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Luke Lonergan

Luke Lonergan
Luke Lonergan is a graduate of University College Cork with BA (Hons) and MA in History. Born in Tipperary and a follower of Manchester United and the New England Patriots but the real passion lies with hurling as an ardent supporter of Tipperary (where life has been difficult since 2010) and enthusiast of the game. You can follow Luke on Twitter: @Luke_Lonergan.

GAA: County Power Rankings For Both Hurling & Football

Pundit Arena’s Chris Keniry brings us the very first GAA County Rankings, taking both hurling and football into account. We are all used to the power rankings system in the GAA. Frequently teams are ranked in accordance with their previous year’s performance in both hurling and football. Rarely is dual performance taken into account. The GAA in its purest forms …

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Four Observations From This Week’s Gaelic Football

Yet another week of Gaelic football gave us yet another wealth of news and excitement. Luke Lonergan gives us his top four observations from this week’s action. 1: Hurley Steals the Show as Rebels Dominate Rivals A superb exhibition of football from Castlehaven star Brian Hurley put Cork in the driving seat on the way to a 2-18 to 1-11 …

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Breaking Down The 2014 National Football League

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The main group stages of the National Football League have come to a close, seeing some exciting championship-style play, winners promoted to newer and tougher divisions and also losers forced to plan for work in lower divisions. Luke Lonergan looks at the key statistics over the course of the seven rounds played. The Cavan football team are the sole undefeated …

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Manchester United In Uphill Battle Against Bayern Munich

Manchester United manager David Moyes’s beleaguered, headache-ridden season looks set to again have him reaching for aspirin on Tuesday. That night will see German giants, Bayern Munich come to Manchester for the Champions League. Bayern have the Bundesliga wrapped up and can now focus their considerable energy on the Champions League, naturally anxious to retain Europe’s premier trophy. The same …

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Roundup of the National Hurling League Quarter-Finals

Kilkenny Sail By Wexford Business as usual for the Cats as they ripped apart Wexford with the ease we’re used to. Brain Cody stated two objectives, one: “to win it (the League)” and two: “give as many players game time as possible.” So far objectives are being comfortably met ruthlessly. TJ Reid notched a hattrick and Walter Walsh added 1-3. …

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Previewing the Allianz Hurling League Quarterfinals

Laois vs. Clare The dominance of homefield advantage looks like it could be scuppered this weekend. The group stages witnessed just one away win (Clare at Tipperary) and one draw (Galway at Clare) as thirteen home wins were recorded. The first team to potentially break the dominant homefield advantage could be the Banner County: they head to Portlaoise on Sunday. …

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National Hurling League Roundup: Division 1A

Yet again we experienced another thrilling array of hurling in the final round of games in the Hurling League’s Division 1A. Bringing us back to the action is Luke Lonergan. With Clare stars Pa Kelly, Conor McGrath and Tony Kelly all excellent, Clare acquired a battling draw against Galway. Colin Ryan again demonstrated his ability as the best free-taker in …

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Previewing This Weekend’s Division 1A Hurling

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It’s the climax of the hurling League rounds and as the finals loom, Luke Lonergan previews the weekend’s Division 1A action. Dublin and Tipperary’s battle in Semple Stadium promises to be the game of the week. Few could have predicted that Tipperary would be languishing on the bottom of the table as we enter the final round of the League …

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Four Observations From This Weekend’s Gaelic Football

1: Awesome Mayo See Off Cork A six-goal thriller in McHale Park saw a Mayo continue their fine form, winning three from three, while consigning Cork to their first defeat. Mayo’s creativity and composure from the 40 line onwards wrecked the Cork full back line: demonstrated by Alan Freeman’s goal in the second half as a calm Mayo half forward …

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