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From The42 Cork's perfect start to the league and win over arch-rivals bodes well for the year ahead Ladies Football
From The42 'I had Joshua when I was 22. For a lot of girls, that could have ended their sporting career' Inspiration

'I had Joshua when I was 22. For a lot of girls, that could have ended their sporting career'

Donegal and Western Bulldogs star Katy Herron is set to make her AFLW debut tomorrow. Here, she reflects on her journey both on and off the field.

From The42 'For it to go again, it was devastating. I've been through every emotion possible' Mental Challenge

'For it to go again, it was devastating. I've been through every emotion possible'

It’s been a whirlwind period of highs and lows for Galway star Nicola Ward, whose twin sister Louise will captain the Tribe in 2020.

From The42 Armagh's longest-serving player and 2006 All-Star retires after 19-year career End Of The Road

Armagh's longest-serving player and 2006 All-Star retires after 19-year career

Caoimhe Morgan also won three Ulster senior titles during her time with the Orchard County.

From The42 Quiz: How well do you know your ladies football from 2019? Reeling In The Year

Quiz: How well do you know your ladies football from 2019?

Test your memory with these 10 questions.

From The42 Galway add former Mayo manager to set-up, but star player hit with another serious knee injury Ladies Football

Galway add former Mayo manager to set-up, but star player hit with another serious knee injury

Frank Browne joins Tim Rabbitt’s management team, having last been over the Dublin camógs.

From The42 Four-in-a-row chasing Donegal learn fate as 2020 Ulster championship draw made Ladies Football

Four-in-a-row chasing Donegal learn fate as 2020 Ulster championship draw made

A new-look format has been decided, with groupings confirmed.

From The42 Holders Cork to face newly-promoted All-Ireland champions as 2020 Munster championship draw made Ladies Football

Holders Cork to face newly-promoted All-Ireland champions as 2020 Munster championship draw made

2019 finalists Waterford and Kerry face off on the other side.

From The42 Groupings confirmed for new-look 2020 TG4 All-Ireland senior championship Revamp

Groupings confirmed for new-look 2020 TG4 All-Ireland senior championship

Details of a revamp were announced last month, along with confirmation of no Leinster championship.

From The42 Cork boosted by Fitzgerald return and 'ready to go again, hopefully stronger than ever in January' Fitz The Bill

Cork boosted by Fitzgerald return and 'ready to go again, hopefully stronger than ever in January'

Mourneabbey All-Ireland winning defender Eimear Meaney has welcomed the managerial U-turn.

From The42 'Everyone knows Rena is a legend' - A 21st national title for Cork great Buckley Rena 21 This post contains videos
From The42 'They will hurt for a long time but they can come again. My heart does go out to them' Mutual Respect

'They will hurt for a long time but they can come again. My heart does go out to them'

The sweetest way to win for Mourneabbey, but the most horrible way to lose for Kilkerrin-Clonberne.

From The42 'You're told, 'You can't play with us because you're a girl.' Then you just want to show them how good you are' Sibling Sparks

'You're told, 'You can't play with us because you're a girl.' Then you just want to show them how good you are'

Amy Gavin Mangan and Offaly’s Naomh Ciarán are ready for their first All-Ireland final tomorrow.

From The42 New look for 2020 TG4 All-Ireland senior championship, with confirmation of no Leinster competition Ladies Football
From The42 'This is what you dream about. To be there as captain is something that will always stay with me' Club Comes First

'This is what you dream about. To be there as captain is something that will always stay with me'

Naomh Pól and Antrim star Áine Tubridy’s dream becomes reality when she leads her club into an All-Ireland final this weekend.

From The42 Holders Cork open against Westmeath with semi-finals scrapped - 2020 league fixtures announced Ladies Football

Holders Cork open against Westmeath with semi-finals scrapped - 2020 league fixtures announced

Three-in-a-row All-Ireland champions Dublin face Tipperary in the opening round.

From The42 Three-in-a-row All-Ireland winners Dublin lead the way with seven All-Stars MVPs

Three-in-a-row All-Ireland winners Dublin lead the way with seven All-Stars

Siobhán McGrath was named Player of the Year, while Mayo legend Christina Heffernan was inducted into the LGFA Hall of Fame.

From The42 'People were saying, 'Do ye not want to play together at all? I'm delighted to have her back' Terrific Twins

'People were saying, 'Do ye not want to play together at all? I'm delighted to have her back'

After both suffering gut-wrenching injuries last year, Louise and Nicola Ward are leading the way for Kilkerrin-Clonberne and Galway.

From The42 Ward, Goldrick and McGrath head up LGFA player of the year nominees Awards

Ward, Goldrick and McGrath head up LGFA player of the year nominees

There are further Australia-bound stars nominated at intermediate and junior level.

From The42 Rivalries renewed on jam-packed weekend with plenty of provincial silverware up for grabs Ladies Football

Rivalries renewed on jam-packed weekend with plenty of provincial silverware up for grabs

The four senior provincial champions will be crowned on Sunday.

From The42 'I realised that he never really treated me like a girl or a boy... he completely let me be who I wanted to be' A Life In Sport

'I realised that he never really treated me like a girl or a boy... he completely let me be who I wanted to be'

Ireland star Louise Galvin delves into the positive influence sport – and role models like her late father – have had on her life.

From The42 New faces at the helm in Armagh, Laois and Leitrim ahead of 2020 season Ladies Football

New faces at the helm in Armagh, Laois and Leitrim ahead of 2020 season

The Orchard county become the latest to appoint new management, while former underage prodigy Donie Brennan takes over in Laois.

From The42 Carnacon exit after 'outstanding' Galway star Divilly shines, Leinster and Ulster finalists confirmed Provincial Matters

Carnacon exit after 'outstanding' Galway star Divilly shines, Leinster and Ulster finalists confirmed

A wrap of this weekend’s ladies football provincial action.

From The42 U-turn in Cork with All-Ireland winning boss Fitzgerald returning on two-year term Guess Who's Back

U-turn in Cork with All-Ireland winning boss Fitzgerald returning on two-year term

Ephie Fitzgerald is set to commit again after stepping down in the wake of August’s All-Ireland semi-final exit.

From The42 All-Ireland winning Dublin duo sign for AFLW side Melbourne - making it 18 Irish for 2020 Capital Loss

All-Ireland winning Dublin duo sign for AFLW side Melbourne - making it 18 Irish for 2020

All-Star defender Sinéad Goldrick and key forward Niamh McEvoy become the first Dubs to join the Irish invasion Down Under.

From The42 No decision made yet on Cork managerial vacancy amid speculation of Fitzgerald U-turn Ladies Football

No decision made yet on Cork managerial vacancy amid speculation of Fitzgerald U-turn

The senior management team has not been discussed yet, Cork LGFA told The42.

From The42 'These things aren't taken for granted' - 38 in-a-row for Waterford kingpins Ballymac Deise Dominance
From The42 All-Ireland-winning Tipperary and Mourneabbey boss not ruling out vacant Cork job Ladies Football

All-Ireland-winning Tipperary and Mourneabbey boss not ruling out vacant Cork job

Shane Ronayne: ‘It’s something that I was interested in before, but I genuinely haven’t given it a second’s thought.’

From The42 Dublin's All-Ireland heroes visit Crumlin Children's Hospital with the Brendan Martin Cup Picture This This post contains videos

Dublin's All-Ireland heroes visit Crumlin Children's Hospital with the Brendan Martin Cup

Smiles all round as a fine tradition continued.

From The42 'You win a medal or a trophy, but there's so much more to life... her achievement was bigger than ours' Heartwarming Story

'You win a medal or a trophy, but there's so much more to life... her achievement was bigger than ours'

A fairly routine winning post-match media briefing, until Dublin’s three in-a-row winning boss Mick Bohan shared a touching story.

From The42 The right three-in-a-row for Dublin, experience shines through and a bizarre All-Ireland final Talking Points

The right three-in-a-row for Dublin, experience shines through and a bizarre All-Ireland final

Comment from today’s All-Ireland final showdown between Dublin and Galway.

From The42 The two soon-to-be AFLW stars going head-to-head to lift an All-Ireland crown Captains Fantastic

The two soon-to-be AFLW stars going head-to-head to lift an All-Ireland crown

From San Fran to Croker to Oz: Kate Flood leads Louth and Joanne Doonan captains Fermanagh into tomorrow’s junior showdown.

From The42 Two changes for three in-a-row chasing Dublin, Galway unchanged for All-Ireland final Sunday Best

Two changes for three in-a-row chasing Dublin, Galway unchanged for All-Ireland final

The teams are in ahead of a Super Sunday at Croke Park.

From The42 Mayo boss Leahy fumes over 'trial by television' as LGFA defend late free-kick decision Var-tbreak

Mayo boss Leahy fumes over 'trial by television' as LGFA defend late free-kick decision

Galway were one-point winners in their All-Ireland semi-final at Croke Park yesterday.

Galway ending All-Ireland final drought 'a combination of three years’ work'

Tim Rabbitt steered the Tribe to their first decider since 2005 in his first year at the helm – but credited those who went before him.

From The42 Departing Cork boss: 'I'm certainly not happy with the officiating. The tackle needs to be defined' Parting Shot

Departing Cork boss: 'I'm certainly not happy with the officiating. The tackle needs to be defined'

Ephie Fitzgerald made his feelings known after the Rebels’ All-Ireland semi-final exit.

From The42 Late drama at Croke Park as Galway win by one to book first All-Ireland final spot since 2005 Tribes On Top

Late drama at Croke Park as Galway win by one to book first All-Ireland final spot since 2005

Róisín Leonard was the hero as the Tribe edged out Mayo in the battle of the Connacht rivals.

From The42 As it happened: Galway v Mayo, Ladies All-Ireland semi-final Liveblog

As it happened: Galway v Mayo, Ladies All-Ireland semi-final

Join us as we bring you all the minute-by-minute action from Croke Park.

From The42 Mayo's deadly inside trio epitomise the journey this side has been on Forward Focus This post contains videos

Mayo's deadly inside trio epitomise the journey this side has been on

Grace Kelly, Sarah Rowe and Rachel Kearns have pointed the way to an All-Ireland semi-final in Croke Park.

From The42 'I wasn't myself... I look back and say, 'God, what would have happened if I didn't go back?'' Tribe Tale

'I wasn't myself... I look back and say, 'God, what would have happened if I didn't go back?''

Football has given Sinead Burke so much. Ahead of her first outing as a player in Croke Park, the Galway stalwart looks back to when she nearly threw it all away.

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