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Seamus Callanan Or Richie Hogan: Who Is More Effective?

Seamus Callanan Richie Hogan

Although Kilkenny’s Richie Hogan and Tipperary’s Seamus Callanan are essentially two different types of players, this article will compare and contrast the differences and similarities between the two.  The most striking similarity between the pair is that they both excelled in their recent change of position under their respective managers. Since Callanan’s move to full forward, he has become a rising horror story …

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Hurling: Top 10 Moments From The 2016 Intercounty Season

Hurling Championship Final, Croke Park, Dublin 4/9/2016 Kilkenny vs Tipperary Tipperary's Brendan Maher lifts the Liam McCarthy Cup Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Morgan Treacy

2016 is about to draw to its conclusion so it is time for some end of season reviews. It was not the best hurling year of all time, but the semi-finals in particular managed to produce three incredible games while Tipperary finally gained revenge for 2014 over their great rivals Kilkenny. Here are Pundit Arena GAA’s Top 10 Hurling Moments …

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Kerry Announce Successor To Ciarán Carey As Senior Hurling Manager

Fintan O'Connor Kerry

Kerry GAA have been on the search for a new hurling manager after Ciarán Carey stepped away from the set-up after a remarkable 2016. The Kingdom have today announced that Fintan O’Connor will take charge of the side for two years initially, with the option of a third. O’Connor has a wealth of experience, and there is a real belief …

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New Funding Plan Announced For Intercounty GAA Players

Dessie Farrell GPA GAA

It has been announced today that €6.9 million has been allocated for GAA players over the next three years. This represents a major rise in the funding, which will more than triple the current amount. In an incremental rise over a number of years, the annual figure will rise to €3 million in 2019. BREAKING: GAA players grant scheme – …

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Reasons To Believe That Cuala Can Go All The Way

Leinster Senior Hurling Club Championship Final, O'Moore Park, Portlaoise, Co. Laois 4/12/2016 O'Loughlin Gaels vs Cuala Cuala's Oisin Gough, David Treacy and Paul Schutte lift the trophy Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

On Sunday afternoon we witnessed the Dublin Senior Hurling champions, Cuala, win their first ever Leinster Senior Hurling Club Championship. The Dubliners defeated Kilkenny champions O’Loughlin Gaels in the final on a scoreline of 3:19-1:16. This was Dublin’s first senior hurling provincial win since Crumlin were victorious in the competition in 1980. Although the Kilkenny side displayed stages of dominance, players …

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Eoin Larkin’s Ex-Kilkenny Teammates React To Retirement Announcement

GAA Hurling All Ireland Senior Championship Final, Croke Park, Dublin 6/9/2015.Kilkenny vs Galway.Kilkenny’s manager Brian Cody and Eoin Larkin celebrates.

Eight-time All-Ireland Senior hurling winner, Eoin Larkin, has hung up his boots. He has retired from the game as one of the most respected and successful hurlers of all time.  As well as the eight All-Ireland medals, Larkin had many other success stories with Kilkenny as he captured ten Leinster Senior hurling medals, six National League medals, and personally collected two …

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Reasons To Believe: Can Cork Improve in 2017?

All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Qualifiers Round 2, Semple Stadium, Thurles, Tipperary 9/7/2016 Cork vs Wexford Cork's Patrick Horgan Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

With the 2016 inter-county season in the books, it is never too early to look ahead to the 2017 season. In this series, we will look at all the contenders and see what they can achieve in the new year. This week, we look at Cork at see if they can put a few bad seasons behind them and improve …

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Paddy Stapleton’s Ex-Tipperary Teammates React To Retirement Announcement

Allianz Hurling League Division 1 Semi-Final 19/4/2015 Tipperary Paddy Stapleton Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Cathal Noonan

Double All-Ireland winner Paddy Stapleton has hung up his boots. At 31 years of age, he has retired from inter-county hurling on the highest podium – with a current All-Ireland winner’s medal in his back pocket. Undeniably, Stapleton has been one of the most consistent corner-backs of the last decade. And some of his former Tipperary teammates have congratulated Paddy on …

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GAA Central Council Confirm Several Changes To Structure And Rules

Gaelic football mark GAA

The GAA have announced that the ‘mark’ rule, which is currently being tested in collegiate football, will be introduced across the board in 2017. This rule states that if a player beyond the 45 catches a kick-out cleanly, then they will be awarded a ‘mark’, which allows them to take a free kick or to continue playing. This aims to …

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