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Five Talking Points Ahead Of The U-21 Hurling Semi-Finals

Saturday sees the semi-finals of the All-Ireland U-21 Hurling Championship take place in Thurles as part of a triple-header with the clash of Meath and Kerry in the ‘B’ competition acting as the curtain-raiser. Champions of 2015, Limerick, will be looking to reclaim their title. They were impressive in their successful Munster-winning efforts but will not take the untested Galway …

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Former All-Ireland Club Winning Manager In Contention For Donegal Job

Donegal are currently on the lookout for a new manager after Rory Gallagher stepped away from the role following a disappointing summer. The 2012 All-Ireland champions suffered heavy defeats to Tyrone and Galway as their championship campaign ended prematurely. Jim McGuinness was always going to be a tough act to follow for Gallagher, as he now moves away from the …

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Kerry Are At Their Best When They Hit Croke Park

Since the turn of the millennium, Kerry have made it to Croke Park in every season. Eighteen consecutive seasons have seen the Kingdom head to Jones’s Road and in only three of these have they failed to register a win at Headquarters; 2001, 2010 and 2012. In the last seventeen seasons, Kerry have won six All-Ireland titles, lost five All-Ireland …

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CCCC To Be Given More Power In Future Following Austin Gleeson Incident

In the aftermath of Waterford’s Austin Gleeson being cleared of any wrongdoing in Sunday’s All-Ireland semi-final versus Cork, the Central Competitions Control Committee (CCCC) will be given more power to sanction players in the coming seasons. Gleeson is free to play in the All-Ireland final after referee James Owens admitted that he had already ruled on an altercation involving the Waterford man …

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Does The GAA Need To Introduce A Citing Commissioner?

All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Semi-Final, Croke park, Dublin 6/8/2017 Galway vs Tipperary Referee Barry Kelly with Tipperary goalkeeper Darren Gleeson Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

The suspensions and non-suspension of GAA players have reached a peak this summer with debacles involving Diarmuid Connolly, Tadgh de Búrca, Austin Gleeson and Adrian Tuohy. Now, a former inter-county hurling referee, Pat O’Connor has called for the GAA to follow in the footsteps of rugby by introducing a Citing Commissioner. The inconsistencies this season have asked major questions of the …

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Former Inter-County Manager Expresses Interest In The Dublin Hurling Manager’s Position

GAA Hurling All Ireland Senior Championship Final, Croke Park, Dublin 6/9/2015.Kilkenny vs Galway.GalwayÕs manager Anthony Cunningham dejected late in the game.Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/James Crombie

The position of Dublin senior hurling manager currently remains vacant. But speculation grew this week when bookmakers, Boylesports, stopped taking bets on former All-Ireland winning Dublin football manager Pat Gilroy taking the reigns of the counties senior hurling team. This speculation seemed far-fetched and has remained pure rumours over the last few days as the Dublin county board claim to …

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