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#Analysis

# analysis - Thursday 1 June, 2017

Was James McClean right to make his controversial comments?

Plus, former League duo set for momentous day and other Ireland-Mexico talking points.

Kavanagh tips Holloway to defeat Aldo 'convincingly' this weekend

The pair will meet in a featherweight title unification bout in the main event at UFC 212 in Rio de Janeiro.

# analysis - Monday 29 May, 2017

Analysis: Men against boys as Galway devour Dublin to confirm All-Ireland hurling credentials

This was impressive stuff from Galway but Dublin were desperately poor and naive in Tullamore.

# analysis - Sunday 28 May, 2017

5 talking points ahead of Dublin's Leinster SHC quarter-final showdown with Galway

The sides meet at O’Connor Park at 4pm.

# analysis - Wednesday 24 May, 2017

United deliver performance their city can be proud of and more Europa League talking points

Plus, why Marouane Fellaini has been the unsung hero in this Europa League campaign

# analysis - Monday 22 May, 2017

Analysis: Nash the catalyst as Cork's Rebel rising too much for a Tipp team lacking aggression

Cork’s defending and use of possession was much improved compared to last year’s meeting between the counties.

Zebo's sensational try shows Munster's attacking confidence is growing

Peter O’Mahony and the forwards enjoyed watching their backline rip the Ospreys apart.

# analysis - Sunday 21 May, 2017

Is it time for Wenger to go and more Premier League final day talking points

Plus, is Tottenham star Harry Kane the best striker in the Premier League?

# analysis - Friday 19 May, 2017

Judgement day for Liverpool and more Premier League talking points

Meanwhile, ‘one of the world’s best’ Harry Kane is set to claim the Golden Boot.

# analysis - Thursday 11 May, 2017

Fear-driven Man United stumble over the line and other Europa League talking points Analysis This post contains videos

Fear-driven Man United stumble over the line and other Europa League talking points

Plus, why the Red Devils should be wary of 19-year-old Ajax starlet Kasper Dolberg.

# analysis - Wednesday 10 May, 2017

Has Isco supplanted Gareth Bale and more Champions League talking points

Plus, is Gianluigi Buffon the greatest goalkeeper ever?

Schmidt's Ireland get negotiable RWC19 pool but demanding quarter-final awaits

New Zealand or South Africa are the likely opponents if Ireland get through their pool.

# analysis - Monday 8 May, 2017

The kick pass is king and Beauden Barrett is king of the kick pass

The Lions better watch out.

# analysis - Sunday 7 May, 2017

Did Tottenham 'bottle' it and more Premier League talking points

Plus, will Jose Mourinho regret his bold move following Man United’s loss to Arsenal?

# analysis - Friday 5 May, 2017

Big games in the race for the title and survival and more Premier League talking points

Plus, Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool can take a big step towards Champions League qualification.

# analysis - Wednesday 3 May, 2017

Juventus' remarkable defensive stat and more Champions League talking points

Plus, why Cristiano Ronaldo deserves more respect from Real Madrid fans.

# analysis - Monday 1 May, 2017

Man United make history in bittersweet fashion and more Premier League talking points

Plus, could Tottenham dominate English football in years to come?

# analysis - Wednesday 26 April, 2017

Analysis: 4 minutes that sum up Saracens' brilliance against Munster

In an utterly absorbing passage of play, Saracens killed off the Champions Cup semi-final.

The Rugby Show: Eddie O'Sullivan on Munster's attack and Leinster's regrets Analysis This post contains videos

The Rugby Show: Eddie O'Sullivan on Munster's attack and Leinster's regrets

The former Ireland head coach looks back on the Irish provinces’ semi-final defeat in Europe.

# analysis - Monday 24 April, 2017

Analysis: How Galway's defensive brilliance obliterated Tipperary's league title dreams

Confirmation, if needed, yesterday that Galway are genuine All-Ireland contenders.

# analysis - Friday 21 April, 2017

Analysis: Lancaster leads shift in Leinster's unstructured attacking mindset

The senior coach has encouraged the province to see turnovers as try-scoring opportunities.

# analysis - Wednesday 19 April, 2017

Big changes required at Barca and more Champions League talking points

Plus, why French starlets could dominate European football for years to come.

# analysis - Friday 14 April, 2017

How Man United must rue Eden Hazard snub and other Premier League talking points

Also, Tottenham’s title credentials will only grow if they keep Mauricio Pochettino and how did it come to this for David Moyes?

# analysis - Tuesday 11 April, 2017

Analysis: Brothers Jordie and Beauden Barrett creating magic for the Canes

The brothers have been in superb form in Super Rugby and look certain to play together for the All Blacks.

# analysis - Monday 10 April, 2017

Analysis: Attacking width and Moran's power help Kerry to end Dublin hoodoo

Kerry have proof that, for now at least, they are competitive, writes our football analyst Rob Carroll.

# analysis - Sunday 9 April, 2017

The Premier League's most underrated player and more talking points from the weekend's action

Heung Min Son is in the form of his life for Spurs.

# analysis - Wednesday 5 April, 2017

Chelsea's defensive masterclass and more Premier League talking points

Plus, Jose Mourinho not helping Man United’s lacklustre attack.

# analysis - Tuesday 4 April, 2017

Analysis: Munster and Leinster show exciting intent on kick return attack

Jack Conan scored a try on kick return against Wasps, while Munster created pressure for Toulouse.

# analysis - Monday 3 April, 2017

Analysis: Nacewa's brilliant team try underlines the quality of Leinster's attack

Isa Nacewa’s first-half try highlights many of the positives in Leinster’s attacking play.

# analysis - Saturday 1 April, 2017

Referees not learning from Coleman incident and more Premier League talking points

There were some ill-tempered moments in today’s Merseyside Derby.

# analysis - Friday 31 March, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Questions, unanswered: Scandals are 'at best, incompetence and, at worst, deception' Scandal

Questions, unanswered: Scandals are 'at best, incompetence and, at worst, deception'

Although many questions were asked, few were answered.

# analysis - Wednesday 29 March, 2017

A proud night for the son of a Kerry GAA legend and more Ireland-Iceland talking points

John Egan was one of four Ireland debutants last night, with Daryl Horgan, Andy Boyle and Conor Hourihane also making their international bows.

# analysis - Tuesday 28 March, 2017

A momentous night for LOI alumni and more Ireland-Iceland talking points Analysis This post contains videos

A momentous night for LOI alumni and more Ireland-Iceland talking points

Plus, can Conor Hourihane be Wes Hoolahan’s long-term successor?

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An open and transparent garda briefing full of unanswered questions

The Commissioner told reporters yesterday she had heard the “disquiet” around the force’s latest scandal.

# analysis - Saturday 25 March, 2017

A night in which football felt secondary

5 talking points from Friday’s controversy-filled World Cup qualifier between Ireland and Wales.

# analysis - Friday 24 March, 2017

Carolan a smart addition for Connacht but leaves U20s in promising place

The former Connacht back will be part of Kieran Keane’s coaching staff next season.

# analysis - Monday 20 March, 2017

The42 Rugby Show: derailing England and a mixed Six Nations for Ireland

Lynne Cantwell joined Murrray Kinsella for a live chat.

Analysis: Ireland's winning try against England comes from fitting source

The Irish lineout and maul were superb in victory over Eddie Jones’ side.

Analysis: Jared Payne adds another dimension to Ireland's attack

The Ulsterman showed his attacking quality from fullback against England.

# analysis - Friday 17 March, 2017

Mourinho's mind games, Koeman's efficiency and more Premier League talking points

Elsewhere, it may go against their beliefs but a runners-up spot will provide some refuge for Guardiola and Klopp.