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Dublin: 9 °C Saturday 15 December, 2018

Tuesday 21 August, 2018

Analysis: Limerick dominate puck-outs, their ferocious work-rate and Galway's attacking woes

The42 analyst Tommy Dunne breaks down Limerick’s first All-Ireland victory in 45 years.

Sunday 19 August, 2018

Analysis: 5 key questions that will shape today's All-Ireland hurling final

The42 analyst Tommy Dunne breaks down some key factors to look out for in Croke Park this afternoon.

Monday 30 July, 2018

Analysis: Colm Galvin's sweeping masterclass, Galway's flying start and how Clare turned the tables

The42 analyst Tommy Dunne looks back on Saturday’s epic drawn All-Ireland semi-final.

Tuesday 3 July, 2018

Analysis: Cork's attacking class, Clare's collapse and Conlon influence

Rebels boss John Meyler deserves credit for making some important in-game changes, writes columnist Tommy Dunne.

Saturday 30 June, 2018

Analysis: Clare's brilliant Conlon-O'Donnell partnership and how they can win the Munster title

The42 analyst Tommy Dunne previews tomorrow’s Munster hurling final between the Banner and Cork.

Monday 11 June, 2018

Analysis: Clare's late heroics and how they can become genuine All-Ireland contenders

The42 columnist Tommy Dunne breaks down the Banner’s thrilling Munster hurling victory over Tipperary yesterday.

Tuesday 5 June, 2018

Analysis: How Tipperary's bench saved their season, their long ball strategy and unforced errors

Michael Ryan deserves credit for his brave calls against Waterford, writes columnist Tommy Dunne.

Monday 14 May, 2018

Analysis: Rushe's attacking brilliance, the Kilkenny fightback and how Dublin lost the game

2001 All-Ireland winning captain Tommy Dunne takes a closer look at Kilkenny’s two-point Leinster SHC win over Dublin yesterday.

Monday 4 September, 2017

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

The Tribesmen were deserving winners of this September decider.

Thursday 31 August, 2017

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

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

Monday 14 August, 2017

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

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

Monday 7 August, 2017

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

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

Monday 24 July, 2017

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

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

Monday 10 July, 2017

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

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

Monday 3 July, 2017

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

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.

Monday 19 June, 2017

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

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

Monday 12 June, 2017

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

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

Monday 5 June, 2017

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

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

Monday 29 May, 2017

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

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

Monday 22 May, 2017

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

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

Monday 24 April, 2017

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

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

Monday 5 September, 2016

Analysis: How Tipperary finally overcame Kilkenny to claim All-Ireland senior hurling glory

Tipperary’s 2001 All-Ireland winning captain Tommy Dunne takes a closer look at the key factors that resulted in another Liam MacCarthy Cup win for the Premier County.

Saturday 3 September, 2016

Analysis: Bubbles to start for Tipp, midfield battle, Kilkenny attacking potential - All-Ireland final preview

Our hurling analyst Tommy Dunne looks ahead to next Sunday’s eagerly-anticipated clash between Kilkenny and Tipperary.

Monday 15 August, 2016

Tipp's goal threat, the Bonner Maher effect and THAT Eoin Murphy catch

All-Ireland winning captain Tommy Dunne runs the rule over All-Ireland semi-final victories for his native Tipperary and 4 September opponents Kilkenny.

Monday 8 August, 2016

Analysis: Waterford's attacking threat, war in the skies and spare man dilemma against Kilkenny

All-Ireland winning captain Tommy Dunne dissects Waterford and Kilkenny’s thrilling All-Ireland semi-final stalemate at Croke Park.

Monday 25 July, 2016

Analysis: Galway destroy the Clare sweeper, a stunning Joe show and Waterford worries

All-Ireland winning captain Tommy Dunne takes a closer look at the factors behind victories for Galway and Waterford in yesterday’s All-Ireland senior hurling quarter-finals.

Monday 11 July, 2016

Analysis: Waterford systems failure, John McGrath magic and Tipp's unsung heroes

All-Ireland winning captain Tommy Dunne takes a closer look at the factors behind his native Tipperary’s demolition job on Waterford at the Gaelic Grounds.

Monday 4 July, 2016

Analysis: Naive Galway crumble under pressure again and a tribute to Kilkenny's unsung hero

All-Ireland winning captain Tommy Dunne dissects Kilkenny’s victory over Galway in yesterday’s Leinster senior hurling final.

Monday 20 June, 2016

Analysis: Tipp's rising tide, Limerick all at sea and the 'Bonner' Maher influence

All-Ireland winning captain Tommy Dunne pinpoints the influence of Patrick ‘Bonner’ Maher in yesterday’s Munster SHC semi-final win for Tipperary against Limerick.

Monday 13 June, 2016

Analysis: Kilkenny's new 'bolter', the Fennelly factor and Dublin meltdown

All-Ireland winning captain Tommy Dunne dissects Kilkenny’s ominous statement of intent against Dublin.

Monday 6 June, 2016

Analysis: How Austin Gleeson and Waterford finally broke down Clare

All-Ireland winning captain Tommy Dunne dissects Waterford’s impressive victory over Clare in Thurles.

Tuesday 24 May, 2016

Analysis: How Cork were the architects of their own downfall against Tipperary

All-Ireland winning captain Tommy Dunne starts his new column by taking a closer look at how his native Tipp got the better of Cork.