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Wednesday 6 December 2023 Dublin: 7°C

# Talking Points

This week
3rd December 2023 - 6th December 2023
Spurs' bravery is vindicated, Liverpool benefit from falling behind, and ripped-off TV viewers
Plus – are Man City finally showing signs of complacency?
Last week
26th November 2023 - 2nd December 2023
New faces in Leinster, a novel Cork-Kerry final, football bravery in Ulster
Provincial final pairings were confirmed over the weekend.
Last month
November 2023
6 GAA club storylines to look out for this weekend
Key games this weekend in Munster, Leinster and Ulster.
Arsenal's whinging goes OTT and Harry Maguire becomes United's MVP
Meanwhile, Chiedozie Ogbene shows he belongs at Premier League level as Liverpool were proved to be a work in progress.
August 2023
Change, drama, and Ireland's involvement: Five thoughts on the Women's World Cup
Spain are the champions of the world after a thrilling tournament in Australia and New Zealand.
Spain brilliance, England regret and what next after thrilling World Cup
La Roja are the new world champions.
Dublin's first-half storm, more heartbreak for Kerry and Tyrrell's crowning moment
The Sky Blues reigned supreme in front of 45,326 fans at Croke Park today.
Cork's scoring burst, Waterford's misfortunes and breaking the top-three barrier
Cork emerged as emphatic champions to collect their 29th All-Ireland title.
Debuts, tune ups, depth tests, and Ireland's last chancers
Virtually every selection for the Italy clash is a talking point in itself.
This year
Kerry pushed to the limit, Derry's huge regrets and impact of the benches
A look at some of the key talking points in Croke Park yesterday.
Dublin's powerful finish, Monaghan's bravery and the class of star players
A look at some of the big talking points yesterday in Croke Park.
Defiant Kilkenny reach final, Clare's missed chance, the TJ-Cody double act
Kilkenny saw off Clare 1-25 to 1-22 in Croke Park yesterday.
Playing under protest, Meath's response and Aherne returns for Dublin
It was a dramatic weekend in the LGFA All-Ireland senior championship.
Cork kick on again, Rossies hit by last 12 exit and bench impacts are key
A look at some key talking points from yesterday’s tie in Páirc Uí Chaoimh.
Setback for Mayo, a major moment for Cork, and two scoring stars dominate
Some of the key talking points after yesterday’s showdown in Limerick.
Kerry need to help Clifford, Rossies in a shootout and Dubs on the road
A defining day of football action awaits.
Limerick the masters of tight games, Clare's missed chance and Gillane the scoring star
A look at some of the key tlaking points from yesterday’s Munster decider.
Kerry relief after win, Cork improvement and another Clifford scoring show
Kerry claimed a 1-14 to 0-15 victory in a game that delivered talking points.
Red card blues, Tyrone's love of O'Neill and Unlucky Geezer
A game that might not have set the championship alight, but it tees up an incredible closing weekend, we look at the major talking points emerging from Tyrone V Armagh
Limerick's brilliant resolve, champions back in form and Cork's attacking stars
A frenetic afternoon provided plenty talking points.
On the brink - how did Wexford hurlers end up fighting to stay in Leinster?
Darragh Egan’s side will be playing for their survival in the senior ranks this weekend.
What key themes emerged for Mayo and Kerry after Saturday in Killarney?
Mayo won out by five points in Fitzgerald Stadium.
TJ v Horgan scoring battle, Limerick seek response and Wexford backlash
A huge weekend of hurling action awaits in Leinster and Munster.
Blockbuster start? 'Neutral' venue headaches? - All-Ireland football draw talking points
Today’s group stage draw sparks plenty debate.
Kerry start out, second best in Leinster and Armagh's nine-year itch
Kingdom dream it all up again.
Will the Brewster Park pitch be the 'great leveller'? Weekend GAA talking points
Can this weekend’s fixture list, with no top-level hurling and just two big games in football, really be considered smart scheduling?
More Cavan silverware, McEntee sees off McConville and Red Óg Murphy tribute
Six talking points from yesterday’s Allianz football league final double-header at a rain-soaked Croke Park.
A sombre meeting for Offaly and Tipp, Kerry's form and Meath seek response
Some key matches this afternoon in the Allianz Football League.
Smallbone sparkles, Doherty's lack of minutes, and no worries about Bazunu
Some of the talking points from Stephen Kenny’s squad announcement for the Euro 2024 qualifier against France.
Baird unleashed, Gibson-Park's vision, Henshaw's experience at 13
Andy Farrell will be hugely relieved to be able to start Dan Sheehan and Caelan Doris.
Dublin aim for promotion and Waterford-Kilkenny showdown: Allianz League talking points
There are plenty key matches to look forward to this weekend.
Murray starts at scrum-half, Ringrose's defence, Aki gets the nod at 12
Tighthead prop Furlong’s return is timely.
Ireland's midfield, Italy must build on promise and Bealham injury blow
The42′s rugby writers look back at the key talking points from Saturday’s game in Rome.
Bundee back at 12, Casey's chance, Coombes misses out
Ireland will be without captain Johnny Sexton on the pitch at the Stadio Olimpico.
Mayo off the mark against Meath, Kerry's statement win and Donegal in danger
It was another fascinating weekend of Lidl Ladies National Football League action.
Ireland's talent runs deep, Doris's Tour de Force, and Farrell's personal touch
Ireland cemented their place as the number one side in the world in a Six Nations classic at the Aviva Stadium.
Lyng v Cahill tactics, Limerick's returning stars, and Fitzgibbon Cup headaches
Three talking points ahead of the weekend’s Allianz Hurling League action.
What went wrong for Matt Doherty at Spurs?
Both Man City and Tottenham had high-profile full-back departures during the week ahead of their clash today.
Can Galway and Kerry stay perfect, Cork-Dublin rivalry and growing frustration
There’s four big Division 1 ladies football league fixtures down for decision this Bank Holiday weekend.
Dublin and Derry favourites, Cork's next step and aim for new managers
The second tier action commences tomorrow.