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# opening-up - Tuesday 31 August, 2021

Government confirm increased crowds at sports events from 6 September
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Government confirm increased crowds at sports events from 6 September

Aug 31st 2021, 6:36 PM 15,775 Views 15 Comments

Stadiums will be allowed 50% capacity from 6 September, and 75% if crowds are fully vaccinated.

# opening-up - Thursday 26 August, 2021

'Realistically, where am I going to go back to? The Championship? Top of League One?'
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'Realistically, where am I going to go back to? The Championship? Top of League One?'

Aug 26th 2021, 2:55 PM 21,310 Views 2 Comments

‘Perception, that’s the most important word in football. People think I’m probably not up to it, they see me on the television and see me as a bit of a headcase. I don’t think I am.’

# opening-up - Thursday 8 July, 2021

Croke Park to host 18,000 supporters for Leinster hurling final
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Croke Park to host 18,000 supporters for Leinster hurling final

Jul 8th 2021, 10:44 PM 7,109 Views 11 Comments

There will also be increased crowds for the Leinster SFC semi-finals and the Munster SHC final.

# opening-up - Thursday 3 June, 2021

Tickets for James Vincent McMorrow pilot gig sell out in 30 minutes after 'phenomenal' demand
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Tickets for James Vincent McMorrow pilot gig sell out in 30 minutes after 'phenomenal' demand

Jun 3rd 2021, 12:38 PM 14,089 Views 12 Comments

The gig, which will also feature Sorcha Richardson, is the first in a series of pilot events held as Ireland comes out of lockdown.

# opening-up - Thursday 13 May, 2021

Two-time All-Ireland winner reveals he recently underwent testicular cancer surgery
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Two-time All-Ireland winner reveals he recently underwent testicular cancer surgery

May 13th 2021, 7:04 PM 9,874 Views 5 Comments

Former Tipperary defender James Barry had the operation in April.

# opening-up - Wednesday 5 May, 2021

'Vast majority' of Covid-19 restrictions hoped to be gone by August, Tánaiste says
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'Vast majority' of Covid-19 restrictions hoped to be gone by August, Tánaiste says

Updated May 5th 2021, 6:51 PM 38,840 Views 46 Comments

“I’m hoping that that’s the month when things are relatively normal again,” Leo Varadkar has said.

# opening-up - Sunday 2 May, 2021

Karen Carney says she had suicidal thoughts after receiving online abuse
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Karen Carney says she had suicidal thoughts after receiving online abuse

May 2nd 2021, 5:02 PM 13,131 Views 11 Comments

The former England international deleted her Twitter account in December following a barrage of abusive messages.

# opening-up - Saturday 27 March, 2021

'I had a panic attack on the pitch, but I didn't know what it was at the time'
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'I had a panic attack on the pitch, but I didn't know what it was at the time'

Mar 27th 2021, 8:30 AM 8,414 Views 5 Comments

DLR Waves star Katie Burdis delves deeper into her mental health struggles, and stresses the importance of speaking up.

# opening-up - Saturday 27 February, 2021

'To be honest, from 2017 to 2019, I heard something in every single game about my weight'
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'To be honest, from 2017 to 2019, I heard something in every single game about my weight'

Updated Feb 27th 2021, 9:11 PM 87,294 Views 16 Comments

Meath All-Ireland winner and Intermediate Player of the Year Vikki Wall speaks candidly about the regular verbal abuse she has been subjected to on the pitch.

# opening-up - Friday 22 January, 2021

Former Liverpool winger Jordon Ibe reveals he is 'in a dark place' suffering from depression
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Former Liverpool winger Jordon Ibe reveals he is 'in a dark place' suffering from depression

Jan 22nd 2021, 8:05 PM 40,272 Views 23 Comments

The player has started rehabilitation to improve his mental health after crashing his car into a coffee shop.

# opening-up - Friday 1 January, 2021

'It's scandalous that lads don't feel comfortable in those jerseys' - body image in GAA
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'It's scandalous that lads don't feel comfortable in those jerseys' - body image in GAA

Jan 1st 2021, 7:00 AM 126,803 Views 8 Comments

Johnny McMahon – or Johnny Smacks of The 2 Johnnies – delves deeper into a brilliant podcast discussion with The42.

# opening-up - Saturday 28 November, 2020

'We can't bring Gary back but we can try and help other people'
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'We can't bring Gary back but we can try and help other people'

Nov 28th 2020, 10:00 AM 39,218 Views 1 Comment

Dublin star Lauren Magee speaks about a recent family tragedy in the hope of helping others.

'It's really important for others to see players as people with problems, and not just players'
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'It's really important for others to see players as people with problems, and not just players'

Nov 28th 2020, 7:45 AM 2,893 Views 0 Comments

Tipperary dual star Roisin Howard discusses the WGPA column she penned ahead of today’s All-Ireland camogie semi-final.

# opening-up - Saturday 14 November, 2020

'Camogie kind of saved my life. You wouldn't heal, but you learn to deal with what happened'
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'Camogie kind of saved my life. You wouldn't heal, but you learn to deal with what happened'

Nov 14th 2020, 6:45 AM 10,089 Views 1 Comment

Waterford goalkeeper Brianna O’Regan opens up on how camogie has shaped her life following a tragic event from her childhood.

# opening-up - Friday 30 October, 2020

'Most nights, I cried myself to sleep': Former Wallabies prop Palmer pens powerful column on his sexuality
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'Most nights, I cried myself to sleep': Former Wallabies prop Palmer pens powerful column on his sexuality

Updated Oct 30th 2020, 3:00 PM 59,862 Views 16 Comments

Former Australian rugby international Dan Palmer opens up on his sexuality, noting that Isreal Folau’s homophobic comments spurred him to speak out.

# opening-up - Wednesday 30 September, 2020

Social media abuse became ‘too much for me’, says ex-England star and pundit Alex Scott
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Social media abuse became ‘too much for me’, says ex-England star and pundit Alex Scott

Updated Sep 30th 2020, 9:31 PM 52,559 Views 33 Comments

The footballer-turned-pundit says she is taking the hit of online abuse in order to pave the way for others.

# opening-up - Saturday 6 June, 2020

'He lived the best life he could, he smiled every day and enjoyed everything. I take that into my life'
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'He lived the best life he could, he smiled every day and enjoyed everything. I take that into my life'

Jun 6th 2020, 8:00 AM 53,094 Views 7 Comments

Death, grief, joy, elation: Leanne Kiernan has had to overcome a lot on her journey so far. Having recently turned 21, the Ireland and West Ham star reflects on her remarkable rise.

# opening-up - Monday 18 May, 2020

Presenter Nick Hancock 'appalled' with himself for mocking Luke Chadwick on TV
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Presenter Nick Hancock 'appalled' with himself for mocking Luke Chadwick on TV

May 18th 2020, 1:09 PM 17,162 Views 17 Comments

The ex-Manchester United player has admitted that he used to ‘dread it’ when ‘They Think It’s All Over’ came on.

# opening-up - Saturday 16 May, 2020

Italy to re-open borders to tourists from June
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Italy to re-open borders to tourists from June

May 16th 2020, 8:19 AM 38,780 Views 82 Comments

A nationwide shutdown has effectively ended tourism in a country heavily dependent on the industry.

# opening-up - Monday 11 May, 2020

'I'm not meant to look but these messages still hit me so hard' - Wright reveals online racist abuse
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'I'm not meant to look but these messages still hit me so hard' - Wright reveals online racist abuse

May 11th 2020, 8:06 PM 12,525 Views 19 Comments

Leading anti-racism charities condemned the incident after Wright went public with the messages.

# opening-up - Monday 4 May, 2020

Italy begins easing world's longest country-wide coronavirus lockdown
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Italy begins easing world's longest country-wide coronavirus lockdown

May 4th 2020, 7:42 AM 31,948 Views 7 Comments

It comes after the country reported its lowest toll since 10 March yesterday.

# opening-up - Saturday 25 April, 2020

Countries around the world including the US and India begin to lift restrictions
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Countries around the world including the US and India begin to lift restrictions

Apr 25th 2020, 3:51 PM 33,457 Views 39 Comments

It comes as the global death toll has edged closer to 200,000.

# opening-up - Friday 24 April, 2020

'Everything clouds over and goes dark' - Barca great Iniesta reveals battle with depression
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'Everything clouds over and goes dark' - Barca great Iniesta reveals battle with depression

Apr 24th 2020, 2:25 PM 7,635 Views 8 Comments

Iniesta endured a difficult time after the death of his friend Dani Jarque.

# opening-up - Sunday 19 April, 2020

'You aren't thinking about anybody. You just want the pain to stop, and you'll go to any extreme to do it'
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'You aren't thinking about anybody. You just want the pain to stop, and you'll go to any extreme to do it'

Apr 19th 2020, 8:00 AM 33,720 Views 4 Comments

Tyrone and Dromore 21-year-old Oran Sludden delves deeper into his story and mental health struggles – and shares messages of hope.

# opening-up - Monday 17 February, 2020

'You've dealt with one of the hardest things life can throw at you when you're 14. Nothing can get much harder'
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'You've dealt with one of the hardest things life can throw at you when you're 14. Nothing can get much harder'

Feb 17th 2020, 5:05 PM 61,569 Views 6 Comments

Ireland rugby star Eimear Considine shares her story, and opens up on the impact of her father’s tragic death.

# opening-up - Thursday 16 January, 2020

'I wanted to end it all. I thought I was a burden on everyone'
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'I wanted to end it all. I thought I was a burden on everyone'

Jan 16th 2020, 6:15 AM 50,971 Views 10 Comments

Ireland and Glasgow City star Clare Shine delves deeper into her mental health struggles.

# opening-up - Thursday 24 October, 2019

No private plane, no plastics as Lewis Hamilton declares: 'I'm only human'
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No private plane, no plastics as Lewis Hamilton declares: 'I'm only human'

Oct 24th 2019, 8:35 PM 14,961 Views 5 Comments

The five-time world champion is on the brink of possibly claiming a sixth title at this weekend’s Mexican Grand Prix.

# opening-up - Tuesday 10 September, 2019

'My life was turned upside down by having two kids on my own at the age of 18' - Stephen Ireland
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'My life was turned upside down by having two kids on my own at the age of 18' - Stephen Ireland

Sep 10th 2019, 6:00 PM 148,800 Views 99 Comments

Now 33, the ex-Ireland and Manchester City midfielder has opened up about his fall-out from international football and the demise of his club career.

# opening-up - Tuesday 20 August, 2019

'You're just accepted for who you are and that's the way it should be in men's or women's football'
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'You're just accepted for who you are and that's the way it should be in men's or women's football'

Aug 20th 2019, 9:43 PM 8,421 Views 1 Comment

Ireland captain Katie McCabe reflects on the positive reaction since opening up about her relationship with team-mate Ruesha Littlejohn.

# opening-up - Tuesday 16 April, 2019

'I hated rugby' - retired All Black Dagg on mental health battle
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'I hated rugby' - retired All Black Dagg on mental health battle

Apr 16th 2019, 7:59 AM 15,900 Views 8 Comments

Israel Dagg retired last week due to a chronic knee injury.

# opening-up - Saturday 23 February, 2019

'The big thing for me was to show it's not just depression and anxiety. There's loads of mental health issues'
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'The big thing for me was to show it's not just depression and anxiety. There's loads of mental health issues'

Feb 23rd 2019, 7:00 AM 16,050 Views 2 Comments

Roscommon footballer Amanda McLoone reached out to the WGPA counselling service last year when she began to feel overwhelmed in her life.

# opening-up - Tuesday 20 November, 2018

'If it helps one girl or one boy, then talking about it has been completely worth it'
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'If it helps one girl or one boy, then talking about it has been completely worth it'

Nov 20th 2018, 4:04 PM 7,758 Views 2 Comments

Dublin star Nicole Owens reflects on opening up about her personal struggles and sharing her story over the past year.

# opening-up - Wednesday 22 August, 2018

Lewandowski breaks silence on wish to leave Bayern Munich
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Lewandowski breaks silence on wish to leave Bayern Munich

Aug 22nd 2018, 12:58 PM 10,812 Views 3 Comments

The Polish striker insists he is ready to win titles again this season with the Bavarians.

# opening-up - Tuesday 7 August, 2018

'I felt like I was not a good mom' - Serena Williams shares challenge of postpartum emotions
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'I felt like I was not a good mom' - Serena Williams shares challenge of postpartum emotions

Aug 7th 2018, 7:54 AM 3,153 Views 3 Comments

Talking to friends and family is a good solution to mental health issues experienced after giving birth, she says.

# opening-up - Saturday 23 June, 2018

'I was rushed into a side-room and a doctor said, 'You're heading towards kidney failure''
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'I was rushed into a side-room and a doctor said, 'You're heading towards kidney failure''

Jun 23rd 2018, 9:45 AM 30,651 Views 3 Comments

Sligo goalkeeper Noelle Gormley shares her story.

# opening-up - Friday 2 February, 2018

'I remember actually crying and thinking, 'I'm never going to play for Dublin again''
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'I remember actually crying and thinking, 'I'm never going to play for Dublin again''

Feb 2nd 2018, 3:00 PM 33,020 Views 0 Comments

Dublin’s Amy Connolly shares her story.

# opening-up - Monday 4 December, 2017

Referee Clattenburg admits allowing Spurs to 'self-destruct' and lose the title
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Referee Clattenburg admits allowing Spurs to 'self-destruct' and lose the title

Dec 4th 2017, 1:25 PM 12,577 Views 16 Comments

Tottenham’s clash with Chelsea proved key in handing the Premier League to Leicester City in 2016.

# opening-up - Thursday 12 October, 2017

'I never saw a way out until I started to talk about it': Ex-Liverpool keeper Kirkland reveals depression fight
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'I never saw a way out until I started to talk about it': Ex-Liverpool keeper Kirkland reveals depression fight

Oct 12th 2017, 4:35 PM 4,299 Views 1 Comment

Kirkland retired from the game last year aged 36.

# opening-up - Tuesday 26 September, 2017

'With the mindset I had, a grand was like a tenner': Kyle Lafferty admits gambling addiction
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'With the mindset I had, a grand was like a tenner': Kyle Lafferty admits gambling addiction

Sep 26th 2017, 4:39 PM 4,546 Views 2 Comments

The Northern Ireland international gave a remarkably candid interview to BBC Scotland.

# opening-up - Friday 7 July, 2017

'I've known I was different since I was five' - British cycling great reveals gender transition
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'I've known I was different since I was five' - British cycling great reveals gender transition

Jul 7th 2017, 2:37 PM 37,192 Views 28 Comments

58-year-old Scot Robert Millar is now known as Philippa York.

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