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# world-class - Last week 20th November 2022 - 26th November 2022

Analysis: Why Ireland turn to Caelan Doris when they need a big play
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Analysis: Why Ireland turn to Caelan Doris when they need a big play

Nov 23rd 2022, 9:44 AM 9,042 Views 9 Comments

Mayo native has become one of the best No 8s in the sport.

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Benzema becomes first Frenchman since Zidane to win Ballon d'Or
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Benzema becomes first Frenchman since Zidane to win Ballon d'Or

Oct 17th 2022, 9:41 PM 8,644 Views 0 Comments

Meanwhile, Alexia Putellas won her second successive prize at the ceremony.

'They had me in a Munster jersey and a red scrum cap in Killarney!'
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'They had me in a Munster jersey and a red scrum cap in Killarney!'

Sep 9th 2022, 7:35 AM 28,726 Views 5 Comments

After a summer of good times, Josh van der Flier is out to keep up his scintillating form.

'If I really want to become a world-class striker and a top player, it’s got to start now'
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'If I really want to become a world-class striker and a top player, it’s got to start now'

Jun 12th 2022, 12:36 AM 13,167 Views 3 Comments

Michael Obafemi produced an influential display in Ireland’s win over Scotland.

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Why Ireland's Tadhg Furlong is the best tighthead prop in the world
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Why Ireland's Tadhg Furlong is the best tighthead prop in the world

Dec 26th 2021, 8:00 AM 28,214 Views 12 Comments

The Wexford man finished a strong 2021 with outstanding performances for Ireland in November.

Arsenal boss hails 'versatile' McCabe after another top performance and stunning goal
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Arsenal boss hails 'versatile' McCabe after another top performance and stunning goal

Oct 11th 2021, 1:38 PM 2,151 Views 2 Comments

The Ireland captain was Sky Sports’ Player of the Match yesterday, scoring her third goal in as many league games.

'She is outrageous' - coach Griggs sings praises of Ireland's teenage star, Parsons
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'She is outrageous' - coach Griggs sings praises of Ireland's teenage star, Parsons

Sep 19th 2021, 5:54 PM 10,379 Views 4 Comments

The Ireland winger scored one try and made another as Ireland beat Italy today to keep their World Cup hopes alive.

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Munster will look to impact of 'world-class' centre De Allende in Europe
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Munster will look to impact of 'world-class' centre De Allende in Europe

Dec 11th 2020, 6:30 AM 7,176 Views 2 Comments

The Springboks midfielder has settled into life in Limerick very well.

Lionel Messi brilliance helps Barcelona into Champions League last 8
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Lionel Messi brilliance helps Barcelona into Champions League last 8

Aug 8th 2020, 10:01 PM 49,391 Views 31 Comments

The Argentine international scored and won a penalty, to set up a mouth-watering tie with German champions Bayern Munich on Friday.

Judd Trump makes snooker history
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Judd Trump makes snooker history

Mar 15th 2020, 11:22 PM 19,538 Views 7 Comments

The Englishman landed a sixth snooker ranking title in the 2019-20, setting a new record.

Pat Lam's Bristol announce signing of England and Lions prop Sinckler
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Pat Lam's Bristol announce signing of England and Lions prop Sinckler

Jan 27th 2020, 9:51 AM 9,556 Views 17 Comments

The 26-year-old will make the move from Harlequins this summer.

Never mind the Champions Cup, Leinster could win the Six Nations
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Never mind the Champions Cup, Leinster could win the Six Nations

Jan 9th 2020, 4:53 PM 14,534 Views 29 Comments

Alan Quinlan believes Leinster are good enough to beat top international teams.

Overtaking Pele, reaching a Barcelona milestone and the records that Messi could break in 2020
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Overtaking Pele, reaching a Barcelona milestone and the records that Messi could break in 2020

Dec 26th 2019, 7:09 PM 8,836 Views 2 Comments

After a hugely successful 2019, the Argentina forward is well on his way to achieving several more personal milestones.

US star Megan Rapinoe rewarded for stellar year with Ballon d'Or
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US star Megan Rapinoe rewarded for stellar year with Ballon d'Or

Dec 2nd 2019, 8:11 PM 11,499 Views 20 Comments

The 34-year-old midfielder was a key figure in the World Cup this summer.

'There's a very strong case for her as the greatest Irish sportsperson ever'
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'There's a very strong case for her as the greatest Irish sportsperson ever'

Nov 27th 2019, 7:30 AM 9,141 Views 11 Comments

Sports historian and fellow former athlete Pierce O’Callaghan reflects on Sonia O’Sullivan’s legacy.

Ramos joins Messi in exclusive La Liga goalscoring club as Real Madrid prevail
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Ramos joins Messi in exclusive La Liga goalscoring club as Real Madrid prevail

Oct 30th 2019, 10:53 PM 11,990 Views 7 Comments

The 33-year-old scored a penalty against Leganes to maintain an impressive run.

Raheem Sterling is 'in the top five players in the world now'
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Raheem Sterling is 'in the top five players in the world now'

Oct 23rd 2019, 11:50 AM 4,475 Views 20 Comments

Rio Ferdinand heaped praise on the English winger after his latest performance.

Back-to-back champion Sanita Puspure one of five Irish up for prestigious World Rowing Awards
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Back-to-back champion Sanita Puspure one of five Irish up for prestigious World Rowing Awards

Oct 15th 2019, 11:38 AM 1,925 Views 1 Comment

New crew of Paul O’Donovan and Fintan McCarthy and fellow Corkman Ronan Byrne are also nominated.

'The returns are huge if we can do this': The need for a world-class public transport system in Ireland
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'The returns are huge if we can do this': The need for a world-class public transport system in Ireland

Aug 28th 2019, 8:30 PM 24,739 Views 43 Comments

What needs to happen in Ireland to drastically improve our public transport?

McKenna brothers add renowned former world trainer of the year to coaching team
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McKenna brothers add renowned former world trainer of the year to coaching team

Jul 11th 2019, 12:01 AM 6,630 Views 1 Comment

The Smithborough youngsters will now work with Robert Garcia.

Ireland's sevens teams move into new IRFU high-performance facility
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Ireland's sevens teams move into new IRFU high-performance facility

Jun 26th 2019, 4:59 PM 13,180 Views 6 Comments

The new multi-million Euro training centre features three outdoor pitches as well as a three-quarter length indoor pitch.

Football Writers' Player of the Year leaves Man City to join Champions League winners Lyon
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Football Writers' Player of the Year leaves Man City to join Champions League winners Lyon

May 21st 2019, 1:29 PM 5,389 Views 3 Comments

25-year-old England forward Nikita Parris has moved to the French giants on a free transfer.

Ireland return to London 7s with eye on upcoming Olympic qualifier
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Ireland return to London 7s with eye on upcoming Olympic qualifier

May 21st 2019, 11:49 AM 4,217 Views 4 Comments

Uncapped Lansdowne flyer Peter Sullivan and Kerry man Jack Daly will hope to win their first international Sevens caps in Twickenham.

Arsenal boss hails Irish 'gems' McCabe and Quinn as Gunners end title drought
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Arsenal boss hails Irish 'gems' McCabe and Quinn as Gunners end title drought

Apr 28th 2019, 5:36 PM 4,491 Views 0 Comments

Arsenal manager Joe Montemurro described the Republic of Ireland duo as ‘incredible players’ as they starred in a title-clinching win.

All the goals from tonight's Barca-Man United clash
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All the goals from tonight's Barca-Man United clash

Apr 16th 2019, 8:29 PM 8,179 Views 18 Comments

The Catalan side ultimately secured a place in the semi-finals.

'Ronaldo showed that he is on a different level'
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'Ronaldo showed that he is on a different level'

Apr 11th 2019, 12:37 AM 9,940 Views 1 Comment

Massimiliano Allegri was impressed with his star man’s showing against Ajax.

'Eden Hazard is too good for this Chelsea team'
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'Eden Hazard is too good for this Chelsea team'

Jan 9th 2019, 6:22 PM 6,925 Views 26 Comments

BBC pundit Jermaine Jenas believes the Blues star has outgrown his team-mates.

The42’s finest international XV of 2018
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The42’s finest international XV of 2018

Dec 23rd 2018, 12:00 PM 25,789 Views 54 Comments

It’s been a hell of a year. Here’s who really stood out.

'He's always there to carry, always there to tackle': James Ryan continues to soar
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'He's always there to carry, always there to tackle': James Ryan continues to soar

Nov 19th 2018, 11:45 AM 9,154 Views 14 Comments

Rory Best and Devin Toner are no longer surprised by what the 22-year-old produces on the big stage.

50 goals in 65 games for Salah as Liverpool win to top Champions League group
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50 goals in 65 games for Salah as Liverpool win to top Champions League group

Oct 24th 2018, 9:54 PM 22,585 Views 16 Comments

Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino were also on target for the Reds.

How the Pro14 is aiming to bring about 'world-class' refereeing
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How the Pro14 is aiming to bring about 'world-class' refereeing

Oct 7th 2018, 7:00 AM 14,379 Views 54 Comments

Greg Garner, the Pro14′s elite referee manager, explains their five-year plan.

Team Ireland win eventing silver medal at World Equestrian Games
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Team Ireland win eventing silver medal at World Equestrian Games

Sep 17th 2018, 6:55 PM 13,669 Views 9 Comments

Sally Corscadden’s team claim their first world championship medal and with it a place at the 2020 Olympic Games.

Eden Hazard 'maybe' the best in Europe
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Eden Hazard 'maybe' the best in Europe

Sep 16th 2018, 12:28 AM 6,062 Views 4 Comments

An exceptional start to the campaign has led Maurizio Sarri to change his mind as to Eden Hazard’s ranking among Europe’s best players.

Masterful Modric continues to show why he's one of the best players of his generation
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Masterful Modric continues to show why he's one of the best players of his generation

Jul 7th 2018, 10:44 PM 14,496 Views 10 Comments

The Real Madrid and Croatia star was the best player on the pitch in his side’s World Cup quarter-final tonight.

Messi and Rojo magic helps nervy Argentina reach World Cup last 16
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Messi and Rojo magic helps nervy Argentina reach World Cup last 16

Jun 26th 2018, 8:53 PM 25,108 Views 48 Comments

The Barcelona star scored a brilliant goal tonight.

Bale brilliance the difference as Real Madrid beat Liverpool in Champions League final
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Bale brilliance the difference as Real Madrid beat Liverpool in Champions League final

May 26th 2018, 9:38 PM 40,692 Views 155 Comments

Loris Karius had a night to forget in goals for Liverpool.

Serial winner Ronaldo breaks Champions League victory record
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Serial winner Ronaldo breaks Champions League victory record

Apr 25th 2018, 11:33 PM 7,036 Views 6 Comments

The Portuguese star won his 96th game in Europe’s premier club competition, passing a Madrid legend in the process

Here are all the goals from tonight's Liverpool-Roma game
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Here are all the goals from tonight's Liverpool-Roma game

Apr 24th 2018, 8:40 PM 10,997 Views 11 Comments

Mo Salah scored two and assisted two.

Irrepressible Salah wins PFA Player of the Month award for 4th time this season
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Irrepressible Salah wins PFA Player of the Month award for 4th time this season

Apr 9th 2018, 4:42 PM 5,368 Views 9 Comments

The 25-year-old put in a series of outstanding performances and has been rewarded for the effort.

Shay Given backs Man City star to dominate for a decade
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Shay Given backs Man City star to dominate for a decade

Apr 4th 2018, 6:00 AM 8,374 Views 8 Comments

The Irishman has been impressed with Brazilian goalkeeper Ederson.

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