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# Looking Back

Last year
I did not expect an apology over Abu Dhabi – Lewis Hamilton
Formula One’s governing body published its report into last season’s finale which saw Max Verstappen crowned world champion.
Arrested rugby star Ferguson details Japan prison nightmare
The player was arrested over an alleged assault and possession of illegal drugs in Tokyo last month.
''People say ‘Harry Kane didn’t come and everything is going well’ – but I didn’t know it'' - Guardiola
Manchester City are nine points clear at the top of the Premier League.
'He became very engrossed in it' - The story behind Dermot Morgan's unfinished football film
Remembering his work on ‘Miracle of the Magyars’ and other soccer-related projects.
'We had to get up early and go on a combat run' - An army cadet's morning after All-Ireland final loss
2001 All-Ireland winner Sue Ramsbottom will be the next Gaelic Games great to feature on Laochra Gael.
'I'm still dealing with inflammation around the heart' - US Ryder Cup captain on frightening illness
Steve Stricker says in an interview with Wisconsin Golf that he feels lucky as he slowly recovers.
'Christy Ring unleashed a devastating display of hurling to score 3 goals in a 4-minute spell'
Read an extract from Semple Stadium: Field of Legends by Liam Ó Donnchú.
All time
'Everybody was having a laugh. Those were indeed the days when you could enjoy yourself with the players'
George Hamilton recalls a trip to Bulgaria in his early days as a commentator.
'We wouldn’t wear the club colours and if the ‘parkie’ came along we’d disappear'
Terry Palmer remembers his time at Shamrock Rovers.
N’Golo Kante reveals his humility stems from string of ‘setbacks’ as a youngster
Chelsea’s French maestro earns global accolades as much for his midfield supremacy as his low-key demeanour and lifestyle.
'I probably thought I didn't belong there' - Raised in hurling country but prospered in Galway football
Gary O’Donnell retired from the Galway footballers this year after 13 seasons.
'I don’t remember the World Cup final' - Sinckler feels KO has made him a better person
Eddie Jones’ side were crushed 32-12 by South Africa in the 2019 global showpiece.
'Ferguson told me I was good enough to play for Man United' - What it means to win the Premier Division
With Shamrock Rovers on the verge of winning the title, two former champions Paul Carlyle and Mark Rossiter recall their respective triumphs.
'This is what saved my life – I was dead for 12 minutes' - David Ginola on CPR
Newcastle’s game against Tottenham was delayed while a spectator received medical attention.
'We were an international team sitting on our suitcases preparing for a game two days later'
Remembering the other time the Irish football team went on a lengthy winless run
Olympic hero Simone Biles says everything came to a head in Tokyo
‘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.’
Jurgen Klopp almost turned off TV before ‘Miracle of Istanbul’
Liverpool take on AC Milan on Tuesday in their opening Champions League group game.
Taoiseach says 'evaluation' into handling of Covid-19 pandemic in Ireland will be carried out
However, he said it’s his “preference that we manage the pandemic first with all hands on deck”.
'Crazy, unbelievable, beyond my expectations' - Phil Healy's historic Olympic exploits
The Cork star’s in-depth reflection on Tokyo 2020.
'The other side of the bench was Modric, Bale and Harry Redknapp' - A historic moment for Irish football
Enda Stevens, Karl Sheppard, Ciaran Kilduff and Macdara Ferris remember Shamrock Rovers’ Europa League group run 10 years on.
Brooks Koepka reveals origin of feud with Bryson DeChambeau
The golf star held court at Royal St George’s on Tuesday.
Ranking the 10 best games of Euro 2020
We also choose our favourite pundit, best goal and biggest disappointment.
'I really didn't like myself in 2020' - Women's PGA leader recalls mental struggles
American Lizette Salas fired a bogey-free five-under-par 67 to seize a one-stroke lead.
Childhood coach reveals pace problems almost saw England star slip through the net
Kalvin Phillips is making a huge impact for club and country.
'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'
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.
The unlikely pairing of a former judo athlete and an Italian football icon in Ireland
Manuela Spinelli on her abiding memories of working with Giovanni Trapattoni.
Worst signing? Best player? Our writers review the Premier League season
Manchester City prevailed as the pandemic wreaked havoc on the fixture schedule.
Frank Lampard claims he 'laid foundations' for Chelsea success
The club’s all-time top goalscorer was sacked in January with the Blues languishing ninth in the Premier League.
Eddie Jones faces 'brutally honest analysis' after England's Six Nations flop
RFU chief executive Bill Sweeney said on Tuesday no stone would be left unturned during the inquest.
Tottenham star denies January exit desire
Davinson Sanchez found himself out of Jose Mourinho’s Premier League team during the autumn.
'You think back to all these wonderful players - Liam Brady, Damien Duff, Wes Hoolahan, are these types dying off now?'
Stuart Byrne on his new song reflecting on the nostalgia of playing football on the street as a child.
Thomas Tuchel reveals Man United defeat left him in a 'dark place'
The German did not speak to anybody for two days after.
'Suddenly, Liverpool was having a pint. Even more of a pint than normal'
Read an extract from the book ‘From the Jaws of Victory: A History of Football’s Nearly Men.’
Quitting the Irish team at 27 to set up a business and the 'obsession' required to be an elite footballer
Former Ireland star Marie Curtin reflects on her distinguished career.
Crawley boss opens up about Bournemouth ‘betrayal’
John Yems is aiming to secure another FA Cup scalp.
Winning the '4 in a row,' getting capped by Ireland and escaping a 2016 terrorist attack
Ex-Shamrock Rovers player Peter Eccles is the latest to feature in our League of Ireland Legends series.
'I certainly know what this disaster means to people' - Steven Gerrard on 50th anniversary of Ibrox tragedy
The Rangers boss can relate to their loss as his cousin Jon-Paul Gilhooley, 10, was the youngest victim of the Hillsborough disaster
'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
Sisters and business partners Masindi Phiriga and Denga Phiriga look back on launching a small business during the pandemic.
'He had turned down Aston Villa but decided Cardiff was the correct choice'
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'
Author and journalist Bob Harris discusses Bobby Robson’s career, including his ill-fated stint with Ireland.