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# Comment

Last week
19th November 2023 - 25th November 2023
Why Didi Hamann and others are wrong about Andrew Moran
The former Premier League player recently described the Blackburn starlet’s exclusion from the Ireland U21 setup as ‘inexcusable’.
More than a few will want to salute Stephen Kenny's effort tonight
The Ireland manager gave everything of himself to the job and came up short – there was an echo of glory in his failure.
Last month
November 2023
Cork City fans' anger is palpable - it will increase if the club doesn't match their ambition
A new manager must be put in place as soon as possible – and given control.
McHale the latest in trend of high-profile coaches making switch from GAA to LGFA
Liam McHale has been ratified as Mayo senior ladies football manager on a three-year term.
Experienced Humphreys will look to make influential IRFU role his own
The former Ireland and Ulster player will take on one of the most important jobs in Irish Rugby next year.
This year
South Africa reach the summit again after bold, brave run to World Cup history
The Springboks dug deep to make history on another enthralling night in Paris.
Dupont sees World Cup dreams shattered on another wild night in Paris
The France captain added moments of brilliance but couldn’t steer his team over the line in Paris.
This time it felt different, but Ireland's World Cup journey comes to a familiar end
Andy Farrell’s side dared to dream in France but it’s quarter-final pain again.
Mack's moment of magic, destructive Doris and Aki's growing influence
Ireland delivered some impressive moments in attack as they made it two wins from two at the Rugby World Cup.
New champions await in an all-European World Cup final that signals a shift in power
With contrasting coaches, and questions over some key players, England and Spain take their shot at history in Sunday’s decider.
Debuts, tune ups, depth tests, and Ireland's last chancers
Virtually every selection for the Italy clash is a talking point in itself.
Sexton's ban could have been far worse - but a heavy cost may yet be paid at the World Cup
The Ireland captain’s three-game ban means he will go into the tournament having not played since March.
Ireland U20s learn harsh lessons against outstanding French side
A ruthless France team punished Ireland’s mistakes in devastating fashion in tonight’s U20 World Cup final.
Letter from Australia: Céad míle fáilte as Ireland get straight to work in Brisbane
Ireland hosted an open training session on Wednesday as they settle in to their pre-tournament camp in Brisbane.
New documentary on Ireland WNT to air the night before World Cup opener
Katie McCabe fully fit, as Pauw declares Ireland 'will not be afraid' in World Cup opener
Five years after leaving Ireland, Bazunu must deal with adversity rather than opportunity
New season with Southampton brings with it a different kind of challenge during his time in England.
St Pat's revival prime example of League of Ireland culture shift
No need for gimmicks to see attendances rise, the challenge now is to capitalise on a change in attitude.
Ireland U20s deliver on a day overshadowed by devastating loss
Richie Murphy’s squad can be proud of their efforts on an emotional day in Stellenbosch.
How will Armagh, Cork, Mayo and Tyrone reflect after 2023 season exits?
The four sides all bowed out over the weekend.
Ireland's World Cup history makers 'embrace the chaos' as it all sinks in
From the Mansion House to O’Reilly Hall, the celebrations really kicked off over the last 24 hours.
'Tears of pain' for all involved on D-Day for Ireland's World Cup Ins and Outs
No place for sentiment as groundbreaking Irish players left on other side of history
'Tears of pain' for all involved on D-Day for Ireland's World Cup Ins and Outs
Today’s official squad announcement came after a difficult few days around UCD.
Turn empty seats into full house for Ireland's World Cup history-makers
FAI looking into ticket situation as 5,732 attendance again falls short of ‘sellout’.
Dreams broken, but tightest calls yet to be made as Pauw shows early World Cup hand
Ireland’s 31-strong training squad was named today.
There is no strong argument against State support for the FAI's €863 million facilities plan
The FAI today unveiled a 15-year plan to improve their ramshackle facilities.
LIV merger exposes McIlroy and his PGA peers as pawns in callous corporate game
In joining the Saudis, PGA Tour Comissioner Jay Monahan has performed one of the most shameless about-faces in professional sport.
Champions League recognition caps whirlwind season for Ireland star McCabe
The Arsenal ace was named in the Team of the Season after a rollercoaster few months.
Uncapped players face battle to force way into Farrell's World Cup plans
The Ireland head coach included four uncapped players in a 42-man squad that will be cut to 33 players for the World Cup.
Hurlers rising, footballers regressing? Contrasting fortunes for Dublin in Croke Park draws
Galway and Roscommon were the opposition for yesterday’s double-header.
Will Kildare rivalling Dublin underage ever translate into similar senior success?
The Lilywhites came out on top again in the Leinster U20 football showpiece earlier this week.
Is there really *that* much wrong with hurling?
The armchair moralising over the future of Gaelic Games is wearing a bit thin, writes Declan Bogue.
'Ulster may be wretched, but it sure can howl!'
All the entertainment burden was left to Ulster football. It only needed one epic to hold up the bargain.
Clare and Cork sum up the high stakes in the new Gaelic football world
Clare’s one-point win ignites their summer while Cork’s outlook is uncertain.
Joy in her eyes, ice in her veins - Ireland debutant impresses against USA
Sinead Farrelly’s remarkable story continues in the green jersey.
More Cavan silverware, McEntee sees off McConville and Red Óg Murphy tribute
Six talking points from yesterday’s Allianz football league final double-header at a rain-soaked Croke Park.
Baird furthers his case as Leinster make light of missing leaders
The Leinster flanker was highly influential in difficult conditions at Aviva Stadium.
Cavan contrast - Ladies football dispute must not be forgotten amidst league final
Mickey Graham’s side face Fermanagh in the Allianz football league Division 3 final at Croke Park this evening.
New faces and squad stability - Pauw making and breaking World Cup dreams
The Ireland manager named her squad yesterday for an upcoming friendly double-header against the USA.
Sexton gets dream Six Nations send-off on historic day for Irish rugby
The Ireland captain was the centre of attention but others stood up when the team needed it.
Sexton gets dream Six Nations send-off on historic day for Irish rugby
The Ireland captain was the centre of attention but others stood up when the team needed it.
Win or lose, Irish rugby is enjoying another golden era
Grand Slam success would be just reward for a team that deserve to be celebrated.
Dublin, Meath and Kildare in second tier spotlight as league nears finale
It will be interesting to see if the counties can find a much-needed spark in the closing rounds of the Allianz Leagues.