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Is Thurles The Correct Venue For The All-Ireland Semi-Final Replay?

A general view of Semple Stadium during the game 6/2/2016

On Sunday, the GAA confirmed that Semple Stadium in Thurles would host next Saturday’s All-Ireland hurling semi-final replay between Waterford and Kilkenny. Is this the right venue for the eagerly awaited clash? Due to Conor Fogarty’s late equalising point, Kilkenny and Waterford are forced to do it all over again this weekend. In the immediate aftermath of last Sunday’s epic …

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How Big Is Kilkenny’s Scope For Improvement?

GAA All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Semi-Final, Croke Park, Dublin 7/8/2016 Kilkenny vs Waterford Kilkenny stand for the national anthem Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

The general consensus after yesterday’s game is the Kilkenny got out of jail. A late goal and an equalising point gained a draw for the Cats. It was seen as a missed opportunity for Waterford, and now both teams have to go at it again. ‘You only get one chance to beat Kilkenny’, This is the much repeated and very …

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Hurling: Ranking The Top Five Performers Of The Weekend

Austin Gleeson celebrates 7/8/2016 Austin Gleeson Waterford

After a fascinating All-Ireland hurling semi-final between Kilkenny and Waterford which ended level at Croke Park yesterday, we take a look at the five players who stood out most. 5. Conor Fogarty Fogarty has become one of Kilkenny’s most crucial players over the past few years and he once again displayed his importance to Brian Cody’s men. He was busy …

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GAA; Who’s Hot, Who’s Not – 8th Of August

GAA All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Semi-Final, Croke Park, Dublin 7/8/2016 Kilkenny vs Waterford Waterford's Pauric Mahony Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

The business end of the GAA season really kicked into full swing this weekend. It was by far the best weekend of action in 2016. The football was tense but quite high in quality on Saturday, while the hurling served up a cracker on Sunday. Here is some of the weekly Monday fallout. Who’s Hot Hurling Finally, a good game …

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Gaelic Football Power Rankings #7

GAA Football All Ireland Senior Championship Quarter-Final, Croke Park, Dublin 6/8/2016 Dublin vs Donegal Dublin Manager Jim Gavin Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

The final four of the football championship has been decided. It was a tense day in Croke Park on Saturday. Mayo upset the odds and beat Tyrone, Dublin marched on with a hard fought win over Donegal. Here are the updated Pundit Arena Gaelic Football Power Rankings. Dublin – no change They had to dig deep but they were the …

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Twitter Reacts To A Phenomenal Performance From Austin Gleeson

GAA All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Semi-Final, Croke Park, Dublin 7/8/2016 Kilkenny vs Waterford Kilkenny's Kieran Joyce and Austin Gleeson of Waterford Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

He may be erratic, but Austin Gleeson really came of age today. He was exceptional in Croke Park against Kilkenny and outshone all the greats such as TJ Reid and Richie Hogan. Here is what people had to say on social media about the performance of the Deise’s number six. Austin Gleeson making kids (and some adults) all over the …

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