# P1

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# nphet
Covid-19: Cases of 'variants of concern' with no link to international travel detected by health officials
The finding was reported by NPHET last month.
Mayo ladies football manager Peter Leahy to remain in charge until 2021
After a difficult 2018, Leahy was re-appointed earlier this week.
# No Show
'We paid €650 for a bus to Galway and no linesmen showed up. It's a complete lack of respect'
Galway and Limerick played their final WNL game of the season on Sunday, but a goalkeeping coach and another local man had to act as the referee’s assistants.
# tokyo 2020
Irish karate stars' Olympic hopes under threat as power struggle rages on
The current controversy is threatening to derail Karate Ireland’s Tokyo 2020 ambitions.
# action
Former Irish international 'encouraged' by Women in Rugby plan but cautious about 'ambitious targets'
Ruth O’Reilly says that the IRFU must ‘hit the ground running’ with its implementation of this plan.
# new chapter
'It hasn't even hit, I don't think it's real' - Tipp ace McCarthy relishing dream move to AFLW
2017 Intermediate Player of the Year Aisling McCarthy reacts to signing for the Western Bulldogs.
# Pulling no punches
Taylor baffled by 'mentally fragile' rival Amanda Serrano, but must first deal with her big sister in Boston
‘It’s a stupid time for her to go into MMA and claim there’s no money involved in women’s boxing,’ says Katie Taylor of Amanda Serrano.
# carnacon 8
Suspended Carnacon players lodge another appeal but could miss two games this weekend
The bans were imposed by the LGFA’s National Appeals Committee at a lengthy hearing last week.
# statement
Fijian winger's Connacht move in jeopardy after domestic violence incident
Sevu Reece is due to join the western province in November.
# latest
Carnacon's 8 departed Mayo players have bans reduced on appeal
The club accepted their €500 fine last night.
# magheracloone
'It's just a miracle it didn't happen any other evening' - Monaghan club to fundraise after sinkhole damage
The collapsing of pillars in an old gypsum mine is believed to have the closing of Magheracloone’s club grounds.
# Workload
'We're burning players out... The pressure on our athletes is a huge concern'
International Rugby Players has received eye-opening feedback around tackle height from its members.
# Hard Knocks
IRFU decline proposal for behind-the-scenes series on Schmidt's Ireland
The discussions never advanced beyond an informal stage.
# last word
'It must come to an end now' - Leahy wants to draw line under Mayo Ladies football saga
The Mayo manager says this will be his final comment on the matter.
# protection
Cavanagh called for second referee in GAA before weekend injuries
“I like the idea of a second referee with some of the stuff that goes on off the ball,” Sean Cavanagh told The42 last week.
# resilience
'Think of the humour that man brought': All-Ireland final day with the Louth footballers
The Louth ladies met Limerick in yesterday’s junior decider, just months after the death of their manager Micheál McKeown.
# on the whistle
Munster, Leinster and Ulster set for French refs in first round of Champions Cup
Romain Poite, Pascal Gaüzère and Jérôme Garcès are first up for the Irish provinces.
# Hoop Dreams
'Coach told me, 'You'll be playing with Kieran Donaghy. He's the LeBron James of Gaelic football''
American Trae Pemberton had two enjoyable years playing basketball alongside Donaghy with Tralee Warriors.
# wunderbarr
'It's a relief for it to finally happen because I've been promising it for so long'
No longer the nearly man, Thomas Barr has become Ireland’s man for the big occasion after ending the summer as a European bronze medallist.
# Don't call it a comeback
'Now, it's back to business': Jason Quigley to headline Golden Boy card live on ESPN in October
The Ballybofey man will fight live on the Worldwide Leader on Thursday 18 October at California’s Fantasy Springs Casino.
# Speaking out
'No player welfare issues exist': Mayo Ladies issue statement following controversial player departures
The Mayo Ladies senior football squad have fully backed manager Peter Leahy.
# Successful
Carnacon free to defend Mayo, Connacht and All-Ireland club titles after winning appeal
Their appeal to the Connacht LGFA was successful tonight.
# Bad luck
Leinster face 'non-European player' headache again after McCarthy breaks wrist
The scrum-half suffered the injury in training last week.
# appeal
All-Ireland club champions Carnacon to discover their fate tomorrow night
Carnacon were removed from the Mayo league and championship last week for bringing the game into disrepute.
# Blow
Munster confirm new scrum-half signing as Murray sidelined with neck injury
The Ireland international is set to miss the opening stages of the new season.
# Rhys McClenaghan
'I'm not one to just go and compete': Ireland's first-ever gymnastics gold medallist has big plans
Teenage gymnast Rhys McClenaghan reflects on his incredible achievement at the European Championships.
# statement
'Devastated' Carnacon club preparing appeal to Connacht LGFA over Mayo expulsion
The reigning All-Ireland champions were removed from this year’s club championship at a county board meeting on Tuesday night.
# Carnacon
Mayo clubs voted 26-2 in favour of throwing Carnacon out of county championship
The reigning All-Ireland ladies senior club champions are meeting tonight to begin preparing an appeal.
# Hailing JP
'He's a powerful man in everything he does' - Limerick's salute to their long-time GAA sponsor
Selector Brian Geary was struck by the reaction of the All-Ireland winners when they met JP McManus.
# new faces
Schmidt says there's 'absolutely' still scope for a World Cup bolter to emerge
Connacht lock Gavin Thornbury was one of the new faces involved in Ireland camp last week.
# time off
Aki expected back in Connacht training after visit to New Zealand
The Ireland international midfielder was given some time off last week.
# Super Sub Shane
'I didn't really sleep last night because I visualised scoring a goal on All-Ireland final day'
It was a special moment for Shane Dowling as Limerick’s breakthrough arrived.
# Rover and Out
'I've still got a lot to offer... I believe I could have ripped up the league this year'
Adam Morgan could be back in Irish football next season despite his recent departure from Sligo Rovers.
# Staying Put
'He's the man to lead us to the next level' - Davy commits to Wexford for 2019
Captain Matthew O’Hanlon has thrown his support behind the Clare All-Ireland winner, who is staying in the south-east.
# Road To Recovery
'I just remember thinking that was an awful crunch, there had to be something wrong'
Tipperary’s All-Ireland winning captain is focused on getting back in action in 2019.
# back to Cork
'She's got to fight in Ireland': Sky chief to push for Katie homecoming fight and 'festival'
Adam Smith tells The42 that he’ll ‘work hard’ for a massive Katie Taylor fight in Millstreet or somewhere similar if it can’t be made in Dublin.
# Treatment Table
Dislocated knee and cruciate fears as emerging Tipp senior hurler set for long spell on sidelines
Billy McCarthy had made his senior championship debut for Tipperary in May.
# On The Mend
Hope that Fitzgibbon will recover for All-Ireland U21 semi-final after being forced off for Cork seniors yesterday
The Cork U21 side are in action next Saturday against Wexford.
# resilience
'When I was a kid, I never really noticed that I was different'
Growing up with a disability, Ellen Keane felt insecure. Going to college she overcame that insecurity and is now reaching her full potential in the pool.
# The Natural
After intense headaches and feeling just plain 'crap', Jared Payne has moved to a new chapter
‘Sometimes you felt like you had a bit of a hangover and other times it feels like something’s wrong in your head and you’re tempted to call A&E.’