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#Talking Points

# talking-points - Sunday 17 June, 2018

From The42 A game that never ignited, Clare's 2018 revival and Limerick hit a speed bump Talking Points

A game that never ignited, Clare's 2018 revival and Limerick hit a speed bump

There was plenty to digest after today’s encounter in Ennis.

From The42 Galway heading to Super 8s, Shane Walsh shows his class and Roscommon rue missed chances Comment

Galway heading to Super 8s, Shane Walsh shows his class and Roscommon rue missed chances

5 talking points after Galway defeated Roscommon by four points to lift the Connacht crown.

# talking-points - Thursday 14 June, 2018

From The42 The 22-year-old attracting Premier League interest who lit up today's World Cup opener Analysis This post contains videos

The 22-year-old attracting Premier League interest who lit up today's World Cup opener

Aleksandr Golovin has the potential to be a star of the tournament.

# talking-points - Sunday 10 June, 2018

From The42 More late Munster drama, Tipp reach end of the 2018 road and Clare take major step forward Talking Points

More late Munster drama, Tipp reach end of the 2018 road and Clare take major step forward

The Banner’s 2018 hopes live on after today.

# talking-points - Sunday 3 June, 2018

From The42 After 637 days of pain and heartache, Ireland's match-winner got his just rewards last night Analysis This post contains videos

After 637 days of pain and heartache, Ireland's match-winner got his just rewards last night

Having contemplated quitting football not so long ago, Alan Judge enjoyed a moment to savour at the Aviva.

# talking-points - Saturday 2 June, 2018

From The42 Do Ireland have a gameplan? Talking points ahead of tonight's friendly with the US Summer Soccer

Do Ireland have a gameplan? Talking points ahead of tonight's friendly with the US

We say goodbye to a great servant, while the new players will be eager to impress against a youthful American team tonight.

# talking-points - Tuesday 29 May, 2018

From The42 A bleak reminder of where Ireland are at and more talking points from Paris friendly Analysis

A bleak reminder of where Ireland are at and more talking points from Paris friendly

The Boys in Green were outclassed by a far superior team at the Stade de France.

# talking-points - Sunday 27 May, 2018

From The42 Teenager makes his mark, Tipp keep season alive and win slips from Cork's grasp Talking Points

Teenager makes his mark, Tipp keep season alive and win slips from Cork's grasp

There was plenty to digest after today’s battle in Thurles.

# talking-points - Saturday 26 May, 2018

From The42 Liverpool's flaws exposed and more Champions League final talking points Analysis

Liverpool's flaws exposed and more Champions League final talking points

Plus, Gareth Bale emphatically silences the critics.

From The42 Leinster's perfect season, genius from Larmour and more Pro14 final talking points On The Double

Leinster's perfect season, genius from Larmour and more Pro14 final talking points

The good days keeping rolling for the eastern province, as they thumped Scarlets at the Aviva Stadium.

# talking-points - Friday 25 May, 2018

From The42 Can Madrid cope with Liverpool's pressing and more Champions League talking points Analysis

Can Madrid cope with Liverpool's pressing and more Champions League talking points

Plus, there’s the Ballon d’Or subplot involving Mo Salah and Cristiano Ronaldo.

# talking-points - Saturday 19 May, 2018

From The42 Leinster's double dream is on, semi-final pain for Munster and more RDS talking points Inter-pro

Leinster's double dream is on, semi-final pain for Munster and more RDS talking points

Leo Cullen’s side booked their place in next weekend’s Pro14 final with a thrilling inter-pro win.

# talking-points - Friday 18 May, 2018

From The42 Jose Mourinho's extraordinary finals record and more FA Cup talking points Analysis

Jose Mourinho's extraordinary finals record and more FA Cup talking points

Plus, the Portuguese coach and Antonio Conte let bygones be bygones.

# talking-points - Friday 11 May, 2018

From The42 The improbable 10-goal swing needed to save Swansea and more Premier League talking points Analysis

The improbable 10-goal swing needed to save Swansea and more Premier League talking points

Plus, Chelsea require a minor miracle to deny Liverpool a Champions League spot.

# talking-points - Thursday 10 May, 2018

From The42 An extraordinary achievement and more Premier League talking points Analysis

An extraordinary achievement and more Premier League talking points

Huddersfield guaranteed their Premier League survival on Wednesday night.

# talking-points - Friday 4 May, 2018

From The42 Why Liverpool could be competing for more than just a trophy in the Champions League final Analysis This post contains videos

Why Liverpool could be competing for more than just a trophy in the Champions League final

Plus, Man City close in on multiple records and more Premier League talking points.

# talking-points - Wednesday 2 May, 2018

From The42 Big calls go Liverpool's way and more Champions League talking points Analysis

Big calls go Liverpool's way and more Champions League talking points

Plus, why it’s time to recognise Zinedine Zidane as a top manager.

# talking-points - Friday 27 April, 2018

From The42 Did Mourinho want to sell Salah and more Premier League talking points Analysis

Did Mourinho want to sell Salah and more Premier League talking points

Plus, why Man United-Arsenal fixtures are lacking the allure of old.

# talking-points - Wednesday 25 April, 2018

From The42 Real Madrid reminiscent of Fergie-era United and more Champions League talking points Analysis

Real Madrid reminiscent of Fergie-era United and more Champions League talking points

Plus, Bayern Munich underwhelm again at the highest level.

# talking-points - Tuesday 24 April, 2018

From The42 Salah emphasises Ballon d'Or credentials and more Liverpool-Roma talking points Analysis

Salah emphasises Ballon d'Or credentials and more Liverpool-Roma talking points

Plus, naive tactics from the Italians facilitate their opponents’ goal rush.

# talking-points - Sunday 22 April, 2018

From The42 Three talking points from the weekend as Man United and Chelsea book FA Cup final spots Analysis

Three talking points from the weekend as Man United and Chelsea book FA Cup final spots

After two massive semi-finals at Wembley, Chelsea and Man United will meet in the FA Cup decider on 19 May.

From The42 Leinster will be favourites but Racing a real danger with Teddy Thomas and co. Finalists

Leinster will be favourites but Racing a real danger with Teddy Thomas and co.

The Irish province will be expected to secure the Champions Cup title in the final in Bilbao on 12 May.

# talking-points - Friday 20 April, 2018

From The42 Man United's biggest game left this season and more talking points ahead of this weekend's action Analysis

Man United's biggest game left this season and more talking points ahead of this weekend's action

Plus, departing Arsene Wenger set for hero’s reception at the Emirates.

# talking-points - Friday 13 April, 2018

From The42 Can Spurs inflict fourth straight defeat on Man City and the Premier League talking points Champions Elect

Can Spurs inflict fourth straight defeat on Man City and the Premier League talking points

Pep Guardiola’s team can potentially claim the title at Wembley this weekend, but their form suggests otherwise.

# talking-points - Friday 30 March, 2018

From The42 Man City could clinch title next weekend and more Premier League talking points Analysis

Man City could clinch title next weekend and more Premier League talking points

Premier League action resumes this weekend following a prolonged, pre-World Cup international break.

# talking-points - Friday 23 March, 2018

From The42 Toothless Ireland fail to register a single shot on target and more talking points from the Turkey loss Analysis

Toothless Ireland fail to register a single shot on target and more talking points from the Turkey loss

The more things change, the more they stay the same for Martin O’Neill’s Ireland side.

# talking-points - Friday 16 March, 2018

From The42 Ireland's top manager faces wounded Man United in repeat of 1983 final and the FA Cup talking points 1/4 Finals

Ireland's top manager faces wounded Man United in repeat of 1983 final and the FA Cup talking points

Chris Hughton’s Brighton are after a place in the last four, while former League of Ireland boss Paul Cook takes on Southampton, who have a new man in the hot seat.

# talking-points - Thursday 15 March, 2018

From The42 Changing locks, Schmidt's bench power and more Ireland team talking points Ready To Go

Changing locks, Schmidt's bench power and more Ireland team talking points

Meanwhile, it’s all change for England.

# talking-points - Wednesday 14 March, 2018

From The42 Questions to be asked of Mourinho project after Man United's Champions League no-show Talking Points

Questions to be asked of Mourinho project after Man United's Champions League no-show

Plus, it was another good night in Europe for Italian football.

# talking-points - Friday 9 March, 2018

From The42 Man United and Liverpool scrap it out for second and the Premier League talking points Rivalries Renewed

Man United and Liverpool scrap it out for second and the Premier League talking points

In the other games, Tottenham look to bounce back from their Champions League exit while Man City are away to struggling Stoke.

# talking-points - Thursday 8 March, 2018

From The42 Ringrose's return, Toner over Henderson and more Ireland team talking points Starting XV

Ringrose's return, Toner over Henderson and more Ireland team talking points

Plus, Jordi Murphy and Jordan Larmour are reinstated to the bench.

# talking-points - Friday 2 March, 2018

From The42 Rafa returns to Liverpool, City close in on United title triumph and more Premier League talking points Analysis

Rafa returns to Liverpool, City close in on United title triumph and more Premier League talking points

Reigning champions Chelsea take on Man City, the likely heirs to their throne.

# talking-points - Saturday 24 February, 2018

From The42 Keegan and Connolly return to the field, Mayo's poor free-taking and Mannion shines for Dubs Comment

Keegan and Connolly return to the field, Mayo's poor free-taking and Mannion shines for Dubs

5 talking points after Dublin’s four-point win over Mayo tonight.

From The42 Farrell outstanding, Ireland's depth delivers and a huge effort from the pack Analysis

Farrell outstanding, Ireland's depth delivers and a huge effort from the pack

Joe Schmidt will pick out the flaws in his team’s display but there were many positives.

# talking-points - Friday 23 February, 2018

From The42 Pep eyes first silverware at Man City and the Premier League/Carabao Cup final talking points Seeking Silverware

Pep eyes first silverware at Man City and the Premier League/Carabao Cup final talking points

Elsewhere, Liverpool are well-rested after their Marbella trip, Mousa Dembele is showing his class and West Brom badly need a win.

# talking-points - Friday 16 February, 2018

From The42 Can a former League of Ireland favourite inspire an upset of Man City and more FA Cup talking points Analysis

Can a former League of Ireland favourite inspire an upset of Man City and more FA Cup talking points

Paul Cook’s Wigan take on Pep Guardiola’s men in the competition’s fifth round.

# talking-points - Saturday 10 February, 2018

From The42 The Paddy McBrearty show, sloppy Dublin second-half and Michael Murphy's return Talking Points

The Paddy McBrearty show, sloppy Dublin second-half and Michael Murphy's return

5 talking points after Dublin’s five-point win over Donegal tonight.

From The42 Ireland's attack on top, Larmour's first cap and barnstorming Bundee Analysis

Ireland's attack on top, Larmour's first cap and barnstorming Bundee

Conor O’Shea’s Italy were disappointing again in Dublin.

# talking-points - Friday 9 February, 2018

From The42 Arsenal's new forward line to be unleashed in North London derby and the Premier League talking points Rivalries Renewed

Arsenal's new forward line to be unleashed in North London derby and the Premier League talking points

Elsewhere, Riyad Mahrez won’t get to play against the team he was desperate to join, while Virgil van Dijk is back at his old stomping ground.

# talking-points - Sunday 4 February, 2018

From The42 Salah's Messi-esque goal and more Premier League talking points Analysis

Salah's Messi-esque goal and more Premier League talking points

Plus, why the officials at Anfield today deserve to be cut some slack.

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