All Ireland Senior Football Quarter Final Preview

Sunday sees the first of the All Ireland Senior Football quarter finals. Kerry take on West Coast rivals Galway and Connacht football kingpins Roscommon take on a battle hardened Mayo outfit. Hawkeye Sidekick previews the action. Can Galway stifle Kerry’s attacking play to upset the odds? Galway enters this contest wondering realistically where they are … More All Ireland Senior Football Quarter Final Preview

All Ireland Senior Football Qualifiers – Weekend Preview

It will be a busy weekend on the Gaelic Football front. Two qualifiers on Saturday to see who will face Dublin or Tyrone in the last eight of the All Ireland. Sunday sees Kerry take on West Coast rivals Galway and Mayo lock horns against Roscommon at Croke Park. Hawkeye Sidekick previews the action on … More All Ireland Senior Football Qualifiers – Weekend Preview

All Ireland Senior Hurling Qualifiers Review

The joy and the anguish were in full view this past weekend at the splendid Pairc Ui Chaoimh venue. Wins for Tipperary and Waterford and losses for Clare and Wexford which will irritate for some months to go. Hawkeye Sidekick reflects on the action. Splendid Pairc Ui Chaoimh Kudos to everyone involved with the redevelopment … More All Ireland Senior Hurling Qualifiers Review

All Ireland Senior Hurling Quarter Final Preview: Waterford vs. Wexford

I love local derby games. I love the banter during game week with friends who support your opposition at the weekend. I love it that players of each side raised their game to another level for the sake of local bragging rights. I love the fact that form goes out the window in a local … More All Ireland Senior Hurling Quarter Final Preview: Waterford vs. Wexford

All Ireland Hurling Qualifier Final Preview: Clare vs. Tipperary

July 22nd signals the start of the business end of the All Ireland Senior Hurling Championship. The quest for Liam McCarthy starts in earnest as four teams this weekend will be whittled down to two. Clare and reigning All Ireland champions Tipperary do battle in the opening quarter final at the new look Pairc Ui … More All Ireland Hurling Qualifier Final Preview: Clare vs. Tipperary

Where now for Kilkenny Senior Hurlers?

As Waterford were breaking a fifty-eight year championship hoodoo in eliminating Kilkenny out of this year’s All Ireland Senior Hurling championship, debate started on whether this is the end for Kilkenny senior hurlers for the considerable future. Hawkeye Sidekick reviews the evidence. Does the team fortunes get worse before they get better? A pivotal question … More Where now for Kilkenny Senior Hurlers?