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'Dublin are the one team that when they have you by the throat, they will squeeze it'
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'Dublin are the one team that when they have you by the throat, they will squeeze it'

Jun 29th 2015, 8:55 AM 26,638 Views 57 Comments

The42.ie’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
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Brendan Cummins - Dublin doubts, Canning's injury and Schutte on a mission

Jun 1st 2015, 9:00 AM 31,047 Views 5 Comments

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'
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Brendan Cummins: 'It's time for Clare to deliver again, 2014 was a write-off'

May 24th 2015, 9:45 AM 11,164 Views 10 Comments

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
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'Ais Daly is among the UFC strawweight elite' - John Kavanagh writes exclusively for The42

Apr 22nd 2015, 10:15 AM 6,186 Views 4 Comments

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
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'Don't be surprised to see Conor beat Aldo by submission' - John Kavanagh writes exclusively for The42

Apr 8th 2015, 7:51 AM 31,010 Views 59 Comments

The latest column from Ireland’s top MMA coach.

'Professional sport is not purely about performing, it's about entertaining'
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'Professional sport is not purely about performing, it's about entertaining'

Feb 25th 2015, 6:28 PM 6,056 Views 4 Comments

The latest from John Kavanagh, Ireland’s top MMA coach, in his exclusive The42.ie column.

'Conor will stop Jose Aldo inside three rounds' - John Kavanagh writes exclusively for The42.ie
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'Conor will stop Jose Aldo inside three rounds' - John Kavanagh writes exclusively for The42.ie

Jan 22nd 2015, 6:56 PM 24,041 Views 58 Comments

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 TheScore.ie
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'I can't see it going beyond 2 minutes' - John Kavanagh writes exclusively for TheScore.ie

Jan 12th 2015, 12:00 PM 14,760 Views 12 Comments

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'
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John Gardiner: 'Ger was players' choice for Cork boss after '06, now he's ideal fit for Dublin'

Oct 9th 2014, 9:30 PM 11,318 Views 3 Comments

TheScore.ie’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
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John Gardiner: How Kilkenny's defensive tweak trumped Tipp - and why the GAA needs pro refs

Sep 29th 2014, 5:46 PM 15,353 Views 15 Comments

TheScore.ie’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
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Cody and Shefflin’s greatness continues but Tipperary can complete this replay task

Sep 27th 2014, 8:00 AM 7,014 Views 10 Comments

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
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John Gardiner: The best final of a generation - but Tipp would rather replay on Saturday

Sep 8th 2014, 5:57 PM 20,795 Views 34 Comments

TheScore.ie’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
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Johnny Doyle column: Two mouth-watering clashes make for an unexpected August treat

Aug 30th 2014, 8:00 AM 9,824 Views 30 Comments

TheScore.ie’s columnist looks ahead to the biggest footballing weekend of the summer.

Johnny Doyle column: Streetwise Mayo, stopping O'Donoghue and Kerry's selection
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Johnny Doyle column: Streetwise Mayo, stopping O'Donoghue and Kerry's selection

Aug 23rd 2014, 8:00 AM 11,291 Views 22 Comments

TheScore.ie’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'
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John Gardiner column: 'It was all too easy for Tipperary as Cork never turned up'

Aug 18th 2014, 5:18 PM 12,863 Views 32 Comments

TheScore.ie’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
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John Gardiner column: Cork Tipp from Thurles '91, Killarney '04 to Croke Park tomorrow

Aug 16th 2014, 8:00 AM 9,068 Views 15 Comments

TheScore.ie’s hurling columnist looks ahead to tomorrow’s big showdown.

John Gardiner column - Epic battle in rain leaves Limerick heartbroken as Kilkenny survive
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John Gardiner column - Epic battle in rain leaves Limerick heartbroken as Kilkenny survive

Aug 11th 2014, 5:26 PM 7,286 Views 12 Comments

TheScore.ie’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
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Johnny Doyle: Time-keeping controversy, Kerry's attacking star and Kildare exit

Aug 4th 2014, 5:23 PM 20,814 Views 4 Comments

TheScore.ie’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
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John Gardiner - Daly's future, Wexford's exit while Limerick and Tipperary march on

Jul 28th 2014, 5:00 PM 11,513 Views 6 Comments

TheScore.ie’s hurling columnist looks back at yesterday’s showdowns in Thurles.

Counter-attacking and basic skills the keys to Prendergast's philosophy
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Counter-attacking and basic skills the keys to Prendergast's philosophy

Jul 10th 2014, 8:30 AM 4,999 Views 3 Comments

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
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Johnny Doyle - Kildare disappoint, Meath impress and Dublin continue to dominate

Jun 30th 2014, 3:41 PM 9,904 Views 17 Comments

TheScore.ie’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
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John Gardiner: Cork are flying after Clare's tactics backfire on a Semple day of frees

Jun 16th 2014, 3:00 PM 11,820 Views 20 Comments

TheScore.ie’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'
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Johnny Doyle: 'When the Kildare team ran out onto Croke Park, I must admit I was a bit emotional'

Jun 9th 2014, 9:30 PM 14,909 Views 10 Comments

TheScore.ie’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
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John Gardiner: Cork and Kilkenny issue statements of intent while Offaly hit rock bottom

Jun 9th 2014, 3:52 PM 11,253 Views 12 Comments

TheScore.ie’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
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John Gardiner: Limerick’s siege mentality, pressure on Tipp and Laois close to shock

Jun 2nd 2014, 5:00 PM 13,340 Views 12 Comments

TheScore.ie’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
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John Gardiner: Cork off the early pace, Cadogan just like Deane and Waterford's tactics

May 26th 2014, 5:00 PM 11,073 Views 2 Comments

TheScore.ie’s new hurling columnist looks back at yesterday’s thrilling draw in Thurles.

Scotland looking to ‘steel’ of pack for Six Nations opener in Dublin
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Scotland looking to ‘steel’ of pack for Six Nations opener in Dublin

Jan 30th 2014, 7:30 AM 2,699 Views 3 Comments

Scottish rugby expert David Ferguson gave us some insight into Scott Johnson’s squad ahead of the Ireland clash.

Daithi Regan's key duel: Shane O'Neill v Darach Honan
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Daithi Regan's key duel: Shane O'Neill v Darach Honan

Sep 28th 2013, 10:51 AM 1,104 Views 0 Comments

TheScore.ie’s hurling columnist looks at the key duel in today’s game.

Daithi Regan: 'It's still an All-Ireland final and once it starts, nothing else will matter'
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Daithi Regan: 'It's still an All-Ireland final and once it starts, nothing else will matter'

Sep 27th 2013, 5:09 PM 5,448 Views 17 Comments

TheScore.ie’s hurling columnist looks ahead to tomorrow’s final replay.

Conor Deegan: All-Ireland was a dogfight, and the Dubs fought harder
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Conor Deegan: All-Ireland was a dogfight, and the Dubs fought harder

Sep 23rd 2013, 5:00 PM 9,616 Views 55 Comments

Mayo had the opportunities to win yesterday, but they froze and played a different brand of football than they’re used to.

Conor Deegan: 'The best two teams in 2013 have reached the biggest day'
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Conor Deegan: 'The best two teams in 2013 have reached the biggest day'

Sep 20th 2013, 5:00 PM 8,001 Views 25 Comments

TheScore.ie’s Gaelic football columnist looks ahead to Sunday’s showdown.

Daithi Regan: 'I've never seen anything to match yesterday's finale'
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Daithi Regan: 'I've never seen anything to match yesterday's finale'

Sep 9th 2013, 6:28 PM 14,765 Views 83 Comments

TheScore.ie’s hurling columnist reviews Cork and Clare’s showdown in Croke Park.

Daithi Regan: 'When JBM's and Davy's teams collide, it will be fascinating'
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Daithi Regan: 'When JBM's and Davy's teams collide, it will be fascinating'

Sep 6th 2013, 12:00 PM 5,687 Views 29 Comments

TheScore.ie’s hurling columnist looks ahead to Sunday’s clash in Croke Park.

Conor Deegan: 'The two best teams are left standing -- but there are big question marks over Dublin and Mayo'
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Conor Deegan: 'The two best teams are left standing -- but there are big question marks over Dublin and Mayo'

Sep 2nd 2013, 8:59 PM 14,622 Views 27 Comments

After “one of the all-time great games,” Conor Deegan analyses Dublin’s performance and what they need to work on.

Conor Deegan: 'We have to believe that Mayo are now a different animal'
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Conor Deegan: 'We have to believe that Mayo are now a different animal'

Aug 26th 2013, 5:27 PM 8,366 Views 37 Comments

TheScore.ie’s Gaelic football columnist looks back at yesterday’s action in Croke Park.

Conor Deegan: 'One of those surreal days when everything Mayo touched turned to gold'
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Conor Deegan: 'One of those surreal days when everything Mayo touched turned to gold'

Aug 5th 2013, 8:36 PM 18,008 Views 50 Comments

TheScore.ie’s columnist reviews the weekend’s Gaelic football action.

Lions coming to Australia to strangle the creative Wallaby spirit: Bob Dwyer
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Lions coming to Australia to strangle the creative Wallaby spirit: Bob Dwyer

May 19th 2013, 3:10 PM 2,390 Views 3 Comments

The World Cup-winning coach believes current boss Robbie Deans should have selected Quade Cooper in his 25-man squad.

Conor Deegan: Dublin not at their best, but tight game will improve them
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Conor Deegan: Dublin not at their best, but tight game will improve them

Apr 29th 2013, 11:37 AM 4,243 Views 14 Comments

TheScore.ie’s gaelic football columnist reflects on this weekend’s league finals.

Daithi Regan: 'Tipperary were atrocious and there was no pattern to their play'
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Daithi Regan: 'Tipperary were atrocious and there was no pattern to their play'

Feb 25th 2013, 3:45 PM 7,489 Views 7 Comments

TheScore.ie’s hurling analyst on Tipperary’s struggles, the step up for Clare and Galway’s attacking show after the opening round of the Allianz Hurling League.

Conor Deegan: 'There's no point in panicking at this time of the season'
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Conor Deegan: 'There's no point in panicking at this time of the season'

Feb 4th 2013, 4:49 PM 5,708 Views 5 Comments

TheScore.ie’s Gaelic football columnist on early disappointments for Cork and Kerry, Donegal’s lack of match fitness and Kildare’s youngsters catching the eye.