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Friday 31 March 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# Ladies Football

Last year
# mark the diary
Meath open All-Ireland title defence away to Monaghan after Leinster final loss
The groups and fixtures for the 2022 All-Ireland senior ladies football championship have been finalised.
# stitch in time
Sowing the seeds: Offaly’s Fiona Dempsey on the battle to play football
‘When I was in school, we had to do sowing while third, fourth, fifth and sixth class boys used to play football. That was training for our school team. In sixth class, I eventually picked up the courage to say ‘that’s unfair I can’t train’.
# Royal Rise
'One thing that helped us to push on this year was remembering where we came from'
Orlagh Lally and Meath face rivals Dublin in tomorrow’s Leinster final.
# Ladies Football
'It just doesn't make sense. And it's frustrating' - Dublin boss Bohan's latest call for change
‘We want them to go out there and play at 100-miles-an-hour and the minute there’s a bit of contact, there’s a free?’
# Mick Bohan
'Mixed views' on Leinster final double-header in Croke Park as Dubs without two star forwards
The Sky Blues and Meath renew rivalries in Saturday’s decider.
# home comforts
'Who knows what the future holds but for now, I'm definitely staying put' - Meath star Duggan
The teenage sharpshooter says her team-mate Vikki Wall will take to AFLW ‘like a duck to water’ though.
# Ladies Football
2022 All-Ireland senior championship fixtures confirmed
The groups are yet to be finalised but are shaping up to be intriguing, while two teams will be relegated this year.
# Rebels With A Cause
'Other counties are saying, 'Why can't it be us that breaks the status quo?''
Máire O’Callaghan on Cork’s All-Ireland ambitions, the knock-on effect of Meath’s success, and captaining her county.
# Treatment
Abuse of referees should not be accepted but is 'part and parcel of our game'
Maggie Farrelly is an experienced inter-county referee.
# Home and Away
No more best of both worlds for Irish AFLW stars as most opt against inter-county
A change of timing to the Australian season means both codes can no longer be balanced as easily.
# Onwards
McGlynn grabs two goals as Kerry progress to Munster final with 10-point win
The Kingdom will face either Cork or Waterford in the provincial decider.
# Ladies Football
Dublin fire 6-23 to open Leinster title defence on a high, Armagh cruise into Ulster final
Hannah Tyrrell and Carla Rowe registered a combined haul of 4-14 as the Sky Blues put Westmeath to the sword.
# Home and Away
Dublin's Aussie Rules duo straight back in for Leinster championship opener
Sinéad Goldrick and Lauren Magee are named to start against Westmeath tomorrow.
Dublin captaincy change as All-Star duo take over from long-serving Aherne
Carla Rowe and Niamh Collins will share the role.
# Reshuffle
Donegal-Cavan Ulster championship double-header set for Clones
St Tiernach’s Park will host two massive clashes on Sunday, 8 May.
# Royals
7 for champions Meath, 4 for finalists Donegal - Teams of the Leagues announced
Three Dublin players and one from Mayo make up the Division 1 selection.
# Bowing out
Dublin great Niamh McEvoy announces retirement
The St Sylvester’s forward won five All-Irelands with Dublin and was an All Star in 2019.
# Ladies Football
Champions Meath add league title to All-Ireland win with O'Sullivan goal key
A two-point win over Donegal in today’s decider.
# Green and Gold
Substitute O'Leary bags 1-2 as Kerry rally to clinch Division 2 crown
The Kingdom came back from four points down to defeat Armagh in Croke Park.
# Déise dreams
'If Meath can get to that level so quick, why can't everyone else?'
Waterford star Karen McGrath on the Royals, the Déise and captaining her county.
# Multi-talented
O'Rourke seeking league glory with Rossies just a week after European boxing gold
‘Boxing will always be my number one sport, but as long as I’m able to keep everything going, I will.’
# Aiming high
‘We know where we want to go and we know what we have to do to achieve that’
Monaghan manager Kieran Kearns on rebuilding a sleeping giant.
# Royal Rising
Meath produce 'the best football we’ve played' to set up another Croke Park decider
The Royals will face Donegal in the Division 1 final on 10 April.
# State of Play
Ladies football picture becomes clearer with full line-up of league finals confirmed
Meath and Donegal will face off in the Division 1 decider, and the other three match-ups were made official today.
# Centurion
'I did my cruciate on 99 games. There was a massive thing in the paper the next day about the 100th'
Donegal star Emer Gallagher misses today’s Division 1 league semi-final against Dublin as she works towards her return from a serious knee injury.
# Tune in
9 GAA games live as part of this week's TV coverage
Plenty GAA action to get stuck into this week.
# deise deliver
Waterford preserve top-flight status and relegate Westmeath after second-half surge
Sheena McGuckian scored the only goal of the game, after winning the O’Connor Cup with UL yesterday.
# stepped down
Tyrone without management team three weeks out from relegation play-off
‘The players have decided they want to go down a different path,’ Kevin McCrystal said as he stepped down.
# on the radar
All-Ireland winners and All-Stars - 8 players to watch at this weekend's O'Connor Cup
Some of the country’s brightest talent will be in colleges’ action in Dublin.
# Discontent
Some inter-county and college players facing three games in three days this weekend
Westmeath is one of the counties directly impacted, with players vocal on social media.
# Ladies Football
Division 1 league semi-finals set for Clones double-header
Dublin, Donegal, Meath and Mayo will contest the last-four battles on Saturday, 19 March.
# Ladies Football
'It’s so tough. You know how challenging, mentally and physically, it is'
Injuries have hit Westmeath hard in this year’s Division 1 league campaign.
# Triumph over adversity
'I know in the back of my mind I was good enough, and I am good enough'
Meath goalkeeper Monica McGuirk reflects on her soccer career, and explains why her All-Irelands and All-Stars hold that extra bit of significance.
# Ladies Football
Meath boss: 'Dublin will be thinking about revenge, they'll be back in full force this year'
It’s a repeat of last year’s All-Ireland final when Dublin play Meath in the league on Saturday.
# Final Four
Three goals in five second-half minutes as Mayo edge Galway to book league semi-final spot
There were eight goals in all throughout the Division 1 clash at Tuam Stadium.
‘If a keeper can create an overlap and rattle a point over, it’s an unbelievable thing to have in your locker'
Former Galway goalkeeper Maghnus Breathnach was one of the pioneers of custodians heading out the field.
# Rivalries renewed
Meath and Dublin seal progression before league showdown, as 'very special player' shines again
Last year’s All-Ireland finalists face off in a group game in Navan on Saturday 5 March.
# new chapter
Change aplenty but rivalry remains as Cork and Dublin gear up for Croke Park clash
The Division 1B Lidl Ladies National Football League tie throws in at 5.15pm, and is live on TG4.
# Galway Giants
A first club All-Ireland win, a family affair, and the ever-present club and county legend
Galway and Kilkerrin-Clonberne star Nicola Ward relives ‘the best win I have ever had’.
# Up and Running
Dublin open Division 1 league title defence with win on the road against Waterford
Caoimhe O’Connor hit 1-1 as the Sky Blues ran out 12-point winners.