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12th March 2023 - 18th March 2023
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'It’s not that long ago where if you were getting married, say goodbye to that level of sport'
Long-serving Kilkenny star Claire Phelan, who got married at the end of last year, speaks about her ongoing hunger to succeed.
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‘It’s weird, you can hear Wardy’s voice echo through the whole of Dalymount’
Bohemians defender Rob Cornwall on life during the pandemic and adjusting to the new normal.
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NFL team remove statue of former owner
The move came two years after Jerry Richardson sold the Carolina Panthers in disgrace following allegations of racism.
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'Now the girls are nearly on a par with the men... We weren't allowed train on the grass'
Yvonne Tracy looks back on her distinguished career with Arsenal and Ireland.
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'They had this God that they looked up to in Georgi Kinkladze, but the team got relegated twice'
Ex-Ireland striker Niall Quinn on how times have changed at his former club and his reasons for getting back into punditry.
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‘We weren't allowed use a soccer ball… GAA would have been the sport in the school’
Shamrock Rovers and Shelbourne legend Mick Neville on growing up in a different Ireland, his illustrious playing career and coaching future stars.
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'Modern players are brats!' - Mourinho mourns the loss of 'men' like Lampard
The Portuguese coach has been amazed at the change of behaviour in the space of 10 years.
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Hooliganism, bans and a home game in Plymouth: the last time Man United faced St Etienne
1977 was a pretty interesting year for the club – exemplified by their Cup Winners’ Cup adventure.
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'Football has become less about talent and more about running a lot'
Cesc Fabregas is feeling the effects of a faster-paced game, but will not give up on trying to meet the required intensity.
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Analysis: Are even the best modern defenders inevitably overrated?
Recent studies suggest centre-backs are no longer considered as valuable as they once were.
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Opinion: Why Mourinho's Chelsea will never match the Arsenal 'Invincibles'
The side’s often cautious outlook means they cannot truly emulate the Gunners.
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Jol: I almost signed unwanted Bale for €6million
The most expensive footballer in the world was offered to a number of clubs, according to his former Spurs manager.
# troubled times
1972, the year 'The Troubles' wrecked Ireland's Grand Slam hopes
Ireland and Lions flanker Fergus Slattery reflects on politics and sports mixing to ill-effect.
# Ghost of Christmas Past
'I still remember the excitement': Memories of Christmas in a different Ireland
Did you know stockings held less back in the day? Three memories of Christmas past – and add your own too.