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#Talking Points

# talking-points - Saturday 6 July, 2019

Question marks over Walsh's future, Mayo end losing run and looking ahead to Super 8s

5 talking points after Mayo’s 2-13 to 1-13 win over rivals Galway in Limerick.

# talking-points - Monday 1 July, 2019

Mayo and Galway renew fiery rivalry, momentum of qualifier teams and who'll fall at final Super 8s hurdle?

5 talking points after this morning’s intriguing All-Ireland SFC qualifiers round 4 draw.

# talking-points - Sunday 30 June, 2019

Davy Fitz's unique clean sweep of titles, big players deliver for Wexford and Kilkenny's drought

5 talking points after the Yellowbellies enjoyed Leinster success in Croke Park.

Limerick's hurling power, Tipperary's setback and Casey plays starring role

A 12-point win for the home side in today’s Munster decider.

# talking-points - Sunday 23 June, 2019

Kerry's clinical attack, Cork's positive showing and Kingdom defensive issues

The champions won out by three points in last night’s decider in Páirc Uí Chaoimh.

# talking-points - Thursday 20 June, 2019

Mayo enter 'do or die' territory, Tyrone bid to avoid giant-killing and Ulster big guns clash

5 talking points ahead of this weekend’s All-Ireland SFC round 2 qualifiers.

# talking-points - Sunday 31 March, 2019

Limerick are hurling's top dogs, fifth straight final defeat for Waterford and league reflections

5 talking points after Limerick’s Division 1 final win over Waterford.

# talking-points - Wednesday 27 March, 2019

Critics who say the tennis-ball protest was 'nonsense' epitomise the big problem with Irish football

Plus, Glenn Whelan impresses and Ireland deliver their most entertaining display since the Euros.

# talking-points - Tuesday 26 March, 2019

Ireland v Georgia talking points: Delaney controversy threatens to overshadow qualifier

Off-the-field issues have dominated the headlines in recent days.

# talking-points - Monday 25 March, 2019

Final Four - The view from Kerry, Mayo, Tyrone and Galway as league finalists decided

The regulation stage of the league concluded yesterday.

# talking-points - Thursday 14 March, 2019

Beirne's big chance, O'Brien's recall and Kearney's calm at 15

Joe Schmidt has handed the Munster man an opportunity to show his class for Ireland in Cardiff.

# talking-points - Friday 8 March, 2019

Joe's trust in JVDF, interesting bench calls and more selection talking points

Ireland return to the Aviva Stadium to face France on Sunday.

# talking-points - Friday 22 February, 2019

Carty's big chance, pack tweaks and more talking points in Ireland's team to face Italy

Joe Schmidt has pushed for continuity in attack with the selection of Conor Murray and Johnny Sexton.

# talking-points - Thursday 7 February, 2019

Farrell returns, hearts and minds to be won and more talking points from Ireland's XV to face Scotland

Ireland’s formidable strength in depth at centre means they are scarcely weakened despite injury to Ringrose and Henshaw.

# talking-points - Thursday 31 January, 2019

Henshaw's positional switch, Murray returns and more talking points

Joe Schmidt has named his first team of the 2019 Six Nations.

# talking-points - Monday 28 January, 2019

5 debutants who shone, McManus the early star of advanced mark and major spotlight on referees

Lots to digest as the Allianz Leagues returned over the weekend.

# talking-points - Wednesday 16 January, 2019

The West reawakens, 'unlucky' Byrne misses out and Schmidt's 30 reserves

Joe Schmidt admitted Ross Byrne’s omission was ‘an incredibly tight call’, while Ultan Dillane will be looking to make up for lost time in Irish green.

# talking-points - Friday 11 January, 2019

Emery realises the problems of following Wenger and other Premier League talking points

Plus Seamus Coleman’s struggle at Everton, and Liverpool turn to van Dijk to make sure this doesn’t slip.

# talking-points - Saturday 8 December, 2018

Plenty of history made as Mourneabbey end long wait for All-Ireland glory

5 talking points on the newly-crowned All-Ireland senior club champions and the 2018 showpiece.

# talking-points - Sunday 25 November, 2018

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

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

# talking-points - Friday 23 November, 2018

Are Tottenham in danger of falling apart?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 This post contains videos

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

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 Talking Points This post contains videos

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

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

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 This post contains videos

Why do managers care what pundits think?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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