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Saturday 4 February 2023 Dublin: 11°C

# Number One

Last year
2022
# Top of the pile
Farrell wants Ireland to embrace number one ranking as a 'weapon'
With the Springboks coming to town, the Ireland head coach wants his team to go to another level.
# the summit
Rory McIlroy sets sights on reaching world number one spot for ninth time
McIlroy can return to the top of the rankings for the first time since July 2020.
# Number One
Ireland's US-born goalkeeper focused on World Cup dream as Everton decision awaits
Courtney Brosnan is facing a decision on her club future, having established herself as the Girls In Green’s number one.
# Number One
Brosnan strives for more after 'best performance from an Irish 'keeper'
The Everton shot-stopper was outstanding against Sweden, despite a lack of game-time at club level.
# Number One
Liverpool's penalty hero Kelleher: ‘I think it was more hit and hope!’
A day to savour for the Ireland goalkeeper.
# Number One
Jordan Henderson insists 'fantastic' Kelleher fully deserves Carabao Cup start
Liverpool’s Cork keeper has played every league cup tie bar one this season.
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Jurgen Klopp: 'Outstanding' Caoimhin Kelleher will start Carabao Cup final against Chelsea
The Ireland goalkeeper has kept seven clean sheets in 15 first-team appearances for Liverpool.
All time
# Unpredictable
'We don't want an attack that's too tidy' - Farrell turns focus to the All Blacks
The Ireland head coach is keen for his team to be unpredictable.
# Number One
Edouard Mendy heroics deny Brentford as Chelsea cling on for away win
Chelsea had their goalkeeper to thank for their three points.
# Number One
Dublin boss Farrell says Cluxton has stepped away from senior squad but has not retired
Evan Comerford was between the posts as Dublin began their 2021 championship campaign today.
# Number One
Rangers shocked after Scottish Cup penalty shootout as St Johnstone goalkeeper the hero
Earlier Dundee United cruised into the semis at Aberdeen’s expense
# Opting out
World number one golfer Johnson to skip Tokyo Olympics
The reigning Masters champion said last year he would not have played in the Japan Games had they been staged as planned in 2020.
# Tension
Djokovic has 'not much respect' for Kyrgios off the court
The Australian has waged a running battle with the Serb in recent times.
# Number One
'Anthony got the most out of himself, he's served that jersey very well' - Cusack pays tribute to Nash
Donal Óg Cusack paid tribute to his former Cork goalkeeping colleague after he retired on Sunday.
# Number One
Djokovic set to emulate 'childhood hero' as he virtually assures year-end top ranking for sixth time
The 33-year-old Serb is poised to equal Pete Sampra’s record.
# Comeback
Number 1 Rory McIlroy feels safe and sharp in PGA Tour return
There will be face masks and gloves, social distancing, coronavirus tests and temperature-taking to create and maintain a ‘bubble’ of safety for players.
# Number One
Ben Stokes wins the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award
Stokes finished ahead of Lewis Hamilton and Dina Asher-Smith in the public vote.
# Number One
Galway's All-Ireland winning goalkeeper calls time on 13-year inter-county career
Colm Callanan announced the news with a brilliant statement – and confirmed that he has accepted a coaching role in the set-up.
# Number One
'He inspires people around him, Stephen is well able to talk, he’s very articulate'
Jim Gavin hailed the Dublin captain and his team-mates for their role in tonight’s success.
# Number One
Dublin boss on their goalkeeper leader - 'He’s just a phenomenal player for us'
Stephen Cluxton made a couple of stunning saves for Dublin in yesterday’s All-Ireland football decider.
# Number One
Out-of-favour Forster returns to Celtic on season-long loan
The England international is back with The Bhoys.
# boss man
Lampard ready and relishing biggest challenge of his career in charge of Chelsea
‘I want to show I am ready to manage this club whether I have one year experience or 10 years experience.’
# Number One
Ban on backpasses to goalkeepers set to be next Gaelic football rule debate
October’s GAA Special Congress will debate the experimental rules in Gaelic football.
# Number One
Kilkenny's star goalkeeper returns to start for clash with Wexford
Eoin Murphy has been out since fracturing his knee in a club game.
# Number One
Victory for Ruby as Kemboy back to winning ways with brilliant Aintree display in Betway Bowl
After the Cheltenham Gold Cup disappointment, Kemboy bounced back in style today.
# winning ways
Step by step: McIlroy counts on 'little things' with number one on the horizon
‘There’s a long way to go,’ the four-time major champion said.
# Number One
Goalkeeper Murphy the Kilkenny hero as hits winning point against Tipperary in Thurles
A late free from distance secured victory for the Cats.
# at it again
Tyrone keeper hits another brilliant point from play - this time to grab a late draw
Morgan’s superb equaliser ultimately sealed a point against Roscommon, but late drama followed.
# Number One
'De Gea is the best in the world': Man United goalkeeper lauded by team-mates
The Spanish international produced a sublime display as the Red Devils beat Spurs on Sunday.
# Best of the best
World champion Kellie Harrington crowned 2018 Sportswoman of the Year
An early Christmas present after an incredible year for the Dubliner.
# key player
Man United extend De Gea deal until 2020 as talks on long-term contract continue
The club have activated a one-year extension to ensure the Spanish goalkeeper can’t speak to other interested parties in January.
# the perfect 10
Johnny Sexton crowned World Rugby Player of the Year
What an achievement.
# Compromise
Wolves reach €18 million agreement for Portugal's number one
After the Portuguese side went to Fifa to demand compensation for the goalkeeper, the two teams have now worked out an agreement.
# Number One
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'It's pretty likely' - Alisson set for Liverpool debut in Dublin after world-record deal for a goalkeeper
Jurgen Klopp will field Alisson for the first time against Napoli at the Aviva Stadium.
# Red Hand
Niall Morgan between the posts as Mickey Harte names Tyrone team for Cork clash
Throw-in at O’Moore Park is 5pm tomorrow.
# Number One
'Look there were conflicting issues' - Cork made goalkeeper change due to fixture clash
Anthony Nash had been named to start for the Kilkenny game but Patrick Collins played between the posts.
# safe pair of hands
Galway United capture signature of young Irish goalkeeper from Huddersfield Town
Tadhg Ryan has made the move back to home soil in search of first-team football.
# Irish Abroad
From Westport and Inchicore to Peterborough - Conor O’Malley’s journey is just getting started
Former St Patrick’s Athletic goalkeeper Conor O’Malley talks about settling into life in League One following his move to Peterborough United.
# Number One
End of the road - Experienced Cork goalkeeper O'Halloran calls it a day
He won an All-Ireland U21 title with the Rebels in 2007 and was on the bench as they lifted Sam Maguire in 2010.