Tony Considine - Columnist - IRISH EXAMINER

TONY CONSIDINE: King Henry the shining star as counties get feel for summer fare

On the way to the Gaelic Grounds yesterday, the fine weather, fellas having tea and sandwiches from the boot of the car, it made you crave for summer hurling.

Joe Canning: Returns to the Galway team for meeting with Kilkenny.

TONY CONSIDINE: Last four must give us a taste of summer

Kilkenny and Clare should hold sway


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.


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

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

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.


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.

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.


TONY CONSIDINE: Fussy referee ruined spectacle

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


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.

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.


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.

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?


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?