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# reflection

Last month
October 2023
O'Connell believes Ireland inspired the nation despite World Cup exit
The Ireland forwards coach was frustrated by a few lineout losses against the All Blacks.
This year
Sinéad Farrelly: 'I'm ready to close that chapter and to keep going'
The Ireland midfielder believes ‘the sky’s the limit’ for her team.
'Tears of pain' for all involved on D-Day for Ireland's World Cup Ins and Outs
Today’s official squad announcement came after a difficult few days around UCD.
Hurlers rising, footballers regressing? Contrasting fortunes for Dublin in Croke Park draws
Galway and Roscommon were the opposition for yesterday’s double-header.
Donn McClean: Reflections from an extraordinary week at Cheltenham
Emotion, firsts, lasts – looking back on the 2023 Cheltenham Festival.
Last year
Full circle - Striking symmetry for Ireland's World Cup history-makers
The Girls In Green qualified for their first-ever major tournament this week.
A success? - Reviewing Ireland’s World Cup qualifying campaign so far
The play-off bound Girls In Green rounded off the group stages with a fifth win last night.
Meath's Glory Days bring #SeriousSupport like never before
It’s a week since the Royals were crowned back-to-back All-Ireland senior champions after a remarkable journey.
'We had it out with each other' - Tough Munster conversations following Leinster defeat
Johann van Graan’s charges delivered a below-par performance against a fringe Leinster team last weekend.
Hamilton deals with 'horrible feeling' but has pride in vintage display
The seven-time world champion was in 20th position and 35 seconds adrift after pitting with a puncture on the opening lap.
Gearoid Hegarty was 'embarrassed' by 'stupid' red card against Galway
‘My family were there watching it…You nearly don’t even want to go home and look them in the eye.’
'Going forward, I probably need to change' - Duff
The Shelbourne boss’ emotional response to a penalty incident led to a booking on Friday night.
All time
The A-Z of the Irish football year, 2021
Our look back on another dramatic year on and off the field.
Frost considered moving to France before deciding to confront bullying and harassment case
Frost says she ultimately felt tackling the problem with Robbie Dunne was the right move.
Jurgen Klopp feels two key decisions went against Liverpool in West Ham defeat
The Reds boss felt goalkeeper Alisson was fouled for the opening goal and Aaron Cresswell should have been sent off.
Zaha considering international future after asking to miss Ivory Coast qualifiers
Ivory Coast boss Patrice Beaumelle says the 28-year-old was unwilling to travel for their qualifiers.
Star full-back suffers broken nose after 'kick to the face' as Ireland draw positives from Italy win
Eimear Considine went off for a HIA in the final moments of the game.
'We're better than the scoreline reflects' - Ireland looking to third-place play-off after 41-point defeat
Adam Griggs says his side will refocus to chase down a third-place finish in the Six Nations next weekend.
Early Goal of the Season contenders and endless positives as Ireland's top-flight kicks off
Goals – 17 to be precise – late drama and talent galore on show in the Women’s National League so far.
'We struggled even to have numbers to field in games over the past number of years'
Antrim’s Maeve Connolly talks about the lean years that her county endured ahead of their All-Ireland final against Down this weekend.
Alexis Sanchez says he asked about an Arsenal return after first Man United training session
The now-Inter Milan player wanted out after just one session.
'He lived the best life he could, he smiled every day and enjoyed everything. I take that into my life'
Death, grief, joy, elation: Leanne Kiernan has had to overcome a lot on her journey so far. Having recently turned 21, the Ireland and West Ham star reflects on her remarkable rise.
Shefflin: 'I think it was a great token by the GAA. That’s what makes it special'
The GAA gave corporate box tickets for the All-Ireland club final to the families of two Ballyhale players who died in the past couple of years.
'This time last year if someone was to say that this would happen I would have said, 'You're mad''
Barry Heffernan enjoyed a breakthrough season in the Tipperary defence this summer.
'In the final year, Joe failed to evolve the team when he needed to' - BOD
Brian O’Driscoll wants to see Irish rugby placing a greater focus on developing passing skills.
'That's when it dawned on me that this isn't just a hobby. People's lives depend on this'
Mayo and Collingwood star Sarah Rowe reflects on her entire AFLW experience as she readjusts to Gaelic football.
Leaked WhatsApp 'was a mild version of what happened' in Ireland camp, says Walters
The retired Republic of Ireland star says that the atmosphere changed in the final year under Martin O’Neill.
I always put the club's needs first, says Mourinho on Pogba row and 'problems' at United
After reportedly falling out with the midfielder late in his tenure, he has spoken of the need to be a ‘club man’.
'Going to college in America is one of the best decisions that I've ever made and definitely helped my golf'
Newly-turned professional Leona Maguire chats to The42 about a hectic few years on and off the golf course.
'I put a lot of pressure on myself...I really did feel it coming into this game' - Galway ladies boss
Mayo manager Peter Leahy was optimistic despite the heavy defeat.
'It's been quite intense remembering back over difficult times that you maybe haven't dealt with'
Cora Staunton says that writing a book has been an enjoyable process but was also challenging.
Tony Keady tributes and Jack McCaffrey's cheeky celebration - the top 7 Sunday Game moments of 2017
Here’s some of the best moments from the GAA’s flagship TV programme.
Ireland's system horribly exposed and the talking points from tonight's play-off defeat
Christian Eriksen proved his worth, while Martin O’Neill’s future in the job has come into question.
Cork City's Alan Bennett pays lovely tribute to Derry after a traumatic season
The Candystripes suffered through the pain of losing captain Ryan McBride in March.
Use your phone to journal - and improve your day
Let’s find out how to remember what on earth we did last week.
Obama: Syria "haunts me constantly"
The outgoing US president has cited the Syrian Civil War as one of his most difficult challenges in government.
'The most important thing in life is life' - Davy Fitz reflects on 'tough week'
The Clare boss saw his side lose out in today’s All-Ireland SHC quarter-final.
'I'd be lying if I thought that we were suddenly world beaters' - Schmidt
The Ireland head coach delivered his verdict on the three-Test tour of South Africa.
When it rains it pours for Bohs and the SSE Airtricity League talking points
There was also a seventh straight league win for Cork City, while four players received red cards yesterday.
Howlin 'hasn't made up his mind' about running for the Labour leadership
The Wexford TD denied that he looked for a precondition of an uncontested leadership, saying “certainly not” and that he’s “absolutely” up for a contest.