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#Analysis

# 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?

Comments by two Fine Gael ministers this week landed them in hot water with students.

# analysis - Monday 12 August, 2019

From The42 Analysis: Ireland's clever kicking shows Schmidt is keen for more variety Mix It Up

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

The Irish scrum-halves didn’t kick a single time during the win over Italy.

# analysis - Tuesday 30 July, 2019

From The42 Analysis: Barrett and Mo'unga pose dual threat as Boks' kicking crucial World Cup Watch

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

Rassie Erasmus’ side earned a draw in Wellington but have improvements to make.

# analysis - Monday 29 July, 2019

From The42 Analysis: Boks add new layer to scrum attack while Wallabies strike clinically Smarts

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

The All Blacks thought they knew what was coming but Rassie Erasmus’ team changed the picture.

# analysis - Monday 22 July, 2019

From The42 Analysis: Springboks' clever scrum attacks echo Schmidt's plays Smarts

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

Pieter-Steph du Toit made two similar linebreaks in the Boks’ win over the Wallabies.

# analysis - Monday 10 June, 2019

From The42 Even in defeat, TJ Reid gave one of his greatest ever displays yesterday Player Watch

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

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

From The42 Despite Spurs' second-half dominance, Liverpool's Champions League triumph felt inevitable Analysis

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

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

Social Protection Minister Regina Doherty said there was not one issue that did the damage.

# analysis - Thursday 30 May, 2019

From The42 The best Premier League player of the last 7 years bows out with fitting farewell Talking Point

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

Eden Hazard confirmed after the Europa League win that he was leaving Chelsea.

# analysis - Saturday 18 May, 2019

From The42 'He is as talented as there has been in the last 20 years in hurling' - The reinvention of Bubbles O'Dwyer Player Watch

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

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

# analysis - Monday 13 May, 2019

From The42 One of football's most incredible weeks has been facilitated by a dying art Talking Point

One of football's most incredible weeks has been facilitated by a dying art

A new Premier League record for goals scored in a 38-game season was set on Sunday.

# analysis - Saturday 11 May, 2019

From The42 'It's been really hard. I shouldn't have to go through that': Alex Scott opens up about social media abuse Speaking Out This post contains videos

'It's been really hard. I shouldn't have to go through that': Alex Scott opens up about social media abuse

The former England defender spoke about the abuse she received during her role as a TV analyst this season.

# analysis - Sunday 5 May, 2019

Fresh talks hope to revive power-sharing ... but marriage equality remains a major stumbling block

Sinn Féin has called on the UK and Irish governments to step in and take the reins if the new round of talks fail.

# analysis - Friday 3 May, 2019

From The42 Are Liverpool destined to become one of the few great trophy-less teams? Talking Point

Are Liverpool destined to become one of the few great trophy-less teams?

The Reds are on course to finish the season on 97 points, but may still fall short.

# analysis - Friday 26 April, 2019

From The42 'I thought Keane was brilliant in his analysis and actually tore Neville to bits' Analysis

'I thought Keane was brilliant in his analysis and actually tore Neville to bits'

John Giles has also questioned Paul Pogba’s inclusion in the PFA Team of the Season.

# analysis - Tuesday 23 April, 2019

From The42 Analysis: How Saracens took away Tadhg Beirne's jackal threat Breakdown

Analysis: How Saracens took away Tadhg Beirne's jackal threat

The Munster lock was left frustrated in Coventry on Saturday.

From The42 Analysis: James Lowe's try showcases Cullen's Leinster at their best Irresistible

Analysis: James Lowe's try showcases Cullen's Leinster at their best

Over the course of nine phases, 13 of the 15 players touched the ball.

# analysis - Thursday 18 April, 2019

From The42 Pep Guardiola's big gamble costs City after an unforgettable Champions League night Talking Point

Pep Guardiola's big gamble costs City after an unforgettable Champions League night

The decision not to play Kevin De Bruyne in the first leg came back to haunt the Etihad outfit.

# analysis - Wednesday 17 April, 2019

From The42 Man United paying the price for years of behind-the-scenes ineptitude Talking Point

Man United paying the price for years of behind-the-scenes ineptitude

The Red Devils were outclassed by a far superior Barcelona outfit last night.

# analysis - Friday 5 April, 2019

From The42 How Fulham spent over €100 million and were still relegated with 5 games to spare Analysis

How Fulham spent over €100 million and were still relegated with 5 games to spare

Some costly errors in recruitment have led to a dire season for the Cottagers.

# analysis - Tuesday 2 April, 2019

From The42 Inside O'Shea's dominant midfield display and his growing partnership with Ruane Player Watch

Inside O'Shea's dominant midfield display and his growing partnership with Ruane

Mayo’s centre-field pair were hugely influential in their Division 1 final defeat of Kerry.

From The42 Analysis: Conan continues to press Ireland claims with sensational showing Game Breaker

Analysis: Conan continues to press Ireland claims with sensational showing

The Leinster number eight was man of the match against Ulster in the Champions Cup quarter-finals.

# analysis - Monday 1 April, 2019

From The42 Analysis: Two clever Keith Earls tries seal Munster's place in the semi-finals Clinical

Analysis: Two clever Keith Earls tries seal Munster's place in the semi-finals

There was intelligence in the build-up to both scores from Johann van Graan’s team.

From The42 Analysis: How outstanding Ulster almost shocked reigning champions Leinster So Close

Analysis: How outstanding Ulster almost shocked reigning champions Leinster

Dan McFarland’s side were brilliant but came up just short in Dublin on Saturday night.

# analysis - Thursday 28 March, 2019

From The42 Why Louis van Gaal's Ole Gunnar Solskjaer criticism is unfair Analysis

Why Louis van Gaal's Ole Gunnar Solskjaer criticism is unfair

The Dutch coach has suggested Man United’s style under the Norwegian was not especially dissimilar to Jose Mourinho’s.

# analysis - Tuesday 26 March, 2019

From The42 Player Watch: How Tyrone turned McShane into full-forward wrecking ball Analysis

Player Watch: How Tyrone turned McShane into full-forward wrecking ball

Cathal McShane has scored 1-11 in his last four games but his contribution runs far deeper than that.

From The42 Ireland v Georgia talking points: Delaney controversy threatens to overshadow qualifier Analysis

Ireland v Georgia talking points: Delaney controversy threatens to overshadow qualifier

Off-the-field issues have dominated the headlines in recent days.

# analysis - Saturday 23 March, 2019

From The42 5 talking points from Ireland's unconvincing win over Gibraltar Analysis This post contains videos

5 talking points from Ireland's unconvincing win over Gibraltar

The Boys in Green struggled amid difficult conditions against the lowest seeded team in Group D.

# analysis - Monday 11 March, 2019

From The42 Analysis: Stander pass sends Earls in for another Schmidt set-piece strike Inside Job

Analysis: Stander pass sends Earls in for another Schmidt set-piece strike

The Munster back row delivered the scoring pass in what he called ‘a real team try.’

From The42 'I thought I was in!' - Larmour continuing to learn as he shows off dancing feet Review

'I thought I was in!' - Larmour continuing to learn as he shows off dancing feet

The 21-year-old benefitted from 80 minutes at fullback in the absence of Rob Kearney.

# analysis - Monday 4 March, 2019

From The42 Quade Cooper is back in Super Rugby and the early signs are exciting Analysis

Quade Cooper is back in Super Rugby and the early signs are exciting

The 30-year-old is already on Michael Cheika’s Wallabies radar.

# analysis - Wednesday 27 February, 2019

From The42 Analysis: How has Johnny Sexton been playing in the Six Nations? 10

Analysis: How has Johnny Sexton been playing in the Six Nations?

The 33-year-old has provided quality at times but has been frustrated overall.

# analysis - Tuesday 26 February, 2019

From The42 Analysis: How has Conor Murray been playing in the Six Nations? Nine

Analysis: How has Conor Murray been playing in the Six Nations?

The 29-year-old is not quite at his best but the concern around him has been exaggerated.

# analysis - Saturday 23 February, 2019

Long identified as staunch friends of Israel, Democrats are now being accused of anti-semitism

The claims have echoes of those against Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour.

# analysis - Tuesday 12 February, 2019

From The42 Analysis: Outstanding Caplice and Lyons lead the way for Ireland Women Hurt

Analysis: Outstanding Caplice and Lyons lead the way for Ireland Women

The tighthead prop and blindside flanker were superb in the win over Scotland.

# analysis - Monday 11 February, 2019

From The42 Analysis: How did Joey Carbery play after replacing Johnny Sexton? 10

Analysis: How did Joey Carbery play after replacing Johnny Sexton?

The 23-year-old came on for Sexton in the first half of Ireland’s win over Scotland.

# analysis - Sunday 10 February, 2019

From The42 Analysis: The latest Joe Schmidt special sees Stockdale scorch past Scots Detail

Analysis: The latest Joe Schmidt special sees Stockdale scorch past Scots

Ireland scored a stunning try on the second phase of a lineout attack in Edinburgh.

# analysis - Tuesday 5 February, 2019

From The42 Analysis: Ireland slip with the little details that make a big difference in attack Ball In Hand

Analysis: Ireland slip with the little details that make a big difference in attack

Joe Schmidt’s side missed a glaring opportunity with the game still in the balance.

# analysis - Sunday 3 February, 2019

From The42 Analysis: Ireland's nightmare opening minutes set tone in Dublin defeat Setback

Analysis: Ireland's nightmare opening minutes set tone in Dublin defeat

Joe Schmidt’s men were sluggish from the off as England struck powerfully and intelligently.

# analysis - Saturday 26 January, 2019

Ian Paisley Jr may be indestructible but he's increasingly becoming a sideshow

Revelations about the MP have been piling up of late.

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