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Dublin: 7 °C Saturday 6 February, 2016

# take-a-bow - Friday 29 January, 2016

Rooney, Mata and Blind send Man United into the FA Cup fifth round

The Red Devils were 3-1 winners over Derby County this evening.

# take-a-bow - Sunday 24 January, 2016

This superb putt secured third place for Rory McIlroy in Abu Dhabi

Rickie Fowler prevailed at the HSBC Championship to go fourth in the world rankings.

# take-a-bow - Monday 11 January, 2016

Here’s the goal that upset Lionel Messi to win the Puskas Award

The Brazilian journeyman, who was playing for Goianesia at the time, also overcame competition from Roma’s Alessandro Florenzi.

# take-a-bow - Tuesday 15 December, 2015

Xabi Alonso scored a stunning goal in the German Cup tonight

The Spanish midfielder’s half-volley shortly before half-time broke down a stern away resistance.

# take-a-bow - Sunday 13 December, 2015

Ireland’s Rob Elliot stars as Tottenham’s record Premier League run comes to an end

The Irish international performed superbly, as his side secured an unlikely three points.

# take-a-bow - Saturday 21 November, 2015

Coutinho and Firmino inspire Liverpool to stunning win over City

The duo exposed some shoddy defending to record a thrilling away victory.

# take-a-bow - Friday 13 November, 2015

Here’s the classy Robbie Brady strike that put Ireland ahead tonight

You may have missed this goal the first time around.

# take-a-bow - Sunday 8 November, 2015

This glorious Sergio Ramos bicycle kick couldn’t stop Real losing tonight

At the Camp Nou, Neymar and Luis Suarez once again shone in Lionel Messi’s absence.

All the goals from this afternoon’s thrilling Women’s Cup final

Shelbourne and Wexford Youths went the distance and produced an absolute classic.

# take-a-bow - Saturday 7 November, 2015

Ireland’s Rob Elliot inspires Newcastle to unlikely victory

Ayoze Pérez’s clinical finish on 27 minutes was enough to earn his side a victory.

# take-a-bow - Monday 26 October, 2015

Robbie Keane’s 17th goal in 14 games couldn’t stop LA Galaxy losing last night

The Ireland striker garnered plenty of praise for his performance on Sunday.

# take-a-bow - Wednesday 21 October, 2015

This superb volley from Ireland’s David Meyler helped lift Hull into the play-off spots

The ex-Cork City player recently came off the bench in Ireland’s historic win over Germany.

# take-a-bow - Tuesday 20 October, 2015

Manuel Neuer showed why he’s the best goalkeeper in the world tonight

The Bayern Munich stopper kept the score at 0-0 in impressive fashion at the Emirates.

# take-a-bow - Friday 11 September, 2015

A Dundalk player gave his best Zlatan impression in their 4-0 win over Sligo tonight

Further second-half goals from Daryl Horgan, Ronan Finn and Sean Maguire ensured a victory.

# take-a-bow - Monday 24 August, 2015

Two Irish riders put in encouraging performances at stage two of the Vuelta

Colombian Esteban Chaves claimed first place as Tour de France champion Chris Froome lost four seconds to Nairo Quintana.

# take-a-bow - Wednesday 19 August, 2015

‘It’s kind of unconscious at this stage’ – Conor McDonald on that brilliant Wexford U21 goal

McDonald helped light up the Leinster U21 semi-final against Offaly.

# take-a-bow - Saturday 8 August, 2015

One of the most consistent Irish players in the Premier League was on target today

Crystal Palace beat Premier League new boys Norwich at Carrow Road.

# take-a-bow - Thursday 2 July, 2015

Roger Federer’s unbelievable ‘hot dog’ lob has been a highlight of Day 4 at Wimbledon

Andy Murray swept into the third round earlier.

# take-a-bow - Wednesday 1 July, 2015

Sean St Ledger earning plenty of plaudits after making ‘the save of the year’

The Irish defender has impressed since moving to the MLS.

# take-a-bow - Monday 29 June, 2015

From The Daily Edge There was a tux on the Sunday Game last night and nobody could handle it Take A Bow

# take-a-bow - Thursday 18 June, 2015

‘The king is back’ – Robbie Keane hits hat-trick for LA Galaxy

The Ireland international was making his second start for the club after being out injured for a period.

# take-a-bow - Sunday 14 June, 2015

A Jack Wilshere thunderbolt was the highlight of England’s win over Slovenia

Roy Hodgson’s side inched closer to qualification thanks to a 3-2 away victory.

# take-a-bow - Saturday 13 June, 2015

This 35-yard screamer was not enough for Armenia to beat Portugal

A Cristiano Ronaldo hat-trick helped his side prevail ultimately.

# take-a-bow - Monday 25 May, 2015

The winner of The42′s Fantasy Football League is…

A tight finish saw one player earn a dramatic one-point victory.

# take-a-bow - Wednesday 20 May, 2015

Giorgio Chiellini lights up the Coppa Italia final with a classy bicycle kick

Juventus — who are in the Champoions League final and have already won Serie A — are aiming for a historic treble.

# take-a-bow - Wednesday 8 April, 2015

Charlie Adam has clearly been taking inspiration from the League of Ireland

The Stoke player is not the only individual to score a wonder goal in the past few days.

# take-a-bow - Saturday 28 March, 2015

A typically brilliant Gareth Bale brace helps Wales beat Israel

Chris Coleman’s side went top of their group, as they beat their opponents 3-0.

# take-a-bow - Friday 27 March, 2015

Barcelona star Xavi reveals his incredible memory powers

The veteran Spain midfielder needs only the slightest hints to remember every detail about goals from long ago in his career.

# take-a-bow - Wednesday 18 March, 2015

Harry Arter celebrated his first Ireland call-up with a stunning goal last night

Meanwhile, Wes Hoolahan came off the bench to score for Norwich.

# take-a-bow - Sunday 8 March, 2015

Lionel Messi has now scored 342 goals in his last 340 Barca games

Rivals Real Madrid slipped up last night, as they were beaten 1-0 by Athletic Bilbao.

# take-a-bow - Sunday 1 March, 2015

11-year-old Irish boy Jay Beatty received his SPFL goal of the month award and met Roy Keane today

The avid Celtic fan is already an internet sensation.

# take-a-bow - Saturday 7 February, 2015

From Meet the Irish Air Corps’ secret weapon… Rihanna Take A Bow

Meet the Irish Air Corps’ secret weapon… Rihanna

No, not that Rihanna…

# take-a-bow - Sunday 25 January, 2015

The man who ran around the world and other under-the-radar Irish athletes set for recognition

Derek Cullen, Mike O’Shea and Sinead Kane are among those nominated at the Outsider People of the Year awards.

# take-a-bow - Saturday 10 January, 2015

Andy Carroll showed why he’s cost clubs over £50million in transfer fees against Swansea today

The much-lamented striker scored a fantastic goal this afternoon.

# take-a-bow - Sunday 14 December, 2014

Classy late Eriksen goal keeps Spurs well in the race for fourth

A Harry Kane header had previously given Spurs the lead, before Wifried Bony equalised.

# take-a-bow - Wednesday 3 December, 2014

A typically sublime bit of magic from Sergio Aguero got City back in the game tonight

Last year’s champions are currently 4-1 up against the Black Cats.

# take-a-bow - Monday 10 November, 2014

Oh nothing, just a goalkeeper bicycle kicking a 50-yard lob off the line

Matthew Cano has arguably outdone even the great Rene Higuita with this effort.

# take-a-bow - Friday 31 October, 2014

Ireland’s Jason Quigley extends unbeaten record with first-round knockout

The Donegal native remains undefeated since turning pro.

# take-a-bow - Monday 27 October, 2014

VIDEO: Ireland goalkeeper Keiren Westwood was in superb form at the weekend

The Owls have now gone seven games without a win, but will be pleased with a morale-boosting point.

# take-a-bow - Thursday 23 October, 2014

This Erik Lamela wonder goal gets better every time you watch it

The Argentinan’s Rabona put Tottenham 2-0 up against Asteras.

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