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#A Closer Look

# a-closer-look - Tuesday 29 October, 2019

18 Irish players ready to go as 2020 AFLW season set in stone following ugly dispute
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18 Irish players ready to go as 2020 AFLW season set in stone following ugly dispute

Oct 29th 2019, 3:24 PM 19,701 Views 2 Comments

All has been resolved with fixtures in place for next year.

# a-closer-look - Monday 10 June, 2019

Even in defeat, TJ Reid gave one of his greatest ever displays yesterday
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# Player Watch

Even in defeat, TJ Reid gave one of his greatest ever displays yesterday

Jun 10th 2019, 1:53 PM 10,305 Views 13 Comments

Kilkenny’s talisman almost dragged his team over the line with a sublime haul of 2-11 against Galway at Nowlan Park.

# a-closer-look - Saturday 18 May, 2019

'He is as talented as there has been in the last 20 years in hurling' - The reinvention of Bubbles O'Dwyer
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# Player Watch

'He is as talented as there has been in the last 20 years in hurling' - The reinvention of Bubbles O'Dwyer

May 18th 2019, 9:00 AM 15,366 Views 10 Comments

A closer look at how Tipperary boss Liam Sheedy has gotten the best out of mercurial forward John O’Dwyer.

# a-closer-look - Saturday 11 August, 2018

Race For Sam: The 4 teams bidding for All-Ireland football glory
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Race For Sam: The 4 teams bidding for All-Ireland football glory

Aug 11th 2018, 7:00 AM 19,065 Views 27 Comments

Galway, Monaghan, Tyrone and Dublin are left in the hunt.

# a-closer-look - Thursday 26 July, 2018

Race For Liam: The 4 teams bidding for All-Ireland hurling glory
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# A Closer Look

Race For Liam: The 4 teams bidding for All-Ireland hurling glory

Jul 26th 2018, 5:21 PM 12,900 Views 5 Comments

Galway, Clare, Limerick and Cork are still in the running for the big prize.

# a-closer-look - Monday 14 May, 2018

Analysis: How Galway protected the 'D', Mayo's shooting costs them and impact of super subs
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Analysis: How Galway protected the 'D', Mayo's shooting costs them and impact of super subs

May 14th 2018, 5:50 PM 9,008 Views 9 Comments

A breakdown of yesterday’s action in Castlebar.

# a-closer-look - Monday 4 September, 2017

Analysis: Galway deserving All-Ireland winners as Waterford system buckles under intense heat
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Analysis: Galway deserving All-Ireland winners as Waterford system buckles under intense heat

Sep 4th 2017, 4:55 PM 22,849 Views 10 Comments

The Tribesmen were deserving winners of this September decider.

# a-closer-look - Thursday 31 August, 2017

Analysis: Waterford's 'Brick' Wall, Galway's physical edge, style wars - All-Ireland final preview
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Analysis: Waterford's 'Brick' Wall, Galway's physical edge, style wars - All-Ireland final preview

Aug 31st 2017, 8:00 PM 16,602 Views 12 Comments

This should be a cracking decider between two teams with contrasting styles.

# a-closer-look - Thursday 17 August, 2017

Race For Sam: The 4 teams bidding for All-Ireland football glory
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Race For Sam: The 4 teams bidding for All-Ireland football glory

Aug 17th 2017, 6:00 PM 11,288 Views 16 Comments

Mayo, Kerry, Tyrone and Dublin are left in the hunt.

# a-closer-look - Monday 14 August, 2017

Analysis: Waterford's homework done, Cork's strengths nullified, game-changing moments
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Analysis: Waterford's homework done, Cork's strengths nullified, game-changing moments

Aug 14th 2017, 3:00 PM 19,633 Views 18 Comments

Waterford showed composure and maturity to kill off the challenge of 14-man Cork.

# a-closer-look - Monday 7 August, 2017

Analysis: Galway's magnificent defensive wall, costly Tipp errors, Canning's wonder winner
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Analysis: Galway's magnificent defensive wall, costly Tipp errors, Canning's wonder winner

Aug 7th 2017, 1:05 PM 12,927 Views 7 Comments

Galway were deserving winners of yesterday’s All-Ireland semi-final.

# a-closer-look - Wednesday 2 August, 2017

Race For Liam: The 4 teams bidding for All-Ireland hurling glory
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# A Closer Look

Race For Liam: The 4 teams bidding for All-Ireland hurling glory

Aug 2nd 2017, 6:04 PM 12,123 Views 41 Comments

Galway, Tipperary, Cork and Waterford are all still in the running.

# a-closer-look - Monday 24 July, 2017

Analysis: Tipp vulnerable but mojo returning, Clare meltdown, 'Brick' the unsung Waterford hero
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Analysis: Tipp vulnerable but mojo returning, Clare meltdown, 'Brick' the unsung Waterford hero

Jul 24th 2017, 1:14 PM 17,860 Views 12 Comments

There were good and bad signs for Tipperary against Clare, while Michael ‘Brick’ Walsh was Waterford’s unsung hero in their victory over Wexford.

# a-closer-look - Monday 10 July, 2017

Analysis: Cadogan and Horgan are Cork's weapons of mass destruction against wasteful Clare
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Analysis: Cadogan and Horgan are Cork's weapons of mass destruction against wasteful Clare

Jul 10th 2017, 3:00 PM 13,401 Views 9 Comments

The Rebels were deserving winners of yesterday’s Munster senior hurling final, keeping it simple again and relying on a tried and trusted system.

# a-closer-look - Monday 3 July, 2017

Analysis: Wexford suffer in black period as Galway's simplicity and aerial power wins the day
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Analysis: Wexford suffer in black period as Galway's simplicity and aerial power wins the day

Jul 3rd 2017, 2:30 PM 18,389 Views 29 Comments

Wexford, while bringing serious intensity and physicality to yesterday’s Leinster final, crumbled under pressure and Galway will take some stopping in All-Ireland race.

# a-closer-look - Monday 19 June, 2017

Analysis: Cork's diagonal ball weapon, more superb defending, 11-week break hurts Waterford
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Analysis: Cork's diagonal ball weapon, more superb defending, 11-week break hurts Waterford

Jun 19th 2017, 4:54 PM 17,358 Views 10 Comments

I wondered if Cork’s performance against Tipp was a one-off but they improved even more to see off Waterford.

# a-closer-look - Monday 12 June, 2017

Analysis: Wexford in bullying mode, Kilkenny attack doesn't function, Lee Chin the leader
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# A Closer Look

Analysis: Wexford in bullying mode, Kilkenny attack doesn't function, Lee Chin the leader

Jun 12th 2017, 8:13 PM 21,725 Views 20 Comments

Wexford asked the majority of the questions, and had the answers when required, against the Cats at Innovate Wexford Park.

# a-closer-look - Monday 5 June, 2017

Analysis: Clare emerge as All-Ireland contenders but Limerick must rethink strategy
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# Analysis

Analysis: Clare emerge as All-Ireland contenders but Limerick must rethink strategy

Jun 5th 2017, 12:21 PM 9,029 Views 7 Comments

Clare varied their play very well yesterday but Limerick would profit from a more consistent, direct approach.

# a-closer-look - Monday 29 May, 2017

Analysis: Men against boys as Galway devour Dublin to confirm All-Ireland hurling credentials
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# Analysis

Analysis: Men against boys as Galway devour Dublin to confirm All-Ireland hurling credentials

May 29th 2017, 12:51 PM 5,913 Views 1 Comment

This was impressive stuff from Galway but Dublin were desperately poor and naive in Tullamore.

# a-closer-look - Monday 22 May, 2017

Analysis: Nash the catalyst as Cork's Rebel rising too much for a Tipp team lacking aggression
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# A Closer Look

Analysis: Nash the catalyst as Cork's Rebel rising too much for a Tipp team lacking aggression

May 22nd 2017, 4:55 PM 23,036 Views 14 Comments

Cork’s defending and use of possession was much improved compared to last year’s meeting between the counties.

# a-closer-look - Monday 24 April, 2017

Analysis: How Galway's defensive brilliance obliterated Tipperary's league title dreams
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# A Closer Look

Analysis: How Galway's defensive brilliance obliterated Tipperary's league title dreams

Apr 24th 2017, 4:55 PM 22,019 Views 6 Comments

Confirmation, if needed, yesterday that Galway are genuine All-Ireland contenders.

# a-closer-look - Thursday 4 August, 2016

What are the pros and cons of the GAA's proposed new football championship format?
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# A Closer Look

What are the pros and cons of the GAA's proposed new football championship format?

Aug 4th 2016, 9:30 PM 7,489 Views 13 Comments

We look at the good and the bad.