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#Grand Slam

# 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 14,176 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 20,229 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 2,723 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 11,554 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 2,704 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 2,473 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 3,715 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 7,275 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 14,033 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 5,529 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 2,572 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 4,173 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 2,171 Views 1 Comment

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

# grand-slam - Tuesday 10 September, 2013

Rafa Nadal loses gruelling 54-shot rally but captures US Open
# Truly Epic
From The42
# Truly Epic

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

Sep 10th 2013, 8:53 AM 2,235 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
From The42
# Hats Off

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

Jul 10th 2013, 3:54 PM 1,554 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
From The42
# Pressure Cooker

Bartoli is your Wimbledon Ladies champ after Lisicki meltdown

Jul 6th 2013, 3:33 PM 3,354 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
From The42
# Success

Murray beats Janowicz to set up final showdown with Djokovic

Jul 5th 2013, 9:43 PM 18,484 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
From The42
# Don't Stop Me Now

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

May 25th 2013, 10:05 AM 3,553 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
From The42
# Real As Steel

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

Apr 29th 2013, 8:56 PM 3,398 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 3,119 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
From The42
# So Long

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

Apr 2nd 2013, 4:46 PM 5,167 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
From The42
# The Deccie Years

In pictures: Declan Kidney's tenure as Ireland coach

Apr 2nd 2013, 4:42 PM 2,843 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
From The42
# 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 32,147 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
From The42
# 6 Nations

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

Mar 21st 2013, 10:23 AM 1,420 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 13,632 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
From The42
# Under Review

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

Mar 20th 2013, 7:10 AM 9,529 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
From The42
# 6 Nations

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

Mar 19th 2013, 8:50 PM 2,835 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
From The42
# 6 Nations

Brian O'Driscoll citing hearing set for tomorrow in London

Mar 19th 2013, 5:58 PM 9,329 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
From The42
# Grand Slam

Snapshot: Rugby heroines return home with trophy

Mar 18th 2013, 5:26 PM 24,638 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
From The42
# Grand Slam

President Higgins congratulates Ireland's women's rugby side

Mar 17th 2013, 5:28 PM 11,553 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
From The42
# Six Nations

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

Mar 17th 2013, 4:43 PM 3,020 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
From The42
# 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 2,379 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
From The42
# 6 Nations

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

Mar 16th 2013, 7:27 PM 18,351 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
From The42
# 6 Nations

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

Mar 16th 2013, 4:40 PM 6,158 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
From The42
# Centre Of Attention

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

Mar 16th 2013, 12:55 PM 11,713 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
From The42
# 6 Nations

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

Mar 16th 2013, 10:25 AM 5,203 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
From The42
# Flying High

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

Mar 15th 2013, 7:12 PM 2,925 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
From The42
# 6 Nations

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

Mar 14th 2013, 5:13 PM 1,453 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
From The42
# 6 Nations

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

Mar 14th 2013, 2:13 PM 8,785 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
From The42
# 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 9,627 Views 41 Comments

The unbeaten Irish women face Italy in Rome on Sunday.