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Managers Split Over Proposed Hurling Championship Restructure

Leinster GAA Senior Hurling Championship Final, Croke Park, Dublin 3/7/2016 Kilkenny vs Galway Galway Manager Michael Donoghue Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

With the GAA season in full swing, most observers are engrossed in the action on the field. With the likes of Wexford, Galway and Cork lighting up the championship, 2017 is shaping up to be a memorable race for the Liam MacCarthy Cup. However, never far away from people’s lips is the discussion over championship restructure. After Congress introduced the …

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Potential Pope Visit Has All-Ireland Final Date Under Threat

The date for the 2018 All-Ireland football final may be forced into rescheduling again because of a visit from the Pope.  The date for the final was set to be altered from the traditional third Sunday in September to August 28 as part of a championship restructure, but that change now looks to be up in the air, The Irish …

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Ranking The Top Five Hurling Goalkeepers In The Game Right Now

So far this year we have seen an exhibition of goalkeeping. From Eoin Murphy’s league performances to Anthony Nash’s incredible championship form, it’s a golden generation for net-minders. So, with that in mind, we have decided to rank the top 5 hurling goalkeepers in the game right now. In the past decade we had the elite foursome of Damien Fitzhenry, …

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Eoin Larkin Column: Austin Gleeson Needs To Play For The Team

Waterford

I was disappointed with Waterford on Sunday. I knew they were going to set up with the sweeper but to me, Derek McGrath hasn’t progressed with this Waterford project. Playing this style was alright in his first year to steady the ship but he hasn’t really moved on. I know they were within a puck of a ball of beating Kilkenny …

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Hurling’s Renaissance: Chaos Reigns With Beautiful Unpredictability

Hurling

“Oft hope is born when all is forlorn” – JRR Tolkien. Eleven months ago, hurling headed into the All-Ireland semi-finals stage with the sport in chaos. The threat of sweepers and defensive mindsets were only trumped by the increasing duopoly of Kilkenny and Tipperary. Crowds dwindled, competition faded. Even the Munster Championship failed to inspire. Last August, a meagre 34,432 …

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