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# Saga

Last week
29th January 2023 - 4th February 2023
# Club Final Controversy
Kilmacud lodge appeal against All-Ireland club final replay decision
The GAA’s Central Appeals Committee confirmed its receipt of the appeal in a statement this afternoon.
Last year
2022
# Saga
Derry club lose their place in Ulster championship following 'pitch switch' controversy
Derry LGFA has slammed the treatment of Steelstown Brian Ógs as ‘deeply hurtful’ after the club withdrew from their Ulster intermediate semi-final this week.
# Saga
Sligo Rovers restore pride but brilliant European journey reaches end against Viking
The Norwegians progressed 5-2 on aggregate despite tonight’s 1-0 defeat at The Showgrounds.
# Saga
Piquet faces condemnation after further Hamilton insults revealed
Leading figures in Formula One at the British Grand Prix said they were ‘appalled’ and ‘disgusted’.
# Wantaway
Robert Lewandowski saga a 'shame' for Bayern Munich
Serge Gnabry said he hopes the Bundesliga champions quickly settle the matter.
# no-vax
Djokovic to play in Dubai after vaccine controversy - reports
The world number one’s deportation from Australia prevented a tilt at a record 21st Grand Slam title.
# uncomfortable
Melbourne 'maggot-fame hotel' at centre of Djokovic vaccine saga
The nine-time Australian Open champion has been stripped of his entry visa by border control agents.
All time
# Saga
Why have Leinster been left angry after ECPR awarded 28-0 win to Montpellier?
The Irish province had a matchday 23 cleared by the Irish authorities to travel.
# Saga
Leona Maguire's dream start on day one of Solheim Cup gets better and better
The Cavan golfer won both her matches in the Solheim Cup.
# Controversy
The Zappone Saga: How the controversy played out in the past week, and why she had to quit
It started with one tweet a week ago – and ended with an extraordinary intervention by the Attorney General.
The saga began with a tweet last Tuesday and ended with Zappone's resignation
After a week of controversy, Zappone declined the role following news of a hotel gathering.
The outdoor party has drawn comparisons with last year's 'Golfgate' scandal, writes Céimin Burke.
In wake of Zappone hotel controversy, Government says outdoor events of up to 200 can take place
# TMO
'I spoke to Joe Schmidt' - Gatland unhappy at World Rugby dragging the Lions in
The Lions boss says they tried to have the TMO changed before the first Test.
# Saga
Tottenham end interest in Gattuso as manager search goes on
Fan reaction to the Italian’s potential hiring is believed to have played a part in Spurs’ decision.
# absent friends
'If I was a man, this would not have happened' - Pauw not for turning as player row drags on
Tyler Toland remains estranged from the Ireland camp.
# Saga
'Club players' voices need to be heard once and for all' - calls to complete 2020 All-Ireland camogie series
The Camogie Association’s recent poll to endorse a split season came at a cost for clubs involved in the unfinished 2020 competitions.
# statement
Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus defend Super League in face of Uefa 'threats'
The clubs released a joint statement this morning.
# End of Story
Waterford accept Antrim's 'generous offer' to play south of the border after forfeit amid Covid concerns
Dundalk will now host Saturday’s Allianz Football League Division 4 clash.
# Saga
Messi wants to 'put an end to' Barcelona feuding after turbulent times
‘We must unite all Barcelona’s people and assume that the best is yet to come.’
# latest
Dortmund reject Man United's €100m euro offer for Sancho - reports
The 20-year-old has not travelled with the squad for their upcoming German Super Cup clash.
# Saga
How a loophole in the GAA rulebook helped Ballyboden win their first Dublin football crown
The first Dublin SFC Ballyboden St Enda’s lifted in 1995 arrived in controversial circumstances.
# u-turn
'A brutal drama' - Messi reveals he is staying at Barca after refusing to take them to court
The Argentine superstar believed he could leave the Catalan giants on a free transfer, but they want €700 million.
# Saga
Harry Maguire set for retrial after appeal against Greek court verdict is accepted
The Manchester United captain was handed a suspended prison sentence of 21 months and 10 days.
# Drawn out
A very public transfer saga: How Roy Keane's Man United move played out over three months in 1993
Amid a backdrop of brinkmanship and extraordinary candidness in the newspapers, Alex Ferguson eventually signed the 21-year-old for a record £3.75 million. But it was far from straightforward.
# Saga
Board of the FAI issues public apology 'for the mistakes of the past'
The apology was made after a request had been made to FAI President Donal Conway at today’s AGM.
# Saga
Arsenal agree deal for Tierney, closing in on Luiz - reports
A double swoop could see the Gunners’ defence considerably strengthened ahead of the new season.
# Saga
Zidane dodges Bale questions as 'ill' Real Madrid star 'photographed on golf course'
The wantaway winger was originally given doctor’s orders to stay in Spain, according to his boss.
# Saga
Semenya declines invitation to run 800m in Rabat, says race organiser
‘She received an invitation but is unable to organise her schedule to come to Rabat.’
# Saga
Tonga open the door for Israel Folau to represent them at the 2023 World Cup
The former Wallabies fullback was fired by Rugby Australia for posting homophobic comments on social media.
# a costly lesson
Bertie Ahern worried Ireland was 'a laughing stock with our stupid old pencils', so why was e-voting never introduced?
The history of e-voting in Ireland is a long, winding, costly saga.
# Pairc Life
Diarmuid O'Sullivan says Páirc Uí Chaoimh saga heaps more unwanted attention on Cork GAA
The hurling great admitted the latest headlines regarding the state of the pitch have not been good for the county.
# Ladies Football
Limerick All-Ireland winning manager reinstated after turbulent few days
John Ryan will take charge once again in 2019.
# statement
'Devastated' Carnacon club preparing appeal to Connacht LGFA over Mayo expulsion
The reigning All-Ireland champions were removed from this year’s club championship at a county board meeting on Tuesday night.
# Carnacon
Mayo clubs voted 26-2 in favour of throwing Carnacon out of county championship
The reigning All-Ireland ladies senior club champions are meeting tonight to begin preparing an appeal.
# Saga
The re-opening of Stepaside Garda Station has been thrown into serious doubt
That’s despite an announcement before Christmas that the station was one of six to be re-opened.
# Saga
Wenger 'committed' to Arsenal as he forgives fans for 'disgraceful' criticism
After their FA Cup triumph, the Gunners boss admits that the issue of his future should have been resolved sooner.
# Backlash
Sunderland slam Moyes's slap threat to female reporter as 'wholly unacceptable'
However, the club insist the manager’s job is not at risk.
# Saga
Costa told to apologise by Chelsea team-mates - reports
The Spain international will miss the Blues’s visit to Leicester City following a training ground bust-up.
# the flying dutchman
Lyon chasing Memphis Depay but Man United unwilling to budge on price
The French club have already had a bid rejected for the forward.
# Saga
Matip avoids club v country row after Liverpool defender left out of Cameroon's AFCON squad
The Reds will breathe a sigh of relief after Cameroon threatened to get Fifa involved.
# Saga
Mayo players threatened to strike in 2015 if Holmes and Connelly were not removed
Pat Holmes and Noel Connelly have spilled the beans on their year in charge of Mayo.
# Saga
The Sky News reporter who started the Saoirse Ronan controversy is sticking to his guns
This is rumbling on.