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#Analysis

# analysis - Today’s News

From The42 Irish clubs holding their own in Europe and more talking points from the LOI weekend Domestic Matters

Irish clubs holding their own in Europe and more talking points from the LOI weekend

Plus, Bray are a club in turmoil yet they continue to churn out results.

# analysis - Yesterday’s News

From The42 ‘Are they doing as much analysis as Paul O’Connell? They’re getting there!’ Irish Abroad

‘Are they doing as much analysis as Paul O’Connell? They’re getting there!’

Cork man Elliot Corcoran is head performance analyst at Pau, who are preparing for life in the Top 14.

# analysis - Thursday 2 July, 2015

From The42 Analysis: Hurricanes limit Pocock’s turnover threat to make Super final Breakdown

Analysis: Hurricanes limit Pocock’s turnover threat to make Super final

Chris Boyd’s side smashed the in-form openside at every opportunity.

# analysis - Monday 29 June, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Closed banks, capital controls and a referendum… What next for Greece? Analysis

Closed banks, capital controls and a referendum… What next for Greece?

And what will it mean for Ireland if Greeks take the nuclear option?

From TheJournal.ie Abortion strikes fear into so many politicians, but it hasn’t gone away you know… Analysis

Abortion strikes fear into so many politicians, but it hasn’t gone away you know…

Analysis: Abortion, like no other issue in Irish politics, has proved to be intensely problematic and stressful for our – mostly male – elected politicians.

# analysis - Friday 26 June, 2015

From The42 5 things we’re looking forward to seeing during the second-half of the League of Ireland season Domestic Matters

5 things we’re looking forward to seeing during the second-half of the League of Ireland season

European nights under lights, showcase friendlies and cup shocks – there’s a lot coming up in the months ahead.

# analysis - Thursday 18 June, 2015

From The42 Analysis: Leinster-linked Brown drives sensational Highlanders attack Thrillers

Analysis: Leinster-linked Brown drives sensational Highlanders attack

The Kiwi franchise’s attack coach has a supremely gifted group of players to work with.

# analysis - Sunday 14 June, 2015

From The42 5 things Ireland must do to get their Euro 2016 qualification campaign back on track Analysis

5 things Ireland must do to get their Euro 2016 qualification campaign back on track

Decide on a fixed best team and more notes for Martin O’Neill’s to-do list.

# analysis - Thursday 11 June, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Don’t hold your breath for that new political party… Analysis

Don’t hold your breath for that new political party…

Analysis: The latest stories about a new party being imminent are nothing new.

From TheJournal.ie Has the Catholic Church backtracked on its concerns over their role in weddings? I Do (not Know)

# analysis - Wednesday 10 June, 2015

From The42 Analysis: What does Donnchadh Walsh bring to Kerry and where will Paul Galvin fit in? Closer Look

Analysis: What does Donnchadh Walsh bring to Kerry and where will Paul Galvin fit in?

Kerry open their Munster championship campaign against Tipperary next Sunday.

# analysis - Sunday 7 June, 2015

From The42 3 talking points from Ireland’s dour 0-0 draw with England Analysis

3 talking points from Ireland’s dour 0-0 draw with England

The first clash between the sides on Irish soil for over 20 years was an ultimately dour affair.

# analysis - Saturday 6 June, 2015

From The42 Messi already looks a shoo-in for Ballon d’Or and more Champions League talking points Analysis

Messi already looks a shoo-in for Ballon d’Or and more Champions League talking points

Barcelona secured their fifth European Cup in thrilling fashion this evening.

From The42 6 talking points ahead of the Champions League final Analysis

6 talking points ahead of the Champions League final

Juventus take on firm favourites Barcelona in the Estádio da Luz on Saturday night in search of the ultimate prize.

From TheJournal.ie 5 reasons why there’ll be an election this year… and 5 reasons why there won’t

# analysis - Friday 5 June, 2015

From The42 Analysis: Room to improve for Ireland at World U20 Championship Breakdown

Analysis: Room to improve for Ireland at World U20 Championship

Nigel Carolan’s talented squad were close to a strong performance in testing conditions in Italy.

# analysis - Thursday 4 June, 2015

From The42 Analysis: Bath’s polished diamond structure allows creativity to flourish Shape

Analysis: Bath’s polished diamond structure allows creativity to flourish

We take a look at one aspect of the attacking quality that brought Mike Ford’s side into the Premiership final.

# analysis - Wednesday 3 June, 2015

From The42 5 Irish players with a point to prove ahead of the England and Scotland games Under Pressure

5 Irish players with a point to prove ahead of the England and Scotland games

Shay Given and others who need to show their worth.

# analysis - Tuesday 2 June, 2015

From The42 6 reasons why Sepp Blatter had to resign as Fifa President Analysis

6 reasons why Sepp Blatter had to resign as Fifa President

His consistent lack of professionalism and more of the 79-year-old’s significant flaws.

# analysis - Monday 1 June, 2015

From The42 Analysis: Munster torn apart by Townsend’s free-running Warriors Joy To Watch

Analysis: Munster torn apart by Townsend’s free-running Warriors

The Scottish side’s attacking quality prospered on the back of their tireless enthusiasm.

# analysis - Saturday 30 May, 2015

From The42 O’Connell powerless to prevent Munster career ending in defeat Analysis

O’Connell powerless to prevent Munster career ending in defeat

The 35-year-old lock signed off with a Pro12 loss in his last game for Munster.

From The42 Will Walcott start and 4 more talking points ahead of the FA Cup final Analysis

Will Walcott start and 4 more talking points ahead of the FA Cup final

Have Arsenal regressed this season and will Tim use his tactics? The big questions ahead of this weekend’s showpiece event.

# analysis - Friday 29 May, 2015

From The42 Analysis: Revisiting Jack Grealish’s special FA Cup semi-final performance The Breakdown

Analysis: Revisiting Jack Grealish’s special FA Cup semi-final performance

Can the youngster replicate his outstanding display against Arsenal on Saturday?

# analysis - Thursday 28 May, 2015

From The42 ‘Having it described as ugly and all of that, that’s upsetting and that’s nasty’ Pundit Warning

‘Having it described as ugly and all of that, that’s upsetting and that’s nasty’

The GAA President has called for objectivity amongst pundits.

# analysis - Wednesday 27 May, 2015

From The42 Analysis: Munster must target Ryan Grant to get the edge in scrum battle Scrum Wars

Analysis: Munster must target Ryan Grant to get the edge in scrum battle

Munster’s tightheads will be key players on Saturday

# analysis - Tuesday 26 May, 2015

From The42 5 things Ireland boss Martin O’Neill will have learned from this season’s Premier League Analysis

5 things Ireland boss Martin O’Neill will have learned from this season’s Premier League

Hull’s Irish players are not as bad as the table suggests and more reasons to be optimistic.

# analysis - Monday 25 May, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Should the government call a cheeky election right now? Analysis

Should the government call a cheeky election right now?

Analysis: The coalition could capitalise on the feel-good factor following the passage of the same-sex marriage referendum.

# analysis - Sunday 24 May, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Why did Roscommon-South Leitrim vote No? Analysis

Why did Roscommon-South Leitrim vote No?

It was the only constituency to do so.

From TheJournal.ie 8 reasons why Ireland voted YES to same-sex marriage How The Ref Was Won This post contains videos

8 reasons why Ireland voted YES to same-sex marriage

It was a long, gruelling campaign that’s resulted in a historic decision by the Irish people.

# analysis - Saturday 23 May, 2015

From The42 Analysis: Offloading Ospreys likely to push Munster all the way Total Rugby

Analysis: Offloading Ospreys likely to push Munster all the way

Steve Tandy’s squad has undergone a regeneration in recent seasons but has emerged as an attacking force.

# analysis - Friday 22 May, 2015

From The42 Analysis: Inventive Ulster and Glasgow primed for Pro12 play-off thriller Aesthetics

Analysis: Inventive Ulster and Glasgow primed for Pro12 play-off thriller

We’ve taken a look at some of the factors that could lead to an exhilarating match at Scotstoun today.

# analysis - Thursday 21 May, 2015

From The42 The Warriors and Rockets are going ‘full small ball’, and it’s creating fascinating NBA chess Hoops

# analysis - Monday 18 May, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Just how close is the same-sex marriage referendum? Four Days To Go

Just how close is the same-sex marriage referendum?

Analysis: Polls broadly show the Yes side in the lead but the gap to the No side is narrowing. What does this tell us about the state of the referendum?

From The42 Analysis: Leinster’s World Cup cast show O’Connor their value Future Leaders

Analysis: Leinster’s World Cup cast show O’Connor their value

The likes of Noel Reid, Jack Conan and Luke McGrath will be asked to step up next season.

From The42 ‘Bizarre’ refereeing, unlucky 13 for Pat’s and more SSE Airtricity League talking points Verdict

‘Bizarre’ refereeing, unlucky 13 for Pat’s and more SSE Airtricity League talking points

Dundalk were ‘tired and lethargic’ but still couldn’t be stopped.

# analysis - Saturday 16 May, 2015

From The42 A harsh reality for Liverpool, a possible farewell for Hull & more Premier League talking points Analysis

A harsh reality for Liverpool, a possible farewell for Hull & more Premier League talking points

Many miss the bigger point that Gerrard has been allowed to leave Merseyside for pastures new.

# analysis - Tuesday 12 May, 2015

From The42 Classic analysis: Sexton leads Leinster to greatest European comeback History

Classic analysis: Sexton leads Leinster to greatest European comeback

We look back on one of the most legendary games in the history of European rugby.

# analysis - Monday 11 May, 2015

From The42 Lay down your heat maps and savour the Messi show Play Time

Lay down your heat maps and savour the Messi show

After his breathtaking performance in the first leg, Lionel Messi makes Tommy Martin want to put tactical analysis aside and embrace his inner child.

From The42 A striker in goal and Croly’s tough task – the weekend’s SSE Airtricity League talking points Analysis
From The42 Analysis: Bangor Bulldozer plays vital role as 15-man Munster fold Drama

Analysis: Bangor Bulldozer plays vital role as 15-man Munster fold

With just two minutes left at Kingspan Stadium, Anthony Foley’s men led by seven points.

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