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

Fri 8:47 AM 6,828 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 3,110 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 3,924 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 7,017 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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Exceptional Jordan Henderson 'guaranteed' statue at Anfield one day

Dec 19th 2020, 11:35 AM 7,628 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 8,662 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 9,611 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 11,012 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 6,680 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 25,674 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 49,613 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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Sam Bennett takes final stage and wins Ireland's 1st Tour de France green jersey in 31 years

Sep 20th 2020, 6:12 PM 85,158 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 10,368 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 7,009 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 12,400 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 4,158 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 42,884 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 7,030 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 4,145 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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20 years of drama in Irish football, Chapter 7: Roy Keane - behind the mask

May 17th 2020, 8:00 AM 28,449 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 9,740 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 9,162 Views 8 Comments

Greaves is Spurs’ record goalscorer.

South African World Cup winner to retire
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South African World Cup winner to retire

Mar 12th 2020, 11:13 PM 11,055 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 7,435 Views 0 Comments

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

Ireland's most capped hockey player announces his retirement
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Ireland's most capped hockey player announces his retirement

Feb 17th 2020, 5:49 PM 4,757 Views 3 Comments

Eugene Magee retires with 295 international caps to his name.

Embiid wears 24 and scores 24 as Kobe tribute, while emotional Shaq remembers former team-mate
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# Legend

Embiid wears 24 and scores 24 as Kobe tribute, while emotional Shaq remembers former team-mate

Jan 29th 2020, 8:04 AM 5,360 Views 0 Comments

Bryant’s hometown team the Philadelphia 76ers displayed Bryant’s number 33 Lower Merion High School jersey before last night’s game.

Federer waits until the midnight hour to win four-hour epic
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Federer waits until the midnight hour to win four-hour epic

Jan 24th 2020, 2:27 PM 4,376 Views 9 Comments

Swiss superstar reels off six tie-break points in a row to book his spot in fourth round of Australian Open.

Club legend Xavi in talks to take 'dream' Barcelona job
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# Legend

Club legend Xavi in talks to take 'dream' Barcelona job

Jan 11th 2020, 8:26 PM 13,042 Views 4 Comments

Ernesto Valverde is under pressure after a series of disappointing results.,

'It’s inevitable that it will happen. You have no power over it, why worry about it?'
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'It’s inevitable that it will happen. You have no power over it, why worry about it?'

Updated Nov 5th 2019, 8:16 PM 54,032 Views 16 Comments

Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh talks to The42 about death, Gay Byrne, Kerry and Luke Kelly.

WATCH: The powerful trailer for the new Matt Busby film
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# MUFC

WATCH: The powerful trailer for the new Matt Busby film

Oct 31st 2019, 10:52 AM 5,713 Views 7 Comments

The makers of ‘The Class of ’92′ and ‘Sunderland ‘Til I Die’ tell the story of Manchester United’s first great manager.

Dublin legend Bernard Brogan announces retirement from inter-county football
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# Wave Goodbye

Dublin legend Bernard Brogan announces retirement from inter-county football

Oct 24th 2019, 1:16 PM 28,463 Views 77 Comments

Seven-time All-Ireland winner calls it a day with the Dubs.

Japan inspired to honour 'Mr Rugby' against South Africa
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Japan inspired to honour 'Mr Rugby' against South Africa

Oct 16th 2019, 6:14 PM 10,072 Views 8 Comments

Seiji Hirao passed away three years ago on Sunday having established himself as one of the country’s most important figures in the sport.

'Munster is an amazing club. The supporter base, they're fanatics'
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# New Face

'Munster is an amazing club. The supporter base, they're fanatics'

Aug 26th 2019, 5:31 PM 21,398 Views 22 Comments

New senior coach Stephen Larkham is looking forward to working with Joey Carbery.

Two-time World Cup-winning coach Ellis to step down from USWNT after five years
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Two-time World Cup-winning coach Ellis to step down from USWNT after five years

Jul 30th 2019, 8:33 PM 4,734 Views 5 Comments

The 52-year-old guided her team to eight tournament victories during her time in charge.

Boca Juniors confirm capture of Roma legend De Rossi
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# Capitan Futuro

Boca Juniors confirm capture of Roma legend De Rossi

Jul 26th 2019, 8:01 AM 9,987 Views 12 Comments

The former Roma midfielder will join the Argentine giants, following his departure from the Serie A club after a 19-year affiliation.

'I never thought this moment would come': Totti resigns as Roma director
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# Parting Ways

'I never thought this moment would come': Totti resigns as Roma director

Jun 17th 2019, 3:49 PM 7,749 Views 5 Comments

The former striker said his resignation was driven by his lack of inclusion in important decision-making within the club.

Irish footballer's head shave raises over €4,500 for student undergoing treatment for cancer
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# Worthy Cause

Irish footballer's head shave raises over €4,500 for student undergoing treatment for cancer

May 31st 2019, 1:39 PM 7,664 Views 2 Comments

Shelbourne winger and primary school teacher at Rush National School Conan Byrne had his head shaved on Friday for a worthy cause.

Barcelona great Xavi set for first job in management
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# Pastures New

Barcelona great Xavi set for first job in management

May 29th 2019, 7:51 PM 8,067 Views 7 Comments

He will take over Al-Sadd, who won Qatar’s league title this season for the first time in six years.

Five-time Champions League winner Maldini lined up for new role with AC Milan
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Five-time Champions League winner Maldini lined up for new role with AC Milan

May 29th 2019, 6:12 PM 5,138 Views 7 Comments

The former Rossoneri defender could be set to replace Leonardo as sporting director.

Photos: George Best statue unveiled in Belfast
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Photos: George Best statue unveiled in Belfast

May 23rd 2019, 9:03 AM 21,253 Views 54 Comments

Hundreds turned out for the unveiling of the statue for the Man Utd and Northern Ireland legend yesterday.

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