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The opening weekend of the All-Ireland Quarter-Final Group Stages, otherwise known as the Super 8s, was supposed to be, well… super. But that’s not quite how it panned out. Can we blame Murph?

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It was overshadowed entirely by a six-goal World Cup final, and by Limerick’s thrilling 2 point win over Kilkenny in the All-Ireland hurling quarter-final.

Michael Duignan pays tribute to Limerick’s new-look team, and to Kilkenny, who lost nothing in defeat but are now reduced to being a significant staging post in other teams’ development.

Oisin McConville and Mike Quirke join us to talk about wins for Tyrone, Dublin, Monaghan and Galway, and why we should probably withhold judgement until at least week 2 of this grand experiment.

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Plus there’s Ken’s latest travel woes, Dublin’s two-finger salute, Oisin’s travel-guide to the full Ulster GAA experience, and why we need more Lothar Matthaus in our lives.

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