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Chiellini and Bonucci get the glory their careers deserve as Southgate's defensive tactics fail to pay off
# Talking Points
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# Talking Points

Chiellini and Bonucci get the glory their careers deserve as Southgate's defensive tactics fail to pay off

Jul 12th 2021, 5:00 AM 8,299 Views 6 Comments

Plus, the best team won, but did the superior squad lose?

Why do Irish fans root against England?
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Why do Irish fans root against England?

Jul 3rd 2021, 8:30 AM 15,922 Views 59 Comments

As they prepare for a quarter-final against Ukraine, some critics are tipping the Three Lions for success at Euro 2020.

Conan and Beirne step up to showcase their skills in Lions back row
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# Analysis

Conan and Beirne step up to showcase their skills in Lions back row

Jun 28th 2021, 7:33 PM 10,144 Views 6 Comments

The Irish pair were impressive as Warren Gatland’s side beat Japan.

Rugby Weekly Extra: Farrell's Ireland squad, a penalty shoot-out, and skillful forwards
# Podcast
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# Podcast

Rugby Weekly Extra: Farrell's Ireland squad, a penalty shoot-out, and skillful forwards

Jun 14th 2021, 3:06 PM 1,259 Views 0 Comments

Eoin Toolan and Murray Kinsella break down the 37-man group on The42 Rugby Weekly Extra.

Disgraceful booing of players taking the knee and more Hungary-Ireland talking points
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Disgraceful booing of players taking the knee and more Hungary-Ireland talking points

Jun 9th 2021, 8:00 AM 28,641 Views 41 Comments

Tuesday night’s match in Budapest finished scoreless.

Kenny's relief and a 41-year-old's remarkable achievement - 3 Ireland-Andorra talking points
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# Analysis

Kenny's relief and a 41-year-old's remarkable achievement - 3 Ireland-Andorra talking points

Jun 3rd 2021, 9:08 PM 35,928 Views 29 Comments

Plus, Troy Parrott and Jason Knight show their potential for the future.

As debate over long-term future continues, Ireland must make short-term progress
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# Analysis

As debate over long-term future continues, Ireland must make short-term progress

Apr 21st 2021, 9:30 PM 12,879 Views 14 Comments

Ciara Griffin and co. were poor in a number of areas during last weekend’s hammering by France.

20-year-old Wall's dominant display underlines her potential for Ireland
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20-year-old Wall's dominant display underlines her potential for Ireland

Apr 16th 2021, 5:32 PM 319 Views 0 Comments

The Munster flanker was superb in last weekend’s big win over Wales.

Liverpool's most obvious problem was exposed again last night
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Liverpool's most obvious problem was exposed again last night

Apr 15th 2021, 12:04 PM 37,454 Views 48 Comments

The Reds were left frustrated amid a 0-0 draw with Real Madrid at Anfield.

20-year-old Wall's dominant display underlines her potential for Ireland
# Analysis
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# Analysis

20-year-old Wall's dominant display underlines her potential for Ireland

Apr 13th 2021, 7:30 PM 7,079 Views 3 Comments

The Munster flanker was superb in last weekend’s big win over Wales.

An expansion that will cost millions or a necessity? Quarantine clashes end with 16 additions to hotel quarantine list
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An expansion that will cost millions or a necessity? Quarantine clashes end with 16 additions to hotel quarantine list

Apr 10th 2021, 7:30 AM 36,115 Views 87 Comments

A week of difficult government discussions concluded with an incorporeal Cabinet meeting last night.

Experienced Ireland stars show Stephen Kenny what he was missing
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# Talking Points

Experienced Ireland stars show Stephen Kenny what he was missing

Updated Mar 31st 2021, 8:30 AM 31,047 Views 31 Comments

While problems remain, the Boys in Green produced an improved display against Qatar on Tuesday.

One of the worst results in Ireland's footballing history, but here's why Stephen Kenny still deserves time
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One of the worst results in Ireland's footballing history, but here's why Stephen Kenny still deserves time

Mar 28th 2021, 9:00 AM 19,901 Views 47 Comments

The Irish team suffered a humiliating defeat at home to Luxembourg on Saturday night,

Eddie Jones faces 'brutally honest analysis' after England's Six Nations flop
# Looking Back
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# Looking Back

Eddie Jones faces 'brutally honest analysis' after England's Six Nations flop

Mar 23rd 2021, 6:51 PM 7,405 Views 7 Comments

RFU chief executive Bill Sweeney said on Tuesday no stone would be left unturned during the inquest.

'Something we worked on all week' - Ireland's attack cuts England apart
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'Something we worked on all week' - Ireland's attack cuts England apart

Mar 21st 2021, 12:00 PM 44,214 Views 23 Comments

Ireland scored excellent tries through Keith Earls and Jack Conan, and nearly had a beautiful third.

One of the all-time Premier League greats looks set to bow out
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From The42
# Talking Point

One of the all-time Premier League greats looks set to bow out

Mar 12th 2021, 2:00 PM 13,939 Views 11 Comments

At 32, Sergio Aguero appears to be on the verge of a Manchester City exit.

Column: 'Pontins only achieved such rapid notoriety because it targeted common Irish surnames'
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Column: 'Pontins only achieved such rapid notoriety because it targeted common Irish surnames'

Mar 2nd 2021, 9:00 PM 39,237 Views 0 Comments

Two decades on from a landmark case in Britain, discrimination is still an everyday experience for Travellers, writes legal affairs journalist CJ McKinney.

Bad news, delivered badly? Taoiseach defends government communications, says the message is clear
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Bad news, delivered badly? Taoiseach defends government communications, says the message is clear

Feb 24th 2021, 7:00 AM 56,545 Views 142 Comments

When there is no fuel left in the tank, communication is key.

Analysis: Ireland's attack needs to make clear progress under Mike Catt
# Clarity
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# Clarity

Analysis: Ireland's attack needs to make clear progress under Mike Catt

Feb 15th 2021, 7:00 PM 15,519 Views 23 Comments

The Irish attacking effort was underwhelming against France in yesterday’s Six Nations defeat.

Top carrier, tackler, passer, and jackler - Tadhg Beirne's best game yet for Ireland
# STANDOUT
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# STANDOUT

Top carrier, tackler, passer, and jackler - Tadhg Beirne's best game yet for Ireland

Feb 9th 2021, 5:18 PM 20,538 Views 30 Comments

The Munster lock was superb as Ireland came up short against Wales last weekend.

Analysis: Where did Ireland's 25 tries come from last year?
# Trends
From The42
# Trends

Analysis: Where did Ireland's 25 tries come from last year?

Feb 3rd 2021, 11:08 AM 10,445 Views 7 Comments

The importance of the lineout and scrum is as clear as ever.

Analysis: Leinster take their chance with superb set-piece score to break Munster
# Clinical
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# Clinical

Analysis: Leinster take their chance with superb set-piece score to break Munster

Jan 24th 2021, 2:00 PM 7,572 Views 22 Comments

Ross Byrne had an impressive involvement as some of Leinster’s bench players made a late impact.

Are Man United now genuine title contenders?
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Are Man United now genuine title contenders?

Jan 15th 2021, 8:02 PM 30,914 Views 75 Comments

After hitting a lowpoint against Tottenham, the Red Devils have improved vastly since then.

How a God-fearing Ireland shamed, abandoned and punished its 'fallen' women and girls
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How a God-fearing Ireland shamed, abandoned and punished its 'fallen' women and girls

Jan 12th 2021, 11:13 PM 43,100 Views 107 Comments

‘My mother had been conditioned to feel grateful for the sanctuary of the home as she had committed a terrible sin in having sex outside of marriage and they would take care of her bastard child, me.’

'Unfortunately, Connacht just made the wrong decision in this case'
# Endgame
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# Endgame

'Unfortunately, Connacht just made the wrong decision in this case'

Jan 11th 2021, 3:20 PM 11,051 Views 5 Comments

The final scrum offered Andy Friend’s men a 15v13 chance to win late on against Munster.

'Playing like absolute giants' - How Connacht caused an upset against Leinster
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'Playing like absolute giants' - How Connacht caused an upset against Leinster

Jan 5th 2021, 10:49 AM 9,686 Views 16 Comments

Andy Friend’s side defended aggressively and kicked intelligently to pull off their victory in Dublin.

Player of the year so far? Worst signing? It's the Premier League of the half-season awards
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Player of the year so far? Worst signing? It's the Premier League of the half-season awards

Updated Dec 18th 2020, 3:03 PM 30,070 Views 38 Comments

We assess the good and bad of this year, as the campaign approaches its halfway point.

The most encouraging passage of attack in Ireland's entire autumn campaign
# Green Shoots
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# Green Shoots

The most encouraging passage of attack in Ireland's entire autumn campaign

Dec 6th 2020, 12:08 PM 28,195 Views 5 Comments

The sequence leading to Duncan Taylor’s yellow card gave us a glimpse of what Ireland are trying to do.

Fine Gael and Sinn Féin are going at it like cats and dogs - and expect it to continue
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Fine Gael and Sinn Féin are going at it like cats and dogs - and expect it to continue

Dec 5th 2020, 10:00 AM 38,585 Views 124 Comments

As long as the two parties are polling well, the strategy is unlikely to change.

Will Liverpool's 22-year-old from Cork continue incredible journey with Premier League debut?
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Will Liverpool's 22-year-old from Cork continue incredible journey with Premier League debut?

Dec 4th 2020, 2:46 PM 6,597 Views 7 Comments

Caoimhín Kelleher made his Champions League bow during the week.

Race For Liam: The 4 teams bidding for All-Ireland hurling glory
# Semi-final Weekend
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# Semi-final Weekend

Race For Liam: The 4 teams bidding for All-Ireland hurling glory

Nov 28th 2020, 8:00 AM 24,780 Views 5 Comments

Waterford, Limerick, Galway and Kilkenny are still in the hunt for the big prize.

Has Paul Pogba reached a point of no return at Man United?
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Has Paul Pogba reached a point of no return at Man United?

Nov 20th 2020, 6:46 PM 8,382 Views 10 Comments

The Frenchman has been reduced to a substitute role on more than one occasion this season.

The late shows of composure, skill and luck that put Cork and Tipperary close to Munster glory
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The late shows of composure, skill and luck that put Cork and Tipperary close to Munster glory

Nov 19th 2020, 6:24 PM 9,022 Views 4 Comments

Sunday’s Munster finalists supplied the scoring goods late on to crucial effect in their semi-finals.

'Gibson-Park has the potential to cause defences a huge amount of problems'
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'Gibson-Park has the potential to cause defences a huge amount of problems'

Nov 17th 2020, 10:26 AM 8,765 Views 13 Comments

The Ireland scrum-half came in for praise on this week’s episode of The42 Rugby Weekly Extra.

5 talking points as Ireland suffer a familiar type of frustration
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5 talking points as Ireland suffer a familiar type of frustration

Nov 16th 2020, 12:02 AM 8,686 Views 8 Comments

Meanwhile, Jack Byrne ended a 35-year wait for a League of Ireland player to be capped in a competitive fixture for the Boys in Green.

Analysis: Lowe shows quality but Ireland's attack misses too many chances
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Analysis: Lowe shows quality but Ireland's attack misses too many chances

Nov 14th 2020, 2:58 PM 8,813 Views 0 Comments

Mike Catt’s attack delivered some real smarts off set-piece but they blew some big opportunities.

No one ever said it was going to be easy for Stephen Kenny and Ireland
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From The42
# Talking Points

No one ever said it was going to be easy for Stephen Kenny and Ireland

Nov 13th 2020, 6:30 AM 6,330 Views 9 Comments

England were the far superior side on a disappointing night for Ireland at Wembley.

No props on the wing, the scraps, clarity in transition - Ireland's defence checklist
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No props on the wing, the scraps, clarity in transition - Ireland's defence checklist

Nov 11th 2020, 7:00 PM 10,216 Views 5 Comments

Andy Farrell’s men will be looking to make improvements in a defensive sense in the Autumn Nations Cup.

Stockdale shows kicking quality but errors prove costly on tough night in Paris
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Stockdale shows kicking quality but errors prove costly on tough night in Paris

Nov 2nd 2020, 8:29 PM 36,297 Views 49 Comments

The 24-year-old made his second start in the number 15 shirt as Andy Farrell’s side came up short.

How Andy Farrell's Ireland lost the crucial championship minutes in Paris
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How Andy Farrell's Ireland lost the crucial championship minutes in Paris

Nov 1st 2020, 11:55 AM 51,079 Views 42 Comments

The visitors made a huge call to go to touch before half-time and then conceded just after the break.

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