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Why 2014 is the best year ever to be a teenage girl
'I saw fear in TDs’ eyes': An oral history of how Ireland legislated for X
Emma O'Reilly: 'Why I've forgiven Lance for calling me a prostitute and an alcoholic'
When men became Giants: an oral history of Ireland 1-0 Italy, USA World Cup 1994
Stephen Ferris: There were dark days when I thought 'Sh*t, I can't make this'
'I'd always looked at Leinster as being the role model' - Gregor Townsend
'He's almost got eyes on the back of his head' - Schmidt pushing Bowe to next level
'Super-human' Ruan Pienaar targets second Heineken Cup final in three seasons
A deadly own goal, doping at the World Cup and choke tackles; the week's best sportswriting
Foley: 'If you don't have the core skills, there's no point in having an overall philosophy'
The tale of Jean-Pierre Adams and disproving your own beliefs; this week’s best sportswriting
To those who would call me a thug or worse: Some of the week's best sportswriting
'Whether people believe it or not, professional rugby is a tough, tough sport'
‘Successful teams have a consistency of thought’ – George Gregan
Interview: The 21-year-old Irish author who's written a book on Jose Mourinho
Graham Hunter on the greatest achievement in the history of international football and why England can dominate one day
Alan McLoughlin on the goal that sealed Ireland's World Cup place, 20 years ago today
Jim McGuinness dreaming of Donegal dynasty
I was there: Leinster's heartbreaking RaboDirect Pro12 final defeat