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Funeral Arrangements for former GPA counselling co-ordinator

It is with great sadness that the GPA learned of the death of Colm Regan over the weekend. 

 

Colm was the co-ordinator of the GPA counselling service from its inception and a very good friend of players and the GPA and we would like to extend our deepest sympathies to his family. 

 

Colm worked tirelessly for players during his time with the GPA assisting members when they were at their most vulnerable. Colm was always available, willing and able and was a vital person in the design of the essential counselling service we have available for all inter-county players (past and present) today. 

 

Colm will be greatly missed by all who knew him and will be forever remembered by his family, friends and the GPA. Ar dheis Dé go raibh sé.

 

Reposing at Massey Bros Funeral Home, New Cabra Road, on Tuesday, December 5 from 2pm to 5pm. Funeral service on Wednesday December 6, at 12.00 in the Church of Our Lady Help of Christians, Navan Road, followed by cremation at Glasnevin Crematorium. 

 

House private and family flowers only, please. Donations, if desired, to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul.

 

For full funeral details please click here: https://rip.ie/showdn.php?dn=338138/ColmREGAN/Glasnevin/Dublin

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Super 11's Hurling Rules ahead of 2017 AIG Fenway Hurling Classic

Learn everything you need to know about Super 11's Hurling

7 Nov 2017

 

Super Hurling 11s – “AIG Fenway Hurling Classic”

Fenway Park, Boston, on Sunday 19 Nov 2017

Rules

 

 

The following are the rules for the Super Hurling 11s – “AIG Fenway Hurling Classic” in Fenway Park, Boston, on Sunday 19 Nov 2017. 

 

  1. Introduction

 

Except as varied in this document the Playing Rules of Hurling shall apply.

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Everything you need to know about Super 11's Hurling

A beginner's guide ahead of the AIG Fenway Hurling Classic on November 19 in Fenway Park

Beginner's Guide to the Oldest and Fastest Team Sport in the World

 

Played for thousands of years, hurling is Ireland’s legendary national game. Here are some basic facts about Super 11s Hurling, a modern free-flowing incarnation of the world’s fastest and oldest team sport.

Teams, Format & Time

Each team in the AIG Fenway Hurling Classic 2017 will have 11 players.  Unlimited substitutions are allowed from the substitution zones at the side of the field.  There will be two semi-finals with the winners meeting in the final for the Players Champions Cup.  In the event of a tie there will be a penalty shootout where each team will alternate five penalty pucks. If one team is not ahead on goals after these five penalty pucks, each team shall take a further one penalty each, repeated until only one team scores.

All games will consist of two 20 minute halves and will be officiated a referee assisted by a Line Official, Clock Official and Television Match Official.  For dimensions and layout see Field Illustration.

Equipment 

A hurley:  A 33 to 36 inch stick made from ash wood, with a flattened, curved end, the bas (pronounced boss)

A sliothar (pronounced slittur): A leather ball roughly the size of a baseball.

A helmet is compulsory.

Scoring 

A goal is scored when the ball passes over the goal line into the goal cage; three points are scored when struck from inside the defensive zone (20 yards from each goal) and five for a goal struck from outside.  

Rules and Terminology

The Strike – The player uses the hurley to strike the ba

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Champion 15 teams honoured at All-Stars banquet

Carlow, Derry and Warwickshire among the big winners

Congratulations to the Champion 15 selections for the Christy Ring, Nicky Rackard and Lory Meagher Cup hurling competitions who were presented with their awards on Friday evening as part of the All-Stars banquet in Dublin’s Convention Centre.

These awards recognise outstanding performances and contributions in each of the respective hurling championships which took place over the summer.

Christy Ring Cup champions Carlow have the highest representation with four players honoured on their respective selection.

Derry were impressive winners of the Nickey Rackard Cup final against Armagh at Croke Park and it is no surprise to see them with five representatives.

Former Antrim senior star Liam Watson is selected on the Lory Meagher Champion 15 for his role in guiding Warwickshire to victory over Leitrim, scoring 0-11 in the final at Croke Park.

Dermot Earley, GPA Chief Executive, said: "Congratulations to all of the Champion 15 award winners from the Christy Ring, Nicky Rackard and Lory Meagher Cups. It is a huge honour to be recognised as one of the best 15 hurlers in your competition, just rewards for years of hard work throughout your career, and no doubt you will treasure this recognition long after your inter-county days have finished."

Uachtarán Chumann Luthchleas Gael Aogan Ó Fearghail said: “I know only too well that the competition and commitment to excellence in the Ring, Rackard and Meagher Cups is every bit as intense as it is in the hunt for the Liam MacCarthy Cup. So, congratulations to all of those who have been selected winners in the Champion 15s for 2017.

“These teams take great pride in striving for success in these competitions and it is fitting that we acknowledge and celebrate the players who were the stand our performers.”

CHRISTY RING CHAMPION 15: Enda Cooney (London), Paul Divilly (Kildare), Ger Mc

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All-Ireland hurling champions Galway collect seven PwC All-Star awards

Runners-up Waterford claim five awards including a fourth for Michael 'Brick' Walsh

 

2017 PwC All-Stars Hurling Final 15

All-Ireland champions Galway have taken the lion’s share of the spoils on the 2017 PwC All-Star hurling team for 2017.

The GAA/GPA’s PwC All-Stars were selected at Croke Park on Wednesday, where the Tribesmen were awarded seven coveted places on this year’s selection – their highest representation since they won their previous Liam MacCarthy Cup in 1988.

The team is broken down between Galway (7), Waterford (5), Cork (2) and Tipperary (1).

Waterford goalkeeper Stephen O’Keeffe is one of six first-time PwC All-Star winners.

In defence, Pádraic Maher from Tipperary collects his fifth award and leaves him one behind Premier County legends Nicky English and Eoin Kelly, who each won six All-Stars. 

Midfield is notable in that Jamie Barron (Waterford) and David Burke (Galway) are selected as PwC All-Stars for the second consecutive season.

In attack, Galway’s Joe Canning has been selected at centre-forward, picking up his fourth All-Star in the process.

Another player collecting his fourth All-Star is Déise wing forward Michael ‘Brick’ Walsh. However, this is his first award in the attack, having been selected at midfield in 2007 and centre back in 2009 and 2010.

GPA Chief Executive Dermot Earley offered his congratulations to all the award winners and commented: "The PwC All-Stars is the most coveted award scheme in the country and it is a huge honour to be recognised as one of the best 15 hurlers or footballers in the country.

"I would like to applaud all of those who have been rewarded for their hard work and dedication throughout the 2017 season and indeed throughout their careers. I know they will treasure this recognition long after they have hung up their boots.

02 November 2017/Author: Media GPA/Number of views (216)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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