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Dublin: 14 °C Tuesday 25 July, 2017

Sunday 9 July, 2017

John Gardiner: With the buzz around Cork hurling it feels like 2003 all over again

The42 columnist John Gardiner runs the rule over Cork’s first Munster title since 2014

Thursday 6 July, 2017

Donal Óg and Sully - Fired up for a Munster final but their bond will never be broken

John Gardiner soldiered for years with Cork alongside the duo that will face off in Sunday’s Munster final.

Sunday 18 June, 2017

John Gardiner: Pace, power, movement - Cork simply too hot for Waterford to handle

Cork All-Ireland winner John Gardiner gives his take on great day for the Rebels in Semple Stadium.

Monday 5 June, 2017

Clare forward duo on fire, costly Limerick defensive mistakes and Munster final intrigue

The42′s hurling columnist John Gardiner looks back at yesterday’s Munster semi-final.

Sunday 21 May, 2017

John Gardiner: Cork needed to do something drastic after last year, but nobody saw this coming

The42.ie’s columnist reflects on Cork’s brilliant victory over All-Ireland champions Tipperary in Thurles.

Sunday 4 September, 2016

John Gardiner: Relentless Tipp left Kilkenny searching for answers they simply didn't have

The42′s hurling analyst breaks down an epic Tipperary performance and where it all went wrong for Cody’s Cats.

Sunday 7 August, 2016

John Gardiner: Waterford's brilliance, Kilkenny's survival instincts and an incredible contest

The42.ie’s columnist reflects on an epic game in Croke Park.

Sunday 22 May, 2016

John Gardiner: Cork went out in hope - and hope is not a strategy

Tipp will feel that there’s still plenty of room for improvement, writes John Gardiner in the first of this summer’s columns.

Thursday 7 April, 2016

John Gardiner: Cork lose experience, Rebel manager's long-term view and sympathy for players

The cut of experienced Cork players has been a major talking point.

Thursday 3 September, 2015

John Gardiner: Unpredictable Galway, minor memories and Joe’s big arrival

The42′s hurling analyst runs the rule over Sunday’s All-Ireland senior finalists Galway.

Monday 17 August, 2015

John Gardiner: Galway’s intensity, Callanan’s class and a stunning game of hurling GAA

John Gardiner: Galway’s intensity, Callanan’s class and a stunning game of hurling

The42′s hurling columnist has just about got his breath back.

Monday 27 July, 2015

John Gardiner: Waterford maturity, Cork disaster, and Galway’s supporting cast shine

All-Ireland winner John Gardiner assesses Sunday’s All-Ireland quarter-finals.

Monday 13 July, 2015

John Gardiner: Tipperary’s adaptability, Cork’s determination and Paul Ryan’s accuracy

Our columnist has his say on the weekend’s hurling action.

Monday 6 July, 2015

John Gardiner: ‘Great goal but Galway need much more from Joe Canning’

The views of The42′s hurling analyst on the weekend’s action.

Monday 8 June, 2015

John Gardiner: ‘Physically, you could see that Waterford have done a lot more work than Cork’

The views of The42′s hurling columnist on today’s big game.

Monday 25 May, 2015

John Gardiner: ‘Victory was a massive boost for Limerick and a defeat that will upset Clare’

The42′s hurling columnist gives his thoughts on yesterday’s big game.

Thursday 9 October, 2014

John Gardiner: ‘Ger was players’ choice for Cork boss after ’06, now he’s ideal fit for Dublin’

TheScore.ie’s hurling columnist on a busy night on the managerial front in Cork and Dublin.

Monday 29 September, 2014

John Gardiner: How Kilkenny’s defensive tweak trumped Tipp – and why the GAA needs pro refs

TheScore.ie’s resident hurling columnist gives his view on another All-Ireland triumph for the black and amber.

Saturday 27 September, 2014

Cody and Shefflin’s greatness continues but Tipperary can complete this replay task

John Gardiner takes a close look at hurling’s most celebrated partnership ahead of this evening’s All-Ireland final replay.

Monday 8 September, 2014

John Gardiner: The best final of a generation – but Tipp would rather replay on Saturday

TheScore.ie’s resident columnist weighs in with his thoughts as the dust settles on another Croke Park classic.

Saturday 6 September, 2014

John Gardiner column: Old rivals but there’s a lot of new faces in their first All-Ireland final

TheScore.ie columnist lost his first championship decider to the Cats in ’03 before winning the next two.

Monday 18 August, 2014

John Gardiner column: ‘It was all too easy for Tipperary as Cork never turned up’

TheScore.ie’s hurling columnist looks back at yesterday’s showdown in Croke Park.

Saturday 16 August, 2014

John Gardiner column: Cork Tipp from Thurles ’91, Killarney ’04 to Croke Park tomorrow

TheScore.ie’s hurling columnist looks ahead to tomorrow’s big showdown.

Monday 11 August, 2014

John Gardiner column – Epic battle in rain leaves Limerick heartbroken as Kilkenny survive

TheScore.ie’s hurling columnist looks back on yesterday’s superb battle in Croke Park.

Saturday 9 August, 2014

John Gardiner column: Hurling careers are short and the prize on Sunday is massive GAA

John Gardiner column: Hurling careers are short and the prize on Sunday is massive

TheScore.ie’s hurling columnist says Limerick won’t lack confidence against Kilkenny

Monday 28 July, 2014

John Gardiner – Daly’s future, Wexford’s exit while Limerick and Tipperary march on

TheScore.ie’s hurling columnist looks back at yesterday’s showdowns in Thurles.

Monday 14 July, 2014

John Gardiner – Cork give the Páirc a send off as Wexford and Tipp build momentum

Our columnist says the win vindicated the Rebels’ longer-serving players.

Monday 16 June, 2014

John Gardiner: Cork are flying after Clare’s tactics backfire on a Semple day of frees

TheScore.ie’s hurling columnist was also impressed with the Dubs on Saturday night.

Monday 9 June, 2014

John Gardiner: Cork and Kilkenny issue statements of intent while Offaly hit rock bottom

TheScore.ie’s columnist was hugely impressed by the Rebels and the Cats over the weekend.

Monday 2 June, 2014

John Gardiner: Limerick’s siege mentality, pressure on Tipp and Laois close to shock

TheScore.ie’s hurling columnist gives his take on yesterday’s drama in Thurles.

Monday 26 May, 2014

John Gardiner: Cork off the early pace, Cadogan just like Deane and Waterford’s tactics

TheScore.ie’s new hurling columnist looks back at yesterday’s thrilling draw in Thurles.