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# cult-hero - Saturday 6 February, 2021

‘What in the name of Jaysus were we doing going into a warzone to play rugby?’
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‘What in the name of Jaysus were we doing going into a warzone to play rugby?’

Feb 6th 2021, 10:09 AM 47,930 Views 23 Comments

Noel Mannion is best remembered for his iconic try against Wales in 1989 – but his fondest memories come from crossing the border to play in Ulster.

# cult-hero - Saturday 23 January, 2021

'Gatty gave us fake tan to make us look tough - we were like 6'6" Oompa-Loompas'
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'Gatty gave us fake tan to make us look tough - we were like 6'6" Oompa-Loompas'

Updated Jan 23rd 2021, 3:34 PM 44,547 Views 7 Comments

Paul Wallace lit up the 1997 Lions tour but also thrived for both Munster and Leinster in Irish rugby’s bitterest rivalry.

# cult-hero - Saturday 16 January, 2021

'I felt I'd play forever, win 10 more medals but it was all over for me at 27'
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'I felt I'd play forever, win 10 more medals but it was all over for me at 27'

Jan 16th 2021, 8:00 AM 51,355 Views 7 Comments

Barry Daly was Leinster’s top try scorer when they won the Champions Cup/Pro14 double. But injury brought his career to a premature end.

# cult-hero - Thursday 10 December, 2020

‘Had Dan McFarland coached us, we would have won silverware’
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‘Had Dan McFarland coached us, we would have won silverware’

Dec 10th 2020, 5:17 PM 25,655 Views 9 Comments

Andrew Trimble reflects on the Ulster glory days and predicts another unforgettable night at Ravenhill tomorrow.

# cult-hero - Sunday 29 November, 2020

‘My first contract was for £32,000 – I’d have made more in McDonald’s’
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# Cult Hero

‘My first contract was for £32,000 – I’d have made more in McDonald’s’

Nov 29th 2020, 10:00 AM 81,488 Views 50 Comments

Becoming a professional rugby player was meant to be David Corkery’s dream job. Instead it left his body ‘a car crash’ at 27.

# cult-hero - Sunday 8 November, 2020

The unluckiest Leinster player to never win an Ireland cap
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# Cult Hero

The unluckiest Leinster player to never win an Ireland cap

Nov 8th 2020, 9:53 AM 76,004 Views 17 Comments

It is 25 years since rugby turned professional – the same year a new tournament called the Heineken Cup was born. Former Leinster captain Chris Pim relives the madness of those transitional years.

# cult-hero - Wednesday 5 August, 2020

'A hell of a ride' comes to an end for former Munster and Ulster back-rower Nick Williams
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# Cult Hero

'A hell of a ride' comes to an end for former Munster and Ulster back-rower Nick Williams

Aug 5th 2020, 5:13 PM 11,344 Views 6 Comments

The number eight has announced his retirement from rugby at 36.

# cult-hero - Wednesday 27 December, 2017

Arsenal offers to help troubled defender Emmanuel Eboue
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# Cult Hero

Arsenal offers to help troubled defender Emmanuel Eboue

Dec 27th 2017, 10:42 AM 19,108 Views 6 Comments

The Ivory Coast star played for Arsenal between 2005 and 2011 and he took home a seven-digit sum every year during his stay.

# cult-hero - Monday 1 May, 2017

Irish striker becoming a cult hero in Poland after bagging yet another match-winner
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# Poles Apart

Irish striker becoming a cult hero in Poland after bagging yet another match-winner

May 1st 2017, 10:45 AM 26,540 Views 13 Comments

Cillian Sheridan is in flying form at league leaders Jagiellonia Bialystok.

# cult-hero - Tuesday 21 February, 2017

The Derry Pele is back! Ex-Celtic winger McCourt signs for Finn Harps
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# Cult Hero

The Derry Pele is back! Ex-Celtic winger McCourt signs for Finn Harps

Feb 21st 2017, 11:02 AM 7,070 Views 7 Comments

The 33-year-old has agreed to join the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division side.

# cult-hero - Sunday 19 February, 2017

Tony Sheridan: 'I'd like to be remembered as a player people loved to go and watch'
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Tony Sheridan: 'I'd like to be remembered as a player people loved to go and watch'

Feb 19th 2017, 8:00 PM 31,600 Views 19 Comments

A cult League of Ireland figure but Sheridan’s mythical status has counted against him throughout his carer.

# cult-hero - Monday 30 January, 2017

'The Derry Pele' to line out for Dundalk as work begins on Oriel Park pitch
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'The Derry Pele' to line out for Dundalk as work begins on Oriel Park pitch

Jan 30th 2017, 4:16 PM 6,731 Views 6 Comments

Paddy McCourt is likely to be involved for the Lilywhites this evening as they take on his former club Glenavon in a friendly.

# cult-hero - Saturday 21 January, 2017

Ravanelli: It's my dream to manage Middlesbrough
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# White Feather

Ravanelli: It's my dream to manage Middlesbrough

Jan 21st 2017, 9:17 AM 3,475 Views 9 Comments

The former Boro striker has revealed his desire to return to the Riverside.

# cult-hero - Monday 5 December, 2016

Lee Trundle shows he hasn't lost his ridiculous talent with the cheekiest of penalties
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# Cult Hero

Lee Trundle shows he hasn't lost his ridiculous talent with the cheekiest of penalties

Dec 5th 2016, 4:18 PM 11,359 Views 1 Comment

He may be 40, but the Swansea City legend is still banging in goals for fun.

# cult-hero - Saturday 4 June, 2016

Panenka: 'Sometimes I'd go to sleep thinking of ways of getting the better of him'
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# Iconic

Panenka: 'Sometimes I'd go to sleep thinking of ways of getting the better of him'

Jun 4th 2016, 10:00 AM 8,708 Views 3 Comments

It’s 40 years since the attacking midfielder conjured a moment of absolute genius at the European Championships.

# cult-hero - Saturday 30 April, 2016

'You walk out to a sea of green and start thinking about holidays on farms in Kerry and Clare'
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'You walk out to a sea of green and start thinking about holidays on farms in Kerry and Clare'

Apr 30th 2016, 8:00 AM 19,515 Views 14 Comments

Gary Breen admits getting ‘very emotional’ right before Ireland’s 2002 World Cup campaign and says he sees a similar togetherness in the current squad.

# cult-hero - Friday 22 January, 2016

Aaron Ramsey explains why 'silver fox' ex-Ireland midfielder was his boyhood idol
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Aaron Ramsey explains why 'silver fox' ex-Ireland midfielder was his boyhood idol

Jan 22nd 2016, 11:04 AM 18,626 Views 4 Comments

The Arsenal and Wales star was appearing on Sky One’s A League of Their Own.

# cult-hero - Wednesday 27 May, 2015

The Barbarians have drafted in a Leinster legend to face Ireland
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The Barbarians have drafted in a Leinster legend to face Ireland

May 27th 2015, 12:40 PM 11,923 Views 5 Comments

Nathan Hines has been called in at the last minute.

# cult-hero - Wednesday 20 May, 2015

Football hipsters rejoice as 'The Octopus' secures a Premier League deal
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Football hipsters rejoice as 'The Octopus' secures a Premier League deal

May 20th 2015, 8:33 PM 11,835 Views 7 Comments

After a fine season in which his 15 clean sheets helped to secure promotion, the former Spurs keeper commits to three more years.

# cult-hero - Wednesday 29 April, 2015

A former Ireland lock has been handed a lengthy contract extension in France
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A former Ireland lock has been handed a lengthy contract extension in France

Apr 29th 2015, 3:40 PM 28,391 Views 5 Comments

Jeremy Davidson has been working wonders on a low budget at Aurillac in the Pro D2.

# cult-hero - Saturday 18 April, 2015

'I think I'm the only Ireland international ever to play for Toulon'
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# Hendo

'I think I'm the only Ireland international ever to play for Toulon'

Apr 18th 2015, 8:45 AM 13,248 Views 3 Comments

Rob Henderson tells The42 about his memorable season with the European giants.

# cult-hero - Thursday 9 April, 2015

Munster cult hero Holland will be coaching in Super Rugby from next year
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Munster cult hero Holland will be coaching in Super Rugby from next year

Apr 9th 2015, 9:39 AM 9,893 Views 2 Comments

Jason Holland will be working alongside John Plumtree at the Hurricanes.

# cult-hero - Wednesday 18 March, 2015

Lars and the real goal: whatever happened to Dortmund hero Ricken?
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Lars and the real goal: whatever happened to Dortmund hero Ricken?

Mar 18th 2015, 7:00 PM 9,566 Views 5 Comments

20 years old when he scored that glorious goal in the 1997 Champions League final, what came next?

# cult-hero - Sunday 8 March, 2015

A former Irish international and footballing cult hero has announced his retirement
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A former Irish international and footballing cult hero has announced his retirement

Mar 8th 2015, 10:05 AM 13,267 Views 14 Comments

Manager Neal Ardley has described David Connolly as “the best striker I ever played with”.

# cult-hero - Sunday 7 December, 2014

Remember Tomas Brolin? This is what he looks like now
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Remember Tomas Brolin? This is what he looks like now

Dec 7th 2014, 3:09 PM 28,556 Views 20 Comments

One of the stars of the 1994 World Cup was playing in a charity match last week.