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#Closer Look

# closer-look - Wednesday 31 August, 2022

Opposition focus - Finland's turbulent build-up to this crunch World Cup qualifier
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# Visitors

Opposition focus - Finland's turbulent build-up to this crunch World Cup qualifier

Aug 31st 2022, 7:00 AM 2,722 Views 0 Comments

Ireland go in search of a play-off spot against the Finns at Tallaght Stadium.

# closer-look - Monday 1 August, 2022

Meath Magic, Kerry patches and what's next? - All-Ireland final talking points
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# Royals Rule

Meath Magic, Kerry patches and what's next? - All-Ireland final talking points

Aug 1st 2022, 6:30 AM 3,444 Views 2 Comments

Eamonn Murray’s side lifted the Brendan Martin Cup for the second year running yesterday.

# closer-look - Friday 24 June, 2022

What's at stake in the All-Ireland ladies senior championship this weekend?
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What's at stake in the All-Ireland ladies senior championship this weekend?

Jun 24th 2022, 7:35 AM 4,779 Views 1 Comment

The picture will become much clearer after the final round of group games on Saturday.

# closer-look - Thursday 14 April, 2022

What's next as Ireland chase World Cup dream?
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What's next as Ireland chase World Cup dream?

Updated Apr 14th 2022, 10:12 PM 12,184 Views 0 Comments

Vera Pauw’s Girls In Green have three group games remaining, with a convoluted play-off route down the line should they progress.

# closer-look - Saturday 12 February, 2022

'We felt this was the way to go eventually' - inside the LGFA's subscription streaming service
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# New And Improved

'We felt this was the way to go eventually' - inside the LGFA's subscription streaming service

Feb 12th 2022, 9:30 AM 2,073 Views 0 Comments

The comprehensive live-streaming platform will show over 100 games that are not available on TG4.

# closer-look - Monday 31 January, 2022

Best in their leagues: the numbers behind Ireland's in-form goalkeepers
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Best in their leagues: the numbers behind Ireland's in-form goalkeepers

Jan 31st 2022, 6:18 PM 10,340 Views 4 Comments

Nobody has kept more clean sheets in their respective leagues than Irish ‘stoppers Mark Travers and Gavin Bazunu.

# closer-look - Saturday 4 December, 2021

Goals, awards and much more - Irish star Kiernan's electric start to life at Liverpool
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# Cloud 9

Goals, awards and much more - Irish star Kiernan's electric start to life at Liverpool

Dec 4th 2021, 7:00 AM 15,196 Views 1 Comment

Kiernan missed the recent World Cup qualifiers through injury, but could play a big part for the Girls In Green going forward.

# closer-look - Tuesday 28 September, 2021

Olympic hero Simone Biles says everything came to a head in Tokyo
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# Looking Back

Olympic hero Simone Biles says everything came to a head in Tokyo

Sep 28th 2021, 8:38 AM 2,501 Views 0 Comments

‘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.’

# closer-look - Friday 20 August, 2021

Cork's 'great chance,' Limerick's 'know-how' - Tony Kelly and Jamie Barron preview final
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Cork's 'great chance,' Limerick's 'know-how' - Tony Kelly and Jamie Barron preview final

Aug 20th 2021, 7:00 AM 18,893 Views 7 Comments

The Clare and Waterford stars are in agreement one one thing, anyway: Sunday’s showdown will be ‘interesting’.

# closer-look - Saturday 14 August, 2021

The four teams bidding for TG4 All-Ireland senior championship glory
# Semi-Final Showdowns
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# Semi-Final Showdowns

The four teams bidding for TG4 All-Ireland senior championship glory

Aug 14th 2021, 8:00 AM 3,403 Views 1 Comment

Dublin, Mayo, Cork and Meath are still in the hunt for the Brendan Martin Cup.

# closer-look - Friday 11 June, 2021

Shane Keegan's tactical preview: How the Euros will be won and lost
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# Closer Look

Shane Keegan's tactical preview: How the Euros will be won and lost

Jun 11th 2021, 9:19 AM 3,247 Views 1 Comment

An in-depth look at the major tactical dilemmas teams will face at both ends of the field.

# closer-look - Monday 31 May, 2021

Irish rugby's loss is Dublin football's gain as 'fine athlete' Tyrrell lights up the league
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Irish rugby's loss is Dublin football's gain as 'fine athlete' Tyrrell lights up the league

May 31st 2021, 8:30 PM 6,438 Views 0 Comments

Hannah Tyrrell has made an outstanding return to inter-county football.

# closer-look - Wednesday 14 April, 2021

Paul Pogba to star in Amazon documentary series
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Paul Pogba to star in Amazon documentary series

Apr 14th 2021, 8:16 PM 8,324 Views 12 Comments

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.

# closer-look - Monday 15 February, 2021

'A shining light' and 'a live wire' - the nine Irish stars that featured Down Under this weekend
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'A shining light' and 'a live wire' - the nine Irish stars that featured Down Under this weekend

Feb 15th 2021, 7:21 PM 6,059 Views 0 Comments

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.

# closer-look - Thursday 28 January, 2021

Profiles, fixtures, TV - Everything you need to know about the Irish stars lining out in the AFLW
# Ready To Go
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# Ready To Go

Profiles, fixtures, TV - Everything you need to know about the Irish stars lining out in the AFLW

Jan 28th 2021, 6:15 AM 10,109 Views 0 Comments

14 players are involved, with seven counties represented across eight clubs.

# closer-look - Friday 1 January, 2021

'It's scandalous that lads don't feel comfortable in those jerseys' - body image in GAA
# Opening Up
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# Opening Up

'It's scandalous that lads don't feel comfortable in those jerseys' - body image in GAA

Jan 1st 2021, 7:00 AM 129,139 Views 8 Comments

Johnny McMahon – or Johnny Smacks of The 2 Johnnies – delves deeper into a brilliant podcast discussion with The42.

# closer-look - Wednesday 26 August, 2020

'He was born to coach and manage' - Quiet man Crawford the perfect fit for Ireland U21s
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'He was born to coach and manage' - Quiet man Crawford the perfect fit for Ireland U21s

Aug 26th 2020, 7:00 AM 5,024 Views 2 Comments

Conan Byrne predicts a continued run of good form for the side under Jim Crawford’s stewardship

# closer-look - Tuesday 4 August, 2020

'It is very alien' - Tipperary star McCarthy completes historic switch between Aussie Rules sides
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'It is very alien' - Tipperary star McCarthy completes historic switch between Aussie Rules sides

Aug 4th 2020, 12:00 PM 40,828 Views 7 Comments

Aisling McCarthy joins West Coast Eagles from Western Bulldogs. Here, she speaks to The42 about the move.

# closer-look - Thursday 19 March, 2020

Everything you need to know about the Irish stars lining out in the AFLW Finals Series
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Everything you need to know about the Irish stars lining out in the AFLW Finals Series

Mar 19th 2020, 7:00 PM 10,846 Views 0 Comments

Mayo, Galway, Cavan, Louth, Tipperary and Fermanagh will be represented Down Under this weekend.

# closer-look - Saturday 6 April, 2019

'We have this intrinsic idea of masculinity. Talking about mental well-being or sexuality is stigmatised'
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'We have this intrinsic idea of masculinity. Talking about mental well-being or sexuality is stigmatised'

Apr 6th 2019, 8:00 AM 29,486 Views 3 Comments

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.

# closer-look - Tuesday 12 March, 2019

Player Watch: Davy Fitz converts former Wexford forward into brilliantly effective sweeper
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Player Watch: Davy Fitz converts former Wexford forward into brilliantly effective sweeper

Mar 12th 2019, 4:31 PM 9,939 Views 2 Comments

Kevin Foley has assumed the key position in defence this season.

# closer-look - Monday 4 March, 2019

Player Watch: How Kerry made a reborn Tommy Walsh the focal point of their attack
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Player Watch: How Kerry made a reborn Tommy Walsh the focal point of their attack

Mar 4th 2019, 7:40 PM 35,196 Views 51 Comments

The former AFL player scored four points against Monaghan to continue his strong start to the season.

# closer-look - Saturday 13 January, 2018

Tax authorities investigate payments from Barca to Messi's foundation
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Tax authorities investigate payments from Barca to Messi's foundation

Jan 13th 2018, 2:43 PM 4,386 Views 3 Comments

They’re suspicious that payments from the club may have been used to help the player evade taxes

# closer-look - Saturday 27 August, 2016

'I won't be watching the All-Ireland final, I'll be golfing or something' - Davy Fitzgerald
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'I won't be watching the All-Ireland final, I'll be golfing or something' - Davy Fitzgerald

Aug 27th 2016, 4:38 PM 12,196 Views 22 Comments

The Clare boss opened up in a season-long radio documentary by RTÉ.

# closer-look - Monday 6 June, 2016

FAI orders review of Athlone Town after club's failure to fulfil fixture
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FAI orders review of Athlone Town after club's failure to fulfil fixture

Jun 6th 2016, 9:19 PM 6,434 Views 9 Comments

Players refused to travel to Waterford on Friday night due to a dispute over expenses.

# closer-look - Wednesday 13 April, 2016

Sport Ireland vows to work with Government to regulate MMA in Ireland
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Sport Ireland vows to work with Government to regulate MMA in Ireland

Apr 13th 2016, 7:25 PM 2,520 Views 1 Comment

The governing body of Irish sport also added that it will not be conducting an investigation into the death of Joao Carvalho.

# closer-look - Tuesday 22 March, 2016

'Top class', 'compelling', 'what a club' - praise pours in for Crossmaglen Rangers TV documentary
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'Top class', 'compelling', 'what a club' - praise pours in for Crossmaglen Rangers TV documentary

Mar 22nd 2016, 2:24 PM 10,700 Views 8 Comments

The documentary was broadcast last night on BBC Northern Ireland.

# closer-look - Monday 14 March, 2016

A closer look: Mayo pain and scaling the Irish music charts, life at Castlebar Mitchels is never dull
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# The Toughest

A closer look: Mayo pain and scaling the Irish music charts, life at Castlebar Mitchels is never dull

Mar 14th 2016, 7:15 AM 7,939 Views 12 Comments

Publican and club stalwart Mick Byrne knows better than to get his hopes up too high ahead of an All-Ireland final.

# closer-look - Sunday 13 March, 2016

A closer look: Ballyboden St Enda's has heart and soul to match 'superclub' status
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# The Toughest

A closer look: Ballyboden St Enda's has heart and soul to match 'superclub' status

Mar 13th 2016, 10:00 AM 5,663 Views 3 Comments

The Dublin and Leinster champions will be hosting plenty of visitors from Mayo this week.

# closer-look - Friday 12 June, 2015

Analysis: Can Galway's underage rise finally see them match up to Mayo at senior level?
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Analysis: Can Galway's underage rise finally see them match up to Mayo at senior level?

Jun 12th 2015, 6:45 PM 5,702 Views 9 Comments

Huge Connacht clash on Sunday, we take a closer look at the teams involved.

# closer-look - Wednesday 10 June, 2015

Analysis: What does Donnchadh Walsh bring to Kerry and where will Paul Galvin fit in?
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Analysis: What does Donnchadh Walsh bring to Kerry and where will Paul Galvin fit in?

Jun 10th 2015, 6:57 PM 8,590 Views 6 Comments

Kerry open their Munster championship campaign against Tipperary next Sunday.

# closer-look - Thursday 28 August, 2014

Analysis: How Mayo handled O'Donoghue in the draw and what they'll do for Kerry replay
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Analysis: How Mayo handled O'Donoghue in the draw and what they'll do for Kerry replay

Aug 28th 2014, 9:35 PM 6,877 Views 9 Comments

Kerry’s danger man hit 1-3 last Sunday and will have a key role in Saturday’s replay.