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#Talking Points

Injury and suspension concerns, spitting allegation and looking ahead to Leinster
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Injury and suspension concerns, spitting allegation and looking ahead to Leinster

17 hours ago 10,446 Views 2 Comments

5 talking points after yesterday’s Allianz Football League Division 2 promotion semi-final between Meath and Kildare in Newbridge.

5 talkings points after Limerick and Cork meet ahead of Munster semi-final battle
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5 talkings points after Limerick and Cork meet ahead of Munster semi-final battle

Jun 6th 2021, 7:15 AM 14,144 Views 10 Comments

It finished 0-33 to 2-19 in favour of Limerick last night in the Gaelic Grounds.

Kerry moving nicely as Tyrone clash looms and Roscommon's fight for survival
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Kerry moving nicely as Tyrone clash looms and Roscommon's fight for survival

May 31st 2021, 7:35 AM 5,656 Views 7 Comments

5 talking points after the Kingdom’s victory in Dr Hyde Park yesterday.

Con v Clifford, Kerry's thrilling comeback and the Dublin goal threat
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Con v Clifford, Kerry's thrilling comeback and the Dublin goal threat

May 23rd 2021, 9:13 PM 9,967 Views 4 Comments

5 talking points after today’s dramatic draw between Gaelic football’s greatest rivals.

How Dublin are coping without Dessie Farrell, more rulebook debate and Roscommon positives
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How Dublin are coping without Dessie Farrell, more rulebook debate and Roscommon positives

Updated May 17th 2021, 12:02 PM 17,715 Views 9 Comments

Plenty to discuss after Dublin opened up their 2021 season with a nine-point win over Roscommon.

Cork hunt for goals, Waterford 'naivety' at the back and young Rebel forwards
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Cork hunt for goals, Waterford 'naivety' at the back and young Rebel forwards

Updated May 10th 2021, 8:20 AM 14,961 Views 14 Comments

Opening day thoughts after the clash at Páirc Uí Chaoimh.

Experienced Ireland stars show Stephen Kenny what he was missing
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Experienced Ireland stars show Stephen Kenny what he was missing

Updated Mar 31st 2021, 8:30 AM 31,036 Views 31 Comments

While problems remain, the Boys in Green produced an improved display against Qatar on Tuesday.

One of the worst results in Ireland's footballing history, but here's why Stephen Kenny still deserves time
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One of the worst results in Ireland's footballing history, but here's why Stephen Kenny still deserves time

Mar 28th 2021, 9:00 AM 19,811 Views 47 Comments

The Irish team suffered a humiliating defeat at home to Luxembourg on Saturday night,

Ex-Southampton star key as Ireland ultimately outclassed in crunch World Cup qualifier
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Ex-Southampton star key as Ireland ultimately outclassed in crunch World Cup qualifier

Updated Mar 25th 2021, 8:53 AM 31,390 Views 18 Comments

Dusan Tadic produced a hat-trick of assists as Serbia earned a vital victory.

Scotland overrated, Gibson-Park underrated and Ireland's age concern
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Scotland overrated, Gibson-Park underrated and Ireland's age concern

Mar 14th 2021, 7:30 AM 11,366 Views 24 Comments

We look at all the big issues ahead of today’s game.

Harry's game but Farrell was right to ignore Byrne ultimatum
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Harry's game but Farrell was right to ignore Byrne ultimatum

Updated Feb 21st 2021, 5:34 PM 42,304 Views 39 Comments

Ireland ignore Harry Byrne, provinces dominate while national team flounders and the old unsung hero in Munster red. We look at all the weekend’s talking points.

Five key questions ahead of Ireland's Six Nations opener against Wales
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Five key questions ahead of Ireland's Six Nations opener against Wales

Feb 7th 2021, 8:30 AM 9,184 Views 2 Comments

We look at the big issues as Andy Farrell’s Ireland kick off their 2021 campaign in Cardiff.

Dublin reign supreme, rivalry renewed in a game of two halves, and where do we go from here?
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Dublin reign supreme, rivalry renewed in a game of two halves, and where do we go from here?

Dec 20th 2020, 8:30 PM 4,216 Views 0 Comments

An All-Ireland four-in-a-row for Mick Bohan’s Sky Blues after a second-half surge against Cork.

Impact of Farrell's bench, more heartbreak for Mayo and when will this Dublin run end?
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Impact of Farrell's bench, more heartbreak for Mayo and when will this Dublin run end?

Dec 19th 2020, 8:55 PM 10,213 Views 18 Comments

5 talking points after Dublin outlasted Mayo to continue their dominance of the All-Ireland SFC.

The case for Mayo, is Keegan comfortable at full-back and what left-field tactics could we see?
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The case for Mayo, is Keegan comfortable at full-back and what left-field tactics could we see?

Dec 19th 2020, 9:00 AM 15,511 Views 19 Comments

5 talking points as Mayo and Dublin clash for the All-Ireland football title.

Player of the year so far? Worst signing? It's the Premier League of the half-season awards
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Player of the year so far? Worst signing? It's the Premier League of the half-season awards

Updated Dec 18th 2020, 3:03 PM 30,065 Views 38 Comments

We assess the good and bad of this year, as the campaign approaches its halfway point.

5 talking points as Limerick and Waterford do battle for the All-Ireland hurling crown
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5 talking points as Limerick and Waterford do battle for the All-Ireland hurling crown

Dec 13th 2020, 8:00 AM 21,058 Views 17 Comments

Who’ll be lifting the Liam MacCarthy Cup later today?

Will Liverpool's 22-year-old from Cork continue incredible journey with Premier League debut?
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Will Liverpool's 22-year-old from Cork continue incredible journey with Premier League debut?

Dec 4th 2020, 2:46 PM 6,594 Views 7 Comments

Caoimhín Kelleher made his Champions League bow during the week.

Waterford's amazing comeback, Bennett stands tall and another super TJ Reid show
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Waterford's amazing comeback, Bennett stands tall and another super TJ Reid show

Nov 29th 2020, 10:10 AM 9,326 Views 3 Comments

A look at three key areas in yesterday’s game.

Tipperary's forward stars, the Premier experience is key and how big a setback is this for Cork?
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Tipperary's forward stars, the Premier experience is key and how big a setback is this for Cork?

Nov 23rd 2020, 6:00 AM 8,962 Views 3 Comments

A look at a few key areas that settled yesterday’s Munster football final.

Impossible to make definitive judgements on Kenny and Ireland amid freak set of circumstances
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Impossible to make definitive judgements on Kenny and Ireland amid freak set of circumstances

Nov 19th 2020, 6:30 AM 17,279 Views 12 Comments

The team’s winless run continued last night against Bulgaria.

Limerick's trophy grabbing and scoring surges, Waterford's individual class and future challenge
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Limerick's trophy grabbing and scoring surges, Waterford's individual class and future challenge

Nov 16th 2020, 6:15 AM 6,794 Views 3 Comments

A four-point win for Limerick in the Munster final yesterday.

5 talking points as Ireland suffer a familiar type of frustration
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5 talking points as Ireland suffer a familiar type of frustration

Nov 16th 2020, 12:02 AM 8,681 Views 8 Comments

Meanwhile, Jack Byrne ended a 35-year wait for a League of Ireland player to be capped in a competitive fixture for the Boys in Green.

Tipperary get back on track, Cork fade at finish and subs provide crucial scoring touch
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Tipperary get back on track, Cork fade at finish and subs provide crucial scoring touch

Nov 15th 2020, 6:45 AM 5,896 Views 1 Comment

A four-point victory delivered the spoils for Tipperary at the Gaelic Grounds.

Galway on revenge mission, Armagh bid to end Donegal dominance and Cavan's heavy legs
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Galway on revenge mission, Armagh bid to end Donegal dominance and Cavan's heavy legs

Nov 13th 2020, 7:05 AM 6,183 Views 0 Comments

5 talking points ahead of big football games in Connacht, Ulster and Leinster this weekend.

No one ever said it was going to be easy for Stephen Kenny and Ireland
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No one ever said it was going to be easy for Stephen Kenny and Ireland

Nov 13th 2020, 6:30 AM 6,322 Views 9 Comments

England were the far superior side on a disappointing night for Ireland at Wembley.

A Melbourne return for Cork, Kerry's shock exit and Munster title up for grabs
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A Melbourne return for Cork, Kerry's shock exit and Munster title up for grabs

Nov 9th 2020, 6:00 AM 8,098 Views 3 Comments

A dramatic win for Cork over Kerry yesterday.

Limerick's red-hot form, champions Tipperary misfire and winter hurling hits home
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Limerick's red-hot form, champions Tipperary misfire and winter hurling hits home

Nov 2nd 2020, 6:15 AM 10,083 Views 8 Comments

It finished 3-23 to 2-17 in Limerick’s favour in Páirc Uí Chaoimh yesterday.

A potential hurling cracker, Limerick's winning run and Tipperary's additions to starting side
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A potential hurling cracker, Limerick's winning run and Tipperary's additions to starting side

Nov 1st 2020, 7:15 AM 10,589 Views 14 Comments

All eyes are on today’s hurling showdown in Páirc Uí Chaoimh.

Ireland's best performance since Euro 2016 deserved more
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Ireland's best performance since Euro 2016 deserved more

Oct 9th 2020, 6:30 AM 10,604 Views 25 Comments

Stephen Kenny’s men were a penalty shootout away from the play-off final.

4 questions for Stephen Kenny ahead of long-awaited Slovakia play-off
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4 questions for Stephen Kenny ahead of long-awaited Slovakia play-off

Oct 6th 2020, 7:00 AM 8,668 Views 2 Comments

What should Kenny do with his selection and approach? And will Ireland’s poor away record be a problem?

A big chance in Galway football, the Ferguson factor in Meath and Cork hurling in spotlight
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A big chance in Galway football, the Ferguson factor in Meath and Cork hurling in spotlight

Oct 2nd 2020, 10:39 AM 7,192 Views 0 Comments

It’s a big weekend of GAA county final action with plenty talking points.

The biggest challenge of the Stephen Kenny era is already obvious
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The biggest challenge of the Stephen Kenny era is already obvious

Sep 7th 2020, 5:07 PM 44,943 Views 25 Comments

Plus, more talking points from the Ireland manager’s first two games in charge.

Man United star Fernandes ends the season in fitting fashion and 4 more Premier League talking points
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Man United star Fernandes ends the season in fitting fashion and 4 more Premier League talking points

Jul 26th 2020, 10:41 PM 31,266 Views 25 Comments

The Portuguese midfielder scored a crucial penalty against Leicester.

When will Liverpool be champions? And who will be facing the drop?
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When will Liverpool be champions? And who will be facing the drop?

May 29th 2020, 8:35 AM 7,361 Views 48 Comments

The Premier League is set to return on 17 June and there is still a host of issues to be resolved.

5 big picture takeaways from Donegal's 2012 All-Ireland football final win over Mayo
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5 big picture takeaways from Donegal's 2012 All-Ireland football final win over Mayo

Apr 12th 2020, 9:34 PM 30,724 Views 95 Comments

Jim McGuinness’s finest hour arrived eight years ago.

5 big picture takeaways from the classic 2004 Munster final between Waterford and Cork
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# Retro Read

5 big picture takeaways from the classic 2004 Munster final between Waterford and Cork

Apr 12th 2020, 3:30 PM 11,576 Views 12 Comments

The Deise prevailed to land their second provincial title in three years.

O'Connor brothers shine, Wexford composure, and referee doling out 16 cards unpopular with both sides
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O'Connor brothers shine, Wexford composure, and referee doling out 16 cards unpopular with both sides

Feb 23rd 2020, 8:15 AM 8,780 Views 10 Comments

Dublin and Wexford played out a fascinating encounter at Croke Park.

Continuity the key, Doris has to settle for bench, and Earls at 23 again
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Continuity the key, Doris has to settle for bench, and Earls at 23 again

Feb 19th 2020, 3:00 PM 9,832 Views 36 Comments

Ireland head to Twickenham looking to seal the Triple Crown.

Minimal changes for Ireland, Deegan to debut, and Murray still the man at 9
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Minimal changes for Ireland, Deegan to debut, and Murray still the man at 9

Feb 4th 2020, 5:34 PM 25,576 Views 79 Comments

Keith Earls comes back into the matchday 23.

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