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Why Galway Need To Be Included In The Minor And U21 Leinster Hurling Championships

Galway u21 Hurling

Tonight, Galway take on Waterford in the U21 Hurling Championship final in Semple Stadium. Earlier this week, Galway manager Tony Ward described Waterford as the “best ever” team at the grade (via the Irish Examiner). Sure, mind games are at play, and naturally he will want to play down his side’s chances, but he has a point. This Waterford side boasts some …

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2010 Vs 2016: Which Was The Better Tipperary Team?

GAA All Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Final 5/9/2010 Kilkenny vs Tipperary Lar Corbett of Tipp scores his sides second goal despite a hurley being thrown in his direction Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Donall Farmer bestof2010

As the dust settles on a remarkable All-Ireland Hurling Championship victory for Tipperary, there are obvious parallels to the team of 2010. Six years ago, the Premier stopped the ‘Drive for Five’, and looked set to dominate the hurling landscape for years to come. The questions now being raised are whether the class of 2016 can achieve what Lar Corbett …

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State Of Play: The End-Of-Season Hurling Power Rankings

GAA All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Final, Croke Park, Dublin 4/9/2016 Kilkenny vs Tipperary Tipperary team celebrate with the Liam MacCarthy cup Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Cathal Noonan

So that’s a wrap. Tipperary are champions and the chasing pack have a long few months ahead. To close out the Pundit Arena Hurling Power Rankings, that have been running all season, we take a look at how each team is shaping up as they face into the winter. There will be more in-depth analysis of each county over the coming weeks, as …

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Kilkenny: A Psychological Boost To Other Counties

A dejected TJ Reid 4/9/2016

Kilkenny losses are so rare, they always seem to spark the end of an era. But it never has been the case. In 2013, a Kilkenny team lacking energy and leadership were beaten by Cork. In 2010, Tipperary’s All-Ireland wins at senior and under-21 looked to spell a new period of dominance, then Kilkenny win four of the next six …

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All-Ireland Hurling Final – Player Ratings

Hurling Championship Final, Croke Park, Dublin 4/9/2016 Kilkenny vs Tipperary Tipperary's Brendan Maher lifts the Liam McCarthy Cup Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Morgan Treacy

So now it is time for our reaction. We will save our Team Of The Year until our live podcast on Wednesday. For now we rate the performances of each player on All-Ireland final day in Croke Park. Tipperary 1. Darren Gleeson – 8 A much improved performer. Made a vital first half save and went very direct with his …

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Twitter Reacts To Kilkenny’s Bad Day At The Office

A dejected TJ Reid 4/9/2016

The majority of people favoured Kilkenny to win three-in-a-row in Croke Park today. Their recent record and experience made it hard for many to back against them, but they were outplayed by Tipperary. They were very gracious in defeat and showed their class as champions. Here is out people reacted to the surprise online. Points from play in the first …

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