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#Analysis

# analysis - Tuesday 2 April, 2019

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.

# analysis - Monday 1 April, 2019

From The42 Analysis: Two clever Keith Earls tries seal Munster's place in the semi-finals Clinical

Analysis: Two clever Keith Earls tries seal Munster's place in the semi-finals

There was intelligence in the build-up to both scores from Johann van Graan’s team.

From The42 Analysis: How outstanding Ulster almost shocked reigning champions Leinster So Close

Analysis: How outstanding Ulster almost shocked reigning champions Leinster

Dan McFarland’s side were brilliant but came up just short in Dublin on Saturday night.

# analysis - Thursday 28 March, 2019

From The42 Why Louis van Gaal's Ole Gunnar Solskjaer criticism is unfair Analysis

Why Louis van Gaal's Ole Gunnar Solskjaer criticism is unfair

The Dutch coach has suggested Man United’s style under the Norwegian was not especially dissimilar to Jose Mourinho’s.

# analysis - Tuesday 26 March, 2019

From The42 Player Watch: How Tyrone turned McShane into full-forward wrecking ball Analysis

Player Watch: How Tyrone turned McShane into full-forward wrecking ball

Cathal McShane has scored 1-11 in his last four games but his contribution runs far deeper than that.

From The42 Ireland v Georgia talking points: Delaney controversy threatens to overshadow qualifier Analysis

Ireland v Georgia talking points: Delaney controversy threatens to overshadow qualifier

Off-the-field issues have dominated the headlines in recent days.

# analysis - Saturday 23 March, 2019

From The42 5 talking points from Ireland's unconvincing win over Gibraltar Analysis This post contains videos

5 talking points from Ireland's unconvincing win over Gibraltar

The Boys in Green struggled amid difficult conditions against the lowest seeded team in Group D.

# analysis - Monday 11 March, 2019

From The42 Analysis: Stander pass sends Earls in for another Schmidt set-piece strike Inside Job

Analysis: Stander pass sends Earls in for another Schmidt set-piece strike

The Munster back row delivered the scoring pass in what he called ‘a real team try.’

From The42 'I thought I was in!' - Larmour continuing to learn as he shows off dancing feet Review

'I thought I was in!' - Larmour continuing to learn as he shows off dancing feet

The 21-year-old benefitted from 80 minutes at fullback in the absence of Rob Kearney.

# analysis - Monday 4 March, 2019

From The42 Quade Cooper is back in Super Rugby and the early signs are exciting Analysis

Quade Cooper is back in Super Rugby and the early signs are exciting

The 30-year-old is already on Michael Cheika’s Wallabies radar.

# analysis - Wednesday 27 February, 2019

From The42 Analysis: How has Johnny Sexton been playing in the Six Nations? 10

Analysis: How has Johnny Sexton been playing in the Six Nations?

The 33-year-old has provided quality at times but has been frustrated overall.

# analysis - Tuesday 26 February, 2019

From The42 Analysis: How has Conor Murray been playing in the Six Nations? Nine

Analysis: How has Conor Murray been playing in the Six Nations?

The 29-year-old is not quite at his best but the concern around him has been exaggerated.

# analysis - Saturday 23 February, 2019

Long identified as staunch friends of Israel, Democrats are now being accused of anti-semitism

The claims have echoes of those against Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour.

# analysis - Tuesday 12 February, 2019

From The42 Analysis: Outstanding Caplice and Lyons lead the way for Ireland Women Hurt

Analysis: Outstanding Caplice and Lyons lead the way for Ireland Women

The tighthead prop and blindside flanker were superb in the win over Scotland.

# analysis - Monday 11 February, 2019

From The42 Analysis: How did Joey Carbery play after replacing Johnny Sexton? 10

Analysis: How did Joey Carbery play after replacing Johnny Sexton?

The 23-year-old came on for Sexton in the first half of Ireland’s win over Scotland.

# analysis - Sunday 10 February, 2019

From The42 Analysis: The latest Joe Schmidt special sees Stockdale scorch past Scots Detail

Analysis: The latest Joe Schmidt special sees Stockdale scorch past Scots

Ireland scored a stunning try on the second phase of a lineout attack in Edinburgh.

# analysis - Tuesday 5 February, 2019

From The42 Analysis: Ireland slip with the little details that make a big difference in attack Ball In Hand

Analysis: Ireland slip with the little details that make a big difference in attack

Joe Schmidt’s side missed a glaring opportunity with the game still in the balance.

# analysis - Sunday 3 February, 2019

From The42 Analysis: Ireland's nightmare opening minutes set tone in Dublin defeat Setback

Analysis: Ireland's nightmare opening minutes set tone in Dublin defeat

Joe Schmidt’s men were sluggish from the off as England struck powerfully and intelligently.

# analysis - Saturday 26 January, 2019

Ian Paisley Jr may be indestructible but he's increasingly becoming a sideshow

Revelations about the MP have been piling up of late.

# analysis - Tuesday 22 January, 2019

From The42 Analysis: Connacht's clever bounce-back attack cuts Bordeaux apart Reverse

Analysis: Connacht's clever bounce-back attack cuts Bordeaux apart

Attack coach Nigel Carolan has his charges striking superbly from lineout platforms.

# analysis - Monday 21 January, 2019

From The42 What is going on at Chelsea? Talking Point

What is going on at Chelsea?

Maurizio Sarri claimed his side were ‘mentally weak’ following the loss to Arsenal on Saturday.

# analysis - Tuesday 15 January, 2019

After tonight's shellacking, for how long more can Theresa May survive?

Her government suffered a monumental defeat.

From The42 Stockdale's finishing skills reward Ulster's clever set-piece thinking Analysis

Stockdale's finishing skills reward Ulster's clever set-piece thinking

The northern province scored three tries from set-piece platforms against Racing 92 last weekend.

From The42 Martin O'Neill and the fate of 9 other former Ireland managers Analysis

Martin O'Neill and the fate of 9 other former Ireland managers

A number of coaches have struggled after leaving the Boys in Green hotseat.

From The42 The Wallabies' loss has been Leinster's immense gain as Fardy shines Fardy Party

The Wallabies' loss has been Leinster's immense gain as Fardy shines

The 34-year-old Australian has been a superb signing for the province.

# analysis - Monday 14 January, 2019

From The42 Analysis: Beirne's destruction, Earls' try-saver and Carbery's class In Depth

Analysis: Beirne's destruction, Earls' try-saver and Carbery's class

Johann van Graan’s Munster delivered their most compelling performance of the season on Friday night.

# analysis - Sunday 13 January, 2019

From The42 Why Paul Pogba has looked transformed under Ole Gunnar Solskjær Talking Point

Why Paul Pogba has looked transformed under Ole Gunnar Solskjær

The France international’s sublime pass created the only goal in Man United’s win.

# analysis - Thursday 27 December, 2018

From The42 At the halfway point of the Premier League season, is it Liverpool's title to lose? Analysis

At the halfway point of the Premier League season, is it Liverpool's title to lose?

Recent history suggests the Reds are poised for glory.

# analysis - Wednesday 19 December, 2018

From The42 5 problems the new Man United manager needs to solve Analysis

5 problems the new Man United manager needs to solve

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was announced as the interim boss earlier today.

# analysis - Tuesday 18 December, 2018

From The42 Third season syndrome strikes again: Where next for Jose Mourinho? The Special One

Third season syndrome strikes again: Where next for Jose Mourinho?

The Special One’s star has diminished after sackings by Chelsea and Man United, with his next move uncertain.

# analysis - Sunday 16 December, 2018

From The42 Is Roy Keane a good pundit? Analysis This post contains videos

Is Roy Keane a good pundit?

The former Ireland assistant boss made a rare Sky Sports appearance for Sunday’s Liverpool-Man United fixture.

# analysis - Friday 14 December, 2018

Important information or a 'distraction': Exactly how many people are living in homeless accommodation?

The debate around how many people are homeless in Ireland resurfaced again this week.

From The42 The Raheem Sterling saga is the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the Premier League's racism problems Talking Point

The Raheem Sterling saga is the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the Premier League's racism problems

Intolerance has been inextricably linked with top-level football for years.

# analysis - Monday 10 December, 2018

From The42 Analysis: Murray's arc-running influence vital in guiding Munster over the line Class Act

Analysis: Murray's arc-running influence vital in guiding Munster over the line

The 29-year-old scrum-half provided two assists in the southern province’s win over Castres.

# analysis - Friday 7 December, 2018

From The42 Is Jose Mourinho's management style out of date? Talking Point

Is Jose Mourinho's management style out of date?

Man United are already 16 points behind rivals City, while a top-four spot is looking increasingly improbable.

# analysis - Sunday 25 November, 2018

From The42 7 issues the new Ireland manager must address urgently Analysis

7 issues the new Ireland manager must address urgently

Mick McCarthy is expected to be unveiled as the Boys in Green’s boss later today.

# analysis - Friday 23 November, 2018

From The42 Are Tottenham in danger of falling apart? Analysis

Are Tottenham in danger of falling apart?

Stadium issues and rumours of Christian Eriksen’s imminent departure have undermined the progress made by Spurs of late.

# analysis - Wednesday 21 November, 2018

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

Analysis: Who did what for Ireland in the rucks against the All Blacks?

Devin Toner and captain Rory Best were, typically, the busiest players in this department.

# analysis - Sunday 18 November, 2018

From The42 The biggest misconception about the Irish team was exposed again on Thursday night Analysis

The biggest misconception about the Irish team was exposed again on Thursday night

There was in marked difference in style when the Republic faced the North during the week.

# analysis - Friday 16 November, 2018

From The42 Martin O'Neill is running out of excuses Opinion

Martin O'Neill is running out of excuses

The Republic of Ireland were involved in a dire 0-0 draw with the North last night.