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# Talking Points

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# Talking Points
Ex-Southampton star key as Ireland ultimately outclassed in crunch World Cup qualifier
Dusan Tadic produced a hat-trick of assists as Serbia earned a vital victory.
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Scotland overrated, Gibson-Park underrated and Ireland's age concern
We look at all the big issues ahead of today’s game.
# andy farrell
Harry's game but Farrell was right to ignore Byrne ultimatum
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
Five key questions ahead of Ireland's Six Nations opener against Wales
We look at the big issues as Andy Farrell’s Ireland kick off their 2021 campaign in Cardiff.
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Dublin reign supreme, rivalry renewed in a game of two halves, and where do we go from here?
An All-Ireland four-in-a-row for Mick Bohan’s Sky Blues after a second-half surge against Cork.
# Comment
Impact of Farrell's bench, more heartbreak for Mayo and when will this Dublin run end?
5 talking points after Dublin outlasted Mayo to continue their dominance of the All-Ireland SFC.
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The case for Mayo, is Keegan comfortable at full-back and what left-field tactics could we see?
5 talking points as Mayo and Dublin clash for the All-Ireland football title.
# Analysis
Player of the year so far? Worst signing? It's the Premier League of the half-season awards
We assess the good and bad of this year, as the campaign approaches its halfway point.
# Comment
5 talking points as Limerick and Waterford do battle for the All-Ireland hurling crown
Who’ll be lifting the Liam MacCarthy Cup later today?
# Analysis
Will Liverpool's 22-year-old from Cork continue incredible journey with Premier League debut?
Caoimhín Kelleher made his Champions League bow during the week.
# Talking Points
Waterford's amazing comeback, Bennett stands tall and another super TJ Reid show
A look at three key areas in yesterday’s game.
# Talking Points
Tipperary's forward stars, the Premier experience is key and how big a setback is this for Cork?
A look at a few key areas that settled yesterday’s Munster football final.
# Talking Points
Impossible to make definitive judgements on Kenny and Ireland amid freak set of circumstances
The team’s winless run continued last night against Bulgaria.
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Limerick's trophy grabbing and scoring surges, Waterford's individual class and future challenge
A four-point win for Limerick in the Munster final yesterday.
# Analysis
5 talking points as Ireland suffer a familiar type of frustration
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
Tipperary get back on track, Cork fade at finish and subs provide crucial scoring touch
A four-point victory delivered the spoils for Tipperary at the Gaelic Grounds.
# Talking Points
Galway on revenge mission, Armagh bid to end Donegal dominance and Cavan's heavy legs
5 talking points ahead of big football games in Connacht, Ulster and Leinster this weekend.
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No one ever said it was going to be easy for Stephen Kenny and Ireland
England were the far superior side on a disappointing night for Ireland at Wembley.
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A Melbourne return for Cork, Kerry's shock exit and Munster title up for grabs
A dramatic win for Cork over Kerry yesterday.
# Talking Points
Limerick's red-hot form, champions Tipperary misfire and winter hurling hits home
It finished 3-23 to 2-17 in Limerick’s favour in Páirc Uí Chaoimh yesterday.
# Talking Points
A potential hurling cracker, Limerick's winning run and Tipperary's additions to starting side
All eyes are on today’s hurling showdown in Páirc Uí Chaoimh.
# Talking Points
Ireland's best performance since Euro 2016 deserved more
Stephen Kenny’s men were a penalty shootout away from the play-off final.
# Talking Points
4 questions for Stephen Kenny ahead of long-awaited Slovakia play-off
What should Kenny do with his selection and approach? And will Ireland’s poor away record be a problem?
# Talking Points
A big chance in Galway football, the Ferguson factor in Meath and Cork hurling in spotlight
It’s a big weekend of GAA county final action with plenty talking points.
# new dawn
The biggest challenge of the Stephen Kenny era is already obvious
Plus, more talking points from the Ireland manager’s first two games in charge.
# Talking Points
Man United star Fernandes ends the season in fitting fashion and 4 more Premier League talking points
The Portuguese midfielder scored a crucial penalty against Leicester.
# Talking Points
When will Liverpool be champions? And who will be facing the drop?
The Premier League is set to return on 17 June and there is still a host of issues to be resolved.
# Looking Back
5 big picture takeaways from Donegal's 2012 All-Ireland football final win over Mayo
Jim McGuinness’s finest hour arrived eight years ago.
# retro read
5 big picture takeaways from the classic 2004 Munster final between Waterford and Cork
The Deise prevailed to land their second provincial title in three years.
# Talking Points
O'Connor brothers shine, Wexford composure, and referee doling out 16 cards unpopular with both sides
Dublin and Wexford played out a fascinating encounter at Croke Park.
# Triple Crown
Continuity the key, Doris has to settle for bench, and Earls at 23 again
Ireland head to Twickenham looking to seal the Triple Crown.
# Talking Points
Minimal changes for Ireland, Deegan to debut, and Murray still the man at 9
Keith Earls comes back into the matchday 23.
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Conway gets a start, POM drops to the bench, and Murray keeps his place
Johnny Sexton is fully fit to captain Ireland as they begin the Andy Farrell era.
# Talking Points
Have Ireland blown their best chance of qualifying?
Plus, were there signs of progress despite the disappointing result?
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Which Irish player did enough last night to feature against Denmark?
Callum Robinson, Robbie Brady and Alan Browne are among those thought to be in contention to start next week.
# Talking Points
The 17-year-old set for the biggest night of his career so far
Troy Parrott will make his Ireland senior debut against New Zealand this evening.
# Analysis
Ireland have been hamstrung by conservatism for far too long
Mick McCarthy’s side could only draw with Georgia in Tbilisi on Saturday.
# Analysis
Should Aaron Connolly start and more Georgia-Ireland talking points
Plus, why the Georgians should not be underestimated.
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Beirne offers bench impact as Henderson leads the Ireland lineout
All eyes will be on Jordan Larmour and Andrew Conway in Ireland’s back three against Scotland.
# Talking Points
The right three-in-a-row for Dublin, experience shines through and a bizarre All-Ireland final
Comment from today’s All-Ireland final showdown between Dublin and Galway.