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Michael Fennelly Doubtful Whether He Will Return For Kilkenny this Season

GAA All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Semi-Final Replay, Semple Stadium, Tipperary 13/8/2016 Kilkenny vs Waterford Kilkenny's Michael Fennelly picks up an injury during the game Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Cathal Noonan

Kilkenny were dominated by Tipperary in the All-Ireland final last September. While the Premier enjoyed almost total domination all over the field, the loss of Michael Fennelly was telling. The 2011 Hurler of the Year suffered a ruptured Achilles injury in the semi-final replay win over Waterford, and missed out on the decider as a result. The 31-year-old is yet …

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CPA Secretary Declan Brennan Outlines Goals Of The Association

Club Players Association CPA

The talk of the GAA world this week has been surrounding the launch of the Club Players Association, or the CPA. The association was set up to give a voice to club players, who are often an afterthought when it comes to fixtures scheduling. This week on Pundit Arena’s 16th Man podcast, CPA Secretary Declan Brennan spoke about the goals …

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Previewing The 12 Midweek GAA Fixtures In Hurling And Football

Bord na Mona O'Byrne Cup Round 1, Parnell Park, Dublin 8/1/2017 Dublin vs DCU Dublin's Michael Deegan Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne GAA

There are a dozen games in the various GAA pre-season competitions this week with 11 games taking place tonight and one hurling tie in the Walsh Cup Thursday night. Here’s how we think the games will go. McGrath Cup: Limerick v Clare Clare made 10 changes from the side that beat Waterford including the return of Gary Brennan. For Limerick, …

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Club Players Association Launched With Calls For Big Changes

Club Players Association AIB Munster Club Senior Football Championship Semi-Final 18/11/2012 Dr Crokes (Kerry) vs Clonmel Commercials (Tipperary) A général view of a wet GAA pitch Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Morgan Treacy GAA

There is an air of change in gaelic games today, as the Club Players Association has been launched at Ballyboden St Enda’s GAA club this Monday. The CPA has been founded with a mission statement of tackling some key issues, mainly the scheduling, or lack thereof, of club games. The statement which was used to drive sign-ups, entitled “I am …

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Fix the Fixtures: GAA Club Players Association Taking A Stand

All Ireland Senior Football Championship Qualifier Round 3 17/7/2010 General view of a GAA ball Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/James Crombie GAA Club Players Association

After years of worsening conditions, a groundswell of frustration among GAA club players has finally manifested itself as the Club Players Association. The organisation launches its campaign today at the Ballyboden St Enda’s club. Their aim is to improve the fixture conditions for players in over 2300 clubs across the county. The idea of a club player representative body has …

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Kilkenny Star TJ Reid Has Performed A Complete Turn-About On His Attitude To Gyms

TJ Reid celebrates after the match 6/9/2015

Current Kilkenny hurler and seven-time All-Ireland winner, TJ Reid, will be opening a own new gym in 2017.  The news came from TJ Reid’s LinkedIn account, where he expressed his delight in announcing that a new gym is currently in progress: “After a lot of work and sleepless nights wondering will my new business adventure succeed so today I’m delighted to announce …

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Four Things You Should Expect To See In Pre-Season GAA Tournaments

Dublin Hurling GAA

The intercounty GAA season got underway on Wednesday night with Dublin’s hurlers getting a win over Carlow in the Walsh Cup in what was a pretty low-key start to the year – even by GAA standards. However, there are a number of things you can expect from January action, where hope springs eternal for all teams. People give out about colleges! …

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Smaoineamh Siar Ar 2016: An Bhfuil Paisean Le Brath I CLG?

CLG GAA All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Final, Croke Park, Dublin 18/9/2016 Dublin vs Mayo Dublin fans celebrate a score Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Morgan Treacy

Cad is paisean ann? Deirtear go mbíonn sé le brath ag gach aon chluiche CLG ó bhun go barr na tíre. Is cinnte go bhfuil sainmhíniú soiléir ann ina thaobh, ach cad go díreach atá i gceist leis? Is iomaí cliché a chaitear thart, gan subtaint mhór leo. Ní hamháin sin, ach an bhfuil an CLG uilig bunaithe ar lucht séasúrach, …

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