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# Looking Back
'We wouldn’t wear the club colours and if the ‘parkie’ came along we’d disappear'
Terry Palmer remembers his time at Shamrock Rovers.
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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.
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'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.
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'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.
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'This is what saved my life – I was dead for 12 minutes' - David Ginola on CPR
Newcastle’s game against Tottenham was delayed while a spectator received medical attention.
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'We were an international team sitting on our suitcases preparing for a game two days later'
Remembering the other time the Irish football team went on a lengthy winless run
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Olympic hero Simone Biles says everything came to a head in Tokyo
‘If you look at everything I have gone through the past seven years… I should have never made another Olympic team. I should have quit way before Tokyo.’
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Jurgen Klopp almost turned off TV before ‘Miracle of Istanbul’
Liverpool take on AC Milan on Tuesday in their opening Champions League group game.
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Taoiseach says 'evaluation' into handling of Covid-19 pandemic in Ireland will be carried out
However, he said it’s his “preference that we manage the pandemic first with all hands on deck”.
# ballineen bullet
'Crazy, unbelievable, beyond my expectations' - Phil Healy's historic Olympic exploits
The Cork star’s in-depth reflection on Tokyo 2020.
# The42 Reads
'The other side of the bench was Modric, Bale and Harry Redknapp' - A historic moment for Irish football
Enda Stevens, Karl Sheppard, Ciaran Kilduff and Macdara Ferris remember Shamrock Rovers’ Europa League group run 10 years on.
# Looking Back
Brooks Koepka reveals origin of feud with Bryson DeChambeau
The golf star held court at Royal St George’s on Tuesday.
# Review
Ranking the 10 best games of Euro 2020
We also choose our favourite pundit, best goal and biggest disappointment.
# Looking Back
'I really didn't like myself in 2020' - Women's PGA leader recalls mental struggles
American Lizette Salas fired a bogey-free five-under-par 67 to seize a one-stroke lead.
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Childhood coach reveals pace problems almost saw England star slip through the net
Kalvin Phillips is making a huge impact for club and country.
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'I was seven years old, my Mam had died earlier that year. It was really tough and the Laois ladies became a second family to me'
Mo Nerney was the team mascot when Laois won the All-Ireland title for the only time in 2001. Now, she is a key player as they bid to win the Division 3 league title next week.
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The unlikely pairing of a former judo athlete and an Italian football icon in Ireland
Manuela Spinelli on her abiding memories of working with Giovanni Trapattoni.
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Worst signing? Best player? Our writers review the Premier League season
Manchester City prevailed as the pandemic wreaked havoc on the fixture schedule.
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Frank Lampard claims he 'laid foundations' for Chelsea success
The club’s all-time top goalscorer was sacked in January with the Blues languishing ninth in the Premier League.
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Eddie Jones faces 'brutally honest analysis' after England's Six Nations flop
RFU chief executive Bill Sweeney said on Tuesday no stone would be left unturned during the inquest.
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Tottenham star denies January exit desire
Davinson Sanchez found himself out of Jose Mourinho’s Premier League team during the autumn.
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'You think back to all these wonderful players - Liam Brady, Damien Duff, Wes Hoolahan, are these types dying off now?'
Stuart Byrne on his new song reflecting on the nostalgia of playing football on the street as a child.
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Thomas Tuchel reveals Man United defeat left him in a 'dark place'
The German did not speak to anybody for two days after.
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'Suddenly, Liverpool was having a pint. Even more of a pint than normal'
Read an extract from the book ‘From the Jaws of Victory: A History of Football’s Nearly Men.’
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Quitting the Irish team at 27 to set up a business and the 'obsession' required to be an elite footballer
Former Ireland star Marie Curtin reflects on her distinguished career.
# Unimpressed
Crawley boss opens up about Bournemouth ‘betrayal’
John Yems is aiming to secure another FA Cup scalp.
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Winning the '4 in a row,' getting capped by Ireland and escaping a 2016 terrorist attack
Ex-Shamrock Rovers player Peter Eccles is the latest to feature in our League of Ireland Legends series.
# Looking Back
'I certainly know what this disaster means to people' - Steven Gerrard on 50th anniversary of Ibrox tragedy
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
Sisters and business partners Masindi Phiriga and Denga Phiriga look back on launching a small business during the pandemic.
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'He had turned down Aston Villa but decided Cardiff was the correct choice'
A look at the turbulent early days of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s managerial career.
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'He felt good about Ireland without thinking about the consequences. He was very poorly at the time'
Author and journalist Bob Harris discusses Bobby Robson’s career, including his ill-fated stint with Ireland.
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‘I had to take unpaid leave to play in the Champions League’ – The life of an Irish female footballer
Former Peamount star Ruth Comeford on the influences that shaped her career.
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'As I walked into the room, Paisley says, ‘Grobble-de-jack, would you like to play for Liverpool?’'
In an extract from ‘Life in a Jungle,’ Bruce Grobbelaar recalls how he signed for Liverpool.
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'We had just been in close contact with the Atlético players and probably 60 others'
Andy Robertson recalls the surreal backdrop for Liverpool’s clash with Atletico Madrid.
# Peak 2020
'He said, 'The Curragh was off today but then again, horses are valuable'' - preparing for Christmas in Croker
Mick Bohan’s Dublin booked their seventh All-Ireland final appearance in-a-row yesterday – but this one will be very different.
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'When things weren’t working out for him at Liverpool, he showed his real character'
Conor Masterson is set to captain Ireland U21s when they meet Iceland on Sunday.
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'How was I meant to know where someone who tested positive was sat?' - Aaron Connolly on plane drama
The Ireland star missed last month’s crucial play-off against Slovakia in frustrating fashion.
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Lewis Hamilton recalls the death of Ayrton Senna ahead of first F1 race at Imola
Five days on from his record-breaking 92nd victory at last Sunday’s Portuguese Grand Prix, the six-time champion was back at work.
# come so far
'You've a bit of imposter syndrome beside Cian Healy or Johnny Sexton, guys you've been watching for years'
From Ballina to Blackrock, Gaelic football and soccer to stunning rugby exploits with Leinster and Ireland, Caelan Doris maps his rise.