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# comment - Wednesday 8 June, 2016

From The42 Dublin will smell blood against Cody's vulnerable Kilkenny in Portlaoise Comment

Dublin will smell blood against Cody's vulnerable Kilkenny in Portlaoise

The Sky Blues have a golden opportunity to put one over on the Leinster and All-Ireland champions at O’Moore Park

# comment - Monday 6 June, 2016

From The42 Clare must heed systems failure, Waterford look the real deal in All-Ireland quest Comment

Clare must heed systems failure, Waterford look the real deal in All-Ireland quest

Both counties will now venture down different paths but could meet again in championship 2016.

# comment - Thursday 2 June, 2016

From The42 Without a goal for Ireland, it's not inconceivable that Daryl Murphy will start a group game in France Opinion

Without a goal for Ireland, it's not inconceivable that Daryl Murphy will start a group game in France

The Ipswich Town striker will be hoping to score his first goal for Ireland at Euro 2016.

# comment - Wednesday 1 June, 2016

From The42 With patience wearing thin, it's time for Conor McGregor to get back to the shop Comment

With patience wearing thin, it's time for Conor McGregor to get back to the shop

The announcement of his next fight is still pending but what’s next for the UFC featherweight champion?

# comment - Monday 23 May, 2016

From The42 Silverware and emergence of gifted youngsters came too late for Louis van Gaal Comment

Silverware and emergence of gifted youngsters came too late for Louis van Gaal

Too much of the Dutchman’s reign was uninspiring while failure to qualify for the Champions League couldn’t be tolerated.

# comment - Monday 16 May, 2016

From The42 Offaly victory means so much, Fermanagh suffer 'power cut': Championship talking points Comment

Offaly victory means so much, Fermanagh suffer 'power cut': Championship talking points

The Faithful county ended their nine-year losing run in Leinster with victory over Longford in Tullamore yesterday.

# comment - Wednesday 11 May, 2016

Poll: Do you support child benefit being linked to school attendance? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you support child benefit being linked to school attendance?

A section of the draft programme for government includes a section proposing this.

# comment - Monday 9 May, 2016

From The42 Defiant in the face of defeat: Seery reaffirms status as exemplary ambassador for Irish sport UNSUNG HERO

Defiant in the face of defeat: Seery reaffirms status as exemplary ambassador for Irish sport

The 36-year-old’s popularity continues to grow in spite of yesterday afternoon’s result in Rotterdam.

# comment - Sunday 8 May, 2016

From The42 Tony Kelly is back, refereeing decision robs Waterford — Sunday hurling talking points Comment

Tony Kelly is back, refereeing decision robs Waterford — Sunday hurling talking points

A heartbreaking reversal of fortune ended Waterford’s two in-a-row hopes.

# comment - Monday 2 May, 2016

From The42 Shanahan coolly delivers, the dawning of a great rivalry — Monday's hurling talking points Comment

Shanahan coolly delivers, the dawning of a great rivalry — Monday's hurling talking points

Plus we examine the positives and negatives for both sides after that draw at Semple Stadium.

# comment - Sunday 10 April, 2016

From The42 Dublin and Kerry confirm their superiority as question mark hangs over Donegal's old guard Comment

Dublin and Kerry confirm their superiority as question mark hangs over Donegal's old guard

And Roscommon shouldn’t forget the remarkable strides they’ve taken.

# comment - Monday 4 April, 2016

From The42 Dublin's perfect campaign, Cork pay the ultimate price — weekend football talking points Comment

Dublin's perfect campaign, Cork pay the ultimate price — weekend football talking points

Lots to discuss after the final round of regulation fixtures in the Allianz Football League.

# comment - Thursday 31 March, 2016

From The42 Revenue takes precedence over rankings as the UFC bend the rules to suit McGregor's needs Comment

Revenue takes precedence over rankings as the UFC bend the rules to suit McGregor's needs

A rematch with Nate Diaz awaits Conor McGregor.

# comment - Sunday 27 March, 2016

From The42 Kerry's signal of intent, Mayo finding form and Down put out of their misery Comment

Kerry's signal of intent, Mayo finding form and Down put out of their misery

Plenty of talking points after the penultimate round of regulation games in the Allianz Football League.

# comment - Sunday 20 March, 2016

From The42 Cork's old failings resurface, Dublin's no-show and Kilkenny's reliance on TJ Reid Comment

Cork's old failings resurface, Dublin's no-show and Kilkenny's reliance on TJ Reid

Plenty to discuss after the last round of regulation games in the Allianz Hurling League.

# comment - Thursday 17 March, 2016

From The Daily Edge Little Mix's Jade excellently shut down a homophobic Instagram commenter Sashay Away

# comment - Sunday 13 March, 2016

From The42 Rossies take another scalp, Tyrone looking dangerous - weekend GAA talking points Comment

Rossies take another scalp, Tyrone looking dangerous - weekend GAA talking points

And how Mayo’s spring campaign could end up as a success, despite today’s defeat to Kerry.

# comment - Friday 11 March, 2016

From The42 Are we really doubting whether Irish rugby's greatest ever coach deserves to lead us? Opinion

Are we really doubting whether Irish rugby's greatest ever coach deserves to lead us?

Joe Schmidt needs time… and he deserves it too, writes Tommy Martin.

# comment - Sunday 6 March, 2016

From The42 Battle of Tralee, Waterford clinical – Sunday GAA talking points Comment

Battle of Tralee, Waterford clinical – Sunday GAA talking points

Lots to discuss after a busy day of GAA action.

From The42 Will a new Conor McGregor emerge from the rubble of his UFC 196 collapse? Comment

Will a new Conor McGregor emerge from the rubble of his UFC 196 collapse?

“When he elected to follow that route to success, McGregor knew it was a potentially perilous policy.”

From The42 5 talking points as Dublin stay unbeaten and Cork lose third game in a row Comment

5 talking points as Dublin stay unbeaten and Cork lose third game in a row

A four point win for the Dubs in Croke Park last night.

# comment - Sunday 28 February, 2016

From The42 High flying Rossies, clinical McManus, unfamiliar Donegal – weekend football talking points Comment

High flying Rossies, clinical McManus, unfamiliar Donegal – weekend football talking points

Plenty of football action to discuss after its return this weekend.

# comment - Monday 22 February, 2016

From The42 Tipp must vault Kilkenny psychological hurdle to help define Ryan's tenure Comment

Tipp must vault Kilkenny psychological hurdle to help define Ryan's tenure

Tipp have won just twice against Kilkenny in 13 competitive clashes.

# comment - Sunday 21 February, 2016

From The42 Kilkenny clinical, Kerry progress, Waterford ride high - weekend hurling talking points Comment

Kilkenny clinical, Kerry progress, Waterford ride high - weekend hurling talking points

Plenty to discuss after the Allianz league action.

# comment - Thursday 11 February, 2016

From The42 No room for excuses as Clare hurlers seek to recapture past glories Comment

No room for excuses as Clare hurlers seek to recapture past glories

Clare have assembled a superb backroom team and group of players that need to achieve.

# comment - Saturday 9 January, 2016

From The42 New Tipp hurling boss Michael Ryan will ruffle a few feathers in the quest for success Comment

New Tipp hurling boss Michael Ryan will ruffle a few feathers in the quest for success

Eamon O’Shea’s successor won’t be afraid to do things his way.

# comment - Monday 4 January, 2016

From The42 Duffy can still reach the top but Poirier was a step too far, too soon Comment

Duffy can still reach the top but Poirier was a step too far, too soon

The Irishman suffered his first taste of defeat as a UFC fighter on Saturday night in Las Vegas.

# comment - Monday 21 December, 2015

From The42 Despite winning 10 All-Irelands, Cork's ladies footballers now face their biggest challenge Comment

Despite winning 10 All-Irelands, Cork's ladies footballers now face their biggest challenge

Eamonn Ryan’s departure as Cork manager could be the biggest game changer in the history of ladies football.

# comment - Thursday 3 December, 2015

From The42 Hope springs for Liverpool as Klopp effect takes hold Comment

Hope springs for Liverpool as Klopp effect takes hold

But he must find a way to replicate his side’s blitzkrieg tactics when teams are not willing to engage them.

# comment - Tuesday 17 November, 2015

From The42 Isn't it great to feel great again? Comment

Isn't it great to feel great again?

It’s not too long ago when the future seemed incredibly bleak.

# comment - Monday 9 November, 2015

From The42 Comment: Club players are now a forgotten species in the GAA Comment

Comment: Club players are now a forgotten species in the GAA

Recent fixtures crises in various counties are wholly avoidable with better long-term planning.

# comment - Sunday 6 September, 2015

From The42 5 talking points as Kilkenny celebrate again and Galway's wait goes on Comment

5 talking points as Kilkenny celebrate again and Galway's wait goes on

The Liam MacCarthy Cup is heading back to Noreside again.

# comment - Saturday 5 September, 2015

From The42 5 talking points after a day of joy for Dublin and heartbreak for Mayo Comment

5 talking points after a day of joy for Dublin and heartbreak for Mayo

Jim Gavin’s side advance while the Pat Holmes-Noel Connelly managed team bow out.

# comment - Sunday 30 August, 2015

From The42 6 talking points after Dublin and Mayo's pulsating All-Ireland semi-final draw Comment

6 talking points after Dublin and Mayo's pulsating All-Ireland semi-final draw

Round two beckons next Saturday in Croke Park.

# comment - Tuesday 18 August, 2015

From The42 Will standards drop in Tipperary hurling again following Eamon O'Shea's departure? Comment

Will standards drop in Tipperary hurling again following Eamon O'Shea's departure?

Premier County stars must ensure that progress on the field of play is matched by good discipline off it.

# comment - Sunday 16 August, 2015

From The42 5 talking points after Galway savour glory and Tipperary suffer heartbreak Comment

5 talking points after Galway savour glory and Tipperary suffer heartbreak

Galway head towards the All-Ireland final while Tipperary head for the exit door.

# comment - Saturday 15 August, 2015

From The42 It's time for Tipperary to set up another All-Ireland hurling final with Kilkenny Comment

It's time for Tipperary to set up another All-Ireland hurling final with Kilkenny

Defeat is not an option for the Premier County against Galway on Sunday.

# comment - Wednesday 12 August, 2015

From The42 'Whatever it is about Conor's personality, his wins are always overlooked' - John Kavanagh Column

'Whatever it is about Conor's personality, his wins are always overlooked' - John Kavanagh

The latest exclusive column from Ireland’s leading MMA coach.

# comment - Tuesday 11 August, 2015

From The42 What next for the Waterford hurlers after All-Ireland semi-final defeat? Comment

What next for the Waterford hurlers after All-Ireland semi-final defeat?

Derek McGrath and his players made huge strides forward in 2015 but can they take the next steps?

# comment - Monday 10 August, 2015

From The42 John Gardiner: Relentless Kilkenny march on but Waterford can still be proud after 2015 Expert View

John Gardiner: Relentless Kilkenny march on but Waterford can still be proud after 2015

The42.ie’s hurling columnist reviews today’s Croke Park showdown.