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A tribute to Rob Kearney: the history maker who kept coming back for more

Rob Kearney is on his way out of Leinster and Irish rugby but he leaves with a glittering CV and the knowledge he got the most out of his talent.

Ballon d'Or winner and Lyon superstar Hegerberg suffers devastating knee injury

An ACL blow has ended Ada Hegerberg’s season.

Poitín, Prohibition, Hitler and Gold – the story of Ireland’s first Olympic champion

As the clock ticks down to Tokyo, The42 revisits the extraordinary adventures of Cork’s double Olympic champion Dr Pat O’Callaghan.

Michael Thomas breaks 17-year single-season record for catches in NFL

The New Orleans Saints wide receiver starred against the Tennessee Titans on Sunday.

Quiet man Gavin leaves a legacy that will echo for years

The outgoing Dublin manager has transformed expectations within the county and beyond.

From The42 Rahm resists Fleetwood surge to win golf's Race to Dubai as McIlroy fades on day four Clutch

Messi creates history with goal that helps Barcelona edge Slavia Prague

Messi became the first player ever to score at least once in 15 consecutive Champions League seasons.

From The42 Homework first for 15-year-old sensation Gauff before maiden WTA semi-final Coco

Homework first for 15-year-old sensation Gauff before maiden WTA semi-final

More history for the American teen, who upended the top seed to become the youngest semi-finalist in 15 years.

Bernal seals historic Tour de France title

The Team Ineos rider becomes the first Colombian to win the cycling’s greatest race.

18-year-old O'Connor wins Ireland's first heptathlon medal with brilliant silver in Sweden

What an incredible performance from Dundalk’s Kate O’Connor at the European U20 Athletics Championships.

From The42 A first camogie All-Star for Waterford to cap an historic 2018, but bigger and better on the cards Deise Drive

A first camogie All-Star for Waterford to cap an historic 2018, but bigger and better on the cards

Scoring sensation Beth Carton has been leading the Déise charge.

A Wexford win next Sunday would complete a novel set of hurling titles for Davy Fitzgerald

After Munster, All-Ireland and league glory, Leinster is the last title the Clare man seeks.

From The42 USA star sets World Cup goal-scoring record to secure passage to last 16 History Maker This post contains videos

USA star sets World Cup goal-scoring record to secure passage to last 16

Carli Lloyd became the first player to score in six consecutive women’s World Cup matches in comprehensive win over Chile.

From The42 Ireland international Shane Long scores the fastest goal in Premier League history Take A Bow This post contains videos

Ireland international Shane Long scores the fastest goal in Premier League history

The Tipperary native found the net after just seven seconds.

Australia star Folau breaks Super Rugby all-time try record

The prolific fullback surpassed Doug Howlett’s 59 during his stints at the Highlanders, Hurricanes, and Blues between 1997-2007.

From The42 One of women's football's all-time greats scores landmark goal History Maker This post contains videos

One of women's football's all-time greats scores landmark goal

Alex Morgan found the net for the 100th time at international level, as the US beat Australia in an eight-goal thriller.

Chinese sensation set to face off against Messi in Barcelona derby

Wu Lei arrived at Espanyol in January and became the first player from his nation to score in La Liga.

Fermanagh's Dolan comes up short in World Championship quarter-final

England’s Nathan Aspinall has advanced to the last four at the Alexandra Palace thanks to a 5-1 win.

From The42 The first female Irish athlete in 40 years to hold both the 100 and 200m records on her life-changing year History Maker This post contains videos

The first female Irish athlete in 40 years to hold both the 100 and 200m records on her life-changing year

Phil Healy chats to The42 about the changes she implemented that contributed to a career-best 12 months.

From The42 'Sure I have an American accent, but I'm all Irish blood. I'm Irish and I'll believe that right until the day I die' Record Breaker This post contains videos

'Sure I have an American accent, but I'm all Irish blood. I'm Irish and I'll believe that right until the day I die'

Swimmer Shane Ryan reflects on winning Ireland’s first ever World Swimming Championships medal.

From The42 Stephanie Meadow makes history as first woman to win prestigious Irish golf award POTY

Stephanie Meadow makes history as first woman to win prestigious Irish golf award

She was named 2018 Irish Golf Writers’ Professional of the Year.

14-year-old United starlet becomes youngest-ever Uefa Youth League player

Shola Shoretire came off the bench this afternoon as Nicky Butt’s side beat Valencia.

First woman to ever score a point in Croke Park to be inducted into LGFA Hall of Fame

Marie Crotty won five All-Ireland medals with Waterford and eight Munster titles during an illustrious career.

42-year-old breaks Irish stopper's record to become oldest European international goalkeeper

Bulgarian Georgi Petkov made a landmark appearance against Cyprus tonight.

From The42 England's Oliver Fisher cards first 59 in European Tour history Go Low

England's Oliver Fisher cards first 59 in European Tour history

The 30-year-old produced an incredible round at the Portugal Masters this morning.

Graduation, the Áras and Late Late Show - riding the crest of the World Cup wave

It’s been a busy few weeks for Gillian Pinder and Emily Beatty, as the legacy of Ireland’s success at the Hockey World Cup grows.

The 'warm-up run' that ended up breaking a long-standing Irish sprinting record

Cork’s Phil Healy reflects on a memorable evening in Santry this week.

Ex-England star and Neville's assistant set to manage first-ever United women's side

If all goes to plan, Casey Stoney is set to be named manager.

From The42 'Ticked the first box' - Ireland's Phil Healy books World Indoor 400m semi-final spot History Maker This post contains videos

'Ticked the first box' - Ireland's Phil Healy books World Indoor 400m semi-final spot

The Bandon runner finished 3rd in her heat with a time of 52.75.

Irish Olympic rower Claire Lambe announces retirement at the age of 27

Herself and Sinead Lynch made history by reaching the lightweight women’s double sculls final in Rio.

From The42 The fairytale continues! Ranked outsider books semi-final spot at World Darts Championship History Maker This post contains videos

The fairytale continues! Ranked outsider books semi-final spot at World Darts Championship

26-year-old Jamie Lewis from Wales will meet either Phil Taylor or Gary Anderson in the last four after a 5-0 thrashing against Darren Webster.

Ronnie O'Sullivan consolidates legendary status with record-equalling triumph

24 years on from his maiden UK Championship triumph, ‘The Rocket’ has won the tournament for a sixth time.

Cork GAA set to elect their first female county board chairperson next month

Tracey Kennedy is the only candidate for the role.

Rena Buckley makes GAA history with an incredible 18 All-Ireland medals

Rena Buckley also became the first woman to captain a county side to All-Ireland success in both camogie and football.

Bundesliga officially welcomes its first female referee this weekend

Bibiana Steinhaus will become the first female referee in the top flight of Germany, England, Spain, France or Italy.

Ireland's Joe Ward wins silver at World Boxing Championships

The Westmeath boxer was beaten by Julio La Cruz in Germany this evening.

'I have doubts every day:' Nadal explains the mentality behind his French Open victory

It has been far from plain sailing for Rafael Nadal in recent years and he credits his response to those troubles with his resurgence.

From The42 King of the 40! The NFL 40-yard dash record has been broken History Maker This post contains videos

King of the 40! The NFL 40-yard dash record has been broken

John Ross ran a blistering time of 4.22 seconds at the NFL Scouting Combine.

From The42 Fitness, food and 4-hour training sessions: A day in the life of Ireland's newest AFL star Fitness

Fitness, food and 4-hour training sessions: A day in the life of Ireland's newest AFL star

Laura Corrigan Duryea is making waves in the inaugural ‘professional’ women’s Australian Football League.

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