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The brothers who flew home on a private plane from the UK to play in the 1996 Cavan county final
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The brothers who flew home on a private plane from the UK to play in the 1996 Cavan county final

Updated Nov 7th 2021, 12:11 PM 62,440 Views 7 Comments

Fergal Hartin tells the story of how he got home from a wedding in the UK to play for Gowna in the 1996 county final.

'To lose four All-Irelands in a row was tough. We just didn't perform in Croke Park'
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'To lose four All-Irelands in a row was tough. We just didn't perform in Croke Park'

Oct 31st 2021, 8:00 AM 63,811 Views 4 Comments

Donie Shine Jnr and Eamonn McManus speak to The42 about Clann na nGael’s history of All-Ireland heartache.

'Lads send it to me when I've had a few pints' - Spillane's rant before Kildare's epic Leinster win
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'Lads send it to me when I've had a few pints' - Spillane's rant before Kildare's epic Leinster win

Updated Aug 1st 2021, 7:37 AM 63,287 Views 3 Comments

Former Kildare forward Tadhg Fennin looks back at the 2000 Leinster final and replay against Dublin.

'The three or four pints always gave you a good night's sleep' - Offaly hero's unique pre-match routine
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'The three or four pints always gave you a good night's sleep' - Offaly hero's unique pre-match routine

Feb 1st 2021, 5:38 PM 16,087 Views 1 Comment

Johnny Pilkington is the next GAA icon to feature in this season’s edition of Laochra Gael.

'Gaillimh and I just bear-hugged, laughed, then went out and killed each other'
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'Gaillimh and I just bear-hugged, laughed, then went out and killed each other'

Jan 23rd 2021, 8:00 AM 44,209 Views 19 Comments

Having first played with his native Munster, Liam Toland went on to captain Leinster.

The Tipp native who helped Derry rattle hurling heavyweights in an All-Ireland quarter-final
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The Tipp native who helped Derry rattle hurling heavyweights in an All-Ireland quarter-final

Nov 7th 2020, 10:00 AM 21,497 Views 1 Comment

John O’Dwyer was part of the Derry team that gave Offaly a scare in the 2000 All-Ireland SHC quarter-final.

'I would put him in the same bracket as Eric Cantona who could do things that others couldn't'
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'I would put him in the same bracket as Eric Cantona who could do things that others couldn't'

Oct 9th 2020, 8:06 PM 37,268 Views 14 Comments

Marc Ó Sé talks about recently retired Dublin legend Diarmuid Connolly as our guest on this week’s edition of the Warriors podcast.

'I've been to World Cups but that game was just unbelievable. What a day'
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'I've been to World Cups but that game was just unbelievable. What a day'

May 24th 2020, 10:55 AM 35,252 Views 35 Comments

Australian scrum-half Chris Whitaker was a key man as Leinster won the 2009 Heineken Cup.

Becoming friends with Christy Moore and making up with Alex Ferguson after upsetting Man United exit
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Becoming friends with Christy Moore and making up with Alex Ferguson after upsetting Man United exit

May 11th 2020, 7:31 PM 9,783 Views 7 Comments

Paul McGrath was a guest on RTÉ Radio 1′s ‘Des’s Island Discs.’

'You know you're old when you turn up on Reeling In The Years or the TG4 All-Ireland Gold'
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'You know you're old when you turn up on Reeling In The Years or the TG4 All-Ireland Gold'

May 2nd 2020, 8:00 AM 35,437 Views 7 Comments

RTÉ’s Tony O’Donoghue speaks to The42 about his days as a GAA reporter.

Ireland's classic World Cup matches to be shown on TG4
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Ireland's classic World Cup matches to be shown on TG4

Apr 23rd 2020, 9:25 PM 31,548 Views 34 Comments

Starting with Italia ’90 on 1 May, the channel will be broadcasting games from the biggest stage of international football.

'I was delighted for my family to witness such a great day for Waterford' - Recalling a Munster epic
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'I was delighted for my family to witness such a great day for Waterford' - Recalling a Munster epic

Apr 11th 2020, 12:18 PM 23,723 Views 29 Comments

Dan Shanahan remembers the 2004 Munster SHC final where the Déise were crowned champions.

Quiz: How well do you remember Ireland's play-offs of the past?
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Quiz: How well do you remember Ireland's play-offs of the past?

Mar 25th 2020, 5:37 PM 7,203 Views 5 Comments

The Boys in Green were scheduled to meet Slovakia in Bratislava tomorrow evening.

John Dempsey: The King’s Road, Steve McQueen, and Chelsea and Ireland in the 1970s
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John Dempsey: The King’s Road, Steve McQueen, and Chelsea and Ireland in the 1970s

Jan 19th 2020, 10:00 AM 16,392 Views 7 Comments

Born in London to Irish parents, Dempsey was a member of the first Chelsea team to win the FA Cup, but found success harder to come by with Ireland.

Three cheers, two fingers for Ireland's only other RWC meeting with the All Blacks
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# Previously

Three cheers, two fingers for Ireland's only other RWC meeting with the All Blacks

Oct 19th 2019, 12:30 AM 12,444 Views 6 Comments

Ireland’s Rugby World Cup story has only featured a cameo appearance from the All Blacks.

Remembering 16-year-old Rory McIlroy's record-breaking round at Royal Portrush
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Remembering 16-year-old Rory McIlroy's record-breaking round at Royal Portrush

Jul 17th 2019, 7:00 AM 26,003 Views 17 Comments

The teen sensation stunned the world with his 61 in Antrim.

Can you identify these USA 94 players from their Panini stickers?
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Can you identify these USA 94 players from their Panini stickers?

Jun 19th 2019, 12:30 PM 31,467 Views 15 Comments

Did you blow all your pocket money to collect these 25 years ago? Right this way.

The faded history behind Dublin's 'ghost signs' - and 5 to look out for around the city
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# Spooky Signage

The faded history behind Dublin's 'ghost signs' - and 5 to look out for around the city

Feb 21st 2018, 5:35 PM 15,096 Views 9 Comments

Emma Clarke’s five-year photography project has captured the hearts of Dublin residents.

Golden footage of 12-year-old Katie Taylor putting in a crunching tackle emerges
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# Born Winner

Golden footage of 12-year-old Katie Taylor putting in a crunching tackle emerges

Jan 8th 2018, 5:53 PM 18,002 Views 5 Comments

Ireland’s world champion boxer was facing DDSL heavyweights Cherry Orchard back in 1998.

Rubber Legs: When Derby's cult hero Paulo Wanchope destroyed Man United
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Rubber Legs: When Derby's cult hero Paulo Wanchope destroyed Man United

Jan 5th 2018, 5:53 PM 7,245 Views 2 Comments

The Costa Rican was exuberant and irresistible as the Rams defied expectations under Jim Smith.

'I can remember not being able to swim... The gush of panic at being out of my depth'
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'I can remember not being able to swim... The gush of panic at being out of my depth'

Jan 1st 2018, 8:15 PM 9,518 Views 1 Comment

In this extract from Swell: A Waterbiography, Jenny Landreth recalls her childhood experience of swimming.

'I can remember not being able to swim... The gush of panic at being out of my depth'
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'I can remember not being able to swim... The gush of panic at being out of my depth'

Dec 20th 2017, 7:00 PM 2,576 Views 1 Comment

In this extract from Swell: A Waterbiography, Jenny Landreth recalls her childhood experience of swimming.

Quiz: How well do you remember the FA Cup finals of the 1990s?
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Quiz: How well do you remember the FA Cup finals of the 1990s?

May 27th 2017, 9:00 AM 9,658 Views 18 Comments

The decade was littered with iconic Wembley moments.

Quiz: How well do you remember Ken Doherty's World Snooker Championship success?
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Quiz: How well do you remember Ken Doherty's World Snooker Championship success?

Apr 30th 2017, 5:59 PM 21,881 Views 14 Comments

Cast your mind back 20 years to that famous night at the Crucible.

Remember when Martin O'Neill's Leicester faced Atletico Madrid 20 years ago?
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Remember when Martin O'Neill's Leicester faced Atletico Madrid 20 years ago?

Apr 12th 2017, 3:30 PM 7,697 Views 4 Comments

The Foxes were drawn against a team including Juninho and Christian Vieri for a heated Uefa Cup first round tie.

Quiz: How well do you remember Munster v Toulouse in the 2008 Heineken Cup Final?
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Quiz: How well do you remember Munster v Toulouse in the 2008 Heineken Cup Final?

Mar 26th 2017, 9:11 PM 16,314 Views 6 Comments

The old foes meet again in the Champions Cup quarter-finals on Saturday.

'I was in the Lansdowne Road dressing room getting sick I was so pumped for the game'
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'I was in the Lansdowne Road dressing room getting sick I was so pumped for the game'

Mar 16th 2017, 5:52 PM 33,265 Views 31 Comments

Ian Keatley remembers the last time Belvedere and Blackrock met in the Leinster Senior Schools Cup final as the schools prepare to renew their rivalry at the RDS on St Patrick’s Day.

38 photos that make the 2007 Oscars seem like a lifetime ago
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38 photos that make the 2007 Oscars seem like a lifetime ago

Feb 25th 2017, 4:40 PM 8,684 Views 3 Comments

How young they all look!

'We couldn't afford to lose a third All-Ireland' - Galway legend reflects on famous win in stirring video
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'We couldn't afford to lose a third All-Ireland' - Galway legend reflects on famous win in stirring video

Feb 23rd 2017, 5:36 PM 7,242 Views 3 Comments

Pete Finnerty looks back at a huge day in sport for the county.

'The game in Croke Park made normal Ireland-England Tests look like a garden fete'
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'The game in Croke Park made normal Ireland-England Tests look like a garden fete'

Feb 19th 2017, 9:00 AM 34,684 Views 33 Comments

Ten years on from England’s historic visit to GAA HQ, BBC presenter John Inverdale and Rob Kitson of the Guardian share their memories.

'I didn’t have an Irish accent or the heritage the boys had, but I’ve got to say they were very welcoming'
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'I didn’t have an Irish accent or the heritage the boys had, but I’ve got to say they were very welcoming'

Feb 15th 2017, 7:15 AM 33,084 Views 12 Comments

Although he was forced to retire at an early age, former Ireland striker Jon Goodman has had a fascinating career in the game.

The good, the bad, and 2007: Ireland's recent ups and downs against Italy
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The good, the bad, and 2007: Ireland's recent ups and downs against Italy

Feb 9th 2017, 5:57 PM 5,892 Views 1 Comment

We look back on five memorable clashes ahead of Saturday’s trip to Rome.

Quiz: How well do you remember Ireland's Croke Park defeat to France 10 years ago?
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Quiz: How well do you remember Ireland's Croke Park defeat to France 10 years ago?

Feb 9th 2017, 5:00 PM 22,418 Views 23 Comments

Cast your mind back to 11 February, 2007, the day Croke Park’s doors were opened to rugby.

'I didn’t believe it in my core that I was good enough'
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'I didn’t believe it in my core that I was good enough'

Jan 24th 2017, 6:00 PM 8,935 Views 2 Comments

Jonny Cooper remembers his early days in the Dublin squad, when he struggled to make an impact.

Google has a new app that lets you digitise your old photos
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Google has a new app that lets you digitise your old photos

Nov 16th 2016, 1:47 PM 22,161 Views 15 Comments

The PhotoScan app is available on iOS and Android.

Quiz: How well do you remember Euro 92?
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# Let's Get Quizzical

Quiz: How well do you remember Euro 92?

Jun 3rd 2016, 12:00 PM 10,580 Views 16 Comments

Take a trip down memory lane to a summer that caught football fans by surprise.

Keane's final trophy and Ronaldo the teenager: Man United's last FA Cup triumph
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Keane's final trophy and Ronaldo the teenager: Man United's last FA Cup triumph

May 21st 2016, 8:15 AM 8,942 Views 14 Comments

Millwall were the surprise opposition when Alex Ferguson’s side reached the final in 2004.

'There have been more talented teams but no one beat us in terms of team spirit and togetherness'
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'There have been more talented teams but no one beat us in terms of team spirit and togetherness'

May 17th 2016, 5:03 PM 10,815 Views 13 Comments

15 years on, Dietmar Hamann looks back on Liverpool’s incredible 2001 Uefa Cup victory over Alaves during their treble-winning season.

These are the 12 games chosen for the world hall of fame
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These are the 12 games chosen for the world hall of fame

May 15th 2016, 9:45 AM 23,241 Views 50 Comments

All of them iconic in their own right.

18 years ago today, 2 of Ireland's greatest ever players made their international debuts
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18 years ago today, 2 of Ireland's greatest ever players made their international debuts

Mar 25th 2016, 4:28 PM 12,792 Views 8 Comments

Robbie Keane and Damien Duff both earned their first senior caps away to the Czech Republic in March 1998.

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