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#Talking Points

# talking-points - Saturday 10 February, 2018

Ireland's attack on top, Larmour's first cap and barnstorming Bundee
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

Ireland's attack on top, Larmour's first cap and barnstorming Bundee

Feb 10th 2018, 5:07 PM 10,122 Views 19 Comments

Conor O’Shea’s Italy were disappointing again in Dublin.

# talking-points - Friday 9 February, 2018

Arsenal's new forward line to be unleashed in North London derby and the Premier League talking points
# Rivalries Renewed
From The42
# Rivalries Renewed

Arsenal's new forward line to be unleashed in North London derby and the Premier League talking points

Feb 9th 2018, 3:54 PM 6,554 Views 20 Comments

Elsewhere, Riyad Mahrez won’t get to play against the team he was desperate to join, while Virgil van Dijk is back at his old stomping ground.

# talking-points - Sunday 4 February, 2018

Salah's Messi-esque goal and more Premier League talking points
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

Salah's Messi-esque goal and more Premier League talking points

Feb 4th 2018, 10:03 PM 9,718 Views 31 Comments

Plus, why the officials at Anfield today deserve to be cut some slack.

# talking-points - Saturday 3 February, 2018

Sexton's moment, immense James Ryan and work-ons for Ireland
# Talking Points
From The42
# Talking Points

Sexton's moment, immense James Ryan and work-ons for Ireland

Feb 3rd 2018, 7:40 PM 17,018 Views 45 Comments

Joe Schmidt will be hyper-aware that Ireland have to make major improvements moving forward.

# talking-points - Friday 2 February, 2018

All eyes on Sanchez, Spurs look to overtake Liverpool and the Premier League talking points
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

All eyes on Sanchez, Spurs look to overtake Liverpool and the Premier League talking points

Feb 2nd 2018, 4:06 PM 7,144 Views 5 Comments

Elsewhere Theo Walcott makes his return to the Emirates and Antonio Conte aims to quell Chelsea’s woes away to Watford.

# talking-points - Sunday 28 January, 2018

10 most intriguing storylines on the first Sunday of the Allianz Leagues
# Talking Points
From The42
# Talking Points

10 most intriguing storylines on the first Sunday of the Allianz Leagues

Jan 28th 2018, 8:00 AM 26,501 Views 6 Comments

The GAA season is back in full swing.

# talking-points - Sunday 21 January, 2018

Luckless James McCarthy, Man City 10 wins from glory and more Premier League talking points
# Reaction
From The42
# Reaction

Luckless James McCarthy, Man City 10 wins from glory and more Premier League talking points

Jan 21st 2018, 12:02 AM 7,000 Views 2 Comments

Plus, Anthony Martial reminds Jose Mourinho of what he already has.

# talking-points - Friday 19 January, 2018

Liverpool set sights on Man United, Chelsea look out-of-sorts and the Premier League talking points
# Things To Look Out For
From The42
# Things To Look Out For

Liverpool set sights on Man United, Chelsea look out-of-sorts and the Premier League talking points

Jan 19th 2018, 9:00 PM 34,593 Views 31 Comments

Elsewhere, Paul Lambert begins his crusade to keep Stoke City up, while Man City aim to bounce back.

# talking-points - Monday 15 January, 2018

Man-of-the-match Pogba shows his class and more Premier League talking points
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

Man-of-the-match Pogba shows his class and more Premier League talking points

Jan 15th 2018, 11:21 PM 9,358 Views 21 Comments

Plus, have Liverpool shown other teams the only way to beat Manchester City?

# talking-points - Sunday 14 January, 2018

Leinster the team to beat in Europe and more talking points from the RDS
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

Leinster the team to beat in Europe and more talking points from the RDS

Jan 14th 2018, 3:48 PM 10,112 Views 12 Comments

Plus, the impact Scott Fardy and James Lowe have made as the province book their place in the quarters.

# talking-points - Friday 12 January, 2018

'The two most exciting sides' set to meet and more Premier League talking points
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

'The two most exciting sides' set to meet and more Premier League talking points

Jan 12th 2018, 6:08 PM 7,207 Views 11 Comments

Man City take on Liverpool in this weekend’s standout clash.

# talking-points - Tuesday 2 January, 2018

Stoke missing Glenn Whelan, Mourinho's lack of class and more Premier League talking points
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

Stoke missing Glenn Whelan, Mourinho's lack of class and more Premier League talking points

Jan 2nd 2018, 12:00 PM 24,689 Views 34 Comments

Plus, why Liverpool are improving under Jurgen Klopp.

# talking-points - Friday 29 December, 2017

John Giles on Harry Kane's 'record' and more Premier League talking points
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

John Giles on Harry Kane's 'record' and more Premier League talking points

Dec 29th 2017, 3:02 PM 21,273 Views 20 Comments

Plus, how big of an impact can Virgil van Dijk have at Liverpool?

# talking-points - Tuesday 26 December, 2017

Munster's slow start, Leinster on a roll and more talking points from Limerick
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

Munster's slow start, Leinster on a roll and more talking points from Limerick

Dec 26th 2017, 6:23 PM 10,264 Views 21 Comments

Plus, is Jordan Larmour the most outstanding young player in the country?

# talking-points - Friday 22 December, 2017

Goals galore at the Emirates, Burnley's brilliant 2017 and more Premier League talking points
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

Goals galore at the Emirates, Burnley's brilliant 2017 and more Premier League talking points

Dec 22nd 2017, 4:00 PM 4,552 Views 3 Comments

Plus, Mark Hughes one more defeat away from the sack at Stoke and Big Sam looking to keep the good times rolling on Merseyside.

# talking-points - Friday 15 December, 2017

Can Tottenham end woeful run and more Premier League talking points
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

Can Tottenham end woeful run and more Premier League talking points

Dec 15th 2017, 4:53 PM 4,941 Views 7 Comments

Plus, is it time for Jose Mourinho to bring Henrikh Mkhitaryan in from the cold?

# talking-points - Saturday 9 December, 2017

Keatley's night of redemption, back-row dominance and more talking points from Thomond
# Big Performance
From The42
# Big Performance

Keatley's night of redemption, back-row dominance and more talking points from Thomond

Dec 9th 2017, 11:05 PM 14,406 Views 27 Comments

Plus, was Munster’s defensive performance down to the work of Andy Farrell?

# talking-points - Friday 1 December, 2017

What has gone wrong at Spurs and Big Sam's return - 5 Premier League talking points
# Weekend Preview
From The42
# Weekend Preview

What has gone wrong at Spurs and Big Sam's return - 5 Premier League talking points

Dec 1st 2017, 7:18 PM 6,967 Views 2 Comments

There are a couple of big matches down for decision over the weekend.

# talking-points - Thursday 30 November, 2017

Liverpool and Mignolet enjoy rub of the green and more Premier League talking points
# Review
From The42
# Review

Liverpool and Mignolet enjoy rub of the green and more Premier League talking points

Nov 30th 2017, 12:00 AM 6,915 Views 4 Comments

Plus, Wayne Rooney heaps misery on old boss David Moyes.

# talking-points - Tuesday 28 November, 2017

Title race far from over and more Premier League talking points
# Contenders
From The42
# Contenders

Title race far from over and more Premier League talking points

Nov 28th 2017, 11:59 PM 7,757 Views 16 Comments

Plus, another clean sheet for Brighton and Ireland defender Shane Duffy.

# talking-points - Sunday 26 November, 2017

Old rivals Cavanagh and Ó Sé on All-Ireland semi-final collision course - club GAA talking points
# Comment
From The42
# Comment

Old rivals Cavanagh and Ó Sé on All-Ireland semi-final collision course - club GAA talking points

Nov 26th 2017, 7:08 PM 13,098 Views 0 Comments

We also look at Dr Crokes’ exit, Moorefield’s discipline issues and Michael Lundy’s remarkable recovery from appendix surgery.

# talking-points - Saturday 25 November, 2017

The Premier League signing of the season and more talking points from Saturday's action
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

The Premier League signing of the season and more talking points from Saturday's action

Nov 25th 2017, 11:28 PM 10,678 Views 7 Comments

Mo Salah is on fire for Liverpool right now.

# talking-points - Friday 24 November, 2017

Super Salah out to show Chelsea they made a huge mistake and the Premier League talking points
# Things To Look Out For
From The42
# Things To Look Out For

Super Salah out to show Chelsea they made a huge mistake and the Premier League talking points

Nov 24th 2017, 3:02 PM 4,412 Views 11 Comments

The Egyptian, who is bang in form for Liverpool, returns to the club that let him leave on Saturday.

# talking-points - Thursday 23 November, 2017

Sloppy Man United made to pay and more Champions League talking points
# Disappointment
From The42
# Disappointment

Sloppy Man United made to pay and more Champions League talking points

Nov 23rd 2017, 12:03 AM 5,768 Views 9 Comments

The Red Devils were just moments away from securing a 0-0 draw needed to top their group.

# talking-points - Saturday 18 November, 2017

Spurs' record against the top six, Shane Long's goal drought and more Premier League talking points
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

Spurs' record against the top six, Shane Long's goal drought and more Premier League talking points

Nov 18th 2017, 10:45 PM 11,140 Views 15 Comments

Plus Tony Pulis on borrowed time and Paul Pogba’s return to Manchester United.

# talking-points - Friday 17 November, 2017

Familiar foes go head to head for the first time in 10 years and more Premier League talking points
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

Familiar foes go head to head for the first time in 10 years and more Premier League talking points

Nov 17th 2017, 5:30 PM 4,771 Views 1 Comment

Plus Sergio Aguero’s health scare and why Spurs may struggle in the North London derby.

# talking-points - Tuesday 14 November, 2017

Can Ireland silence Danish critics and more talking points
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

Can Ireland silence Danish critics and more talking points

Nov 14th 2017, 7:00 AM 11,314 Views 14 Comments

We preview tonight’s crucial World Cup qualification play-off at the Aviva Stadium.

# talking-points - Saturday 11 November, 2017

New faces make their mark, Ireland's dominance and more Aviva talking points
# Up And Running
From The42
# Up And Running

New faces make their mark, Ireland's dominance and more Aviva talking points

Nov 11th 2017, 8:27 PM 14,678 Views 31 Comments

A thoroughly dominant victory leaves huge grounds for optimism heading into the season ahead.

# talking-points - Sunday 5 November, 2017

David Luiz's Chelsea future uncertain and more Premier League talking points
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

David Luiz's Chelsea future uncertain and more Premier League talking points

Nov 5th 2017, 9:01 PM 11,081 Views 1 Comment

Plus, has David Unsworth gone out with a bang as Everton manager?

# talking-points - Friday 3 November, 2017

The Chelsea player caught yawning by Conte and more Premier League talking points
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

The Chelsea player caught yawning by Conte and more Premier League talking points

Nov 3rd 2017, 2:54 PM 11,890 Views 3 Comments

Kenedy provoked the ire of Antonio Conte amid a turbulent week for the London club.

# talking-points - Wednesday 1 November, 2017

Tottenham's 21-year-old unsung hero and more Champions League talking points
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

Tottenham's 21-year-old unsung hero and more Champions League talking points

Nov 1st 2017, 11:47 PM 10,286 Views 9 Comments

Harry Winks impressed against Real Madrid, while Sergio Aguero savoured a landmark night.

# talking-points - Sunday 29 October, 2017

Mourinho's gritty masterclasses and more Premier League talking points
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

Mourinho's gritty masterclasses and more Premier League talking points

Oct 29th 2017, 6:47 PM 7,603 Views 9 Comments

Plus Roy Hodgson’s steady impact at Crystal Palace and Chelsea back on track following a dismal start to the campaign.

# talking-points - Saturday 28 October, 2017

'Springfield and Shelbyville' rivalry, Treacy's dramatic return and Kenny moves on from Dubs disappointment
# Comment
From The42
# Comment

'Springfield and Shelbyville' rivalry, Treacy's dramatic return and Kenny moves on from Dubs disappointment

Oct 28th 2017, 7:22 PM 5,706 Views 1 Comment

We run through five talking points after Cuala’s three-point win over Kilmacud Crokes in today’s Dublin hurling final.

# talking-points - Thursday 26 October, 2017

Schmidt's statement, Bundee's inclusion and more Ireland squad talking points
# November Internationals
From The42
# November Internationals

Schmidt's statement, Bundee's inclusion and more Ireland squad talking points

Oct 26th 2017, 4:56 PM 18,806 Views 62 Comments

Who can consider themselves unlucky to miss out? We dissect the squad for next month’s Test matches.

# talking-points - Saturday 21 October, 2017

Ruddock and Healy push their Ireland claims and more talking points from Glasgow
# Blue Moon Rising
From The42
# Blue Moon Rising

Ruddock and Healy push their Ireland claims and more talking points from Glasgow

Oct 21st 2017, 8:31 PM 10,176 Views 14 Comments

A near perfect afternoon for Leinster, but defensive structure and combinations remain areas in need of improvement.

# talking-points - Friday 20 October, 2017

Is the title down to a 2-horse race already and more Premier League talking points
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

Is the title down to a 2-horse race already and more Premier League talking points

Oct 20th 2017, 3:27 PM 6,076 Views 14 Comments

Plus, why results, not style, is what will ultimately define Mourinho’s United.

# talking-points - Wednesday 18 October, 2017

The hype is justified in magnificent Man City and more Champions League talking points
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

The hype is justified in magnificent Man City and more Champions League talking points

Oct 18th 2017, 5:32 AM 7,291 Views 30 Comments

Elsewhere, the jury is out on Serge Aurier and Maribor gambled with a high-risk approach and were humiliated.

# talking-points - Saturday 14 October, 2017

Henshaw flourishes at 13, Ryan's European debut and more talking points from the RDS
# Good Start
From The42
# Good Start

Henshaw flourishes at 13, Ryan's European debut and more talking points from the RDS

Oct 14th 2017, 8:16 PM 24,630 Views 35 Comments

Leinster are up and running in Pool 3.

Ulster end opening game hoodoo, Stockdale stars and more talking points
# Up And Running
From The42
# Up And Running

Ulster end opening game hoodoo, Stockdale stars and more talking points

Oct 14th 2017, 3:08 AM 6,474 Views 4 Comments

The northern province beat Wasps 19-9 at Kingspan Stadium on Friday night.

# talking-points - Friday 13 October, 2017

Man United are 'going to hell' this weekend
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

Man United are 'going to hell' this weekend

Oct 13th 2017, 4:08 PM 9,925 Views 7 Comments

Plus, were Pep Guardiola’s provocative comments unfair on Tottenham and more Premier League talking points.