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# Best of the best

Last year
2022
# Best of the best
All-Ireland champions Kilkenny lead the way with eight All-Star awards
It was a clean sweep for the Cats, with Miriam Walsh named Player of the Year and Brian Dowling taking the Manager of the Year accolade.
# Best of the best
Donegal's Niamh McLaughlin scoops LGFA Player of the Year award
All-Ireland champions Meath receive six All-Stars, with five for beaten finalists Kerry, at 2022 end-of-season bash.
# Best of the best
Johnny Sexton and Josh van der Flier nominated for World Rugby Player of the Year
Andy Farrell has been nominated for Coach of the Year while Mack Hansen and Dan Sheehan are competing for Breakthrough Player of the Year.
# Best of the best
England and New Zealand set up Women's Rugby World Cup final showdown
They overcame Canada and France in their respective thrilling semi-final wins.
# Best of the best
David Clifford and Diarmaid Byrnes named 2022 Footballer and Hurler of the Year
Galway’s Jack Glynn and Kilkenny’s Mikey Butler collected the Young Player of the Year awards.
# Best of the best
'Genuine world-class superstar footballers' - 8 Players to Watch at Euro 2022
Hosts England open the tournament against Austria at Old Trafford tonight.
# winners circle
Galway, Limerick, Leitrim and Kilkenny stars win Player of the Month awards
Paul Conory, Diarmaid Byrnes, Michelle Guckian and Miriam Walsh have all been recognised for their April exploits.
# Camogie
Eight All-Stars for champions Galway as Donohue named Player of the Year
Tribe boss Cathal Murray also won the Manager of the Year prize, while Cork dual star Hannah Looney made it a 2021 double at tonight’s re-fixed All-Stars Awards banquet.
All time
# Best of the best
All-Ireland champions Tyrone win eight football All-Star awards, three each for Mayo and Kerry
Dublin’s Ciarán Kilkenny is the only player from the 2020 All-Star side to be picked again this year.
# Best of the best
Two top stars go head-to-head, and a Battle Royale in store — the 2021 All-Star awards
The country’s top ladies football talent will be honoured tonight.
# Best of the best
Galway All-Ireland winning duo and Cork star shortlisted for Player of the Year award
Aoife Donohoe, Niamh Kilkenny and Hannah Looney go head-to-head for the top prize in camogie.
# Best of the best
Ballon d’Or shortlist released as 14 Premier League players make the cut
Manchester City and Chelsea are each represented by five players.
# Best of the best
All-Ireland champions Limerick dominate Sunday Game Team of the Year
The panel also selected one player from each of Cork, Waterford, Kilkenny and Clare.
# Best of the best
Katie Taylor and Sam Bennett among nominees for 2020 RTÉ Sportsperson of the Year
Ciarán Kilkenny, Gearóid Hegarty, Sanita Puspure and Colin Keane are also in the running.
# Best of the best
Big names aplenty as Peamount trio up for Player of the Season after stunning double exploits
The young player equivalent also has serious talent on the shortlist.
# Best of the best
Katie Taylor #2 as Ring Magazine release inaugural women's pound-for-pound rankings
Three-weight world champion Claressa Shields tops Ring Magazine’s list.
# Best of the best
Shortlist for 2019 RTÉ Sportsperson of the Year unveiled - who should win?
The list has been whittled down from 26 to 10 ahead of the big night.
# Stars Align
8 players who could light up tomorrow's All-Ireland semi-finals in Croke Park
Fierce rivalries will be renewed as Dublin face Cork and Mayo meet Galway.
# Best of the best
'A little Jack Russell' and other stars who should light up the Women's World Cup
Irish internationals Louise Quinn, Stephanie Roche and Megan Campbell tell us who to keep an eye on.
# Best of the best
'We're playing the greatest Welsh side ever. We're going to have to be at our absolute best'
England may be top of the Six Nations table after two bonus-point wins, but Eddie Jones is wary of a Wales team that has won 11 straight.
# top two
Messi: 'The rivalry with Cristiano was very healthy and good for the fans'
The Barcelona legend has spoken about his duel with the former Real Madrid star, who joined Juventus in the summer
# best players of 2018
That's a wrap: A look back at Ireland's stand-out XI of 2018
Do you agree with our selections?
# Best of the best
World champion Kellie Harrington crowned 2018 Sportswoman of the Year
An early Christmas present after an incredible year for the Dubliner.
# Best of the best
7 for Cork, 5 for Kilkenny as All-Ireland champions lead the way at 2018 All-Stars
Galway, Tipperary and Waterford players made up the team selection.
# Best of the best
Here are the 6 nominees for Premier League Player of the Year
Mohamed Salah and Kevin De Bruyne lead the PFA nominations, with three Manchester City players in the running.
# Best of the best
Do you agree with The42's Hurling 2017 Team of the Year?
Choosing players not alone on the summer’s senior championship but also factoring in minor, U21, league and club action.
# Best of the best
Haranguing, swearing and a run-in with Bertie - just some of Vincent Browne's best bits
He’s off, but what a decade it’s been.
# Tweet Elite
Two blue ticks from Ronaldo and 'whatever the f**k you do, don't shut your eyes' - it's tweets of the week
The best sporting offerings on Twitter from the past seven days.
# Best of the best
Cork legends Briege Corkery and Bríd Stack shortlisted for Player of the Year award
Dublin star forward Sinead Ahearne was also nominated for the honour.
# Best of the best
Here's the line-up and seedings for today's Champions League draw
The draw will take place in Monaco this evening at 5pm Irish time.
# Best of the best
We pick our combined Australia and New Zealand team ahead of the World Cup final
We pick our ultimate XV from this year’s World Cup final.
# Best of the best
An important ranking of Dublin city's McDonald's
From worst to best.
# Best of the best
Winners alright! 10 horses that grabbed the headlines in 2014
2014 was another year in which racing fans gained some new favourites and said goodbye to some old ones.
# Best of the best
The 50 best players in the world
We’ve crunched the numbers. Here’s the top footballers in the world right now.