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James “Cha” Fitzpatrick Describes Ruthless Nature Of Brian Cody

Brian Cody Cha Fitzpatrick

Growing up in Kilkenny, James “Cha” Fitzpatrick was tipped as a GAA prodigy and although the Ballyhale man went on to win five Senior All-Irelands and three All-Stars, many feel he plenty left to offer at the time of his retirement. Fitzpatrick captained Kilkenny to an All-Ireland title in 2008. However, at the age of 26 he retired from inter-county hurling after …

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Six Young Players To Watch During This Weekend’s Hurling League

Electric Ireland Munster GAA Hurling Minor Championship Semi-Final 26/6/2014 Limerick vs Cork Cork's Shane Kingston celebrates scoring a goal Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Morgan Treacy

For hurling fans, it is great to see that competitive matches are well and truly back underway. Each year, the Allianz Hurling League proves a terrific platform for managers to test their upcoming players, and it is no difference this year. Here, we look at six players who could make a difference this weekend. Shane Kingston (Cork) After his terrific …

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GAA: Five Talking Points From National Hurling League Round One

Allianz Hurling League Division 1A, Pairc Ui Rinn, Ballintemple, Cork 11/2/2017 Cork vs Clare Cork's Darragh Fitzgibbon and Seadna Morey of Clare

The hurling season well and truly got underway on Sunday as the National Hurling League commenced. While this isn’t yet the real deal, it is better for fans than the pre-season competitions as Championship 2017 gets closer and closer. Here are five things that caught our eye on the first weekend of action. Underwhelming First Night Of Action With All-Ireland …

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Seó Spóirt Cancellation: Petition Created To Reverse Decision

TG4 All Ireland Ladies Intermediate Football Championship Final 26/9/2010 Donegal vs Waterford General view of TG4 branding Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

TG4 programme Seó Spóirt is due to be axed off our television screens by April of 2017, following this year’s league campaign. The decision to cancel the show was made by the recently-appointed TG4 chief executive, Alan Esslemont, according to The42.ie. Esslemont’s decision, however, has since been met with strong criticism. A petition has now been created by Barry Dunne to reverse the …

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Five Teams To Watch Out For In The 2017 National Hurling League

Allianz Hurling League Division 1 Final, Semple Stadium, Thurles, Co. Tipperary 1/5/2016 Clare vs Waterford Clare stand for the national anthem Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

With the new National Hurling League season beginning this weekend, here are Pundit Arena’s five teams to watch out for ahead of the 2017 campaign. ________ Tipperary All-Ireland champions Tipperary didn’t play in the Munster Senior Hurling League so a trip to Croke Park to face the Dubs will be their first outing of the New Year. Not playing the pre-season competition …

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Conal Keaney Raises The Stakes For Ger Cunningham Ahead Of Dublin’s League Campaign

Ger Cunningham Conal Keaney Dublin

After a winter of discontent, Dublin hurlers finally get their competitive season underway against All-Ireland champions Tipperary on Saturday evening. Ger Cunningham will be keen for his young side to nip the murmurs in the bud and let their hurling do the talking. Should they suffer a repeat of last year’s league opener against the same opposition, the pressure will …

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Opinion: Wexford Have Two All-Ireland Finals In The Coming Weeks

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

For the past number of years, Wexford hurling has been in a stagnant state. During competitive matches, their players often showed glimpses of greatness, before being knocked straight back into reality. Their 2014 All-Ireland campaign embodied this. The Model County overcame reigning All-Ireland champions, Clare in their first round qualifier, which were two thrilling encounters in front of large crowds …

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Ger Loughnane Warns Against Writing Off Cork In 2017

Cork

2016 was a year to forget for Cork hurling. The league campaign heralded five losses from five games, before they avoided disaster with a Houdini-like escape from relegation with a win over Galway. Things took a turn for the worse in the Championship, as a hammering at the hands of Tipperary set the tone for the rest of the summer. …

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Poll: Who Will Win The National Hurling League?

National Hurling League

The National Hurling League gets underway this weekend, and the long winter months of no competitive intercounty action are finally coming to a close. The action begins on Saturday evening as All-Ireland champions Tipperary face Dublin. Ger Cunningham and Co. will be hoping to avoid a repeat of their league opener last year against the same opposition. Holders Clare are up …

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Clare Star Gary Brennan Had A Truly Remarkable Weekend

AIB Munster Senior Club Hurling Championship Semi-Final, Cusack Park, Ennis, Clare 6/11/2016 Ballyea vs Thurles Sarsfields Ballyea's Gary Brennan celebrates Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Lorraine O'Sullivan

Gary Brennan had a rather unusual weekend, but it was simply remarkable. The dual phenomenon helped Ballyea as they blitzed St Thomas’ of Galway to reach the All-Ireland final on St Patrick’s Day. However, his business for the weekend was far from over after the full-time whistle in Thurles on Saturday night. He then travelled with the Clare footballers to …

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