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Pundit Arena Hurling Power Rankings 2017: Round 5

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The 2017 National Hurling League is consigned to history, as the Championship kicked off with two games in the Leinster preliminary rounds. We take a look at the pecking order as the big guns now fully turn their focus to the summer. 1. Galway (+1) We have new leaders, and rightly so. Everything clicked for the Tribesmen yesterday. They came …

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Michael Ryan Suggests Division 1B Teams Better Placed To Win The League

Allianz Hurling League Division 1A, Pairc Ui Rinn, Co. Cork 26/3/2017 Cork vs Tipperary Tipperary manager Michael Ryan Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Cathal Noonan

As the Tipperary post-mortem begins this morning after their shock drubbing at the hands of Galway in yesterday’s National Hurling League final, Michael Ryan and his backroom team will need answers, and quickly.  Tipp are set to take on Cork in the Munster championship in only four weeks, May 21st in Thurles. After yesterday’s 16-point defeat to the Tribesmen sent …

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Ger Loughnane Has Some Harsh Words For Tipperary Following Heavy Galway Loss

REPRO FREE***PRESS RELEASE NO REPRODUCTION FEE*** Launch of RTÉ's GAA Hurling Championship 2014 Coverage, Sixmilebridge, Clare 10/5/2014 Ger Loughnane Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Dan Sheridan

While a minority would have tipped Galway to overcome Tipperary in yesterday’s Allianz National Hurling League final, nobody would have foreseen a 16-point winning margin for the Tribesmen.  Nobody, besides Ger Loughnane, it seems. Loughnane has come out in his Irish Daily Star column this morning slating Tipp. The former Clare manager has claimed that the All Ireland champions were …

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Poll: Who Will Win The 2017 All-Ireland Hurling Championship?

GAA All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Final, Croke Park, Dublin 4/9/2016 Kilkenny vs Tipperary A view of the Liam McCarthy cup Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Donall Farmer

Galway shook the hurling landscape to its core with a remarkable victory over Tipperary yesterday afternoon. The Tribesmen trumped Tipp in every facet at the Gaelic Grounds, and are now being fancied to end 29 years of hurt and win the Liam McCarthy Cup for the first time since 1988. With the League consigned to history, focus now turns to …

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Galway’s Comprehensive Win Over Tipperary Has Surprised Everyone

Allianz Hurling League Division 1A Final, Gaelic Grounds, Limerick 23/4/2017 Galway vs Tipperary Tipperary's Darren Gleeson saves a shot from Jason Flynn of Galway Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Morgan Treacy

Tipperary are expected in some quarters to go on and win another All-Ireland this year, but the Premier County were certainly brought back down to earth by Galway on Sunday and will need to now reassess ahead of the Munster Championship.  Going in six points ahead at half-time Galway were expected to experience some form of pushback from Tipp but …

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Watch: Paul Galvin Exudes Class In Brilliant Rebuttal Of Brolly’s Remarks About The Gooch

Colm Cooper’s retirement from inter-county football earlier this month had most in the GAA community acknowledging the positive aspects of one of the greats of the game. However, Joe Brolly, speaking on the Sunday Game two weeks ago, while mentioning how talented Cooper was did have some criticisms of the former Kerry forward. “My point about him as always been …

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Pic: Feast Your Eyes On New Jersey Tipperary Hurlers Will Wear In League Final

All-Ireland Senior Hurling Champions Tipperary will attempt to win their first National League title since 2008 when they take on Galway at the Gaelic Grounds in Limerick on Sunday and the Premier county’s finest stick-wielding men will do so bedecked in brand new jerseys. Tipp FM presenter Jackie Cahill revealed via Twitter on Friday that Michael Ryan’s side will be …

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