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# contenders - Friday 29 May, 2015

From The42 The 4 teams looking to knock Kilkenny off their Leinster perch Contenders

The 4 teams looking to knock Kilkenny off their Leinster perch

Kilkenny are yet again the team to beat. Can one of the chasing pack take their crown?

# contenders - Wednesday 27 May, 2015

From The42 Ireland capable of going all the way at the World Cup - Robbie Deans Contenders

Ireland capable of going all the way at the World Cup - Robbie Deans

The man being linked to Leinster reckons Joe Schmidt’s side have the quality to compete.

# contenders - Sunday 3 May, 2015

From The42 Who's next? Seven fighters Floyd Mayweather could face in September Contenders This post contains a poll

Who's next? Seven fighters Floyd Mayweather could face in September

Floyd Mayweather is 48-0, and just handily beat the man who was meant to be his biggest challenge. So who’s left for his final fight?

# contenders - Thursday 16 April, 2015

From The42 Power ranking the 8 teams left in the Champions League* Contenders

Power ranking the 8 teams left in the Champions League*

*In accordance with their chances of triumphing.

# contenders - Friday 13 March, 2015

From The42 Carolan's talented U20s need clinical edge to get Six Nations bid back on track Future Stars

Carolan's talented U20s need clinical edge to get Six Nations bid back on track

Ross Byrne is happy to be linking up well with centres Sam Arnold and Garry Ringrose again in Wales.

# contenders - Tuesday 3 March, 2015

From The42 The UFC can't find a challenger for Ronda Rousey but here are 7 we can suggest... Contenders

The UFC can't find a challenger for Ronda Rousey but here are 7 we can suggest...

Who’s next for the undefeated champion?

# contenders - Saturday 31 January, 2015

From The42 Wolfhounds disappoint to get Ireland's 2015 off to a losing start Contenders

Wolfhounds disappoint to get Ireland's 2015 off to a losing start

Replacement lock Robbie Diack admitted Ireland’s coaching staff had been hoping for more.

# contenders - Monday 5 January, 2015

From The42 My sporting wish for 2015: A fully-fit Ireland heading to RWC Contenders

My sporting wish for 2015: A fully-fit Ireland heading to RWC

If Joe Schmidt can call on the likes of Johnny Sexton, Sean O’Brien and Cian Healy, there is hope of Irish success.

# contenders - Sunday 28 December, 2014

From The42 Analysis: Munster's men send clear message to Schmidt in Leinster win Contenders

Analysis: Munster's men send clear message to Schmidt in Leinster win

Tommy O’Donnell, Ian Keatley and Andrew Conway were among the players to impress on Friday night.

# contenders - Sunday 21 December, 2014

From The42 Who deserves to win the RTÉ Sportsperson of the Year prize tonight? Contenders This post contains a poll

Who deserves to win the RTÉ Sportsperson of the Year prize tonight?

Katie Tayor, Jonathan Sexton and Rory McIlroy are all up for the big prize.

# contenders - Thursday 11 December, 2014

From The42 Power ranking the 16 teams left in this season's Champions League Contenders

Power ranking the 16 teams left in this season's Champions League

Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and Chelsea are in good stead but there are several dark horses hoping to spring a surprise.

# contenders - Thursday 27 November, 2014

From The42 Power ranking the 8 teams most likely to win the Champions League Contenders

Power ranking the 8 teams most likely to win the Champions League

Bayern Munich, Atlético Madrid and other contenders in this year’s competition.

# contenders - Sunday 19 October, 2014

From The42 Former giants Toulouse start with a win as Ospreys' strong form continues Contenders

Former giants Toulouse start with a win as Ospreys' strong form continues

Elsewhere, the Ospreys won their seventh consecutive match after running five tries past Treviso.

# contenders - Friday 17 October, 2014

From The42 What challenge will the French clubs pose in the Champions Cup this season? Contenders

What challenge will the French clubs pose in the Champions Cup this season?

The three Irish provinces have Top 14 opposition to deal with in the pool stages.

# contenders - Friday 10 October, 2014

From The42 Making a case for each of the three Hurler of the Year contenders – who should win? Contenders

Making a case for each of the three Hurler of the Year contenders – who should win?

Seamus Callanan, TJ Reid, Richie Hogan are the nominees to succeed Tony Kelly.

# contenders - Monday 1 September, 2014

From The42 5 leading contenders to replace James Horan as the Mayo manager Contenders

5 leading contenders to replace James Horan as the Mayo manager

Kevin McStay leads a list of possible candidates to take charge of the Connacht champions.

# contenders - Wednesday 20 August, 2014

From The42 Footballer of the Year 2014: Who will win this year's award? Eyes On The Prize

Footballer of the Year 2014: Who will win this year's award?

We analyse the contenders for the big prize, with Paul Flynn and James O’Donoghue leading the race.

# contenders - Thursday 14 August, 2014

From The42 Who are the Hurler of the Year contenders? Contenders

Who are the Hurler of the Year contenders?

Richie Hogan, Seamus Callanan, Patrick Horgan and TJ Reid are among the front-runners for the big individual prize.

# contenders - Monday 7 July, 2014

From The42 What are Germany’s chances of winning the World Cup? Preview

What are Germany’s chances of winning the World Cup?

Joachim Löw’s highly-fancied side take on Brazil in the semi-final tomorrow.

# contenders - Wednesday 11 June, 2014

From The42 5 reasons why Spain will win the World Cup Contenders

5 reasons why Spain will win the World Cup

Strength in depth, a recent history of success and more factors in the Spanish side’s favour.

# contenders - Saturday 3 May, 2014

From The42 Seymour rounds off hat-trick in style as Glasgow strengthen second spot Contenders

Seymour rounds off hat-trick in style as Glasgow strengthen second spot

The former Ireland U19 wing ran in three tries to help Gregor Townsend’s men to a bonus point win.

# contenders - Tuesday 11 March, 2014

From The42 Dubs Decision: Who can step up to the plate in Ciaran Kilkenny's absence? Contenders

Dubs Decision: Who can step up to the plate in Ciaran Kilkenny's absence?

Dublin have an attacking vacancy to fill with their attacker ruled out for the season.

# contenders - Saturday 1 March, 2014

From The42 Suarez-inspired Liverpool overcome Southampton to go second Contenders

Suarez-inspired Liverpool overcome Southampton to go second

The Uruguayan’s 62nd goal in the top flight ended a run of nearly seven hours without finding the net

# contenders - Saturday 8 February, 2014

From The42 Arsenal's clash with Liverpool a 'massive game' in the title race Contenders

Arsenal's clash with Liverpool a 'massive game' in the title race

Ex-Gunners midfielder Ray Parlour has also suggested that Arsene Wenger has left himself short in the striker’s department.

# contenders - Saturday 12 October, 2013

From The42 This is the Ospreys' chance to win the Heineken Cup - Scott Quinnell Contenders

This is the Ospreys' chance to win the Heineken Cup - Scott Quinnell

As Leinster get set for their Liberty Stadium test, the former Wales No. 8 says the Ospreys are in good shape.

# contenders - Wednesday 13 March, 2013

Meet the men who could succeed Pope Benedict XVI

17 would-be contenders in the race for the papal office.

# contenders - Friday 1 March, 2013

From The42 Fantasyland: Crunch time for Champions League contenders Conjecture

Fantasyland: Crunch time for Champions League contenders

The North London Derby is the game most people are talking about this weekend.

# contenders - Sunday 17 February, 2013

Column: Pope Benedict saw sense by retiring early, John Paul II should have too

We need a pope that will listen to the wider church and wider world, writes Fr Seamus Ahearne, who reflects on the previous two popes’ achievements and failures.

# contenders - Tuesday 12 February, 2013

A 12-century Irish saint reckons the next pope is the last

St Malachy – the first Irish saint to be canonised by a pope – had a prophecy concerning every pope between then and now.

# contenders - Saturday 15 September, 2012

From The42 Ulster looking serious title contenders but reasons for Munster optimism Pro 12

Ulster looking serious title contenders but reasons for Munster optimism

Rob Penney’s men had plenty of time to reflect on the missed drop goal chances on the long bus ride home.

# contenders - Tuesday 26 June, 2012

From The42 London 2012: Lochte beats Phelps in medley Contenders

London 2012: Lochte beats Phelps in medley

The US Olympic trials came to a climax yesterday as the world record holder was knocked back into second.

# contenders - Tuesday 27 September, 2011

From The42 In pictures: Galway starlets dominate breakout shortlist Contenders This post contains images

In pictures: Galway starlets dominate breakout shortlist

Seven of the country’s top U21 hurlers are in the running for this season’s Breaking Through Player of the Year Award.