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Poor Cork start denies them triple crown, massive boost for Limerick and the absence of key Rebels
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Poor Cork start denies them triple crown, massive boost for Limerick and the absence of key Rebels

Jul 26th 2017, 9:56 PM 12,011 Views 22 Comments

5 key talking points after Limerick’s Munster U21 hurling victory.

Crucial Moran goal, Waterford's red card cloud and future Wexford promise
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Crucial Moran goal, Waterford's red card cloud and future Wexford promise

Jul 23rd 2017, 8:07 PM 8,294 Views 5 Comments

A third successive All-Ireland semi-final beckons for Waterford.

Brace yourselves for a thunderous All-Ireland football semi-final between Dublin and Tyrone
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Brace yourselves for a thunderous All-Ireland football semi-final between Dublin and Tyrone

Jul 17th 2017, 8:00 PM 47,254 Views 61 Comments

Both counties are on the same side of the championship draw – and flexed their muscles with comprehensive provincial final wins on Sunday.

The McGeeney derby, Monaghan seek revenge and the U2 question - football qualifier talking points
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The McGeeney derby, Monaghan seek revenge and the U2 question - football qualifier talking points

Jul 17th 2017, 4:34 PM 5,744 Views 2 Comments

We run through 5 talking points after this morning’s All-Ireland SFC Round 4B qualifier draw.

Step back in time for Tipp and Clare as they prepare to renew hostilities at Páirc Uí Chaoimh
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Step back in time for Tipp and Clare as they prepare to renew hostilities at Páirc Uí Chaoimh

Jul 10th 2017, 7:00 PM 8,125 Views 12 Comments

A former rivalry is set to be renewed when the two counties clash in senior championship hurling for the first time since 2011.

Burning issue: Where to now for Kilkenny and Brian Cody?
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Burning issue: Where to now for Kilkenny and Brian Cody?

Jul 10th 2017, 6:39 PM 11,736 Views 40 Comments

The legendary manager faces arguably his most difficult task in rebuilding this team.

5 big questions for Galway ahead of today's Connacht SFC final
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5 big questions for Galway ahead of today's Connacht SFC final

Jul 9th 2017, 7:15 AM 5,067 Views 6 Comments

Is the full-back line vulnerable, will they go long from kick-outs and who’ll take the frees in Armstrong’s absence?

Galway convince the doubters, their incredible scoring-rate and the first big loss of Davy Fitz's reign
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Galway convince the doubters, their incredible scoring-rate and the first big loss of Davy Fitz's reign

Jul 2nd 2017, 7:35 PM 11,211 Views 16 Comments

We run through 5 major talking points after Galway picked up the second Leinster SHC title in their history.

Homeward bound Erasmus still has time to leave a legacy behind at Munster
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Homeward bound Erasmus still has time to leave a legacy behind at Munster

Jun 30th 2017, 3:00 PM 9,434 Views 40 Comments

There’s another transitional period ahead for Munster with Erasmus returning to South Africa at the end of the year, but he can make lasting changes in this pre-season.

Waterford and Tipperary to take first steps of recovery, tough task for Limerick and the delayed draw
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Waterford and Tipperary to take first steps of recovery, tough task for Limerick and the delayed draw

Jun 26th 2017, 11:06 AM 11,750 Views 15 Comments

We take a look at the 5 main talking points from today’s All-Ireland SHC Round 1 qualifier draw.

Dublin's movement in attack, Westmeath's use of one sweeper and the task facing Kildare
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Dublin's movement in attack, Westmeath's use of one sweeper and the task facing Kildare

Jun 25th 2017, 7:55 PM 7,317 Views 11 Comments

We run through 5 talking points after Dublin’s 4-29 to 0-10 victory over Westmeath in the Leinster semi-final

Kevin McStay and Roscommon continue to fall victim to false narratives
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Kevin McStay and Roscommon continue to fall victim to false narratives

Jun 18th 2017, 7:05 AM 6,159 Views 4 Comments

Win today and the Rossies will appear in back-to-back Connacht finals for just the second time in the last 25 years.

Ex-professionals impress for Kildare, strength of Cian O'Neill's bench and Meath head for the backdoor
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Ex-professionals impress for Kildare, strength of Cian O'Neill's bench and Meath head for the backdoor

Jun 17th 2017, 11:13 PM 10,339 Views 6 Comments

We run through 5 talking points after Kildare’s Leinster semi-final win over Meath today.

5 talking points after Cork recover to get past Tipperary in dramatic finale
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5 talking points after Cork recover to get past Tipperary in dramatic finale

Jun 11th 2017, 10:38 AM 8,464 Views 7 Comments

Plenty to digest after the Páirc Uí Rinn encounter.

Davy Fitzgerald, Jim McGuinness and where it all went wrong for the Dublin hurlers
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Davy Fitzgerald, Jim McGuinness and where it all went wrong for the Dublin hurlers

May 30th 2017, 6:15 AM 8,646 Views 2 Comments

Fitzgerald and McGuinness have shown the importance of good man-management in the past.

Smooth 'dry run' primes Davy Fitz's Wexford hurlers for a massive crack at Cody's Kilkenny
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Smooth 'dry run' primes Davy Fitz's Wexford hurlers for a massive crack at Cody's Kilkenny

May 29th 2017, 6:30 PM 5,540 Views 1 Comment

The Slaneysiders are in a good place ahead of the mammoth Leinster SHC semi-final on 10 June.

Controversial red card, Galway's red-hot attack and Dublin drop into the backdoor
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Controversial red card, Galway's red-hot attack and Dublin drop into the backdoor

May 28th 2017, 8:44 PM 8,137 Views 4 Comments

We take a run through the major talking points as Galway swat Dublin aside in Leinster.

Chinks exposed in Tipperary's armour but this is no time for Premier County panic
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Chinks exposed in Tipperary's armour but this is no time for Premier County panic

Apr 24th 2017, 7:30 PM 6,946 Views 8 Comments

Tipperary have been here before, with questions to answer after suffering defeat at a crucial stage in the season.

Magic McGraths, Galway's efficiency and who needs a league title more? — Sunday hurling talking points
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Magic McGraths, Galway's efficiency and who needs a league title more? — Sunday hurling talking points

Apr 16th 2017, 9:14 PM 19,032 Views 2 Comments

Plus, we take a closer look at Tipperary’s devastating six-minute blitz which put the game to bed.

5 talking points as Kerry inflict a 7th competitive defeat on the Jim Gavin regime
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5 talking points as Kerry inflict a 7th competitive defeat on the Jim Gavin regime

Apr 9th 2017, 8:19 PM 42,506 Views 74 Comments

It was only a second post-St Patrick’s Day defeat for Dublin under Gavin.

Humiliating defeat leaves Ireland's golden generation facing into make-or-break summer
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Humiliating defeat leaves Ireland's golden generation facing into make-or-break summer

Mar 30th 2017, 8:01 PM 17,986 Views 13 Comments

Head coach John Bracewell is coming under increased pressure after a disappointing two years in charge.

5 talking points after Tipperary and Kilkenny finish level in pulsating clash in Thurles
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5 talking points after Tipperary and Kilkenny finish level in pulsating clash in Thurles

Mar 12th 2017, 6:15 AM 13,104 Views 10 Comments

Steven O’Brien’s late point grabbed a draw for the Premier against the Cats.

Kilkenny off the mark, Banner stun Cork and Division 1B's gulf in class — Sunday GAA talking points
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Kilkenny off the mark, Banner stun Cork and Division 1B's gulf in class — Sunday GAA talking points

Mar 5th 2017, 8:56 PM 12,589 Views 1 Comment

Plus, we take a closer look at the battle for survival in hurling’s top tier.

Those were the days, my friend - surprise All-Ireland football semi-finalists a thing of the past
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Those were the days, my friend - surprise All-Ireland football semi-finalists a thing of the past

Feb 27th 2017, 7:09 PM 7,227 Views 8 Comments

Saturday’s GAA Congress vote to bring in the ‘super 8′ quarter-final format has ended the chances of another Fermanagh, Wexford or Tipperary fairytale summer run.

Anything is possible if a broken heart can be mended on a miserable Monday at Tolka Park
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Anything is possible if a broken heart can be mended on a miserable Monday at Tolka Park

Feb 12th 2017, 10:00 AM 20,741 Views 21 Comments

It’s time for football to put the League of Ireland in perspective.

New year, same old Dubs while Kerry make the right noises in Donegal — Sunday GAA talking points
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New year, same old Dubs while Kerry make the right noises in Donegal — Sunday GAA talking points

Feb 5th 2017, 9:27 PM 7,108 Views 1 Comment

Plus, Kildare put their defeat to Dublin’s third string behind them and Cork show signs of life.

Ballyea dream, Hogan and Comerford still lead O'Loughlins — Club GAA talking points
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Ballyea dream, Hogan and Comerford still lead O'Loughlins — Club GAA talking points

Nov 20th 2016, 7:42 PM 7,447 Views 4 Comments

We also discuss Tony Kelly’s outstanding five-point display, plus Oulart The Ballagh’s latest Leinster exit.

Corofin's sweet revenge, unwanted history for O'Rourkes — Sunday GAA talking points
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Corofin's sweet revenge, unwanted history for O'Rourkes — Sunday GAA talking points

Nov 13th 2016, 8:03 PM 8,514 Views 2 Comments

We also discuss Slaughtneil’s step towards a historic treble plus The Nire’s stunning upset.

Brennan's red card, another bumper year for Connolly and more Dublin football final talking points
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Brennan's red card, another bumper year for Connolly and more Dublin football final talking points

Nov 5th 2016, 7:29 PM 7,886 Views 2 Comments

Newly crowned All-Star Connolly hasn’t lost a championship game on the football field for club or county in 2016.

5 talking points as Mayo force a replay after enthralling encounter with Dublin
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5 talking points as Mayo force a replay after enthralling encounter with Dublin

Sep 18th 2016, 7:12 PM 63,279 Views 114 Comments

Did Mayo blow their chance at an All-Ireland?

5 talking points after Waterford's hurling class sees them lift All-Ireland U21 crown
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5 talking points after Waterford's hurling class sees them lift All-Ireland U21 crown

Sep 10th 2016, 8:01 PM 21,657 Views 11 Comments

The Deise were the dominant force in Thurles tonight.

Cody's Kilkenny empire falls hard as Noreside conveyor belt grinds to a near halt
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Cody's Kilkenny empire falls hard as Noreside conveyor belt grinds to a near halt

Sep 6th 2016, 5:45 PM 14,835 Views 43 Comments

A big rebuilding job lies in store for Cody and the Cats.

5 questions for Kerry after Croke Park heartbreak again at the hands of Dublin
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5 questions for Kerry after Croke Park heartbreak again at the hands of Dublin

Aug 29th 2016, 7:04 PM 9,382 Views 9 Comments

Will their veterans stay on and what now for Eamonn Fitzmaurice?

5 talking points as Dublin break Kerry hearts in a game for the ages
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5 talking points as Dublin break Kerry hearts in a game for the ages

Aug 28th 2016, 7:50 PM 54,443 Views 69 Comments

We discuss Dublin proving their hunger, Kevin McManamon’s impact and what the future looks like for Kerry.

5 talking points as Mayo outlast Tipperary to earn final showdown
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5 talking points as Mayo outlast Tipperary to earn final showdown

Aug 21st 2016, 8:24 PM 32,475 Views 74 Comments

We discuss poor refereeing decisions, Mayo’s cuteness in defence and Andy Moran’s huge impact.

Waterford have made big progress but Semple heartbreak leaves them with tough 2017 challenge
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Waterford have made big progress but Semple heartbreak leaves them with tough 2017 challenge

Aug 15th 2016, 7:41 PM 4,783 Views 5 Comments

Derek McGrath has warned about the difficult road ahead.

Tipp must up the ante in September date with Cody's 'masters of intensity'
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Tipp must up the ante in September date with Cody's 'masters of intensity'

Aug 15th 2016, 4:30 PM 4,035 Views 2 Comments

Stats from yesterday’s All-Ireland semi-final victory over Galway have highlighted areas where Tipperary can improve.

5 talking points as Tipp set-up mouthwatering final and Galway suffer again
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5 talking points as Tipp set-up mouthwatering final and Galway suffer again

Aug 14th 2016, 7:34 PM 22,537 Views 29 Comments

Plenty to discuss after Michael Ryan’s side edged out the Tribesmen in a titanic encounter at Croke Park.

5 talking points after Kilkenny march on and Waterford bow out in Thurles thriller
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5 talking points after Kilkenny march on and Waterford bow out in Thurles thriller

Aug 14th 2016, 9:48 AM 9,082 Views 36 Comments

Plenty to digest after the Semple Stadium showdown.

Backdoor route could be the key to Mayo scaling the September summit
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Backdoor route could be the key to Mayo scaling the September summit

Aug 8th 2016, 6:00 PM 6,842 Views 9 Comments

Stephen Rochford’s plans are taking shape as Mayo enter the business end of the season.