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Thursday 30 November 2023 Dublin: 1°C

# different times

This year
'It’s not that long ago where if you were getting married, say goodbye to that level of sport'
Long-serving Kilkenny star Claire Phelan, who got married at the end of last year, speaks about her ongoing hunger to succeed.
All time
‘It’s weird, you can hear Wardy’s voice echo through the whole of Dalymount’
Bohemians defender Rob Cornwall on life during the pandemic and adjusting to the new normal.
NFL team remove statue of former owner
The move came two years after Jerry Richardson sold the Carolina Panthers in disgrace following allegations of racism.
'Now the girls are nearly on a par with the men... We weren't allowed train on the grass'
Yvonne Tracy looks back on her distinguished career with Arsenal and Ireland.
'They had this God that they looked up to in Georgi Kinkladze, but the team got relegated twice'
Ex-Ireland striker Niall Quinn on how times have changed at his former club and his reasons for getting back into punditry.
‘We weren't allowed use a soccer ball… GAA would have been the sport in the school’
Shamrock Rovers and Shelbourne legend Mick Neville on growing up in a different Ireland, his illustrious playing career and coaching future stars.
'Modern players are brats!' - Mourinho mourns the loss of 'men' like Lampard
The Portuguese coach has been amazed at the change of behaviour in the space of 10 years.
Hooliganism, bans and a home game in Plymouth: the last time Man United faced St Etienne
1977 was a pretty interesting year for the club – exemplified by their Cup Winners’ Cup adventure.
'Football has become less about talent and more about running a lot'
Cesc Fabregas is feeling the effects of a faster-paced game, but will not give up on trying to meet the required intensity.
Analysis: Are even the best modern defenders inevitably overrated?
Recent studies suggest centre-backs are no longer considered as valuable as they once were.
Opinion: Why Mourinho's Chelsea will never match the Arsenal 'Invincibles'
The side’s often cautious outlook means they cannot truly emulate the Gunners.
Jol: I almost signed unwanted Bale for €6million
The most expensive footballer in the world was offered to a number of clubs, according to his former Spurs manager.
1972, the year 'The Troubles' wrecked Ireland's Grand Slam hopes
Ireland and Lions flanker Fergus Slattery reflects on politics and sports mixing to ill-effect.
'I still remember the excitement': Memories of Christmas in a different Ireland
Did you know stockings held less back in the day? Three memories of Christmas past – and add your own too.