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All Blacks legend Dan Carter announces his retirement from rugby
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All Blacks legend Dan Carter announces his retirement from rugby

Feb 20th 2021, 3:52 PM 28,709 Views 23 Comments

The 38-year-old won two World Cups during a hugely successful 12-year spell with New Zealand.

Messi turns on the style to help Barcelona close the gap in La Liga
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Messi turns on the style to help Barcelona close the gap in La Liga

Jan 6th 2021, 10:51 PM 6,543 Views 1 Comment

Victory over Athletic Bilbao pushes Barca up to third.

'Ben Healy's transformation over the last six months has gone through the roof'
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'Ben Healy's transformation over the last six months has gone through the roof'

Nov 19th 2020, 3:01 PM 17,297 Views 10 Comments

Munster senior coach Stephen Larkham has hailed the impact Ben Healy and JJ Hanrahan have had on the team this season.

Balancing college, work and Champions League football, while looking towards a bright future
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Balancing college, work and Champions League football, while looking towards a bright future

Nov 3rd 2020, 7:15 AM 4,397 Views 0 Comments

Eleanor Ryan Doyle will lead the Peamount charge in their European clash against Glasgow City tomorrow.

Ireland's Brighton star eyeing another memorable night in green to cap big year
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Ireland's Brighton star eyeing another memorable night in green to cap big year

Oct 20th 2020, 6:30 AM 4,674 Views 0 Comments

As the dream of reaching a first-ever major tournament edges closer to reality, Rianna Jarrett is ready for Ireland’s biggest test yet.

Wolves back Ireland U21 playmaker Connor Ronan with new four-year deal
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Wolves back Ireland U21 playmaker Connor Ronan with new four-year deal

Sep 16th 2020, 4:56 PM 8,233 Views 3 Comments

The talented midfielder is spending the 2020-21 season on loan with Swiss club Grasshoppers.

English loan move to ensure O'Sullivan's availability for crucial Ireland games
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English loan move to ensure O'Sullivan's availability for crucial Ireland games

Aug 28th 2020, 11:13 AM 5,222 Views 0 Comments

Ireland boss Vera Pauw has revealed that the midfielder will leave North Carolina Courage temporarily.

Ireland U21 star Connor Ronan makes loan move to Swiss side Grasshoppers
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Ireland U21 star Connor Ronan makes loan move to Swiss side Grasshoppers

Aug 23rd 2020, 4:56 PM 8,277 Views 7 Comments

The diminutive playmaker has made a temporary switch to Zurich from Premier League club Wolves.

Ronan produces man-of-the-match display in home debut for League One side
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Ronan produces man-of-the-match display in home debut for League One side

Feb 10th 2020, 1:08 PM 8,337 Views 1 Comment

The Ireland U21 playmaker recently joined Blackpool on loan from Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Blow for Stephen Kenny as Ireland U21 star looks doubtful for upcoming qualifiers
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Blow for Stephen Kenny as Ireland U21 star looks doubtful for upcoming qualifiers

Aug 15th 2019, 11:15 AM 6,158 Views 0 Comments

Connor Ronan has suffered a fractured rib on club duty.

One more year as David Silva confirms plans to leave Manchester City
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One more year as David Silva confirms plans to leave Manchester City

Jun 26th 2019, 9:08 AM 4,494 Views 2 Comments

City icon Silva, a four-time Premier League winner, will play his final season at the English club in 2019/20.

Roy Keane's advice stopped Liverpool skipper from asking for Messi's shirt
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Roy Keane's advice stopped Liverpool skipper from asking for Messi's shirt

May 29th 2019, 12:47 PM 50,491 Views 18 Comments

Instead, Jordan Henderson exchanged tops with former team-mate Luis Suarez at the Camp Nou.

Ireland U21 playmaker rewarded with new contract at Wolves
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Ireland U21 playmaker rewarded with new contract at Wolves

May 20th 2019, 3:43 PM 7,195 Views 0 Comments

Connor Ronan has had his deal with the Premier League club extended for a further two years.

'It felt like I was cramming for an exam': Sexton makes seamless return to Leinster jersey
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'It felt like I was cramming for an exam': Sexton makes seamless return to Leinster jersey

Apr 21st 2019, 7:59 PM 8,705 Views 22 Comments

The 10 made his first provincial appearance in 2019, but his influence on Leinster is relentless.

Russell returns and Laidlaw left out as Scots bid to scupper Welsh Grand Slam
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Russell returns and Laidlaw left out as Scots bid to scupper Welsh Grand Slam

Mar 7th 2019, 2:12 PM 7,446 Views 7 Comments

Racing 92 out-half Finn Russell is back after missing the defeat to France with a head injury.

'It was greasy and cold, but I still wanted us to be ambitious'
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'It was greasy and cold, but I still wanted us to be ambitious'

Dec 15th 2018, 8:45 AM 12,760 Views 1 Comment

Ulster coach Dan McFarland hailed his side’s second-half effort in yielding a perfect 10 from back-to-backs against the Scarlets.

2018 the year when Johnny Sexton showed his permanent class
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2018 the year when Johnny Sexton showed his permanent class

Nov 26th 2018, 12:05 AM 9,365 Views 6 Comments

The Ireland and Leinster out-half was crowned World Rugby Player of the Year on Sunday evening.

Johnny Sexton crowned World Rugby Player of the Year
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Johnny Sexton crowned World Rugby Player of the Year

Nov 25th 2018, 10:12 PM 79,821 Views 128 Comments

What an achievement.

Join The42 for a special Ireland v All Blacks preview event with Ronan O'Gara
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Join The42 for a special Ireland v All Blacks preview event with Ronan O'Gara

Updated Nov 12th 2018, 10:00 PM 31,530 Views 10 Comments

The New Zealand-based coach will join Murray Kinsella and Gavan Casey, in association with Aldi.

Auckland snap Canterbury's stranglehold on New Zealand rugby in extra-time thriller
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Auckland snap Canterbury's stranglehold on New Zealand rugby in extra-time thriller

Oct 27th 2018, 11:33 AM 7,116 Views 1 Comment

Leon Fukofuka’s try sealed the Mitre 10 Cup title.

Master of his craft Sexton on the verge of greatest season yet
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Master of his craft Sexton on the verge of greatest season yet

May 10th 2018, 8:19 PM 22,385 Views 13 Comments

Leinster’s playmaker-in-chief is relentless in the pursuit of perfection and a first medal with his native province since 2013.

Incredible Portlaoise score 10 goals in 40-point thumping of county rivals
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Incredible Portlaoise score 10 goals in 40-point thumping of county rivals

Apr 27th 2018, 12:02 PM 12,470 Views 5 Comments

Wow.

'I'm honest enough to admit I wasn't good enough to be playing for Aston Villa in the Premier League'
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'I'm honest enough to admit I wasn't good enough to be playing for Aston Villa in the Premier League'

Mar 25th 2018, 9:30 PM 52,404 Views 9 Comments

One of the League of Ireland’s great goalscorers reflects on his career.

Major coup for Wasps as three-year deal for All Black out-half is confirmed
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Major coup for Wasps as three-year deal for All Black out-half is confirmed

Jan 11th 2018, 7:54 AM 9,916 Views 3 Comments

Lima Sopoaga has announced he will leave New Zealand later in 2018 and sign for the Premiership side.

Why Man Utd should make Arsenal an offer they can't refuse for Ozil
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Why Man Utd should make Arsenal an offer they can't refuse for Ozil

Dec 1st 2017, 10:54 AM 9,113 Views 31 Comments

The attacker has been in fine form over recent weeks, and United could do worse than to snap him up in January to aid their fading title challenge.

Plotting Colm Cooper's remarkable career through his 10 All-Ireland finals
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Plotting Colm Cooper's remarkable career through his 10 All-Ireland finals

Apr 4th 2017, 8:04 PM 9,618 Views 6 Comments

‘The Gooch’ made a habit of producing the goods when the Sam Maguire was on the line.

England head coach Jones believes Ford can be better than Barrett
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England head coach Jones believes Ford can be better than Barrett

Nov 21st 2016, 1:08 PM 6,213 Views 9 Comments

“People rave about Beauden Barrett, but I don’t. I’ll leave it at that.”

Limerick make it 10 wins from 10 with defeat of spirited Cobh
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Limerick make it 10 wins from 10 with defeat of spirited Cobh

May 7th 2016, 9:28 PM 5,782 Views 10 Comments

Shane Tracy, Lee-J Lynch and Sean Russell were on target for the First Division leaders.

Paul Flynn learning to listen to his body but 'big performances' are still ahead
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Paul Flynn learning to listen to his body but 'big performances' are still ahead

Mar 26th 2016, 6:00 AM 6,795 Views 2 Comments

The four-time Allstar turns 30 this year but doesn’t believe he’s entering the latter stages of his career.

Patriots defy 'ghost' whistle to stay perfect
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Patriots defy 'ghost' whistle to stay perfect

Nov 24th 2015, 7:57 AM 7,087 Views 4 Comments

James White scored the first two touchdowns of his Pats career.

Was Sunday's win against France a turning point in Ian Madigan's career?
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Was Sunday's win against France a turning point in Ian Madigan's career?

Oct 15th 2015, 12:30 AM 12,377 Views 16 Comments

We asked Leinster’s Isa Nacewa.

One change for Dublin, while Cork include 6 players chasing a 10th All-Ireland title
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One change for Dublin, while Cork include 6 players chasing a 10th All-Ireland title

Sep 24th 2015, 5:30 PM 5,606 Views 0 Comments

The Rebels meet Dublin again in Croke Park on Sunday.

Schmidt on Sexton: ' He'll probably chastise himself for errors, that's the way he's driven'
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Schmidt on Sexton: ' He'll probably chastise himself for errors, that's the way he's driven'

Sep 20th 2015, 12:01 AM 7,986 Views 7 Comments

The Kiwi pointed out a misplaced pass that the out-half might want to work on.

A year has passed since James Rodriguez smashed in this gift to football
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A year has passed since James Rodriguez smashed in this gift to football

Jun 28th 2015, 7:00 PM 7,319 Views 6 Comments

Because in-off-the-bar goals are the best goals.

Sexton wary of underachieving England ahead of Lansdowne showdown
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Sexton wary of underachieving England ahead of Lansdowne showdown

Feb 16th 2015, 10:07 AM 6,756 Views 1 Comment

It’s the English next up in Dublin in two weeks’ time.

Ireland's Grand Slam winner Dr Jack Kyle dies aged 88
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Ireland's Grand Slam winner Dr Jack Kyle dies aged 88

Nov 28th 2014, 12:05 PM 12,008 Views 29 Comments

The legendary out-half won 46 international caps and six for the Lions.

Johnny Sexton among nominees for IRB World Player of the Year
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Johnny Sexton among nominees for IRB World Player of the Year

Nov 12th 2014, 3:00 PM 8,932 Views 41 Comments

He’s up against two All Blacks and two South Africans.

In pictures: King Henry celebrates 10th All-Ireland senior title at Croke Park
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In pictures: King Henry celebrates 10th All-Ireland senior title at Croke Park

Sep 27th 2014, 8:32 PM 7,643 Views 2 Comments

Every day he’s Shefflin.

Opinion: Whatever way you look at it, Sexton would be money well spent by the IRFU
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Opinion: Whatever way you look at it, Sexton would be money well spent by the IRFU

Aug 25th 2014, 1:00 PM 10,777 Views 37 Comments

Getting Ireland’s most important player back into the fold in time for the World Cup is excellent business.

Colombia have a new saviour as 22-year-old James Rodriguez inspires crushing win
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Colombia have a new saviour as 22-year-old James Rodriguez inspires crushing win

Jun 24th 2014, 11:49 PM 5,478 Views 5 Comments

The playmaker looks worth every cent of the €45m AS Monaco paid for him last summer.

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