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# Honour

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2022
# Honour
Remembering Izzy Dezu – A gentle giant still loved by all
Ahead of the fifth anniversary of the promising Shelbourne striker’s tragic death during a match at the age of 16, The42 finds out how his legacy lives on.
# Honour
Salah and Kerr take top PFA gongs as Ronaldo is named in team of the year
The Premier League runners-up made up six of the PFA Premier League XI, with three from champions City.
# Honour
Dublin-born Eoin Morgan ‘immensely proud’ to receive Freedom of the City of London
The England captain lifted the men’s 50-over World Cup at Lord’s in 2019.
All time
# fara williams
England's most-capped international the first player inducted into WSL Hall of Fame
Fara Williams won 172 caps for England, and retired earlier this year after a glittering career that spanned more than 20 years.
# Honour
Paralympic debutants Lee and Arendse to carry Irish flag at Tokyo opening ceremony
4,521 athletes from 168 countries will compete across 22 sports over the next two weeks.
# uncertain times
'Committed to keeping stability in daily lives and homes' - Dundalk and Shelbourne honour player contracts
Shels have also announced news of a new Patreon service for fans today.
# Honour
Fr Brian D'Arcy receives OBE at Buckingham Palace
D’Arcy said he would celebrate by going for fish and chips with his family.
# Shortlist
21-year-old Tom Curry among nominees for World Rugby Player of the Year
Ardie Savea, Alun Wyn Jones, Pieter-Steph du Toit, Cheslin Kolbe, and Joe Taufete’e are also up for the award.
# Honour
Donald Trump to give 'incredible' Tiger Woods Presidential Medal of Freedom
The US President is an avid golf fan.
# Honour
Leicester City reveal plans for statue in tribute to late owner Srivaddhanaprabha
Srivaddhanaprabha’s son announced the move as ‘a permanent and fitting tribute to the man that made it all possible.’
# Honour
'He has that Paul O'Connell DNA in him, being a Munster man'
Cork man Peter O’Mahony will lead the Lions out for the first Test against the All Blacks.
# Honour
'They're calling me sir' - Rory Best on his OBE award
The Ulster and Ireland star will captain the Lions this Tuesday against the Chiefs.
# Honour
O'Mahony follows in mentor O'Connell's footsteps to captain the Lions
‘It’s a way maybe of paying them back for the hard work they put into me.’
# Honour
Munster and Ireland legend Ronan O'Gara to receive the Freedom of Cork
He follows in the footsteps of fellow sporting legends Roy Keane and Sonia O’Sullivan in receiving the honour.
# Gran Collar
President Higgins set to be awarded Peru’s highest honour
This trip is the first time an Irish President in office has visited Peru, Colombia and Cuba.
# Honour
Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill appointed MBE
The former Shamrock Rovers manager has had his exploits with Northern Ireland recognised in the New Year Honours.
# Honour
Erasmus grateful as Munster deliver in front of record Thomond crowd
Rassie Erasmus is encouraged by his team’s growing resilience.
# Honour
Leicester's Kante set to have stand named after him
The midfielder has been a key part of the Foxes’ title-challenging side this season.
# Honour
Ireland rugby legend Tony Ward named president of Limerick FC
The former star agreed to the role after being approached by chairman Pat O’Sullivan.
# comfort women
Japan apologises to women forced to be sex slaves for WWII soldiers
The Korean women were forced into military-run brothels.
# Honour
Over 140 Gardaí and PSNI officers ran the Dublin Marathon in memory of Garda Golden
15,216 people had registered for the 36th Dublin City Marathon.
# RIPJC
'The flame of rugby flickers on' - Tributes pour in for legend Jerry Collins
The 34-year-old former All Black lost his life this morning in the south of France.
# Honour
'People can be united through sport' - Paddy Barnes awarded an MBE by the Queen
Barnes was named on the New Year’s honours list.
# ww2
Irish D-Day veteran awarded France's highest military honour
Patrick Gillen, aged 89, dedicated his medal to all of his comrades that did not survive the Second World War.
# Respect
The first stop for these new Sligo county champions was a visit to an old friend
31-year-old Gary Dillon passed away earlier this year.
# freedom of limerick
President Higgins follows in Bill Clinton and Terry Wogan's footsteps and gets freedom of his birthplace
President Higgins was born in Limerick on 18 April 1941.
# Honour
Calls for more women to be considered for the Freedom of Dublin
It has been 14 years since a woman received the honour.
# Honour
Ireland's Niamh Briggs nominated for IRB World Player of the Year
The 29-year-old UL Bohemians and Munster fullback is on a four-player shortlist.
# Honour
Those who died in past wars or on UN service remembered today
The National Day of Commemoration is being marked across the country.
# 13
Ireland's Ringrose among nominees for IRB Junior Player of the Year
The 19-year-old centre has impressed at the Junior World Championships in New Zealand.
# Honour
'The criticism over the last few years has definitely mentally strengthened us up'
Tipperary hurler Brendan Maher wouldn’t trade in his county jersey over any amount of criticism.
# Respect
Toulon want to retire their number 10 jersey in honour of Jonny Wilkinson
The club’s president, Mourad Boudjellal, will ask the LNR for permission to take the shirt out of use.
# acting legend
In memory: Past drama students of Gladys Sheehan set up their own theatre group
Over the years, hundreds of young people went through the Gladys Sheehan’s acting school. Now her past students have set up the Bloomers Theatre Group in her honour.
# In The Mix
Four Irishmen included on longlist for ERC European Player of the Year
Two Munster men, two Leinster forwards and Ulster’s South African maestro have made the first cut.
# Honour
Ronaldo tipped to take Ballon d'Or honours
Meanwhile, Alex Ferguson is among those nominated in the coach of the year category.
# Madiba
"Slán abhaile, Madiba" - TDs pay tribute to Nelson Mandela
Party leaders were given time to speak today in the chamber in memory of the South African leader.
# Honour
Portumna and Loughrea players in tribute to Niall Donoghue
Today’s county final takes place after the funeral of the Galway hurler yesterday.
# Ireland
Begley calls for physicality to return to International Rules series
The Laois player believes fans will respond to greater displays of passion in the hybrid game.
# Honour
Suarez: Liverpool promised to let me leave
“I don’t feel betrayed, but the club promised me something a year ago,” says the Uruguayan striker.
# Kate Bush
Singer Kate Bush to put CBE 'on top of Christmas tree'
The avant-garde British musician was honoured at a ceremony in Windsor Castle yesterday.