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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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GAA: Five Talking Points From National Hurling League Round One

Allianz Hurling League Division 1A, Pairc Ui Rinn, Ballintemple, Cork 11/2/2017 Cork vs Clare Cork's Darragh Fitzgibbon and Seadna Morey of Clare

The hurling season well and truly got underway on Sunday as the National Hurling League commenced. While this isn’t yet the real deal, it is better for fans than the pre-season competitions as Championship 2017 gets closer and closer. Here are five things that caught our eye on the first weekend of action. Underwhelming First Night Of Action With All-Ireland …

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Seó Spóirt Cancellation: Petition Created To Reverse Decision

TG4 All Ireland Ladies Intermediate Football Championship Final 26/9/2010 Donegal vs Waterford General view of TG4 branding Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

TG4 programme Seó Spóirt is due to be axed off our television screens by April of 2017, following this year’s league campaign. The decision to cancel the show was made by the recently-appointed TG4 chief executive, Alan Esslemont, according to The42.ie. Esslemont’s decision, however, has since been met with strong criticism. A petition has now been created by Barry Dunne to reverse the …

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Five Teams To Watch Out For In The 2017 National Hurling League

Allianz Hurling League Division 1 Final, Semple Stadium, Thurles, Co. Tipperary 1/5/2016 Clare vs Waterford Clare stand for the national anthem Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

With the new National Hurling League season beginning this weekend, here are Pundit Arena’s five teams to watch out for ahead of the 2017 campaign. ________ Tipperary All-Ireland champions Tipperary didn’t play in the Munster Senior Hurling League so a trip to Croke Park to face the Dubs will be their first outing of the New Year. Not playing the pre-season competition …

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Conal Keaney Raises The Stakes For Ger Cunningham Ahead Of Dublin’s League Campaign

Ger Cunningham Conal Keaney Dublin

After a winter of discontent, Dublin hurlers finally get their competitive season underway against All-Ireland champions Tipperary on Saturday evening. Ger Cunningham will be keen for his young side to nip the murmurs in the bud and let their hurling do the talking. Should they suffer a repeat of last year’s league opener against the same opposition, the pressure will …

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