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# Best Ever

All time
# good health
IRFU records best-ever financial year with revenues of €87.5 million
The men’s international game now accounts for 81% of all IRFU revenues.
# Interview
Ron Atkinson on the Desailly controversy, Paul McGrath and his best-ever signings
The former Manchester United manager chats to The42 about an eventful career in football.
# Opinion
Ignore the haters, Robbie Keane is Ireland's best-ever striker
The veteran striker announced his international retirement today.
# Heroes
Rating the 21 best Irish Premier League players ever
Robbie Keane and other players who have made their mark on England’s top flight.
# starlets
David O'Leary's 'babies' and the best-ever young Premier League teams
After Man United’s youngsters flourished at the weekend, we look back on some similarly prodigious sides.
Messi shows exactly why we love him so much to pour misery on Guardiola's Bayern
Barcelona’s little genius scored two goals in three minutes in a 3-0 home win against Bayern Munich in the Champions League semi-final first leg.
# Best Ever
Is King Henry the greatest player in hurling's history?
It’s a question that will lead to intense debate following Henry Shefflin’s retirement from intercounty hurling
# Best Ever
"I've never seen a better defender" - Cody praise for retired JJ Delaney
Kilkenny manager Brian Cody says the nine-time All-Ireland medallist is the best of all time.
# paragraph
Is this the best opening paragraph of an Irishman's* Wikipedia entry, ever?
*Ok, Adrian Carton de Wiart is not exactly Irish, but he’s got our blood in him. And he sounds like quite a guy.
# Opinion
Too early to say if Messi is best ever: Ibrahimovic
Messi, who turns 26 this year, scored his 43rd goal of the season in La Liga at the weekend.
# Best Ever
Hitchcock’s Vertigo trumps Citizen Kane in British list of top films
The 1958 suspense thriller about a retired police officer with a fear of heights topples Orson Welles’ classic in BFI’s list.