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#Talking Points

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.

From The42 Limerick's heroic defensive display, their impressive run to All-Ireland glory and below-par Galway Comment

Limerick's heroic defensive display, their impressive run to All-Ireland glory and below-par Galway

5 talking points after Limerick ended a 45-year wait for an All-Ireland title.

From The42 The big talking points ahead of Sunday’s clash between Limerick and Galway Final Day

The big talking points ahead of Sunday’s clash between Limerick and Galway

The climax of the All-Ireland hurling championship is upon us.

From The42 Dublin's second-half storm, Galway's early regrets and the four-in-a-row bid Talking Points

Dublin's second-half storm, Galway's early regrets and the four-in-a-row bid

Dublin surged into another final as Galway bowed out last evening.

From The42 Extra-time epic, Limerick's brilliant subs and Cork's semi-final regrets Talking Points

Extra-time epic, Limerick's brilliant subs and Cork's semi-final regrets

There was plenty to digest after another thriller in Croke Park.

From The42 Cork's semi-final record, Limerick on Croke Park stage and inside danger men Talking Points

Cork's semi-final record, Limerick on Croke Park stage and inside danger men

5 talking points ahead of today’s All-Ireland hurling semi-final between Cork and Limerick.

From The42 Clare's long-awaited return to Croker, Galway's attacking riches and key match-ups Comment

Clare's long-awaited return to Croker, Galway's attacking riches and key match-ups

5 talking points ahead of today’s All-Ireland hurling semi-final between Galway and Clare.

From The42 Kerry's late saviour, Monaghan miss golden chance and McManus stars Talking Points

Kerry's late saviour, Monaghan miss golden chance and McManus stars

There was plenty to digest after the action in Clones.

From The42 Will Davy Fitz stay with Wexford, Dublin-Tyrone similarities and Roscommon's dilemma Comment

Will Davy Fitz stay with Wexford, Dublin-Tyrone similarities and Roscommon's dilemma

We take a look back at some interesting aspects from the weekend’s GAA action.

From The42 Galway's attack dazzles, Kilkenny's remarkable spirit and All-Ireland challenges await Talking Points

Galway's attack dazzles, Kilkenny's remarkable spirit and All-Ireland challenges await

Galway march on as Leinster champions while Kilkenny head to the All-Ireland quarter-final stage.

From The42 Roscommon and Tyrone march on in style, Armagh and Cork reach end of the road Talking Points

Roscommon and Tyrone march on in style, Armagh and Cork reach end of the road

It was a defining day in the 2018 season in Portlaoise for the four counties.

From The42 The power of momentum, dominant Daniel Flynn and Galway coming to Newbridge Comment

The power of momentum, dominant Daniel Flynn and Galway coming to Newbridge

5 talking points after Kildare sealed their place in the Super 8s with a convincing win over Fermanagh.

From The42 Who'll fall at the last Super 8s hurdle, can Kildare back-up Newbridge and will Cork show up? Then There Were 12

Who'll fall at the last Super 8s hurdle, can Kildare back-up Newbridge and will Cork show up?

5 key questions ahead of the weekend’s All-Ireland football qualifier round 4 action.

From The42 Did Burke's 'fear' comments rile up the Cats, Kilkenny's late fightback and replay venue controversy Comment

Did Burke's 'fear' comments rile up the Cats, Kilkenny's late fightback and replay venue controversy

5 talking points after Galway and Kilkenny played out an entertaining Leinster SHC final draw.

From The42 Cork's comeback, Horgan and Harnedy shine, Clare's barren Munster spell continues Talking Points

Cork's comeback, Horgan and Harnedy shine, Clare's barren Munster spell continues

For the second year on the bounce, Cork saw off Clare in a Munster decider.

From The42 Famous Newbridge football night, Kildare claim scalp, Mayo run out of steam Talking Points

Famous Newbridge football night, Kildare claim scalp, Mayo run out of steam

A pulsating qualifier tie saw Kildare emerge victorious last night.

From The42 Munster mismatch, Kerry's attacking class and Cork's qualifier challenge Talking Points

Munster mismatch, Kerry's attacking class and Cork's qualifier challenge

Kerry routed the home side in Páirc Uí Chaoimh last night.

From The42 The return of Lee Keegan, Durcan's epic battle with Quinlivan and Tipperary wilt in final quarter Comment

The return of Lee Keegan, Durcan's epic battle with Quinlivan and Tipperary wilt in final quarter

5 talking points after Mayo’s 1-18 to 1-11 round 2 qualifier win over Tipperary at Semple Stadium.

From The42 A game that never ignited, Clare's 2018 revival and Limerick hit a speed bump Talking Points

A game that never ignited, Clare's 2018 revival and Limerick hit a speed bump

There was plenty to digest after today’s encounter in Ennis.

From The42 Galway heading to Super 8s, Shane Walsh shows his class and Roscommon rue missed chances Comment

Galway heading to Super 8s, Shane Walsh shows his class and Roscommon rue missed chances

5 talking points after Galway defeated Roscommon by four points to lift the Connacht crown.

From The42 The 22-year-old attracting Premier League interest who lit up today's World Cup opener Analysis This post contains videos

The 22-year-old attracting Premier League interest who lit up today's World Cup opener

Aleksandr Golovin has the potential to be a star of the tournament.

From The42 More late Munster drama, Tipp reach end of the 2018 road and Clare take major step forward Talking Points

More late Munster drama, Tipp reach end of the 2018 road and Clare take major step forward

The Banner’s 2018 hopes live on after today.

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