All Ireland U21 Hurling Semi-Final Review

Two contrasting All Ireland U21 Hurling semi-finals this evening at the sublime surroundings of Thurles. Kilkenny hardly broke sweat in a fifty-two point victory over a hapless, confidence derived Derry outfit while Limerick battled through an excellent encounter against a Galway side by four points. Hawkeye Sidekick reviews the action. I think for the organizers … More All Ireland U21 Hurling Semi-Final Review

All Ireland Senior Hurling Semi-Final Preview: Cork vs. Waterford

After the drama of last weekend, this weekend sees the second All Ireland Senior Hurling semi-final with Munster kingpins Cork facing a Waterford side who have steadily built confidence through the qualifiers. Hawkeye Sidekick previews the action. How have Cork managed the five week break? A key factor in the lead-up to this fixture. Several … More All Ireland Senior Hurling Semi-Final Preview: Cork vs. Waterford

All Ireland Senior Hurling Semi-Final: Galway vs. Tipperary

The first of the All Ireland Senior Hurling Semi-Finals takes place this Sunday. NHL champions Galway take on reigning All Ireland Champions Tipperary in an eagerly anticipated tussle. Hawkeye Sidekick looks at both teams and wonders if this Galway’s time to deliver. Offense wins games, defense wins championships The often used cliche but I think … More All Ireland Senior Hurling Semi-Final: Galway vs. Tipperary

All Ireland Senior Hurling Qualifiers Review

The joy and the anguish were in full view this past weekend at the splendid Pairc Ui Chaoimh venue. Wins for Tipperary and Waterford and losses for Clare and Wexford which will irritate for some months to go. Hawkeye Sidekick reflects on the action. Splendid Pairc Ui Chaoimh Kudos to everyone involved with the redevelopment … More All Ireland Senior Hurling Qualifiers Review

All Ireland Senior Hurling Quarter Final Preview: Waterford vs. Wexford

I love local derby games. I love the banter during game week with friends who support your opposition at the weekend. I love it that players of each side raised their game to another level for the sake of local bragging rights. I love the fact that form goes out the window in a local … More All Ireland Senior Hurling Quarter Final Preview: Waterford vs. Wexford

All Ireland Hurling Qualifier Final Preview: Clare vs. Tipperary

July 22nd signals the start of the business end of the All Ireland Senior Hurling Championship. The quest for Liam McCarthy starts in earnest as four teams this weekend will be whittled down to two. Clare and reigning All Ireland champions Tipperary do battle in the opening quarter final at the new look Pairc Ui … More All Ireland Hurling Qualifier Final Preview: Clare vs. Tipperary

Cork Senior Hurlers – Rise to Redemption

Cork have reached the summit of Munster Hurling. A glorious afternoon in Semple Stadium, Thurles yesterday as the Rebel County took the minor and senior titles. The five point victory for the senior side confirmed to anyone who was skeptical about past performances that this team are the real deal. Hawkeye Sidekick charts the Rebel … More Cork Senior Hurlers – Rise to Redemption

All Ireland Senior Hurling Qualifier Round 2 Preview

Contrary to the drab opening All Ireland Senior Hurling Qualifier draw last week, the second round qualifier draw provided fireworks with near neighbors Kilkenny and Waterford set to battle for a place in the last eight of the championship. Tipperary perhaps a little relieved to face Dublin. Hawkeye Sidekick reflects on the draw. Dublin enter … More All Ireland Senior Hurling Qualifier Round 2 Preview