# Talking Points

Last week
12th March 2023 - 18th March 2023
# Talking Points
A sombre meeting for Offaly and Tipp, Kerry's form and Meath seek response
Some key matches this afternoon in the Allianz Football League.
# Talking Points
Smallbone sparkles, Doherty's lack of minutes, and no worries about Bazunu
Some of the talking points from Stephen Kenny’s squad announcement for the Euro 2024 qualifier against France.
# Talking Points
Baird unleashed, Gibson-Park's vision, Henshaw's experience at 13
Andy Farrell will be hugely relieved to be able to start Dan Sheehan and Caelan Doris.
# Talking Points
Dublin aim for promotion and Waterford-Kilkenny showdown: Allianz League talking points
There are plenty key matches to look forward to this weekend.
This month
March 2023
# Talking Points
Murray starts at scrum-half, Ringrose's defence, Aki gets the nod at 12
Tighthead prop Furlong’s return is timely.
Last month
February 2023
# Talking Points
Ireland's midfield, Italy must build on promise and Bealham injury blow
The42′s rugby writers look back at the key talking points from Saturday’s game in Rome.
# Talking Points
Bundee back at 12, Casey's chance, Coombes misses out
Ireland will be without captain Johnny Sexton on the pitch at the Stadio Olimpico.
# LGFA Talking Points
Mayo off the mark against Meath, Kerry's statement win and Donegal in danger
It was another fascinating weekend of Lidl Ladies National Football League action.
# Talking Points
Ireland's talent runs deep, Doris's Tour de Force, and Farrell's personal touch
Ireland cemented their place as the number one side in the world in a Six Nations classic at the Aviva Stadium.
# Talking Points
Lyng v Cahill tactics, Limerick's returning stars, and Fitzgibbon Cup headaches
Three talking points ahead of the weekend’s Allianz Hurling League action.
What went wrong for Matt Doherty at Spurs?
Both Man City and Tottenham had high-profile full-back departures during the week ahead of their clash today.
# Preview
Can Galway and Kerry stay perfect, Cork-Dublin rivalry and growing frustration
There’s four big Division 1 ladies football league fixtures down for decision this Bank Holiday weekend.
January 2023
# Talking Points
Dublin and Derry favourites, Cork's next step and aim for new managers
The second tier action commences tomorrow.
# Preview
Westmeath's big statement, bouncing back from the basement and managerial changes
Here’s five key questions ahead of the Division 3 and 4 football league opening weekend.
# Talking Points
Connacht giants clash: 5 unmissable matches in the Allianz Leagues this weekend
The Allianz Football Leagues get underway this weekend with no shortage of anticipation across all four divisions.
# Talking Points
Porter leads Leinster, Ulster impress, Connacht stumble and Munster will miss Ryan
The42 writers look back on the weekend’s action for the province.
# Talking Points
Leinster's Joe Show, Connacht's Aki call, Ulster's defining night and Kilcoyne's Munster aim
The42 rugby writers look ahead to a huge weekend for the four Irish provinces.
# Talking Points
Leinster's setpiece, the good and the bad for Munster, Ulster's half-back dilemma
Plenty to digest after the weekend’s Champions Cup ties for the Irish provinces.
Last year
# Analysis
5 key questions to consider as the Premier League restarts
After a World Cup-enforced break, the top tier of English football resumes on Monday.
# Talking Points
Semple showdown, Ballyhale’s All-Star cast, bigger picture for Kilmacud
It’s a huge weekend of provincial club final action around the country.
# Talking Points
Knockout weekend in Kerry and Mayo, Kilkenny quarters and Offaly decider
5 storylines to watch in this weekend’s club GAA action.
# Talking Points
Limerick's greatness, Kilkenny's resilience and Gearoid Hegarty the final scoring star
John Kiely’s team were crowned champions once more.
# Talking Points
Penalty drama, Croke Park brawl, Galway's strong form and plenty to consider for Kerry
It was a huge day of All-Ireland football quarter-final action.
# Talking Points
Kerry's next step, Mayo's challenge, the opportunity for Galway and Armagh
Two massive All-Ireland quarter-finals await in Croke Park.
# talking point
Ireland's man of the match wants more
21-year-old Nathan Collins shone in his side’s draw with Ukraine.
# Talking Points
Kerry-Mayo showdown, Cork facing huge challenge and a novel All-Ireland finalist in store
The last eight draw took place this morning.
# Talking Points
A Munster final epic, Limerick's resolve, Clare's progress and the dazzling scoring stars
Plenty to digest from yesterday’s thriller in Thurles.
# Analysis
The biggest failing of the Kenny era once again apparent in demoralising Armenia loss
Ireland have now drawn a blank in 11 of their 23 matches under the manager.
# action
The big talking points on bumper football weekend as four provincial finals take place
We look ahead to some mouthwatering ties as the Ulster, Leinster, Munster and Connacht SFCs reach their conclusion.
# Talking Points
Clare's stock rising, Cork face battle to avoid exit and Duggan's brilliant return
The Banner are flying high two rounds in to the Munster championship.
# Talking Points
Limerick brilliance, Clare impress, Waterford's challenge and Tipp's struggles
Round two of the Munster hurling championship threw up plenty talking points.
# Talking Points
Can Connacht succeed where the All Blacks failed? Is an Ulster/Munster date on the cards?
We look at all the big issues ahead of a pivotal weekend of Champions Cup rugby.
# Analysis
Why Stephen Kenny's Ireland are making a mockery of football's conventional wisdom
The Boys in Green’s deserved draw with Belgium shows they are capable of exceeding expectations.
# William Hill
Ireland to sign off on a high: Talking points ahead of Saturday's Six Nations clash
At home to Scotland, Andy Farrell’s men can make it four wins from five this year to put the pressure on Grand Slam-chasing France.
# William Hill
Ireland still have a championship to play for: Talking points ahead of Sunday's Six Nations game
Ciaran Kennedy looks ahead to the arrival of Italy in Dublin, with tips and the latest William Hill odds.
# Talking Points
The Kilkenny, Waterford, Dublin and Down champions chasing All-Ireland glory
The club game takes centre stage in Croke Park today.
# William Hill
Hansen to make an impact on his debut: Talking points for Ireland's Six Nations opener
Andy Farrell’s men host Wales at the Aviva Stadium this afternoon.
# Talking Points
Kerry's midfield options, a new Kildare era and the Dublin test in Tralee
A look at some of the talking points from yesterday’s game in Newbridge.
# Talking Points
The Barrs reign in Munster, Kilcoo's class in Ulster and a landmark hurling day for Kildare
A look back at the weekend’s GAA club action.
# Talking Points
A different Cork-Kerry decider, Kilcoo's ambitions and chasing history for Fermanagh
The Munster and Ulster football finals are in the club spotlight today.