ENDA MCEVOY: The count on Galway is Strike Three. But this time they’ll deliver

Is it us? Is it Galway? Is it six of one and half a dozen of the other?

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ENDA MCEVOY: Limerick reliability built on coherence

Tomorrow first. Limerick first.

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ENDA MCEVOY: There’s no Brexiteer entitlement about Southgate’s England

And does it mean anything more than that we have a very good team and an even better manager? Probably not, although I’d like to make the point – not for the first time – that there’s nothing wrong with Britain. It’s just the politicians who keep letting us down.
- Nigel Lawson, future chancellor of the exchequer, writing after the 1966 World Cup final.

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ENDA MCEVOY: Limerick the Munster team best equipped for Leinster grindhouse

Right, tomorrow in Thurles. Here’s the slightly — but only slightly — likelier scenario.

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ENDA MCEVOY: Sharper Brian Cody has made this a race rather than a lap of honour

"Germany going out is going to be a great study for coaches. Not simply bad coaching or mismanagement. What worked today may not tomorrow. So many variables required to win persistently. How did team tactically evolve since 2014? Was there enough adversity in qualifying campaign?"
- A tweet last week from Gary Curneen, US-based soccer coach and author.

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ENDA MCEVOY: Cork firepower can quell Banner’s desire

Let’s get the moany bits, all the more relevant after the week that was in it, out of the way quickly.

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ENDA MCEVOY: Cork? The easiest team on the eye left in the championship

We have, in the words of a certain bad footballer from Monaghan, lived in important places, times when great events were decided, writes Enda McEvoy

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ENDA MCEVOY: Looking through broken windows as Derek McGrath eyes Waterford perfection

The statute of limitations having elapsed, it’s time the following tale were told. Derek McGrath may be temporarily chagrined at having it revealed to the nation but he’ll cope. He’s coped with much worse in the past fortnight.

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ENDA MCEVOY: Will Limerick’s rest week prove pick-me-up or passion killer to Munster hopes?

Too early for Limerick folk to be dreaming of Croke Park in late July. Too early for Cork folk to be worrying about those questions Galway may ask them that Tipperary only half-asked them. Too early to be viewing tonight as anything other than a clash of neighbours and rivals. There will be plenty of time afterwards to tease out the implications.

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ENDA MCEVOY: Tipperary's tightrope of uncertainty

What kind of game are Tipperary trying to prosecute, asks Enda McEvoy.

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ENDA MCEVOY: Cork v Clare: One of the great unfathomables

What did the National League final say about Tipperary’s Munster Championship prospects?

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