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Fortune Favours The Brave As Tipperary Bid To Make More History

GAA Football All Ireland Senior Championship Quarter-Final, Croke Park, Dublin 31/7/2016 Galway vs Tipperary Tipperary goalkeeper Evan Comerford encourages his team mates before the game Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Donall Farmer

“Fortune favours the brave.” That’s RTÉ’s tagline for this Sunday’s All-Ireland semi-final between Mayo and Tipperary. Few would, or could, have predicted at the start of the year that this encounter would take place, as Mayo, perennial favourites, take on Tipperary – a team that has not contested a semi-final since 1935. Yet here the men from the Premier find …

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Tipperary’s Unsung Heros In Their Run To The Semi-Final

Until last weekend, the story on everyone’s tongue for 2016 was the Tipperary footballers. The quality of the All-Ireland hurling semi-finals has somewhat taken away from their coverage. Michael Quinlavan, Peter Acheson and Conor Sweeney have received most of the headlines so far, but here we pick out who we classify as three key members of the team who have …

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Mayo: Five Key Men If They Are To Beat Tipperary

GAA Football All Ireland Senior Championship Semi-Final Replay, Croke Park, Dublin 5/9/2015.Mayo vs Dublin.MayoÕs Keith Higgins, Cillian OÕConnor, Tom Parsons and Lee Keegan.Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/James Crombie..

Mayo For Sam could become three very dangerous words this weekend. The excitement regarding its possibility is in danger of creating architects of downfall as Mayo must play Tipperary before the get to any final. Complacency and ‘Mayo For Sam’ should be parked right away. Here we pick five men who we think will be vital to Mayo’s chances. 1. Keith Higgins Higgins …

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Hurling: A Top Four Has Emerged, The Rest Are Playing Catch Up


One thing became clear from last weekend’s hurling matches. The quality of those games last weekend was so far ahead of any other games we have seen in 2015 and 2016. It showed that these four teams are significantly ahead of the rest.  The ‘Top 4’ is almost held as a title in itself in the English Premier League. Qualifying …

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Tipperary: Can The Premier Do The Double?

It was last achieved back in 1990 with close calls in both 1999 and 2001, now Tipperary are in one All-Ireland final and in another semi-final this weekend. Is there any chance of Tipperary pulling of a remarkable double? The odds may still be stacked against them, but Tipperary should be daring to dream. They have qualified for the All-Ireland …

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Here Is The Team If The Hurling All-Stars Were Picked Now

With only one game remaining in this year’s hurling championship, we select our hurling All-Star team based on what we have seen so far, bearing in mind the fact that the All-Ireland final has a huge impact on the selction. The players who are most unlucky to miss out are Daithi Burke of Galway and Ronan Maher and Michael Breen of …

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The Five Main Contenders For Hurler Of The Year

The All-Ireland final is usually the deciding game in terms of who wins Hurler Of The Year but after this weekend’s superb action, we can’t help but think about the five potential candidates for the award. 1. Richie Hogan (Kilkenny) 2014 Hurler Of The Year Richie Hogan is the bookies favourite to claim the coveted accolade once again this year. …

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Pundit Arena Hurling Power Rankings 2016 Round 11

GAA All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Semi-Final Replay, Semple Stadium, Tipperary 13/8/2016 Kilkenny vs Waterford Kilkenny’s Colin Fennelly celebrates scoring a goal Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ken Sutton

After two classics on Saturday and Sunday, we can finally look back on a hurling weekend this summer and say it was a true classic. Tipperary and Kilkenny advance to the All-Ireland Final, and they will lock horns in three weeks’ time. We take a look at what all this means for the Pundit Arena Hurling Power Rankings. 1. Kilkenny …

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Hurling: Significant Room To Improve For Tipperary

Tipperary showed a side we haven’t seen too many times before from them. Although, they weren’t at their best, they battled hard and dug out the win against Galway at Croke Park yesterday. Tipperary were nowhere near their best yesterday at Croke Park and were in many ways, very lucky to come out of Croke Park with a win. The …

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Hurling Answers Its Critics Emphatically

GAA All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Semi-Final Replay, Semple Stadium, Tipperary 13/8/2016 Kilkenny vs Waterford Kilkenny players celebrate at the end of the game Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ken Sutton

‘It was a great weekend for hurling’, ‘Hurling was the real winner’ are many of the cliched terms thrown out there about one the most unique things available to Ireland. But while systems and sweepers were having a detrimental effect on the game, nearly all critics were answered over the last two weekends. It really was two great weekends for …

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Hurling: The Top Five Performers Of The Weekend

After being treated to two exciting and high-quality games of hurling, we take a look at who exactly were the top five performers of the weekend. On Saturday evening, Kilkenny edged out Waterford in Thurles after a thrilling contest. Yesterday, it was the turn of Galway and Tipperary and the Premier county exacted revenge for their last four defeat at …

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Galway v Tipperary: The Key Battles

Seamus Callanan Tipperary Galway

Galway’s match-ups were critical to beating Clare and Micheál Donoghue’s match-ups will need to be as good today against Tipperary. Here, we outline the key battles for today’s second semi-final clash. Daithi Burke v Seamus Callanan Burke was crucial to Galway’s success over Clare in the All-Ireland quarter-final three weeks ago. The Turloughmore man turned in a man-of-the-match display against …

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Hurling: Top 10 All-Ireland Hurling Semi-Finals Since 2000

All Ireland Hurling Semi-Final Kilkenny vs Tipperary 18/8/2002 DJ Carey of Kilkenny and Thomas Costello of Tipp Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Lorraine O'Sulliv

Seen as it is such a big weekend of All-Ireland Hurling Semi-Finals, this week’s Thursday Top 10 will pick out the Top 10 All-Ireland Hurling Semi-Finals since the year 2000. We left out last Sunday’s game seen as a winner is yet to be determined. We looked long and hard, so here it goes.  10. Offaly 0-19 Cork 0-15 – …

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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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Gaelic Football: The Top Five Contenders For Footballer Of The Year

With only four teams remaining in this year’s All-Ireland senior football championship, we take a look at five prospects for Footballer Of The Year. With Tyrone eliminated, the prospects of Sean Cavanagh, Peter Harte and Mattie Donnelly have been extinguished. Ryan McHugh of Donegal has also had a fantastic season for Donegal but won’t get the award due to Donegal’s …

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Tribute Tuesday – Tipperary’s Lar Corbett

He was a well known name that only left the intercounty scene at the end of the 2015 season. He gave 15 seasons of great service to Tipperary. So ahead of this weekend’s All-Ireland semi-final, we pay tribute to one Tipperary’s finest ever forwards, Lar Corbett.  Corbett had a love-hate relationship with hurling followers, both from inside and outside of Tipperary. …

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Hurling: The Five Most Underrated Players In Ireland

Leinster GAA Senior Hurling Championship Final, Croke Park, Dublin 3/7/2016 Kilkenny vs Galway Kilkenny's Conor Fogarty with Padraic Mannion of Galway Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Morgan Treacy

Hype and big names will always gain the attention of GAA people in hurling and football. Whether it is the public, the media, the supporters or whoever, there will always be fan favourites and those whose most simple acts will be lauded. Here we put the shoe on the other foot, and look at those who receive little recognition. Here …

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