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# analysis - Yesterday’s News

From MH370 search: Debris found on remote island is from a Boeing 777 La Reunion

MH370 search: Debris found on remote island is from a Boeing 777

A bag was also found washed up on the beach.

# analysis - Tuesday 28 July, 2015

Analysis: Beautiful lines and Richie McCaw’s contentious winning try

We’ve taken an in-depth look at the three second-half tries in South Africa’s defeat to the All Blacks.

As new season approaches, there are still plenty of questions for United to answer

As much as the new signings are grounds for optimism, Louis van Gaal still hasn’t brought in a centre-half or centre-forward.

# analysis - Monday 27 July, 2015

From Talk of guns in cinemas and Holocaust ovens, in the desperate battle to unseat Trump Trump Smash

Talk of guns in cinemas and Holocaust ovens, in the desperate battle to unseat Trump

Desperate to make the cut ahead of the first GOP debate, one low ranking contender has been smashing up his mobile phone on Youtube.

Analysis: All Blacks and Springboks fire World Cup warning shots

In a classic encounter at Ellis Park, both teams pounced for brilliant first-half tries.

5 talking points after Waterford bounce back to down the Dubs

Shane Bennett and Liam Rushe left emphatic marks on yesterday’s All-Ireland quarter-final, but for very different reasons.

# analysis - Friday 24 July, 2015

Rugby Championship weekend to provide food for thought for Ireland

New Zealand, Argentina, South Africa and Australia are all potential World Cup opponents.

Analysis: How will Liverpool line up this season?

Brendan Rodgers is under pressure but needs to figure out what his best XI looks like.

Analysis: Retallick epitomises why All Blacks are best in the world

The 24-year-old second row has already been named the best individual player in the game.

# analysis - Tuesday 21 July, 2015

Analysis: South African scrum control ruined by poor game management

South Africa lost control of the scrum by making too many subs, too early in the game.

Analysis: Sonny Bill Williams serves reminder of offloading X-factor

The 29-year-old centre was in impressive form against Argentina last weekend.

# analysis - Monday 20 July, 2015

Van Gaal’s decision to sell Valdes leads to questions about his man-management

Sergio Romero and Jasper Cillessen have been mooted as replacements but why are United scrambling to make another signing?

# analysis - Sunday 19 July, 2015

6 talking points as Kerry savour Munster final glory and Cork aim to recover

The Kingdom eventually prevailed after 140 minutes of absorbing football.

# analysis - Tuesday 14 July, 2015

No excuses for Van Gaal and new-look United after flurry of signings

The club’s pre-season building continues apace but do they have what it takes to challenge for the league?

# analysis - Sunday 12 July, 2015

5 talking points as Dublin clinch another Leinster crown and march into the quarter-finals

Dubs continue their Leinster stranglehold with 10th provincial title in 11 seasons.

# analysis - Saturday 11 July, 2015

McGregor vs. Mendes: Distance and Movement – A striking breakdown

Analyst Connor Ruebusch examines the UFC 189 main event.

# analysis - Friday 10 July, 2015

O’Neill’s departure from Ireland job could be the best move for all parties

Many people believe the veteran manager is unhappy in his current role.

# analysis - Monday 6 July, 2015

Irish clubs holding their own in Europe and more talking points from the LOI weekend

Plus, Bray are a club in turmoil yet they continue to churn out results.

# analysis - Sunday 5 July, 2015

‘Are they doing as much analysis as Paul O’Connell? They’re getting there!’

Cork man Elliot Corcoran is head performance analyst at Pau, who are preparing for life in the Top 14.

# analysis - Thursday 2 July, 2015

Analysis: Hurricanes limit Pocock’s turnover threat to make Super final

Chris Boyd’s side smashed the in-form openside at every opportunity.

# analysis - Monday 29 June, 2015

From Closed banks, capital controls and a referendum… What next for Greece? Analysis

Closed banks, capital controls and a referendum… What next for Greece?

And what will it mean for Ireland if Greeks take the nuclear option?

From Abortion strikes fear into so many politicians, but it hasn’t gone away you know… Analysis

Abortion strikes fear into so many politicians, but it hasn’t gone away you know…

Analysis: Abortion, like no other issue in Irish politics, has proved to be intensely problematic and stressful for our – mostly male – elected politicians.

# analysis - Friday 26 June, 2015

5 things we’re looking forward to seeing during the second-half of the League of Ireland season

European nights under lights, showcase friendlies and cup shocks – there’s a lot coming up in the months ahead.

# analysis - Thursday 18 June, 2015

Analysis: Leinster-linked Brown drives sensational Highlanders attack

The Kiwi franchise’s attack coach has a supremely gifted group of players to work with.

# analysis - Sunday 14 June, 2015

5 things Ireland must do to get their Euro 2016 qualification campaign back on track

Decide on a fixed best team and more notes for Martin O’Neill’s to-do list.

# analysis - Thursday 11 June, 2015

From Don’t hold your breath for that new political party… Analysis

Don’t hold your breath for that new political party…

Analysis: The latest stories about a new party being imminent are nothing new.

From Has the Catholic Church backtracked on its concerns over their role in weddings? I Do (not Know)

# analysis - Wednesday 10 June, 2015

Analysis: What does Donnchadh Walsh bring to Kerry and where will Paul Galvin fit in?

Kerry open their Munster championship campaign against Tipperary next Sunday.

# analysis - Sunday 7 June, 2015

3 talking points from Ireland’s dour 0-0 draw with England

The first clash between the sides on Irish soil for over 20 years was an ultimately dour affair.

# analysis - Saturday 6 June, 2015

Messi already looks a shoo-in for Ballon d’Or and more Champions League talking points

Barcelona secured their fifth European Cup in thrilling fashion this evening.

6 talking points ahead of the Champions League final

Juventus take on firm favourites Barcelona in the Estádio da Luz on Saturday night in search of the ultimate prize.

From 5 reasons why there’ll be an election this year… and 5 reasons why there won’t

# analysis - Friday 5 June, 2015

Analysis: Room to improve for Ireland at World U20 Championship

Nigel Carolan’s talented squad were close to a strong performance in testing conditions in Italy.

# analysis - Thursday 4 June, 2015

Analysis: Bath’s polished diamond structure allows creativity to flourish

We take a look at one aspect of the attacking quality that brought Mike Ford’s side into the Premiership final.

# analysis - Wednesday 3 June, 2015

5 Irish players with a point to prove ahead of the England and Scotland games

Shay Given and others who need to show their worth.

# analysis - Tuesday 2 June, 2015

6 reasons why Sepp Blatter had to resign as Fifa President

His consistent lack of professionalism and more of the 79-year-old’s significant flaws.

# analysis - Monday 1 June, 2015

Analysis: Munster torn apart by Townsend’s free-running Warriors

The Scottish side’s attacking quality prospered on the back of their tireless enthusiasm.

# analysis - Saturday 30 May, 2015

O’Connell powerless to prevent Munster career ending in defeat

The 35-year-old lock signed off with a Pro12 loss in his last game for Munster.

Will Walcott start and 4 more talking points ahead of the FA Cup final

Have Arsenal regressed this season and will Tim use his tactics? The big questions ahead of this weekend’s showpiece event.

# analysis - Friday 29 May, 2015

Analysis: Revisiting Jack Grealish’s special FA Cup semi-final performance

Can the youngster replicate his outstanding display against Arsenal on Saturday?

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