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#Numbers Game

# numbers-game - Tuesday 7 March, 2017

Henderson taking 'cut-throat' analytical approach to size up his own performance

Between maths and the mechanics of a line-out, there’s plenty to keep the Ulster lock’s brain occupied.

# numbers-game - Saturday 11 February, 2017

Player ratings: How Ireland performed in the 9-try rout in Rome

That’s how to bounce back.

# numbers-game - Wednesday 8 February, 2017

'Ruthlessness' the focus for Ireland defence coach Farrell, not stats

The numbers of tries conceded are piling up for Andy Farrell, but he’s looking beyond the numbers.

# numbers-game - Saturday 4 February, 2017

Here's how we rated Ireland after a rollercoaster of a clash against Scotland

After battling back into a lead, Joe Schmidt’s men coughed up their advantage late on.

# numbers-game - Sunday 25 December, 2016

GAA Analytics Roundtable: How numbers have changed the game

We spoke with three respected performance analysts on the analytics movement in the inter-county game.

# numbers-game - Sunday 11 December, 2016

St Vincent's keep Dublin golden era going as Rhode suffer more Leinster heartbreak

The Village have lost five provincial finals since 2006.

# numbers-game - Friday 25 November, 2016

Permutations: What needs to happen for Dundalk to make the knockout stages

A second place finish in Group D of the Europa League is still possible, but they need a big favour from Zenit in Holland.

# numbers-game - Saturday 12 November, 2016

Westerners best in our Ireland v Canada player ratings

In between clashes with the All Blacks, a much-changed Ireland side ran out convincing winners over Canada.

# numbers-game - Friday 7 October, 2016

A win is a win - but the stats from last night show Ireland were lucky to get all three points

A Séamus Coleman goal was the difference between the two sides.

# numbers-game - Wednesday 28 September, 2016

From No 'understandings' or arrangements between FG and Lowry, Kenny says Thanks For The Support

No 'understandings' or arrangements between FG and Lowry, Kenny says

The Taoiseach told the Dáil today that he appreciates the support Lowry has given government.

# numbers-game - Monday 12 September, 2016

The official scorecards for GGG-Brook were pretty tight when the fight was stopped

Kell Brook was ahead on one card, and level on the other two, after the first four rounds.

# numbers-game - Tuesday 6 September, 2016

Shilton calls for Rooney to retire from international football as he closes in on his record

The former England goalkeeper won 125 caps but the Manchester United star is now just nine appearances behind him.

# numbers-game - Monday 20 June, 2016

Laois could face qualifier replay with Armagh after use of seven subs in Saturday's win

The O’Moore county have been drawn to face Clare in the next round of the qualifiers.

# numbers-game - Saturday 18 June, 2016

Permutations: What Ireland need to do to qualify for Euro 2016 knockout stages

Finishing as one of the best third-placed teams seems the most likely way of progressing.

# numbers-game - Wednesday 4 May, 2016

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Gardaí don't want any new recruits until their pay cuts are reversed

The Garda Representative Association welcomed the commitment to increasing numbers to 15,000 but said pay needs to be tackled first.

# numbers-game - Sunday 7 February, 2016

133 years of the 4, 5 and 6 Nations Championship: Can Ireland complete its first 3-in-a-row?

Most back-to-back champs have not fared well when they try for a third straight Championship.

# numbers-game - Tuesday 5 January, 2016

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Registration for census jobs closes after just four hours due to demand

By 1pm today the number had already reached 16,000.

# numbers-game - Friday 13 November, 2015

Where will Ireland’s goals come from against Bosnia?

We looked at the stats ahead of the Euro 2016 playoff games.

# numbers-game - Monday 26 October, 2015

7 key stats from the weekend’s Rugby World Cup semi-finals

Tackles, positive carries and line-out steals: every little helps.

# numbers-game - Thursday 3 September, 2015

Ireland drop in latest Fifa rankings (and Wales are officially better than England now!)

We’re 51st (just between Venezuela and Jamaica.)

# numbers-game - Saturday 29 August, 2015

Here’s how Ireland rated in a bruising battle with Wales

It was an intense and difficult day for Joe Schmidt’s men.

# numbers-game - Sunday 18 January, 2015

Rugby analysis app brings magic number 54 into the foreground

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

# numbers-game - Tuesday 6 January, 2015

Hurling teams lining out numbered 1-15 may soon be a thing of the past

Squad numbers would make it easier to recognise players, the Hurling 2020 Review Committee said today.

# numbers-game - Wednesday 24 December, 2014

# numbers-game - Monday 17 November, 2014

O’Donnell’s defence, Gilroy gains and more vital statistics from Ireland’s win over Georgia

Here’s the numbers behind the six-try, 49 – 7 victory.

# numbers-game - Sunday 9 November, 2014

O’Connell’s big 17 tackles and more vital statistics from Ireland’s win over the Springboks

While the tackle counts were impressive, the passing numbers didn’t quite match up.

# numbers-game - Wednesday 20 August, 2014

Michael Darragh Macauley calls Dublin’s competition for places ‘absolutely disgusting’

However, the current Player of the Year rejects claims the defending champions enjoy preferential treatment.

# numbers-game - Monday 7 April, 2014

The most notable stats after a mixed bag of a Heineken Cup weekend

Leinster’s missed tackles, Munster’s rucking efficiency and Ulster’s share of possession all feature.

# numbers-game - Wednesday 5 February, 2014

The most notable stats from the opening weekend of Six Nations rugby

Here are some of the more interesting figures after wins for France, Ireland and Wales in round one.

# numbers-game - Monday 20 January, 2014

The most notable stats after a thrilling weekend of Heineken Cup rugby

Here are some of the more interesting figures after three of the Irish sides enjoyed wins in Europe.

# numbers-game - Wednesday 15 January, 2014

Jelavic joins Hull, freeing up Everton number 7 for Aiden McGeady

Croatian striker signs three-and-a-half year deal at the KC Stadium.

# numbers-game - Monday 25 November, 2013

5 telling stats from an unbelievable clash with the All Blacks

Heaslip’s Trojan effort, O’Connell’s awesomeness and the All Blacks efficiency in exploiting gaps.

# numbers-game - Monday 14 October, 2013

7 prestigious awards based on this weekend’s Heineken Cup stats

Tackles, line-outs, carries and the ex we’d love to have back: here are your vital rugby statistics.

# numbers-game - Saturday 28 September, 2013

Snapshot: Anthony Nash beats 12 (!) Clare defenders for Cork’s opening goal

Unfortunately for the Rebels, Shane O’Donnell’s first-half hat-trick has Clare sitting pretty in Croker.

# numbers-game - Tuesday 10 September, 2013

Opening night losing streak drove Leinster on against Scarlets — Murphy

The blues’ back-row knows the position he’d like to play, but is happy to take the jersey he’s given for now.

# numbers-game - Saturday 6 July, 2013

How the Lions rated in their 3rd Test victory over Australia

It took them a while, but the Lions finally played some rugby in the second half of this 16-41 victory.

# numbers-game - Tuesday 20 November, 2012

Explainer: why Ireland must beat Argentina (and what happens if they don’t)

We wade through the IRB World Rankings combinations and sort out the mess so you don’t have to.

# numbers-game - Wednesday 27 June, 2012

Irish Open in numbers: the facts and figures you need to know

Put on your nerd hat and join us for a potted numerical history of the tournament.