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Kerry's signal of intent, Mayo finding form and Down put out of their misery
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Kerry's signal of intent, Mayo finding form and Down put out of their misery

Mar 27th 2016, 8:52 PM 10,593 Views 12 Comments

Plenty of talking points after the penultimate round of regulation games in the Allianz Football League.

Cork's old failings resurface, Dublin's no-show and Kilkenny's reliance on TJ Reid
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Cork's old failings resurface, Dublin's no-show and Kilkenny's reliance on TJ Reid

Mar 20th 2016, 8:39 PM 11,390 Views 17 Comments

Plenty to discuss after the last round of regulation games in the Allianz Hurling League.

Little Mix's Jade excellently shut down a homophobic Instagram commenter
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Little Mix's Jade excellently shut down a homophobic Instagram commenter

Mar 17th 2016, 2:38 PM 9,983 Views 4 Comments

Burned.

Rossies take another scalp, Tyrone looking dangerous - weekend GAA talking points
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Rossies take another scalp, Tyrone looking dangerous - weekend GAA talking points

Mar 13th 2016, 9:06 PM 10,332 Views 10 Comments

And how Mayo’s spring campaign could end up as a success, despite today’s defeat to Kerry.

Are we really doubting whether Irish rugby's greatest ever coach deserves to lead us?
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Are we really doubting whether Irish rugby's greatest ever coach deserves to lead us?

Mar 11th 2016, 9:39 AM 9,977 Views 125 Comments

Joe Schmidt needs time… and he deserves it too, writes Tommy Martin.

Battle of Tralee, Waterford clinical – Sunday GAA talking points
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Battle of Tralee, Waterford clinical – Sunday GAA talking points

Mar 6th 2016, 8:40 PM 12,811 Views 13 Comments

Lots to discuss after a busy day of GAA action.

Will a new Conor McGregor emerge from the rubble of his UFC 196 collapse?
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Will a new Conor McGregor emerge from the rubble of his UFC 196 collapse?

Mar 6th 2016, 8:21 PM 18,578 Views 17 Comments

“When he elected to follow that route to success, McGregor knew it was a potentially perilous policy.”

5 talking points as Dublin stay unbeaten and Cork lose third game in a row
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5 talking points as Dublin stay unbeaten and Cork lose third game in a row

Mar 6th 2016, 7:00 AM 9,821 Views 4 Comments

A four point win for the Dubs in Croke Park last night.

High flying Rossies, clinical McManus, unfamiliar Donegal – weekend football talking points
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High flying Rossies, clinical McManus, unfamiliar Donegal – weekend football talking points

Feb 28th 2016, 9:01 PM 9,394 Views 1 Comment

Plenty of football action to discuss after its return this weekend.

Tipp must vault Kilkenny psychological hurdle to help define Ryan's tenure
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Tipp must vault Kilkenny psychological hurdle to help define Ryan's tenure

Feb 22nd 2016, 5:30 PM 6,600 Views 8 Comments

Tipp have won just twice against Kilkenny in 13 competitive clashes.

Kilkenny clinical, Kerry progress, Waterford ride high - weekend hurling talking points
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Kilkenny clinical, Kerry progress, Waterford ride high - weekend hurling talking points

Feb 21st 2016, 5:43 PM 12,265 Views 12 Comments

Plenty to discuss after the Allianz league action.

No room for excuses as Clare hurlers seek to recapture past glories
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No room for excuses as Clare hurlers seek to recapture past glories

Feb 11th 2016, 6:25 PM 6,941 Views 4 Comments

Clare have assembled a superb backroom team and group of players that need to achieve.

New Tipp hurling boss Michael Ryan will ruffle a few feathers in the quest for success
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New Tipp hurling boss Michael Ryan will ruffle a few feathers in the quest for success

Jan 9th 2016, 7:30 AM 10,345 Views 6 Comments

Eamon O’Shea’s successor won’t be afraid to do things his way.

Duffy can still reach the top but Poirier was a step too far, too soon
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Duffy can still reach the top but Poirier was a step too far, too soon

Jan 4th 2016, 6:44 PM 8,436 Views 5 Comments

The Irishman suffered his first taste of defeat as a UFC fighter on Saturday night in Las Vegas.

Despite winning 10 All-Irelands, Cork's ladies footballers now face their biggest challenge
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Despite winning 10 All-Irelands, Cork's ladies footballers now face their biggest challenge

Dec 21st 2015, 5:00 PM 4,485 Views 1 Comment

Eamonn Ryan’s departure as Cork manager could be the biggest game changer in the history of ladies football.

Hope springs for Liverpool as Klopp effect takes hold
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Hope springs for Liverpool as Klopp effect takes hold

Dec 3rd 2015, 7:40 PM 11,228 Views 27 Comments

But he must find a way to replicate his side’s blitzkrieg tactics when teams are not willing to engage them.

Isn't it great to feel great again?
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Isn't it great to feel great again?

Nov 17th 2015, 3:17 PM 14,798 Views 39 Comments

It’s not too long ago when the future seemed incredibly bleak.

Comment: Club players are now a forgotten species in the GAA
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Comment: Club players are now a forgotten species in the GAA

Nov 9th 2015, 7:00 PM 9,642 Views 10 Comments

Recent fixtures crises in various counties are wholly avoidable with better long-term planning.

5 talking points as Kilkenny celebrate again and Galway's wait goes on
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5 talking points as Kilkenny celebrate again and Galway's wait goes on

Sep 6th 2015, 7:26 PM 7,625 Views 8 Comments

The Liam MacCarthy Cup is heading back to Noreside again.

5 talking points after a day of joy for Dublin and heartbreak for Mayo
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5 talking points after a day of joy for Dublin and heartbreak for Mayo

Sep 5th 2015, 8:46 PM 14,961 Views 19 Comments

Jim Gavin’s side advance while the Pat Holmes-Noel Connelly managed team bow out.

6 talking points after Dublin and Mayo's pulsating All-Ireland semi-final draw
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6 talking points after Dublin and Mayo's pulsating All-Ireland semi-final draw

Aug 30th 2015, 7:46 PM 15,869 Views 55 Comments

Round two beckons next Saturday in Croke Park.

Will standards drop in Tipperary hurling again following Eamon O'Shea's departure?
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Will standards drop in Tipperary hurling again following Eamon O'Shea's departure?

Aug 18th 2015, 7:00 PM 6,549 Views 8 Comments

Premier County stars must ensure that progress on the field of play is matched by good discipline off it.

5 talking points after Galway savour glory and Tipperary suffer heartbreak
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5 talking points after Galway savour glory and Tipperary suffer heartbreak

Aug 16th 2015, 6:55 PM 12,497 Views 45 Comments

Galway head towards the All-Ireland final while Tipperary head for the exit door.

It's time for Tipperary to set up another All-Ireland hurling final with Kilkenny
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It's time for Tipperary to set up another All-Ireland hurling final with Kilkenny

Aug 15th 2015, 7:00 PM 6,197 Views 14 Comments

Defeat is not an option for the Premier County against Galway on Sunday.

'Whatever it is about Conor's personality, his wins are always overlooked' - John Kavanagh
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'Whatever it is about Conor's personality, his wins are always overlooked' - John Kavanagh

Aug 12th 2015, 7:18 PM 9,968 Views 7 Comments

The latest exclusive column from Ireland’s leading MMA coach.

What next for the Waterford hurlers after All-Ireland semi-final defeat?
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What next for the Waterford hurlers after All-Ireland semi-final defeat?

Aug 11th 2015, 6:30 AM 6,681 Views 5 Comments

Derek McGrath and his players made huge strides forward in 2015 but can they take the next steps?

John Gardiner: Relentless Kilkenny march on but Waterford can still be proud after 2015
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John Gardiner: Relentless Kilkenny march on but Waterford can still be proud after 2015

Aug 10th 2015, 9:15 AM 17,227 Views 22 Comments

The42.ie’s hurling columnist reviews today’s Croke Park showdown.

6 talking points after Mayo and Tyrone advance with Dublin and Kerry lying in wait
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6 talking points after Mayo and Tyrone advance with Dublin and Kerry lying in wait

Aug 9th 2015, 5:56 PM 10,698 Views 10 Comments

We now know the last four in the football championship.

McGregor is the UFC's main man but Ronda remains its brightest star
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McGregor is the UFC's main man but Ronda remains its brightest star

Aug 6th 2015, 11:50 PM 12,029 Views 6 Comments

“No one has pulled in non-MMA fans like Rousey and McGregor…”

5 talking points as Kerry cruise to All-Ireland semi-final and Kildare suffer humiliating loss
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5 talking points as Kerry cruise to All-Ireland semi-final and Kildare suffer humiliating loss

Aug 2nd 2015, 7:58 PM 7,801 Views 9 Comments

A great day for the Kingdom, a bad day for the Lilywhites.

5 talking points after Galway dominate to send Cork to the 2015 exit door
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5 talking points after Galway dominate to send Cork to the 2015 exit door

Jul 26th 2015, 7:24 PM 11,582 Views 17 Comments

The Tribesmen are celebrating tonight while Cork have reached the end of the road.

6 talking points after a huge win for Kildare and a crushing loss for Cork
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6 talking points after a huge win for Kildare and a crushing loss for Cork

Jul 26th 2015, 8:51 AM 11,006 Views 9 Comments

It was a major night for both counties football sides.

5 talking points after Limerick triumph and Tipp exit in Munster U21 hurling drama
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5 talking points after Limerick triumph and Tipp exit in Munster U21 hurling drama

Jul 17th 2015, 9:00 AM 9,308 Views 4 Comments

Limerick now take on Clare on 30 July.

5 talking points after Clare book Munster U21 final spot and Waterford bow out
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5 talking points after Clare book Munster U21 final spot and Waterford bow out

Jul 16th 2015, 9:00 AM 11,354 Views 6 Comments

It was a great night for the Banner but a tough night for the Deise.

Another Leinster title - but Dublin's performance leaves as many questions as answers
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Another Leinster title - but Dublin's performance leaves as many questions as answers

Jul 14th 2015, 7:55 AM 6,368 Views 17 Comments

All-Ireland favourites cruise to another provincial title but still have plenty of room for improvement.

5 talking points after Tipperary's Munster glory and Waterford head the backdoor route
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5 talking points after Tipperary's Munster glory and Waterford head the backdoor route

Jul 12th 2015, 7:47 PM 8,182 Views 9 Comments

The Premier were celebrating after today’s action in Thurles.

Are Dublin's hurlers back up and running or was Laois victory a false dawn?
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Are Dublin's hurlers back up and running or was Laois victory a false dawn?

Jul 4th 2015, 10:40 PM 7,159 Views 17 Comments

The Sky Blues looked a far more cohesive unit but face a much bigger test next weekend.

Is Kerry's decision to drop Colm Cooper madness or masterstroke?
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Is Kerry's decision to drop Colm Cooper madness or masterstroke?

Jul 3rd 2015, 9:57 PM 25,888 Views 25 Comments

Eamonn Fitzmaurice sprung a Munster final surprise when he left Colm Cooper out of his starting team.

The back door will slam shut on Cork's hurlers as they chase All-Ireland glory
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The back door will slam shut on Cork's hurlers as they chase All-Ireland glory

Jul 1st 2015, 6:30 PM 10,481 Views 13 Comments

The Rebels will struggle to create their 2013 heroics, when they contested an All-Ireland final.

Is another Tipperary v Kilkenny All-Ireland final a foregone conclusion?
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Is another Tipperary v Kilkenny All-Ireland final a foregone conclusion?

Jun 22nd 2015, 6:33 PM 6,949 Views 10 Comments

It could be the ‘big two’ doing it all over again at Croke Park in September.