# Stars

This year
# keep an eye
Ireland players to watch as the 2023 Women's Six Nations kicks off
Greg McWilliams’ side open their campaign away to Wales this afternoon.
# light pollution
Stars disappearing from human sight at ‘astonishing rate’, say scientists
Astronomers believe LED bulbs may be contributing to the night sky getting rapidly brighter.
# to infinity and beyond
New image from James Webb telescope holds clues on how the first stars formed
It shows a young cluster of stars NGC 346, which is more than 200,000 light-years from Earth.
Last year
# Stars
Do you agree with our team of the World Cup?
Antoine Griezmann and others who made the cut.
# Stars
Do you agree with our World Cup team of the tournament so far?
France’s Kylian Mbappe and others who have stood out.
# Blow
Heartbreak for Paul Pogba as he's ruled out of World Cup
Meanwhile, Kevin De Bruyne has admitted the Qatar competition could be his last.
# Stars
6 Irish players who face a big season in the Premier League
New Southampton signing Gavin Bazunu and others set for pivotal campaigns.
# Stars
Cam Smith and Hollywood great Bill Murray among latest names confirmed for JP McManus Pro-Am
10 of the world’s top 11 ranked golfers are now set to take part in the sold-out Limerick event.
# Stars
Tired and sad, Mane and Salah head to Africa for Afcon qualifying
The duo are coming off the back of a 70-match season that ended with Liverpool’s Champions League final loss.
# Flying the flag
More recognition for Staunton and O'Dwyer as Irish duo nominated for AFLW MVP
Bríd Stack is also in the running for Most Courageous Player.
# to infinity and beyond
Star 13 billion light years from Earth is most distant ever discovered
Scientists said they were surprised by the distance of the star, which they have named Earendel.
# The42 Reads
Giant ambitions as Eagle soars: the Irish leaders making an impact in Australia
Cora Staunton and Aisling McCarthy are important figures at GWS Giants and West Coast Eagles respectively.
All time
# Meteor Shower
Geminid meteor shower to light up the night sky tomorrow
Geminids are very bright, moderately fast, and are unusual in being multi-coloured.
# Stars
Do you agree with our Euro 2020 team of the tournament?
Italy dominate our selection unsurprisingly.
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Do you agree with Neville and Carragher's Premier League team of 2020?
There were few surprises as Liverpool dominated the selection.
# Complaint
Snooker stars treated like 'lab rats' - Ronnie O'Sullivan
The five-time world champion launched his attack on the plan after asthma-suffering fellow player Anthony Hamilton said he fears for his health at Sheffield’s Crucible Theatre.
# spoiled for choice
Klopp: Which Liverpool players weren't nominated for Ballon d'Or?
The coach joked about having the most players shortlisted for the upcoming award.
# Stars
Liverpool duo feature in Best XI, but no room for Premier League champions Man City
Alisson and Virgil van Dijk were included in the team but there was no space for any of Pep Guardiola’s treble winners.
# Stars
Pogba, Salah and Sterling join Messi and Ronaldo on FIFPro World 11 list
Premier League clubs boast the most players on the 55-man shortlist.
# Top three
Poll: Two Dubs, one Rebel - Who deserves to be named Player of the Year tonight?
Dublin duo Sinéad Aherne and Lyndsey Davey and Cork’s Ciara O’Sullivan are in the running for the award.
# thinking outside the box
Ireland's soccer stars can learn from World Cup hockey heroes, says Colin Bell
Colin Bell says he would be keen to meet up with fellow national coach Graham Shaw and exchange ideas.
# Stars
Do you agree with our 2018 World Cup team of the tournament?
Tottenham and England star Kieran Trippier is among the players to make the cut.
# Stars
Do you agree with our Premier League team of the Season?
The PFA side is due to be announced later this month.
# internet issues
Cuba's wannabe YouTube stars walk 3km to upload their videos
“We don’t seek to be known as Cuban YouTubers just because it’s complicated for us or because we live in a communist island.”
# tabby's star
We're one step closer to understanding the 'most mysterious star in the universe'
Tabby’s Star has been inexplicably dimming and brightening sporadically like no other for years.
# Stars
Do you agree with our Premier League team of 2017?
Tottenham striker Harry Kane and others who caught the eye in England’s top flight in the past 12 months.
# standing out
Do you agree with our all-time Irish Premier League XI?
As the Premier League officially turns 25, we look at some of the Boys in Green stars who have graced the top flight in recent years.
# Eyes to the sky
Irish stargazers warned the moon may spoil tonight's meteor shower
The moon at at 80% illumination and could outshine some of the shooting stars as they pass through the sky.
# Stars
Do you agree with our all-time Premier League XI?
It’s 25 years since the beginning of a new era in English football.
# Milky Way
'One of those Wow moments': Astronomers stunned by star 'nursery' age find
Images reveal three distinct populations of stars in the central parts of Orion.
# making it
16 players from the 1997 World Youth Championships who became stars
20 years ago this month, the world caught a glimpse of some prodigious talents.
# Stars
Do you agree with our Premier League team of the season?
David de Gea and other individuals who have stood out this campaign.
# Stars
5 key players in Chelsea's Premier League title win
David Luiz and others who were vital to Antonio Conte’s side’s triumph.
# Stars
Do you agree with our alternative Premier League Team of the Year?
We highlight the players who were unlucky to miss out on the official PFA selection.
# what a boost
Irish haircare brand - and celeb favourite - Viviscal has been sold for €150m
Lifes2Good has sold its celebrity-endorsed range to US manufacturer Dwight & Church.
# Stars
Ranking the 10 best players set to compete at the Africa Cup of Nations
Premier League PFA Player of the Year Riyad Mahrez is among the footballers to feature in our list.
# star gazing
Star attractions: Here's what we'll be seeing in the skies in 2017
Saturn, Venus and shooting stars are set to feature across Irish skies in 2017.
# christian bale
11 times Irish people were absolute heroes on Snapchat
# Talent
'Both have massive futures ahead of them if they keep their heads down'
Rob Lyttle and Jacob Stockdale are in impressive form early this season.
# Stars
The Sunday Game experts have named their 2016 Hurling Team of the Year
Seamus Callanan named as the RTÉ panel’s Hurler of the Year.