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Majorly Worrying Double Blow For Kilkenny Ahead Of Qualifiers

Leinster GAA Hurling Senior Championship Quarter-Final, Wexford Park, County Wexford 10/6/2017 Wexford vs Kilkenny Kilkenny manager Brian Cody Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/James Crombie

Kilkenny have been hit with a blow on two fronts ahead of their first round All-Ireland qualifier, for which the draw is being made on Monday.  Two-time All-Ireland winner with the Cats, John Power has walked from the panel. The Irish Independent have reported that Power, younger brother and son of county legends Richie Jr. and Richie Sr. respectively, has …

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Three GAA Bets To Consider Ahead Of The Weekend’s Action

The first round of the football qualifiers start this weekend and we have all your GAA Betting needs covered! With action also in the Leinster and Ulster championships, there are plenty of opportunities to make a few quid this weekend. Using a 1-5 rating system, with one being a risky bet and five being a certainty, we have our top …

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Blow For Waterford As Stephen Bennett Recieves Ban Following Incident Vs Cork

Waterford’s Stephen Bennett has been hit with a one-match suspension following his clash with Damien Cahalane of Cork in last Sunday’s Munster SHC semi-final.  Bennett clearly interfered with the helmet of the Rebels full-back but was not spotted by the referee, Barry Kelly. The Waterford forward dragged Cahalane to the ground with what appeared to be the faceguard following a …

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Tipperary U-21s Downed By Impressive Limerick Outfit

Munster Under 21 Hurling Championship Semi-Final, Semple Stadium, Thrules, Tipperary 14/7/2016 Tipperary vs Limerick Tipperary's Willie Connors with Barry Nash of Limerick Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Tommy Dickson

Tipperary headed to Limerick this evening in the first round of the Munster u-21 Championship, with the home side fancied by many as they were littered with senior talent. Barry Nash, Kyle Hayes, Tom Morrissey, Ronan Lynch and Cian Lynch were among the senior stars within the Treaty ranks, and they had too much for the Premier, winning on a …

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The 16th Man GAA Podcast: Cork Back It Up, Kildare And Tyrone Make Statements, And Previews Of All The Weekend’s Action

Kildare Leinster GAA Football Senior Championship Semi-Final, O'Connor Park, Tullamore, Co. Offaly 17/6/2017 Meath vs Kildare Meath's goalkeeper Paddy O'Rourke dejected as Cathal McNally celebrates scoring his sides opening goal Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/James Crombie

As we reflect on what was a remarkable weekend of GAA action, The 16th Man podcast reviews all the talking points. Valerie Wheeler, Sean Cremin and Brian Barry sit down to discuss Cork’s dominant display in their win over Waterford, backing up the hype after beating All-Ireland champions Tipperary. Can the Rebels now deal with the favourites tag against Clare in …

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Austin Gleeson Has Become The Victim Of His Own Ability

Bord Gais Energy GAA Hurling All-Ireland Under 21 Championship Final, Semple Stadium, Thurles, Tipperary 10/9/2016 Galway vs Waterford DJ Foran and Austin Gleeson of Waterford celebrate Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Donall Farmer

Austin Gleeson, at just 21-years-old, is one of the most ridiculously talented men in the country. That said, he has already become the victim of his own success. The 2016 Hurler of the Year burst onto the scene as an exciting minor in 2013. The Mount Sion man’s talents were clear as day even back then. However, what would follow …

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Opinion: The GAA Need To Move With The Times When It Comes To Nutrition

Bord Gais Energy GAA Hurling All Ireland Under 21 Championship Semi-Final 25/8/2012 General view of a GAA sideline flag Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Cathal Noonan

The GAA train of thought regarding nutrition is still very much old-school. With pre-season campaigns starting earlier and earlier, as physical training begins to entail so much more than just ‘a few laps’ and ‘sprints to the 45’ and as amateur athletes are expected to perform at professional levels, even on the club scene, we examine the existing views around nutrition in …

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Lack Of Coverage Doing Hurling Minnows A Disservice

For the Carlow minor hurling team 2006 was a landmark year not only for the Barrowsiders but also for every minnow hurling county in Ireland. Reaching a Leinster final against Kilkenny was a huge achievement, especially for a county where success in any GAA code is a rarity. Over a decade later in 2017, Carlow are now celebrating winning a …

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