Colm O'Rourke, Jackie Tyrrell and Colm Keys of the Irish Independent look back on the weekend's action with Mikey Stafford and Rory O'Neill.

Colm O'Rourke gives his reaction to the Tailteann Cup draw, which pits Cavan against Down, two teams who may not know quite what they're doing there.

Derry were impressive against Monaghan but Colm O'Rourke has concerens about the points tallies they're racking up, suggesting the better teams won't allow them three goals.

Dublin looked very impressive dispatching with a poor Meath team and the panel agree, outside of Kerry, they have the best squad in the country.


Limerick and Clare played out a classic draw and will meet again in the Munster final, but Limerick do have a few significant players to recall to the starting XV, which would make them slight favourites, but Jackie Tyrrell believes the variety of play that Clare have displayed makes them real contenders.

Gearóid Hegarty's sending off for two yellows reminded Jackie Tyrrell of how himself and Kilkenny team-mates like Noel Hickey and Tommy Walsh were watched men in their playing days, but the reaction of Aaron Fitzgerald following second booking was not "in the spirit of the game".

Cork showed up against Waterford and brought the battling qualities that had been lacking in their first two, Jackie and the lads were hugely impressed by the spirit but also the influence of their bench.

Saturday belonged to Westmeath after their mighty draw with Wexford, who nobody is fancying to go to Kilkenny next weekend and get a result. The Cats dispatched with a poor Dublin side, raising more questions about the quality of the Leinster championship.

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