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Dublin: 13°C Thursday 29 October 2020

Today’s News

'The game is kind of made for her. She's one of the best I've ever played with anyway'

Two of Bríd Stack’s former team-mates and an old foe are backing the Cork great to shine in the AFLW.

Yesterday’s News

Ireland's final Women's Six Nations clash off due to Covid outbreak in France set-up

France had previously agreed to play in Dublin instead of Lille.

Three-in-a-row All-Ireland winners Dublin unveil 37-strong championship panel

Familiar faces return, though others won’t feature in 2020, as Mick Bohan’s side open their title defence against Donegal.

Tuesday 27 October, 2020

'It is now somebody else's dream' - moving on from a legendary career, but keeping a close eye from afar

One of the very best, Juliet Murphy on all things ladies football, Cork, not comparing men and women’s sports … and Take That.

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Saturday 24 October, 2020

Smith brothers lead Roscommon to Division 2 crown once again as Cavan dramatically relegated

Donie and Enda Smith combined for 1-7 as the Rossies sealed their return to the top flight.

Dublin football and hurling teams unveiled for league and championship clashes

Chris Crummey starts at centre-forward for the hurlers against Laois with two debuts in store, while Dessie Farrell keeps his footballers unchanged.

Solid day for the Irish as Maguire and Meadow make the cut ahead of big weekend in Georgia

Meadow carded a round of 70 to climb the leaderboard at the LPGA Drive On Championship, while Maguire enjoyed a strong showing on the back nine.

'In the depths of winter, this is anyone's game' - spine-tingling promo as inter-county championship begins Magic This post contains videos

'It's always a pinch me moment' - fronting the TV coverage through a GAA season like no other

Gráinne McElwain – best known as the face of TG4′s ladies football coverage – is Sky Sports’ presenter for the 2020 championship.

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'We should ask the question if there’s more that can be done' - calls for travel expenses for ladies players

Dublin captain Sinéad Aherne has further highlighted the issue, which has become more of a concern for inter-county ladies footballers and camogie players through the pandemic.

Friday 23 October, 2020

As it happened: Ireland v Ukraine, Euro 2022 qualifier

Vera Pauw’s Ireland were beaten 1-0 by group rivals Ukraine in a decisive qualifier, as their bid to reach a first-ever major tournament took a hit.

'I'm so delighted that it's going ahead because it's one thing that's helping me get through it all'

Cork ladies football star Orla Finn’s hunger for football is back, and she’s delighted to have some normality through the madness.

'They are so ready to do something special. I hope we can make the Irish people proud' Coygig This post contains videos

'They are so ready to do something special. I hope we can make the Irish people proud'

Vera Pauw’s Ireland are all set for the biggest game of their lives.

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.

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'Very few clusters have come from gyms and everything has been run properly, that's what's so frustrating'

Kilkenny camogie star and fitness professional Katie Power on how ‘disappointing’ it is to see gyms closed under Level 5 restrictions.

Thursday 22 October, 2020

'People are finding it hard. We see a lot of these issues in work and it does broaden your mind'

Tipperary’s Pádraic Maher on life as a Garda through the Covid-19 crisis and his excitement for the inter-county championship.

'I have nothing to say to anyone, I'm just gutted... I'll never forget the pain'

A season-ending ‘freak’ injury comes as another cruel blow for Kilkenny star Katie Power.

Ireland's Champions League representatives to meet familiar faces in first qualifying round

Peamount United travel to Glasgow City next month, where they’ll face Irish duo Clare Shine and Tyler Toland.

Fake crowd noise is coming to the GAA as Sky Sports to provide option for championship viewers

The 2020 GAA championship kicks off this weekend behind closed doors.

Tennis Ireland forced into U-turn after announcing courts would remain open under Level 5 restrictions

All activities must now be suspended after a new statement from the governing body.

Wednesday 21 October, 2020

'It's just unprofessional. If you look at any kind of work environment, it’s frowned upon'

Ireland striker Rianna Jarrett says ‘there is no place’ in football for incidents like Sergio Agüero’s contact with Sian Massey-Ellis.

Tuesday 20 October, 2020

'There is no benefit in rapid testing inter-county players,' as GAA to continue in Level 5 Expert's View This post contains videos

'There is no benefit in rapid testing inter-county players,' as GAA to continue in Level 5

Professor Mary Horgan, who is part of the GAA’s Covid-19 advisory committee, discusses testing, matches in Level 5 and the low risk involved on the field.

Huge loss for Waterford hurlers as captain Mahony ruled out for championship

The Ballygunner star will miss the remainder of the 2020 season due to a knee injury.

'It's great the FAI are behind us, giving us the charter flight in these terrible conditions with Covid'

Virus threat overshadows monumental week for Irish women’s football – but Girls in Green covering all bases.

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Ireland's Brighton star eyeing another memorable night in green to cap big year

As the dream of reaching a first-ever major tournament edges closer to reality, Rianna Jarrett is ready for Ireland’s biggest test yet.

Monday 19 October, 2020

'It’s quite nice playing football with a smile on my face' - Kiernan set for 'cup final' with Ireland

The 21-year-old West Ham star is gearing up for one of the biggest games of her young career.

Mixed-gender football and another nation on the cusp: Pragmatic Pauw determined to lead Ireland to new heights

The Girls in Green are on the hunt for history as they bid to reach a first-ever major tournament.

Sunday 18 October, 2020

'There's two tiers in the GAA - one for the big counties and one for the wee counties'

Fermanagh football boss Ryan McMenamin was critical of the GAA as his Covid-hit side were relegated.

Equal pay not centre stage for Ireland women right now but historic flight plan an encouraging step

Vera Pauw’s side will travel by charter flight for the first time ahead of their all-important Euro qualifier.

One of the country's top ladies football stars is also playing inter-county camogie this year

Tipperary ace Aishling Moloney told The42 it’s something she’s ‘wanted to do for a few years’ – though her debut was certainly a mixed one.

Ireland boss Pauw: 'It's a final, and we're on the fringe to do something special'

The Girls in Green face Ukraine in a decisive Euro qualifier on Friday as they look to reach a first-ever major tournament.

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Saturday 17 October, 2020

Impressive injury return for star forward as Armagh record huge win over Tyrone to book Ulster final spot Ladies Football This post contains videos

Impressive injury return for star forward as Armagh record huge win over Tyrone to book Ulster final spot

Back with a bang: Aimee Mackin inspired the Orchard county to a third decider in-a-row.

Irish internationals shine as Peamount and Shels record huge wins and history made at Dalymount Park

Phase Two of the Women’s National League kicked off today.

Goal rush as star man Smith leads Roscommon past Armagh and closer to Division 1 football Wrap This post contains videos

Goal rush as star man Smith leads Roscommon past Armagh and closer to Division 1 football

Elsewhere, John Heslin starred for Westmeath, Wickow hit 7-11 and Niall Carew’s Carlow reign started on a high.

Back once again: The best pictures from around the grounds as inter-county GAA returns

County teams are back in action after a seven-month layoff.

'My priorities have changed slightly' - Longford star Quinn confirms he is stepping away for 2020 season

‘One of the main reasons for playing has always been the joy and excitement it brings my family and friends but in these circumstances, it would do anything but that.’

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Cluxton returns for 20th season as All-Ireland champions Dublin name team to face Meath

The Royals have also shown their hand for this evening’s league clash at Parnell Park.

Friday 16 October, 2020

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From 24-hour shifts and the Covid frontline to the middle of the inter-county GAA action

Limerick goalkeeper and city hospital-based doctor Donal O’Sullivan is this week’s guest on the Warriors podcast.

First-choice goalkeeper ruled out as Pauw finalises Ireland squad for crucial Euro qualifier

Next Friday’s showdown against Ukraine in Kiev will be live on RTÉ.

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