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# History Books

Last year
Irish Olympian Shanahan storms to new 800m record
The Leevale star clocked 1:59:42 and edged out previous record holder, Ciara Mageean, in Belfast today.
From Article 41.2 to the X Case: An A-Z of pivotal policy moments in Irish women's history
We’ve catalogued some of the landmark moments and milestones in Irish women’s history as part of this month’s Good Information Project cycle.
All time
Newport 'keeper’s 105-yard goal breaks Guinness World Record for longest strike ever
Tom King scored from inside his own six-yard box on Tuesday night.
The Hagler-Hearns war and 7 other middleweight classics Golovkin v Alvarez could match
Saturday’s superfight could be the latest in a glorious middleweight canon.
Swimming has a new superstar - and his name is Caeleb Dressel
American bagged his seventh gold on the final day of the World Swimming Championships in Budapest.
PGA golfer incredibly makes two holes-in-one in the same round at The Barclays
Brian Harman’s achievement won two fans their mortgage paid for a year.
Farah recovers from last-lap stumble to claim record sixth consecutive 10,000m world title
The British runner took gold ahead of Geoffrey Kamworor and Paul Tanui at the Bird’s Nest.
Niamh Fahey becomes the first 1st Irish woman to win the FA Cup at Wembley
The Galway native played 90 minutes as the Blues saw off Notts County in front of a 30,000-strong crowd.
20 signs you've had enough of watching 'Premiership Years' on TV for one summer
Yep, we’re more than ready for new football at this stage.
There's a new record for the longest field goal in NFL history
Matt Prater of the Denver Broncos kicked successfully from 64-yards last night.
No cigar: 7 times Ireland got within a mile of beating the All Blacks
Apart from these, New Zealand has been the land of the long, heavy defeat for Ireland.
Germany v Ireland: 6 past meetings
It hasn’t always been doom and gloom for Ireland against Germany. Here’s a look back at the last 25 years.
56 years ago: Shamrock Rovers met the Busby Babes in Europe
It was the first time a League of Ireland team featured in the prestigious competition.
Rooney joins United’s 200 club, then snaps at post-match interviewer
The striker became the fourth player in the club’s history to reach the milestone in their 4-2 win over Bayer Leverkusen.
Column: Here's why I decided to make a graphic novel about Jim Larkin
Jim Larkin is an iconic figure in Irish history, yet when I was in school the Lockout only received a minor mention on the history syllabus – we wanted to make him more accessible, says Rory McConville.
Carlow to try set Irish dancing world record today - and you're invited
The aim is to get in excess of 652 people to dance while holding hands in the centre of Carlow today.
Uncaged: Here come the girls
This weekend sees the UFC hold its first ever women’s fight with Ronda Rousey taking on Liz Carmouche.
LeBron could match Jordan with gold in London
The Miami Heat plamaker wants to become the first NBA player since 1992 to win a title and Olympic medal in the same year while also being voted the NBA Finals and regular season MVP.
14-year-old Zhang to become youngest US Open competitor
Paul Casey’s withdrawal means the Chinese teenager will take to the field at the Olympic Club.
New Zealand's Lydia Ko becomes youngest pro tour winner at 14
The teenager enters the history books after her victory in the New South Wales Open.