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# History

This week
5th February 2023 - 7th February 2023
# Quiz
QUIZ: How much do you know about bank holidays?
Ladies and gentleman, the banker.
Last month
January 2023
# Big Money
Southampton make Argentine star second most expensive sale in Racing's history
Carlos Alcaraz has joined for €13.65 million.
# conor O'Brien
It's 100 years since Limerick man Conor O'Brien's historic round-the-world voyage
O’Brien’s boat Saoirse, named for the new Free State, was the first yacht to circumnavigate the three Great Capes
Last year
2022
# ciphers of the past
The strange history of Ireland's British Empire-era postboxes
An Post archivist Stephen Ferguson tells The Journal about the quirks and surprises of these everyday objects.
# History
'Just going around the country talking to auld lads' - How a unique GAA book was written
Siobhán Doyle tells The42 about her inspiration for ‘A History of the GAA in 100 Objects.’
# Quiz
Quiz: How well do you know the year 1922?
I don’t know about you, but I’m feeling 1922.
Voices
Analysis: Let's hear it for Ireland's success on our 100th birthday - we’ve come a long way
On the centenary of the formation of the Irish State, author Mark Henry says Ireland is one of the very best countries in which to live today.
Voices
Opinion: What photographing abandoned Ireland taught me about the country's past
An Post Irish Book Awards nominee Rebecca Brownlie writes about what she’s learned through taking photos of abandoned buildings.
# Report
History in Hampden as Ireland clinch qualification for 2023 World Cup
Amber Barrett was the goal-scoring hero against Scotland, sending Ireland to their first-ever major tournament.
# Preview
'It would be my greatest achievement as a coach, a manager and a player'
Jim Crawford’s Ireland side are 90 minutes away from an unprecedented Euros qualification.
# Shiver me timbers
Anchor discovered off the coast of Suffolk may date from Roman times
The wrought iron artefact was discovered during a seabed survey off the coast of Suffolk.
# Test Yourself
QUIZ: How well do you know these surprising overlaps in history?
Frank Sinatra could’ve seen the first four seasons of Friends you know.
# Quiz
Quiz: How well do you know the end of the Cold War?
Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this quiz.
# History
History for Ciara Mageean as she breaks Sonia O'Sullivan's long-standing Irish record
Her victory in the 1500m in the Diamond League in Brussels came in a time of three minutes 56.63 seconds.
# The dream continues
Ireland secure historic World Cup play-off with victory over Finland
A record crowd of 6,952 watched on at Tallaght Stadium.
# Michael Collins
The death of Michael Collins and the what-ifs of Irish history
The revolutionary-turned finance minister died aged just 32.
# History
The Dublin All-Ireland winner who sparked Chelsea-Spurs rivalry, then became Ajax boss
Jack Kirwan not only made his mark in GAA and English football at the turn of the 20th century, he also has a special place in the history books of the Dutch giants.
# Troubles
Bloody Friday: Taoiseach pays tribute to victims on 50th anniversary of 'devastating' bombings
Nine people were killed and approximately 130 others were seriously injured on this day in 1972.
# History
Croke Park silverware 'what it's all about' for Tailteann Cup finalists Cavan
Oisin Kiernan and the Breffni county face Westmeath in Saturday’s inaugural decider.
# History
Ireland U21s secure Euro play-off but boss Crawford insists 'job is far from over'
Sweden’s draw with Italy means the Young Boys in Green can still qualify for the European U21 Championships automatically by winning in Ascoli on Tuesday.
# History
'David Moyes told me what was best for me and I know I'll get the truth from him'
The West Ham boss has been up front with Conor Coventry about his club future as the Ireland Under-21 captain eyes history on two fronts this week.
# schedule
Here is the first-ever draw for the Tailteann Cup
The action gets underway this coming weekend.
# Popular
History made as record crowd of 91,648 watch Barcelona crush Wolfsburg
Tonight’s women’s Champions League semi-final was a one-sided encounter.
Voices
Opinion: My journey to discover the San Francisco Tapes that held Ireland's lost WWII secrets
Mark Mc Menamin writes about how he discovered the fascinating story of the hunt for the Ireland’s Nazi spies.
# History
AIL Women's final to be aired live on television for the first time
The division and conference finals will be live as part of a unique double-header on Saturday, February 26th.
# Take a Bow
15-year-old Russian star makes history at Winter Olympics
Kamila Valieva has become the first woman to land a quadruple jump in the competition.
# Scenes
'It’s amazing for the whole parish that's here today' - first All-Ireland crown for Galway champs
Kilkerrin-Clonberne lifted the Dolores Tyrrell Memorial Cup and ended Mourneabbey’s bid for three-in-a-row.
All time
# 100 years on
Quiz: How well do you know the history of the Treaty negotiations?
The Anglo-Irish Treaty was signed 100 years ago this week.
# 100 years on
The Treaty: Timeline of 'the most important document in Irish history'
The Anglo-Irish Treaty, or simply ‘The Treaty’, was signed on 6 December 1921.
# Northern Ireland
Experts say UK government's plans for 'official' Troubles history would be 'almost impossible'
The proposal was first reported last weekend.
# History
'It has to be now' - The Liverpool captain eyeing a first-ever major tournament for Ireland
Niamh Fahey: ‘You can’t keep saying, ‘We’re building, we’re waiting.’ There’s no more time to talk, it has to be done.’
# Upset
Jacksonville end second-longest losing run in NFL history with over 60,000 fans watching on in London
The Jaguars ended a 20-game losing run by beating the Miami Dolphins thanks to a field goal at the death.
# History
Royal fairytale - The day of days for Meath ladies football
The Green and Gold took Croke Park by storm to land a first-ever All-Ireland senior title after a remarkable journey.
# down the years
Quiz: How much do you know about July in history?
Reeling in the Julys.
# Take a Bow
Novak Djokovic makes history as he triumphs at Wimbledon
He overcame Italy’s Matteo Berrettini and lost just two sets during the entire championship.
# four in a row
Galway defeat Kilkenny to seal historic win
It was the Tribesmen’s third successive victory over the Cats in as many years.
# Culture
Government supports Bill on including Traveller culture and history in education
Education Minister Norma Foley said “much remains to be done” in creating a more inclusive and supportive education system.
# Star
Robert Lewandowski poised to make Bundesliga history
The striker can break Gerd Mueller’s 49-year-old Bundesliga single-season goal record this weekend.
# First Time
'I’m very proud, very excited. The club is trying to write a new history'
Ronan O’Gara hopes to see La Rochelle claim their first European title this weekend.
Voices
Opinion: From aristocrats to revolutionaries - No 6 Harcourt Street was at the centre of Irish history
Cuan Ó Seireadáin discusses 6 Harcourt Street, which is the subject of a TG4 documentary tonight.