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#Analysis

# analysis - Yesterday’s News

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.

From TheJournal.ie Why were four water meter protesters jailed this week? Analysis

Why were four water meter protesters jailed this week?

It was a fundamental difference of opinion.

# analysis - Saturday 21 February, 2015

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

Will van Gaal finally lose patience with Falcao & can Liverpool’s resurrection continue?

# analysis - Friday 20 February, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Not quite the homecoming king, but Enda is sure to get a warm reception in Mayo How The West Was Won

Not quite the homecoming king, but Enda is sure to get a warm reception in Mayo

Analysis: Fine Gael gathers for its national conference on the Taoiseach’s home turf this evening

Has the scrum become a blight on modern rugby?

What is supposed to be a means of re-starting the game after one team makes a mistake has somehow evolved into an interminable wait, write Whiff of Cordite.

# analysis - Tuesday 17 February, 2015

Analysis: Ireland’s defence stifles France but conceded try will rankle

We pick apart the choke tackling, kick-chasing, well-read defensive effort from Les Kiss’ men.

# analysis - Monday 16 February, 2015

Analysis: Missed try-scoring chance the biggest frustration for Schmidt’s Ireland

We break down the moment when Ireland should have crossed the tryline against the French.

6 talking points after the opening weekend of the Allianz Hurling Leagues

Kilkenny show their strength, wasteful Tipp disappoint, and more to discuss from Saturday and Sunday’s action.

# analysis - Sunday 15 February, 2015

5 talking points from the weekend’s FA Cup fifth round ties

Two more Premier League sides fell to lower league opposition as Arsenal and Liverpool secured their passage through.

# analysis - Saturday 14 February, 2015

From Business ETC Opinion: What do traditional newspapers have to do to survive? Analysis

Opinion: What do traditional newspapers have to do to survive?

Dumbing down their content, pursuing ‘edgy’ stories over quality journalism, are not wise decisions, writes Paul Allen.

It’s FA Cup weekend and here are five talking points to digest before the action

Liverpool’s Selhurst demons, United’s tactical conundrum and what will change at Villa?

# analysis - Thursday 12 February, 2015

5 thoughts from the midweek Premier League action

Race for fourth hots up, Man United continue impressive form and more talking points.

# analysis - Tuesday 10 February, 2015

Should Man United take a leaf out of Tottenham’s book?

Louis van Gaal’s side have failed to convince of late, while Mauricio Pochettino’s men have flourished.

Analysis: What was Ireland’s game plan against Italy?

More accuracy from Ireland in the third quarter would have changed the complexion of Rome fixture.

# analysis - Monday 9 February, 2015

Analysis: Munster’s O’Donnell announces Ireland arrival with superb try

The openside flanker was on the end of a sweeping Ireland attack to seal victory for Joe Schmidt’s side in Rome.

Analysis: Conor Murray’s score the epitome of a Joe Schmidt team try

Using GIFs, screenshots and videos, we pick apart the first try of Ireland’s Six Nations title defence.

# analysis - Saturday 7 February, 2015

Five talking points from today’s Premier League action

City slipped up while Harry Kane starred yet again.

# analysis - Friday 6 February, 2015

Analysis: Ireland need Paul O’Connell’s lineout to be perfect in Rome

Analysis: Ireland need Paul O’Connell’s lineout to be perfect in Rome

The veteran second row was unhappy with elements of Ireland’s lineout during the November Tests.

# analysis - Thursday 5 February, 2015

Analysis: 5 trends we’ll be watching closely during the Six Nations

The jackal, maul defence, the offside line, fondness for kicking and where exactly tries are coming from.

# analysis - Wednesday 4 February, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Alan Shatter is the problem that just won’t go away Analysis

Alan Shatter is the problem that just won’t go away

Analysis: The government is struggling to move on from the scandals that engulfed the former justice minister.

# analysis - Saturday 31 January, 2015

Today’s Chelsea-City clash won’t decide the title race, but it could have a big impact

The Premier League’s top two meet in this evening’s late kick-off.

# analysis - Thursday 29 January, 2015

Is it the most worrying season yet for Irish Premier League players?

With little hope emanating from the January transfer window, what’s next for Ireland’s coterie of top-flight misfits?

# analysis - Wednesday 28 January, 2015

Analysis: Ronan O’Gara’s defence lifting Racing to new heights ROG

Analysis: Ronan O’Gara’s defence lifting Racing to new heights

The former Munster and Ireland out-half is excelling in his duties at Racing Métro.

3 talking points as Chelsea edge past Liverpool to gain place in League Cup final

Costa controversies, Balotelli’s ineptitude and more thoughts.

# analysis - Tuesday 27 January, 2015

5 talking points ahead of tonight’s Chelsea-Liverpool League Cup semi

Will Daniel Sturridge return and more thoughts ahead of the game.

From TheJournal.ie Gerry Adams just got the better of Joan Burton on last night’s Claire Byrne Live Analysis

Gerry Adams just got the better of Joan Burton on last night’s Claire Byrne Live

Analysis: While the Tánaiste was better on the economy, there’s no doubt that Adams has improved his debating.

# analysis - Monday 26 January, 2015

Analysis: Ulster’s Henderson bounds back into contention for Six Nations

The Ulsterman was dynamic on his return from injury against Leicester on Saturday.

# analysis - Wednesday 21 January, 2015

Analysis: Matt O’Connor’s Leinster beginning to show true hand

However, there will need to be further improvement if they are to win away to Wasps.

# analysis - Tuesday 20 January, 2015

Analysis: Munster’s darkest day must drive growth in attacking approach

We break down the defeat to Saracens, focusing on the kicking game, defensive lapses, handling errors and more.

# analysis - Monday 19 January, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Why no politician should ever have to do what Leo Varadkar did ever again Analysis

Why no politician should ever have to do what Leo Varadkar did ever again

Analysis: Yesterday was a seminal moment in Irish public life, but it shouldn’t be the norm.

# analysis - Sunday 18 January, 2015

3 talking points from Arsenal’s win over Manchester City

The Gunner’s organisation and concentration was immense while Santi Cazorla was inspired.

Rugby analysis app brings magic number 54 into the foreground

We spoke to Andrew Quick, creator of the fascinating Rugby Analyser 54 app.

# analysis - Saturday 17 January, 2015

Exciting Leinster team can take advantage of Castres’ lack of confidence

We’ve looked at four key areas of this evening’s Champions Cup clash at the RDS.

# analysis - Thursday 15 January, 2015

No miracles required against Saracens but Munster need smart gameplan

We take a look at the importance of the kicking game, maul control, and attacking variety.

# analysis - Tuesday 13 January, 2015

Van Gaal’s Man United no better than Moyes’ team — he has been fooling us all

The Dutchman now has an identical record to his predecessor with 37 points from 21 Premier League games

# analysis - Sunday 11 January, 2015

3 things we learned from Sunday’s Premier League action

Alexis Sanchez continues to thrill at Arsenal while Morgan Schneiderlin is the jewel in Southampton’s crown.

# analysis - Wednesday 7 January, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Analysis: If Charlie and Des taught us anything… it’s that deals can always be made Recap

Analysis: If Charlie and Des taught us anything… it’s that deals can always be made

History shows that no combination of political parties can be ruled out if the numbers stack up.

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