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#Grand Slam

# grand-slam - Sunday 13 September, 2020

Osaka wins second US Open title and says she's keeping Kobe Bryant's legacy alive
# Grand Slam
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# Grand Slam

Osaka wins second US Open title and says she's keeping Kobe Bryant's legacy alive

Sep 13th 2020, 10:59 AM 5,857 Views 2 Comments

The 22-year-old lost the opening set to Victoria Azarenka 6-1 but fought back to claim the silverware in New York.

# grand-slam - Wednesday 5 August, 2020

Grand Slam dream denied but Ireland U20 stars have bright futures
# Potential
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# Potential

Grand Slam dream denied but Ireland U20 stars have bright futures

Aug 5th 2020, 7:00 PM 9,186 Views 5 Comments

Many of Noel McNamara’s young squad are already making progress with their provinces.

# grand-slam - Tuesday 12 May, 2020

Quiz: How well do you know Ireland's Grand Slam success years?
# Slammers
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# Slammers

Quiz: How well do you know Ireland's Grand Slam success years?

May 12th 2020, 9:30 PM 29,213 Views 13 Comments

Let’s find out what you know here.

# grand-slam - Thursday 19 March, 2020

World Rugby U20 Championship in Italy set to be cancelled
# Off
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# Off

World Rugby U20 Championship in Italy set to be cancelled

Mar 19th 2020, 12:17 PM 3,419 Views 4 Comments

The competition was scheduled to take place in Northern Italy this summer.

# grand-slam - Saturday 8 February, 2020

Sexton: ‘Our biggest challenge is up ahead’
# The Fear
From The42
# The Fear

Sexton: ‘Our biggest challenge is up ahead’

Feb 8th 2020, 7:18 PM 10,811 Views 13 Comments

Despite being on course to win another grand slam, Johnny Sexton is preaching caution ahead of the trip to Twickenham.

# grand-slam - Thursday 6 February, 2020

‘I’m not going to try and over-egg it, we got lucky in 2009’ – BOD opens up about Ireland’s grand slam year
# Golden Years
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# Golden Years

‘I’m not going to try and over-egg it, we got lucky in 2009’ – BOD opens up about Ireland’s grand slam year

Feb 6th 2020, 6:39 PM 11,693 Views 5 Comments

The former Irish captain outlined in an exclusive podcast with The Times of London how he was riddled with self-doubt in the run-in to that season.

# grand-slam - Saturday 1 February, 2020

21-year-old American Kenin claims sensational Australian Open title win
# Triumph
From The42
# Triumph

21-year-old American Kenin claims sensational Australian Open title win

Feb 1st 2020, 11:07 AM 7,682 Views 7 Comments

She stunned two-time Major champion Garbine Muguruza.

# grand-slam - Friday 31 January, 2020

Ireland U20s seeking right attitude as they launch defence of their title
# New START
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# New START

Ireland U20s seeking right attitude as they launch defence of their title

Jan 31st 2020, 7:32 AM 4,036 Views 1 Comment

Noel McNamara’s youngsters kick their campaign off against Scotland in Cork tonight.

# grand-slam - Thursday 17 October, 2019

38-year-old Federer to play French Open ahead of gold medal bid in Tokyo
# Grand Slam
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# Grand Slam

38-year-old Federer to play French Open ahead of gold medal bid in Tokyo

Oct 17th 2019, 8:53 PM 3,159 Views 1 Comment

Federer has only won the French Open once.

# grand-slam - Tuesday 8 October, 2019

Murray to make Grand Slam return after fearing his career was over
# NOT FINISHED YET
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# NOT FINISHED YET

Murray to make Grand Slam return after fearing his career was over

Oct 8th 2019, 1:25 PM 2,232 Views 0 Comments

The former world number one is working his was back from hip surgery and has been confirmed for the Australian Open.

# grand-slam - Sunday 11 August, 2019

Unseeded teenager triumphs as tearful Serena Williams retires from Toronto final
# Mixed Fortunes
From The42
# Mixed Fortunes

Unseeded teenager triumphs as tearful Serena Williams retires from Toronto final

Aug 11th 2019, 9:52 PM 9,790 Views 2 Comments

Bianca Andreescu won by default after just four games.

# grand-slam - Wednesday 7 August, 2019

Former Ireland captain Molloy announces 'sabbatical' from rugby
# Taking A Break
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# Taking A Break

Former Ireland captain Molloy announces 'sabbatical' from rugby

Aug 7th 2019, 8:30 PM 7,961 Views 4 Comments

The 31-year-old tweeted that she is training for her emergency medicine qualification in Wales.

# grand-slam - Thursday 6 June, 2019

McIlroy joined by Rahm and Leishmann for opening rounds of US Open
# Pairings
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# Pairings

McIlroy joined by Rahm and Leishmann for opening rounds of US Open

Jun 6th 2019, 8:53 PM 4,207 Views 0 Comments

Graeme McDowell, meanwhile, returns to the scene of his 2010 major success when he touches down at Pebble Beach.

# grand-slam - Thursday 30 May, 2019

Osaka survives second scare as Djokovic and Williams cruise at French Open
# Battle Hardened
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# Battle Hardened

Osaka survives second scare as Djokovic and Williams cruise at French Open

May 30th 2019, 7:51 PM 3,531 Views 0 Comments

The two-time Grand Slam winner fought back from the brink again, this time against the experienced Victoria Azarenka.

# grand-slam - Sunday 26 May, 2019

'I missed it so much' - Federer ends four-year Paris absence with victory
# Welcome Return
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# Welcome Return

'I missed it so much' - Federer ends four-year Paris absence with victory

May 26th 2019, 4:37 PM 5,134 Views 1 Comment

The 2009 champions will now meet German Oscar Otte for a place in the third round.

# grand-slam - Thursday 4 April, 2019

'This is the best golf I’ve ever seen Rory play. There’s no doubt he's had the best form of anybody this year'
# Georgia On My Mind
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# Georgia On My Mind

'This is the best golf I’ve ever seen Rory play. There’s no doubt he's had the best form of anybody this year'

Apr 4th 2019, 7:15 AM 6,042 Views 7 Comments

Paul McGinley says the four-time major winner has the code to crack The Masters puzzle next week in Augusta.

# grand-slam - Saturday 16 March, 2019

'Those two guys are not the reason we lost' - Schmidt on Sexton and Murray
# Halfbacks
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# Halfbacks

'Those two guys are not the reason we lost' - Schmidt on Sexton and Murray

Mar 16th 2019, 7:02 PM 24,406 Views 103 Comments

The Ireland boss only replaced his starting halfbacks in the closing 10 minutes in Cardiff.

Ireland look to blow the roof off Wales' Grand Slam party in Cardiff
# Battle
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# Battle

Ireland look to blow the roof off Wales' Grand Slam party in Cardiff

Mar 16th 2019, 7:00 AM 20,582 Views 31 Comments

A bruising encounter in the rain awaits at Principality Stadium.

# grand-slam - Monday 11 March, 2019

Superb Ireland U20 tackles stifle Joseph before French star shows fair play
# Bien Joue
From The42
# Bien Joue

Superb Ireland U20 tackles stifle Joseph before French star shows fair play

Mar 11th 2019, 6:30 PM 17,598 Views 15 Comments

The 18-year-old France number eight was clearly targeted by Noel McNamara’s charges.

# grand-slam - Saturday 19 January, 2019

Tomic's father threatens 'liar' Hewitt with legal action
# War Of Words
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# War Of Words

Tomic's father threatens 'liar' Hewitt with legal action

Jan 19th 2019, 2:58 PM 5,796 Views 0 Comments

He also denied that he had threatened the Australian Davis Cup captain’s family.

# grand-slam - Wednesday 16 January, 2019

Tearful former champ Azarenka determined to end slump
# Emotional
From The42
# Emotional

Tearful former champ Azarenka determined to end slump

Jan 16th 2019, 11:37 AM 3,975 Views 0 Comments

The former world number one was dumped from the season-opening Grand Slam in a gut-wrenching loss.

# grand-slam - Monday 31 December, 2018

'The four guys still have probably the best chance to always win Slams' - veterans eye 2019 prizes
# Novak Djokovic
From The42
# Novak Djokovic

'The four guys still have probably the best chance to always win Slams' - veterans eye 2019 prizes

Dec 31st 2018, 6:30 PM 6,986 Views 4 Comments

The first Grand Slam event of the year begin on 14 January when the Australian Open commences.

# grand-slam - Tuesday 13 November, 2018

Middleweight title bout confirmed as main event for UFC 234
# Grand Slam
From The42
# Grand Slam

Middleweight title bout confirmed as main event for UFC 234

Nov 13th 2018, 1:37 PM 5,865 Views 0 Comments

Robert Whittaker will put his belt on the line at the home of the Australian Open next February.

# grand-slam - Friday 26 October, 2018

Jordan Larmour nominated for World Rugby award after outstanding year for club and country
# Tuxedo Time
From The42
# Tuxedo Time

Jordan Larmour nominated for World Rugby award after outstanding year for club and country

Oct 26th 2018, 5:33 PM 8,923 Views 9 Comments

The Ireland international is one of three in the running to win Breakthrough Player of the Year.

# grand-slam - Monday 24 September, 2018

Serena says women could not get away with 'even half of what a guy can do'
# A Thief And A Liar
From The42
# A Thief And A Liar

Serena says women could not get away with 'even half of what a guy can do'

Sep 24th 2018, 9:46 AM 5,231 Views 7 Comments

The fallout continues from the controversial US Open final but WIlliams is trying to move on.

# grand-slam - Wednesday 5 September, 2018

Serena Williams and LeBron James show their support for Nike's controversial Colin Kaepernick ad campaign
# Backing
From The42
# Backing

Serena Williams and LeBron James show their support for Nike's controversial Colin Kaepernick ad campaign

Sep 5th 2018, 4:24 PM 5,234 Views 0 Comments

“It’s their choice,” she said. “I think that’s one great thing God gave us, is the freedom of choice.”

# grand-slam - Saturday 1 September, 2018

Federer on fire in US Open third-round win over Kyrgios
# Take A Bow
From The42
# Take A Bow

Federer on fire in US Open third-round win over Kyrgios

Sep 1st 2018, 9:44 PM 3,864 Views 2 Comments

The second set was a master class from 20-time Grand Slam winner.

# grand-slam - Friday 8 June, 2018

Munster man Ryan gets major opportunity in Ireland's number three shirt
# Starter
From The42
# Starter

Munster man Ryan gets major opportunity in Ireland's number three shirt

Jun 8th 2018, 6:15 AM 8,379 Views 18 Comments

The 29-year-old played a part in the Grand Slam success and now starts against the Wallabies.

# grand-slam - Tuesday 29 May, 2018

'I'm going to get very greedy next year': World Cup and everything in between the target for Sean O'Brien
# Missing Man
From The42
# Missing Man

'I'm going to get very greedy next year': World Cup and everything in between the target for Sean O'Brien

May 29th 2018, 6:00 AM 12,655 Views 19 Comments

The back row is having to busy himself with rehab and racing before approaching a comeback in the new season.

# grand-slam - Sunday 13 May, 2018

How Jacob Stockdale scored seven tries to break the Six Nations record
# Try Machine
From The42
# Try Machine

How Jacob Stockdale scored seven tries to break the Six Nations record

May 13th 2018, 7:45 AM 8,454 Views 4 Comments

The 22-year-old talks us through each of his tries during Ireland’s Grand Slam run.

# grand-slam - Tuesday 3 April, 2018

'I don’t think I would have had the career I’ve had so far if it wasn’t for that day'
# Great Expectations
From The42
# Great Expectations

'I don’t think I would have had the career I’ve had so far if it wasn’t for that day'

Apr 3rd 2018, 10:36 PM 9,041 Views 3 Comments

Rory McIlroy has reflected on his 2011 Masters collapse as he looks forward to this year’s event.

# grand-slam - Monday 26 March, 2018

Ex-Fiji lock joins Cheika's Wallabies as forwards coach in time for summer Tests against Ireland
# Pack Leader
From The42
# Pack Leader

Ex-Fiji lock joins Cheika's Wallabies as forwards coach in time for summer Tests against Ireland

Mar 26th 2018, 10:25 AM 4,950 Views 2 Comments

Simon Raiwalui helped Stade Francais claim their Bouclier in 2015 and is currently working with Biarritz.

# grand-slam - Wednesday 21 March, 2018

Sexton keen on Australia tour and feels Ireland's freshness told in Grand Slam
# Player Welfare
From The42
# Player Welfare

Sexton keen on Australia tour and feels Ireland's freshness told in Grand Slam

Mar 21st 2018, 5:25 PM 27,515 Views 37 Comments

The Ireland out-half believes the IRFU’s central contracting system is a key strength.

Grand Slam success will leave All Blacks wary of the threat that Ireland pose
# Jono Gibbes
From The42
# Jono Gibbes

Grand Slam success will leave All Blacks wary of the threat that Ireland pose

Mar 21st 2018, 3:19 PM 37,565 Views 21 Comments

Ulster head coach Jono Gibbes believes the All Blacks will be looking anxiously over their shoulders.

# grand-slam - Tuesday 20 March, 2018

The Rugby Show: Rating the Irish Grand Slam winners' performances
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

The Rugby Show: Rating the Irish Grand Slam winners' performances

Mar 20th 2018, 5:14 PM 31,102 Views 16 Comments

Let us know what you made of the Irish team’s performance over the course of the five games.

# grand-slam - Monday 19 March, 2018

'I used to watch the Five Nations and think these places were on a whole different planet'
# Joe Show
From The42
# Joe Show

'I used to watch the Five Nations and think these places were on a whole different planet'

Mar 19th 2018, 11:45 AM 56,926 Views 33 Comments

Joe Schmidt was in reflective form after he added to his exceptional list of honours.

Johnny Sexton revels in Grand Slam glory after 'weird, horrible' build-up week
# The Master
From The42
# The Master

Johnny Sexton revels in Grand Slam glory after 'weird, horrible' build-up week

Mar 19th 2018, 10:00 AM 59,929 Views 33 Comments

The 32-year-old out-half found the pre-match days nerve-wracking.

# grand-slam - Sunday 18 March, 2018

'I was just hoping to play with Leinster A and maybe get a few caps with the senior team'
# Hotshot
From The42
# Hotshot

'I was just hoping to play with Leinster A and maybe get a few caps with the senior team'

Mar 18th 2018, 3:51 PM 18,543 Views 16 Comments

20-year-old Grand Slam winner Jordan Larmour has far exceeded his hopes for the season.

Keith Earls' tap tackle was one of the moments of Ireland's Grand Slam match
# SKILL
From The42
# SKILL

Keith Earls' tap tackle was one of the moments of Ireland's Grand Slam match

Mar 18th 2018, 3:01 PM 16,347 Views 9 Comments

The Ireland wing recovered brilliantly to take down Elliot Daly early in the second half.

It's safe to say that drinks were on Brian O'Driscoll after yesterday's Grand Slam win
# BOD
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# BOD

It's safe to say that drinks were on Brian O'Driscoll after yesterday's Grand Slam win

Mar 18th 2018, 11:55 AM 27,423 Views 13 Comments

He won a handy €500 from a bet he put on for yesterday’s Grand Slam.

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