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Limerick GAA Coach Joins Arsenal

Limerick minor hurling team’s strength and conditioning coach, Cairbre Ó Caireallain, has joined Arsenal’s back room team Limerick minor hurling team’s strength and conditioning coach, Cairbre Ó Caireallain, has joined Arsenal’s coaching staff, taking up a position in the Gunners academy on an internship. Ó Caireallain holds a Masters in Sports Science from University of Limerick, and has previously worked with Adelaide Crows …

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Joe Connolly’s Epic 1980 All-Ireland Victory Speech Remembered

Joe Connolly’s acceptance speech after Galway’s All-Ireland victory of 1980 will go down as one of the best GAA moments ever. With some video footage below, we remember the iconic speech. There have been many great All-Ireland winning speeches delivered down through the years, from Seán Óg Ó hAilpín’s iconic speech in 2005 to Brian Dooher’s emotional tribute to Cormac …

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Great News (Except For Galway) As Noel McGrath ‘In The Mix’ For Tipp’s Semi-Final Clash

The GAA world was greeted with a positive story this morning as Tipperary manager Eamon O’Shea revealed that star forward Noel McGrath is ‘in the mix’ to feature in Sunday week’s All-Ireland semi-final clash against Galway. McGrath underwent surgery in April to treat testicular cancer and has recovered without any set-backs to be in contention to feature for Eamon O’Shea’s side …

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The Five Main Contenders For Hurler Of The Year

We have reached the semi-final stage in this year’s All-Ireland championship and we here at Pundit Arena HQ, have decided to list the five main contenders for Hurler Of The Year. Yesterday saw the football candidates listed and now it’s time for the hurlers. The semi-finals and finals are where the men stand out from the boys, so all is …

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Top Inter-County Referee Given One-Month Ban

The referee for this weekends All Ireland Semi Final has been given a one month ban The man who is set to officiate this weekend’s All Ireland Semi Final between Kilkenny and Waterford, Brian Gavin, has been handed a 30 day ban. The Midland Tribune has reported that Gavin made comments directed at a referee during a match between his own club Clara and …

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Is A Squad Number Policy The Way Forward In The GAA?


Derek McGrath’s Waterford side have been operating a squad number policy for this summer’s championship and it has raised the question, is it the way forward for the GAA? Some might say yes and some might say no. We take a look at both the positives and negatives associated with the modern-age policy. One of the main positives about a squad …

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The Top Five Kilkenny V Waterford Encounters

This Sunday Kilkenny and Waterford will once more join battle in the All Ireland Semi Final The rivalry between Kilkenny and Waterford is a peculiar one. Although the counties share a border, they exist in different provinces. Therefore fate must intervene in order to allow the Desie and the Cats clash in the Championship. Although both counties had to wait until 1957 …

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Fearlessness Crucial As Waterford Line Up Cats Assault

A sense of fearlessness comes with Waterford’s underage success and that may just prove crucial when they face the might of Kilkenny on Sunday. Inspired by the awesome duo of Richie Hogan and TJ Reid, Kilkenny have reached an All-Ireland semi-final, via winning the Leinster title for a 70th time. Standing in their way, are an in-experienced Waterford side who …

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Second-Tier Competitions Just A Token Gesture Without Proper Implementation

Kerry GAA

Kerry and Kildare faced off in an All-Ireland quarter-final at the weekend, with the men from the Kingdom emerging victorious by a comfortable margin. The next day the Kerry senior footballers thoroughly  demolished the Lilywhites in Croke Park in a game that, for some, has highlighted the need for a second tier inter-county football championship. Confused? Well, while it may …

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