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# highs and lows

Last month
January 2023
# highs and lows
UCC survive Donnelly-inspired Queens comeback to advance on penalties
The Tyrone man endured heartbreak in sudden-death penalties as UCC held their nerve to reach the quarter-finals.
Last year
# highs and lows
Troy Parrott gets off the mark and injures himself celebrating on a mixed day for Irish strikers
The Irish youngster scored his first Preston goal in the Championship, while it was a similarly bittersweet day for Callum Robinson and James Collins.
# highs and lows
A ruthless exit in Britain, rejuvenation at Sligo and Ireland ambitions
Aidan Keena on his encouraging start to life at the Showgrounds and his mixed fortunes across the water.
All time
# highs and lows
'There was a little phase there when I was thinking, 'Yeah, this is no craic at all''
Munster lock Jean Kleyn on enjoying his rugby again, Ireland ambitions and Anthony Foley.
# highs and lows
Sanita Puspure fails to qualify for single sculls final
A slow start proved costly as the Irish rower finished fifth in today’s semi-final.
# highs and lows
Olympic Breakfast: joy and despair as Irish medal contenders get going
O’Donovan and McCarthy put down a marker but there was disappointment for medal hopeful Jack Woolley in the Taekwondo 58kg category.
# highs and lows
'I've struggled with confidence along the way' - dropping other sports, injuries and team-mates as role models
It hasn’t been an easy ride for Irish badminton star Sara Boyle, but she feels she can push on now.
# All Blacks
'The more often you play them, the more you realise they're just 15 blokes as well'
Jamie Heaslip looks back at the highs and lows of playing the All Blacks.
# highs and lows
Murphy hopeful of playing bigger World Cup role after 'rollercoaster' week
The flanker is set to return to training on Thursday after suffering a rib injury against Russia.
# Journey
The Irish striker whose 'little demons' couldn't get the better of him
Dave Mooney on his League of Ireland beginnings and ultimately carving out a successful career abroad.
# highs and lows
Kildare star Curley flying the flag in Grand Final after taking different route Down Under
It’s turned into much more than chasing a coveted AFLW deal for the Collingwood CrossCoder.
# highs and lows
Solskjaer reflects on 'rollercoaster' start to life as Man United boss
‘It’s not like Football Manager, you’ve got to deal with different stuff outside football.’
# highs and lows
Irish midfielder Richie Towell on target in Championship before 100th-minute equaliser
Dominic Iorfa’a goal in the final seconds meant Rotherham stayed in the relegation zone.
# highs and lows
Leo Varadkar says his 2018 low point was the government's handling of the CervicalCheck scandal
Varadkar said he regrets he was so misinformed and the government didn’t make ‘better decisions’.
# Saoirse Noonan
From exhilarating highs to gut-wrenching lows: 2018, the year A Star Was Born
From a dream debut and huge championship to a devastating injury, Saoirse Noonan had a whirlwind 2018.
# late developer
'I was 13 when they named the squad for the Kennedy Cup. I wasn't picked - I remember bawling my eyes out'
Galway United goalkeeper Tadhg Ryan on his hopes for the rest of the season, working with David Wagner at Huddersfield and dealing with setbacks in football.
# Follow Journeys
'I remember thinking, 'Oh my God, that's it - I'm never going to play for Ireland''
In her weekly column, Saoirse Noonan takes us through some sporting highs and lows.
# highs and lows
Hole-in-one not enough as tournament favourite Dunne misses the cut in Morocco
The 25-year-old struggled to a four-over par round of 76 today.
# highs and lows
Leaving Galway to join Man City as a 16-year-old, multiple leg breaks and chasing Premier League promotion
Ireland international and Preston full-back Greg Cunningham chats to The42 about his career in football.
# one to remember
Highs and lows! The most memorable moments of the Ladies football and camogie year
What a year it was.
# highs and lows
‘I wasn’t planning to stop swimming… It was a pretty abrupt decision’
Irish Olympian Sycerika McMahon chats to The42 about her decision to retire from the sport.
# highs and lows
'My father's heart attack made us stronger as a family - and as a business'
As part of our How My Business Works series, we profile the Quinn family’s Sligo businesses.
# Interview
‘I’d been released by Blackburn... I was at a crossroads in my career’
Thomas Morgan recalls emerging from a low point in his footballing life to captain his country to a historic achievement.
# highs and lows
'It turned my world upside down. Football gave me a focus and it's nearly my therapy'
Westmeath’s Lauralee Walsh on inter-county football, her Ireland rugby stint and how she has used sport to deal with personal tragedy.
# highs and lows
8 winners and 8 losers from the 2017 Allianz Football League
Summer is coming.
# highs and lows
Danny Willett's brother live tweeting the final round was nearly as good as the golf itself
Brotherly love.
# highs and lows
Johnston moves Cavan into promotion frame as Westmeath push Limerick towards the drop
There were pivotal games in Divisions 2 and 3 of the Allianz Football League tonight.
# Snapped
In pictures: The highs and lows of provincial deciders
Some incredible images from today’s three senior club finals.
# highs and lows
'I know so many people are touched with this disease' - Cork star O'Connor
Camogie Player’s Player of the Year Gemma O’Connor has been reflecting on an emotional few months.