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# New Beginnings

Last year
2022
# New Beginnings
Oisin Mullin arrives in Melbourne from Mayo after Dingle stag party meeting
‘The Irish contingent here in Geelong, it’s good, waving the flag.’
All time
# New Beginnings
'I think I could’ve made it. But Covid destroyed it' - Sligo youngster on end of AFL dream
Luke Towey has returned to Ireland following the end of his two-year stint with the Gold Coast Suns.
# Done Deal
Conor Hourihane has joined the Irish contingent at Sheffield United
The 30-year-old moves to the Championship side on a season-long loan from Aston Villa.
# New Beginnings
Glazer family thanked as Buccaneers predict Tom Brady will 'define franchise for years'
Tampa Bay general manager Jason Licht says the 42-year-old quarterback has not been signed for what he has achieved in the past.
# New Beginnings
The 33rd Dáil is meeting today for the first time - here's how it will play out
A new Ceann Comhairle is expected to be elected today – but we’re unlikely to see a new Taoiseach.
# New Beginnings
'There is extraordinary division in Ireland': Aontú to stand 60 candidates in upcoming elections
The party will officially launch at an event in Dublin on Saturday.
# New Beginnings
'There were a lot of tears shed over the last year-and-a-half, a lot of dark times and a lot of sleepless nights'
It’s been a turbulent time for former League of Ireland goalkeeper Ryan Coulter but he’s pressed the reset button and starts a new adventure in America.
# New Beginnings
Two-time All-Ireland winner Callanan named as Tipperary captain for 2019
Star forward Noel McGrath has been selected as vice-captain for the year.
# New Beginnings
'I didn't want to become complacent, stale or stagnant': Girvan Dempsey on leaving Leinster
Having spent his entire playing and coaching career with the province, the former full-back moved to Bath earlier this year.
# New Beginnings
'They said winter was finishing, but we were like Cool Runnings when we got off at the airport'
Belfast memories as Henry Speight prepares to make his Ulster debut later today.
# New Beginnings
'We are still Rocky Balboa and not Ivan Drago. We have to do more and fight more'
Jurgen Klopp hopes to deliver Liverpool’s first league title in the Premier League era as the new season looms.
# New Beginnings
'There's too much made of the circus' - Interim Offaly boss keen to help footballers start afresh
Paul Rouse speaks to The42 as Offaly prepare to meet Antrim in the All-Ireland SFC qualifiers.
# New Beginnings
Conor Clifford signs with Limerick as worldwide ban ends
The former Chelsea player was given a six-month ban relating to ‘betting offences’.
# New Beginnings
Jono Gibbes to take up new head coach role with New Zealand club at the end of the season
Gibbes will take charge of Waikato for the 2018 Mitre 10 Cup.
# New Beginnings
James McClean's brother Patrick signs for Sligo Rovers
Patrick McClean helped Waterford earn promotion to the top flight last season.
# New Beginnings
'Until you've experienced epilepsy yourself, you don't understand what it's like to have no control'
Richael Timothy was forced to retire from Gaelic football at 21 with epilepsy, but has found a new lease of life in para-cycling.
# Yellowbellies
Former Kildare player takes the reins as Wexford's new senior football manager
Wexford GAA have confirmed that Paul McLoughlin will take over on a three-year term.
# New Beginnings
Life after Arsenal begins as Liam Brady lands senior role with a top sports company
The Irish football pundit was previously an academy coach with Arsenal.
# New Beginnings
Richie Towell comes off the bench and nets injury-time winner on his Rotherham home debut
The Dubliner will spend the rest of the season with the League One side.
# New Beginnings
Carl Frampton appoints new trainer after parting ways with Shane McGuigan
Jamie Moore is a former European champion.
# New Beginnings
Scottish financial giant Standard Life says Dublin will likely be its new EU base
The company wants to keep access to the single market after Brexit.
# New Beginnings
Damien Duff named head coach of Shamrock Rovers academy side
The former Ireland winger is cutting his teeth in coaching with the Hoops’ U15 , who will play in the new National League from August.
# New Beginnings
'The politics got me down. I loved playing the game - it's all the other crap that goes with it'
Conor Clifford is back home with Dundalk after a difficult and exhaustive journey in the UK.
# New Beginnings
Six former LOI players have teamed up with an Irish manager on the other side of the world
Dubliner Paul O’Reilly gave the footballers an offer they felt they couldn’t refuse.
# New Beginnings
The Irish rugby players who bowed out of the game this year
Only one man got to choose exactly when he’d bow out.
# New Beginnings
'It's someone else's time' - Ronan's last hurrah before stepping down as Ireland boss
She will continue to work for women’s football in a different role after today’s game against the Basque Country.
# New Beginnings
Multi-talented Irish rugby star Lindsay Peat is exactly where she's meant to be
Lindsay Peat’s life has changed both on and off the rugby pitch.
# Dail vote
New beginnings: 200 child refugees from Calais camp will come to Ireland
The makeshift refugee camp was cleared out and demolished last month after being deemed dangerous and unsafe.
# New Beginnings
Buckle up Wexford fans, you're in for a rollercoaster ride with Davy in charge
The former Clare boss will be present at Wexford Park for tomorrow’s county final between Oulart-The-Ballagh and Cloughbawn.
# whole new ball game
Armagh footballer Jamie Clarke has joined a soccer team in New York
The Crossmaglen man has linked up with NY Shamrocks whose technical director is former Ireland underage international and Manchester United youth player Kevin Grogan.
Voices
Aaron McKenna: The little government that could… If the cynics will let it
Aaron McKenna thinks the current government could run two or three years and deliver on some real fundamental changes to the way that we run the country.
# New Beginnings
Cardiff swoop for Ma'afu after release from Toulon due to assault conviction
The former Australia prop didn’t have to wait long to find a new club.
# New Beginnings
Kevin Doyle made his MLS debut last night & it proved a decent start
The Irish attacker featured for the Colorado Rapids in their clash with Vancouver.
# New Beginnings
6 All-Ireland final survivors in Limerick minor hurling team to face Cork
Leo O’Connor has announced his team to play the Rebels at Páirc Uí Rinn
# New Beginnings
Prince Harry is leaving the army and looking for a new job
He said he is excited about what the future holds.
# New Beginnings
Anderson blames injuries, not being a bit rubbish, for the end of his United career
The Brazilian believes he came back from injury too soon.
# Pen to Paper
Want to start writing in 2015? Here are five steps to help you begin
Advice from an expert.
# New Beginnings
End of an era: After more than 50 years, the US and Cuba are talking again
“These 50 years have shown that isolation hasn’t worked. It’s time for a new approach,” said Barack Obama.
# New Beginnings
Goodbye, old friend: Microsoft has officially ditched Nokia from its phones
The Lumia 535 will be released in selected markets and is expected to cost €110.
# fresh start
Brogan and Connolly to lead Dublin attack against Carlow
Dubs manager Jim Gavin has made 11 changes from the side that were beaten in the All-Ireland semi-final.