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Analysis: The switch in Cluxton's kickout strategy, O'Connor's free-taking and Dublin turn the screw
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Analysis: The switch in Cluxton's kickout strategy, O'Connor's free-taking and Dublin turn the screw

Sep 18th 2017, 5:00 PM 28,219 Views 40 Comments

The42′s football analyst Rob Carroll breaks down Dublin’s All-Ireland final victory over Mayo.

Analysis: Tyrone show up with no Plan B, Mannion leads Dublin's tackling masterclass
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Analysis: Tyrone show up with no Plan B, Mannion leads Dublin's tackling masterclass

Aug 29th 2017, 12:07 PM 19,081 Views 16 Comments

The42′s football analyst Rob Carroll turns his attention towards the defending champions and their ruthless semi-final win over Tyrone.

Analysis: The problem with Kerry's sweeper - and why Mayo might need to change up their kickouts
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Analysis: The problem with Kerry's sweeper - and why Mayo might need to change up their kickouts

Aug 28th 2017, 6:42 PM 19,390 Views 19 Comments

The42′s football analyst Rob Carroll breaks down Mayo’s semi-final success against Kerry.

Analysis: Sweeper conundrum, Moran's movement, and Mayo's big gamble
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Analysis: Sweeper conundrum, Moran's movement, and Mayo's big gamble

Aug 21st 2017, 4:54 PM 20,624 Views 6 Comments

The42′s football analyst Rob Carroll breaks down Sunday’s enthralling draw between Kerry and Mayo in Croke Park.

Mayo's narrow attack, Lee Keegan v Enda Smith duel and a case for the numbers in scoring
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Mayo's narrow attack, Lee Keegan v Enda Smith duel and a case for the numbers in scoring

Jul 31st 2017, 4:57 PM 16,607 Views 11 Comments

The42′s analyst Rob Carroll looks back at yesterday’s game.

Analysis: How Stephen Cluxton has completely changed the role of a goalkeeper in the game
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Analysis: How Stephen Cluxton has completely changed the role of a goalkeeper in the game

Jul 17th 2017, 5:26 PM 20,371 Views 32 Comments

A closer look at the influence of Dublin’s brilliant leader.

Analysis: Mayo clicking again, Clare's serious progress and Aidan O'Shea finding his form
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Analysis: Mayo clicking again, Clare's serious progress and Aidan O'Shea finding his form

Jul 10th 2017, 8:30 PM 20,259 Views 18 Comments

The42′s analyst Rob Carroll takes a closer look at Saturday’s game in Ennis.

Kerry have the most potent attack in the country, and the tactics to let it shine
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Kerry have the most potent attack in the country, and the tactics to let it shine

Jul 3rd 2017, 5:00 PM 22,836 Views 29 Comments

GAA analyst Rob Carroll breaks down the talking points from a one-sided Munster football final.

Analysis: Kildare's physicality and pace key as Meath's lack of tackling and aggression prove costly
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Analysis: Kildare's physicality and pace key as Meath's lack of tackling and aggression prove costly

Jun 19th 2017, 9:39 PM 13,446 Views 1 Comment

The42′s columnist Rob Carroll takes a closer look at Saturday’s game.

Analysis: More adventure from Galway, Mayo slow and laborious, Comer the perfect target man
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Analysis: More adventure from Galway, Mayo slow and laborious, Comer the perfect target man

Jun 13th 2017, 11:50 AM 14,604 Views 4 Comments

The42′s columnist Rob Carroll takes a closer look at Sunday’s clash between Galway and Mayo.

Analysis: Cork's first-half fear, Tipp kickouts, the danger of pushing up and Collins goal creation
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Analysis: Cork's first-half fear, Tipp kickouts, the danger of pushing up and Collins goal creation

Jun 12th 2017, 2:56 PM 3,598 Views 0 Comments

The42′s columnist Rob Carroll takes a closer look on Saturday’s clash between Cork and Tipperary.

Analysis: Attacking width and Moran's power help Kerry to end Dublin hoodoo
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Analysis: Attacking width and Moran's power help Kerry to end Dublin hoodoo

Apr 10th 2017, 5:37 PM 17,702 Views 29 Comments

Kerry have proof that, for now at least, they are competitive, writes our football analyst Rob Carroll.

Analysis: Kerry's attacks and pressure on kickouts tests Dublin but decision making proves costly
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Analysis: Kerry's attacks and pressure on kickouts tests Dublin but decision making proves costly

Mar 20th 2017, 9:00 PM 17,500 Views 48 Comments

The42′s columnist Rob Carroll looks back at Saturday’s showdown.

Analysis: Putting Colm Cooper on the back foot, the McKaigue factor, Slaughtneil's high press
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Analysis: Putting Colm Cooper on the back foot, the McKaigue factor, Slaughtneil's high press

Mar 16th 2017, 3:30 PM 3,634 Views 0 Comments

The42′s columnist takes a closer look at Chrissy McKaigue’s role for Slaughtneil.

Analysis: The skill and class of Cooper and O'Leary have been key to Dr Crokes' All-Ireland club hopes
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Analysis: The skill and class of Cooper and O'Leary have been key to Dr Crokes' All-Ireland club hopes

Mar 14th 2017, 5:07 PM 10,450 Views 5 Comments

The42′s columnist Rob Carroll takes a closer look at the Kerry senior attacking duo before the All-Ireland senior club final.

Analysis: Mayo's first-half shambles and Dublin's clever attacking
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Analysis: Mayo's first-half shambles and Dublin's clever attacking

Mar 6th 2017, 5:24 PM 16,841 Views 14 Comments

The42 columnist Rob Carroll on Dublin’s dominant victory on Saturday night.

Analysis: How Tyrone's sweeper and tackling nearly ended the Dubs' unbeaten run
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Analysis: How Tyrone's sweeper and tackling nearly ended the Dubs' unbeaten run

Feb 13th 2017, 5:36 PM 14,596 Views 18 Comments

The42′s columnist Rob Carroll takes a closer look at Saturday night’s game.

Analysis: Connolly with St Vincent's - football quality, speed of thought and fear for opponents
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Analysis: Connolly with St Vincent's - football quality, speed of thought and fear for opponents

Dec 12th 2016, 4:55 PM 10,646 Views 10 Comments

The42′s columnist Rob Carroll takes a closer look at yesterday’s Leinster club final.

Analysis: Slaughtneil complete historic treble - but tactics could leave them vulnerable
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Analysis: Slaughtneil complete historic treble - but tactics could leave them vulnerable

Nov 28th 2016, 3:27 PM 14,574 Views 0 Comments

Derry club have won senior football, hurling and camogie titles in Ulster this year. How far can they go?

Analysis: Corofin benefit from kick passing as shooting costs Castlebar in Connacht club thriller
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Analysis: Corofin benefit from kick passing as shooting costs Castlebar in Connacht club thriller

Nov 14th 2016, 4:44 PM 11,982 Views 3 Comments

Analyst Rob Carroll breaks down Corofin’s victory over Castlebar Mitchels yesterday.

Analysis: Mayo goalkeeper, Dublin's movement, Keegan goal, deserved champions
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Analysis: Mayo goalkeeper, Dublin's movement, Keegan goal, deserved champions

Oct 3rd 2016, 9:30 PM 27,201 Views 17 Comments

The42.ie’s columnist Rob Carroll looks back at another superb showdown.

Analysis: Own goals, Dublin's shooting under pressure, Mayo's ferocious tackling
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Analysis: Own goals, Dublin's shooting under pressure, Mayo's ferocious tackling

Sep 19th 2016, 1:15 PM 21,949 Views 10 Comments

The42′s columnist Rob Carroll casts an eye over yesterday’s drawn All-Ireland football final.

Analysis: Kerry's long ball tactic, Cluxton's kickouts, fouls hurt Kerry, Dublin's process triumphs
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Analysis: Kerry's long ball tactic, Cluxton's kickouts, fouls hurt Kerry, Dublin's process triumphs

Aug 29th 2016, 4:40 PM 23,577 Views 18 Comments

The42′s columnist looks back at yesterday’s epic clash.

Analysis: Barry Moran's impact, patchy Mayo, key turnovers and Tipperary's brave football approach
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Analysis: Barry Moran's impact, patchy Mayo, key turnovers and Tipperary's brave football approach

Aug 22nd 2016, 5:27 PM 12,000 Views 3 Comments

Stephen Rochford’s team triumphed as Liam Kearns side fell short.

Analysis: Dublin's attacking style, Cluxton kickout influence and Dubs dabble in dark arts
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Analysis: Dublin's attacking style, Cluxton kickout influence and Dubs dabble in dark arts

Aug 9th 2016, 5:00 PM 18,640 Views 27 Comments

Columnist Rob Carroll takes a closer look at last Saturday’s game in Croke Park.

Analysis: How Mayo's intelligent attacking play took down the Ulster champions
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Analysis: How Mayo's intelligent attacking play took down the Ulster champions

Aug 8th 2016, 5:00 PM 14,311 Views 18 Comments

Rob Carroll breaks down Saturday’s All-Ireland SFC quarter-final clash at Croke Park.

Analysis: Mayo turnovers, Andy Moran is key, shaky Donegal defending, McBrearty's vital role
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Analysis: Mayo turnovers, Andy Moran is key, shaky Donegal defending, McBrearty's vital role

Aug 3rd 2016, 4:50 PM 16,751 Views 18 Comments

Football analyst Rob Carroll looks at how Mayo and Donegal can try to stop Tyrone and Dublin.

Analysis: Defensive doubts remain in spite of Tipp's historic triumph
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Analysis: Defensive doubts remain in spite of Tipp's historic triumph

Aug 1st 2016, 6:32 PM 20,541 Views 14 Comments

Liam Kearns’ men are looking ahead to the county’s first All-Ireland football semi-final in 81 years.

Analysis: How Tyrone finally wrestled back their Ulster crown from Donegal
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Analysis: How Tyrone finally wrestled back their Ulster crown from Donegal

Jul 18th 2016, 5:08 PM 16,534 Views 52 Comments

GAA analyst Rob Carroll talks us through a tactically-absorbing Ulster SFC final.

Analysis: Numbers don't add up for Roscommon but Galway let them off the hook
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Analysis: Numbers don't add up for Roscommon but Galway let them off the hook

Jul 11th 2016, 3:28 PM 22,074 Views 14 Comments

Football analyst Rob Carroll breaks down the tactical battle that led to yesterday’s Connacht final stalemate.

Analysis: Job well done for Kerry - but better counties will punish weak spots
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Analysis: Job well done for Kerry - but better counties will punish weak spots

Jul 4th 2016, 2:30 PM 13,243 Views 7 Comments

Football analyst Rob Carroll takes a closer look at how the Kingdom won their latest provincial crown.

Analysis: Hitting Dublin on the counter, dilemma for Cluxton kickouts and Meath hurt by Rock frees
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Analysis: Hitting Dublin on the counter, dilemma for Cluxton kickouts and Meath hurt by Rock frees

Jun 27th 2016, 2:29 PM 13,646 Views 2 Comments

Rob Carroll takes a closer look at yesterday’s Dublin-Meath showdown in Croke Park.

Analysis: Confused defensive shape, lack of bodies in attack – where it went wrong for Mayo
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Analysis: Confused defensive shape, lack of bodies in attack – where it went wrong for Mayo

Jun 20th 2016, 8:00 AM 17,723 Views 11 Comments

Rob Carroll breaks down Galway’s shock win over Mayo in the Connacht SFC on Saturday night.

Analysis: Better width, ineffective Laois kickouts and areas to exploit Dublin
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Analysis: Better width, ineffective Laois kickouts and areas to exploit Dublin

Jun 6th 2016, 8:00 AM 17,675 Views 7 Comments

Rob Carroll breaks down Saturday’s Leinster SFC quarter-final clash at Nowlan Park.

Analysis: Teams talk about fast counter-attacks - but Tyrone are walking the walk
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Analysis: Teams talk about fast counter-attacks - but Tyrone are walking the walk

May 23rd 2016, 5:00 PM 16,932 Views 3 Comments

GAA analyst Rob Carroll breaks down yesterday’s Ulster SFC quarter-final in Celtic Park.

Analysis: Better defence, better movement, better decisions - it all added up for ruthless Dublin
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Analysis: Better defence, better movement, better decisions - it all added up for ruthless Dublin

Apr 25th 2016, 9:25 PM 24,014 Views 19 Comments

Rob Carroll breaks down the Division 1 football final to discover how Dublin steamrolled Kerry.

Analysis: How Dublin beat the blanket defence - and why Donegal couldn't find a way through
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Analysis: How Dublin beat the blanket defence - and why Donegal couldn't find a way through

Apr 11th 2016, 5:07 PM 29,331 Views 36 Comments

Leading GAA analyst Rob Carroll starts his new column for The42 with a closer look at the second of yesterday’s league semi-finals.