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# analysis - Monday 25 July, 2016

From The42 You're the analyst: What's your view on this Hurricanes try? Video Review

You're the analyst: What's your view on this Hurricanes try?

Tell us what went right and wrong for this try in last weekend’s Super Rugby action.

From The42 Analysis: Galway destroy the Clare sweeper, a stunning Joe show and Waterford worries Expert View

Analysis: Galway destroy the Clare sweeper, a stunning Joe show and Waterford worries

All-Ireland winning captain Tommy Dunne takes a closer look at the factors behind victories for Galway and Waterford in yesterday’s All-Ireland senior hurling quarter-finals.

# analysis - Saturday 23 July, 2016

From The42 5 talking points on a historic day for Clare and Tipperary football Reaction

5 talking points on a historic day for Clare and Tipperary football

Due recognition for Gary Brennan, Tipp’s tenacity, and much more.

# analysis - Monday 18 July, 2016

From The42 Analysis: How Tyrone finally wrestled back their Ulster crown from Donegal Expert View

Analysis: How Tyrone finally wrestled back their Ulster crown from Donegal

GAA analyst Rob Carroll talks us through a tactically-absorbing Ulster SFC final.

# analysis - Saturday 16 July, 2016

From The42 5 talking points ahead of Mourinho's first game in charge of Manchester United Analysis

5 talking points ahead of Mourinho's first game in charge of Manchester United

The Jose era begins at Wigan today.

# analysis - Monday 11 July, 2016

From The42 Analysis: Numbers don't add up for Roscommon but Galway let them off the hook Expert View

Analysis: Numbers don't add up for Roscommon but Galway let them off the hook

Football analyst Rob Carroll breaks down the tactical battle that led to yesterday’s Connacht final stalemate.

From The42 Analysis: Waterford systems failure, John McGrath magic and Tipp's unsung heroes Expert View

Analysis: Waterford systems failure, John McGrath magic and Tipp's unsung heroes

All-Ireland winning captain Tommy Dunne takes a closer look at the factors behind his native Tipperary’s demolition job on Waterford at the Gaelic Grounds.

# analysis - Sunday 10 July, 2016

From The42 Big stars disappoint and more Portugal-France talking points Analysis

Big stars disappoint and more Portugal-France talking points

Plus, Portugal reminiscent of Greece to some degree amid final short on thrills.

From The42 Euro 2016 final: 3 key questions Analysis

Euro 2016 final: 3 key questions

What kind of game will we get and will Didier Deschamps stick or twist?

# analysis - Friday 8 July, 2016

From The42 Griezmann channels Michel Platini in 1984 and more Germany v France talking points Analysis

Griezmann channels Michel Platini in 1984 and more Germany v France talking points

Also, there was a rare error from Manuel Neuer as Jogi Low’s team lost their legendary composure.

# analysis - Thursday 7 July, 2016

From The42 Why are highs almost always followed by lows with smaller footballing nations like Ireland? Opinion

Why are highs almost always followed by lows with smaller footballing nations like Ireland?

On Wednesday night, Wales bowed out of Euro 2016 following a 2-0 semi-final loss to Portugal.

# analysis - Wednesday 6 July, 2016

From The42 Aaron Ramsey loss key and more Wales-Portugal talking points Analysis

Aaron Ramsey loss key and more Wales-Portugal talking points

Plus, why history-maker Cristiano Ronaldo was a class apart this evening.

From The42 Bale-v-Ronaldo and more Euro 2016 talking points Analysis

Bale-v-Ronaldo and more Euro 2016 talking points

Plus, can France get over their Germany complex?

# analysis - Tuesday 5 July, 2016

From The42 GAA video championship analysis: how Kerry stumbled onto a winning formula in defence Case For Defence

# analysis - Monday 4 July, 2016

From The42 Analysis: Job well done for Kerry - but better counties will punish weak spots Analysis

Analysis: Job well done for Kerry - but better counties will punish weak spots

Football analyst Rob Carroll takes a closer look at how the Kingdom won their latest provincial crown.

# analysis - Friday 1 July, 2016

From The42 Sub-par Ronaldo delivers eventually and more Portugal-Poland talking points Analysis

Sub-par Ronaldo delivers eventually and more Portugal-Poland talking points

Meanwhile, it’s been a good tournament for Ireland’s rivals.

# analysis - Thursday 30 June, 2016

From The42 Irish scrum couldn't cope with raw Bok power, but McGrath unlucky not to reap more reward Analysis

Irish scrum couldn't cope with raw Bok power, but McGrath unlucky not to reap more reward

It was a dream debut for loosehead Steven “Red Bull” Kitschoff.

# analysis - Wednesday 29 June, 2016

From The42 The42 Rugby Show: Series defeat to the Boks and where Irish rugby now stands Analysis

The42 Rugby Show: Series defeat to the Boks and where Irish rugby now stands

Shane Jenning’s joins Murray to reflect on a disappointing weekend for Irish rugby.

# analysis - Tuesday 28 June, 2016

From The42 The LOI needs more backing and other Euro 2016 lessons for Ireland Analysis

The LOI needs more backing and other Euro 2016 lessons for Ireland

Plus, why the FAI were right to offer Martin O’Neill a new contract.

# analysis - Monday 27 June, 2016

From The42 Analysis: Hitting Dublin on the counter, dilemma for Cluxton kickouts and Meath hurt by Rock frees Expert View

Analysis: Hitting Dublin on the counter, dilemma for Cluxton kickouts and Meath hurt by Rock frees

Rob Carroll takes a closer look at yesterday’s Dublin-Meath showdown in Croke Park.

From The42 Analysis: Ireland leave their best try-scoring chance untaken in Port Elizabeth Fine Margins

Analysis: Ireland leave their best try-scoring chance untaken in Port Elizabeth

A four-on-two in the second half simply had to be converted into a try.

# analysis - Sunday 26 June, 2016

From The42 Should players have made more of the Henry incident and more Ireland-France talking points Analysis This post contains videos

Should players have made more of the Henry incident and more Ireland-France talking points

Plus, can Derby midfielder Jeff Hendrick become a star?

# analysis - Thursday 23 June, 2016

From The42 Anatomy of a goal: 10 seconds, 3 passes and we were through Analysis This post contains videos

Anatomy of a goal: 10 seconds, 3 passes and we were through

It should rightfully go down as one of our finest strikes at a major tournament.

From The42 One of the greatest moments in Irish football history and more talking points from the Italy win Analysis

One of the greatest moments in Irish football history and more talking points from the Italy win

The Boys in Green secured a memorable victory to reach the second round of the Euros for the first time ever.

# analysis - Wednesday 22 June, 2016

From The42 The42 Rugby Show: losing at altitude, Ireland's gameplan and looking ahead to a series decider Analysis

The42 Rugby Show: losing at altitude, Ireland's gameplan and looking ahead to a series decider

Gavin Duffy joined Murray Kinsella to reflect on Ireland’s second Test defeat and preview this weekend’s final clash.

From The42 Could this be France 2009 all over again and more Ireland-Italy talking points Analysis

Could this be France 2009 all over again and more Ireland-Italy talking points

How big an impact will the dodgy pitch have on proceedings?

# analysis - Tuesday 21 June, 2016

From The42 Analysis: Intelligent Ireland U20s dominant on way to World Championship final History Makers

Analysis: Intelligent Ireland U20s dominant on way to World Championship final

Murray Kinsella examines the brilliant win against Argentina in the semi-final.

From The42 'We need courage and balls' - Are Ireland’s possession perils due to mentality or talent? Analysis This post contains videos

'We need courage and balls' - Are Ireland’s possession perils due to mentality or talent?

Roy Keane indicated the issue was a problem while being reluctant to elaborate on why.

# analysis - Monday 20 June, 2016

From The42 Wales enjoy one of their greatest nights and Monday's Euro 2016 talking points Analysis

Wales enjoy one of their greatest nights and Monday's Euro 2016 talking points

Plus, Roy Hodgson’s selection gamble backfires.

From The42 Analysis: Confused defensive shape, lack of bodies in attack – where it went wrong for Mayo Expert View

Analysis: Confused defensive shape, lack of bodies in attack – where it went wrong for Mayo

Rob Carroll breaks down Galway’s shock win over Mayo in the Connacht SFC on Saturday night.

# analysis - Saturday 18 June, 2016

From The42 Blaming the ref is clutching at straws and more Ireland-Belgium talking points Analysis

Blaming the ref is clutching at straws and more Ireland-Belgium talking points

The Boys in Green were comprehensively beaten in their Euro 2016 encounter in Bordeaux today.

From The42 Will Wes Hoolahan start and more Ireland-Belgium talking points Looking Ahead

Will Wes Hoolahan start and more Ireland-Belgium talking points

The Norwich player starred in the Boys in Green’s opening game, but doubts remain over his fitness.

From The42 Wales show Ireland how to beat Belgium Analysis

Wales show Ireland how to beat Belgium

The Belgians are ranked as the world’s second-best team, but they are not without problems at Euro 2016.

# analysis - Friday 17 June, 2016

From The42 Analysis: Key areas Ireland can exploit against Belgium Analysis

Analysis: Key areas Ireland can exploit against Belgium

Shane Long’s movement will be key, as will the battle out wide.

The lack of world-class European strikers and other talking points from the first week of the Euros

After the first seven days of Euro 2016, what are your thoughts on what you’ve seen so far from all the action on the pitch?

# analysis - Thursday 16 June, 2016

From The42 Analysis: Australia's 1-3-3-1 shape looking to drag England series back Tactics

Analysis: Australia's 1-3-3-1 shape looking to drag England series back

Michael Cheika’s side are extremely difficult to defend against.

# analysis - Wednesday 15 June, 2016

From The42 Analysis: Who did what for Ireland in the rucks against South Africa? Ruck Stats

Analysis: Who did what for Ireland in the rucks against South Africa?

Jack McGrath was superb post-tackle for Ireland, but many others dug in too.

From The42 Analysis: The 24 minutes that cost Ireland against Sweden In Depth

Analysis: The 24 minutes that cost Ireland against Sweden

The Boys in Green could come to rue failing to hold onto their lead on Monday.

# analysis - Tuesday 14 June, 2016

From The42 Austria's struggles good news for Ireland and more Euro 2016 day 5 talking points Analysis

Austria's struggles good news for Ireland and more Euro 2016 day 5 talking points

Plus, different tournament, same Portugal, as Iceland make history.

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