# History Maker

This year
Hoban becomes Dundalk's record goalscorer in derby win over Drogheda
Hoban scored both goals in a come-from-behind victory.
Last year
Ronaldo makes World Cup history as Portugal hold off Ghana in opener
He overtakes Pele and Germans Uwe Seeler and Miroslav Klose, who all scored in four World Cups.
Tears of joy for McClenaghan as he becomes first Irish gymnastics world champ
The 23-year-old put to bed a difficult 15 months and made more history for Irish gymnastics in Liverpool.
15-year-old becomes youngest-ever Premier League player
Ethan Nwaneri came on for the final moments of Arsenal’s win over Brentford.
'My grandma from Cobh, she's not here with us but is definitely watching over me'
Ireland’s English-born goal-scoring hero Lily Agg reflects on a ‘surreal’ night with a World Cup play-off secured.
Ireland's fastest-ever female swimmer Hill breaks record as she qualifies for final
The Larne athlete broke the Irish 50m Freestyle Record, clocking 25.15.
Rybakina eases past Halep to set up Wimbledon final against Jabeur
Jabeur became the first African woman in the Open era to reach a Grand Slam singles final, after ending the run of close friend Tatjana Maria.
Top seed Barty crushes Keys to make Australian Open final
Barty is aiming to become the first Australian winner of the tournament since Chris O’Neil in 1978.
All time
Stephen Curry breaks all-time NBA three-point record
Curry hit five three-pointers as the Warriors pulled away late to beat the Knicks 105-96.
Phil Healy narrowly misses out on advancing to 400m semi-finals
The 26-year-old missed the time qualifier spots by just 0.07 of a second.
Olympic Breakfast: McSharry makes a splash but Irish captain bows out on day three
There was disappointment for the women’s hockey team and men’s rugby sevens but Mona McSharry has advanced to the 100m breaststroke final.
American Collin Morikawa seals thrilling two-shot victory on Open debut
Defending champion Shane Lowry finished in a tie for 12th.
Emma Raducanu produces stunning display to reach last 16 at Wimbledon
Meanwhile teenager Coco Gauff matched her feat of two years ago by reaching the fourth round.
Ireland's Watson makes history in Tokyo and qualifies for this summer's Olympics
The 19-year-old became Ireland’s first female diver to qualify for the Games.
Reluctant superstar Rachael Blackmore on the crest of a wave after National heroics
‘It’s still hard to process it all, to be honest. It’s been unbelievable.’
'I cried on national TV at 17 years old. We watched it in every single class I had that day in school'
Irish Olympic hopeful Jack Woolley is an impressive guy on and off the mat, and his journey has been a rollercoaster so far.
Dev strikes the right Tone as he equals D'Arcy's appearance record
The Leinster lock will make his 261st appearance for his home province this evening.
'There's no reason why I can't come home from Tokyo with a gold medal'
Irish taekwondo athlete Jack Woolley has already written history, but he’s eyeing more – and the biggest prize in the world.
Byrony Frost becomes the first female jockey to win King George
Big-race success for Bryony Frost as Paul Nicholls strikes for 12th time in St Stephen’s Day spectacular.
A tribute to Rob Kearney: the history maker who kept coming back for more
Rob Kearney is on his way out of Leinster and Irish rugby but he leaves with a glittering CV and the knowledge he got the most out of his talent.
Ballon d'Or winner and Lyon superstar Hegerberg suffers devastating knee injury
An ACL blow has ended Ada Hegerberg’s season.
Poitín, Prohibition, Hitler and Gold – the story of Ireland’s first Olympic champion
As the clock ticks down to Tokyo, The42 revisits the extraordinary adventures of Cork’s double Olympic champion Dr Pat O’Callaghan.
Michael Thomas breaks 17-year single-season record for catches in NFL
The New Orleans Saints wide receiver starred against the Tennessee Titans on Sunday.
Quiet man Gavin leaves a legacy that will echo for years
The outgoing Dublin manager has transformed expectations within the county and beyond.
Rahm resists Fleetwood surge to win golf's Race to Dubai as McIlroy fades on day four
What a win for the Spaniard.
Messi creates history with goal that helps Barcelona edge Slavia Prague
Messi became the first player ever to score at least once in 15 consecutive Champions League seasons.
Homework first for 15-year-old sensation Gauff before maiden WTA semi-final
More history for the American teen, who upended the top seed to become the youngest semi-finalist in 15 years.
Bernal seals historic Tour de France title
The Team Ineos rider becomes the first Colombian to win the cycling’s greatest race.
18-year-old O'Connor wins Ireland's first heptathlon medal with brilliant silver in Sweden
What an incredible performance from Dundalk’s Kate O’Connor at the European U20 Athletics Championships.
A first camogie All-Star for Waterford to cap an historic 2018, but bigger and better on the cards
Scoring sensation Beth Carton has been leading the Déise charge.
A Wexford win next Sunday would complete a novel set of hurling titles for Davy Fitzgerald
After Munster, All-Ireland and league glory, Leinster is the last title the Clare man seeks.
USA star sets World Cup goal-scoring record to secure passage to last 16
Carli Lloyd became the first player to score in six consecutive women’s World Cup matches in comprehensive win over Chile.
Ireland international Shane Long scores the fastest goal in Premier League history
The Tipperary native found the net after just seven seconds.
Australia star Folau breaks Super Rugby all-time try record
The prolific fullback surpassed Doug Howlett’s 59 during his stints at the Highlanders, Hurricanes, and Blues between 1997-2007.
One of women's football's all-time greats scores landmark goal
Alex Morgan found the net for the 100th time at international level, as the US beat Australia in an eight-goal thriller.
Chinese sensation set to face off against Messi in Barcelona derby
Wu Lei arrived at Espanyol in January and became the first player from his nation to score in La Liga.
Fermanagh's Dolan comes up short in World Championship quarter-final
England’s Nathan Aspinall has advanced to the last four at the Alexandra Palace thanks to a 5-1 win.
The first female Irish athlete in 40 years to hold both the 100 and 200m records on her life-changing year
Phil Healy chats to The42 about the changes she implemented that contributed to a career-best 12 months.
'Sure I have an American accent, but I'm all Irish blood. I'm Irish and I'll believe that right until the day I die'
Swimmer Shane Ryan reflects on winning Ireland’s first ever World Swimming Championships medal.
Stephanie Meadow makes history as first woman to win prestigious Irish golf award
She was named 2018 Irish Golf Writers’ Professional of the Year.