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# expert-view - Monday 27 July, 2015

Johnny Doyle: Kildare banish criticism in style, Cork crash out and brilliant Pete McGrath

The42′s Gaelic football columnist takes a look back over the weekend action.

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

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

# expert-view - Thursday 16 July, 2015

John Kavanagh: 'I did think it was inevitable that this day would come'

Conor McGregor’s coach reflects on a historic triumph for Irish sport in his exclusive column.

# expert-view - Wednesday 15 July, 2015

'My jersey is buried in his back garden' - What it's like marking Kerry's James O'Donoghue

Jamie Wall plots O’Donoghue’s rise to become one of the GAA’s most lethal talents.

# expert-view - Saturday 11 July, 2015

John Kavanagh: 'The long wait is over. This is the stuff dreams are made of' Exclusive

The latest from our exclusive columnist ahead of tomorrow’s title bout for Conor McGregor at UFC 189.

# expert-view - Wednesday 8 July, 2015

What exactly is Rory McIlroy's injury - and how is it going to affect his golf game?

Chartered physiotherapist Domhnaill Fox assesses the world number one’s road to recovery.

# expert-view - Monday 6 July, 2015

Johnny Doyle - Penalty controversy, Cork intensity, Kerry rescue and Kildare recovery’s Gaelic football columnist looks back at a hectic weekend of action.

# expert-view - Monday 29 June, 2015

'Dublin are the one team that when they have you by the throat, they will squeeze it'’s Gaelic football columnist Johnny Doyle reflects on the day’s Leinster semi-final action.

# expert-view - Monday 1 June, 2015

Brendan Cummins - Dublin doubts, Canning's injury and Schutte on a mission

The42′s hurling columnist gives his verdict on today’s showdown at Croke Park

# expert-view - Sunday 24 May, 2015

Brendan Cummins: 'It's time for Clare to deliver again, 2014 was a write-off'

Our new hurling columnist looks ahead to today’s Thurles showdown.

# expert-view - Wednesday 22 April, 2015

'Ais Daly is among the UFC strawweight elite' - John Kavanagh writes exclusively for The42

The latest column from Ireland’s top mixed martial arts coach.

# expert-view - Wednesday 8 April, 2015

# expert-view - Wednesday 25 February, 2015

'Professional sport is not purely about performing, it's about entertaining'

The latest from John Kavanagh, Ireland’s top MMA coach, in his exclusive column.

# expert-view - Thursday 22 January, 2015

'Conor will stop Jose Aldo inside three rounds' - John Kavanagh writes exclusively for

Ireland’s top MMA coach looks ahead to a big day in May.

# expert-view - Monday 12 January, 2015

'I can't see it going beyond 2 minutes' - John Kavanagh writes exclusively for

Conor McGregor’s head coach joins our team of expert columnists ahead of UFC Boston.

# expert-view - 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.

# expert-view - 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.

# expert-view - 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.

# expert-view - 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.

# expert-view - Saturday 30 August, 2014

Johnny Doyle column: Two mouth-watering clashes make for an unexpected August treat’s columnist looks ahead to the biggest footballing weekend of the summer.

# expert-view - Saturday 23 August, 2014

Johnny Doyle column: Streetwise Mayo, stopping O'Donoghue and Kerry's selection’s Gaelic football columnist looks ahead to tomorrow’s big showdown in Croke Park.

# expert-view - 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.

# expert-view - 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.

# expert-view - 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.

# expert-view - Monday 4 August, 2014

Johnny Doyle: Time-keeping controversy, Kerry's attacking star and Kildare exit’s columnist looks back on the weekend’s Gaelic football action.

# expert-view - 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.

# expert-view - Thursday 10 July, 2014

Counter-attacking and basic skills the keys to Prendergast's philosophy

Grenoble’s new backs coach outlines his areas of focus ahead of the Top 14 season.

# expert-view - Monday 30 June, 2014

Johnny Doyle - Kildare disappoint, Meath impress and Dublin continue to dominate’s Gaelic football columnist looks back at yesterday’s Leinster semi-final action.

# expert-view - 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.

# expert-view - Monday 9 June, 2014

Johnny Doyle: 'When the Kildare team ran out onto Croke Park, I must admit I was a bit emotional'’s new Gaelic football columnist on watching Kildare in action for the first time since retiring.

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.

# expert-view - 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.

# expert-view - 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.

# expert-view - Thursday 30 January, 2014

Scotland looking to ‘steel’ of pack for Six Nations opener in Dublin

Scottish rugby expert David Ferguson gave us some insight into Scott Johnson’s squad ahead of the Ireland clash.

# expert-view - Saturday 28 September, 2013

Daithi Regan's key duel: Shane O'Neill v Darach Honan’s hurling columnist looks at the key duel in today’s game.

# expert-view - Friday 27 September, 2013

Daithi Regan: 'It's still an All-Ireland final and once it starts, nothing else will matter'’s hurling columnist looks ahead to tomorrow’s final replay.

# expert-view - Monday 23 September, 2013

Conor Deegan: All-Ireland was a dogfight, and the Dubs fought harder

Mayo had the opportunities to win yesterday, but they froze and played a different brand of football than they’re used to.

# expert-view - Friday 20 September, 2013

Conor Deegan: 'The best two teams in 2013 have reached the biggest day'’s Gaelic football columnist looks ahead to Sunday’s showdown.

# expert-view - Monday 9 September, 2013

Daithi Regan: 'I've never seen anything to match yesterday's finale'’s hurling columnist reviews Cork and Clare’s showdown in Croke Park.

# expert-view - Friday 6 September, 2013

Daithi Regan: 'When JBM's and Davy's teams collide, it will be fascinating'’s hurling columnist looks ahead to Sunday’s clash in Croke Park.