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Friday 29 September 2023 Dublin: 10°C

# Final Countdown

This year
Dublin's plan for David Clifford? 'It won’t be just Michael Fitzsimons... it’ll be bodies'
Paddy Andrews knows that Dublin will need to cut off the supply to Kerry’s star man in Sunday’s All-Ireland football final.
Jack O'Connor: 'A signal of intent - Dublin are throwing the kitchen sink at this'
The Kerry boss is bracing himself for the Croke Park challenge next Sunday.
D-Day for Protocol talks as von der Leyen visits Sunak to tackle 'complex challenges'
The two leaders will hold a joint press conference if a revised deal is signed-off.
The visit of von der Leyen to London is seen as a measure of how close the sides are to agreeing a deal.
Sunak is planning to brief his Cabinet before potentially announcing the details of deal.
Former minister Jacob Rees-Mogg has said he does not believe Sunak has done enough to convince the DUP to re-enter into power-sharing.
Last year
Two-goal Popp hopes for 'great football feast' in Euro 2022 final against England
The striker scored twice as her side defeated France 2-1 to secure a place in Sunday’s final at Wembley.
Jack O'Connor: 'The people that are dishing out the abuse don’t understand that'
The Kerry boss is getting set for next Sunday’s All-Ireland final.
Murphy set for 11th All-Ireland final with Kerry - 'The shorter year, I find it way more enjoyable'
The experienced Kingdom selector is set for another All-Ireland decider.
'It's a game that haunts many of us' - Leinster primed for second shot at La Rochelle
The province are a better team than the one that lost last year’s semi-final, but Will Skelton’s return represents a major boost for the French side.
Wolves, handbasins and hints of chaos: Notes from a slightly bonkers Eurovision build-up
Eurovision 2022 is a peculiar mix of showbiz, politics, tourism, cheese and chaos. Here’s what’s been happening.
All time
Counting set to get underway in Dublin Bay South by-election
Counting is set to get under way at 9am.
'Everyone has Leinster on that pedestal': Beirne bullish about Munster's chances
Tadhg Beirne helped scupper Munster’s last attempt to win a final, but he is a key man in a Munster side that have come a long way since.
Quinlan delights as Conor Murray returns to Lions form
‘He’s a big scrum-half who makes a lot of tackles.’
Munster striving to have 'immaculate' basics against Leinster side with 'no weakness'
Johann van Graan is banking on Munster’ s fundamentals giving them an edge in Saturday’s Pro14 final.
Brexit to take full effect tonight as UK leaves EU single market
The UK’s departure from the European Union takes full effect at 11pm.
‘Dare we say it, is this an opportunity for Mayo to put one over the Dubs?’
Short answer, no, according to Marc Ó Sé on this week’s The42 GAA Weekly podcast.
Trump and Biden to make final push for votes in battleground states
America goes to the polls on Tuesday.
Trump and Biden crisscross Midwestern states as they enter final days of election campaigning
Trump was in Michigan and Biden in Iowa before they both held events in Wisconsin and Minnesota.
Donald Trump and Joe Biden enter final full week of campaigning
The president is expected to visit a dozen states as the clock ticks down to election day while Biden is also set to step up his campaign.
Miami Heat power into NBA finals with win over Boston Celtics
The Celtics lost the Eastern Conference final for the third time in four years.
Ulster steel themselves for 'cruel' final scenario
Dan McFarland spoke passionately yesterday about the weird occasion ahead, being written off and how Ulster worked to make sure everyone knows they ‘give a shit’.
The votes are in: Here's when we'll know whether FF, FG and the Greens can form a government
The count results from the Green Party, Fianna Fáil, and Fine Gael are expected to be announced.
Independents more stable than the Greens in government, says minister as weekend deadline set for deal
The deadlines for getting a deal done have been successfully pushed back in recent days.
Pro-remain MEPs sing Auld Lang Syne after EU Parliament backs Brexit deal
A vote by MEPs in Brussels paves the way for Britain to leave the EU on Friday with an agreement in place.
Johnson and Corbyn to face final head-to-head debate tonight before UK general election
The party leaders will face each other in Maidstone in the BBC’s prime ministerial debate at 8.30pm.
Circle the date ... Here's why 9 September is set to be a red letter Brexit day in Westminster
It’s all set to kick off again in the Commons from the start of next month – here are the key dates.
Explainer: How likely is an early election in the UK and when is it likely to happen?
Will he? Won’t he?
'I am uniquely and very deeply American': World Cup star Rapinoe unfazed by Trump spat
Trump said Rapinoe had disrespected the USA last month when she said she wouldn’t visit the White House.
Tottenham v Liverpool, Champions League final
We went minute-by-minute as Tottenham faced Liverpool in the Champions League final.
21 candidates, seven seats: A night on the doorsteps in Dublin's most hotly contested council area
Former TDs, a lord mayor and Dublin’s longest serving councillor are all in the mix.
Koepka survives major Sunday scare to defend PGA Championship title
The American held off a late challenge from Dustin Johnson to secure a wire-to-wire victory at Bethpage Black.
Lancaster confident well-rested Leinster will hit top gear on the big occasion
‘We’re confident in our ability to turn up and play in the big games.’
'Give this deal a second look': May in last-ditch attempt to change minds ahead of crucial Brexit vote
There’s only one day to go before the crucial vote in the House of Commons.
Brexit waltz moves on as May heads to Brussels for tea and Varadkar hopes Dáil sings from same hymn sheet
Leo Varadkar is hoping for more parliamentary support than his British counterpart.
History made as Miltown Malbay book first ever Munster football final spot against Dr Crokes
St Joseph’s Miltown Malbay will take on Dr Crokes in the Munster football club final in a fortnight.
'In PE class a fella turns around and says: lads she’s playing in the Aviva next week, so go easy on the tackles'
Ireland and Peamount United striker Amber Barrett looks ahead to today’s Women’s FAI Cup final and reflects on a whirlwind 18 months.
'It's a privileged time in their careers and it should never be taken for granted'
Cork City boss John Caulfield wants his players to savour the club’s fourth FAI Cup final in a row.
'If I don't stay in Cork, I won't be signing for another League of Ireland team'
Cork City fan-favourite Steven Beattie isn’t looking beyond Sunday’s FAI Cup final against Dundalk.
Dubs name unchanged side for All-Ireland decider against Tyrone
Eoin Murchan and John Small are both set to start against Tyrone.
'Tyrone are not coming down here to walk around behind the Artane Band'
Charlie Redmond was part of the last Dublin team to beat Tyrone in an All-Ireland final.
She wasn't allowed on the RTÉ debate, and now Maria Steen has pulled herself out of the TV3 one
The debates come with just days left in the campaign.
Joy for ex-Ireland international as Coventry City book Wembley date
36-year-old Dubliner Michael Doyle completed 90 minutes as the Sky Blues prevailed.