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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 17,735 Views 28 Comments

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

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 17,221 Views 37 Comments

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

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 15,066 Views 9 Comments

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

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 7,861 Views 7 Comments

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

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 10,606 Views 5 Comments

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

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 22,201 Views 12 Comments

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

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 14,012 Views 29 Comments

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

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 15,793 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.

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 22,914 Views 10 Comments

The Tribesmen were deserving winners of this September decider.

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 16,656 Views 12 Comments

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

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 19,673 Views 15 Comments

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

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 12,960 Views 7 Comments

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

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 17,922 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.

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 13,444 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.

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 18,431 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.

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 17,420 Views 10 Comments

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

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 21,772 Views 20 Comments

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

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 9,076 Views 7 Comments

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

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 5,959 Views 1 Comment

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

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 23,078 Views 14 Comments

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

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 22,087 Views 6 Comments

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

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 28,201 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.

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 20,055 Views 13 Comments

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

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 20,655 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.

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 16,092 Views 25 Comments

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

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 19,142 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.

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 19,375 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.

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 19,527 Views 24 Comments

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

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 16,159 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.

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 14,018 Views 1 Comment

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

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 16,965 Views 4 Comments

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

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 20,934 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.