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Watch: UCC Score Two Goals In The Space Of Ten Seconds In Sigerson Cup

Sigerson Cup

St Mary’s Belfast are through to the final of the Sigerson Cup, after a one-point victory over University College Cork this afternoon, on a scoreline of 2-7 to 2-6. The Corkonians’ dream of a Sigerson/Fitzgibbon double was dashed, but they put in an almighty effort nonetheless. The Skull and Crossbones got off to the perfect start, as they opened the …

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GAA: Five Talking Points From National Hurling League Round One

Allianz Hurling League Division 1A, Pairc Ui Rinn, Ballintemple, Cork 11/2/2017 Cork vs Clare Cork's Darragh Fitzgibbon and Seadna Morey of Clare

The hurling season well and truly got underway on Sunday as the National Hurling League commenced. While this isn’t yet the real deal, it is better for fans than the pre-season competitions as Championship 2017 gets closer and closer. Here are five things that caught our eye on the first weekend of action. Underwhelming First Night Of Action With All-Ireland …

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Allianz Football League: Using Statistics To Predict 7 Winners This Weekend

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Last week I introduced the Gaelic football team ratings. I explained that they are based on a mathematical formula. The formula takes into account previous results, opposition rating, score margin, home advantage and stage of competition. The way the formula works is that it makes a “predicted result” and then compares the actual result to the predicted result. The difference …

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Seó Spóirt Cancellation: Petition Created To Reverse Decision

TG4 All Ireland Ladies Intermediate Football Championship Final 26/9/2010 Donegal vs Waterford General view of TG4 branding Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

TG4 programme Seó Spóirt is due to be axed off our television screens by April of 2017, following this year’s league campaign. The decision to cancel the show was made by the recently-appointed TG4 chief executive, Alan Esslemont, according to The42.ie. Esslemont’s decision, however, has since been met with strong criticism. A petition has now been created by Barry Dunne to reverse the …

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Five Teams To Watch Out For In The 2017 National Hurling League

Allianz Hurling League Division 1 Final, Semple Stadium, Thurles, Co. Tipperary 1/5/2016 Clare vs Waterford Clare stand for the national anthem Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

With the new National Hurling League season beginning this weekend, here are Pundit Arena’s five teams to watch out for ahead of the 2017 campaign. ________ Tipperary All-Ireland champions Tipperary didn’t play in the Munster Senior Hurling League so a trip to Croke Park to face the Dubs will be their first outing of the New Year. Not playing the pre-season competition …

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Conal Keaney Raises The Stakes For Ger Cunningham Ahead Of Dublin’s League Campaign

Ger Cunningham Conal Keaney Dublin

After a winter of discontent, Dublin hurlers finally get their competitive season underway against All-Ireland champions Tipperary on Saturday evening. Ger Cunningham will be keen for his young side to nip the murmurs in the bud and let their hurling do the talking. Should they suffer a repeat of last year’s league opener against the same opposition, the pressure will …

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Opinion: Wexford Have Two All-Ireland Finals In The Coming Weeks

Bord na Mona Walsh Cup Round 1, Gorey, Wexford 8/1/2017 Wexford vs UCD Wexford manager Davy Fitzgerald Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Donall Farmer

For the past number of years, Wexford hurling has been in a stagnant state. During competitive matches, their players often showed glimpses of greatness, before being knocked straight back into reality. Their 2014 All-Ireland campaign embodied this. The Model County overcame reigning All-Ireland champions, Clare in their first round qualifier, which were two thrilling encounters in front of large crowds …

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Ger Loughnane Warns Against Writing Off Cork In 2017


2016 was a year to forget for Cork hurling. The league campaign heralded five losses from five games, before they avoided disaster with a Houdini-like escape from relegation with a win over Galway. Things took a turn for the worse in the Championship, as a hammering at the hands of Tipperary set the tone for the rest of the summer. …

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How Far Do GAA Inter-County Players Run In A Match?

GAA GAA All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Semi-Final, Croke Park, Dublin 28/8/2016 Dublin vs Kerry Dublin's Ciaran Kilkenny and Diarmuid Connolly with Bryan Sheehan of Kerry Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

Shane Mangan takes a look at the stats which prove that gaelic games are up there with the most tolling sports for players. A lot is said about work rate in sport. “This team is working harder than that team”, “Player X is very fit”, “Team Y are getting tired”. These are all observations we find ourselves making when we watch …

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