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# perspective - Saturday 31 October, 2020

Never getting obsessed with hurling and 'imbalances' in the body as Canning goes again

The Portumna star is facing into a Leinster semi-final against Wexford this weekend.

# perspective - Saturday 24 October, 2020

'They gave us a diagnosis that she wasn’t to live past 7. She turns 12 next month'

The heartwarming tale of the Westmeath Camogie manager whose team and daughter are winning against the odds.

# perspective - Friday 7 August, 2020

'It gave me a real appreciation when football was kind of taken away'

Shelbourne captain and Ireland U17 coach Pearl Slattery is raring to go in the new season.

# perspective - Thursday 2 April, 2020

'We're not the heroes. The heroes are the people that are putting their lives on the line for us'

Leona Maguire on life in Cavan through the Covid-19 crisis, her much-changed schedule, and perspective.

# perspective - Monday 30 March, 2020

'Heroes are our nurses and doctors in hospitals - we should be proud of them'

Eoin Hand turned 74 today and the former Ireland manager’s view on life has been shaped by the trauma of a near-death experience 23 years ago.

# perspective - Tuesday 3 March, 2020

Former team-mate's tragic passing puts injury woes into perspective for Brian Gregan

The athlete’s good friend, Craig Lynch, passed away in a car accident last year.

# perspective - Friday 14 February, 2020

'What I did learn after Brother Damien passing away is there is a lot more to life'

Camogie – and winning – went from being the be all and end all, to meaning so little in the grand scheme of things for Grace Walsh.

# perspective - Thursday 26 December, 2019

'You stop and you think, ‘There’s far more to life than a footy game''

Connacht coach Andy Friend tells The42 about his nomadic coaching journey.

# perspective - Friday 29 November, 2019

'It makes you realise how special it is what Munster has. It's very hard to replicate'

Tommy O’Donnell explains how his family have helped him to develop resilience.

# perspective - Tuesday 29 October, 2019

'You think nothing is going to harm you. But then you see real life experience and it hits home'

Three-time All-Ireland winner Pádraic Maher discusses the distressing events he has witnessed as a Garda.

# perspective - Sunday 27 October, 2019

'My kids aren't going to love me less' - Emotional All Blacks front up to defeat

The All Blacks were still hurting badly this morning after their defeat to England.

# perspective - Saturday 7 September, 2019

'It was the best thing I ever did. When I came back, I just appreciated it more'

Kilkenny joint captain Meighan Farrell is back and looking to make it third time lucky in the All-Ireland senior camogie final.

# perspective - Friday 2 August, 2019

'How lucky are we that we can go out and play? Anytime the going gets tough, I think of her'

Waterford star Niamh Rockett’s story of triumph over adversity is a remarkable one. But she looks elsewhere for inspiration.

# perspective - Friday 5 April, 2019

'You see little kids in Africa kicking around plastic bottles on the street in their bare feet'

Defence Forces member Siobhan O’Sullivan reflects on her working life and her decision to switch allegiances from Sligo to Kildare.

# perspective - Thursday 7 March, 2019

'I got perspective on my priorities, how I want to try to live and what's important to me'

Nasi Manu of Pro14 side Benetton has come through testicular cancer and chemotherapy.

# perspective - Thursday 28 February, 2019

After a week of stick, Groves salutes arch nemesis DeGale on retirement

George Groves tore into James DeGale at every opportunity this week, but paused today to pay tribute to his rival.

# perspective - Tuesday 29 January, 2019

Pochettino offers extensive clarification on claim that winning cups 'only builds your ego'

‘The fans that aren’t happy, with perspective in the future, they will appreciate everything everyone is doing for this football club.’

# perspective - Monday 28 January, 2019

'Trophies build egos' - Pochettino shrugs off cup exits as he targets bigger prizes for Spurs

Tottenham look set for another season without silverware but the Argentine isn’t hitting the panic button just yet.

# perspective - Thursday 17 January, 2019

Kyrie Irving reveals he called LeBron this week to apologise, dominates Raptors in thriller

Steph Curry, meanwhile, set a new NBA record last night.

# perspective - Tuesday 13 November, 2018

Going home to be a father keeps All Black challenge in perspective for Earls

The 31-year-old is set to face New Zealand for the fifth time on Saturday.

# perspective - Sunday 14 October, 2018

'Why are you smiling?': Sarri reveals bemusement at fun-loving Klopp after Hazard goal

The Italian was impressed that his German counterpart was still enjoying the spectacle at Stamford Bridge despite his team trailing at the time.

# perspective - Saturday 13 October, 2018

Death of talented young footballer the 'predominant thought' for new Kerry manager Keane

Cahersiveen native Peter Keane has been appointed the Kerry manager on a three-year term.

# perspective - Thursday 13 September, 2018

Rashford arguably developing more quickly than Ronaldo and Kane, says Southgate

England manager Gareth Southgate says Marcus Rashford is a special talent who needs time to develop.

# perspective - Tuesday 4 September, 2018

My worst time? This is not even close, says Sharapova

“What’s challenging is when you’re a teenager and you have a few hundred dollars and you’ve got no sense of the future,” she said.

# perspective - Saturday 1 September, 2018

'There is no money that can pay for happiness. I was born poor. I don't mind dying poor'

Fabio Coentrao is quite content to take a step out of the spotlight.

# perspective - Saturday 18 August, 2018

Saving a life more important than a gold medal - Michael Phelps

The US swimmer has spoken before of falling into depression after each Olympics.

# perspective - Wednesday 30 May, 2018

Djokovic dismisses on-court problems when there 'are people starving to death'

The Serb advanced to the third round of the French Open but was far from his best.

# perspective - Thursday 22 February, 2018

'A big thing is putting things in perspective and it's something I do every minute'

Keith Earls is enjoying the best rugby of his career.

# perspective - Monday 27 November, 2017

'Rugby has been a stress reliever': Ulster's Paul Marshall opens up about young son's cancer diagnosis

The scrum-half made his 200th appearance for the province on Friday evening.

# perspective - Thursday 23 November, 2017

Carl Frampton and wife Christine to visit children in Kenya for Trócaire Christmas appeal

The Belfast boxer will spend four days in the East African country just over a week after his 10-round war with Horacio Garcia.

# perspective - Wednesday 4 October, 2017

'We earn a lot of money. I'd give away all the money to be healthy again, to play football'

Marco Reus also admitted he’ll at least consider a move away from Dortmund next summer.

# perspective - Thursday 21 September, 2017

'That's where real tragedy and devastation take place, not on the field of dreams'

Mayo manager Frank Browne on the burning desire to guide his side to All-Ireland glory, and using football to deal with loss.

# perspective - Tuesday 5 September, 2017

'I suppose they can't use that stick to beat me with anymore'

Joe Canning says that winning an All-Ireland won’t define him but will take some of the pressure off.

# perspective - Monday 28 August, 2017

Sean Cronin bouncing back with renewed appetite after neck injury lay-off

“It puts things into perspective,” says the hooker after suffering two injuries since the birth of his twin boys.

# perspective - Monday 5 June, 2017

Andy Murray pays tribute to victims of UK terror attacks after progressing in French Open

Murray defeated Karen Khachanov in the fourth round of the tournament today.

# perspective - Monday 8 May, 2017

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Use your phone to journal - and improve your day

Let’s find out how to remember what on earth we did last week.

# perspective - Thursday 13 April, 2017

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'There is so much more than football in this world' - Dortmund player talks about bombing

The investigation has centred on a sole “Islamist” suspect in custody.

# perspective - Wednesday 22 March, 2017

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Jason Day breaks down in tears as he withdraws from WGC to be with cancer-stricken mother

The 29-year-old conceded his first-round match with Pat Perez after just six holes.

# perspective - Sunday 20 November, 2016

Irish champion kickboxer knows exactly why success can never be life or death

Caradh O’Donovan has gone through a difficult period but competes in the European Championships in Greece this week.

# perspective - Monday 31 October, 2016

Lenihan a man still in love with the game despite rugby's changing face

The second row has born witness to some pivotal moments in rugby history, but also times when it has been put in stark perspective.

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