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Saturday 9 December 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# Closer Look

This year
Game-by-game guide to All-Ireland football semi-final showdowns
Dublin, Monaghan, Derry and Kerry are all looking forward to the last four games.
How has the club season gone for Vera Pauw's World Cup hopefuls?
13 Irish internationals featured in the 2022/23 WSL campaign, which wrapped up over the weekend.
Bugler the best version of himself in Dublin's Leinster final landslide
The St Oliver Plunketts/Eoghan Ruadh man finished a huge shift with 1-3.
Ireland's 'different style of play' will serve them well at World Cup
Two defeats, but a hugely encouraging double-header for Vera Pauw’s side away to USA.
No Rapinoe but star-studded USA squad to host Ireland in World Cup warm-ups
The back-to-back world champions welcome Vera Pauw’s side to Austin and St Louis over the coming days.
Donegal-Mayo relegation shootout, mid-table Meath and league final dress rehearsal
Here’s a look at the permutations ahead of final round of the Lidl Ladies National Football Leagues.
Close calls, old guard reliance - How are Dublin finding life in Division 2?
A string of unconvincing wins place Dessie Farrell’s side in the spotlight.
'Very technical' China first up for Ireland as World Cup year opens in Marbella
A closer look at what Vera Pauw’s side can expect in international friendly action on Wednesday.
Who are the new Ireland squad faces as World Cup competition heats up?
Aoife Mannion and Marissa Sheva are the first-time call-ups.
Last year
Star players, managers, experience - A guide to Ireland's World Cup opponents
Vera Pauw’s side will face Australia, Canada and Nigeria in Group B next summer.
To the wire - The four-way title race in the Women's National League
The penultimate round of fixtures are down for decision today.
Opposition focus - Finland's turbulent build-up to this crunch World Cup qualifier
Ireland go in search of a play-off spot against the Finns at Tallaght Stadium.
Meath Magic, Kerry patches and what's next? - All-Ireland final talking points
Eamonn Murray’s side lifted the Brendan Martin Cup for the second year running yesterday.
What's at stake in the All-Ireland ladies senior championship this weekend?
The picture will become much clearer after the final round of group games on Saturday.
What's next as Ireland chase World Cup dream?
Vera Pauw’s Girls In Green have three group games remaining, with a convoluted play-off route down the line should they progress.
'We felt this was the way to go eventually' - inside the LGFA's subscription streaming service
The comprehensive live-streaming platform will show over 100 games that are not available on TG4.
Best in their leagues: the numbers behind Ireland's in-form goalkeepers
Nobody has kept more clean sheets in their respective leagues than Irish ‘stoppers Mark Travers and Gavin Bazunu.
All time
Goals, awards and much more - Irish star Kiernan's electric start to life at Liverpool
Kiernan missed the recent World Cup qualifiers through injury, but could play a big part for the Girls In Green going forward.
Olympic hero Simone Biles says everything came to a head in Tokyo
‘If you look at everything I have gone through the past seven years… I should have never made another Olympic team. I should have quit way before Tokyo.’
Cork's 'great chance,' Limerick's 'know-how' - Tony Kelly and Jamie Barron preview final
The Clare and Waterford stars are in agreement one one thing, anyway: Sunday’s showdown will be ‘interesting’.
The four teams bidding for TG4 All-Ireland senior championship glory
Dublin, Mayo, Cork and Meath are still in the hunt for the Brendan Martin Cup.
Shane Keegan's tactical preview: How the Euros will be won and lost
An in-depth look at the major tactical dilemmas teams will face at both ends of the field.
Irish rugby's loss is Dublin football's gain as 'fine athlete' Tyrrell lights up the league
Hannah Tyrrell has made an outstanding return to inter-county football.
Paul Pogba to star in Amazon documentary series
The Pogmentary will follow the life of the France international, giving a unique insight into his life on and off the pitch and will air in 2022.
'A shining light' and 'a live wire' - the nine Irish stars that featured Down Under this weekend
Tipperary team-mates went head-to-head, while there was a different kind of Dublin-Mayo showdown. Here’s the view of an AFLW expert ahead of TG4′s highlights show.
Profiles, fixtures, TV - Everything you need to know about the Irish stars lining out in the AFLW
14 players are involved, with seven counties represented across eight clubs.
'It's scandalous that lads don't feel comfortable in those jerseys' - body image in GAA
Johnny McMahon – or Johnny Smacks of The 2 Johnnies – delves deeper into a brilliant podcast discussion with The42.
'He was born to coach and manage' - Quiet man Crawford the perfect fit for Ireland U21s
Conan Byrne predicts a continued run of good form for the side under Jim Crawford’s stewardship
'It is very alien' - Tipperary star McCarthy completes historic switch between Aussie Rules sides
Aisling McCarthy joins West Coast Eagles from Western Bulldogs. Here, she speaks to The42 about the move.
Everything you need to know about the Irish stars lining out in the AFLW Finals Series
Mayo, Galway, Cavan, Louth, Tipperary and Fermanagh will be represented Down Under this weekend.
'We have this intrinsic idea of masculinity. Talking about mental well-being or sexuality is stigmatised'
Dublin star Nicole Owens delves deeper into her story, and explores how and why the GAA is a heteronormative environment for men but being openly gay is accepted in the women’s game.
Player Watch: Davy Fitz converts former Wexford forward into brilliantly effective sweeper
Kevin Foley has assumed the key position in defence this season.
Player Watch: How Kerry made a reborn Tommy Walsh the focal point of their attack
The former AFL player scored four points against Monaghan to continue his strong start to the season.
Tax authorities investigate payments from Barca to Messi's foundation
They’re suspicious that payments from the club may have been used to help the player evade taxes
'I won't be watching the All-Ireland final, I'll be golfing or something' - Davy Fitzgerald
The Clare boss opened up in a season-long radio documentary by RTÉ.
FAI orders review of Athlone Town after club's failure to fulfil fixture
Players refused to travel to Waterford on Friday night due to a dispute over expenses.
Sport Ireland vows to work with Government to regulate MMA in Ireland
The governing body of Irish sport also added that it will not be conducting an investigation into the death of Joao Carvalho.
'Top class', 'compelling', 'what a club' - praise pours in for Crossmaglen Rangers TV documentary
The documentary was broadcast last night on BBC Northern Ireland.
A closer look: Mayo pain and scaling the Irish music charts, life at Castlebar Mitchels is never dull
Publican and club stalwart Mick Byrne knows better than to get his hopes up too high ahead of an All-Ireland final.
A closer look: Ballyboden St Enda's has heart and soul to match 'superclub' status
The Dublin and Leinster champions will be hosting plenty of visitors from Mayo this week.