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#State of Play

# state-of-play - Last month November 2022

State Man sets out Champion Hurdle credentials with Morgiana win
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State Man sets out Champion Hurdle credentials with Morgiana win

Nov 20th 2022, 2:55 PM 2,005 Views 0 Comments

Willie Mullins’ star is expected to be to main threat to Constitution Hill and Honeysuckle at Cheltenham.

# state-of-play - This year 2022

Manager search - The county GAA positions still to be filled before the 2023 season
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Manager search - The county GAA positions still to be filled before the 2023 season

Aug 16th 2022, 3:11 PM 16,672 Views 0 Comments

GAA manager hunts are taking place all over the country.

Here is the 2022 All-Ireland senior hurling championship schedule
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# State Of Play

Here is the 2022 All-Ireland senior hurling championship schedule

May 22nd 2022, 9:16 PM 54,267 Views 7 Comments

The Leinster and Munster action finished off this weekend.

2022 All-Ireland senior championship fixtures confirmed
# Ladies Football
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# Ladies Football

2022 All-Ireland senior championship fixtures confirmed

May 19th 2022, 3:27 PM 8,003 Views 2 Comments

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?
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Explainer: What's still at stake in Leinster, Munster and Joe McDonagh Cup hurling races?

Updated May 16th 2022, 3:14 PM 17,141 Views 5 Comments

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
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# State Of Play

Who’s going to Qatar? Five places still up for grabs at this year’s World Cup

Mar 30th 2022, 2:48 PM 7,663 Views 10 Comments

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
# State Of Play
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# State Of Play

Here's the winners and losers after the last day of 2022 GAA football league division action

Mar 27th 2022, 3:56 PM 46,722 Views 23 Comments

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
# State Of Play
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# State Of Play

Ladies football picture becomes clearer with full line-up of league finals confirmed

Mar 20th 2022, 8:13 PM 4,972 Views 0 Comments

Meath and Donegal will face off in the Division 1 decider, and the other three match-ups were made official today.

# state-of-play - Last year 2021

'Our lack of quality in the attacking third is still letting us down'
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# State Of Play

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

Sep 8th 2021, 5:46 PM 3,745 Views 5 Comments

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
# State Of Play
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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 5,194 Views 1 Comment

The ladies football picture became clearer over the weekend.

'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 4,251 Views 3 Comments

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
# 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 19,828 Views 2 Comments

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
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# State Of Play

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

Mar 7th 2021, 9:42 AM 2,836 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 - All time

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 8,140 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?

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

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

Nov 1st 2020, 8:07 PM 19,339 Views 1 Comment

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
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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 7,042 Views 0 Comments

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
# State Of Play
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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 7,536 Views 3 Comments

Coventry City and Rotherham United are back in the Championship.

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 6,195 Views 5 Comments

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
# 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 8,119 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.

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 62,698 Views 71 Comments

And then there were eight.

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

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

Jul 2nd 2019, 12:36 PM 4,635 Views 0 Comments

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

May 20th 2019, 4:45 PM 5,651 Views 2 Comments

“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
# State Of Play
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# 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 7,263 Views 7 Comments

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'
# State Of Play
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# State Of Play

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

Dec 30th 2018, 10:00 AM 37,332 Views 7 Comments

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''
# Illness
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# 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 42,918 Views 6 Comments

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
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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 5,782 Views 3 Comments

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

Apr 25th 2018, 1:06 PM 6,544 Views 0 Comments

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
# 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 15,316 Views 135 Comments

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

Jun 5th 2017, 9:18 PM 7,696 Views 3 Comments

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
# 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 97,000 Views 96 Comments

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

Apr 6th 2016, 9:43 AM 6,139 Views 3 Comments

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

Jun 24th 2015, 10:25 AM 17,193 Views 16 Comments

Here are the likely outcomes…

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

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

May 8th 2015, 8:30 PM 5,328 Views 4 Comments

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
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# Ominous

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

Apr 6th 2015, 4:30 PM 11,588 Views 11 Comments

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?
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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 22,519 Views 32 Comments

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

Mar 9th 2015, 3:00 PM 23,817 Views 33 Comments

Two games, one week, one goal.

What Liverpool need and all the other CL permuations ahead of this week's crunch ties
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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 2,950 Views 3 Comments

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?
# State Of Play
# State Of Play

Explainer: What is happening with the US mid-term elections?

Nov 4th 2014, 7:30 AM 22,106 Views 49 Comments

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

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 6,877 Views 34 Comments

Very good. If you’re a Republican.

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

Mar 22nd 2014, 8:15 AM 15,242 Views 37 Comments

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

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