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GMOA chief Nash blasts process of Ryan reappointment

The secretary for the Gaelic Match Officials Association (GMOA) has claimed the reappointment of TJ Ryan as senior hurling manager contravenes county by-laws.

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Munster championship games key to Kerry development

Kerry minor boss Ian Brick believes the county’s minor hurlers must become a permanent fixture in the Munster championship.

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‘Embarrassed’ Limerick fans point finger at board after latest debacle

Disappointment, dismay, that was the prevailing feeling in Limerick with the news of the shock resignation of joint senior hurling manager Donal O’Grady.

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Ryan wants ‘disaster’ of O’Grady exit to prompt Treaty change

Former Limerick manager Tom Ryan has blasted the county board for the departure of Donal O’Grady as senior team co-manager.

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Final an unexpected bonus, but Tipp now focused on victory

Only three weeks ago against Dublin in Semple Stadium, Tipperary were within a point of being condemned to the division 1A relegation final, their three-point win just enough to see them across the line.

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O’Grady: Limerick board’s lack of perspective ‘appalling’

Donal O’Grady last night expressed his disappointment with the Limerick County Board for not supporting their senior hurlers at the recent county board meeting, describing their “lack of perspective” as “appalling,” particularly in comparison with officials in other counties and their support for their county teams.

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A mix of the good and the bad

What event is as admired in principle yet as forgettable in reality as a league semi-final?

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Shock for Limerick as O’Grady quits post as coach and co-manager

Former Cork All-Ireland winning manager Donal O’Grady has stepped down as coach and co-manager of the Limerick senior hurlers.

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Five things we learned from the hurling semi-finals

1. THE VENUE:

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Resurgence all but complete as Tipp power home

Tipperary 2-24 Clare 2-17
What a topsy-turvy league it’s been, for Tipperary especially.

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Young bloods and old heads get Kilkenny up to speed

Kilkenny 1-16 Galway 0-15
League semi-finals are rarely vintage and this was no exception, but then Kilkenny didn’t have to be to qualify for their fourth consecutive Division 1 final.

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Impressive 20,452 crowd at semi-finals

It appeared bigger both in person and on TV but a still impressive crowd of 20,452 was recorded for yesterday’s Division 1 semi-finals in the Gaelic Grounds.

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Players wanted to go but couldn’t find gears

Clare boss Davy Fitzgerald declared himself “happy” with his side’s Allianz Hurling League campaign – despite yesterday’s semi-final defeat by Tipperary.

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Places still up for grabs

Brian Cody isn’t a man who wears concern and trailing by five points at the break, having faced a strong breeze, he wasn’t panicking for his Kilkenny side.

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Bring in football rule

Anthony Cunningham said the advantage rule introduced to football this year must be extended to hurling.

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Clinical Carrigdhoun back in business

Carrigdhoun 1-19 Duhallow 1-12
Carrigdhoun sent out a timely message of their well-being by overcoming a brave Duhallow comeback in the opening round to the County SHC (Divsional/Colleges) at Coachford last evening.

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Déise halt training as board puts clubs first

The Waterford County Board have taken the extraordinary decision to cancel all of the senior hurlers’ training until after the May Bank Holiday weekend.

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Tyrrell ready to go with the flow

Looking at how Kilkenny are shaping up right now, it’s in defence where there is most uncertainty concerning championship team personnel.

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Deegan hails cut-throat competition

Just over three months ago the Clare senior hurling management team started the new season with one aim: to create problems for themselves.

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Young Rebels determined to make an impact, says O’Sullivan

With summer fare not quite yet in view, Cork’s football interests once again centre on the county’s U21 outfit, Donal O’Sullivan’s minors a distant afterthought.

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Bugler claims Tipperary are jealous of Banner’s achievements

Brendan Bugler believes the Tipperary players are “very, very jealous” of what Clare achieved in winning last year’s All-Ireland title.

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Canning back as Galway skipper

Joe Canning will lead Galway out for the first time in his career on Sunday when he captains the Tribesmen in their bid to topple Kilkenny in the Allianz Hurling League semi-final.

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Cork’s O’Sullivan sees ‘light at end of tunnel’

Cork defender Conor O’Sullivan is confident of being fit in time for the Munster SHC opener with Waterford on May 25.

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Whelahan happy to survive by rules

Offaly 3-19 Kerry 0-14
It hardly seems fair that a Kerry hurling side with six straight wins behind them didn’t earn promotion from Division 2A, while Offaly, with one win from six, were saved from the drop.

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