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#Looking Back

# looking-back - Thursday 12 January, 2017

Graham Taylor, tabloid target and England statesman Looking Back This post contains videos

Graham Taylor, tabloid target and England statesman

His failure to steer the Three Lions to the 1994 World Cup meant his tenure ended amid acrimony.

Kenny Cunningham recalls the day he realised that Gaelic football wasn't for him

It could have been so different for the former Premier League player.

# looking-back - Tuesday 10 January, 2017

'I was like a ghost' - Hazard reflects on Chelsea struggles in 2015-16

The Belgian forward admits he wants ‘to be the best again’ after enduring a tough time.

# looking-back - Saturday 31 December, 2016

'He was my dad... But he was also a brilliant footballer' Looking Back This post contains videos

'He was my dad... But he was also a brilliant footballer'

Mick Channon Jr recalls his father’s playing days in this extract from his recently released book.

Blood, sweat and tears in the UFC and elsewhere: The MMA year in pictures

Take a look back through the highs and lows of 2016.

# looking-back - Friday 30 December, 2016

Fiona Doyle: To know that you're being beaten by drug cheats is heartbreaking

The Irish swimmer reflects on an eventful 12 months in which she finally fulfilled her childhood dream of competing at the Olympics.

From TheJournal.ie Lotto wins, election votes and Olympic medals - it's the YEAR in numbers Super Prime Numbers

Lotto wins, election votes and Olympic medals - it's the YEAR in numbers

From celebrity deaths, to centenary commemorations – 2016 was certainly a year to remember (or forget).

'I looked around... More monkey noises; a few grown men making Nazi salutes' Looking Back This post contains videos

'I looked around... More monkey noises; a few grown men making Nazi salutes'

Former Liverpool player Howard Gayle recalls the intimidating atmosphere of the 1981 European Cup semi-final in Munich.

# looking-back - Wednesday 28 December, 2016

The historic international rugby year as seen through the lens

2016 was a historic year for Ireland.

# looking-back - Tuesday 27 December, 2016

Iceland, Fiji and Dundalk: 12 months of standout teams

We chose one team that stood out every month. Do you agree with our selection?

In Pics: A review of Sue Ronan's career as Ireland women's football manager

We take a look back at some significant moments during Sue Ronan’s career as the women’s national football coach.

# looking-back - Sunday 25 December, 2016

14 sportspeople who had a 2016 to remember

This year was a special one sports-wise, especially for this lot.

Rory McIlroy balances sub-par 2016 with 'lifelong dream'

An Irish Open victory helped make 2016 memorable, despite falling short of his initial targets for the year.

42 of the best bits of the sporting year

From historic rugby wins for Ireland and Connacht, to the Euros and Olympics – it’s been a great one.

# looking-back - Saturday 24 December, 2016

12 months of Irish sport: The many highs and lows of 2016

We took a look through each month and picked one or two standout Irish sporting moments from each.

# looking-back - Thursday 22 December, 2016

From that Robbie Brady goal to the O'Donovan brothers: Here's the sporting year from 1-12

The Euros, the Olympics and Leicester – we have it all.

'I died on an operating table in a hospital in Buenos Aires' Looking Back This post contains videos

'I died on an operating table in a hospital in Buenos Aires'

In an extract from his recently released book, Roberto Duran looks at his near-death experience.

# looking-back - Tuesday 20 December, 2016

15 sportspeople you (probably) hadn't heard of this time last year

It’s hard to believe we didn’t know these names 12 months ago.

# looking-back - Thursday 15 December, 2016

'Music seems to excite him as much as football. Poetry, too, it is rumoured'

Read an extract from the William Hill-nominated book Forever Young: The Story of Adrian Doherty, Football’s Lost Genius.

# looking-back - Friday 2 December, 2016

Daly surprised by Dublin direction but understands Cunningham's desire for change

The Clare man also opens up on the frantic spell that saw him enter and exit the race to succeed Davy Fitzgerald as Banner boss.

# looking-back - Wednesday 30 November, 2016

James McClean: I felt a bit insulted by Trapattoni

The Boys in Green winger contrasted his relationship with the Italian coach to the more positive one enjoyed with Martin O’Neill.

# looking-back - Sunday 27 November, 2016

David Ginola: I was clinically dead for 8 minutes

The former Tottenham and Aston Villa winger collapsed after suffering a heart attack during a charity match.

# looking-back - Friday 18 November, 2016

'I fell out of love with the sport over the last few years'

Katie Taylor talked about “the lowest point of my career” and her new life as a pro on the Late Late Show tonight.

# looking-back - Monday 14 November, 2016

Ex-Ireland international Phil Babb once 'knocked out' Cristiano Ronaldo Looking Back This post contains videos

Ex-Ireland international Phil Babb once 'knocked out' Cristiano Ronaldo

The pair crossed paths during their time together at Sporting Lisbon in the early 2000s.

# looking-back - Tuesday 8 November, 2016

Neville had no qualms with Ronaldo's Rooney wink

The former Manchester United defender was on the pitch at the time of the incident at the 2006 World Cup.

# looking-back - Monday 7 November, 2016

'It was such a good dive!' - Suarez full of praise for Sturridge simulation

The pair both featured in the Anfield club’s 3-0 win over the Red Devils in 2013-14.

# looking-back - Sunday 6 November, 2016

'Since the Paralympics I’m getting to enjoy the things I didn’t get to do when I was training'

It’s onwards and upwards after Rio, but I’m going to enjoy myself first before resuming heavy training, writes medallist Ellen Keane.

# looking-back - Monday 31 October, 2016

5 moments to remember from The Sunday Game in 2016

From Brolly and O’Rourke, to Marty’s commentary…

# looking-back - Sunday 30 October, 2016

In pics: The best of today's Dublin Marathon

Dereje Debele Tulu triumphed in the 37th annual event.

# looking-back - Friday 21 October, 2016

'It was amazing' - Clive Woodward on Martin Johnson's Irish red carpet faux-pas Looking Back This post contains videos

'It was amazing' - Clive Woodward on Martin Johnson's Irish red carpet faux-pas

The then-England captain annoyed many Irish fans by seemingly causing President Mary McAleese to walk on the grass.

# looking-back - Wednesday 19 October, 2016

Gerard Pique: I nearly quit football in 2014

The defender insists he will retire from Spain duty in 2018, and says he nearly walked away two years ago.

# looking-back - Sunday 16 October, 2016

Did Ireland actually play good football before the Jack Charlton era?

There has been much debate about Irish football’s DNA in recent weeks.

# looking-back - Tuesday 11 October, 2016

Chelsea turned down the chance to sign a young James McClean

Niall Quinn revealed that the player’s age dissuaded the London club from making the move.

# looking-back - Saturday 8 October, 2016

Ronaldo 'battering' at Man United made him a man - Neville

The tough treatment of the Portugal star at Old Trafford helped him become the relentless professional he is today

# looking-back - Sunday 18 September, 2016

'All I heard was Pogba screaming at United teammates'

The French midfielder made his frustration known during the Red Devils’ defeat to Feyenoord, according to Dirk Kuyt.

# looking-back - Wednesday 14 September, 2016

'I was not the same player or anywhere near as focused after Hillsborough'

Liverpool legend Steve Nicol speaks to The42 about the impact that the tragedy had on him.

# looking-back - Saturday 10 September, 2016

Portugal hero Eder 'sorry' for scoring Euro 2016 winner

There’s been a negative reaction from fans in Ligue 1.

# looking-back - Tuesday 6 September, 2016

It's 23 years since Colombia's 'golden generation' hammered Argentina Looking Back This post contains videos

It's 23 years since Colombia's 'golden generation' hammered Argentina

Pele predicted they could win the World Cup on the back of their impressive qualification performance.

# looking-back - Thursday 1 September, 2016

It's 15 years today since Louis van Gaal's Holland were stunned in Dublin

Jason McAteer’s famous goal ultimately resulted in what was arguably the former United manager’s worst-ever day in management.

# looking-back - Monday 29 August, 2016

Glory for Dubs, heartbreak for Kerry - 19 of the best pics from Sunday's Croker cracker

We look back on a hugely dramatic All-Ireland SFC semi-final.

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