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#Talking Points

# talking-points - Yesterday’s News

5 talking points as Dublin end their drought but Mayo heartache lives on

The Sky Blues lifted the Brendan Martin Cup for the first time since 2010 after three consecutive final losses.

# talking-points - Saturday 23 September, 2017

Same issues continue to plague Liverpool, candy Kane and more Premier League talking points

Also, Mourinho’s United grind out the win while Oumar Niasse’s contribution to Everton says a lot about their issues.

# talking-points - Friday 22 September, 2017

Irish underage starlet could return and more Premier League talking points

Declan Rice could be back in the West Ham side as they prepare to face Tottenham this weekend.

# talking-points - Wednesday 20 September, 2017

A memorable night as Ireland's new era begins but bigger challenges lie ahead Road To France This post contains videos

A memorable night as Ireland's new era begins but bigger challenges lie ahead

Four talking points from last night’s win, as Colin Bell’s side go in search of qualification for their first major tournament.

# talking-points - Sunday 17 September, 2017

Arsenal can cope without luxury players and more Premier League talking points

Plus David Luiz’s sending off and pressure mounting on Ronald Koeman’s shoulders.

# talking-points - Saturday 16 September, 2017

Are Southampton better with Shane Long and more Premier League talking points

Plus, Liverpool’s struggles against the weaker teams continue.

# talking-points - Friday 15 September, 2017

Reunions aplenty as Man United take on Everton and more Premier League talking points

Wayne Rooney and Romelu Lukaku both come up against their respective former employers this weekend.

# talking-points - Thursday 14 September, 2017

Liverpool's defensive woes and more Champions League talking points

Plus, Tottenham finally enjoy a big win at Wembley.

# talking-points - Wednesday 13 September, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 61,000 Junior Cert students get their results today - here's how they got on Results Night

# talking-points - Tuesday 12 September, 2017

Neymar and Mbappe head to Celtic Park and what to look out for as the Champions League returns

The group stages of Europe’s elite club competition are back tonight.

# talking-points - Saturday 9 September, 2017

Mourinho's handshake snub and more Premier League talking points

Plus, Chelsea must stamp out disgraceful antisemitic chants aimed at Tottenham fans.

# talking-points - Friday 8 September, 2017

Man City-Liverpool should provide a treat and the Premier League talking points

The weekend’s matches begin at the Etihad Stadium, while time is already running out for Frank de Boer.

# talking-points - Wednesday 6 September, 2017

Ireland show remarkable heart but little quality as World Cup hopes diminish

Four talking points as Serbia strike a major blow to the Boys in Green’s aim of reaching Russia.

# talking-points - Sunday 3 September, 2017

Galway reach the promised land, Canning wins that elusive All-Ireland and McGrath may step away

5 talking points after Galway’s All-Ireland final victory over Waterford.

# talking-points - Saturday 2 September, 2017

The worst performance of the Martin O'Neill era and more Georgia-Ireland talking points

Plus, where the result leaves the Boys in Green’s qualification hopes.

Is Robbie Brady back to his best and more Georgia-Ireland talking points

The Burnley star has struggled to recapture his Euro 2016 form for the Boys in Green.

# talking-points - Sunday 27 August, 2017

Cavanagh bows out, Dubs close in on three-in-a-row and Connolly makes his return

We run through the 5 big talking points after Dublin dismantled Tyrone in the All-Ireland semi-final.

# talking-points - Thursday 24 August, 2017

Gareth Bale's return to Spurs, Diego Costa and other tasty Champions League subplots

The Welshman goes ‘home’ while the want-away Chelsea striker’s situation is a little more complicated.

# talking-points - Sunday 20 August, 2017

Write Cork off at your peril, the lengthy lay-off and Mayo's deadly triple threat

Cork and Mayo booked their All-Ireland semi-final date following a double-header in Mullingar yesterday.

# talking-points - Saturday 19 August, 2017

Man United's title challenge and more Premier League talking points

Elsewhere Liverpool had to battle hard for their first win of the season, while recently promoted Brighton suffered another deflating defeat.

# talking-points - Friday 18 August, 2017

Two title contenders go head-to-head and more Premier League talking points

Plus, there will be a meeting of the big summer spenders on Monday night.

# talking-points - Saturday 12 August, 2017

Stephen Ward the goal machine and more Premier League talking points

Meanwhile Huddersfield return to the top flight with a bang and Wayne Rooney grabs a goal on his second Everton debut.

# talking-points - Friday 11 August, 2017

Everton's top four hopes, Irish World Cup contingent and more Premier League talking points

After less than 12 weeks away from our screens, England’s top flight is back.

# talking-points - Monday 7 August, 2017

5 talking points as Mayo discover their best form by returning to the running game

Stephen Rochford’s men are hitting form at the right time as they prepare for a titanic semi-final against Kerry.

# talking-points - Wednesday 26 July, 2017

Poor Cork start denies them triple crown, massive boost for Limerick and the absence of key Rebels

5 key talking points after Limerick’s Munster U21 hurling victory.

# talking-points - Sunday 23 July, 2017

Regrets for Clare, momentum for Tipperary and McGrath brothers on fire

Tipperary are putting together another strong run through the backdoor.

# talking-points - Monday 17 July, 2017

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.

# talking-points - Sunday 16 July, 2017

Goals hurt underdogs, old and new shine in Dublin attack and Kildare's black card concern

A seventh Leinster senior title in a row for Dublin today.

# talking-points - 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.

Deadly Kerry forward duo, Cork rue goal chances and Fitzmaurice five-in-a-row

Plenty to digest after today’s showdown in Killarney.

# talking-points - Tuesday 27 June, 2017

End of the tour pain for Henshaw (and many non-injured players) with only defining Tests to go

The Athlone man’s shoulder injury did not look good, but if he is indeed unable to play any more part on this tour, he won’t be alone on the outskirts of the squad.

# talking-points - 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.

# talking-points - 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

# talking-points - Wednesday 21 June, 2017

Gatland's surprises, POM's honour, Itoje unlucky and more Lions talking points

Ben Te’o and Jamie George have only one Test start between them but their rise continues.

# talking-points - 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.

# talking-points - Monday 12 June, 2017

Ireland change a winning formula - and almost pay for it

The Boys in Green escaped with a draw against Austria after a dire first-half performance.

# talking-points - Sunday 11 June, 2017

Ireland presented with a golden opportunity to kill off one of their World Cup qualifying rivals

Martin O’Neill’s side can take Austria out of the running for a spot at next year’s finals by claiming victory this evening.

# talking-points - Wednesday 7 June, 2017

Lions get their own taste of 'rugby chaos' and more talking points from Auckland

Plus, a lack of discipline costs the tourists and the brilliance of Sonny Bill Williams.

# talking-points - Monday 5 June, 2017

Ridiculed by his own fans at club level, Cyrus Christie responds in the best possible way

After taking some flak from Derby’s supporters, the Irish full-back performed excellently against Uruguay last night.

# talking-points - Sunday 4 June, 2017

Big Clare breakthrough, O'Donnell goal threat and Limerick qualifier hope

The Banner ended a nine-year wait to reach the Munster senior hurling final.

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