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#Tactics

# tactics - Monday 9 February, 2015

Analysis: Munster's O'Donnell announces Ireland arrival with superb try
# Stepping Up
From The42
# Stepping Up

Analysis: Munster's O'Donnell announces Ireland arrival with superb try

Feb 9th 2015, 2:40 PM 8,945 Views 40 Comments

The openside flanker was on the end of a sweeping Ireland attack to seal victory for Joe Schmidt’s side in Rome.

# tactics - Wednesday 14 January, 2015

Ruck speed remains Leinster's lifeblood but wastefulness in 22 is an issue
# Red Zone
From The42
# Red Zone

Ruck speed remains Leinster's lifeblood but wastefulness in 22 is an issue

Jan 14th 2015, 1:55 PM 3,900 Views 9 Comments

Hooker Sean Cronin details how Matt O’Connor’s side can be more prolific in the ‘red zone’.

# tactics - Sunday 30 November, 2014

'We didn't talk much about tactics' - Lam on what was said to inspire Connacht's revival
# Gameplan
From The42
# Gameplan

'We didn't talk much about tactics' - Lam on what was said to inspire Connacht's revival

Nov 30th 2014, 9:24 AM 9,937 Views 24 Comments

The coach also praised Matt Healy for his stunning individual try.

# tactics - Saturday 15 November, 2014

Anatomy of a goal: Analysing Shaun Maloney's winner
# Breakdown
From The42
# Breakdown

Anatomy of a goal: Analysing Shaun Maloney's winner

Nov 15th 2014, 3:01 PM 10,024 Views 15 Comments

It was a terrific finish from the Scottish midfielder but Martin O’Neill will be livid with the Irish players’ role in it.

# tactics - Monday 10 November, 2014

Henk ten Cate: 'Part of forming a young player is playing them'
# Interview
From The42
# Interview

Henk ten Cate: 'Part of forming a young player is playing them'

Nov 10th 2014, 8:12 AM 6,695 Views 1 Comment

The former Barcelona and Chelsea assistant coach talks exclusively to TheScore.ie about educating players and why he thinks Louis van Gaal is the best coach.

# tactics - Sunday 19 October, 2014

'If it's on, we will play' - Leinster looking to find next gear against Wasps
# Tactics
From The42
# Tactics

'If it's on, we will play' - Leinster looking to find next gear against Wasps

Oct 19th 2014, 8:15 AM 5,158 Views 10 Comments

Head coach Matt O’Connor is hopeful that his players hit the right emotional pitch at the RDS.

# tactics - Thursday 9 October, 2014

Bernard Brogan: 'I wouldn't be the biggest fan of Jim McGuinness' style of football'
# Clash Of Styles
From The42
# Clash Of Styles

Bernard Brogan: 'I wouldn't be the biggest fan of Jim McGuinness' style of football'

Oct 9th 2014, 8:15 AM 5,842 Views 20 Comments

The former Player of the Year respects the ex-Donegal boss’

# tactics - Friday 22 August, 2014

Where will Januzaj feature under Van Gaal?
# Tactics
From The42
# Tactics

Where will Januzaj feature under Van Gaal?

Aug 22nd 2014, 11:00 AM 6,378 Views 5 Comments

The youngster launched his Premier League career with two fine goals against Sunderland last October, but life is different under the club’s new Dutch coach

# tactics - Saturday 21 June, 2014

Brian Cuthbert: 'Teams can't afford to play a style of football that doesn't suit them'
# Tactics
From The42
# Tactics

Brian Cuthbert: 'Teams can't afford to play a style of football that doesn't suit them'

Jun 21st 2014, 7:37 AM 3,309 Views 1 Comment

The Cork boss says just copying Dublin won’t do any good without the type of player they have.

# tactics - Saturday 14 June, 2014

5 things Ireland U20s must do to beat England in tomorrow's JWC semi-final
# Wolfpuppies
From The42
# Wolfpuppies

5 things Ireland U20s must do to beat England in tomorrow's JWC semi-final

Jun 14th 2014, 8:00 PM 12,348 Views 9 Comments

Ireland are in the final four of the Junior World Championship for the first time; can they go one better?

# tactics - Friday 16 May, 2014

O'Connor won't be 'pulling rabbits out of hats' as Leinster face familiar foes
# Tactics
From The42
# Tactics

O'Connor won't be 'pulling rabbits out of hats' as Leinster face familiar foes

May 16th 2014, 7:30 AM 2,493 Views 4 Comments

The Australian head coach admits that Ulster will not be lacking in motivation given their recent history against Leinster.

# tactics - Tuesday 13 May, 2014

Van Gaal: My philosophy is attacking, technical and tactical
# Brilliant Orange
From The42
# Brilliant Orange

Van Gaal: My philosophy is attacking, technical and tactical

May 13th 2014, 1:47 PM 5,766 Views 8 Comments

The Dutchman’s fascinating interview with FIFA last year deserves your attention.

# tactics - Thursday 8 May, 2014

Super Rugby shows the way in clinical attacking from scrum platform
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

Super Rugby shows the way in clinical attacking from scrum platform

May 8th 2014, 8:30 AM 6,804 Views 11 Comments

Using videos and GIFs of some of last weekend’s Super Rugby action, we look at some strong examples.

# tactics - Thursday 3 April, 2014

Rugby technique: Short restarts offer rewards but involve high risks
# Kicking
From The42
# Kicking

Rugby technique: Short restarts offer rewards but involve high risks

Apr 3rd 2014, 1:10 PM 6,042 Views 12 Comments

Jonny Sexton showed the potential dangers of attempting short restarts during the recent Six Nations.

# tactics - Tuesday 25 March, 2014

5 central issues in the build-up to the Leinster v Munster inter-provincial clash
# Derby
From The42
# Derby

5 central issues in the build-up to the Leinster v Munster inter-provincial clash

Mar 25th 2014, 2:46 PM 8,144 Views 8 Comments

Matt O’Connor’s impact on Leinster, Rob Penney operating with freedom and the benefits of Ireland’s success.

# tactics - Monday 24 March, 2014

Connacht used the rolling maul to really, really good effect against Dragons
# Winning Streak
From The42
# Winning Streak

Connacht used the rolling maul to really, really good effect against Dragons

Mar 24th 2014, 11:42 AM 3,483 Views 9 Comments

Anything Ireland can do, Pat Lam’s lads can do better.

# tactics - Saturday 15 March, 2014

4 key tactical areas for Ireland to rule at the Stade de France
# Tactics Board
From The42
# Tactics Board

4 key tactical areas for Ireland to rule at the Stade de France

Mar 15th 2014, 7:00 AM 3,852 Views 3 Comments

The set-piece will be vital against France, as will holding onto the ball and the impact of the bench.

# tactics - Thursday 13 March, 2014

Rugby technique: Counter-attacking against the grain offers real chances
# Space
From The42
# Space

Rugby technique: Counter-attacking against the grain offers real chances

Mar 13th 2014, 8:30 AM 5,057 Views 5 Comments

Shifting possession to the far side of the pitch following a transfer of possession may not always be the ideal tactic.

# tactics - Monday 10 March, 2014

Sexton trusts in Schmidt's game plan ahead of Parisian cup final
# Tactics
From The42
# Tactics

Sexton trusts in Schmidt's game plan ahead of Parisian cup final

Mar 10th 2014, 5:04 PM 15,868 Views 13 Comments

The Ireland out-half says he and his teammates will remain performance-focused despite what’s on the line.

# tactics - Friday 7 March, 2014

Four tactical keys for Ireland to unlock Italian resistance
# Drawing Board
From The42
# Drawing Board

Four tactical keys for Ireland to unlock Italian resistance

Mar 7th 2014, 4:25 PM 4,626 Views 2 Comments

Because there will be 45 players not called Brian O’Driscoll on the field tomorrow.

# tactics - Wednesday 26 February, 2014

Schmidt laments loss of control in frenetic endgame at Twickenham
# Clutch
From The42
# Clutch

Schmidt laments loss of control in frenetic endgame at Twickenham

Feb 26th 2014, 8:00 AM 10,304 Views 33 Comments

‘We lost a bit of shape, maybe tried a bit too hard in that last 10 minutes,” says the head coach.

# tactics - Friday 7 February, 2014

Schmidt has struggled to find weaknesses amidst Welsh strengths
# Tactics
From The42
# Tactics

Schmidt has struggled to find weaknesses amidst Welsh strengths

Feb 7th 2014, 8:40 AM 5,779 Views 19 Comments

Ireland’s head coach has pinpointed discipline and dealing with Wales’ kicking game as essential in Dublin tomorrow.

# tactics - Thursday 5 December, 2013

Bernard Jackman: Toulouse have become more predictable
# Fading
From The42
# Fading

Bernard Jackman: Toulouse have become more predictable

Dec 5th 2013, 4:56 PM 8,343 Views 3 Comments

The former Ireland hooker gives us the view from France as Connacht prepare for Heineken Cup action.

# tactics - Sunday 17 November, 2013

Joe Schmidt is a big influence on my coaching style - Conor O'Shea
# Longread
From The42
# Longread

Joe Schmidt is a big influence on my coaching style - Conor O'Shea

Nov 17th 2013, 9:00 AM 4,162 Views 0 Comments

The Harlequins Director of rugby joined us to discuss the attacking philosophy that drives his passion for the game.

# tactics - Monday 4 November, 2013

Ireland should look to the air against Samoa
# Tactics
From The42
# Tactics

Ireland should look to the air against Samoa

Nov 4th 2013, 7:15 AM 4,174 Views 9 Comments

Joe Schmidt’s side could get great reward by being ambitious with their restarts and contesting box kicks.

# tactics - Tuesday 8 October, 2013

Ireland may look to Stokes to man-mark Özil
# Tactics
From The42
# Tactics

Ireland may look to Stokes to man-mark Özil

Oct 8th 2013, 7:55 PM 4,052 Views 19 Comments

Stokes “well capable” of tracking Arsenal assist king, says interim manager Noel King.

# tactics - Tuesday 24 September, 2013

Penney must give Murray more responsibility at Munster
# Tactics
From The42
# Tactics

Penney must give Murray more responsibility at Munster

Sep 24th 2013, 1:01 PM 3,536 Views 15 Comments

The 24-year-old is ready to be a more prominent decision maker for the province.

# tactics - Thursday 8 August, 2013

Schmidt success with Ireland depends on provinces, says Horgan
# Green Shoots
From The42
# Green Shoots

Schmidt success with Ireland depends on provinces, says Horgan

Aug 8th 2013, 7:18 PM 4,967 Views 16 Comments

And the way Joe Schmidt is going about his job, he agrees.

# tactics - Tuesday 23 July, 2013

Brazilian player tries to stop low free-kick — by lying down behind the wall
# Tactics
From The42
# Tactics

Brazilian player tries to stop low free-kick — by lying down behind the wall

Jul 23rd 2013, 12:36 PM 7,983 Views 1 Comment

That’s an A+ for creativity…

# tactics - Wednesday 26 December, 2012

Talking tactics: bringing new Gaelic football innovations to book
# Tactics
From The42
# Tactics

Talking tactics: bringing new Gaelic football innovations to book

Dec 26th 2012, 7:00 PM 4,831 Views 0 Comments

Emmet Ryan reckoned he say a gap in the market – writing about football in a new way.

# tactics - Tuesday 25 December, 2012

No rest: How Donegal can retain Sam in 2013
# GAA
From The42
# GAA

No rest: How Donegal can retain Sam in 2013

Dec 25th 2012, 7:31 PM 2,181 Views 4 Comments

Winning one All-Ireland is tough, retaining the title is tougher. Emmet Ryan, author of Tactics not Passion, looks at what Donegal needs to do to win Sam again in 2013 and how the rest of the country will try to stop them.

# tactics - Sunday 23 December, 2012

The Sunday Papers: some of the week's best sportswriting
# Long Reads
From The42
# Long Reads

The Sunday Papers: some of the week's best sportswriting

Dec 23rd 2012, 7:43 AM 1,263 Views 0 Comments

Pursuit of Lance, a farewell to Páidí and the tactical innovations of the year in soccer. Get the kettle on there.

# tactics - Tuesday 18 December, 2012

Inside knowledge: Chelsea's tactics found in dressing room bin
# Instructions
From The42
# Instructions

Inside knowledge: Chelsea's tactics found in dressing room bin

Dec 18th 2012, 2:31 PM 2,628 Views 1 Comment

Brazilian journalists came across what are believed to be the notes of Rafa Benitez after Sunday’s defeat to Corinthians.

# tactics - Tuesday 13 November, 2012

Whelan frustrated by Ireland's 4-4-2 mismatch
# Ireland V Greece
From The42
# Ireland V Greece

Whelan frustrated by Ireland's 4-4-2 mismatch

Nov 13th 2012, 6:02 PM 8,116 Views 18 Comments

Glenn Whelan feels that Ireland are being overpowered in midfield because Giovanni Trapattoni keeps sticking to a 4-4-2 formation.

# tactics - Monday 5 November, 2012

Northern exposure: how St Eunan's were crowned Donegal champions
# Tactics
From The42
# Tactics

Northern exposure: how St Eunan's were crowned Donegal champions

Nov 5th 2012, 5:08 PM 821 Views 0 Comments

St Eunan’s rode a strong defensive performance to pull out an unlikely victory in the Donegal Final on Sunday. Emmet Ryan was in Ballybofey.

# tactics - Sunday 30 September, 2012

Daithi Regan's key All-Ireland SHC final duel
# Tactics
From The42
# Tactics

Daithi Regan's key All-Ireland SHC final duel

Sep 30th 2012, 9:00 AM 2,317 Views 6 Comments

TheScore.ie’s hurling analyst looks at a match-up which could have a critical bearing on today’s decider.

# tactics - Friday 21 September, 2012

Donegal v Mayo: where the game will be won and lost this Sunday
# Tactics
From The42
# Tactics

Donegal v Mayo: where the game will be won and lost this Sunday

Sep 21st 2012, 2:01 PM 2,071 Views 0 Comments

Emmet Ryan breaks down the key areas that will decide the Sam Maguire’s destination this Sunday afternoon.

# tactics - Wednesday 19 September, 2012

Tommy Lyons: "What really winds me up is Martin McHugh."
# Criticism
From The42
# Criticism

Tommy Lyons: "What really winds me up is Martin McHugh."

Sep 19th 2012, 7:45 AM 8,186 Views 19 Comments

The ex Dubs boss is not too pleased with the Sunday Game pundit’s recent analysis of the All-Ireland semi-finals.

# tactics - Monday 27 August, 2012

Patrick Kelly: "Most people wouldn't be fans of it but they're revolutionizing tactics."
# All-Ireland SFC
From The42
# All-Ireland SFC

Patrick Kelly: "Most people wouldn't be fans of it but they're revolutionizing tactics."

Aug 27th 2012, 6:43 PM 2,019 Views 2 Comments

The Ballincollig club man believes that Donegal have to be credited for their winning display in Croke Park yesterday.

Murph’s Sideline Cut: "Tomás Ó Sé said last week that you can’t train yourself for a match against Donegal – you have to experience it."
# Column
From The42
# Column

Murph’s Sideline Cut: "Tomás Ó Sé said last week that you can’t train yourself for a match against Donegal – you have to experience it."

Aug 27th 2012, 3:30 PM 3,117 Views 2 Comments

The composure, athleticism and hunger of the Donegal players proved critical in seeing off Cork yesterday, writes Ciaran Murphy.