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# 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 39,309 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 56,590 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 15,527 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 20,552 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 10,457 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 7,583 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 30,923 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 43,342 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 11,065 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 9,701 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 30,074 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 28,198 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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Fine Gael and Sinn Féin are going at it like cats and dogs - and expect it to continue

Dec 5th 2020, 10:00 AM 38,597 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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Will Liverpool's 22-year-old from Cork continue incredible journey with Premier League debut?

Dec 4th 2020, 2:46 PM 6,607 Views 7 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 24,793 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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Has Paul Pogba reached a point of no return at Man United?

Nov 20th 2020, 6:46 PM 8,389 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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The late shows of composure, skill and luck that put Cork and Tipperary close to Munster glory

Nov 19th 2020, 6:24 PM 9,034 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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'Gibson-Park has the potential to cause defences a huge amount of problems'

Nov 17th 2020, 10:26 AM 8,767 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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5 talking points as Ireland suffer a familiar type of frustration

Nov 16th 2020, 12:02 AM 8,689 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 8,816 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 6,342 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 10,217 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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Stockdale shows kicking quality but errors prove costly on tough night in Paris

Nov 2nd 2020, 8:29 PM 36,305 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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How Andy Farrell's Ireland lost the crucial championship minutes in Paris

Nov 1st 2020, 11:55 AM 51,083 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 4,884 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 11,607 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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Encouraging Slovakia performance proves Kenny's credentials and shows nonsense of succession plan

Oct 9th 2020, 1:39 PM 29,824 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 10,645 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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Larmour and Wootton show how work-rate is a crucial part of wing play

Oct 6th 2020, 7:00 PM 6,657 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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What most pundits are overlooking in the Premier League handball debate

Updated Oct 2nd 2020, 8:02 PM 26,527 Views 13 Comments

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

# analysis - Friday 25 September, 2020

Can Aaron Connolly succeed where most Irish strikers struggle?
# Talking Point
# Talking Point

Can Aaron Connolly succeed where most Irish strikers struggle?

Sep 25th 2020, 4:39 PM 11,352 Views 1 Comment

The 20-year-old Galway native was on target against Newcastle last weekend.

# analysis - Sunday 20 September, 2020

How Leinster were left with an insurmountable hill to climb against Saracens
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How Leinster were left with an insurmountable hill to climb against Saracens

Sep 20th 2020, 11:10 AM 10,217 Views 33 Comments

Sloppy errors, aerial losses, maul failings, scrum penalties, and a brilliant Sarries try were all involved.

Seven scrum pens and five misses in the 22 - Leinster left with big regrets
# Woes
# Woes

Seven scrum pens and five misses in the 22 - Leinster left with big regrets

Sep 20th 2020, 7:45 AM 12,391 Views 44 Comments

Saracens’ pack dominated Leo Cullen’s men up front in an impressive performance.

# analysis - Friday 18 September, 2020

Can a familiar face bail out Mourinho and Spurs?
# Talking Point
# Talking Point

Can a familiar face bail out Mourinho and Spurs?

Sep 18th 2020, 3:37 PM 6,913 Views 2 Comments

Gareth Bale is set to re-join the North London club.

# analysis - Monday 14 September, 2020

How Leinster's relentless defence shut Ulster down after a promising start
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How Leinster's relentless defence shut Ulster down after a promising start

Sep 14th 2020, 2:10 PM 21,173 Views 17 Comments

Leo Cullen’s men retained their Guinness Pro14 title with an excellent defensive performance.

# analysis - Thursday 10 September, 2020

Will Jose Mourinho's conservatism impede Matt Doherty? Graeme Souness doesn't think so
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Will Jose Mourinho's conservatism impede Matt Doherty? Graeme Souness doesn't think so

Sep 10th 2020, 10:01 PM 10,428 Views 5 Comments

The Sky Sports pundit also believes Liverpool are favourites to win this year’s Premier League.

# analysis - Monday 7 September, 2020

Sexton and Connors set the tone as Leinster's defence smothers Munster
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Sexton and Connors set the tone as Leinster's defence smothers Munster

Sep 7th 2020, 9:30 PM 25,955 Views 23 Comments

Stuart Lancaster’s charges shut down Munster’s early attempts to get a foothold in the game.

The biggest challenge of the Stephen Kenny era is already obvious
# New Dawn
# New Dawn

The biggest challenge of the Stephen Kenny era is already obvious

Sep 7th 2020, 5:07 PM 44,952 Views 25 Comments

Plus, more talking points from the Ireland manager’s first two games in charge.

# analysis - Sunday 6 September, 2020

McFarland's Ulster keep the faith in collective speed and ball-handling skill
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McFarland's Ulster keep the faith in collective speed and ball-handling skill

Sep 6th 2020, 2:30 PM 6,899 Views 2 Comments

The northern province stuck to their philosophy as they mounted a dramatic comeback last night.

# analysis - Saturday 5 September, 2020

Leinster have the classier touches in contrast to blunt, predictable Munster
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Leinster have the classier touches in contrast to blunt, predictable Munster

Sep 5th 2020, 10:24 AM 12,341 Views 40 Comments

The southern province were second best in the kicking game as they suffered another semi-final defeat.