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Champions Survive A Scare And All The Harty Cup Quarter-Final Results

The four quarter-finals of the Dr Harty Cup took place this Wednesday afternoon as the premier competition in second-level hurling in Munster whittled itself down to just four teams. The last three champions – Tipperary duo Our Lady’s, Templemore and Thurles CBS, as well as Ardscoil Ris of Limerick – were all in action across the province. Defending Harty and …

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Boost For Dublin Hurlers As Ex-Dual Star Returns To Panel

Pat Gilroy and the Dublin hurlers have had a solid start to 2018 scoring eight goals in Walsh Cup wins over Meath and Antrim.  While the standard of opposition will improve in the knock-out stages of that competition, as well as in the upcoming league and championship campaigns, the squad were given a boost this Wednesday with the return of …

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Anger As McKenna Cup Clash Postponed After Game Was Due To Start

There was due to be a full slate of 21 games in the GAA’s various pre-season competitions this Sunday afternoon, however, freezing weather conditions wreaked havoc with pitches all over the country. However, while the fact that pitches are unplayable is something that can’t be helped, the short notice given to supporters is one thing that could have been dealt …

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Ex-Tipp Hurler Believes Club And County Will Be Completely Separated

Former Tipperary hurler Kieran Bergin has given an explosive interview where he has criticised the way modern inter-county GAA players are being treated. Speaking to Karl O’Kane of the Irish Daily Star, the Killenaule man claimed that being a hurler for a top county means being “treated like a child.” Given the huge commitment required to make it at the top level, …

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All-Ireland Winning Cork Footballer Retires From Inter-County Game

With their inter-county season commencing this weekend, the Cork footballers will be without one well-known name. Injuries and off the field commitments have meant that Michael Shields, full-back in the Rebel’s 2010 Croke Park success has retired from the inter-county game. The St Finbarr’s man made the announcement in an interview with The42.ie He admitted that he took his time before …

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Cathal Barrett Returns To Tipperary Team Ahead Of National League

In what was one of the most controversial moments of the 2017 GAA year, Cathal Barrett was sensationally dropped from the Tipperary panel by manager Michael Ryan. After being dropped off the panel in the wake of the Munster Championship loss against Cork, it was announced earlier in the winter that Barrett would be back in the panel. However, he …

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Five Sporting Events We Can’t Wait For In 2018

The Christmas period is always a time for reflection but as soon as we hit January 1, it is time to look ahead and prepare for the coming year. While 2017 gave us some great sporting moments, there is no reason why things can’t get better over the next twelve months. Here is our Pundit Arena guide to some of the …

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