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# Fighter

Last year
# Fighter
Stephanie Roche fights back from abyss to earn another shot at making Irish history
“I kind of had the conversation as a player where you nearly get fed up and think ‘it’s not going to happen’.”
All time
# accolade
Books by Andy Lee and Richie Sadlier nominated for prestigious William Hill prize
‘In Sunshine or in Shadow: How Boxing Brought Hope in the Troubles’ by Donald McRae also makes the cut.
# Fighter
Wrestling legend King Kong Bundy dies aged 61
Bundy famously wrestled Hulk Hogan in a steel cage at Wrestlemania 2.
# Fighter
'Growing up, I was told that kickboxing isn't a female sport'
Ireland’s teen sensation Jordan Doran chats to The42 about her many impressive achievements.
# Whittled down
Here are the three books shortlisted for the 2018 eir Sport Sports Book of the Year
After a GAA book winning every year, there’s none on the shortlist.
# Well read
Here are the 6 nominations for Bord Gáis Energy Sports Book of the Year
You can vote for your favourite sports book of the year now.
# Tragic
Gardaí investigating death of MMA fighter Joao Carvalho
The 28-year-old Portuguese fighter was hospitalised and later died following a fight against Irish fighter Charlie Ward.
# Trouble Brewing
Russia has just put economic sanctions in place against Turkey
The fallout from the downing of a Russian fighter jet by Turkish forces last week continues.
# Bones
Former UFC champion Jon Jones has avoided jail time by pleading guilty
The fighter was arrested in April on hit-and-run charges.
# islamic state
This 17-year-old became 'Britain's youngest suicide bomber' yesterday
His family say they are “devastated and heartbroken” at his death.
# Boxing clever
Monaghan's Christina McMahon wants to put women's professional boxing on the map
The only female professional boxer fighting out of Ireland is one bout away from a world title fight.
# Top Guns
America's new $150 million* fighter jet is making its debut against ISIS
*That’s per plane.
# failed truce
Ceasefire falls through in Ukraine as military launches 'massive offensive'
A 10-day truce was not extended after the government said separatists were ‘unwilling to control terrorist units’.
# Nodding off
Seriously sleepy kitten fights to stay awake
This little cat is feline the effects of a long day.
# stay strong
The Rock takes to Twitter to support Irish lad battling with cancer
Dwayne Johnson showed his softer side.
# judgement day
'I'll have the whole crowd against me' says Dunne destroyer ahead of Belfast bout
The man who stole the Clondalkin gaelgoir’s bantamweight boxing crown in 86 ghastly seconds will fight Carl Frampton in September.
# dark knight rises
Batman villain Bane's voice 'based on Irish Traveller'
Actor Tom Hardy said he was inspired by the self-styled ‘King of the Gypsies’ for his voice in The Dark Knight Rises.
# Fighter
Jim Stynes planning Christmas getaway following latest brain op
The Dublin-born footballer is hoping to travel to South America after getting an eleventh-hour reprieve in his fight against cancer.
# Fighter
Nadal battles illness, Fish to win opening Finals match
The world number two was not at his best but still survived the challenge of his American opponent at the ATP Tour Finals.