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Jason Redmond

A 21-year-old from Wexford, Jason is a final year English and History student at the University of Limerick.

GAA: The Black Card Needs Adjustment Or Abolishment

GAA Football All Ireland Senior Championship Quarter-Final 3/8/2013 Monaghan vs Tyrone Monaghan's Conor McManus is dragged down by Sean Cavanagh of Tyrone Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

Without doubt, since the introuduction of the black card to Gaelic football, the number of cynical fouls has decreased immensely.  To tackle the situation relating to cynical fouling, the introduction of the black card was perfect. Players fear committing fouls such as body checks and trips. These are the main fouls that they would have committed and gotten away with before. …

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Terry Hyland Steps Down As Cavan Football Manager

After five years in the realm as Cavan manager, Terry Hyland has resigned from his post. On live radio on Tuesday evening, Hyland announced that he will be no longer be in charge of the Cavan senior football team. Although Hyland is “sad to be leaving the lads”, he said he understood that his time is up and he has got Cavan as far …

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WATCH: There’s Another Canning On The Scene

Does the name Canning ring any bells? Of course it does, brothers Joe and Ollie have represented the Tribesmen in hurling for countless years. They’re almost super-star like in Galway. However, there’s now another Canning on the scene, namely, Jack Canning. The Portumna player is the latest of the Canning’s to break into the Galway hurling scene. A nephew of both …

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Why Are Tipperary Being Written Off Before The U21 Munster Hurling Final?

Munster Under 21 Hurling Championship Semi-Final, Semple Stadium, Thrules, Tipperary 14/7/2016 Tipperary vs Limerick Tipperary Celebrate after the game Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Tommy Dickson

Tomorrow, Walsh Park will play host to the u21 Munster Hurling Championship final, between Tipperary and Waterford. The majority of bookmakers around Ireland have Waterford as strong 1/3 odds-on favourites, while Tipperary enter the game at over 3/1. It’s hard to know how the bookies can be so positive about this game inevitably falling into Waterford’s hands. Even though the …

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The Next Hurley Debate: Banded Or Unbanded?

Munster GAA Hurling Senior Championship Semi-Final, Gaelic Grounds, Limerick 21/6/2015 Limerick vs Tipperary Limerick's Seamus Hickey blocks the goal bound shot from Tipperary's Seamus Callanan Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Morgan Treacy

Following on from a recent article about the best hurley makers in Ireland, it is time to generate another interesting discussion for GAA fanatics.  It’s obvious that some hurlers prefer their hurleys with bands on them while others prefer them without the band. Hurley makers across the land have their own taste too, and it differs from county to county. Albeit if a hurl …

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Clare Have Proved They Are More Than Just A Hurling County

Saturday, July 23rd is a date that the Clare senior footballers will not forget for a long time to come. They have just overcome a strong Roscommon outfit in the second round of the qualifiers and placed themselves within the last eight of the All-Ireland Championship. The pride the Clare footballers in particular have been showing in recent games is …

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Team News: The Four SHC Quarter Final Teams Are Named

All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Qualifiers Round 2, Semple Stadium, Thurles, Tipperary 9/7/2016 Cork vs Wexford Wexford manager Liam Dunne celebrates at the final whistle Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Cathal Noonan

All attention turns to Thurles where Semple Stadium hosts a double header of All-Ireland senior hurling quarter finals.  Wexford play Waterford, and Galway take on Clare in the senior hurling quarter-finals with Tipperary and Kilkenny awaiting the winners.  The four managers have announced their starting line-up’s for today’s games.. Wexford v Waterford Wexford: Mark Fanning Eoin Moore Matthew O’Hanlon James Breen Diarmuid …

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Settled: We’ve Named The Best Hurley Makers In Ireland

Down through the years there has been plenty of discussion and debate about which hurley manufacturer is the best around. Although the majority of opinion is based entirely on the person’s own specific taste, we have created a list of what we believe are the best hurleys in Ireland. No doubt this debate will continue for some time yet… 6. Cultec Hurleys Almost everyone has had a ‘go’ …

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Four In-Form Players To Watch During Sunday’s Hurling Quarter-Finals

Munster Under 21 Hurling Championship Semi-Final, Walsh Park, Waterford 13/7/2016 Waterford vs Clare Waterford manager Sean Power congratulates Shane Bennett as he is replaced late in the game Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/James Crombie

If you want to be anywhere this Sunday afternoon, it has to be Thurles. Semple Stadium will host two All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship quarter-finals for 2016, with Wexford v Waterford and Galway v Clare the games on show. Whether you’re going to Thurles or watching the games on TV, this article will pin-point some key players to watch. _____ Shane Bennett Waterford’s Shane …

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