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# Looking Back

Last week
19th March 2023 - 25th March 2023
# Looking Back
'You're thinking, 'This is where Michael Collins was interned. I felt I could hear the echoes'
A new sports documentary on TG4 will take a look at different sports stadiums around the world.
# Horse Racing
Donn McClean: Reflections from an extraordinary week at Cheltenham
Emotion, firsts, lasts – looking back on the 2023 Cheltenham Festival.
This month
March 2023
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The life and death of an extraordinary Irish football man
Remembering Shelbourne legend Ollie Byrne, a true maverick.
This year
# Looking Back
Patrick Horgan says he was 'treated unfairly' by former Cork management
Horgan has also described Cork’s 2022 season as a ‘a failure before it even happened.’
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'Everybody wished me well' - A transfer to Kilmacud Crokes that ended in All-Ireland glory
Former Longford footballer Brian Kavanagh played in the 2009 final against Crossmaglen.
Last year
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Biggest disappointment? Standout Irish athlete? We review 2022
The42′s writers reflect on a memorable 12 months.
# Looking Back
'March 2nd, 2014 was one of the most important days of my life'
Read an extract from ‘Ian McKinley: Second Sight: Rugby and Redemption.’
# Looking Back
Emotional Boris Becker relied on 'blood brothers' to protect him in prison
The 55-year-old was deported to Germany after being released last week.
# Looking Back
Biggest disappointment? Best goal? Our writers review the 2022 World Cup
We also consider the highlight and lowlight of the tournament after an eventful few weeks.
Larry Donnelly: Mary Lou, Trump and Dublin's lord mayor - my 2022 political awards
Our columnist looks at the highs and lows of political life in Ireland and the US this year.
# blood on the crossbar
‘Pregnant women were abducted, babies taken away’ - The dirtiest World Cup ever
A look at why Argentina in 1978 is perhaps the most notorious tournament since the competition’s inception.
# Looking Back
Top scorer? Most appearances? Analysing Ireland's last 8 games under Stephen Kenny
The Boys in Green have had some mixed results in recent times.
# Frustration
'Easy to do that when you're 2-0 down' - Gaffney laments Hoops' poor start
The striker suggested Rovers’ improved second-half display was partially a result of their opponents taking their foot off the pedal.
# Looking Back
Here's every Irish player that moved abroad during the summer transfer window
It’s been a busy few months of comings and goings.
# Looking Back
Alex Ferguson was ‘very close’ to managing Team GB
Lord Coe has lifted the lid on his attempt to lure the then-Manchester United boss in 2012.
# Looking Back
St Andrews will feel like the Open title defence I never had – Rory McIlroy
The Northern Irish star led from start to finish to win the 2014 competition at Royal Liverpool.
# Looking Back
'I had a lot of thoughts on my mind I should get my revenge one day' - Son
The Tottenham star on the racism he was subjected to as a teen in Germany.
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Film highlights former Inter Milan footballer's struggles with depression
Martin Bengtsson hopes ‘TIGERS’ can help others going through similar problems.
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How the history of football reveals a deep-seated antipathy towards women
Suzanne Wrack discusses her new book: ‘A Woman’s Game’.
# Looking Back
Analysis: Further evolution is needed if Ireland are to solve problems against weakest opponents
Ireland repeated a patter of struggling against defensive sides in a wretched 1-0 loss in Yerevan.
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'I heard 5 explosions' - When an English footballing legend came to Sligo
Remembering Dixie Dean’s stint at the Showgrounds.
# Looking Back
Worst signing? Best player? Our writers review the 2021-22 Premier League season
Reflecting on a memorable campaign.
# Moving On
'We do miss Ireland a lot' - CJ Stander well settled into life after rugby
Having made a shock decision to retire last year, Stander has no regrets.
# Looking Back
‘I’ve had some hammer!’ Ex-Ireland international never able to forget Sergio Aguero heroics
Paddy Kenny was in goal against Manchester City on a famous day 10 years ago.
# Looking Back
Jurgen Klopp feared Liverpool would end up in the Europa Conference League
The Reds won their final five matches last season to make the Champions League.
# Rise
How the last Busby Babe escaped Troubles-era Belfast
Former Manchester United player Sammy McIlroy looks back on his career in football.
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Denise O'Sullivan and Courage ready to move on after coach's sex abuse allegations
The National Women’s Soccer League was rocked by an alleged coaching sex-abuse scandal.
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I did not expect an apology over Abu Dhabi – Lewis Hamilton
Formula One’s governing body published its report into last season’s finale which saw Max Verstappen crowned world champion.
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Arrested rugby star Ferguson details Japan prison nightmare
The player was arrested over an alleged assault and possession of illegal drugs in Tokyo last month.
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''People say ‘Harry Kane didn’t come and everything is going well’ – but I didn’t know it'' - Guardiola
Manchester City are nine points clear at the top of the Premier League.
# incomplete
'He became very engrossed in it' - The story behind Dermot Morgan's unfinished football film
Remembering his work on ‘Miracle of the Magyars’ and other soccer-related projects.
# Looking Back
'We had to get up early and go on a combat run' - An army cadet's morning after All-Ireland final loss
2001 All-Ireland winner Sue Ramsbottom will be the next Gaelic Games great to feature on Laochra Gael.
# Looking Back
'I'm still dealing with inflammation around the heart' - US Ryder Cup captain on frightening illness
Steve Stricker says in an interview with Wisconsin Golf that he feels lucky as he slowly recovers.
# Looking Back
'Christy Ring unleashed a devastating display of hurling to score 3 goals in a 4-minute spell'
Read an extract from Semple Stadium: Field of Legends by Liam Ó Donnchú.
All time
# Looking Back
'Everybody was having a laugh. Those were indeed the days when you could enjoy yourself with the players'
George Hamilton recalls a trip to Bulgaria in his early days as a commentator.
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'We wouldn’t wear the club colours and if the ‘parkie’ came along we’d disappear'
Terry Palmer remembers his time at Shamrock Rovers.
# Looking Back
N’Golo Kante reveals his humility stems from string of ‘setbacks’ as a youngster
Chelsea’s French maestro earns global accolades as much for his midfield supremacy as his low-key demeanour and lifestyle.
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'I probably thought I didn't belong there' - Raised in hurling country but prospered in Galway football
Gary O’Donnell retired from the Galway footballers this year after 13 seasons.
# Looking Back
'I don’t remember the World Cup final' - Sinckler feels KO has made him a better person
Eddie Jones’ side were crushed 32-12 by South Africa in the 2019 global showpiece.
# Looking Back
'Ferguson told me I was good enough to play for Man United' - What it means to win the Premier Division
With Shamrock Rovers on the verge of winning the title, two former champions Paul Carlyle and Mark Rossiter recall their respective triumphs.