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# analysis - Monday 14 June, 2021

Rugby Weekly Extra: Farrell's Ireland squad, a penalty shoot-out, and skillful forwards
# Podcast
From The42
# Podcast

Rugby Weekly Extra: Farrell's Ireland squad, a penalty shoot-out, and skillful forwards

Mon 3:06 PM 1,225 Views 0 Comments

Eoin Toolan and Murray Kinsella break down the 37-man group on The42 Rugby Weekly Extra.

# analysis - Wednesday 9 June, 2021

Disgraceful booing of players taking the knee and more Hungary-Ireland talking points
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

Disgraceful booing of players taking the knee and more Hungary-Ireland talking points

Jun 9th 2021, 8:00 AM 28,553 Views 41 Comments

Tuesday night’s match in Budapest finished scoreless.

# analysis - Thursday 3 June, 2021

Kenny's relief and a 41-year-old's remarkable achievement - 3 Ireland-Andorra talking points
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

Kenny's relief and a 41-year-old's remarkable achievement - 3 Ireland-Andorra talking points

Jun 3rd 2021, 9:08 PM 35,913 Views 29 Comments

Plus, Troy Parrott and Jason Knight show their potential for the future.

# analysis - Wednesday 21 April, 2021

As debate over long-term future continues, Ireland must make short-term progress
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

As debate over long-term future continues, Ireland must make short-term progress

Apr 21st 2021, 9:30 PM 12,870 Views 14 Comments

Ciara Griffin and co. were poor in a number of areas during last weekend’s hammering by France.

# analysis - Friday 16 April, 2021

20-year-old Wall's dominant display underlines her potential for Ireland
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

20-year-old Wall's dominant display underlines her potential for Ireland

Apr 16th 2021, 5:32 PM 314 Views 0 Comments

The Munster flanker was superb in last weekend’s big win over Wales.

# analysis - Thursday 15 April, 2021

Liverpool's most obvious problem was exposed again last night
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

Liverpool's most obvious problem was exposed again last night

Apr 15th 2021, 12:04 PM 37,448 Views 48 Comments

The Reds were left frustrated amid a 0-0 draw with Real Madrid at Anfield.

# analysis - Tuesday 13 April, 2021

20-year-old Wall's dominant display underlines her potential for Ireland
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

20-year-old Wall's dominant display underlines her potential for Ireland

Apr 13th 2021, 7:30 PM 7,068 Views 3 Comments

The Munster flanker was superb in last weekend’s big win over Wales.

# analysis - Saturday 10 April, 2021

An expansion that will cost millions or a necessity? Quarantine clashes end with 16 additions to hotel quarantine list
# Analysis
# Analysis

An expansion that will cost millions or a necessity? Quarantine clashes end with 16 additions to hotel quarantine list

Apr 10th 2021, 7:30 AM 36,089 Views 87 Comments

A week of difficult government discussions concluded with an incorporeal Cabinet meeting last night.

# analysis - Wednesday 31 March, 2021

Experienced Ireland stars show Stephen Kenny what he was missing
# Talking Points
From The42
# Talking Points

Experienced Ireland stars show Stephen Kenny what he was missing

Updated Mar 31st 2021, 8:30 AM 31,037 Views 31 Comments

While problems remain, the Boys in Green produced an improved display against Qatar on Tuesday.

# analysis - Sunday 28 March, 2021

One of the worst results in Ireland's footballing history, but here's why Stephen Kenny still deserves time
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

One of the worst results in Ireland's footballing history, but here's why Stephen Kenny still deserves time

Mar 28th 2021, 9:00 AM 19,823 Views 47 Comments

The Irish team suffered a humiliating defeat at home to Luxembourg on Saturday night,

# analysis - Tuesday 23 March, 2021

Eddie Jones faces 'brutally honest analysis' after England's Six Nations flop
# Looking Back
From The42
# Looking Back

Eddie Jones faces 'brutally honest analysis' after England's Six Nations flop

Mar 23rd 2021, 6:51 PM 7,403 Views 7 Comments

RFU chief executive Bill Sweeney said on Tuesday no stone would be left unturned during the inquest.

# analysis - Sunday 21 March, 2021

'Something we worked on all week' - Ireland's attack cuts England apart
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

'Something we worked on all week' - Ireland's attack cuts England apart

Mar 21st 2021, 12:00 PM 44,197 Views 23 Comments

Ireland scored excellent tries through Keith Earls and Jack Conan, and nearly had a beautiful third.

# analysis - Friday 12 March, 2021

One of the all-time Premier League greats looks set to bow out
# Talking Point
From The42
# Talking Point

One of the all-time Premier League greats looks set to bow out

Mar 12th 2021, 2:00 PM 13,938 Views 11 Comments

At 32, Sergio Aguero appears to be on the verge of a Manchester City exit.

# analysis - Tuesday 2 March, 2021

Column: 'Pontins only achieved such rapid notoriety because it targeted common Irish surnames'
# Analysis
# Analysis

Column: 'Pontins only achieved such rapid notoriety because it targeted common Irish surnames'

Mar 2nd 2021, 9:00 PM 39,200 Views 0 Comments

Two decades on from a landmark case in Britain, discrimination is still an everyday experience for Travellers, writes legal affairs journalist CJ McKinney.

# analysis - Wednesday 24 February, 2021

Bad news, delivered badly? Taoiseach defends government communications, says the message is clear
# Analysis
# Analysis

Bad news, delivered badly? Taoiseach defends government communications, says the message is clear

Feb 24th 2021, 7:00 AM 56,526 Views 142 Comments

When there is no fuel left in the tank, communication is key.

# analysis - Monday 15 February, 2021

Analysis: Ireland's attack needs to make clear progress under Mike Catt
# Clarity
From The42
# Clarity

Analysis: Ireland's attack needs to make clear progress under Mike Catt

Feb 15th 2021, 7:00 PM 15,511 Views 23 Comments

The Irish attacking effort was underwhelming against France in yesterday’s Six Nations defeat.

# analysis - Tuesday 9 February, 2021

Top carrier, tackler, passer, and jackler - Tadhg Beirne's best game yet for Ireland
# STANDOUT
From The42
# STANDOUT

Top carrier, tackler, passer, and jackler - Tadhg Beirne's best game yet for Ireland

Feb 9th 2021, 5:18 PM 20,527 Views 30 Comments

The Munster lock was superb as Ireland came up short against Wales last weekend.

# analysis - Wednesday 3 February, 2021

Analysis: Where did Ireland's 25 tries come from last year?
# Trends
From The42
# Trends

Analysis: Where did Ireland's 25 tries come from last year?

Feb 3rd 2021, 11:08 AM 10,441 Views 7 Comments

The importance of the lineout and scrum is as clear as ever.

# analysis - Sunday 24 January, 2021

Analysis: Leinster take their chance with superb set-piece score to break Munster
# Clinical
From The42
# Clinical

Analysis: Leinster take their chance with superb set-piece score to break Munster

Jan 24th 2021, 2:00 PM 7,567 Views 22 Comments

Ross Byrne had an impressive involvement as some of Leinster’s bench players made a late impact.

# analysis - Friday 15 January, 2021

Are Man United now genuine title contenders?
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

Are Man United now genuine title contenders?

Jan 15th 2021, 8:02 PM 30,909 Views 75 Comments

After hitting a lowpoint against Tottenham, the Red Devils have improved vastly since then.

# analysis - Tuesday 12 January, 2021

How a God-fearing Ireland shamed, abandoned and punished its 'fallen' women and girls
# Analysis
# Analysis

How a God-fearing Ireland shamed, abandoned and punished its 'fallen' women and girls

Jan 12th 2021, 11:13 PM 42,942 Views 107 Comments

‘My mother had been conditioned to feel grateful for the sanctuary of the home as she had committed a terrible sin in having sex outside of marriage and they would take care of her bastard child, me.’

# analysis - Monday 11 January, 2021

'Unfortunately, Connacht just made the wrong decision in this case'
# Endgame
From The42
# Endgame

'Unfortunately, Connacht just made the wrong decision in this case'

Jan 11th 2021, 3:20 PM 11,045 Views 5 Comments

The final scrum offered Andy Friend’s men a 15v13 chance to win late on against Munster.

# analysis - Tuesday 5 January, 2021

'Playing like absolute giants' - How Connacht caused an upset against Leinster
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

'Playing like absolute giants' - How Connacht caused an upset against Leinster

Jan 5th 2021, 10:49 AM 9,676 Views 16 Comments

Andy Friend’s side defended aggressively and kicked intelligently to pull off their victory in Dublin.

# analysis - Friday 18 December, 2020

Player of the year so far? Worst signing? It's the Premier League of the half-season awards
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

Player of the year so far? Worst signing? It's the Premier League of the half-season awards

Updated Dec 18th 2020, 3:03 PM 30,065 Views 38 Comments

We assess the good and bad of this year, as the campaign approaches its halfway point.

# analysis - Sunday 6 December, 2020

The most encouraging passage of attack in Ireland's entire autumn campaign
# Green Shoots
From The42
# Green Shoots

The most encouraging passage of attack in Ireland's entire autumn campaign

Dec 6th 2020, 12:08 PM 28,195 Views 5 Comments

The sequence leading to Duncan Taylor’s yellow card gave us a glimpse of what Ireland are trying to do.

# analysis - Saturday 5 December, 2020

Fine Gael and Sinn Féin are going at it like cats and dogs - and expect it to continue
# Analysis
# Analysis

Fine Gael and Sinn Féin are going at it like cats and dogs - and expect it to continue

Dec 5th 2020, 10:00 AM 38,580 Views 124 Comments

As long as the two parties are polling well, the strategy is unlikely to change.

# analysis - Friday 4 December, 2020

Will Liverpool's 22-year-old from Cork continue incredible journey with Premier League debut?
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

Will Liverpool's 22-year-old from Cork continue incredible journey with Premier League debut?

Dec 4th 2020, 2:46 PM 6,594 Views 7 Comments

Caoimhín Kelleher made his Champions League bow during the week.

# analysis - Saturday 28 November, 2020

Race For Liam: The 4 teams bidding for All-Ireland hurling glory
# Semi-final Weekend
From The42
# Semi-final Weekend

Race For Liam: The 4 teams bidding for All-Ireland hurling glory

Nov 28th 2020, 8:00 AM 24,752 Views 5 Comments

Waterford, Limerick, Galway and Kilkenny are still in the hunt for the big prize.

# analysis - Friday 20 November, 2020

Has Paul Pogba reached a point of no return at Man United?
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

Has Paul Pogba reached a point of no return at Man United?

Nov 20th 2020, 6:46 PM 8,373 Views 10 Comments

The Frenchman has been reduced to a substitute role on more than one occasion this season.

# analysis - Thursday 19 November, 2020

The late shows of composure, skill and luck that put Cork and Tipperary close to Munster glory
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

The late shows of composure, skill and luck that put Cork and Tipperary close to Munster glory

Nov 19th 2020, 6:24 PM 9,017 Views 4 Comments

Sunday’s Munster finalists supplied the scoring goods late on to crucial effect in their semi-finals.

# analysis - Tuesday 17 November, 2020

'Gibson-Park has the potential to cause defences a huge amount of problems'
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

'Gibson-Park has the potential to cause defences a huge amount of problems'

Nov 17th 2020, 10:26 AM 8,759 Views 13 Comments

The Ireland scrum-half came in for praise on this week’s episode of The42 Rugby Weekly Extra.

# analysis - Monday 16 November, 2020

5 talking points as Ireland suffer a familiar type of frustration
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

5 talking points as Ireland suffer a familiar type of frustration

Nov 16th 2020, 12:02 AM 8,681 Views 8 Comments

Meanwhile, Jack Byrne ended a 35-year wait for a League of Ireland player to be capped in a competitive fixture for the Boys in Green.

# analysis - Saturday 14 November, 2020

Analysis: Lowe shows quality but Ireland's attack misses too many chances
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

Analysis: Lowe shows quality but Ireland's attack misses too many chances

Nov 14th 2020, 2:58 PM 8,810 Views 0 Comments

Mike Catt’s attack delivered some real smarts off set-piece but they blew some big opportunities.

# analysis - Friday 13 November, 2020

No one ever said it was going to be easy for Stephen Kenny and Ireland
# Talking Points
From The42
# Talking Points

No one ever said it was going to be easy for Stephen Kenny and Ireland

Nov 13th 2020, 6:30 AM 6,322 Views 9 Comments

England were the far superior side on a disappointing night for Ireland at Wembley.

# analysis - Wednesday 11 November, 2020

No props on the wing, the scraps, clarity in transition - Ireland's defence checklist
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

No props on the wing, the scraps, clarity in transition - Ireland's defence checklist

Nov 11th 2020, 7:00 PM 10,212 Views 5 Comments

Andy Farrell’s men will be looking to make improvements in a defensive sense in the Autumn Nations Cup.

# analysis - Monday 2 November, 2020

Stockdale shows kicking quality but errors prove costly on tough night in Paris
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

Stockdale shows kicking quality but errors prove costly on tough night in Paris

Nov 2nd 2020, 8:29 PM 36,293 Views 49 Comments

The 24-year-old made his second start in the number 15 shirt as Andy Farrell’s side came up short.

# analysis - Sunday 1 November, 2020

How Andy Farrell's Ireland lost the crucial championship minutes in Paris
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

How Andy Farrell's Ireland lost the crucial championship minutes in Paris

Nov 1st 2020, 11:55 AM 51,076 Views 42 Comments

The visitors made a huge call to go to touch before half-time and then conceded just after the break.

# analysis - Tuesday 27 October, 2020

Analysis: 80 seconds that show how good Ireland Women's attack can be
# Team Try
From The42
# Team Try

Analysis: 80 seconds that show how good Ireland Women's attack can be

Oct 27th 2020, 7:45 PM 4,875 Views 0 Comments

Every single player had a role in Claire Molloy’s try just before half-time against Italy.

# analysis - Sunday 25 October, 2020

Ireland's pack of jackals well suited to the refocused breakdown interpretations
# Turnovers
From The42
# Turnovers

Ireland's pack of jackals well suited to the refocused breakdown interpretations

Oct 25th 2020, 8:26 PM 11,597 Views 4 Comments

Andy Farrell was most pleased with his side’s defensive work in the big win over Italy.

# analysis - Friday 9 October, 2020

Encouraging Slovakia performance proves Kenny's credentials and shows nonsense of succession plan
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

Encouraging Slovakia performance proves Kenny's credentials and shows nonsense of succession plan

Oct 9th 2020, 1:39 PM 29,815 Views 51 Comments

Kenny showed last night the progress he has made with his players, but it’s too little too late for Ireland’s Euros hopes.

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