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Reasons To Believe: Can Kilkenny Bounce Back?

Allianz Hurling League Division 1A, Nowlan Park, Kilkenny 6/3/2016 Kilkenny vs Galway Kilkenny’s manager Brian Cody Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/James Crombie

With the 2016 inter-county season in the books, it is never too early to look ahead to the 2017 season. In this series, we will look at all the contenders and see what they can achieve in the new year. The series continues with a look at Kilkenny – last year’s beaten All Ireland finalists. Team: Kilkenny Manager: Brian Cody …

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Laois And Offaly Announce New Senior Hurling Managers

Laois Offaly Hurling

Two hurling managerial hot-seats have been filled this Monday evening, as Laois and Offaly have confirmed Eamonn Kelly and Kevin Ryan respectively. The O’Moore County were left without a manager after the departure of Seamus ‘Cheddar’ Plunkett. While they made huge progress under his tenure, 2016 was definitely a backwards step. However, there is an excitement that there is something …

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The Hurling All Stars Have Been Announced

Hurling All Stars

The Hurling All Stars team have been announced at this evening’s GAA / GPA event on RTE, and it’s safe to say that Tipperary and Kilkenny have dominated. Last year, Kilkenny dominated the All-Stars team, the Cats making up six of the fifteen, and it is their goalkeeper Eoin Murphy who has been selected in the 2016 team. Meanwhile, Tipperary duo Cathal …

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The Voyager: Settling In At An American GAA Club

Bord Gais Energy GAA Hurling All Ireland Under 21 Championship Semi-Final 25/8/2012 General view of a GAA sideline flag Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Cathal Noonan

This is the second in a series of weekly blogs about the life of a Gaelic footballer playing the sport at a high level in the United States for the summer. The story is told first hand by the player himself, as he delves into his experiences in the GAA community abroad. ______ En route to training in the pick-up truck I wrestled …

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Tom Dempsey On Davy Fitzgerald And The Future Of Wexford Hurling

Between his roles as a player, columnist, coach and broadcaster, there are very few men that have as deep an insight into the ups and downs of Wexford’s hurling fortunes over the past 25 years as Tom Dempsey. From scoring the goal to clinch Liam McCarthy in 1996, to documenting the barren spell of recent years, he’s seen it all. …

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GAA Announce Plans For Casement Park Redevelopment

Casement Park

Antrim GAA are set for a new home, as it has been announced that the redevelopment of Casement Park is back on track after hitting several speed-bumps. The plans for the stadium have changed, and after a community consultation process, it has been decided that the capacity will now be 34,500, which includes 8,500 standing. Tom Daly, chairman of the …

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Reasons To Believe: Why Waterford Can Win The All-Ireland In 2017

Munster GAA Senior Hurling Championship Final, Gaelic Grounds, Limerick 10/7/2016 Waterford vs Tipperary Waterford stand for the national anthem Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

With the 2016 inter-county season consigned to the history books at this stage, Pundit Arena’s way-too-early season preview continues with Waterford. After reaching back-to-back All-Ireland semi-final berths, many fancy the Deise to improve next year and go one step further. Waterford: The Déise Manager: Derek McGrath. Key player: Austin Gleeson. One of the best players in the game, Gleeson is a real …

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Proposed New Dublin GAA Stadium Back On The Table

Dublin GAA Fans

Dublin GAA could be set for another stadium, as the proposed M50 ground could be back on the agenda. Currently, the Dubs own Parnell Park, which is located in Donnycarney, north of the city. However, the county board are eager to buy a plot of land at the Spawell in Templeogue, on the south side. The plan is for a …

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