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Dublin: 14 °C Friday 21 July, 2017

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# comment - Monday 17 July, 2017

Brace yourselves for a thunderous All-Ireland football semi-final between Dublin and Tyrone

Both counties are on the same side of the championship draw – and flexed their muscles with comprehensive provincial final wins on Sunday.

The McGeeney derby, Monaghan seek revenge and the U2 question - football qualifier talking points

We run through 5 talking points after this morning’s All-Ireland SFC Round 4B qualifier draw.

# comment - Monday 10 July, 2017

Step back in time for Tipp and Clare as they prepare to renew hostilities at Páirc Uí Chaoimh

A former rivalry is set to be renewed when the two counties clash in senior championship hurling for the first time since 2011.

Burning issue: Where to now for Kilkenny and Brian Cody?

The legendary manager faces arguably his most difficult task in rebuilding this team.

# comment - Sunday 9 July, 2017

5 big questions for Galway ahead of today's Connacht SFC final

Is the full-back line vulnerable, will they go long from kick-outs and who’ll take the frees in Armstrong’s absence?

# comment - Sunday 2 July, 2017

Galway convince the doubters, their incredible scoring-rate and the first big loss of Davy Fitz's reign

We run through 5 major talking points after Galway picked up the second Leinster SHC title in their history.

# comment - Friday 30 June, 2017

Homeward bound Erasmus still has time to leave a legacy behind at Munster

There’s another transitional period ahead for Munster with Erasmus returning to South Africa at the end of the year, but he can make lasting changes in this pre-season.

# comment - Monday 26 June, 2017

Waterford and Tipperary to take first steps of recovery, tough task for Limerick and the delayed draw

We take a look at the 5 main talking points from today’s All-Ireland SHC Round 1 qualifier draw.

# comment - Sunday 25 June, 2017

Dublin's movement in attack, Westmeath's use of one sweeper and the task facing Kildare

We run through 5 talking points after Dublin’s 4-29 to 0-10 victory over Westmeath in the Leinster semi-final

# comment - Sunday 18 June, 2017

Kevin McStay and Roscommon continue to fall victim to false narratives

Win today and the Rossies will appear in back-to-back Connacht finals for just the second time in the last 25 years.

# comment - Saturday 17 June, 2017

Ex-professionals impress for Kildare, strength of Cian O'Neill's bench and Meath head for the backdoor

We run through 5 talking points after Kildare’s Leinster semi-final win over Meath today.

# comment - Sunday 11 June, 2017

5 talking points after Cork recover to get past Tipperary in dramatic finale

Plenty to digest after the Páirc Uí Rinn encounter.

# comment - Tuesday 30 May, 2017

Davy Fitzgerald, Jim McGuinness and where it all went wrong for the Dublin hurlers

Fitzgerald and McGuinness have shown the importance of good man-management in the past.

# comment - Monday 29 May, 2017

Smooth 'dry run' primes Davy Fitz's Wexford hurlers for a massive crack at Cody's Kilkenny

The Slaneysiders are in a good place ahead of the mammoth Leinster SHC semi-final on 10 June.

# comment - Sunday 28 May, 2017

Controversial red card, Galway's red-hot attack and Dublin drop into the backdoor

We take a run through the major talking points as Galway swat Dublin aside in Leinster.

# comment - Monday 24 April, 2017

Chinks exposed in Tipperary's armour but this is no time for Premier County panic

Tipperary have been here before, with questions to answer after suffering defeat at a crucial stage in the season.

# comment - Sunday 16 April, 2017

Magic McGraths, Galway's efficiency and who needs a league title more? — Sunday hurling talking points

Plus, we take a closer look at Tipperary’s devastating six-minute blitz which put the game to bed.

# comment - Sunday 9 April, 2017

5 talking points as Kerry inflict a 7th competitive defeat on the Jim Gavin regime

It was only a second post-St Patrick’s Day defeat for Dublin under Gavin.

# comment - Thursday 30 March, 2017

Humiliating defeat leaves Ireland's golden generation facing into make-or-break summer

Head coach John Bracewell is coming under increased pressure after a disappointing two years in charge.

# comment - Sunday 12 March, 2017

5 talking points after Tipperary and Kilkenny finish level in pulsating clash in Thurles

Steven O’Brien’s late point grabbed a draw for the Premier against the Cats.

# comment - Sunday 5 March, 2017

Kilkenny off the mark, Banner stun Cork and Division 1B's gulf in class — Sunday GAA talking points

Plus, we take a closer look at the battle for survival in hurling’s top tier.

# comment - Monday 27 February, 2017

Those were the days, my friend - surprise All-Ireland football semi-finalists a thing of the past

Saturday’s GAA Congress vote to bring in the ‘super 8′ quarter-final format has ended the chances of another Fermanagh, Wexford or Tipperary fairytale summer run.

# comment - Sunday 12 February, 2017

Anything is possible if a broken heart can be mended on a miserable Monday at Tolka Park

It’s time for football to put the League of Ireland in perspective.

# comment - Sunday 5 February, 2017

New year, same old Dubs while Kerry make the right noises in Donegal — Sunday GAA talking points

Plus, Kildare put their defeat to Dublin’s third string behind them and Cork show signs of life.

# comment - Sunday 20 November, 2016

Ballyea dream, Hogan and Comerford still lead O'Loughlins — Club GAA talking points

We also discuss Tony Kelly’s outstanding five-point display, plus Oulart The Ballagh’s latest Leinster exit.

# comment - Sunday 13 November, 2016

Corofin's sweet revenge, unwanted history for O'Rourkes — Sunday GAA talking points

We also discuss Slaughtneil’s step towards a historic treble plus The Nire’s stunning upset.

# comment - Saturday 5 November, 2016

Brennan's red card, another bumper year for Connolly and more Dublin football final talking points

Newly crowned All-Star Connolly hasn’t lost a championship game on the football field for club or county in 2016.

# comment - Sunday 18 September, 2016

5 talking points as Mayo force a replay after enthralling encounter with Dublin

Did Mayo blow their chance at an All-Ireland?

# comment - Saturday 10 September, 2016

5 talking points after Waterford's hurling class sees them lift All-Ireland U21 crown

The Deise were the dominant force in Thurles tonight.

# comment - Tuesday 6 September, 2016

Cody's Kilkenny empire falls hard as Noreside conveyor belt grinds to a near halt

A big rebuilding job lies in store for Cody and the Cats.

# comment - Monday 29 August, 2016

5 questions for Kerry after Croke Park heartbreak again at the hands of Dublin

Will their veterans stay on and what now for Eamonn Fitzmaurice?

# comment - Sunday 28 August, 2016

5 talking points as Dublin break Kerry hearts in a game for the ages

We discuss Dublin proving their hunger, Kevin McManamon’s impact and what the future looks like for Kerry.

# comment - Sunday 21 August, 2016

5 talking points as Mayo outlast Tipperary to earn final showdown

We discuss poor refereeing decisions, Mayo’s cuteness in defence and Andy Moran’s huge impact.

# comment - Monday 15 August, 2016

Waterford have made big progress but Semple heartbreak leaves them with tough 2017 challenge

Derek McGrath has warned about the difficult road ahead.

Tipp must up the ante in September date with Cody's 'masters of intensity'

Stats from yesterday’s All-Ireland semi-final victory over Galway have highlighted areas where Tipperary can improve.

# comment - Sunday 14 August, 2016

5 talking points as Tipp set-up mouthwatering final and Galway suffer again

Plenty to discuss after Michael Ryan’s side edged out the Tribesmen in a titanic encounter at Croke Park.

5 talking points after Kilkenny march on and Waterford bow out in Thurles thriller

Plenty to digest after the Semple Stadium showdown.

# comment - Monday 8 August, 2016

Backdoor route could be the key to Mayo scaling the September summit

Stephen Rochford’s plans are taking shape as Mayo enter the business end of the season.

# comment - Sunday 7 August, 2016

5 talking points as the Cats lose a life in thrilling semi-final draw with Waterford

Lots to discuss after a titanic clash in Croke Park finished level.

# comment - Sunday 31 July, 2016

Tipperary reach promised land, question marks hang over Kerry — Sunday football talking points

Plenty to discuss as Tipperary and Kerry made it to the last four of the All-Ireland SFC.

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