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#State of Play

# state-of-play - Wednesday 8 September, 2021

'Our lack of quality in the attacking third is still letting us down'
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'Our lack of quality in the attacking third is still letting us down'

Sep 8th 2021, 5:46 PM 3,722 Views 5 Comments

The latest episode of The Football Family podcast assessed Ireland’s 1-1 draw against Serbia.

# state-of-play - Monday 26 July, 2021

Dublin's Drive for Five continues against Donegal as All-Ireland quarter-finals set in stone
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# State Of Play

Dublin's Drive for Five continues against Donegal as All-Ireland quarter-finals set in stone

Jul 26th 2021, 7:00 AM 5,152 Views 1 Comment

The ladies football picture became clearer over the weekend.

# state-of-play - Thursday 17 June, 2021

'It's great to see higher scoring games from an entertainment perspective'
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'It's great to see higher scoring games from an entertainment perspective'

Jun 17th 2021, 1:13 PM 4,202 Views 3 Comments

Shane Cooney says the high volumes of scores improves the spectacle of the game for supporters.

# state-of-play - Sunday 13 June, 2021

Here are the winners and losers from the 2021 GAA football league play-offs
# State Of Play
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# State Of Play

Here are the winners and losers from the 2021 GAA football league play-offs

Jun 13th 2021, 7:36 PM 19,524 Views 2 Comments

We now know who has secured the promotion spots and who has suffered relegation.

# state-of-play - Sunday 7 March, 2021

Westwood in the lead at Bay Hill as McIlroy finds himself four shots back
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Westwood in the lead at Bay Hill as McIlroy finds himself four shots back

Mar 7th 2021, 9:42 AM 2,822 Views 4 Comments

The 47-year-old Englishman is the man to catch in the final round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational.

# state-of-play - Wednesday 11 November, 2020

Closer look: The state of play of the TG4 All-Ireland senior football championship
# Ladies Football
From The42
# Ladies Football

Closer look: The state of play of the TG4 All-Ireland senior football championship

Nov 11th 2020, 4:24 PM 8,101 Views 2 Comments

Four-in-a-row chasing Dublin are the only team to have booked a semi-final spot. Who will join them this weekend?

# state-of-play - Sunday 1 November, 2020

Here's the format for tomorrow's All-Ireland hurling qualifier draw
# State Of Play
From The42
# State Of Play

Here's the format for tomorrow's All-Ireland hurling qualifier draw

Nov 1st 2020, 8:07 PM 19,294 Views 1 Comment

Laois, Dublin, Wexford, Cork, Clare and Tipperary will all be involved in the draw.

# state-of-play - Wednesday 14 October, 2020

Wales win in Bulgaria to reclaim top spot in Ireland's Nations League group
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# State Of Play

Wales win in Bulgaria to reclaim top spot in Ireland's Nations League group

Oct 14th 2020, 10:23 PM 7,006 Views 0 Comments

The defeat for the Bulgarians is a boost to Stephen Kenny’s side’s hopes of avoiding relegation.

# state-of-play - Tuesday 9 June, 2020

Promotion implications for Irish players as League One and League Two clubs vote to end season
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# State Of Play

Promotion implications for Irish players as League One and League Two clubs vote to end season

Jun 9th 2020, 5:45 PM 7,509 Views 3 Comments

Coventry City and Rotherham United are back in the Championship.

# state-of-play - Thursday 17 October, 2019

The EU summit kicks off in Brussels today, here's everything that's happening
# Lot Going On
# Lot Going On

The EU summit kicks off in Brussels today, here's everything that's happening

Oct 17th 2019, 6:30 AM 6,176 Views 5 Comments

Turkey, budgets and enlargement… it’s not just about Brexit, you know.

# state-of-play - Friday 13 September, 2019

Larry Donnnelly: The third Democratic debate was a ho-hum night in Houston
# State Of The Race
# State Of The Race

Larry Donnnelly: The third Democratic debate was a ho-hum night in Houston

Sep 13th 2019, 1:57 PM 8,089 Views 74 Comments

It was a debate with few shocks and, when the dust settled, the three frontrunnners had solidified their positions, writes Larry Donnelly.

# state-of-play - Sunday 7 July, 2019

2019 Super 8s groups line-up and fixtures confirmed
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2019 Super 8s groups line-up and fixtures confirmed

Jul 7th 2019, 3:41 PM 62,591 Views 71 Comments

And then there were eight.

# state-of-play - Tuesday 2 July, 2019

Explainer: Here's how the 2019 TG4 All-Ireland senior championship is shaping up
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From The42
# State Of Play

Explainer: Here's how the 2019 TG4 All-Ireland senior championship is shaping up

Jul 2nd 2019, 12:36 PM 4,619 Views 0 Comments

The groups are all but finalised, and we’re almost ready for the road to Croker.

# state-of-play - Monday 20 May, 2019

How is the race to advance from Leinster shaping up after yesterday's late hurling drama?
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From The42
# State Of Play

How is the race to advance from Leinster shaping up after yesterday's late hurling drama?

May 20th 2019, 4:45 PM 5,621 Views 2 Comments

“Nothing less than two wins will get us through,” said Dublin manager Mattie Kenny after their draw with Wexford.

# state-of-play - Monday 8 April, 2019

The Irish players chasing promotion and play-off spots in finale of the Championship this season
# State Of Play
From The42
# State Of Play

The Irish players chasing promotion and play-off spots in finale of the Championship this season

Apr 8th 2019, 5:24 PM 7,243 Views 7 Comments

We’re reaching the business stage of the season with clubs dreaming of securing a Premier League place.

# state-of-play - Sunday 30 December, 2018

'A generation of footballers are dying without even knowing that they were footballers'
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From The42
# State Of Play

'A generation of footballers are dying without even knowing that they were footballers'

Dec 30th 2018, 10:00 AM 37,300 Views 7 Comments

Michael Calvin discusses dementia and various other football-related issues from his book, State of Play.

# state-of-play - Monday 24 December, 2018

'I spoke to him: 'If football has done this to you Dad, I promise you I’ll make sure the whole world knows''
# Illness
From The42
# Illness

'I spoke to him: 'If football has done this to you Dad, I promise you I’ll make sure the whole world knows''

Dec 24th 2018, 8:00 PM 42,882 Views 6 Comments

In an extract from State of Play, Dawn Astle recalls her father Jeff’s tragic battle with dementia.

# state-of-play - Saturday 4 August, 2018

Three-way tie for WGC-Bridgestone lead but McIlroy and Woods remain in the hunt
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# State Of Play

Three-way tie for WGC-Bridgestone lead but McIlroy and Woods remain in the hunt

Aug 4th 2018, 9:18 AM 5,751 Views 3 Comments

Justin Thomas, Ian Poulter and Tommy Fleetwood are setting the pace in Akron, Ohio.

# state-of-play - Wednesday 25 April, 2018

As it stands: Plenty of Irish interest as the race to the Premier League reaches its climax
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# State Of Play

As it stands: Plenty of Irish interest as the race to the Premier League reaches its climax

Apr 25th 2018, 1:06 PM 6,468 Views 0 Comments

Here’s how things are shaping up in the English Championship with just two rounds of fixtures remaining.

# state-of-play - Thursday 5 October, 2017

Almost half of voters are satisfied with the job Leo Varadkar is doing
# Irish Times/Ipsos MRBI Poll
# Irish Times/Ipsos MRBI Poll

Almost half of voters are satisfied with the job Leo Varadkar is doing

Oct 5th 2017, 9:10 AM 15,293 Views 135 Comments

Just 14% of people believe he has made a negative impact.

# state-of-play - Monday 5 June, 2017

It's crunch time at the Under-20 World Cup so here's what you need to know
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From The42
# State Of Play

It's crunch time at the Under-20 World Cup so here's what you need to know

Jun 5th 2017, 9:18 PM 7,665 Views 3 Comments

England have reached the final four of the tournament for the first time since 1993.

# state-of-play - Wednesday 9 November, 2016

A sea of red: Here's the state-by-state guide of who's taken where
# White House 2016
# White House 2016

A sea of red: Here's the state-by-state guide of who's taken where

Nov 9th 2016, 7:14 AM 96,822 Views 96 Comments

Trump is projected to win the presidency, according to Associated Press.

# state-of-play - Wednesday 6 April, 2016

Disaster! The Warriors lost last night and might miss out on breaking the record now
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From The42
# State Of Play

Disaster! The Warriors lost last night and might miss out on breaking the record now

Apr 6th 2016, 9:43 AM 6,108 Views 3 Comments

Steph Curry and Golden State need to win their last four games to pass the Bulls’ legendary mark.

# state-of-play - Wednesday 24 June, 2015

Jose Aldo is injured... so what happens now?
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From The42
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Jose Aldo is injured... so what happens now?

Jun 24th 2015, 10:25 AM 17,126 Views 16 Comments

Here are the likely outcomes…

# state-of-play - Friday 8 May, 2015

Here's how it stands across Europe's big 5 leagues as the season approaches its climax
# Fyi
From The42
# Fyi

Here's how it stands across Europe's big 5 leagues as the season approaches its climax

May 8th 2015, 8:30 PM 5,305 Views 4 Comments

Just a few games remain as clubs fight for a Champions League spot among other issues.

# state-of-play - Monday 6 April, 2015

If current Super Rugby form holds to the World Cup... All Blacks by 50
# Ominous
From The42
# Ominous

If current Super Rugby form holds to the World Cup... All Blacks by 50

Apr 6th 2015, 4:30 PM 11,562 Views 11 Comments

Four of the five New Zealand franchises are in playoff spots at the moment.

# state-of-play - Monday 30 March, 2015

Halfway through the campaign, where does last night's draw leave Ireland in Group D?
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Halfway through the campaign, where does last night's draw leave Ireland in Group D?

Mar 30th 2015, 2:29 PM 22,474 Views 32 Comments

France 2016 seems a long way off but the Boys in Green are just about still in the hunt.

# state-of-play - Monday 9 March, 2015

History beckons - what do Ireland need to do to reach the World Cup quarter-finals?
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From The42
# State Of Play

History beckons - what do Ireland need to do to reach the World Cup quarter-finals?

Mar 9th 2015, 3:00 PM 23,790 Views 33 Comments

Two games, one week, one goal.

# state-of-play - Tuesday 9 December, 2014

What Liverpool need and all the other CL permuations ahead of this week's crunch ties
# State Of Play
From The42
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What Liverpool need and all the other CL permuations ahead of this week's crunch ties

Dec 9th 2014, 2:18 PM 2,929 Views 3 Comments

Man City and Monaco are among the sides vying for a spot in the last 16.

# state-of-play - Tuesday 4 November, 2014

Explainer: What is happening with the US mid-term elections?
# State Of Play
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Explainer: What is happening with the US mid-term elections?

Nov 4th 2014, 7:30 AM 22,073 Views 49 Comments

With polls opening today, it’s all to play for. Here’s what to look for.

# state-of-play - Saturday 27 September, 2014

State of Play: How are the US Senate mid-terms looking?
# Midterms
# Midterms

State of Play: How are the US Senate mid-terms looking?

Sep 27th 2014, 8:30 PM 6,861 Views 34 Comments

Very good. If you’re a Republican.

# state-of-play - Saturday 22 March, 2014

This is the Ireland squad we would pick if the World Cup was starting next week
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From The42
# State Of Play

This is the Ireland squad we would pick if the World Cup was starting next week

Mar 22nd 2014, 8:15 AM 15,228 Views 37 Comments

We are 18 months away from the showpiece tournament and nailing our flag to the mast way too soon.

# state-of-play - Sunday 1 December, 2013

Munster best fixed of Irish provinces going into Heineken Cup
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From The42
# State Of Play

Munster best fixed of Irish provinces going into Heineken Cup

Dec 1st 2013, 8:00 AM 13,208 Views 32 Comments

Leinster face a stiff test away to Northampton next week and Connacht’s away day in France looks a hopeless task.

# state-of-play - Thursday 10 January, 2013

O'Byrne Cup: Offaly and Kildare lead the way
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# State Of Play

O'Byrne Cup: Offaly and Kildare lead the way

Jan 10th 2013, 8:10 AM 1,056 Views 1 Comment

The Faithful and the Lilywhites are in strong positions in their respective groups after last night’s games.

# state-of-play - Sunday 8 April, 2012

Up and down: what each county needs from the final round of the National Football League
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From The42
# State Of Play

Up and down: what each county needs from the final round of the National Football League

Apr 8th 2012, 11:45 AM 450 Views 0 Comments

We do the sums so you don’t have to.

# state-of-play - Sunday 1 April, 2012

How it stands: here’s what each county needs from the final round of National Hurling League games
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How it stands: here’s what each county needs from the final round of National Hurling League games

Apr 1st 2012, 9:23 AM 425 Views 0 Comments

In case you missed it earlier in the week, we’ve done the maths for you.