17 September 2021

The curtain may have come down on the inter-county GAA season last weekend after the All-Ireland football and camogie finals but there’s been plenty of GAA chat since in the aftermath of both and with the club season kicking back into gear.

We’ve examined the influence that basketball has had, not just on football but across Gaelic games, and also bring you the latest musings on the managerial situation in Galway hurling.

While one season ends, another is around the corner with the successor to the PRO14, the United Rugby Championship kicking off this day week. It’s been a tough week for the IRFU in the wake of the Donnybrook debacle at last week’s women’s interpros but we hope for more positive headlines this weekend with the girls in green looking to get their World Cup qualification hopes back on track against Italy on Sunday.

There’s also a full set of FAI Cup quarter-finals to look forward to this evening with holders Dundalk facing a tough trip to Finn Harps but glad of a break from what’s been a chastening league season so far.


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