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#Talking Points

# talking-points - Wednesday 19 February, 2020

Continuity the key, Doris has to settle for bench, and Earls at 23 again
# Triple Crown
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# Triple Crown

Continuity the key, Doris has to settle for bench, and Earls at 23 again

Feb 19th 2020, 3:00 PM 9,846 Views 36 Comments

Ireland head to Twickenham looking to seal the Triple Crown.

# talking-points - Tuesday 4 February, 2020

Minimal changes for Ireland, Deegan to debut, and Murray still the man at 9
# Talking Points
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# Talking Points

Minimal changes for Ireland, Deegan to debut, and Murray still the man at 9

Feb 4th 2020, 5:34 PM 25,581 Views 79 Comments

Keith Earls comes back into the matchday 23.

# talking-points - Tuesday 28 January, 2020

Conway gets a start, POM drops to the bench, and Murray keeps his place
# Talking Points
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# Talking Points

Conway gets a start, POM drops to the bench, and Murray keeps his place

Jan 28th 2020, 2:09 PM 21,350 Views 38 Comments

Johnny Sexton is fully fit to captain Ireland as they begin the Andy Farrell era.

# talking-points - Tuesday 19 November, 2019

Have Ireland blown their best chance of qualifying?
# Talking Points
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# Talking Points

Have Ireland blown their best chance of qualifying?

Nov 19th 2019, 5:00 AM 5,583 Views 9 Comments

Plus, were there signs of progress despite the disappointing result?

# talking-points - Friday 15 November, 2019

Which Irish player did enough last night to feature against Denmark?
# Talking Points
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# Talking Points

Which Irish player did enough last night to feature against Denmark?

Nov 15th 2019, 8:00 AM 33,751 Views 49 Comments

Callum Robinson, Robbie Brady and Alan Browne are among those thought to be in contention to start next week.

# talking-points - Thursday 14 November, 2019

The 17-year-old set for the biggest night of his career so far
# Talking Points
From The42
# Talking Points

The 17-year-old set for the biggest night of his career so far

Updated Nov 14th 2019, 8:30 AM 23,252 Views 16 Comments

Troy Parrott will make his Ireland senior debut against New Zealand this evening.

# talking-points - Sunday 13 October, 2019

Ireland have been hamstrung by conservatism for far too long
# Analysis
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# Analysis

Ireland have been hamstrung by conservatism for far too long

Oct 13th 2019, 8:00 AM 28,554 Views 43 Comments

Mick McCarthy’s side could only draw with Georgia in Tbilisi on Saturday.

# talking-points - Saturday 12 October, 2019

Should Aaron Connolly start and more Georgia-Ireland talking points
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

Should Aaron Connolly start and more Georgia-Ireland talking points

Oct 12th 2019, 10:30 AM 5,885 Views 6 Comments

Plus, why the Georgians should not be underestimated.

# talking-points - Friday 20 September, 2019

Beirne offers bench impact as Henderson leads the Ireland lineout
# Talking Points
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# Talking Points

Beirne offers bench impact as Henderson leads the Ireland lineout

Sep 20th 2019, 7:08 AM 15,893 Views 21 Comments

All eyes will be on Jordan Larmour and Andrew Conway in Ireland’s back three against Scotland.

# talking-points - Sunday 15 September, 2019

The right three-in-a-row for Dublin, experience shines through and a bizarre All-Ireland final
# Talking Points
From The42
# Talking Points

The right three-in-a-row for Dublin, experience shines through and a bizarre All-Ireland final

Sep 15th 2019, 7:38 PM 8,660 Views 13 Comments

Comment from today’s All-Ireland final showdown between Dublin and Galway.

# talking-points - Saturday 14 September, 2019

Dublin confirm their greatness, Kerry kick big chance away and potential retirements
# Comment
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# Comment

Dublin confirm their greatness, Kerry kick big chance away and potential retirements

Sep 14th 2019, 10:04 PM 55,782 Views 94 Comments

5 talking points after Dublin defeated Kerry in the replay to complete the five-in-a-row.

# talking-points - Tuesday 10 September, 2019

One debutant confirmed out of a possible 5 as McCarthy set to give Ireland's fringe players a chance
# Talking Points
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# Talking Points

One debutant confirmed out of a possible 5 as McCarthy set to give Ireland's fringe players a chance

Sep 10th 2019, 8:00 AM 22,457 Views 16 Comments

James Collins will make his international bow against Bulgaria tonight.

# talking-points - Friday 6 September, 2019

David McGoldrick, the hero against the Swiss, is the perfect symbol for this Irish team
# Talking Point
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# Talking Point

David McGoldrick, the hero against the Swiss, is the perfect symbol for this Irish team

Sep 6th 2019, 8:00 AM 29,416 Views 25 Comments

The Sheffield United striker scored a vital equaliser last night.

# talking-points - Thursday 5 September, 2019

Heavy artillery in place and room for error diminishing fast
# Talking Points
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# Talking Points

Heavy artillery in place and room for error diminishing fast

Sep 5th 2019, 2:15 PM 8,089 Views 14 Comments

Saturday provides a vital springboard for Johnny Sexton and Ireland to hit a rhythm before the World Cup.

The strangely subdued build-up to Ireland's key qualifier
# Talking Points
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# Talking Points

The strangely subdued build-up to Ireland's key qualifier

Sep 5th 2019, 6:00 AM 6,571 Views 11 Comments

Plus, we assess the omission of Shane Long and how big a gamble it could prove to be.

# talking-points - Monday 2 September, 2019

5 talking points after Kerry and Dublin's thrilling All-Ireland final draw
# Comment
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# Comment

5 talking points after Kerry and Dublin's thrilling All-Ireland final draw

Sep 2nd 2019, 8:00 AM 50,368 Views 72 Comments

Dean Rock and Sean O’Shea scored 20 points between them yesterday.

# talking-points - Thursday 29 August, 2019

Line-out options galore and plenty of runway for Carty in Cardiff
# Talking Points
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# Talking Points

Line-out options galore and plenty of runway for Carty in Cardiff

Aug 29th 2019, 2:00 PM 9,540 Views 30 Comments

With no out-half on Ireland’s bench, Jack Carty could get time to stake his claim.

# talking-points - Wednesday 28 August, 2019

The big talking points ahead of the All-Ireland football final between Dublin and Kerry
# Final Day
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# Final Day

The big talking points ahead of the All-Ireland football final between Dublin and Kerry

Aug 28th 2019, 3:23 PM 6,480 Views 3 Comments

Can Jim Gavin’s men complete the first senior five-in-a-row in history?

# talking-points - Thursday 8 August, 2019

Kleyn in green, last chance saloon and more Ireland team talking points
# Summer Series
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# Summer Series

Kleyn in green, last chance saloon and more Ireland team talking points

Aug 8th 2019, 5:19 PM 23,189 Views 57 Comments

Plus, Tommy O’Donnell is set for his first cap in over three years against Italy on Saturday.

# talking-points - Sunday 28 July, 2019

Tipperary show their character, Wexford let big chance slip and the referee's performance
# Comment
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# Comment

Tipperary show their character, Wexford let big chance slip and the referee's performance

Jul 28th 2019, 6:59 PM 43,075 Views 94 Comments

5 talking points after Tipperary pipped Wexford in an enthralling All-Ireland semi-final.

# talking-points - Saturday 27 July, 2019

Cody's remarkable run, Limerick's slow start and the Ballyhale attacking class
# Talking Points
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# Talking Points

Cody's remarkable run, Limerick's slow start and the Ballyhale attacking class

Jul 27th 2019, 9:00 PM 12,711 Views 43 Comments

Plenty to digest after an All-Ireland semi-final showdown.

# talking-points - Saturday 6 July, 2019

Question marks over Walsh's future, Mayo end losing run and looking ahead to Super 8s
# Comment
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# Comment

Question marks over Walsh's future, Mayo end losing run and looking ahead to Super 8s

Jul 6th 2019, 10:45 PM 12,545 Views 30 Comments

5 talking points after Mayo’s 2-13 to 1-13 win over rivals Galway in Limerick.

# talking-points - Monday 1 July, 2019

Mayo and Galway renew fiery rivalry, momentum of qualifier teams and who'll fall at final Super 8s hurdle?
# Backdoor Battles
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# Backdoor Battles

Mayo and Galway renew fiery rivalry, momentum of qualifier teams and who'll fall at final Super 8s hurdle?

Jul 1st 2019, 1:39 PM 10,515 Views 15 Comments

5 talking points after this morning’s intriguing All-Ireland SFC qualifiers round 4 draw.

# talking-points - Sunday 30 June, 2019

Davy Fitz's unique clean sweep of titles, big players deliver for Wexford and Kilkenny's drought
# Comment
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# Comment

Davy Fitz's unique clean sweep of titles, big players deliver for Wexford and Kilkenny's drought

Jun 30th 2019, 8:00 PM 38,695 Views 21 Comments

5 talking points after the Yellowbellies enjoyed Leinster success in Croke Park.

Limerick's hurling power, Tipperary's setback and Casey plays starring role
# Talking Points
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# Talking Points

Limerick's hurling power, Tipperary's setback and Casey plays starring role

Jun 30th 2019, 5:40 PM 16,404 Views 59 Comments

A 12-point win for the home side in today’s Munster decider.

# talking-points - Sunday 23 June, 2019

Kerry's clinical attack, Cork's positive showing and Kingdom defensive issues
# Talking Points
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# Talking Points

Kerry's clinical attack, Cork's positive showing and Kingdom defensive issues

Jun 23rd 2019, 11:34 AM 9,170 Views 8 Comments

The champions won out by three points in last night’s decider in Páirc Uí Chaoimh.

# talking-points - Thursday 20 June, 2019

Mayo enter 'do or die' territory, Tyrone bid to avoid giant-killing and Ulster big guns clash
# Loser Leaves Town
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# Loser Leaves Town

Mayo enter 'do or die' territory, Tyrone bid to avoid giant-killing and Ulster big guns clash

Jun 20th 2019, 5:34 PM 10,306 Views 11 Comments

5 talking points ahead of this weekend’s All-Ireland SFC round 2 qualifiers.

# talking-points - Sunday 31 March, 2019

Limerick are hurling's top dogs, fifth straight final defeat for Waterford and league reflections
# Comment
From The42
# Comment

Limerick are hurling's top dogs, fifth straight final defeat for Waterford and league reflections

Mar 31st 2019, 8:29 PM 9,474 Views 6 Comments

5 talking points after Limerick’s Division 1 final win over Waterford.

# talking-points - Wednesday 27 March, 2019

Critics who say the tennis-ball protest was 'nonsense' epitomise the big problem with Irish football
# Talking Points
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# Talking Points

Critics who say the tennis-ball protest was 'nonsense' epitomise the big problem with Irish football

Mar 27th 2019, 8:35 AM 47,484 Views 98 Comments

Plus, Glenn Whelan impresses and Ireland deliver their most entertaining display since the Euros.

# talking-points - Tuesday 26 March, 2019

Ireland v Georgia talking points: Delaney controversy threatens to overshadow qualifier
# Analysis
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# Analysis

Ireland v Georgia talking points: Delaney controversy threatens to overshadow qualifier

Mar 26th 2019, 6:15 AM 4,395 Views 20 Comments

Off-the-field issues have dominated the headlines in recent days.

# talking-points - Monday 25 March, 2019

Final Four - The view from Kerry, Mayo, Tyrone and Galway as league finalists decided
# Talking Points
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# Talking Points

Final Four - The view from Kerry, Mayo, Tyrone and Galway as league finalists decided

Mar 25th 2019, 8:44 PM 12,021 Views 9 Comments

The regulation stage of the league concluded yesterday.

# talking-points - Thursday 14 March, 2019

Beirne's big chance, O'Brien's recall and Kearney's calm at 15
# Talking Points
From The42
# Talking Points

Beirne's big chance, O'Brien's recall and Kearney's calm at 15

Mar 14th 2019, 2:40 PM 13,981 Views 23 Comments

Joe Schmidt has handed the Munster man an opportunity to show his class for Ireland in Cardiff.

# talking-points - Friday 8 March, 2019

Joe's trust in JVDF, interesting bench calls and more selection talking points
# Starting XV
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# Starting XV

Joe's trust in JVDF, interesting bench calls and more selection talking points

Mar 8th 2019, 2:28 PM 25,471 Views 39 Comments

Ireland return to the Aviva Stadium to face France on Sunday.

# talking-points - Friday 22 February, 2019

Carty's big chance, pack tweaks and more talking points in Ireland's team to face Italy
# Reaction
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# Reaction

Carty's big chance, pack tweaks and more talking points in Ireland's team to face Italy

Feb 22nd 2019, 2:46 PM 11,023 Views 18 Comments

Joe Schmidt has pushed for continuity in attack with the selection of Conor Murray and Johnny Sexton.

# talking-points - Thursday 7 February, 2019

Farrell returns, hearts and minds to be won and more talking points from Ireland's XV to face Scotland
# Reaction
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# Reaction

Farrell returns, hearts and minds to be won and more talking points from Ireland's XV to face Scotland

Feb 7th 2019, 5:00 PM 28,822 Views 66 Comments

Ireland’s formidable strength in depth at centre means they are scarcely weakened despite injury to Ringrose and Henshaw.

# talking-points - Thursday 31 January, 2019

Henshaw's positional switch, Murray returns and more talking points
# Six Nations
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# Six Nations

Henshaw's positional switch, Murray returns and more talking points

Jan 31st 2019, 2:00 PM 32,873 Views 75 Comments

Joe Schmidt has named his first team of the 2019 Six Nations.

# talking-points - Monday 28 January, 2019

5 debutants who shone, McManus the early star of advanced mark and major spotlight on referees
# Comment
From The42
# Comment

5 debutants who shone, McManus the early star of advanced mark and major spotlight on referees

Updated Jan 28th 2019, 5:09 PM 23,300 Views 11 Comments

Lots to digest as the Allianz Leagues returned over the weekend.

# talking-points - Wednesday 16 January, 2019

The West reawakens, 'unlucky' Byrne misses out and Schmidt's 30 reserves
# Talking Points
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# Talking Points

The West reawakens, 'unlucky' Byrne misses out and Schmidt's 30 reserves

Updated Jan 16th 2019, 10:36 PM 42,551 Views 68 Comments

Joe Schmidt admitted Ross Byrne’s omission was ‘an incredibly tight call’, while Ultan Dillane will be looking to make up for lost time in Irish green.

# talking-points - Friday 11 January, 2019

Emery realises the problems of following Wenger and other Premier League talking points
# Talking Points
From The42
# Talking Points

Emery realises the problems of following Wenger and other Premier League talking points

Jan 11th 2019, 4:00 PM 5,169 Views 0 Comments

Plus Seamus Coleman’s struggle at Everton, and Liverpool turn to van Dijk to make sure this doesn’t slip.

# talking-points - Saturday 8 December, 2018

Plenty of history made as Mourneabbey end long wait for All-Ireland glory
# Talking Points
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# Talking Points

Plenty of history made as Mourneabbey end long wait for All-Ireland glory

Dec 8th 2018, 10:16 PM 4,863 Views 1 Comment

5 talking points on the newly-crowned All-Ireland senior club champions and the 2018 showpiece.