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# analysis - Today’s News

Analysis: How good was Henry Shefflin’s iconic display in the 2012 All-Ireland hurling final?

‘King’ Henry shot 12 points against Galway in the drawn September decider three years ago but he did so much more.

# analysis - Yesterday’s News

How Ireland’s Damien Delaney helped inspire Palace’s unlikely triumph at Chelsea

The Irish centre-back kept Diego Costa quiet at the weekend.

# analysis - Sunday 30 August, 2015

United’s transfer failings come to the fore & more talking points from their loss to Swansea

Sergio Romero failed his big audition while Garry Monk is working small miracles in the Valleys.

Analysis: Joubert’s refereeing of Welsh scrum doesn’t bode well for Romania clash

Craig Joubert made some questionable calls at scrum time.

# analysis - Saturday 29 August, 2015

Liverpool Hammered, red cards and Kane’s struggles – Premier League talking points

Plus, why are so few teams winning at home so far this season?

# analysis - Thursday 27 August, 2015

The main talking points from today’s Champions League group-stage draw

Man United will be happy, Man City won’t while Jose will get a nice reunion with a certain ex-Real Madrid goalkeeper.

Schweinsteiger’s sublime pass and more talking points from Man United’s easy win

Plus, does Wayne Rooney’s hat-trick mean the England striker is back to his best?

# analysis - Tuesday 25 August, 2015

From Why are all these Fianna Fáil-ers making a comeback? Analysis

Why are all these Fianna Fáil-ers making a comeback?

Analysis: Fianna Fáil wants to blood new candidates but is also relying on the old guard in some constituencies.

How did 2 key Ireland players fare against the Premier League’s in-form team?

Everton were beaten 2-0 by Man City, but how did Martin O’Neill’s players do?

# analysis - Monday 24 August, 2015

5 talking points as Arsenal and Liverpool share the spoils on Monday Night Football

Coutinho and Benteke were impressive but the were Reds left to rue missed chances.

‘Outstanding’ Coleman and more Premier League talking points

Meanwhile, Pedro enjoyed an impressive debut for Chelsea.

5 talking points after Kerry win a gripping All-Ireland semi against Tyrone

Maurice Deegan in the spotlight after a semi-final filled with talking points.

# analysis - Saturday 22 August, 2015

Newcastle just the tonic for struggling Rooney plus more Premier League talking points

Spurs could do with some of Leicester’s energy while Pedro isn’t walking into a harmonious atmosphere at Chelsea.

# analysis - Thursday 20 August, 2015

Madigan: ‘I’m picked to play because the coach believes my instincts are good’

The Ireland international sat down with The42 to talk about GAA, analysis and kicking.

# analysis - Wednesday 19 August, 2015

A resurgent Smalling & more talking points after Manchester United’s Champions League win

Chris Smalling was excellent again while Louis van Gaal has options now and can change games because of it.

# analysis - Tuesday 18 August, 2015

Why Damien Duff is Ireland’s most underappreciated sports person

The winger, who made his Shamrock Rovers debut last night, doesn’t always get the credit he deserves, writes Paul Fennessy.

Analysis: Two of the Premier League’s most creative players last weekend were Irish

Both Stephen Ireland and Wes Hoolahan were instrumental for their clubs on Saturday.

# analysis - Monday 17 August, 2015

Coutinho impresses and more talking points from Liverpool’s hard-fought win

The Reds overcame Bournemouth 1-0 at Anfield tonight.

From Is this the only possible government after the next election? Analysis

Is this the only possible government after the next election?

Analysis: On current polls and seat projections the current government will not be re-elected. So what’s the alternative?

# analysis - Sunday 16 August, 2015

Rooney off the pace, City sharpen Chelsea’s pain and more Premier League talking points

We look back on another absorbing weekend of top-flight action.

# analysis - Saturday 15 August, 2015

5 talking points ahead of the weekend’s Premier League action

In praise of Palace and will Chelsea be distracted ahead of City clash?

# analysis - Friday 14 August, 2015

Analysis: Bledisloe Cup incident showed up World Rugby’s attitude to the scrum

A fascinating exchange between Wayne Barnes and Stephen Moore.

# analysis - Wednesday 12 August, 2015

From Has Enda become a lame duck Taoiseach? Analysis

Has Enda become a lame duck Taoiseach?

Analysis: Having been forced to clarify matters at the weekend, has the Taoiseach damaged his political prospects?

# analysis - Tuesday 11 August, 2015

Analysis: Ireland perfect the 8-man shove in Welsh scrum demolition

Jamie Heaslip proved how important the number 8 can be to defensive scrums.

# analysis - Monday 10 August, 2015

How on earth do you deal with Kilkenny’s caped crusaders Reid and Hogan?

It’s a question that Galway or Tipperary will concern themselves with after next Sunday.

# analysis - Sunday 9 August, 2015

5 talking points from Sunday’s Premier League action

Arsene Wenger is the worst again while Liverpool have to stop relying on Coutinho for inspiration.

Analysis: Effective basics see Schmidt’s Ireland win comfortably in Wales

The Six Nations champions started their World Cup warm-ups with an encouraging display.

# analysis - Saturday 8 August, 2015

Will Benteke suit Liverpool and 5 other Premier League talking points

Is there life left in Bastian Schweinsteiger? Can Arsenal win the league?

# analysis - Friday 7 August, 2015

Analysis: Three of the world’s best opensides set for titanic contest 7

Analysis: Three of the world’s best opensides set for titanic contest

Richie McCaw, David Pocock and Michael Hooper all start as New Zealand face Australia.

# analysis - Sunday 2 August, 2015

5 talking points as Dublin book their place in the All-Ireland semis

Dublin get the job done quickly but Fermanagh leave Croke Park with a lot of credit.

# analysis - Saturday 1 August, 2015

From The government, Sinn Féin and the battle for 2016 … It starts today Multiple Pearsings

The government, Sinn Féin and the battle for 2016 … It starts today

Sinn Féin are insisting their massive O’Donovan Rossa event today is not a ‘rival’ to the official one. But it sure looks like they’re competing.

# analysis - Thursday 30 July, 2015

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.

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