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Dublin: 12 °C Saturday 21 October, 2017


# analysis - Yesterday’s News

Is the title down to a 2-horse race already and more Premier League talking points

Plus, why results, not style, is what will ultimately define Mourinho’s United.

# analysis - Wednesday 18 October, 2017

The hype is justified in magnificent Man City and more Champions League talking points

Elsewhere, the jury is out on Serge Aurier and Maribor gambled with a high-risk approach and were humiliated.

# analysis - Saturday 14 October, 2017

Man United's negative tactics and more Premier League talking points

Plus. why Christian Eriksen is one of English football’s most underrated players.

Henshaw flourishes at 13, Ryan's European debut and more talking points from the RDS

Leinster are up and running in Pool 3.

Ulster end opening game hoodoo, Stockdale stars and more talking points

The northern province beat Wasps 19-9 at Kingspan Stadium on Friday night.

# analysis - Friday 13 October, 2017

Man United are 'going to hell' this weekend

Plus, were Pep Guardiola’s provocative comments unfair on Tottenham and more Premier League talking points.

# analysis - Monday 9 October, 2017

Which teams could Ireland potentially face in the World Cup play-offs?

Martin O’Neill’s outfit will be one of the four unseeded teams in the draw.

# analysis - Saturday 7 October, 2017

How Ukraine-Croatia could be vital to Ireland's qualifying hopes and more talking points

Plus, Sean Maguire’s dream year continues.

# analysis - Friday 6 October, 2017

Who can lift goal-shy Ireland and more talking points ahead of tonight's crucial game

The Boys in Green have struggled in front of goal at times in the campaign

# analysis - Saturday 30 September, 2017

The redemption of Marouane Fellaini and more Premier League talking points

Meanwhile Man City earn seismic win at Stamford Bridge and Tottenham’s incredible form away from home.

# analysis - Friday 29 September, 2017

How badly will Sergio Aguero's absence impact on Man City's title aspirations?

Chelsea v Man City and more talking points ahead of this weekend’s Premier League action.

# analysis - Thursday 28 September, 2017

Former rugby players suffer joint, bone problems - study

The participants were on average 60 years old, and they had played rugby for an average 20 years.

# analysis - Wednesday 27 September, 2017

Brendan Rodgers has taken Celtic up a level and more Champions League talking points

Plus, Manchester United’s Romelu Lukaku already looking a wise investment.

Liverpool's attack - not their defence - lets them down

Four talking points on another eventful night of Champions League action

# analysis - Monday 25 September, 2017

Player Watch: Inside the devastating All-Ireland final performance of Noelle Healy

We take a closer look at Healy’s impact yesterday.

# analysis - Saturday 23 September, 2017

Same issues continue to plague Liverpool, candy Kane and more Premier League talking points

Also, Mourinho’s United grind out the win while Oumar Niasse’s contribution to Everton says a lot about their issues.

# analysis - Friday 22 September, 2017

Irish underage starlet could return and more Premier League talking points

Declan Rice could be back in the West Ham side as they prepare to face Tottenham this weekend.

# analysis - Monday 18 September, 2017

Are 'the old Manchester United' finally back?

With 13 points from a possible 15, Jose Mourinho’s side have started the Premier League season in impressive fashion.

Analysis: The switch in Cluxton's kickout strategy, O'Connor's free-taking and Dublin turn the screw

The42′s football analyst Rob Carroll breaks down Dublin’s All-Ireland final victory over Mayo.

# analysis - Sunday 17 September, 2017

Arsenal can cope without luxury players and more Premier League talking points

Plus David Luiz’s sending off and pressure mounting on Ronald Koeman’s shoulders.

Ciaran Kilkenny as point guard: How basketball has transformed Dublin's style of play

The cross-sport pollination from hoops to Gaelic football will be on show in Croke Park later today.

# analysis - Saturday 16 September, 2017

Are Southampton better with Shane Long and more Premier League talking points

Plus, Liverpool’s struggles against the weaker teams continue.

# analysis - Friday 15 September, 2017

Reunions aplenty as Man United take on Everton and more Premier League talking points

Wayne Rooney and Romelu Lukaku both come up against their respective former employers this weekend.

# analysis - Thursday 14 September, 2017

Liverpool's defensive woes and more Champions League talking points

Plus, Tottenham finally enjoy a big win at Wembley.

# analysis - Sunday 10 September, 2017

Analysis: The 25 minutes that may have cost Ireland a World Cup spot

The Boys in Green face an uphill task to qualify for Russia after the results of the past week.

# analysis - Saturday 9 September, 2017

Mourinho's handshake snub and more Premier League talking points

Plus, Chelsea must stamp out disgraceful antisemitic chants aimed at Tottenham fans.

# analysis - Wednesday 6 September, 2017

Ireland show remarkable heart but little quality as World Cup hopes diminish

Four talking points as Serbia strike a major blow to the Boys in Green’s aim of reaching Russia.

# analysis - Monday 4 September, 2017

Analysis: Galway deserving All-Ireland winners as Waterford system buckles under intense heat

The Tribesmen were deserving winners of this September decider.

# analysis - Saturday 2 September, 2017

'Hoolahan is a key factor in all of this and it's a statement by the manager when he doesn't play'

The RTÉ Panel were unimpressed by the Norwich star’s absence from proceedings this evening.

The worst performance of the Martin O'Neill era and more Georgia-Ireland talking points

Plus, where the result leaves the Boys in Green’s qualification hopes.

Is Robbie Brady back to his best and more Georgia-Ireland talking points

The Burnley star has struggled to recapture his Euro 2016 form for the Boys in Green.

# analysis - Tuesday 29 August, 2017

Analysis: Tyrone show up with no Plan B, Mannion leads Dublin's tackling masterclass

The42′s football analyst Rob Carroll turns his attention towards the defending champions and their ruthless semi-final win over Tyrone.

# analysis - Monday 28 August, 2017

Analysis: The problem with Kerry's sweeper - and why Mayo might need to change up their kickouts

The42′s football analyst Rob Carroll breaks down Mayo’s semi-final success against Kerry.

# analysis - Wednesday 23 August, 2017

The Rugby Show: Reflecting on a hard-fought, but disappointing World Cup for Ireland

Lynne Cantwell joined us to trace out the next steps for this team and women’s rugby in Ireland.

# analysis - Tuesday 22 August, 2017

Carragher-Neville debate reflects how football's perception of play-acting is changing

Everton youngster Dominic Calvert-Lewin was the centre of controversy during last night’s match with Man City.

# analysis - Monday 21 August, 2017

Analysis: Sweeper conundrum, Moran's movement, and Mayo's big gamble

The42′s football analyst Rob Carroll breaks down Sunday’s enthralling draw between Kerry and Mayo in Croke Park.

# analysis - Saturday 19 August, 2017

Man United's title challenge and more Premier League talking points

Elsewhere Liverpool had to battle hard for their first win of the season, while recently promoted Brighton suffered another deflating defeat.

# analysis - Friday 18 August, 2017

Two title contenders go head-to-head and more Premier League talking points

Plus, there will be a meeting of the big summer spenders on Monday night.

# analysis - Tuesday 15 August, 2017

Opinion: In defence of Scott Hogan's belated decision to declare for Ireland

There has been a mixed reaction to confirmation today that Aston Villa star was applying for an Irish passport.

# analysis - Monday 14 August, 2017

Analysis: Waterford's homework done, Cork's strengths nullified, game-changing moments

Waterford showed composure and maturity to kill off the challenge of 14-man Cork.

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