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Colm Cooper: I Played For Kerry To Win Titles, Not To Satisfy Joe Brolly

Colm Cooper has responded to the criticism he received from Joe Brolly on RTÉ’s League Sunday programme following the announcement of his retirement.  The Gooch had praise heaped on him from near and afar in the sporting world following the announcement of his inter-county retirement. He was lauded for all he achieved and almost universally recognised as one of the …

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Seamus Callanan Set To Miss League Final Through Injury

Tipperary have suffered an injury setback ahead of their National Hurling League final this weekend in the shape of talisman Seamus Callanan.  Callanan picked up a broken thumb in the Premier’s victory over Wexford on Sunday. Although the All Star full-forward did play the full 70 minutes, he was seen struggling in pain after the game. Michael Ryan has confirmed …

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Opinion: Passion Is No Excuse For Davy Fitzgerald’s Antics

The only thing more curious than Davy Fitzgerald’s antics yesterday on the sideline at Nowlan Park was the lack of criticism he got off the RTÉ panel. Two players, who were tough men on the field, but typically knew where the line was, refused to get worked up about the incredible images of the Wexford manager walking onto the pitch, …

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Pundit Arena Hurling Power Rankings 2017: Round 4

And then there were two. After yesterday’s semi-finals of varying excitement, Galway will take on Tipperary for the National Hurling League title. We take stock of what that means for the pecking order. 1. Tipperary (no change) Still the team to beat. The Premier found another gear against a Wexford team that brought the fight yesterday. A hallmark of the great …

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Five Takeaways From The National Hurling League Semi-Finals

Galway and Tipperary will meet next Sunday in the Gaelic Grounds for the National Hurling League title, after the two emerged victorious in their semi-finals today. Here are five takeaways from the day’s action. Limerick don’t back it up Not since 2013 have Limerick won two consecutive games against top tier opposition. Over the last two years, the Treaty have …

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Tipperary And Wexford Serve Up An Absolute Cracker In Nowlan Park

Tipperary

Over 19,000 patrons packed into Nowlan Park today to witness a real classic between Tipperary and Wexford. While the final scoreline of 5-18 to 1-19 may not do the Wexford challenge justice, Tipp showed their class by kicking on down the final stretch. The game may be best remembered for Davy Fitzgerald’s intrusion of the pitch in the first half, …

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Shanahan Brothers Spearhead Mother And Father Of All Comebacks

Dan Shanahan

Maurice Shanahan stepped out of his brother’s shadow to be well regarded as one of the top marksmen in intercounty hurling, winning an All-Star award in 2015. 2007 Hurler of the Year Dan is a selector on the Waterford team these days, but is still hurling away for his club, Lismore. The brothers helped Lismore to a Munster Intermediate title …

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