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Opinion: Galway Can Dominate Hurling Like The Great Kilkenny Teams Of The Last 15 Years

The dust has settled on the 2017 All-Ireland hurling championship and, despite the best efforts of Waterford, nobody can deny that Galway are deserving champions after a dominant season from Micheál Donoghue’s men. From winning the National League in the spring, the Tribesmen kept their momentum going as David Burke climbed the steps of the Hogan Stand not once, but …

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Kilkenny Look To Turn Famine Into Feast As They Bid To Retain Camogie Title

Last Sunday was dramatic in Croke Park as Galway ended their 29-year famine and attention for this weekend now turns to the All-Ireland camogie finals. The main event sees a repeat pairing of the 2016 All-Ireland senior final with Kilkenny and Cork going head-to-head again. Dublin and Westmeath get proceedings underway in the junior final, with Cork’s second string and …

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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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There Was An Incredible Turnout For Waterford’s Homecoming

There Was An Incredible Turnout For Waterford's Homecoming

With Galway and Waterford waiting for silverware since 1988 and 1959 respectively, no matter who brought Liam MacCarthy back it was always going to be something special. The scenes in Galway at the homecoming are out of this world. There is a jubilant, joyous atmosphere expressed by the smiling faces dressed in maroon and white, and without a doubt that …

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Derek McGrath Praises ‘Brick’ Walsh As ‘Best Team Player That’s Ever Played For Waterford’

GAA All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Final, Croke Park, Dublin 3/9/2017 Galway vs Waterford Waterford's Michael Walsh and John Hansbury of Galway Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/James Crombie

Waterford fell to Galway in the All-Ireland final yesterday, as the Tribesmen edged an absorbing affair by three points. However, there is a sense that this Waterford team will be back, as the majority of their team have their best hurling ahead of them. Unfortunately, that probably can’t be said for Michael ‘Brick’ Walsh. The talisman will be 35 should …

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Do You Agree With The Sunday Game’s Hurling Team Of The Year?

So that’s a wrap. The 2017 Senior Hurling Championship will go down in the books as a reasonably enjoyable season. All the pressure throughout the summer was on Galway, and whether they could back up their League promise with a first All-Ireland title in 29 years. However, it was Cork who grabbed the early headlines of the summer, as they …

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