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Tuesday 21 August, 2018

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

Aug 21st 2018, 4:18 PM 17,642 Views 28 Comments

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

Aug 19th 2018, 10:00 AM 17,165 Views 37 Comments

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

Updated Jul 30th 2018, 5:04 PM 15,002 Views 9 Comments

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

Jul 3rd 2018, 4:30 PM 7,809 Views 7 Comments

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

Jun 30th 2018, 12:45 PM 10,539 Views 5 Comments

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

Jun 11th 2018, 5:22 PM 22,127 Views 12 Comments

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

Jun 5th 2018, 4:58 PM 13,944 Views 29 Comments

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

May 14th 2018, 4:38 PM 15,744 Views 8 Comments

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

Sep 4th 2017, 4:55 PM 22,872 Views 10 Comments

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
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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 16,611 Views 12 Comments

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

Aug 14th 2017, 3:00 PM 19,640 Views 15 Comments

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

Aug 7th 2017, 1:05 PM 12,930 Views 7 Comments

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

Jul 24th 2017, 1:14 PM 17,871 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.

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 13,411 Views 8 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.

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 18,392 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.

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 17,370 Views 10 Comments

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

Jun 12th 2017, 8:13 PM 21,736 Views 20 Comments

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

Jun 5th 2017, 12:21 PM 9,032 Views 7 Comments

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

May 29th 2017, 12:51 PM 5,922 Views 1 Comment

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

May 22nd 2017, 4:55 PM 23,038 Views 14 Comments

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

Apr 24th 2017, 4:55 PM 22,032 Views 6 Comments

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

Sep 5th 2016, 3:00 PM 28,161 Views 18 Comments

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

Sep 3rd 2016, 12:00 PM 20,025 Views 13 Comments

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

Aug 15th 2016, 2:00 PM 20,618 Views 11 Comments

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

Aug 8th 2016, 1:13 PM 16,052 Views 24 Comments

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

Jul 25th 2016, 5:00 PM 19,088 Views 7 Comments

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

Jul 11th 2016, 1:25 PM 19,326 Views 6 Comments

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

Jul 4th 2016, 12:40 PM 19,490 Views 24 Comments

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

Jun 20th 2016, 12:00 PM 16,117 Views 11 Comments

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

Jun 13th 2016, 8:30 AM 13,989 Views 1 Comment

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
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Analysis: How Austin Gleeson and Waterford finally broke down Clare

Jun 6th 2016, 5:00 PM 16,938 Views 4 Comments

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

May 24th 2016, 1:15 PM 20,895 Views 23 Comments

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.