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Silver Lining: Kilkenny Conveyor Belt Still In Full Flow

One of the shocks of the 2017 senior hurling championship was the early exit of Kilkenny after they were beaten by Wexford and Waterford respectively. In light of their previous successful seasons, 2017 was one to forget for Brian Cody’s Cats. Their losses to Waterford and Clare in the National League were unpredictable, but their rocky start epitomised the season that was …

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Wexford Hurling: They Say It’s The Hope That Kills You

Allianz Hurling League Division 1A Quarter-Final, Nowlan Park, Kilkenny 2/4/2017 Kilkenny vs Wexford WexfordÕs Conor McDonald celebrates scoring his sides second goal Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ken Sutton

No Leinster Hurling Championship semi-final has ever captured the imagination more than the June 10 clash between Wexford and Kilkenny. The fact that Wexford have already beaten Kilkenny this year gives the Model county supporters cause for hope, and nobody does hope quite like us Wexford supporters. It’s the hope that kills you, they say, but it’s also the hope …

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Galway Showed Exactly Why They’re All-Ireland Favourites Vs Dublin

Leinster GAA Hurling Senior Championship Quarter-Final, O'Connor Park, Tullamore, County Offaly 28/5/2017 Galway vs Dublin Galway make their way onto the pitch Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Oisin Keniry

While the result of Galway beating Tipperary in the National Hurling League final was not a major shock, the way in which they managed to do so caught the majority of hurling followers by surprise. They were just as impressive in their Leinster Championship opener for 2017 displaying why they are now regarded as favourites for Liam McCarthy this year. Galway …

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Daithí Regan Slams Davy Fitzgerald’s ‘Imbecilic, Childish Carry-On’

Allianz Hurling League Division 1A Semi-Final, Nowlan Park, Kilkenny 16/4/2017 Wexford vs Tipperary Wexford Manager Davy Fitzgerald and Aidan Nolan clash with Jason Forde of Tipperary Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

As the fallout from Davy Fitzgerald’s on-field outburst on Sunday continues to dominate headlines in the GAA world, the Wexford boss is still anxiously awaiting to hear what his punishment may be.  The idea that Fitzgerald put forward after the game when asked about the incident has been condemned as “rubbish.” He stated that his taking to the Nowlan Park field …

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A Revamped Hurling Calendar Could Have Huge Benefits For The Game

Munster GAA Senior Hurling Championship Final, Gaelic Grounds, Limerick 10/7/2016 Waterford vs Tipperary Waterford stand for the national anthem Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

It hasn’t been great has it? For want of a better word, without being a negative nelly, and not to put too fine a point on it, you really can’t ignore the two-tonne elephant sitting in the room. Thus far, apart one or two half decent games, the 2016 Hurling Championship has been one elongated damp squib of a summer. As to why that …

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Hurling: If The All-Stars Were Picked Now

Leinster GAA Senior Hurling Championship Final, Croke Park, Dublin 3/7/2016 Kilkenny vs Galway Kilkenny's Paul Murphy and Joey Holden with Joe Canning of Galway Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

As is the case every Tuesday, we bring to you a team selection to debate and analyse. Now that the provincial hurling championships have concluded and it is all systems go for the All-Ireland series, we pick our all-star team based on the season so far. Darren Gleeson – Tipperary No goalkeeper has stood out this year. Yet again the …

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Leinster Hurling Championship: The Top Five Performers

Leinster GAA Senior Hurling Championship Final, Croke Park, Dublin 3/7/2016 Kilkenny vs Galway Kilkenny's Lester Ryan lifts the Bob O'Keefe trophy Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

Kilkenny secured yet another Leinster hurling title. Despite trailing Galway at half time in the Leinster final, it would have to be said that they secured the title with relative ease in the end. Now that the championship is over we will compile a Top 5 for each provincial championship. So here goes out Top Five hurlers in the Leinster …

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Will This Weekend Kick The Championship Into Life?

GAA people are crying out for a classic. It has been too long since everybody sat back in awe of two teams producing a high-quality contest. Everyone hoped Cork and Tipp would provide this. It didn’t happen. Now it’s the turn of Clare and Waterford. Obviously Clare and Waterford are not the only two teams playing this weekend. We get …

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