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Kilkenny’s victory leaves Galway manager fuming

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Kilkenny's faith in this year’s National Hurling League is once again back in their own hands after a fine victory over a very disjointed Galway side last Sunday.

Clash of the champs

When the fixtures were officially announced last autumn for this year’s National Hurling League most Kilkenny hurling enthusiasts would have been quick to blank off March 22 in their diaries. For this was the date allotted for the 'clash of the champions', last year's national hurling league winners Tipperary against All-Ireland champions Kilkenny.

Hurling league leads Kilkenny and Cork classic

Is the National Hurling League losing its appeal? I don't usually start off my column with a question, however, with five rounds gone you could count on one hand the number of competitive games that have been played.

Tipperary will have to be cautious of Cork’s quiet approach

The much anticipated hurling championship swings into action this weekend and here's hoping it will be the start of a brilliant summer's action. Three games are down for decision - Waterford Vs Offaly, Laois Vs Galway in Leinster and the old enemies Tipperary Vs Cork in Munster.

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.

Time for Galway to deliver a significant championship display

Suddenly the Leinster hurling championship is full of interesting possibilities again. On Saturday evening in O’Connor Park this semi-final between Galway and Kilkenny promises to be revealing.

Cats should leave the Dubs singing the blues

The Kilkenny hurlers head to Croke Park this Sunday on a mission to bring back the Bob O'Keeffe Cup for the 66th time. Wexford have been Kilkenny's challengers on Leinster final day for the past four seasons but this year there's new kids on the block, yes - the Dubs are back. Eighteen years have lapsed since the men in the sky blue shirts lined up behind the Artane Boys Band on Leinster final day.

Galway's determined attitude should see them make the last four

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The past week proved that Kilkenny's stranglehold on Leinster hurling is as strong as ever.

SPORTS SHORTS

•Galway ladies football junior team play Cork in the Aisling McGing semi-final on Sunday in Mallow (3pm).The junior team has already drawn with Cork earlier in the season. In camogie, Galway face Derry in Ballinasloe (2pm) on Saturday in the Gala Intermediate Championship, while in hurling the Galway intermediate hurlers play Cork in the All-Ireland semi-final at 5pm in Portlaoise.

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.

 

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