And Footballer Of The Month Award Announced

The winners GAA-GPA Hurler and Footballer of The Month Award for August have been unveiled. Despite suffering agonising defeats for Mayo and Tipperary in their respective All Ireland Semi Finals, both Lee Keegan and Seamus Callanan have been named as August’s Footballer and Hurler of the month. Lee Keegan scored 1-02 in a man of the match display for Mayo against …

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Can Anyone Challenge Kilkenny’s Dominance?

Kilkenny won their 11th All Ireland Title under Brian Cody last Sunday. One team has dominated hurling throughout the early years of the 21st century. Under Brian Cody Kilkenny have won 11 All Irelands, 14 Leinster Championships, 8 National Leagues and 6 Walsh Cups. The period of dominance the Cats have enjoyed under Cody is simply unprecedented. Cody’s ability to …

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Nominees For the GAA -GPA Footballer and Hurler Of The Month Announced

The nominations for the GAA-GPA Footballer and Hurler of the month award for August have been announced. The six nominees for the GAA – GPA Hurler and Footballer of The Month Awards for August have been unveiled. Up for the hurling award are Tipperary’s Seamus Callanan, Galway’s David Burke and Kilkenny’s TJ Reid. Although TJ Reid was brilliant against Galway in the …

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Video: Some Of Ireland’s Greatest Hurlers Explain What’s Needed To Take On Kilkenny

With the All-Ireland final between Kilkenny and Galway up for decision today, here’s a selection of Ireland’s greatest hurlers explaining just what is needed to take on Kilkenny on All-Ireland final day.  The promo video, produced by RTÉ, asks hurling legends John Mullane, Eoin Kelly, Damien Hayes, Seánie McMahon, Seán Óg Ó hAilpín and Oliie Moran to explain what it’s like …

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The Enigma That Is Galway

Galway take on Kilkenny today in a repeat of the 2012 All Ireland Final. Many of us have a soft spot Galway. Our fondness has been perpetuated by our image of the city in particular. The massive student population keeps the city buzzing throughout the winter months. It maintains a vibrant atmosphere through the summer with an almost endless stream of festivals. While …

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ICYMI: The Biggest Punch Of The Week Came In The Minor Game

The furore that has surrounded Diarmuid Connolly’s red card and subsequent ban has overshadowed the most cynical piece of thuggery that occurred last weekend. Following Tipperary’s 0-11 to 0-09 win over Kildare in the All Ireland Minor Semi-Final, all hell broke loose. An old-fashioned slobberknocker seemed to unfold between one of the Lillywhite’s replacements and the Tipp’s centre back. To be …

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Canadians React To All Ireland Hurling Semi Final On Twitter

Canadians were mesmerised by the All Ireland Hurling Semi Final after it was broadcast on Sportsnet One It seems hurling is slowly taking over the world. Last summer it was the Brits who were enthralled, now its the turn of the Canadians. Long have we told anyone who will listen that hurling is the best sport in the world. It is …

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