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#Hero

# hero - Thursday 4 December, 2014

Three-year-old one-handed golfer meets Tiger Woods, thinks he's 'pretty good' at golf
# Hero
From The42
# Hero

Three-year-old one-handed golfer meets Tiger Woods, thinks he's 'pretty good' at golf

Dec 4th 2014, 7:06 PM 4,508 Views 0 Comments

Tommy Morrissey started playing golf after watching videos of Woods online.

# hero - Tuesday 2 December, 2014

JK Rowling continues her reign as queen of Twitter with this excellent revelation...
# Author Pals
From The Daily Edge
# Author Pals

JK Rowling continues her reign as queen of Twitter with this excellent revelation...

Dec 2nd 2014, 4:26 PM 5,090 Views 2 Comments

Um, why is she not our best friend yet?

# hero - Sunday 30 November, 2014

Slaughtneil's late, late show see them crowned Ulster club football champions
# Hero
From The42
# Hero

Slaughtneil's late, late show see them crowned Ulster club football champions

Nov 30th 2014, 5:33 PM 3,858 Views 0 Comments

Christopher Bradley’s injury-time point proved the difference between the sides.

# hero - Sunday 16 November, 2014

Producer of fake "Syrian hero boy" clip apologises after online outcry
# Syria Hoax Boy
# Syria Hoax Boy

Producer of fake "Syrian hero boy" clip apologises after online outcry

Nov 16th 2014, 1:43 PM 15,979 Views 42 Comments

The director of the video has revealed it was shot on location in Malta last summer with professional actors.

# hero - Friday 7 November, 2014

Young hockey fan in heart-warming moment with entire Boston Bruins team
# Daps
From The42
# Daps

Young hockey fan in heart-warming moment with entire Boston Bruins team

Nov 7th 2014, 9:44 PM 6,970 Views 1 Comment

If you don’t well-up just a little watching this, you’ve got a heart of stone.

# hero - Tuesday 4 November, 2014

Andrea Pirlo has scored a stylish free kick to mark a special milestone
# Hero
From The42
# Hero

Andrea Pirlo has scored a stylish free kick to mark a special milestone

Nov 4th 2014, 8:50 PM 5,304 Views 2 Comments

The 35-year-old bearded legend has casually slotted a Juventus set-piece.

# hero - Wednesday 29 October, 2014

Malala Yousafzai donates $50,000 prize money to help rebuild 65 schools in Gaza
# Inspiration
# Inspiration

Malala Yousafzai donates $50,000 prize money to help rebuild 65 schools in Gaza

Oct 29th 2014, 10:43 PM 10,255 Views 43 Comments

The 17-year-old won the Nobel Peace Prize this month.

# hero - Thursday 23 October, 2014

Sergeant-at-Arms who shot Canadian gunman gets standing ovation
# Hero's Welcome
# Hero's Welcome

Sergeant-at-Arms who shot Canadian gunman gets standing ovation

Oct 23rd 2014, 6:28 PM 21,869 Views 50 Comments

Kevin Vickers was given a hero’s welcome in the Canadian Parliament today.

# hero - Saturday 18 October, 2014

Watch Ian Keatley channel ROG's spirit to nail the winning drop goal for Munster against Sale
# Hero
From The42
# Hero

Watch Ian Keatley channel ROG's spirit to nail the winning drop goal for Munster against Sale

Oct 18th 2014, 3:18 PM 11,003 Views 10 Comments

The clock went dead and Keatley struck it sweetly.

# hero - Wednesday 15 October, 2014

18 reasons why John O'Shea is Ireland's greatest national treasure
# Big John
From The42
# Big John

18 reasons why John O'Shea is Ireland's greatest national treasure

Oct 15th 2014, 11:39 AM 19,693 Views 24 Comments

Who put the ball in the German’s net?

# hero - Tuesday 7 October, 2014

Boks legend van der Westhuizen got a brilliant reception before All Blacks clash
# Hero
From The42
# Hero

Boks legend van der Westhuizen got a brilliant reception before All Blacks clash

Oct 7th 2014, 11:21 AM 5,366 Views 8 Comments

The former scrum-half is battling motor neuron disease, but took to the Ellis Park turf to a standing ovation,

# hero - Monday 6 October, 2014

At 45 new Galway manager Kevin Walsh marks outgoing selector in Galway IFC final - and wins
# Reeling In The Years
From The42
# Reeling In The Years

At 45 new Galway manager Kevin Walsh marks outgoing selector in Galway IFC final - and wins

Oct 6th 2014, 12:49 PM 7,071 Views 2 Comments

The ex-Allstar was the sensational hero when he came on in the last ten minutes, marking former team mate Paul Clancy.

# hero - Saturday 4 October, 2014

Did you catch the King Joffrey lookalike wearing his mammy's curtains in the Late Late audience?
# Thanks Penneys
From The Daily Edge
# Thanks Penneys

Did you catch the King Joffrey lookalike wearing his mammy's curtains in the Late Late audience?

Oct 4th 2014, 10:00 AM 4,370 Views 2 Comments

For real.

# hero - Wednesday 3 September, 2014

US student vows to carry mattress around campus until her alleged rapist is expelled
# Carry That Weight
From The Daily Edge
# Carry That Weight

US student vows to carry mattress around campus until her alleged rapist is expelled

Sep 3rd 2014, 4:05 PM 5,968 Views 6 Comments

It’s part of a performance art piece.

# hero - Wednesday 27 August, 2014

Scenes! Ludogorets defender goes in goal for shootout and clinches Champions League spot
# Hero
From The42
# Hero

Scenes! Ludogorets defender goes in goal for shootout and clinches Champions League spot

Aug 27th 2014, 11:07 PM 9,779 Views 0 Comments

This lad won’t have to buy a pint for a while.

# hero - Friday 8 August, 2014

Touching comic tells story of homeless man who saved rabbit from Liffey
# We Can Be Heroes
# We Can Be Heroes

Touching comic tells story of homeless man who saved rabbit from Liffey

Aug 8th 2014, 3:20 PM 16,396 Views 24 Comments

John Byrne jumped in after his pet rabbit Barney in 2012 after another man threw the animal into the water.

# hero - Saturday 26 July, 2014

WWE star choke holds robber, stops burglary from occurring
# Hero
From The42
# Hero

WWE star choke holds robber, stops burglary from occurring

Jul 26th 2014, 10:22 AM 9,875 Views 13 Comments

“I saw the guys running out the back. I chased them. I caught one of them.”

# hero - Friday 25 July, 2014

Blind, paralysed...and bald: But Mark Pollock's TEDx talk is about possibilities, not problems
# Inspiration
# Inspiration

Blind, paralysed...and bald: But Mark Pollock's TEDx talk is about possibilities, not problems

Jul 25th 2014, 11:41 AM 12,975 Views 11 Comments

And it’s absolutely inspiring.

After 45 sleep-deprived days, Philip Cavanagh has become the first Irishman ever to row the Pacific
# Hero
From The42
# Hero

After 45 sleep-deprived days, Philip Cavanagh has become the first Irishman ever to row the Pacific

Jul 25th 2014, 9:00 AM 4,162 Views 5 Comments

The Dubliner has travelled over 2,300 miles by sea.

# hero - Tuesday 24 June, 2014

6 people who appreciate Damien Dempsey for the legend that he is
# It's All Good
From The Daily Edge
# It's All Good

6 people who appreciate Damien Dempsey for the legend that he is

Jun 24th 2014, 9:06 AM 2,696 Views 1 Comment

“The manliest man that ever manned”.

# hero - Monday 23 June, 2014

Did Damien Dempsey save a man from drowning yesterday?
# Hero
# Hero

Did Damien Dempsey save a man from drowning yesterday?

Jun 23rd 2014, 5:54 PM 29,442 Views 17 Comments

One eyewitness is sure it was the singer who came to the rescue “cool as you like”.

# hero - Sunday 22 June, 2014

Sports Film of the Week: Hero
# Reel Stories
From The42
# Reel Stories

Sports Film of the Week: Hero

Jun 22nd 2014, 9:30 PM 4,533 Views 5 Comments

Narrated by Michael Caine, our latest pick tells the story of the 1986 World Cup.

Pilot hailed after landing plane that had lost power
# Hero
# Hero

Pilot hailed after landing plane that had lost power

Jun 22nd 2014, 12:21 PM 20,508 Views 24 Comments

The plane was damaged in the landing, but all on board were unhurt.

# hero - Saturday 7 June, 2014

Veteran who absconded from care home for D-Day memorials returns to hero's welcome
# Hero
From The Daily Edge
# Hero

Veteran who absconded from care home for D-Day memorials returns to hero's welcome

Jun 7th 2014, 2:25 PM 24,217 Views 56 Comments

Bernard Jordan was determined not to miss the events in France.

# hero - Thursday 29 May, 2014

89-year-old lady uses golf club to fight off sword-wielding burglar
# HER-O-AP
From The Daily Edge
# HER-O-AP

89-year-old lady uses golf club to fight off sword-wielding burglar

May 29th 2014, 6:00 PM 18,814 Views 16 Comments

What. A. Badass.

# hero - Tuesday 27 May, 2014

Michael Bolton performed Jack Sparrow live in Dublin last night
# Bolton
From The Daily Edge
# Bolton

Michael Bolton performed Jack Sparrow live in Dublin last night

May 27th 2014, 5:12 PM 2,316 Views 4 Comments

It was glorious.

# hero - Monday 26 May, 2014

Ukraine boxing hero Klitschko claims Kiev mayor seat
# Versatility
From The42
# Versatility

Ukraine boxing hero Klitschko claims Kiev mayor seat

May 26th 2014, 12:05 AM 3,055 Views 2 Comments

He and his younger brother Wladimir — himself known as Dr Steelhammer — shared all the world’s heavyweight belts between them.

# hero - Wednesday 21 May, 2014

Cat who saved child from dog 'throws' first pitch at baseball game
# Hero
From The Daily Edge
# Hero

Cat who saved child from dog 'throws' first pitch at baseball game

May 21st 2014, 3:10 PM 3,076 Views 3 Comments

Yes, you read that right.

Stephen Ferris facing possible retirement due to persistent ankle injury
# Recurring Nightmare
From The42
# Recurring Nightmare

Stephen Ferris facing possible retirement due to persistent ankle injury

May 21st 2014, 10:28 AM 8,799 Views 15 Comments

The brilliant blindside has played 35 times for Ireland and 106 times for Ulster.

This alarm-muting cat was the hero you needed this morning
# Hero
From The Daily Edge
# Hero

This alarm-muting cat was the hero you needed this morning

May 21st 2014, 7:30 AM 2,185 Views 0 Comments

Why can’t our cat do this?

# hero - Monday 19 May, 2014

This 11-year-old hero pulled his grandfather from a car crash - with a fractured skull
# Hero
# Hero

This 11-year-old hero pulled his grandfather from a car crash - with a fractured skull

May 19th 2014, 9:20 PM 18,114 Views 9 Comments

Charlie Cullen, however says he was simply, “returning a favour” to his grandfather.

# hero - Sunday 18 May, 2014

This employee got disciplined at work for the greatest possible reason
# Hero
From The Daily Edge
# Hero

This employee got disciplined at work for the greatest possible reason

May 18th 2014, 10:10 AM 8,261 Views 1 Comment

Frankly, we would’ve promoted them.

# hero - Monday 28 April, 2014

PE teacher uses CPR to save the life of a Monaghan student who collapsed in class
# Lifesaver
# Lifesaver

PE teacher uses CPR to save the life of a Monaghan student who collapsed in class

Apr 28th 2014, 10:17 PM 32,354 Views 19 Comments

The teacher, Enda Tourish, has been congratulated by An Taoiseach amongst others for his actions is saving Ryan Callan.

# hero - Sunday 27 April, 2014

Former Munster scrum-half Stringer helps Bath into Amlin Challenge Cup final
# Hero
From The42
# Hero

Former Munster scrum-half Stringer helps Bath into Amlin Challenge Cup final

Apr 27th 2014, 3:11 PM 6,305 Views 6 Comments

The 36-year-old scrum-half has another European final to prepare for as his side deservedly beat Wasps.

# hero - Thursday 24 April, 2014

Heroic dad belts downhill to save daughter from speeding toy car
# Panic
From The Daily Edge
# Panic

Heroic dad belts downhill to save daughter from speeding toy car

Apr 24th 2014, 10:30 PM 3,963 Views 9 Comments

Incredible performance in the 100m Panic Dash.

# hero - Monday 31 March, 2014

Ukrainian soccer player saves opponent who swallows his tongue
# Quick Thinking
From The42
# Quick Thinking

Ukrainian soccer player saves opponent who swallows his tongue

Mar 31st 2014, 8:56 AM 6,621 Views 6 Comments

Jaba Kankava was the hero in yesterday’s game.

# hero - Saturday 15 March, 2014

A truly fitting finale as Brian O'Driscoll finishes as a champion
# Legend
From The42
# Legend

A truly fitting finale as Brian O'Driscoll finishes as a champion

Mar 15th 2014, 8:09 PM 33,123 Views 60 Comments

The great centre vowed to give Ireland one more year and he has delivered.

# hero - Friday 14 March, 2014

Stephen Ferris back with a bang as Ulster grab bonus point win
# Fez
From The42
# Fez

Stephen Ferris back with a bang as Ulster grab bonus point win

Mar 14th 2014, 9:24 PM 9,026 Views 22 Comments

It was not all good news for Ulster, Ruan Pienaar appeared to injure his arm in the 26 – 13 win.

# hero - Sunday 2 March, 2014

Brave fireman jumps off bridge to save drowning woman in Limerick
# Then A Hero Comes Along
# Then A Hero Comes Along

Brave fireman jumps off bridge to save drowning woman in Limerick

Mar 2nd 2014, 7:50 PM 48,210 Views 66 Comments

Fireman Eli Brace jumped in to the water to rescue the woman after the Coast Guard Rescue Helicopter could not retrieve her.

# hero - Friday 21 February, 2014

Heroic pizza delivery guy throws his cargo through second-floor flat window
# Ding Dong
From The Daily Edge
# Ding Dong

Heroic pizza delivery guy throws his cargo through second-floor flat window

Feb 21st 2014, 8:30 PM 3,676 Views 2 Comments

Why ring the bell when you can simply use the ol’ hurling arm?