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# History makers

Last year
2022
# NFL
Vikings clinch division with historic comeback win
Minnesota erased a 33-0 halftime deficit to record the biggest comeback in NFL history.
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Morocco stun Portugal, become first-ever African team to reach World Cup semis
Youssef En-Nesyri’s goal proved the difference between the sides.
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Gibson hat-trick inspires Athlone to first ever women's FAI Cup final
Maddie Gibson was Athlone’s hero as they defeated Wexford Youths 3-0.
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Ireland beat Australia to win bronze at Sevens World Cup
Terry Kennedy provided two moments of magic as Ireland won 19-14 at the Cape Town Stadium.
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Sligo earn famous win over Motherwell to progress in Europe
They beat the Scottish side 3-0 on aggregate.
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'We purposely put the players under some immense pressure and they never missed a beat'
Saturday’s Test series win in New Zealand deserves to go down as Irish rugby’s greatest achievement.
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'If we get our stuff right, we’ll win next week' - why Ireland don't fear the All Blacks
Ireland’s winning margin of 11 points was New Zealand’s biggest home defeat in 29 years.
# Take a Bow
Wales claim historic first victory over Springboks on South African soil
Josh Adams’ late try, converted by Gareth Anscombe, delivered a narrow win for the tourists.
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Magnificent Ireland create magic and history with stunning win over the All Blacks
Ireland defeated the All Blacks 23-12 to level the series on their three-match tour to New Zealand.
# Great expectations
Ireland's youngsters on the verge of making history
A win against Italy would see Jim Crawford’s men become the first Irish team ever to qualify for a major tournament.
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Disappointment for Ireland as they fall just short in first-ever World Rugby 7s final
Meanwhile, the women’s team had to settle for a fourth-place finish.
All time
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Ireland's 'new chapter' opens at do-or-die World Cup qualifiers after whirlwind summer
‘It’s quite a unique situation to be in, but these opportunities don’t come around very often,’ says Hannah McLoughlin.
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Roanmore celebrate after reaching Waterford senior hurling final for first time in 31 years
They defeated Dungarvan 1-15 to 0-12 in today’s semi-final in Walsh Park.
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'There had been four female Irish Olympian medallists and we doubled that number in one race'
Ireland’s bronze-medal wining rowers have returned home.
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Irish 4x400m mixed relay team finish eighth in Olympic final
Cillín Greene, Phil Healy, Sophie Becker and Chris O’Donnell clocked a time of 3:15.04.
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'You could see the smiles. It was just fun, and it still feels so surreal'
Ireland goalscorer Sarah Torrans was delighted with her side’s winning start at the Olympic Games.
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Benetton beat the Bulls to become the first Italian club to win a major trophy
The Treviso club scored five tries to defeat South Africa’s Bulls 35-8 and win the inaugural Rainbow Cup.
# Europa League
Arsenal crash out as Emery's Villarreal seal first-ever European final spot
The La Liga outfit will face Manchester United in the decider.
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'They lost their nerve and started to kick us' - Mahrez
The Algerian’s brace at the Etihad Stadium sealed a 4-1 aggregate success.
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Ireland Women's 4x200m team take second with stunning national record in World Relays final
And having qualified for the Olympics yesterday, Ireland’s mixed 4x400m team finished seventh in their final.
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Townsend places Scotland success among ‘best ever results in our history’
Scotland beat England at Twickenham for the first time since 1983 in today’s Guinness Six Nations clash.
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Ajax set Dutch record with 13-0 win as Lassina Traore scores five
The teenager is the first Ajax player to score five goals in a game since Marco van Basten did it in 1985.
# Breaking New Ground
Three former internationals at the helm as Ireland's first-ever women's U20 side launched
Fiona Hayes will be the team’s head coach, with Alison Miller and Jenny Murphy also involved.
# O Captain My Captain
'It's been a long time coming' - Passion burns on and off the field as Bohs braced for WNL bow
The history-making side’s captain, Niamh Kenna, is back in the top-flight after a six-year hiatus.
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Liverpool close in on Premier League record points tally
The Reds were too good for an error-prone Brighton tonight.
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Dublin's Coláiste Eoin celebrate first Leinster senior hurling title with defeat of St Kieran's
A 1-16 to 0-17 success for the winners at Netwatch Cullen Park today in Carlow.
# 100 Not Out
History at Dalymount as DCU crowned Collingwood Cup champions for the first time
Star striker Jack O’Connor scored the winner in the penalty shootout.
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European medalist features as 10 more records broken at Irish Swimming Championships
Shane Ryan broke the Irish record for the 50m Butterfly.
# bridging the gap
'It felt like we had achieved something for the people in the club that won 30 years ago'
Niamh O’Callaghan’s Sarsfields recently ended a 30-year famine. Now, the Cork senior champions go in search of more.
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Record-breaking crowd set to attend Ireland women's Euro qualifier with Ukraine
All 8,000 tickets have seen sold or claimed for the clash with Ukraine next week.
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Union Berlin shock Dortmund in first-ever Bundesliga win
The hosts triumphed 3-1 in what is possibly the club’s greatest-ever win.
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Croke Park to host Ladies All-Ireland semi-finals for first time
The historic senior double-header will take place in August.
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Redmond scores 1-11 as Wexford end Leinster final hoodoo with win over Kilkenny
Wexford’s star man struck a flurry of late points to seal a first provincial title since 1985.
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St Louis Blues go from worst NHL team to first-time Stanley Cup champions with win over Boston Bruins
Jordan Binnington made 32 stops as St Louis claimed their first ever title.
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Ireland advance to Toulon Tournament semis for the first time after narrow win over Bahrain
Connor Ronan scored the only goal of the game as Stephen Kenny’s side progressed on Sunday afternoon.
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Limerick end 22-year wait for league honours in style with final win over Waterford
Eight points the margin that separated the teams in Croke Park
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Aaron Gillane: 'The last 22 years Limerick teams couldn't win the league, that's nothing to do with us'
The Limerick forward is chasing more Croke Park glory this Sunday.
# ni neart go cur le cheile
'It's absolutely amazing to even think about it. God, it's unbelievable - no words'
Aoife Ní Chaiside starred as Slaughtneil secured an historic All-Ireland three in-a-row yesterday.
# Upset
Super Rugby history made as Sunwolves secure first ever away win by seeing off Waikato Chiefs
The Japanese outfit recorded the most significant win of their brief Super Rugby life in Hamilton on Saturday.
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Gatland hails 'special' Wales players after downing England
Wales made history with a record 12th successive win in Test matches to keep their Grand Slam bid on course.