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It Is Time For A Restructure Of The U21 Hurling Championship

Bord Gais Energy GAA Hurling All-Ireland Under 21 Championship Final, Semple Stadium, Thurles, Tipperary 10/9/2016 Galway vs Waterford Waterford's Patrick Curran and Adam Farrell lift the trophy Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Donall Farmer

Waterford hammered Galway last night in Thurles to claim the U21 All-Ireland Hurling Championship for the first time since 1992. The county is rising, and they will surely be there or thereabouts for a senior title in the coming years. The Déise were clearly the best team this year, but last night raises serious questions about the U21 championship as …

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Watch: Waterford’s Stephen Bennett Scores Late Contender For Goal Of The Year

Kilkenny vs Waterford Waterford supporters Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Donall Farmer GAA All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Semi-Final, Croke Park, Dublin 7/8/2016

Waterford are U21 All-Ireland champions after having far too much class for a spirited Galway side in Thurles this evening. The Déise captured the title for the first time since 1992, and thousands flooded the Semple Stadium field to celebrate. Undoubtedly the moment of the match was Stephen Bennett’s goal in the final exchanges, which was the cherry on top for …

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Why Galway Need To Be Included In The Minor And U21 Leinster Hurling Championships

Galway u21 Hurling

Tonight, Galway take on Waterford in the U21 Hurling Championship final in Semple Stadium. Earlier this week, Galway manager Tony Ward described Waterford as the “best ever” team at the grade (via the Irish Examiner). Sure, mind games are at play, and naturally he will want to play down his side’s chances, but he has a point. This Waterford side boasts some …

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Opinion: Irish Sport Needs More Role Models The Likes Of Philly McMahon

Allianz Football League Division 1 Final, Croke Park, Dublin 24/4/2016 Dublin vs Kerry Dublin's Philly McMahon Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

Philly McMahon is the GAA’s marmite, a player you either love or hate. For Dublin fans, he’s a battler, a warrior, a player that generally goes up against the opposition’s best forward and takes them out of the game. For fans from the other 31 counties in Ireland, he’s largely viewed as a pest, a nuisance, an annoyance, and a player that looks to …

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Gaelic Football: Roscommon Manager Resigns And End In Sight For Mickey Harte

Ulster GAA Football Final Media Event, The Fir Trees Hotel, Strabane, Co Tyrone 11/7/2016 Tyrone Manager Mickey Harte Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Presseye/Darren Kidd

While all the talk this week has been surrounding the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship final, there have been some major developments in gaelic football. In Connacht, Fergal O’Donnell has stepped down as joint-manager of Roscommon. Selectors David Casey and Stephen Bohan have also resigned with immediate effect. The County Board will meet tonight to discuss the next step for the senior …

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2010 Vs 2016: Which Was The Better Tipperary Team?

GAA All Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Final 5/9/2010 Kilkenny vs Tipperary Lar Corbett of Tipp scores his sides second goal despite a hurley being thrown in his direction Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Donall Farmer bestof2010

As the dust settles on a remarkable All-Ireland Hurling Championship victory for Tipperary, there are obvious parallels to the team of 2010. Six years ago, the Premier stopped the ‘Drive for Five’, and looked set to dominate the hurling landscape for years to come. The questions now being raised are whether the class of 2016 can achieve what Lar Corbett …

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Confirmed: Eamonn Fitzmaurice To Lead The Kingdom For Another Two Years

Kerry Senior Football Press Briefing, Meadowlands Hotel, Tralee, Co. Kerry 25/7/2016
Manager Eamonn Fitzmaurice
Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/James Crombie

All-Ireland semi finalists Kerry have decided to retain faith in manager Eamonn Fitzmaurice and reappointed the Finuge man for another two years at the helm on the Kingdom at a County Committee meeting on Tuesday evening. Following the meeting, the appointment was confirmed on kerrygaa.ie as well as the additional news that the Kerry manager will announce his backroom team at a later …

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State Of Play: The End-Of-Season Hurling Power Rankings

GAA All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Final, Croke Park, Dublin 4/9/2016 Kilkenny vs Tipperary Tipperary team celebrate with the Liam MacCarthy cup Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Cathal Noonan

So that’s a wrap. Tipperary are champions and the chasing pack have a long few months ahead. To close out the Pundit Arena Hurling Power Rankings, that have been running all season, we take a look at how each team is shaping up as they face into the winter. There will be more in-depth analysis of each county over the coming weeks, as …

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