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Eoin Larkin’s Ex-Kilkenny Teammates React To Retirement Announcement

GAA Hurling All Ireland Senior Championship Final, Croke Park, Dublin 6/9/2015.Kilkenny vs Galway.Kilkenny’s manager Brian Cody and Eoin Larkin celebrates.

Eight-time All-Ireland Senior hurling winner, Eoin Larkin, has hung up his boots. He has retired from the game as one of the most respected and successful hurlers of all time.  As well as the eight All-Ireland medals, Larkin had many other success stories with Kilkenny as he captured ten Leinster Senior hurling medals, six National League medals, and personally collected two …

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Reasons To Believe: Can Cork Improve in 2017?

All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Qualifiers Round 2, Semple Stadium, Thurles, Tipperary 9/7/2016 Cork vs Wexford Cork's Patrick Horgan Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

With the 2016 inter-county season in the books, it is never too early to look ahead to the 2017 season. In this series, we will look at all the contenders and see what they can achieve in the new year. This week, we look at Cork at see if they can put a few bad seasons behind them and improve …

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Paddy Stapleton’s Ex-Tipperary Teammates React To Retirement Announcement

Allianz Hurling League Division 1 Semi-Final 19/4/2015 Tipperary Paddy Stapleton Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Cathal Noonan

Double All-Ireland winner Paddy Stapleton has hung up his boots. At 31 years of age, he has retired from inter-county hurling on the highest podium – with a current All-Ireland winner’s medal in his back pocket. Undeniably, Stapleton has been one of the most consistent corner-backs of the last decade. And some of his former Tipperary teammates have congratulated Paddy on …

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GAA Central Council Confirm Several Changes To Structure And Rules

Gaelic football mark GAA

The GAA have announced that the ‘mark’ rule, which is currently being tested in collegiate football, will be introduced across the board in 2017. This rule states that if a player beyond the 45 catches a kick-out cleanly, then they will be awarded a ‘mark’, which allows them to take a free kick or to continue playing. This aims to …

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Tony Kelly’s Hurling Honours Since 2010 Are Simply Ridiculous

Tony Kelly Ballyea

On Sunday, Ballyea overcame Cork champions, Glen Rovers, to be crowned with their first ever Munster hurling title. It was a dominant performance by Ballyea, but undeniably, the star of the show was Clare hurler Tony Kelly.  From winning Minor and u21 hurling championships, a National League, Senior All-Ireland to Fitzgibbon Cups with UL, it is without doubt that Tony Kelly …

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Limerick GAA Release Sharp New Jersey Ahead Of 2017 Season

Munster GAA Hurling Senior Championship Semi-Final, Semple Stadium, Co. Tipperary 19/6/2016 Tipperary vs Limerick Spectators attempt to stay dry ahead of the game Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

Limerick GAA have released a new-look jersey ahead of 2017. The kit which was voted for by fans and made by O’Neills features some new aspects. GAA Jersey As voted by the Limerick GAA faithfuls the New jersey is now available from O Neills pic.twitter.com/VEDI3qyK8Y — Limerick GAA (@LimerickCLG) November 18, 2016 There is a faded crest in the background …

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Pics: Westmeath GAA Reveal New Jersey Ahead Of 2017

Leinster GAA Football Senior Championship Semi-Final, Croke Park, Dublin 28/6/2015 Westmeath vs Meath Westmeath's John Heslin scores a late goal despite Conor McGill and goalkeeper Patrick O’Rourke of Meath Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/James Crombie

Westmeath have released their new jersey ahead of the 2017 season, after making some minor adjustments. The midlands county launched the kit last night. Players from @westmeath_gaa model the new county jersey @obrienmgar @MartyM_RTE pic.twitter.com/816lHN4Tfh — Renault Ireland (@renaultireland) November 16, 2016 There are minimal changes from last year’s effort, but the white lines from above and below the crest …

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Galway Hurling To Vote On The County Joining Munster Championship

Galway Joe Canning

The Galway hurling community has been vocal in recent weeks about their continued exclusion from the Leinster underage hurling championships, as well as the refusal by the Leinster council to grant the side home games in the senior competition. The Tribesmen have been treated as second class citizens since joining the province in 2009, and there have been several calls …

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