After a weekend that saw a couple of favourites shaken, but none stirred, Mikey Stafford and Rory O'Neill are joined by Michael Foley, Ciaran Whelan and Derek McGrath to look back on the action.

A lot has been made of Donegal's two 'route one' goals but Ciaran Whelan believes Donegal have the ability to vary their running game and have done so - even if those two goals were happy accidents.

Cavan acquitted themselves well and must surely be favourites for the Tailteann Cup, if Mickey Graham chooses to play his best team. The competition is still shrouded in some mystery, but the lads are confident that a few teams taking it seriously would be acceptable for year one and, like anything, it needs time to grow.

Kerry flexed their bench and their muscles in the last 20 minutes against Cork, but for two-thirds of that game, Cork were sticking with the All-Ireland favourites and, given their injuries and backroom upheaval, that was a note of positivity for Mick and Rory - even if Whelo still managed to twist the knife a little

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Derek believes John Kiely will be 'furious' with how his Limerick side performed against Tipperary but, when the fat was in the fire in the final 10 minutes, like the Donegal and Kerry footballers, the champions' superior conditioning and more developed gameplan and confidence saw them home.

Derek also believes that Limerick have reacted best to stricter policing of the handpass as evidenced by number of stick passes and 'brick flicks' on display in the Gaelic Grounds.

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