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#Analysis

# analysis - Yesterday’s News

As debate over long-term future continues, Ireland must make short-term progress
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# Analysis

As debate over long-term future continues, Ireland must make short-term progress

17 hours ago 11,616 Views 11 Comments

Ciara Griffin and co. were poor in a number of areas during last weekend’s hammering by France.

# analysis - Friday 16 April, 2021

20-year-old Wall's dominant display underlines her potential for Ireland
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# Analysis

20-year-old Wall's dominant display underlines her potential for Ireland

Fri 5:32 PM 307 Views 0 Comments

The Munster flanker was superb in last weekend’s big win over Wales.

# analysis - Thursday 15 April, 2021

Liverpool's most obvious problem was exposed again last night
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# Analysis

Liverpool's most obvious problem was exposed again last night

Apr 15th 2021, 12:04 PM 37,408 Views 48 Comments

The Reds were left frustrated amid a 0-0 draw with Real Madrid at Anfield.

# analysis - Tuesday 13 April, 2021

20-year-old Wall's dominant display underlines her potential for Ireland
# Analysis
# Analysis

20-year-old Wall's dominant display underlines her potential for Ireland

Apr 13th 2021, 7:30 PM 6,990 Views 3 Comments

The Munster flanker was superb in last weekend’s big win over Wales.

# analysis - Saturday 10 April, 2021

An expansion that will cost millions or a necessity? Quarantine clashes end with 16 additions to hotel quarantine list
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From TheJournal.ie
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An expansion that will cost millions or a necessity? Quarantine clashes end with 16 additions to hotel quarantine list

Apr 10th 2021, 7:30 AM 35,836 Views 87 Comments

A week of difficult government discussions concluded with an incorporeal Cabinet meeting last night.

# analysis - Wednesday 31 March, 2021

Experienced Ireland stars show Stephen Kenny what he was missing
# Talking Points
# Talking Points

Experienced Ireland stars show Stephen Kenny what he was missing

Updated Mar 31st 2021, 8:30 AM 31,014 Views 31 Comments

While problems remain, the Boys in Green produced an improved display against Qatar on Tuesday.

# analysis - Sunday 28 March, 2021

One of the worst results in Ireland's footballing history, but here's why Stephen Kenny still deserves time
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# Analysis

One of the worst results in Ireland's footballing history, but here's why Stephen Kenny still deserves time

Mar 28th 2021, 9:00 AM 19,625 Views 47 Comments

The Irish team suffered a humiliating defeat at home to Luxembourg on Saturday night,

# analysis - Tuesday 23 March, 2021

Eddie Jones faces 'brutally honest analysis' after England's Six Nations flop
# Looking Back
# Looking Back

Eddie Jones faces 'brutally honest analysis' after England's Six Nations flop

Mar 23rd 2021, 6:51 PM 7,392 Views 7 Comments

RFU chief executive Bill Sweeney said on Tuesday no stone would be left unturned during the inquest.

# analysis - Sunday 21 March, 2021

'Something we worked on all week' - Ireland's attack cuts England apart
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# Analysis

'Something we worked on all week' - Ireland's attack cuts England apart

Mar 21st 2021, 12:00 PM 44,153 Views 23 Comments

Ireland scored excellent tries through Keith Earls and Jack Conan, and nearly had a beautiful third.

# analysis - Friday 12 March, 2021

One of the all-time Premier League greats looks set to bow out
# Talking Point
# Talking Point

One of the all-time Premier League greats looks set to bow out

Mar 12th 2021, 2:00 PM 13,935 Views 11 Comments

At 32, Sergio Aguero appears to be on the verge of a Manchester City exit.

# analysis - Tuesday 2 March, 2021

Column: 'Pontins only achieved such rapid notoriety because it targeted common Irish surnames'
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From TheJournal.ie
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Column: 'Pontins only achieved such rapid notoriety because it targeted common Irish surnames'

Mar 2nd 2021, 9:00 PM 39,115 Views 0 Comments

Two decades on from a landmark case in Britain, discrimination is still an everyday experience for Travellers, writes legal affairs journalist CJ McKinney.

# analysis - Wednesday 24 February, 2021

Bad news, delivered badly? Taoiseach defends government communications, says the message is clear
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From TheJournal.ie
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Bad news, delivered badly? Taoiseach defends government communications, says the message is clear

Feb 24th 2021, 7:00 AM 56,379 Views 142 Comments

When there is no fuel left in the tank, communication is key.

# analysis - Monday 15 February, 2021

Analysis: Ireland's attack needs to make clear progress under Mike Catt
# Clarity
# Clarity

Analysis: Ireland's attack needs to make clear progress under Mike Catt

Feb 15th 2021, 7:00 PM 15,500 Views 23 Comments

The Irish attacking effort was underwhelming against France in yesterday’s Six Nations defeat.

# analysis - Tuesday 9 February, 2021

Top carrier, tackler, passer, and jackler - Tadhg Beirne's best game yet for Ireland
# STANDOUT
# STANDOUT

Top carrier, tackler, passer, and jackler - Tadhg Beirne's best game yet for Ireland

Feb 9th 2021, 5:18 PM 20,515 Views 30 Comments

The Munster lock was superb as Ireland came up short against Wales last weekend.

# analysis - Wednesday 3 February, 2021

Analysis: Where did Ireland's 25 tries come from last year?
# Trends
# Trends

Analysis: Where did Ireland's 25 tries come from last year?

Feb 3rd 2021, 11:08 AM 10,426 Views 7 Comments

The importance of the lineout and scrum is as clear as ever.

# analysis - Sunday 24 January, 2021

Analysis: Leinster take their chance with superb set-piece score to break Munster
# Clinical
# Clinical

Analysis: Leinster take their chance with superb set-piece score to break Munster

Jan 24th 2021, 2:00 PM 7,561 Views 22 Comments

Ross Byrne had an impressive involvement as some of Leinster’s bench players made a late impact.

# analysis - Friday 15 January, 2021

Are Man United now genuine title contenders?
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# Analysis

Are Man United now genuine title contenders?

Jan 15th 2021, 8:02 PM 30,906 Views 75 Comments

After hitting a lowpoint against Tottenham, the Red Devils have improved vastly since then.

# analysis - Tuesday 12 January, 2021

How a God-fearing Ireland shamed, abandoned and punished its 'fallen' women and girls
# Analysis
From TheJournal.ie
# Analysis

How a God-fearing Ireland shamed, abandoned and punished its 'fallen' women and girls

Jan 12th 2021, 11:13 PM 42,600 Views 107 Comments

‘My mother had been conditioned to feel grateful for the sanctuary of the home as she had committed a terrible sin in having sex outside of marriage and they would take care of her bastard child, me.’

# analysis - Monday 11 January, 2021

'Unfortunately, Connacht just made the wrong decision in this case'
# Endgame
# Endgame

'Unfortunately, Connacht just made the wrong decision in this case'

Jan 11th 2021, 3:20 PM 11,030 Views 5 Comments

The final scrum offered Andy Friend’s men a 15v13 chance to win late on against Munster.

# analysis - Tuesday 5 January, 2021

'Playing like absolute giants' - How Connacht caused an upset against Leinster
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# Analysis

'Playing like absolute giants' - How Connacht caused an upset against Leinster

Jan 5th 2021, 10:49 AM 9,662 Views 16 Comments

Andy Friend’s side defended aggressively and kicked intelligently to pull off their victory in Dublin.

# analysis - Friday 18 December, 2020

Player of the year so far? Worst signing? It's the Premier League of the half-season awards
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# Analysis

Player of the year so far? Worst signing? It's the Premier League of the half-season awards

Updated Dec 18th 2020, 3:03 PM 30,061 Views 38 Comments

We assess the good and bad of this year, as the campaign approaches its halfway point.

# analysis - Sunday 6 December, 2020

The most encouraging passage of attack in Ireland's entire autumn campaign
# Green Shoots
# Green Shoots

The most encouraging passage of attack in Ireland's entire autumn campaign

Dec 6th 2020, 12:08 PM 28,183 Views 5 Comments

The sequence leading to Duncan Taylor’s yellow card gave us a glimpse of what Ireland are trying to do.

# analysis - Saturday 5 December, 2020

Fine Gael and Sinn Féin are going at it like cats and dogs - and expect it to continue
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From TheJournal.ie
# Analysis

Fine Gael and Sinn Féin are going at it like cats and dogs - and expect it to continue

Dec 5th 2020, 10:00 AM 38,556 Views 124 Comments

As long as the two parties are polling well, the strategy is unlikely to change.

# analysis - Friday 4 December, 2020

Will Liverpool's 22-year-old from Cork continue incredible journey with Premier League debut?
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# Analysis

Will Liverpool's 22-year-old from Cork continue incredible journey with Premier League debut?

Dec 4th 2020, 2:46 PM 6,589 Views 6 Comments

Caoimhín Kelleher made his Champions League bow during the week.

# analysis - Saturday 28 November, 2020

Race For Liam: The 4 teams bidding for All-Ireland hurling glory
# Semi-final Weekend
# Semi-final Weekend

Race For Liam: The 4 teams bidding for All-Ireland hurling glory

Nov 28th 2020, 8:00 AM 24,750 Views 5 Comments

Waterford, Limerick, Galway and Kilkenny are still in the hunt for the big prize.

# analysis - Friday 20 November, 2020

Has Paul Pogba reached a point of no return at Man United?
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# Analysis

Has Paul Pogba reached a point of no return at Man United?

Nov 20th 2020, 6:46 PM 8,371 Views 10 Comments

The Frenchman has been reduced to a substitute role on more than one occasion this season.

# analysis - Thursday 19 November, 2020

The late shows of composure, skill and luck that put Cork and Tipperary close to Munster glory
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# Analysis

The late shows of composure, skill and luck that put Cork and Tipperary close to Munster glory

Nov 19th 2020, 6:24 PM 9,014 Views 4 Comments

Sunday’s Munster finalists supplied the scoring goods late on to crucial effect in their semi-finals.

# analysis - Tuesday 17 November, 2020

'Gibson-Park has the potential to cause defences a huge amount of problems'
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# Analysis

'Gibson-Park has the potential to cause defences a huge amount of problems'

Nov 17th 2020, 10:26 AM 8,749 Views 13 Comments

The Ireland scrum-half came in for praise on this week’s episode of The42 Rugby Weekly Extra.

# analysis - Monday 16 November, 2020

5 talking points as Ireland suffer a familiar type of frustration
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# Analysis

5 talking points as Ireland suffer a familiar type of frustration

Nov 16th 2020, 12:02 AM 8,676 Views 8 Comments

Meanwhile, Jack Byrne ended a 35-year wait for a League of Ireland player to be capped in a competitive fixture for the Boys in Green.

# analysis - Saturday 14 November, 2020

Analysis: Lowe shows quality but Ireland's attack misses too many chances
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Analysis: Lowe shows quality but Ireland's attack misses too many chances

Nov 14th 2020, 2:58 PM 8,808 Views 0 Comments

Mike Catt’s attack delivered some real smarts off set-piece but they blew some big opportunities.

# analysis - Friday 13 November, 2020

No one ever said it was going to be easy for Stephen Kenny and Ireland
# Talking Points
# Talking Points

No one ever said it was going to be easy for Stephen Kenny and Ireland

Nov 13th 2020, 6:30 AM 6,310 Views 9 Comments

England were the far superior side on a disappointing night for Ireland at Wembley.

# analysis - Wednesday 11 November, 2020

No props on the wing, the scraps, clarity in transition - Ireland's defence checklist
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No props on the wing, the scraps, clarity in transition - Ireland's defence checklist

Nov 11th 2020, 7:00 PM 10,207 Views 5 Comments

Andy Farrell’s men will be looking to make improvements in a defensive sense in the Autumn Nations Cup.

# analysis - Monday 2 November, 2020

Stockdale shows kicking quality but errors prove costly on tough night in Paris
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# Analysis

Stockdale shows kicking quality but errors prove costly on tough night in Paris

Nov 2nd 2020, 8:29 PM 36,283 Views 49 Comments

The 24-year-old made his second start in the number 15 shirt as Andy Farrell’s side came up short.

# analysis - Sunday 1 November, 2020

How Andy Farrell's Ireland lost the crucial championship minutes in Paris
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# Analysis

How Andy Farrell's Ireland lost the crucial championship minutes in Paris

Nov 1st 2020, 11:55 AM 51,076 Views 42 Comments

The visitors made a huge call to go to touch before half-time and then conceded just after the break.

# analysis - Tuesday 27 October, 2020

Analysis: 80 seconds that show how good Ireland Women's attack can be
# Team Try
# Team Try

Analysis: 80 seconds that show how good Ireland Women's attack can be

Oct 27th 2020, 7:45 PM 4,873 Views 0 Comments

Every single player had a role in Claire Molloy’s try just before half-time against Italy.

# analysis - Sunday 25 October, 2020

Ireland's pack of jackals well suited to the refocused breakdown interpretations
# Turnovers
# Turnovers

Ireland's pack of jackals well suited to the refocused breakdown interpretations

Oct 25th 2020, 8:26 PM 11,596 Views 4 Comments

Andy Farrell was most pleased with his side’s defensive work in the big win over Italy.

# analysis - Friday 9 October, 2020

Encouraging Slovakia performance proves Kenny's credentials and shows nonsense of succession plan
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# Analysis

Encouraging Slovakia performance proves Kenny's credentials and shows nonsense of succession plan

Oct 9th 2020, 1:39 PM 29,808 Views 51 Comments

Kenny showed last night the progress he has made with his players, but it’s too little too late for Ireland’s Euros hopes.

Ireland's best performance since Euro 2016 deserved more
# Talking Points
# Talking Points

Ireland's best performance since Euro 2016 deserved more

Oct 9th 2020, 6:30 AM 10,594 Views 25 Comments

Stephen Kenny’s men were a penalty shootout away from the play-off final.

# analysis - Tuesday 6 October, 2020

Larmour and Wootton show how work-rate is a crucial part of wing play
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# Analysis

Larmour and Wootton show how work-rate is a crucial part of wing play

Oct 6th 2020, 7:00 PM 6,649 Views 1 Comment

The Leinster and Connacht wide men worked hard across the pitch to feature in tries last weekend.

# analysis - Friday 2 October, 2020

What most pundits are overlooking in the Premier League handball debate
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# Analysis

What most pundits are overlooking in the Premier League handball debate

Updated Oct 2nd 2020, 8:02 PM 26,511 Views 13 Comments

A decision at the end of the Tottenham-Newcastle game last weekend has caused much uproar.

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