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Galway Stalwart Announces Retirement From Intercounty Hurling

GAA All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Semi-Final, Croke Park, Dublin 14/8/2016 Tipperary vs Galway Galway's Cyril Donnellan Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Donall Farmer

Galway stalwart Cyril Donnellan has called time on his intercounty hurling career. The 32-year-old Padraig Pearses clubman was a key member of the Galway panel over the last 10 years, helping the Tribesmen to two All-Ireland finals before they got over the line in 2017. A Fitzgibbon Cup winner in 2005, Donnellan went on to make 35 championship appearances with the …

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John Hanbury Relishing Clash At ‘Holy Ground’ Of American Sport

BOSTON, MA - NOVEMBER 22: Dublin (in blue) takes on Galway (in red) in a hurling match held at Fenway Park in Boston on Nov. 22, 2015. (Photo by Jim Davis/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)

As Galway, Dublin, Clare and Tipperary descend on Boston this weekend for the AIG Fenway Classic, there is a buzz around the famous baseball stadium. Home of the Boston Redsox, Fenway is arguably the most iconic venue in American Sports. The Green Monster overlooking the baseball field creates a unique ambiance at the ground. But despite the old school feel to …

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Poll: Tell Us Who You Think Will Win The All-Ireland Hurling Club Championship

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The race to be crowned All-Ireland Club Hurling winners is warming up as the county championships, barring Galway, have reached their conclusion. As we get ready for the provincial competitions, excitement is building, and Ballygunner’s dramatic victory over Thurles Sarsfields certainly whet the appetite. The Waterford club now march on to face Sixmilesbridge in this weekend’s semi-final, while 2016 All-Ireland champions …

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U-21 Decision Means That Today Has Been A Dream Day For Galway Hurling

GAA All-Ireland Hurling Champions Galway Homecoming, Ballinasloe, Galway 4/9/2016 Galway captain David Burke shows the Liam McCarthy Cup to the crowd in Ballinasloe Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Morgan Treacy

2017 has already been a remarkable year for Galway hurling. After an All-Ireland double at minor and senior, the Tribesmen could be excused for thinking things couldn’t get much better. However, it has been announced today at the GAA’s Special Congress that they will be granted two wishes that they were crying out for in recent times. Since their introduction …

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Intriguing Duo Set To Take Over Dublin Hurlers [Report]

Leinster GAA Football Senior Championship Final 22/7/2012 Dublin Manager Pat Gilroy

Dublin hurlers look set to have a new managerial team in the near future, and it is one with a fair amount of experience. The Irish Independent are reporting on Tuesday morning that the Dublin board hope to ratify a new manager in the next few days, with former manager Pat Gilroy seen as the frontrunner for the position left …

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Opinion: Galway Can Dominate Hurling Like The Great Kilkenny Teams Of The Last 15 Years

The dust has settled on the 2017 All-Ireland hurling championship and, despite the best efforts of Waterford, nobody can deny that Galway are deserving champions after a dominant season from Micheál Donoghue’s men. From winning the National League in the spring, the Tribesmen kept their momentum going as David Burke climbed the steps of the Hogan Stand not once, but …

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Derek McGrath Hits Back At RTÉ Coverage Of Waterford Sweeper System

Dublin , Ireland - 3 September 2017; Waterford manager Derek McGrath during the GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Championship Final match between Galway and Waterford at Croke Park in Dublin. (Photo By Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

Waterford boss Derek McGrath has voiced his anger at criticism of the now famed sweeper system.   It’s been no secret that over the past three years Waterford have set up defensively. Tadhg de Búrca has operated as a sweeper for the Déise and done so with great success. In the three summers prior to this system, Waterford failed to …

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