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Blow For Clare As Conor Ryan Set To Take A Year Out [Report]

Clare Conor Ryan

Clare management duo Donal Maloney and Gerry O’Connor have been dealt a blow, as Conor Ryan is set to take a year out due to medical reasons. The 2013 All-Star has had his health issues in recent years, but on his day is regarded as one of the most potent hurlers around. According to Club Clare, Ryan will not be …

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Liam Sheedy: Hard To See How Kilkenny Are Going To Mount A Challenge

Allianz Hurling League Division 1A, Cusack Park, Ennis, Co. Clare 19/2/2017 Clare vs Kilkenny Kilkenny manager Brian Cody Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Donall Farmer

There is no point in beating around the bush this Monday afternoon. Kilkenny were hammered by Clare yesterday in Ennis. The Banner out-worked, out-fought and out-hurled the Cats all over the field, and were full value for their 13 point victory. Of course, clichés that “it’s only February” will fly around, but the fact of the matter is that last …

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Five Talking Points From The Weekend’s Hurling Action

All-Ireland Club Junior Hurling Championship Final, Croke Park, Dublin 18/2/2017 Mayfield vs Mooncoin Mayfield's Shane O'Donovan lifts the cup Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Tommy Grealy

This past weekend saw round two of the National Hurling League played out as well as All-Ireland club finals in the Intermediate Hurling Championship and Junior Hurling Championship. Here are our top five talking points from the past 48 hours. ________ 5. Clare Hammer Kilkenny Clare had the most eye-catching result of the weekend, claiming a 2-19 to 0-12 win …

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Fijian Rugby Star Nemani Nadolo Has Fallen In Love With Hurling

Hurling MILTON KEYNES, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 06: Nemani Nadolo of Fiji celebrates as he scores their seventh try during the 2015 Rugby World Cup Pool A match between Fiji and Uruguay at Stadium mk on October 6, 2015 in Milton Keynes, United Kingdom. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)

You can take the man out of Cork… Tomás O’Leary has been in Montpellier for just a few short months, on a short-term deal from Munster, but he has found time to spread the gospel of hurling. O’Leary captained Cork to an All-Ireland minor success in 2001, which was the Rebels’ last triumph at the grade. While many of that …

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Eoin Larkin Blasts Kilkenny For Tame Loss To Clare

Eoin Larkin Kilkenny

It has been a testing few months for the Kilkenny hurlers. After a hammering at the hands of Tipperary in the All-Ireland final, they have endured a slow start to their League campaign. A home loss to Waterford last weekend was followed by a demolition job at the hands of Clare today, by a margin of 13 points. Indeed, were …

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There Is Something Special Happening In Hurling, Embrace The Revolution

Davy Fitzgerald Wexford Hurling

“It’s like the 1990s all over again!” This sentiment was echoed throughout the country after the 2013 hurling season. For the first time since 1998, a team outside of the traditional big three had claimed the Liam McCarthy Cup. However, over the last three years, order has been restored, as Tipp and Kilkenny have shared All-Ireland glory between themselves. 2017 …

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Results From The Weekend’s National Hurling League Ties

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

After a tense opening round last week, the National Hurling League roared into life this weekend. Dublin silenced their doubters with a big win in Páirc Uí Rinn last night against Cork, which eased the pressure on Ger Cunningham. His faith in youth paid off, as the likes of Donal Burke, Eoin Conroy and Eoghan O’Donnell led the way. Tipperary …

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James “Cha” Fitzpatrick Describes Ruthless Nature Of Brian Cody

Brian Cody Cha Fitzpatrick

Growing up in Kilkenny, James “Cha” Fitzpatrick was tipped as a GAA prodigy and although the Ballyhale man went on to win five Senior All-Irelands and three All-Stars, many feel he plenty left to offer at the time of his retirement. Fitzpatrick captained Kilkenny to an All-Ireland title in 2008. However, at the age of 26 he retired from inter-county hurling after …

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Six Young Players To Watch During This Weekend’s Hurling League

Electric Ireland Munster GAA Hurling Minor Championship Semi-Final 26/6/2014 Limerick vs Cork Cork's Shane Kingston celebrates scoring a goal Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Morgan Treacy

For hurling fans, it is great to see that competitive matches are well and truly back underway. Each year, the Allianz Hurling League proves a terrific platform for managers to test their upcoming players, and it is no difference this year. Here, we look at six players who could make a difference this weekend. Shane Kingston (Cork) After his terrific …

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