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Limerick Vs Galway May Not Be A Dead Rubber After All

Allianz Hurling League Division 1B, Pearse Stadium, Galway 19/2/2017 Galway vs Wexford Galway's Aidan Harte Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

This Sunday, Limerick face Galway in what, at the moment is an insignificant game that will only determine seedings for the league quarter-finals. However, the Gaelic Grounds clash could turn out to be one of the biggest games of the year for both sides – and they don’t know it yet. That’s because there is a school of thought gathering …

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Five Teams That Need A League Win This Weekend

Allianz Hurling League Division 1A, Semple Stadium, Thurles, Tipperary 11/3/2017 Tipperary vs Kilkenny Kilkenny manager Brian Cody Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Tommy Dickson

This weekend sees round six of the National Football League and the last round of the group stage of the National Hurling League take place.  Some of the relegation and promotion permutations are already set but there is to be a much clearer picture after this weekend’s fixtures. ________ Mayo Footballers After a disappointing defeat to Cavan last weekend, Mayo …

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Ballyea: The Story Of A Small Country Club On The Brink Of Greatness

Tony Kelly Ballyea

Friday’s All-Ireland club finals have thrown up great match-ups. In the hurling we have two teams who are playing their first ever decider. Ballyea have caught a lot of headlines since winning their first ever Clare Senior Hurling Championship. Their win last November to capture the Canon Hamilton Cup has been a long time coming according to fans of the game …

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Cuala Vs Ballyea: Worlds Apart But Common Goal

Leinster Senior Hurling Club Championship Final, O'Moore Park, Portlaoise, Co. Laois 4/12/2016 O'Loughlin Gaels vs Cuala Cuala's Oisin Gough, David Treacy and Paul Schutte lift the trophy Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

Part 2 of our All-Ireland club finals preview sees us switching focus to the small ball and the mouth-watering clash of Ballyea and Cuala. Both teams have a lot in common. They both play an open, quick and skillful brand of hurling that gives spectators all the best the game has to offer. They are both free-scoring teams. They’ve both …

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Eoin Larkin Column: Waterford Tactics Doing Them No Favours

Waterford Cork

It was a fascinating weekend of League action. I wrote about Kilkenny in-depth yesterday, and feel Brian Cody will be happy with his side’s revival. However, things are incredibly tight with one round to go. The result of the weekend was undoubtedly Cork’s victory in Walsh Park. That was a huge win for Cork, especially after being beaten in Nowlan …

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National Hurling League: Five Standout Players Of The Weekend

With another National Hurling League weekend just about coming to an end, we assess some of the standout performances.  Across the weekend, we were presented with some unbelievable, passionate and entertaining games of hurling. From a palpitating performance by two of our countries best in Thurles to the complete demolition of Laois in Division 1b, certainly, this weekend’s hurling action further highlighted …

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