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From The42 Sheedy returns to the promised land, where it went wrong for Kilkenny and Callanan's goal rush Comment

Sheedy returns to the promised land, where it went wrong for Kilkenny and Callanan's goal rush

5 talking points after Tipperary’s 14-point hammering of Kilkenny in the All-Ireland final.

From The42 The big talking points ahead of the All-Ireland hurling final between Kilkenny and Tipperary Final Day

The big talking points ahead of the All-Ireland hurling final between Kilkenny and Tipperary

The biggest game on the hurling calendar is here.

From The42 Tommy Walsh's decisive impact, the Kerry comeback and where did it go wrong for Tyrone? Comment

Tommy Walsh's decisive impact, the Kerry comeback and where did it go wrong for Tyrone?

5 talking points after Kerry’s power-packed second-half saw off Tyrone in the All-Ireland semi-final.

From The42 Tipperary show their character, Wexford let big chance slip and the referee's performance Comment

Tipperary show their character, Wexford let big chance slip and the referee's performance

5 talking points after Tipperary pipped Wexford in an enthralling All-Ireland semi-final.

From The42 Cody or Sheedy - Who'll have been the happier manager leaving Croke Park? Comment

Cody or Sheedy - Who'll have been the happier manager leaving Croke Park?

Both beaten provincial finalists booked their All-Ireland semi-final places with wins over Cork and Laois.

From The42 Question marks over Walsh's future, Mayo end losing run and looking ahead to Super 8s Comment

Question marks over Walsh's future, Mayo end losing run and looking ahead to Super 8s

5 talking points after Mayo’s 2-13 to 1-13 win over rivals Galway in Limerick.

From The42 Mayo and Galway renew fiery rivalry, momentum of qualifier teams and who'll fall at final Super 8s hurdle? Backdoor Battles

Mayo and Galway renew fiery rivalry, momentum of qualifier teams and who'll fall at final Super 8s hurdle?

5 talking points after this morning’s intriguing All-Ireland SFC qualifiers round 4 draw.

From The42 Davy Fitz's unique clean sweep of titles, big players deliver for Wexford and Kilkenny's drought Comment

Davy Fitz's unique clean sweep of titles, big players deliver for Wexford and Kilkenny's drought

5 talking points after the Yellowbellies enjoyed Leinster success in Croke Park.

From The42 Mayo enter 'do or die' territory, Tyrone bid to avoid giant-killing and Ulster big guns clash Loser Leaves Town

Mayo enter 'do or die' territory, Tyrone bid to avoid giant-killing and Ulster big guns clash

5 talking points ahead of this weekend’s All-Ireland SFC round 2 qualifiers.

From The42 Rossies book Super 8s, Cunningham's impact and can Galway save their season? Comment

Rossies book Super 8s, Cunningham's impact and can Galway save their season?

5 talking points after Roscommon dethroned Galway in Salthill.

From The42 Injuries, lack of goals, loss of form - where did it go wrong for the Galway hurlers? Comment

Injuries, lack of goals, loss of form - where did it go wrong for the Galway hurlers?

21 months after their All-Ireland triumph, Galway’s season is over in mid-June.

From The42 Cody's half-time changes prove crucial but nothing beats Kilkenny's hunger for work Comment

Cody's half-time changes prove crucial but nothing beats Kilkenny's hunger for work

The Cats pulled off a nine-point swing in an impressive second-half showing.

From The42 The Dubs are beatable and 4 more things we learned from the football league campaign Comment

The Dubs are beatable and 4 more things we learned from the football league campaign

The Dubs are beatable, their rivals are growing in confidence and Leinster counties are on the rise.

From The42 Limerick are hurling's top dogs, fifth straight final defeat for Waterford and league reflections Comment

Limerick are hurling's top dogs, fifth straight final defeat for Waterford and league reflections

5 talking points after Limerick’s Division 1 final win over Waterford.

From The42 The big talking points for all this weekend’s football and hurling league finals Looking Ahead

The big talking points for all this weekend’s football and hurling league finals

Croke Park hosts the matches this Saturday and Sunday.

From The42 5 debutants who shone, McManus the early star of advanced mark and major spotlight on referees Comment

5 debutants who shone, McManus the early star of advanced mark and major spotlight on referees

Lots to digest as the Allianz Leagues returned over the weekend.

From The42 Wilderness to Leinster champions - Mullinalaghta story sums up magic of club game Slaying The Beast

Wilderness to Leinster champions - Mullinalaghta story sums up magic of club game

The Longford champions pulled off the greatest win in the club’s history today.

From The42 Kenny's departure gives Dundalk owners a dose of League of Ireland's harsh reality Comment

Kenny's departure gives Dundalk owners a dose of League of Ireland's harsh reality

The Lilywhites must appoint a new manager just weeks after winning their second double in four seasons.

From The42 Mullinalaghta's historic moment, Crokes run riot again and Burke rounds off year in style Comment

Mullinalaghta's historic moment, Crokes run riot again and Burke rounds off year in style

5 talking points after the weekend’s provincial club football action.

From The42 Quick-fix appointment could waste a huge opportunity for Irish football Comment

Quick-fix appointment could waste a huge opportunity for Irish football

The FAI must resist the lure of a stop-gap hire for the senior manager’s role, writes John O’Sullivan.

From The42 Ireland's devoted followers deserve more than propaganda about phoney progress Comment

Ireland's devoted followers deserve more than propaganda about phoney progress

In spite of the current malaise, the Irish team had substantial support last night in Aarhus.

From The42 Which of the GAA's radical rule changes would actually improve Gaelic football? Comment

Which of the GAA's radical rule changes would actually improve Gaelic football?

A number of the SCPR’s proposals could help promote attacking play, while one or two should be dumped.

From The42 The big talking points ahead of Sunday’s clash between Dublin and Tyrone Final Day

The big talking points ahead of Sunday’s clash between Dublin and Tyrone

Can Tyrone stop Dublin’s four-in-a-row bid?

From The42 Limerick's heroic defensive display, their impressive run to All-Ireland glory and below-par Galway Comment

Limerick's heroic defensive display, their impressive run to All-Ireland glory and below-par Galway

5 talking points after Limerick ended a 45-year wait for an All-Ireland title.

From The42 The big talking points ahead of Sunday’s clash between Limerick and Galway Final Day

The big talking points ahead of Sunday’s clash between Limerick and Galway

The climax of the All-Ireland hurling championship is upon us.

From The42 No such thing as bad publicity for UFC as McGregor makes swift return from long hiatus Comment

No such thing as bad publicity for UFC as McGregor makes swift return from long hiatus

The MMA organisation should spare us the lip service about codes of conduct when their stars step out of line.

From The42 Canning calls out Galway's 'doubters', O'Donnell's wonder goal and Clare miss their chance Comment

Canning calls out Galway's 'doubters', O'Donnell's wonder goal and Clare miss their chance

5 talking points after Galway’s All-Ireland semi-final replay win over Clare in Thurles.

From The42 Galway sweating over the fitness of Canning and McInerney ahead of Clare replay Tribe Worries

Galway sweating over the fitness of Canning and McInerney ahead of Clare replay

Both players left the action with injuries today.

From The42 Clare's long-awaited return to Croker, Galway's attacking riches and key match-ups Comment

Clare's long-awaited return to Croker, Galway's attacking riches and key match-ups

5 talking points ahead of today’s All-Ireland hurling semi-final between Galway and Clare.

From The42 Will Davy Fitz stay with Wexford, Dublin-Tyrone similarities and Roscommon's dilemma Comment

Will Davy Fitz stay with Wexford, Dublin-Tyrone similarities and Roscommon's dilemma

We take a look back at some interesting aspects from the weekend’s GAA action.

From The42 Limerick's first win over the Cats in 45 years, Kilkenny show their heart and Cork up next Comment

Limerick's first win over the Cats in 45 years, Kilkenny show their heart and Cork up next

5 talking points after Limerick’s 0-27 to 1-22 All-Ireland hurling quarter-final victory over Kilkenny.

From The42 Analysis: The rise of 'quarter-back' goalkeepers and why they'll light up the Super 8s Goalkeepers Union

Analysis: The rise of 'quarter-back' goalkeepers and why they'll light up the Super 8s

Stephen Cluxton transformed the position but now a number of goalkeepers are gunning for his throne.

From The42 The power of momentum, dominant Daniel Flynn and Galway coming to Newbridge Comment

The power of momentum, dominant Daniel Flynn and Galway coming to Newbridge

5 talking points after Kildare sealed their place in the Super 8s with a convincing win over Fermanagh.

From The42 Who'll fall at the last Super 8s hurdle, can Kildare back-up Newbridge and will Cork show up? Then There Were 12

Who'll fall at the last Super 8s hurdle, can Kildare back-up Newbridge and will Cork show up?

5 key questions ahead of the weekend’s All-Ireland football qualifier round 4 action.

From The42 One of the games of the summer, Galway's late heroics and Rory O'Connor class Comment This post contains videos

One of the games of the summer, Galway's late heroics and Rory O'Connor class

3 talking points after Galway edged Wexford out after extra-time to lift the Leinster U21 hurling crown.

From The42 Did Burke's 'fear' comments rile up the Cats, Kilkenny's late fightback and replay venue controversy Comment

Did Burke's 'fear' comments rile up the Cats, Kilkenny's late fightback and replay venue controversy

5 talking points after Galway and Kilkenny played out an entertaining Leinster SHC final draw.

From The42 The return of Lee Keegan, Durcan's epic battle with Quinlivan and Tipperary wilt in final quarter Comment

The return of Lee Keegan, Durcan's epic battle with Quinlivan and Tipperary wilt in final quarter

5 talking points after Mayo’s 1-18 to 1-11 round 2 qualifier win over Tipperary at Semple Stadium.

From The42 Galway avoid another big day implosion but question marks remain over their All-Ireland credentials Comment

Galway avoid another big day implosion but question marks remain over their All-Ireland credentials

“It was important here to show who we are,” Kevin Walsh said after a fine second-half display delivered the Connacht crown.

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.

From The42 Early Friend arrival a boost to help Connacht ease summer of transition Comment

Early Friend arrival a boost to help Connacht ease summer of transition

Connacht’s new head coach will have ample time to mull over captaincy and structures when he lands in Galway next month.

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