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#Talking Points

# 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.

# talking-points - Sunday 29 July, 2018

Extra-time epic, Limerick's brilliant subs and Cork's semi-final regrets

There was plenty to digest after another thriller in Croke Park.

Cork's semi-final record, Limerick on Croke Park stage and inside danger men

5 talking points ahead of today’s All-Ireland hurling semi-final between Cork and Limerick.

# talking-points - Saturday 28 July, 2018

Clare's long-awaited return to Croker, Galway's attacking riches and key match-ups

5 talking points ahead of today’s All-Ireland hurling semi-final between Galway and Clare.

# talking-points - Sunday 22 July, 2018

Kerry's late saviour, Monaghan miss golden chance and McManus stars

There was plenty to digest after the action in Clones.

# 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.

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