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Mannion & Whelan Included In Galway Side For Dublin Clash

Conor Whelan Galway

Galway manager, Micheál Donoghue, has named an experimental side for today’s Walsh Cup semi-final clash with Dublin in Parnell Park. Hurler of the year nominee, Padraic Mannion, is named at centre back, while Cathal Mannion, Conor Whelan and a host of 2018’s U21 stars make up an impressive forward unit. This is Galway’s first return to competitive action since the …

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Watch: Massive Brawl In Kilkenny Vs Wexford Sees Brian Cody Sent To The Stands

Wexford edged out Kilkenny to claim Walsh Cup honours on Saturday afternoon in Nowlan Park after a dramatic free-taking competition was the deciding factor.  Nothing could separate the two teams after full-time and two additional ten-minute extra-time intervals, resulting in the historic free-taking competition which saw players from both sides strike at goal from 65-metres out. Neither side were at …

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All The Results From The Opening Matches Of The New GAA Season

We’re back, baby! After an incredibly short off-season, 24 inter-county teams were laced up and out on the field today as the pre-season competitions kicked off. With a dozen matches on the cards, it was a busy day in Munster and Leinster as the 2018 season began before the New Year’s Eve celebrations did. In hurling, there was a good …

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Previewing The Midweek GAA Action

GAA Dr. McKenna Cup Round 1, Breffni Park, Cavan 8/1/2017 Cavan vs Tyrone Tyrone manager Mickey Harte Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Presseye/Andrew Paton

The pre-season GAA action continues at a strangely fast pace this week, as the various provinces seem to be in a rush to get these competitions out of the way. While it seems only the die-hards attend these games, they are important for any young players trying to break into their county’s panels for the National Leagues. With time running out …

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Previewing The 12 Midweek GAA Fixtures In Hurling And Football

Bord na Mona O'Byrne Cup Round 1, Parnell Park, Dublin 8/1/2017 Dublin vs DCU Dublin's Michael Deegan Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne GAA

There are a dozen games in the various GAA pre-season competitions this week with 11 games taking place tonight and one hurling tie in the Walsh Cup Thursday night. Here’s how we think the games will go. McGrath Cup: Limerick v Clare Clare made 10 changes from the side that beat Waterford including the return of Gary Brennan. For Limerick, …

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Four Things You Should Expect To See In Pre-Season GAA Tournaments

Dublin Hurling GAA

The intercounty GAA season got underway on Wednesday night with Dublin’s hurlers getting a win over Carlow in the Walsh Cup in what was a pretty low-key start to the year – even by GAA standards. However, there are a number of things you can expect from January action, where hope springs eternal for all teams. People give out about colleges! …

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Why Preseason Hurling Success Is A Precursor For A Long Summer


In recent weeks, many have questioned the merits of preseason GAA tournaments. Counties do not field full teams, and instead use it as a chance to bring in new talent. This month, we have heard the Walsh Cup and Munster Senior League criticised for being glorified challenge matches. But is that truly the case? With the hurling league now taking a shorter format, managers are …

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