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Monday 25 September 2023 Dublin: 14°C

# Contrasting Fortunes

This year
No place for sentiment as groundbreaking Irish players left on other side of history
There is something to be admired in the way head coach Vera Pauw had an openness to being won over by outsiders.
Last year
Favourable result for Republic of Ireland, but the North's World Cup hopes suffer blow
Finland were held to a 1-1 draw by Slovakia last night, ahead of the Girls In Green’s trip to Gothenburg.
Saints starting from scratch after a winter of discontent leaves a bitter taste
St Pat’s looked set for another title challenge until an acrimonious managerial exit and raft of player departures left them playing catch up to champions Shamrock Rovers.
All time
Harrington in the hunt and Sharvin just a shot further behind, but McIlroy misses cut at Scottish Open
The Ryder Cup captain and McIlroy’s fellow Co. Down man are well in contention heading into Saturday at the Renaissance Club.
Irish duo close in on Olympic place in Lanzarote, Lanigan-O'Keeffe falls short at World Cup
A day of mixed outcomes for Irish Tokyo 2021 hopefuls.
Everton into 2nd as Blades become first top-flight team in 118 years to be winless after 26 December
Only Burnley in 1889-90 and Bolton in 1902-03 have gone as long without a win after Gylfi Sigurdsson netted a late clincher for the Toffees.
Hazard injury adds to Real Madrid misery in shock defeat, while Atletico join Real Sociedad atop La Liga
A Thibaut Courtois error contributed to Real Madrid’s home defeat to Alaves, which also came at the cost of an injury to his Belgian international team-mate.
Ryan De Vries the late hero as Sligo seal big win and heap more misery on Derry
Liam Buckley’s men took the all-important points on offer at the Showgrounds.
Tribesmen top Division 1 after handing relegated Kildare a seventh straight defeat
The Lilywhites have endured a nightmare league campaign this year, while Galway face a decider with Dublin next weekend.
Despite a year of strike threats, we took millions more journeys on public transport
The NTA said the 2016 passenger figures show a “clear demand for a safe, efficient and reliable public transport service”.
Who were the biggest winners and losers from Deadline Day?
Some clubs will feel pleased with their work while others will be bitterly disappointed.
'It's a different atmosphere' - Clark glad to put relegation woes to one side and focus on Ireland
The defender is happy to get a break away from life at the Premier League’s basement club Aston Villa.
Spieth crashes out as aggressive McIlroy stays in the mix
World number one staying positive despite uncharacteristic early exit.
3 winners and 3 losers from the January Transfer Window
Louis van Gaal and others who will be feeling unimpressed from the past month of action.
Newcastle win fourth straight game as Liverpool stumble once again
Alan Pardew has turned things around massively with Newcastle over the last few weeks.
Tiger in the hunt as Harrington falls away in California
The former world number one continues to impress with his new swing as another Major winner drops off the pace.