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#Grand Slam

# grand-slam - Wednesday 30 January, 2013

Kidney: Ireland will focus on own game, not Wales'
# Quiet Confidence
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# Quiet Confidence

Kidney: Ireland will focus on own game, not Wales'

Jan 30th 2013, 3:31 PM 959 Views 0 Comments

The head coach says Ireland’s aim is to play to their potential when the Six Nations kicks off.

In From The Side: Kidney has turned the ship around
# Column
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# Column

In From The Side: Kidney has turned the ship around

Jan 30th 2013, 1:10 PM 2,245 Views 4 Comments

The head coach has learned from his own mistakes, made some tough decisions and is pushing Ireland back towards the top table.

# grand-slam - Tuesday 29 January, 2013

8 pack: All you need to know about France
# 6 Nations
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# 6 Nations

8 pack: All you need to know about France

Jan 29th 2013, 8:00 PM 1,910 Views 0 Comments

Part two of our team-by-team guide features our bête noire… or our bête bleu or whatever.

Know your enemy: TheScore.ie’s 6 Nations fan focus, part 1
# Lowdown
From The42
# Lowdown

Know your enemy: TheScore.ie’s 6 Nations fan focus, part 1

Jan 29th 2013, 12:09 PM 1,725 Views 0 Comments

We asked the people who know Wales and Scotland best to spill the beans before the tournament kicked off.

# grand-slam - Monday 28 January, 2013

6 Nations golden moments: Saint-André’s try v England, 1991
# La Classique
From The42
# La Classique

6 Nations golden moments: Saint-André’s try v England, 1991

Jan 28th 2013, 9:00 PM 1,771 Views 4 Comments

The tournament has thrown up some incredible moments over the years, here’s one of our favourites.

8 pack: All you need to know about Italy
# 6 Nations
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# 6 Nations

8 pack: All you need to know about Italy

Jan 28th 2013, 8:02 PM 1,403 Views 0 Comments

Our team-by-team guide to the Six Nations begins with our final opponent.

In pictures: Ireland's 6 Nations hopefuls gear up for Wales trip
# 6 Nations
From The42
# 6 Nations

In pictures: Ireland's 6 Nations hopefuls gear up for Wales trip

Jan 28th 2013, 3:01 PM 11,415 Views 41 Comments

Declan Kidney’s squad were put through their paces at Carton House today.

Mike Ross: Wounded Wales are at their most dangerous
# Caution
From The42
# Caution

Mike Ross: Wounded Wales are at their most dangerous

Jan 28th 2013, 9:52 AM 833 Views 1 Comment

Despite injuries crippling the champions’ pack, Ireland’s prop warns that Welsh players can ‘suddenly become a legend.’

Profile: Grandfather’s French Resistance heroism is in my DNA – says Les Bleus boss Saint-Andre
# 6 Nations
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# 6 Nations

Profile: Grandfather’s French Resistance heroism is in my DNA – says Les Bleus boss Saint-Andre

Jan 28th 2013, 7:45 AM 865 Views 0 Comments

The France coach’s grandfather was executed by the Nazis.

# grand-slam - Sunday 27 January, 2013

Kidney names 33-man training squad ahead of Wales match
# 6 Nations
From The42
# 6 Nations

Kidney names 33-man training squad ahead of Wales match

Jan 27th 2013, 4:38 PM 9,652 Views 31 Comments

The RBS 6 Nations Championship gets underway next weekend.

Roberts loving his ‘brutal existence’ at top of the game
# Insider Trading
From The42
# Insider Trading

Roberts loving his ‘brutal existence’ at top of the game

Jan 27th 2013, 7:40 AM 1,532 Views 0 Comments

The medical student knows the long-term strain rugby puts on his body, and yet he’s enjoying every minute.

# grand-slam - Saturday 26 January, 2013

'Find another route': Roberts plotting latest battle with 'greatest' O'Driscoll
# 6 Nations
From The42
# 6 Nations

'Find another route': Roberts plotting latest battle with 'greatest' O'Driscoll

Jan 26th 2013, 8:00 AM 9,616 Views 14 Comments

The centre says playing with the former Ireland captain was the biggest learning curve of his career.

# grand-slam - Wednesday 23 January, 2013

The Worst Boyband Ever Picture Of The Day
# 6 Nations
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# 6 Nations

The Worst Boyband Ever Picture Of The Day

Jan 23rd 2013, 11:46 AM 3,075 Views 7 Comments

Declan Kidney lined out with his fellow head coaches at the official 6 Nations launch in London this morning.

‘I still outrank you, son’: Heaslip born for leadership role
# Captain And Colonel
From The42
# Captain And Colonel

‘I still outrank you, son’: Heaslip born for leadership role

Jan 23rd 2013, 9:00 AM 17,446 Views 28 Comments

The new Ireland captain has been groomed for a job like this for longer than he could hold an oval ball.

Do you think there should be bonus points in the 6 Nations? Philippe Saint-Andre doesn’t
# Point Of Order
From The42
# Point Of Order

Do you think there should be bonus points in the 6 Nations? Philippe Saint-Andre doesn’t

Jan 23rd 2013, 7:30 AM 1,389 Views 8 Comments

What’s French for ‘old school’?

Heaslip: O'Driscoll 100% behind my captaincy
# 6 Nations
From The42
# 6 Nations

Heaslip: O'Driscoll 100% behind my captaincy

Jan 23rd 2013, 6:55 AM 5,433 Views 9 Comments

The new Ireland captain says he is ‘humbled’ by the chance to lead his country.

# grand-slam - Thursday 3 January, 2013

Djokovic and Ennis win top European Sportsperson awards for 2012
# Awards Season
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# Awards Season

Djokovic and Ennis win top European Sportsperson awards for 2012

Jan 3rd 2013, 3:20 PM 850 Views 0 Comments

The runners-up were double Olympic gold medallist Mo Farah and a Norwegian cross-country skiier.

# grand-slam - Saturday 3 November, 2012

Serena Williams: I will be number 1 again
# Promise
From The42
# Promise

Serena Williams: I will be number 1 again

Nov 3rd 2012, 2:11 PM 878 Views 0 Comments

And who would doubt her?

# grand-slam - Wednesday 24 October, 2012

Third time the charm for Harrington at Grand Slam
# Slam
From The42
# Slam

Third time the charm for Harrington at Grand Slam

Oct 24th 2012, 7:47 PM 14,105 Views 26 Comments

The Dubliner, a three-time major winner, lost out in playoffs in this event in 2007 and 2008.

# grand-slam - Tuesday 23 October, 2012

Padraig Harrington grabs lead at PGA Grand Slam
# Slam
From The42
# Slam

Padraig Harrington grabs lead at PGA Grand Slam

Oct 23rd 2012, 8:36 PM 1,251 Views 0 Comments

The four-man, 36-hole showdown for a $600,000 top prize at Bermuda’s Port Royal Golf Course was designed to feature the year’s four major champions.

# grand-slam - Wednesday 10 October, 2012

'Would someone just get a shepherd's hook and get him out of there' - Hayes on Bowe's Grand Slam ditty
# Cringe
From The42
# Cringe

'Would someone just get a shepherd's hook and get him out of there' - Hayes on Bowe's Grand Slam ditty

Oct 10th 2012, 9:50 PM 2,676 Views 0 Comments

‘The Bull’ revealed that he was a horrified TV viewer at home when his Ireland teammate took to the stage to sing Black Velvet Band.

# grand-slam - Monday 24 September, 2012

Brian O’Driscoll rules out retirement and targets World Cup success
# New Wave
From The42
# New Wave

Brian O’Driscoll rules out retirement and targets World Cup success

Sep 24th 2012, 5:41 PM 9,824 Views 18 Comments

The inspirational captain has called on his teammates to go on a winning streak and bring some passion back to the green jersey.

# grand-slam - Wednesday 19 September, 2012

Irish winger Monahan settling into Premiership life at Gloucester
# Bustling
From The42
# Bustling

Irish winger Monahan settling into Premiership life at Gloucester

Sep 19th 2012, 1:46 PM 1,398 Views 0 Comments

The former Leinster Academy and Connacht player made his first competitive start for the club at the weekend.

# grand-slam - Sunday 16 September, 2012

Hero's welcome: Murray given rousing reception in Dunblane
# Top Dog
From The42
# Top Dog

Hero's welcome: Murray given rousing reception in Dunblane

Sep 16th 2012, 4:56 PM 661 Views 0 Comments

The Olympic and US Open champion brought thousands to the streets of the Scottish town.

# grand-slam - Friday 7 September, 2012

US Open 2012: Azarenka to face Serena in final
# Too Good
From The42
# Too Good

US Open 2012: Azarenka to face Serena in final

Sep 7th 2012, 11:55 PM 578 Views 0 Comments

The world number one defeated her opponent by a score of 3-6, 6-2, 6-4 earlier today.

# grand-slam - Thursday 6 September, 2012

US Open 2012: Emotional Roddick makes tearful exit
# Reaction
From The42
# Reaction

US Open 2012: Emotional Roddick makes tearful exit

Sep 6th 2012, 5:40 PM 765 Views 2 Comments

The player said he was “a little overwhelmed” after his tennis career ended following the defeat by Argentina’s Juan Martin Del Potro.

Berdych stuns Federer to set-up Murray showdown
# Shock
From The42
# Shock

Berdych stuns Federer to set-up Murray showdown

Sep 6th 2012, 10:01 AM 670 Views 0 Comments

It was the 17-time Grand Slam title winner’s earliest New York defeat in nine years.

# grand-slam - Tuesday 4 September, 2012

Azarenka ousts Stosur to reach US Open semis
# Going Strong
From The42
# Going Strong

Azarenka ousts Stosur to reach US Open semis

Sep 4th 2012, 9:02 PM 347 Views 0 Comments

The 23-year-old top seed from Belarus won her match by a score of 6-1, 4-6, 7-6 (7/5).

# grand-slam - Monday 3 September, 2012

US Open 2012: Serena storms on as Errani, Vinci strike Italy blow
# Double Bagel
From The42
# Double Bagel

US Open 2012: Serena storms on as Errani, Vinci strike Italy blow

Sep 3rd 2012, 11:56 PM 435 Views 0 Comments

The three-time champion secured a 6-0, 6-0 win against Czech Andrea Hlavackova.

# grand-slam - Thursday 30 August, 2012

US Open round-up: Fifth seed Tsonga out, Serbs cruise
# Review
From The42
# Review

US Open round-up: Fifth seed Tsonga out, Serbs cruise

Aug 30th 2012, 9:02 PM 486 Views 0 Comments

Meanwhile, Kei Nishikori and Ana Ivanovic advanced earlier today.

# grand-slam - Tuesday 28 August, 2012

US Open: Federer rolls on, but Murray made to work
# Grand Slam
From The42
# Grand Slam

US Open: Federer rolls on, but Murray made to work

Aug 28th 2012, 9:25 AM 316 Views 0 Comments

Defending women’s champion Samantha Stosur, top seed Victoria Azarenka and third seed Maria Sharapova are also through to the second round at Flushing Meadows.

# grand-slam - Wednesday 22 August, 2012

Roger Federer named top seed for US Open
# Swiss Bliss
From The42
# Swiss Bliss

Roger Federer named top seed for US Open

Aug 22nd 2012, 10:43 AM 368 Views 0 Comments

The world number one will be looking for his 18th Grand Slam title at Flushing Meadows.

# grand-slam - Wednesday 15 August, 2012

Sidelined: Rafa Nadal out of US Open
# Tennis
From The42
# Tennis

Sidelined: Rafa Nadal out of US Open

Aug 15th 2012, 5:19 PM 290 Views 0 Comments

The Spaniard is having ongoing knee trouble and must wait to reprise the title he won in 2010.

# grand-slam - Monday 9 July, 2012

Poll: Is Roger Federer the greatest tennis player of all time?
# Just 17
From The42
# Just 17

Poll: Is Roger Federer the greatest tennis player of all time?

Jul 9th 2012, 12:53 PM 7,505 Views 29 Comments

The 30-year-old added to his legend with Wimbledon win number seven but Rafa and Rod might have qualms with ‘best ever’ claims.

# grand-slam - Sunday 8 July, 2012

I never stopped believing says Federer after Wimbledon win number seven
# Seventh Heaven
From The42
# Seventh Heaven

I never stopped believing says Federer after Wimbledon win number seven

Jul 8th 2012, 7:41 PM 7,098 Views 15 Comments

The Swiss maestro cherished the ‘great moment’ of his record-breaking 17th Grand Slam and praised Andy Murray.

Wimbledon Mens' Final: Federer wins second set to draw level
# Set By Set
From The42
# Set By Set

Wimbledon Mens' Final: Federer wins second set to draw level

Jul 8th 2012, 4:07 PM 5,037 Views 11 Comments

The tempo has yet to drop in this intriguing final between the imperious Swiss and the hopeful Scot.

Wimbledon Mens' Final: Murray wins first set against Federer
# Set By Set
From The42
# Set By Set

Wimbledon Mens' Final: Murray wins first set against Federer

Jul 8th 2012, 3:11 PM 3,550 Views 11 Comments

Solid serving games were expected from both men but that was not the case in the opening exchanges.

# grand-slam - Friday 6 July, 2012

Federer stuns Djokovic to make eighth Wimbledon final
# Sw19
From The42
# Sw19

Federer stuns Djokovic to make eighth Wimbledon final

Jul 6th 2012, 4:02 PM 5,043 Views 6 Comments

The Centre Court favourite defeated the world number one and defending champion Novak Djokovic 6-3, 3-6, 6-4, 6-3.

# grand-slam - Tuesday 3 July, 2012

Look at my face: Murray shrugs off court controversy‎
# Rain Delay
From The42
# Rain Delay

Look at my face: Murray shrugs off court controversy‎

Jul 3rd 2012, 3:29 PM 699 Views 0 Comments

As he moves into a quarter-final meeting with David Ferrer, the Scot insisted he wasn’t bothered by moving off Centre Court.

# grand-slam - Friday 29 June, 2012

Federer survives scare, Djokovic avoids Czech trap
# Sw19
From The42
# Sw19

Federer survives scare, Djokovic avoids Czech trap

Jun 29th 2012, 10:05 PM 456 Views 0 Comments

Federer came within two points of crashing to his worst Wimbledon defeat in 10 years before battling from two sets down to beat French 29th seed Julien Benneteau.