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# Inspirational

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# Inspirational
'Before I started my chemo I asked my oncologist: 'is there any chance we can push this back so I can play?''
Down minor footballer Leah Scholes, 18, has not let a cancer diagnosis three years ago interrupt her hectic life.
All time
# linda djougang
'It shows you that nothing is written, you write your own story. And my story is just beginning'
Linda Djougang’s journey – so far – has been simply remarkable. The Ireland prop is now targeting World Cup qualification, having recently sealed a move to France.
# Inspirational
'She's just unbelievable' - Armagh's 2012 All-Ireland winning captain returns to football after cancer battle
Mags Carville (née McAlinden) is an inspiration to one and all.
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Kiernan plays in win over All-Ireland semi-finalists just three months after chemotherapy
The Cavan man, who was diagnosed with testicular cancer in August, started in the victory against Monaghan.
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‘I thought I was going to die. It was so peaceful and there was no pain. I could've fell asleep and never woke up again’
Christy McElligott, a league winner with St Pat’s in 1996 and now Ireland’s international amputee manager, shares his incredible story.
# uplifting
'I looked up and the side of my face dropped. I had lost all of my speech'
Ulster back row Chris Henry gives a fascinating interview about the loss of loved ones, a major health scare and why he feels ‘very lucky’.
# Inspirational
Griffin 'lost for words' after becoming the first one-handed NFL player to be drafted
He joins his twin brother, Shaquill Griffin, who was also drafted by Seattle in the third round last year.
# Inspirational
Kerry woman (107) who emigrated to America finally fulfills dream of receiving high school diploma
Hanna Lovett was born in a small town in Kerry in 1910. She moved to the US when she was 12.
# Inspirational
Former Leinster and Ireland U20 out-half McKinley called into Italy squad
The Treviso playmaker’s remarkable story in rugby continues.
# RISE UP
This Falcons video following their Super Bowl heartbreak will give you chills
‘In brotherhood, we fall. In brotherhood, we trust. In brotherhood, we rise.’
Voices
Column: 'Obama showed that traditional oratory is the most powerful way that politicians can connect'
The only certainty now is that gifted orators like Barack Obama come along once in a lifetime, writes Amy Rose Harte.
# flynnspiring
This Irish comedian’s inspiring quotes are just perfectly sarcastic
Goals.
# Inspirational
Remarkable 'Blind Messi' desperate to add Rio gold to his collection
Silvio Velo, who recently became a grandfather, will captain Argentina’s visually-impaired football team at the Olympic Games.
# Inspirational
'Going to Rio would be an opportunity to say thank you to Ireland for accepting me'
Greta Streimikyte has rarely shared her story. By the end of the summer, you’re likely to know all about it.
# Inspirational
Galway trainer gives emotional Ted Talk on how every conversation can change a life
The instructor described how at one stage he found himself so broke in Dublin that he couldn’t afford the €12 bus fare to get back home to Galway on Christmas Eve.
# Inspirational
Auschwitz survivor makes successful dance show debut at the age of 90
Holocaust survivor Eva Fahidi is currently starring in a sold-out duet in Budapest.
# Inspirational
This cancer survivor just climbed Ireland's snowiest mountain - on crutches
Nikki Bradley has been battling a rare form of bone cancer since she was 16. Facing a possible amputation, she’s determined to fit as much into her life as she can.
# new me
So many people messed up their inspirational New Year's Instagram posts
Morto.
# Inspirational
Noel McGrath recalls using WhatsApp to tell team-mates about his cancer
The Tipperary hurler was a guest on Wednesday night’s Second Captains Live.
# no beer
This guy’s touching guide to losing weight has gone ridiculously viral
People asked for specifics, and they GOT THEM.
# our city
8 'Humans of Dublin' stories that will melt your heart
We all have a story to tell.
# learn on the loo
10 of the finest motivational quotes ever to be found on a toilet wall
Toilet graffiti artists – always there to lift you up when you’re feeling down.
# Inspirational
Model with Down syndrome to take part in New York Fashion Week
Madeline Stuart is having a very successful year.
# hug it out
This heartwarming hug between a little girl and a pilot has melted the internet's heart
Little RE was born without arms and the pilot she hugged is her inspiration.
# Inspirational
This 40-stone man is biking across America to lose weight and win back his wife
Eric Hites says he “has to show her and the world” what he can do.
# Inspirational
The incredible story of the tsunami survivor who has followed in Ronaldo's footsteps
17-year-old Martunis, who was discovered alive after the natural disaster in 2004, has been signed by Sporting Lisbon’s academy.
# back on his feet
Sports stars getting behind inspirational Dessie Fitzgerald after spinal injury sums up the GAA
Watch the emotional story of the Charleville hurler battling his way out of a wheelchair.
# Queen
JK Rowling shared inspirational advice with a fan who wanted to 'give up'
<3
# Inspirational
This woman is running 12 marathons to fight a cancer you've probably never heard of
About 400 people in Ireland are diagnosed with it every year.
# Inspirational
A crying Donegal boy nestled into Nicki Minaj's bosom and everyone fell in love with him
H-E-R-O.
# Inspirational
A little Donegal boy nestled into Nicki Minaj's bosom and twerked with her on stage
H-E-R-O.
# just smile
Angelina Jolie told kids to be 'proud' of being different in a lovely speech last night
“Don’t fit in. Don’t sit still. Don’t ever try to be less than what you are.”
# renovation station
Studio of light an awe-inspiring surprise in red-bricked Ranelagh
There are some serious conversation-starters behind the door of the Dublin home architect Ciarán Coy designed for himself.
# Epic
This Joe Schmidt speech is so inspirational it'll make you want to tackle the nearest Frenchman
You would commit murder for Joe Schmidt after watching this ad.
# Inspirational
You'll want to move to Connacht and buy a season ticket after seeing this 6 Nations promo
The bandwagon will probably be a little more crowded by the end of this video.
# Inspirational
Student convinces school to include his majestic 'laser-cat' photo in yearbook
Draven Rodriguez, take a bow.
# Inspirational
'I have forgiven him' - Cork woman opens up about crash that killed her young family
“I have an army in heaven that kick my ass out of bed every morning.”
# Inspirational
28 pictures to chart Ireland's brilliant journey to 4th in the Women's Rugby World Cup
Ireland Women, we can only thank you.
# Oh Jeez
'I got it!' This incredible video of a two-year-old amputee learning to walk will inspire you
Humbling.
# Inspirational
Cystic fibrosis sufferer Nathan Charles set for Wallabies debut
The 25-year-old hooker has been selected on Ewen McKenzie’s bench ahead of the clash with France.