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Noel McGrath Is Set To Return For Tipperary After Battling Cancer

Tipperary’s Noel McGrath is poised to return to action following being diagnosed with cancer Last April news broke that Tipperary’s Noel McGrath would undergo surgery for testicular cancer. Consequently few would have thought that the forward would see any action this summer. However McGrath has made a rapid recovery, returning to action with his club, Loughmore-Castleiney, and is set to make an …

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Hurling: A Starting 15 That We Won’t See in 2015

Retirements are part and parcel of the off-season of any sport but 2014 has been a big one for players finishing or postponing their intercounty hurling careers. Here is a starting line-up of players who will not take to the hurling fields in the 2015 championship, unless circumstances change themselves.   1. David Herity (Kilkenny) The Kilkenny net-minder has hung …

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PA Hurling Power Rankings: No. 5 – 1

The time has come to decide the final five players in the Pundit Arena Hurling Power Rankings. Here’s who we think are the top five hurlers in Ireland at the moment. 5. TJ Reid Reid was another player who brought his game forward another level or two this year. For so long, he was a sub on the Kilkenny side that many people said would walk into …

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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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3 Things To Expect In The All Ireland Final Replay

Ashling Dalton looks ahead to his weekend’s All Ireland Hurling Final replay between Kilkenny and Tipperary. Another year, another hurling final replay. Last year’s version will certainly go down as one of the best hurling matches in living memory, and considering the two teams on show on Saturday night, this year should be no different. It will be an entirely …

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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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Kilkenny vs Tipperary – Top Five Classic Clashes

Sunday’s All Ireland Final between Kilkenny and Tipperary will be the latest installment in a rivalry which has given us some of hurling’s greatest games. Brian Barry ranks the top five. 5. 2011 All-Ireland Final While the 2011 decider did not live up to its two predecessors, it was an almighty tussle nonetheless. Although the consensus on the day was …

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Tipperary – The Premier Power On

Tipperary hurlers were written off and hugely criticised over the last eighteen months, and now they find themselves in an All-Ireland final. It has been a remarkable turnaround. Tipperary beating Cork may not have surprised everybody but the manner of the defeat was a real shock. Most people would have anticipated a shootout where a high scoring feast would have …

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In Hurling, Momentum Is Everything

Cork’s capitulation on Sunday at the hands of Tipperary had both management and pundits alike scratching their heads. Where did it all go wrong for the Rebels? The Premier are not ten points better than their southern rivals. Proven players at this level flopped for Jimmy Barry-Murphy’s side, with basic errors and inaccurate shooting letting down the team. So did …

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Cork v Tipperary – Preview

The second All-Ireland Hurling semi-final takes is set to take place. Cork and Tipperary go toe to toe with a place in the final against Kilkenny at stake. Sean Cremin is here to look ahead to the clash. Cork and Tipperary are ready to take their long lasting rivalry to Croke Park for the first ever time. Their Munster championship …

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Tipperary v Dublin – Three Talking Points

Brian Barry discusses the main talking points ahead of the clash between Tipperary and Dublin this weekend. 1. Will home advantage prove an advantage? Dublin boss Anthony Daly has played down his side’s chances pointing to the fact that Tipp are competing in their own back yard. Eamonn O’Shea, on the other hand, pointed to the fact that the doubleheader will take …

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Top Performers From The Weekend’s Hurling Action

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Here is an in-depth look at some of the top performers from this weekend’s hurling action. Once again there was a jam packed schedule of GAA action as we head into the business end of the summer. The Munster hurling and Connaught football honours were up for grabs, as well as All-Ireland qualifying games in both codes. John Ivory ranks the …

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Make Or Break Tie For Tipperary And Galway

Tipperary and Galway go head-to-head this weekend in a mouth-watering clash at Thurles, writes Amy Forde. Round one of the hurling qualifiers got underway at the weekend; Waterford and Offaly advanced to round two while Laois and Antrim’s respective championship campaigns came to an end. Kilkenny and Galway also replayed their Leinster semi-final at the weekend and the Cats came …

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Tipperary vs Limerick – Five Key Deciding Factors

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The Munster championship opened with a bang when Cork and Waterford proved to be inseparable in the first round. The next game to look forward to is Tipperary against Limerick. Here we will look at some of the key factors ahead of the game. As is always the case in Munster, it will be an eagerly awaited contest between two …

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Five Questions Ahead Of The Hurling Championship

The hurling championship is upon us and it is sure to be one for the ages. Sean Cremin discusses the five main questions ahead of a very competitive championship season. 1. The Banner to roar again? “You aint heard nothing yet til you’ve heard the Banner Roar.” These are the lyrics of Clare’s famous hurling song that was released for …

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Tipp Are On The Up

Brian Barry previews Tipperary’s chances following a turn-around in fortunes in the second half of the league. Going into the final round of Division 1A, Tipperary faced Dublin, knowing that only a win would save them from a relegation play-off. Less than two months later, things are looking up for Eamonn O’Shea and Co., and enter the summer in healthier …

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