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Hurlers given a major wake-up call

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The Galway senior hurlers now know they need a phenomenal improvement if they are to get anything out of the 2013 season.

Galway favourites to retain Leinster title, but they can expect a stern test

Dublin remain the 9/4 outsiders against Galway this Sunday in the Leinster hurling final at Croke Park (4pm), despite having ditched Kilkenny out of the championship.

The Irish-American vote

The Irish-American vote used to be a sure thing. If you were Irish-American, you voted Democrat. It was as simple as that. When I was growing up in 1950s Chicago, Republicans were like another species. An analogy from Baseball. As a Chicagoan, you supported either the White Sox or the Cubs. It was a tribal thing. My family were White Sox fans. So I was a White Sox fan. Cubs fans, on the other hand, were weird. Why would anyone support the Cubs? In much the same way, Republicans were weird too. Why would anyone support the Republicans? If you were Irish-American, even to pose the question bordered on the ridiculous.

Clonkill’s brave efforts fall short

Ballyboden St Enda’s 2-12

Hard to look past Shamrocks on county final day

The intercounty action may be over for another year but there is still plenty of activity going on around the country.

Kilkenny’s All-Ireland statistics

Kilkenny’s path to the final

Tipperary v Dublin – All-Ireland Statistics

Kilkenny are safely through to the GAA Hurling All-Ireland senior championship final for a sixth successive year and now it’s the turn of Dublin and Tipperary to battle it out for the right to join them in the final on September 4.

Hurling is the real winner after two cracking games

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If last Sunday’s hurling action is anything to go by we are in for one hell of a summer. After watching some tame games during the league I must admit I was worried that we would live in the shadow of football again this year. However, after last Sunday it looks as though the hurlers can give the big ball players a good run for their money this year.

It was a blue day for the Cats as the Dubs end seventy two year drought

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The Cats’ run of bad luck continued over the weekend as they suffered a very disappointing defeat to Dublin in the Allianz Hurling League final on Sunday last. This was Dublin’s first league title since 1939 and well deserved as they gave an excellent display at Croke Park.

Kilkenny can leave the Dubs singing the blues

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In recent years Semple Stadium has become the spiritual home for the National Hurling League Final. Geographically it probably suited all participating counties. However with the Dubs reaching the final for the first time since 1946 the authorities in HQ have in one way made a constructive effort to attract a big crowd by holding it in Croke Park only to shoot themselves in the foot with the admission fee of €25.

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