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Monday 30 September, 2013

Murph’s Sideline Cut: As their self belief grew, so Clare's success became inevitable

Shane O’Donnell’s arrival on the scene in the All-Ireland senior hurling final replay was quite the whirlwind.

Monday 23 September, 2013

Murph’s Sideline Cut: No choice for football-mad Mayo… they’ll be back once again GAA

Murph’s Sideline Cut: No choice for football-mad Mayo… they’ll be back once again

Bernard Brogan was the difference yesterday, but the green and red will fly again.

Friday 20 September, 2013

Murph's Sideline Cut: 'All-Irelands aren't just handed out to those who think they deserve it'

“Mayo have the air of champions-in-waiting,” writes Ciaran Murphy, but they need to walk the walk to beat Dublin.

Monday 2 September, 2013

Murph's Sideline Cut: That was the greatest game of football I've ever seen

Murph was very impressed by the football on display from Dublin and Kerry yesterday.

Monday 26 August, 2013

Murph's Sideline Cut: Mayo manage to ignore fatalist panic of fans

Mayo are different, but supporters have been trained to expect the worst.

Monday 19 August, 2013

Murph’s Sideline Cut: Clare the new favourites for All-Ireland glory

Jimmy Barry-Murphy and Davy Fitzgerald were the two managers that best convinced their players of their title credentials.

Monday 12 August, 2013

Murph’s Sideline Cut: You can thank Brian Cody for the game of the year yesterday GAA

Murph’s Sideline Cut: You can thank Brian Cody for the game of the year yesterday

We were treated to a thriller by Cork and Dublin. But one team pushed everyone else to this level.

Monday 5 August, 2013

Murph’s Sideline Cut: Cavanagh's tackle a result of the game we've created GAA

Murph’s Sideline Cut: Cavanagh's tackle a result of the game we've created

The spirit of the game is too vague a concept to have expected the Tyrone star to do anything other than commit his infamous foul.

Monday 29 July, 2013

Murph’s Sideline Cut: Galway out in time for the Races

It has been another frustrating year for the Tribesmen, with both the footballers and the hurlers seeing their involvement in the championship ended this weekend.

Monday 22 July, 2013

Murph's Sideline Cut: Finally a win Galway fans can hang their hat on GAA

Murph's Sideline Cut: Finally a win Galway fans can hang their hat on

But with Cork next up, no one’s getting carried away, writes Ciarán Murphy.

Monday 15 July, 2013

Murph's Sideline Cut: The team they couldn't hang still top Cats in year of summer of surprises GAA

Murph's Sideline Cut: The team they couldn't hang still top Cats in year of summer of surprises

Can anyone end Kilkenny’s summer, once and for all?

Monday 8 July, 2013

Murph's Sideline Cut: Daly's Dubs have come a long way, baby

But this doesn’t have to be the high point of the summer for the Blues, writes Ciarán Murphy.

Monday 1 July, 2013

Murph's Sideline Cut: Off-Broadway feel in 'no-win situation' for Galway GAA

Murph's Sideline Cut: Off-Broadway feel in 'no-win situation' for Galway

Galway’s hurlers might have a season to remember but it’s more modest aims for the county’s footballers this year.

Monday 24 June, 2013

Murph's Sideline Cut: Friday night lights dimmed as players out of pocket GAA

Murph's Sideline Cut: Friday night lights dimmed as players out of pocket

The ground-breaking Carlow v Laois game this Friday night is a good idea, badly handled, according to Ciarán Murphy.

Monday 17 June, 2013

Murph's Sideline Cut: Hurling must change to truly be our national sport

Donal Óg Cusack is right; GAA chiefs have to move the game on, writes Ciarán Murphy.

Monday 10 June, 2013

Murph’s Sideline Cut: the craic is 1990s as hurling gets back to the future in Limerick GAA

Murph’s Sideline Cut: the craic is 1990s as hurling gets back to the future in Limerick

The hurling championship was blown wide open in the sunshine yesterday, writes Ciaran Murphy.

Monday 3 June, 2013

Murph's Sideline Cut: Top teams' dominance makes for invariably dour viewing

The infrequent rate at which the best GAA sides play each other is unfair on the paying public, writes Ciaran Murphy.

Monday 27 May, 2013

Murph's Sideline Cut: Nothing added to Donegal except more McBrearty brilliance Column This post contains videos

Murph's Sideline Cut: Nothing added to Donegal except more McBrearty brilliance

The reigning champions are defying an unwritten rule of success, writes Ciaran Murphy.

Monday 20 May, 2013

Murph's Sideline Cut: 'All of Galway is going to have to wear this one for a long time'

TheScore.ie’s columnist made his 2013 debut yesterday and it wasn’t pleasant viewing in Pearse Stadium.

Monday 1 October, 2012

Murph's Sideline Cut: Kilkenny's remorseless code-breakers leaves Galway still waiting for Liam

It was another long afternoon at Croke Park for Ciarán Murphy.

Wednesday 19 September, 2012

"No All-Ireland final has thrown up a pairing as emotive and unique"

Hailing from from Milltown in North Galway has given TheScore.ie columnist Ciaran Murphy plenty insight into the football psyche of neighbours, Mayo.

Monday 10 September, 2012

Murph's Sideline Cut: "You take the two stars and you see the game through their eyes"

The battle between the game’s greatest player and the challenger to his title enthralled Ciaran Murphy in yesterday’s All-Ireland hurling final.

Wednesday 5 September, 2012

North and south unite to support Galway's drive for hurling success

TheScore.ie columnist and Galway native Ciaran Murphy on how his county’s unique GAA dividing lines are becoming more blurred as their supporters awaits next Sunday’s showdown in Croke Park.

Monday 3 September, 2012

Murph's sideline cut: 'This is the biggest thing to have happened to these counties, politically, socially, or spiritually, in 2012'

Mayo fans were rewarded for their faith with an exceptional performance against Dublin yesterday. Now they will face their biggest challenge yet, writes Ciaran Murphy.

Monday 27 August, 2012

Murph’s Sideline Cut: "Tomás Ó Sé said last week that you can’t train yourself for a match against Donegal – you have to experience it."

The composure, athleticism and hunger of the Donegal players proved critical in seeing off Cork yesterday, writes Ciaran Murphy.

Monday 13 August, 2012

Murph's Sideline Cut: reeling in the years as Galway back at the top table

Ciaran Murphy watched Anthony Cunningham’s side book their place in next month’s All-Ireland decider.

Tuesday 7 August, 2012

Murph's Sideline Cut: "Cork steamrollered their way to the list of favourites for the All-Ireland."

Ciaran Murphy re-evaluated his list of Sam Maguire favorites in the wake of Cork’s victory over the Lilywhites.

Monday 30 July, 2012

Murph's Sideline Cut: old friends are best as Cork and Waterford serve up another shoot-out GAA

Murph's Sideline Cut: old friends are best as Cork and Waterford serve up another shoot-out

Ciaran Murphy was ringside as four of the country’s top hurling counties fought for their lives in Thurles.

Monday 23 July, 2012

Murph's Sideline Cut: Donegal are the best team in the championship, and they'll win Sam GAA

Murph's Sideline Cut: Donegal are the best team in the championship, and they'll win Sam

Ciaran Murphy reckons he saw the All-Ireland champions elect this weekend.

Monday 16 July, 2012

Murph’s Sideline Cut: Mayo and nuns on Midwest Radio

Work commitments at the Connacht final brought Ciaran Murphy back home for the weekend.

Monday 9 July, 2012

Murph’s Sideline Cut: Celebrating the rising of the Tribesmen

He was on duty in Páirc Uí Chaoimh and the Gaelic Grounds this weekend watching triumphant Cork teams but events in Croke Park overshadowed everything for Ciaran Murphy.

Monday 2 July, 2012

Murph's Sideline Cut: A Royal fascination

Meath showed a cockiness in their Leinster SFC semi-final win over Kildare, writes Ciaran Murphy.

Monday 25 June, 2012

Murph's Sideline Cut: Haunted by Enda at McHale Park

Patience was needed when the Taoiseach showed up in Castlebar yesterday.

Monday 18 June, 2012

Murph's sideline cut: Mayo v Leitrim starting to sound like heaven after Sopot madness

“We’re a footnote in the story of Euro 2012,” sighs Ciaran Murphy.

Monday 11 June, 2012

Murph's sideline cut: home thoughts from abroad as Galway result filters through

Ciarán Murphy sends this piece from his flat in Poland on a tear-drenched laptop computer.

Monday 4 June, 2012

Murph's Sideline Cut: Braving the big freeze at Croker GAA

Murph's Sideline Cut: Braving the big freeze at Croker

“The Croke Park press box is without doubt under the spell of some micro-climate, which makes it 5-7 degrees colder there than it is anywhere else in Ireland.”

Monday 28 May, 2012

Murph's Sideline Cut: footloose and fancy free in Carlow GAA

Murph's Sideline Cut: footloose and fancy free in Carlow

“We could have picked worse days to be three and a half hours early, and the summer sunshine gave the whole day a lazy, relaxed feel.”

Monday 21 May, 2012

Murph's Sideline Cut: We're back, baby!

Long drives on a Sunday, dinner before noon and Ciaran Murphy chasing managers. It’s summer alright.

Monday 19 September, 2011

Murph's Sideline Cut: A fitting conclusion to a marvellous summer

“You couldn’t have asked for better drama, or a more thrilling denouement,” writes Copper Face Jack’s gold card member Ciaran Murphy.

Monday 12 September, 2011

Murph's sideline cut: welcome to my world

“I love the fact that I went into a pub in town and a man I have never heard talk about the GAA was urgently asking me whether the Dubs are going to do it.”

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