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#Talking Points

From The42 Kleyn in green, last chance saloon and more Ireland team talking points Summer Series

Kleyn in green, last chance saloon and more Ireland team talking points

Plus, Tommy O’Donnell is set for his first cap in over three years against Italy on Saturday.

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's remarkable run, Limerick's slow start and the Ballyhale attacking class Talking Points

Cody's remarkable run, Limerick's slow start and the Ballyhale attacking class

Plenty to digest after an All-Ireland semi-final showdown.

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 Limerick's hurling power, Tipperary's setback and Casey plays starring role Talking Points

Limerick's hurling power, Tipperary's setback and Casey plays starring role

A 12-point win for the home side in today’s Munster decider.

From The42 Kerry's clinical attack, Cork's positive showing and Kingdom defensive issues Talking Points

Kerry's clinical attack, Cork's positive showing and Kingdom defensive issues

The champions won out by three points in last night’s decider in Páirc Uí Chaoimh.

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 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 Critics who say the tennis-ball protest was 'nonsense' epitomise the big problem with Irish football Talking Points

Critics who say the tennis-ball protest was 'nonsense' epitomise the big problem with Irish football

Plus, Glenn Whelan impresses and Ireland deliver their most entertaining display since the Euros.

From The42 Ireland v Georgia talking points: Delaney controversy threatens to overshadow qualifier Analysis

Ireland v Georgia talking points: Delaney controversy threatens to overshadow qualifier

Off-the-field issues have dominated the headlines in recent days.

From The42 Final Four - The view from Kerry, Mayo, Tyrone and Galway as league finalists decided Talking Points

Final Four - The view from Kerry, Mayo, Tyrone and Galway as league finalists decided

The regulation stage of the league concluded yesterday.

From The42 Beirne's big chance, O'Brien's recall and Kearney's calm at 15 Talking Points

Beirne's big chance, O'Brien's recall and Kearney's calm at 15

Joe Schmidt has handed the Munster man an opportunity to show his class for Ireland in Cardiff.

From The42 Joe's trust in JVDF, interesting bench calls and more selection talking points Starting XV

Joe's trust in JVDF, interesting bench calls and more selection talking points

Ireland return to the Aviva Stadium to face France on Sunday.

From The42 Carty's big chance, pack tweaks and more talking points in Ireland's team to face Italy Reaction

Carty's big chance, pack tweaks and more talking points in Ireland's team to face Italy

Joe Schmidt has pushed for continuity in attack with the selection of Conor Murray and Johnny Sexton.

From The42 Farrell returns, hearts and minds to be won and more talking points from Ireland's XV to face Scotland Reaction

Farrell returns, hearts and minds to be won and more talking points from Ireland's XV to face Scotland

Ireland’s formidable strength in depth at centre means they are scarcely weakened despite injury to Ringrose and Henshaw.

From The42 Henshaw's positional switch, Murray returns and more talking points Six Nations

Henshaw's positional switch, Murray returns and more talking points

Joe Schmidt has named his first team of the 2019 Six Nations.

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 The West reawakens, 'unlucky' Byrne misses out and Schmidt's 30 reserves Talking Points

The West reawakens, 'unlucky' Byrne misses out and Schmidt's 30 reserves

Joe Schmidt admitted Ross Byrne’s omission was ‘an incredibly tight call’, while Ultan Dillane will be looking to make up for lost time in Irish green.

From The42 Emery realises the problems of following Wenger and other Premier League talking points Talking Points

Emery realises the problems of following Wenger and other Premier League talking points

Plus Seamus Coleman’s struggle at Everton, and Liverpool turn to van Dijk to make sure this doesn’t slip.

From The42 Plenty of history made as Mourneabbey end long wait for All-Ireland glory Talking Points

Plenty of history made as Mourneabbey end long wait for All-Ireland glory

5 talking points on the newly-crowned All-Ireland senior club champions and the 2018 showpiece.

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 Are Tottenham in danger of falling apart? Analysis

Are Tottenham in danger of falling apart?

Stadium issues and rumours of Christian Eriksen’s imminent departure have undermined the progress made by Spurs of late.

From The42 Martin O'Neill is running out of excuses Opinion

Martin O'Neill is running out of excuses

The Republic of Ireland were involved in a dire 0-0 draw with the North last night.

From The42 Schmidt's late decisions, Toner restored and more Ireland team talking points Big Calls

Schmidt's late decisions, Toner restored and more Ireland team talking points

The head coach has reverted to the tried and trusted for the All Blacks clash.

From The42 It's time for more Premier League footballers to start following Juan Mata's example Talking Point

It's time for more Premier League footballers to start following Juan Mata's example

On week when Raheem Sterling reportedly agreed a new £300,000-a-week deal, more focus needs to be put on how the sport spends its vast sums.

From The42 McGrath's scrum-half nod, Larmour's shot at 15 and Ireland's back row ballast Talking Points

McGrath's scrum-half nod, Larmour's shot at 15 and Ireland's back row ballast

With Joe Schmidt naming an experimental team, opportunity knocks at Soldier Field.

From The42 Murray absent, new caps and more Ireland squad talking points Selection Issues

Murray absent, new caps and more Ireland squad talking points

Will Addison, Sammy Arnold and Ross Byrne are in line for first caps, as Schmidt rewards early-season form.

From The42 New champions emerge, joyous scenes, mass brawl - 5 talking points after Sunday's club action Grassroots

New champions emerge, joyous scenes, mass brawl - 5 talking points after Sunday's club action

Castlerahan, Clonoulty-Rossmore, Naomh Eanna and Crossmaglen were some of the teams to lift titles yesterday.

From The42 More of the same won't suffice: 5 talking points ahead of Ireland-Wales Up For Discussion

More of the same won't suffice: 5 talking points ahead of Ireland-Wales

Opportunity knocks for Martin O’Neill’s side against a severely weakened Wales team tomorrow evening.

From The42 Doherty in the starting XI against Denmark, a Preston duo up front and more Nations League talking points Talking Points

Doherty in the starting XI against Denmark, a Preston duo up front and more Nations League talking points

Ireland need to steady the ship in this week’s Nations League double-header, which begins against Denmark in Dublin tomorrow.

From The42 Top-of-the-table clash: Title contenders prepare to battle as Liverpool welcome Guardiola's champions to Anfield Analysis

Top-of-the-table clash: Title contenders prepare to battle as Liverpool welcome Guardiola's champions to Anfield

Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola face off at Anfield in a mouth-watering top-of-the-table clash on Sunday.

From The42 A goal that sums up the man — Hazard's likeable modesty goes hand-in-hand with his brilliance Talking Points This post contains videos

A goal that sums up the man — Hazard's likeable modesty goes hand-in-hand with his brilliance

Eden Hazard’s outstanding goal against Liverpool has many suggesting he can be the best player in the world.

From The42 Matt Doherty prepares for Old Trafford test, Klopp eyes sixth straight win and more Premier League talking points Talking Points This post contains videos

Matt Doherty prepares for Old Trafford test, Klopp eyes sixth straight win and more Premier League talking points

Liverpool take on Southampton, Spurs travel to face Brighton and Man United welcome Wolves to Old Trafford.

From The42 5 talking points as Dublin exact sweet revenge on Cork on All-Ireland final day Opinion

5 talking points as Dublin exact sweet revenge on Cork on All-Ireland final day

The Sky Blues came out on top in an intriguing battle as 50,141 watched on in Croke Park.

From The42 Why do managers care what pundits think? Analysis This post contains videos

Why do managers care what pundits think?

The likes of Jose Mourinho and Jurgen Klopp are becoming increasingly concerned about what the opinion makers say.

From The42 Dublin's historic feat, Tyrone hit by goals and McCaffrey's day to savour Talking Points

Dublin's historic feat, Tyrone hit by goals and McCaffrey's day to savour

The 2018 championship drew to a close today.

From The42 Injury-time drama, major boost for Tipperary and more Cork underage woes Talking Points

Injury-time drama, major boost for Tipperary and more Cork underage woes

Tipperary claimed the All-Ireland U21 hurling title at the Gaelic Grounds this evening.

From The42 Goals win games, Dublin's first-half storm and a mouth-watering All-Ireland final set Talking Points

Goals win games, Dublin's first-half storm and a mouth-watering All-Ireland final set

Holders Dublin and Munster champions Cork booked their All-Ireland final spots today.

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