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High Profile Stars Fall On Differing Sides In The Ulster Hurling Debate

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Talks have once again intensified around the possible formation of an Ulster hurling team fit to compete for an All-Ireland senior title. At present, no Ulster counties compete for the Liam MacCarthy cup with Antrim having been relegated from the Leinster hurling championship in 2015. For years, concerns have been expressed around the sport’s lack of growth in certain parts …

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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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