New Zealand / Lions: Second Test Team Selections

In the early hours of the morning in Great Britain & Ireland, Warren Gatland and Lions management announced their side who they hope will level the test series. A team selection with plenty of talking points but Hawkeye Sidekick wonders if the changes will matter at all.   The Fall Guys Warren Gatland’s fall guys … More New Zealand / Lions: Second Test Team Selections

All Ireland Hurling Qualifiers: Round 1 Preview

After all the hype, after all the talk of a potential match-up between the likes of Tipperary, Kilkenny and Waterford; it all fell a bit flat just after 08:30 AM when the first All Ireland Series qualifier draw was revealed. Underwhelming would be a better word. Hawkeye Sidekick reflects on the draw. The Draw If … More All Ireland Hurling Qualifiers: Round 1 Preview

Munster SHC Semi-Final: Cork 0-23 1-15 Waterford

The crowd invasion from the Cork supporters in attendance at the final whistle (could not hear it myself) told its own story. Cork had once again produced a stirring performance full of tempo and invention to deal with a Waterford side who struggled for long periods. Defining Cork Victory This is a defining victory for … More Munster SHC Semi-Final: Cork 0-23 1-15 Waterford

Munster SHC Semi-Final Preview: Cork vs. Waterford

The second Munster SHC finalist will be revealed (provided no draw) on Sunday afternoon when Cork fresh from their thrilling victory over reigning All Ireland Champions Tipperary take on a Waterford side who enter the competition as one of the main All Ireland protagonists even before they hit the sliothar in anger. Hawkeye Sidekick previews … More Munster SHC Semi-Final Preview: Cork vs. Waterford

Leinster SHC Semi-Final: Wexford 1-20 3-11 Kilkenny

The first Leinster SHC finalist was revealed at the weekend with Wexford dethroning current provincial kingpins Kilkenny by three points at Innovate Park. Hawkeye Sidekick pinpoints five main talking points coming from the contest. Davy Fitzgerald Effect Davy Fitzgerald may have being perched up in his own corporate box at the weekend but no-one can … More Leinster SHC Semi-Final: Wexford 1-20 3-11 Kilkenny

Leinster SHC Semi-Final Preview: Wexford vs. Kilkenny

This weekend sees the entrance of a wounded Kilkenny side who will face a Wexford side who will come into the fixture in confident mood. Something has got to give. Hawkeye Sidekick previews the action.   Where are Kilkenny at?   The big question entering into this fixture is where are Kilkenny at this season? … More Leinster SHC Semi-Final Preview: Wexford vs. Kilkenny