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Last Sunday’s classic quarter final clash between Tipperary and Galway enhanced the notion that the real hurling doesn't swing into action until all the back doors have been closed. This is the game we have been waiting for to finally ignite the year.
Having made my way early to Croke Park last Sunday I headed to a local shebeen to pick up a spare ticket and a quick bevvy of course.
Back in 1998 Kilkenny supporters were getting edgy, we had gone through the longest barren spell in terms of winning Leinster championships. Five years had elapsed since the famous Bob O'Keeffe Cup had visited the Marble City.
The GAA's decision to scrap the scoring difference in favour of the head to head format left the association with egg on its face last weekend, as all bar one of the last round league games ended up being nothing more than glorified challenge matches. The only game of any real importance was the relegation battle between Dublin and Limerick.
The GAA's good intention of kick-starting the National Hurling League with a glamour tie between the All-Ireland finalists Kilkenny and Tipperary under lights at Semple Stadium has turned from a good PR exercise into a GAA disaster.
Cork versus Kilkenny has always represented one of hurling’s great rivalries and now it’s heading for a new phase as they prepare to meet at the semi-final stage of the 2008 All-Ireland hurling senior championship.
2009 marks an important milestone for the GAA as it celebrates 125 years of its existence. This Sunday, May 10, has been designated as La na gClub, a day when every club in the country is encouraged to organise events to mark the occasion.
Galway hurling fans will get a rare incite into the sport by Galway hurling legend and Sunday Game panellist Cyril Farrell.
It has been one hell of a roller coaster ride for Kilkenny fans since 1998. Lucky enough we've had more ups than downs during that period. It's a staggering statistic that during that time it was only twice that the Black and Amber didn’t feature.