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Liam Sheedy Pays Tribute To ‘Unbelievable’ Backroom Team

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Following Tipperary’s All-Ireland triumph on Sunday, goal-scorer John ‘Bubbles’ O’Dwyer waxed lyrical about the impact made by Liam Sheedy’s backroom team.  “Just Liam (Sheedy) returning is no good, he’s only as good as his backroom team. He came back with a backroom team that was different class so he got the people that he wanted and without them, Liam is …

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Liam Sheedy Under No Illusions As To Impact Of Kilkenny Red Card

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Liam Sheedy has hailed his Tipperary team for correcting their first-half mistakes on-field before blowing away Kilkenny in the All-Ireland SHC final.  However, the now two-time All-Ireland winning manager was honest in his assessment that the sending off of Richie Hogan close to half-time had “a huge bearing on the game.” Kilkenny led by five points at one stage as …

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Brian Cody Feels Referee Was Unsure About Richie Hogan Red Card

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Brian Cody felt the decision to send off Richie Hogan in the first half of Sunday’s All-Ireland final was the decisive factor in the match.  The Kilkenny manager also felt that had referee, James Owens been sure it was a red card offence then he would have made his decision a lot quicker. Cody addressed the media following his side’s …

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Conclusions As Tipperary Shoot The Lights Out To Sink Kilkenny

Kilkenny 0-20 Tipperary 3-25 Reporting by Marisa Kennedy in Croke Park  Tipperary are the All-Ireland champions for the third time this decade following a sensational 14-point win over Kilkenny in Croke Park this afternoon. It was a case of ‘goals win games’ as efforts from Niall O’Meara, Seamus Callanan and John ‘Bubbles’ O’Dwyer proved the difference though the major turning …

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Statistics Prove TJ Reid Deserves Hurler Of The Year Over Callanan

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The result of Sunday’s All-Ireland final will go a long way in deciding this year’s recipient of the Hurler of the Year award.  Currently, Seamus Callanan and TJ Reid are the frontrunners following their sensational performances for Tipperary and Kilkenny respectively and you would imagine that the Hurler of the Year will most likely come from the team that lifts …

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A More Mature Jack Conan Is Now Ready To Grab World Cup Chance

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“This time around is a lot different and (I’m) now really coming into my own performance-wise.”  This time four years ago Jack Conan received his first cap for Ireland as he looked to make a late surge into Joe Schmidt’s final 31-man squad for the 2015 Rugby World Cup. That cap came in a warm-up game against Scotland at the …

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Derek McGrath On His Two Passions In Life, Neither Of Which Are Hurling

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Spend half an hour in Derek McGrath’s company and two of his life’s passions becomes increasingly clear… family and teaching.  Sporting a healthy tan, the former Waterford manager reveals he’s just returned from holidays with his wife Sarah and two sons Fionn (13) and Odhrán (6). While Odhrán is about to enter his last year of senior infants, Fionn is preparing for his second year …

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Mick McCarthy Seemingly Quick To Dismiss Unproven Michael Obafemi

Irish manager Mick McCarthy admitted that Southampton striker Michael Obafemi is unproven as he assesses his 40-man provisional squad ahead of the games against Switzerland and Bulgaria. McCarthy selected a large panel which will be cut down to 23 over the next couple of weeks and it includes ten forwards, including Obafemi. The 19-year-old has yet to feature in a …

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Irish U19s Star Jonathan Afolabi Set For Move To Celtic

Irish striker Jonathan Afolabi is reportedly set to join Scottish champions Celtic as the free agent decides on his next move in football. Afolabi has been without a club since the start of the summer after leaving Southampton but his standout performances at the U19 European Championships caught the eye of many, with several clubs previously interested in signing him. …

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The Final Cut: Predicting The 17 Men Who’ll Miss Out On Irish Squad

Ireland manager Mick McCarthy named a 40-man provisional squad ahead of the upcoming games against Switzerland and Bulgaria in Dublin. McCarthy included new trio Troy Parrott, Nathan Collins and Kieran Sadlier in the squad as well recalling Crystal Palace midfielder James McCarthy. The extended squad means that the Irish manager must cut 17 players before the clash with the Swiss …

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Anthony Pettis Vs. Nate Diaz: Our Official Prediction

Anthony Pettis will welcome Nate Diaz back to the UFC octagon in the UFC 241 co-main event in a fight that could well single out a top welterweight contender. And it’s almost odd to see this pair of career lightweights plying their trade in the upper echelons of the welterweight division but as unlikely as it may seem, a future …

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