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# history-books - Saturday 14 May, 2022

Irish Olympian Shanahan storms to new 800m record
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Irish Olympian Shanahan storms to new 800m record

May 14th 2022, 10:46 PM 10,530 Views 2 Comments

The Leevale star clocked 1:59:42 and edged out previous record holder, Ciara Mageean, in Belfast today.

# history-books - Saturday 22 January, 2022

From Article 41.2 to the X Case: An A-Z of pivotal policy moments in Irish women's history
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# History Books

From Article 41.2 to the X Case: An A-Z of pivotal policy moments in Irish women's history

Jan 22nd 2022, 10:00 AM 7,897 Views 9 Comments

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.

# history-books - Thursday 21 January, 2021

Newport 'keeper’s 105-yard goal breaks Guinness World Record for longest strike ever
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Newport 'keeper’s 105-yard goal breaks Guinness World Record for longest strike ever

Jan 21st 2021, 4:20 PM 8,147 Views 1 Comment

Tom King scored from inside his own six-yard box on Tuesday night.

# history-books - Thursday 14 September, 2017

The Hagler-Hearns war and 7 other middleweight classics Golovkin v Alvarez could match
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The Hagler-Hearns war and 7 other middleweight classics Golovkin v Alvarez could match

Sep 14th 2017, 1:30 PM 6,241 Views 8 Comments

Saturday’s superfight could be the latest in a glorious middleweight canon.

# history-books - Monday 31 July, 2017

Swimming has a new superstar - and his name is Caeleb Dressel
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Swimming has a new superstar - and his name is Caeleb Dressel

Jul 31st 2017, 12:00 PM 6,492 Views 3 Comments

American bagged his seventh gold on the final day of the World Swimming Championships in Budapest.

# history-books - Sunday 30 August, 2015

PGA golfer incredibly makes two holes-in-one in the same round at The Barclays
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PGA golfer incredibly makes two holes-in-one in the same round at The Barclays

Aug 30th 2015, 8:46 PM 8,802 Views 2 Comments

Brian Harman’s achievement won two fans their mortgage paid for a year.

# history-books - Saturday 22 August, 2015

Farah recovers from last-lap stumble to claim record sixth consecutive 10,000m world title
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Farah recovers from last-lap stumble to claim record sixth consecutive 10,000m world title

Aug 22nd 2015, 3:41 PM 4,983 Views 9 Comments

The British runner took gold ahead of Geoffrey Kamworor and Paul Tanui at the Bird’s Nest.

# history-books - Saturday 1 August, 2015

Niamh Fahey becomes the first 1st Irish woman to win the FA Cup at Wembley
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Niamh Fahey becomes the first 1st Irish woman to win the FA Cup at Wembley

Aug 1st 2015, 4:55 PM 7,409 Views 8 Comments

The Galway native played 90 minutes as the Blues saw off Notts County in front of a 30,000-strong crowd.

# history-books - Friday 15 August, 2014

20 signs you've had enough of watching 'Premiership Years' on TV for one summer
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# Reeling In The Seasons

20 signs you've had enough of watching 'Premiership Years' on TV for one summer

Aug 15th 2014, 12:01 AM 5,750 Views 2 Comments

Yep, we’re more than ready for new football at this stage.

# history-books - Monday 9 December, 2013

There's a new record for the longest field goal in NFL history
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# It's Good!

There's a new record for the longest field goal in NFL history

Dec 9th 2013, 9:13 AM 4,654 Views 3 Comments

Matt Prater of the Denver Broncos kicked successfully from 64-yards last night.

# history-books - Thursday 21 November, 2013

No cigar: 7 times Ireland got within a mile of beating the All Blacks
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# Gutsy

No cigar: 7 times Ireland got within a mile of beating the All Blacks

Nov 21st 2013, 2:09 PM 3,833 Views 0 Comments

Apart from these, New Zealand has been the land of the long, heavy defeat for Ireland.

# history-books - Friday 11 October, 2013

Germany v Ireland: 6 past meetings
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Germany v Ireland: 6 past meetings

Oct 11th 2013, 9:18 AM 2,182 Views 4 Comments

It hasn’t always been doom and gloom for Ireland against Germany. Here’s a look back at the last 25 years.

# history-books - Thursday 26 September, 2013

56 years ago: Shamrock Rovers met the Busby Babes in Europe
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56 years ago: Shamrock Rovers met the Busby Babes in Europe

Sep 26th 2013, 6:37 PM 3,430 Views 1 Comment

It was the first time a League of Ireland team featured in the prestigious competition.

# history-books - Wednesday 18 September, 2013

Rooney joins United’s 200 club, then snaps at post-match interviewer
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Rooney joins United’s 200 club, then snaps at post-match interviewer

Sep 18th 2013, 12:00 PM 10,858 Views 49 Comments

The striker became the fourth player in the club’s history to reach the milestone in their 4-2 win over Bayer Leverkusen.

# history-books - Saturday 18 May, 2013

Column: Here's why I decided to make a graphic novel about Jim Larkin
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# Read Me

Column: Here's why I decided to make a graphic novel about Jim Larkin

May 18th 2013, 7:00 PM 164 Views 20 Comments

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.

# history-books - Friday 5 April, 2013

Carlow to try set Irish dancing world record today - and you're invited
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# World Record

Carlow to try set Irish dancing world record today - and you're invited

Apr 5th 2013, 11:41 AM 5,292 Views 15 Comments

The aim is to get in excess of 652 people to dance while holding hands in the centre of Carlow today.

# history-books - Saturday 23 February, 2013

Uncaged: Here come the girls
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Uncaged: Here come the girls

Feb 23rd 2013, 8:00 AM 1,634 Views 0 Comments

This weekend sees the UFC hold its first ever women’s fight with Ronda Rousey taking on Liz Carmouche.

# history-books - Monday 16 July, 2012

LeBron could match Jordan with gold in London
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LeBron could match Jordan with gold in London

Jul 16th 2012, 11:11 AM 582 Views 0 Comments

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.

# history-books - Tuesday 12 June, 2012

14-year-old Zhang to become youngest US Open competitor
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14-year-old Zhang to become youngest US Open competitor

Jun 12th 2012, 11:08 AM 329 Views 3 Comments

Paul Casey’s withdrawal means the Chinese teenager will take to the field at the Olympic Club.

# history-books - Monday 30 January, 2012

New Zealand's Lydia Ko becomes youngest pro tour winner at 14
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# Record Breaker

New Zealand's Lydia Ko becomes youngest pro tour winner at 14

Jan 30th 2012, 1:15 PM 221 Views 0 Comments

The teenager enters the history books after her victory in the New South Wales Open.