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Waterford hurler Stephen O’Keeffe happy in spotlight

Anthony Nash may have precipitated the new penalty rule but it wasn’t until Stephen O’Keeffe rushed towards him to stop his shot with his thigh last June that the GAA said enough was enough.

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UP FOR IT: Cork's Conor Lehane at the Allianz Hurling League Media Day at Nowlan Park, Kilkenny. The Midleton man will be pivotal in the Rebels'quest to beat Dublin tomorrow. Picture: Matt Browne / Sportsfile

Cork hurlers looking forward to Dublin NHL clash

The sun out, the ground hardening and an enticing double-header of NHL semi-finals on offer tomorrow.

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Will Tipperary hurlers crack Waterford code?

Those of you who’ve been keeping a close eye on Waterford of late will know what to expect tomorrow. Those of who you haven’t merely need to study the photograph above.

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Jimmy Barry-Murphy rejigs Cork for semi-final clash with Ger Cunningham’s Dublin

Jimmy Barry-Murphy has strengthened his Cork team significantly for Sunday’s Allianz Hurling League semi-final against Dublin with switches in defence and attack.

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Mark Schutte making his mark for Dublin

Dónal Óg Cusack cut an exasperated figure when writing in these pages last June about the dearth of attacking talent in Dublin.

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Dan Shanahan: Waterford defence alert to Tipperary goal threat

Waterford selector Dan Shanahan has warned that their defence face their toughest examination of the season in Sunday’s league semi-final against Tipperary.

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Seamus Callanan escapes suspension for League semi-final

Tipperary’s Allianz hurling league title hopes have received a major boost with confirmation that Seamus Callanan is free from suspension.

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Training trip to Spain accelerates recovery of Tipperary star Michael Cahill

No player in the Tipperary set-up benefited more from their recent training trip to Spain than Michael Cahill.

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Noel McGrath to undergo cancer surgery

It is not unusual for club and inter-county players diagnosed with chronic illnesses to first approach the GAA in seeking help, a leading official revealed.

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Dublin more aligned to Newtown style than Cork, says O’Connor

Bernie O’Connor believes Dublin under Ger Cunningham are more aligned with the Newtownshandrum style than Cork and could reap more benefits as a consequence.

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Donegal comparison surprises Noel Connors

It comes as a surprise to Noel Connors that Waterford’s style has come in for sharp comparisons of late.

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Seamus Durack calls for clarity on penalties

The longest-standing proponent of the one v one penalty in hurling insists it should only be awarded if a referee adjudges a foul has denied a certain goal.

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Ryan O’Dwyer hoping there will be no repeat of Croker drubbing

Sunday’s Division 1 semi-final may be in Kilkenny, but that’s where Ryan O’Dwyer wants to leave the references to the reigning league and All-Ireland champions. 

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Willie Barrett: Advantage rule won't mean fewer frees

Hurling’s new advantage rule won’t mean fewer frees, according to Willie Barrett, chairman of the referees appointment committee.

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Did Donegal really want to reach a league final?

And other questions raised by the Allianz NFL semi-finals.

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‘There’s only one John Egan’

KERRY 2-16 ANTRIM 1-18: An hour after Saturday’s game had ended, the Kerry players were still lifting the roof of their Parnell Park dressing-room with song.

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Denis Ring delights as Cork minor hurlers roar past Limerick

Cork 2-20 Limerick 1-13: A blistering 12-minute spell either side of half-time – in which the home outfit hit 1-6 without reply – propelled Cork past the reigning Munster champions to avenge last year’s semi-final defeat.

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Carey finds range as Tipperary edge past Waterford in minor hurling quarter-final

Tipperary 1-14 Waterford 0-16: Despite registering just 1-3 from play, Liam Cahill’s Tipperary did just about enough to book their place in the semi-finals of the Electric Ireland Munster minor hurling championship last night.

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