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# Looking Back
'I think I'm the only person to ever say I was delighted to be moved onto Henry Shefflin'
A 20-year-old Brendan Maher took on Laois boss Eddie Brennan in his first-ever All-Ireland final a decade ago.
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'Roy said: Do you want to be a footballer, or do you want to take piss for a living like that fella?'
Brian Murphy has recalled his memorable stint at Ipswich.
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Remembering the greatest European run in the history of Irish football
Ahead of the Dundalk’s Champions League clash tonight, David McMillan reflects on their unforgettable 2016 campaign.
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'They didn't want to call it the Women's World Cup... They were unsure if it was going to be an embarrassment'
A look at the origins of the competition since its 1991 inception.
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Koulibaly reveals 'intense' Sarri dragged him away from son's birth
The Senegal defender was called from his wife’s bedside for the sake of 22 minutes of action.
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'Your bosses would resent the fact that you'd go on maternity leave' - Garda culture in 1980s Ireland
The harrowing testimony of Majella Moynihan is once again prompting reflection on the recent past of An Garda Síochána.
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'My first memory is being so gutted to miss out... Man City wouldn't let me play'
Niall Quinn felt he was fit to play in the 1994 World Cup, but his club thought otherwise.
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'It wasn't easy... I was left out for a few matches'
Jurgen Klopp left Fabinho waiting for his Premier League debut, but the Liverpool midfielder ended the season satisfied.
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'I feel like I was Irish' - The Barbados-born footballer who found a second home
Ex-Longford and Galway player Eric Lavine recalls his career in the League of Ireland.
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'The girls were on fire, singing and celebrating... I was crying'
England star Fran Kirby has spoken of being driven on by late mother’s memory.
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'You might think 'what if' the odd time' - Cavan star on his brief stint with Burnley
Former Ireland underage soccer player Martin Reilly returned home from England at 19 and forged an inter-county career with the Breffni.
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Ranking the 8 most entertaining matches in this season's Champions League
The 2018-19 campaign has featured a number of unforgettable encounters.
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'F*ck! Come on!' - Gotze says 'teeth grinding' Klopp has an intimidating side
The midfielder spoke of the very serious and funny sides of the current Liverpool manager.
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'A civil war kicked off. Our training ground essentially got overtaken by the Russian army'
As he prepares for his last game in professional football, ex-Ireland international Darren O’Dea reflects on his career.
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Player ratings: How Ireland's British-based players fared this season
Matt Doherty and Darren Randolph have been among the standouts.
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'I won more Premierships alone than the other 19 managers together' - The quotes of the season
Featuring Jose Mourinho and other memorable quips from managers.
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Best player? Worst signing? Defining memory? Our writers review the 2018-19 Premier League season
We reflect on another entertaining campaign of football in the English top flight.
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'The GAA looked the other way because it was so popular - they'd have crowds of thousands'
Helena Byrne on the forgotten history of women’s football in Ireland
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Mourinho killed everyone at Real Madrid, even Ronaldo - Adebayor
The enigmatic striker has revealed the fury with which his former manager treated everyone at the Bernabeu.
# Changes
'When we first came in, there was a rota for bringing food. We used to pay to come to training'
Mayo captain Niamh Kelly on how far ladies football has come, and her side’s resurgence in 2019.
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'He was always yelling and screaming!' - Monaco star on Henry's failed tenure
Aleksandr Golovin says the Arsenal legend did not ‘fully transition’ into the role of a manager.
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'I threw a boot at the car, knocked on the window and said: 'Say it to my face now.''
Former UCD and St Patrick’s Athletic goalkeeper Barry Ryan reflects on his career in football.
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Williams to leave Harlequins 10 years on from 'Bloodgate' scandal
‘There’s a stigma that’s still attached to my name now that’s no longer attached to Harlequins.’
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'Fantastic memories' - Ireland legend John O'Shea on the tournament that made him
It is over 20 years since the former Manchester United defender helped Brian Kerr’s side become European champions.
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The magical PSG comeback and four other key results that sealed the United job for Solskjaer
The Norwegian has been handed a three-year deal with the Old Trafford club.
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'When I was at Ireland, I wasn't good enough to play for England'
Everton defender Michael Keane has outlined his reasons for representing the Boys in Green at underage level.
# Schools Rugby
'It was the biggest thing in the world to me. I was forged in that match'
As PBC and CBC meet in today’s Munster Senior Schools Cup final, Simon Zebo looks back on his virtuoso try in the 2007 decider between the Cork rivals.
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Donn McClean's Cheltenham review: Lasting memories will endure after an extraordinary festival
There were highs and lows during a week of firsts at Prestbury Park.
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'We didn't accuse anyone' - Ex-Limerick star on difficult past when 12 players were cut from the panel
Andrew O’Shaughnessy will feature in next week’s episode of Laochra Gael.
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'I went into that final thinking nothing could stop us': Simon Mason on Ulster, Ireland regrets and identity
The former full-back and goal kicker extraordinaire looks back on a famous Heineken Cup win 20 years ago.
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Virgil van Dijk: I wasn't good enough to be a centre-half at 16
The Dutch defender admits he has developed his game at a rapid rate in recent years.
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GAA launches new digital archive with 113 All-Ireland finals available to view
In total the archive includes over 500 football and hurling games since 1961.
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We thought Liverpool had won the league, says City star
Bernardo Silva says the club were left demoralised by the defeat to Newcastle.
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'It wasn’t the right decision, to be fair. But you live and you learn' - Solskjaer on his ill-fated Cardiff stint
The Norwegian struggled in his previous Premier League coaching post, but has thrived since returning to familiar surroundings.
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'I nearly quit football,' reveals Chelsea's new signing
Gonzalo Higuain says his mother’s illness led to the striker contemplating his future in the game.
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Lingard opens up about meeting with Ferguson that spurred him on to make it at Man United
The England international has revealed the massive impact the legendary former Red Devils boss had on his career.
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'Looking back now, I wasn't giving myself the best opportunity... I wasn't in the best shape'
Stephen O’Donnell on his decision to retire and how he transformed his flailing career at Dundalk.
# magic plane
3 LOI players who made the move to Britain in 2018 and 3 who might in 2019
Who will join the likes of Graham Burke and Ronan Curtis abroad next year?
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Everything we got right - and what we got terribly wrong - about the 2018 NFL season
Few could have predicted the 12 teams that make up the playoffs, writes Steve O’Rourke.
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'We had some doubts': Emery reveals turning down Salah at PSG
The Arsenal boss now rates Salah as one of the top five players in the world.