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This month
June 2024
4 key talking points from the weekend's All-Ireland football group stage action
'Cork football is crying out for that' - 3 talking points after Rebels surprise Donegal
Last month
May 2024
'We're still here, we want to drive on': 5 key Limerick-Waterford talking points
Munster eyeing home advantage after damaging day for Connacht's playoff hopes
Graham Rowntree’s side are in flying form but Connacht face an uphill battle to make the top eight.
5 talking points after Waterford and Tipperary play out thrilling Walsh Park draw
This year
5 talking points after Clare receive huge boost while Cork face uphill task
World Cup qualification puts Ireland back on the right path
It’s been a difficult few years for the Ireland’s Women’s team but they had cause to celebrate in Belfast today.
4 talking points after Limerick's dramatic comeback floors Clare
It finished 3-15 to 1-18 in favour of the All-Ireland champions.
6 talking points after Derry and Dublin produce brilliant final drama at Croke Park
Mickey Harte’s side won 3-1 on penalties after the game had finished Derry 3-18 Dublin 2-21 after extra-time.
There is no excusing Kyle Hayes' crime, yet his name will still be cheered
Limerick supporters backed Hayes in Croke Park, and many will likely do so again as the year progresses.
Aviva Stadium calling as Ireland pitted against three of world's top five
This is the moment to push for Lansdowne Road as Ireland’s home venue.
6 talking points after this weekend's GAA football league action
Frawley injects some life into scrappy win over Wales
The fullback capped a fine display with his first try for Ireland.
FAI the butt of the joke again but now there is an anger that must lead to change
Low-quality day of Six Nations action leaves Ireland in Grand Slam driving seat
Scotland let their Grand Slam dreams slip while England laboured to victory at Twickenham.
Fresh start in France can reinvigorate Farrell after constant abuse took its toll
'Never really panic' - Resilience key as Derry kingpins land maiden All-Ireland crown
Injured stars and new faces: How are Cork and Clare shaping up for 2024?
Last year
A surprise - or inevitable? 5 talking points as Eileen Gleeson lands Ireland WNT job
The 42-in-a-row county champions back in an All-Ireland final after a 25-year wait
Connacht fall flat as impressive Bordeaux silence The Sportsground
Why Didi Hamann and others are wrong about Andrew Moran
More than a few will want to salute Stephen Kenny's effort tonight
Cork City fans' anger is palpable - it will increase if the club doesn't match their ambition
McHale the latest in trend of high-profile coaches making switch from GAA to LGFA
Experienced Humphreys will look to make influential IRFU role his own
South Africa reach the summit again after bold, brave run to World Cup history
Dupont sees World Cup dreams shattered on another wild night in Paris
This time it felt different, but Ireland's World Cup journey comes to a familiar end
Mack's moment of magic, destructive Doris and Aki's growing influence
New champions await in an all-European World Cup final that signals a shift in power
Debuts, tune ups, depth tests, and Ireland's last chancers
Sexton's ban could have been far worse - but a heavy cost may yet be paid at the World Cup
Ireland U20s learn harsh lessons against outstanding French side
Letter from Australia: Céad míle fáilte as Ireland get straight to work in Brisbane
Five years after leaving Ireland, Bazunu must deal with adversity rather than opportunity
St Pat's revival prime example of League of Ireland culture shift
Ireland U20s deliver on a day overshadowed by devastating loss
How will Armagh, Cork, Mayo and Tyrone reflect after 2023 season exits?
Ireland's World Cup history makers 'embrace the chaos' as it all sinks in