Donal O'Grady - Columnist - IRISH EXAMINER

DONAL O'GRADY: Glen-Piarsaigh derby games up there with biggest rivalries

The Glen Rovers v Na Piarsaigh encounter tonight in Páirc Uí Rinn is the standout fixture of the fourth round of the Cork SHC.


DONAL O'GRADY: Streetwise Galway turn the screw at vital times

Waterford went a point up ten minutes into the second half. It had been tit for tat in the second period, but from that point on Galway had the scoring power to creep ahead and the experience to see out the game.


DONAL O'GRADY: Mobility can upset Waterford system

Donal O’Grady gives his tactical breakdown of an intriguing All-Ireland final.

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DONAL O'GRADY: Cork must be sharp and smart to deny Waterford cause

When defeated in a big game you cannot wait to get a crack at the same opposition, seeking revenge. There’s a matter of pride and unity of purpose involved. This is a powerful stimulus which provides a strong incentive for a committed response.


DONAL O'GRADY: David Burke and Johnny Coen crucial to Galway’s ambitions

Uncle Mo and Ian — a little bit of literary licence is required with Ian, who I’ll get to later — are two impostors that will have a bearing on the semi-final tomorrow, writes Donal O’Grady.


DONAL O'GRADY: Clare mislay first principles in splendid Páirc Uí Chaoimh Nua

Clare released the pressure by taking the wrong options when Tipp were vulnerable, writes Donal O’Grady.