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Dublin: 13 °C Tuesday 2 September, 2014

Analysis

# analysis - Sunday 31 August, 2014

5 talking points from Sunday’s Premier League action

THAT Liverpool penalty, Arsenal’s problems in attack and other issues from today.

5 talking points after Donegal stunned the Dubs in Croke Park

Few gave Donegal a chance this afternoon – but they stunned All-Ireland champions Dublin in a remarkable Croke Park semi-final.

# analysis - Saturday 30 August, 2014

5 thoughts from Saturday’s Premier League action

What we made of Man United’s disappointing performance and more talking points.

# analysis - Friday 29 August, 2014

6 talking points ahead of this weekend’s Premier League action

How prominently will Angel Di Maria figure and more questions set to be answered.

# analysis - Monday 25 August, 2014

Johnny Doyle column: ‘Mayo and Kerry would play each other up on top of Croagh Patrick if needs be’

“I’ve sympathy for the players dealing with the six-day turnaround.”

# analysis - Saturday 23 August, 2014

5 talking points from Saturday’s Premier League action

Seamus Coleman’s performance, Chelsea’s hard-fought win and more.

# analysis - Tuesday 19 August, 2014

Is it a disadvantage to win the Munster hurling championship?

You have to go back 10 years to find the last Munster champions who went on to win the All-Ireland title.

# analysis - Monday 18 August, 2014

5 reasons why Mayo can win the All-Ireland senior football title

The positional switches of Keith Higgins, Aidan O’Shea and Mayo’s hunger to claim Sam could see them end the famine this September.

Opinion: Man United false start shows depth of malaise

Despite enjoying 60 percent of possession, there was no cutting edge to United’s play at the weekend.

From TheJournal.ie Why has Labour’s support doubled since May? The Burton Bounce

Why has Labour’s support doubled since May?

Analysis: Joan Burton’s party has gone from 7 per cent to 14 per cent in the latest opinion poll. But why?

# analysis - Sunday 17 August, 2014

5 talking points from Sunday’s Premier League action

Liverpool’s unconvincing win, David Moyes’ protestations and much more.

# analysis - Saturday 16 August, 2014

5 talking points from Saturday’s Premier League action

United’s disappointing loss, Jack Grealish’s Villa performance and more.

# analysis - Friday 15 August, 2014

7 talking points ahead of the new Premier League season

We look ahead to the first round of games as another exciting-looking campaign gets underway.

Analysis: Why Seamus Coleman is now regarded as one of Europe’s top full-backs

The Irish international is set to be an integral part of Everton’s campaign, after excelling last year.

# analysis - Tuesday 12 August, 2014

5 reasons why Manchester City will win the Premier League

A great home record, their prodigious ability to score goals and more qualities that last year’s champions possess.

# analysis - Monday 11 August, 2014

Analysis: Ireland show depth to seal first-ever World Cup semi-final

We’ve picked apart the tries Lynne Cantwell’s team scored in their final pool fixture against Kazakhstan

# analysis - Saturday 9 August, 2014

From The Daily Edge Do Irish Twitter users say mum, mom, mam or ma? Mammy

Do Irish Twitter users say mum, mom, mam or ma?

Let’s look at the hard evidence.

# analysis - Thursday 7 August, 2014

Analysis: Black Ferns broken by Ireland’s clever attacking at World Cup

Niamh Briggs and co. delivered an intelligent and varied attacking display during their momentous victory.

Analysis: Ireland’s defence lays foundation for historic World Cup win

Work rate, intelligence and breakdown technique were all vital components against New Zealand.

# analysis - Wednesday 6 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Here’s why Leo Varadkar is looking to avoid ‘land mines in Angola’ Reform To Realism

Here’s why Leo Varadkar is looking to avoid ‘land mines in Angola’

Analysis: The Health Minister’s intervention on universal health insurance yesterday is all about managing expectations.

# analysis - Sunday 3 August, 2014

Analysis: Ireland Women show tactical intelligence in victory over the US

There were positives to be taken from Friday’s win, but improvement will be needed ahead of the New Zealand clash.

# analysis - Thursday 31 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Here’s why Alan Shatter’s legal challenge could cause the government more problems THE NEVERENDING STORY

Analysis: Does Jose Mourinho give young players enough of a chance?

Romelu Lukaku was afforded no opportunities to impress the Chelsea manager. Is there something bigger at play?

# analysis - Saturday 26 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Angela Merkel’s ‘Dr No’ makes Ireland’s search for a bank debt deal much harder Nope Nope Nope

Angela Merkel’s ‘Dr No’ makes Ireland’s search for a bank debt deal much harder

Analysis: Dr Joachim Pfeiffer’s visit to Dublin this week was not a pleasant one for Enda Kenny.

# analysis - Thursday 24 July, 2014

Analysis: Brumbies’ breakdown work gives them shot against Waratahs

We use GIFs and screenshots to examine the positive influence Laurie Fisher has had on the Brumbies.

# analysis - Wednesday 23 July, 2014

Rugby technique: Last-ditch tackle or punch the ball loose?

We take a look at Ben Smith and Bundee Aki’s desperate efforts in last weekend’s Super Rugby play-offs.

# analysis - Sunday 20 July, 2014

6 lessons learned from the 2014 World Cup

Lionel Messi doesn’t need to prove his greatness, football must address its concussion problem and more.

# analysis - Wednesday 16 July, 2014

5 issues new Man United manager Louis van Gaal needs to address

Today was the Dutchman’s first official day in the job.

Brian O’Driscoll signs up as rugby expert with BT Sport

The 35-year-old will be involved in the Rugby Champions Cup packages this season.

From TheJournal.ie Here’s how the junior minister reshuffle showed up Enda Kenny’s women problem Geography Over Gender

Here’s how the junior minister reshuffle showed up Enda Kenny’s women problem

Analysis: One male junior minister joked that he’d have to buy a dress given the lack of women – but it raises the question: why weren’t any female FG TDs promoted?

# analysis - Tuesday 15 July, 2014

A tactical breakdown of where the 2014 World Cup final was won and lost

A patient game from Germany eventually yielded its rewards, as they beat Argentina 1-0.

5 things Martin O’Neill and Ireland can learn from the 2014 World Cup

Squad depth is more important than ever and other noteworthy points.

# analysis - Sunday 13 July, 2014

5 talking points ahead of today’s Germany-Argentina World Cup final

Can Messi deliver, will the respective stubborn defences be breached and more.

# analysis - Friday 11 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Here are 9 things you need to know about the Cabinet reshuffle Everyday I'm Shufflin

Here are 9 things you need to know about the Cabinet reshuffle

Analysis: The Cabinet’s female membership is doubled but will Labour rue taking on Environment?

# analysis - Wednesday 9 July, 2014

Why the Brazil-Germany game was the most incredible match I’ve ever witnessed

The tournament hosts endured their heaviest World Cup loss ever against Joachim Löw’s side last night.

# analysis - Thursday 3 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie ‘How’s my hair?’: Quinn brings smiles and a bit of emotion as he departs on his own terms Departure This post contains videos

‘How’s my hair?’: Quinn brings smiles and a bit of emotion as he departs on his own terms

The outgoing Education Minister pre-empted his likely demotion with his announcement yesterday.

# analysis - Tuesday 1 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Why Eamon Gilmore wants a top EU job, and why it would be a win for Labour if he got it EU Commissioner

Why Eamon Gilmore wants a top EU job, and why it would be a win for Labour if he got it

Analysis: Labour is being told it needs to be more assertive in government, and it’s starting with the European Commissioner job.

# analysis - Saturday 28 June, 2014

Analysis: Has Ronaldo been an asset or a liability for Portugal at this World Cup?

The Portuguese star’s fitness has come under scrutiny during the tournament.

# analysis - Thursday 26 June, 2014

From TheJournal.ie The verdict on Bank of Ireland’s €250 million mortgage book sale Sell Off

The verdict on Bank of Ireland’s €250 million mortgage book sale

The sale of the performing mortgages to domestic player Dilosk was confirmed this morning.

# analysis - Wednesday 25 June, 2014

From TheJournal.ie The Brian Crowley debacle is yet another blow to Micheál Martin’s authority Fianna Fáil

The Brian Crowley debacle is yet another blow to Micheál Martin’s authority

Analysis: Defiance of the party leader is now a common occurrence in Fianna Fáil and it’s not good in the long run for the former Cabinet minister.

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