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The Antrim Under-21 Hurlers Are Still In Search Of A Manager

Bord Gais Energy GAA Hurling All Ireland Under 21 Championship Semi-Final 24/8/2013 Wexford vs Antrim Antrim's Conal Morgan, David Kearney and Paddy McNaughton celebrate at the final whistle Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Lorraine O'Sullivan

At yesterday’s launch of the Bord Gais Energy Under-21 Hurling Championship, the Antrim representative, Christy McNaughton, revealed that the county do not yet have a manager.  The Saffrons are set to kick off their Ulster Under-21 Championship campaign against Derry on July 19, and for McNaughton and his teammates it is a case of same old, same old. He spoke …

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Ranking The Leinster Hurling Championship Contenders

Leinster GAA Senior Hurling Championship Final, Croke Park, Dublin 3/7/2016 Kilkenny vs Galway The Kilkenny team pose with the Bob O'Keeffe cup Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Morgan Treacy

After Sunday’s blistering start to the Munster Championship, Leinster’s finest get to show the country what they are made of with three quarter-finals taking place this weekend. With defending champions Kilkenny waiting in the last four, the six teams in action at the weekend will be eager to avoid the minefield that is the qualifiers – especially now that defending …

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Are Monaghan All-Ireland Title Contenders?

Ulster GAA Football Senior Championship Preliminary Round, Clones, Co. Monaghan 20/5/2017 Monaghan vs Fermanagh Monaghan team huddle

One of the impressive early performances in the football championship last weekend came from Monaghan. Admittedly, beating Fermanagh isn’t the best win they have ever recorded, but yet there was a certain confidence about their first round win. Leading by just a point mid-way through the second half, Monaghan put their foot on the gas and blitzed Fermanagh to secure …

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ROC Protection: Hurling Base Layer Inventors Have Big Ambitions For Product

Since their appearance on RTÉ’s Late Late Show in February student-owned business ROC Protection has continued to grow and develop.  The dynamic trio of Ross Byrne, Carl Cullen and Cormac Spain, from Clonkeen College, Blackrock in Dublin, came up with the idea as 17-year-olds for their transition year mini company project.  As a lot of readers may already be aware from …

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Could A Round Robin Hurling Championship Really Provide The Same Excitement?

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

The restructuring of GAA championships has been a hot topic lately. One such discussion is the motion to overhaul the hurling championship to a round robin structure. Having seen Sunday’s thriller between Cork and Tipperary, could a round robin championship really provide the same excitement? In all honesty both 2015 and 2016  lacked exciting games until the semi-final stages. Prior to …

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Despite Mark Schutte Loss, Dublin Hurlers Won’t Settle For Anything Less Than A Win Over Galway

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The Dublin hurlers enter the Leinster Championship on Sunday with some less-than-ideal preparations. Following a winter where former players spoke out in the media against the current regime, the Boys in Blue were relegated from Division 1A of the League. The return of the Cuala cohort, who won the All-Ireland Club Championship, will be a boost to the team, but the …

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TJ Reid Pinpoints The Key Gym Exercises For Intercounty Hurlers

Leinster GAA Senior Hurling Championship Final, Croke Park, Dublin 3/7/2016 Kilkenny vs Galway Kilkenny's TJ Reid Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Morgan Treacy

TJ Reid’s attitude to gyms has certainly changed. While the 2015 Hurler of the Year has always valued strength and conditioning, he used to take a more old school approach! Who needs a gym when u have to throw a 1000 tyres onto a silage pit #silage15 #core #farming pic.twitter.com/miF5zpTCLH — TJ Reid (@_tjreid) June 8, 2015 However, 2017 has …

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