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5 talking points after Na Piarsaigh reign in Munster and Ballygunner suffer again
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5 talking points after Na Piarsaigh reign in Munster and Ballygunner suffer again

Nov 19th 2017, 6:21 PM 8,834 Views 5 Comments

Eight points separated the sides in Thurles.

What's gone wrong at Real Madrid this season?
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What's gone wrong at Real Madrid this season?

Oct 30th 2017, 1:57 PM 9,888 Views 12 Comments

They trail La Liga leaders Barcelona by eight points at this early stage of the season.

'Springfield and Shelbyville' rivalry, Treacy's dramatic return and Kenny moves on from Dubs disappointment
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'Springfield and Shelbyville' rivalry, Treacy's dramatic return and Kenny moves on from Dubs disappointment

Oct 28th 2017, 7:22 PM 5,691 Views 1 Comment

We run through five talking points after Cuala’s three-point win over Kilmacud Crokes in today’s Dublin hurling final.

Donegal's Ryan McHugh responds to heavy criticism of low-scoring county final
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Donegal's Ryan McHugh responds to heavy criticism of low-scoring county final

Oct 26th 2017, 11:19 PM 9,150 Views 2 Comments

Kilcar won their first senior title since 1993 recently.

Opinion: Too often, managers are made scapegoats for deeper failings at football clubs
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Opinion: Too often, managers are made scapegoats for deeper failings at football clubs

Oct 23rd 2017, 8:07 PM 5,777 Views 9 Comments

Jurgen Klopp and Ronald Koeman have both suffered from their teams’ transfer inactivity during the summer.

5 talking points as Cork break Kilkenny hearts and move to the top of camogie's roll of honour
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5 talking points as Cork break Kilkenny hearts and move to the top of camogie's roll of honour

Sep 10th 2017, 7:20 PM 10,559 Views 12 Comments

Gemma O’Connor’s recovery from injury and Julia White’s fairytale winner feature.

Limerick hurling on the rise, Gillane’s impressive scoring form and disappointing Kilkenny challenge
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Limerick hurling on the rise, Gillane’s impressive scoring form and disappointing Kilkenny challenge

Sep 9th 2017, 5:15 PM 8,328 Views 7 Comments

5 talking points after Limerick saw off Kilkenny to seal the All-Ireland U21 crown.

Galway reach the promised land, Canning wins that elusive All-Ireland and McGrath may step away
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Galway reach the promised land, Canning wins that elusive All-Ireland and McGrath may step away

Sep 3rd 2017, 9:30 PM 32,859 Views 24 Comments

5 talking points after Galway’s All-Ireland final victory over Waterford.

Cavanagh bows out, Dubs close in on three-in-a-row and Connolly makes his return
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Cavanagh bows out, Dubs close in on three-in-a-row and Connolly makes his return

Aug 27th 2017, 7:39 PM 8,001 Views 3 Comments

We run through the 5 big talking points after Dublin dismantled Tyrone in the All-Ireland semi-final.

Stephen Rochford answers 'donkey' jibe, Kerry's breakdown in discipline and Mayo dominate midfield
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Stephen Rochford answers 'donkey' jibe, Kerry's breakdown in discipline and Mayo dominate midfield

Aug 26th 2017, 6:25 PM 31,228 Views 48 Comments

5 talking points after Mayo blow Kerry away to reach another All-Ireland final.

5 talking points after Kerry and Mayo finish deadlocked in gripping All-Ireland semi-final
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5 talking points after Kerry and Mayo finish deadlocked in gripping All-Ireland semi-final

Aug 20th 2017, 7:57 PM 15,610 Views 13 Comments

Round two next Saturday afternoon.

Waterford a bridge too far for Cork but they can reflect on plenty good work in 2017
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Waterford a bridge too far for Cork but they can reflect on plenty good work in 2017

Aug 14th 2017, 6:34 PM 8,876 Views 7 Comments

The Rebels have bowed out but can reflect on major progress.

5 talking points as Mayo discover their best form by returning to the running game
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5 talking points as Mayo discover their best form by returning to the running game

Aug 7th 2017, 5:19 PM 11,819 Views 25 Comments

Stephen Rochford’s men are hitting form at the right time as they prepare for a titanic semi-final against Kerry.

5 talking points after Tyrone swatted aside Armagh to book Dublin showdown
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5 talking points after Tyrone swatted aside Armagh to book Dublin showdown

Aug 5th 2017, 8:47 PM 12,241 Views 6 Comments

Here’s what we learned from the Red Hand’s big victory over Armagh today.

The return to form of Donaghy, Galway's missed chances and selection issues for Kerry
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The return to form of Donaghy, Galway's missed chances and selection issues for Kerry

Jul 30th 2017, 6:58 PM 8,769 Views 4 Comments

5 talking points after Kerry’s eight-point victory over the Tribesmen earlier today.

Poor Cork start denies them triple crown, massive boost for Limerick and the absence of key Rebels
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Poor Cork start denies them triple crown, massive boost for Limerick and the absence of key Rebels

Jul 26th 2017, 9:56 PM 11,946 Views 22 Comments

5 key talking points after Limerick’s Munster U21 hurling victory.

Crucial Moran goal, Waterford's red card cloud and future Wexford promise
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Crucial Moran goal, Waterford's red card cloud and future Wexford promise

Jul 23rd 2017, 8:07 PM 8,271 Views 5 Comments

A third successive All-Ireland semi-final beckons for Waterford.

Brace yourselves for a thunderous All-Ireland football semi-final between Dublin and Tyrone
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Brace yourselves for a thunderous All-Ireland football semi-final between Dublin and Tyrone

Jul 17th 2017, 8:00 PM 47,227 Views 61 Comments

Both counties are on the same side of the championship draw – and flexed their muscles with comprehensive provincial final wins on Sunday.

The McGeeney derby, Monaghan seek revenge and the U2 question - football qualifier talking points
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The McGeeney derby, Monaghan seek revenge and the U2 question - football qualifier talking points

Jul 17th 2017, 4:34 PM 5,724 Views 2 Comments

We run through 5 talking points after this morning’s All-Ireland SFC Round 4B qualifier draw.

Step back in time for Tipp and Clare as they prepare to renew hostilities at Páirc Uí Chaoimh
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Step back in time for Tipp and Clare as they prepare to renew hostilities at Páirc Uí Chaoimh

Jul 10th 2017, 7:00 PM 8,102 Views 12 Comments

A former rivalry is set to be renewed when the two counties clash in senior championship hurling for the first time since 2011.

Burning issue: Where to now for Kilkenny and Brian Cody?
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Burning issue: Where to now for Kilkenny and Brian Cody?

Jul 10th 2017, 6:39 PM 11,698 Views 41 Comments

The legendary manager faces arguably his most difficult task in rebuilding this team.

5 big questions for Galway ahead of today's Connacht SFC final
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5 big questions for Galway ahead of today's Connacht SFC final

Jul 9th 2017, 7:15 AM 5,022 Views 6 Comments

Is the full-back line vulnerable, will they go long from kick-outs and who’ll take the frees in Armstrong’s absence?

Galway convince the doubters, their incredible scoring-rate and the first big loss of Davy Fitz's reign
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Galway convince the doubters, their incredible scoring-rate and the first big loss of Davy Fitz's reign

Jul 2nd 2017, 7:35 PM 11,187 Views 16 Comments

We run through 5 major talking points after Galway picked up the second Leinster SHC title in their history.

Homeward bound Erasmus still has time to leave a legacy behind at Munster
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Homeward bound Erasmus still has time to leave a legacy behind at Munster

Jun 30th 2017, 3:00 PM 9,414 Views 40 Comments

There’s another transitional period ahead for Munster with Erasmus returning to South Africa at the end of the year, but he can make lasting changes in this pre-season.

Waterford and Tipperary to take first steps of recovery, tough task for Limerick and the delayed draw
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Waterford and Tipperary to take first steps of recovery, tough task for Limerick and the delayed draw

Jun 26th 2017, 11:06 AM 11,730 Views 15 Comments

We take a look at the 5 main talking points from today’s All-Ireland SHC Round 1 qualifier draw.

Dublin's movement in attack, Westmeath's use of one sweeper and the task facing Kildare
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Dublin's movement in attack, Westmeath's use of one sweeper and the task facing Kildare

Jun 25th 2017, 7:55 PM 7,297 Views 11 Comments

We run through 5 talking points after Dublin’s 4-29 to 0-10 victory over Westmeath in the Leinster semi-final

Kevin McStay and Roscommon continue to fall victim to false narratives
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Kevin McStay and Roscommon continue to fall victim to false narratives

Jun 18th 2017, 7:05 AM 6,139 Views 4 Comments

Win today and the Rossies will appear in back-to-back Connacht finals for just the second time in the last 25 years.

Ex-professionals impress for Kildare, strength of Cian O'Neill's bench and Meath head for the backdoor
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Ex-professionals impress for Kildare, strength of Cian O'Neill's bench and Meath head for the backdoor

Jun 17th 2017, 11:13 PM 10,315 Views 6 Comments

We run through 5 talking points after Kildare’s Leinster semi-final win over Meath today.

5 talking points after Cork recover to get past Tipperary in dramatic finale
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5 talking points after Cork recover to get past Tipperary in dramatic finale

Jun 11th 2017, 10:38 AM 8,443 Views 7 Comments

Plenty to digest after the Páirc Uí Rinn encounter.

Davy Fitzgerald, Jim McGuinness and where it all went wrong for the Dublin hurlers
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Davy Fitzgerald, Jim McGuinness and where it all went wrong for the Dublin hurlers

May 30th 2017, 6:15 AM 8,613 Views 2 Comments

Fitzgerald and McGuinness have shown the importance of good man-management in the past.

Smooth 'dry run' primes Davy Fitz's Wexford hurlers for a massive crack at Cody's Kilkenny
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Smooth 'dry run' primes Davy Fitz's Wexford hurlers for a massive crack at Cody's Kilkenny

May 29th 2017, 6:30 PM 5,517 Views 1 Comment

The Slaneysiders are in a good place ahead of the mammoth Leinster SHC semi-final on 10 June.

Controversial red card, Galway's red-hot attack and Dublin drop into the backdoor
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Controversial red card, Galway's red-hot attack and Dublin drop into the backdoor

May 28th 2017, 8:44 PM 8,120 Views 4 Comments

We take a run through the major talking points as Galway swat Dublin aside in Leinster.

Chinks exposed in Tipperary's armour but this is no time for Premier County panic
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Chinks exposed in Tipperary's armour but this is no time for Premier County panic

Apr 24th 2017, 7:30 PM 6,915 Views 8 Comments

Tipperary have been here before, with questions to answer after suffering defeat at a crucial stage in the season.

Magic McGraths, Galway's efficiency and who needs a league title more? — Sunday hurling talking points
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Magic McGraths, Galway's efficiency and who needs a league title more? — Sunday hurling talking points

Apr 16th 2017, 9:14 PM 19,007 Views 2 Comments

Plus, we take a closer look at Tipperary’s devastating six-minute blitz which put the game to bed.

5 talking points as Kerry inflict a 7th competitive defeat on the Jim Gavin regime
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5 talking points as Kerry inflict a 7th competitive defeat on the Jim Gavin regime

Apr 9th 2017, 8:19 PM 42,488 Views 74 Comments

It was only a second post-St Patrick’s Day defeat for Dublin under Gavin.

Humiliating defeat leaves Ireland's golden generation facing into make-or-break summer
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Humiliating defeat leaves Ireland's golden generation facing into make-or-break summer

Mar 30th 2017, 8:01 PM 17,968 Views 13 Comments

Head coach John Bracewell is coming under increased pressure after a disappointing two years in charge.

5 talking points after Tipperary and Kilkenny finish level in pulsating clash in Thurles
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5 talking points after Tipperary and Kilkenny finish level in pulsating clash in Thurles

Mar 12th 2017, 6:15 AM 13,088 Views 10 Comments

Steven O’Brien’s late point grabbed a draw for the Premier against the Cats.

Kilkenny off the mark, Banner stun Cork and Division 1B's gulf in class — Sunday GAA talking points
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Kilkenny off the mark, Banner stun Cork and Division 1B's gulf in class — Sunday GAA talking points

Mar 5th 2017, 8:56 PM 12,570 Views 1 Comment

Plus, we take a closer look at the battle for survival in hurling’s top tier.

Those were the days, my friend - surprise All-Ireland football semi-finalists a thing of the past
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Those were the days, my friend - surprise All-Ireland football semi-finalists a thing of the past

Feb 27th 2017, 7:09 PM 7,204 Views 8 Comments

Saturday’s GAA Congress vote to bring in the ‘super 8′ quarter-final format has ended the chances of another Fermanagh, Wexford or Tipperary fairytale summer run.

Anything is possible if a broken heart can be mended on a miserable Monday at Tolka Park
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Anything is possible if a broken heart can be mended on a miserable Monday at Tolka Park

Feb 12th 2017, 10:00 AM 20,633 Views 22 Comments

It’s time for football to put the League of Ireland in perspective.