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All-Ireland Final – Three Substitutes Who Will Change the Game

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Brian Barry predicts which three substitutes can change the All-Ireland Final.   Michael Cahill Widely recognised as one of the best corner-backs in the country, Cahill is not limited to keeping corner-forwards quiet. Anybody who sees him plying his trade for Thurles Sarsfields will know the 25 year-old can play all over the field. Considering the form Paddy Stapleton and …

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Pundit Arena’s Top 20 Post-Game Interviews

Kieran Donaghy

In light of Kieran Donaghy’s outburst on Sunday, we rank our twenty most entertaining post-game interviews. Did we leave any out? Let us know! 20. Rampage Jackson dry-humps reporter! He may be a beast in the Octagon, but it looks like Rampage Jackson also has a ‘softer’ side. Although it may not be too soft after this… _____ 19. Roy …

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All Ireland: How Can Shaky Cats Trump Tipp Forwards?

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The All Ireland replay takes place this Saturday, and Brian Barry believes Kilkenny have a lot of work to do if they are to prevent Tipperary running up another massive scoring tally. 1-28. It was a massive score to concede in an All Ireland final for Kilkenny. While their forwards did the business at the other end to ensure they live to fight another …

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3 Things To Expect In The All Ireland Final Replay

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Ashling Dalton looks ahead to his weekend’s All Ireland Hurling Final replay between Kilkenny and Tipperary. Another year, another hurling final replay. Last year’s version will certainly go down as one of the best hurling matches in living memory, and considering the two teams on show on Saturday night, this year should be no different. It will be an entirely …

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Goalkeepers – We’re Not Crazy You Know!

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Tom O’Connor defends the goalkeeping  profession, arguing that the skill and hard work exhibited by netminders is often is overlooked by fans and commentators alike. “That O’ Connor fella’s half mad” was the first positive comment I remember hearing about my fledgling goalkeeping career. It was uttered by one local to another after hearing my 11 year old  high pitched …

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Throwback Thursday: Wexford & Clare Play Out Titanic Draw

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In the buildup to this weekend’s U-21 All Ireland Hurling Final, we look back at Clare and Wexford’s first clash at senior level int his year’s championship. Clare vs Wexford face off in the Under-21 All Ireland final this weekend, and many of the players on show will have contested that thrilling two part special at senior level this summer. …

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How Good Was The 2014 All-Ireland Hurling Final?

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Incredible, unbelievable, sensational, epic; the list of adjectives used to describe what Kilkenny and Tipperary served up in the drawn All-Ireland final is endless. Now that the dust has settled, let’s reflect on just how good a game it was. 3-22 to 1-28; twenty five scores to twenty nine making it a total of fifty-four scores. Of these fifty-four scores, …

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Three Things That Will Determine The Outcome Of The All Ireland

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Ashling Dalton discusses three things that could dictate the outcome of the All Ireland Final replay between Kilkenny and Tipperary. We wait 53 years for a draw and three come along at once! Out of the the three drawn games of 2012, 2013, 2014, the last one undoubtedly takes the number one spot for entertainment value. It had absolutely everything. Sublime …

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All Ireland Final – A Game For The Ages

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Sunday’s drawn All-Ireland hurling final was an epic clash, perhaps even topping the exhilarating encounter that took place in 2009 between these two teams. Below Donal O’Doherty discusses. The general consensus prior to Sunday’s All Ireland hurling final was that it would be an excellent game, razor close and filled with excellent scores. What it wouldn’t be however was an …

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