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# Challenge

Last year
2022
# Challenge
St Pat's look ahead to potential Euro date with Tottenham's conquerors
Tim Clancy’s side could be set for a tricky tie with Slovenian club Mura.
# Challenge
Kevin De Bruyne forced to use left foot as a child – to protect friend’s flowers
The Belgian international scored three of his four goals against Wolves with his supposed weaker foot.
# Challenge
Ireland look to end difficult Six Nations campaign on a positive note
The final round of the Women’s Six Nations sees Greg McWilliams’ side host Scotland in Belfast today.
# Challenge
11 games into his reign, Stephen O'Donnell confident Dundalk moving in the right direction
The manager saw his side lose 1-0 to Shamrock Rovers on Monday night.
# Challenge
Vera Pauw's Ireland will use upcoming match with U15 boys team to 'try out a few things'
They face a crucial World Cup qualifier with Sweden later this month.
# Challenge
'It’s a huge game, probably the most important to date'
Jim Crawford’s Irish U21 team face a big test away to Sweden tomorrow.
# Into the Lyons Den
'I'm walking into a dressing room where I’m probably the only person who hasn’t won a league title'
Ireland U21 defender Andy Lyons on adjusting to full-time football at Shamrock Rovers and watching Evan Ferguson at 14.
# Fighting Talk
'We play with a physicality that Ireland haven’t seen before' - Eddie Jones
The England boss pointed out that Andy Farrell’s men haven’t faced South Africa since 2017.
# Challenge
Russian Football Union to appeal against ban imposed by Fifa and Uefa
The ban means Russia will not participate in the upcoming men’s World Cup qualifying play-offs or UEFA Women’s Euro 2022 this summer.
# Challenge
Ulster light on numbers as they search for new Irish-qualified hooker
Wales international Brad Roberts will leave the province at the end of the season.
# Challenge
Moyes believes England will come calling if Bowen maintains form
The calls for Bowen to win a call-up from Gareth Southgate are getting louder.
# Challenge
Nadal says Djokovic knew the risks: 'He made his own decisions'
The Serb has launched a court challenge to stay in the country and play at this month’s Australian Open where both he and Nadal would be chasing a record 21st Grand Slam title.
All time
# Challenge
Leinster set to appeal for cancelled Montpellier game to be rescheduled
The Irish province are unhappy about EPCR’s decision.
# in flux
How are Munster shaping up for their Champions Cup clash with Wasps?
The southern province have some highly experienced players available.
# work cut out
Managing Spurs is Antonio Conte's 'biggest challenge'
The Italian was left chastened by an embarrassing Europa Conference League defeat.
# Challenge
'After three weeks I am starting to understand the situation' - Conte
Spurs were stunned 2-1 by the lowest ranked team in the Europa Conference League.
# Day Jobs
Ireland challenge players to be 'leaders' for provinces ahead of Six Nations
The United Rugby Championship returns this weekend, with the Champions Cup on the horizon.
# up for a challenge
'I like a risk' - Gerrard welcomes the pressure that comes with Aston Villa job
The Liverpool legend will manage in the Premier League for the first time this Saturday.
# Challenge
Ireland hoping to make history ahead of Tallaght clash with 'one of the best teams in the world'
Megan Connolly and co open their World Cup qualifying campaign against Sweden on Thursday.
# Unhappy
Steven Gerrard criticises ‘leg-breaking’ challenge
Ryan Porteous was sent off in the first half of his side’s 2-1 defeat at Rangers.
# Challenge
Man accused of Kevin Lunney abduction takes High Court case over time limits regarding judicial reviews
The man has previously brought judicial review proceedings challenging the Special Criminal Court’s jurisdiction to hear his trial.
# Challenge
Challenge brought over decision not to proceed with Waterford halting site
The council voted against the plans last March.
# Challenge
'The trial hasn't worked. I don't think it's going to feature beyond the Rainbow Cup'
Munster had a successful captain’s challenge at the death against Cardiff Blues.
# Naoufal Fassih
Dutch gang leader arrested at Kinahan hideout loses appeal against decision allowing him to be tried for murder
Naoufal Fassih was arrested in 2016.
# Challenge
'He brings a huge professionalism. We were blown away' - backing club boss to succeed with Déise
Cork star Doireann O’Sullivan on new chapters for Shane Ronayne and Saoirse Noonan, and the Rebels set-up ahead of the 2021 season.
# Challenge
What can Ireland expect from France in their Six Nations showdown in Dublin?
The winner of tomorrow’s clash in Dublin will advance into the final against England.
# Challenge
'We had three days to get a team together' - The story of how a new Irish football club was born
Tommy Barrett and Conn Murray discuss the formation of Treaty United.
# Challenge
'Challenge it' - Kiwi rugby getting to grips with new captain's referral system
There were referrals in both Super Rugby Aotearoa games last weekend.
# Challenge
'The problem is, we do not yet bring in money' - Vera Pauw on Irish footballers' equal pay fight
The Ireland boss also spoke of plans to introduce ‘mixed-gender’ training.
# prejudice
'We live in a world where there are a lot of sad and angry people' - The challenges of being a female pundit
Irish footballer Chloe Mustaki on the Karen Carney controversy and her own experiences in punditry.
# Challenge
Farrell confirms Ireland will head to New Zealand for a three-Test tour in 2022
Ireland have yet to beat the Kiwis on New Zealand soil.
# Challenge
Mo Farah takes a break from running as he bids for TV crown
The athlete is set to take part in British TV reality show ‘I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!’.
# Profile
Working the 11pm-to-7am shift while winning promotion
Tim Clancy reflects on a memorable season that saw Drogheda crowned First Division champions.
# Challenge
The Irish underage star embarking on a new adventure in Switzerland
New Grasshopper loan signing Connor Ronan is hoping to help Jim Crawford’s side overcome Italy.
# Challenge
Former Manchester United midfielder Ravel Morrison finds new club
The 27-year-old has signed for Dutch side ADO Den Haag until the end of the Eredivisie season.
# Challenge
'We do support the dual player, but we can't design an entire fixtures programme around a player'
The dual player concept and trial rules were two topics Camogie Association CEO Sinéad McNulty recently discussed with The42.
# homeschooling
Challenge against Leaving Cert calculated grades system opens before the High Court
Elijah Burke said the State’s decision means he cannot advance to third-level education for another year.
# Challenge
Pacific Rugby campaigners want 'comprehensive review' of Beaumont’s World Rugby re-election
World Rugby say the election for chairman was ‘fairly contested’.
# Challenge
Former Ireland international set for managerial stint in India
Curtis Fleming has a new role with Punjab FC.
# Challenge
'It's brought people together' - The world champion boxer working in a hospital during the pandemic
Kellie Harrington is combining training with seven-day work weeks.