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From The42 Aaron Connolly's big night ruined, as Ireland's lack of quality catches up with them Analysis

Aaron Connolly's big night ruined, as Ireland's lack of quality catches up with them

Mick McCarthy said beforehand that he didn’t feel any great sense of belief from those in the pre-match press conference. This 90 minutes showed why, writes David Sneyd.

From The42 Ireland have been hamstrung by conservatism for far too long Analysis

Ireland have been hamstrung by conservatism for far too long

Mick McCarthy’s side could only draw with Georgia in Tbilisi on Saturday.

From The42 Should Aaron Connolly start and more Georgia-Ireland talking points Analysis

Should Aaron Connolly start and more Georgia-Ireland talking points

Plus, why the Georgians should not be underestimated.

From The42 2019 the year when Man United-Arsenal jumped the shark Analysis

2019 the year when Man United-Arsenal jumped the shark

Their tepid match at Old Trafford last night was a stark reminder of how far the two clubs have fallen.

From The42 Analysis: How Ireland gave up a 12-3 lead to be shocked by Japan Deep Dive

Analysis: How Ireland gave up a 12-3 lead to be shocked by Japan

We take a look at the litany of Irish errors that allowed Japan’s brilliance to flourish.

From The42 Analysis: Peerless Conor Murray's box kicking key to Ireland's big win Class Act

Analysis: Peerless Conor Murray's box kicking key to Ireland's big win

The scrum-half kicked 14 times against Scotland in Sunday’s World Cup clash.

From The42 Analysis: Van der Flier and tireless captain Best top Ireland's ruck charts Ruck Stats

Analysis: Van der Flier and tireless captain Best top Ireland's ruck charts

Joe Schmidt’s men were largely efficient with their clearouts and turned over lots of Scottish possession.

From The42 Analysis: Ringrose shines as Ireland's strong defence shuts Scotland down In Depth

Analysis: Ringrose shines as Ireland's strong defence shuts Scotland down

Ireland had a 94% tackle success rate and gave up only three linebreaks on Sunday.

From The42 Analysis: Stunning George Bridge try sums up the brilliance of the All Blacks Transition

Analysis: Stunning George Bridge try sums up the brilliance of the All Blacks

The Kiwis won the game in an incredible flurry of world-class transition play.

From The42 Will Frank Lampard get the patience he requires at Chelsea? Analysis

Will Frank Lampard get the patience he requires at Chelsea?

The Blues face a stiff test against Liverpool this weekend amid an inconsistent start to the season.

From TheJournal.ie Farmers in west, mid-west and midlands 'set to be worst hit by Brexit' Dark Clouds

Farmers in west, mid-west and midlands 'set to be worst hit by Brexit'

70% of Irish farms are heavily reliant on direct payments, a new analysis has found.

From The42 Could Jack Byrne become Ireland's next divisive creative player? Analysis

Could Jack Byrne become Ireland's next divisive creative player?

The Shamrock Rovers star impressed in a friendly against Bulgaria on Tuesday.

From TheJournal.ie Larry Donnnelly: The third Democratic debate was a ho-hum night in Houston State Of The Race

Larry Donnnelly: The third Democratic debate was a ho-hum night in Houston

It was a debate with few shocks and, when the dust settled, the three frontrunnners had solidified their positions, writes Larry Donnelly.

From The42 One debutant confirmed out of a possible 5 as McCarthy set to give Ireland's fringe players a chance Talking Points

One debutant confirmed out of a possible 5 as McCarthy set to give Ireland's fringe players a chance

James Collins will make his international bow against Bulgaria tonight.

From The42 10 seconds that show why Rob Kearney is so important to Schmidt's Ireland Analysis

10 seconds that show why Rob Kearney is so important to Schmidt's Ireland

The 33-year-old fullback looks to be in excellent physical condition ahead of the World Cup.

From The42 David McGoldrick, the hero against the Swiss, is the perfect symbol for this Irish team Talking Point

David McGoldrick, the hero against the Swiss, is the perfect symbol for this Irish team

The Sheffield United striker scored a vital equaliser last night.

From The42 The strangely subdued build-up to Ireland's key qualifier Talking Points

The strangely subdued build-up to Ireland's key qualifier

Plus, we assess the omission of Shane Long and how big a gamble it could prove to be.

From TheJournal.ie Why is the government set for a showdown in court over the findings of the PSC report? What Now?

Why is the government set for a showdown in court over the findings of the PSC report?

The government has said this week it will not be implementing the findings of the Data Protection Commissioner.

From TheJournal.ie FG accused of being 'out of touch' over college comments, but who wants to scrap fees and how much would it cost? Analysis

FG accused of being 'out of touch' over college comments, but who wants to scrap fees and how much would it cost?

Comments by two Fine Gael ministers this week landed them in hot water with students.

From The42 Analysis: Ireland's clever kicking shows Schmidt is keen for more variety Mix It Up

Analysis: Ireland's clever kicking shows Schmidt is keen for more variety

The Irish scrum-halves didn’t kick a single time during the win over Italy.

From The42 Analysis: Barrett and Mo'unga pose dual threat as Boks' kicking crucial World Cup Watch

Analysis: Barrett and Mo'unga pose dual threat as Boks' kicking crucial

Rassie Erasmus’ side earned a draw in Wellington but have improvements to make.

From The42 Analysis: Boks add new layer to scrum attack while Wallabies strike clinically Smarts

Analysis: Boks add new layer to scrum attack while Wallabies strike clinically

The All Blacks thought they knew what was coming but Rassie Erasmus’ team changed the picture.

From The42 Analysis: Springboks' clever scrum attacks echo Schmidt's plays Smarts

Analysis: Springboks' clever scrum attacks echo Schmidt's plays

Pieter-Steph du Toit made two similar linebreaks in the Boks’ win over the Wallabies.

From The42 Even in defeat, TJ Reid gave one of his greatest ever displays yesterday Player Watch

Even in defeat, TJ Reid gave one of his greatest ever displays yesterday

Kilkenny’s talisman almost dragged his team over the line with a sublime haul of 2-11 against Galway at Nowlan Park.

From The42 Despite Spurs' second-half dominance, Liverpool's Champions League triumph felt inevitable Analysis

Despite Spurs' second-half dominance, Liverpool's Champions League triumph felt inevitable

The Reds won Europe’s premier club competition for the sixth time last night.

From TheJournal.ie Leo says it wasn't 'a bad day at the office after all', but swing-gate and co-living did real damage to FG Le2019

Leo says it wasn't 'a bad day at the office after all', but swing-gate and co-living did real damage to FG

Social Protection Minister Regina Doherty said there was not one issue that did the damage.

From The42 The best Premier League player of the last 7 years bows out with fitting farewell Talking Point

The best Premier League player of the last 7 years bows out with fitting farewell

Eden Hazard confirmed after the Europa League win that he was leaving Chelsea.

From The42 'He is as talented as there has been in the last 20 years in hurling' - The reinvention of Bubbles O'Dwyer Player Watch

'He is as talented as there has been in the last 20 years in hurling' - The reinvention of Bubbles O'Dwyer

A closer look at how Tipperary boss Liam Sheedy has gotten the best out of mercurial forward John O’Dwyer.

From The42 One of football's most incredible weeks has been facilitated by a dying art Talking Point

One of football's most incredible weeks has been facilitated by a dying art

A new Premier League record for goals scored in a 38-game season was set on Sunday.

From The42 'It's been really hard. I shouldn't have to go through that': Alex Scott opens up about social media abuse Speaking Out This post contains videos

'It's been really hard. I shouldn't have to go through that': Alex Scott opens up about social media abuse

The former England defender spoke about the abuse she received during her role as a TV analyst this season.

From TheJournal.ie Fresh talks hope to revive power-sharing ... but marriage equality remains a major stumbling block New Talks

Fresh talks hope to revive power-sharing ... but marriage equality remains a major stumbling block

Sinn Féin has called on the UK and Irish governments to step in and take the reins if the new round of talks fail.

From The42 Are Liverpool destined to become one of the few great trophy-less teams? Talking Point

Are Liverpool destined to become one of the few great trophy-less teams?

The Reds are on course to finish the season on 97 points, but may still fall short.

From The42 'I thought Keane was brilliant in his analysis and actually tore Neville to bits' Analysis

'I thought Keane was brilliant in his analysis and actually tore Neville to bits'

John Giles has also questioned Paul Pogba’s inclusion in the PFA Team of the Season.

From The42 Analysis: How Saracens took away Tadhg Beirne's jackal threat Breakdown

Analysis: How Saracens took away Tadhg Beirne's jackal threat

The Munster lock was left frustrated in Coventry on Saturday.

From The42 Analysis: James Lowe's try showcases Cullen's Leinster at their best Irresistible

Analysis: James Lowe's try showcases Cullen's Leinster at their best

Over the course of nine phases, 13 of the 15 players touched the ball.

From The42 Pep Guardiola's big gamble costs City after an unforgettable Champions League night Talking Point

Pep Guardiola's big gamble costs City after an unforgettable Champions League night

The decision not to play Kevin De Bruyne in the first leg came back to haunt the Etihad outfit.

From The42 Man United paying the price for years of behind-the-scenes ineptitude Talking Point

Man United paying the price for years of behind-the-scenes ineptitude

The Red Devils were outclassed by a far superior Barcelona outfit last night.

From The42 How Fulham spent over €100 million and were still relegated with 5 games to spare Analysis

How Fulham spent over €100 million and were still relegated with 5 games to spare

Some costly errors in recruitment have led to a dire season for the Cottagers.

From The42 Inside O'Shea's dominant midfield display and his growing partnership with Ruane Player Watch

Inside O'Shea's dominant midfield display and his growing partnership with Ruane

Mayo’s centre-field pair were hugely influential in their Division 1 final defeat of Kerry.

From The42 Analysis: Conan continues to press Ireland claims with sensational showing Game Breaker

Analysis: Conan continues to press Ireland claims with sensational showing

The Leinster number eight was man of the match against Ulster in the Champions Cup quarter-finals.

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