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#Looking Back

# looking-back - Monday 6 June, 2022

How the history of football reveals a deep-seated antipathy towards women
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How the history of football reveals a deep-seated antipathy towards women

Jun 6th 2022, 7:45 AM 3,419 Views 0 Comments

Suzanne Wrack discusses her new book: ‘A Woman’s Game’.

Analysis: Further evolution is needed if Ireland are to solve problems against weakest opponents
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Analysis: Further evolution is needed if Ireland are to solve problems against weakest opponents

Jun 6th 2022, 7:00 AM 3,697 Views 2 Comments

Ireland repeated a patter of struggling against defensive sides in a wretched 1-0 loss in Yerevan.

# looking-back - Thursday 2 June, 2022

'I heard 5 explosions' - When an English footballing legend came to Sligo
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'I heard 5 explosions' - When an English footballing legend came to Sligo

Jun 2nd 2022, 7:00 PM 5,971 Views 0 Comments

Remembering Dixie Dean’s stint at the Showgrounds.

# looking-back - Sunday 22 May, 2022

Worst signing? Best player? Our writers review the 2021-22 Premier League season
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Worst signing? Best player? Our writers review the 2021-22 Premier League season

May 22nd 2022, 1:30 PM 35,057 Views 61 Comments

Reflecting on a memorable campaign.

# looking-back - Wednesday 18 May, 2022

'We do miss Ireland a lot' - CJ Stander well settled into life after rugby
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'We do miss Ireland a lot' - CJ Stander well settled into life after rugby

May 18th 2022, 8:30 PM 95,496 Views 23 Comments

Having made a shock decision to retire last year, Stander has no regrets.

# looking-back - Wednesday 11 May, 2022

‘I’ve had some hammer!’ Ex-Ireland international never able to forget Sergio Aguero heroics
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‘I’ve had some hammer!’ Ex-Ireland international never able to forget Sergio Aguero heroics

May 11th 2022, 10:59 AM 8,236 Views 1 Comment

Paddy Kenny was in goal against Manchester City on a famous day 10 years ago.

# looking-back - Saturday 23 April, 2022

Jurgen Klopp feared Liverpool would end up in the Europa Conference League
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Jurgen Klopp feared Liverpool would end up in the Europa Conference League

Apr 23rd 2022, 11:47 AM 6,820 Views 1 Comment

The Reds won their final five matches last season to make the Champions League.

# looking-back - Sunday 10 April, 2022

How the last Busby Babe escaped Troubles-era Belfast
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How the last Busby Babe escaped Troubles-era Belfast

Apr 10th 2022, 8:00 AM 29,465 Views 8 Comments

Former Manchester United player Sammy McIlroy looks back on his career in football.

# looking-back - Friday 8 April, 2022

Denise O'Sullivan and Courage ready to move on after coach's sex abuse allegations
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Denise O'Sullivan and Courage ready to move on after coach's sex abuse allegations

Apr 8th 2022, 12:02 AM 7,034 Views 1 Comment

The National Women’s Soccer League was rocked by an alleged coaching sex-abuse scandal.

# looking-back - Sunday 20 March, 2022

I did not expect an apology over Abu Dhabi – Lewis Hamilton
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I did not expect an apology over Abu Dhabi – Lewis Hamilton

Mar 20th 2022, 11:03 AM 6,279 Views 4 Comments

Formula One’s governing body published its report into last season’s finale which saw Max Verstappen crowned world champion.

# looking-back - Monday 28 February, 2022

Arrested rugby star Ferguson details Japan prison nightmare
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Arrested rugby star Ferguson details Japan prison nightmare

Feb 28th 2022, 4:55 PM 13,118 Views 1 Comment

The player was arrested over an alleged assault and possession of illegal drugs in Tokyo last month.

# looking-back - Saturday 19 February, 2022

''People say ‘Harry Kane didn’t come and everything is going well’ – but I didn’t know it'' - Guardiola
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''People say ‘Harry Kane didn’t come and everything is going well’ – but I didn’t know it'' - Guardiola

Feb 19th 2022, 10:32 AM 6,701 Views 0 Comments

Manchester City are nine points clear at the top of the Premier League.

# looking-back - Tuesday 25 January, 2022

'He became very engrossed in it' - The story behind Dermot Morgan's unfinished football film
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'He became very engrossed in it' - The story behind Dermot Morgan's unfinished football film

Updated Jan 25th 2022, 8:36 AM 26,370 Views 5 Comments

Remembering his work on ‘Miracle of the Magyars’ and other soccer-related projects.

# looking-back - Friday 21 January, 2022

'We had to get up early and go on a combat run' -  An army cadet's morning after All-Ireland final loss
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'We had to get up early and go on a combat run' - An army cadet's morning after All-Ireland final loss

Jan 21st 2022, 4:34 PM 8,490 Views 2 Comments

2001 All-Ireland winner Sue Ramsbottom will be the next Gaelic Games great to feature on Laochra Gael.

# looking-back - Friday 7 January, 2022

'I'm still dealing with inflammation around the heart' - US Ryder Cup captain on frightening illness
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'I'm still dealing with inflammation around the heart' - US Ryder Cup captain on frightening illness

Jan 7th 2022, 2:41 PM 5,355 Views 1 Comment

Steve Stricker says in an interview with Wisconsin Golf that he feels lucky as he slowly recovers.

# looking-back - Sunday 2 January, 2022

'Christy Ring unleashed a devastating display of hurling to score 3 goals in a 4-minute spell'
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'Christy Ring unleashed a devastating display of hurling to score 3 goals in a 4-minute spell'

Jan 2nd 2022, 7:30 AM 7,494 Views 2 Comments

Read an extract from Semple Stadium: Field of Legends by Liam Ó Donnchú.

# looking-back - Friday 31 December, 2021

'Everybody was having a laugh. Those were indeed the days when you could enjoy yourself with the players'
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'Everybody was having a laugh. Those were indeed the days when you could enjoy yourself with the players'

Dec 31st 2021, 7:00 PM 29,139 Views 2 Comments

George Hamilton recalls a trip to Bulgaria in his early days as a commentator.

# looking-back - Thursday 30 December, 2021

'We wouldn’t wear the club colours and if the ‘parkie’ came along we’d disappear'
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'We wouldn’t wear the club colours and if the ‘parkie’ came along we’d disappear'

Dec 30th 2021, 7:30 AM 19,031 Views 10 Comments

Terry Palmer remembers his time at Shamrock Rovers.

# looking-back - Tuesday 28 December, 2021

N’Golo Kante reveals his humility stems from string of ‘setbacks’ as a youngster
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N’Golo Kante reveals his humility stems from string of ‘setbacks’ as a youngster

Dec 28th 2021, 4:44 PM 3,989 Views 0 Comments

Chelsea’s French maestro earns global accolades as much for his midfield supremacy as his low-key demeanour and lifestyle.

# looking-back - Sunday 26 December, 2021

'I probably thought I didn't belong there' - Raised in hurling country but prospered in Galway football
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'I probably thought I didn't belong there' - Raised in hurling country but prospered in Galway football

Updated Dec 26th 2021, 9:30 PM 40,080 Views 1 Comment

Gary O’Donnell retired from the Galway footballers this year after 13 seasons.

# looking-back - Sunday 14 November, 2021

'I don’t remember the World Cup final' - Sinckler feels KO has made him a better person
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'I don’t remember the World Cup final' - Sinckler feels KO has made him a better person

Nov 14th 2021, 10:40 PM 8,928 Views 5 Comments

Eddie Jones’ side were crushed 32-12 by South Africa in the 2019 global showpiece.

# looking-back - Thursday 28 October, 2021

'Ferguson told me I was good enough to play for Man United' - What it means to win the Premier Division
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'Ferguson told me I was good enough to play for Man United' - What it means to win the Premier Division

Oct 28th 2021, 8:00 PM 33,704 Views 2 Comments

With Shamrock Rovers on the verge of winning the title, two former champions Paul Carlyle and Mark Rossiter recall their respective triumphs.

# looking-back - Sunday 17 October, 2021

'This is what saved my life – I was dead for 12 minutes' - David Ginola on CPR
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'This is what saved my life – I was dead for 12 minutes' - David Ginola on CPR

Oct 17th 2021, 8:25 PM 7,286 Views 0 Comments

Newcastle’s game against Tottenham was delayed while a spectator received medical attention.

# looking-back - Saturday 9 October, 2021

'We were an international team sitting on our suitcases preparing for a game two days later'
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'We were an international team sitting on our suitcases preparing for a game two days later'

Oct 9th 2021, 9:30 AM 9,965 Views 2 Comments

Remembering the other time the Irish football team went on a lengthy winless run

# looking-back - Tuesday 28 September, 2021

Olympic hero Simone Biles says everything came to a head in Tokyo
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Olympic hero Simone Biles says everything came to a head in Tokyo

Sep 28th 2021, 8:38 AM 2,484 Views 0 Comments

‘If you look at everything I have gone through the past seven years… I should have never made another Olympic team. I should have quit way before Tokyo.’

# looking-back - Tuesday 14 September, 2021

Jurgen Klopp almost turned off TV before ‘Miracle of Istanbul’
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Jurgen Klopp almost turned off TV before ‘Miracle of Istanbul’

Sep 14th 2021, 6:20 PM 4,940 Views 0 Comments

Liverpool take on AC Milan on Tuesday in their opening Champions League group game.

# looking-back - Wednesday 1 September, 2021

Taoiseach says 'evaluation' into handling of Covid-19 pandemic in Ireland will be carried out
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Taoiseach says 'evaluation' into handling of Covid-19 pandemic in Ireland will be carried out

Updated Sep 1st 2021, 2:10 PM 17,634 Views 30 Comments

However, he said it’s his “preference that we manage the pandemic first with all hands on deck”.

# looking-back - Tuesday 17 August, 2021

'Crazy, unbelievable, beyond my expectations' - Phil Healy's historic Olympic exploits
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'Crazy, unbelievable, beyond my expectations' - Phil Healy's historic Olympic exploits

Aug 17th 2021, 7:30 PM 6,869 Views 3 Comments

The Cork star’s in-depth reflection on Tokyo 2020.

# looking-back - Wednesday 11 August, 2021

'The other side of the bench was Modric, Bale and Harry Redknapp' - A historic moment for Irish football
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'The other side of the bench was Modric, Bale and Harry Redknapp' - A historic moment for Irish football

Aug 11th 2021, 8:00 PM 26,996 Views 5 Comments

Enda Stevens, Karl Sheppard, Ciaran Kilduff and Macdara Ferris remember Shamrock Rovers’ Europa League group run 10 years on.

# looking-back - Tuesday 13 July, 2021

Brooks Koepka reveals origin of feud with Bryson DeChambeau
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Brooks Koepka reveals origin of feud with Bryson DeChambeau

Jul 13th 2021, 4:53 PM 9,861 Views 0 Comments

The golf star held court at Royal St George’s on Tuesday.

# looking-back - Sunday 11 July, 2021

Ranking the 10 best games of Euro 2020
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Ranking the 10 best games of Euro 2020

Jul 11th 2021, 8:00 AM 33,173 Views 21 Comments

We also choose our favourite pundit, best goal and biggest disappointment.

# looking-back - Friday 25 June, 2021

'I really didn't like myself in 2020' - Women's PGA leader recalls mental struggles
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'I really didn't like myself in 2020' - Women's PGA leader recalls mental struggles

Jun 25th 2021, 1:11 PM 4,299 Views 1 Comment

American Lizette Salas fired a bogey-free five-under-par 67 to seize a one-stroke lead.

# looking-back - Thursday 24 June, 2021

Childhood coach reveals pace problems almost saw England star slip through the net
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Childhood coach reveals pace problems almost saw England star slip through the net

Jun 24th 2021, 3:23 PM 6,976 Views 0 Comments

Kalvin Phillips is making a huge impact for club and country.

# looking-back - Saturday 19 June, 2021

'I was seven years old, my Mam had died earlier that year. It was really tough and the Laois ladies became a second family to me'
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'I was seven years old, my Mam had died earlier that year. It was really tough and the Laois ladies became a second family to me'

Jun 19th 2021, 7:45 AM 7,192 Views 0 Comments

Mo Nerney was the team mascot when Laois won the All-Ireland title for the only time in 2001. Now, she is a key player as they bid to win the Division 3 league title next week.

# looking-back - Wednesday 16 June, 2021

The unlikely pairing of a former judo athlete and an Italian football icon in Ireland
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The unlikely pairing of a former judo athlete and an Italian football icon in Ireland

Updated Jun 16th 2021, 8:31 AM 38,369 Views 9 Comments

Manuela Spinelli on her abiding memories of working with Giovanni Trapattoni.

# looking-back - Sunday 23 May, 2021

Worst signing? Best player? Our writers review the Premier League season
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Worst signing? Best player? Our writers review the Premier League season

May 23rd 2021, 7:30 AM 11,269 Views 13 Comments

Manchester City prevailed as the pandemic wreaked havoc on the fixture schedule.

# looking-back - Thursday 20 May, 2021

Frank Lampard claims he 'laid foundations' for Chelsea success
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Frank Lampard claims he 'laid foundations' for Chelsea success

May 20th 2021, 2:07 PM 10,110 Views 8 Comments

The club’s all-time top goalscorer was sacked in January with the Blues languishing ninth in the Premier League.

# looking-back - Tuesday 23 March, 2021

Eddie Jones faces 'brutally honest analysis' after England's Six Nations flop
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Eddie Jones faces 'brutally honest analysis' after England's Six Nations flop

Mar 23rd 2021, 6:51 PM 7,445 Views 7 Comments

RFU chief executive Bill Sweeney said on Tuesday no stone would be left unturned during the inquest.

# looking-back - Wednesday 10 March, 2021

Tottenham star denies January exit desire
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Tottenham star denies January exit desire

Mar 10th 2021, 9:24 PM 8,884 Views 0 Comments

Davinson Sanchez found himself out of Jose Mourinho’s Premier League team during the autumn.

# looking-back - Tuesday 2 March, 2021

'You think back to all these wonderful players - Liam Brady, Damien Duff, Wes Hoolahan, are these types dying off now?'
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'You think back to all these wonderful players - Liam Brady, Damien Duff, Wes Hoolahan, are these types dying off now?'

Mar 2nd 2021, 7:15 AM 6,333 Views 0 Comments

Stuart Byrne on his new song reflecting on the nostalgia of playing football on the street as a child.

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