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# Legend

Last month
November 2023
Derry forward Benny Heron calls time on 11-year inter-county career
The 32-year-old won two Ulster titles with Derry and will continue to play for his club, Ballinascreen.
October 2023
Lionel Messi wins Ballon d'Or for eighth time
World Cup winner triumphs despite stiff competition from Kylian Mbappe and Erling Haaland.
Messi wins Ballon d'Or for eighth time
World Cup winner triumphs despite stiff competition from Kylian Mbappe and Erling Haaland.
'They were more or less saying that playing soccer for Ireland doesn't really mean anything'
Liam Brady reflects on a career in football that has often been characterised by conflict as well as greatness.
'A true legend' - Keith Earls confirms immediate retirement from rugby
The 36-year-old is hanging his boots up after a brilliant career.
'A true legend' - Keith Earls confirms immediate retirement from rugby
The 36-year-old is hanging his boots up after a brilliant career.
Former England and Man City star Francis Lee dies
The former striker, who also had a spell as club chairman, has passed away at the age of 79.
This year
Man United legend Ruud van Nistelrooy resigns as PSV boss
The former Netherlands striker did not feel he had sufficient support after recent discussions about ‘internal affairs’, according to the Dutch club.
'I would go on a camel' - World Cup plans, growth of the game and overdue recognition
Olivia O’Toole is a legendary figure in Irish women’s football.
Cora Staunton calls time on remarkable AFLW career
‘Staunton leaves as one of the best to have ever played in the AFLW competition and her sporting achievements across two countries are astounding.’
Scotland are 'a different animal nowadays,' warns Seán O'Brien
The Leinster contact skills coach believes Ireland can handle the mental challenge.
Legendary sports commentator John Motson dies
He spent 50 years at the BBC, covering 29 FA Cup finals and 10 World Cups.
All Blacks World Cup winner Coles set to retire
He will hang up his boots after 17 years of professional rugby for Wellington, the Hurricanes and New Zealand.
Last year
Football legend Ali Daei's family ordered off flight
The former Bayern Munich striker said his wife and daughter had flown on a Mahan Air flight
Tears of joy for McClenaghan as he becomes first Irish gymnastics world champ
The 23-year-old put to bed a difficult 15 months and made more history for Irish gymnastics in Liverpool.
After 9 titles and a Champions League win, Franck Ribery retires
The winger was also a World Cup runner-up with France in 2006.
Ian Bermingham to stay on at St Pat's in newly-created role
The Saints’ record appearance maker has been appointed as Football Partnership Manager.
'I wasn't planning to be here' - Puspure savours third World medal in new double act
The two-time single sculls world champion, 40, took bronze with Kerry’s Zoe Hyde in Sunday’s double sculls final.
Federer bids emotional farewell to tennis in doubles match with Nadal today
The long-time rivals will appear in a dream doubles pairing against Team World’s Frances Tiafoe and Jack Sock at London’s O2 arena.
Roger Federer admits he 'stopped believing' he could come back
Federer last played on tour more than a year ago.
Sene Naoupu retires from international rugby
The 48-cap international thanked Ireland ‘for accepting me as their own and embracing me as a custodian of the green jersey.’
'Memories which will be treasured forever' - Henry Shefflin leads tributes for departing Brian Cody
Jackie Tyrrell said that he was ‘honoured to have been managed by the greatest manager ever.’
Southampton confirm that Shane Long has left the club after 8 years
The Irishman has been linked with a return to Reading.
'A phenomenal athlete' - Armagh's long-serving dual star set for another big weekend
Caroline O’Hanlon and Manchester Thunder are chasing another UK Netball SuperLeague title this weekend.
Real Madrid wave goodbye to 'legend of the club'
Isco’s contract expires at the end of the month and the 30-year-old is weighing up his next move.
Chiellini says goodbye to Juve fans as last-gasp Lazio make Europa League
The defender is leaving Juve after 18 years at the Turin club.
Pele leaves hospital after colon cancer treatment
The 81-year-old is ‘in a good and stable clinical condition.’
Ireland's first Olympic boxing medallist John McNally dies aged 89
He was once crowned the honorary bantamweight champion of Germany after beating the country’s three previous title-holders inside 12 months.
'It was a really special moment for us as a squad to have Brian in'
Ireland and Leinster legend O’Driscoll was a welcome visitor to camp ahead of Saturday’s Six Nations opener.
'Everything Michael has done for the club is why we're where we're at' - 40 in-a-row and out
Michael Ryan has stepped down as Ballymacarbry ladies football manager.
'She was The Name I knew growing up and to be coached by her is really exciting'
Niamh Briggs has made a big impression in the Ireland coaching set-up thus far.
The life and death of a Derry hero
Remembering former club captain Ryan McBride, five years on from his tragic passing.
'I was a little bit star-struck, thinking, 'Jeez, I don't know what to say to this lad''
Jamison Gibson-Park discusses his half-back partnership with Ireland captain Johnny Sexton.
'Open door' for Scott Brown at Celtic after leaving Aberdeen
The 36-year-old left the Parkhead club last summer.
'One of the best days of our lives' - Brazil great Roberto Carlos scores for English pub team
The 48-year-old retired full-back appeared for Bull in the Barne United in the village of Hanwood, near Shrewsbury.
World Cup-winner Roberto Carlos set to line out for Sunday League team
The raffle also saw East Sussex team Pevensey and Westham land the services of former England forward Eni Aluko for one fixture.
Sports world hails the 'G.O.A.T'
Tom Brady was praised by Peyton Manning and Harry Kane among others.
All time
‘Farewell to The Master’: TG4 documentary tells the extraordinary story of a Cork GAA legend
Éamonn Ryan’s family and former players share their personal recollections in the new film, which airs tonight.
38-year-old Dani Alves returns as Boca beat Barcelona in Maradona Cup
The Argentines claimed the trophy after prevailing 4-2 in a penalty shootout.
Ex-Japan international 'King Kazu' eager to play on at 54
Kazuyoshi Miura said he ‘still has the passion’ to continue his career