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Watch: Match Officials Fail To Award Wexford Clear Goal After Sliotar Strikes Stanchion

Wexford have every reason to be unhappy with the referee. After being forced to re-schedule the fixture between Laois and Armagh, the GAA and their match officials once again find themselves embroiled in controversy. The most recent episode occurred after Wexford were awarded a penalty during their qualifier clash with Offaly in Wexford Park. After being awarded a penalty mid way …

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Pundit Arena Hurling Power Rankings 2016: Round 8

Munster GAA Hurling Senior Championship Semi-Final, Semple Stadium, Co. Tipperary 19/6/2016 Tipperary vs Limerick Tipperary's Seamus Callanan celebrates scoring the third goal of the game Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

The provincial finals are set. There are only four unbeaten teams left in the All-Ireland Hurling Championship. The draw has been made for the qualifiers. It’s time for us to reassess the power rankings on the hurling landscape. 1. Waterford (No change) 2. Kilkenny (No change) Heading into the Leinster semi-final in Portlaoise last weekend, there were several questions-marks surrounding …

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The Draw For The All-Ireland Senior Hurling Qualifiers Has Been Made

Hurling Davy Fitzgerald Donal Og Clare

The draw for the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship qualifiers has been made this morning, which was live on RTÉ Radio 1’s Morning Ireland. Despite an impressive march to the National Hurling League title, Davy Fitzgerald and Clare were dumped out of the Munster Championship by Waterford. However, they must rise again as they hope to repeat the heroics of 2013 by …

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Online Abuse Of Players And Managers Has No Place In GAA

Wexford GAA

The Wexford GAA chairman, Diarmuid Devereux, criticised the abuse directed at his county’s hurlers both online and from the stands in the Irish Independent last week. This follows the county’s hurlers facing a demoralising defeat at the hands of Dublin last Saturday evening in Croke Park. Unfortunately, this is becoming a more common feature of reactions to games as social media …

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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

Kilkenny gaelic football

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

cluxton kick out goalkeepers

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

hurling westmeath

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

hurling westmeath

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

Wexford GAA

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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