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Ranking The Top Five All-Ireland Hurling Finals Of The Decade So Far

In the first decade after the turn of the millennium we witnessed many one-sided All-Ireland finals. This was mainly due to the fact that Kilkenny were so dominant. Luckily, the last number of years have provided some absolute classics. However, due to a slight regression in Kilkenny’s form in recent years, the last few years have seen more competitive deciders. The emergence …

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Hurling All-Stars 2017 – How Things Stand Prior To The All-Ireland Final

One game remains, barring a draw at least, in this year’s All-Ireland hurling championship. With only two collective teams remaining involved, the individual end of year awards have started to be debated. We have seen the influence an All-Ireland final can have on selection, but let’s kick off the endless debate anyway. Here we talk through the contenders and look …

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Ranking The Top Five All-Ireland Hurling Semi-Finals Since 2000

Tipperary John O'Dwyer celebrates his goal 14/8/2016

It’s safe the say that ranking this down to a Top Five was a challenge. Thirty-seven All-Ireland semi-finals have taking place since the turn of the millennium, with fifteen of these truly falling under the ‘great game of hurling’ category. Croke Park has seen lots of drama unfold over the last eighteen seasons and here are our favourite five games …

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Both Tipperary And Galway Make Changes Ahead Of Sunday’s Clash

Dublin , Ireland - 14 August 2016; Cathal Mannion of Galway in action against Brendan Maher and John McGrath of Tipperary during the GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Championship Semi-Final game between Galway and Tipperary at Croke Park, Dublin. (Photo By Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

Both Michael Ryan and Micheal Donoghue have made changes ahead of Sunday’s clash. There are two changes to the Tipperary side while Galway make just one alteration. After heavy criticism was directed towards Tipperary’s defence following their victory over Clare, it’s not surprising that both changes come in this sector of the field. Darren Gleeson returns to the side once …

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Could Jonathan Glynn Become The Story Of This GAA Weekend?

GAA Hurling All Ireland Senior Championship Quarter-Final, Semple Stadium, Thurles, Tipperary 26/7/2015.Cork vs Galway.Galway's Jonathan Glynn.Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Morgan Treacy

Sport loves an unsung hero or a surprise package. In hurling terms Shane O’Donnell is the name that springs to many people’s minds. He wasn’t a complete unknown to all, having scored goals against Waterford, Wexford and Laois earlier that season, but his 3-3 haul in the 2013 All-Ireland hurling final replay is what he is remembered for. The fairytale …

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Tipperary Coming Into Form At The Right Time Ahead Of Galway Battle

Defending champions Tipperary come into this Sunday’s All-Ireland semi-final as underdogs as they prepare to do battle with Leinster champions, Galway. The sides last met in April in the National League final in Limerick, where the Tribesmen ran out 3-21 to 0-14 winners. Hurling followers expected a backlash from the Premier as they entered the Munster Championship, however, Tipp’s defence …

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Tipperary v Galway: Combined XV Ahead Of Sunday’s Clash

Seamus Callanan Tipperary Galway

Hurling fans have been licking their lips all week as Tipperary and Galway do battle this Sunday. This is the fourth year in a row that we’ve seen this fixture and we’re yet to be disappointed. Ahead of the game, we select a combined XV between the two sides. Galway have been favourites for this year’s championship for quite some …

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Does The Back-Door Route Suit This Tipperary Side?

GAA All Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Final 5/9/2010 Kilkenny vs Tipperary Tipperary's Shane McGrath and manager Liam Sheedy celebrate with the Liam McCarthy trophy Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Cathal Noonan

After a shock defeat in their championship opener, Tipperary have regrouped and are still standing. With this in mind, we have to ask, does the back-door route suit this Tipperary side?  The obvious statistic here is that Tipperary’s two most recent All-Ireland titles have come via both routes. They overcame Kilkenny via the back-door in 2010 and took the direct …

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