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# a true underdog story

This year
The Irishman at the heart of an FA Cup fairytale
Gavan Holohan has been key to Grimsby Town’s remarkable journey.
Kilkenny midfielder's joy after inspiring FA Cup giantkilling
Gavan Holohan’s two goals were key as Grimsby stunned Southampton.
Last year
How Ireland's new coach turned Kidderminster into 'the non-league Barcelona'
An in-depth look at the rise of John Eustace.
All time
'A betting man wouldn’t put their house on us, but stranger things have happened. Just look at the GAA'
Ireland and FC Köln’s Donegal-born striker Amber Barrett takes inspiration from elsewhere ahead of her German reunion.
The team who ended 18 months without a win by beating the best side in Ireland
Athlone captain Aaron Brilly discusses the club’s remarkable rejuvenation since the start of the new campaign.
'Follow your dreams': Anderson issues South Africa rallying call after stunning Federer
Next up is a semi-final on Friday against John Isner, the ninth seeded American.
'There was free drink for everyone in the bar' - The Carlow footballer who stunned Premier League giants
Irish striker Padraig Amond chats to The42 about the goal that almost knocked Tottenham out of the FA Cup.
'A lot of them were unemployed and they were trying to find their place again'
Filmmaker Laura McGann chats about her new film Revolutions, which takes an in-depth look at the Irish women’s roller derby team.
How a little-known South Africa-born teenager became an overnight hero in Irish football
Finn Harps starlet BJ Banda chats to The42 about his hopes for the new season, a little over a year on from THAT goal.
Inspired by Mario Balotelli, the team defying doubters at the top of the French league
Nice’s ascension is a result of successful gambles on players and astute coaching appointments.