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#Talking Points

From The42 Have Ireland blown their best chance of qualifying? Talking Points

Have Ireland blown their best chance of qualifying?

Plus, were there signs of progress despite the disappointing result?

From The42 Which Irish player did enough last night to feature against Denmark? Talking Points

Which Irish player did enough last night to feature against Denmark?

Callum Robinson, Robbie Brady and Alan Browne are among those thought to be in contention to start next week.

From The42 The 17-year-old set for the biggest night of his career so far Talking Points

The 17-year-old set for the biggest night of his career so far

Troy Parrott will make his Ireland senior debut against New Zealand this evening.

From The42 Ireland have been hamstrung by conservatism for far too long Analysis

Ireland have been hamstrung by conservatism for far too long

Mick McCarthy’s side could only draw with Georgia in Tbilisi on Saturday.

From The42 Should Aaron Connolly start and more Georgia-Ireland talking points Analysis

Should Aaron Connolly start and more Georgia-Ireland talking points

Plus, why the Georgians should not be underestimated.

From The42 Beirne offers bench impact as Henderson leads the Ireland lineout Talking Points

Beirne offers bench impact as Henderson leads the Ireland lineout

All eyes will be on Jordan Larmour and Andrew Conway in Ireland’s back three against Scotland.

From The42 The right three-in-a-row for Dublin, experience shines through and a bizarre All-Ireland final Talking Points

The right three-in-a-row for Dublin, experience shines through and a bizarre All-Ireland final

Comment from today’s All-Ireland final showdown between Dublin and Galway.

From The42 Dublin confirm their greatness, Kerry kick big chance away and potential retirements Comment

Dublin confirm their greatness, Kerry kick big chance away and potential retirements

5 talking points after Dublin defeated Kerry in the replay to complete the five-in-a-row.

From The42 One debutant confirmed out of a possible 5 as McCarthy set to give Ireland's fringe players a chance Talking Points

One debutant confirmed out of a possible 5 as McCarthy set to give Ireland's fringe players a chance

James Collins will make his international bow against Bulgaria tonight.

From The42 David McGoldrick, the hero against the Swiss, is the perfect symbol for this Irish team Talking Point

David McGoldrick, the hero against the Swiss, is the perfect symbol for this Irish team

The Sheffield United striker scored a vital equaliser last night.

From The42 Heavy artillery in place and room for error diminishing fast Talking Points

Heavy artillery in place and room for error diminishing fast

Saturday provides a vital springboard for Johnny Sexton and Ireland to hit a rhythm before the World Cup.

From The42 The strangely subdued build-up to Ireland's key qualifier Talking Points

The strangely subdued build-up to Ireland's key qualifier

Plus, we assess the omission of Shane Long and how big a gamble it could prove to be.

From The42 5 talking points after Kerry and Dublin's thrilling All-Ireland final draw Comment

5 talking points after Kerry and Dublin's thrilling All-Ireland final draw

Dean Rock and Sean O’Shea scored 20 points between them yesterday.

From The42 Line-out options galore and plenty of runway for Carty in Cardiff Talking Points

Line-out options galore and plenty of runway for Carty in Cardiff

With no out-half on Ireland’s bench, Jack Carty could get time to stake his claim.

From The42 The big talking points ahead of the All-Ireland football final between Dublin and Kerry Final Day

The big talking points ahead of the All-Ireland football final between Dublin and Kerry

Can Jim Gavin’s men complete the first senior five-in-a-row in history?

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.

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