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First woman to ever score a point in Croke Park to be inducted into LGFA Hall of Fame
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First woman to ever score a point in Croke Park to be inducted into LGFA Hall of Fame

Nov 30th 2018, 4:16 PM 6,755 Views 0 Comments

Marie Crotty won five All-Ireland medals with Waterford and eight Munster titles during an illustrious career.

42-year-old breaks Irish stopper's record to become oldest European international goalkeeper
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42-year-old breaks Irish stopper's record to become oldest European international goalkeeper

Nov 16th 2018, 10:43 PM 17,178 Views 2 Comments

Bulgarian Georgi Petkov made a landmark appearance against Cyprus tonight.

England's Oliver Fisher cards first 59 in European Tour history
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England's Oliver Fisher cards first 59 in European Tour history

Sep 21st 2018, 2:53 PM 5,799 Views 4 Comments

The 30-year-old produced an incredible round at the Portugal Masters this morning.

Graduation, the Áras and Late Late Show - riding the crest of the World Cup wave
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Graduation, the Áras and Late Late Show - riding the crest of the World Cup wave

Sep 7th 2018, 6:45 AM 5,546 Views 1 Comment

It’s been a busy few weeks for Gillian Pinder and Emily Beatty, as the legacy of Ireland’s success at the Hockey World Cup grows.

The 'warm-up run' that ended up breaking a long-standing Irish sprinting record
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The 'warm-up run' that ended up breaking a long-standing Irish sprinting record

Jun 8th 2018, 8:00 PM 32,998 Views 5 Comments

Cork’s Phil Healy reflects on a memorable evening in Santry this week.

Ex-England star and Neville's assistant set to manage first-ever United women's side
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Ex-England star and Neville's assistant set to manage first-ever United women's side

May 20th 2018, 11:00 AM 6,716 Views 0 Comments

If all goes to plan, Casey Stoney is set to be named manager.

'Ticked the first box' - Ireland's Phil Healy books World Indoor 400m semi-final spot
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'Ticked the first box' - Ireland's Phil Healy books World Indoor 400m semi-final spot

Mar 2nd 2018, 1:24 PM 3,331 Views 2 Comments

The Bandon runner finished 3rd in her heat with a time of 52.75.

Irish Olympic rower Claire Lambe announces retirement at the age of 27
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Irish Olympic rower Claire Lambe announces retirement at the age of 27

Feb 14th 2018, 12:31 PM 5,322 Views 0 Comments

Herself and Sinead Lynch made history by reaching the lightweight women’s double sculls final in Rio.

The fairytale continues! Ranked outsider books semi-final spot at World Darts Championship
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The fairytale continues! Ranked outsider books semi-final spot at World Darts Championship

Dec 29th 2017, 5:56 PM 12,242 Views 4 Comments

26-year-old Jamie Lewis from Wales will meet either Phil Taylor or Gary Anderson in the last four after a 5-0 thrashing against Darren Webster.

Ronnie O'Sullivan consolidates legendary status with record-equalling triumph
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Ronnie O'Sullivan consolidates legendary status with record-equalling triumph

Dec 11th 2017, 9:33 AM 7,706 Views 11 Comments

24 years on from his maiden UK Championship triumph, ‘The Rocket’ has won the tournament for a sixth time.

Cork GAA set to elect their first female county board chairperson next month
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Cork GAA set to elect their first female county board chairperson next month

Nov 9th 2017, 9:54 AM 8,570 Views 6 Comments

Tracey Kennedy is the only candidate for the role.

Rena Buckley makes GAA history with an incredible 18 All-Ireland medals
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Rena Buckley makes GAA history with an incredible 18 All-Ireland medals

Sep 10th 2017, 6:12 PM 30,385 Views 23 Comments

Rena Buckley also became the first woman to captain a county side to All-Ireland success in both camogie and football.

Bundesliga officially welcomes its first female referee this weekend
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Bundesliga officially welcomes its first female referee this weekend

Sep 8th 2017, 1:16 PM 4,504 Views 8 Comments

Bibiana Steinhaus will become the first female referee in the top flight of Germany, England, Spain, France or Italy.

Ireland's Joe Ward wins silver at World Boxing Championships
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Ireland's Joe Ward wins silver at World Boxing Championships

Sep 2nd 2017, 8:12 PM 28,019 Views 20 Comments

The Westmeath boxer was beaten by Julio La Cruz in Germany this evening.

'I have doubts every day:' Nadal explains the mentality behind his French Open victory
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'I have doubts every day:' Nadal explains the mentality behind his French Open victory

Jun 12th 2017, 7:30 AM 3,237 Views 1 Comment

It has been far from plain sailing for Rafael Nadal in recent years and he credits his response to those troubles with his resurgence.

King of the 40! The NFL 40-yard dash record has been broken
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King of the 40! The NFL 40-yard dash record has been broken

Mar 4th 2017, 7:08 PM 10,639 Views 3 Comments

John Ross ran a blistering time of 4.22 seconds at the NFL Scouting Combine.

Fitness, food and 4-hour training sessions: A day in the life of Ireland's newest AFL star
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Fitness, food and 4-hour training sessions: A day in the life of Ireland's newest AFL star

Feb 7th 2017, 12:35 PM 6,986 Views 0 Comments

Laura Corrigan Duryea is making waves in the inaugural ‘professional’ women’s Australian Football League.

Perfect 7! Sinead Kane is the first visually-impaired athlete to complete World Marathon Challenge
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Perfect 7! Sinead Kane is the first visually-impaired athlete to complete World Marathon Challenge

Jan 30th 2017, 12:25 PM 13,389 Views 23 Comments

7 marathons, 7 days, 7 continents.

Serena Williams triumphs at Wimbledon to go level with Steffi Graf on 22 Grand Slams
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Serena Williams triumphs at Wimbledon to go level with Steffi Graf on 22 Grand Slams

Jul 9th 2016, 3:47 PM 23,004 Views 46 Comments

The American beat Germany’s Angelique Kerber in straight sets this afternoon.

Lionel Messi wins record fifth Ballon d'Or
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Lionel Messi wins record fifth Ballon d'Or

Jan 11th 2016, 6:55 PM 18,098 Views 56 Comments

The Argentina international overcame strong competition from Neymar and Cristiano Ronaldo.

'I don't expect red carpets rolled out for me' - the groundbreaking female GAA referee
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'I don't expect red carpets rolled out for me' - the groundbreaking female GAA referee

Jan 7th 2016, 5:12 PM 5,522 Views 2 Comments

The Cavan woman made history in last night’s Dr McKenna Cup game.

Tiger Woods at 40: The stunning statistics
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Tiger Woods at 40: The stunning statistics

Dec 26th 2015, 5:00 PM 6,045 Views 7 Comments

The American golfer made the cut in 142 consecutive PGA Tour events.

The Irish connection behind one of Japan's Rugby World Cup heroes
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The Irish connection behind one of Japan's Rugby World Cup heroes

Sep 22nd 2015, 5:00 PM 29,095 Views 12 Comments

One of the team’s stars played for Blackrock College RFC at the start of his career.

10 years to the day since they beat England, Northern Ireland can make history tonight
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10 years to the day since they beat England, Northern Ireland can make history tonight

Sep 7th 2015, 11:51 AM 6,001 Views 25 Comments

A lot has changed over the last decade.

This NBA coach proves that being good is far more important than gender
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This NBA coach proves that being good is far more important than gender

Jul 22nd 2015, 5:22 PM 9,611 Views 2 Comments

Much was said about her tenure as a head coach in the Las Vegas Summer League.

Not even Roger could handle this monstrous, history-making serve sent down by Sam Groth
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Not even Roger could handle this monstrous, history-making serve sent down by Sam Groth

Jul 4th 2015, 4:52 PM 6,926 Views 0 Comments

It was the second-fastest ever serve recorded at Wimbledon.

Heartbreak for Ireland as quarter-final shoot-out defeat dents Olympic hopes
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Heartbreak for Ireland as quarter-final shoot-out defeat dents Olympic hopes

Jun 18th 2015, 12:17 PM 6,403 Views 3 Comments

China advance to the last four at Ireland’s expense.

Here's how Will Ferrell - yes, that one - made baseball history yesterday
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Here's how Will Ferrell - yes, that one - made baseball history yesterday

Mar 13th 2015, 11:59 AM 8,335 Views 2 Comments

He’s kind of a big deal.

Ireland's first UFC fighter backs McGregor for a quick finish
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Ireland's first UFC fighter backs McGregor for a quick finish

Jan 18th 2015, 12:05 AM 8,179 Views 0 Comments

Tom Egan fought at UFC 93 in Dublin in 2009.

Nadal wins ninth French Open, 14th Grand Slam
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Nadal wins ninth French Open, 14th Grand Slam

Jun 8th 2014, 6:09 PM 4,772 Views 19 Comments

The world number one also became the first man to win five Roland Garros crowns in succession.

Mark Selby leads Ronnie O'Sullivan ahead of World Snooker Championship final session
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Mark Selby leads Ronnie O'Sullivan ahead of World Snooker Championship final session

May 5th 2014, 7:10 PM 7,537 Views 3 Comments

Selby took advantage of some uncharacteristic mistakes from the Rocket.

Here's everything that's happened so far on Michael D's historic State visit to the UK
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Here's everything that's happened so far on Michael D's historic State visit to the UK

Apr 8th 2014, 11:05 PM 31,104 Views 76 Comments

A busy day for President Higgins and his wife on their historic visit to the UK. Here’s a handy and comprehensive round-up of what’s been happening.

Nadal beats Federer to land record-equalling sixth French Open
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Nadal beats Federer to land record-equalling sixth French Open

Jun 5th 2011, 6:16 PM 614 Views 1 Comment

Rafael Nadal beats Roger Federer 7-5 7-6 (7-3) 5-7 6-1 to win the French Open and equal Bjorn Borg’s record of six Roland Garros titles.