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Michael Ryan Drops Big Name Ahead Of Dublin Clash

Allianz Hurling League Division 1A, Pairc Ui Rinn, Co. Cork 26/3/2017 Cork vs Tipperary Tipperary manager Michael Ryan Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Cathal Noonan

During the week, Eoin Kelly predicted that Michael Ryan may drop some big names this weekend. The Tipp boss has done just that by making two changes, although it’s not the alteration many expected. Dangerous forward Noel McGrath has been left out of the side. The Premier have struggled massively for form recently. After trouncing Wexford in this year’s league …

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Waterford Boss McGrath Makes Bold Call Ahead Of Kilkenny Clash

Derek McGrath

Waterford take on neighbours Kilkenny this weekend and Déise boss Derek McGrath has made a bold call ahead of the clash.  Former All-Star Maurice Shanahan doesn’t make the cut as Jake Dillon replaces the Lismore man. There is also no place for the recently returned Stephen Bennett, who has served his one-game suspension. Maurice, who has started both of Waterford’s …

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Cork V Clare: A Munster Final Combined XV

As the build up for this weekend’s Munster SHC final intensifies, we take a look at what players would make it into a combined starting XV from both Cork and Clare.  1. Anthony Nash Nash is now safely regarded as one of the best net minders in the country, without a shadow of a doubt. Since replacing Donal Óg Cusack …

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Colm Galvin Hits Back At Ger Loughnane’s Clare Criticism

Munster Senior Hurling League Round 4, Fraher Field, Co. Waterford 22/1/2017 Waterford vs Clare Clare’s Colm Galvin and Waterford’s Eoin Madigan Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ken Sutton

Clare midfielder Colm Galvin has hit back at Ger Loughnane’s recent criticism of the Banner hurlers. Loughnane stated that Clare’s 2013 All-Ireland was “the greatest fluke of all time” but Galvin doesn’t agree. With Clare back in a first Munster final in nine years, you’d expect the mood to be more positive. However, the Banner are entering this final in …

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Kieran Kingston Doesn’t Expect Younger Players To Lead

Allianz Hurling League Division 1A, Pairc Ui Rinn, Co. Cork 26/3/2017 Cork vs Tipperary Cork manager Kieran Kingston

What a difference twelve months has made for Cork boss Kieran Kingston. He is preparing for a Munster final this Sunday after an outstanding beginning to their championship campaign.  Ahead of the game, he has expressed his belief that he doesn’t expect his younger players to have to lead. The difference in Kingston’s side is simply amazing. Twelve months ago, …

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Munster Final Set For Monster Turnout Not Seen In Thurles For Years

Guinness Munster Hurling Championship Final 25/6/2006 Cork General view of Cork fans at the game Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Lorraine O'Sullivan

Cork and Clare face off in the Munster hurling final on Sunday, in a match-up which few could have predicted at the start of the year. The Rebels shocked reigning All-Ireland champions Tipperary in the opening round, before seeing off Waterford in the semi-final. Hype is building around Cork hurling at present, with over 30,000 attending each of those matches. …

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