# Talking Points

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# Comment
Dublin confirm their greatness, Kerry kick big chance away and potential retirements
5 talking points after Dublin defeated Kerry in the replay to complete the five-in-a-row.
# Talking Points
One debutant confirmed out of a possible 5 as McCarthy set to give Ireland's fringe players a chance
James Collins will make his international bow against Bulgaria tonight.
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David McGoldrick, the hero against the Swiss, is the perfect symbol for this Irish team
The Sheffield United striker scored a vital equaliser last night.
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Heavy artillery in place and room for error diminishing fast
Saturday provides a vital springboard for Johnny Sexton and Ireland to hit a rhythm before the World Cup.
# Talking Points
The strangely subdued build-up to Ireland's key qualifier
Plus, we assess the omission of Shane Long and how big a gamble it could prove to be.
# Comment
5 talking points after Kerry and Dublin's thrilling All-Ireland final draw
Dean Rock and Sean O’Shea scored 20 points between them yesterday.
# Talking Points
Line-out options galore and plenty of runway for Carty in Cardiff
With no out-half on Ireland’s bench, Jack Carty could get time to stake his claim.
# final day
The big talking points ahead of the All-Ireland football final between Dublin and Kerry
Can Jim Gavin’s men complete the first senior five-in-a-row in history?
# Summer series
Kleyn in green, last chance saloon and more Ireland team talking points
Plus, Tommy O’Donnell is set for his first cap in over three years against Italy on Saturday.
# Comment
Tipperary show their character, Wexford let big chance slip and the referee's performance
5 talking points after Tipperary pipped Wexford in an enthralling All-Ireland semi-final.
# Talking Points
Cody's remarkable run, Limerick's slow start and the Ballyhale attacking class
Plenty to digest after an All-Ireland semi-final showdown.
# Comment
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.
# Backdoor Battles
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.
# Comment
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.
# Talking Points
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.
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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.
# loser leaves town
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.
# Comment
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
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.
# Analysis
Ireland v Georgia talking points: Delaney controversy threatens to overshadow qualifier
Off-the-field issues have dominated the headlines in recent days.
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Final Four - The view from Kerry, Mayo, Tyrone and Galway as league finalists decided
The regulation stage of the league concluded yesterday.
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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.
# starting XV
Joe's trust in JVDF, interesting bench calls and more selection talking points
Ireland return to the Aviva Stadium to face France on Sunday.
# Reaction
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.
# Reaction
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.
# six nations
Henshaw's positional switch, Murray returns and more talking points
Joe Schmidt has named his first team of the 2019 Six Nations.
# Comment
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
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.
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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.
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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.
# Comment
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.
# Analysis
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.
# Opinion
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.
# big calls
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 point
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
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.
# selection issues
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.
# Grassroots
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.
# Up for discussion
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
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.