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Brian Barry is a Sports Journalist and the Commercial Editor with Pundit Arena. You can get in touch by mailing [email protected], and can follow him on Twitter via @briangbarry.

Hurling in Montana – A New Legacy

Following on from Hurling in Montana – A New Frontier, and Hurling in Montana – A New Stronghold, Brian Barry keeps us posted on all things Montana hurling, fresh from a National Championships win in their maiden year. Six weeks ago, hundreds from around Missoula, Montana, congregated to witness the first ever hurling game in the state’s history in the …

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Tipperary v Limerick: Three Main Talking Points

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Tipperary and Limerick go toe-to-toe in the Munster Championship this weekend and, as always, Brian Barry is here to give us the top three talking points. 1. Can Lar Corbett still head the Tipp attack? The last two times Tipperary have captured the Liam McCarthy Cup, Lar Corbett has been instrumental. The 2010 Hurler of the Year returns to the …

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Cork v Waterford: Three Main Talking Points

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Cork and Waterford clash at Semple Stadium in Sunday, Brina Barry discusses the three biggest talking points ahead of the Munster Championship opener. 1. Will Cork’s defence tighten up? Cork’s defence held up throughout the summer last year, but was ultimately their downfall in the All-Ireland Final replay against Clare, shipping 5-16. With their young forward line one year older …

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10 Wishes for the 2014 Hurling Championship

1. More of the same please! It has been rendered into a cliche, but 2013 was the best championship in recent memory. It had everything; skill, scores, and suprises. Few envisaged Clare capturing Lia McCarthy this time 12 months ago, but that is the beauty of hurling. 2014 is the most open championship in years… Anybody’s guess who will go …

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Tipp Are On The Up

Brian Barry previews Tipperary’s chances following a turn-around in fortunes in the second half of the league. Going into the final round of Division 1A, Tipperary faced Dublin, knowing that only a win would save them from a relegation play-off. Less than two months later, things are looking up for Eamonn O’Shea and Co., and enter the summer in healthier …

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American Rodeo – Not for the Faint-Hearted

Brian Barry blogs about his experience attending the Dustin Bergsing Memorial Bull Riding, in Laurel Montana last Saturday. Rodeo in America is not just a sport. It is a culture, an identity. The atmosphere revolving around an event is second to none as crowds travel huge distances to take part, or simply, in this writer’s instance, to spectate. And after …

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Hurling in Montana – A New Stronghold

Following the popular article Hurling in Montana – A New Frontier, Brian Barry blogs the journey of Montana Grizzlies Hurling Club as they prepare for the National Colleges Championship in New York next month. Several hundred spectators turned out at Washington Grizzly Stadium in Missoula on Saturday to witness the first ever hurling game in Montana history. Hurling in a …

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Waterford Hurling Beginning a New Era

The retirement of Tony Browne heralds the end of Waterford’s golden generation, which never quite realised their potential. Brian Barry analyses their chances going into the 2014 Championship.   The 2014 National Hurling League saw Waterford being relegated from hurling’s elite. The manner in which the Déise petered out in the closing rounds was an eye-opener to how much Waterford …

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Hooliganism Has No Place In Ireland

On Friday night, Shamrock Rovers and Bohemians fans clashed in ugly scenes before kick-off in the sides’ Airtricity League of Ireland tie. The incidents were immediately broadcasted to the greater public via social media. Of course, it was met by outrage and disapproval. But does such violence have a place in the game in Ireland? Not only across Europe, but …

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GPA – Bringing Hurling to the US? Think Again

Brian Barry questions if the Gaelic Players Association have succeeded in spreading Gaelic Games stateside. In 2011, the GPA launched an initiative to increase the profile of Gaelic Games in the United States. This was thought to be a positive movement, with little objection against it in theory. So what has happened to boost this project? Last year, they flew …

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