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#Talking Points

# talking-points - Thursday 5 September, 2019

Heavy artillery in place and room for error diminishing fast
# Talking Points
From The42
# Talking Points

Heavy artillery in place and room for error diminishing fast

Sep 5th 2019, 2:15 PM 8,080 Views 14 Comments

Saturday provides a vital springboard for Johnny Sexton and Ireland to hit a rhythm before the World Cup.

The strangely subdued build-up to Ireland's key qualifier
# Talking Points
From The42
# Talking Points

The strangely subdued build-up to Ireland's key qualifier

Sep 5th 2019, 6:00 AM 6,552 Views 11 Comments

Plus, we assess the omission of Shane Long and how big a gamble it could prove to be.

# talking-points - Monday 2 September, 2019

5 talking points after Kerry and Dublin's thrilling All-Ireland final draw
# Comment
From The42
# Comment

5 talking points after Kerry and Dublin's thrilling All-Ireland final draw

Sep 2nd 2019, 8:00 AM 50,316 Views 72 Comments

Dean Rock and Sean O’Shea scored 20 points between them yesterday.

# talking-points - Thursday 29 August, 2019

Line-out options galore and plenty of runway for Carty in Cardiff
# Talking Points
From The42
# Talking Points

Line-out options galore and plenty of runway for Carty in Cardiff

Aug 29th 2019, 2:00 PM 9,526 Views 30 Comments

With no out-half on Ireland’s bench, Jack Carty could get time to stake his claim.

# talking-points - Wednesday 28 August, 2019

The big talking points ahead of the All-Ireland football final between Dublin and Kerry
# Final Day
From The42
# Final Day

The big talking points ahead of the All-Ireland football final between Dublin and Kerry

Aug 28th 2019, 3:23 PM 6,461 Views 3 Comments

Can Jim Gavin’s men complete the first senior five-in-a-row in history?

# talking-points - Thursday 8 August, 2019

Kleyn in green, last chance saloon and more Ireland team talking points
# Summer Series
From The42
# Summer Series

Kleyn in green, last chance saloon and more Ireland team talking points

Aug 8th 2019, 5:19 PM 23,175 Views 57 Comments

Plus, Tommy O’Donnell is set for his first cap in over three years against Italy on Saturday.

# talking-points - Sunday 28 July, 2019

Tipperary show their character, Wexford let big chance slip and the referee's performance
# Comment
From The42
# Comment

Tipperary show their character, Wexford let big chance slip and the referee's performance

Jul 28th 2019, 6:59 PM 43,025 Views 94 Comments

5 talking points after Tipperary pipped Wexford in an enthralling All-Ireland semi-final.

# talking-points - Saturday 27 July, 2019

Cody's remarkable run, Limerick's slow start and the Ballyhale attacking class
# Talking Points
From The42
# Talking Points

Cody's remarkable run, Limerick's slow start and the Ballyhale attacking class

Jul 27th 2019, 9:00 PM 12,701 Views 43 Comments

Plenty to digest after an All-Ireland semi-final showdown.

# talking-points - Saturday 6 July, 2019

Question marks over Walsh's future, Mayo end losing run and looking ahead to Super 8s
# Comment
From The42
# Comment

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

Jul 6th 2019, 10:45 PM 12,530 Views 30 Comments

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?
# Backdoor Battles
From The42
# Backdoor Battles

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

Jul 1st 2019, 1:39 PM 10,499 Views 15 Comments

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
# Comment
From The42
# Comment

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

Jun 30th 2019, 8:00 PM 38,671 Views 21 Comments

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

Limerick's hurling power, Tipperary's setback and Casey plays starring role
# Talking Points
From The42
# Talking Points

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

Jun 30th 2019, 5:40 PM 16,400 Views 59 Comments

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
# Talking Points
From The42
# Talking Points

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

Jun 23rd 2019, 11:34 AM 9,156 Views 8 Comments

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
# Loser Leaves Town
From The42
# Loser Leaves Town

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

Jun 20th 2019, 5:34 PM 10,286 Views 11 Comments

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
# Comment
From The42
# Comment

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

Mar 31st 2019, 8:29 PM 9,455 Views 6 Comments

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
# Talking Points
From The42
# Talking Points

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

Mar 27th 2019, 8:35 AM 47,186 Views 98 Comments

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
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

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

Mar 26th 2019, 6:15 AM 4,385 Views 20 Comments

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
# Talking Points
From The42
# Talking Points

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

Mar 25th 2019, 8:44 PM 12,012 Views 9 Comments

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
# Talking Points
From The42
# Talking Points

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

Mar 14th 2019, 2:40 PM 13,965 Views 20 Comments

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
# Starting XV
From The42
# Starting XV

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

Mar 8th 2019, 2:28 PM 25,461 Views 39 Comments

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
# Reaction
From The42
# Reaction

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

Feb 22nd 2019, 2:46 PM 11,017 Views 18 Comments

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
# Reaction
From The42
# Reaction

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

Feb 7th 2019, 5:00 PM 28,812 Views 77 Comments

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
# Six Nations
From The42
# Six Nations

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

Jan 31st 2019, 2:00 PM 32,854 Views 75 Comments

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
# Comment
From The42
# Comment

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

Updated Jan 28th 2019, 5:09 PM 23,285 Views 11 Comments

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
# Talking Points
From The42
# Talking Points

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

Updated Jan 16th 2019, 10:36 PM 42,538 Views 72 Comments

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
# Talking Points
From The42
# Talking Points

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

Jan 11th 2019, 4:00 PM 5,163 Views 0 Comments

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
# Talking Points
From The42
# Talking Points

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

Dec 8th 2018, 10:16 PM 4,834 Views 1 Comment

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
# Comment
From The42
# Comment

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

Nov 25th 2018, 6:43 PM 10,663 Views 2 Comments

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

# talking-points - Friday 23 November, 2018

Are Tottenham in danger of falling apart?
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

Are Tottenham in danger of falling apart?

Nov 23rd 2018, 3:06 PM 10,133 Views 12 Comments

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
# Opinion
From The42
# Opinion

Martin O'Neill is running out of excuses

Nov 16th 2018, 9:55 AM 27,761 Views 54 Comments

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
# Big Calls
From The42
# Big Calls

Schmidt's late decisions, Toner restored and more Ireland team talking points

Nov 15th 2018, 2:51 PM 11,975 Views 34 Comments

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
# Talking Point
From The42
# Talking Point

It's time for more Premier League footballers to start following Juan Mata's example

Nov 2nd 2018, 4:51 PM 10,493 Views 7 Comments

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
# Talking Points
From The42
# Talking Points

McGrath's scrum-half nod, Larmour's shot at 15 and Ireland's back row ballast

Nov 1st 2018, 7:27 PM 11,301 Views 7 Comments

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
# Selection Issues
From The42
# Selection Issues

Murray absent, new caps and more Ireland squad talking points

Oct 24th 2018, 4:16 PM 13,808 Views 13 Comments

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
# Grassroots
From The42
# Grassroots

New champions emerge, joyous scenes, mass brawl - 5 talking points after Sunday's club action

Oct 22nd 2018, 9:30 PM 20,881 Views 1 Comment

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
# Up For Discussion
From The42
# Up For Discussion

More of the same won't suffice: 5 talking points ahead of Ireland-Wales

Oct 15th 2018, 5:28 PM 12,234 Views 14 Comments

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
# Talking Points
From The42
# Talking Points

Doherty in the starting XI against Denmark, a Preston duo up front and more Nations League talking points

Oct 12th 2018, 5:44 PM 15,485 Views 12 Comments

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
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

Top-of-the-table clash: Title contenders prepare to battle as Liverpool welcome Guardiola's champions to Anfield

Oct 5th 2018, 4:07 PM 3,363 Views 4 Comments

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
From The42
# Talking Points

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

Sep 28th 2018, 4:00 PM 4,686 Views 2 Comments

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
From The42
# Talking Points

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

Sep 21st 2018, 4:00 PM 4,245 Views 0 Comments

Liverpool take on Southampton, Spurs travel to face Brighton and Man United welcome Wolves to Old Trafford.