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James Stephens push forward to semi final

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James Stephens have qualified for the semi-final of the senior championship after an exciting game in Nowlan Park last Saturday.

Twenty first anniversary of Modern Homes & Building Exhibitions

Tom Murphy of Modern Homes & Building Exhibitions one of Ireland’s leading exhibition organisers is this year celebrating 21 years in business.

Venue adds new dimension to Kilkenny's first championship outing

The Leinster hurling draw last Sunday evening saw Kilkenny and Galway both get the short straw. The pairing of these two counties at this early stage would not be ideal for either team or the association as a whole.

Galway defeat snatched from the jaws of victory

For nearly an hour everything was going to plan, but it all unravelled in the crucial last 13 minutes. Six points ahead Galway were motoring well, Waterford were in deep bother, and the signs suggested that the maroons would close the deal for the third week in succession.

Last year’s All-Ireland is history, this Sunday's semi-final is a new ball game

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The GAA's ridiculous decision to sandwich in a football quarterfinal this Sunday between the minor and senior hurling semi-finals shows once again how little regard they have for the small ball. Surely they could have asked the footballers of Meath and Mayo to play on Saturday thus leaving the next day free for the hurling semi-finals.

Master Shef steers Cats to semi-final victory

Kilkenny's fine victory over Waterford in last Sunday’s All-Ireland semi-final means this current panel are now just 70 odd minutes away from achieving an incredible four-in-a-row. Kerry footballers have achieved this unbelievable feat on two occasions. The men of Wexford have also managed it with the big ball, but only the hurlers of Cork in the 40s can boast about doing it with the small ball.

The manager is always an easy scapegoat

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Justin McCarthy would have had a wry smile on his face last Sunday afternoon. As you all know he resigned from his post as the county team’s hurling manager a number of months ago after a “heave” from his own players. It had become apparent, in the wake of a heavy defeat to Clare in the Munster championship, that some of the players were unhappy with McCarthy. Much was made of Dan Shanahan storming off the field that day and refusing to shake Justin’s hand when substituted. As in that game big Dan was totally anonymous last Sunday, barely touching the ball, until he was rescued from the action or, should that be non-action! I wasn’t too enamoured with the Waterford players at the time as I felt it was another example of player power being exerted, something that has become quite common this year. Remember it was McCarthy who took Waterford to three Munster titles and also to the brink of All-Ireland glory. It wasn’t his fault the players choked when so near the finishing line. They had the perfect excuse last year. The system militated against them, they said, as they had played three consecutive Sundays in a row. The manager is always the easy scapegoat after failures and these players must have felt the need to apportion blame to someone. Justin is obviously a proud man. He walked before it got ugly and, other than issuing a brief statement at the time, he kept his powder dry. I am not sure if he went along to Croke Park last Sunday, but as the game unfolded he would have felt fully justified in having walked from the job when the players had the audacity to question his methods after seven relatively successful years in charge.

Master Shef steers Cats to semi-final victory

Kilkenny's fine victory over Waterford in last Sunday’s All-Ireland semi-final means this current panel are now just 70 odd minutes away from achieving an incredible four-in-a-row. Kerry footballers have achieved this unbelievable feat on two occasions. The men of Wexford have also managed it with the big ball, but only the hurlers of Cork in the 40s can boast about doing it with the small ball.

Master Shef steers Cats to semi-final victory

Kilkenny's fine victory over Waterford in last Sunday’s All-Ireland semi-final means this current panel are now just 70 odd minutes away from achieving an incredible four-in-a-row. Kerry footballers have achieved this unbelievable feat on two occasions. The men of Wexford have also managed it with the big ball, but only the hurlers of Cork in the 40s can boast about doing it with the small ball.

 

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