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# Impact

Last year
2022
# Impact
Electric Rashford back with a bang to inspire Manchester United
England international scored a brilliant solo goal in a 2-0 win over Burnley to book spot in Carabao Cup quarter final.
# Impact
No-nonsense Evan Ferguson aims to force way into Ireland's Euro plans
The 18-year-old striker reflects on his first taste of senior international football and making an impression on his teammates.
# Impact
'The level of savagery from both sides . . . I actually haven’t seen a game as physical'
The ferocity of the contest between Ireland and South Africa was up for discussion on Rugby Weekly.
# Impact
Rotherham boss full of praise for ‘cult hero’ Georgie Kelly after Yorkshire Derby winner
The Donegal man struck the winner against Huddersfield three minutes after coming off the bench.
# Impact
€40 million man marks full debut with stunning goal in Arsenal win
Fabio Vieira was among the scorers as the Gunners moved back to the top of the Premier League after beating Brentford.
# Raising Awareness
Dina Asher-Smith wants research into ‘huge’ impact periods have on performance
The 26-year-old was back on the track at the Olympiastadion on Thursday evening in the semi-finals of the 200m.
# Impact
New €36 million man opens account in West Ham win
Gianluca Scamacca headed in the opener as the Hammers earned a 3-1 Europa Conference League first-leg advantage against Viborg.
# Impact
Robert Lewandowski scores first goal in Barcelona rout
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Frenkie de Jong were also on target against Pumas.
# Impact
Nunez saves Liverpool from opening day defeat at Fulham
Aleksandar Mitrovic twice put the hosts ahead at Craven Cottage.
# Impact
European champions La Rochelle are a club transformed by their 'crazy Irishman' O'Gara
The former Munster out-half has lifted the French club to previously unimaginable heights.
# Impact
Fernandez breaks through her French Open ceiling to set up Trevisan clash
The 19-year-old made the quarter-finals on the back of an impressive 23 service breaks over four rounds at Roland Garros.
# Impact
'Will we leave people behind or not?': How climate change is likely to impact people's health in Ireland
Ireland has been shielded so far from the worst effects of the climate crisis, but there are still warning signs ahead.
# Impact
'We ran ourselves into the ground' - Darragh Egan's delight as Wexford finally come good
Wexford claimed a historic win in Nowlan Park to finish third in Leinster.
# a true underdog story
How Ireland's new coach turned Kidderminster into 'the non-league Barcelona'
An in-depth look at the rise of John Eustace.
# Impact
Ireland head coach McWilliams backs Parsons to 'do some damage' from the bench
The 20-year-old superstar is held in reserve for Saturday’s Six Nations opener against Wales.
# Impact
Ex-Ireland U21 international scores on debut as Sligo earn impressive win over Pat's
Goals from Colm Horgan and Aidan Keena saw Liam Buckley’s men record a deserved 2-1 victory
# Impact
Lowe provides the 'cutting edge' as Cullen left frustrated by Leinster's inaccuracy
The province made hard work of beating the Ospreys at the RDS on Saturday.
# Midfield
'He's definitely an x-factor player' - Munster linked with Fekitoa
The former All Black centre was discussed on today’s episode of The42 Rugby Weekly Extra.
All time
# Impact
Romelu Lukaku inspires Chelsea turnaround in win over Aston Villa
The substitute changed the game as Chelsea came from behind to win 3-1.
# CONNECTION
'She has been incredible' - Munster's Kilcoyne hails influence of Currid
The performance psychologist has also had great success with the Limerick hurlers.
# Impact
Isa try helps James Coughlan steer Toulon out of Top 14 relegation zone
The former Munster player is currently temporary head coach at Toulon.
# Impact
'Nobody should really be entitled to a position' - Cork captain on semi-final super sub role
Linda Collins hit the winning score against Kilkenny.
# Impact
Dream debut for Hendrikse as South Africa beat Argentina
The scrum-half dived over in the corner to secure the third try in Gqeberha that left the Springboks level with New Zealand on five points at the top of the table.
# Reaction
Shamrock Rovers were 'the better team' last night, admits Slovan boss
Vladimir Weiss admitted his side were ‘lucky’ to advance in Champions League qualifying.
# Impact
Stunning late strike sees DLR Waves overcome Cork
Substitute Ciara Maher was key to her side’s victory.
# Impact
Van der Flier outstanding for Ireland after missing out on Lions call-up
Ireland boss Andy Farrell praised the openside’s contribution against Japan.
# Cyber Attack
Government bracing for potential release of HSE data
There is a “real risk” of patient information being released despite a High Court injunction.
# Impact
'Anyone who worked the weekend has aged hugely': Emergency staff under intense pressure amid HSE hack
The shutdown of the system has impacted on scans, laboratory work and access to patient files.
Delays in laboratories mean it is taking hours for patient blood work to come back.
Healthcare workers are asking patients who have to attend EDs to bring as much information with them as possible.
Risk patients' medical data affected by HSE ransomware attack 'will be abused', government warns
HSE won't comment on ransom figure, as other departments take precautions after cyber attack
# Impact
Tella scores first Southampton goal in victory over Fulham
Fabio Carvalho also struck his maiden goal for the Cottagers but it was just a consolation for the visitors.
# Concern
'I went downhill rapidly' - Sheffield Wednesday boss on coronavirus-induced pneumonia
Darren Moore has no set time scale for a return to work.
# Impact
Papali’i prominent as Connacht Eagles overcome Leinster A in Galway
Vakh Abdaladze made his return in blue but the visitors were second best.
# Impact
Lancaster and POC encourage Van der Flier's ball-carrying progress
The Leinster flanker will hope to show his quality against Toulon tomorrow.
# Impact
'It was a goal to get back in the Irish jersey, so it was nice to achieve that'
Rhys Ruddock would have loved more game time in the Six Nations.
# Impact
'He controlled the game. It was played at his tempo'
Stephen Bradley praised Chris McCann for his performance against St Patrick’s Athletic on Friday night.
# Impact
Idah on target as Norwich extend lead at top of Championship table
The Republic of Ireland striker came off the bench in the win over Wycombe.
# Impact
'You always want more, don't you? I'd love to be touching 100 caps'
Dave Kilcoyne is looking to make up for lost time with Ireland.
# Impact
Super-sub Messi leads Barcelona comeback as €31 million youngster scores first goal
Ronald Koeman’s side sit seven points behind La Liga’s leaders Atletico Madrid, with Francisco Trincao among the scorers.
# Impact
'I felt I could immediately offer value to the coaching staff and the players'
New Ireland forwards coach Paul O’Connell says he was surprised to be offered the job by Andy Farrell.
# The42 Rugby Weekly
'The opportunity is going to be lost for some guys who have been late developers'
The latest episode of The42 Rugby Weekly included a discussion on the pandemic’s impact on Irish rugby’s talent pipeline.
# Impact
'Brutal' virus leaves Newcastle players struggling to walk
Steve Bruce says some of the club’s coronavirus victims are battling extreme exhaustion.