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#Defence

# defence - Monday 8 February, 2016

Analysis: Ireland's defence holds up in brutal battle against Wales
# Onslaught
From The42
# Onslaught

Analysis: Ireland's defence holds up in brutal battle against Wales

Feb 8th 2016, 9:30 PM 32,000 Views 21 Comments

We pick apart the defensive performance from Joe Schmidt’s men in Dublin yesterday.

# defence - Wednesday 6 January, 2016

'Destroy and enjoy' - Farrell will demand aggressive edge from Ireland
# Strong Minded
From The42
# Strong Minded

'Destroy and enjoy' - Farrell will demand aggressive edge from Ireland

Jan 6th 2016, 9:30 PM 31,082 Views 29 Comments

The appointment of the former England coach was a bolt out of the blue.

# defence - Thursday 29 October, 2015

2001 Lions villain Grey demands defensive aggression from Cheika's Wallabies
# Uncompromising
From The42
# Uncompromising

2001 Lions villain Grey demands defensive aggression from Cheika's Wallabies

Oct 29th 2015, 6:45 AM 6,765 Views 4 Comments

The former Australia centre is a key part of Michael Cheika’s coaching staff.

# defence - Wednesday 28 October, 2015

'Nobody wanted Billy to leave' IABA tells Oireachtas committee
# Defence
From The42
# Defence

'Nobody wanted Billy to leave' IABA tells Oireachtas committee

Oct 28th 2015, 3:06 PM 10,593 Views 15 Comments

The boxing chiefs were answering questions about the Billy Walsh saga today.

# defence - Thursday 22 October, 2015

If You Hate Emojis You Can Shite Off
# Heart Eyes
From The Daily Edge
# Heart Eyes

If You Hate Emojis You Can Shite Off

Oct 22nd 2015, 11:32 AM 6,649 Views 9 Comments

Come for our emojis, and we’ll come for you.

# defence - Saturday 19 September, 2015

'Tries will win the World Cup,' but Ireland target defensive security
# D
From The42
# D

'Tries will win the World Cup,' but Ireland target defensive security

Sep 19th 2015, 6:30 AM 4,180 Views 1 Comment

Les Kiss says he and Joe Schmidt have given the players ‘solid and stern’ feedback.

# defence - Wednesday 9 September, 2015

'They’re a good bit more defensively conscious' - Dublin changes since Donegal loss
# Different Dubs
From The42
# Different Dubs

'They’re a good bit more defensively conscious' - Dublin changes since Donegal loss

Sep 9th 2015, 4:15 PM 7,716 Views 11 Comments

Kerry’s Éamonn Fitzmaurice has watched how Dublin have worked at the back.

# defence - Tuesday 8 September, 2015

Cornerback to linebacker - a brief introduction to NFL defences
# Defence
From The42
# Defence

Cornerback to linebacker - a brief introduction to NFL defences

Sep 8th 2015, 3:00 PM 4,885 Views 2 Comments

Our handy guide to what commentators are talking about during an NFL game.

# defence - Monday 7 September, 2015

Analysis: Ireland's defence has big improvements to make for World Cup
# Foundations
From The42
# Foundations

Analysis: Ireland's defence has big improvements to make for World Cup

Sep 7th 2015, 8:00 AM 15,456 Views 25 Comments

Joe Schmidt and Les Kiss won’t have been happy with the failings made against the England attack.

# defence - Friday 4 September, 2015

Connacht players fighting for points in Lam's defensive scoring system
# Competition
From The42
# Competition

Connacht players fighting for points in Lam's defensive scoring system

Sep 4th 2015, 6:30 AM 7,011 Views 2 Comments

‘Rugby is a team game, so everything is about having a shape and everyone being on the same page.’

# defence - Saturday 15 August, 2015

Ireland looking for more explosive defensive plays like Trimble's
# D
From The42
# D

Ireland looking for more explosive defensive plays like Trimble's

Aug 15th 2015, 12:07 AM 8,606 Views 14 Comments

Defence coach Les Kiss was concerned with elements of the performance in Cardiff last time out.

# defence - Sunday 9 August, 2015

Analysis: Keith Earls looked sharp in Ireland's 13 shirt against Wales
# Pace Merchant
From The42
# Pace Merchant

Analysis: Keith Earls looked sharp in Ireland's 13 shirt against Wales

Aug 9th 2015, 9:18 PM 18,045 Views 50 Comments

The Munster man made his return to the international game after a break of more than two years.

Analysis: Effective basics see Schmidt's Ireland win comfortably in Wales
# Keep It Simple
From The42
# Keep It Simple

Analysis: Effective basics see Schmidt's Ireland win comfortably in Wales

Aug 9th 2015, 5:02 PM 12,395 Views 13 Comments

The Six Nations champions started their World Cup warm-ups with an encouraging display.

# defence - Monday 3 August, 2015

'You're trying to do things off the ball that help guys everywhere else'
# Power Player
From The42
# Power Player

'You're trying to do things off the ball that help guys everywhere else'

Aug 3rd 2015, 9:30 AM 7,575 Views 41 Comments

Luke Fitzgerald explains what the role of a left wing entails with Ireland.

# defence - Thursday 16 July, 2015

Poll: Should Ireland's military come to the defence of EU nations?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should Ireland's military come to the defence of EU nations?

Jul 16th 2015, 8:00 PM 20,851 Views 131 Comments

If one came under attack, that is.

# defence - Sunday 26 April, 2015

'No special honours' for soldiers, prison staff, gardaí who served during The Troubles
# Service
# Service

'No special honours' for soldiers, prison staff, gardaí who served during The Troubles

Apr 26th 2015, 6:00 PM 16,477 Views 42 Comments

One TD thinks there should be.

# defence - Wednesday 15 April, 2015

The GAA defend decision to use Croke Park for football semi-finals
# Defence
From The42
# Defence

The GAA defend decision to use Croke Park for football semi-finals

Apr 15th 2015, 9:14 AM 5,686 Views 49 Comments

Just over 20,000 turned up for Sunday’s double header.

# defence - Tuesday 14 April, 2015

'On Sunday it has to be 100%': Leinster doubling down on defensive effort for Marseille
# Sans Ballon
From The42
# Sans Ballon

'On Sunday it has to be 100%': Leinster doubling down on defensive effort for Marseille

Apr 14th 2015, 10:40 PM 6,870 Views 18 Comments

After racking up 68 missed tackles in three games, Jimmy Gopperth says the province are ready to ‘make their shots’ against Toulon.

# defence - Friday 27 March, 2015

Analysis: That weird Sean O'Brien lineout tactic worked against Scotland
# Intelligence
From The42
# Intelligence

Analysis: That weird Sean O'Brien lineout tactic worked against Scotland

Mar 27th 2015, 11:50 AM 30,950 Views 40 Comments

Following on from the Tullow Tank’s failed effort against England, Rory Best got it spot on in Murrayfield.

# defence - Friday 20 March, 2015

'You will be doing the unpopular thing if you acquit Graham Dwyer', jury told
# Defence
# Defence

'You will be doing the unpopular thing if you acquit Graham Dwyer', jury told

Mar 20th 2015, 10:55 PM 42,386 Views 0 Comments

The defence admitted that the case would be perfect for an episode of CSI.

# defence - Tuesday 17 February, 2015

Analysis: Ireland's defence stifles France but conceded try will rankle
# Foundations
From The42
# Foundations

Analysis: Ireland's defence stifles France but conceded try will rankle

Feb 17th 2015, 4:52 PM 12,684 Views 14 Comments

We pick apart the choke tackling, kick-chasing, well-read defensive effort from Les Kiss’ men.

# defence - Sunday 15 February, 2015

Wenger jumps to Van Gaal's defence over 'long ball' furore
# Defence
From The42
# Defence

Wenger jumps to Van Gaal's defence over 'long ball' furore

Feb 15th 2015, 11:14 AM 4,088 Views 10 Comments

He does suggest that LVG did not need to go ‘full Rafa’ however.

# defence - Monday 2 February, 2015

Seán Barrett says opposition parties are entitled to question his decisions
# Vote Of Confidence
# Vote Of Confidence

Seán Barrett says opposition parties are entitled to question his decisions

Feb 2nd 2015, 9:44 PM 16,076 Views 65 Comments

He said he made remarks last Friday in the “heat of the moment” during an RTÉ interview.

# defence - Wednesday 28 January, 2015

Analysis: Ronan O'Gara's defence lifting Racing to new heights
# ROG
From The42
# ROG

Analysis: Ronan O'Gara's defence lifting Racing to new heights

Jan 28th 2015, 3:00 PM 28,724 Views 15 Comments

The former Munster and Ireland out-half is excelling in his duties at Racing Métro.

# defence - Thursday 18 December, 2014

'People will write what they write' - O'Connor defends Leinster's season
# Pressure
From The42
# Pressure

'People will write what they write' - O'Connor defends Leinster's season

Dec 18th 2014, 7:25 PM 4,414 Views 30 Comments

The Australian head coach says his side are measured by a ‘different yardstick’ to the other Irish provinces.

# defence - Friday 5 December, 2014

Army officer Paul Giblin is getting married tomorrow. He needs a bone marrow match by January

Army officer Paul Giblin is getting married tomorrow. He needs a bone marrow match by January

Dec 5th 2014, 6:00 PM 37,093 Views 26 Comments

Paul Giblin — a champion rower — is undergoing his fourth regime of chemotherapy. Unfortunately, it won’t cure him — it will only buy him time.

# defence - Saturday 29 November, 2014

Here's a gender breakdown of our army and navy
# Defence Forces
# Defence Forces

Here's a gender breakdown of our army and navy

Nov 29th 2014, 8:15 AM 14,291 Views 40 Comments

The DF has recently encouraged more women to join its ranks.

# defence - Friday 28 November, 2014

Roma unaroused by players' strip club visit
# Defence
From The42
# Defence

Roma unaroused by players' strip club visit

Nov 28th 2014, 12:05 AM 8,628 Views 4 Comments

Russian press reports on Wednesday claimed that some of the Serie A club’s players visited ‘Egoist Gold’.

# defence - Monday 24 November, 2014

Analysis: O'Connell leads Irish defensive resurgence to deny the Wallabies
# Digging In
From The42
# Digging In

Analysis: O'Connell leads Irish defensive resurgence to deny the Wallabies

Nov 24th 2014, 8:05 PM 8,255 Views 5 Comments

There was almost a repeat of Ireland’s last-gasp defeat to New Zealand, but they showed their mental edge this time.

Analysis: Australia's first-half width drags Ireland out of comfort zone
# On The Ropes
From The42
# On The Ropes

Analysis: Australia's first-half width drags Ireland out of comfort zone

Nov 24th 2014, 2:47 PM 12,521 Views 28 Comments

Ireland’s defensive concerns were alarming in the opening 40 minutes in Dublin on Saturday.

# defence - Sunday 23 November, 2014

Relive Ireland's win over Australia with Michael Corcoran’s thrilling RTÉ commentary
# Dying Moments
From The42
# Dying Moments

Relive Ireland's win over Australia with Michael Corcoran’s thrilling RTÉ commentary

Nov 23rd 2014, 12:44 PM 8,131 Views 5 Comments

Hearts were in mouths and Irish fans were watching through their fingers in Dublin.

# defence - Friday 21 November, 2014

Analysis: Australia's defensive changes open opportunities for Ireland
# Teething Problems
From The42
# Teething Problems

Analysis: Australia's defensive changes open opportunities for Ireland

Nov 21st 2014, 7:24 PM 6,548 Views 5 Comments

We pick out some potential weaknesses for Joe Schmidt’s men to exploit tomorrow evening.

# defence - Tuesday 11 November, 2014

Spotify CEO defends free streaming after Taylor Swift removes music catalogue
# Spotify
# Spotify

Spotify CEO defends free streaming after Taylor Swift removes music catalogue

Nov 11th 2014, 4:07 PM 8,180 Views 15 Comments

Daniel Ek defended the company saying it paid out $2 billion in royalties since it started in 2008, half of which was generated in the last twelve months.

# defence - Thursday 23 October, 2014

Opinion: In defence of the much-maligned Glenn Whelan
# Underappreciated
From The42
# Underappreciated

Opinion: In defence of the much-maligned Glenn Whelan

Oct 23rd 2014, 9:38 PM 17,532 Views 55 Comments

It was announced today that the Stoke midfielder would likely miss Ireland’s upcoming qualifier against Scotland.

# defence - Wednesday 22 October, 2014

Dessie Farrell criticises Colm O'Rourke's "ill informed" views on the GPA
# Defence
From The42
# Defence

Dessie Farrell criticises Colm O'Rourke's "ill informed" views on the GPA

Oct 22nd 2014, 3:25 PM 2,763 Views 0 Comments

Speaking last night, Farrell defended how the GPA have evolved since their inception.

# defence - Sunday 19 October, 2014

British footballer expresses regret but denies rape
# Defence
# Defence

British footballer expresses regret but denies rape

Oct 19th 2014, 4:02 PM 30,039 Views 52 Comments

Ched Evans was released on Friday after serving half of his five-year sentence

# defence - Friday 17 October, 2014

John Giles defends the RTÉ panel in the wake of criticism
# Response
From The42
# Response

John Giles defends the RTÉ panel in the wake of criticism

Oct 17th 2014, 8:20 AM 7,796 Views 23 Comments

The pundits were critical of Martin O’Neill despite his side ultimately achieving a positive result.

# defence - Thursday 16 October, 2014

5 important questions for Munster ahead of the Champions Cup
# Dilemmas
From The42
# Dilemmas

5 important questions for Munster ahead of the Champions Cup

Oct 16th 2014, 7:00 PM 6,653 Views 17 Comments

Back row selections, attacking progress, defensive aggression, Zeebs and the set-piece.

# defence - Saturday 4 October, 2014

Steven Gerrard has at least another two years at the top level with Liverpool - Hamann
# Defence
From The42
# Defence

Steven Gerrard has at least another two years at the top level with Liverpool - Hamann

Oct 4th 2014, 9:30 AM 3,042 Views 18 Comments

The star has come under fire recently following the Reds’ disappointing start to the season.

# defence - Monday 29 September, 2014

Porn actor pleads not guilty to killing and dismembering student
# Gruesome
# Gruesome

Porn actor pleads not guilty to killing and dismembering student

Sep 29th 2014, 10:30 PM 26,724 Views 2 Comments

Luka Rocco Magnotta had fled to Europe after the killing, and was recognised in a Berlin internet café.