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# contenders - Saturday 2 July, 2022

Sweden, England, Norway, Spain? The favourites for Euro 2022
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Sweden, England, Norway, Spain? The favourites for Euro 2022

Jul 2nd 2022, 8:00 AM 2,778 Views 1 Comment

‘It’s a really difficult one to call, but the team that wins it will absolutely deserve to.’

# contenders - Friday 29 April, 2022

Derry make title statement with hammering of pitiful St Pat's
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Derry make title statement with hammering of pitiful St Pat's

Apr 29th 2022, 9:42 PM 3,858 Views 4 Comments

Ruaidhrí Higgins’ brilliant side were 4-0 winners at Richmond Park.

# contenders - Wednesday 30 June, 2021

Ranking the 8 remaining teams in the Euros
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Ranking the 8 remaining teams in the Euros

Updated Jun 30th 2021, 8:31 AM 78,024 Views 39 Comments

Belgium, Italy, Spain and others who could prevail.

# contenders - Thursday 24 June, 2021

Ranking the 10 teams now most likely to win the Euros
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Ranking the 10 teams now most likely to win the Euros

Jun 24th 2021, 10:02 AM 70,188 Views 38 Comments

France, Italy, England and other contenders.

# contenders - Monday 7 June, 2021

Ranking the 10 teams most likely to win the Euros
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Ranking the 10 teams most likely to win the Euros

Jun 7th 2021, 7:00 AM 58,799 Views 41 Comments

England, France and Portugal are among the most fancied sides.

# contenders - Friday 18 December, 2020

'This is the first time I’ve had a right run of it' - Mayo captain on move to full-forward
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'This is the first time I’ve had a right run of it' - Mayo captain on move to full-forward

Dec 18th 2020, 11:38 AM 4,478 Views 3 Comments

Aidan O’Shea doesn’t feel time is running out to add that elusive All-Ireland medal.

# contenders - Monday 9 November, 2020

Assessing the 12 counties left in the hunt for Sam Maguire
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Assessing the 12 counties left in the hunt for Sam Maguire

Nov 9th 2020, 8:05 PM 52,473 Views 15 Comments

19 teams have been eliminated after the opening two weeks of All-ireland SFC action.

# contenders - Saturday 14 September, 2019

Leaders Leipzig frustrate Bundesliga champions Bayern as Dortmund outclass Leverkusen
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Leaders Leipzig frustrate Bundesliga champions Bayern as Dortmund outclass Leverkusen

Sep 14th 2019, 8:51 PM 4,241 Views 0 Comments

Emil Forsberg scored from the spot as RB Leipzig came from behind to draw 1-1 with Bayern Munich and reclaim top spot.

# contenders - Thursday 22 August, 2019

Who's in the frame to replace Donoghue as the next Galway hurling boss?
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Who's in the frame to replace Donoghue as the next Galway hurling boss?

Aug 22nd 2019, 10:33 AM 17,315 Views 12 Comments

Several high-profile names have been linked with the role.

# contenders - Wednesday 17 July, 2019

Who are the front runners to replace Cian O'Neill as Kildare boss?
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Who are the front runners to replace Cian O'Neill as Kildare boss?

Jul 17th 2019, 4:15 PM 10,318 Views 13 Comments

Davy Burke, Malachy O’Rourke, Jack O’Connor and Glenn Ryan are among the names being linked with the job.

# contenders - Wednesday 3 July, 2019

Which of these 16 teams will triumph at the Africa Cup of Nations?
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Which of these 16 teams will triumph at the Africa Cup of Nations?

Jul 3rd 2019, 6:05 PM 4,259 Views 1 Comment

The knockout stages of the competition begin on Friday.

# contenders - Monday 13 May, 2019

'It'd be a travesty if they don't win more' - Clare are potential All-Ireland champions, says Cusack
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'It'd be a travesty if they don't win more' - Clare are potential All-Ireland champions, says Cusack

May 13th 2019, 3:16 PM 5,884 Views 7 Comments

Donal Óg Cusack was speaking on The Sunday Game last night.

# contenders - Monday 7 January, 2019

'If we want to be real contenders, we need to operate in a different way'
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'If we want to be real contenders, we need to operate in a different way'

Jan 7th 2019, 8:01 PM 5,138 Views 4 Comments

Mauricio Pochettino has warned that Spurs’ progress is unlikely to continue at the same pace unless they start to compete with the spending power of rivals.

# contenders - Sunday 25 November, 2018

Ireland are 'up there with as good as I've ever seen,' says USA's Gold
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Ireland are 'up there with as good as I've ever seen,' says USA's Gold

Nov 25th 2018, 8:15 AM 19,063 Views 8 Comments

The Eagles boss feels Joe Schmidt’s side are one of the ‘sure favourites’ for next year’s World Cup.

# contenders - Monday 22 October, 2018

Toulouse may be back, but Saracens remain the clear and present danger to Leinster's crown
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Toulouse may be back, but Saracens remain the clear and present danger to Leinster's crown

Oct 22nd 2018, 8:31 PM 8,166 Views 6 Comments

The English champions have ominously marched their way through wins in all eight games this season.

# contenders - Tuesday 28 August, 2018

Who's in the frame to become the next Mayo senior football boss?
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Who's in the frame to become the next Mayo senior football boss?

Aug 28th 2018, 8:00 AM 41,415 Views 45 Comments

Stephen Rochford stepped down yesterday.

# contenders - Monday 20 August, 2018

What was your favourite moment from an extraordinary summer of hurling?
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What was your favourite moment from an extraordinary summer of hurling?

Aug 20th 2018, 5:21 PM 22,069 Views 42 Comments

From Nickie Quaid’s stunning save against Cork to Peter Duggan’s wonder point against Galway, this championship had it all.

# contenders - Monday 6 August, 2018

Who's in the frame to become the next Kerry senior football boss?
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Who's in the frame to become the next Kerry senior football boss?

Aug 6th 2018, 8:43 PM 64,411 Views 40 Comments

Eamonn Fitzmaurice stepped down on Saturday evening.

# contenders - Monday 23 July, 2018

Kerry on the slide, Dublin still the kingpins: Super 8s power rankings after round 2
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Kerry on the slide, Dublin still the kingpins: Super 8s power rankings after round 2

Jul 23rd 2018, 3:39 PM 11,360 Views 5 Comments

The Kingdom have dropped two places, while Donegal and Monaghan are on the rise.

# contenders - Monday 16 July, 2018

Super 8s power rankings after opening weekend of GAA's new football format
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Super 8s power rankings after opening weekend of GAA's new football format

Jul 16th 2018, 3:03 PM 30,298 Views 28 Comments

Galway and Tyrone have both jumped up the pecking order.

# contenders - Tuesday 26 June, 2018

2019 World Cup a thrilling prospect for Schmidt's superb Ireland
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2019 World Cup a thrilling prospect for Schmidt's superb Ireland

Jun 26th 2018, 8:43 AM 15,624 Views 48 Comments

Ireland had a stunning season in which they beat everyone in the World Rugby Top 10 aside from the All Blacks.

# contenders - Friday 18 May, 2018

Friend and Dobson emerge as contenders for Connacht head coach job
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Friend and Dobson emerge as contenders for Connacht head coach job

May 18th 2018, 6:10 PM 9,352 Views 8 Comments

The Australian and South African have both built up strong CVs.

# contenders - Tuesday 3 April, 2018

'I believe I deserve' Player of the Year - De Bruyne
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'I believe I deserve' Player of the Year - De Bruyne

Apr 3rd 2018, 7:58 AM 9,115 Views 25 Comments

The Manchester City playmaker said he is worthy of winning the award and insists he cannot be compared to Mohamed Salah.

# contenders - Monday 29 January, 2018

The growing confidence around Ireland's Six Nations chances is justified
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The growing confidence around Ireland's Six Nations chances is justified

Jan 29th 2018, 9:15 PM 30,498 Views 73 Comments

With key players in form and after an impressive November series, Ireland are in fine shape.

# contenders - Sunday 21 January, 2018

Connacht to host Gloucester in Challenge Cup quarter, but face potential away semi-final
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Connacht to host Gloucester in Challenge Cup quarter, but face potential away semi-final

Jan 21st 2018, 2:34 AM 7,759 Views 5 Comments

Kieran Keane’s side advanced through to the knockout stages as third seeds.

# contenders - Thursday 7 December, 2017

Ranking the 16 teams left in the Champions League's chances of triumphing
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Ranking the 16 teams left in the Champions League's chances of triumphing

Dec 7th 2017, 3:34 PM 15,571 Views 39 Comments

From Basel to PSG, we assess the likelihood of each side prevailing.

# contenders - Tuesday 28 November, 2017

Title race far from over and more Premier League talking points
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Title race far from over and more Premier League talking points

Nov 28th 2017, 11:59 PM 7,764 Views 16 Comments

Plus, another clean sheet for Brighton and Ireland defender Shane Duffy.

# contenders - Sunday 26 November, 2017

Which of these 7 sports books deserves to win the prestigious William Hill prize?
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Which of these 7 sports books deserves to win the prestigious William Hill prize?

Nov 26th 2017, 7:00 AM 7,554 Views 1 Comment

Jonathan Eig’s book on Muhammad Ali is among this year’s stellar connection.

# contenders - Wednesday 25 October, 2017

The 22 contenders for eir Sport Sports Book of the Year - including The42's debut
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The 22 contenders for eir Sport Sports Book of the Year - including The42's debut

Oct 25th 2017, 1:40 PM 15,198 Views 10 Comments

It is the third year of the prize, which was won by ‘What Do You Think of That’ by Kerry footballer Kieran Donaghy in 2016.

# contenders - Monday 23 October, 2017

6 possible contenders to replace Ronald Koeman at Everton
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6 possible contenders to replace Ronald Koeman at Everton

Oct 23rd 2017, 3:39 PM 14,703 Views 28 Comments

Could David Moyes be set for a shock return to Goodison Park?

# contenders - Wednesday 14 June, 2017

Back to the future: Is this the most wide-open hurling championship since 2013?
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Back to the future: Is this the most wide-open hurling championship since 2013?

Jun 14th 2017, 7:05 AM 6,389 Views 4 Comments

“It’s going to be a serious championship,” says former Galway skipper David Collins.

# contenders - Tuesday 25 April, 2017

Joy for ex-Ireland U21 international as Huddersfield boost Premier League bid
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Joy for ex-Ireland U21 international as Huddersfield boost Premier League bid

Apr 25th 2017, 10:59 PM 6,511 Views 1 Comment

Sean Scannell started, while the Terriers secured a Championship play-off spot at Molineux.

# contenders - Monday 23 January, 2017

Henshaw believes Leinster can 'go all the way' in the Champions Cup
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Henshaw believes Leinster can 'go all the way' in the Champions Cup

Jan 23rd 2017, 6:00 AM 3,544 Views 5 Comments

The Ireland international was superb for Leo Cullen’s side in the draw against Castres.

# contenders - Tuesday 27 December, 2016

Hughes warns Liverpool over title drought
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Hughes warns Liverpool over title drought

Dec 27th 2016, 1:40 PM 7,738 Views 8 Comments

Liverpool will only find it harder to end their title drought the longer it goes on, Stoke City manager Mark Hughes warned.

# contenders - Thursday 20 October, 2016

Cleveland make the World Series while the Cubs keep their dream alive
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Cleveland make the World Series while the Cubs keep their dream alive

Oct 20th 2016, 8:49 AM 4,961 Views 10 Comments

It’s the Indians’ first World Series appearance since 1997.

# contenders - Tuesday 4 October, 2016

Poll: Who deserves to be crowned the 2016 GAA/GPA Footballer of the Year?
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Poll: Who deserves to be crowned the 2016 GAA/GPA Footballer of the Year?

Oct 4th 2016, 1:49 PM 19,379 Views 32 Comments

Brian Fenton is the front runner, but does anybody else deserve it more?

# contenders - Tuesday 6 September, 2016

Poll: Who deserves to be crowned the 2016 GAA/GPA Hurler of the Year?
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Poll: Who deserves to be crowned the 2016 GAA/GPA Hurler of the Year?

Sep 6th 2016, 11:14 AM 12,963 Views 30 Comments

Seamus Callanan, Austin Gleeson and Paudie Maher lead the race for top honours.

# contenders - Wednesday 29 June, 2016

Power ranking the 8 teams left at Euro 2016
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Power ranking the 8 teams left at Euro 2016

Jun 29th 2016, 8:32 PM 10,321 Views 18 Comments

Belgium and other countries still in contention for the big prize in France.

7 contenders being touted to replace Roy Hodgson as England manager
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7 contenders being touted to replace Roy Hodgson as England manager

Jun 29th 2016, 5:23 PM 10,455 Views 17 Comments

Arsene Wengers and others being mentioned as coaches who could be appointed.

# contenders - Wednesday 30 March, 2016

Analysis: Connacht continue to be the brightest light in Irish rugby
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Analysis: Connacht continue to be the brightest light in Irish rugby

Mar 30th 2016, 5:56 PM 19,799 Views 12 Comments

Last weekend’s win over Leinster was the latest demonstration of the quality of Pat Lam’s men.

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