Sunday 29 January 2023 Dublin: 7°C
# gratitude
'Mentally, physically, even spiritually, it's been a lot to process'
Recovering Buffalo Bills player Damar Hamlin, who went into cardiac arrest during an NFL game earlier this month, has posted a message of thanks.
# Injury
Christian Eriksen undergoes ankle scan after leaving Old Trafford on crutches
The Denmark midfielder was caught on the ankle by Reading forward Andy Carroll, who saw red in the second half of the match for two other bookable offences.
# Historic
Novak Djokovic equals Rafael Nadal's Grand Slam record with 10th Australian Open title
The Serbian, who also becomes world number one, defeated Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-3 7-6 (4) 7-6 (5).
# backing
Rory Gallagher hails "mental strength" of Glen duo after they shine for Derry
Conor Glass and Ethan Doherty featured in the Division 2 win over Limerick yesterday.
# Tennis
Sabalenka sets standard in Australia to challenge Swiatek at top of game
The Pole’s consistency, as well as her titles at the French Open and US Open, put her miles ahead of the rest in 2022.
# Boxing
Anthony Yarde fails in world title bid after losing thriller to Artur Beterbiev
The Montreal-based Russian took his 19th victory when his opponent’s corner called off the fight.
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# Transfer
'I was adamant to come here' - Michael Obafemi delight at finally sealing Burnley move
The Ireland striker joins on loan until the end of this season, with an option to make it permanent.
# leading role
Sexton still the central character as Six Nations gears up for another series
The Ireland captain gave the rolling Netflix cameras plenty to work with at the Guinness Six Nations launch in London.
# Determined
'Who cares about that now? I couldn’t care less' - Klopp not thinking about Liverpool legacy
Anfield boss insists now is not the time to look back at past glories as he aims to finish season on a high.
# Comment
Footballers' lives: A relentless storm you must stay in the eye of to survive
After spending last weekend in England speaking to various figures in Irish football, The42 left with a mixture of jealously, sympathy and admiration for the nature of their lives.
# David Moran
'End of an era, he owes Kerry nothing' - The Kingdom midfield general
The 34-year-old called time on his inter-county career this week.
# social engagement
New-found confidence and the influence of American sport - What we learn from footballers' use of social media
Sam Bailey of Unique Sports Group discusses why a modern-day player uses social media.
# The bosses
New coaches add Six Nations spice but doubts remain for Wales and England
Warren Gatland returns with Wales as Steve Borthwick leads the English into the championship.
# Comeback Cats
'The ingredients for a good cake' - Kilkenny's football return and the man leading the revival
John Gorey is undertaking his ‘final challenge’ as the Cats field their first adult ladies football team since 2019.
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# interesting times
Arsenal reject 'substantial bid' from Chelsea for Ireland captain McCabe - reports
It’s believed that the reigning WSL champions are hopeful that they can negotiate a deal.
# Onwards
Casemiro on the double as Man United progress to FA Cup fifth round
Fred was also on target in a 3-1 win over Reading.
# Shot InThe Arm
Connacht boost URC knockout hopes with impressive bonus-point win
Jack Carty became Connacht’s all-time top points scorer in their victory over the Lions.
# Division 1
O'Donoghue scores late equaliser to ensure Mayo share spoils with Galway
The Connacht rivals played out an absorbing clash in front 13,654 spectators at MacHale Park.
# down the divisions
Down see off Tipp, last gasp goal earns London draw, Carlow and Wicklow share spoils
Down opened their Allianz Football League campaign with a victory on Saturday night, while there were two draws in Division 4.
# Round 1
Rian O'Neill grabs 0-4 as Armagh edge out Monaghan in league opener
The Orchard County picked up a two-point win to get their Division 1 campaign off the mark.
# Well in Son
Son Heung-min brace fires Tottenham past Preston and into FA Cup fifth round
Arnaut Danjuma marked his Spurs debut by scoring the third goal at Deepdale.
# On The Road
Dublin narrowly hold off Kildare to open Division 2 campaign with a victory
The sides clashed in the league opener at Croke Park.
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# strength in depth
Under-strength Leinster outclass Cardiff in bonus point victory
Without their frontline internationals, Leinster still delivered a dominant victory.
# Tough Start
Blackpool beaten in Mick McCarthy's first game in charge
The former Republic of Ireland boss succeeded Michael Appleton in the role.
# Time to say goodbye
Aberdeen sack ex-Ireland international Goodwin as manager after 6-0 loss
The club said in a statement that the decision was reached after ‘an unacceptable run of results.’
# Just About
Pedri earns subdued Barca nervy derby win at Girona
Barca have opened a six-point gap ahead of Real Madrid at the top of La Liga.
# Schools GAA
Kerry and Cork schools into Corn Uí Mhuirí final, all-Tyrone affair set for MacRory Cup decider
The final line-ups have been confirmed in Munster and Ulster in football, and in Leinster for hurling.
# celebration
Aaron Connolly bags birthday brace as Hull end wait for home win
The Ireland international is on loan from Brighton until the end of the season.
# Wrap
Derry too strong for Limerick, Fermanagh defeat O'Byrne Cup champions Longford
Ulster sides Derry and Fermanagh made winning starts to their Allianz Football League campaigns.
# Italian Job Done
Munster take maximum returns from 70-point thriller in Treviso
Graham Rowntree’s side scored six tries and overcame plenty of hurdles to overtake Benetton in the URC standings.
# Off the Mark
Holders Meath pick up first league win as Lynch goal helps shake off Donegal
The sides were all square at the break before the Royals went into the ascendancy.
# neck and neck
McIlroy and Reed sit two shots off the lead at halfway point in Dubai
Englishman Richard Bland holds a share of the lead at the Hero Dubai Desert Classic.
# goals win games
Kerry make it two wins from two as second-half goals hold off Mayo challenge
The Kingdom have made a flying start to 2023, while Mayo have now lost their opening two fixtures.
# Wrap
Three-goal Leeds storm into FA Cup fifth round while Leicester avoid shock
Leeds defeated Accrington Stanley while the Foxes overcame League Two side Walsall.
# Champion Chase contender
Waterford jockey lands Grade 1 success in brilliant style at Cheltenham
Dungarvan’s Niall Houlihan rode Editeur Du Gite to victory, as Energumene only finished third in a race to savour at Cheltenham.
Farrell names strong Dublin team for National League opener
Dublin host Kildare at Croke Park at 5pm Saturday, with the game live on TG4.
# Master trainer
Magical Mullins reaches 4,000 career winners at Fairyhouse
Hard-fought success for Bronn is a landmark for master trainer.
# foot out the door
Wantaway Moises Caicedo ‘given time off’ by Brighton
The Ecuador international has stated his desire to leave the club.
# fab sab
Sabalenka wins Australian Open for first Grand Slam crown
The hard-hitting Belarusian collapsed to the court in tears after winning 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 against the Wimbledon champion.
# dreams
The Irishman aiming for a Hollywood ending in Wales
Thomas O’Connor will be hoping to inspire Wrexham to another memorable cup upset on Sunday.