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Video: PFA Player Of The Year Riyad Mahrez Tries His Hand At Hurling

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Leicester city winger Riyad Mahrez was pitted against Monaghan football star Conor McManus in a keepy-uppy contest, which included a hurling challenge. Mahrez, who has been subject to intense transfer speculation linking him to Arsenal could yet undergo a radical career change and line out as a hurler. McManus and Mahrez were tasked with keeping the ball off the floor using …

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Freedom, Abandon, Instinct: Waterford u21’s Show The Way Forward

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Waterford and Tipperary played out another u21 game to remember last night. Lead by the fantastic Austin Gleeson, the Déise played with freedom, abandon and instinct. Although last night’s final result suggests a dominant Waterford display, it wasn’t until late on where Waterford asserted their dominance and pushed on to win quite comfortably in the end. Senior stars Patrick Curran, Tom …

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Six Young Stars To Watch In Tonight’s Munster u21 Final

Munster GAA Senior Hurling Championship Final, Gaelic Grounds, Limerick 10/7/2016 Waterford vs Tipperary Waterford’s Austin Gleeson and Ronan Maher of Tipperary Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

Waterford will face Tipperary in this year’s Munster u21 hurling championship tonight at Walsh Park. Here, we take a look at the six players to keep an eye on. Waterford, backboned by a host of senior stars, go in to this evening’s tie as firm favourites to claim a first u21 title for the county in 21 years. Conor Gleeson …

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Is Hurling In Danger Of Being Swept Away?

GAA Hurling All Ireland Senior Championship Semi-Final, Croke Park, Dublin 9/8/2015.Kilkenny vs Waterford.Waterford's Tadhg de Burca.Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Cathal Noonan

It has been a bad couple of weeks for hurling teams playing with extra defenders. Following a Munster final in which Tipperary rolled over Waterford as if they were nothing more than a speed bump, last Sunday saw Clare brusquely eliminated by Galway. PM O’Sullivan likened the Munster final to the Brexit vote, with opposing camps disputing the value of …

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Why Are Tipperary Being Written Off Before The U21 Munster Hurling Final?

Munster Under 21 Hurling Championship Semi-Final, Semple Stadium, Thrules, Tipperary 14/7/2016 Tipperary vs Limerick Tipperary Celebrate after the game Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Tommy Dickson

Tomorrow, Walsh Park will play host to the u21 Munster Hurling Championship final, between Tipperary and Waterford. The majority of bookmakers around Ireland have Waterford as strong 1/3 odds-on favourites, while Tipperary enter the game at over 3/1. It’s hard to know how the bookies can be so positive about this game inevitably falling into Waterford’s hands. Even though the …

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Pundit Arena Hurling Power Rankings 2016: Round 11

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And then there were four… Just Galway, Waterford, Tipperary and Kilkenny remain in the hunt for the Liam McCarthy Cup. The Pundit Arena Hurling Power Rankings have been tracking the pecking order all year, and now things are getting serious. _____ 1. Tipperary (no change) Are they favourites in our eyes? Not a chance. Are they the form team in the country? …

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Tribute Tuesday – Eoin Kelly

GAA All Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Final 5/9/2010 Kilkenny vs Tipperary Tipp captain Eoin Kelly lifts the Liam McCarthy Cup Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Donall Farmer

In a week where we began to question the longevity of the corner-forward, this week’s Tribute Tuesday is dedicated to the best inside forward since the year 2000, Tipperary’s Eoin Kelly. Firstly, we are ready for barrage of abuse and smart comments from Kilkenny folk as we give credit to a man from Tipperary, but Eoin Kelly was just a …

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