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Friday 24 March 2023 Dublin: 7°C

# Football

23rd March 2023
# managerial roundabout
Donegal GAA in crisis: Quick fixes, long-term issues, and the Jim McGuinness question
The county board that took almost 100 days to appoint a manager last year now must find one with only a month until their Ulster Championship opener against Down.
Last week
12th March 2023 - 18th March 2023
# Gary Lineker
Gary Lineker returns to present BBC’s FA Cup coverage after impartiality row
The football pundit was told to step back from hosting Match Of The Day following a row over impartiality.
# Football
Arsenal extend Premier League lead with 3-0 win over Fulham
The Gunners went five points ahead of Man City after beating Fulham.
Last month
February 2023
Legendary sports commentator John Motson dies
He spent 50 years at the BBC, covering 29 FA Cup finals and 10 World Cups.
# Dates For Diary
9 games live on TV and streaming in this week's GAA schedule
Plenty for GAA fans to enjoy this week.
This year
# tributes
Fans mourn Pele at public viewing in Brazil stadium
Football fans started arriving at the Vila Belmiro Stadium in the early hours of this morning to pay their last respects.
Last year
David Moran waiting on call over Kerry future as he skips Dubai trip for Munster final
Moran is grateful to his team-mates for sending Kerins O’Rahillys into Saturday’s final against Newcastle West after his semi-final red card
# Talking Points
Semple showdown, Ballyhale’s All-Star cast, bigger picture for Kilmacud
It’s a huge weekend of provincial club final action around the country.
# Dates For The Diary
Venues and throw-in times confirmed for Munster club football finals
Kerins O’Rahillys and Newcastle West are heading to Páirc Uí Rinn.
World Cup 2022: Fifa's clampdown on rainbow armbands conflicts with its own human rights guidelines
Sophie King-Hill of Birmingham University looks at the controversy at this tournament.
# Comedian
Joe Lycett reveals the £10,000 he appeared to shred in David Beckham-Qatar protest was fake
The comedian previously threatened to destroy the money unless David Beckham reneged on his deal with Qatar 2022.
Opinion: 'Football fans - it's time to make some noise on human rights ahead of this World Cup'
Fiona Crowley of Amnesty International Ireland says it’s time Fifa showed it really cares about human rights ahead of the tournament.
# Qatar
Fifa appeals for ceasefire in Ukraine during World Cup
Fifa suspended Russia days after its invasion of Ukraine, booting the team from World Cup qualifying matches
# Your Say
Poll: Will you watch the World Cup?
The country has an abysmal record on human rights.
# Wrap
Robbie Brady shines as Preston secure third win in four games
It was a busy night for the Irish in the Championship.
# Football
Joey Barton cleared of assaulting his wife after judge rules on fair trial
The court heard Georgia Barton had written to prosecutors claiming she and her husband had been drinking ‘about four or five bottles of wine each’.
# Maradona
'Hand of God' football to be auctioned for an estimated €3million
Tunisian referee Ali Bin Nasser, who took charge of the famous 1986 World Cup quarter-final, is the owner of the ball.
# Your Say
Poll: Will you watch the women's football tonight?
The Republic of Ireland are away against Scotland in a World Cup playoff.
# Movers and Shakers
Irish quartet help Preston end wait for home win, Keane goal not enough for Wigan
It was a busy night of Championship action.
# On the box
Here's your essential TV guide for this weekend's live sport
There’s plenty of live action worth tuning in for across Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
# Your Say
Poll: Who do you think will win the All-Ireland football final?
Who will take the Sam Maguire Cup today?
# UK
Robber handed 30-year jail term for ‘terrifying’ raid on home of Ashley Cole
The footballer was tied up in the attack while holding his young daughter.
# Departure
Declan O'Sullivan leaves role as Kerry U20 manager
Meanwhile, David Clifford should be fit to line out against Dublin in Sunday’s All-Ireland SFC semi-final.
# Championship
Draws made for All-Ireland football qualifiers round two and Tailteann Cup semi-finals
Kildare play Mayo and Donegal face Armagh in the glamour qualifiers.
# Round one
GAA confirm format for Monday's All-Ireland football qualifier draw
There’s some big name teams in contention.
# Rising Stars
Dublin and Kildare set up meeting in Leinster minor football final
Dublin defeated Offaly and Kildare beat Wicklow in this evening’s semi-finals.
# Super-agent
Mino Raiola angered at media reports of his death
It was the second time this year that speculation surrounding his health has been denied.
# Spring Stars
Do you agree with the GAA league All-Star team selections in football and hurling?
The RTÉ pundits made their picks last night.
# Twitter abuse
Teenager jailed for racist abuse of Marcus Rashford after Euro 2020 final
He directed a slur at the striker after England’s defeat in a penalty shoot-out against Italy last summer.
# they go again
GAA announce football league refixtures after storm postponed games last weekend
Plenty action to get stuck into next Saturday and Sunday.
# Wrap
London's winning run comes to an end, Louth and Fermanagh claims wins
We run through the football action in Division 3 and 4.
# Dates For The Diary
Here are the fixture details for All-Ireland club football semi-finals as venues confirmed
The games take place on Saturday 29 January.
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# Global Football
Fifa president thinks there is already majority support for biennial World Cup
Gianni Infantino: ‘If I was going to a vote tomorrow probably the majority would vote in favour of World Cups every two years.’
# IQ
Meath's Monaghan eager for another shot after Ireland debut
The second row started playing rugby in Brighton.
# Your Say
Poll: Are you happy with Stephen Kenny's performance as Ireland manager?
The team drew 1-1 with Serbia last night.
# stepping down
Iceland football federation resigns en masse over sex assault scandal
KSI chairman, Gudni Bergsson, had already departed late on Sunday.
# On the box
Here's your TV guide to a jam-packed weekend of sport
Here’s all the information you need to plan your weekend.
# charge
Manchester City footballer Benjamin Mendy charged with rape and sexual assault
The 27-year-old, who also plays for the French national team, is due to appear in court on Friday.
# Euro 2020
Quiz: How much do you know about coming home?
Is it really coming home?
# Grassroots
Here are the 2021 Tipperary senior hurling and football championship draws
The draws took place this evening in the Premier county.