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Eoin Larkin Column: Austin Gleeson Needs To Play For The Team

Waterford

I was disappointed with Waterford on Sunday. I knew they were going to set up with the sweeper but to me, Derek McGrath hasn’t progressed with this Waterford project. Playing this style was alright in his first year to steady the ship but he hasn’t really moved on. I know they were within a puck of a ball of beating Kilkenny …

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Hurling’s Renaissance: Chaos Reigns With Beautiful Unpredictability

Hurling

“Oft hope is born when all is forlorn” – JRR Tolkien. Eleven months ago, hurling headed into the All-Ireland semi-finals stage with the sport in chaos. The threat of sweepers and defensive mindsets were only trumped by the increasing duopoly of Kilkenny and Tipperary. Crowds dwindled, competition faded. Even the Munster Championship failed to inspire. Last August, a meagre 34,432 …

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Pundit Arena Hurling Power Rankings 2017: Round 6

With all teams up and running in the race for the Liam McCarthy Cup, we take a look at the latest pecking order in hurling. 1. Galway (no change) The Tribesmen are All-Ireland favourites, and justifiably so after the demolitions of Dublin and Offaly. The men in maroon have a physicality which is telling, while clutch players such as Daithí Burke, David …

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What Does Defeat To Cork Mean Now For Waterford?

Munster GAA Hurling Senior Championship Semi-Final, Semple Stadium, Thurles, Co. Tipperary 18/6/2017 Cork vs Waterford Cork’s Bill Cooper with Austin Gleeson Waterford Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Tommy Dickson

Cork were outstanding on Sunday. The Déise, however, will be extremely disappointed with their showing. But, as the dust slowly settles on Sunday’s Munster Championship semi-final, what does this defeat mean for Waterford? Coming into the game the mood in the south-east was optimistic. Despite a positive showing in their first round victory, the general feeling was that the Déise …

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Seamus Harnedy Told Anthony Nash Exactly What To Do With Cork Puck-Outs

Munster GAA Hurling Senior Championship Semi-Final, Semple Stadium, Thurles, Co. Tipperary 18/6/2017 Cork’s Anthony Nash Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Oisin Keniry

Anthony Nash’s puck-outs were the platform which Cork used to win today’s game. Cork caused another major upset in Thurles today, beating Waterford on a scoreline of 0-23 to 1-15. The Rebels have enjoyed a remarkable start to the summer, after shocking All-Ireland champions Tipp in their own back yard. One weapon that Kieran Kingston has used to perfection in the …

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