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Hurling Club Round-Up: Shocks In Clare And Tipperary As Big Guns Fall

Tipperary Clare Club

There were plenty of surprise results in Clare and Tipperary over the weekend as the various county club championships begin to take shape.  Tipperary In Tipperary, Thurles Sarsfields exited the county championship after a one-point loss to Upperchurch-Drombane in the Mid-Tipperary quarter-final. It is the earliest championship exit since 2013 for the club with the most county titles. Meanwhile, Drom …

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Tony Kelly To Miss Kilkenny Clash As Ban Upheld

Tony Kelly

Clare captain, Tony Kelly, is set to miss Sunday’s Allianz Hurling League clash with Kilkenny following his sending off during their loss to Tipperary last weekend.  The Ballyea man was shown a red card by the referee, Colm Lyons of Cork, when he collided with Padraic Maher early in the second half. The decision was highly criticized by fans and …

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Ten Players To Watch Out For In This Year’s Fitzgibbon Cup

This Thursday night sees the start of the 2018 Fitzgibbon Cup as the eagerly anticipated opening game sees Leeside rivals Cork IT and UCC face off in group C. With UCD also in this group, both Cork colleges will be eager to get off to a good start in this cut-throat competition. With 13 third-level institutions battling it out to be crowned …

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Combined XV From The Four All-Ireland Hurling Quarter-Finalists

The hurling championship resumes this weekend with both quarter-finals taking place in Cork. With the provincial championships wrapped up, there are only five games left in Championship 2017.  Both Wexford and Clare will be looking to bounce back from provincial final defeats, while, Tipperary and Waterford will hope to carry their qualifier form as they bid to reach Croke Park …

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Ranking The Top Five U-21 Hurling Sides Of The Decade So Far

Bord Gáis Energy GAA Hurling All Ireland Under 21 Championship Final 10/9/2011 Galway vs Dublin The Galway team celebrate victory Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Lorraine O'Sullivan

The Leinster u-21 hurling championship kicks off on TG4’s televised coverage of that competition as Dublin take on Kilkenny at 7.30 tonight. To mark the beginning of a wonderful championship we are ranking the top five u-21 hurling sides of the decade so far. This championship has provided us with a world of action year in year out. TG4 deserve …

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Five Reasons Why This Could Be Clare’s Year

GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Championship Final Replay 28/9/2013 Clare vs Cork Shane O'Donnell holds the Liam McCarthy Cup while being lifted in front of Hill 16 by team mates Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Donall Farmer

Ever since their 2013 triumph, it seems Clare have become one of the most underwhelming sides in the country. A new management regime brings fresh hope and we’re discussing five reasons why this could be Clare’s year. When Wexford dumped the reigning All-Ireland champions out of the All-Ireland qualifiers in 2014, it was widely accepted that Davy Fitz’s young Clare …

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Official Hurling And Football Teams Of The Club Championships Announced

All-Ireland Senior Club Football Championship Final, Croke Park, Dublin 17/3/2017 Dr. Crokes vs Slaughtneil Colm Cooper of Dr. Crokes at the final whistle Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Donall Farmer

The AIB Club Football and Hurling Championships came to their respective climax on Saint Patrick’s Day. Cuala overcame Clare champions Ballyea and became the first Dublin team to lift the Tommy Moore Cup while Dr. Croke’s ended a 15-year wait to get their hands on the Andy Merrigan Cup. Ultimately, this meant there was to be no fairytale ending to Slaughtneil’s …

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Ballyea: The Story Of A Small Country Club On The Brink Of Greatness

Tony Kelly Ballyea

Friday’s All-Ireland club finals have thrown up great match-ups. In the hurling we have two teams who are playing their first ever decider. Ballyea have caught a lot of headlines since winning their first ever Clare Senior Hurling Championship. Their win last November to capture the Canon Hamilton Cup has been a long time coming according to fans of the game …

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Cuala Vs Ballyea: Worlds Apart But Common Goal

Leinster Senior Hurling Club Championship Final, O'Moore Park, Portlaoise, Co. Laois 4/12/2016 O'Loughlin Gaels vs Cuala Cuala's Oisin Gough, David Treacy and Paul Schutte lift the trophy Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

Part 2 of our All-Ireland club finals preview sees us switching focus to the small ball and the mouth-watering clash of Ballyea and Cuala. Both teams have a lot in common. They both play an open, quick and skillful brand of hurling that gives spectators all the best the game has to offer. They are both free-scoring teams. They’ve both …

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