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# analysis - Friday 17 September, 2021

Is this the strongest Premier League ever?
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Is this the strongest Premier League ever?

Fri 5:29 PM 6,776 Views 7 Comments

The financial might of England’s top clubs is in stark contrast with the struggles of other European sides, writes Paul Fennessy.

# analysis - Tuesday 14 September, 2021

Scoring statistics continue to haunt Mayo on the biggest stage as they chase All-Ireland title
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Scoring statistics continue to haunt Mayo on the biggest stage as they chase All-Ireland title

Tue 6:21 PM 8,133 Views 8 Comments

Goals conceded and missed continue to hurt Mayo at the final hurdle.

# analysis - Wednesday 8 September, 2021

Tactics Board: What Ireland can learn from last night's draw with Serbia
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Tactics Board: What Ireland can learn from last night's draw with Serbia

Sep 8th 2021, 5:16 PM 3,418 Views 2 Comments

Shane Keegan looks back at Tuesday’s World Cup qualifier in Dublin.

By now, debating who the Irish manager should be feels almost beside the point
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By now, debating who the Irish manager should be feels almost beside the point

Updated Sep 8th 2021, 12:00 PM 27,187 Views 40 Comments

The scrutiny of Stephen Kenny’s future has intensified in recent days.

# analysis - Thursday 2 September, 2021

Tactics Board: Ireland's youngsters did enough in Portugal to suggest there's more to come
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Tactics Board: Ireland's youngsters did enough in Portugal to suggest there's more to come

Sep 2nd 2021, 7:00 PM 5,412 Views 2 Comments

Shane Keegan breaks down last night’s bitterly disappointing loss in the Algarve.

Portugal performance shows plenty of reasons to keep faith with the Kenny project
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Portugal performance shows plenty of reasons to keep faith with the Kenny project

Updated Sep 2nd 2021, 3:02 PM 21,883 Views 22 Comments

A young Irish side came agonisingly close to upsetting Fernando Santos’ men.

# analysis - Tuesday 31 August, 2021

What's next for Afghanistan after the US withdrawal and the Taliban's takeover?
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What's next for Afghanistan after the US withdrawal and the Taliban's takeover?

Aug 31st 2021, 11:48 AM 14,331 Views 19 Comments

How to get Kabul’s airport running again, a lack of trust in the Taliban, and serious economic holes are among the main issues.

# analysis - Monday 30 August, 2021

Tactics Board: 18-year-old Elliott excels for Liverpool but Klopp frustrated by 10-man Chelsea
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Tactics Board: 18-year-old Elliott excels for Liverpool but Klopp frustrated by 10-man Chelsea

Aug 30th 2021, 1:49 PM 6,954 Views 8 Comments

Shane Keegan takes a close look at Saturday’s 1-1 draw at Anfield.

# analysis - Friday 27 August, 2021

What now for Harry Kane?
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# Talking Point

What now for Harry Kane?

Updated Aug 27th 2021, 8:03 PM 35,533 Views 28 Comments

The England striker confirmed he was staying at Tottenham earlier this week, after failing to secure a move to Man City.

# analysis - Friday 20 August, 2021

Can Ireland's Shane Duffy maintain his status as a Premier League regular?
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Can Ireland's Shane Duffy maintain his status as a Premier League regular?

Aug 20th 2021, 4:27 PM 5,229 Views 3 Comments

The defender returned to the Brighton team and produced a man-of-the-match display last week.

# analysis - Monday 16 August, 2021

Shane Keegan's Tactics Board: Espirito Santo's Spurs capitalise on Pep’s tactical inflexibility
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Shane Keegan's Tactics Board: Espirito Santo's Spurs capitalise on Pep’s tactical inflexibility

Aug 16th 2021, 3:14 PM 5,882 Views 0 Comments

The former Dundalk analyst will be breaking down the weekend’s big Premier League game this season.

# analysis - Friday 13 August, 2021

5 key questions as the new Premier League season begins
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5 key questions as the new Premier League season begins

Aug 13th 2021, 6:02 PM 4,609 Views 3 Comments

Will Virgil van Dijk retain his world-class status and other talking points.

# analysis - Monday 9 August, 2021

Video analysis: How the Springboks ground out a series win against the Lions
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Video analysis: How the Springboks ground out a series win against the Lions

Updated Aug 9th 2021, 12:03 PM 13,128 Views 4 Comments

Eoin Toolan joined Murray Kinsella in the analysis room after Saturday’s third and final Lions Test.

# analysis - Monday 12 July, 2021

Chiellini and Bonucci get the glory their careers deserve as Southgate's defensive tactics fail to pay off
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Chiellini and Bonucci get the glory their careers deserve as Southgate's defensive tactics fail to pay off

Jul 12th 2021, 5:00 AM 8,323 Views 6 Comments

Plus, the best team won, but did the superior squad lose?

# analysis - Saturday 3 July, 2021

Why do Irish fans root against England?
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Why do Irish fans root against England?

Jul 3rd 2021, 8:30 AM 16,082 Views 59 Comments

As they prepare for a quarter-final against Ukraine, some critics are tipping the Three Lions for success at Euro 2020.

# analysis - Monday 28 June, 2021

Conan and Beirne step up to showcase their skills in Lions back row
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Conan and Beirne step up to showcase their skills in Lions back row

Jun 28th 2021, 7:33 PM 10,157 Views 6 Comments

The Irish pair were impressive as Warren Gatland’s side beat Japan.

# analysis - Monday 14 June, 2021

Rugby Weekly Extra: Farrell's Ireland squad, a penalty shoot-out, and skillful forwards
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Rugby Weekly Extra: Farrell's Ireland squad, a penalty shoot-out, and skillful forwards

Jun 14th 2021, 3:06 PM 1,280 Views 0 Comments

Eoin Toolan and Murray Kinsella break down the 37-man group on The42 Rugby Weekly Extra.

# analysis - Wednesday 9 June, 2021

Disgraceful booing of players taking the knee and more Hungary-Ireland talking points
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Disgraceful booing of players taking the knee and more Hungary-Ireland talking points

Jun 9th 2021, 8:00 AM 28,741 Views 41 Comments

Tuesday night’s match in Budapest finished scoreless.

# analysis - Thursday 3 June, 2021

Kenny's relief and a 41-year-old's remarkable achievement - 3 Ireland-Andorra talking points
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Kenny's relief and a 41-year-old's remarkable achievement - 3 Ireland-Andorra talking points

Jun 3rd 2021, 9:08 PM 35,949 Views 29 Comments

Plus, Troy Parrott and Jason Knight show their potential for the future.

# analysis - Wednesday 21 April, 2021

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

Apr 21st 2021, 9:30 PM 12,886 Views 14 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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20-year-old Wall's dominant display underlines her potential for Ireland

Apr 16th 2021, 5:32 PM 320 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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Liverpool's most obvious problem was exposed again last night

Apr 15th 2021, 12:04 PM 37,470 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
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20-year-old Wall's dominant display underlines her potential for Ireland

Apr 13th 2021, 7:30 PM 7,091 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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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 36,127 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
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Experienced Ireland stars show Stephen Kenny what he was missing

Updated Mar 31st 2021, 8:30 AM 31,058 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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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 20,141 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
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# Looking Back

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

Mar 23rd 2021, 6:51 PM 7,411 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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'Something we worked on all week' - Ireland's attack cuts England apart

Mar 21st 2021, 12:00 PM 44,234 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
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One of the all-time Premier League greats looks set to bow out

Mar 12th 2021, 2:00 PM 13,943 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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Column: 'Pontins only achieved such rapid notoriety because it targeted common Irish surnames'

Mar 2nd 2021, 9:00 PM 39,280 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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Bad news, delivered badly? Taoiseach defends government communications, says the message is clear

Feb 24th 2021, 7:00 AM 56,569 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
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Analysis: Ireland's attack needs to make clear progress under Mike Catt

Feb 15th 2021, 7:00 PM 15,525 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
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# STANDOUT

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

Feb 9th 2021, 5:18 PM 20,549 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?
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Analysis: Where did Ireland's 25 tries come from last year?

Feb 3rd 2021, 11:08 AM 10,453 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
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Analysis: Leinster take their chance with superb set-piece score to break Munster

Jan 24th 2021, 2:00 PM 7,580 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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Are Man United now genuine title contenders?

Jan 15th 2021, 8:02 PM 30,920 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
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How a God-fearing Ireland shamed, abandoned and punished its 'fallen' women and girls

Jan 12th 2021, 11:13 PM 43,260 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'
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# Endgame

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

Jan 11th 2021, 3:20 PM 11,063 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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'Playing like absolute giants' - How Connacht caused an upset against Leinster

Jan 5th 2021, 10:49 AM 9,694 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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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 30,074 Views 38 Comments

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

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