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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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Galway’s Future In The Leinster Championship Looking Far From Certain

Two of Galway’s GAA clubs, Sarsfields and Ballinderreen, are proposing that the senior hurlers withdraw from the Leinster Hurling Championship in 2017 unless certain demands are met.  At present Galway don’t have any home games, have nobody representing the county on the Leinster Council and are restricted to just one team playing in the eastern province. As well as this, …

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Why The Structure Is Not To Blame For Munster Hurling’s Woes

Should the GAA change the structure of the All-Ireland Hurling Championships? Richard Clune examines the issue. When Tipperary were knocked out of the All-Ireland by Galway at the semi-final stage, John Mullane called for structural change and the re-introduction of the quarter finals for provincial winners.  His argument was that the five week gap between provincial success and the semi-final is …

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Anthony Cunningham’s Future To Be Decided On Monday Night

Galway’s County Board will meet on Monday night to decide Anthony Cunningham’s future. It seems the stand off between the Galway hurlers and Anthony Cunningham is set to be concluded on Monday night. Last night the county board met to find out if any common ground had been found after the lengthy mediation process between the players and manager. However in …

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