Donal O'Grady - Columnist - IRISH EXAMINER

DONAL O'GRADY: Cork forced to resort to hit and hope

If Cork fans were told before the game that Galway would strike 23 wides to seven for the Rebels, they would have rubbed their hands in anticipation.

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DONAL O'GRADY: Dublin must target Kevin Moran, the Waterford Braveheart

Waterford weren’t as sharp against Tipp as they were earlier in the spring. They’re training since last autumn. Fatigue can surreptitiously seep into a losing dressing room.

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DONAL O'GRADY: Derek McGrath must now galvanise Waterford

Victories are often glossed over while defeats are analysed intently. So how will Waterford react to their first loss of 2015?

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DONAL O'GRADY: Mr Mo Mentum on Dublin’s side as Limerick show lack of composure

Jeff Reinebold features as an analyst on Sky’s NFL coverage. He is fond of a fickle character who inevitably helps the winning team from a vital juncture in the game. He calls him Mr Mo Mentum.

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DONAL O'GRADY: Second half leaves JBM with much to do but little time to do it

The sun shone but there had been a significant breeze all day. 

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DONAL O'GRADY: All or nothing as reality bites in qualifiers

There’s great excitement. You’ve got the call. You’re appearing on "Reality Bainisteoir", a programme running in conjunction with the championship.

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DONAL O'GRADY: Three lessons learnt in Thurles as Waterford’s goalden touch proves key

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Waterford were the better team overall and had the capacity to score goals at crucial times. 

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DONAL O'GRADY: Cork must play with physicality

Waterford triumphed in the league final so how can Cork gain revenge this weekend?

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DONAL O'GRADY: Six-day recovery will pose challenge

One of the biggest challenges facing the Dublin and Galway management teams is the six-day turnaround to their Leinster championship replay.

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DONAL O'GRADY: Quality was mixed but Munster first round contests are all about winning

The first half at Semple Stadium didn’t provide a great deal of entertainment, although the second was a distinct improvement.

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DONAL O'GRADY: Cork must regroup as traditional game thing of the past

When GAA historians reflect on the changes that hurling has undergone, will they mark down Sunday, May 3, 2015 as the day when the conventional game with the traditional positions of six, two, six finally died?

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