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#Analysis

# analysis - Today’s News

3 talking points from tonight’s Ireland-Poland clash

What we learnt as the Irish team secured a dramatic last-gasp point.

5 talking points ahead of Ireland’s crucial Euro 2016 qualifier with Poland

Will Martin O’Neill opt for 4-5-1 over 4-4-2 and more questions.

# analysis - Thursday 26 March, 2015

Analysis: Robbie Henshaw shows rich promise as Six Nations star

The 21-year-old was remarkably effective in his first campaign as Ireland’s inside centre.

Analysis: Intelligent Chiefs push the boundaries by refusing the ruck

This just doesn’t look right on first viewing.

# analysis - Wednesday 25 March, 2015

From TheJournal.ie We still don’t know if Martin Callinan resigned, retired or was sacked… One Year On This post contains videos

We still don’t know if Martin Callinan resigned, retired or was sacked…

Analysis: The departure of the Garda Commissioner remains shrouded in controversy.

# analysis - Monday 23 March, 2015

Red cards and protests – 6 talking points from the SSE Airtricity League weekend

Gameweek three has come and gone as Bohs and Dundalk lead the way.

Analysis: Rampant O’Brien benefits from Schmidt’s intelligent Ireland attack

We break down the plays that saw the Tullow Tank cross twice, as well as the build-up to Jared Payne’s score.

From TheJournal.ie Fine Gael kick-starts its election preparations this week and Dublin will be VERY interesting Capital Punishment

Fine Gael kick-starts its election preparations this week and Dublin will be VERY interesting

Selection conventions begin this week with lots to look out for in the capital alone.

Analysis: Ireland’s attacking belief flows to fire them to Six Nations title

In the first part of a study of Ireland’s attack against Scotland, we look at captain Paul O’Connell’s early try.

# analysis - Sunday 22 March, 2015

Is it premature to call Lionel Messi the greatest ever?

Ahead of tonight’s Clasico, we assess the footballer everyone’s talking about at the moment.

# analysis - Friday 20 March, 2015

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

Can a Wayne Rooney-inspired Manchester United go against type and deliver a decent result at Anfield?

# analysis - Wednesday 18 March, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Just what exactly is going on with Fianna Fáil? (And is Micheál Martin safe?) Analysis This post contains videos

Just what exactly is going on with Fianna Fáil? (And is Micheál Martin safe?)

Analysis: The party is continuing to perform poorly in opinion polls, leading some to question its direction.

Analysis: Where does Ireland’s attack stand under Joe Schmidt?

We’ve broken down what Ireland are attempting to do and where they can improve.

# analysis - Tuesday 17 March, 2015

Analysis: Ireland get taste of own medicine in early stages against Wales

Warren Gatland’s men dominated the early aerial exchanges at the Millennium Stadium.

# analysis - Monday 16 March, 2015

5 thoughts from the latest round of SSE Airtricity League Premier Division games LOI

5 thoughts from the latest round of SSE Airtricity League Premier Division games

Our thoughts on Derry v Dundalk and the rest of the recent games.

# analysis - Sunday 15 March, 2015

Are there parallels between Chelsea now and the 2000 United side?

A European exit turned out to be a watershed moment for the ex-United boss.

5 talking points from the weekend’s football league action

With two rounds of matches to play, things are starting to take shape in the National Football League.

# analysis - Saturday 14 March, 2015

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

Will there be an instant response from Chelsea after their Champions League exit?

# analysis - Thursday 12 March, 2015

Analysis: Sexton’s decision making must be sharp against aggressive Wales

We’ve taken a look at what Ireland can expect from the Welsh defence.

3 talking points from last night’s epic Champions League clash

Bjorn Kuipers had a game to forget while PSG have finally arrived.

# analysis - Tuesday 10 March, 2015

5 talking points ahead of this week’s Champions League action

We assess Chelsea versus PSG and other big games set to take place this week.

# analysis - Monday 9 March, 2015

5 talking points ahead of Manchester United v Arsenal

Is it time for Angel di Maria to be dropped?

7 talking points from the opening weekend of the SEE Airtricity League season

Dodgy pitches, controversial decisions and late goals – the League of Ireland is back.

# analysis - Sunday 8 March, 2015

From Business ETC Big Tobacco says plain-packaging laws are a ‘failure’ – are they telling the truth? Analysis

Big Tobacco says plain-packaging laws are a ‘failure’ – are they telling the truth?

We sift through the facts and fiction on the government’s anti-smoking plan.

Is there any point in having Premier League post-match interviews?

Managers more often than not give bland non-answers, so are they just wasting everyone’s time?

# analysis - Saturday 7 March, 2015

5 talking points ahead of the upcoming Premier League and FA Cup action

Arsenal take on Man United and Liverpool versus Blackburn are among the intriguing ties talking place.

# analysis - Friday 6 March, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Is Sinn Féin ready to lead the next government? Analysis This post contains videos

Is Sinn Féin ready to lead the next government?

The party is more popular than ever and has its eye on becoming the senior coalition partner.

# analysis - Thursday 5 March, 2015

5 talking points from the midweek Premier League action

We look back on Man United’s defeat of Newcastle and more of Wednesday’s games.

# analysis - Wednesday 4 March, 2015

Analysis: Who did what for Ireland in the rucks against England?

We’ve detailed every single action by Irish players at the rucks and breakdown last weekend.

5 talking points ahead of Wednesday’s Premier League action

Can Rooney deliver, will Burnley upset Liverpool and more issues of contention.

# analysis - Monday 2 March, 2015

Analysis: What the hell was Sean O’Brien doing to the England maul?

There was an odd incident in the 22nd minute of play yesterday in Dublin.

Analysis: Robbie Henshaw’s try built on foundation of Irish work rate

We’ve picked apart the build-up to the Connacht man’s wonderful score against England.

# analysis - Sunday 1 March, 2015

Coutinho’s magic and Mourinho’s master-plan – 5 talking points from Super Sunday

There were crucial wins for Liverpool and Arsenal as Chelsea lifted the Capital One Cup.

# analysis - Saturday 28 February, 2015

5 talking points from today’s Premier League action

United stutter, Big Sam booed and Crouch’s record-equalling goal.

5 talking points ahead of another crucial Premier League weekend

Can City close the gap at the top and how will disappointment in Europe affect Arsenal and Liverpool?

# analysis - Friday 27 February, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Why Joan Burton has a year to save Labour from an election bloodbath Analysis

Why Joan Burton has a year to save Labour from an election bloodbath

Analysis: Labour gathers in Killarney this weekend hoping to reverse its increasingly worrying poll numbers.

# analysis - Thursday 26 February, 2015

Analysis: Joseph’s X-factor for England a major threat to Ireland 13

Analysis: Joseph’s X-factor for England a major threat to Ireland

We identify what makes England’s outside centre such a dangerous attacker.

# analysis - Tuesday 24 February, 2015

5 talking points ahead of tonight’s Champions League action

Manuel Pellegrini’s side face a formidable Barca team, plus more games to look forward to.

# analysis - Monday 23 February, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Why Enda is no longer falling over flower pots when it comes to same-sex marriage Analysis

Why Enda is no longer falling over flower pots when it comes to same-sex marriage

Analysis: The Taoiseach delivered a strong backing for a Yes vote in the same-sex marriage referendum on Saturday night.

# analysis - Sunday 22 February, 2015

3 talking points from Liverpool’s 2-0 win over Southampton

Referee Kevin Friend was at the centre of proceedings while Southampton were reminiscent of Man United under LVG.

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