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#Grand Slam

# grand-slam - Tuesday 10 September, 2013

Rafa Nadal loses gruelling 54-shot rally but captures US Open
# Truly Epic
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# Truly Epic

Rafa Nadal loses gruelling 54-shot rally but captures US Open

Sep 10th 2013, 8:53 AM 2,221 Views 1 Comment

Both players were shattered after another classic tennis encounter at Flushing Meadows.

# grand-slam - Wednesday 10 July, 2013

Relive Andy Murray's Wimbledon win through the magic of Lego
# Hats Off
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# Hats Off

Relive Andy Murray's Wimbledon win through the magic of Lego

Jul 10th 2013, 3:54 PM 1,533 Views 2 Comments

Still can’t believe he forgot to hug poor Judy.

# grand-slam - Saturday 6 July, 2013

Bartoli is your Wimbledon Ladies champ after Lisicki meltdown
# Pressure Cooker
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# Pressure Cooker

Bartoli is your Wimbledon Ladies champ after Lisicki meltdown

Jul 6th 2013, 3:33 PM 3,336 Views 5 Comments

The occasion was too much for the German at SW19.

# grand-slam - Friday 5 July, 2013

Murray beats Janowicz to set up final showdown with Djokovic
# Success
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# Success

Murray beats Janowicz to set up final showdown with Djokovic

Jul 5th 2013, 9:43 PM 18,475 Views 46 Comments

In the other semi-final, the Serb defeated heroic Juan Martin del Potro 7-5, 4-6, 7-6 (7/2), 6-7 (6/8), 6-3.

# grand-slam - Saturday 25 May, 2013

Marcus Horan delighted to give back to communities that make Munster thrive
# Don't Stop Me Now
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# Don't Stop Me Now

Marcus Horan delighted to give back to communities that make Munster thrive

May 25th 2013, 10:05 AM 3,536 Views 10 Comments

The prop forward has one week left as a rugby professional but finds himself busier than ever.

# grand-slam - Monday 29 April, 2013

Andre Agassi is 43 today and he still knows how to throw down
# Real As Steel
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# Real As Steel

Andre Agassi is 43 today and he still knows how to throw down

Apr 29th 2013, 8:56 PM 3,341 Views 4 Comments

Chang, Sampras, Courier, McEnroe and the master blaster from Vegas – America doesn’t produce ‘em like they used to.

# grand-slam - Thursday 11 April, 2013

Munster's Marcus Horan to retire at the end of the season
# Faithful Servant
From The42
# Faithful Servant

Munster's Marcus Horan to retire at the end of the season

Apr 11th 2013, 6:02 PM 3,077 Views 13 Comments

The prop has played 224 times for Munster, won 67 Ireland caps and captured the Grand Slam in 2009.

# grand-slam - Tuesday 2 April, 2013

Here's how Twitter reacted to news that Declan Kidney's contract will not be renewed
# So Long
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# So Long

Here's how Twitter reacted to news that Declan Kidney's contract will not be renewed

Apr 2nd 2013, 4:46 PM 5,157 Views 1 Comment

Ireland are in the hunt for a new head coach after this afternoon’s announcement.

In pictures: Declan Kidney's tenure as Ireland coach
# The Deccie Years
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# The Deccie Years

In pictures: Declan Kidney's tenure as Ireland coach

Apr 2nd 2013, 4:42 PM 2,826 Views 2 Comments

We’ll always have Cardiff.

# grand-slam - Friday 22 March, 2013

Ireland's Grand Slam-winning women were on the Late Late while we were all watching the football
# Grand Slam
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# Grand Slam

Ireland's Grand Slam-winning women were on the Late Late while we were all watching the football

Mar 22nd 2013, 11:10 PM 32,143 Views 57 Comments

Here’s the pictures to prove it.

# grand-slam - Thursday 21 March, 2013

Ian McGeechan tells Warren Gatland to pick Lions on form not record
# 6 Nations
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# 6 Nations

Ian McGeechan tells Warren Gatland to pick Lions on form not record

Mar 21st 2013, 10:23 AM 1,402 Views 2 Comments

That’s not good news for some of Ireland’s hopefuls is it?

# grand-slam - Wednesday 20 March, 2013

Brian O'Driscoll handed 3-week ban for stamp on Italian
# BOD
From The42
# BOD

Brian O'Driscoll handed 3-week ban for stamp on Italian

Mar 20th 2013, 2:48 PM 13,592 Views 39 Comments

The decision means the talismanic centre will miss two Rabo games and the Amlin Challenge Cup quarter-final.

Declan Kidney's Pros and Cons list ahead of crunch IRFU meeting
# Under Review
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# Under Review

Declan Kidney's Pros and Cons list ahead of crunch IRFU meeting

Mar 20th 2013, 7:10 AM 9,514 Views 33 Comments

After almost five years at the helm, the Cork native may have coached his last Ireland game.

# grand-slam - Tuesday 19 March, 2013

Opinion: A new set of voices is needed to reboot Irish rugby
# 6 Nations
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# 6 Nations

Opinion: A new set of voices is needed to reboot Irish rugby

Mar 19th 2013, 8:50 PM 2,812 Views 2 Comments

‘What value is corporate knowledge when you keep losing?’ ask Whiff of Cordite who think a new broom is required within the game here.

Brian O'Driscoll citing hearing set for tomorrow in London
# 6 Nations
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# 6 Nations

Brian O'Driscoll citing hearing set for tomorrow in London

Mar 19th 2013, 5:58 PM 9,305 Views 20 Comments

The Leinster legend was sin-binned in Rome for a stamp on Simone Favaro.

# grand-slam - Monday 18 March, 2013

Snapshot: Rugby heroines return home with trophy
# Grand Slam
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# Grand Slam

Snapshot: Rugby heroines return home with trophy

Mar 18th 2013, 5:26 PM 24,618 Views 55 Comments

Mammies, babies and even an IRFU president were photo-bombing at the airport today.

# grand-slam - Sunday 17 March, 2013

President Higgins congratulates Ireland's women's rugby side
# Grand Slam
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# Grand Slam

President Higgins congratulates Ireland's women's rugby side

Mar 17th 2013, 5:28 PM 11,534 Views 44 Comments

Ireland claimed the Six Nations Grand Slam with a 6-3 victory over Italy earlier on Sunday.

Ireland win the Grand Slam: Here's how Twitter reacted
# Six Nations
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# Six Nations

Ireland win the Grand Slam: Here's how Twitter reacted

Mar 17th 2013, 4:43 PM 3,005 Views 0 Comments

Will you be at Dublin Airport to welcome the ladies home?

'If they win the Grand Slam, I hope people make a big deal out of it' - Rob Kearney
# High Hopes
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# High Hopes

'If they win the Grand Slam, I hope people make a big deal out of it' - Rob Kearney

Mar 17th 2013, 7:15 AM 2,362 Views 4 Comments

The Ireland fullback has praised the efforts of the women’s team ahead of their Grand Slam decider.

# grand-slam - Saturday 16 March, 2013

Declan Kidney: I'll have to think about new contract
# 6 Nations
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# 6 Nations

Declan Kidney: I'll have to think about new contract

Mar 16th 2013, 7:27 PM 18,281 Views 78 Comments

“I’d have to sit down and think about whether I want a new contract,” the Corkman said after the loss in Rome.

Open thread: what's your verdict on Ireland's 6 Nations campaign?
# 6 Nations
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# 6 Nations

Open thread: what's your verdict on Ireland's 6 Nations campaign?

Mar 16th 2013, 4:40 PM 6,105 Views 42 Comments

Is it the end of the road for Declan Kidney? Did they do as well as expected considering injuries? Have your say.

VIDEO: 'The Greatest' -- RTÉ tribute to Brian O'Driscoll feels a lot like a goodbye
# Centre Of Attention
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# Centre Of Attention

VIDEO: 'The Greatest' -- RTÉ tribute to Brian O'Driscoll feels a lot like a goodbye

Mar 16th 2013, 12:55 PM 11,687 Views 16 Comments

Let’s watch your best bits, Brian.

Cian Healy unsure of Brian O'Driscoll plans after today's 6 Nations finale
# 6 Nations
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# 6 Nations

Cian Healy unsure of Brian O'Driscoll plans after today's 6 Nations finale

Mar 16th 2013, 10:25 AM 5,185 Views 12 Comments

‘He could go on for a few years so it is however his body feels at the end of it.’

# grand-slam - Friday 15 March, 2013

In Pictures: Ireland's Women's rugby team set off for Rome
# Flying High
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# Flying High

In Pictures: Ireland's Women's rugby team set off for Rome

Mar 15th 2013, 7:12 PM 2,913 Views 1 Comment

Their Grand Slam decider takes place in Italy on St. Patrick’s Day.

# grand-slam - Thursday 14 March, 2013

Italy boss Brunel wary of 'fighting' Irish ahead of  St Patrick's weekend tie
# 6 Nations
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# 6 Nations

Italy boss Brunel wary of 'fighting' Irish ahead of St Patrick's weekend tie

Mar 14th 2013, 5:13 PM 1,423 Views 12 Comments

“It will probably be O’Driscoll’s final match, so that will add an extra dimension to their game. But overall, Ireland is a team full of good, talented players.”

Jonny Sexton out of trip to Rome, Paddy Jackson to start
# 6 Nations
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# 6 Nations

Jonny Sexton out of trip to Rome, Paddy Jackson to start

Mar 14th 2013, 2:13 PM 8,751 Views 25 Comments

The Leinster out half went over on his foot during training this morning.

# grand-slam - Wednesday 13 March, 2013

RTE to broadcast live women's rugby game for first time as Ireland eye Grand Slam
# Mná Na HÉireann
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# Mná Na HÉireann

RTE to broadcast live women's rugby game for first time as Ireland eye Grand Slam

Mar 13th 2013, 4:30 PM 9,605 Views 41 Comments

The unbeaten Irish women face Italy in Rome on Sunday.

# grand-slam - Monday 11 March, 2013

6 Nations: Ireland to delay Italy team announcement, as potential BOD farewell in the balance
# 6 Nations
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# 6 Nations

6 Nations: Ireland to delay Italy team announcement, as potential BOD farewell in the balance

Mar 11th 2013, 7:01 PM 14,774 Views 23 Comments

O’Driscoll suffered concussion, a lacerated ear and a dead leg in the 13-13 draw with France over the weekend.

# grand-slam - Friday 8 March, 2013

In pics: Ireland Women secure historic win over France
# Success
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# Success

In pics: Ireland Women secure historic win over France

Mar 8th 2013, 10:30 PM 4,343 Views 10 Comments

Michael D was among those in attendance at Ashbourne tonight.

Ireland v France: We'll take 3-0 as well, says under-pressure Declan Kidney
# 6 Nations
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# 6 Nations

Ireland v France: We'll take 3-0 as well, says under-pressure Declan Kidney

Mar 8th 2013, 3:42 PM 5,210 Views 24 Comments

Kidney and his France counterpart Philippe Saint-Andre are desperate for a win in Dublin.

In pictures: Paddy Jackson gets in some late kicking practice on Captain's Run at Aviva Stadium
# 6 Nations
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# 6 Nations

In pictures: Paddy Jackson gets in some late kicking practice on Captain's Run at Aviva Stadium

Mar 8th 2013, 3:04 PM 2,968 Views 5 Comments

Ireland take on France at Lansdowne tomorrow.

# grand-slam - Monday 4 March, 2013

Opinion: It's not the ending he deserved but axing Ronan O'Gara is the right call from Kidney
# ROG
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# ROG

Opinion: It's not the ending he deserved but axing Ronan O'Gara is the right call from Kidney

Mar 4th 2013, 11:46 AM 2,043 Views 9 Comments

The Munster great should have went after the World Cup in 2011, say Whiff of Cordite.

End of an era? Here's Ronan O'Gara's Ireland career in 30 pictures
# Legend
From The42
# Legend

End of an era? Here's Ronan O'Gara's Ireland career in 30 pictures

Mar 4th 2013, 7:30 AM 13,854 Views 23 Comments

The country’s most capped player may have donned the green jersey for the last time after being dropped for the Six Nations meeting with France.

# grand-slam - Thursday 28 February, 2013

Here's Your Cian Healy Is The Next Tom Brady Picture Of The Day
# 6 Nations
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# 6 Nations

Here's Your Cian Healy Is The Next Tom Brady Picture Of The Day

Feb 28th 2013, 6:19 PM 1,919 Views 0 Comments

‘How much you wanna make a bet I can throw a football over them mountains?’

France lock Pascal Pape to miss Dublin trip, rest of 6 Nations
# 6 Nations
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# 6 Nations

France lock Pascal Pape to miss Dublin trip, rest of 6 Nations

Feb 28th 2013, 3:33 PM 547 Views 0 Comments

Pape picked up the injury while he was captain of the side that lost 23-18 to Italy in Rome on 3 February.

# grand-slam - Wednesday 27 February, 2013

7 people who think Cian Healy is a lucky boy this evening
# Properchurch
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# Properchurch

7 people who think Cian Healy is a lucky boy this evening

Feb 27th 2013, 6:11 PM 3,272 Views 7 Comments

The Ireland forward is free to face Les Bleus in Dublin next time out.

Good news for Ireland as Cian Healy’s 6 Nations ban appeal upheld
# 6 Nations
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# 6 Nations

Good news for Ireland as Cian Healy’s 6 Nations ban appeal upheld

Feb 27th 2013, 5:30 PM 9,765 Views 50 Comments

The Leinster man is now free to face France in Dublin.

# grand-slam - Monday 25 February, 2013

Injury update: Scans for Gilroy and O'Callaghan as Sexton expected to be up and running this week
# 6 Nations
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# 6 Nations

Injury update: Scans for Gilroy and O'Callaghan as Sexton expected to be up and running this week

Feb 25th 2013, 6:53 PM 8,925 Views 26 Comments

Next up, France in Dublin.

'There was too much damage... so I carried on', said Tuilagi after almost losing ear
# Ouch!
From The42
# Ouch!

'There was too much damage... so I carried on', said Tuilagi after almost losing ear

Feb 25th 2013, 4:44 PM 3,969 Views 3 Comments

ESPN report that the centre’s left ear was “partly ripped from the side of his head”.

Opinion: ‘Giving Jamie Heaslip the captaincy of Brian O’Driscoll’s team could never work’
# Post-mortem
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# Post-mortem

Opinion: ‘Giving Jamie Heaslip the captaincy of Brian O’Driscoll’s team could never work’

Feb 25th 2013, 11:20 AM 11,439 Views 43 Comments

Kidney has made a cardinal mistake according to Emmet O’Rafferty.