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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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Opinion: Wexford Have Two All-Ireland Finals In The Coming Weeks

Bord na Mona Walsh Cup Round 1, Gorey, Wexford 8/1/2017 Wexford vs UCD Wexford manager Davy Fitzgerald Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Donall Farmer

For the past number of years, Wexford hurling has been in a stagnant state. During competitive matches, their players often showed glimpses of greatness, before being knocked straight back into reality. Their 2014 All-Ireland campaign embodied this. The Model County overcame reigning All-Ireland champions, Clare in their first round qualifier, which were two thrilling encounters in front of large crowds …

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Ger Loughnane Warns Against Writing Off Cork In 2017

Cork

2016 was a year to forget for Cork hurling. The league campaign heralded five losses from five games, before they avoided disaster with a Houdini-like escape from relegation with a win over Galway. Things took a turn for the worse in the Championship, as a hammering at the hands of Tipperary set the tone for the rest of the summer. …

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Poll: Who Will Win The National Hurling League?

National Hurling League

The National Hurling League gets underway this weekend, and the long winter months of no competitive intercounty action are finally coming to a close. The action begins on Saturday evening as All-Ireland champions Tipperary face Dublin. Ger Cunningham and Co. will be hoping to avoid a repeat of their league opener last year against the same opposition. Holders Clare are up …

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Clare Star Gary Brennan Had A Truly Remarkable Weekend

AIB Munster Senior Club Hurling Championship Semi-Final, Cusack Park, Ennis, Clare 6/11/2016 Ballyea vs Thurles Sarsfields Ballyea's Gary Brennan celebrates Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Lorraine O'Sullivan

Gary Brennan had a rather unusual weekend, but it was simply remarkable. The dual phenomenon helped Ballyea as they blitzed St Thomas’ of Galway to reach the All-Ireland final on St Patrick’s Day. However, his business for the weekend was far from over after the full-time whistle in Thurles on Saturday night. He then travelled with the Clare footballers to …

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Ballyea Are Going To Croke Park On St Patrick’s Day, And They’ll Take Some Stopping

Ballyea

Ballyea continued their remarkable run this evening, with a narrow victory over St Thomas’ of Galway. The Clare outfit had far too much class for the 2013 All-Ireland champions for the majority of the game, and will now march on to Croke Park on St Patrick’s Day. Niall Deasy was tormentor-in-chief as Tony Kelly impressed yet again for Ballyea. Deasy’s …

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Five Talking Points From The Weekend’s GAA Action

Munster SHL Final, Gaelic Grounds, Limerick 29/1/2017 Limerick vs Cork Cork manager Kieran Kingston after the game Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Cathal Noonan

The first piece of silverware for the 2017 season was handed out to Kerry when they beat Limerick to claim the McGrath Cup after extra-time two Sundays ago.  This weekend, it was the turn of the other provinces to hand out their pre-season trophies for football and hurling, while the Munster Senior Hurling League final was also decided upon. Here’s …

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Joe Canning’s Comments Sum Up Exactly What Is Holding Galway Hurling Back

Joe Canning Galway

Galway hurler and Red Bull ambassador Joe Canning is currently nursing his way back to full fitness, and is confident of making it back into the county’s side for the latter stages of the National Hurling League. The Portumna powerhouse has been out of action with a hamstring injury since the Tribesmen’s All-Ireland semi-final loss to Tipperary last August. Galway …

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Ger Loughnane Has Serious Reservations About Tipperary’s Ability To Build A Legacy

Ger Loughnane Tipperary

Following last September’s All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship final, many question marks were raised about both Kilkenny and Tipperary. The Cats have wintered, licking their wounds, but many are anticipating that they may have to undergo a transitional period before Liam McCarthy will go back to the Noreside. Meanwhile, the Premier have been bigged up, as they embark on the quest …

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