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This year
2023
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Aidan O'Shea continues to defy criticism and lead Mayo's charge in rebirth under McStay
The Breaffy star is in resurgent form under Kevin McStay.
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Caelan Doris: 'A certain part of me feels pressured to live up to people's expectations'
The Ireland backrower discusses dealing with the demands of international rugby and his interest in psychology.
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Eight GAA icons to feature in new series of Laochra Gael
The 21st season of the show starts with an episode on Joe Canning on 26 January.
Last year
2022
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Watch: Dropped Cristiano Ronaldo gatecrashes Sky's Monday Night Football
Ronaldo blanked Jamie Carragher but embraced Roy Keane and Gary Neville.
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PSG's Gueye asked to explain absence after homophobia accusations
The Senegal international was absent for Saturday’s 4-0 win over Montpellier in Ligue 1 for ‘personal reasons’.
All time
# Cliodhna Moloney
'You've got everyone looking at the good, bad and the ugly and we've got to be able to deal with that'
Ireland and Wasps hooker Clíodhna Moloney on the fallout from the France defeat, bouncing back against Italy and Never Settling.
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Dublin training session a fresh headache for GAA as they close in on return to play date
Members of the Dublin squad were reported to have gathered for a training session at the Innisfails GAA club.
# bad hair dye
Hair dye streams down Giuliani's face as Trump lawyer makes further unproven claims about election fraud
Rudy Giuliani has been instrumental to Trump’s legal efforts to overturn the election.
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Meath to ask 'higher GAA authority' to investigate complaint by ref against ex-chairman
Peter O’Halloran stepped down as county chairman last Friday night.
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Gambling firm's integrity unit blew whistle on Wales assistant coach Howley
‘We’re checking in on his wellbeing as we formalise our processes to get through the investigation,’ says WRU CEO Martyn Phillips.
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Brewing up a storm - 12 GAA controversies that hit the headlines in 2017
The Super 8s, Diarmuid Connolly and Davy Fitzgerald all hit the headlines this year.
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Workshops on sexual harassment and bullying to be held for Irish arts groups
The announcement follows allegations of harassment and bullying made by women who worked at the Gate Theatre.
# Man of the Moment
The world's media is talking about 'Ireland's first openly gay Prime Minister'
The new Fine Gael leader has been making waves.
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Martin and Roy back from New York to see Maguire net hat-trick for leaders Cork City
The Ireland boss witnessed the league’s in-form striker in goalscoring form.
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6 hurling bosses feeling the heat ahead of championship 2016
This sextet of gaffers need big performances from their counties.
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He's Clare captain and a Munster interpro star but today is Gary Brennan's Croke Park debut
The 25 year-old is getting set to line out for his county for the first time at GAA headquarters.
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Mount Leinster Rangers video star on cruciate heartache and that 'just Europa' comment
James Hickey will miss next Monday’s Croke Park showpiece but he’s been one of the stars of the season off the pitch.
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VIDEO: The secrets behind the scenes at the ballet
Ballet Ireland is bringing The Nutcracker to the Gaiety stage this week. But what goes on during rehearsals? We take a look.