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#Grand Slam

# grand-slam - Thursday 7 July, 2016

Roger Federer is now one victory away from extending another one of his incredible records
# Legend
From The42
# Legend

Roger Federer is now one victory away from extending another one of his incredible records

Jul 7th 2016, 10:27 AM 5,727 Views 6 Comments

The Swiss player still has a shot to add to his record of 17 career Grand Slam championships.

# grand-slam - Tuesday 5 July, 2016

'What day is semi-final?' asks stunned Vesnina
# Shock
From The42
# Shock

'What day is semi-final?' asks stunned Vesnina

Jul 5th 2016, 11:35 PM 10,975 Views 1 Comment

“I’m close to 30. Most of you are thinking that it’s end of the career.”

# grand-slam - Saturday 2 July, 2016

Stunned Djokovic crashes out of Wimbledon as Murray cruises through
# Upset
From The42
# Upset

Stunned Djokovic crashes out of Wimbledon as Murray cruises through

Jul 2nd 2016, 5:29 PM 9,374 Views 8 Comments

The world number one suffered his earliest loss at a Slam since the 2009 French Open.

# grand-slam - Sunday 15 May, 2016

England lock Itoje named European player of year after incredible season
# Star
From The42
# Star

England lock Itoje named European player of year after incredible season

May 15th 2016, 12:53 PM 6,751 Views 15 Comments

Capped four times by England, the youngster was an essential part of the national team that claimed the Six Nations Grand Slam.

# grand-slam - Monday 14 March, 2016

England prop Joe Marler cited for this alleged strike in win over Wales
# Grand Slam
From The42
# Grand Slam

England prop Joe Marler cited for this alleged strike in win over Wales

Mar 14th 2016, 12:01 PM 7,442 Views 12 Comments

Marler may now miss England’s Grand Slam clash against France this weekend.

# grand-slam - Monday 18 January, 2016

'I only have myself to blame' - Wozniacki furious after shock first-round exit
# Great Pain
From The42
# Great Pain

'I only have myself to blame' - Wozniacki furious after shock first-round exit

Jan 18th 2016, 10:06 AM 8,304 Views 2 Comments

Federer, Djokovic, Sharapova and Serena Williams coast through to second round in straight sets.

# grand-slam - Friday 15 January, 2016

Ireland's James McGee one win away from the main draw of Australian Open
# Nearly There
From The42
# Nearly There

Ireland's James McGee one win away from the main draw of Australian Open

Jan 15th 2016, 12:30 PM 14,571 Views 21 Comments

One step closer to a second career Grand Slam for the Dubliner.

# grand-slam - Wednesday 4 November, 2015

Some silly lad tried to steal Serena Williams' mobile phone & he was inevitably humiliated
# Game Set Match
From The42
# Game Set Match

Some silly lad tried to steal Serena Williams' mobile phone & he was inevitably humiliated

Nov 4th 2015, 3:59 PM 10,489 Views 16 Comments

The relentless tennis champion never gives an inch.

# grand-slam - Friday 25 September, 2015

'He's very intelligent, he's driven, he's a leader'
# ROG On POC
From The42
# ROG On POC

'He's very intelligent, he's driven, he's a leader'

Sep 25th 2015, 12:15 AM 8,874 Views 12 Comments

Ronan O’Gara was full of praise for fellow Munster man Paul O’Connell on the telly tonight.

# grand-slam - Thursday 20 August, 2015

Triple Grand Slam winner Jones forced to retire with immediate effect
# Legend
From The42
# Legend

Triple Grand Slam winner Jones forced to retire with immediate effect

Aug 20th 2015, 10:29 AM 11,184 Views 9 Comments

The 34-year-old back row has called time on his playing career.

# grand-slam - Monday 22 June, 2015

Jordan Spieth is just 25/1 to win the Grand Slam - here's why it's VERY unlikely
# Grand Job
From The42
# Grand Job

Jordan Spieth is just 25/1 to win the Grand Slam - here's why it's VERY unlikely

Jun 22nd 2015, 4:30 PM 6,323 Views 4 Comments

History has not been kind on golfers who’ve won the first two Majors in a calendar year.

# grand-slam - Tuesday 17 March, 2015

17 times sports made us incredibly proud to be Irish
# Ireland's Call
From The42
# Ireland's Call

17 times sports made us incredibly proud to be Irish

Mar 17th 2015, 8:00 AM 32,040 Views 101 Comments

And don’t worry, it’s not all Italia 90.

# grand-slam - Thursday 5 March, 2015

'You can’t go over there on past glories' - Ireland set for Wales trip
# Memories
From The42
# Memories

'You can’t go over there on past glories' - Ireland set for Wales trip

Mar 5th 2015, 5:35 PM 6,150 Views 13 Comments

Tommy O’Donnell and Simon Zebo recall watching the famous 2009 Grand Slam-winning game in Cardiff.

# grand-slam - Monday 2 March, 2015

'We're not thinking about Grand Slams yet' - Ireland turn focus to Wales
# History Makers
From The42
# History Makers

'We're not thinking about Grand Slams yet' - Ireland turn focus to Wales

Mar 2nd 2015, 6:30 AM 5,341 Views 8 Comments

Ireland will gather for a short training camp in Belfast this week as Warren Gatland’s side come into focus.

# grand-slam - Tuesday 17 February, 2015

A kick away from being the lost generation: Imagining a world without the '09 Grand Slam
# Alternate Reality
From The42
# Alternate Reality

A kick away from being the lost generation: Imagining a world without the '09 Grand Slam

Feb 17th 2015, 8:31 PM 11,920 Views 32 Comments

What would Irish rugby look like had Stephen Jones’ kick landed the other side of the crossbar?

# grand-slam - Sunday 15 February, 2015

'Ireland are in pole position to do the Grand Slam' - France prop Uini Atonio
# Clean Sweep
From The42
# Clean Sweep

'Ireland are in pole position to do the Grand Slam' - France prop Uini Atonio

Feb 15th 2015, 1:41 PM 9,254 Views 17 Comments

The gigantic front row says Joe Schmidt’s men are the ‘front runners’ to win the championship.

# grand-slam - Wednesday 14 January, 2015

Declan Kidney won't be taking over as head coach of London Irish
# Former Master
From The42
# Former Master

Declan Kidney won't be taking over as head coach of London Irish

Jan 14th 2015, 12:08 PM 5,573 Views 14 Comments

The Premiership club have confirmed the appointment of Tom Coventry ahead of next season.

# grand-slam - Friday 28 November, 2014

From captaincy to Cardiff: 13 brilliant pictures of the great Jack Kyle
# The Perfect 10
From The42
# The Perfect 10

From captaincy to Cardiff: 13 brilliant pictures of the great Jack Kyle

Nov 28th 2014, 1:21 PM 4,858 Views 5 Comments

It was an incredible career for the 46-cap Ulsterman.

# grand-slam - Sunday 21 September, 2014

Li Na bids her farewell to tennis with highly emotional press-conference
# Dry Your Eyes
From The42
# Dry Your Eyes

Li Na bids her farewell to tennis with highly emotional press-conference

Sep 21st 2014, 9:30 AM 3,739 Views 0 Comments

The 32 year-old announced last week that persistent knee injuries was the reason behind her decision to quit.

# grand-slam - Sunday 8 June, 2014

Nadal wins ninth French Open, 14th Grand Slam
# History Maker
From The42
# History Maker

Nadal wins ninth French Open, 14th Grand Slam

Jun 8th 2014, 6:09 PM 4,756 Views 19 Comments

The world number one also became the first man to win five Roland Garros crowns in succession.

# grand-slam - Wednesday 12 March, 2014

Ireland Women make four changes for final Six Nations clash in France
# Strong Finish
From The42
# Strong Finish

Ireland Women make four changes for final Six Nations clash in France

Mar 12th 2014, 4:44 PM 2,299 Views 2 Comments

Philip Doyle’s side are hoping to deny the home team a Grand Slam in Pau.

# grand-slam - Saturday 1 March, 2014

Claire Molloy: The woman who gave up her All-Ireland dreams to chase a Grand Slam
# Interview
From The42
# Interview

Claire Molloy: The woman who gave up her All-Ireland dreams to chase a Grand Slam

Mar 1st 2014, 3:51 PM 5,051 Views 2 Comments

The Ireland flanker talks about playing in an All-Ireland final against Cork, her rugby family at Connacht and nearly decapitating Lynne Cantwell.

# grand-slam - Sunday 23 February, 2014

D'Arcy disconsolate, but says 'no chance Twickenham defeat will derail entire Championship'
# Triple Down
From The42
# Triple Down

D'Arcy disconsolate, but says 'no chance Twickenham defeat will derail entire Championship'

Feb 23rd 2014, 9:35 AM 6,178 Views 22 Comments

Ireland are down, but not out.

Positive sheen of England slugfest wears off fast for 'gutted' Schmidt
# Reaction
From The42
# Reaction

Positive sheen of England slugfest wears off fast for 'gutted' Schmidt

Feb 23rd 2014, 8:10 AM 24,184 Views 39 Comments

Ireland’s head coach was an odd combination of annoyed and enthused after a mixed bag of a day in London.

# grand-slam - Saturday 22 February, 2014

Six things we learned from this weekend's Six Nations action
# Reaction
From The42
# Reaction

Six things we learned from this weekend's Six Nations action

Feb 22nd 2014, 6:59 PM 8,741 Views 21 Comments

We pick the bones out of a weekend that ended in disappointment for Ireland.

Weir floors Italy in thrilling wooden spoon decider
# 6 Nations
From The42
# 6 Nations

Weir floors Italy in thrilling wooden spoon decider

Feb 22nd 2014, 3:43 PM 1,983 Views 2 Comments

The 22-year-old Scot held his nerve to settle a topsy-turvy clash.

# grand-slam - Wednesday 19 February, 2014

'Devin Toner lives in the same village as me, there must be something in the water'
# Tall Tales
From The42
# Tall Tales

'Devin Toner lives in the same village as me, there must be something in the water'

Feb 19th 2014, 8:15 AM 10,917 Views 2 Comments

Ireland Women’s second-row Marie Louise Reilly tells TheScore.ie that the Grand Slam winners are ready to prove a point against England.

# grand-slam - Wednesday 12 February, 2014

Champion women's rugby team deserve place on national broadcaster, so where are they?
# Opinion
From The42
# Opinion

Champion women's rugby team deserve place on national broadcaster, so where are they?

Feb 12th 2014, 8:00 AM 14,146 Views 109 Comments

Airing next week’s potential Triple Crown decider on RTE News Now is a step forward, but not far enough.

# grand-slam - Sunday 9 February, 2014

Twickenham holds no fear for inspirational O'Connell after whacking Wales
# Driving Force
From The42
# Driving Force

Twickenham holds no fear for inspirational O'Connell after whacking Wales

Feb 9th 2014, 8:00 AM 20,203 Views 21 Comments

The Ireland captain was still suffering from the remnants of a chest infection on Saturday but was immense against Wales.

# grand-slam - Tuesday 4 February, 2014

Nora Stapleton column: We haven’t spoken about another Grand Slam
# Column
From The42
# Column

Nora Stapleton column: We haven’t spoken about another Grand Slam

Feb 4th 2014, 7:00 AM 2,715 Views 2 Comments

The Ireland out-half takes us behind the scenes to explain their preparation for the clash with Wales.

# grand-slam - Sunday 26 January, 2014

Sports Film of the Week: Ireland’s Grand Slam Journey 2009
# Reel Stories
From The42
# Reel Stories

Sports Film of the Week: Ireland’s Grand Slam Journey 2009

Jan 26th 2014, 9:30 PM 11,514 Views 13 Comments

The memories will come flooding back.

# grand-slam - Monday 20 January, 2014

Top seeds scattered to the wind as Aussie Open shocks keep coming
# Turkey Shoot
From The42
# Turkey Shoot

Top seeds scattered to the wind as Aussie Open shocks keep coming

Jan 20th 2014, 10:06 AM 2,688 Views 3 Comments

Maria Sharapova followed Serena Williams out of the Grand Slam tournament today.

# grand-slam - Sunday 19 January, 2014

Williams crashes out as Djokovic stretches streak
# Injury
From The42
# Injury

Williams crashes out as Djokovic stretches streak

Jan 19th 2014, 11:28 AM 2,459 Views 0 Comments

The American has been struggling with injury.

# grand-slam - Monday 23 December, 2013

Ireland's ongoing inconsistency ended Kidney's reign
# End Of Era
From The42
# End Of Era

Ireland's ongoing inconsistency ended Kidney's reign

Dec 23rd 2013, 11:00 AM 3,703 Views 5 Comments

We look back on the Cork man’s stint as international coach, which ended after a poor 2013 Six Nations.

Briggs: ‘We’ve been able to put women’s rugby on the map’
# Star Year
From The42
# Star Year

Briggs: ‘We’ve been able to put women’s rugby on the map’

Dec 23rd 2013, 8:00 AM 7,255 Views 13 Comments

The Ireland fullback reflects on a stunning year and looks forward to more exciting challenges.

# grand-slam - Friday 20 December, 2013

Irish women's rugby team to play at the Aviva Stadium
# Homecoming
From The42
# Homecoming

Irish women's rugby team to play at the Aviva Stadium

Dec 20th 2013, 12:20 PM 13,994 Views 32 Comments

It will be the first time a women’s 6 Nations game has been staged at the venue.

# grand-slam - Monday 11 November, 2013

Sexton and Briggs scoop player of the year gong
# Award
From The42
# Award

Sexton and Briggs scoop player of the year gong

Nov 11th 2013, 8:00 PM 5,502 Views 2 Comments

The trophy-lifting goal-kickers are the toast of the Guinness Irish rugby writers tonight.

# grand-slam - Sunday 20 October, 2013

Epic Grand Slam sends Red Sox into World Series showdown with St Louis
# Giving It Sox
From The42
# Giving It Sox

Epic Grand Slam sends Red Sox into World Series showdown with St Louis

Oct 20th 2013, 11:02 AM 2,560 Views 2 Comments

Shane Victorino’s homer sent the Sox Nation wild at Fenway Park with a four-run effort.

# grand-slam - Monday 14 October, 2013

A perfectly-timed photo of a Boston cop celebrating David Ortiz's home run
# Grand Slam
From The42
# Grand Slam

A perfectly-timed photo of a Boston cop celebrating David Ortiz's home run

Oct 14th 2013, 3:27 PM 4,102 Views 5 Comments

Don’t call it a comeback.

# grand-slam - Sunday 15 September, 2013

Irish women's rugby team honoured at People of the Year awards
# Inspirational
From The42
# Inspirational

Irish women's rugby team honoured at People of the Year awards

Sep 15th 2013, 1:24 PM 2,139 Views 1 Comment

The Grand Slam winners took home a collective accolade and tribute was paid to rugby fan Donal Walsh.