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Betting Odds For Clare’s Next Manager Help Paint The Picture

Next Clare Manager?

Clare are on the market for a new hurling manager after Davy Fitzgerald resigned last week. The former goalkeeper led the Banner to an All-Ireland title in 2013, but failed to build on that success, beating just Laois, Offaly and Limerick in the Championship since. Following this year’s defeat to Galway in the All-Ireland quarter-final, there were serious questions asked of …

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Offaly Hurling Turns To Nickey Brennan As They Plan For Future

Nickey Brennan Offaly Hurling

Offaly hurling is in dire straights at present. Despite a respectable showing in the championship after an opening-day hammering at the hands of Westmeath, there is not much to look forward to in the Faithful County. They are looking to find the right man to lead the county forward, and have former GAA president Nickey Brennan charged to select a …

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It Is Time For A Restructure Of The U21 Hurling Championship

Bord Gais Energy GAA Hurling All-Ireland Under 21 Championship Final, Semple Stadium, Thurles, Tipperary 10/9/2016 Galway vs Waterford Waterford's Patrick Curran and Adam Farrell lift the trophy Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Donall Farmer

Waterford hammered Galway last night in Thurles to claim the U21 All-Ireland Hurling Championship for the first time since 1992. The county is rising, and they will surely be there or thereabouts for a senior title in the coming years. The Déise were clearly the best team this year, but last night raises serious questions about the U21 championship as …

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Waterford – Where Do The Deise Stand Now?

If it wasn’t for an historic and epic U-21 Munster triumph this day last week against Tipperary in Walsh Park, the fog would be much denser around most thoughts and conversations south of the Suir on the prospect of facing Kilkenny in the All-Ireland Semi Final on Sunday in HQ. The doom and gloom, which is still there to some extent, would …

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Cork Fans Lament As The Search For Underage Success Goes On

Fitzgibbon Cup Final 4/3/2006 Cork General view of Pairc Ui Rinn Mandatory Credit INPHO/Andrew Paton

Cork were dumped out of the u21 Munster Hurling Championship this evening in Páirc Uí Rinn, and despite a late rally, they were well beaten. The last time the Rebels won an underage title was the Minor All-Ireland in 2001, and the hurling community on Lee-side is growing impatient, while some were optimistic after some promising spells during the match. …

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Arsenal Agree Fee For English Defender

Arsenal

According to a report this morning in The Express, Arsenal are on the verge of signing Bolton and England u21 defender Rob Holding. The 21 year-old has had a breakthrough season at Bolton this year, and has attracted the attention of some of the country’s bigger clubs. Despite a poor season for The Trotters, Holding impressed throughout and was awarded …

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Online Abuse Of Players And Managers Has No Place In GAA

Wexford GAA

The Wexford GAA chairman, Diarmuid Devereux, criticised the abuse directed at his county’s hurlers both online and from the stands in the Irish Independent last week. This follows the county’s hurlers facing a demoralising defeat at the hands of Dublin last Saturday evening in Croke Park. Unfortunately, this is becoming a more common feature of reactions to games as social media …

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Killian Deeley: From Taking A Year Out To Winning A Leinster Championship In His First Season

Kilkenny gaelic football

WEEKLY TRAINING, evenings sacrificed, holidays cancelled, fewer nights socialising, and multiple injuries are all aspects of the ugly side of the ameteur sport that is the GAA. William Dunne of Pundit Arena sat down with Killian Deeley of Dublin to discuss making a late charge to make the county team. And when you don’t see improvements, or crucially your improvements go …

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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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