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#Talking Points

# talking-points - Monday 28 June, 2021

Clare bounce back, Kelly causes scoring damage and Waterford's missing names
# Talking Points
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# Talking Points

Clare bounce back, Kelly causes scoring damage and Waterford's missing names

Jun 28th 2021, 6:30 AM 4,490 Views 1 Comment

It finished 1-22 to 0-21 in favour of Clare in Thurles yesterday.

# talking-points - Sunday 27 June, 2021

No Kerry error this time, Clare's short summer and the Clifford-O'Shea double act
# Talking Points
From The42
# Talking Points

No Kerry error this time, Clare's short summer and the Clifford-O'Shea double act

Jun 27th 2021, 7:30 AM 8,273 Views 4 Comments

Kerry ran out 3-22 to 1-11 winners last night in Killarney.

# talking-points - Monday 14 June, 2021

Injury and suspension concerns, spitting allegation and looking ahead to Leinster
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From The42
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Injury and suspension concerns, spitting allegation and looking ahead to Leinster

Jun 14th 2021, 7:06 AM 11,965 Views 2 Comments

5 talking points after yesterday’s Allianz Football League Division 2 promotion semi-final between Meath and Kildare in Newbridge.

# talking-points - Sunday 6 June, 2021

5 talkings points after Limerick and Cork meet ahead of Munster semi-final battle
# Curtain Raiser
From The42
# Curtain Raiser

5 talkings points after Limerick and Cork meet ahead of Munster semi-final battle

Jun 6th 2021, 7:15 AM 14,272 Views 10 Comments

It finished 0-33 to 2-19 in favour of Limerick last night in the Gaelic Grounds.

# talking-points - Monday 31 May, 2021

Kerry moving nicely as Tyrone clash looms and Roscommon's fight for survival
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From The42
# Comment

Kerry moving nicely as Tyrone clash looms and Roscommon's fight for survival

May 31st 2021, 7:35 AM 5,722 Views 7 Comments

5 talking points after the Kingdom’s victory in Dr Hyde Park yesterday.

# talking-points - Sunday 23 May, 2021

Con v Clifford, Kerry's thrilling comeback and the Dublin goal threat
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From The42
# Comment

Con v Clifford, Kerry's thrilling comeback and the Dublin goal threat

May 23rd 2021, 9:13 PM 10,011 Views 4 Comments

5 talking points after today’s dramatic draw between Gaelic football’s greatest rivals.

# talking-points - Monday 17 May, 2021

How Dublin are coping without Dessie Farrell, more rulebook debate and Roscommon positives
# Talking Points
From The42
# Talking Points

How Dublin are coping without Dessie Farrell, more rulebook debate and Roscommon positives

Updated May 17th 2021, 12:02 PM 17,769 Views 9 Comments

Plenty to discuss after Dublin opened up their 2021 season with a nine-point win over Roscommon.

# talking-points - Monday 10 May, 2021

Cork hunt for goals, Waterford 'naivety' at the back and young Rebel forwards
# Talking Points
From The42
# Talking Points

Cork hunt for goals, Waterford 'naivety' at the back and young Rebel forwards

Updated May 10th 2021, 8:20 AM 15,016 Views 14 Comments

Opening day thoughts after the clash at Páirc Uí Chaoimh.

# talking-points - Wednesday 31 March, 2021

Experienced Ireland stars show Stephen Kenny what he was missing
# Talking Points
From The42
# Talking Points

Experienced Ireland stars show Stephen Kenny what he was missing

Updated Mar 31st 2021, 8:30 AM 31,097 Views 31 Comments

While problems remain, the Boys in Green produced an improved display against Qatar on Tuesday.

# talking-points - Sunday 28 March, 2021

One of the worst results in Ireland's footballing history, but here's why Stephen Kenny still deserves time
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

One of the worst results in Ireland's footballing history, but here's why Stephen Kenny still deserves time

Mar 28th 2021, 9:00 AM 20,302 Views 47 Comments

The Irish team suffered a humiliating defeat at home to Luxembourg on Saturday night,

# talking-points - Thursday 25 March, 2021

Ex-Southampton star key as Ireland ultimately outclassed in crunch World Cup qualifier
# Talking Points
From The42
# Talking Points

Ex-Southampton star key as Ireland ultimately outclassed in crunch World Cup qualifier

Updated Mar 25th 2021, 8:53 AM 31,427 Views 18 Comments

Dusan Tadic produced a hat-trick of assists as Serbia earned a vital victory.

# talking-points - Sunday 14 March, 2021

Scotland overrated, Gibson-Park underrated and Ireland's age concern
# Talking Points
From The42
# Talking Points

Scotland overrated, Gibson-Park underrated and Ireland's age concern

Mar 14th 2021, 7:30 AM 11,410 Views 24 Comments

We look at all the big issues ahead of today’s game.

# talking-points - Sunday 21 February, 2021

Harry's game but Farrell was right to ignore Byrne ultimatum
# Andy Farrell
From The42
# Andy Farrell

Harry's game but Farrell was right to ignore Byrne ultimatum

Updated Feb 21st 2021, 5:34 PM 42,373 Views 39 Comments

Ireland ignore Harry Byrne, provinces dominate while national team flounders and the old unsung hero in Munster red. We look at all the weekend’s talking points.

# talking-points - Sunday 7 February, 2021

Five key questions ahead of Ireland's Six Nations opener against Wales
# Talking Points
From The42
# Talking Points

Five key questions ahead of Ireland's Six Nations opener against Wales

Feb 7th 2021, 8:30 AM 9,197 Views 2 Comments

We look at the big issues as Andy Farrell’s Ireland kick off their 2021 campaign in Cardiff.

# talking-points - Sunday 20 December, 2020

Dublin reign supreme, rivalry renewed in a game of two halves, and where do we go from here?
# Talking Points
From The42
# Talking Points

Dublin reign supreme, rivalry renewed in a game of two halves, and where do we go from here?

Dec 20th 2020, 8:30 PM 4,321 Views 0 Comments

An All-Ireland four-in-a-row for Mick Bohan’s Sky Blues after a second-half surge against Cork.

# talking-points - Saturday 19 December, 2020

Impact of Farrell's bench, more heartbreak for Mayo and when will this Dublin run end?
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# Comment

Impact of Farrell's bench, more heartbreak for Mayo and when will this Dublin run end?

Dec 19th 2020, 8:55 PM 10,267 Views 18 Comments

5 talking points after Dublin outlasted Mayo to continue their dominance of the All-Ireland SFC.

The case for Mayo, is Keegan comfortable at full-back and what left-field tactics could we see?
# Talking Points
From The42
# Talking Points

The case for Mayo, is Keegan comfortable at full-back and what left-field tactics could we see?

Dec 19th 2020, 9:00 AM 15,553 Views 19 Comments

5 talking points as Mayo and Dublin clash for the All-Ireland football title.

# talking-points - Friday 18 December, 2020

Player of the year so far? Worst signing? It's the Premier League of the half-season awards
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

Player of the year so far? Worst signing? It's the Premier League of the half-season awards

Updated Dec 18th 2020, 3:03 PM 30,104 Views 38 Comments

We assess the good and bad of this year, as the campaign approaches its halfway point.

# talking-points - Sunday 13 December, 2020

5 talking points as Limerick and Waterford do battle for the All-Ireland hurling crown
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From The42
# Comment

5 talking points as Limerick and Waterford do battle for the All-Ireland hurling crown

Dec 13th 2020, 8:00 AM 21,094 Views 13 Comments

Who’ll be lifting the Liam MacCarthy Cup later today?

# talking-points - Friday 4 December, 2020

Will Liverpool's 22-year-old from Cork continue incredible journey with Premier League debut?
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

Will Liverpool's 22-year-old from Cork continue incredible journey with Premier League debut?

Dec 4th 2020, 2:46 PM 6,636 Views 7 Comments

Caoimhín Kelleher made his Champions League bow during the week.

# talking-points - Sunday 29 November, 2020

Waterford's amazing comeback, Bennett stands tall and another super TJ Reid show
# Talking Points
From The42
# Talking Points

Waterford's amazing comeback, Bennett stands tall and another super TJ Reid show

Nov 29th 2020, 10:10 AM 9,435 Views 3 Comments

A look at three key areas in yesterday’s game.

# talking-points - Monday 23 November, 2020

Tipperary's forward stars, the Premier experience is key and how big a setback is this for Cork?
# Talking Points
From The42
# Talking Points

Tipperary's forward stars, the Premier experience is key and how big a setback is this for Cork?

Nov 23rd 2020, 6:00 AM 8,990 Views 3 Comments

A look at a few key areas that settled yesterday’s Munster football final.

# talking-points - Thursday 19 November, 2020

Impossible to make definitive judgements on Kenny and Ireland amid freak set of circumstances
# Talking Points
From The42
# Talking Points

Impossible to make definitive judgements on Kenny and Ireland amid freak set of circumstances

Nov 19th 2020, 6:30 AM 17,305 Views 12 Comments

The team’s winless run continued last night against Bulgaria.

# talking-points - Monday 16 November, 2020

Limerick's trophy grabbing and scoring surges, Waterford's individual class and future challenge
# Talking Points
From The42
# Talking Points

Limerick's trophy grabbing and scoring surges, Waterford's individual class and future challenge

Nov 16th 2020, 6:15 AM 6,823 Views 3 Comments

A four-point win for Limerick in the Munster final yesterday.

5 talking points as Ireland suffer a familiar type of frustration
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

5 talking points as Ireland suffer a familiar type of frustration

Nov 16th 2020, 12:02 AM 8,712 Views 8 Comments

Meanwhile, Jack Byrne ended a 35-year wait for a League of Ireland player to be capped in a competitive fixture for the Boys in Green.

# talking-points - Sunday 15 November, 2020

Tipperary get back on track, Cork fade at finish and subs provide crucial scoring touch
# Talking Points
From The42
# Talking Points

Tipperary get back on track, Cork fade at finish and subs provide crucial scoring touch

Nov 15th 2020, 6:45 AM 5,931 Views 1 Comment

A four-point victory delivered the spoils for Tipperary at the Gaelic Grounds.

# talking-points - Friday 13 November, 2020

Galway on revenge mission, Armagh bid to end Donegal dominance and Cavan's heavy legs
# Talking Points
From The42
# Talking Points

Galway on revenge mission, Armagh bid to end Donegal dominance and Cavan's heavy legs

Nov 13th 2020, 7:05 AM 6,203 Views 0 Comments

5 talking points ahead of big football games in Connacht, Ulster and Leinster this weekend.

No one ever said it was going to be easy for Stephen Kenny and Ireland
# Talking Points
From The42
# Talking Points

No one ever said it was going to be easy for Stephen Kenny and Ireland

Nov 13th 2020, 6:30 AM 6,367 Views 10 Comments

England were the far superior side on a disappointing night for Ireland at Wembley.

# talking-points - Monday 9 November, 2020

A Melbourne return for Cork, Kerry's shock exit and Munster title up for grabs
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From The42
# Talking Points

A Melbourne return for Cork, Kerry's shock exit and Munster title up for grabs

Nov 9th 2020, 6:00 AM 8,126 Views 3 Comments

A dramatic win for Cork over Kerry yesterday.

# talking-points - Monday 2 November, 2020

Limerick's red-hot form, champions Tipperary misfire and winter hurling hits home
# Talking Points
From The42
# Talking Points

Limerick's red-hot form, champions Tipperary misfire and winter hurling hits home

Nov 2nd 2020, 6:15 AM 10,094 Views 8 Comments

It finished 3-23 to 2-17 in Limerick’s favour in Páirc Uí Chaoimh yesterday.

# talking-points - Sunday 1 November, 2020

A potential hurling cracker, Limerick's winning run and Tipperary's additions to starting side
# Talking Points
From The42
# Talking Points

A potential hurling cracker, Limerick's winning run and Tipperary's additions to starting side

Nov 1st 2020, 7:15 AM 10,678 Views 14 Comments

All eyes are on today’s hurling showdown in Páirc Uí Chaoimh.

# talking-points - Friday 9 October, 2020

Ireland's best performance since Euro 2016 deserved more
# Talking Points
From The42
# Talking Points

Ireland's best performance since Euro 2016 deserved more

Oct 9th 2020, 6:30 AM 10,674 Views 25 Comments

Stephen Kenny’s men were a penalty shootout away from the play-off final.

# talking-points - Tuesday 6 October, 2020

4 questions for Stephen Kenny ahead of long-awaited Slovakia play-off
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From The42
# Talking Points

4 questions for Stephen Kenny ahead of long-awaited Slovakia play-off

Oct 6th 2020, 7:00 AM 8,677 Views 2 Comments

What should Kenny do with his selection and approach? And will Ireland’s poor away record be a problem?

# talking-points - Friday 2 October, 2020

A big chance in Galway football, the Ferguson factor in Meath and Cork hurling in spotlight
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From The42
# Talking Points

A big chance in Galway football, the Ferguson factor in Meath and Cork hurling in spotlight

Oct 2nd 2020, 10:39 AM 7,225 Views 0 Comments

It’s a big weekend of GAA county final action with plenty talking points.

# talking-points - Monday 7 September, 2020

The biggest challenge of the Stephen Kenny era is already obvious
# New Dawn
From The42
# New Dawn

The biggest challenge of the Stephen Kenny era is already obvious

Sep 7th 2020, 5:07 PM 44,978 Views 25 Comments

Plus, more talking points from the Ireland manager’s first two games in charge.

# talking-points - Sunday 26 July, 2020

Man United star Fernandes ends the season in fitting fashion and 4 more Premier League talking points
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From The42
# Talking Points

Man United star Fernandes ends the season in fitting fashion and 4 more Premier League talking points

Jul 26th 2020, 10:41 PM 31,293 Views 25 Comments

The Portuguese midfielder scored a crucial penalty against Leicester.

# talking-points - Friday 29 May, 2020

When will Liverpool be champions? And who will be facing the drop?
# Talking Points
From The42
# Talking Points

When will Liverpool be champions? And who will be facing the drop?

May 29th 2020, 8:35 AM 7,382 Views 48 Comments

The Premier League is set to return on 17 June and there is still a host of issues to be resolved.

# talking-points - Sunday 12 April, 2020

5 big picture takeaways from Donegal's 2012 All-Ireland football final win over Mayo
# Looking Back
From The42
# Looking Back

5 big picture takeaways from Donegal's 2012 All-Ireland football final win over Mayo

Apr 12th 2020, 9:34 PM 30,810 Views 95 Comments

Jim McGuinness’s finest hour arrived eight years ago.

5 big picture takeaways from the classic 2004 Munster final between Waterford and Cork
# Retro Read
From The42
# Retro Read

5 big picture takeaways from the classic 2004 Munster final between Waterford and Cork

Apr 12th 2020, 3:30 PM 11,593 Views 12 Comments

The Deise prevailed to land their second provincial title in three years.

# talking-points - Sunday 23 February, 2020

O'Connor brothers shine, Wexford composure, and referee doling out 16 cards unpopular with both sides
# Talking Points
From The42
# Talking Points

O'Connor brothers shine, Wexford composure, and referee doling out 16 cards unpopular with both sides

Feb 23rd 2020, 8:15 AM 8,810 Views 10 Comments

Dublin and Wexford played out a fascinating encounter at Croke Park.