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#Talking Points

# talking-points - Friday 16 February, 2018

Can a former League of Ireland favourite inspire an upset of Man City and more FA Cup talking points

Paul Cook’s Wigan take on Pep Guardiola’s men in the competition’s fifth round.

# talking-points - Saturday 10 February, 2018

The Paddy McBrearty show, sloppy Dublin second-half and Michael Murphy's return

5 talking points after Dublin’s five-point win over Donegal tonight.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Leinster are up and running in Pool 3.

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