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#Analysis

# analysis - Friday 9 February, 2018

From The42 The Rugby Show: Six Nations preview with Stephen Ferris Analysis This post contains videos

The Rugby Show: Six Nations preview with Stephen Ferris

We look ahead to this weekend’s Six Nations action, along with in-depth analysis from Murray Kinsella.

# analysis - Monday 5 February, 2018

From The42 Analysis: Ireland's attack was too reliant on Johnny Sexton in Paris Playmaking

Analysis: Ireland's attack was too reliant on Johnny Sexton in Paris

The out-half has a huge burden on his shoulders to create chances for Ireland.

From The42 Analysis: Ireland switch off at key moments for Thomas' sizzling try Review

Analysis: Ireland switch off at key moments for Thomas' sizzling try

Joe Schmidt will have been frustrated by how Ireland conceded to les Bleus.

# analysis - Sunday 4 February, 2018

From The42 Salah's Messi-esque goal and more Premier League talking points Analysis

Salah's Messi-esque goal and more Premier League talking points

Plus, why the officials at Anfield today deserve to be cut some slack.

From The42 Analysis: The remarkable 41 phases that led to Johnny Sexton's drop goal Detail

Analysis: The remarkable 41 phases that led to Johnny Sexton's drop goal

We’ve taken a look at every single action by the Irish players during their incredible winning passage.

# analysis - Saturday 3 February, 2018

From The42 Sexton's moment, immense James Ryan and work-ons for Ireland Talking Points

Sexton's moment, immense James Ryan and work-ons for Ireland

Joe Schmidt will be hyper-aware that Ireland have to make major improvements moving forward.

From The42 Video analysis: Schmidt's set-piece strikes and the "new breed" of Irish forward Tactics

Video analysis: Schmidt's set-piece strikes and the "new breed" of Irish forward

The November Tests were extremely encouraging for Ireland from an attacking point of view.

# analysis - Friday 2 February, 2018

From The42 All eyes on Sanchez, Spurs look to overtake Liverpool and the Premier League talking points Analysis

All eyes on Sanchez, Spurs look to overtake Liverpool and the Premier League talking points

Elsewhere Theo Walcott makes his return to the Emirates and Antonio Conte aims to quell Chelsea’s woes away to Watford.

From The42 The Rugby Show: Ireland v France preview with Mike Ross Analysis This post contains videos

The Rugby Show: Ireland v France preview with Mike Ross

Former Ireland prop Mike Ross joins Murray Kinsella and Gavan Casey to preview the 2018 Six Nations.

# analysis - Thursday 25 January, 2018

From The42 The tactical switch that won the game for Arsenal and more League Cup talking points Analysis

The tactical switch that won the game for Arsenal and more League Cup talking points

Plus, how many trophies can Manchester City win?

# analysis - Tuesday 23 January, 2018

From The42 Keith Earls' brilliance sums up the excitement around Munster's attack Analysis

Keith Earls' brilliance sums up the excitement around Munster's attack

Joe Schmidt should reap the benefits of the Limerick man’s superb form in the coming weeks.

# analysis - Monday 22 January, 2018

From The42 A tackle that shows just how important Tadhg Furlong is to Leinster Analysis

A tackle that shows just how important Tadhg Furlong is to Leinster

The Ireland international is ludicrously mobile for a tighthead prop.

# analysis - Saturday 20 January, 2018

From The42 Leinster's Lowe lights up with attacking magic but balances out with errors Analysis

Leinster's Lowe lights up with attacking magic but balances out with errors

The Leinster wing is continuing to learn as he settles in with Leinster.

From The42 Win in France underlines Leinster's credentials as Champions Cup favourites Marker

Win in France underlines Leinster's credentials as Champions Cup favourites

The eastern province rolled on with a three-try victory over Montpellier.

# analysis - Friday 19 January, 2018

From The42 'It's just pure work rate. In a tight game, it can nearly win you a game' Bust A Gut

'It's just pure work rate. In a tight game, it can nearly win you a game'

Robbie Henshaw is happy that he’s showing a rounded game in midfield for Leinster.

# analysis - Tuesday 16 January, 2018

From The42 Analysis: Isa Nacewa runs the purest of pure switch lines Master

Analysis: Isa Nacewa runs the purest of pure switch lines

The veteran Leinster captain was impressive at inside centre against Glasgow.

# analysis - Monday 15 January, 2018

From The42 Man-of-the-match Pogba shows his class and more Premier League talking points Analysis

Man-of-the-match Pogba shows his class and more Premier League talking points

Plus, have Liverpool shown other teams the only way to beat Manchester City?

# analysis - Sunday 14 January, 2018

From The42 Leinster the team to beat in Europe and more talking points from the RDS Analysis

Leinster the team to beat in Europe and more talking points from the RDS

Plus, the impact Scott Fardy and James Lowe have made as the province book their place in the quarters.

# analysis - Saturday 13 January, 2018

From The42 Analysis: Munster must be clever in managing Nakarawa's octopus-like offload Offload King

Analysis: Munster must be clever in managing Nakarawa's octopus-like offload

The Fijian is one of the best players in the world but Munster need to turn his strength against him.

# analysis - Friday 12 January, 2018

From The42 'The two most exciting sides' set to meet and more Premier League talking points Analysis

'The two most exciting sides' set to meet and more Premier League talking points

Man City take on Liverpool in this weekend’s standout clash.

# analysis - Monday 8 January, 2018

From The42 Analysis: Conor Murray's lineout and Munster's clever set-piece attack Strike Plays

Analysis: Conor Murray's lineout and Munster's clever set-piece attack

We’ve broken down some of the province’s best efforts from scrum and lineout in recent weeks.

# analysis - Friday 5 January, 2018

More than 2,400 people on trolleys in first week of 2018

Nursing representatives met with HSE officials earlier today to see how hospital overcrowding can be reduced.

# analysis - Thursday 4 January, 2018

From The42 Analysis: Exciting James Lowe bringing a smile to Leinster faces Offloader

Analysis: Exciting James Lowe bringing a smile to Leinster faces

The 25-year-old wing had an impressive impact against Connacht.

# analysis - Wednesday 3 January, 2018

From The42 Is Jack Wilshere back and more Arsenal-Chelsea talking points Analysis

Is Jack Wilshere back and more Arsenal-Chelsea talking points

Plus, why it was a night to forget for Chelsea forward Alvaro Morata.

# analysis - Tuesday 2 January, 2018

From The42 Stoke missing Glenn Whelan, Mourinho's lack of class and more Premier League talking points Analysis

Stoke missing Glenn Whelan, Mourinho's lack of class and more Premier League talking points

Plus, why Liverpool are improving under Jurgen Klopp.

# analysis - Saturday 30 December, 2017

From The42 McCarthy's return a reminder of late coach's contribution to Irish football and more Premier League talking points Analysis

McCarthy's return a reminder of late coach's contribution to Irish football and more Premier League talking points

Plus Mohamed Salah’s brilliance and Jose Mourinho’s critics growing louder following back-to-back draws.

# analysis - Friday 29 December, 2017

From The42 John Giles on Harry Kane's 'record' and more Premier League talking points Analysis

John Giles on Harry Kane's 'record' and more Premier League talking points

Plus, how big of an impact can Virgil van Dijk have at Liverpool?

# analysis - Tuesday 26 December, 2017

From The42 Munster's slow start, Leinster on a roll and more talking points from Limerick Analysis

Munster's slow start, Leinster on a roll and more talking points from Limerick

Plus, is Jordan Larmour the most outstanding young player in the country?

# analysis - Friday 22 December, 2017

From The42 Goals galore at the Emirates, Burnley's brilliant 2017 and more Premier League talking points Analysis

Goals galore at the Emirates, Burnley's brilliant 2017 and more Premier League talking points

Plus, Mark Hughes one more defeat away from the sack at Stoke and Big Sam looking to keep the good times rolling on Merseyside.

# analysis - Wednesday 20 December, 2017

'Once the debate starts. Once the referendum campaign kicks off, it's open season'

It’s almost time for the abortion debate to be in the hands of the Irish public.

# analysis - Sunday 17 December, 2017

From The42 Munster's big players deliver the big moments and more talking points from Leicester Analysis

Munster's big players deliver the big moments and more talking points from Leicester

Ian Keatley, CJ Stander and Peter O’Mahony produce huge performances at Welford Road.

# analysis - Friday 15 December, 2017

From The42 Can Tottenham end woeful run and more Premier League talking points Analysis

Can Tottenham end woeful run and more Premier League talking points

Plus, is it time for Jose Mourinho to bring Henrikh Mkhitaryan in from the cold?

# analysis - Sunday 10 December, 2017

From The42 Analysis: Is Paul Pogba overrated or underrated? Talking Point

Analysis: Is Paul Pogba overrated or underrated?

The midfielder is suspended for today’s Manchester derby. Will his absence be felt?

# analysis - Saturday 9 December, 2017

From The42 Keatley's night of redemption, back-row dominance and more talking points from Thomond Big Performance

Keatley's night of redemption, back-row dominance and more talking points from Thomond

Plus, was Munster’s defensive performance down to the work of Andy Farrell?

# analysis - Friday 8 December, 2017

From The42 Will Man United spring Zlatan surprise and more Premier League talking points Analysis

Will Man United spring Zlatan surprise and more Premier League talking points

Plus, can Everton stop Liverpool’s ‘Fab Four’?

# analysis - Thursday 30 November, 2017

From The42 Liverpool and Mignolet enjoy rub of the green and more Premier League talking points Review

Liverpool and Mignolet enjoy rub of the green and more Premier League talking points

Plus, Wayne Rooney heaps misery on old boss David Moyes.

# analysis - Saturday 25 November, 2017

From The42 The Premier League signing of the season and more talking points from Saturday's action Analysis

The Premier League signing of the season and more talking points from Saturday's action

Mo Salah is on fire for Liverpool right now.

# analysis - Thursday 23 November, 2017

From The42 Sloppy Man United made to pay and more Champions League talking points Disappointment

Sloppy Man United made to pay and more Champions League talking points

The Red Devils were just moments away from securing a 0-0 draw needed to top their group.

# analysis - Wednesday 22 November, 2017

From The42 Alberto Moreno's woes and more Champions League talking points Analysis

Alberto Moreno's woes and more Champions League talking points

Plus, City’s 17-year-old debutant and a sense of anti-climax in the group stages.

# analysis - Saturday 18 November, 2017

From The42 Spurs' record against the top six, Shane Long's goal drought and more Premier League talking points Analysis

Spurs' record against the top six, Shane Long's goal drought and more Premier League talking points

Plus Tony Pulis on borrowed time and Paul Pogba’s return to Manchester United.

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