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# Inspiration

This year
Haller scores eight-minute hat-trick as he continues comeback from testicular cancer
The Borussia Dortmund striker hit the net in a 6-0 friendly win over Basel.
Last year
Brazil a country that can smile again with Richarlison the poster boy for change
The Tottenham Hotspur striker has not only produced two of the goals of the tournament, he is leading the line with a new authority.
Bellingham's shades of Rooney a thrill to senses
Roy Keane summed up midfielder’s credentials – ‘Maturity, decision-making, what’s going on upstairs, end product, final pass. The kid has everything.’
All time
Cristiano Ronaldo will lift Manchester United’s rising stars – Robbie Keane
The Portugal forward returned to Old Trafford on transfer deadline day.
'We're in nursery school, Liverpool are doing their PhD at Oxford University'
England boss Eddie Jones explained how the Premier League club has inspired them.
England's Itoje seeks solace from 'The Lion King' as Ireland await
The animated children’s film is providing the England star with unusual inspiration.
'I had Joshua when I was 22. For a lot of girls, that could have ended their sporting career'
Donegal and Western Bulldogs star Katy Herron is set to make her AFLW debut tomorrow. Here, she reflects on her journey both on and off the field.
'It's not my job to educate the world': Activist Sinead Burke speaks about bullying and her own experience
Burke has made waves in recent years catching the attention of Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle and Vogue editor Anna Wintour.
'It was completely torn, ruptured, gone... but I would have regretted it if I hadn't tried it'
A devastating cruciate injury denied Nicole Owens the chance to play in Dublin’s recent All-Ireland final win – but she didn’t go down without a fight.
Van der Flier takes inspiration from Nacewa's injury mindset
The Leinster flanker says Nacewa’s attitude around setbacks and rehab opened his eyes.
'You won't notice anything outside the moment because you're just trying to basically stay alive'
Former professional rugby player Damian Browne is attempting to climb the seven summits of the world.
'He was prouder that I played for England than he was flying over Buckingham Palace during World War II'
Ian Wright dedicated his 2016 autobiography to school teacher Syd Pigden. He recalls memories of the first male role model in his life, who passed away last December.
Henry: Wenger and Guardiola inspirations for my coaching career at Monaco
Lessons learned from Arsene Wenger and Pep Guardiola will aid Thierry Henry as he begins his coaching career at Monaco.
'Our whole thing was that we've got to have the same attitude as Donnacha'
Tipperary man Donnacha Ryan has had a telling impact on Racing 92 since joining last summer.
'What Phil Mickelson is doing is showing us we can still do it later in our careers' - Tiger Woods
At the age of 47, Mickelson is still tearing it up on the PGA Tour and Woods hopes to follow in his footsteps.
Sevilla coach told his players he has cancer before second-half comeback against Liverpool
Eduardo Berizzo has been diagnosed with prostate cancer.
Inspiring comeback sees Ian McKinley kick crucial penalty on Italy debut
McKinley scored an important second half penalty as Italy earned their first Test win of 2017.
Inspirational Kerry entrepreneur raises over €100,000 for disability charity after running 24 marathons in 24 days
25-year-old fitness instructor Shane Finn ran 24 marathons in 24 days this month in aid of Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus Ireland.
'Irish people were not as comfortable with the English as they are today'
Journalist and author Colin Young chats to The42 about Jack Charlton’s place in Irish football’s history.
Irishman McCall's Saracens were once modelled on Munster and Leinster
The former Ulster head coach has masterminded the Premiership club’s rise.
Klopp wants Liverpool to copy Chelsea blueprint
An inability to get results over the line has been a problem all season.
‘I wasn’t brought down fast enough from the volcano and ended up with heart failure’
Fiona McGinley chats to The42 about recovering from a 2012 accident to compete in The Race.
16 extremely Irish touches to add to a wedding
So many ideas.
Hogg wants Scotland to be inspired by Warriors for Ireland clash
The fullback was a member of the Glasgow side that thrashed two-time European champions Leicester 43-0.
12 small changes that will make a genuine difference to your life
You won’t even know yourself soon.
How diabetes 'saved' my life
US-based motivation speaker and elite powerlifter, Chris Rudden, describes his experience of living with an incurable disease.
'We have spoken about it' - All Blacks motivated by honouring Lomu
The legendary wing died a year ago today.
'Breaking my back taught me what was worth fighting for in life'
Two of Ireland’s Paralympic athletes on not letting a disability define them and how they got tough in the face of adversity.
7 Instagram accounts you need to follow for home decor inspiration
They might not help your budget – but your home will look amazing.
8 simple steps to make any house feel like a home
We spoke to interior designer Carole Roberts who gave us her top tips.
Irish cancer survivor loses out on world record by just ONE second
But Nikki Bradley has already achieved another incredible feat.
4 years after being diagnosed with leukaemia, Stiliyan Petrov makes emotional Villa return
The midfielder featured against Gak 1902 this evening.
Schmidt's Ireland inspired by performances of U20s in England
Ireland scrum coach Greg Feek is excited to get working with loosehead Andrew Porter.
8 of the best pieces of street art around Ireland
Iconic, ironic or just beautiful. Check them out.
Inspirational one-armed surfer Bethany Hamilton claimed third in a pro event last night
“I’m a reminder for young girls that you can do it if you set your mind to it.”
6 brilliant Irish people who overcame the odds
Prepare to be wowed.
Pics: Boston bombing survivor completes marathon with prosthetic blade
Patrick Downes completed the course in five hours, 56 minutes and 46 seconds.
'I told Liverpool players to remember Istanbul'
The Reds’ players were told to remember what the club did against AC Milan in 2005 last night.
Dublin teenager tells how hurling helped him 'escape' from speech and language difficulties
Karl Reddy has told his story in a powerful video.