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# analysis - Yesterday’s News

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?

# analysis - Thursday 28 May, 2015

‘Having it described as ugly and all of that, that’s upsetting and that’s nasty’

The GAA President has called for objectivity amongst pundits.

# analysis - Wednesday 27 May, 2015

Analysis: Munster must target Ryan Grant to get the edge in scrum battle

Munster’s tightheads will be key players on Saturday

# analysis - Tuesday 26 May, 2015

5 things Ireland boss Martin O’Neill will have learned from this season’s Premier League

Hull’s Irish players are not as bad as the table suggests and more reasons to be optimistic.

# analysis - Monday 25 May, 2015

From Should the government call a cheeky election right now? Analysis

Should the government call a cheeky election right now?

Analysis: The coalition could capitalise on the feel-good factor following the passage of the same-sex marriage referendum.

# analysis - Sunday 24 May, 2015

From Why did Roscommon-South Leitrim vote No? Analysis

Why did Roscommon-South Leitrim vote No?

It was the only constituency to do so.

From 8 reasons why Ireland voted YES to same-sex marriage How The Ref Was Won This post contains videos

8 reasons why Ireland voted YES to same-sex marriage

It was a long, gruelling campaign that’s resulted in a historic decision by the Irish people.

# analysis - Saturday 23 May, 2015

Analysis: Offloading Ospreys likely to push Munster all the way

Steve Tandy’s squad has undergone a regeneration in recent seasons but has emerged as an attacking force.

# analysis - Friday 22 May, 2015

Analysis: Inventive Ulster and Glasgow primed for Pro12 play-off thriller

We’ve taken a look at some of the factors that could lead to an exhilarating match at Scotstoun today.

# analysis - Thursday 21 May, 2015

# analysis - Monday 18 May, 2015

From Just how close is the same-sex marriage referendum? Four Days To Go

Just how close is the same-sex marriage referendum?

Analysis: Polls broadly show the Yes side in the lead but the gap to the No side is narrowing. What does this tell us about the state of the referendum?

Analysis: Leinster’s World Cup cast show O’Connor their value

The likes of Noel Reid, Jack Conan and Luke McGrath will be asked to step up next season.

‘Bizarre’ refereeing, unlucky 13 for Pat’s and more SSE Airtricity League talking points

Dundalk were ‘tired and lethargic’ but still couldn’t be stopped.

# analysis - Saturday 16 May, 2015

A harsh reality for Liverpool, a possible farewell for Hull & more Premier League talking points

Many miss the bigger point that Gerrard has been allowed to leave Merseyside for pastures new.

# analysis - Tuesday 12 May, 2015

Classic analysis: Sexton leads Leinster to greatest European comeback

We look back on one of the most legendary games in the history of European rugby.

# analysis - Monday 11 May, 2015

Lay down your heat maps and savour the Messi show

After his breathtaking performance in the first leg, Lionel Messi makes Tommy Martin want to put tactical analysis aside and embrace his inner child.

Analysis: Bangor Bulldozer plays vital role as 15-man Munster fold

With just two minutes left at Kingspan Stadium, Anthony Foley’s men led by seven points.

Analysis: Sonny Bill Henderson sets up sublime Tommy Bowe score

Munster will look at their defensive shortcomings in the lead-up to Ulster’s first-half try.

# analysis - Sunday 10 May, 2015

Grealish sparkles again, Liverpool’s costly transfer dealings & more Premier League talking points

We also acknowledge how a pair of Manchester United players have journeyed back from the edge this season.

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