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Offaly Play Gaelic Football Too, You Know

With so much written about the Offaly hurlers in recent weeks, their Leinster SFC opener with Longford seemed to appear out of the blue. What also came out of nowhere was the result – and the performance. For Pat Flanagan’s side, it was an end to nine years without a win in the provincial championship. That is hard to comprehend …

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Five Players That Will Light Up The Leinster Hurling Championship

Conor McDonald Cian O'Callaghan Leinster Hurling

The Leinster Championship is in full swing, and as things hot up before next weekend when the quarter-finals start, we look at five stars who could have a big say in the destination of the Bob O’Keeffe Cup over the coming weeks. _____ Eamon Dillon (Dublin) ‘Trollier’ has been knocking about the Dublin team for a number of years now, but …

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Dublin Hurling Star Forward Paul Ryan Emerges As A Doubt Ahead Of Championship Opener

Ger Cunningham Dublin Paul Ryan

Dublin hurling manager Ger Cunningham will be sweating the fitness of star forward Paul Ryan in the run-up to the Championship opener against Wexford on May 21. The Ballyboden St Enda’s marksman was withdrawn just 15 minutes into the Southside club’s Championship clash with St Oliver Plunkett’s, due to a hamstring injury. The 2013 county champions ran out comfortable winners, on …

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Minor Football In Kilkenny Is No Laughing Matter

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Kilkenny were heavily defeated by Wexford in the Leinster minor football championship this weekend. The game ended on a scoreline of 17-20 to 0-0. Ref finally blows full time in Nowlan Pk Leinster minor football championship Wexford 17-20 Kilkenny 0-0 — Wexford GAA (@OfficialWexGAA) April 16, 2016 By all accounts this is a shocking scoreline and shouldn’t be happening, yet …

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The Evolving Role Of Goalkeepers In Gaelic Games

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We take a closer look at how the role of goalkeepers has changed in modern gaelic games. “Paddy dashed back to his goal like a woman who smells a cake burning….” The words of the great journalist Con Houlihan, describing the now infamous goal scored by Mikey Sheehy against Paddy Cullen in the 1978 All Ireland final. A very talented …

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Pundit Arena Hurling Power Rankings 2016: Round 2

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We’re on to the semi-finals for Division 1 of the National Hurling League, and what a round of games it was. Limerick, Clare, Kerry and Cork were all underdogs in the eyes of the bookmakers this weekend, but pulled off upsets. Wexford came up just short of causing the shock of the round at home to Waterford. All in all, it …

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Pundit Arena Hurling Power Rankings 2016: Round 1

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The round robin stages of the National Hurling League are over, and we now turn to the knock-out section. The league is always a tricky one to call, and week-by-week form rarely shows a pattern. Here at Pundit Arena HQ, we will be running the hurling power-rankings throughout the season. Based on the performances of teams, we will see them …

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Why GAA Would Be Better If Wexford Were At The Helm Of Hurling

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It has been twenty years since Wexford’s Martin Storey lifted the Liam McCarthy cup aloft on that summers day in September. Most GAA fans will remember when the yellow bellies won the All-Ireland in 1996, because twenty years later, we are still harping on about it. Besides the u-21 hurlers doing well in Leinster, and the camogie team boasting three …

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Why Preseason Hurling Success Is A Precursor For A Long Summer

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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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Martin Storey To Be Appointed As Wicklow Hurling Manager

Hurling in Wicklow has been on the rise in recent seasons, and it is set to receive a massive boost with the news that former Wexford All-Ireland winning captain Martin Storey will take over as manager of the senior hurling team. The Irish Independent are reporting that he will be ratified by the county board next Monday. The Garden County reached …

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Rory Jacob Retires From Inter-County Hurling

Wexford GAA

Wexford forward Rory Jacob has called it a day after 14 seasons with the Yellowbellies. The Oulart the Ballagh clubman starred in the county’s last provincial title, scoring 1-1 as they overcame Kilkenny in the 2004 Leinster semi-final, beating the Cat with a last minute goal. Younger brother of Michael Jacob, Rory made his debut in 2002, and was the oldest player …

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The Most Invincible GAA Teams Of All Time

Patrick Conway sets about discovering some of the GAA’s most unbeatable teams down through the years.  The Invincibles: the name we all connect to Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal side of the 2003-04 season. They went through that entire league season unbeaten. However, there were 12 draws and defeats in the other main competitions they played in; semi-final defeats in both domestic cups and a …

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You Win Some, You Lose… Many: The Serial Losers Of GAA

It gives this writer no pleasure at all that the Mayo footballers and Galway hurlers have provided lots of material for this article. Like most fans who are not from Dublin or Kilkenny, this writer was hoping beyond hope that the two Connacht teams would prevail. Galway, along with Waterford, raised this year’s hurling championship above the mundane. Meanwhile, Mayo fans never …

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Pundit Arena End of Season Hurling Power Rankings

Another year, another winter Liam McCarthy will spend Noreside. For some counties, it was a positive summer, for others, it is very much a case of back to the drawing board. Here are the Pundit Arena end of season power rankings for hurling. As always, let us know your thoughts in the comment section below, or on our Facebook page. …

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