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Jackie Tyrrell Identifies Three Potential Replacements Once Cody Retires

GAA Hurling All Ireland Senior Championship Final, Croke Park, Dublin 6/9/2015.Kilkenny vs Galway.Kilkenny manager Brian Cody celebrates with Jackie Tyrrell.Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Morgan Treacy

Jackie Tyrrell is one of the most decorated GAA players of all time, having won eleven Leinster titles, nine All-Irelands, six National Hurling Leagues and four All-Stars during his playing career.  Behind one of the most successful GAA players ever though, was simply the best hurling manager ever to grace the sideline in Brian Cody. The legendary Kilkenny corner-back lined …

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Galway’s Lethal Forward Line Can Exploit Tipperary’s Struggling Defence

GAA All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Semi-Final, Croke Park, Dublin 14/8/2016 Tipperary vs Galway Galway's Conor Cooney celebrates scoring a goal Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Cathal Noonan

Everyone knows of Galway’s ability to deal with expectations, but one thing is clear, they have an exceptional array of talent in their forward division. With everyone talking about Tipperary’s struggling full-back line, Galway should be primed to exploit this even further. The Tribesmen have played three championship games in 2017 and have racked up tallies of 2-28, 0-33 and 0-29 …

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Michael Ryan Sympathises With His Tipperary Full-Back Line

Tipperary Michael Ryan

Tipperary hurling manager and former All-Ireland winning corner-back has spoken on the criticism of the Premier full-back line ahead of this Sunday’s All-Ireland semi-final against Galway. With Tipp ready to put their All-Ireland title on the line again this weekend, much talk is circulating around their malfunctioning full-back line. Having been obliterated all over the field against Galway in the National …

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Tipperary v Galway: Combined XV Ahead Of Sunday’s Clash

Seamus Callanan Tipperary Galway

Hurling fans have been licking their lips all week as Tipperary and Galway do battle this Sunday. This is the fourth year in a row that we’ve seen this fixture and we’re yet to be disappointed. Ahead of the game, we select a combined XV between the two sides. Galway have been favourites for this year’s championship for quite some …

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This Is How Waterford Fans Hope Tadhg De Búrca Could Get His Suspension Overturned

Allianz Hurling League Division 1A, Walsh Park, Co. Waterford 19/2/2017 Waterford vs Tipperary Waterford's Tadgh de Burca Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Tommy Dickson

On Monday night, it was confirmed that Tadhg de Búrca was handed a one-match suspension after receiving a straight red card in Waterford’s All-Ireland quarter-final win over Wexford. De Búrca was given his marching orders after seemingly grabbing the faceguard of Harry Kehoe – an incident missed by many – but spotted by the linesman, John Keenan of Wicklow. Several points …

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Derek McGrath Rubbishes Rumours Linking Him To Dublin Job

Derek McGrath

The vacant managerial position in Dublin hurling is an attractive one right now. With underage talent continuing to stream through, an All-Ireland club winning side backing up the squad, and some top class hurlers likely to return to the setup next year, the heights of the Anthony Daly era could well be hit again soon. Ger Cunningham has departed after three …

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Tadhg De Búrca’s One-Match Ban For All-Ireland Semi-Final Upheld

Tadhg de Búrca All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Quarter-Final, Pairc Ui Chaoimh, Cork 23/7/2017 Wexford vs Waterford Referee Fergal Horgan red cards Tadhg De Burca of Waterford Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/James Crombie

Waterford star Tadhg de Búrca has received a one-match ban following his red card during the Déise’s All-Ireland quarter-final win over Wexford. The Clashmore-Kinsalebeg man was deemed to have pulled Harry Kehoe’s faceguard late in the game, which is an automatic red card. However, there was a wave of support which rowed in behind him following the incident, as many felt …

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Tomás O’Leary Has Declared His Ambition To Return To Hurling

Tomás O'Leary

Tomás O’Leary retired from professional rugby last week, as he looks back on a hugely successful career, with Munster, Ireland, London Irish and Montpellier. However, it all could have been so different for the scrum-half had he opted against the oval ball, and stuck with hurling. Son of Cork legend Seanie O’Leary, Tomás was a gifted hurler. In 2001, he …

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Five Reasons Wexford Need Davy Fitz To Stay On As Manager

Davy Fitzgerald

Davy Fitzgerald has been like the Messiah Wexford hurling had been waiting for. His managerial CV is glowing but, when he first took on the new post, he warned fans not to expect miracles. He under-promised but reflecting on his first year with the Model County, he has certainly over-delivered. Having come so far after only one year at the …

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Joe Brolly: No-One Craves The Spotlight More Than Davy Fitzgerald

Joe Brolly Davy Fitzgerald

As we look forward to a cracking weekend of gaelic football action, and back upon the week that was, the fall-out of Davy Fitzgerald’s comments after Wexford’s loss to Waterford are still being discussed. The outspoken manager hit out at RTÉ pundits Henry Shefflin and Michael Duignan for their comments surrounding the sweeper system. The issue received airtime on RTÉ …

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