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Dublin: 7 °C Wednesday 22 October, 2014

#Analysis

# analysis - Monday 20 October, 2014

Analysis: Ulster’s backs show cutting edge with superb Tommy Bowe try

Neil Doak’s backline demonstrated what they can do when provided with a quality platform.

5 talking points from this weekend’s Premier League action

Will Liverpool’s defence ever improve and other pertinent questions.

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# analysis - Sunday 19 October, 2014

Anatomy of a drop goal: How Munster beat Sale at the death

We use GIFs, videos and screenshots to pick apart the crucial moments in the endgame at the AJ Bell Stadium.

6 talking points as St Vincent’s and St Oliver Plunkett reach Dublin final

A standout performance from Dublin footballer Diarmuid Connolly and more thoughts from yesterday’s action.

# analysis - Saturday 18 October, 2014

Lineout struggles, backline combinations and 3 other talking points after Ulster vs Leicester

Also, Ulster could really benefit from denying Leicester a bonus point.

Analysis: Clever kicks from Evans help ‘Quins to win over Castres

The former All Black produced two intelligent chips to set up Danny Care for the only try of last night’s game.

5 talking points ahead of this week’s Premier League action

It’s back! And there are several fascinating matches in prospect.

# analysis - Thursday 16 October, 2014

Analysis: The substitution that changed the game and how Ireland stunned Germany

We breakdown how Martin O’Neill’s men managed to upset the world champions.

Analysis: Conor Murray the key man in Munster’s attacking game plan

The 25-year-old scrum-half is being used effectively by Anthony Foley and his coaching staff.

# analysis - Tuesday 14 October, 2014

5 talking points ahead of today’s Germany-Ireland clash

Martin O’Neill’s men face a significant challenge in tonight’s Euro 2016 qualifier against the reigning world champions.

# analysis - Sunday 12 October, 2014

Analysis: How Ireland can give themselves the best possible chance against Germany

Martin O’Neill will be hoping his side can capitalise on their opponents’ considerable injury list.

# analysis - Friday 10 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Enda avoids more McNulty embarrassment – but now has a BIG problem in the Seanad Seanad-igans

Enda avoids more McNulty embarrassment – but now has a BIG problem in the Seanad

Analysis: The Seanad will continue to cause the Taoiseach and the coalition a headache in the coming months.

# analysis - Thursday 9 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Here’s why tomorrow’s by-elections are now crucial for Micheál Martin’s leadership Fianna Fáil

Here’s why tomorrow’s by-elections are now crucial for Micheál Martin’s leadership

Analysis: The Fianna Fáil leader is unable to escape doubts about his leadership after another poor poll showing.

Springboks underline the task facing Schmidt’s Ireland in November

Heyneke Meyer’s men showed ambition with ball in hand against New Zealand in the Rugby Championship.

# analysis - Wednesday 8 October, 2014

Michael Murphy on the half-forward line and four other talking points from the Allstar nominations

The list of representatives highlights a worrying trend in Leinster while there have been some notable absences & inclusions.

# analysis - Tuesday 7 October, 2014

Analysis: How did Munster stun Leinster at the Aviva on Saturday?

We’ve examined the southern province’s superb work at the breakdown, as well as their kicking strategy and attack.

# analysis - Saturday 4 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie A lot of people in the Labour Party are feeling the ‘The Burton Bounce’ right now Something About Joanie

A lot of people in the Labour Party are feeling the ‘The Burton Bounce’ right now

Analysis: Labour is in good spirits right now and that’s because of Joan Burton.

# analysis - Friday 3 October, 2014

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

Is Liverpool’s slump going to derail their season?

Analysis: Breakdown speed key for Leinster against Munster’s slowing strength

Matt O’Connor’s men are at their very best when they clear out rucks swiftly and accurately.

# analysis - Thursday 2 October, 2014

Analysis: New-look Liverpool left in starting blocks

The Reds are currently 14th in the table, nine points behind leaders Chelsea

5 talking points from this week’s Champions League action

Liverpool’s demoralising loss to Basel, Danny Welbeck’s hat-trick and more.

# analysis - Tuesday 30 September, 2014

5 talking points ahead of this week’s Champions League action

Can Liverpool prevail despite their poor league form? Will Joe Hart step up with the pressure on?

# analysis - Saturday 27 September, 2014

Analysis: How THAT Leicester-United game was won and lost by wing play

We take an in-depth look at what’s gone wrong for Louis van Gaal’s side.

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

Can the potential return of Daniel Sturridge inspire Liverpool and more questions set to be answered.

# analysis - Thursday 25 September, 2014

Analysis: Connacht’s defence drives strong start to Pro12 season

We take a look at the mindset and understanding that helped the western province to beat Leinster.

# analysis - Monday 22 September, 2014

5 talking points for Donegal on a day of disappointment in Croke Park

Costly errors, the future for McGuinness and other questions after today’s All-Ireland final defeat.

# analysis - Sunday 21 September, 2014

5 thoughts from this weekend’s Premier League action

Man United’s surprise loss, Man City and Chelsea’s tense clash and more issues of debate,

5 talking points for Kerry ahead of today’s All-Ireland final

Coping with the blanket, David Moran’s huge role and more big issues ahead of the big game.

5 talking points for Donegal ahead of today’s All-Ireland final

Durcan’s kickouts, the impact of the young guns and more big questions for Donegal before they take on Kerry.

# analysis - Friday 19 September, 2014

5 talking points ahead of this week’s Premier League action

Manchester City versus Chelsea is the clear highlight of the upcoming round of games.

# analysis - Thursday 18 September, 2014

5 talking points from this week’s Champions League action

Mario Balotelli’s resurgence, Arsenal’s unconvincing defence and more issues of contention.

# analysis - Wednesday 17 September, 2014

Transfer ban ahead for Barca, but no shortage of quality from La Masia

Munir El Haddadi, Sergi Samper, Jean Marie Dongou, Alex Grimaldo and more Barca boys who just might be on their way to greatness.

# analysis - Tuesday 16 September, 2014

Analysis: How will Donegal handle James O’Donoghue after facing key attackers this summer?

O’Donoghue is Kerry’s star man but what plan will Donegal devise to handle him?

Coaches Film: How Philip Rivers and Antonio Gates beat the league’s best defence

We break down our favourite play from the weekend’s NFL action.

Analysis: Madigan provides promising performance as Leinster’s playmaking 12

The 25-year-old showed glimpses of what he could bring to the mix as a centre for Matt O’Connor’s side against the Scarlets.

# analysis - Saturday 13 September, 2014

5 talking points from Saturday’s Premier League action

Liverpool’s loss to hoodoo club Villa, Chelsea’s unstoppable form and more.

# analysis - Friday 12 September, 2014

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

Will Aiden McGeady start? Can Mario Balotelli build on his promising Liverpool debut?

# analysis - Wednesday 10 September, 2014

From TheJournal.ie €1.83bn spent on Dublin property in the first 6 months of this year Home Sweet Home

€1.83bn spent on Dublin property in the first 6 months of this year

This is an increase of 45% on the same period last year.

# analysis - Tuesday 9 September, 2014

7 things we’d like to see between now and Ireland’s upcoming Germany encounter

Martin O’Neill’s men are set for games against the world champions and Gibraltar next month.

# analysis - Monday 8 September, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Here’s why Fine Gael transfers could decide the ‘Ming’ by-election Ming Dynasty

Here’s why Fine Gael transfers could decide the ‘Ming’ by-election

There’s likely to be three non-Government front-runners in Roscommon-South Leitrim, all of whom will be battling for transfers from FG’s Maura Hopkins.

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