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Monday 11 December 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# longevity

Last year
Nadal vows he will 'fight to keep going' after historic Roland Garros success
The record 22-time Grand Slam champion has been suffering from a chronic left foot problem and said earlier this week he was not sure how long he could continue.
All time
The secret to being an Ireland captain and Premier League player for 12-plus years? 'Stay humble'
Seamus Coleman on maintaining a career at the top level.
Van Graan hails 'world class' Murray ahead of scrum-half's third Lions tour
The Munster boss also confirmed the province won’t be looking to make any more additions to their squad.
Seamus Coleman’s contract with Everton is ‘forever’
Carlo Ancelotti says he is in no rush to hand the Toffees captain a new deal.
'Do I think I can get to the World Cup? I think I can' - Sexton keen to push on
The out-half will be 37 when the tournament in France rolls around.
The most experienced Irishman in the English Football League has retired
Wicklow’s Barry Roche played 619 times while representing Nottingham Forest, Chesterfield and Morecambe.
Tyson Fury plans to emulate Klitschko by dominating heavyweight division until 40
‘Why walk away when I’m still young?’ says the undefeated 31-year-old.
'The ability to think earns you time': Cullen backs Sexton, comparing him with Brady and Federer
The Leinster head coach sees no reason to lose faith in Ireland’s 34-year-old out-half.
'I'm in control of my own life now': Peter Stringer enjoying his own brand of freedom in retirement
A fitness fanatic, Stringer felt stronger and fitter when he retired at 40 than when he turned professional.
Pochettino: My wish is to be at Tottenham for 20 years
The Spurs boss thinks he would like two decades at the club but first wants to seek Arsene Wenger’s advice.
'If you had said that I'd still be Arsenal's record appearance holder, I’d probably have had you locked up'
Ex-Ireland defender David O’Leary looks back on his two decades at the North London club.
Wales' most capped player agrees terms for 14th season with the Blues
Gethin Jenkins is playing on for another year at least.
Analysis: Rob Kearney shows why Joe Schmidt remains his number one fan
The Leinster fullback has provided important composure and solidity in Ireland’s 15 shirt.
Gavin's reign with Dubs could last as long as Cody's in Kilkenny - Shanley
He’s got the hat game going and all.
Pound-for-pound champion Mighty Mouse out to make history at UFC 215
Amanda Nunes will also defend her bantamweight belt against Valentina Shevchenko in the co-main event.
36-year-old Rougerie to extend his Clermont career into 19th season
Age has proved to be no barrier for the former France centre.
The secrets to long life from some of the oldest people in the world
What you put into your body has a big impact on longevity, it seems.
Conversation with O'Neill persuaded O'Shea to continue his international career
The 35-year-old currently has a year left on his Sunderland contract.
Isa Nacewa still feeling fresh at 34 and credits that to his 2-year break
The Aucklander his hoping the influence of the ‘exceptional’ Graham Henry can give Leinster and edge in his second year back after retirement.
Another medal under his belt, Evra extends Juve contract beyond his 37th birthday
The French fullback has done pretty well for himself since leaving Manchester United on a free transfer.
Iker Casillas became the joint most capped European player of all time last night
The Spanish goalkeeper kept a clean sheet against Romania in his record-equaling 166th national team appearance.
Mayo star Staunton prolongs career into 22nd season to help team-mates win All-Ireland
The Carnacon sharpshooter on her longevity and finding the motivation to play into a 22nd season.
Italy's Bergamasco in line to equal record by featuring in 5th Rugby World Cup
Italy are still without Sergio Parisse and they’ll meet a Canada side showing six changes from the loss to Ireland.
Can spicy food really help you live longer? Here's what the experts are saying
Any excuse for a takeaway.
The world's oldest person has died at the age of 116
Jeralean Talley was born in Montrose, Georgia on 23 May 1899.
The Queen is now the world's oldest monarch
This comes after the death of King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia.
Here's why Carmelo Anthony has decided to lose so much weight
LeBron James has probably shed the excess muscle for the same reasons.
'I don’t walk away from things' - Dubs' camogie captain Louise O'Hara
The 35-year-old is back for another All-Ireland with Dublin, despite her busy life in charge of two crèches.
Column: Let's change the language we use about older age
A sharp contrast exists between public and private representations of ageing – and the reality of later life is often misrepresented, writes Prof Thomas Scharf.
Serena Williams ‘feels the love’ on the way to another US Open
14 years after winning her first Grand Slam at Flushing Meadows, the American fought off Victoria Azarenka to take her fifth.
Mental performance of people aged in their nineties 'improving'
Human beings are not only living longer, but are also enjoying a better quality of cognitive abilities into older age, a new study into mental performance in the elderly has found.
'You can't just stop': The science behind the decision to retire (or keep going)
One of the world’s leading experts in sports medicine explains the intricacies of what it really means to ‘call time’.
Bad news, Hugo: Friedel agrees new Spurs deal
The 41-year-old goalkeeper has extended his contract until 2014.
Here is the week's news... skewed
Breaking via The Mire wire: Irish all to live to 100; John Waters outraged for men (again); Ireland’s election to Human Rights Council ‘not a joke’.
These are the surprising things that can help you live longer
Here’s what the scientists say…
Ain't no stopping him: Ryan Giggs signs one-year extension
The 38-year-old Manchester United veteran will play in his 23rd season after a deal was confirmed today.
Fergie set to offer Giggs another year at Man United
The Welsh midfielder could still be featuring for United after celebrating his 39th birthday next November.