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“There Were Times When I Was Saying, ‘Why Am I Bothering?”

Austin Gleeson

It took a summer away from hurling to reinvigorate Austin Gleeson’s love for the sport when he had been previously questioning if it was all worth it.  It’s a surprise to hear that a 24-year-old who has been a central figure in his county’s senior side for years would question his commitment to hurling but that was the situation Gleeson …

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Michael ‘Brick’ Walsh Reportedly Calls Time On Waterford Career

Michael Brick Walsh

Long-serving Waterford legend Michael ‘Brick’ Walsh has called time on his inter-county career, according to a report in the Irish Examiner.  According to the paper, the 36-year-old has informed the new Waterford boss Liam Cahill of his retirement over the weekend. Walsh holds the record for the most Championship appearances in hurling having made his 76th appearance from the bench …

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Derek McGrath To Make Surprise Inter-County Return With Laois

Derek McGrath laois

It is being reported that former Waterford boss Derek McGrath will make his return to the inter-county scene as a coach with the Laois minor side.  McGrath has been linked with a number of vacant senior managerial positions in Cork, Offaly, Galway and in his native Waterford but has already ruled out a return to the Deise. According to reports …

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Hurling Power Rankings: Tipperary Triumph After Surprising Campaign

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After four months of surprise results, one-sided affairs, and officiating dramas, we have reached the end of the 2019 Senior Hurling Championship. Tipperary were crowned All-Ireland champions following their 14-point hammering of Kilkenny in the final last weekend. Though the Premier County showed promise at times during their Allianz League campaign, we placed them in sixth in our overall hurling …

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Breaking: Paraic Fanning Steps Down As Waterford Hurling Manager

Paraic Fanning has officially left his position as Waterford’s senior hurling manager after just one season at the helm. Fanning took the reins from Derek McGrath last year but in the time since, despite a strong start, he led the side to a bottom-placed finish in Munster’s round-robin. Waterford GAA released the following statement shortly after this development to give …

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Hurling Team Of The Week: Limerick Dominate Following Classy Display

Hurling team of the week Limerick Clare

It was a weekend full of thrills, surprises and disappointments in the hurling championships as Limerick, Galway, Wexford and Cork all registered vital wins. There were some impressive individual performances, not least from Killian Doyle, Cathal Mannion and TJ Reid and they are all included in our hurling team of the week. _____ 1. Nickie Quaid (Limerick) Nickie Quaid didn’t …

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John Meyler: Patrick Horgan Is One Of The Best Forwards In Hurling

cork clare

Cork manager John Meyler has name-checked Patrick Horgan as one of the best forwards in the country alongside TJ Reid and Joe Canning. The 31-year-old is Cork’s all-time top championship scorer and has been in top form in Munster so far, registering a combined total of 1-23 against Tipperary and Limerick. Meyler believes Horgan deserves huge credit for his contribution …

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Eoin Murphy On “Formidable” Tipp And Waterford’s Disappointing Season

Eoin Murphy

Kilkenny goalkeeper Eoin Murphy believes that Tipperary are the team setting the standard this year following their impressive performances in the Munster Championship so far.  Liam Sheedy’s side have breezed to comprehensive wins over Cork, Waterford and Clare, scoring a combined total of 7-79 across all three games. While the Premier County are soaring, it has been another bleak year …

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Hasty Predictions Make Sensational Headlines But Not Smart Bets

Munster Hurling Championship

Liam Sheedy was quick to downplay the significance of his side’s seven-point win against Cork in the Munster hurling championship last weekend, and wisely so. “It’s two points in the bank, nothing more. Two points won’t get you anywhere in this championship. One performance won’t get you out.”   Managing expectations will be high on his list of priorities following …

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All Team News Ahead Of Opening Rounds Of Hurling Championship

hurling championship

After a highly-anticipated build-up, the Munster and Leinster Hurling Championships get underway this weekend. We have all your team news ahead of Sunday’s games across the provinces. _____ Sunday Galway v Carlow, Pearse Stadium, 3pm As well as Joe Canning, Galway are also without Daithi Burke for the first round of the Leinster Championship against Joe McDonagh champions, Carlow. Ronan …

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Pundit Arena Predicts The 2019 Hurling Championship

The highly-anticipated hurling championship gets underway this weekend with a number of massive clashes in Munster and Leinster. As well as the obvious ‘who will lift the Liam MacCarthy Cup?’, there are plenty of questions yet to be answered over what we hope will be an exciting summer. Ahead of all the action, Pundit Arena’s GAA journalists Marisa Kennedy and …

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Pundit Arena Allianz Division 1 Hurling Team Of The League

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An exciting Allianz Hurling League campaign has come to a close with Limerick winning their first title in 22 years following a comprehensive victory over Waterford in Croke Park. The structure of this year’s league was altered to make way for the redefined groups as of 2020 and there was no relegation from Division 1A. However, it did not make …

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