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Friday 1 December 2023 Dublin: 1°C

# State of Play

This year
Ireland left worryingly depleted at wing-back and up front ahead of daunting French test
Stephen Kenny today named his squad for next week’s daunting double-header of Euro qualifiers.
Race for Liam: A look at the four teams bidding for All-Ireland glory
Limerick, Galway, Clare and Kilkenny are still in the hunt for the big prize.
Last year
State Man sets out Champion Hurdle credentials with Morgiana win
Willie Mullins’ star is expected to be to main threat to Constitution Hill and Honeysuckle at Cheltenham.
Manager search - The county GAA positions still to be filled before the 2023 season
GAA manager hunts are taking place all over the country.
Here is the 2022 All-Ireland senior hurling championship schedule
The Leinster and Munster action finished off this weekend.
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.
Explainer: What's still at stake in Leinster, Munster and Joe McDonagh Cup hurling races?
It’s crunch time for counties before next weekend’s games.
Who’s going to Qatar? Five places still up for grabs at this year’s World Cup
27 teams have now qualified for the tournament.
Here's the winners and losers after the last day of 2022 GAA football league division action
We now know who’ll be in the Sam Maguire race this year and the new Tailteann Cup competition.
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.
All time
'Our lack of quality in the attacking third is still letting us down'
The latest episode of The Football Family podcast assessed Ireland’s 1-1 draw against Serbia.
Dublin's Drive for Five continues against Donegal as All-Ireland quarter-finals set in stone
The ladies football picture became clearer over the weekend.
'It's great to see higher scoring games from an entertainment perspective'
Shane Cooney says the high volumes of scores improves the spectacle of the game for supporters.
Here are the winners and losers from the 2021 GAA football league play-offs
We now know who has secured the promotion spots and who has suffered relegation.
Westwood in the lead at Bay Hill as McIlroy finds himself four shots back
The 47-year-old Englishman is the man to catch in the final round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational.
Closer look: The state of play of the TG4 All-Ireland senior football championship
Four-in-a-row chasing Dublin are the only team to have booked a semi-final spot. Who will join them this weekend?
Here's the format for tomorrow's All-Ireland hurling qualifier draw
Laois, Dublin, Wexford, Cork, Clare and Tipperary will all be involved in the draw.
Wales win in Bulgaria to reclaim top spot in Ireland's Nations League group
The defeat for the Bulgarians is a boost to Stephen Kenny’s side’s hopes of avoiding relegation.
Promotion implications for Irish players as League One and League Two clubs vote to end season
Coventry City and Rotherham United are back in the Championship.
The EU summit kicks off in Brussels today, here's everything that's happening
Turkey, budgets and enlargement… it’s not just about Brexit, you know.
Larry Donnnelly: The third Democratic debate was a ho-hum night in Houston
It was a debate with few shocks and, when the dust settled, the three frontrunnners had solidified their positions, writes Larry Donnelly.
2019 Super 8s groups line-up and fixtures confirmed
And then there were eight.
Explainer: Here's how the 2019 TG4 All-Ireland senior championship is shaping up
The groups are all but finalised, and we’re almost ready for the road to Croker.
How is the race to advance from Leinster shaping up after yesterday's late hurling drama?
“Nothing less than two wins will get us through,” said Dublin manager Mattie Kenny after their draw with Wexford.
The Irish players chasing promotion and play-off spots in finale of the Championship this season
We’re reaching the business stage of the season with clubs dreaming of securing a Premier League place.
'A generation of footballers are dying without even knowing that they were footballers'
Michael Calvin discusses dementia and various other football-related issues from his book, State of Play.
'I spoke to him: 'If football has done this to you Dad, I promise you I’ll make sure the whole world knows''
In an extract from State of Play, Dawn Astle recalls her father Jeff’s tragic battle with dementia.
Three-way tie for WGC-Bridgestone lead but McIlroy and Woods remain in the hunt
Justin Thomas, Ian Poulter and Tommy Fleetwood are setting the pace in Akron, Ohio.
As it stands: Plenty of Irish interest as the race to the Premier League reaches its climax
Here’s how things are shaping up in the English Championship with just two rounds of fixtures remaining.
Almost half of voters are satisfied with the job Leo Varadkar is doing
Just 14% of people believe he has made a negative impact.
It's crunch time at the Under-20 World Cup so here's what you need to know
England have reached the final four of the tournament for the first time since 1993.
A sea of red: Here's the state-by-state guide of who's taken where
Trump is projected to win the presidency, according to Associated Press.
Disaster! The Warriors lost last night and might miss out on breaking the record now
Steph Curry and Golden State need to win their last four games to pass the Bulls’ legendary mark.
Jose Aldo is injured... so what happens now?
Here are the likely outcomes…
Here's how it stands across Europe's big 5 leagues as the season approaches its climax
Just a few games remain as clubs fight for a Champions League spot among other issues.
If current Super Rugby form holds to the World Cup... All Blacks by 50
Four of the five New Zealand franchises are in playoff spots at the moment.
Halfway through the campaign, where does last night's draw leave Ireland in Group D?
France 2016 seems a long way off but the Boys in Green are just about still in the hunt.
History beckons - what do Ireland need to do to reach the World Cup quarter-finals?
Two games, one week, one goal.
What Liverpool need and all the other CL permuations ahead of this week's crunch ties
Man City and Monaco are among the sides vying for a spot in the last 16.
Explainer: What is happening with the US mid-term elections?
With polls opening today, it’s all to play for. Here’s what to look for.