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Tuesday 31 January 2023 Dublin: 6°C

# memory lane

All time
# Parish Pride
The brothers who flew home on a private plane from the UK to play in the 1996 Cavan county final
Fergal Hartin tells the story of how he got home from a wedding in the UK to play for Gowna in the 1996 county final.
# The42 Reads
'To lose four All-Irelands in a row was tough. We just didn't perform in Croke Park'
Donie Shine Jnr and Eamonn McManus speak to The42 about Clann na nGael’s history of All-Ireland heartache.
# memory lane
'Lads send it to me when I've had a few pints' - Spillane's rant before Kildare's epic Leinster win
Former Kildare forward Tadhg Fennin looks back at the 2000 Leinster final and replay against Dublin.
# memory lane
'The three or four pints always gave you a good night's sleep' - Offaly hero's unique pre-match routine
Johnny Pilkington is the next GAA icon to feature in this season’s edition of Laochra Gael.
# memory lane
'Gaillimh and I just bear-hugged, laughed, then went out and killed each other'
Having first played with his native Munster, Liam Toland went on to captain Leinster.
# memory lane
The Tipp native who helped Derry rattle hurling heavyweights in an All-Ireland quarter-final
John O’Dwyer was part of the Derry team that gave Offaly a scare in the 2000 All-Ireland SHC quarter-final.
# memory lane
'I would put him in the same bracket as Eric Cantona who could do things that others couldn't'
Marc Ó Sé talks about recently retired Dublin legend Diarmuid Connolly as our guest on this week’s edition of the Warriors podcast.
# memory lane
'I've been to World Cups but that game was just unbelievable. What a day'
Australian scrum-half Chris Whitaker was a key man as Leinster won the 2009 Heineken Cup.
# memory lane
Becoming friends with Christy Moore and making up with Alex Ferguson after upsetting Man United exit
Paul McGrath was a guest on RTÉ Radio 1′s ‘Des’s Island Discs.’
# memory lane
'You know you're old when you turn up on Reeling In The Years or the TG4 All-Ireland Gold'
RTÉ’s Tony O’Donoghue speaks to The42 about his days as a GAA reporter.
# Jack's Army
Ireland's classic World Cup matches to be shown on TG4
Starting with Italia ’90 on 1 May, the channel will be broadcasting games from the biggest stage of international football.
# memory lane
'I was delighted for my family to witness such a great day for Waterford' - Recalling a Munster epic
Dan Shanahan remembers the 2004 Munster SHC final where the Déise were crowned champions.
# memory lane
Quiz: How well do you remember Ireland's play-offs of the past?
The Boys in Green were scheduled to meet Slovakia in Bratislava tomorrow evening.
# memory lane
John Dempsey: The King’s Road, Steve McQueen, and Chelsea and Ireland in the 1970s
Born in London to Irish parents, Dempsey was a member of the first Chelsea team to win the FA Cup, but found success harder to come by with Ireland.
# previously
Three cheers, two fingers for Ireland's only other RWC meeting with the All Blacks
Ireland’s Rugby World Cup story has only featured a cameo appearance from the All Blacks.
# memory lane
Remembering 16-year-old Rory McIlroy's record-breaking round at Royal Portrush
The teen sensation stunned the world with his 61 in Antrim.
# memory lane
Can you identify these USA 94 players from their Panini stickers?
Did you blow all your pocket money to collect these 25 years ago? Right this way.
# spooky signage
The faded history behind Dublin's 'ghost signs' - and 5 to look out for around the city
Emma Clarke’s five-year photography project has captured the hearts of Dublin residents.
# Born winner
Golden footage of 12-year-old Katie Taylor putting in a crunching tackle emerges
Ireland’s world champion boxer was facing DDSL heavyweights Cherry Orchard back in 1998.
# memory lane
Rubber Legs: When Derby's cult hero Paulo Wanchope destroyed Man United
The Costa Rican was exuberant and irresistible as the Rams defied expectations under Jim Smith.
# memory lane
'I can remember not being able to swim... The gush of panic at being out of my depth'
In this extract from Swell: A Waterbiography, Jenny Landreth recalls her childhood experience of swimming.
# memory lane
'I can remember not being able to swim... The gush of panic at being out of my depth'
In this extract from Swell: A Waterbiography, Jenny Landreth recalls her childhood experience of swimming.
# Final Countdown
Quiz: How well do you remember the FA Cup finals of the 1990s?
The decade was littered with iconic Wembley moments.
# memory lane
Quiz: How well do you remember Ken Doherty's World Snooker Championship success?
Cast your mind back 20 years to that famous night at the Crucible.
# nostaglia
Remember when Martin O'Neill's Leicester faced Atletico Madrid 20 years ago?
The Foxes were drawn against a team including Juninho and Christian Vieri for a heated Uefa Cup first round tie.
# Let's Get Quizzical
Quiz: How well do you remember Munster v Toulouse in the 2008 Heineken Cup Final?
The old foes meet again in the Champions Cup quarter-finals on Saturday.
# Schools Rugby
'I was in the Lansdowne Road dressing room getting sick I was so pumped for the game'
Ian Keatley remembers the last time Belvedere and Blackrock met in the Leinster Senior Schools Cup final as the schools prepare to renew their rivalry at the RDS on St Patrick’s Day.
# memory lane
38 photos that make the 2007 Oscars seem like a lifetime ago
How young they all look!
# memory lane
'We couldn't afford to lose a third All-Ireland' - Galway legend reflects on famous win in stirring video
Pete Finnerty looks back at a huge day in sport for the county.
# 10 years on
'The game in Croke Park made normal Ireland-England Tests look like a garden fete'
Ten years on from England’s historic visit to GAA HQ, BBC presenter John Inverdale and Rob Kitson of the Guardian share their memories.
# long read
'I didn’t have an Irish accent or the heritage the boys had, but I’ve got to say they were very welcoming'
Although he was forced to retire at an early age, former Ireland striker Jon Goodman has had a fascinating career in the game.
# memory lane
The good, the bad, and 2007: Ireland's recent ups and downs against Italy
We look back on five memorable clashes ahead of Saturday’s trip to Rome.
# It's quizziness time
Quiz: How well do you remember Ireland's Croke Park defeat to France 10 years ago?
Cast your mind back to 11 February, 2007, the day Croke Park’s doors were opened to rugby.
# memory lane
'I didn’t believe it in my core that I was good enough'
Jonny Cooper remembers his early days in the Dublin squad, when he struggled to make an impact.
# memory lane
Google has a new app that lets you digitise your old photos
The PhotoScan app is available on iOS and Android.
# Let's Get Quizzical
Quiz: How well do you remember Euro 92?
Take a trip down memory lane to a summer that caught football fans by surprise.
# Nostalgia
Keane's final trophy and Ronaldo the teenager: Man United's last FA Cup triumph
Millwall were the surprise opposition when Alex Ferguson’s side reached the final in 2004.
# memory lane
'There have been more talented teams but no one beat us in terms of team spirit and togetherness'
15 years on, Dietmar Hamann looks back on Liverpool’s incredible 2001 Uefa Cup victory over Alaves during their treble-winning season.
# memory lane
These are the 12 games chosen for the world hall of fame
All of them iconic in their own right.
# memory lane
18 years ago today, 2 of Ireland's greatest ever players made their international debuts
Robbie Keane and Damien Duff both earned their first senior caps away to the Czech Republic in March 1998.