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#Analysis

# analysis - Sunday 2 October, 2022

Top scorer? Most appearances? Analysing Ireland's last 8 games under Stephen Kenny
# Looking Back
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# Looking Back

Top scorer? Most appearances? Analysing Ireland's last 8 games under Stephen Kenny

Updated Sun 3:10 PM 14,023 Views 6 Comments

The Boys in Green have had some mixed results in recent times.

# analysis - Wednesday 28 September, 2022

How 23 seconds of apathy was catalyst for a fragile Ireland meltdown
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From The42
# Analysis

How 23 seconds of apathy was catalyst for a fragile Ireland meltdown

Sep 28th 2022, 2:46 PM 19,079 Views 22 Comments

Examining the build-up to a reckless two-minute spell that has raised yet more questions about this side.

# analysis - Tuesday 27 September, 2022

Analysis: How Jason Jenkins has made an immediate impact at Leinster
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From The42
# Analysis

Analysis: How Jason Jenkins has made an immediate impact at Leinster

Sep 27th 2022, 6:05 PM 10,561 Views 7 Comments

Much of the towering lock’s best rugby comes in the darker corners of games: mauls, scrums and rucks.

# analysis - Saturday 24 September, 2022

Ireland lose initiative with no room for error to avoid relegation
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From The42
# Analysis

Ireland lose initiative with no room for error to avoid relegation

Sep 24th 2022, 10:14 PM 6,824 Views 8 Comments

There is no time to sulk – Ireland need to deliver a performance and a win against Armenia.

# analysis - Thursday 22 September, 2022

'Historic' shift for Northern Ireland but what do the Census findings tell us about its future?
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# Analysis

'Historic' shift for Northern Ireland but what do the Census findings tell us about its future?

Sep 22nd 2022, 4:34 PM 14,746 Views 25 Comments

The concept of a Protestant State for a Protestant people has ‘evaporated’, one expert said.

# analysis - Wednesday 21 September, 2022

Munster's biggest frustrations and what's their best centre pairing?
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

Munster's biggest frustrations and what's their best centre pairing?

Sep 21st 2022, 9:39 PM 23,023 Views 15 Comments

Eoin Toolan and Murray Kinsella did a deep dive on Munster’s defeat to Cardiff on The42 Rugby Weekly Extra.

Tom Clonan: Putin has made another strategic blunder but this is a dangerous moment
# Analysis
# Analysis

Tom Clonan: Putin has made another strategic blunder but this is a dangerous moment

Sep 21st 2022, 8:34 PM 61,331 Views 32 Comments

The security analyst looks at the Russian president’s latest move and the level of threat he now poses.

# analysis - Monday 5 September, 2022

From the energy crisis to the never-ending Brexit saga - the challenges facing the new UK PM
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From the energy crisis to the never-ending Brexit saga - the challenges facing the new UK PM

Sep 5th 2022, 11:45 AM 9,724 Views 5 Comments

Christina McSorley of the BBC’s politics Westminster team on what lies in store for the new occupant of Number 10 Downing Street.

# analysis - Wednesday 24 August, 2022

Casey on Boxing: The duality of Anthony Joshua, and his exciting-looking third act
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

Casey on Boxing: The duality of Anthony Joshua, and his exciting-looking third act

Updated Aug 24th 2022, 12:03 PM 21,498 Views 9 Comments

Gavan Casey explores what might be next for Joshua following back-to-back defeats to Usyk.

# analysis - Monday 22 August, 2022

Analysis: Ireland's promising young guns show instinctive skills in Japan
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

Analysis: Ireland's promising young guns show instinctive skills in Japan

Aug 22nd 2022, 7:30 PM 3,653 Views 1 Comment

Dannah O’Brien, Méabh Deely, Aoife Dalton, and Natasja Behan all started the big win over Japan.

# analysis - Monday 1 August, 2022

Meath Magic, Kerry patches and what's next? - All-Ireland final talking points
# Royals Rule
From The42
# Royals Rule

Meath Magic, Kerry patches and what's next? - All-Ireland final talking points

Aug 1st 2022, 6:30 AM 3,444 Views 2 Comments

Eamonn Murray’s side lifted the Brendan Martin Cup for the second year running yesterday.

# analysis - Tuesday 19 July, 2022

Analysis: The endgame said it all for Ireland against the All Blacks
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

Analysis: The endgame said it all for Ireland against the All Blacks

Jul 19th 2022, 11:47 AM 13,814 Views 5 Comments

Murray Kinsella breaks down the final stages of Ireland’s third Test victory.

# analysis - Saturday 16 July, 2022

Analysis: POC's pack give perfect platform for Irish attack to shred the Kiwis From The42

Analysis: POC's pack give perfect platform for Irish attack to shred the Kiwis

Jul 16th 2022, 7:30 PM 29,384 Views 15 Comments

Josh van der Flier, Hugo Keenan, Robbie Henshaw, and Rob Herring all dotted down for Ireland.

Tadhg Beirne went to a phenomenal place to help Ireland seal the series
# Big Game Player
From The42
# Big Game Player

Tadhg Beirne went to a phenomenal place to help Ireland seal the series

Jul 16th 2022, 11:42 AM 34,263 Views 16 Comments

The Munster man delivered some massive moments in the endgame.

# analysis - Thursday 14 July, 2022

Analysis: Peter O'Mahony's tour de force against the All Blacks
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

Analysis: Peter O'Mahony's tour de force against the All Blacks

Jul 14th 2022, 1:32 PM 28,024 Views 17 Comments

Murray Kinsella reviews every single involvement O’Mahony had in the second Test in Dunedin.

# analysis - Monday 11 July, 2022

Beirne's break, Sexton's subtle touches, and Ireland's shape key to superb start
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

Beirne's break, Sexton's subtle touches, and Ireland's shape key to superb start

Jul 11th 2022, 7:30 PM 11,050 Views 5 Comments

Ireland delivered 156 seconds of excellent rugby to send themselves on the way to making history.

# analysis - Friday 8 July, 2022

Tomorrow is a huge day for Paul O'Connell and his Irish forwards From The42

Tomorrow is a huge day for Paul O'Connell and his Irish forwards

Jul 8th 2022, 4:46 PM 8,120 Views 5 Comments

Scrum coach John Fogarty and his pack also need to show they have found solutions.

# analysis - Thursday 7 July, 2022

Analysis: What Ireland can learn from their near misses in the first Test
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

Analysis: What Ireland can learn from their near misses in the first Test

Updated Jul 7th 2022, 3:03 PM 12,580 Views 7 Comments

Ireland came up agonisingly short on more than one occasion in Auckland last Saturday.

# analysis - Monday 4 July, 2022

Analysis: Aaron Smith's passing masterclass picks Ireland apart
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From The42
# Analysis

Analysis: Aaron Smith's passing masterclass picks Ireland apart

Updated Jul 4th 2022, 12:00 PM 16,153 Views 1 Comment

Murray Kinsella breaks down Saturday’s performance by the best passer in world rugby.

# analysis - Saturday 2 July, 2022

Analysis: 15 minutes where everything fell apart for Ireland
# Game Over
From The42
# Game Over

Analysis: 15 minutes where everything fell apart for Ireland

Jul 2nd 2022, 8:16 PM 33,156 Views 20 Comments

The All Blacks scored three tries in a whirlwind passage of pain for Andy Farrell’s side.

# analysis - Wednesday 29 June, 2022

MEPs, assemble: Could Ireland's MEPs do more to influence Europe?
# Influencers
# Influencers

MEPs, assemble: Could Ireland's MEPs do more to influence Europe?

Jun 29th 2022, 8:30 PM 6,905 Views 9 Comments

How do we punch above our weight on the European stage? Get into groupings, get specialised and stick around, writes CJ McKinney.

Irish people largely support staying in EU - but many unsure how it works
# Analysis
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Irish people largely support staying in EU - but many unsure how it works

Jun 29th 2022, 12:33 AM 14,890 Views 39 Comments
  • Major survey finds older Irish people much more supportive of EU than those in other European states.
  • Number of Eurosceptics is small but many in general population worry about sovereignty and fisheries.
  • Generational gap on issues is wide as 65+ cohort worries about immigration and young about climate action.

# analysis - Wednesday 15 June, 2022

Ireland's man of the match wants more
# Talking Point
From The42
# Talking Point

Ireland's man of the match wants more

Updated Jun 15th 2022, 8:33 AM 21,391 Views 17 Comments

21-year-old Nathan Collins shone in his side’s draw with Ukraine.

# analysis - Tuesday 14 June, 2022

What to expect next from this UK government? A lot of noise and not much competence
# Opinion
# Opinion

What to expect next from this UK government? A lot of noise and not much competence

Jun 14th 2022, 11:50 AM 18,201 Views 22 Comments

Expect Johnson to do what he’s always done – pick fights with the EU in a bid to keep power, former UK/EU negotiatior Sydney Nash writes.

# analysis - Sunday 12 June, 2022

The simple reasons why Ireland finally got it so right against Scotland
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

The simple reasons why Ireland finally got it so right against Scotland

Jun 12th 2022, 7:01 AM 41,361 Views 28 Comments

Stephen Kenny’s side ended a 12-game winless run in the Nations League.

# analysis - Thursday 9 June, 2022

Changing Ireland's identity was never going to be easy
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

Changing Ireland's identity was never going to be easy

Jun 9th 2022, 7:30 AM 23,212 Views 34 Comments

The Boys in Green fell to a disappointing defeat against Ukraine in the Nations League last night.

# analysis - Sunday 5 June, 2022

The biggest failing of the Kenny era once again apparent in demoralising Armenia loss
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

The biggest failing of the Kenny era once again apparent in demoralising Armenia loss

Jun 5th 2022, 12:01 AM 15,530 Views 14 Comments

Ireland have now drawn a blank in 11 of their 23 matches under the manager.

# analysis - Friday 3 June, 2022

Not quite normal: Airport chaos mirrors post-Covid economy struggling to find its level
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Not quite normal: Airport chaos mirrors post-Covid economy struggling to find its level

Jun 3rd 2022, 11:57 AM 11,268 Views 14 Comments

The airport isn’t the only business that hasn’t been able to cater for rapid increased demand.

# analysis - Sunday 22 May, 2022

Analysis: Cork’s body language and tackle count, Waterford's counter-attack, Tipp's response
# Expert View
From The42
# Expert View

Analysis: Cork’s body language and tackle count, Waterford's counter-attack, Tipp's response

May 22nd 2022, 10:23 AM 21,204 Views 8 Comments

A huge day ahead in the Munster hurling championship.

# analysis - Tuesday 29 March, 2022

Tom Clonan: A turning point has been reached in the invasion of Ukraine
# Analysis
# Analysis

Tom Clonan: A turning point has been reached in the invasion of Ukraine

Mar 29th 2022, 6:15 PM 67,519 Views 30 Comments

The security analyst looks at the past few days of activity and peace talks and what that tells us about the future.

# analysis - Monday 28 March, 2022

How Russia is using fake fact-checks to spread disinformation about Ukraine
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# Analysis

How Russia is using fake fact-checks to spread disinformation about Ukraine

Mar 28th 2022, 12:05 AM 22,538 Views 10 Comments
  • Russian website are increasingly using the fact-check and debunk format to sow doubt about what's happening in Ukraine, Brianna Parkins writes.
  • Social media feeds have recently featured red stamps declaring things as 'fake' that are actually real.
  • Experts suggest that traditional fact-check formats will have to adapt to combat the problem.

# analysis - Sunday 27 March, 2022

Why Stephen Kenny's Ireland are making a mockery of football's conventional wisdom
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

Why Stephen Kenny's Ireland are making a mockery of football's conventional wisdom

Mar 27th 2022, 7:00 AM 51,472 Views 27 Comments

The Boys in Green’s deserved draw with Belgium shows they are capable of exceeding expectations.

# analysis - Friday 11 March, 2022

The patronising commentary around Roy Keane needs to stop
# Talking Point
From The42
# Talking Point

The patronising commentary around Roy Keane needs to stop

Updated Mar 11th 2022, 3:02 PM 66,330 Views 29 Comments

The Corkonian made headlines again for his criticisms of Man United after their defeat by City.

# analysis - Thursday 10 February, 2022

Analysis: Defence Commission report sets out stark reality of Ireland's military incapacity
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Analysis: Defence Commission report sets out stark reality of Ireland's military incapacity

Feb 10th 2022, 9:19 AM 15,446 Views 60 Comments

The Commission report is a study in accepting the modernisation of a long neglected force, writes Niall O’Connor.

# analysis - Tuesday 8 February, 2022

How Ireland cleverly turned Wales' box-kick plan against them
# Analysis
From The42
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How Ireland cleverly turned Wales' box-kick plan against them

Feb 8th 2022, 7:39 PM 17,281 Views 6 Comments

Tadhg Beirne’s smart intervention helped to produce the turnover that led to Garry Ringrose’s try.

# analysis - Sunday 6 February, 2022

Furlong's stunning pass and Beirne's sleight of hand show point of difference
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

Furlong's stunning pass and Beirne's sleight of hand show point of difference

Updated Feb 6th 2022, 9:02 PM 53,691 Views 21 Comments

The multi-skilled Ireland forwards picked up where they left off in November.

# analysis - Saturday 29 January, 2022

What will next week's Russian manoeuvres off Ireland look like and what's the overall strategy?
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What will next week's Russian manoeuvres off Ireland look like and what's the overall strategy?

Jan 29th 2022, 12:05 AM 41,384 Views 67 Comments

Security expert Declan Power equates the Russian exercise to a burglar testing the windows of a house.

# analysis - Tuesday 11 January, 2022

Tactics Board: Rashford and Greenwood fail to capitalise as Rangnick restores width
# Breakdown
From The42
# Breakdown

Tactics Board: Rashford and Greenwood fail to capitalise as Rangnick restores width

Jan 11th 2022, 9:26 PM 17,481 Views 7 Comments

Man United came away with a 1-0 victory over Aston Villa in the FA Cup last night, but they were fortunate to do so.

# analysis - Sunday 26 December, 2021

Why Ireland's Tadhg Furlong is the best tighthead prop in the world
# The42 Reads
From The42
# The42 Reads

Why Ireland's Tadhg Furlong is the best tighthead prop in the world

Dec 26th 2021, 8:00 AM 28,096 Views 12 Comments

The Wexford man finished a strong 2021 with outstanding performances for Ireland in November.

# analysis - Friday 10 December, 2021

Can Steven Gerrard become a great manager?
# Pressure
From The42
# Pressure

Can Steven Gerrard become a great manager?

Dec 10th 2021, 7:09 PM 5,895 Views 15 Comments

The Liverpool legend makes his return to Anfield as Aston Villa manager this weekend.

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