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#Analysis

# analysis - Friday 1 November, 2019

We need to think more about footballers' mental health

The manner in which Granit Xhaka has been abused of late is unacceptable.

# analysis - Wednesday 30 October, 2019

Analysis: Ford and Farrell's inverted triangles give England superb variety

Eoin Toolan takes a look at what Eddie Jones’ 10/12 combination provides for England.

# analysis - Friday 25 October, 2019

Liverpool's creative midfielder dilemma

Jurgen Klopp continues to struggle to find the right balance for his side.

# analysis - Thursday 24 October, 2019

Analysis: The incredible ruck-to-try ratio from the World Cup quarter-finals

Performance analyst Eoin Toolan examines the try-scoring trends from last weekend’s action.

# analysis - Wednesday 23 October, 2019

Analysis: Diminutive de Klerk and Davies making decisive defensive plays

The South Africa and Wales scrum-halves are small players but often make a big impact without the ball.

# analysis - Sunday 20 October, 2019

Analysis: Ireland's abysmal opening quarter sets tone for All Blacks hammering

Needing to be cool and clinical, Ireland instead delivered their most un-Schmidt like showing.

# analysis - Thursday 17 October, 2019

Analysis: How can Ireland go about beating the All Blacks in Tokyo?

It will be fascinating to see how Joe Schmidt’s team go about attacking Richie Mo’unga off lineouts.

# analysis - Tuesday 15 October, 2019

Aaron Connolly's big night ruined, as Ireland's lack of quality catches up with them

Mick McCarthy said beforehand that he didn’t feel any great sense of belief from those in the pre-match press conference. This 90 minutes showed why, writes David Sneyd.

# analysis - Sunday 13 October, 2019

Ireland have been hamstrung by conservatism for far too long

Mick McCarthy’s side could only draw with Georgia in Tbilisi on Saturday.

# analysis - Saturday 12 October, 2019

Should Aaron Connolly start and more Georgia-Ireland talking points

Plus, why the Georgians should not be underestimated.

# analysis - Tuesday 1 October, 2019

2019 the year when Man United-Arsenal jumped the shark

Their tepid match at Old Trafford last night was a stark reminder of how far the two clubs have fallen.

# analysis - Sunday 29 September, 2019

Analysis: How Ireland gave up a 12-3 lead to be shocked by Japan

We take a look at the litany of Irish errors that allowed Japan’s brilliance to flourish.

# analysis - Wednesday 25 September, 2019

Analysis: Peerless Conor Murray's box kicking key to Ireland's big win

The scrum-half kicked 14 times against Scotland in Sunday’s World Cup clash.

Analysis: Van der Flier and tireless captain Best top Ireland's ruck charts

Joe Schmidt’s men were largely efficient with their clearouts and turned over lots of Scottish possession.

# analysis - Tuesday 24 September, 2019

Analysis: Ringrose shines as Ireland's strong defence shuts Scotland down

Ireland had a 94% tackle success rate and gave up only three linebreaks on Sunday.

# analysis - Sunday 22 September, 2019

Analysis: Stunning George Bridge try sums up the brilliance of the All Blacks

The Kiwis won the game in an incredible flurry of world-class transition play.

# analysis - Friday 20 September, 2019

Will Frank Lampard get the patience he requires at Chelsea?

The Blues face a stiff test against Liverpool this weekend amid an inconsistent start to the season.

# analysis - Tuesday 17 September, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Farmers in west, mid-west and midlands 'set to be worst hit by Brexit' Dark Clouds

Farmers in west, mid-west and midlands 'set to be worst hit by Brexit'

70% of Irish farms are heavily reliant on direct payments, a new analysis has found.

# analysis - Saturday 14 September, 2019

Could Jack Byrne become Ireland's next divisive creative player?

The Shamrock Rovers star impressed in a friendly against Bulgaria on Tuesday.

# analysis - Friday 13 September, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Larry Donnnelly: The third Democratic debate was a ho-hum night in Houston State Of The Race

Larry Donnnelly: The third Democratic debate was a ho-hum night in Houston

It was a debate with few shocks and, when the dust settled, the three frontrunnners had solidified their positions, writes Larry Donnelly.

# analysis - Tuesday 10 September, 2019

One debutant confirmed out of a possible 5 as McCarthy set to give Ireland's fringe players a chance

James Collins will make his international bow against Bulgaria tonight.

# analysis - Monday 9 September, 2019

10 seconds that show why Rob Kearney is so important to Schmidt's Ireland

The 33-year-old fullback looks to be in excellent physical condition ahead of the World Cup.

# analysis - Friday 6 September, 2019

David McGoldrick, the hero against the Swiss, is the perfect symbol for this Irish team

The Sheffield United striker scored a vital equaliser last night.

# analysis - Thursday 5 September, 2019

The strangely subdued build-up to Ireland's key qualifier

Plus, we assess the omission of Shane Long and how big a gamble it could prove to be.

From TheJournal.ie Why is the government set for a showdown in court over the findings of the PSC report? What Now?

Why is the government set for a showdown in court over the findings of the PSC report?

The government has said this week it will not be implementing the findings of the Data Protection Commissioner.

# analysis - Sunday 18 August, 2019

From TheJournal.ie FG accused of being 'out of touch' over college comments, but who wants to scrap fees and how much would it cost? Analysis

FG accused of being 'out of touch' over college comments, but who wants to scrap fees and how much would it cost?

Comments by two Fine Gael ministers this week landed them in hot water with students.

# analysis - Monday 12 August, 2019

Analysis: Ireland's clever kicking shows Schmidt is keen for more variety

The Irish scrum-halves didn’t kick a single time during the win over Italy.

# analysis - Tuesday 30 July, 2019

Analysis: Barrett and Mo'unga pose dual threat as Boks' kicking crucial

Rassie Erasmus’ side earned a draw in Wellington but have improvements to make.

# analysis - Monday 29 July, 2019

Analysis: Boks add new layer to scrum attack while Wallabies strike clinically

The All Blacks thought they knew what was coming but Rassie Erasmus’ team changed the picture.

# analysis - Monday 22 July, 2019

Analysis: Springboks' clever scrum attacks echo Schmidt's plays

Pieter-Steph du Toit made two similar linebreaks in the Boks’ win over the Wallabies.

# analysis - Monday 10 June, 2019

Even in defeat, TJ Reid gave one of his greatest ever displays yesterday

Kilkenny’s talisman almost dragged his team over the line with a sublime haul of 2-11 against Galway at Nowlan Park.

# analysis - Sunday 2 June, 2019

Despite Spurs' second-half dominance, Liverpool's Champions League triumph felt inevitable

The Reds won Europe’s premier club competition for the sixth time last night.

# analysis - Saturday 1 June, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Leo says it wasn't 'a bad day at the office after all', but swing-gate and co-living did real damage to FG Le2019

Leo says it wasn't 'a bad day at the office after all', but swing-gate and co-living did real damage to FG

Social Protection Minister Regina Doherty said there was not one issue that did the damage.

# analysis - Thursday 30 May, 2019

The best Premier League player of the last 7 years bows out with fitting farewell

Eden Hazard confirmed after the Europa League win that he was leaving Chelsea.

# analysis - Saturday 18 May, 2019

'He is as talented as there has been in the last 20 years in hurling' - The reinvention of Bubbles O'Dwyer

A closer look at how Tipperary boss Liam Sheedy has gotten the best out of mercurial forward John O’Dwyer.

# analysis - Monday 13 May, 2019

One of football's most incredible weeks has been facilitated by a dying art

A new Premier League record for goals scored in a 38-game season was set on Sunday.

# analysis - Saturday 11 May, 2019

'It's been really hard. I shouldn't have to go through that': Alex Scott opens up about social media abuse Speaking Out This post contains videos

'It's been really hard. I shouldn't have to go through that': Alex Scott opens up about social media abuse

The former England defender spoke about the abuse she received during her role as a TV analyst this season.

# analysis - Sunday 5 May, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Fresh talks hope to revive power-sharing ... but marriage equality remains a major stumbling block New Talks

Fresh talks hope to revive power-sharing ... but marriage equality remains a major stumbling block

Sinn Féin has called on the UK and Irish governments to step in and take the reins if the new round of talks fail.

# analysis - Friday 3 May, 2019

Are Liverpool destined to become one of the few great trophy-less teams?

The Reds are on course to finish the season on 97 points, but may still fall short.

# analysis - Friday 26 April, 2019

'I thought Keane was brilliant in his analysis and actually tore Neville to bits'

John Giles has also questioned Paul Pogba’s inclusion in the PFA Team of the Season.

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