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# Talking Points

This week
28th May 2023 - 2nd June 2023
# Talking Points
Limerick's brilliant resolve, champions back in form and Cork's attacking stars
A frenetic afternoon provided plenty talking points.
Last week
21st May 2023 - 27th May 2023
# 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.
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What key themes emerged for Mayo and Kerry after Saturday in Killarney?
Mayo won out by five points in Fitzgerald Stadium.
Last month
May 2023
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TJ v Horgan scoring battle, Limerick seek response and Wexford backlash
A huge weekend of hurling action awaits in Leinster and Munster.
# Race For Sam
Blockbuster start? 'Neutral' venue headaches? - All-Ireland football draw talking points
Today’s group stage draw sparks plenty debate.
This year
# Talking Points
Kerry start out, second best in Leinster and Armagh's nine-year itch
Kingdom dream it all up again.
# Talking Points
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?
# Comment
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.
# Talking Points
A sombre meeting for Offaly and Tipp, Kerry's form and Meath seek response
Some key matches this afternoon in the Allianz Football League.
# Talking Points
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.
# Talking Points
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.
# Talking Points
Dublin aim for promotion and Waterford-Kilkenny showdown: Allianz League talking points
There are plenty key matches to look forward to this weekend.
# Talking Points
Murray starts at scrum-half, Ringrose's defence, Aki gets the nod at 12
Tighthead prop Furlong’s return is timely.
# Talking Points
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.
# Talking Points
Bundee back at 12, Casey's chance, Coombes misses out
Ireland will be without captain Johnny Sexton on the pitch at the Stadio Olimpico.
# LGFA Talking Points
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.
# Talking Points
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.
# Talking Points
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.
# Preview
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.
# Talking Points
Dublin and Derry favourites, Cork's next step and aim for new managers
The second tier action commences tomorrow.
# Preview
Westmeath's big statement, bouncing back from the basement and managerial changes
Here’s five key questions ahead of the Division 3 and 4 football league opening weekend.
# Talking Points
Connacht giants clash: 5 unmissable matches in the Allianz Leagues this weekend
The Allianz Football Leagues get underway this weekend with no shortage of anticipation across all four divisions.
# Talking Points
Porter leads Leinster, Ulster impress, Connacht stumble and Munster will miss Ryan
The42 writers look back on the weekend’s action for the province.
# Talking Points
Leinster's Joe Show, Connacht's Aki call, Ulster's defining night and Kilcoyne's Munster aim
The42 rugby writers look ahead to a huge weekend for the four Irish provinces.
# Talking Points
Leinster's setpiece, the good and the bad for Munster, Ulster's half-back dilemma
Plenty to digest after the weekend’s Champions Cup ties for the Irish provinces.
Last year
# Analysis
5 key questions to consider as the Premier League restarts
After a World Cup-enforced break, the top tier of English football resumes on Monday.
# Talking Points
Semple showdown, Ballyhale’s All-Star cast, bigger picture for Kilmacud
It’s a huge weekend of provincial club final action around the country.
# Talking Points
Knockout weekend in Kerry and Mayo, Kilkenny quarters and Offaly decider
5 storylines to watch in this weekend’s club GAA action.
# Talking Points
Limerick's greatness, Kilkenny's resilience and Gearoid Hegarty the final scoring star
John Kiely’s team were crowned champions once more.
# Talking Points
Penalty drama, Croke Park brawl, Galway's strong form and plenty to consider for Kerry
It was a huge day of All-Ireland football quarter-final action.
# Talking Points
Kerry's next step, Mayo's challenge, the opportunity for Galway and Armagh
Two massive All-Ireland quarter-finals await in Croke Park.
# talking point
Ireland's man of the match wants more
21-year-old Nathan Collins shone in his side’s draw with Ukraine.
# Talking Points
Kerry-Mayo showdown, Cork facing huge challenge and a novel All-Ireland finalist in store
The last eight draw took place this morning.
# Talking Points
A Munster final epic, Limerick's resolve, Clare's progress and the dazzling scoring stars
Plenty to digest from yesterday’s thriller in Thurles.
# Analysis
The biggest failing of the Kenny era once again apparent in demoralising Armenia loss
Ireland have now drawn a blank in 11 of their 23 matches under the manager.
# action
The big talking points on bumper football weekend as four provincial finals take place
We look ahead to some mouthwatering ties as the Ulster, Leinster, Munster and Connacht SFCs reach their conclusion.
# Talking Points
Clare's stock rising, Cork face battle to avoid exit and Duggan's brilliant return
The Banner are flying high two rounds in to the Munster championship.
# Talking Points
Limerick brilliance, Clare impress, Waterford's challenge and Tipp's struggles
Round two of the Munster hurling championship threw up plenty talking points.
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Can Connacht succeed where the All Blacks failed? Is an Ulster/Munster date on the cards?
We look at all the big issues ahead of a pivotal weekend of Champions Cup rugby.