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# expert view

This year
Anthony Nash: Quaid game management, Murphy heroics and Hill 16 concerns
The 42′s hurling columnist on the weekend’s big talking points.
Johnny Ward: A Cheltenham as good as we've had for years, racing at its best
The Festival ended with the Townend-Mullins combo celebrating.
Johnny Ward: Emotional win for de Bromhead family the standout Cheltenham tale
Honeysuckle delivered a fairytale success in the Mares’ Hurdle.
Not all plain sailing but Mullins machine looks powerful as Cheltenham looms
Allaho is out but the champion trainer has a serious depth of talent.
Last year
Johnny Ward: Crowds return, Mullins lands treble and JP McManus tactics key
The first day of the four-day extravaganza was dominated by the champion trainer.
Analysis: How successful has the short puck-out been in the 2022 championship?
Hurling analyst and coach Sean Flynn breaks down every short puck-out from the campaign so far.
Analysis: How will Wexford try to shut down Tony Kelly?
Hurling analyst Sean Flynn breaks down how Darragh Egan might plan for Clare’s main man in today’s quarter-final.
Analysis: How Galway can resolve their puck-out problems ahead of Cork clash
Sean Flynn looks at how Cork used their set-up on the opposition’s puck-out as a launchpad and what Galway can do to counter.
Analysis: Cork’s body language and tackle count, Waterford's counter-attack, Tipp's response
A huge day ahead in the Munster hurling championship.
Analysis: Did hungry Tipperary outwork Limerick?
Sean Flynn looks back at how Tipperary challenged Limerick, and how John Kiely’s men overcame it.
Analysis: Cork's made defensive changes and outsourced their issue
Sean Flynn looks at how Cork have reacted to last year’s All-Ireland final and the unintended consequences.
Analysis: Clare, Tipp and what we learned about long puck-out struggles
Sean Flynn breaks down the long puck-out and the factors that influence winning the breaking ball.
Analysis: What does it take for the short puck-out to be successful in hurling?
Sean Flynn breaks down why Limerick were so successful with their short puck-out, and why others weren’t.
Analysis: Limerick will target the short puck-out, Cork need to crack the Cian Lynch code
Sean Flynn breaks down the key battles ahead of Sunday’s blockbuster championship encounter.
All time
Johnny Ward: Blackmore's heroics, Kennedy's outstanding win and soul-searching for British racing
Our columnist reflects on the final day of the 2021 Festival.
Johnny Ward: A crowd at Cheltenham would have taken Rachael Blackmore to their hearts
When will Irish racing sell the asset that she is to the extent of its enormous potential?
Johnny Ward: British jumps racing is in a sorry state as Irish rule the day at Cheltenham
After two days’ racing, half-time, Henry de Bromhead had won three of the Grade 1s. Of 14 races, Great Britain has won three.
Johnny Ward: 'One of the most audacious gambles in the history of sport... that almost came off'
Our columnist considers the fallout and implications from the long-shot racing treble that just came up short on Sunday.
Why players and children at Cúl Camps should feel safe as full-contact GAA returns
‘There is no such thing as zero risk in anything, but we do but we know there is lower risk by age and people who are otherwise healthy.’
Expert view: How you should view these 5 Cheltenham favourites
Donn McClean runs the rule over Altior, Paisley Park, A Plus Tard, Champ and Envoi Allen as race week approaches.
‘The English are arrogant. But to be arrogant you have to be good. They’ll beat Ireland’
After two weeks of the tournament, we ask a team of experts to assess how this Six Nations season is going for Ireland.
Kerry swagger returns, Dublin have issues to solve and a fascinating replay in store
Ciaran Deely takes a look back at yesterday’s game.
Analysis: Kickouts, shooting, lack of intensity and ill-discipline, but Tyrone survive almighty scare
The42′s analyst Sean Murphy takes a closer look at yesterday’s Ulster SFC opener.
Analysis: Cluxton's best ever final display, Tyrone's sweeper and can anyone stop the Dubs in 2019?
The42 columnist Sean Murphy takes a closer look at Dublin’s All-Ireland final victory over Tyrone.
Johnny Doyle: 'You'd have to be a brave man to bet against Dublin doing the five-in-a-row'
The Kildare legend reflects on another All-Ireland title for Jim Gavin and the Dubs.
Analysis: Limerick dominate puck-outs, their ferocious work-rate and Galway's attacking woes
The42 analyst Tommy Dunne breaks down Limerick’s first All-Ireland victory in 45 years.
John Gardiner: 'It's hard to beat young, fresh kids who've got nothing to fear'
The42 columnist John Gardiner looks back at Limerick’s thrilling one-point All-Ireland final win over Galway.
Analysis: 5 key questions that will shape today's All-Ireland hurling final
The42 analyst Tommy Dunne breaks down some key factors to look out for in Croke Park this afternoon.
Analysis: Poor refereeing, Beggan's kickouts, Tyrone's savage work-rate and how they can conquer Dublin
The42 columnist Sean Murphy takes a closer look at Tyrone’s All-Ireland semi-final win over Monaghan yesterday.
Analysis: Tyrone's incredible tackling, Harte's bench power play and why they conceded the kick-outs
The42′s columnist Sean Murphy takes a closer look at the Red Hand’s win over Donegal in Ballybofey.
Analysis: Colm Galvin's sweeping masterclass, Galway's flying start and how Clare turned the tables
The42 analyst Tommy Dunne looks back on Saturday’s epic drawn All-Ireland semi-final.
John Gardiner: 'These Limerick lads are a different breed. They're battle-hardened and never give up'
The42′s columnist John Gardiner looks back at Limerick’s thrilling extra-time win over Cork at Croke Park.
Analysis: Tyrone improve, Dublin's concern, addition of Murchan and a gem in Howard
The42′s columnist Sean Murphy takes a closer look at last Saturday’s clash in Omagh.
Analysis: McManus threat, Clifford the real deal, Kerry's tackling and Monaghan's missed chance
The42′s columnist Sean Murphy takes a closer look at yesterday’s game in Clones.
Analysis: Kickouts, turnovers and subs - how Galway claimed historic win over Kerry
The42′s columnist Sean Murphy takes a closer look at how Galway recorded a first championship win in 53 years over Kerry.
Analysis: Cork's attacking class, Clare's collapse and Conlon influence
Rebels boss John Meyler deserves credit for making some important in-game changes, writes columnist Tommy Dunne.
Analysis: Clare's brilliant Conlon-O'Donnell partnership and how they can win the Munster title
The42 analyst Tommy Dunne previews tomorrow’s Munster hurling final between the Banner and Cork.
Analysis: Mayo's perfect kickout game, improvements in attack and big decisions for Rochford
The42 analyst Sean Murphy takes a closer look at Mayo’s round 2 qualifier victory over Tipperary on Saturday night.
Analysis: Kickouts, intensity and attacking strength as Kerry rule Munster ahead of Galway test
The42 analyst Sean Murphy takes a closer look at Saturday’s Munster final.
Analysis: Quality of Galway's Walsh, Roscommon's shooting woes and second-half midfield battle
The42′s analyst Sean Murphy takes a closer look at yesterday’s Connacht final.