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#Passion

# passion - Tuesday 16 November, 2021

'I've given my life to this game... it's time to put my family first for a change'
# Junior
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# Junior

'I've given my life to this game... it's time to put my family first for a change'

Nov 16th 2021, 7:24 PM 9,355 Views 1 Comment

Ireland captain Ciara Griffin will retire from Test rugby this weekend at the age of 27.

# passion - Wednesday 24 March, 2021

'People would always ask me which sport do I prefer?' - Galway's dual diamond
# Journey
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# Journey

'People would always ask me which sport do I prefer?' - Galway's dual diamond

Mar 24th 2021, 5:12 PM 9,572 Views 0 Comments

Áine McDonagh is best known for her exploits with the Galway ladies footballers, but she’s always been a hugely talented basketball player.

# passion - Sunday 23 August, 2020

Success for Aidan O’Brien as Passion stamps her class at Naas
# Winning
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# Winning

Success for Aidan O’Brien as Passion stamps her class at Naas

Aug 23rd 2020, 6:07 PM 4,321 Views 2 Comments

The victory proved the middle leg of a treble for Seamie Heffernan.

# passion - Saturday 11 July, 2020

'It was too much for me - losing my sister, losing my dad... But I continued to play for Ireland through it all'
# Interview
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# Interview

'It was too much for me - losing my sister, losing my dad... But I continued to play for Ireland through it all'

Jul 11th 2020, 8:00 AM 37,317 Views 7 Comments

Former Irish international Elaine O’Connor chats to The42 about her career in football.

# passion - Sunday 26 April, 2020

'The boundaries are limitless' - Irishman Kingsley finds his kicking calling
# Irish Abroad
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# Irish Abroad

'The boundaries are limitless' - Irishman Kingsley finds his kicking calling

Apr 26th 2020, 4:30 PM 18,956 Views 2 Comments

The Portlaoise man is skills and kicking coach with the Dragons.

# passion - Sunday 10 March, 2019

Living in a forest camp and jumping the fence into Europe - Titi's rugby dream
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Living in a forest camp and jumping the fence into Europe - Titi's rugby dream

Mar 10th 2019, 9:00 AM 9,890 Views 6 Comments

The Cameroon native is close to making his Test debut for the Spanish national team.

# passion - Sunday 17 February, 2019

'You give everything you have, running around like a lunatic, and I’m still doing that at nearly 70'
# Football Man
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# Football Man

'You give everything you have, running around like a lunatic, and I’m still doing that at nearly 70'

Feb 17th 2019, 9:30 PM 30,592 Views 6 Comments

National team kit man and former League of Ireland star Mick Lawlor reflects on his football career.

# passion - Sunday 21 October, 2018

Mourinho's 'raw emotion' during Chelsea touchline drama is no problem for Gary Neville
# No Issue
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# No Issue

Mourinho's 'raw emotion' during Chelsea touchline drama is no problem for Gary Neville

Oct 21st 2018, 12:15 PM 13,185 Views 15 Comments

The Man United boss was involved in ugly scenes after Chelsea denied his side a victory at Stamford Bridge.

# passion - Wednesday 13 June, 2018

'We’ll see what the good old-fashioned Irish ticker's about, won’t we?'
# Pride
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# Pride

'We’ll see what the good old-fashioned Irish ticker's about, won’t we?'

Jun 13th 2018, 1:00 AM 11,321 Views 2 Comments

Ireland assistant coach Andy Farrell wants to see what the players are made of in Melbourne.

# passion - Monday 26 February, 2018

'It’s unbelievable what he’s left behind to come and play football... That tells you what the kid is about'
# Passion
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# Passion

'It’s unbelievable what he’s left behind to come and play football... That tells you what the kid is about'

Feb 26th 2018, 6:00 AM 7,209 Views 1 Comment

Sean Kavanagh made his Shamrock Rovers debut on Friday night.

# passion - Saturday 23 December, 2017

'We always said of Gary - he woke up angry'
# Passion
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# Passion

'We always said of Gary - he woke up angry'

Dec 23rd 2017, 8:30 PM 12,329 Views 2 Comments

In this extract from ‘On the Brink,’ Gary Neville talks about the progress made by himself and fellow ‘Class of 92′ members since their takeover of Salford City.

# passion - Saturday 21 October, 2017

'I’m disappointed, but the reality is they were stronger than us'
# Passion
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# Passion

'I’m disappointed, but the reality is they were stronger than us'

Oct 21st 2017, 6:09 PM 7,103 Views 30 Comments

The Portuguese coach made no excuses for his side’s unusually lethargic display.

# passion - Wednesday 18 October, 2017

'I can guarantee that no one in the stands or in front of the TV wants us to win games more than I do'
# Passion
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# Passion

'I can guarantee that no one in the stands or in front of the TV wants us to win games more than I do'

Oct 18th 2017, 2:34 PM 6,717 Views 0 Comments

Edin Dzeko remains in excellent form for Roma but still faces questions over his commitment to the team, much to his irritation.

# passion - Sunday 27 August, 2017

'These men should be remembered for building Liverpool FC up to where it is today'
# Passion
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# Passion

'These men should be remembered for building Liverpool FC up to where it is today'

Aug 27th 2017, 7:35 AM 6,695 Views 1 Comment

79-year-old Reds fan George Rowlands chats to The42 about his new book.

# passion - Sunday 14 May, 2017

'I got the phone call from Brian Kerr and remember roaring crying in front of my ma'
# Passion
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# Passion

'I got the phone call from Brian Kerr and remember roaring crying in front of my ma'

May 14th 2017, 9:30 PM 48,364 Views 14 Comments

Trevor Molloy chats to The42 about representing Ireland at the 1997 World Youth Championships and starring in the League of Ireland.

# passion - Saturday 22 April, 2017

Poll: How important is your home county to you?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: How important is your home county to you?

Apr 22nd 2017, 9:54 AM 20,897 Views 61 Comments

Let’s get provincial.

# passion - Monday 25 January, 2016

15 signs you're a hardcore schools rugby fan
# Passion
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15 signs you're a hardcore schools rugby fan

Jan 25th 2016, 5:55 AM 21,909 Views 18 Comments

With this years competitions already in full swing, we pay tribute to the supporters who follow their young counterparts avidly.

# passion - Thursday 7 January, 2016

Stander passionate about Ireland jersey after first camp under Schmidt
# Converted
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# Converted

Stander passionate about Ireland jersey after first camp under Schmidt

Jan 7th 2016, 6:30 AM 13,577 Views 62 Comments

The Munster number eight was at Carton House earlier this week for a pre-Six Nations gathering.

# passion - Saturday 24 October, 2015

'He was crawling through the middle and I was thinking, 'what is this guy doing?'
# Super Mario
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# Super Mario

'He was crawling through the middle and I was thinking, 'what is this guy doing?'

Oct 24th 2015, 7:30 AM 9,641 Views 1 Comment

Former Pumas hooker Mario Ledesma has transformed the Australian scrum.

# passion - Wednesday 9 September, 2015

This brilliant Dundalk FC video shows what makes supporting a LOI club special
# Passion
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# Passion

This brilliant Dundalk FC video shows what makes supporting a LOI club special

Sep 9th 2015, 7:22 PM 3,478 Views 9 Comments

The reigning champions are one the league’s best-supported clubs.

# passion - Thursday 30 April, 2015

One RTÉ viewer was 'highly offended' about talk that Jesus had a wife
# Passion
# Passion

One RTÉ viewer was 'highly offended' about talk that Jesus had a wife

Apr 30th 2015, 6:03 AM 30,923 Views 165 Comments

Would You Believe spoke to someone who believed he was married to Mary Magdalene.

# passion - Wednesday 18 March, 2015

We know they're brilliant but Dortmund fans outdid themselves with this pre-match mosaic
# Passion
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# Passion

We know they're brilliant but Dortmund fans outdid themselves with this pre-match mosaic

Mar 18th 2015, 8:02 PM 8,857 Views 1 Comment

This is how you mark an occasion.

# passion - Wednesday 11 March, 2015

There were ultras in the stand as Musgrave Park hosted one of Irish rugby's best rivalries
# Passion
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# Passion

There were ultras in the stand as Musgrave Park hosted one of Irish rugby's best rivalries

Mar 11th 2015, 6:40 PM 11,098 Views 2 Comments

You know it will be eventful when Pres Cork play CBC.

# passion - Sunday 30 November, 2014

Austin Stacks fans took over Cork before the Munster club football final
# Pure Passion
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# Pure Passion

Austin Stacks fans took over Cork before the Munster club football final

Nov 30th 2014, 10:23 PM 7,670 Views 6 Comments

These supporters are a passionate bunch.

# passion - Sunday 5 October, 2014

Gopperth points to poor start after Leinster are 'out-passioned' by Munster
# The Mental
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# The Mental

Gopperth points to poor start after Leinster are 'out-passioned' by Munster

Oct 5th 2014, 7:45 AM 9,703 Views 54 Comments

The Kiwi out-half was disappointed with his side’s effort at the breakdown.

# passion - Thursday 18 September, 2014

'An hour and a half to training and the same coming back' - Donegal minor dedication
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'An hour and a half to training and the same coming back' - Donegal minor dedication

Sep 18th 2014, 1:28 PM 5,709 Views 0 Comments

Tony McCleneghan will take on Kerry in Sunday’s All-Ireland minor football final at Croke Park.

# passion - Monday 18 August, 2014

Jerry Seinfeld on the link between baseball and comedy
# Common Ground
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# Common Ground

Jerry Seinfeld on the link between baseball and comedy

Aug 18th 2014, 3:53 PM 3,092 Views 3 Comments

He recently sat down for a Q&A with Mark Simon of ESPN.com and explained his love for the sport.

# passion - Monday 14 July, 2014

12 things that restored our faith in football at the 2014 World Cup
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12 things that restored our faith in football at the 2014 World Cup

Jul 14th 2014, 7:15 AM 4,852 Views 4 Comments

Crying during anthems, fan reactions, ‘why always me’ and more…

# passion - Tuesday 24 June, 2014

VIDEO: Spain's David Villa breaks down in tears after being substituted
# Awwww
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# Awwww

VIDEO: Spain's David Villa breaks down in tears after being substituted

Jun 24th 2014, 8:45 AM 9,965 Views 3 Comments

The 32-year-old striker was making his last appearance at international level.

# passion - Friday 18 April, 2014

PHOTOS: A Limerick village re-staged Christ's crucifixion today - in stunning detail
# Passion 2014
# Passion 2014

PHOTOS: A Limerick village re-staged Christ's crucifixion today - in stunning detail

Apr 18th 2014, 5:17 PM 30,467 Views 149 Comments

The event, in Nicker parish, is one of the largest and post detailed re-enactments of the Passion of Christ ever staged in Ireland.

# passion - Sunday 13 April, 2014

Snapshot: This is what it meant for Dubliner Stephen Quinn to score in the FA Cup semi-final at Wembley today
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# Passion

Snapshot: This is what it meant for Dubliner Stephen Quinn to score in the FA Cup semi-final at Wembley today

Apr 13th 2014, 7:08 PM 9,308 Views 5 Comments

The Irish midfielder scored against his former club to virtually seal a win for his side.

# passion - Friday 28 February, 2014

Here's why ex-All Black wing Joe Rokocoko still loves rugby
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# Passion

Here's why ex-All Black wing Joe Rokocoko still loves rugby

Feb 28th 2014, 2:07 PM 8,705 Views 2 Comments

The Bayonne star took to Instagram to explain what makes the oval ball game so special.

# passion - Thursday 13 February, 2014

VIDEO: The Dallas sportscaster's brilliant speech in support of openly gay footballer Michael Sam
# Passion
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# Passion

VIDEO: The Dallas sportscaster's brilliant speech in support of openly gay footballer Michael Sam

Feb 13th 2014, 12:37 PM 16,863 Views 51 Comments

The top NFL prospect came out publicly on Sunday.

# passion - Wednesday 12 February, 2014

'I'd say if Davy put two ducks going down a river and he had one, he’d be going mad'
# Passion
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# Passion

'I'd say if Davy put two ducks going down a river and he had one, he’d be going mad'

Feb 12th 2014, 10:50 AM 5,026 Views 2 Comments

Podge Collins on the competitive nature of his Clare hurling boss.

# passion - Monday 10 February, 2014

'Everyone has had a part to play' - Healy lauds Ireland's collective spirit
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'Everyone has had a part to play' - Healy lauds Ireland's collective spirit

Feb 10th 2014, 7:00 AM 5,129 Views 2 Comments

The loosehead prop says Joe Schmidt’s side are keen not to let their emotional intensity slip.

# passion - Saturday 9 November, 2013

What do Roy Keane and rugby have in common?
# Passion
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# Passion

What do Roy Keane and rugby have in common?

Nov 9th 2013, 9:15 AM 7,106 Views 6 Comments

The new Ireland assistant manager is a passionate fan of both Ireland and Munster.

# passion - Tuesday 5 November, 2013

The Siva Tau: the Samoan war dance Ireland will face
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The Siva Tau: the Samoan war dance Ireland will face

Nov 5th 2013, 8:30 AM 2,863 Views 7 Comments

Here’s what Joe Schmidt’s men will be challenged with before Saturday’s test match in Dublin.

# passion - Sunday 20 October, 2013

'I was chomping at the bit' - O'Mahony on his man of the match display
# Passion
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# Passion

'I was chomping at the bit' - O'Mahony on his man of the match display

Oct 20th 2013, 8:30 AM 3,009 Views 21 Comments

The Munster captain led from the front in the 26-10 victory over Gloucester at Thomond Park

# passion - Saturday 19 October, 2013

'We love you America!' - the most hysterical-but-brilliant commentary you'll hear today
# Passion
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# Passion

'We love you America!' - the most hysterical-but-brilliant commentary you'll hear today

Oct 19th 2013, 3:31 PM 3,806 Views 0 Comments

If you thought Dunphy and Giles were harsh critics…

# passion - Monday 14 October, 2013

18 of our favourite pics from yesterday's GAA club action
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18 of our favourite pics from yesterday's GAA club action

Oct 14th 2013, 7:15 AM 4,202 Views 0 Comments

There was no shortage of drama this weekend, as the following images illustrate.

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