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Iggy Clarke says Galway can use this chance as launchpad

“It’s all over, it’s all over. Galway are the National League champions, their third national league title and first in 24 years.”

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Enda McEvoy: Maybe Tipp are a mile ahead of the rest. Half a mile, at any rate

Met the proverbial — and in this case corporeal — man in the street the day before the league quarter-finals. The man in the street in question is a keen punter, often to be espied going in and out of his local Ladbrokes.

 

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Liam Sheedy believes Tipperary hurlers ‘scarred’ by past failures

Former All-Ireland winning Tipperary manager Liam Sheedy has admitted that the county isn’t much good at holding onto titles and that there are “scars” attached to their poor record.

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Boost for Dublin hurlers as David ‘Dotsy’ O’Callaghan ready to make return

David ‘Dotsy’ O’Callaghan has confirmed his return to the Dublin senior hurling panel after a serious back injury threatened to end his inter-county career.

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Henry Shefflin: Davy Fitzgerald set bad example with ‘silly act’

Kilkenny hurling legend Henry Shefflin believes Davy Fitzgerald set a “bad example” with his “silly act” last weekend.

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Wexford upbeat Davy Fitzgerald will escape with just one-match ban

Wexford officials are increasingly confident that senior hurling team manager Davy Fitzgerald will escape with just a one-match ban following his pitch incursion at Nowlan Park last Sunday.

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Tipp's Noel McGrath reflects on going from 'the low to the high' in eventful two years

Noel McGrath has admitted he’s “gone from the low to the high” in the space of two remarkable years on and off the field.

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Young Rebels hold their nerve to topple Tipp

Munster U17HC: Cork 2-22 Tipperary 2-9

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Fitzgerald could face eight-week ban for Tipp tussle

Wexford boss Davy Fitzgerald may be sitting in the stands for a potential Leinster semi-final with Kilkenny in June.

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10 hurling tyros who shone this spring

It was 2013 when people began to realise how much of a young man’s game hurling had become. 

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Winning margin flattering, says Michael Ryan

Flattering was how Michael Ryan described this 11-point win for Tipperary, which may have been more but for Liam Ryan’s late consolation goal.

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Fitzgerald to give Wexford a breather after effort

Wexford boss Davy Fitzgerald yesterday described Tipperary as “a small bit ahead” of the chasing pack in hurling at present. Fitzgerald’s side stayed with Tipperary until the final ten minutes of their NHLsemi final, when the All Ireland champions pulled away.

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Cooney goal gave us daylight, says Tribes boss

Galway boss Micheál Donoghue pointed to Conor Cooney’s 56th-minute goal as the decisive score in bridging a seven-year gap to the county’s last league final appearance.

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Tipperary hurling is capable when necessary and crushing when required ...

So Tipperary remain the benchmark.

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Limerick v Galway: Tribesmen enjoy fringe benefits of drop, says Pádraic Mannion

Relegation should never be a popular option and Pádraic Mannion stresses it isn’t a picnic but there are fringe benefits. Division 1B this year afforded Micheál Donoghue the chance to cast a net he may never have been able to in the top flight.

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Simon McCrory Q&A: ‘All around Ulster there’s little pockets of hurling’

Simon McCrory is the captain of the Antrim hurling team, favourites to claim a 16th Ulster title in a row tomorrow against Armagh. McCrory works for the county board as a Hurling Development Officer in Belfast.

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Getting to know the ‘unknown’ hurlers of Wexford

If elite hurling is suffering from an identity crisis, in terms of the anonymity of players, then this current Wexford team are the true unknowns. Fear not, former star Rory Jacob is here to provide insight into the men who started the Division 1 quarter-final win over Kilkenny.

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Cork SHC preview: Who can put a stop to Glen’s three in a row?

The famed Blackpool green, gold and black are aiming to become the first club to complete a Cork hurling three in a row since the Barrs in the early 1980s, but they will face a searching examination of their hunger and desire for another title from the likes of Erin’s Own, Douglas and Midleton

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Meath boss Martin Ennis hits out at dual star’s claim he was dropped via text

Meath manager Martin Ennis and his backroom staff have issued a blistering response to dual star James Toher’s claims about his removal from the county’s senior hurling panel.

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Damien Hayes: Galway ‘way ahead’ of Limerick

Former Galway hurler Damien Hayes says he’ll be “shocked” if the Tribesmen don’t overcome Limerick in Sunday’s Allianz HL semi-final.

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Seamus Callanan: ‘We all partied? Not true’

Seamus Callanan has ridiculed the suggestion that Tipperary’s failure to successfully defend any of their recent All-Ireland title wins is down to players partying too hard.

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Hamstring rules Tipp's Donagh Maher out of Hurling League semi showdown

Tipperary have been dealt a blow ahead of Sunday’s Allianz Hurling League semi-final against Wexford with confirmation that corner-back Donagh Maher has been ruled out through injury.

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Finding consistency name of the game for Limerick's David Dempsey

Promising Limerick forward David Dempsey concedes they must become more consistent to truly join the hunt for provincial and All-Ireland honours.

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