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#Analysis

# analysis - Friday 19 May, 2017

Judgement day for Liverpool and more Premier League talking points

Meanwhile, ‘one of the world’s best’ Harry Kane is set to claim the Golden Boot.

# analysis - Thursday 11 May, 2017

Fear-driven Man United stumble over the line and other Europa League talking points Analysis This post contains videos

Fear-driven Man United stumble over the line and other Europa League talking points

Plus, why the Red Devils should be wary of 19-year-old Ajax starlet Kasper Dolberg.

# analysis - Wednesday 10 May, 2017

Has Isco supplanted Gareth Bale and more Champions League talking points

Plus, is Gianluigi Buffon the greatest goalkeeper ever?

Schmidt's Ireland get negotiable RWC19 pool but demanding quarter-final awaits

New Zealand or South Africa are the likely opponents if Ireland get through their pool.

# analysis - Monday 8 May, 2017

The kick pass is king and Beauden Barrett is king of the kick pass

The Lions better watch out.

# analysis - Sunday 7 May, 2017

Did Tottenham 'bottle' it and more Premier League talking points

Plus, will Jose Mourinho regret his bold move following Man United’s loss to Arsenal?

# analysis - Friday 5 May, 2017

Big games in the race for the title and survival and more Premier League talking points

Plus, Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool can take a big step towards Champions League qualification.

# analysis - Wednesday 3 May, 2017

Juventus' remarkable defensive stat and more Champions League talking points

Plus, why Cristiano Ronaldo deserves more respect from Real Madrid fans.

# analysis - Monday 1 May, 2017

Man United make history in bittersweet fashion and more Premier League talking points

Plus, could Tottenham dominate English football in years to come?

# analysis - Wednesday 26 April, 2017

Analysis: 4 minutes that sum up Saracens' brilliance against Munster

In an utterly absorbing passage of play, Saracens killed off the Champions Cup semi-final.

The Rugby Show: Eddie O'Sullivan on Munster's attack and Leinster's regrets Analysis This post contains videos

The Rugby Show: Eddie O'Sullivan on Munster's attack and Leinster's regrets

The former Ireland head coach looks back on the Irish provinces’ semi-final defeat in Europe.

# analysis - Monday 24 April, 2017

Analysis: How Galway's defensive brilliance obliterated Tipperary's league title dreams

Confirmation, if needed, yesterday that Galway are genuine All-Ireland contenders.

# analysis - Friday 21 April, 2017

Analysis: Lancaster leads shift in Leinster's unstructured attacking mindset

The senior coach has encouraged the province to see turnovers as try-scoring opportunities.

# analysis - Wednesday 19 April, 2017

Big changes required at Barca and more Champions League talking points

Plus, why French starlets could dominate European football for years to come.

# analysis - Friday 14 April, 2017

How Man United must rue Eden Hazard snub and other Premier League talking points

Also, Tottenham’s title credentials will only grow if they keep Mauricio Pochettino and how did it come to this for David Moyes?

# analysis - Tuesday 11 April, 2017

Analysis: Brothers Jordie and Beauden Barrett creating magic for the Canes

The brothers have been in superb form in Super Rugby and look certain to play together for the All Blacks.

# analysis - Monday 10 April, 2017

Analysis: Attacking width and Moran's power help Kerry to end Dublin hoodoo

Kerry have proof that, for now at least, they are competitive, writes our football analyst Rob Carroll.

# analysis - Sunday 9 April, 2017

The Premier League's most underrated player and more talking points from the weekend's action

Heung Min Son is in the form of his life for Spurs.

# analysis - Wednesday 5 April, 2017

Chelsea's defensive masterclass and more Premier League talking points

Plus, Jose Mourinho not helping Man United’s lacklustre attack.

# analysis - Tuesday 4 April, 2017

Analysis: Munster and Leinster show exciting intent on kick return attack

Jack Conan scored a try on kick return against Wasps, while Munster created pressure for Toulouse.

# analysis - Monday 3 April, 2017

Analysis: Nacewa's brilliant team try underlines the quality of Leinster's attack

Isa Nacewa’s first-half try highlights many of the positives in Leinster’s attacking play.

# analysis - Saturday 1 April, 2017

Referees not learning from Coleman incident and more Premier League talking points

There were some ill-tempered moments in today’s Merseyside Derby.

# analysis - Friday 31 March, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Questions, unanswered: Scandals are 'at best, incompetence and, at worst, deception' Scandal

Questions, unanswered: Scandals are 'at best, incompetence and, at worst, deception'

Although many questions were asked, few were answered.

# analysis - Wednesday 29 March, 2017

A proud night for the son of a Kerry GAA legend and more Ireland-Iceland talking points

John Egan was one of four Ireland debutants last night, with Daryl Horgan, Andy Boyle and Conor Hourihane also making their international bows.

# analysis - Tuesday 28 March, 2017

A momentous night for LOI alumni and more Ireland-Iceland talking points Analysis This post contains videos

A momentous night for LOI alumni and more Ireland-Iceland talking points

Plus, can Conor Hourihane be Wes Hoolahan’s long-term successor?

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An open and transparent garda briefing full of unanswered questions

The Commissioner told reporters yesterday she had heard the “disquiet” around the force’s latest scandal.

# analysis - Saturday 25 March, 2017

A night in which football felt secondary

5 talking points from Friday’s controversy-filled World Cup qualifier between Ireland and Wales.

# analysis - Friday 24 March, 2017

Carolan a smart addition for Connacht but leaves U20s in promising place

The former Connacht back will be part of Kieran Keane’s coaching staff next season.

# analysis - Monday 20 March, 2017

The42 Rugby Show: derailing England and a mixed Six Nations for Ireland

Lynne Cantwell joined Murrray Kinsella for a live chat.

Analysis: Ireland's winning try against England comes from fitting source

The Irish lineout and maul were superb in victory over Eddie Jones’ side.

Analysis: Jared Payne adds another dimension to Ireland's attack

The Ulsterman showed his attacking quality from fullback against England.

# analysis - Friday 17 March, 2017

Mourinho's mind games, Koeman's efficiency and more Premier League talking points

Elsewhere, it may go against their beliefs but a runners-up spot will provide some refuge for Guardiola and Klopp.

Analysis: Ireland Women's intelligent maul key to their Grand Slam shot

Tom Tierney’s side have some clever lineout specialists in their forward pack.

# analysis - Thursday 16 March, 2017

Analysis: Ireland under pressure to deliver at lineout and maul against England

The close-range failings in the lineout and maul were severely damaging against Wales.

# analysis - Monday 13 March, 2017

The42 Rugby Show: Eddie O'Sullivan on whether Ireland are too predictable

The former Ireland head coach believes Joe Schmidt’s side have become too dependent on Johnny Sexton.

# analysis - Sunday 12 March, 2017

Analysis: The error that Joe Schmidt singled Paddy Jackson out for

George North’s first try on Friday night came straight from a clever Welsh lineout attack.

Analysis: The most extraordinary 7 minutes in Champions League history Late Drama This post contains videos

Analysis: The most extraordinary 7 minutes in Champions League history

Barcelona became the first-ever side to overturn a four-goal first-leg deficit in Europe during the week.

# analysis - Saturday 11 March, 2017

Things could get worse for Liverpool before they get better and other Premier League talking points

Elsewhere, how West Brom dearly miss their former striker and is Gylfi Sigurdsson the most under-appreciated player in the top-flight?

# analysis - Wednesday 8 March, 2017

Neymar confirms his greatness and more talking points on a remarkable Champions League night

Plus, why Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is good enough to get in any side in Europe