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# analysis - Monday 1 August, 2022

Meath Magic, Kerry patches and what's next? - All-Ireland final talking points
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# Royals Rule

Meath Magic, Kerry patches and what's next? - All-Ireland final talking points

Aug 1st 2022, 6:30 AM 3,411 Views 2 Comments

Eamonn Murray’s side lifted the Brendan Martin Cup for the second year running yesterday.

# analysis - Tuesday 19 July, 2022

Analysis: The endgame said it all for Ireland against the All Blacks
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Analysis: The endgame said it all for Ireland against the All Blacks

Jul 19th 2022, 11:47 AM 13,765 Views 5 Comments

Murray Kinsella breaks down the final stages of Ireland’s third Test victory.

# analysis - Saturday 16 July, 2022

Analysis: POC's pack give perfect platform for Irish attack to shred the Kiwis From The42

Analysis: POC's pack give perfect platform for Irish attack to shred the Kiwis

Jul 16th 2022, 7:30 PM 29,264 Views 15 Comments

Josh van der Flier, Hugo Keenan, Robbie Henshaw, and Rob Herring all dotted down for Ireland.

Tadhg Beirne went to a phenomenal place to help Ireland seal the series
# Big Game Player
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# Big Game Player

Tadhg Beirne went to a phenomenal place to help Ireland seal the series

Jul 16th 2022, 11:42 AM 34,155 Views 16 Comments

The Munster man delivered some massive moments in the endgame.

# analysis - Thursday 14 July, 2022

Analysis: Peter O'Mahony's tour de force against the All Blacks
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Analysis: Peter O'Mahony's tour de force against the All Blacks

Jul 14th 2022, 1:32 PM 27,989 Views 17 Comments

Murray Kinsella reviews every single involvement O’Mahony had in the second Test in Dunedin.

# analysis - Monday 11 July, 2022

Beirne's break, Sexton's subtle touches, and Ireland's shape key to superb start
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Beirne's break, Sexton's subtle touches, and Ireland's shape key to superb start

Jul 11th 2022, 7:30 PM 11,007 Views 5 Comments

Ireland delivered 156 seconds of excellent rugby to send themselves on the way to making history.

# analysis - Friday 8 July, 2022

Tomorrow is a huge day for Paul O'Connell and his Irish forwards From The42

Tomorrow is a huge day for Paul O'Connell and his Irish forwards

Jul 8th 2022, 4:46 PM 8,105 Views 5 Comments

Scrum coach John Fogarty and his pack also need to show they have found solutions.

# analysis - Thursday 7 July, 2022

Analysis: What Ireland can learn from their near misses in the first Test
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Analysis: What Ireland can learn from their near misses in the first Test

Updated Jul 7th 2022, 3:03 PM 12,565 Views 7 Comments

Ireland came up agonisingly short on more than one occasion in Auckland last Saturday.

# analysis - Monday 4 July, 2022

Analysis: Aaron Smith's passing masterclass picks Ireland apart
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Analysis: Aaron Smith's passing masterclass picks Ireland apart

Updated Jul 4th 2022, 12:00 PM 16,134 Views 1 Comment

Murray Kinsella breaks down Saturday’s performance by the best passer in world rugby.

# analysis - Saturday 2 July, 2022

Analysis: 15 minutes where everything fell apart for Ireland
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# Game Over

Analysis: 15 minutes where everything fell apart for Ireland

Jul 2nd 2022, 8:16 PM 33,122 Views 20 Comments

The All Blacks scored three tries in a whirlwind passage of pain for Andy Farrell’s side.

# analysis - Wednesday 29 June, 2022

MEPs, assemble: Could Ireland's MEPs do more to influence Europe?
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# Influencers

MEPs, assemble: Could Ireland's MEPs do more to influence Europe?

Jun 29th 2022, 8:30 PM 6,859 Views 8 Comments

How do we punch above our weight on the European stage? Get into groupings, get specialised and stick around, writes CJ McKinney.

Irish people largely support staying in EU - but many unsure how it works
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Irish people largely support staying in EU - but many unsure how it works

Jun 29th 2022, 12:33 AM 14,767 Views 39 Comments
  • Major survey finds older Irish people much more supportive of EU than those in other European states.
  • Number of Eurosceptics is small but many in general population worry about sovereignty and fisheries.
  • Generational gap on issues is wide as 65+ cohort worries about immigration and young about climate action.

# analysis - Wednesday 15 June, 2022

Ireland's man of the match wants more
# Talking Point
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# Talking Point

Ireland's man of the match wants more

Updated Jun 15th 2022, 8:33 AM 21,371 Views 17 Comments

21-year-old Nathan Collins shone in his side’s draw with Ukraine.

# analysis - Tuesday 14 June, 2022

What to expect next from this UK government? A lot of noise and not much competence
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What to expect next from this UK government? A lot of noise and not much competence

Jun 14th 2022, 11:50 AM 18,138 Views 22 Comments

Expect Johnson to do what he’s always done – pick fights with the EU in a bid to keep power, former UK/EU negotiatior Sydney Nash writes.

# analysis - Sunday 12 June, 2022

The simple reasons why Ireland finally got it so right against Scotland
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The simple reasons why Ireland finally got it so right against Scotland

Jun 12th 2022, 7:01 AM 41,332 Views 28 Comments

Stephen Kenny’s side ended a 12-game winless run in the Nations League.

# analysis - Thursday 9 June, 2022

Changing Ireland's identity was never going to be easy
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Changing Ireland's identity was never going to be easy

Jun 9th 2022, 7:30 AM 23,181 Views 34 Comments

The Boys in Green fell to a disappointing defeat against Ukraine in the Nations League last night.

# analysis - Sunday 5 June, 2022

The biggest failing of the Kenny era once again apparent in demoralising Armenia loss
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The biggest failing of the Kenny era once again apparent in demoralising Armenia loss

Jun 5th 2022, 12:01 AM 15,510 Views 14 Comments

Ireland have now drawn a blank in 11 of their 23 matches under the manager.

# analysis - Friday 3 June, 2022

Not quite normal: Airport chaos mirrors post-Covid economy struggling to find its level
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Not quite normal: Airport chaos mirrors post-Covid economy struggling to find its level

Jun 3rd 2022, 11:57 AM 11,247 Views 14 Comments

The airport isn’t the only business that hasn’t been able to cater for rapid increased demand.

# analysis - Sunday 22 May, 2022

Analysis: Cork’s body language and tackle count, Waterford's counter-attack, Tipp's response
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# Expert View

Analysis: Cork’s body language and tackle count, Waterford's counter-attack, Tipp's response

May 22nd 2022, 10:23 AM 21,177 Views 8 Comments

A huge day ahead in the Munster hurling championship.

# analysis - Tuesday 29 March, 2022

Tom Clonan: A turning point has been reached in the invasion of Ukraine
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Tom Clonan: A turning point has been reached in the invasion of Ukraine

Mar 29th 2022, 6:15 PM 67,501 Views 30 Comments

The security analyst looks at the past few days of activity and peace talks and what that tells us about the future.

# analysis - Monday 28 March, 2022

How Russia is using fake fact-checks to spread disinformation about Ukraine
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How Russia is using fake fact-checks to spread disinformation about Ukraine

Mar 28th 2022, 12:05 AM 22,412 Views 10 Comments
  • Russian website are increasingly using the fact-check and debunk format to sow doubt about what's happening in Ukraine, Brianna Parkins writes.
  • Social media feeds have recently featured red stamps declaring things as 'fake' that are actually real.
  • Experts suggest that traditional fact-check formats will have to adapt to combat the problem.

# analysis - Sunday 27 March, 2022

Why Stephen Kenny's Ireland are making a mockery of football's conventional wisdom
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Why Stephen Kenny's Ireland are making a mockery of football's conventional wisdom

Mar 27th 2022, 7:00 AM 51,424 Views 27 Comments

The Boys in Green’s deserved draw with Belgium shows they are capable of exceeding expectations.

# analysis - Friday 11 March, 2022

The patronising commentary around Roy Keane needs to stop
# Talking Point
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# Talking Point

The patronising commentary around Roy Keane needs to stop

Updated Mar 11th 2022, 3:02 PM 66,290 Views 29 Comments

The Corkonian made headlines again for his criticisms of Man United after their defeat by City.

# analysis - Thursday 10 February, 2022

Analysis: Defence Commission report sets out stark reality of Ireland's military incapacity
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Analysis: Defence Commission report sets out stark reality of Ireland's military incapacity

Feb 10th 2022, 9:19 AM 15,292 Views 60 Comments

The Commission report is a study in accepting the modernisation of a long neglected force, writes Niall O’Connor.

# analysis - Tuesday 8 February, 2022

How Ireland cleverly turned Wales' box-kick plan against them
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How Ireland cleverly turned Wales' box-kick plan against them

Feb 8th 2022, 7:39 PM 17,251 Views 6 Comments

Tadhg Beirne’s smart intervention helped to produce the turnover that led to Garry Ringrose’s try.

# analysis - Sunday 6 February, 2022

Furlong's stunning pass and Beirne's sleight of hand show point of difference
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Furlong's stunning pass and Beirne's sleight of hand show point of difference

Updated Feb 6th 2022, 9:02 PM 53,675 Views 21 Comments

The multi-skilled Ireland forwards picked up where they left off in November.

# analysis - Saturday 29 January, 2022

What will next week's Russian manoeuvres off Ireland look like and what's the overall strategy?
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What will next week's Russian manoeuvres off Ireland look like and what's the overall strategy?

Jan 29th 2022, 12:05 AM 41,352 Views 67 Comments

Security expert Declan Power equates the Russian exercise to a burglar testing the windows of a house.

# analysis - Tuesday 11 January, 2022

Tactics Board: Rashford and Greenwood fail to capitalise as Rangnick restores width
# Breakdown
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Tactics Board: Rashford and Greenwood fail to capitalise as Rangnick restores width

Jan 11th 2022, 9:26 PM 17,471 Views 7 Comments

Man United came away with a 1-0 victory over Aston Villa in the FA Cup last night, but they were fortunate to do so.

# analysis - Sunday 26 December, 2021

Why Ireland's Tadhg Furlong is the best tighthead prop in the world
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Why Ireland's Tadhg Furlong is the best tighthead prop in the world

Dec 26th 2021, 8:00 AM 28,002 Views 12 Comments

The Wexford man finished a strong 2021 with outstanding performances for Ireland in November.

# analysis - Friday 10 December, 2021

Can Steven Gerrard become a great manager?
# Pressure
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# Pressure

Can Steven Gerrard become a great manager?

Dec 10th 2021, 7:09 PM 5,867 Views 15 Comments

The Liverpool legend makes his return to Anfield as Aston Villa manager this weekend.

# analysis - Tuesday 30 November, 2021

Tactics Board: Despite Chelsea result, Rangnick faces a massive challenge at Man United
# Work To Be Done
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# Work To Be Done

Tactics Board: Despite Chelsea result, Rangnick faces a massive challenge at Man United

Nov 30th 2021, 11:08 AM 3,930 Views 2 Comments

Shane Keegan breaks down Sunday’s 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge, ahead of the arrival the Red Devils’ newly-appointed interim manager.

# analysis - Wednesday 24 November, 2021

Paul O'Connell's influence continues to grow as Ireland's pack dominates
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Paul O'Connell's influence continues to grow as Ireland's pack dominates

Updated Nov 24th 2021, 9:00 AM 33,189 Views 11 Comments

The former Munster and Ireland lock has made a big impact since joining in January.

# analysis - Monday 22 November, 2021

Tactics Board: Liverpool suffocate the Gunners with gegenpressing masterclass
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# Relentless

Tactics Board: Liverpool suffocate the Gunners with gegenpressing masterclass

Updated Nov 22nd 2021, 9:34 PM 28,455 Views 13 Comments

Shane Keegan examines how Jurgen Klopp’s side dismantled Arsenal at Anfield on Saturday.

# analysis - Saturday 20 November, 2021

Analysing all 20 Ireland games of the Stephen Kenny era
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Analysing all 20 Ireland games of the Stephen Kenny era

Nov 20th 2021, 6:50 AM 14,252 Views 5 Comments

The team have looked rejuvenated of late, after a tough start.

# analysis - Tuesday 16 November, 2021

Tactics Board: Cullen the catalyst as Ireland show more progress under Kenny
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Tactics Board: Cullen the catalyst as Ireland show more progress under Kenny

Updated Nov 16th 2021, 2:32 PM 12,947 Views 9 Comments

The Boys in Green eventually got their just rewards against Luxembourg to end the World Cup qualification campaign on a positive note, writes Shane Keegan.

# analysis - Monday 15 November, 2021

Lowe's tackle, Ringrose and Conway's save, and Gibson-Park's rescues
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Lowe's tackle, Ringrose and Conway's save, and Gibson-Park's rescues

Nov 15th 2021, 7:59 PM 28,739 Views 7 Comments

Some of Ireland’s big defensive plays against the All Blacks will live long in the memory.

# analysis - Sunday 14 November, 2021

Ireland's attack flourishes as it becomes less reliant on Johnny Sexton
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Ireland's attack flourishes as it becomes less reliant on Johnny Sexton

Nov 14th 2021, 5:12 PM 39,114 Views 9 Comments

With ball-playing forwards and new playmakers in the backline, Ireland are more unpredictable.

# analysis - Thursday 11 November, 2021

Ireland's dynamic midfield duo turn heads against Ronaldo, Fernandes and co
# Green Shoots
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# Green Shoots

Ireland's dynamic midfield duo turn heads against Ronaldo, Fernandes and co

Nov 11th 2021, 10:30 PM 11,066 Views 2 Comments

Josh Cullen and Jeff Hendrick put in a massive shift.

# analysis - Tuesday 9 November, 2021

Tactics Board: Hapless Man United have no answers for Man City's fluidity in one-sided derby
# Red V Blue
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# Red V Blue

Tactics Board: Hapless Man United have no answers for Man City's fluidity in one-sided derby

Nov 9th 2021, 9:50 AM 3,158 Views 0 Comments

Shane Keegan analyses the brilliance of Pep Guardiola’s side in their 2-0 win at Old Trafford.

# analysis - Sunday 7 November, 2021

Ireland's offloads, Furlong the playmaker, and 1-3-2-2 attack shape
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Ireland's offloads, Furlong the playmaker, and 1-3-2-2 attack shape

Nov 7th 2021, 7:00 AM 28,889 Views 12 Comments

Andy Farrell’s side scored nine tries as they dismantled Japan in Dublin.

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