# tactics - Thursday 3 April, 2014
Jonny Sexton showed the potential dangers of attempting short restarts during the recent Six Nations.
# tactics - Tuesday 25 March, 2014
Matt O’Connor’s impact on Leinster, Rob Penney operating with freedom and the benefits of Ireland’s success.
# tactics - Monday 24 March, 2014
Anything Ireland can do, Pat Lam’s lads can do better.
# tactics - Saturday 15 March, 2014
The set-piece will be vital against France, as will holding onto the ball and the impact of the bench.
# tactics - Thursday 13 March, 2014
Shifting possession to the far side of the pitch following a transfer of possession may not always be the ideal tactic.
# tactics - Monday 10 March, 2014
The Ireland out-half says he and his teammates will remain performance-focused despite what’s on the line.
# tactics - Friday 7 March, 2014
Because there will be 45 players not called Brian O’Driscoll on the field tomorrow.
# tactics - Wednesday 26 February, 2014
‘We lost a bit of shape, maybe tried a bit too hard in that last 10 minutes,” says the head coach.
# tactics - Friday 7 February, 2014
Ireland’s head coach has pinpointed discipline and dealing with Wales’ kicking game as essential in Dublin tomorrow.
# tactics - Thursday 5 December, 2013
The former Ireland hooker gives us the view from France as Connacht prepare for Heineken Cup action.
# tactics - Sunday 17 November, 2013
The Harlequins Director of rugby joined us to discuss the attacking philosophy that drives his passion for the game.
# tactics - Monday 4 November, 2013
Joe Schmidt’s side could get great reward by being ambitious with their restarts and contesting box kicks.
# tactics - Tuesday 8 October, 2013
Stokes “well capable” of tracking Arsenal assist king, says interim manager Noel King.
# tactics - Tuesday 24 September, 2013
The 24-year-old is ready to be a more prominent decision maker for the province.
# tactics - Thursday 8 August, 2013
And the way Joe Schmidt is going about his job, he agrees.
# tactics - Tuesday 23 July, 2013
That’s an A+ for creativity…
# tactics - Wednesday 26 December, 2012
Emmet Ryan reckoned he say a gap in the market – writing about football in a new way.
# tactics - Tuesday 25 December, 2012
Winning one All-Ireland is tough, retaining the title is tougher. Emmet Ryan, author of Tactics not Passion, looks at what Donegal needs to do to win Sam again in 2013 and how the rest of the country will try to stop them.
# tactics - Sunday 23 December, 2012
Pursuit of Lance, a farewell to Páidí and the tactical innovations of the year in soccer. Get the kettle on there.
# tactics - Tuesday 18 December, 2012
Brazilian journalists came across what are believed to be the notes of Rafa Benitez after Sunday’s defeat to Corinthians.
# tactics - Tuesday 13 November, 2012
Glenn Whelan feels that Ireland are being overpowered in midfield because Giovanni Trapattoni keeps sticking to a 4-4-2 formation.
# tactics - Monday 5 November, 2012
St Eunan’s rode a strong defensive performance to pull out an unlikely victory in the Donegal Final on Sunday. Emmet Ryan was in Ballybofey.
# tactics - Sunday 30 September, 2012
TheScore.ie’s hurling analyst looks at a match-up which could have a critical bearing on today’s decider.
# tactics - Friday 21 September, 2012
Emmet Ryan breaks down the key areas that will decide the Sam Maguire’s destination this Sunday afternoon.
# tactics - Wednesday 19 September, 2012
The ex Dubs boss is not too pleased with the Sunday Game pundit’s recent analysis of the All-Ireland semi-finals.
# tactics - Monday 27 August, 2012
The Ballincollig club man believes that Donegal have to be credited for their winning display in Croke Park yesterday.
Murph’s Sideline Cut: “Tomás Ó Sé said last week that you can’t train yourself for a match against Donegal – you have to experience it.”
The composure, athleticism and hunger of the Donegal players proved critical in seeing off Cork yesterday, writes Ciaran Murphy.
# tactics - Monday 20 August, 2012
Here are some of the key issues that arose after yesterday’s All-Ireland senior hurling semi-final.
# tactics - Thursday 16 August, 2012
It may be derided but the manager of the side that has claimed the last two Ulster titles is perfectly happy with the football philosophy of his team as they gear up for Sunday week’s All-Ireland semi-final.
# tactics - Wednesday 15 August, 2012
The Kerry attacker is unsure if the changing styles in Gaelic Football are a positive move for the game.
# tactics - Monday 11 June, 2012
Emmet Ryan breaks down yesterday’s Munster SFC semi-final which saw the Rebels run out five-point winners on Leeside.
# tactics - Thursday 7 June, 2012
The Rebels host their Jack O’Connor’s side on Leeside this Sunday. Here’s how Emmet Ryan thinks it’ll pan out in the Park.
# tactics - Monday 4 June, 2012
Ireland were overrun by their hosts in Budapest at times tonight.
# tactics - Friday 16 September, 2011
Ger McCarthy highlights the major dos and don’ts for Dublin ahead of the big dance on Sunday.
# tactics - Friday 5 August, 2011
Ever wanted to know just what’s in one of those hefty playbooks NFL coaches are always lugging around? Diagrams a quantum physicist would struggle to decipher, is what.
# tactics - Wednesday 20 July, 2011
The Déise are drinking in the last-chance saloon following their humiliation by Tipperary. Here are some the key areas that Davy Fitz and his backroom staff should be looking at.
# tactics - Friday 20 May, 2011
As Giovanni Trapattoni prepares for a crucial trip to Skopje next month and the Premier League season winds down – how exactly did our boys do?
We take a look at five key areas in which this year’s Heineken Cup could be decided.
# tactics - Saturday 14 May, 2011
The Real Madrid superstar is on course to win his personal league race with Leo Messi for the title of Pichichi – Spain’s top scorer. But how is he doing it?
# tactics - Monday 9 May, 2011
Chelsea were blown away by a Man Utd side with more belief, more verve and who were simply better, writes Barry O’Donovan in his tactical analysis of yesterday’s Premier League showdown.