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# Legends

Last year
2022
# Legends
A brawl, a Wallaby whinge and a legendary win – the time Munster beat the world champions
No one gave Munster a prayer when they took on the World Cup winning Australians on this week 30 years ago.
# Legends
Two iconic, World Cup-winning brothers and their complicated, bittersweet relationship
Jonathan Wilson chats about his new book exploring the lives of Bobby and Jack Charlton.
# going again
Cora Staunton and Bríd Stack re-sign for Greater Western Sydney Giants
The legendary ladies football duo have penned one-year deals.
# The42 Reads
How Ireland's 1982 Triple Crown winners lifted a country that was on the brink
Cursed by emigration, economic recession and political turmoil, Irish society was in desperate need of a boost in 1982. An inspirational group of rugby players provided it.
# Legends
Shefflin and Farrell give finality to exits of the greatest Galway and Dublin have produced
It was confirmed over the weekend that inter-county returns for Joe Canning and Stephen Cluxton are not on the cards.
All time
# cherry on top
Griffin and Peat bow out in style as Barbarians treat record crowd to big win at Twickenham
Five Irish players featured as the Baa Baas ran out 60-5 winners.
# Analysis
Ireland legends should not interpret Stephen Kenny's philosophy as a slight on them
There is a sharp contrast between how many journalists and ex-players perceive the current regime.
# Legends
Olympic Breakfast: Paul O'Donovan and Fintan McCarthy secure gold for Ireland
The Irish pair saw off a strong German challenge to clinch first place on what was another busy day for Team Ireland.
# Legends
20 for 2020: Ireland's most influential sports stars of the century
The last two decades have been memorable in Irish sport in so many different ways. We have picked our stars of the century. Now tell us what you think.
# Legends
The forgotten story of Ireland’s first Euro quarter-finalists
A quarter of a century before Euro 88, an Irish team cursed by FAI incompetence, somehow made it to the last eight of the 1964 European Championships.
# Legends
AP first ahead of Ruby at 'special' Pat Smullen race event
Quizzical came home first in the star-studded event.
# acclaim
O'Donovans receive heroes' welcome home after latest triumph
They were greeted by family and fans at Cork Airport.
# legends game
'Guys who never played amateur rugby get to see how it used to be - fun before and afterwards'
For the ninth successive year, Ireland will play England in the pre-Six Nations legends fixture.
# Legends
'We weren't even allowed swap jerseys!' - when Shelbourne battled Barcelona at the Nou Camp
Gerry Doyle’s team became the first Irish club to ever play in the Nou Camp when they met the Spanish giants in the European Cup Winners’ Cup in 1963.
# End of an era
Last hurrah! Wexford legend Kelly part of history one last time on All-Star tour
She announced her retirement earlier this year after 20 championship campaigns, four All-Ireland wins and nine All-Star accolades.
# Legends
Manchester United roll the years back in Barcelona as Yorke, Blomqvist and Poborsky all star
The Catalans had Ronaldinho and Rivaldo but were no answer for the likes of Ronny Johnsen and Ben Thornley.
# 50TH ANNIVERSARY
The Lisbon Lions set the benchmark for Celtic. It was a bit like Ireland after Italia '90 - Packie Bonner
The former Ireland goalkeeper talks about being spotted by Jock Stein’s assistant and his career with the Hoops.
# Legends
Gerrard and Carragher to line out for Liverpool in end-of-season game
Jurgen Klopp’s side will play Sydney FC in Australia next month, with a number of former Reds stars linking up with the first-team squad.
# Legends
Cristiano Ronaldo and the top 10 all-time Champions League leading goalscorers
The Portugal star, who racked up a century of goals in Europe in the first leg, headed in his first of the game on 76 minutes.
# Legends
Vidic, Gerrard, Reid and more of our favourite footballers who hung up their boots in 2016
From League of Ireland heroes to World Cup winners.
# Legends
Brian O'Driscoll becomes 11th Irish player to be inducted into World Rugby's Hall of Fame
The Irish legend is one of 12 former players to be recognised at a ceremony this week.
# Legends
Ian Dempsey and Dave Fanning are going into the Irish radio hall of fame
The two will be joined by South East Radio’s Eamonn Buttle and Downtown Radio’s Trevor Campbell.
# Legends
A couple of familiar faces made Arsenal fans pine for the good old days this afternoon
Nwankwo Kanu grabbed a hat-trick at the Emirates Stadium while Emmanuel Petit, Marc Overmars, Robert Pires and Freddie Ljungberg all featured.
# Heroes
Rating the 21 best Irish Premier League players ever
Robbie Keane and other players who have made their mark on England’s top flight.
# Legends
The end of the road? Robbie Keane and Shay Given appear to wave goodbye to Irish fans
Hardly the fairytale ending but Robbie and Shay were given a huge ovation by the Irish fans.
# Emotional
Here's how Ireland reacted to tonight's big win
Me nerves.
# Legends
VIDEO: The day Kilkenny legend Eddie Keher taught Muhammad Ali to hurl
“He was using the hurley like a tennis racket,” Keher recalls.
# Legends
O'Gara and O'Connell want to team up in dream coaching duo
The Racing 92 coach said he is not yet ready for a return to Munster.
# Legends
5 Irish sporting records that are very unlikely to be broken
No surprise that most of these records are held by the best of the best.
# Legends
16 of the most #Lads things that have ever happened
#LadsLadsLads
# Legends
8 Italian sporting icons who will go down in history
Let’s get into the Italian spirit ahead of Ireland’s huge Rugby World Cup clash this weekend.
# Legends
There's a special day in store for Kerry and Tipperary GAA legends
Mick O’Dwyer and Jimmy Finn’s achievements will be acknowledged by the GPA.
# Legends
Some All Blacks legends will take on Toulon this October in memory of Jerry Collins
Some real All Blacks greats are set to take part.
# Super Rugby
Carter and McCaw bid farewell to Crusaders with a win, but Nadolo steals the show again
He’ll never be as big a legend as Dan and Richie in south-east New Zealand, but he’s incredibly effective.
# Tribute
'Bill wouldn't prolong a meeting but would prolong the aftermath of it - he was special'
One broadcasting legend pays tribute to another.
# Legends
The42's alternative Leaving Cert History quiz
We test your knowledge of all-time Irish sporting records.
# Get Quizzical
How many of these 90s Gaelic football managers can you remember?
Test your knowledge here.
# Fun in the sun
No cans by the canal for BOD, he's hanging out with other sporting legends in Dubai
Not a plastic bag in sight.
# the cage
Legendary hotel concierge decorate guest's room with photos of Nic Cage
Above and beyond.
# Legends
Power ranking the 12 best players to win the Ballon d'Or
Ahead of tomorrow night’s ceremony, we look at some of the greats who previously won the coveted prize.