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#Talking Points

# talking-points - Tuesday 17 July, 2018

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

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 Analysis This post contains videos

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

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

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 Analysis This post contains videos

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

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

# talking-points - Saturday 2 June, 2018

Do Ireland have a gameplan? Talking points ahead of tonight's friendly with the US

We say goodbye to a great servant, while the new players will be eager to impress against a youthful American team tonight.

# talking-points - Tuesday 29 May, 2018

A bleak reminder of where Ireland are at and more talking points from Paris friendly

The Boys in Green were outclassed by a far superior team at the Stade de France.

# talking-points - Sunday 27 May, 2018

Teenager makes his mark, Tipp keep season alive and win slips from Cork's grasp

There was plenty to digest after today’s battle in Thurles.

# talking-points - Saturday 26 May, 2018

Liverpool's flaws exposed and more Champions League final talking points

Plus, Gareth Bale emphatically silences the critics.

Leinster's perfect season, genius from Larmour and more Pro14 final talking points

The good days keeping rolling for the eastern province, as they thumped Scarlets at the Aviva Stadium.

# talking-points - Friday 25 May, 2018

Can Madrid cope with Liverpool's pressing and more Champions League talking points

Plus, there’s the Ballon d’Or subplot involving Mo Salah and Cristiano Ronaldo.

# talking-points - Saturday 19 May, 2018

Leinster's double dream is on, semi-final pain for Munster and more RDS talking points

Leo Cullen’s side booked their place in next weekend’s Pro14 final with a thrilling inter-pro win.

# talking-points - Friday 18 May, 2018

Jose Mourinho's extraordinary finals record and more FA Cup talking points

Plus, the Portuguese coach and Antonio Conte let bygones be bygones.

# talking-points - Friday 11 May, 2018

The improbable 10-goal swing needed to save Swansea and more Premier League talking points

Plus, Chelsea require a minor miracle to deny Liverpool a Champions League spot.

# talking-points - Thursday 10 May, 2018

An extraordinary achievement and more Premier League talking points

Huddersfield guaranteed their Premier League survival on Wednesday night.

# talking-points - Friday 4 May, 2018

Why Liverpool could be competing for more than just a trophy in the Champions League final Analysis This post contains videos

Why Liverpool could be competing for more than just a trophy in the Champions League final

Plus, Man City close in on multiple records and more Premier League talking points.

# talking-points - Wednesday 2 May, 2018

Big calls go Liverpool's way and more Champions League talking points

Plus, why it’s time to recognise Zinedine Zidane as a top manager.

# talking-points - Friday 27 April, 2018

Did Mourinho want to sell Salah and more Premier League talking points

Plus, why Man United-Arsenal fixtures are lacking the allure of old.

# talking-points - Wednesday 25 April, 2018

Real Madrid reminiscent of Fergie-era United and more Champions League talking points

Plus, Bayern Munich underwhelm again at the highest level.

# talking-points - Tuesday 24 April, 2018

Salah emphasises Ballon d'Or credentials and more Liverpool-Roma talking points

Plus, naive tactics from the Italians facilitate their opponents’ goal rush.

# talking-points - Sunday 22 April, 2018

Three talking points from the weekend as Man United and Chelsea book FA Cup final spots

After two massive semi-finals at Wembley, Chelsea and Man United will meet in the FA Cup decider on 19 May.

Leinster will be favourites but Racing a real danger with Teddy Thomas and co.

The Irish province will be expected to secure the Champions Cup title in the final in Bilbao on 12 May.

# talking-points - Friday 20 April, 2018

Man United's biggest game left this season and more talking points ahead of this weekend's action

Plus, departing Arsene Wenger set for hero’s reception at the Emirates.

# talking-points - Friday 13 April, 2018

Can Spurs inflict fourth straight defeat on Man City and the Premier League talking points

Pep Guardiola’s team can potentially claim the title at Wembley this weekend, but their form suggests otherwise.

# talking-points - Friday 30 March, 2018

Man City could clinch title next weekend and more Premier League talking points

Premier League action resumes this weekend following a prolonged, pre-World Cup international break.

# talking-points - Friday 23 March, 2018

Toothless Ireland fail to register a single shot on target and more talking points from the Turkey loss

The more things change, the more they stay the same for Martin O’Neill’s Ireland side.

# talking-points - Friday 16 March, 2018

Ireland's top manager faces wounded Man United in repeat of 1983 final and the FA Cup talking points

Chris Hughton’s Brighton are after a place in the last four, while former League of Ireland boss Paul Cook takes on Southampton, who have a new man in the hot seat.

# talking-points - Thursday 15 March, 2018

Changing locks, Schmidt's bench power and more Ireland team talking points

Meanwhile, it’s all change for England.

# talking-points - Wednesday 14 March, 2018

Questions to be asked of Mourinho project after Man United's Champions League no-show

Plus, it was another good night in Europe for Italian football.

# talking-points - Friday 9 March, 2018

Man United and Liverpool scrap it out for second and the Premier League talking points

In the other games, Tottenham look to bounce back from their Champions League exit while Man City are away to struggling Stoke.

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