Donal O'Grady - Columnist - IRISH EXAMINER

DONAL O'GRADY: Thurles action proves hurling landscape has changed forever

Prior to the weekend certain question marks hung over the Waterford camp.

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DONAL O'GRADY: Shrewd Cork switches prove reserve strength

The modern game lasts for at least 75 minutes and five substitutions is now the norm for every team. Cork supporters would have feared for their prospects when they picked up the match programme and saw the list of replacements available to manager Kieran Kingston.

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DONAL O'GRADY: Pressurised Galway must walk the walk

This weekend only five hurling managers of the 10 involved will really feel the pressure, writes Donal O’Grady.

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DONAL O'GRADY: League performance brings no surety of September success

Waterford made history last year by coming from Division 1B to take the Allianz Hurling League title.

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DONAL O'GRADY: A step in the right direction for rising Cork

This was a superb contest last Saturday night. Cork were six points up and it looked as if they were going to hold out for a much needed win with five minutes remaining in normal time.

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DONAL O'GRADY: The problem for Cork is that they don’t know how to defend properly

I was talking to Liam Brady in RTÉ one afternoon a few years ago about the Irish soccer team during the Jack Charlton era.

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DONAL O'GRADY: All about the performance for Cork

Dublin got their physicality and hurling to the pitch required to see off Galway last weekend, albeit in Parnell Park. Cork, however, did not throw down the gauntlet to Waterford, apart from the last 10 minutes.

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DONAL O'GRADY: GAA need to switch on TV officials to back up controversial decisions

I have always been in favour of using technology in games to ensure, as much as possible, that justice is done.

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DONAL O'GRADY: Cork could face season of struggle

I was looking forward to this encounter all the week, given what happened when the sides last met.

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