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#World Class

From The42 Watch: Sensational Lionel Messi goal helps Barcelona earn emphatic win World Class This post contains videos

Watch: Sensational Lionel Messi goal helps Barcelona earn emphatic win

The Argentine superstar turned one defender and skipped past another before neatly sliding a shot into the corner to put his club ahead.

From The42 Late Messi penalty saves Barca embarrassment following another disappointing display Not Ideal

Late Messi penalty saves Barca embarrassment following another disappointing display

The late goal salvaged a Barcelona win over Leganes on Sunday despite the Catalans producing a terrible display.

From The42 Wonder goals from Messi and Suarez see Barca past Atletico World Class This post contains videos

Wonder goals from Messi and Suarez see Barca past Atletico

The Catalan side hold the first leg advantage after a 2-1 win this evening.

From The42 Watch: Suarez and Messi brilliance keeps Barca on Madrid's tail World Class This post contains videos

Watch: Suarez and Messi brilliance keeps Barca on Madrid's tail

The Argentine superstar scored his 27th goal in just 24 appearances this season.

From The42 Henrikh Mkhitaryan's scorpion kick his 'best goal' World Class

Henrikh Mkhitaryan's scorpion kick his 'best goal'

The Armenia international made his return from an ankle injury yesterday and said he was ready for more game time.

From The42 Mourinho: Ibrahimovic has proven he's a superman World Class

Mourinho: Ibrahimovic has proven he's a superman

The manager was effusive in his praise of the Swedish striker once again after he fired Manchester United to victory over West Brom.

From The42 Leicester pair named alongside world's best players on Ballon d'Or shortlist World Class

Leicester pair named alongside world's best players on Ballon d'Or shortlist

Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez have been included on the 30-man list.

From The42 'There aren't many better full-backs around in Europe' World Class

'There aren't many better full-backs around in Europe'

RTÉ pundit Didi Hamann had high praise for Seamus Coleman after Sunday’s match with Moldova.

Which Of These Places Is Ireland Hotter Than Today?

Our heatwave against the world.

From The42 With the Euros around the corner, Spain's Andres Iniesta is in scintillating form World Class This post contains videos

With the Euros around the corner, Spain's Andres Iniesta is in scintillating form

The Barcelona player recently inspired his player to a Copa del Rey final victory.

15 times Irish weddings went above and beyond in the name of craic

And that’s why they’re so good.

17 times Irish people proved they do puns better than anyone else

Commitment to puns: strong.

15 times Irish people proved they do romance better than anyone else

We’re the most romantic nation in the world, really.

From The42 This glorious Luis Suarez scissors kick sealed Barca's place in the last 8 tonight World Class

This glorious Luis Suarez scissors kick sealed Barca's place in the last 8 tonight

The Catalan side have had a few nervy moments against Arsenal this evening.

From The42 This glorious Lionel Messi pass was the highlight of Barcelona's latest win World Class

This glorious Lionel Messi pass was the highlight of Barcelona's latest win

The Catalan side’s 11th consecutive league win also stretches their record unbeaten run to 36 games.

From The42 Luis Suarez can't stop scoring in Spain right now World Class

Luis Suarez can't stop scoring in Spain right now

The Uruguayan star has scored more goals than Cristiano Ronaldo this season.

From The42 Behind the scenes: Ireland set up camp at £105m English FA headquarters World Class

Behind the scenes: Ireland set up camp at £105m English FA headquarters

We took a look around the facilities where Joe Schmidt and his players will train this week.

From The42 One of the best back rows in the game may miss the Rugby World Cup Under The Knife

One of the best back rows in the game may miss the Rugby World Cup

South Africa’s Duane Vermeulen will have surgery on a neck injury.

From The42 Ireland delighted with returning 'world-class operators' Sexton, O'Brien and Healy Key Men

Ireland delighted with returning 'world-class operators' Sexton, O'Brien and Healy

Joe Schmidt revealed that Healy was doing extras out on the pitch after the win over France.

From The42 Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored one of the most controversial goals of his career last night World Class

Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored one of the most controversial goals of his career last night

The controversy prompted home fans to furiously throw objects onto the pitch.

From The42 Lionel Messi shows off his incredible touch on Japanese TV World Class

Lionel Messi shows off his incredible touch on Japanese TV

While Premier League stars have been busy, the Barcelona man has been off having fun in Asia.

From The42 Ulster's Tommy Bowe agrees new three-year IRFU contract Tommy Boooowe

Ulster's Tommy Bowe agrees new three-year IRFU contract

The 30-year-old wing has put pen to paper on a three-year deal to keep him in Ireland until 2018.

From The42 Mourinho hails 'best player' Matic World Class

Mourinho hails 'best player' Matic

The Chelsea boss says the 26-year-old midfielder is a “giant” for his side and hails the way in which he adapted to his second spell at Stamford Bridge.

From The42 An early contender for pass of the season helped Chelsea beat Arsenal today World Class
From TheJournal.ie RNLI save three from pleasure craft off Arklow, miss World Cup final World Class

RNLI save three from pleasure craft off Arklow, miss World Cup final

The boat was taking on water near the Roadstone Jetty.

From The42 Check out Spain's incredible pre-World Cup tiki-taka training World Class

Check out Spain's incredible pre-World Cup tiki-taka training

This shows why they’re the current world champions!

From The42 Bayern on verge of title as they take unbeaten run to 50 games World Class

Bayern on verge of title as they take unbeaten run to 50 games

Goals by Mario Mandzukic and Bastian Schweinsteiger gave the league leaders their 16th-straight league win.

From The42 It's Luis Suarez's birthday, so here's a compilation showing why he's world class Video This post contains videos

It's Luis Suarez's birthday, so here's a compilation showing why he's world class

Prepare for 13 minutes of pure genius.

From The42 Cristiano Ronaldo scores an absolute scorcher as Real go joint top World Class

Cristiano Ronaldo scores an absolute scorcher as Real go joint top

Gareth Bale was also on target for Madrid.

From The42 VIDEO: All the goals as Liverpool beat Cardiff at Anfield today Winning

VIDEO: All the goals as Liverpool beat Cardiff at Anfield today

Two from Luis Suarez and one from Raheem Sterling helped the Reds gain a comfortable victory today

From The42 Kieran Read reflects on 'proud moment' after beating Ireland Record Breaker

Kieran Read reflects on 'proud moment' after beating Ireland

The world class No. 8 says the All Blacks will be focused on getting even better next year.

From The42 'Kieran Read is the best player in the world right now' - David Wallace Love Eight This post contains videos

'Kieran Read is the best player in the world right now' - David Wallace

The All Blacks’ No.8 is the current favourite to win the IRB Player of the Year award.

From The42 Check out Luis Suarez's brilliant hat-trick against West Brom today World Class

Check out Luis Suarez's brilliant hat-trick against West Brom today

The Uruguayan striker was in superb form at Anfield this afternoon.

From The42 VIDEO: Stunning Van Persie strike puts United in control against Villa World Class This post contains videos

VIDEO: Stunning Van Persie strike puts United in control against Villa

Alex Ferguson’s men ultimately won 3-0.

From The42 VIDEO: This pass shows why Andrea Pirlo is still one of the best midfielders in the world World Class This post contains videos
From The42 VIDEO: Bolt edges Powell, Pearson dominates World Class This post contains videos

VIDEO: Bolt edges Powell, Pearson dominates

The Jamaican said his “execution was alright” after claiming victory this evening.

From The42 Rob Kearney named European Rugby Player of the Year Class This post contains videos

Rob Kearney named European Rugby Player of the Year

The stellar performances of the Leinster and Ireland full-back have been recognised by the ERC.

From The42 Third time is the charm: Small details add to historic Heineken Cup win Champions

Third time is the charm: Small details add to historic Heineken Cup win

Joe Schmidt was a delighted man after his side retained their European Cup but he is still striving for perfection.