TONY BROWNE: Puckout strategy the key for underdogs Limerick

From precision preparation to puckout strategies, John Kiely’s Limerick has got virtually everything right this summer - but Galway will win, writes Tony Browne.

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TONY BROWNE: Does every Kilkenny player really think they can take Galway down?

After all the commotion of the past seven days, today's two provincial hurling finals could hardly have come at a better time for the GAA and everyone who follows it. 

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TONY BROWNE: We’ve been too nice in Waterford, and we’ve paid the ultimate price

You could say that right from the off Waterford were off. Before the ball was even thrown in down in Limerick last Sunday, or indeed before a ball was ever thrown in this summer.

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TONY BROWNE: If McGrath rolls dice the Déise faithful may follow

Shortly after my wife and I took up a pair of seats about four rows from the back of the covered stand in Cusack Park last Sunday, I could hear a young fella behind me asking his father: Is that Tony Browne?

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