Antrim GAA hope new facilities can take them to the next level
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by Éanna
7M ago
This could bring Antrim GAA to the next level… Gaelic Games in Antrim have always had to fight harder to be heard: from the fog of war during the Troubles to being without a county ground for young Gaels to aspire to play in for over a decade. The fact that the Saffron county continues to play at the highest level of hurling is a testament to the hard work of volunteers and players. Arguably Ireland’s forgotten hurling power base, with new state-of-the-art facilities the future looks brighter than ever. News of Ireland hosting games in Euro 2028 finally appears to have put to bed the Casement ..read more
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A look ahead to the Ulster Club Hurling Championship
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by Éanna Mackey
7M ago
Ulster Hurling Championship Preview The Ulster Hurling championship is short and sweet by nature. In a province dominated by Gaelic football, its hurling nurseries continue to produce outstanding talents that continue to light up the club championships. This weekend the title holders of Antrim, Derry, and Down will enter the competition, hoping to emerge victorious into the All-Ireland series. The draw this year sees Antrim champions Ruari Óg Cushendall take on Down’s Portaferry for a place in the final against Derry victors Slaughtneil. The @AIB_GAA #UlsterClub2023 Senior Hurling Championshi ..read more
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What does the GAA’s latest proposal tell us about their policy for hurling development?
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by Éanna Mackey
7M ago
GAA share plans to scrap five hurling leagues. Last week, the Central Council of the GAA proposed the abolishment of league hurling for five of its counties most in jeopardy. Without any consultation with players or volunteers, Central Council submitted a proposal to suspend the counties of Leitrim, Fermanagh, Cavan, Longford, and Louth from partaking in the 2025 hurling league. The draft proposal has been met with bewilderment and anger from the players and officials. Former National Hurling Development officer Martin Fogarty sharply condemned it. “It’s mind-blowing really,” he said. “It’s te ..read more
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“The inter-county season is very condensed” – Conor Whelan questions split season
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by Paul Shaughnessy
7M ago
Conor Whelan adds to the split season debate. Last week, Limerick senior hurler Darragh O’Donovan criticised the split season, causing a lot of debate across the country. “Take TJ Reid, for example,” said O’Donovan. “He has played the whole 12 months the last two years with no real break. “You see it with the Derry lads there, like Conor Glass, it’s hurting the elite players. But it’s hurting the club players as well.” O’Donovan, however, is far form the only intercounty hurler unsure about the condensed structure. One of those players is Galway senior hurler Conor Whelan who explained to this ..read more
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Pundit Preview: Players to watch in the Leinster Senior Club Hurling Championship
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by Éanna Mackey
7M ago
Leinster club championship preview After some dramatic county finals, focus now turns immediately to the battle for the Leinster Championship, which opens at the quarter-final stage on November 12. Na Fianna will make the trip to Mullingar where they will face the Westmeath Champions Raharney who won their eleventh title this year. The Dublin champions will be hoping that the Currie brothers, central to their county success can help their maiden voyage in Leinster one to remember. Raharney on the other hand ,will look to the likes of Killian Doyle who hit 1-11 in their dramatic county final wi ..read more
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Pundit Preview: The Munster Senior Club Hurling Championship
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by Éanna Mackey
7M ago
A look ahead to the Munster Senior Hurling Championship. The Munster Senior Club Hurling Championship begins this weekend with a quarter-final meeting between holders Ballygunner and Sarsfields of Cork. The ten-in-a-row Waterford champions are looking at three-in-a-row in Munster with a star-studded line-up including the likes of All-Star winning goalkeeper Stephen O’Keefe, as well as Paraic Mahoney and Dessie Hutchinson. Sarsfields won their seventh Cork title and first since 2014 defeating Midleton in the process. Key to them will be the likes of Conor Sullivan and Jack O’Connor.  Sars ..read more
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Column: Not even the David Clifford-factor can create excitement around Kerry SFC final
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by TJ Galvin
7M ago
Should we be concerned about the lack of excitement for the Kerry SFC? The Kerry SFC final, the blue riband event in the Kerry sporting calendar, takes place on Sunday. Not that you’d know it. There has been a palpable lack of excitement around the county ahead of the match-up between David Clifford’s East Kerry and rivals Mid Kerry. Part of this is due to the two sides involved – this will be the third final between the pair in four years and it is also a repeat of last year’s final. The biggest factor behind the apathy, however, is that the two sides involved are divisional teams. Kerry SFC ..read more
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Column: Not even the David Clifford-factor can create excitement around Kerry SFC final
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by admin
8M ago
Written by TJ Galvin  Should we be concerned about the lack of excitement for the Kerry SFC? The Kerry SFC final, the blue riband event in the Kerry sporting calendar, takes place on Sunday. Not that you’d know it. There has been a palpable lack of excitement around the county ahead of the match-up between David Clifford’s East Kerry and rivals Mid Kerry. Part of this is due to the two sides involved – this will be the third final between the pair in four years and it is also a repeat of last year’s final. The biggest factor behind the apathy, however, is that the two sides involved are d ..read more
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Opinion: Derry have what it takes to reach the Holy Grail in 2024
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by admin
8M ago
Written by Paul Shaughnessy… Derry can reach the Holy Grail in 2024. The 2024 season is just around the corner and once again it will be hard for GAA fans to look past Dublin or Kerry for All-Ireland honours. But who is next in line to challenge them? For me, I firmly believe Derry are dark horses for Sam. Over the last two seasons we have seen the two-in-a-row Ulster champions reach back-to-back All-Ireland semi-finals.  Tomás Ó Sé give his take on Derry after they advanced to the All-Ireland semi-final Updates https://t.co/YGbA7nU6fP Watch @rte2 and @RTEPlayer https://t.co/AKAre5FHdN ..read more
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Pundit Preview: The Munster Senior Club Hurling Championship
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by admin
8M ago
Written by Éanna Mackey A look ahead to the Munster Senior Hurling Championship. The Munster Senior Club Hurling Championship begins this weekend with a quarter-final meeting between holders Ballygunner and Sarsfields of Cork. The ten-in-a-row Waterford champions are looking at three-in-a-row in Munster with a star-studded line-up including the likes of All-Star winning goalkeeper Stephen O’Keefe, as well as Paraic Mahoney and Dessie Hutchinson. Sarsfields won their seventh Cork title and first since 2014 defeating Midleton in the process. Key to them will be the likes of Conor Sullivan and Ja ..read more
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