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31st May 2023
# Comment
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.
This week
28th May 2023 - 1st June 2023
# reflection
Hurlers rising, footballers regressing? Contrasting fortunes for Dublin in Croke Park draws
Galway and Roscommon were the opposition for yesterday’s double-header.
April 2023
# Leinster Leaders
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.
# weekend review
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.
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'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.
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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.
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Joy in her eyes, ice in her veins - Ireland debutant impresses against USA
Sinead Farrelly’s remarkable story continues in the green jersey.
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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.
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Baird furthers his case as Leinster make light of missing leaders
The Leinster flanker was highly influential in difficult conditions at Aviva Stadium.
# breffni
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.
# Comment
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.
March 2023
# Comment
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.
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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.
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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.
# Leinster Big Three
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.
# Comment
Strength of the collective shines through as Ireland make light of Murrayfield mayhem
Ireland’s ability to deal with disruption has become a defining quality of Andy Farrell’s squad.
# Comment
Townsend has built his strongest Scotland side yet but future remains uncertain
The Scotland head coach could be nearing the end of his tenure just as his team appear to be on the rise.
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Injury-hit Ireland striker in race against time to realise World Cup dream
Leanne Kiernan is at least ’10 weeks away’ from returning.
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Derry comeback produces a statement win, Dublin falter after first-half brilliance
Brendan Rogers hit the match-winner in Celtic Park last night.
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Cullen's new contract a welcome source of stability for Leinster as key figures head for exit
Leo Cullen’s two-year deal is a big win for new CEO Shane Nolan.
February 2023
# Closer Look
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.
# Analysis
Token gestures, subterfuge, and fear: how hurling's development is being frustrated
Decision to give Kerry a place in the Munster championship should they win the Joe McDonagh is symbolism.
# Comment
Jack is back to boost Dublin, defeat for Cork but display a cause for hope
Dublin won out 0-18 to 2-10 yesterday in Páirc Uí Chaoimh.
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Injuries and defeats - Pressure hits Tipperary football as they seek response
Tipperary host Antrim on Saturday night at Semple Stadium.
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Kilmallock pair impress as Limerick's hurling forward options increase
Micheal Houlihan and Shane O’Brien pointed the way for Limerick last night.
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Evan Ferguson mini-drama shines light on Ireland's desire for a saviour
The Brighton teenager has been at the centre of a major injury concern following a dreadful tackle at the weekend.
# still got mccabe
Ireland captain Katie McCabe still an Arsenal player after dramatic few days
The Gunners reportedly rejected a ‘substantial bid’ from rivals Chelsea.
January 2023
# Comment
Replay decision made but twists remain in sorry All-Ireland club final saga
Kilmacud Crokes have three days to appeal the CCCC’s decision that the game should be replayed.
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McIlroy: The form male golfer on the planet takes down the man in the LIV Golf hat
Rory McIlroy continued his stunning end to last year by winning his first event of the year ahead of Patrick Reed.
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Footballers' lives: A relentless storm you must stay in the eye of to survive
After spending last weekend in England speaking to various figures in Irish football, The42 left with a mixture of jealously, sympathy and admiration for the nature of their lives.
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Is Mahrez primed to inspire City surge with FA Cup magic against Arsenal?
Premier League’s top two meet in a fourth-round clash which could have far deeper ramifications for the season.
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Farrell's ruthless edge on display in Six Nations squad that sends clear message
The Ireland head coach has never shied away from making bold calls.
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Donn McClean: Davy Russell’s return offers Gordon Elliott safest hands for biggest stage
Jack Kennedy’s injury left a temporary conundrum at Cullentra. The answer was obvious.
# Comment
Goals and trophies only a small part of Vialli's lasting legacy at Chelsea
The colourful Italian became an iconic figure at the club in the years before Russian riches arrived.
Last year
# capital loss
Fighting fires on and off the pitch, Lyndsey Davey encapsulated all that is good about the game
The Dublin great announced her inter-county retirement over the weekend.
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Ireland players 'deeply sorry' but celebrations were filled with joy, not malice
Vera Pauw’s stars have proven themselves to be a team this country can be proud of.
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Troy Parrott needs to rediscover the brash confidence of youth
Is it possible for a striker to have an excess of realism and humility?
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Waterford return - Davy Fitzgerald begins the next chapter in his colourful career
2023 will mark 15th season as a senior inter-county manager.
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Gaule hits winner in another All-Ireland, Cork's regrets and why it's 'extra special' for Kilkenny
3 talking points after Kilkenny’s All-Ireland camogie final win over Cork.
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Troy Parrott and Aaron Connolly's emotional intelligence puts them on path to self-fulfilment
Two of Ireland’s brightest attacking talents have been candid about the the different struggles they have faced in their young careers.