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#Looking Back

# looking-back - Friday 1 January, 2021

'I certainly know what this disaster means to people' - Steven Gerrard on 50th anniversary of Ibrox tragedy
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'I certainly know what this disaster means to people' - Steven Gerrard on 50th anniversary of Ibrox tragedy

Jan 1st 2021, 4:13 PM 5,282 Views 0 Comments

The Rangers boss can relate to their loss as his cousin Jon-Paul Gilhooley, 10, was the youngest victim of the Hillsborough disaster

# looking-back - Monday 28 December, 2020

'You'll think it's the end of your business - but it won't be': Two sisters write a letter to their pre-pandemic selves
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# A LETTER TO MYSELF

'You'll think it's the end of your business - but it won't be': Two sisters write a letter to their pre-pandemic selves

Dec 28th 2020, 7:00 AM 10,394 Views 1 Comment

Sisters and business partners Masindi Phiriga and Denga Phiriga look back on launching a small business during the pandemic.

# looking-back - Sunday 27 December, 2020

'He had turned down Aston Villa but decided Cardiff was the correct choice'
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'He had turned down Aston Villa but decided Cardiff was the correct choice'

Dec 27th 2020, 3:54 PM 37,458 Views 9 Comments

A look at the turbulent early days of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s managerial career.

'He felt good about Ireland without thinking about the consequences. He was very poorly at the time'
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'He felt good about Ireland without thinking about the consequences. He was very poorly at the time'

Dec 27th 2020, 10:00 AM 45,375 Views 6 Comments

Author and journalist Bob Harris discusses Bobby Robson’s career, including his ill-fated stint with Ireland.

# looking-back - Friday 25 December, 2020

‘I had to take unpaid leave to play in the Champions League’ – The life of an Irish female footballer
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‘I had to take unpaid leave to play in the Champions League’ – The life of an Irish female footballer

Dec 25th 2020, 8:00 PM 20,871 Views 6 Comments

Former Peamount star Ruth Comeford on the influences that shaped her career.

# looking-back - Thursday 24 December, 2020

'As I walked into the room, Paisley says, ‘Grobble-de-jack, would you like to play for Liverpool?’'
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'As I walked into the room, Paisley says, ‘Grobble-de-jack, would you like to play for Liverpool?’'

Dec 24th 2020, 7:00 PM 13,570 Views 3 Comments

In an extract from ‘Life in a Jungle,’ Bruce Grobbelaar recalls how he signed for Liverpool.

# looking-back - Tuesday 22 December, 2020

'We had just been in close contact with the Atlético players and probably 60 others'
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'We had just been in close contact with the Atlético players and probably 60 others'

Dec 22nd 2020, 7:00 PM 9,473 Views 2 Comments

Andy Robertson recalls the surreal backdrop for Liverpool’s clash with Atletico Madrid.

# looking-back - Sunday 29 November, 2020

'He said, 'The Curragh was off today but then again, horses are valuable'' - preparing for Christmas in Croker
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'He said, 'The Curragh was off today but then again, horses are valuable'' - preparing for Christmas in Croker

Nov 29th 2020, 7:30 PM 7,288 Views 1 Comment

Mick Bohan’s Dublin booked their seventh All-Ireland final appearance in-a-row yesterday – but this one will be very different.

# looking-back - Saturday 14 November, 2020

'When things weren’t working out for him at Liverpool, he showed his real character'
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'When things weren’t working out for him at Liverpool, he showed his real character'

Nov 14th 2020, 11:00 PM 14,493 Views 0 Comments

Conor Masterson is set to captain Ireland U21s when they meet Iceland on Sunday.

# looking-back - Monday 9 November, 2020

'How was I meant to know where someone who tested positive was sat?' - Aaron Connolly on plane drama
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'How was I meant to know where someone who tested positive was sat?' - Aaron Connolly on plane drama

Nov 9th 2020, 5:23 PM 39,825 Views 9 Comments

The Ireland star missed last month’s crucial play-off against Slovakia in frustrating fashion.

# looking-back - Saturday 31 October, 2020

Lewis Hamilton recalls the death of Ayrton Senna ahead of first F1 race at Imola
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Lewis Hamilton recalls the death of Ayrton Senna ahead of first F1 race at Imola

Oct 31st 2020, 10:30 AM 7,216 Views 3 Comments

Five days on from his record-breaking 92nd victory at last Sunday’s Portuguese Grand Prix, the six-time champion was back at work.

# looking-back - Thursday 8 October, 2020

'You've a bit of imposter syndrome beside Cian Healy or Johnny Sexton, guys you've been watching for years'
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# Come So Far

'You've a bit of imposter syndrome beside Cian Healy or Johnny Sexton, guys you've been watching for years'

Oct 8th 2020, 6:00 AM 10,393 Views 2 Comments

From Ballina to Blackrock, Gaelic football and soccer to stunning rugby exploits with Leinster and Ireland, Caelan Doris maps his rise.

# looking-back - Sunday 20 September, 2020

Joining Manchester United at 16, glory in Ireland and the 'rollercoaster' of management
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Joining Manchester United at 16, glory in Ireland and the 'rollercoaster' of management

Sep 20th 2020, 9:30 PM 48,694 Views 6 Comments

Martin Russell recounts his career on both sides of the water.

# looking-back - Thursday 17 September, 2020

'It came on BBC News: 'In Ireland today, a team of postmen, butchers and bakers drew 0-0 with AC Milan''
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'It came on BBC News: 'In Ireland today, a team of postmen, butchers and bakers drew 0-0 with AC Milan''

Sep 17th 2020, 12:19 PM 70,726 Views 12 Comments

Athlone Town earned a famous draw when the Italians played them at St Mel’s Park in 1975.

# looking-back - Saturday 5 September, 2020

'They were just like: "You can’t make the team. You have to be an Irish citizen’"
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'They were just like: "You can’t make the team. You have to be an Irish citizen’"

Sep 5th 2020, 10:00 AM 66,866 Views 31 Comments

Wexford Youths player Vanessa Ogbonna on her experiences in relation to race and football.

# looking-back - Friday 4 September, 2020

'As I got older, I felt English, I felt like I could get into the England team' - Jack Grealish
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'As I got older, I felt English, I felt like I could get into the England team' - Jack Grealish

Sep 4th 2020, 9:02 PM 12,488 Views 17 Comments

The midfielder explained his decision to switch nationalities from Ireland to the Three Lions in an interview with Sky Sports.

Alexis Sanchez says he asked about an Arsenal return after first Man United training session
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Alexis Sanchez says he asked about an Arsenal return after first Man United training session

Sep 4th 2020, 10:49 AM 13,362 Views 20 Comments

The now-Inter Milan player wanted out after just one session.

# looking-back - Sunday 23 August, 2020

‘When the word lesbian was iterated on the podium, I heard laughter in the audience’
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‘When the word lesbian was iterated on the podium, I heard laughter in the audience’

Aug 23rd 2020, 9:00 AM 11,285 Views 1 Comment

Dr Linda Greene on elite lesbian athletes in Ireland and the invisibility they have historically endured.

# looking-back - Friday 21 August, 2020

'This is a goal that probably changes the history of Irish football'
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'This is a goal that probably changes the history of Irish football'

Updated Aug 21st 2020, 8:31 AM 26,344 Views 5 Comments

The latest episode of ‘Rise of Kenny’ looks at the manager’s unforgettable stint at Dundalk and a famous win over BATE.

# looking-back - Tuesday 18 August, 2020

I needed Jose Mourinho’s help to escape Tottenham ‘torture’, reveals Luka Modric
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I needed Jose Mourinho’s help to escape Tottenham ‘torture’, reveals Luka Modric

Aug 18th 2020, 11:55 PM 17,281 Views 5 Comments

The Croatian midfielder was desperate to leave Spurs for Real Madrid in 2011.

# looking-back - Sunday 16 August, 2020

'As soon as I made that choice for America, my ambition to wear the Irish shirt was taken off me'
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'As soon as I made that choice for America, my ambition to wear the Irish shirt was taken off me'

Aug 16th 2020, 12:00 PM 71,730 Views 8 Comments

Linda Greene on going to America at 17 and falling out of favour at international level.

# looking-back - Friday 14 August, 2020

Dylan Hartley: ‘I’d had enough of being governed by Eddie Jones’
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Dylan Hartley: ‘I’d had enough of being governed by Eddie Jones’

Aug 14th 2020, 6:12 PM 19,529 Views 7 Comments

The former England captain has recalled the brutal way he was told he would not be going to the World Cup.

# looking-back - Monday 10 August, 2020

Quiz: How well do you recall the 2012-13 Premier League season?
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Quiz: How well do you recall the 2012-13 Premier League season?

Aug 10th 2020, 12:00 PM 28,947 Views 13 Comments

How much do you remember about Alex Ferguson’s final year in charge of Man United?

# looking-back - Friday 7 August, 2020

'Stephen Kenny was always available to call into an 80th-birthday party... Down-to-earth things like that'
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'Stephen Kenny was always available to call into an 80th-birthday party... Down-to-earth things like that'

Aug 7th 2020, 5:11 PM 5,775 Views 0 Comments

In Episode 5 of Rise of Kenny, Kevin Brannigan chats to Arthur Duffy about the Irish manager’s second coming at Derry.

# looking-back - Friday 31 July, 2020

'As time goes by, a lot of Dunfermline fans are thinking: "We should have given him more time'"
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'As time goes by, a lot of Dunfermline fans are thinking: "We should have given him more time'"

Jul 31st 2020, 5:19 PM 40,218 Views 12 Comments

In Episode 4 of Rise of Kenny, Kevin Brannigan chats to Tam McManus about Stephen Kenny’s spell in Scotland.

# looking-back - Sunday 26 July, 2020

Best moment? Worst signing? Our writers review the 2019-20 Premier League season
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Best moment? Worst signing? Our writers review the 2019-20 Premier League season

Updated Jul 26th 2020, 11:02 AM 29,529 Views 17 Comments

The42′s reporters have their say on a campaign that saw Liverpool win their first league title in 30 years.

# looking-back - Friday 24 July, 2020

The story of the bitter civil war that divided Irish cycling and impacted the 1972 Olympics
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The story of the bitter civil war that divided Irish cycling and impacted the 1972 Olympics

Jul 24th 2020, 6:30 AM 3,620 Views 0 Comments

‘Green and Gold,’ which is produced by David Coughlan and Donal O’Herlihy, will be broadcast on RTÉ Radio 1 this Saturday at 1pm.

# looking-back - Friday 17 July, 2020

‘I put the phone down three times’: Crazy Gang at Wimbledon, Big Jack and Phelan's Ireland break
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‘I put the phone down three times’: Crazy Gang at Wimbledon, Big Jack and Phelan's Ireland break

Updated Jul 17th 2020, 2:30 PM 50,278 Views 12 Comments

The ex-Premier League defender remembers the Charlton era and pays tribute to an Irish icon.

# looking-back - Wednesday 15 July, 2020

Hirings, firings and boardroom rows: The rise and fall of Ireland's version of The Apprentice
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Hirings, firings and boardroom rows: The rise and fall of Ireland's version of The Apprentice

Jul 15th 2020, 6:30 PM 17,425 Views 12 Comments

We take a look at the good, bad and the bizarre of Ireland’s TV past every Wednesday in The Tube.

# looking-back - Wednesday 8 July, 2020

'When I found rugby, I found my self-esteem, my sense of worth'
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'When I found rugby, I found my self-esteem, my sense of worth'

Jul 8th 2020, 5:20 PM 4,975 Views 2 Comments

Former Connacht head coach Pat Lam is this week’s guest on the How To Win At Dominoes podcast.

# looking-back - Wednesday 10 June, 2020

'Now let's go live to the Mullingar one-legged race': Whatever happened to the RTÉ People in Need Telethon?
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'Now let's go live to the Mullingar one-legged race': Whatever happened to the RTÉ People in Need Telethon?

Jun 10th 2020, 6:30 PM 18,514 Views 11 Comments

We take a look at the good, bad and the bizarrre of Ireland’s TV past every Wednesday in The Tube.

# looking-back - Sunday 24 May, 2020

'It was a tough time trying to decide: Do I give up my work for the love of representing my country?'
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'It was a tough time trying to decide: Do I give up my work for the love of representing my country?'

May 24th 2020, 7:15 AM 9,771 Views 0 Comments

Ex-Ireland international Dolores Deasley on the various highs and lows of her career, and her new life coaching in America.

# looking-back - Tuesday 19 May, 2020

'We lost because we were so dazzled by the wonder of their kit that we couldn’t possibly concentrate'
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'We lost because we were so dazzled by the wonder of their kit that we couldn’t possibly concentrate'

May 19th 2020, 6:30 AM 6,251 Views 3 Comments

In an extract from his book ‘Boy Wonder,’ Dave Hannigan recalls some of his sport-related childhood memories.

# looking-back - Monday 18 May, 2020

'I needed a f****** nuclear meltdown, and I got it' - Armstrong remains defiant in ESPN documentary
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'I needed a f****** nuclear meltdown, and I got it' - Armstrong remains defiant in ESPN documentary

May 18th 2020, 11:32 AM 6,678 Views 24 Comments

The first of the two-part documentary will be available on ESPN Player from 25 May.

# looking-back - Sunday 17 May, 2020

5 big picture takeaways from the 2013 All-Ireland Final between Dublin and Mayo
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5 big picture takeaways from the 2013 All-Ireland Final between Dublin and Mayo

May 17th 2020, 4:30 PM 9,584 Views 28 Comments

The clash was featured on TG4′s All-Ireland Gold series today.

# looking-back - Friday 15 May, 2020

Rory McIlroy 'probably wouldn't' golf again with Trump
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Rory McIlroy 'probably wouldn't' golf again with Trump

May 15th 2020, 9:12 PM 43,248 Views 90 Comments

The 31-year-old star has not been impressed with the US President’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.

# looking-back - Tuesday 12 May, 2020

'The rush home after school to read Ceefax pages 302–312... This was my generation’s internet'
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'The rush home after school to read Ceefax pages 302–312... This was my generation’s internet'

May 12th 2020, 7:00 AM 4,454 Views 0 Comments

In an extract from his book, Daniel Geey looks at how football has changed dramatically over the years.

# looking-back - Monday 11 May, 2020

Quiz: How well do you remember the Premier League 1999-2000 season?
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Quiz: How well do you remember the Premier League 1999-2000 season?

May 11th 2020, 12:21 PM 37,064 Views 12 Comments

Looking back on when Man United won the league by 18 points and Roy Keane was named Player of the Year.

# looking-back - Sunday 10 May, 2020

'The FA have a lot to answer for. It was very naive of them to say that women couldn't play football'
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'The FA have a lot to answer for. It was very naive of them to say that women couldn't play football'

May 10th 2020, 8:00 PM 15,231 Views 1 Comment

It’s 50 years since a seminal match took place between Dundalk Ladies and Manchester Corinthians.

# looking-back - Saturday 9 May, 2020

'The club's view is that you shouldn't sign him at all' - Roy Keane's bumpy road to stardom
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'The club's view is that you shouldn't sign him at all' - Roy Keane's bumpy road to stardom

May 9th 2020, 8:00 AM 65,125 Views 27 Comments

League of Ireland legend and former Cobh Ramblers boss Alfie Hale recounts the ex-Man United player’s early days, 30 years on from his move to English football.

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