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Joel Slattery

Joel Slattery
When not watching or writing about sport, Joel will most likely be listening to American country music. Bad at predictions, Joel was also slightly uncomfortable writing this bio in the third person.

The GAA Were In A No-Win Situation, And They Lost

2017 GAA Congress, Croke Park, Dublin 25/2/2017 A view of delegates discussing Motion 4, All Ireland Senior Football Championship Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/James Crombie

Change the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship structure was the demand placed on the GAA. Give players more games. But it wasn’t as simple as that. You also had to condense the season to ensure that there was enough time for club players. So you have to play more games in a shorter space of time – oh, and reduce player …

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Twitter Reacts As Carlow IT Reach First Ever Fitzgibbon Cup Final

Independent.ie Higher Education GAA Fitzgibbon Cup Semi-Final, Dangan, Galway 24/2/2017 IT Carlow vs UCC IT Carlow manager DJ Carey and selector Michael Dempsey celebrate winning

Carlow IT secured a first ever Fitzgibbon Cup final berth on Friday afternoon when they defeated UCC 2-20 to 1-20 in a dramatic extra-time win. The Leinster college, managed by Kilkenny legend DJ Carey, were the surprise package of the competition even before this weekend, beating UL, one of the tournament favourites in the quarter-final. Drama in Dangan! IT Carlow …

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Five Talking Points From The Weekend’s Hurling Action

All-Ireland Club Junior Hurling Championship Final, Croke Park, Dublin 18/2/2017 Mayfield vs Mooncoin Mayfield's Shane O'Donovan lifts the cup Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Tommy Grealy

This past weekend saw round two of the National Hurling League played out as well as All-Ireland club finals in the Intermediate Hurling Championship and Junior Hurling Championship. Here are our top five talking points from the past 48 hours. ________ 5. Clare Hammer Kilkenny Clare had the most eye-catching result of the weekend, claiming a 2-19 to 0-12 win …

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GAA: Five Talking Points From National Hurling League Round One

Allianz Hurling League Division 1A, Pairc Ui Rinn, Ballintemple, Cork 11/2/2017 Cork vs Clare Cork's Darragh Fitzgibbon and Seadna Morey of Clare

The hurling season well and truly got underway on Sunday as the National Hurling League commenced. While this isn’t yet the real deal, it is better for fans than the pre-season competitions as Championship 2017 gets closer and closer. Here are five things that caught our eye on the first weekend of action. Underwhelming First Night Of Action With All-Ireland …

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Five Teams To Watch Out For In The 2017 National Hurling League

Allianz Hurling League Division 1 Final, Semple Stadium, Thurles, Co. Tipperary 1/5/2016 Clare vs Waterford Clare stand for the national anthem Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

With the new National Hurling League season beginning this weekend, here are Pundit Arena’s five teams to watch out for ahead of the 2017 campaign. ________ Tipperary All-Ireland champions Tipperary didn’t play in the Munster Senior Hurling League so a trip to Croke Park to face the Dubs will be their first outing of the New Year. Not playing the pre-season competition …

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Five Teams To Keep An Eye On As The Football Leagues Begin

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The National Football League begins this weekend. Here are out five teams to keep an eye out for over the next few months. Galway After winning the FBD League last weekend, Galway will be looking to keep their early-season momentum going into their Division 2 campaign. Missing a great chance to reach an All-Ireland semi-final last year, the Tribesmen will be …

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Five Talking Points From The Weekend’s GAA Action

Munster SHL Final, Gaelic Grounds, Limerick 29/1/2017 Limerick vs Cork Cork manager Kieran Kingston after the game Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Cathal Noonan

The first piece of silverware for the 2017 season was handed out to Kerry when they beat Limerick to claim the McGrath Cup after extra-time two Sundays ago.  This weekend, it was the turn of the other provinces to hand out their pre-season trophies for football and hurling, while the Munster Senior Hurling League final was also decided upon. Here’s …

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Watch: All Luis Suarez’s Liverpool Goals In One Glorious Video

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 23: Luis Suarez of Liverpool celebrates scoring his team's second goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Everton and Liverpool at Goodison Park on November 23, 2013 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

Barcelona striker Luis Suarez turned 30 earlier this week and to honour the occasion, we said we would share this video of every goal the Uruguayan scored for the Reds. Suarez was a key player for Liverpool when they came agonisingly close to winning the Premier League title, only to let the championship slip through their fingers (pun intended). With …

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