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Pundit Arena Hurling Power Rankings 2017: Round 2

Hurling Power Rankings

With the quarter-final and relegation play-offs in the National Hurling League confirmed, we take a look at the latest pecking order as the small ball season gathers pace. 1. Tipperary (no change) Sure, they’ve failed to win a match since our last rankings were drawn up, but there are plenty of positives to take away for Michael Ryan. They were …

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“Donald Trump” Chooses His Favourite GAA County Teams

President Trump has been busy making headlines as a result of his propensity for making decisions or statements based on… well… we’re not entirely sure what exactly forms the basis of his decisions. What we do know about The Donald is that he’s quite a fan of both sweeping statements (as evidenced by his love of Twitter) and the man surely loves walls! …

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Kerry U21 Footballers Send Out Fierce Warning To the Rest Of The Country

After three consecutive All-Ireland Minor Football titles, it has been widely expected that Kerry are the coming force in gaelic football. However, the Kingdom have badly struggled at the u21 grade in recent times. The u21 Munster title last went to the south-west in 2008, and since then Cork and Tipperary have shared the spoils in the province. However, Kerry emphatically …

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Hurling Championship Restructure On The Cards

GAA All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Final, Croke Park, Dublin 4/9/2016 Kilkenny vs Tipperary A view of the Liam McCarthy cup Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Donall Farmer

The chairman of the Hurling Development Committee, Paudie O’ Neill, has revealed that the GAA are considering revamping the format of the hurling championship in fear of the sport becoming overshadowed by gaelic football’s Super 8. The Super 8 comes into effect from 2018 onwards in gaelic football. It entails a group stage round of games in place of the …

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Free-Taking Competition To Be Implemented If Quarter-Finals Finish Level After Extra-Time

Munster Club Senior Hurling Championship Semi-Final 15/11/2009 A sliotar is placed for a free Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Lorraine O'SullivanMunster Club Senior Hurling Championship Semi-Final 15/11/2009 A sliotar is placed for a free Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Lorraine O'Sullivan

There could be history in the making this weekend as there will be free-taking competitions to determine any National Hurling League quarter-finals that finish level after extra-time. Should any of this weekend’s four games be tied after 70 minutes, there will be the typical two ten-minute periods of extra-time. But should the game stay level after this there will be two …

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National Hurling League: Team Of The Season So Far

Allianz Hurling League Division 1A, Croke Park, Dublin 4/3/2017 Dublin vs Waterford Waterford’s Pauric Mahony Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Tommy Dickson

All games in the league portion of this year’s competition are now complete following the weekend’s action. Five intense rounds of hurling have thrown together some great quarter-final pairings. We will see three clashes of neighbours next weekend: Wexford face Kilkenny while Cork are rewarded with a meeting against Limerick. Offaly, though, face the unenviable task of playing Tipperary. Finally, …

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Watch: All The Best Division 1A Scores From The Weekend

Allianz Hurling League Division 1A, Cusack Park, Ennis, Co. Clare 26/3/2017 Clare vs Waterford Clares Podge Collins celebrates scoring his side's first goal of the game Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

With the venues and times of this weekend’s league quarter-finals and relegation play-offs announced, the season is beginning to hot up. This was evident last weekend, with the style and intensity of hurling – some of it championship standard – that was on show. The GAA’s official YouTube channel published the best of the weekend’s scores from the final round of …

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