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#Talking Points

# talking-points - Sunday 7 February, 2021

Five key questions ahead of Ireland's Six Nations opener against Wales
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Five key questions ahead of Ireland's Six Nations opener against Wales

Feb 7th 2021, 8:30 AM 9,158 Views 2 Comments

We look at the big issues as Andy Farrell’s Ireland kick off their 2021 campaign in Cardiff.

# talking-points - Sunday 20 December, 2020

Dublin reign supreme, rivalry renewed in a game of two halves, and where do we go from here?
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Dublin reign supreme, rivalry renewed in a game of two halves, and where do we go from here?

Dec 20th 2020, 8:30 PM 4,211 Views 0 Comments

An All-Ireland four-in-a-row for Mick Bohan’s Sky Blues after a second-half surge against Cork.

# talking-points - Saturday 19 December, 2020

Impact of Farrell's bench, more heartbreak for Mayo and when will this Dublin run end?
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Impact of Farrell's bench, more heartbreak for Mayo and when will this Dublin run end?

Dec 19th 2020, 8:55 PM 10,190 Views 18 Comments

5 talking points after Dublin outlasted Mayo to continue their dominance of the All-Ireland SFC.

The case for Mayo, is Keegan comfortable at full-back and what left-field tactics could we see?
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The case for Mayo, is Keegan comfortable at full-back and what left-field tactics could we see?

Dec 19th 2020, 9:00 AM 15,486 Views 19 Comments

5 talking points as Mayo and Dublin clash for the All-Ireland football title.

# talking-points - Friday 18 December, 2020

Player of the year so far? Worst signing? It's the Premier League of the half-season awards
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Player of the year so far? Worst signing? It's the Premier League of the half-season awards

Updated Dec 18th 2020, 3:03 PM 30,036 Views 38 Comments

We assess the good and bad of this year, as the campaign approaches its halfway point.

# talking-points - Sunday 13 December, 2020

5 talking points as Limerick and Waterford do battle for the All-Ireland hurling crown
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5 talking points as Limerick and Waterford do battle for the All-Ireland hurling crown

Dec 13th 2020, 8:00 AM 21,041 Views 13 Comments

Who’ll be lifting the Liam MacCarthy Cup later today?

# talking-points - Friday 4 December, 2020

Will Liverpool's 22-year-old from Cork continue incredible journey with Premier League debut?
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Will Liverpool's 22-year-old from Cork continue incredible journey with Premier League debut?

Dec 4th 2020, 2:46 PM 6,575 Views 7 Comments

Caoimhín Kelleher made his Champions League bow during the week.

# talking-points - Sunday 29 November, 2020

Waterford's amazing comeback, Bennett stands tall and another super TJ Reid show
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Waterford's amazing comeback, Bennett stands tall and another super TJ Reid show

Nov 29th 2020, 10:10 AM 9,314 Views 3 Comments

A look at three key areas in yesterday’s game.

# talking-points - Monday 23 November, 2020

Tipperary's forward stars, the Premier experience is key and how big a setback is this for Cork?
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Tipperary's forward stars, the Premier experience is key and how big a setback is this for Cork?

Nov 23rd 2020, 6:00 AM 8,952 Views 3 Comments

A look at a few key areas that settled yesterday’s Munster football final.

# talking-points - Thursday 19 November, 2020

Impossible to make definitive judgements on Kenny and Ireland amid freak set of circumstances
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Impossible to make definitive judgements on Kenny and Ireland amid freak set of circumstances

Nov 19th 2020, 6:30 AM 17,273 Views 12 Comments

The team’s winless run continued last night against Bulgaria.

# talking-points - Monday 16 November, 2020

Limerick's trophy grabbing and scoring surges, Waterford's individual class and future challenge
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Limerick's trophy grabbing and scoring surges, Waterford's individual class and future challenge

Nov 16th 2020, 6:15 AM 6,789 Views 3 Comments

A four-point win for Limerick in the Munster final yesterday.

5 talking points as Ireland suffer a familiar type of frustration
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5 talking points as Ireland suffer a familiar type of frustration

Nov 16th 2020, 12:02 AM 8,669 Views 8 Comments

Meanwhile, Jack Byrne ended a 35-year wait for a League of Ireland player to be capped in a competitive fixture for the Boys in Green.

# talking-points - Sunday 15 November, 2020

Tipperary get back on track, Cork fade at finish and subs provide crucial scoring touch
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Tipperary get back on track, Cork fade at finish and subs provide crucial scoring touch

Nov 15th 2020, 6:45 AM 5,884 Views 0 Comments

A four-point victory delivered the spoils for Tipperary at the Gaelic Grounds.

# talking-points - Friday 13 November, 2020

Galway on revenge mission, Armagh bid to end Donegal dominance and Cavan's heavy legs
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Galway on revenge mission, Armagh bid to end Donegal dominance and Cavan's heavy legs

Nov 13th 2020, 7:05 AM 6,179 Views 0 Comments

5 talking points ahead of big football games in Connacht, Ulster and Leinster this weekend.

No one ever said it was going to be easy for Stephen Kenny and Ireland
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No one ever said it was going to be easy for Stephen Kenny and Ireland

Nov 13th 2020, 6:30 AM 6,210 Views 9 Comments

England were the far superior side on a disappointing night for Ireland at Wembley.

# talking-points - Monday 9 November, 2020

A Melbourne return for Cork, Kerry's shock exit and Munster title up for grabs
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A Melbourne return for Cork, Kerry's shock exit and Munster title up for grabs

Nov 9th 2020, 6:00 AM 8,095 Views 3 Comments

A dramatic win for Cork over Kerry yesterday.

# talking-points - Monday 2 November, 2020

Limerick's red-hot form, champions Tipperary misfire and winter hurling hits home
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Limerick's red-hot form, champions Tipperary misfire and winter hurling hits home

Nov 2nd 2020, 6:15 AM 10,071 Views 8 Comments

It finished 3-23 to 2-17 in Limerick’s favour in Páirc Uí Chaoimh yesterday.

# talking-points - Sunday 1 November, 2020

A potential hurling cracker, Limerick's winning run and Tipperary's additions to starting side
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A potential hurling cracker, Limerick's winning run and Tipperary's additions to starting side

Nov 1st 2020, 7:15 AM 10,557 Views 14 Comments

All eyes are on today’s hurling showdown in Páirc Uí Chaoimh.

# talking-points - Friday 9 October, 2020

Ireland's best performance since Euro 2016 deserved more
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Ireland's best performance since Euro 2016 deserved more

Oct 9th 2020, 6:30 AM 10,572 Views 25 Comments

Stephen Kenny’s men were a penalty shootout away from the play-off final.

# talking-points - Tuesday 6 October, 2020

4 questions for Stephen Kenny ahead of long-awaited Slovakia play-off
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4 questions for Stephen Kenny ahead of long-awaited Slovakia play-off

Oct 6th 2020, 7:00 AM 8,660 Views 2 Comments

What should Kenny do with his selection and approach? And will Ireland’s poor away record be a problem?

# talking-points - Friday 2 October, 2020

A big chance in Galway football, the Ferguson factor in Meath and Cork hurling in spotlight
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A big chance in Galway football, the Ferguson factor in Meath and Cork hurling in spotlight

Oct 2nd 2020, 10:39 AM 7,173 Views 0 Comments

It’s a big weekend of GAA county final action with plenty talking points.

# talking-points - Monday 7 September, 2020

The biggest challenge of the Stephen Kenny era is already obvious
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The biggest challenge of the Stephen Kenny era is already obvious

Sep 7th 2020, 5:07 PM 44,925 Views 25 Comments

Plus, more talking points from the Ireland manager’s first two games in charge.

# talking-points - Sunday 26 July, 2020

Man United star Fernandes ends the season in fitting fashion and 4 more Premier League talking points
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Man United star Fernandes ends the season in fitting fashion and 4 more Premier League talking points

Jul 26th 2020, 10:41 PM 31,254 Views 25 Comments

The Portuguese midfielder scored a crucial penalty against Leicester.

# talking-points - Friday 29 May, 2020

When will Liverpool be champions? And who will be facing the drop?
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When will Liverpool be champions? And who will be facing the drop?

May 29th 2020, 8:35 AM 7,357 Views 48 Comments

The Premier League is set to return on 17 June and there is still a host of issues to be resolved.

# talking-points - Sunday 12 April, 2020

5 big picture takeaways from Donegal's 2012 All-Ireland football final win over Mayo
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# Looking Back

5 big picture takeaways from Donegal's 2012 All-Ireland football final win over Mayo

Apr 12th 2020, 9:34 PM 30,697 Views 95 Comments

Jim McGuinness’s finest hour arrived eight years ago.

5 big picture takeaways from the classic 2004 Munster final between Waterford and Cork
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5 big picture takeaways from the classic 2004 Munster final between Waterford and Cork

Apr 12th 2020, 3:30 PM 11,554 Views 12 Comments

The Deise prevailed to land their second provincial title in three years.

# talking-points - Sunday 23 February, 2020

O'Connor brothers shine, Wexford composure, and referee doling out 16 cards unpopular with both sides
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O'Connor brothers shine, Wexford composure, and referee doling out 16 cards unpopular with both sides

Feb 23rd 2020, 8:15 AM 8,756 Views 10 Comments

Dublin and Wexford played out a fascinating encounter at Croke Park.

# talking-points - Wednesday 19 February, 2020

Continuity the key, Doris has to settle for bench, and Earls at 23 again
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Continuity the key, Doris has to settle for bench, and Earls at 23 again

Feb 19th 2020, 3:00 PM 9,832 Views 36 Comments

Ireland head to Twickenham looking to seal the Triple Crown.

# talking-points - Tuesday 4 February, 2020

Minimal changes for Ireland, Deegan to debut, and Murray still the man at 9
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Minimal changes for Ireland, Deegan to debut, and Murray still the man at 9

Feb 4th 2020, 5:34 PM 25,576 Views 79 Comments

Keith Earls comes back into the matchday 23.

# talking-points - Tuesday 28 January, 2020

Conway gets a start, POM drops to the bench, and Murray keeps his place
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Conway gets a start, POM drops to the bench, and Murray keeps his place

Jan 28th 2020, 2:09 PM 21,339 Views 38 Comments

Johnny Sexton is fully fit to captain Ireland as they begin the Andy Farrell era.

# talking-points - Tuesday 19 November, 2019

Have Ireland blown their best chance of qualifying?
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Have Ireland blown their best chance of qualifying?

Nov 19th 2019, 5:00 AM 5,559 Views 9 Comments

Plus, were there signs of progress despite the disappointing result?

# talking-points - Friday 15 November, 2019

Which Irish player did enough last night to feature against Denmark?
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Which Irish player did enough last night to feature against Denmark?

Nov 15th 2019, 8:00 AM 33,731 Views 49 Comments

Callum Robinson, Robbie Brady and Alan Browne are among those thought to be in contention to start next week.

# talking-points - Thursday 14 November, 2019

The 17-year-old set for the biggest night of his career so far
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The 17-year-old set for the biggest night of his career so far

Updated Nov 14th 2019, 8:30 AM 23,216 Views 16 Comments

Troy Parrott will make his Ireland senior debut against New Zealand this evening.

# talking-points - Sunday 13 October, 2019

Ireland have been hamstrung by conservatism for far too long
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Ireland have been hamstrung by conservatism for far too long

Oct 13th 2019, 8:00 AM 28,524 Views 43 Comments

Mick McCarthy’s side could only draw with Georgia in Tbilisi on Saturday.

# talking-points - Saturday 12 October, 2019

Should Aaron Connolly start and more Georgia-Ireland talking points
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Should Aaron Connolly start and more Georgia-Ireland talking points

Oct 12th 2019, 10:30 AM 5,862 Views 6 Comments

Plus, why the Georgians should not be underestimated.

# talking-points - Friday 20 September, 2019

Beirne offers bench impact as Henderson leads the Ireland lineout
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Beirne offers bench impact as Henderson leads the Ireland lineout

Sep 20th 2019, 7:08 AM 15,876 Views 21 Comments

All eyes will be on Jordan Larmour and Andrew Conway in Ireland’s back three against Scotland.

# talking-points - Sunday 15 September, 2019

The right three-in-a-row for Dublin, experience shines through and a bizarre All-Ireland final
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The right three-in-a-row for Dublin, experience shines through and a bizarre All-Ireland final

Sep 15th 2019, 7:38 PM 8,646 Views 13 Comments

Comment from today’s All-Ireland final showdown between Dublin and Galway.

# talking-points - Saturday 14 September, 2019

Dublin confirm their greatness, Kerry kick big chance away and potential retirements
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Dublin confirm their greatness, Kerry kick big chance away and potential retirements

Sep 14th 2019, 10:04 PM 55,755 Views 94 Comments

5 talking points after Dublin defeated Kerry in the replay to complete the five-in-a-row.

# talking-points - Tuesday 10 September, 2019

One debutant confirmed out of a possible 5 as McCarthy set to give Ireland's fringe players a chance
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One debutant confirmed out of a possible 5 as McCarthy set to give Ireland's fringe players a chance

Sep 10th 2019, 8:00 AM 22,450 Views 16 Comments

James Collins will make his international bow against Bulgaria tonight.

# talking-points - Friday 6 September, 2019

David McGoldrick, the hero against the Swiss, is the perfect symbol for this Irish team
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David McGoldrick, the hero against the Swiss, is the perfect symbol for this Irish team

Sep 6th 2019, 8:00 AM 29,390 Views 25 Comments

The Sheffield United striker scored a vital equaliser last night.

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