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# permutations - Saturday 7 January, 2017

Here's what your province needs to happen in the decisive Champions Cup pool matches

We broke out the calculators and a crystal ball to clarify what you should be rooting for over the next fortnight.

# permutations - Friday 25 November, 2016

Permutations: What needs to happen for Dundalk to make the knockout stages

A second place finish in Group D of the Europa League is still possible, but they need a big favour from Zenit in Holland.

# permutations - Monday 14 November, 2016

How many more points do Ireland need to secure World Cup qualification?

The Boys in Green have started their campaign promisingly by earning 10 points from a possible 12.

# permutations - Saturday 12 November, 2016

Serbia-Wales draw completes perfect day for Group D leaders Ireland Permutations This post contains videos

Serbia-Wales draw completes perfect day for Group D leaders Ireland

Gareth Bale’s powerful strike from the edge of the area was not enough to earn his side a victory.

# permutations - Thursday 3 November, 2016

There was a favourable result for Dundalk in the other game in Group D tonight

The Lilywhites’ superior head-to-head record means they currently sit second.

# permutations - Saturday 17 September, 2016

Australia beat Argentina to seal title for All Blacks

The Wallabies led 21-6 at half-time in Perth and Will Genia ran in two tries.

# permutations - Monday 15 August, 2016

Annalise Murphy will be guaranteed a medal if the sailing is cancelled again tomorrow

The Dubliner could also claim at least a bronze by finishing in the top five on Tuesday.

# permutations - Monday 1 August, 2016

How many millions do Dundalk stand to earn from further European progress?

Their recent run means the League of Ireland side are guaranteed at least €1 million.

# permutations - Wednesday 22 June, 2016

Here's who Ireland could face if they qualify for the last-16

The Boys in Green will need to worry about the difficult task of beating Italy first.

# permutations - Tuesday 21 June, 2016

Here's why our northern neighbours did the Republic of Ireland a huge favour today

A much clearer picture is emerging as the group stage begins to wrap up.

# permutations - Sunday 19 June, 2016

Here's why Ireland fans should be cheering on England tomorrow

Roy Hodgson’s men could potentially do the Boys in Green a favour.

# permutations - Thursday 28 April, 2016

Here's what your province needs from the last two Pro12 fixtures

We dusted off the abacus and wrote off Italians at will to see who’s likely to finish the Pro12 campaign in the best position.

# permutations - Wednesday 20 April, 2016

Explainer: It's a massive night in La Liga and here's why

Barcelona and Atletico Madrid are level on points while Real are right on their shoulder as all three take the last lap.

# permutations - Monday 18 April, 2016

Here's what Leicester now need to guarantee a first-ever Premier League triumph

We look at all the possible permutations as the title race approaches its climax.

# permutations - Saturday 23 January, 2016

‘We’ve put pressure on others to deliver’ – Ulster face waiting game

The northern province are happy they’ve done all they can.

# permutations - Sunday 11 October, 2015

The Republic of Ireland could still top Group D – here’s how

Hard as it is to fathom, should Germany lose to Georgia, it changes things significantly.

# permutations - Friday 9 October, 2015

Here’s what Ireland now need to do to gain automatic qualification to the Euros

The Boys in Green are set for a crunch encounter in Poland on Sunday.

# permutations - Thursday 8 October, 2015

Do Ireland have any chance of qualifying for the Euros as the best third-place team? Fyi

Do Ireland have any chance of qualifying for the Euros as the best third-place team?

We look at the possible permutations as the Euro 2016 qualifiers approach their climax.

# permutations - Tuesday 6 October, 2015

Squeaky bum time! Here’s what needs to happen for Ireland to qualify for Euro 2016

It’s make-or-break time for Marty and the boys.

# permutations - Wednesday 9 September, 2015

Here are all the teams who can still qualify for Euro 2016

Northern Ireland and Wales are on the brink of qualification, while Netherlands are struggling.

# permutations - Tuesday 8 September, 2015

Here’s what the Irish team now must do to qualify for the Euros

The Boys in Green’s chances improved following a crucial win against Georgia last night.

# permutations - Saturday 5 September, 2015

8 teams Ireland could face if they reach the Euro 2016 qualifying playoffs

The Boys in Green are currently in pole position to finish third in their group.

# permutations - Sunday 14 June, 2015

Explainer: What Ireland now need to do to qualify for Euro 2016

The Boys in Green face an uphill task after yesterday’s underwhelming display against Scotland.

# permutations - Friday 15 May, 2015

Here’s what Munster, Ulster and Connacht need to happen in the Pro12

There’s a whole lot riding on the last round of the Pro12 for three Irish provinces.

# permutations - Saturday 25 April, 2015

Who’s coming up to the Premier League? It’s a crucial weekend in the promotion battle

There’s still plenty of time for twists and turns yet.

# permutations - Saturday 11 April, 2015

With three games to go, here’s what Connacht have to do to qualify for the Champions Cup

Pat Lam’s men have a tough fight for that all-important sixth position.

# permutations - Monday 30 March, 2015

Halfway through the campaign, where does last night’s draw leave Ireland in Group D?

France 2016 seems a long way off but the Boys in Green are just about still in the hunt.

# permutations - Saturday 28 March, 2015

Connacht’s Champions Cup qualification chances have changed without them kicking a ball

Seventh place Scarlets hosted eight place Edinburgh this afternoon.

# permutations - Friday 20 March, 2015

# permutations - Tuesday 3 March, 2015

How does this morning’s hefty defeat affect Ireland’s chances of World Cup progression?

And what in the world is net run-rate and why is it important?

# permutations - Saturday 24 January, 2015

Here’s what Leinster need to claim a home Champions Cup quarter-final

Sunday lunchtime should never be this stressful.

# permutations - Sunday 7 December, 2014

Ulster’s pool gets even tighter as Leicester down star-studded Toulon

Leicester gave a blueprint for how to beat the champions.

# permutations - Wednesday 24 September, 2014

There has already been a change to the European Rugby Champions Cup qualification playoffs

The highest ranked Pro12 team not qualified will need to beat an English and a French team to get in.

# permutations - Thursday 28 August, 2014

Here’s everything you need to know ahead of this evening’s Champions League draw

We look at the possible fates awaiting Arsenal, City, Liverpool and Chelsea.

# permutations - Tuesday 10 June, 2014

Explainer: How will the pool draw for the Rugby Champions Cup work?

Leinster, Munster and Ulster are set to learn the identity of their opponents in today’s draw.

# permutations - Friday 4 April, 2014

Explainer: How can Manchester United qualify for the Europa League?

Or, if you’re a pessimist, how they can avoid qualifying for Europe’s second-tier competition.

# permutations - Thursday 13 March, 2014

O’Connell trusting processes and passion to deliver elusive 6 Nations prize

The Ireland captain has never won in Paris. He’s hoping ending that run will result in a medal this weekend.

# permutations - Sunday 23 February, 2014

What are the best/worst possible Euro 2016 draws Ireland can hope for?

All eyes will be on Nice on this morning as the Boys in Green discover their opponents for the upcoming qualifying campaign.

# permutations - Saturday 18 January, 2014

Bonus point win against Edinburgh would secure home quarter-final for Munster

Toulouse’s minor slip-up in Italy means Rob Penney’s men can still claim a home quarter-final.

# permutations - Monday 13 January, 2014

Explainer: What your province needs to secure that (home) quarter final

Ulster and Munster are looking for April ties at home while Leinster and Connacht are just hoping.

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