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# legend - Tuesday 23 November, 2021

Mayo great Colm Boyle retires after 14-year career
# Green And Red
# Green And Red

Mayo great Colm Boyle retires after 14-year career

Nov 23rd 2021, 12:00 PM 17,418 Views 10 Comments

The Davitts man made his debut in 2008.

# legend - Monday 22 November, 2021

Ireland rugby great Ray McLoughlin passes away
# Legend
# Legend

Ireland rugby great Ray McLoughlin passes away

Nov 22nd 2021, 10:27 PM 7,987 Views 8 Comments

McLoughlin was the first Connacht player to represent the Lions.

'Absolutely terrible' to more cup success - every title lift gets better for Wexford's iconic captain
# Legend
# Legend

'Absolutely terrible' to more cup success - every title lift gets better for Wexford's iconic captain

Nov 22nd 2021, 7:00 AM 3,073 Views 0 Comments

Kylie Murphy was raw, honest, and straight-talking as ever after yesterday’s FAI Cup final.

# legend - Sunday 14 November, 2021

Celtic legend and 'Lisbon Lion' Auld dies at 83
# RIP
# RIP

Celtic legend and 'Lisbon Lion' Auld dies at 83

Nov 14th 2021, 8:43 PM 6,746 Views 4 Comments

The midfielder scored 85 goals in 283 appearances over two spells for the Hoops.

# legend - Wednesday 10 November, 2021

With 233 caps to her name, Brazil legend Formiga to retire from international football aged 43
# Record Breaker
# Record Breaker

With 233 caps to her name, Brazil legend Formiga to retire from international football aged 43

Nov 10th 2021, 12:24 PM 3,768 Views 0 Comments

The indefatigable midfielder is the only footballer in either the men’s or women’s game to play in seven World Cups.

# legend - Monday 18 October, 2021

Ireland legend Colvin retires after 13 years and 206 caps
# Wave Goodbye
# Wave Goodbye

Ireland legend Colvin retires after 13 years and 206 caps

Oct 18th 2021, 2:30 PM 3,530 Views 0 Comments

The 31-year-old has confirmed she is calling it a day.

# legend - Saturday 16 October, 2021

'Once you turn up to Shannon, you know Anthony's memory will always be alive'
# Axel
# Axel

'Once you turn up to Shannon, you know Anthony's memory will always be alive'

Oct 16th 2021, 8:00 AM 21,214 Views 3 Comments

On the fifth anniversary of Anthony Foley’s passing, The42 explores his love for Shannon RFC.

# legend - Wednesday 6 October, 2021

Munster legend Leamy takes next step in coaching career with Leinster
# Competitor
# Competitor

Munster legend Leamy takes next step in coaching career with Leinster

Oct 6th 2021, 5:30 AM 3,950 Views 0 Comments

The 39-year-old turned to coaching after his enforced retirement from playing in 2012.

# legend - Saturday 4 September, 2021

Croatian World Cup hero retires from football
# Legend
# Legend

Croatian World Cup hero retires from football

Sep 4th 2021, 1:50 PM 11,773 Views 2 Comments

Mario Mandzukic famously scored the winning goal against England in the semi-finals.

# legend - Sunday 22 August, 2021

"She said, ‘I’m not going to leave Kilkenny camogie down.’ That sums her up"
# Legend
# Legend

"She said, ‘I’m not going to leave Kilkenny camogie down.’ That sums her up"

Aug 22nd 2021, 1:58 PM 8,747 Views 1 Comment

Anne Dalton was a shock inclusion in the Kilkenny squad that progressed to the All-Ireland senior camogie championship semi-final on Saturday.

# legend - Monday 16 August, 2021

Two World Cups and 128 international goals: US legend Carli Lloyd announces retirement at 39
# Calling Time
# Calling Time

Two World Cups and 128 international goals: US legend Carli Lloyd announces retirement at 39

Aug 16th 2021, 5:57 PM 4,543 Views 3 Comments

The two-time World Player of the Year will line out for her country in upcoming friendlies and play the remainder of the club season with NJ/NY Gotham FC.

# legend - Thursday 5 August, 2021

Wexford Youths captain's stunning form recognised with Player of the Month award
# Super Skipper
# Super Skipper

Wexford Youths captain's stunning form recognised with Player of the Month award

Aug 5th 2021, 1:54 PM 1,918 Views 0 Comments

Kylie Murphy has kept her side in the title race with four goals in six wins.

# legend - Thursday 15 July, 2021

'I don't think Ann is ever going to be able to walk away from Kilkenny camogie'
# Legend
# Legend

'I don't think Ann is ever going to be able to walk away from Kilkenny camogie'

Jul 15th 2021, 6:20 PM 4,746 Views 0 Comments

12-time All-Ireland winner Ann Downey was at the helm for their All-Ireland success in 2016.

# legend - Monday 5 July, 2021

'If it was any other sport, you’d be shouting, singing, and dancing about it constantly. But it's Para sport'
# Goldsmyth
# Goldsmyth

'If it was any other sport, you’d be shouting, singing, and dancing about it constantly. But it's Para sport'

Jul 5th 2021, 6:17 PM 5,475 Views 0 Comments

The fastest Paralympian on the planet, Jason Smyth isn’t thinking about anything but gold at Tokyo 2020.

# legend - Sunday 27 June, 2021

Eight-time All-Ireland winner Cian O'Sullivan announces retirement due to injury
# Legend
# Legend

Eight-time All-Ireland winner Cian O'Sullivan announces retirement due to injury

Jun 27th 2021, 4:01 PM 12,342 Views 9 Comments

The 33-year-old says his body can no longer meet the demands of competitive football. He retires as one of the most decorated players of all time.

# legend - Tuesday 11 May, 2021

After nearly 2 decades and 10 Serie A titles, 43-year-old Gianluigi Buffon set to quit Juventus
# Legend
# Legend

After nearly 2 decades and 10 Serie A titles, 43-year-old Gianluigi Buffon set to quit Juventus

May 11th 2021, 3:32 PM 7,574 Views 2 Comments

The goalkeeper is an iconic figure in Italian football.

# legend - Monday 19 April, 2021

Stalwart Keaney retires from Dublin duty 20 years after his debut
# Legend
# Legend

Stalwart Keaney retires from Dublin duty 20 years after his debut

Apr 19th 2021, 9:11 AM 8,455 Views 12 Comments

Conal Keaney has announced his inter-county retirement for the second time.

# legend - Thursday 25 March, 2021

After 14 years and 22 trophies, Scott Brown to leave Celtic
# Legend
# Legend

After 14 years and 22 trophies, Scott Brown to leave Celtic

Mar 25th 2021, 4:21 PM 9,750 Views 13 Comments

The midfielder has signed a pre-contract agreement with Aberdeen.

# legend - Monday 8 March, 2021

Talk of an imminent return to Liverpool for Steven Gerrard rejected
# Legend
# Legend

Talk of an imminent return to Liverpool for Steven Gerrard rejected

Mar 8th 2021, 2:06 PM 8,325 Views 15 Comments

Former Rangers chairman Dave King reckons there is zero chance of it happening.

# legend - Tuesday 2 March, 2021

Liverpool and Scotland great Ian St John dies aged 82 following illness
# Legend
# Legend

Liverpool and Scotland great Ian St John dies aged 82 following illness

Mar 2nd 2021, 9:37 AM 6,232 Views 8 Comments

St John “passed away peacefully with his family at his bedside” on Monday evening.

# legend - Sunday 14 February, 2021

Facing The Master: The brilliance of Eamonn Ryan - by those who tried to beat him
# Legend
# Legend

Facing The Master: The brilliance of Eamonn Ryan - by those who tried to beat him

Feb 14th 2021, 8:00 AM 21,715 Views 3 Comments

An insight into coming up against the legendary Cork coach on the one-month anniversary of his death.

# legend - Friday 15 January, 2021

Cats legend Paul Murphy announces retirement from inter-county game
# Legend
# Legend

Cats legend Paul Murphy announces retirement from inter-county game

Jan 15th 2021, 8:47 AM 6,890 Views 8 Comments

The defender won four All-Irelands in a glittering career.

# legend - Thursday 7 January, 2021

Pep Guardiola dedicates Manchester City’s semi-final win to Colin Bell
# Legend
# Legend

Pep Guardiola dedicates Manchester City’s semi-final win to Colin Bell

Jan 7th 2021, 10:38 AM 3,166 Views 1 Comment

City great Bell died at the age of 74 on Tuesday after a short illness.

# legend - Monday 28 December, 2020

Roger Federer to miss Australian Open for first time in his career
# Goat
# Goat

Roger Federer to miss Australian Open for first time in his career

Dec 28th 2020, 9:06 AM 3,950 Views 0 Comments

The 39-year-old has undergone two operations on his right knee in 2020.

# legend - Monday 21 December, 2020

'Kenny Dalglish was a legend of the game... He was there to support us and Seán in any way he could'
# Legend
# Legend

'Kenny Dalglish was a legend of the game... He was there to support us and Seán in any way he could'

Dec 21st 2020, 7:00 AM 7,068 Views 2 Comments

Martina Cox on her husband’s struggle and the kindness it inspired in others.

# legend - Saturday 19 December, 2020

Exceptional Jordan Henderson 'guaranteed' statue at Anfield one day
# Legend
# Legend

Exceptional Jordan Henderson 'guaranteed' statue at Anfield one day

Dec 19th 2020, 11:35 AM 7,645 Views 17 Comments

Roy Hodgson has backed the Liverpool star to win the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award.

# legend - Friday 11 December, 2020

After 21 years, Dundalk legend Gary Rogers hangs up his gloves
# Wave Goodbye
# Wave Goodbye

After 21 years, Dundalk legend Gary Rogers hangs up his gloves

Dec 11th 2020, 8:56 PM 8,711 Views 7 Comments

The 39-year-old goalkeeper has been a key player for the Lilywhites in recent times.

# legend - Thursday 29 October, 2020

'Loved in Wales, admired around the world' - Alun Wyn Jones to become most capped Test player in rugby history
# Milestone
# Milestone

'Loved in Wales, admired around the world' - Alun Wyn Jones to become most capped Test player in rugby history

Oct 29th 2020, 1:25 PM 9,893 Views 5 Comments

Warren Gatland has paid tribute to the Wales captain ahead of his landmark appearance, which makes 149 the new record.

# legend - Tuesday 27 October, 2020

'It is now somebody else's dream' - moving on from a legendary career, but keeping a close eye from afar
# Cork Class
# Cork Class

'It is now somebody else's dream' - moving on from a legendary career, but keeping a close eye from afar

Oct 27th 2020, 6:30 AM 11,173 Views 1 Comment

One of the very best, Juliet Murphy on all things ladies football, Cork, not comparing men and women’s sports … and Take That.

# legend - Thursday 22 October, 2020

Wales captain Alun Wyn Jones to equal McCaw's appearance record
# Legend
# Legend

Wales captain Alun Wyn Jones to equal McCaw's appearance record

Oct 22nd 2020, 4:09 PM 6,692 Views 2 Comments

The 35-year-old will win his 148th cap on Saturday when Wales take on France.

# legend - Thursday 8 October, 2020

Playing Spain in Ireland's first-ever play-off, the '6 in a row' team and facing Germany's greatest striker
# Legend
# Legend

Playing Spain in Ireland's first-ever play-off, the '6 in a row' team and facing Germany's greatest striker

Oct 8th 2020, 8:30 AM 25,954 Views 4 Comments

55 years ago, Frank O’Neill was part of the Irish team that fell narrowly short of reaching the 1966 World Cup.

# legend - Thursday 24 September, 2020

Rob Kearney pens emotional farewell letter as he bows out at Leinster
# Legend
# Legend

Rob Kearney pens emotional farewell letter as he bows out at Leinster

Sep 24th 2020, 11:36 AM 49,854 Views 38 Comments

Full-back is most decorated medalist in Irish rugby history – winning four Six Nations titles including two grand slams, four Heineken Cups and six Pro14 titles.

# legend - Sunday 20 September, 2020

Sam Bennett takes final stage and wins Ireland's 1st Tour de France green jersey in 31 years
# Legend
# Legend

Sam Bennett takes final stage and wins Ireland's 1st Tour de France green jersey in 31 years

Sep 20th 2020, 6:12 PM 85,448 Views 76 Comments

The Carrick-on-Suir native won the final stage in spectacular fashion, and has won outright Ireland’s first green jersey at the Tour since Sean Kelly in 1989.

# legend - Friday 4 September, 2020

'Freak of nature' Sonny Bill Williams 'best athlete I've coached,' says ex-All Blacks boss Hansen
# Sonny Brill
# Sonny Brill

'Freak of nature' Sonny Bill Williams 'best athlete I've coached,' says ex-All Blacks boss Hansen

Sep 4th 2020, 8:58 AM 10,485 Views 0 Comments

The cross-code superstar returns to Australian rugby league this weekend.

# legend - Wednesday 19 August, 2020

Drogheda legend announces retirement from football
# Wave Goodbye
# Wave Goodbye

Drogheda legend announces retirement from football

Aug 19th 2020, 10:49 PM 7,117 Views 0 Comments

Sean Brennan is hanging up his boots.

# legend - Monday 10 August, 2020

Tributes paid after death of Tipperary All-Ireland winning hurler and coach
# RIP
# RIP

Tributes paid after death of Tipperary All-Ireland winning hurler and coach

Aug 10th 2020, 4:59 PM 12,663 Views 3 Comments

1965 All-Ireland champion Paddy Doyle helped Borris-Ileigh to national club glory in 1987.

# legend - Monday 27 July, 2020

De Bruyne wants Champions League glory to give David Silva perfect City send-off
# Euro Vision
# Euro Vision

De Bruyne wants Champions League glory to give David Silva perfect City send-off

Jul 27th 2020, 11:58 AM 4,183 Views 5 Comments

Veteran playmaker Silva made his final appearance in the Premier League yesterday.

# legend - Tuesday 21 July, 2020

Famous Walkinstown Roundabout scenes recreated as Ireland remembers Big Jack
# Legend
# Legend

Famous Walkinstown Roundabout scenes recreated as Ireland remembers Big Jack

Jul 21st 2020, 1:39 PM 43,073 Views 38 Comments

There were a number of events held around the country to mark the former Ireland manager’s funeral today.

# legend - Saturday 18 July, 2020

Leeds owner pays tribute to Jack Charlton following promotion
# Legend
# Legend

Leeds owner pays tribute to Jack Charlton following promotion

Jul 18th 2020, 11:29 AM 7,050 Views 3 Comments

Former Ireland manager and Leeds legend Norman Hunter both died shortly before the club secured a long-awaited Premier League return.

# legend - Tuesday 23 June, 2020

Messi still waiting on 700th goal as Rakitic seals Barca win over Bilbao
# Matter Of Time
# Matter Of Time

Messi still waiting on 700th goal as Rakitic seals Barca win over Bilbao

Jun 23rd 2020, 11:03 PM 4,163 Views 7 Comments

The 699-goal Argentine had to be content with an assist as Athletic Bilbao were shaded.

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