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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 9,161 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 4,211 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 10,194 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 15,486 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 30,037 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 21,042 Views 13 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 6,576 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 9,314 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 8,952 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 17,273 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 6,789 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 8,669 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 5,884 Views 0 Comments

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 6,179 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 6,216 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 8,095 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 10,071 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 10,557 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 10,572 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 8,660 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 7,173 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 44,928 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 31,254 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 7,357 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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# Looking Back

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

Apr 12th 2020, 9:34 PM 30,699 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 11,554 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 8,756 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.

Conway gets a start, POM drops to the bench, and Murray keeps his place
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Conway gets a start, POM drops to the bench, and Murray keeps his place

Jan 28th 2020, 2:09 PM 21,339 Views 38 Comments

Johnny Sexton is fully fit to captain Ireland as they begin the Andy Farrell era.

Have Ireland blown their best chance of qualifying?
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Have Ireland blown their best chance of qualifying?

Nov 19th 2019, 5:00 AM 5,559 Views 9 Comments

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

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

Nov 15th 2019, 8:00 AM 33,731 Views 49 Comments

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

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

Updated Nov 14th 2019, 8:30 AM 23,216 Views 16 Comments

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

Ireland have been hamstrung by conservatism for far too long
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Ireland have been hamstrung by conservatism for far too long

Oct 13th 2019, 8:00 AM 28,524 Views 43 Comments

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

Should Aaron Connolly start and more Georgia-Ireland talking points
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Should Aaron Connolly start and more Georgia-Ireland talking points

Oct 12th 2019, 10:30 AM 5,862 Views 6 Comments

Plus, why the Georgians should not be underestimated.

Beirne offers bench impact as Henderson leads the Ireland lineout
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Beirne offers bench impact as Henderson leads the Ireland lineout

Sep 20th 2019, 7:08 AM 15,876 Views 21 Comments

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

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

Sep 15th 2019, 7:38 PM 8,646 Views 13 Comments

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

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

Sep 14th 2019, 10:04 PM 55,755 Views 94 Comments

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

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

Sep 10th 2019, 8:00 AM 22,450 Views 16 Comments

James Collins will make his international bow against Bulgaria tonight.

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

Sep 6th 2019, 8:00 AM 29,392 Views 25 Comments

The Sheffield United striker scored a vital equaliser last night.

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