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