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Managers Split Over Proposed Hurling Championship Restructure

Leinster GAA Senior Hurling Championship Final, Croke Park, Dublin 3/7/2016 Kilkenny vs Galway Galway Manager Michael Donoghue Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

With the GAA season in full swing, most observers are engrossed in the action on the field. With the likes of Wexford, Galway and Cork lighting up the championship, 2017 is shaping up to be a memorable race for the Liam MacCarthy Cup. However, never far away from people’s lips is the discussion over championship restructure. After Congress introduced the …

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Ranking The Top Five Hurling Goalkeepers In The Game Right Now

So far this year we have seen an exhibition of goalkeeping. From Eoin Murphy’s league performances to Anthony Nash’s incredible championship form, it’s a golden generation for net-minders. So, with that in mind, we have decided to rank the top 5 hurling goalkeepers in the game right now. In the past decade we had the elite foursome of Damien Fitzhenry, …

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Eoin Larkin Column: Austin Gleeson Needs To Play For The Team

Waterford

I was disappointed with Waterford on Sunday. I knew they were going to set up with the sweeper but to me, Derek McGrath hasn’t progressed with this Waterford project. Playing this style was alright in his first year to steady the ship but he hasn’t really moved on. I know they were within a puck of a ball of beating Kilkenny …

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Hurling’s Renaissance: Chaos Reigns With Beautiful Unpredictability

Hurling

“Oft hope is born when all is forlorn” – JRR Tolkien. Eleven months ago, hurling headed into the All-Ireland semi-finals stage with the sport in chaos. The threat of sweepers and defensive mindsets were only trumped by the increasing duopoly of Kilkenny and Tipperary. Crowds dwindled, competition faded. Even the Munster Championship failed to inspire. Last August, a meagre 34,432 …

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Pundit Arena Hurling Power Rankings 2017: Round 6

With all teams up and running in the race for the Liam McCarthy Cup, we take a look at the latest pecking order in hurling. 1. Galway (no change) The Tribesmen are All-Ireland favourites, and justifiably so after the demolitions of Dublin and Offaly. The men in maroon have a physicality which is telling, while clutch players such as Daithí Burke, David …

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