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# Passion

Last year
# future plans
'If it was up to me I would stay all my life' - Enrique
The Spain boss fielded questions about his future in the aftermath of their shock World Cup loss.
# Passion
Pep Guardiola hints at long-term Manchester City future
The manager hailed the last-gasp win over the Cottagers as ‘the’ moment of his time at the Etihad Stadium so far.
# Passion
'Little old Shels. Everyone hates us, I think' - Duff after reaching FAI Cup final
Shelbourne defeated Waterford to qualify for their first FAI Cup final since 2011.
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Michael Sheen delivers another rousing World Cup speech on visit to Wales squad
The 53-year-old was presented with a signed shirt and a bottle of Welsh whisky by Gareth Bale.
All time
# Junior
'I've given my life to this game... it's time to put my family first for a change'
Ireland captain Ciara Griffin will retire from Test rugby this weekend at the age of 27.
# Journey
'People would always ask me which sport do I prefer?' - Galway's dual diamond
Áine McDonagh is best known for her exploits with the Galway ladies footballers, but she’s always been a hugely talented basketball player.
# Winning
Success for Aidan O’Brien as Passion stamps her class at Naas
The victory proved the middle leg of a treble for Seamie Heffernan.
# Interview
'It was too much for me - losing my sister, losing my dad... But I continued to play for Ireland through it all'
Former Irish international Elaine O’Connor chats to The42 about her career in football.
# Irish Abroad
'The boundaries are limitless' - Irishman Kingsley finds his kicking calling
The Portlaoise man is skills and kicking coach with the Dragons.
# Passion
Living in a forest camp and jumping the fence into Europe - Titi's rugby dream
The Cameroon native is close to making his Test debut for the Spanish national team.
# football man
'You give everything you have, running around like a lunatic, and I’m still doing that at nearly 70'
National team kit man and former League of Ireland star Mick Lawlor reflects on his football career.
# no issue
Mourinho's 'raw emotion' during Chelsea touchline drama is no problem for Gary Neville
The Man United boss was involved in ugly scenes after Chelsea denied his side a victory at Stamford Bridge.
# Pride
'We’ll see what the good old-fashioned Irish ticker's about, won’t we?'
Ireland assistant coach Andy Farrell wants to see what the players are made of in Melbourne.
# Passion
'It’s unbelievable what he’s left behind to come and play football... That tells you what the kid is about'
Sean Kavanagh made his Shamrock Rovers debut on Friday night.
# Passion
'We always said of Gary - he woke up angry'
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
'I’m disappointed, but the reality is they were stronger than us'
The Portuguese coach made no excuses for his side’s unusually lethargic display.
# 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'
Edin Dzeko remains in excellent form for Roma but still faces questions over his commitment to the team, much to his irritation.
# Passion
'These men should be remembered for building Liverpool FC up to where it is today'
79-year-old Reds fan George Rowlands chats to The42 about his new book.
# Passion
'I got the phone call from Brian Kerr and remember roaring crying in front of my ma'
Trevor Molloy chats to The42 about representing Ireland at the 1997 World Youth Championships and starring in the League of Ireland.
# Your Say
Poll: How important is your home county to you?
Let’s get provincial.
# Passion
15 signs you're a hardcore schools rugby fan
With this years competitions already in full swing, we pay tribute to the supporters who follow their young counterparts avidly.
# Converted
Stander passionate about Ireland jersey after first camp under Schmidt
The Munster number eight was at Carton House earlier this week for a pre-Six Nations gathering.
# Super Mario
'He was crawling through the middle and I was thinking, 'what is this guy doing?'
Former Pumas hooker Mario Ledesma has transformed the Australian scrum.
# Passion
This brilliant Dundalk FC video shows what makes supporting a LOI club special
The reigning champions are one the league’s best-supported clubs.
# Passion
One RTÉ viewer was 'highly offended' about talk that Jesus had a wife
Would You Believe spoke to someone who believed he was married to Mary Magdalene.
# Passion
We know they're brilliant but Dortmund fans outdid themselves with this pre-match mosaic
This is how you mark an occasion.
# Passion
There were ultras in the stand as Musgrave Park hosted one of Irish rugby's best rivalries
You know it will be eventful when Pres Cork play CBC.
# pure passion
Austin Stacks fans took over Cork before the Munster club football final
These supporters are a passionate bunch.
# the mental
Gopperth points to poor start after Leinster are 'out-passioned' by Munster
The Kiwi out-half was disappointed with his side’s effort at the breakdown.
# Passion
'An hour and a half to training and the same coming back' - Donegal minor dedication
Tony McCleneghan will take on Kerry in Sunday’s All-Ireland minor football final at Croke Park.
# common ground
Jerry Seinfeld on the link between baseball and comedy
He recently sat down for a Q&A with Mark Simon of and explained his love for the sport.
# Passion
12 things that restored our faith in football at the 2014 World Cup
Crying during anthems, fan reactions, ‘why always me’ and more…
# Awwww
VIDEO: Spain's David Villa breaks down in tears after being substituted
The 32-year-old striker was making his last appearance at international level.
# passion 2014
PHOTOS: A Limerick village re-staged Christ's crucifixion today - in stunning detail
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
Snapshot: This is what it meant for Dubliner Stephen Quinn to score in the FA Cup semi-final at Wembley today
The Irish midfielder scored against his former club to virtually seal a win for his side.
# Passion
Here's why ex-All Black wing Joe Rokocoko still loves rugby
The Bayonne star took to Instagram to explain what makes the oval ball game so special.
# Passion
VIDEO: The Dallas sportscaster's brilliant speech in support of openly gay footballer Michael Sam
The top NFL prospect came out publicly on Sunday.
# Passion
'I'd say if Davy put two ducks going down a river and he had one, he’d be going mad'
Podge Collins on the competitive nature of his Clare hurling boss.
# Passion
'Everyone has had a part to play' - Healy lauds Ireland's collective spirit
The loosehead prop says Joe Schmidt’s side are keen not to let their emotional intensity slip.
# Passion
What do Roy Keane and rugby have in common?
The new Ireland assistant manager is a passionate fan of both Ireland and Munster.