Donal O'Grady - Columnist - IRISH EXAMINER

DONAL OGRADY: Tipperary must be prepared for the big switch

Eamon O’Shea has a placement rather than a selection dilemma in the key full-back role

Nicky English tries to escape but Denis Walsh puts up a barrier in the 1990 Munster final at Thurles.

DONAL OGRADY: Cork v Tipp: A game which touches the parts others just can’t reach

Few rivalries have as rich a history as Cork and Tipperary hurlers, points out Donal O'Grady.


DONAL OGRADY: Limerick have the ideal midfield combination

Three key areas


DONAL OGRADY: Limerick and Tipp pounce on weaknesses


Limerick's Declan Hannon races through the Cork defence in the Munster SHC final in Pairc Uí Chaoimh. Picture: Sportsfile

DONAL OGRADY: Disrupting Model fluidity key to Limerick success

The tactical battles that will decide the games in Thurles

Seamus Harnedy celebrates scoring Cork's first goal against Limerick. Picture: Inpho

DONAL OGRADY: Goals crucial as half-forward line provide platform for Rebels’ success

With the teams level at half-time, it was clear the first goal would have a huge bearing on the result. And so it proved.

James Ryan: Sweeps up a lot of breaking ground ball.

DONAL OGRADY: Midfield battle will be decisive

Limerick have had four weeks to prepare for this final with no injuries and no distractions.

TJ Reid - the Cats' main man from play and frees

DONAL OGRADY: Workrate, discipline key for Dubs

Dublin won’t be giving up their crown with a major fight


DONAL OGRADY: Tigerish defence holds Tribe stars in vice-like grip

Management Moves