26th March 2023
# Guess who's back
Stephen Cluxton returns to Dublin senior football panel
Stephen Cluxton was on the bench for Dublin’s Division 2 meeting with Louth on Sunday.
Kerry defeat Galway to seal top spot, Dublin too strong for Waterford
A round-up of round seven in the Lidl Ladies National Football League.
# Two from two
Kane and Saka fire England to qualifying victory over Ukraine
Gareth Southgate’s men made it two qualifying wins from two with a 2-0 victory at Wembley.
Galway-Mayo rivalry and Dublin aim to make amends: Allianz Football League talking points
Four huge games in store this weekend in Croke Park.
# top cats
Kilkenny see off Cork to set up Division 1 final with Limerick
Kilkenny will face Limerick in a repeat of the All-Ireland final.
# U21
Cannon and Kenny strike as 10-man Ireland overcome Iceland
Jim Crawford’s side come from behind to earn victory in Cork friendly.
# Five star display
Mayo outgun Donegal in relegation shootout
Michael Moyles’ side built up commanding lead by half-time.
# opposition view
Mbappe: 'Ireland have a reputation for playing a physical style but they play a lot of good football'
Mbappe and Didier Deschamps also recognised the potential of Evan Ferguson ahead of tomorrow night’s game.
# Staying Up
Conor McManus stars as Monaghan survive yet again
35-year-old attacker finishes with 1-7 against Mayo.
# Guess who's back
Dublin secure promotion back to Division 1 as Cluxton makes shock return
Dessie Farrell’s side overcame Louth to set up a league decider with Derry next weekend.
# tribeswomen
Galway set up Camogie League final meeting with Cork
Galway overcame Cork at Páric Uí Chaoimh to set up another meeting with the Rebels in the Division 1A final.
# Looking Up
Fermanagh, Sligo and Wicklow seal promotion on dramatic final day
Sligo and Wicklow will contest the Division 4 decider.
# Lillywhites
Kildare pick up third league win against Meath to strengthen Sam Maguire chances
The victory helps Kildare in their quest to avoid the Tailteann Cup competition.
# The West's awake
Galway overcome Kerry to set up Division 1 final showdown with Mayo
Galway will face Mayo in next weekend’s Allianz Football League Division 1 final.
# drop zone
Armagh relegated from Division 1 following Tyrone defeat
Roscommon’s finished their campaign with a home victory over Donegal, who will join Armagh in Division 2 next season.
# Reaction
Graham Rowntree: 'I'm not going to sugar coat it. That wasn't us, we have to do better'
Munster head coach says if you ‘lose collisions both side of the ball, you’re going to lose the game’.
# Wrap
AIL leaders Clontarf overcome Ballynahinch despite suffering two yellow cards
Catch up on all the results from men’s All-Ireland Leagues.
# Injury Update
Robbie Brady called up with doubts over O'Dowda and Coleman for France clash
Stephen Kenny has insisted his Irish squad will attack France and not just ‘accept a slow death.’
# no issue
'Up to him how he spends his time' - Southgate defends injured Rashford's New York trip
The Man United star was in America after pulling out of the England squad with a knock.
# Development
Permission given for Croke Park and Casement Park to be included in Euro 2028 bid
Casement Park has not been in use for a decade but it is hoped that the ground will be open again in 2025.
# Dispute
Cavan Ladies withdraw from league game as dispute with county board continues
The team have made the announcement through an open letter to supporters and clubs in the county.
# Round 3
Maguire and Meadow seven off the lead ahead of final round in Arizona
France’s Celine Boutier is leading the US LPGA Drive On Championship.
# luckless
‘You start thinking: why am I bothering to play football?’
Ex-Ireland international Alan Judge on seeking help and his determination to persevere in spite of numerous setbacks.
# clean sweep
Analysis: How did Ireland win the Grand Slam?
Discipline, kicking, attacking variety, and a deep squad were all important in the Irish success.
# Wee County Big Game
'Massive excitement and buzz. It's a really good time for Louth football'
Mickey Harte’s side have enjoyed an impressive rise to what is effectively a Division 2 promotion play-off against Dublin.
Biggest storyline? Ireland's chances? Our writers preview the Euro 2024 qualifiers
Ireland open against France tomorrow night.
# Upbeat
'I took the positives out of it' - Nathan Collins on being dropped by Wolves
The Irish defender has had a tough time at club level but is determined to come back stronger.
Last week
19th March 2023 - 25th March 2023
# Onwards
Rory McIlroy rallies late to reach WGC Match Play semi-finals
McIlroy will face face American Cam Young next.
# Split Points
Wales debutant scores last-gasp equaliser to snatch draw in Croatia
Elsewhere, Spain won 3-0 against a Norway side missing the injured Erling Haaland.
# suftum
Ulster come from behind to beat Bulls and secure home URC quarter-final
Tom Stewart’s hat-trick helped the northern province to a bonus-point win.
# Treaty On Top
Limerick roar into league final after another second-half demolition of Tipperary
John Kiely’s side will face Cork or Kilkenny in the decider where, on this form, they will be heavy favourites.
# Concern
England and Saracens sweat on Owen Farrell ankle injury news
Elsewhere, Sarah Hunter bowed out in style as England hammered Scotland in their Women’s Six Nations opener.
# Green shoots
Kevin Zefi penalty keeps Ireland's U19 Euro qualification hopes alive
Tom Mohan’s side beat Estonia 1-0 at Ferrycarrig Park today.
# Wrap
Peamount stay perfect, Shels drop more points and big win for Treaty
It was another busy Saturday in the Women’s Premier Division.
Munster slip behind in top-four race as Glasgow secure memorable win at Thomond
The hosts trailed 28-0 at the break.
# Reaction
'You feel you have let people down' - Ireland have a lot to learn after heavy Wales defeat
Greg McWilliams said his squad would work tirelessly to show an improvement against France next week.
# camogie leagues wrap
Tipp relying on pace-setters Cork for favour as Gaule strikes late again for Kilkenny
Elsewhere, Offaly have been relegated to the third tier after a defeat to Limerick.
# five stars
All-action Katie McCabe display as Arsenal thrash rivals Tottenham to boost title hopes
The Ireland captain gave away a penalty, won one and impressed overall for the Gunners.
# now they're sucking diesel
Hat-trick hero Blade inspires Connacht to bonus-point win over Edinburgh
The stand-in skipper was on fire as Andy Friend’s men made a huge push towards a URC playoff spot.
# Lovely Hurling
Westmeath relegate Laois from Division 1, Offaly advance to Division 2A decider
The Faithful county overcame Kerry to book a final date with Kildare.
# mcsauce
McTominay scores two late goals as Scotland cruise past Cyprus
Aston Villa midfielder John McGinn scored his 16th Scotland goal early on before McTominay struck twice from the bench.