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John Gardiner: Unpredictable Galway, minor memories and Joe's big arrival
The42′s hurling analyst runs the rule over Sunday’s All-Ireland senior finalists Galway.
Brendan Cummins: Galway Kryptonite, Kilkenny's secret weapon and TJ influence
The42′s hurling analyst provides an indepth analysis of what makes Kilkenny tick.
Johnny Doyle: Kerry remain the team to beat but Tyrone can be proud of their efforts
The42′s Gaelic football columnist looks back at today’s All-Ireland semi-final.
Brendan Cummins: Dealing with Galway’s Hercules, pressure on Joe and Tipp’s credentials
The 42′s hurling columnist Brendan Cummins looks ahead to Sunday’s All-Ireland semi-final.
John Gardiner: Relentless Kilkenny march on but Waterford can still be proud after 2015’s hurling columnist reviews today’s Croke Park showdown.
Brendan Cummins: Waterford conundrum, Kilkenny scoring power and Poc Fada glory
The42′s hurling columnist looks ahead to Sunday’s All-Ireland hurling semi-final and reflects upon another Poc Fada title.
Johnny Doyle: Awesome Kerry, red-hot Dublin and Michael Murphy's class
The42′s Gaelic football columnist takes a look back over the weekend action.
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.
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.
'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.
John Kavanagh: 'The long wait is over. This is the stuff dreams are made of'
The latest from our exclusive columnist ahead of tomorrow’s title bout for Conor McGregor at UFC 189.
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.
Johnny Doyle - Penalty controversy, Cork intensity, Kerry rescue and Kildare recovery’s Gaelic football columnist looks back at a hectic weekend of action.
'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.
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
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.
'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.
'Don't be surprised to see Conor beat Aldo by submission' - John Kavanagh writes exclusively for The42
The latest column from Ireland’s top MMA coach.
'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.
'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.
'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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
John Gardiner column: Cork Tipp from Thurles '91, Killarney '04 to Croke Park tomorrow’s hurling columnist looks ahead to tomorrow’s big showdown.
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.
Johnny Doyle: Time-keeping controversy, Kerry's attacking star and Kildare exit’s columnist looks back on the weekend’s Gaelic football action.
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.
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.
Johnny Doyle - Kildare disappoint, Meath impress and Dublin continue to dominate’s Gaelic football columnist looks back at yesterday’s Leinster semi-final action.
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.
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.
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.
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.