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Busy weekend in Croke Park.

Busy weekend in Croke Park. 
Following last Sunday s drawn All-Ireland Football semi-final Croke Park has a busy weekend coming up. The replay of the Football semi-final between Dublin and Mayo is fixed for Saturday, with the All-Ireland hurling finals, minor and senior going ahead on Sunday. The football replay is very hard to call. Dublin appeared to be coasting to victory last Sunday, leading by 7 pts. with 10 mins. to go. But Mayo made a major recovery to snatch a draw. This should help their confidence for the replay while Dublin will be eager to make ammends for surrendering their lead last time.
The Hurling final is also difficult to call, although Kilkenny will start as favourites due to the vast experience they have in All-Ireland finals. Galway were very impressive in their victory over Tipperary in the semi-final. If they can reproduce that form they will be difficult to beat. They are no longer depending solely on Joe Canning to lead the attack and this has made them a better team.  Kilkenny have a very strong forward line and with Richie Hogan in superb form it should be a very interesting game. 

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The last weekend in GAA 03.05.15

Cork vs Waterford Munster Championship
Cork vs Waterford Munster Championship

Underdogs Waterford win their 3rd National Hurling League title in style while Tipperary U-21 footballers just fail to win All-Ireland Championship. 
Waterford laid down a marker for the Munster Championship with an outstanding performance against Cork. With a team made up of mainly U-21 players they led from start to finish, taking complete control in the 2nd half. The had some outstanding scores, non better than 19 year old Austin Gleesons 1st half point when he caught a high ball, soloed up the side line and struck the Hurling Ball straight over the crossbar.
Tipperary U-21s just failed to create history when losing to Tyrone on Saturday evening by a single point, their fairytale run not quite coming through. The future of Football in Tipperary looks promising with players like these lads coming through.

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The All Ireland Week Ahead 01.05.15

Great weekend ahead for the GAA with the All-Ireland u-21 football final and the National Hurling League final taking place. Who would have thought at the start of the championship that Tipperary would beat Cork and Dublin on their way to the All-Ireland final against Tyrone. It would be a fantastic achievement for a county generally associated with hurling to win a football final. Best of luck to them.
The Hurling League final is an all Munster affair with Cork and Waterford facing up against each other. If the two semi-finals are anything to go by, where both Cork and Waterford came from behind to win by a point, this final should be a great game.

GAA Football Championship
GAA Football Championship