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Should The Laois Hurlers Feel Begrudged After Today’s Leinster Hurling Draw?

Westmeath Laois

On Sunday, the final games of the round-robin Leinster hurling championship were played which resulted in both Laois and Westmeath progressing into the Leinster quarter-final stages. The draw, which was held on Sunday meant that Laois will play Wexford at home while Westmeath will host Offaly in the Leinster quarter-finals. In the other quarter-final, Dublin will face Galway in a game …

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Wexford And Offaly Have Learned Their Opponents For Leinster SHC Quarter-Finals

Leinster Bord na Mona Walsh Cup Round 1, Gorey, Wexford 8/1/2017 Wexford vs UCD Wexford manager Davy Fitzgerald Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Donall Farmer

Wexford and Offaly have learned their Leinster SHC quarter-final opponents after the final round of games in the round-robin this afternoon. The draw took place live on RTÉ Radio 1, after Westmeath beat Meath to relegate their neighbours, and Laois overcame Kerry. Leinster SHC quarter-final line-up: Westmeath vs Offaly Laois vs Wexford Galway vs Dublin [Already decided] _____ The winner …

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Three Reasons Why 2017 Could Be The Year Of The Tribesmen

Allianz Hurling League Division 1A Final, Gaelic Grounds, Limerick 23/4/2017 Galway vs Tipperary The Galway team stand for The National Anthem Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Donall Farmer

Galway’s modern day position in the hurling hierarchy conflicts with the fact that it has been 28 long years since Liam McCarthy last made a visit to the west.  They have what seems to be a winning formula of top notch player pedigree, significant financial investment and the implementation of key structures and personnel, not to mention a dedicated and …

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Timely Boost For Tipperary Ahead Of Championship Opener Vs Cork

GAA Hurling All Ireland Championship Semi-Final 17/8/2014 Cork vs Tipperary Cork’s Mark Ellis and Shane O’Neill with Seamus Callanan of Tipperary Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/James Crombie

Tipperary have received a timely boost this week ahead of their Munster SHC quarter-final with Cork on May 21st. Talisman, Seamus Callanan has returned to full training following a broken thumb which he suffered in the national league semi-final victory over Wexford and looks set to be available for selection for the game in just over a week’s time, according …

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Big News From Tipperary As Kieran Bergin Joins Up With Footballers 2 Weeks After Leaving Hurling Squad

The Tipperary senior footballers have received a big boost ahead of their 2017 championship campaign with news of an addition to their squad.  Kieran Bergin, who only announced his decision to walk away from the county’s senior hurling fold 16 days ago, has joined up with the Tipp footballers, according to the Irish Examiner. This news will no doubt send …

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Michael Fennelly Delivers Promising Update On Kilkenny Comeback Date

Leinster GAA Senior Hurling Championship Final, Croke Park, Dublin 3/7/2016 Kilkenny vs Galway Kilkenny's Michael Fennelly Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

Last August, Kilkenny overcame Waterford in a pulsating contest in the All-Ireland semi-final replay in Thurles. However, it came at a cost as Michael Fennelly suffered an Achilles tendon rupture. Since then, the Cats went on to comprehensively lose the All-Ireland final to Tipp, and endured a mixed League campaign, with the losses to Clare and Wexford, in particular, raising …

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The Top Ten Hurlers Who Didn’t Wear Helmets In The 2000s

All Ireland Quarter Final Replay 5/8/2007 Waterford vs Cork Cork's Sean Og O hAlipin and John Mullane of Waterford Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/James Crombie

It may seem like a distant memory now, however there was a time when hurlers had the option of taking to the field without a helmet. For hurlers today it may seem strange to imagine life without the helmet. Safety was the number one concern when this rule was implemented, and rightfully so. A player’s emotion seemed easier to tell …

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