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# Journey

Last year
2022
# Journey
'I loved coaching but I never thought it was going to bring me to the west of Ireland'
South Africa native Dewald Senekal has had an interesting journey in rugby before joining Connacht.
# great story
'I was told to get a stick and a helmet and show up to training' - from South Africa to Cavan
Cavan defender Nomonde Majola maps her journey to being a member of rising force in a county not exactly renowned for the camán and sliotar.
# Journey
From training with Inter Milan on reality TV and playing at Anfield to Boreham Wood - The life and times of Connor Smith
The Irish midfielder finished second in the Football’s Next Star TV series, and talks to The42 about his career thus far against an FA Cup reunion with his former side today.
All time
# Journey
Ulster hooker Roberts's remarkable rise continues as he's drafted into Wales squad to replace Owens
The 25-year-old joined Rainey Old Boys in Division 2B of the All-Ireland League in 2017, and in four years has worked his way into the Welsh fold.
# Positivity
'I'm just enjoying it. Life's great' - Ireland's Liverpool star back on top after tough times
Leanne Kiernan: ‘If I didn’t enjoy the game, I wouldn’t be playing. I’d be back at home on the farm in Cavan.’
# Journey
'It's not straightforward. It's been worth the ups and downs, and mistakes'
Ruesha Littlejohn’s career to date has been a colourful one.
# Journey
Qualifying for the Olympics was six years in the making for the Ireland 7s
Harry McNulty was part of the first squad after the men’s programme sprung back into life in 2015.
# Journey
'People would always ask me which sport do I prefer?' - Galway's dual diamond
Áine McDonagh is best known for her exploits with the Galway ladies footballers, but she’s always been a hugely talented basketball player.
# Journey
Dessie Farrell: the making of a Dublin manager
From teenage star, to union leader, to coach, Farrell has taken a circuitous route to today’s All-Ireland final.
# Journey
'It was definitely about personal growth' - the Roscommon footballer who joined the circus
Ronan Brady took the road less travelled.
# journeywoman
'Rugby is something that I am so thankful for... but it's about more than just a game'
Sene Naoupu on opening up, being a role model, and her and her husband George’s undying love for Ireland.
# Journey
'You go through the suffering of being stared at, looked at, pointed at, but at the end of the day, you’re you'
Nicole Turner on growing up with dwarfism and winning a bronze medal at the World Championships earlier this year.
# Rise
'It means a lot for the boys from the rural area who didn’t go to private school'
Makazole Mapimpi, who used to walk 10km to school, has had a stunning rise with the Springboks.
# Journey
The Irish striker whose 'little demons' couldn't get the better of him
Dave Mooney on his League of Ireland beginnings and ultimately carving out a successful career abroad.
# dream
Madagascar's sensational Africa Cup of Nations journey continues
They beat two-time winners DR Congo to reach the competition’s quarter-finals
# Irish Italian
'This isn't about me, this is about the team... it can't be an Ian story'
Italy out-half Ian McKinley goes up against some very familiar faces on Saturday in Chicago.
# Journey
How refugee Modric rose to rule Russia 2018
From war-torn Zadar to the World Cup final, Luka Modric has turned making the difficult look easy into a habit of a lifetime.
# Journey
The former binman and theology student who has cracked the Wallabies
Brandon Paenga-Amosa had a remarkable rise over the last year.
# Journey
'I had to look after this puppy when I could barely look after myself'
Irish Alpine skier Kirsty McGarry chats to The42 about representing Ireland twice at the Winter Olympics and the difficult aftermath.
# Interview
‘It was a huge shock… I had been told I was getting a new contract’
Niall Maher on the heartbreak of having to leave Bolton after 14 years, and making a fresh start with Galway United.
# Journey
From a dilapidated shack in a 'seedy grey town' to being Man United's inspirational unsung hero
The winger-turned-defender, who has signed a contract extension with the club, has been a disciplined, humble, phenomenal asset.
# route kitty six
Nobody knows how this cat made a two-year, 4,800km journey from California to Canada
BooBoo has turned up 2.5 years after going missing.
# Journey
'I said to my dad I wanted to come home and maybe play football in Ireland'
As he gets set for one of the biggest games of his career, Lincoln’s Alan Power chats to The42 about his struggle to make it as a footballer.
# itstimetorepeal
An Irish couple's trip to Liverpool for an abortion has gone viral on Twitter
And they’re winning so much support.
# stand clear
16 experiences every Bus Eireann passenger will relate to
Home for the weekend.
# treacherous journeys
"So many people died in the desert. We saw dead bodies, skeletons" - The horror stories of children seeking a new life
A new UNICEF report is highlighting the treacherous journeys of the world’s migrant and refugee children.
# Rise
'Bundee Aki could become mayor of Galway, the way people are loving him!'
Andrew Browne outlines some of the reasons Connacht find themselves in the Pro12 final.
# front up rise up
'There's a whole lexicon of words we've had to use to describe Connacht winning, rather than losing'
Three long-term Connacht followers chart the story of the western province’s rise.
# some journey
The story of how Dublin's Tram café was discovered in a Cavan field is brilliant
Worth the effort.
# Journey
This 5-year-old Dublin boy is preparing for life changing surgery that could see him walk
Fionn’s dad Mark explained that the operation can be “nearly miraculous” for some children.
# sponsored by transport for ireland
Poll: Are you an early bird or a night owl?
Do you even know?
# sponsored by leap card
7 things you should do with your extra day this Leap Year
So much extra time… sort of.
# sponsored by transport for ireland
7 games for your phone that'll make this evening's commute fly by
Just don’t miss your stop.
# to Albert
A Donegal postman actually managed to deliver this postcard all the way from America
Just the first name, the town and the country were on it.
# Journey
'I was constantly called a 5-a-side footballer because I wanted to keep possession of the ball'
Tipperary’s Richie Ryan captains the Ottawa Fury in the North American Soccer League championship final later today.
# Journey
It's a big day for two Irish footballers plying their trade in North America
Richie Ryan and Colin Falvey are preparing for a championship semi-final.
# quite a journey
“We told the drivers: if you can go, keep going": What happens behind the scenes at Dublin Bus
Ever wondered what goes into taking a bus journey? We went behind the scenes to find out.
# Development
Beating Ireland would be the latest mark of Argentinian rugby growth
The Rugby Championship, academies, Vodacom Cup and now Super Rugby – quite a journey.
# a family affair
Barack Obama has been greeted by his family in Kenya
The US President has said that he will be speaking out about gay rights during his trip.
The Camino de Santiago is coming back to Dublin after almost 800 years
The Camino Information Centre next to the historical starting point at St James Gate.