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Antrim Add All-Ireland Winning Manager To Hurling Backroom Team

Antrim look set to add a stellar name to their hurling backroom staff in the near future with the addition of former Tipperary manager Liam Sheedy. The Irish News are reporting that the 2010 All-Ireland winner is set to link up with the Antrim management team on a loose basis for the 2018 season. Although they crushed Armagh in the …

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We Will See An Unfamiliar Team In The U-21 All-Ireland Hurling Semi-Final This Year

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One unique beauty of the u-21 inter-county championship is that it’s a complete knockout competition, and once you’re beaten, there’s no coming back.  That will be the case for the Antrim u-21 hurlers, as Derry achieved an unfamiliar result in the Ulster u-21 hurling championship yesterday evening after overcoming the Saffrons by two points in the semi-final. The result meant that …

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The Back Door at 20: How A Radical Overhaul Saved Hurling

Back Door 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

At the 1996 meeting of the GAA annual congress, delegates considered a radical proposal. Since 1887, the hurling championship had been a straight knockout tournament. Provincial winners met in the All-Ireland semi-finals and the champions were the one team that never lost a single game. By the mid-1990’s however, the championship was in need of a shake up. By that …

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