Tony Considine - Columnist - IRISH EXAMINER

TONY CONSIDINE: Critics of Sky deal not seeing the full picture

What’s all the fuss about over this Sky contract? Are people for real? Surely if you’re selling something – and that’s what the GAA were doing here with their broadcasting rights – you want the best deal you can.

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TONY CONSIDINE: Summer scorefest likely as vital art of defending appears lost

Is there any game like Tipperary v Cork to get people talking?

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Conor McDonald: One of Wexford's young stars.

TONY CONSIDINE: GAA need to put more thought into scheduling

This is a big weekend in the Allianz Hurling League but I have a problem with it.

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TONY CONSIDINE: Leading lights start to blow off cobwebs

I fancied one of the Division 1A games would be a draw this week and I was right, with Clare and Galway finishing all square in Ennis.

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Aidan Walsh: Can help Cork to victory.

TONY CONSIDINE: It’s time for Premier to show steel

Credit where it is due, I think the GAA have got this league format right.

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TONY CONSIDINE: Fussy referee ruined spectacle

Before I go into the two teams, I want to talk about the referee yesterday, Barry Kelly.

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TONY CONSIDINE: Tipp badly need ball-winners, and could copy Clare attitude

A good game at Semple Stadium yesterday, a good win for Clare but what I found most surprising is it seemed that the Clare support outnumbered Tipperary. Why was that? It comes down to confidence.

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Clare hurling manager Davy Fitzgerald

TONY CONSIDINE: Sickened and saddened by Davy’s slurs

I want to give a bit of advice here to Davy Fitzgerald, if he’ll take it.

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TONY CONSIDINE: Selectors quick to make calls for Clare

Compliments today to those who prepared Cusack Park for yesterday’s game — I don’t know how it was done but on Friday, even on Saturday, I couldn’t see how this game could be played.

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Clare's Cathal Tots O'Connell the nearest our columnist has seen to the great Joe Deane of Cork down to the way he holds the hurley. Picture: Inpho

TONY CONSIDINE: Players can’t show off skills on sodden pitch

I’m living in the heart of rural Clare but I could be by the sea. Looking out my window I only see water and wind whipping up the whitecaps and it makes me wonder — will these games go ahead at all this weekend? Should these games go ahead?

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TONY CONSIDINE: GAA hierarchy will destroy hurling

The GAA — they used to be indecisive, now they’re just not so sure anymore. What’s going on? Who’s in charge in the GAA?

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