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20 for 2020: Ireland's most influential sports stars of the century
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20 for 2020: Ireland's most influential sports stars of the century

Apr 19th 2020, 7:45 PM 48,320 Views 105 Comments

The last two decades have been memorable in Irish sport in so many different ways. We have picked our stars of the century. Now tell us what you think.

The forgotten story of Ireland’s first Euro quarter-finalists
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The forgotten story of Ireland’s first Euro quarter-finalists

Mar 14th 2020, 2:00 PM 26,190 Views 9 Comments

A quarter of a century before Euro 88, an Irish team cursed by FAI incompetence, somehow made it to the last eight of the 1964 European Championships.

AP first ahead of Ruby at 'special' Pat Smullen race event
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# Legends

AP first ahead of Ruby at 'special' Pat Smullen race event

Sep 15th 2019, 5:11 PM 4,410 Views 0 Comments

Quizzical came home first in the star-studded event.

O'Donovans receive heroes' welcome home after latest triumph
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# Acclaim

O'Donovans receive heroes' welcome home after latest triumph

Sep 17th 2018, 9:32 PM 15,061 Views 11 Comments

They were greeted by family and fans at Cork Airport.

'Guys who never played amateur rugby get to see how it used to be - fun before and afterwards'
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# Legends Game

'Guys who never played amateur rugby get to see how it used to be - fun before and afterwards'

Mar 5th 2018, 12:24 PM 10,413 Views 2 Comments

For the ninth successive year, Ireland will play England in the pre-Six Nations legends fixture.

'We weren't even allowed swap jerseys!' - when Shelbourne battled Barcelona at the Nou Camp
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'We weren't even allowed swap jerseys!' - when Shelbourne battled Barcelona at the Nou Camp

Feb 4th 2018, 9:00 AM 25,210 Views 11 Comments

Gerry Doyle’s team became the first Irish club to ever play in the Nou Camp when they met the Spanish giants in the European Cup Winners’ Cup in 1963.

Last hurrah! Wexford legend Kelly part of history one last time on All-Star tour
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# End Of An Era

Last hurrah! Wexford legend Kelly part of history one last time on All-Star tour

Nov 30th 2017, 3:56 PM 4,909 Views 1 Comment

She announced her retirement earlier this year after 20 championship campaigns, four All-Ireland wins and nine All-Star accolades.

Manchester United roll the years back in Barcelona as Yorke, Blomqvist and Poborsky all star
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# Legends

Manchester United roll the years back in Barcelona as Yorke, Blomqvist and Poborsky all star

Jul 1st 2017, 6:18 AM 9,417 Views 12 Comments

The Catalans had Ronaldinho and Rivaldo but were no answer for the likes of Ronny Johnsen and Ben Thornley.

The Lisbon Lions set the benchmark for Celtic. It was a bit like Ireland after Italia '90 - Packie Bonner
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The Lisbon Lions set the benchmark for Celtic. It was a bit like Ireland after Italia '90 - Packie Bonner

May 16th 2017, 7:26 PM 3,954 Views 1 Comment

The former Ireland goalkeeper talks about being spotted by Jock Stein’s assistant and his career with the Hoops.

Gerrard and Carragher to line out for Liverpool in end-of-season game
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# Legends

Gerrard and Carragher to line out for Liverpool in end-of-season game

Apr 20th 2017, 12:51 PM 7,053 Views 4 Comments

Jurgen Klopp’s side will play Sydney FC in Australia next month, with a number of former Reds stars linking up with the first-team squad.

Cristiano Ronaldo and the top 10 all-time Champions League leading goalscorers
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# Legends

Cristiano Ronaldo and the top 10 all-time Champions League leading goalscorers

Apr 19th 2017, 12:20 AM 27,028 Views 17 Comments

The Portugal star, who racked up a century of goals in Europe in the first leg, headed in his first of the game on 76 minutes.

Vidic, Gerrard, Reid and more of our favourite footballers who hung up their boots in 2016
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Vidic, Gerrard, Reid and more of our favourite footballers who hung up their boots in 2016

Dec 26th 2016, 7:00 AM 4,698 Views 4 Comments

From League of Ireland heroes to World Cup winners.

Brian O'Driscoll becomes 11th Irish player to be inducted into World Rugby's Hall of Fame
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# Legends

Brian O'Driscoll becomes 11th Irish player to be inducted into World Rugby's Hall of Fame

Nov 14th 2016, 3:12 PM 27,145 Views 20 Comments

The Irish legend is one of 12 former players to be recognised at a ceremony this week.

Ian Dempsey and Dave Fanning are going into the Irish radio hall of fame
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Ian Dempsey and Dave Fanning are going into the Irish radio hall of fame

Sep 16th 2016, 4:49 PM 17,061 Views 36 Comments

The two will be joined by South East Radio’s Eamonn Buttle and Downtown Radio’s Trevor Campbell.

A couple of familiar faces made Arsenal fans pine for the good old days this afternoon
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A couple of familiar faces made Arsenal fans pine for the good old days this afternoon

Sep 3rd 2016, 8:17 PM 9,535 Views 9 Comments

Nwankwo Kanu grabbed a hat-trick at the Emirates Stadium while Emmanuel Petit, Marc Overmars, Robert Pires and Freddie Ljungberg all featured.

Rating the 21 best Irish Premier League players ever
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# Heroes

Rating the 21 best Irish Premier League players ever

Aug 11th 2016, 9:00 PM 51,030 Views 55 Comments

Robbie Keane and other players who have made their mark on England’s top flight.

The end of the road? Robbie Keane and Shay Given appear to wave goodbye to Irish fans
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The end of the road? Robbie Keane and Shay Given appear to wave goodbye to Irish fans

Jun 26th 2016, 4:45 PM 12,015 Views 25 Comments

Hardly the fairytale ending but Robbie and Shay were given a huge ovation by the Irish fans.

Here's how Ireland reacted to tonight's big win
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Here's how Ireland reacted to tonight's big win

Jun 22nd 2016, 10:47 PM 80,056 Views 105 Comments

Me nerves.

VIDEO: The day Kilkenny legend Eddie Keher taught Muhammad Ali to hurl
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VIDEO: The day Kilkenny legend Eddie Keher taught Muhammad Ali to hurl

Jun 4th 2016, 11:00 PM 25,907 Views 8 Comments

“He was using the hurley like a tennis racket,” Keher recalls.

O'Gara and O'Connell want to team up in dream coaching duo
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O'Gara and O'Connell want to team up in dream coaching duo

Apr 14th 2016, 8:00 AM 33,470 Views 41 Comments

The Racing 92 coach said he is not yet ready for a return to Munster.

5 Irish sporting records that are very unlikely to be broken
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5 Irish sporting records that are very unlikely to be broken

Dec 23rd 2015, 4:00 PM 11,520 Views 29 Comments

No surprise that most of these records are held by the best of the best.

16 of the most #Lads things that have ever happened
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16 of the most #Lads things that have ever happened

Nov 26th 2015, 10:45 AM 7,436 Views 4 Comments

#LadsLadsLads

8 Italian sporting icons who will go down in history
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8 Italian sporting icons who will go down in history

Sep 30th 2015, 9:00 AM 11,721 Views 23 Comments

Let’s get into the Italian spirit ahead of Ireland’s huge Rugby World Cup clash this weekend.

There's a special day in store for Kerry and Tipperary GAA legends
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There's a special day in store for Kerry and Tipperary GAA legends

Sep 14th 2015, 5:30 PM 6,875 Views 0 Comments

Mick O’Dwyer and Jimmy Finn’s achievements will be acknowledged by the GPA.

Some All Blacks legends will take on Toulon this October in memory of Jerry Collins
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Some All Blacks legends will take on Toulon this October in memory of Jerry Collins

Jun 19th 2015, 4:58 PM 6,685 Views 5 Comments

Some real All Blacks greats are set to take part.

Carter and McCaw bid farewell to Crusaders with a win, but Nadolo steals the show again
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# Super Rugby

Carter and McCaw bid farewell to Crusaders with a win, but Nadolo steals the show again

Jun 13th 2015, 9:27 AM 10,132 Views 2 Comments

He’ll never be as big a legend as Dan and Richie in south-east New Zealand, but he’s incredibly effective.

'Bill wouldn't prolong a meeting but would prolong the aftermath of it - he was special'
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# Tribute

'Bill wouldn't prolong a meeting but would prolong the aftermath of it - he was special'

Jun 12th 2015, 11:14 AM 4,818 Views 1 Comment

One broadcasting legend pays tribute to another.

The42's alternative Leaving Cert History quiz
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The42's alternative Leaving Cert History quiz

Jun 10th 2015, 5:00 PM 22,116 Views 13 Comments

We test your knowledge of all-time Irish sporting records.

How many of these 90s Gaelic football managers can you remember?
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# Get Quizzical

How many of these 90s Gaelic football managers can you remember?

May 7th 2015, 5:00 PM 34,858 Views 30 Comments

Test your knowledge here.

No cans by the canal for BOD, he's hanging out with other sporting legends in Dubai
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No cans by the canal for BOD, he's hanging out with other sporting legends in Dubai

Apr 21st 2015, 1:54 PM 13,091 Views 12 Comments

Not a plastic bag in sight.

Legendary hotel concierge decorate guest's room with photos of Nic Cage
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# The Cage

Legendary hotel concierge decorate guest's room with photos of Nic Cage

Jan 28th 2015, 8:09 AM 4,270 Views 0 Comments

Above and beyond.

Power ranking the 12 best players to win the Ballon d'Or
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Power ranking the 12 best players to win the Ballon d'Or

Jan 11th 2015, 8:15 PM 14,431 Views 39 Comments

Ahead of tomorrow night’s ceremony, we look at some of the greats who previously won the coveted prize.

Tommy Walsh, Eoin Kelly, JJ Delaney and 13 other hurlers who called it a day in 2014
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Tommy Walsh, Eoin Kelly, JJ Delaney and 13 other hurlers who called it a day in 2014

Dec 28th 2014, 10:35 AM 4,785 Views 2 Comments

Cork, Waterford, Offaly, Kilkenny, Tipperary and Wexford players called it a day this year.

Dec Sull, Doyle, Coulter, Galvin, O'Neill and 20 other Gaelic footballers who retired in 2014
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Dec Sull, Doyle, Coulter, Galvin, O'Neill and 20 other Gaelic footballers who retired in 2014

Dec 28th 2014, 10:00 AM 3,896 Views 5 Comments

The leading footballers who bowed out this year.

Kirby wins against Carey in manager battle of Limerick hurling greats in Munster club semi-final
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Kirby wins against Carey in manager battle of Limerick hurling greats in Munster club semi-final

Nov 9th 2014, 7:03 PM 7,064 Views 3 Comments

Meanwhile Galway’s Cappataggle won the Connacht intermediate final, twenty-four hours after winning the Galway crown.

Is this the best Arsenal XI of the Arsene Wenger era?
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Is this the best Arsenal XI of the Arsene Wenger era?

Oct 2nd 2014, 6:56 PM 12,444 Views 55 Comments

This week marks the 18th anniversary of the manager’s first game in charge, so we celebrate the players that helped him along the way.

Do you agree with our Ryder Cup Dream Team?
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Do you agree with our Ryder Cup Dream Team?

Sep 25th 2014, 9:00 AM 4,189 Views 9 Comments

Colin Montgomerie, Arnold Palmer and Ian Poulter all feature on our list.

Irish schoolgirls take home grand prize at Google Science Fair
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Irish schoolgirls take home grand prize at Google Science Fair

Sep 23rd 2014, 8:55 AM 18,904 Views 16 Comments

World-beaters.

12 times Irish taxi drivers were complete and utter legends
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# Taxi Drivers

12 times Irish taxi drivers were complete and utter legends

Aug 16th 2014, 6:00 PM 43,477 Views 43 Comments

Or at least gas.

Your 'Former Manchester United Players In A Lift' Selfie Of The Day
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Your 'Former Manchester United Players In A Lift' Selfie Of The Day

May 24th 2014, 3:36 PM 10,822 Views 23 Comments

Brutal shirts though.

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