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# analysis - Friday 29 November, 2019

Will Man United rue not hiring Pochettino while they have the chance?
# Talking Point
# Talking Point

Will Man United rue not hiring Pochettino while they have the chance?

Nov 29th 2019, 5:45 PM 14,522 Views 21 Comments

Ole Gunnar Solskaer’s side have endured an indifferent start to the season.

# analysis - Wednesday 20 November, 2019

Analysis: Vakatawa and Ringrose's lines cleverly exploit off-guard defences
# Hidden
# Hidden

Analysis: Vakatawa and Ringrose's lines cleverly exploit off-guard defences

Nov 20th 2019, 4:49 PM 7,867 Views 1 Comment

The Racing centre was in devastating form in his side’s big win over Saracens last weekend.

# analysis - Tuesday 19 November, 2019

Have Ireland blown their best chance of qualifying?
# Talking Points
# Talking Points

Have Ireland blown their best chance of qualifying?

Nov 19th 2019, 5:00 AM 5,568 Views 9 Comments

Plus, were there signs of progress despite the disappointing result?

# analysis - Sunday 17 November, 2019

Boris Johnson is in full campaign mode - but how much Boris is too much?
# Love Him Or Hate Him
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# Love Him Or Hate Him

Boris Johnson is in full campaign mode - but how much Boris is too much?

Nov 17th 2019, 10:00 PM 15,167 Views 18 Comments

The Tory leader has been waiting for this election for some time.

# analysis - Thursday 14 November, 2019

The 17-year-old set for the biggest night of his career so far
# Talking Points
# Talking Points

The 17-year-old set for the biggest night of his career so far

Updated Nov 14th 2019, 8:30 AM 23,237 Views 16 Comments

Troy Parrott will make his Ireland senior debut against New Zealand this evening.

# analysis - Friday 1 November, 2019

We need to think more about footballers' mental health
# Analysis
# Analysis

We need to think more about footballers' mental health

Nov 1st 2019, 4:00 PM 5,632 Views 14 Comments

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
# 10/12
# 10/12

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

Oct 30th 2019, 6:00 PM 29,031 Views 16 Comments

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
# Analysis
# Analysis

Liverpool's creative midfielder dilemma

Oct 25th 2019, 7:07 PM 9,570 Views 14 Comments

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
# Early Kill
# Early Kill

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

Oct 24th 2019, 2:30 PM 10,239 Views 7 Comments

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
# Halfbacks
# Halfbacks

Analysis: Diminutive de Klerk and Davies making decisive defensive plays

Oct 23rd 2019, 12:09 PM 19,666 Views 5 Comments

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
# Dire Start
# Dire Start

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

Oct 20th 2019, 7:00 AM 17,558 Views 10 Comments

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?
# Details
# Details

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

Oct 17th 2019, 8:00 PM 37,759 Views 32 Comments

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
# Analysis
# Analysis

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

Oct 15th 2019, 10:28 PM 8,736 Views 20 Comments

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
# Analysis
# Analysis

Ireland have been hamstrung by conservatism for far too long

Oct 13th 2019, 8:00 AM 28,540 Views 43 Comments

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
# Analysis
# Analysis

Should Aaron Connolly start and more Georgia-Ireland talking points

Oct 12th 2019, 10:30 AM 5,873 Views 6 Comments

Plus, why the Georgians should not be underestimated.

# analysis - Tuesday 1 October, 2019

2019 the year when Man United-Arsenal jumped the shark
# Analysis
# Analysis

2019 the year when Man United-Arsenal jumped the shark

Oct 1st 2019, 7:00 AM 9,294 Views 8 Comments

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
# Deep Dive
# Deep Dive

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

Sep 29th 2019, 12:44 PM 20,635 Views 22 Comments

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
# Class Act
# Class Act

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

Sep 25th 2019, 5:00 PM 23,992 Views 20 Comments

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
# Ruck Stats
# Ruck Stats

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

Sep 25th 2019, 4:07 PM 9,803 Views 12 Comments

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
# In Depth
# In Depth

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

Sep 24th 2019, 3:00 PM 26,613 Views 39 Comments

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
# Transition
# Transition

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

Sep 22nd 2019, 4:12 AM 11,311 Views 1 Comment

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?
# Analysis
# Analysis

Will Frank Lampard get the patience he requires at Chelsea?

Sep 20th 2019, 4:00 PM 4,552 Views 6 Comments

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

# analysis - Tuesday 17 September, 2019

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

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

Sep 17th 2019, 6:20 AM 11,836 Views 24 Comments

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?
# Analysis
# Analysis

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

Sep 14th 2019, 7:30 AM 8,682 Views 12 Comments

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

# analysis - Friday 13 September, 2019

Larry Donnnelly: The third Democratic debate was a ho-hum night in Houston
# State Of The Race
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# State Of The Race

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

Sep 13th 2019, 1:57 PM 8,089 Views 74 Comments

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
# Talking Points
# Talking Points

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

Sep 10th 2019, 8:00 AM 22,454 Views 16 Comments

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
# Analysis
# Analysis

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

Sep 9th 2019, 8:00 PM 39,041 Views 42 Comments

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
# Talking Point
# Talking Point

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

Sep 6th 2019, 8:00 AM 29,401 Views 25 Comments

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
# Talking Points
# Talking Points

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

Sep 5th 2019, 6:00 AM 6,558 Views 11 Comments

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

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

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

Sep 5th 2019, 12:05 AM 13,956 Views 63 Comments

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

# analysis - Sunday 18 August, 2019

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

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

Aug 18th 2019, 9:30 AM 24,121 Views 82 Comments

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
# Mix It Up
# Mix It Up

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

Aug 12th 2019, 7:30 PM 26,820 Views 11 Comments

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
# World Cup Watch
# World Cup Watch

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

Jul 30th 2019, 1:32 PM 7,472 Views 24 Comments

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
# Smarts
# Smarts

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

Jul 29th 2019, 1:59 PM 9,929 Views 10 Comments

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
# Smarts
# Smarts

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

Jul 22nd 2019, 8:47 PM 23,734 Views 30 Comments

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
# Player Watch
# Player Watch

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

Jun 10th 2019, 1:53 PM 10,349 Views 13 Comments

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
# Analysis
# Analysis

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

Jun 2nd 2019, 9:00 AM 28,651 Views 83 Comments

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

# analysis - Saturday 1 June, 2019

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
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# 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

Jun 1st 2019, 12:05 AM 27,175 Views 68 Comments

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
# Talking Point
# Talking Point

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

May 30th 2019, 6:00 AM 9,548 Views 13 Comments

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
# Player Watch
# Player Watch

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

May 18th 2019, 9:00 AM 15,461 Views 10 Comments

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