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Ireland legend Colvin retires after 13 years and 206 caps
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# Wave Goodbye

Ireland legend Colvin retires after 13 years and 206 caps

Mon 2:30 PM 3,485 Views 0 Comments

The 31-year-old has confirmed she is calling it a day.

'Once you turn up to Shannon, you know Anthony's memory will always be alive'
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# Axel

'Once you turn up to Shannon, you know Anthony's memory will always be alive'

Oct 16th 2021, 8:00 AM 21,077 Views 3 Comments

On the fifth anniversary of Anthony Foley’s passing, The42 explores his love for Shannon RFC.

Munster legend Leamy takes next step in coaching career with Leinster
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# Competitor

Munster legend Leamy takes next step in coaching career with Leinster

Oct 6th 2021, 5:30 AM 3,935 Views 0 Comments

The 39-year-old turned to coaching after his enforced retirement from playing in 2012.

Croatian World Cup hero retires from football
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# Legend

Croatian World Cup hero retires from football

Sep 4th 2021, 1:50 PM 11,772 Views 2 Comments

Mario Mandzukic famously scored the winning goal against England in the semi-finals.

"She said, ‘I’m not going to leave Kilkenny camogie down.’ That sums her up"
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# Legend

"She said, ‘I’m not going to leave Kilkenny camogie down.’ That sums her up"

Aug 22nd 2021, 1:58 PM 8,744 Views 1 Comment

Anne Dalton was a shock inclusion in the Kilkenny squad that progressed to the All-Ireland senior camogie championship semi-final on Saturday.

Two World Cups and 128 international goals: US legend Carli Lloyd announces retirement at 39
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# Calling Time

Two World Cups and 128 international goals: US legend Carli Lloyd announces retirement at 39

Aug 16th 2021, 5:57 PM 4,533 Views 3 Comments

The two-time World Player of the Year will line out for her country in upcoming friendlies and play the remainder of the club season with NJ/NY Gotham FC.

Wexford Youths captain's stunning form recognised with Player of the Month award
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# Super Skipper

Wexford Youths captain's stunning form recognised with Player of the Month award

Aug 5th 2021, 1:54 PM 1,856 Views 0 Comments

Kylie Murphy has kept her side in the title race with four goals in six wins.

'I don't think Ann is ever going to be able to walk away from Kilkenny camogie'
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# Legend

'I don't think Ann is ever going to be able to walk away from Kilkenny camogie'

Jul 15th 2021, 6:20 PM 4,741 Views 0 Comments

12-time All-Ireland winner Ann Downey was at the helm for their All-Ireland success in 2016.

'If it was any other sport, you’d be shouting, singing, and dancing about it constantly. But it's Para sport'
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# Goldsmyth

'If it was any other sport, you’d be shouting, singing, and dancing about it constantly. But it's Para sport'

Jul 5th 2021, 6:17 PM 5,474 Views 0 Comments

The fastest Paralympian on the planet, Jason Smyth isn’t thinking about anything but gold at Tokyo 2020.

Eight-time All-Ireland winner Cian O'Sullivan announces retirement due to injury
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# Legend

Eight-time All-Ireland winner Cian O'Sullivan announces retirement due to injury

Jun 27th 2021, 4:01 PM 12,334 Views 9 Comments

The 33-year-old says his body can no longer meet the demands of competitive football. He retires as one of the most decorated players of all time.

After nearly 2 decades and 10 Serie A titles, 43-year-old Gianluigi Buffon set to quit Juventus
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# Legend

After nearly 2 decades and 10 Serie A titles, 43-year-old Gianluigi Buffon set to quit Juventus

May 11th 2021, 3:32 PM 7,573 Views 2 Comments

The goalkeeper is an iconic figure in Italian football.

Stalwart Keaney retires from Dublin duty 20 years after his debut
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# Legend

Stalwart Keaney retires from Dublin duty 20 years after his debut

Apr 19th 2021, 9:11 AM 8,452 Views 12 Comments

Conal Keaney has announced his inter-county retirement for the second time.

After 14 years and 22 trophies, Scott Brown to leave Celtic
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# Legend

After 14 years and 22 trophies, Scott Brown to leave Celtic

Mar 25th 2021, 4:21 PM 9,745 Views 13 Comments

The midfielder has signed a pre-contract agreement with Aberdeen.

Talk of an imminent return to Liverpool for Steven Gerrard rejected
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# Legend

Talk of an imminent return to Liverpool for Steven Gerrard rejected

Mar 8th 2021, 2:06 PM 8,324 Views 15 Comments

Former Rangers chairman Dave King reckons there is zero chance of it happening.

Liverpool and Scotland great Ian St John dies aged 82 following illness
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# Legend

Liverpool and Scotland great Ian St John dies aged 82 following illness

Mar 2nd 2021, 9:37 AM 6,229 Views 8 Comments

St John “passed away peacefully with his family at his bedside” on Monday evening.

Facing The Master: The brilliance of Eamonn Ryan - by those who tried to beat him
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# Legend

Facing The Master: The brilliance of Eamonn Ryan - by those who tried to beat him

Feb 14th 2021, 8:00 AM 21,699 Views 3 Comments

An insight into coming up against the legendary Cork coach on the one-month anniversary of his death.

Cats legend Paul Murphy announces retirement from inter-county game
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# Legend

Cats legend Paul Murphy announces retirement from inter-county game

Jan 15th 2021, 8:47 AM 6,887 Views 8 Comments

The defender won four All-Irelands in a glittering career.

Pep Guardiola dedicates Manchester City’s semi-final win to Colin Bell
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# Legend

Pep Guardiola dedicates Manchester City’s semi-final win to Colin Bell

Jan 7th 2021, 10:38 AM 3,165 Views 1 Comment

City great Bell died at the age of 74 on Tuesday after a short illness.

Roger Federer to miss Australian Open for first time in his career
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# Goat

Roger Federer to miss Australian Open for first time in his career

Dec 28th 2020, 9:06 AM 3,946 Views 0 Comments

The 39-year-old has undergone two operations on his right knee in 2020.

'Kenny Dalglish was a legend of the game... He was there to support us and Seán in any way he could'
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# Legend

'Kenny Dalglish was a legend of the game... He was there to support us and Seán in any way he could'

Dec 21st 2020, 7:00 AM 7,057 Views 2 Comments

Martina Cox on her husband’s struggle and the kindness it inspired in others.

Exceptional Jordan Henderson 'guaranteed' statue at Anfield one day
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# Legend

Exceptional Jordan Henderson 'guaranteed' statue at Anfield one day

Dec 19th 2020, 11:35 AM 7,643 Views 17 Comments

Roy Hodgson has backed the Liverpool star to win the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award.

After 21 years, Dundalk legend Gary Rogers hangs up his gloves
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# Wave Goodbye

After 21 years, Dundalk legend Gary Rogers hangs up his gloves

Dec 11th 2020, 8:56 PM 8,710 Views 7 Comments

The 39-year-old goalkeeper has been a key player for the Lilywhites in recent times.

'Loved in Wales, admired around the world' - Alun Wyn Jones to become most capped Test player in rugby history
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# Milestone

'Loved in Wales, admired around the world' - Alun Wyn Jones to become most capped Test player in rugby history

Oct 29th 2020, 1:25 PM 9,869 Views 5 Comments

Warren Gatland has paid tribute to the Wales captain ahead of his landmark appearance, which makes 149 the new record.

'It is now somebody else's dream' - moving on from a legendary career, but keeping a close eye from afar
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# Cork Class

'It is now somebody else's dream' - moving on from a legendary career, but keeping a close eye from afar

Oct 27th 2020, 6:30 AM 11,161 Views 1 Comment

One of the very best, Juliet Murphy on all things ladies football, Cork, not comparing men and women’s sports … and Take That.

Wales captain Alun Wyn Jones to equal McCaw's appearance record
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# Legend

Wales captain Alun Wyn Jones to equal McCaw's appearance record

Oct 22nd 2020, 4:09 PM 6,691 Views 2 Comments

The 35-year-old will win his 148th cap on Saturday when Wales take on France.

Playing Spain in Ireland's first-ever play-off, the '6 in a row' team and facing Germany's greatest striker
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# Legend

Playing Spain in Ireland's first-ever play-off, the '6 in a row' team and facing Germany's greatest striker

Oct 8th 2020, 8:30 AM 25,914 Views 4 Comments

55 years ago, Frank O’Neill was part of the Irish team that fell narrowly short of reaching the 1966 World Cup.

Rob Kearney pens emotional farewell letter as he bows out at Leinster
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# Legend

Rob Kearney pens emotional farewell letter as he bows out at Leinster

Sep 24th 2020, 11:36 AM 49,832 Views 38 Comments

Full-back is most decorated medalist in Irish rugby history – winning four Six Nations titles including two grand slams, four Heineken Cups and six Pro14 titles.

Sam Bennett takes final stage and wins Ireland's 1st Tour de France green jersey in 31 years
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# Legend

Sam Bennett takes final stage and wins Ireland's 1st Tour de France green jersey in 31 years

Sep 20th 2020, 6:12 PM 85,439 Views 76 Comments

The Carrick-on-Suir native won the final stage in spectacular fashion, and has won outright Ireland’s first green jersey at the Tour since Sean Kelly in 1989.

'Freak of nature' Sonny Bill Williams 'best athlete I've coached,' says ex-All Blacks boss Hansen
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# Sonny Brill

'Freak of nature' Sonny Bill Williams 'best athlete I've coached,' says ex-All Blacks boss Hansen

Sep 4th 2020, 8:58 AM 10,471 Views 0 Comments

The cross-code superstar returns to Australian rugby league this weekend.

Drogheda legend announces retirement from football
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Drogheda legend announces retirement from football

Aug 19th 2020, 10:49 PM 7,101 Views 0 Comments

Sean Brennan is hanging up his boots.

Tributes paid after death of Tipperary All-Ireland winning hurler and coach
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# RIP

Tributes paid after death of Tipperary All-Ireland winning hurler and coach

Aug 10th 2020, 4:59 PM 12,618 Views 3 Comments

1965 All-Ireland champion Paddy Doyle helped Borris-Ileigh to national club glory in 1987.

De Bruyne wants Champions League glory to give David Silva perfect City send-off
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# Euro Vision

De Bruyne wants Champions League glory to give David Silva perfect City send-off

Jul 27th 2020, 11:58 AM 4,177 Views 5 Comments

Veteran playmaker Silva made his final appearance in the Premier League yesterday.

Famous Walkinstown Roundabout scenes recreated as Ireland remembers Big Jack
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# Legend

Famous Walkinstown Roundabout scenes recreated as Ireland remembers Big Jack

Jul 21st 2020, 1:39 PM 43,059 Views 37 Comments

There were a number of events held around the country to mark the former Ireland manager’s funeral today.

Leeds owner pays tribute to Jack Charlton following promotion
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# Legend

Leeds owner pays tribute to Jack Charlton following promotion

Jul 18th 2020, 11:29 AM 7,045 Views 3 Comments

Former Ireland manager and Leeds legend Norman Hunter both died shortly before the club secured a long-awaited Premier League return.

Messi still waiting on 700th goal as Rakitic seals Barca win over Bilbao
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# Matter Of Time

Messi still waiting on 700th goal as Rakitic seals Barca win over Bilbao

Jun 23rd 2020, 11:03 PM 4,162 Views 7 Comments

The 699-goal Argentine had to be content with an assist as Athletic Bilbao were shaded.

20 years of drama in Irish football, Chapter 7: Roy Keane - behind the mask
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# Legend

20 years of drama in Irish football, Chapter 7: Roy Keane - behind the mask

May 17th 2020, 8:00 AM 28,870 Views 3 Comments

There is so much more to ‘Roy Keane’s personality than the cartoon version people insist upon presenting’. Still, you wouldn’t want to cross him.

Two-time Offaly All-Ireland winner passes away after battle with illness
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# Legend

Two-time Offaly All-Ireland winner passes away after battle with illness

May 15th 2020, 5:21 PM 9,808 Views 4 Comments

Paddy Fenning bagged a crucial goal against Kerry in the 1972 final replay.

Former Tottenham and England striker Jimmy Greaves in hospital
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Former Tottenham and England striker Jimmy Greaves in hospital

Apr 8th 2020, 8:01 AM 9,198 Views 8 Comments

Greaves is Spurs’ record goalscorer.

South African World Cup winner to retire
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# Legend

South African World Cup winner to retire

Mar 12th 2020, 11:13 PM 11,074 Views 3 Comments

Francois Louw is into his ninth season with Bath but has revealed this will be his final year at the Recreation Ground.

Messi primed for record-setting Clasico appearance
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# Legend

Messi primed for record-setting Clasico appearance

Feb 29th 2020, 1:45 PM 7,457 Views 0 Comments

The Barcelona captain is set to become the club’s all-time leading appearance maker in meetings with Real Madrid.

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