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Eddie Jones faces 'brutally honest analysis' after England's Six Nations flop
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Eddie Jones faces 'brutally honest analysis' after England's Six Nations flop

Mar 23rd 2021, 6:51 PM 7,391 Views 7 Comments

RFU chief executive Bill Sweeney said on Tuesday no stone would be left unturned during the inquest.

Tottenham star denies January exit desire
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Tottenham star denies January exit desire

Mar 10th 2021, 9:24 PM 8,853 Views 0 Comments

Davinson Sanchez found himself out of Jose Mourinho’s Premier League team during the autumn.

'You think back to all these wonderful players - Liam Brady, Damien Duff, Wes Hoolahan, are these types dying off now?'
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'You think back to all these wonderful players - Liam Brady, Damien Duff, Wes Hoolahan, are these types dying off now?'

Mar 2nd 2021, 7:15 AM 6,170 Views 0 Comments

Stuart Byrne on his new song reflecting on the nostalgia of playing football on the street as a child.

Thomas Tuchel reveals Man United defeat left him in a 'dark place'
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Thomas Tuchel reveals Man United defeat left him in a 'dark place'

Feb 26th 2021, 11:58 PM 6,226 Views 2 Comments

The German did not speak to anybody for two days after.

'Suddenly, Liverpool was having a pint. Even more of a pint than normal'
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'Suddenly, Liverpool was having a pint. Even more of a pint than normal'

Feb 21st 2021, 9:00 AM 11,922 Views 1 Comment

Read an extract from the book ‘From the Jaws of Victory: A History of Football’s Nearly Men.’

Quitting the Irish team at 27 to set up a business and the 'obsession' required to be an elite footballer
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Quitting the Irish team at 27 to set up a business and the 'obsession' required to be an elite footballer

Jan 30th 2021, 6:45 AM 5,051 Views 0 Comments

Former Ireland star Marie Curtin reflects on her distinguished career.

Crawley boss opens up about Bournemouth ‘betrayal’
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Crawley boss opens up about Bournemouth ‘betrayal’

Jan 26th 2021, 9:22 AM 13,475 Views 0 Comments

John Yems is aiming to secure another FA Cup scalp.

Winning the '4 in a row,' getting capped by Ireland and escaping a 2016 terrorist attack
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Winning the '4 in a row,' getting capped by Ireland and escaping a 2016 terrorist attack

Jan 17th 2021, 9:30 PM 42,519 Views 3 Comments

Ex-Shamrock Rovers player Peter Eccles is the latest to feature in our League of Ireland Legends series.

'I certainly know what this disaster means to people' - Steven Gerrard on 50th anniversary of Ibrox tragedy
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'I certainly know what this disaster means to people' - Steven Gerrard on 50th anniversary of Ibrox tragedy

Jan 1st 2021, 4:13 PM 5,351 Views 0 Comments

The Rangers boss can relate to their loss as his cousin Jon-Paul Gilhooley, 10, was the youngest victim of the Hillsborough disaster

'You'll think it's the end of your business - but it won't be': Two sisters write a letter to their pre-pandemic selves
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'You'll think it's the end of your business - but it won't be': Two sisters write a letter to their pre-pandemic selves

Dec 28th 2020, 7:00 AM 10,481 Views 1 Comment

Sisters and business partners Masindi Phiriga and Denga Phiriga look back on launching a small business during the pandemic.

'He had turned down Aston Villa but decided Cardiff was the correct choice'
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'He had turned down Aston Villa but decided Cardiff was the correct choice'

Dec 27th 2020, 3:54 PM 37,543 Views 9 Comments

A look at the turbulent early days of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s managerial career.

'He felt good about Ireland without thinking about the consequences. He was very poorly at the time'
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'He felt good about Ireland without thinking about the consequences. He was very poorly at the time'

Dec 27th 2020, 10:00 AM 45,483 Views 6 Comments

Author and journalist Bob Harris discusses Bobby Robson’s career, including his ill-fated stint with Ireland.

‘I had to take unpaid leave to play in the Champions League’ – The life of an Irish female footballer
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‘I had to take unpaid leave to play in the Champions League’ – The life of an Irish female footballer

Dec 25th 2020, 8:00 PM 20,940 Views 6 Comments

Former Peamount star Ruth Comeford on the influences that shaped her career.

'As I walked into the room, Paisley says, ‘Grobble-de-jack, would you like to play for Liverpool?’'
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'As I walked into the room, Paisley says, ‘Grobble-de-jack, would you like to play for Liverpool?’'

Dec 24th 2020, 7:00 PM 13,621 Views 3 Comments

In an extract from ‘Life in a Jungle,’ Bruce Grobbelaar recalls how he signed for Liverpool.

'We had just been in close contact with the Atlético players and probably 60 others'
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'We had just been in close contact with the Atlético players and probably 60 others'

Dec 22nd 2020, 7:00 PM 9,484 Views 2 Comments

Andy Robertson recalls the surreal backdrop for Liverpool’s clash with Atletico Madrid.

'He said, 'The Curragh was off today but then again, horses are valuable'' - preparing for Christmas in Croker
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'He said, 'The Curragh was off today but then again, horses are valuable'' - preparing for Christmas in Croker

Nov 29th 2020, 7:30 PM 7,300 Views 1 Comment

Mick Bohan’s Dublin booked their seventh All-Ireland final appearance in-a-row yesterday – but this one will be very different.

'When things weren’t working out for him at Liverpool, he showed his real character'
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'When things weren’t working out for him at Liverpool, he showed his real character'

Nov 14th 2020, 11:00 PM 14,502 Views 0 Comments

Conor Masterson is set to captain Ireland U21s when they meet Iceland on Sunday.

'How was I meant to know where someone who tested positive was sat?' - Aaron Connolly on plane drama
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'How was I meant to know where someone who tested positive was sat?' - Aaron Connolly on plane drama

Nov 9th 2020, 5:23 PM 39,854 Views 9 Comments

The Ireland star missed last month’s crucial play-off against Slovakia in frustrating fashion.

Lewis Hamilton recalls the death of Ayrton Senna ahead of first F1 race at Imola
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Lewis Hamilton recalls the death of Ayrton Senna ahead of first F1 race at Imola

Oct 31st 2020, 10:30 AM 7,237 Views 3 Comments

Five days on from his record-breaking 92nd victory at last Sunday’s Portuguese Grand Prix, the six-time champion was back at work.

'You've a bit of imposter syndrome beside Cian Healy or Johnny Sexton, guys you've been watching for years'
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'You've a bit of imposter syndrome beside Cian Healy or Johnny Sexton, guys you've been watching for years'

Oct 8th 2020, 6:00 AM 10,428 Views 2 Comments

From Ballina to Blackrock, Gaelic football and soccer to stunning rugby exploits with Leinster and Ireland, Caelan Doris maps his rise.

Joining Manchester United at 16, glory in Ireland and the 'rollercoaster' of management
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Joining Manchester United at 16, glory in Ireland and the 'rollercoaster' of management

Sep 20th 2020, 9:30 PM 48,797 Views 6 Comments

Martin Russell recounts his career on both sides of the water.

'It came on BBC News: 'In Ireland today, a team of postmen, butchers and bakers drew 0-0 with AC Milan''
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'It came on BBC News: 'In Ireland today, a team of postmen, butchers and bakers drew 0-0 with AC Milan''

Sep 17th 2020, 12:19 PM 70,814 Views 12 Comments

Athlone Town earned a famous draw when the Italians played them at St Mel’s Park in 1975.

'They were just like: "You can’t make the team. You have to be an Irish citizen’"
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'They were just like: "You can’t make the team. You have to be an Irish citizen’"

Sep 5th 2020, 10:00 AM 66,934 Views 31 Comments

Wexford Youths player Vanessa Ogbonna on her experiences in relation to race and football.

'As I got older, I felt English, I felt like I could get into the England team' - Jack Grealish
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'As I got older, I felt English, I felt like I could get into the England team' - Jack Grealish

Sep 4th 2020, 9:02 PM 12,512 Views 17 Comments

The midfielder explained his decision to switch nationalities from Ireland to the Three Lions in an interview with Sky Sports.

Alexis Sanchez says he asked about an Arsenal return after first Man United training session
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Alexis Sanchez says he asked about an Arsenal return after first Man United training session

Sep 4th 2020, 10:49 AM 13,420 Views 20 Comments

The now-Inter Milan player wanted out after just one session.

‘When the word lesbian was iterated on the podium, I heard laughter in the audience’
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‘When the word lesbian was iterated on the podium, I heard laughter in the audience’

Aug 23rd 2020, 9:00 AM 11,434 Views 1 Comment

Dr Linda Greene on elite lesbian athletes in Ireland and the invisibility they have historically endured.

'This is a goal that probably changes the history of Irish football'
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'This is a goal that probably changes the history of Irish football'

Updated Aug 21st 2020, 8:31 AM 26,356 Views 5 Comments

The latest episode of ‘Rise of Kenny’ looks at the manager’s unforgettable stint at Dundalk and a famous win over BATE.

I needed Jose Mourinho’s help to escape Tottenham ‘torture’, reveals Luka Modric
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I needed Jose Mourinho’s help to escape Tottenham ‘torture’, reveals Luka Modric

Aug 18th 2020, 11:55 PM 17,297 Views 5 Comments

The Croatian midfielder was desperate to leave Spurs for Real Madrid in 2011.

'As soon as I made that choice for America, my ambition to wear the Irish shirt was taken off me'
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'As soon as I made that choice for America, my ambition to wear the Irish shirt was taken off me'

Aug 16th 2020, 12:00 PM 71,801 Views 8 Comments

Linda Greene on going to America at 17 and falling out of favour at international level.

Dylan Hartley: ‘I’d had enough of being governed by Eddie Jones’
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Dylan Hartley: ‘I’d had enough of being governed by Eddie Jones’

Aug 14th 2020, 6:12 PM 19,531 Views 7 Comments

The former England captain has recalled the brutal way he was told he would not be going to the World Cup.

Quiz: How well do you recall the 2012-13 Premier League season?
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Quiz: How well do you recall the 2012-13 Premier League season?

Aug 10th 2020, 12:00 PM 28,990 Views 13 Comments

How much do you remember about Alex Ferguson’s final year in charge of Man United?

'Stephen Kenny was always available to call into an 80th-birthday party... Down-to-earth things like that'
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'Stephen Kenny was always available to call into an 80th-birthday party... Down-to-earth things like that'

Aug 7th 2020, 5:11 PM 5,785 Views 0 Comments

In Episode 5 of Rise of Kenny, Kevin Brannigan chats to Arthur Duffy about the Irish manager’s second coming at Derry.

'As time goes by, a lot of Dunfermline fans are thinking: "We should have given him more time'"
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'As time goes by, a lot of Dunfermline fans are thinking: "We should have given him more time'"

Jul 31st 2020, 5:19 PM 40,268 Views 12 Comments

In Episode 4 of Rise of Kenny, Kevin Brannigan chats to Tam McManus about Stephen Kenny’s spell in Scotland.

Best moment? Worst signing? Our writers review the 2019-20 Premier League season
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Best moment? Worst signing? Our writers review the 2019-20 Premier League season

Updated Jul 26th 2020, 11:02 AM 29,555 Views 17 Comments

The42′s reporters have their say on a campaign that saw Liverpool win their first league title in 30 years.

The story of the bitter civil war that divided Irish cycling and impacted the 1972 Olympics
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The story of the bitter civil war that divided Irish cycling and impacted the 1972 Olympics

Jul 24th 2020, 6:30 AM 3,639 Views 0 Comments

‘Green and Gold,’ which is produced by David Coughlan and Donal O’Herlihy, will be broadcast on RTÉ Radio 1 this Saturday at 1pm.

‘I put the phone down three times’: Crazy Gang at Wimbledon, Big Jack and Phelan's Ireland break
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‘I put the phone down three times’: Crazy Gang at Wimbledon, Big Jack and Phelan's Ireland break

Updated Jul 17th 2020, 2:30 PM 50,357 Views 12 Comments

The ex-Premier League defender remembers the Charlton era and pays tribute to an Irish icon.

Hirings, firings and boardroom rows: The rise and fall of Ireland's version of The Apprentice
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Hirings, firings and boardroom rows: The rise and fall of Ireland's version of The Apprentice

Jul 15th 2020, 6:30 PM 17,746 Views 12 Comments

We take a look at the good, bad and the bizarre of Ireland’s TV past every Wednesday in The Tube.

'When I found rugby, I found my self-esteem, my sense of worth'
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'When I found rugby, I found my self-esteem, my sense of worth'

Jul 8th 2020, 5:20 PM 4,983 Views 2 Comments

Former Connacht head coach Pat Lam is this week’s guest on the How To Win At Dominoes podcast.

'Now let's go live to the Mullingar one-legged race': Whatever happened to the RTÉ People in Need Telethon?
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'Now let's go live to the Mullingar one-legged race': Whatever happened to the RTÉ People in Need Telethon?

Jun 10th 2020, 6:30 PM 18,526 Views 11 Comments

We take a look at the good, bad and the bizarrre of Ireland’s TV past every Wednesday in The Tube.

'It was a tough time trying to decide: Do I give up my work for the love of representing my country?'
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'It was a tough time trying to decide: Do I give up my work for the love of representing my country?'

May 24th 2020, 7:15 AM 9,818 Views 0 Comments

Ex-Ireland international Dolores Deasley on the various highs and lows of her career, and her new life coaching in America.

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