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Limerick put faith in senior starlets

This Limerick U21 team carries shades of last year’s Waterford class.

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Tipperary divided on hurling’s blueprint for change

Tipperary County Board secretary Tim Floyd has expressed concern that the new hurling proposals will significantly curtail club activity in April and May.

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Down out of dark woods and ready for Monaghan clash

Down have emerged from two rough seasons stronger and mentally tougher and they are quite relaxed about their modest billing ahead of Saturday’s Ulster semi-final with Monaghan .

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Cork revel in rankings reversal

This time last year Cork were staring at a toothless exit from the hurling championship.

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Henry Shefflin says delaying hurling draw a mistake

Henry Shefflin believes the GAA has missed a trick in delaying the draw for the All-Ireland hurling qualifiers until next week.

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Cork sweating on Conor Lehane for Clare clash

Cork boss Kieran Kingston has revealed that Conor Lehane is on crutches after suffering a recurrence of the ankle ligament injury which threatened his participation in Sunday’s Munster SHC semi-final victory over Waterford.

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Kieran Kingston: Hurlers have restored Cork 'feelgood factor’ but Waterford a new challenge

Munster SHC semi-final: Cork v Waterford, 4pm ...  Cork manager Kieran Kingston says the positivity on Leeside towards the county hurlers is what the squad deserves after their hard work. 

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Waterford to win, Cork for a speedy resurrection

Munster SHC semi-final: Cork v Waterford, 4pm ... This isn’t a hurling championship. This is an extended episode of Game of Thrones.

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Unfazed by what he’s seen so far, Waterford's Noel Connors eyes familiar challenge

Munster SHC semi-final: Cork v Waterford, 4pm ... It’s no shock to hear Noel Connors make a reasoned argument, no matter what the topic. On this occasion the Waterford defender is dissecting the Cork-Tipperary game. Stripping out the lazy thinking. Considering an event on its merits.

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Settled Galway ready to slip into a groove against Offaly

Leinster SHC semi-final: Galway v Offaly, 2pm ... Paul Killeen’s season-ending cruciate tear means this Galway team now picks itself.

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Strange kind of hurling rivalry between Offaly and Galway passes test of time

Leinster SHC semi-final: Galway v Offaly, 2pm ... The emergence of Offaly and Galway as hurling powers in the late 70s had a considerable element of interdependence.

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The Kieran Shannon Interview: Waterford legend Tony Browne on that elusive All-Ireland medal

In his first interview since finishing up the longest inter-county career since Christy Ring, quiet man Tony Browne opens up to Kieran Shannon about pride and anguish and the medal that got away.

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Profile of camogie improving, says Galway captain Heather Cooney

Heather Cooney can barely believe so much time has passed since Galway won the Liberty Insurance All-Ireland Senior Championship in 2013.

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Former Cork star Tom Kenny: Waterford won’t want shoot-out with Cork

Former Cork star Tom Kenny feels Waterford won’t want to take the Rebels on in a “shoot-out” on Sunday and are likely to try to shut down the space in Semple Stadium.

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Two double-hip operations later, Stephen Bennett is back in the groove for Waterford

Not that he sees it this way but it’s a triumph that Stephen Bennett is this evening expected to be named in the Waterford team to face Cork.

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Qualifiers should get own cup, says Hurling Development Committee chairman

Hurling Development Committee (HDC) chairman Paudie O’Neill believes the new championship proposals are positive — but says there is “a process” still to be undertaken.

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Alan Cadogan ready for ‘different’ test against Waterford

Alan Cadogan isn’t long playing the ‘nobody gave us a chance’ card when talking about Cork’s win over Tipperary. The difference is that, in Cadogan’s words, “you couldn’t blame them”.

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Justin McCarthy: Tipperary flop means Cork’s true worth still unknown

Justin McCarthy says the true worth of this Cork team is still unknown given Tipperary “flopped” in last month’s Munster quarter-final.

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Seamus Callanan: We can only tackle social media gossip on the field

In the backlash to Tipperary’s Munster championship defeat to Cork nobody was spared, not even Seamus Callanan.

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10 myths and moans about sweeper systems in hurling

The sweeper is arguably the most misunderstood and maligned concept in hurling. 

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Limerick want March deadline for league finale

Limerick officials want the NHL completed by the end of March should the new hurling proposals be given the green light.

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‘Shrewd’ Galway will be hard to beat, predicts Liam Rushe

Liam Rushe has seen it: This Galway is different.

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