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# Hero

This year
Morocco World Cup hero the matchwinner as West Ham boost survival prospects
Nayef Aguerd’s first-half header was the difference, as Southampton suffered a major setback in their battle against the drop.
Last year
'It's our destiny,' says Argentina's penalty hero
Emiliano Martinez saved from Kingsley Coman in the shootout to help his side to a 4-2 win after the thrilling final.
'My grandma from Cobh, she's not here with us but is definitely watching over me'
Ireland’s English-born goal-scoring hero Lily Agg reflects on a ‘surreal’ night with a World Cup play-off secured.
Fernandinho completes return 'home'
The ex-Manchester City captain has signed for Athletico Paranaense
Doctor who died as he tackled gunman in church shooting is hailed a hero
Dr John Cheng was killed as he stopped a man shooting at worshippers in a Taiwanese church in California.
Ronaldo hat-trick earns United crucial win against Spurs
A see-saw game ended 3-2 at Old Trafford.
Geraghty and Henderson pay tribute to ‘absolute legend’ Bobs Worth
Former Gold Cup hero has died at the age of 17.
All time
‘I just had to play,’ says Celtic's Hampden hero
Kyogo Furuhashi had been struggling with a hamstring issue.
Messi gets rapturous reception, Mbappe jeered in PSG win
The France striker is in the spotlight with speculation that he will seek a move away.
Bohemians' hat-trick hero admits he had a point to prove
Georgie Kelly starred against former club Dundalk on Monday evening.
Two-time All-Star and Tipperary legend added to backroom team of Munster champions
Declan Browne will work as forwards coach under David Power for the Premier County footballers.
Former Kerry minor bags hat-trick as Na Gaeil crowned All-Ireland junior football champions
Ian McCarthy scored 3-2 for the Kerry side, who beat Rathgarogue-Cushinstown by 21 points.
5-year-old hailed hero as she FaceTimes father for help after mother suffers stroke
“She said mammy was drinking her tea and now she was on the floor and she can’t get up.”
Woman whose mother was saved from drowning in 1953 tracks down rescuer on Liveline
“You saved my mother,” Mary Thompstone told John Eldred on Joe Duffy’s RTÉ Radio One show this afternoon.
'That's not bad for a wee girl from Portaferry... I'm grateful to be able to wear this vest'
Ireland’s Ciara Mageean gave an inspiring interview after her World Championships 1,500m final.
'I missed a penalty in the final of the EA Sports Cup before. Thankfully this one went in'
Dundalk’s Sean Hoare scored the winning penalty against Riga FC his evening.
'Every young winger looks up to him' - James aspires to be like Giggs
New signing Daniel James impressed on his first appearance for Manchester United on Saturday.
Pickford scores and saves a penalty to earn England third place in Nations League
Spot kicks followed their scoreless draw with Switzerland, after the Three Lions were denied another goal courtesy of VAR.
Wijnaldum's anger at being benched inspired two-goal display
The Dutch midfielder was not happy with Jurgen Klopp for leaving him out of the starting XI.
Nurse who saved unconscious bus driver describes 'frightening' ordeal for passengers
The nurse managed to stop the bus when it went out of control and then started CPR on the driver.
Former Liverpool defender Coates saves team-mate's life after goalkeeper knocked unconscious
The 28-year-old prevented team-mate Romain Salin from choking after the goalkeeper collided with his post.
Russia World Cup hero returns to Valencia on loan
Denis Cheryshev was one of the standout performers at the tournament this summer.
An important analysis of the music video for Enrique Iglesias's 'Hero'
The most intense pop song of our time.
Cave diver from Clare flew out to be part of Thai rescue mission that saved 12 boys and their coach
Jim Warny, an active cave diver and member of the Irish Cave Rescue Organisation (ICRO), flew to Thailand on Friday.
Family of Paris balcony boy thank 'Spiderman' as he signs up for fire service internship
Mamoudou Gassama has become a worldwide name after his feat of bravery.
'I deeply care for my students': US teacher who tackled school shooter praised as hero
Jason Seaman was said to have been shot a number of times when attempting to disarm the shooter.
'Hero' Malian immigrant who saved child dangling from balcony is to get French citizenship
Mamoudou Gassama (22) met with President Macron at the Presidential Palace where he was given a medal for bravery.
Police officer saves seven people - including mother and baby - from burning building
PC Neil Dobson tied up his loyal police dog, Monty, outside before rushing into the building.
Hero gardaí save the life of newborn baby whose face 'had turned blue'
The two Ennis gardaí helped to save the nine-day old baby who wasn’t breathing.
'French spirit of resistance' hailed as hero policeman laid to rest
Hundreds attended the ceremony for Arnaud Beltrame today.
'He's an example to every player at this football club'
Sam Allardyce hailed Seamus Coleman after his return to the Premier League last night.
Manchester attack 'hero' jailed for stealing from victims
Chris Parker has been sentenced to over four years in prison.
Celine Dion had a pretty sound reaction when she was faced with a stage invader
A unique approach, for sure.
Former Man United psychologist inspired Connacht try-scoring hero
Bill Beswick spent time with the Irish side in Galway last week
The inspiring story behind that Marseille fan's goal from kick-off against Toulouse
An Irish newsreader got the giggles while reading out this ridiculous local story on Scottish TV
You can’t blame him.
Local garda swims out and rescues man who'd jumped from a bridge in Sligo
The incident happened in the town yesterday afternoon.
Wicklow man who joined Wimbledon game plans to auction Kim Clijsters' skirt for charity
The charity helps with the costs for children who have to receive treatments in other countries for serious ailments.
'I wasn't prepared to let her drown' - Woman who saved 10-year-old girl on beach
Michelle Cremin from Cork braved a dangerous rip current at Inch beach.
Ice-cream van to the rescue after transporting patient from Portmarnock beach
What a hero.