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Lessons learned from Cork v Galway

clock July 28, 2013 14:45 by author Irish Examiner Sports
What lessons were learned from Cork’s defeat of Galway at Croke Park on Saturday afternoon? Ger McCarthy investigates. [More]

It's as close to an All-Ireland Cork or Limerick will see this year

clock July 12, 2013 11:08 by author JohnF
This Munster final is an All-Ireland final for Cork and Limerick in terms of where they are coming from [More]

A Tipp performance would help get the fans onside again

clock May 1, 2013 10:54 by author JohnF
Tipperary supporters lost a lot of faith in their hurlers last year, Sunday offers the team a shot at redemption [More]

Hurling's back - now are we any wiser?

clock February 25, 2013 14:06 by author Irish Examiner Sports
Cork dump all over Tipp, Waterford take Clare and an under-strength Kilkenny lose out in Pearse Stadium. So what have we learned? Our staff writers and correspondents offer their take from Week 1 of the Allianz HL. [More]

Hurling cannot carry the weaker teams forever

clock January 4, 2013 14:10 by author JohnF
The GAA is run from a democratic base but decisions made with the consensus of the many hold back the ones who are forging ahead [More]

Shefflin leads a path for everyone to follow

clock September 26, 2012 11:54 by author JohnF
When we talk about greats of the game, Henry Shefflin’s achievements through adversity stand alone at the top of the pile [More]

Nothing sounds as redundant as three cheers for Kilkenny in July.

clock September 6, 2012 11:37 by author Irish Examiner Sports
To lose to a team for the second time in just over two months would be the clearest indication that Kilkenny's empire is beginning to crumble, says John Fogarty. But... [More]

Cody's mind games have already started

clock August 29, 2012 15:36 by author JohnF
Kilkenny weren't entirely innocent against Tipperary but they must put forward the case before the final [More]

Cloud lifted from Galway football

clock June 6, 2012 11:41 by author JohnF
Finian Hanley believes a cloud has been lifted from the Galway senior football team since Alan Mulholland was appointed [More]

Fine margins but Dubs relegation no tragedy for hurling

clock May 2, 2012 22:45 by author JohnF
Dublin's relegation from Division 1A has given rise to much debate about the format of the league, but it's not all bad, argues John Fogarty [More]


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