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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

Fri 5:32 PM 305 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

Thu 12:04 PM 37,396 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
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20-year-old Wall's dominant display underlines her potential for Ireland

Apr 13th 2021, 7:30 PM 6,974 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 35,808 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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Experienced Ireland stars show Stephen Kenny what he was missing

Updated Mar 31st 2021, 8:30 AM 31,012 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 19,620 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
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# Looking Back

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

Mar 23rd 2021, 6:51 PM 7,392 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 44,146 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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One of the all-time Premier League greats looks set to bow out

Mar 12th 2021, 2:00 PM 13,935 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 39,113 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 56,377 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 15,500 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
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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 20,515 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?
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# Trends

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

Feb 3rd 2021, 11:08 AM 10,424 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
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# Clinical

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

Jan 24th 2021, 2:00 PM 7,559 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 30,906 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 42,597 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'
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# Endgame

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

Jan 11th 2021, 3:20 PM 11,030 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 9,662 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 30,060 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
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# Green Shoots

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

Dec 6th 2020, 12:08 PM 28,183 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 38,555 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 6,588 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
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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 24,750 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 8,371 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 9,014 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 8,747 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 8,676 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 8,808 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
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No one ever said it was going to be easy for Stephen Kenny and Ireland

Nov 13th 2020, 6:30 AM 6,310 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 10,207 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 36,281 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 51,076 Views 42 Comments

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

Analysis: 80 seconds that show how good Ireland Women's attack can be
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# Team Try

Analysis: 80 seconds that show how good Ireland Women's attack can be

Oct 27th 2020, 7:45 PM 4,873 Views 0 Comments

Every single player had a role in Claire Molloy’s try just before half-time against Italy.

Ireland's pack of jackals well suited to the refocused breakdown interpretations
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# Turnovers

Ireland's pack of jackals well suited to the refocused breakdown interpretations

Oct 25th 2020, 8:26 PM 11,596 Views 4 Comments

Andy Farrell was most pleased with his side’s defensive work in the big win over Italy.

Encouraging Slovakia performance proves Kenny's credentials and shows nonsense of succession plan
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Encouraging Slovakia performance proves Kenny's credentials and shows nonsense of succession plan

Oct 9th 2020, 1:39 PM 29,806 Views 51 Comments

Kenny showed last night the progress he has made with his players, but it’s too little too late for Ireland’s Euros hopes.

Ireland's best performance since Euro 2016 deserved more
# Talking Points
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Ireland's best performance since Euro 2016 deserved more

Oct 9th 2020, 6:30 AM 10,594 Views 25 Comments

Stephen Kenny’s men were a penalty shootout away from the play-off final.

Larmour and Wootton show how work-rate is a crucial part of wing play
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Larmour and Wootton show how work-rate is a crucial part of wing play

Oct 6th 2020, 7:00 PM 6,646 Views 1 Comment

The Leinster and Connacht wide men worked hard across the pitch to feature in tries last weekend.

What most pundits are overlooking in the Premier League handball debate
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What most pundits are overlooking in the Premier League handball debate

Updated Oct 2nd 2020, 8:02 PM 26,511 Views 13 Comments

A decision at the end of the Tottenham-Newcastle game last weekend has caused much uproar.

Can Aaron Connolly succeed where most Irish strikers struggle?
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# Talking Point

Can Aaron Connolly succeed where most Irish strikers struggle?

Sep 25th 2020, 4:39 PM 11,341 Views 1 Comment

The 20-year-old Galway native was on target against Newcastle last weekend.

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