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Kevin Daly
A lover of all sports, a master of none.

Former All-Ireland Winning Captain Claims Kilkenny Hurlers Would Like To See Change

All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Qualifier Round 1, Nowlan Park, Kilkenny 1/7/2017 Kilkenny vs Limerick Kilkenny manager Brian Cody

In an interesting interview with today’s Irish Independent, former Kilkenny hurler Eddie O’Connor has stated that a number of Kilkenny hurlers would like to see a change in management. The former All-Ireland winning captain has made a number of outlandish claims in regards to the set-up in the south-east. Eddie O’Connor feels that despite Brian Cody’s outstanding record, it’s time …

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Derek McGrath Hits Back At RTÉ Coverage Of Waterford Sweeper System

Dublin , Ireland - 3 September 2017; Waterford manager Derek McGrath during the GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Championship Final match between Galway and Waterford at Croke Park in Dublin. (Photo By Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

Waterford boss Derek McGrath has voiced his anger at criticism of the now famed sweeper system.   It’s been no secret that over the past three years Waterford have set up defensively. Tadhg de Búrca has operated as a sweeper for the Déise and done so with great success. In the three summers prior to this system, Waterford failed to …

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Waterford’s Potential Match-Winner May Come From The Bench Tomorrow

The teams have been named and everything looks all set for Sunday’s All-Ireland final. Both Micheal Donoghue and Derek McGrath made one change each to their sides. One man left out of the Déise side may yet prove to be the match-winner in this game. Though Derek McGrath lines out with plenty of match-winners on his side, with players of …

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Will Galway’s Experience Stand To Them This Sunday?

Waterford and Galway take part in the 2017 All-Ireland hurling final in a novel pairing. Perhaps unusually, Galway enter this year’s final as the experienced side, having played in finals in 2012 and 2015. Waterford, on the other hand, haven’t reached the decider since 2008 – where they were heavily beaten by Kilkenny. But will that experience stand to them …

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Ranking The Top Five All-Ireland Hurling Finals Of The Decade So Far

In the first decade after the turn of the millennium we witnessed many one-sided All-Ireland finals. This was mainly due to the fact that Kilkenny were so dominant. Luckily, the last number of years have provided some absolute classics. However, due to a slight regression in Kilkenny’s form in recent years, the last few years have seen more competitive deciders. The emergence …

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Five Of The Biggest Upsets In Sporting History

Just days out from the biggest fight of the year, very few are giving Conor McGregor any chance at victory. Perhaps logically, this is the correct belief. But, if sport has taught us anything, it is that there are no guaranteed victories.  However many times we doubt Conor McGregor, he seems to always come up trumps. Each and every time …

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Conor Gleeson’s First Appeal Fails As He Attempts To Play In All-Ireland Final

Dublin , Ireland - 13 August 2017; Damien Cahalane of Cork fouls Conor Gleeson of Waterford, for which he was sent off for a second yellow card offence by referee James Owens, during the GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Championship Semi-Final match between Cork and Waterford at Croke Park in Dublin. (Photo By Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

Waterford defender Conor Gleeson has failed in his first attempt to be cleared for the All-Ireland final. Gleeson’s case was dismissed by the Central Hearings Committee on Monday night. Once again, a Waterford hurler has unsuccessfully appealed a sending off as this time Conor Gleeson’s case was dismissed. Hearing 3 of 3, Conor Gleeson: pic.twitter.com/CXVvs0xxTE — The GAA (@officialgaa) August …

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