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GAA: Ten Annoying Things In Today’s Media

GAA Hurling All Ireland Senior Championship Round 2, Semple Stadium, Thurles, Co. Tipperary 11/7/2015 Dublin vs Limerick Sky Sports reported Damien Lawlor Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/James Crombie

People had plenty to say about Tommy Carr on yesterday’s commentary. There is an abundance of good personalities in the GAA word, but here we point out ten things that annoy us in the current media.  1. References To League Divisions During Championship “This is a Division 1 team against a Division 3 team” and “this is the difference between …

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U-21 Hurling: The Top Five Performers From Saturday’s Clashes

Saturday’s BGE All-Ireland Hurling U-21 semi-finals saw Waterford and Galway run out winners. There were some fine displays on show from all teams. Here, we name five of the most prominent performers. Waterford’s victory over Antrim was marred by the facile nature of the win. Waterford were 2-05 to 0-00 up inside the first fifteen minutes, which put an end …

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Exclusive: Michael Fennelly Talks Croker, Injuries, All-Irelands And More

After rupturing his Achilles tendon in last Saturday’s All-Ireland semi-final win over Waterford, Kilkenny’s Michael Fennelly will miss next month’s All-Ireland final clash with Tipperary. Today, he spoke exclusively to Pundit Arena to chat all things hurling. Fennelly described the injury as “a tough one” but stated that there’s not much he could do. Having suffered numerous injuries throughout his …

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Hurling: A Top Four Has Emerged, The Rest Are Playing Catch Up

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One thing became clear from last weekend’s hurling matches. The quality of those games last weekend was so far ahead of any other games we have seen in 2015 and 2016. It showed that these four teams are significantly ahead of the rest.  The ‘Top 4’ is almost held as a title in itself in the English Premier League. Qualifying …

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Tipperary: Can The Premier Do The Double?

It was last achieved back in 1990 with close calls in both 1999 and 2001, now Tipperary are in one All-Ireland final and in another semi-final this weekend. Is there any chance of Tipperary pulling of a remarkable double? The odds may still be stacked against them, but Tipperary should be daring to dream. They have qualified for the All-Ireland …

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Hurling: Team Of The Semi-Finals

GAA All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Semi-Final Replay, Semple Stadium, Tipperary 13/8/2016 Kilkenny vs Waterford Kilkenny’s Colin Fennelly with Waterford’s Barry Coughlan Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ken Sutton

It is time for Tuesday’s Team Selection. This week we pick the best 15 from the All-Ireland hurling semi-finals. Kilkenny, Waterford, Tipperary and Galway played out three cracking matches between them. It was a tough selection, but here it is. 1. Eoin Murphy – Kilkenny That catch over the crossbar from Pauric Mahony’s free was one the biggest match winning …

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Hurling: Waterford’s Quest For U21 Glory Takes On Added Significance

Waterford’s bid for a first All-Ireland u21 title since 1992 is now of more significance than ever. Here’s why. After two thrilling games between the Déise and Kilkenny in the senior championship, Derek McGrath’s young side were eventually knocked out of this year’s championship. Having given two remarkable performances, this year was labelled as significant progress for the Déise. However, McGrath …

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Can Waterford Make The Breakthrough?

Waterford have undoubtedly made progress this year. Granted, they haven’t won anything or progressed any further in the championship, and one could argue that over the season as a whole their performances have not exceeded what they achieved in 2015. But, championship hurling is only partly about excellence over a season – it is at least as much a matter …

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Kilkenny: Who Will Replace Michael Fennelly?

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

Bad news was feared since Saturday and it was confirmed on Monday evening that Kilkenny powerhouse will miss this year’s All-Ireland Hurling Final after rupturing his Achilles. The news will come as a big blow to Brian Cody.  Fennelly has had a lot of injury trouble in the past. He has not been the same player for a while now but …

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