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#Looking Back

# looking-back - Yesterday’s News

'When I was at Ireland, I wasn't good enough to play for England'

Everton defender Michael Keane has outlined his reasons for representing the Boys in Green at underage level.

# looking-back - Sunday 17 March, 2019

'It was the biggest thing in the world to me. I was forged in that match'

As PBC and CBC meet in today’s Munster Senior Schools Cup final, Simon Zebo looks back on his virtuoso try in the 2007 decider between the Cork rivals.

# looking-back - Saturday 16 March, 2019

Donn McClean's Cheltenham review: Lasting memories will endure after an extraordinary festival

There were highs and lows during a week of firsts at Prestbury Park.

# looking-back - Wednesday 13 March, 2019

'We didn't accuse anyone' - Ex-Limerick star on difficult past when 12 players were cut from the panel

Andrew O’Shaughnessy will feature in next week’s episode of Laochra Gael.

# looking-back - Sunday 3 March, 2019

'I went into that final thinking nothing could stop us': Simon Mason on Ulster, Ireland regrets and identity

The former full-back and goal kicker extraordinaire looks back on a famous Heineken Cup win 20 years ago.

# looking-back - Thursday 21 February, 2019

Virgil van Dijk: I wasn't good enough to be a centre-half at 16

The Dutch defender admits he has developed his game at a rapid rate in recent years.

# looking-back - Tuesday 12 February, 2019

GAA launches new digital archive with 113 All-Ireland finals available to view

In total the archive includes over 500 football and hurling games since 1961.

# looking-back - Friday 8 February, 2019

We thought Liverpool had won the league, says City star

Bernardo Silva says the club were left demoralised by the defeat to Newcastle.

# looking-back - Tuesday 5 February, 2019

'It wasn’t the right decision, to be fair. But you live and you learn' - Solskjaer on his ill-fated Cardiff stint

The Norwegian struggled in his previous Premier League coaching post, but has thrived since returning to familiar surroundings.

# looking-back - Sunday 27 January, 2019

'I nearly quit football,' reveals Chelsea's new signing

Gonzalo Higuain says his mother’s illness led to the striker contemplating his future in the game.

# looking-back - Wednesday 23 January, 2019

Lingard opens up about meeting with Ferguson that spurred him on to make it at Man United

The England international has revealed the massive impact the legendary former Red Devils boss had on his career.

# looking-back - Saturday 12 January, 2019

'Looking back now, I wasn't giving myself the best opportunity... I wasn't in the best shape'

Stephen O’Donnell on his decision to retire and how he transformed his flailing career at Dundalk.

# looking-back - Tuesday 1 January, 2019

3 LOI players who made the move to Britain in 2018 and 3 who might in 2019

Who will join the likes of Graham Burke and Ronan Curtis abroad next year?

# looking-back - Monday 31 December, 2018

Everything we got right - and what we got terribly wrong - about the 2018 NFL season

Few could have predicted the 12 teams that make up the playoffs, writes Steve O’Rourke.

# looking-back - Friday 28 December, 2018

'We had some doubts': Emery reveals turning down Salah at PSG

The Arsenal boss now rates Salah as one of the top five players in the world.

# looking-back - Thursday 27 December, 2018

'It must have been television gold for the watching millions. Was I ranting? Yes, I suppose I was' Looking Back This post contains videos

'It must have been television gold for the watching millions. Was I ranting? Yes, I suppose I was'

In an extract from his autobiography, Kevin Keegan recalls the infamous interview he gave amid the dramatic end to the 1995-96 Premier League season.

# looking-back - Wednesday 26 December, 2018

Quiz: How well do you know your ladies football from 2018?

Test your memory with these 10 questions.

# looking-back - Tuesday 25 December, 2018

'I can leave with my head held high and be very proud of everything I've achieved over the years'

Recently-retired Ireland international Karen Duggan looks back on a stellar international career in the green jersey, and much more.

# looking-back - Monday 24 December, 2018

The Class of '92 Manchester United star who never graduated

Ben Thornley speaks to The42 about tracking down David Beckham, injury problems, the influence of Roy Keane and regrets about his treatment of some of the women in his life.

# looking-back - Tuesday 18 December, 2018

'Did you read any philosopher?' Jose Mourinho's fall from grace at Man United in quotes

The 55-year-old’s unhappiness at the club manifested itself even before the season started.

# looking-back - Thursday 6 December, 2018

Bojan reveals his frustrations at being labelled 'the new Messi'

The Stoke forward admits that he struggled to handle the weight of expectation during his time at Barcelona.

# looking-back - Monday 3 December, 2018

Here's what you need to know about Ireland's Euro 2020 qualifying opponents

The Boys in Green were paired with Switzerland, Denmark, Georgia and Gibraltar in Sunday’s Euro 2020 draw in Dublin.

# looking-back - Friday 30 November, 2018

McCarthy: We wouldn't have got out of the group with Roy Keane at 2002 World Cup

The Ireland manager was in conversation with Eamon Dunphy for Paddy Power’s Head2Head programme.

# looking-back - Sunday 25 November, 2018

Mick McCarthy is sick of talking about Saipan

The subject was brought up for the umpteenth time at the new Irish manager’s unveiling on Sunday.

# looking-back - Sunday 18 November, 2018

Stan Lee’s lost dog, the Madden curse, and your NFL week 11 preview

You probably won’t mind the Browns when they’re angry actually, writes Steve O’Rourke.

# looking-back - Thursday 15 November, 2018

'My background was brought up and there was a thing written about a car I was driving'

Glenn Whelan says ‘personal’ criticism was partially behind his decision to shun the media for years.

# looking-back - Monday 12 November, 2018

'Feelings were running pretty high... It was the first time the North and Republic had played each other' Looking Back This post contains videos

'Feelings were running pretty high... It was the first time the North and Republic had played each other'

Martin O’Neill recalls playing against the Republic of Ireland in two qualifiers for the 1980 European Championships.

# looking-back - Sunday 21 October, 2018

'Leeds United were over for a second or third look at me the day I got my ankle broken in two places'

Con McLaughlin, the first Donegal man to score 100 goals in the League of Ireland, looks back on his career.

# looking-back - Friday 19 October, 2018

Carragher reveals Liverpool 'astonishment' at Chelsea paying £50m for Torres

The former Spain forward struggled to justify a then-record fee upon his arrival at Stamford Bridge.

# looking-back - Sunday 14 October, 2018

It's Sunday so here are 10 of our favourite images from the sporting week

Some of the defining moments from a busy week of sporting action.

# looking-back - Thursday 11 October, 2018

'There were low days... You're thinking: "Are you good enough?"'

Ireland’s Shane Duffy is in great form with Brighton, but his career has been far from plain sailing.

# looking-back - Sunday 23 September, 2018

Karius denies fleeing Liverpool after horror Champions League final

The 25-year-old German made two costly mistakes in the second-half of a defeat to Real Madrid in Kiev last May.

# looking-back - Wednesday 5 September, 2018

Quiz: How well do you remember this year's football championship?

The curtain has been drawn on another inter-county football summer.

Luke Shaw: I almost lost my leg and considered quitting football

The Manchester United defender suffered a double fracture in September 2015, with some dark days taken in during a long road to recovery.

# looking-back - Sunday 2 September, 2018

'It does make you stay awake at night and struggle to sleep, and not want to get up in the morning' Looking Back This post contains videos

'It does make you stay awake at night and struggle to sleep, and not want to get up in the morning'

Ex-Ireland international Noel Hunt on persistent abuse from fans as well as highs and lows at Reading, Leeds and elsewhere in his football career.

# looking-back - Monday 27 August, 2018

Quiz: How well do you remember the 2018 inter-county hurling summer?

It’s been a memorable hurling season.

# looking-back - Wednesday 22 August, 2018

'Sometimes we make the wrong choice' - Vardy reacts to awful tackle on Ireland international Doherty

Claude Puel defended the striker after his red card, but the England international has now given his view of the incident.

# looking-back - Sunday 12 August, 2018

'I was never the dream child back then but camogie was an outlet that let me be myself' Looking Back This post contains videos

'I was never the dream child back then but camogie was an outlet that let me be myself'

Camogie has shaped four-time All-Ireland champion Mags D’Arcy into the person she is today.

'Punditry should be about tension' - Gary Neville on the infamous Roy Keane-Ian Wright argument

The ex-Man United star discusses one of the TV moments of the World Cup.

# looking-back - Sunday 29 July, 2018

'We had another bottle of beer. Next thing, the agent came in and said: You have to play a match tonight' Looking Back This post contains videos

'We had another bottle of beer. Next thing, the agent came in and said: You have to play a match tonight'

One of the League of Ireland’s all-time top goalscorers, Mick Byrne, reflects on a brilliant career.

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