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#Dream Come True

'I cried like a baby, if I'm honest. I was 8 years old telling my mum I wanted to go to the Olympics'

Rhys McClenaghan won Ireland’s first-ever World Gymnastics medal in Stuttgart on Saturday.

From The42 'I hope Beyonce saw that. I'd love to go to a concert,' says Wimbledon's 15-year-old star Dream Come True This post contains videos

'I hope Beyonce saw that. I'd love to go to a concert,' says Wimbledon's 15-year-old star

Cori Gauff saw off Polona Hercog with a stunning fightback on Friday evening.

'I have dreamed of becoming a professional footballer my whole life': Ireland midfielder Connolly joins Brighton

Megan Connolly recently spent four years playing university football on a scholarship in Florida.

'It's something we'll always have as a family. A dream come true'

After a difficult three years, Shane Lowry ended his long wait for a fourth career victory on Saturday. He tells The42 why it meant the world to him.

From The42 'We don't want to take the medals off because then you're back to reality' Dream Come True This post contains videos

'We don't want to take the medals off because then you're back to reality'

One of the stars of Ireland’s historic World Cup silver medal-winning squad, Chloe Watkins, visited The42 HQ this afternoon.

'This is 100% the greatest moment of my life apart from my kids and wife'

Ireland head coach Graham Shaw struggled to keep his emotions in check after watching his side advance through to a World Cup final.

'It's unbelievable to play with your best friends, and now we get to play in a World Cup together'

It has been a long time coming, but after years of hard work, sacrifice and pain, Nikki Evans and her Ireland team-mates will realise a career-long dream this Friday.

Alpha Centauri makes Harrington's dream a reality at the Curragh

Jessica Harrington finally has a Classic after Colm O’Donoghue rode Alpha Centauri to 1,000 Guineas glory.

'It will be emotional for a lot of people. I'll keep my sunglasses on to hide a few tears'

Kevin and Niall O’Brien describe what it will mean to step onto the field as Test cricketers later today.

'I never thought we'd be anywhere close to a Test match in my lifetime, let alone in my career'

Ireland’s evergreen batsman Ed Joyce is feeling fit and fresh ahead of a huge year despite a long-standing knee problem.

As one remarkable journey for Irish cricket ends, this is the beginning of an even greater one

Ireland’s elevation to cricket’s top table is a tale of commitment, perseverance and a battle against the odds. Today will go down as a truly historic one in the context of Irish sport, writes Ryan Bailey.

From rookie to accidental hero: Irish starlet seizes her chance to win Big Bash League

It was a dream few weeks for Kim Garth Down Under.

From The42 Cody Garbrandt lights up fan's night as he gives his belt to cancer survivor Dream Come True This post contains videos

Cody Garbrandt lights up fan's night as he gives his belt to cancer survivor

The newly-crowned bantamweight champion shared his special moment with Maddux Maple.

Young Cam Newton fan with serious heart condition gets a surprise visit from his hero

Austin Deckard,10, lights up when his favourite player walks in.

Four years later, Rob Heffernan will finally be presented with his Olympic medal

The Irish race walker is looking forward to receiving the bronze at a special ceremony in Cork.

Two years after fleeing Gambia, teenage striker scores winner for Werder Bremen

Ousman Manneh started playing football in a home for refugees in Bremen.

From The42 'A dream come true' - Irish teenager on making Liverpool's bench on Friday Reaction

'A dream come true' - Irish teenager on making Liverpool's bench on Friday

The Dubliner watched on from the sidelines as the Reds played Exeter in the FA Cup last week.

'You dream about it as a young lad' - Keith Earls thrilled after 'phenomenal' day

The winger says ‘ Zeebs and Redzer’ made him look good.

Tom Cribbin told a local journalist on April Fool's Day that Westmeath would reach Leinster final

Cribbin texted Westmeath Examiner journalist Gerry Buckley on 1 April with a sacred vow.

Gearóid Morrissey is still on a high after last night's 'surreal' debut at Old Trafford

The 23-year-old from Cork made a dream start to his Cambridge career at the home of Manchester United.

Robbie's Homecoming: Shamrock Rovers will play LA Galaxy in Tallaght

It’s the Dublin Decider Part Two.

Class act as San Jose Sharks sign kid with life-threatening condition for one game

It’s the first time the franchise has allowed a non-player to skate out with the team.

Euro vision: I got the text and I couldn't believe it, says Duffy

Shane Duffy’s international call-up is taking a while to sink in, the Everton youngster admits.

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