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Syrian tour of duty has lent Eoin Larkin some perspective

You may covet the silver Eoin Larkin possesses but you don’t want to see what he’s seen. Early in August, he acknowledged just how difficult he found it to get back up to speed — that is Kilkenny speed — after his six-month tour of duty with the Armed Forces in the Golan Heights.

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Lar Corbett fears Tipperary overconfidence

As Lar Corbett puts it, he’ll “probably never get any high” like readying himself for an All-Ireland final.

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Lar Corbett: ‘I wouldn’t start 'Bubbles’ O’Dwyer'

John O’Dwyer should be kept in reserve to provide a spark from the bench, advises Lar Corbett.

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Is anyone gripped by another Kilkenny-Tipperary final?

“Sunday’s eagerly awaited All-Ireland hurling final is not yet sold out,” according to a headline yesterday. 

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Michael Ryan ‘gobsmacked’ by amazing skills of Tipp players in training

Tipperary manager Michael Ryan doesn’t know where the game is going. Literally. He tells you he sees his players do things in training and he’s gobsmacked.

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Ex-Tipperary star James Woodlock wants ‘fairness’ from Brian Gavin

Former Tipperary star James Woodlock has appealed for “fairness” from referee Brian Gavin in Sunday’s All-Ireland SHC final against Kilkenny.

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Richie Power reflects on agonising year

Richie Power tossed his boots in the gear bag after last year’s All-Ireland final win over Galway and presumed he’d see them again soon.

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Ken McGrath autobiography out in October

Waterford hurling legend Ken McGrath announced on social media last night that his forthcoming autobiography, Hand On Heart, will be released in mid-October.

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Who has the momentum going into the All-Ireland hurling final?

Michael Moynihan breaks down one of the big questions ahead of Kilkenny and Tipperary’s clash...

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Davy Fitzgerald: Tipperary desire to tell on All-Ireland Sunday

Davy Fitzgerald fancies Tipperary’s desire may be what makes the difference for them in Sunday’s All-Ireland final.

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Brian Cody: 'Intensity is a huge part of any team sport'

“Tactics.” Brian Cody mentions the word with no little amount of disdain and no shortage of mockery. Yet later in the conversation he’s not so dismissive.

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Austin Gleeson and Shane Bennett fit for Waterford

Waterford U21 hurling boss Sean Power reports a clean bill of health for Saturday week’s All-Ireland final.

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No point talking for the sake of it, says Michael Fennelly

Kilkenny have developed quite a reputation for their dressing room speeches on All-Ireland final day.

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Munster referees ‘disenchanted’ over All-Ireland hurling final appointments

Pat O’Connor wonders does a ‘holy trinity’ of officials exist for September Sunday?...

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Kieran Kingston on the lookout as Cork coach Frank Flannery leaves

Cork senior hurling manager Kieran Kingston is on the lookout for a new coach with the departure of Frank Flannery from the Rebels’ backroom team.

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U21 stroll soothes the pain of last week for Waterford

Waterford 5-25 Antrim 1-8: Concrete solutions may have been thin on the ground, but at least there was general agreement Saturday’s futile exercise in Thurles did no-one any favours. 

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Galway U21s overcome semi-final hang-ups

Galway 0-21 Dublin 0-19 (after extra time): On many levels Galway required this win. There was last week’s senior disappointment, last week’s minor disappointment and the disappointment suffered at this very juncture for the last four Augusts.

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