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The talking points ahead of today’s crunch Ireland -France test
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The talking points ahead of today’s crunch Ireland -France test

Updated Feb 14th 2021, 12:11 PM 19,154 Views 15 Comments

Ireland’s season is on the line today – and coach Andy Farrell knows it.

Covid-19 committee to invite CMO Tony Holohan and HSE boss Paul Reid to appear next week
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Covid-19 committee to invite CMO Tony Holohan and HSE boss Paul Reid to appear next week

Updated May 12th 2020, 4:50 PM 23,568 Views 41 Comments

Nursing home care during the pandemic will be a key focus of the committee.

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

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

Feb 24th 2018, 5:02 PM 14,601 Views 48 Comments

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

Gatland's surprises, POM's honour, Itoje unlucky and more Lions talking points
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Gatland's surprises, POM's honour, Itoje unlucky and more Lions talking points

Jun 21st 2017, 9:35 PM 18,212 Views 18 Comments

Ben Te’o and Jamie George have only one Test start between them but their rise continues.

Te'o at 12, the Irish contingent and more Lions team talking points
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Te'o at 12, the Irish contingent and more Lions team talking points

May 31st 2017, 9:17 PM 14,830 Views 14 Comments

The quality of the Lions’ bench to face the NZ Provincial Barbarians indicates their depth.

Brilliant Beirne, Erasmus' big question and more Pro12 final talking points
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Brilliant Beirne, Erasmus' big question and more Pro12 final talking points

May 27th 2017, 9:33 PM 13,210 Views 16 Comments

The Scarlets were brilliant in attack, while Munster’s defence fell apart.

Leavy gets the nod, Murray's fitness, and more Champions Cup talking points
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Leavy gets the nod, Murray's fitness, and more Champions Cup talking points

Mar 31st 2017, 1:55 PM 7,984 Views 1 Comment

We reflect on the team news ahead of Munster and Leinster’s Champions Cup quarter-finals

Missed chances, the Welsh backlash and more talking points from Cardiff
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Missed chances, the Welsh backlash and more talking points from Cardiff

Mar 10th 2017, 11:04 PM 13,279 Views 81 Comments

Wales had more of the big individual performers on a desperately disappointing night for Ireland.

Ireland can't convert, key men lost, and the match officials in limelight
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Ireland can't convert, key men lost, and the match officials in limelight

Nov 19th 2016, 9:36 PM 47,883 Views 91 Comments

There were positives in the performances of Garry Ringrose and Josh van der Flier off the bench.

Eight new caps, Dillane's impression and selection calls for Schmidt
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Eight new caps, Dillane's impression and selection calls for Schmidt

Nov 12th 2016, 10:21 PM 11,926 Views 17 Comments

Connacht fullback Tiernan O’Halloran was very impressive for Ireland.

Marijuana, assisted suicide, gun control - there was a lot on the table for US voters in this election
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Marijuana, assisted suicide, gun control - there was a lot on the table for US voters in this election

Nov 9th 2016, 7:21 AM 11,025 Views 3 Comments

There was more than just the presidency at stake in yesterday’s vote.

Missed chance and chances, red and more talking points from Ireland's defeat
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Missed chance and chances, red and more talking points from Ireland's defeat

Jun 25th 2016, 6:38 PM 7,649 Views 12 Comments

Ireland will feel they missed their best-ever chance to win a series in South Africa.

Back row dominant, defensive work-ons and more Ireland talking points
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Back row dominant, defensive work-ons and more Ireland talking points

Mar 19th 2016, 9:07 PM 29,224 Views 45 Comments

Johnny Sexton and Conor Murray looked classy for long periods of the game.

Six Nations drama, Schmidt's hard-hitting wings and more Ireland talking points
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# All Even

Six Nations drama, Schmidt's hard-hitting wings and more Ireland talking points

Feb 7th 2016, 8:00 PM 40,515 Views 72 Comments

Ireland will pick out missed chances in their draw with Wales in Dublin.

Payne's class at 15, clever strike plays and more Ulster talking points
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# On Form

Payne's class at 15, clever strike plays and more Ulster talking points

Jan 23rd 2016, 3:15 PM 8,022 Views 9 Comments

Ulster must now wait on other results in Europe.

A new low for Munster, Axel under pressure and more Paris talking points
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A new low for Munster, Axel under pressure and more Paris talking points

Jan 9th 2016, 9:07 PM 21,109 Views 97 Comments

Stade Français scored three tries to end the province’s Champions Cup campaign.

Costly mistakes, unhappy Munster fans and more Thomond Park talking points
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Costly mistakes, unhappy Munster fans and more Thomond Park talking points

Dec 13th 2015, 12:08 AM 16,200 Views 39 Comments

Munster gave up three incredibly soft tries.

World Cup hangovers linger and more talking points from Leinster's defeat
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World Cup hangovers linger and more talking points from Leinster's defeat

Nov 21st 2015, 8:55 PM 31,646 Views 55 Comments

It was another disappointing day for Leo Cullen’s men in Europe.

Murphy gets nod at 6, Healy retained and more Ireland XV talking points
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Murphy gets nod at 6, Healy retained and more Ireland XV talking points

Oct 16th 2015, 1:22 PM 20,171 Views 15 Comments

Jamie Heaslip and the other leaders must stand up, while Johnny Sexton and Keith Earls are fit.

Sexton shines, Ireland unleash and more talking points from Cardiff
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# Slick Start

Sexton shines, Ireland unleash and more talking points from Cardiff

Sep 19th 2015, 4:25 PM 26,909 Views 54 Comments

Joe Schmidt will pick out flaws, but this was a promising opening performance from Ireland.

Kearney is a World Cup starter and more talking points from Ireland's loss
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Kearney is a World Cup starter and more talking points from Ireland's loss

Sep 5th 2015, 5:46 PM 16,654 Views 44 Comments

England ruled the skies and bossed the breakdown, while Ireland showed signs of their game plan.

Ulster duo back in green, Madigan at 10 and more Ireland XV talking points
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# Baa-Baas

Ulster duo back in green, Madigan at 10 and more Ireland XV talking points

May 27th 2015, 1:14 PM 8,906 Views 11 Comments

There are two uncapped Leinster men starting against Robbie Deans’ side.

5 talking points after Munster come through Pro12 semi-final thriller
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# High Drama

5 talking points after Munster come through Pro12 semi-final thriller

May 23rd 2015, 5:48 PM 7,456 Views 12 Comments

Paulie’s goodbye, Keatley’s wobbles and more of the big issues from Thomond Park.

An all-Irish Pro12 decider still possible and more final day talking points
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# Final Four

An all-Irish Pro12 decider still possible and more final day talking points

May 16th 2015, 5:53 PM 14,338 Views 4 Comments

The provinces helped each other out on a nail-biting last round of regular season fixtures.

Toulon's growing dominance and more Champions Cup talking points
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Toulon's growing dominance and more Champions Cup talking points

May 2nd 2015, 7:29 PM 5,256 Views 7 Comments

Drew Mitchell’s second-half try was sublime, while both sides now look to the Top 14.

King James and more talking points as Saracens fall short against Clermont
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# Plus Fort

King James and more talking points as Saracens fall short against Clermont

Apr 18th 2015, 5:51 PM 6,946 Views 6 Comments

Vunipola’s power, Clermont frailties, the Saracens counter attack and an atmosphere for the ages.

Aki's non-try and more talking points after Connacht lose to Ulster
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# Error Count

Aki's non-try and more talking points after Connacht lose to Ulster

Apr 11th 2015, 5:49 PM 7,003 Views 18 Comments

International quality, Ulster’s ruthlessness, Connacht’s errors and the losing bonus point.

Scrum power and more talking points from Leinster's win over Bath
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Scrum power and more talking points from Leinster's win over Bath

Apr 4th 2015, 5:54 PM 9,937 Views 16 Comments

Bath’s attacking approach, Watson’s yellow card costly, Madigan’s kicking and Leinster’s performance.

Brilliant O'Brien and more talking points from Ireland's big win in Scotland
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Brilliant O'Brien and more talking points from Ireland's big win in Scotland

Mar 21st 2015, 4:48 PM 26,402 Views 42 Comments

Fitter leaders, the backline thriving, England’s task and attack on top.

Healy unleashed and more talking points from Ireland's team for Scotland
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# Large And In Charge

Healy unleashed and more talking points from Ireland's team for Scotland

Mar 19th 2015, 1:55 PM 23,595 Views 39 Comments

Zebo misses out, Joe’s ideal XV, consistency on the bench and the returning Lukey Fitz.

6 talking points after Ireland suffer defeat to Warren Gatland's Wales
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6 talking points after Ireland suffer defeat to Warren Gatland's Wales

Mar 14th 2015, 5:03 PM 13,786 Views 54 Comments

The lineout failings, the Welsh defence, Wayne Barnes and an attack that couldn’t get over the line.

Healy held back and more talking points from Ireland's XV for England
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Healy held back and more talking points from Ireland's XV for England

Feb 27th 2015, 3:00 PM 17,158 Views 15 Comments

There’s no change at 23, while Jordi Murphy starts his second game of the championship.

5 talking points after Joe Schmidt's Ireland beat Italy in Rome
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# Winning Start

5 talking points after Joe Schmidt's Ireland beat Italy in Rome

Feb 7th 2015, 5:03 PM 28,389 Views 51 Comments

The game plan, Ian Keatley, Ireland’s centres, scope for improvement and a patched-together back row.

The return of SOB and more talking points from the Wolfhounds team
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# Schmidt's Contenders

The return of SOB and more talking points from the Wolfhounds team

Jan 29th 2015, 1:43 PM 8,410 Views 27 Comments

Madigan’s audition at 10, Lukey Fitz on the left wing, front row power and a strong Saxons selection.

5 talking points after Anthony Foley's Munster hammer Sale
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# Nine Tries

5 talking points after Anthony Foley's Munster hammer Sale

Jan 25th 2015, 8:00 PM 35,214 Views 55 Comments

Keith Earls, Ireland hopefuls, Dineen’s display and a happy ending in Europe.

5 talking points after Leinster secure a Champions Cup quarter-final
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5 talking points after Leinster secure a Champions Cup quarter-final

Jan 24th 2015, 3:35 PM 17,693 Views 30 Comments

Matt O’Connor’s men were brilliant in the first half, but Wasps fought back powerfully after the break.

5 talking points after Munster crash out of Europe against Saracens
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5 talking points after Munster crash out of Europe against Saracens

Jan 17th 2015, 3:27 PM 14,824 Views 31 Comments

High error count, Saracens excel, blunt Munster and where was JJ?

5 talking points after Connacht slip to home defeat against Edinburgh
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# Galway Woe

5 talking points after Connacht slip to home defeat against Edinburgh

Jan 9th 2015, 10:08 PM 7,790 Views 10 Comments

Home defeat, Aki on form again, first-half failings and set-piece issues.

5 talking points after Munster see off Leinster at Thomond Park
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# Convincing

5 talking points after Munster see off Leinster at Thomond Park

Dec 26th 2014, 7:38 PM 31,303 Views 56 Comments

Dominance for Munster, the kick chase, Leinster’s blunt attack, Keatley at 10 and the Leinster D.

4 talking points after Leinster see off Connacht at the RDS
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# Derby Discussion

4 talking points after Leinster see off Connacht at the RDS

Dec 19th 2014, 10:00 PM 9,369 Views 19 Comments

Noel Reid’s class, power from Aki and Douglas, Connacht’s losing start and no festive fireworks.

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