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Eoin Larkin

Eoin Larkin
Eoin Larkin is a former inter-county hurler for Kilkenny. Playing with the Cats for twelve seasons the James Stephens clubman won ten Leinster titles, eight All-Ireland Hurling Championships and two All Star awards.

Eoin Larkin Column: Kilkenny Must Kill Or Be Killed Against Limerick

Kilkenny host Limerick in Nowlan Park on Saturday evening, in a game that can’t come around quickly enough from a Kilkenny point of view. There is a buzz around the city; people are genuinely excited and looking forward to the game. There are talks around Kilkenny that Michael Fennelly might be fit. Padraig Walsh is after a few weeks training, putting …

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Eoin Larkin Column: Austin Gleeson Needs To Play For The Team


I was disappointed with Waterford on Sunday. I knew they were going to set up with the sweeper but to me, Derek McGrath hasn’t progressed with this Waterford project. Playing this style was alright in his first year to steady the ship but he hasn’t really moved on. I know they were within a puck of a ball of beating Kilkenny …

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Eoin Larkin Column: Cork Youth Can Prevail Against Waterford

Munster GAA Senior Hurling Championship Quarter-Final , Semple Stadium, Thurles, Co. Tipperary 21/5/2017 Tipperary vs Cork Cork's Michael Cahalane celebrates a late score INPHO/Cathal Noonan

A confident Cork are one of the most dangerous teams around. That’s what Waterford are up against in Thurles. However, one worry for Kieran Kingston must be consistency; something they’ve been lacking so far this year. If Cork don’t keep their level of consistency up, Waterford could win the game comfortably. They’ll obviously be looking for another performance like the …

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Eoin Larkin Column: Lean Years Could Be In Store For Kilkenny

Leinster GAA Hurling Senior Championship Quarter-Final, Wexford Park, County Wexford 10/6/2017 Wexford vs Kilkenny Kilkenny manager Brian Cody Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/James Crombie

As a Kilkenny man, I am disappointed with what I saw on Saturday evening. I said before the game that Kilkenny needed a result more than a performance – and we got neither. They didn’t deserve to win – Wexford out-worked Kilkenny, they out-fought them, there was no performance at all from Brian Cody’s side. They got off to the …

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Eoin Larkin Column: It’s Make Or Break For Kilkenny Tonight

Allianz Hurling League Division 1 Semi-Final, Semple Stadium, Thurles, Co. Tipperary 17/4/2016 Kilkenny vs Clare Kilkenny manager Brian Cody and Clare manager Davy Fitzgerald Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

There is a more buzz than usual around Kilkenny surrounding for the first round of the championship. All the tickets are sold out and there is still people looking for to get their hands on them. Everyone is going down to Wexford Park more in hope than of what they are going to see rather than confidence. Padraig Walsh will …

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Eoin Larkin Column: Clare Justifiably Favourites But By No Means All-Ireland Contenders

Clare Limerick

Clare and Limerick open their Championship campaigns this weekend, and the prize is massive. The winner gets two chances to reach an All-Ireland semi-final, while the losers are dumped into the first round of the qualifiers. Clare have had three really poor seasons after 2013. They lost their ways in the last few years. After three consecutive u21 All-Ireland titles …

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