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TBT: Galway Crack The Cats Armour…Oh Wait

Fergal Moore lifts the Bob O'Keefe Cup 8/7/2012 

Seen as its Leinster hurling final weekend, this week’s Throwback Thursday goes back to 2012. Galway shocked Kilkenny with an emphatic win, people thought the tide may be turning. But we all know who had the last laugh. It was the 8th of July 2012, Kilkenny were defending All-Ireland champions having gained revenge on Tipperary for halting their ‘drive for …

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GAA Podcast: Sexy Ulster Football, Hurling Preview, And Why The Hell Is Laois Vs Armagh Being Replayed?

Donegal GAA Monaghan

The Ulster Football Championship has been the story of the summer so far in GAA, as some of the country’s best teams are battling it out up north. After both semi-finals, nobody has reached the decider as Donegal, Monaghan, Cavan and Tyrone must do it all over again. Meanwhile, there is a bumper weekend of hurling action coming up, with Dublin …

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Replays: Why Don’t The GAA Just Make Proper Rules?

GAA Laois Armagh

This week’s Wednesday Whinge relates to the issuing of a replay between Laois and Armagh after the O’Moore County had used surplus subs in their win over the Orchard men in a recent qualifier match. We questions why a replay is becoming too much of a cop-out for the GAA. Clare vs Offaly in 1998, Meath vs Antrim in 2016 and …

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Cork Fans Lament As The Search For Underage Success Goes On

Fitzgibbon Cup Final 4/3/2006 Cork General view of Pairc Ui Rinn Mandatory Credit INPHO/Andrew Paton

Cork were dumped out of the u21 Munster Hurling Championship this evening in Páirc Uí Rinn, and despite a late rally, they were well beaten. The last time the Rebels won an underage title was the Minor All-Ireland in 2001, and the hurling community on Lee-side is growing impatient, while some were optimistic after some promising spells during the match. …

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Fitzgerald Stadium To Be Redeveloped Ahead Of Rugby World Cup Bid

Fitzgerald Stadium Killarney

Fitzgerald Stadium in Killarney is set to be redeveloped, in order that it will be considered to be included in Ireland’s bid to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup. The venue, which currently can hold a capacity of 39,000, has hosted many famous clashes, most recently last year’s Munster Senior Football final when Kerry beat Cork after a replay. Work will …

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Gaelic Grounds To Host Munster Hurling Final Between Tipperary And Waterford

Munster Hurling Final Senior Championship Final, Semple Stadium, Thurles 12/7/2015 Tipperary vs Waterford Tipperary's Shane McGrath chases Kevin Moran of Waterford Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Morgan Treacy

Following Tipperary’s victory over Limerick on Sunday in the Munster Senior Hurling Championship, there has been debate surrounding the venue for the final. This fixture would usually be played in Cork, but due to the reconstruction of Páirc Uí Chaoimh, this is not possible. While last year’s decider between Waterford and Tipp was held in Thurles, this was because the …

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Cork Footballers Struggling To Find Leaders On And Off The Pitch

Munster GAA Senior Football Championship Semi-Final, Semple Stadium, Thurles, Tipperary 12/6/2016
Tipperary vs Cork
Cork Manager Peadar Healy dejected
Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

The 17th of October 2015 was the day the Cork County Board announced that Peadar Healy was the new manager of the Cork footballers. After a drawn-out process, a three-man committee along with Ger Lane, county board chairman, and Frank Murphy, county board secretary, decided that Healy was their new man and leader. To say the decision was surprising would be stating the obvious. …

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Pundit Arena Hurling Power Rankings 2016: Round 8

Munster GAA Hurling Senior Championship Semi-Final, Semple Stadium, Co. Tipperary 19/6/2016 Tipperary vs Limerick Tipperary's Seamus Callanan celebrates scoring the third goal of the game Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

The provincial finals are set. There are only four unbeaten teams left in the All-Ireland Hurling Championship. The draw has been made for the qualifiers. It’s time for us to reassess the power rankings on the hurling landscape. 1. Waterford (No change) 2. Kilkenny (No change) Heading into the Leinster semi-final in Portlaoise last weekend, there were several questions-marks surrounding …

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The Draw For The All-Ireland Senior Hurling Qualifiers Has Been Made

Hurling Davy Fitzgerald Donal Og Clare

The draw for the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship qualifiers has been made this morning, which was live on RTÉ Radio 1’s Morning Ireland. Despite an impressive march to the National Hurling League title, Davy Fitzgerald and Clare were dumped out of the Munster Championship by Waterford. However, they must rise again as they hope to repeat the heroics of 2013 by …

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