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#Talking Points

# talking-points - Sunday 25 November, 2018

Mullinalaghta's historic moment, Crokes run riot again and Burke rounds off year in style
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Mullinalaghta's historic moment, Crokes run riot again and Burke rounds off year in style

Nov 25th 2018, 6:43 PM 10,673 Views 2 Comments

5 talking points after the weekend’s provincial club football action.

# talking-points - Friday 23 November, 2018

Are Tottenham in danger of falling apart?
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

Are Tottenham in danger of falling apart?

Nov 23rd 2018, 3:06 PM 10,357 Views 12 Comments

Stadium issues and rumours of Christian Eriksen’s imminent departure have undermined the progress made by Spurs of late.

# talking-points - Friday 16 November, 2018

Martin O'Neill is running out of excuses
# Opinion
From The42
# Opinion

Martin O'Neill is running out of excuses

Nov 16th 2018, 9:55 AM 27,774 Views 54 Comments

The Republic of Ireland were involved in a dire 0-0 draw with the North last night.

# talking-points - Thursday 15 November, 2018

Schmidt's late decisions, Toner restored and more Ireland team talking points
# Big Calls
From The42
# Big Calls

Schmidt's late decisions, Toner restored and more Ireland team talking points

Nov 15th 2018, 2:51 PM 11,994 Views 37 Comments

The head coach has reverted to the tried and trusted for the All Blacks clash.

# talking-points - Friday 2 November, 2018

It's time for more Premier League footballers to start following Juan Mata's example
# Talking Point
From The42
# Talking Point

It's time for more Premier League footballers to start following Juan Mata's example

Nov 2nd 2018, 4:51 PM 10,525 Views 7 Comments

On week when Raheem Sterling reportedly agreed a new £300,000-a-week deal, more focus needs to be put on how the sport spends its vast sums.

# talking-points - Thursday 1 November, 2018

McGrath's scrum-half nod, Larmour's shot at 15 and Ireland's back row ballast
# Talking Points
From The42
# Talking Points

McGrath's scrum-half nod, Larmour's shot at 15 and Ireland's back row ballast

Nov 1st 2018, 7:27 PM 11,317 Views 7 Comments

With Joe Schmidt naming an experimental team, opportunity knocks at Soldier Field.

# talking-points - Wednesday 24 October, 2018

Murray absent, new caps and more Ireland squad talking points
# Selection Issues
From The42
# Selection Issues

Murray absent, new caps and more Ireland squad talking points

Oct 24th 2018, 4:16 PM 13,817 Views 13 Comments

Will Addison, Sammy Arnold and Ross Byrne are in line for first caps, as Schmidt rewards early-season form.

# talking-points - Monday 22 October, 2018

New champions emerge, joyous scenes, mass brawl - 5 talking points after Sunday's club action
# Grassroots
From The42
# Grassroots

New champions emerge, joyous scenes, mass brawl - 5 talking points after Sunday's club action

Oct 22nd 2018, 9:30 PM 20,926 Views 1 Comment

Castlerahan, Clonoulty-Rossmore, Naomh Eanna and Crossmaglen were some of the teams to lift titles yesterday.

# talking-points - Monday 15 October, 2018

More of the same won't suffice: 5 talking points ahead of Ireland-Wales
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From The42
# Up For Discussion

More of the same won't suffice: 5 talking points ahead of Ireland-Wales

Oct 15th 2018, 5:28 PM 12,242 Views 14 Comments

Opportunity knocks for Martin O’Neill’s side against a severely weakened Wales team tomorrow evening.

# talking-points - Friday 12 October, 2018

Doherty in the starting XI against Denmark, a Preston duo up front and more Nations League talking points
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From The42
# Talking Points

Doherty in the starting XI against Denmark, a Preston duo up front and more Nations League talking points

Oct 12th 2018, 5:44 PM 15,494 Views 12 Comments

Ireland need to steady the ship in this week’s Nations League double-header, which begins against Denmark in Dublin tomorrow.

# talking-points - Friday 5 October, 2018

Top-of-the-table clash: Title contenders prepare to battle as Liverpool welcome Guardiola's champions to Anfield
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

Top-of-the-table clash: Title contenders prepare to battle as Liverpool welcome Guardiola's champions to Anfield

Oct 5th 2018, 4:07 PM 3,372 Views 4 Comments

Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola face off at Anfield in a mouth-watering top-of-the-table clash on Sunday.

# talking-points - Friday 28 September, 2018

A goal that sums up the man — Hazard's likeable modesty goes hand-in-hand with his brilliance
# Talking Points
From The42
# Talking Points

A goal that sums up the man — Hazard's likeable modesty goes hand-in-hand with his brilliance

Sep 28th 2018, 4:00 PM 4,707 Views 2 Comments

Eden Hazard’s outstanding goal against Liverpool has many suggesting he can be the best player in the world.

# talking-points - Friday 21 September, 2018

Matt Doherty prepares for Old Trafford test, Klopp eyes sixth straight win and more Premier League talking points
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From The42
# Talking Points

Matt Doherty prepares for Old Trafford test, Klopp eyes sixth straight win and more Premier League talking points

Sep 21st 2018, 4:00 PM 4,253 Views 0 Comments

Liverpool take on Southampton, Spurs travel to face Brighton and Man United welcome Wolves to Old Trafford.

# talking-points - Sunday 16 September, 2018

5 talking points as Dublin exact sweet revenge on Cork on All-Ireland final day
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From The42
# Opinion

5 talking points as Dublin exact sweet revenge on Cork on All-Ireland final day

Sep 16th 2018, 7:27 PM 7,410 Views 7 Comments

The Sky Blues came out on top in an intriguing battle as 50,141 watched on in Croke Park.

# talking-points - Friday 14 September, 2018

Why do managers care what pundits think?
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

Why do managers care what pundits think?

Sep 14th 2018, 4:04 PM 4,401 Views 2 Comments

The likes of Jose Mourinho and Jurgen Klopp are becoming increasingly concerned about what the opinion makers say.

# talking-points - Sunday 2 September, 2018

Dublin's historic feat, Tyrone hit by goals and McCaffrey's day to savour
# Talking Points
From The42
# Talking Points

Dublin's historic feat, Tyrone hit by goals and McCaffrey's day to savour

Sep 2nd 2018, 8:19 PM 6,741 Views 12 Comments

The 2018 championship drew to a close today.

# talking-points - Sunday 26 August, 2018

Injury-time drama, major boost for Tipperary and more Cork underage woes
# Talking Points
From The42
# Talking Points

Injury-time drama, major boost for Tipperary and more Cork underage woes

Aug 26th 2018, 8:44 PM 12,139 Views 20 Comments

Tipperary claimed the All-Ireland U21 hurling title at the Gaelic Grounds this evening.

# talking-points - Saturday 25 August, 2018

Goals win games, Dublin's first-half storm and a mouth-watering All-Ireland final set
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From The42
# Talking Points

Goals win games, Dublin's first-half storm and a mouth-watering All-Ireland final set

Aug 25th 2018, 9:27 PM 5,876 Views 2 Comments

Holders Dublin and Munster champions Cork booked their All-Ireland final spots today.

# talking-points - Sunday 19 August, 2018

Limerick's heroic defensive display, their impressive run to All-Ireland glory and below-par Galway
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From The42
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Limerick's heroic defensive display, their impressive run to All-Ireland glory and below-par Galway

Aug 19th 2018, 9:07 PM 13,614 Views 17 Comments

5 talking points after Limerick ended a 45-year wait for an All-Ireland title.

# talking-points - Thursday 16 August, 2018

The big talking points ahead of Sunday’s clash between Limerick and Galway
# Final Day
From The42
# Final Day

The big talking points ahead of Sunday’s clash between Limerick and Galway

Aug 16th 2018, 4:31 PM 8,019 Views 9 Comments

The climax of the All-Ireland hurling championship is upon us.

# talking-points - Sunday 12 August, 2018

Dublin's second-half storm, Galway's early regrets and the four-in-a-row bid
# Talking Points
From The42
# Talking Points

Dublin's second-half storm, Galway's early regrets and the four-in-a-row bid

Aug 12th 2018, 10:00 AM 24,086 Views 83 Comments

Dublin surged into another final as Galway bowed out last evening.

# talking-points - Sunday 29 July, 2018

Extra-time epic, Limerick's brilliant subs and Cork's semi-final regrets
# Talking Points
From The42
# Talking Points

Extra-time epic, Limerick's brilliant subs and Cork's semi-final regrets

Jul 29th 2018, 7:56 PM 13,655 Views 3 Comments

There was plenty to digest after another thriller in Croke Park.

Cork's semi-final record, Limerick on Croke Park stage and inside danger men
# Talking Points
From The42
# Talking Points

Cork's semi-final record, Limerick on Croke Park stage and inside danger men

Jul 29th 2018, 8:00 AM 27,021 Views 4 Comments

5 talking points ahead of today’s All-Ireland hurling semi-final between Cork and Limerick.

# talking-points - Saturday 28 July, 2018

Clare's long-awaited return to Croker, Galway's attacking riches and key match-ups
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From The42
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Clare's long-awaited return to Croker, Galway's attacking riches and key match-ups

Jul 28th 2018, 7:00 AM 20,663 Views 11 Comments

5 talking points ahead of today’s All-Ireland hurling semi-final between Galway and Clare.

# talking-points - Sunday 22 July, 2018

Kerry's late saviour, Monaghan miss golden chance and McManus stars
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From The42
# Talking Points

Kerry's late saviour, Monaghan miss golden chance and McManus stars

Jul 22nd 2018, 7:30 PM 7,920 Views 11 Comments

There was plenty to digest after the action in Clones.

# talking-points - Tuesday 17 July, 2018

Will Davy Fitz stay with Wexford, Dublin-Tyrone similarities and Roscommon's dilemma
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From The42
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Will Davy Fitz stay with Wexford, Dublin-Tyrone similarities and Roscommon's dilemma

Jul 17th 2018, 5:30 PM 8,166 Views 15 Comments

We take a look back at some interesting aspects from the weekend’s GAA action.

# talking-points - Sunday 8 July, 2018

Galway's attack dazzles, Kilkenny's remarkable spirit and All-Ireland challenges await
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From The42
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Galway's attack dazzles, Kilkenny's remarkable spirit and All-Ireland challenges await

Jul 8th 2018, 6:32 PM 11,912 Views 6 Comments

Galway march on as Leinster champions while Kilkenny head to the All-Ireland quarter-final stage.

Roscommon and Tyrone march on in style, Armagh and Cork reach end of the road
# Talking Points
From The42
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Roscommon and Tyrone march on in style, Armagh and Cork reach end of the road

Jul 8th 2018, 6:30 AM 7,060 Views 1 Comment

It was a defining day in the 2018 season in Portlaoise for the four counties.

The power of momentum, dominant Daniel Flynn and Galway coming to Newbridge
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The power of momentum, dominant Daniel Flynn and Galway coming to Newbridge

Jul 8th 2018, 12:04 AM 9,854 Views 3 Comments

5 talking points after Kildare sealed their place in the Super 8s with a convincing win over Fermanagh.

# talking-points - Saturday 7 July, 2018

Who'll fall at the last Super 8s hurdle, can Kildare back-up Newbridge and will Cork show up?
# Then There Were 12
From The42
# Then There Were 12

Who'll fall at the last Super 8s hurdle, can Kildare back-up Newbridge and will Cork show up?

Updated Jul 7th 2018, 12:00 PM 21,110 Views 13 Comments

5 key questions ahead of the weekend’s All-Ireland football qualifier round 4 action.

# talking-points - Sunday 1 July, 2018

Did Burke's 'fear' comments rile up the Cats, Kilkenny's late fightback and replay venue controversy
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From The42
# Comment

Did Burke's 'fear' comments rile up the Cats, Kilkenny's late fightback and replay venue controversy

Jul 1st 2018, 7:40 PM 14,917 Views 22 Comments

5 talking points after Galway and Kilkenny played out an entertaining Leinster SHC final draw.

Cork's comeback, Horgan and Harnedy shine, Clare's barren Munster spell continues
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From The42
# Talking Points

Cork's comeback, Horgan and Harnedy shine, Clare's barren Munster spell continues

Jul 1st 2018, 6:01 PM 10,550 Views 17 Comments

For the second year on the bounce, Cork saw off Clare in a Munster decider.

Famous Newbridge football night, Kildare claim scalp, Mayo run out of steam
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From The42
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Famous Newbridge football night, Kildare claim scalp, Mayo run out of steam

Jul 1st 2018, 8:56 AM 11,681 Views 11 Comments

A pulsating qualifier tie saw Kildare emerge victorious last night.

# talking-points - Sunday 24 June, 2018

Munster mismatch, Kerry's attacking class and Cork's qualifier challenge
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From The42
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Munster mismatch, Kerry's attacking class and Cork's qualifier challenge

Jun 24th 2018, 11:02 AM 9,505 Views 10 Comments

Kerry routed the home side in Páirc Uí Chaoimh last night.

# talking-points - Saturday 23 June, 2018

The return of Lee Keegan, Durcan's epic battle with Quinlivan and Tipperary wilt in final quarter
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From The42
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The return of Lee Keegan, Durcan's epic battle with Quinlivan and Tipperary wilt in final quarter

Jun 23rd 2018, 8:14 PM 10,910 Views 10 Comments

5 talking points after Mayo’s 1-18 to 1-11 round 2 qualifier win over Tipperary at Semple Stadium.

# talking-points - Sunday 17 June, 2018

A game that never ignited, Clare's 2018 revival and Limerick hit a speed bump
# Talking Points
From The42
# Talking Points

A game that never ignited, Clare's 2018 revival and Limerick hit a speed bump

Jun 17th 2018, 7:46 PM 7,926 Views 0 Comments

There was plenty to digest after today’s encounter in Ennis.

Galway heading to Super 8s, Shane Walsh shows his class and Roscommon rue missed chances
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From The42
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Galway heading to Super 8s, Shane Walsh shows his class and Roscommon rue missed chances

Jun 17th 2018, 7:38 PM 9,380 Views 12 Comments

5 talking points after Galway defeated Roscommon by four points to lift the Connacht crown.

# talking-points - Thursday 14 June, 2018

The 22-year-old attracting Premier League interest who lit up today's World Cup opener
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From The42
# Analysis

The 22-year-old attracting Premier League interest who lit up today's World Cup opener

Jun 14th 2018, 8:05 PM 35,338 Views 23 Comments

Aleksandr Golovin has the potential to be a star of the tournament.

# talking-points - Sunday 10 June, 2018

More late Munster drama, Tipp reach end of the 2018 road and Clare take major step forward
# Talking Points
From The42
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More late Munster drama, Tipp reach end of the 2018 road and Clare take major step forward

Jun 10th 2018, 6:45 PM 11,656 Views 8 Comments

The Banner’s 2018 hopes live on after today.

# talking-points - Sunday 3 June, 2018

After 637 days of pain and heartache, Ireland's match-winner got his just rewards last night
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From The42
# Analysis

After 637 days of pain and heartache, Ireland's match-winner got his just rewards last night

Jun 3rd 2018, 8:50 AM 12,468 Views 2 Comments

Having contemplated quitting football not so long ago, Alan Judge enjoyed a moment to savour at the Aviva.