Tony Considine - Columnist - IRISH EXAMINER

TONY CONSIDINE: Hogan my hurler of the year to lead alternative All Stars

THE GAA-GPA All Stars have become elitist and does not recognise the contribution of hurlers who fail to reach the All-Ireland semi-final stage.

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TONY CONSIDINE: The dam leaking? What a response by Marble marvels

The famine is over.

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TONY CONSIDINE: Kilkenny will need a hell of a lot more from their front six

And so we arrive at the replay fixture — at long, long last.

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TONY CONSIDINE: Clare’s young guns fire first warning shot for 2015

They haven’t gone away, you know. Clare’s exit from the senior championship may have been premature, but the county’s younger band of hurlers did not lie down after that disappointment and ended the year in spectacular fashion on Saturday night. 

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Bord Gáis Energy Sports Ambassador Ger Cunningham, centre, with, from left, Wexford captain Shane O'Gorman, Clare captain Tony Kelly, All-Ireland 'B' finalists Kildare captain Gerry Keegan and Roscommon's Paul Kenny. Picture: Matt Browne/Sportsfile

TONY CONSIDINE: Expect Clare to edge a cliffhanger

Is there a Bubbles O’Dwyer or Richie Hogan among the 30 young men to march behind the band this evening?

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TONY CONSIDINE: Hurling at its imperious best is spellbinding

What can I say. What can anyone say. What a privilege to be present. Tactics yesterday? What tactics?

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TONY CONSIDINE: Time to throw tactics out the window

All-Ireland final week, and excited as I am at the prospect of another meeting of Kilkenny and Tipperary, I’m also very disappointed with the way hurling is going.

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CRESTFALLEN: A dejected Aidan Walsh is substituted. Picture: Dáire Brennan<

TONY CONSIDINE: Cork pay for allowing Tipp space to prosper

Tony Considine, holds his hands up. He predicted a Cork victory and a classic. On both counts he was way off the mark.

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TONY CONSIDINE: The stylists to dictate as hurling classic likely

I was chatting to Tom Moloughney during the week, a Tipperary hurling great of the 1960s.

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TONY CONSIDINE: Cats not the team of old but winning is in their DNA

Such an epic All-Ireland hurling semi-final I have not borne witness to in a long time.

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TONY CONSIDINE: Limerick’s turn has finally come – if they believe

What a disappointment this 2014 hurling championship has been.

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