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Thursday 28 September 2023 Dublin: 13°C

# perspective

This year
Séamus Power on golf's prize money: 'Guys in their late 40s must want to punch the lot of us'
‘A two, three-million [purse]: that’s a huge, life-changing amount of money. At the end of the day, we’re only playing a game of golf.’
Last year
Ferris: One Test win in New Zealand would make for a positive summer for Ireland
The former Ireland star on Johnny Sexton at U20 level, Andy Farrell’s back-row dilemma, and an inevitable Kiwi backlash.
'Now, I look back on my time at Man United as a success. When I came home, I felt like a failure'
Anthony Whelan looks back on his career as a footballer.
'It's nothing personal, you have to look in the mirror before blaming anyone else'
Gavin Kilkenny holds no grudges after his season petered out under Scott Parker as Bournemouth were promoted to the Premier League.
All time
'I stopped worrying about rugby after Axel died'
Read an extract from Keith Earls’ book ‘Fight or Flight’.
'You do miss it when you're watching it, but then I do like having free weekends as well'
Devin Toner says he’s caught in two minds during international weekends in which he’s not involved with Ireland.
Why are we obssessed by World Cup failures? There are plenty of other things to win in rugby
Ireland’s record in World Cups is awful but their record in between tournaments is exceptional compared to the dark old days of the ’90s.
Van Graan: 'I am not going to moan about scoring four forward tries in the second half'
Munster are moving forward even if it is not at the pace that so many pundits would like.
'From a South African fan point of view, Rassie can do no wrong'
The Springboks director of rugby was discussed on today’s episode of The42 Rugby Weekly.
Referee Anthony Taylor: Kjaer and medics ‘real heroes’ after Christian Eriksen collapse
The official reacted quickly when Eriksen went into cardiac arrest during Denmark’s Euro 2020 game with Finland.
'It has been difficult but we saw a lot of people coming out of homelessness, which was great'
Meath’s bid to make it third time lucky in the All-Ireland final is put firmly into perspective by captain Máire O’Shaughnessy’s work off the pitch.
Never getting obsessed with hurling and 'imbalances' in the body as Canning goes again
The Portumna star is facing into a Leinster semi-final against Wexford this weekend.
'They gave us a diagnosis that she wasn’t to live past 7. She turns 12 next month'
The heartwarming tale of the Westmeath Camogie manager whose team and daughter are winning against the odds.
'It gave me a real appreciation when football was kind of taken away'
Shelbourne captain and Ireland U17 coach Pearl Slattery is raring to go in the new season.
'We're not the heroes. The heroes are the people that are putting their lives on the line for us'
Leona Maguire on life in Cavan through the Covid-19 crisis, her much-changed schedule, and perspective.
'Heroes are our nurses and doctors in hospitals - we should be proud of them'
Eoin Hand turned 74 today and the former Ireland manager’s view on life has been shaped by the trauma of a near-death experience 23 years ago.
Former team-mate's tragic passing puts injury woes into perspective for Brian Gregan
The athlete’s good friend, Craig Lynch, passed away in a car accident last year.
'What I did learn after Brother Damien passing away is there is a lot more to life'
Camogie – and winning – went from being the be all and end all, to meaning so little in the grand scheme of things for Grace Walsh.
'You stop and you think, ‘There’s far more to life than a footy game''
Connacht coach Andy Friend tells The42 about his nomadic coaching journey.
'It makes you realise how special it is what Munster has. It's very hard to replicate'
Tommy O’Donnell explains how his family have helped him to develop resilience.
'You think nothing is going to harm you. But then you see real life experience and it hits home'
Three-time All-Ireland winner Pádraic Maher discusses the distressing events he has witnessed as a Garda.
'My kids aren't going to love me less' - Emotional All Blacks front up to defeat
The All Blacks were still hurting badly this morning after their defeat to England.
'It was the best thing I ever did. When I came back, I just appreciated it more'
Kilkenny joint captain Meighan Farrell is back and looking to make it third time lucky in the All-Ireland senior camogie final.
'How lucky are we that we can go out and play? Anytime the going gets tough, I think of her'
Waterford star Niamh Rockett’s story of triumph over adversity is a remarkable one. But she looks elsewhere for inspiration.
'You see little kids in Africa kicking around plastic bottles on the street in their bare feet'
Defence Forces member Siobhan O’Sullivan reflects on her working life and her decision to switch allegiances from Sligo to Kildare.
'I got perspective on my priorities, how I want to try to live and what's important to me'
Nasi Manu of Pro14 side Benetton has come through testicular cancer and chemotherapy.
After a week of stick, Groves salutes arch nemesis DeGale on retirement
George Groves tore into James DeGale at every opportunity this week, but paused today to pay tribute to his rival.
Pochettino offers extensive clarification on claim that winning cups 'only builds your ego'
‘The fans that aren’t happy, with perspective in the future, they will appreciate everything everyone is doing for this football club.’
'Trophies build egos' - Pochettino shrugs off cup exits as he targets bigger prizes for Spurs
Tottenham look set for another season without silverware but the Argentine isn’t hitting the panic button just yet.
Kyrie Irving reveals he called LeBron this week to apologise, dominates Raptors in thriller
Steph Curry, meanwhile, set a new NBA record last night.
Going home to be a father keeps All Black challenge in perspective for Earls
The 31-year-old is set to face New Zealand for the fifth time on Saturday.
'Why are you smiling?': Sarri reveals bemusement at fun-loving Klopp after Hazard goal
The Italian was impressed that his German counterpart was still enjoying the spectacle at Stamford Bridge despite his team trailing at the time.
Death of talented young footballer the 'predominant thought' for new Kerry manager Keane
Cahersiveen native Peter Keane has been appointed the Kerry manager on a three-year term.
Rashford arguably developing more quickly than Ronaldo and Kane, says Southgate
England manager Gareth Southgate says Marcus Rashford is a special talent who needs time to develop.
My worst time? This is not even close, says Sharapova
“What’s challenging is when you’re a teenager and you have a few hundred dollars and you’ve got no sense of the future,” she said.
'There is no money that can pay for happiness. I was born poor. I don't mind dying poor'
Fabio Coentrao is quite content to take a step out of the spotlight.
Saving a life more important than a gold medal - Michael Phelps
The US swimmer has spoken before of falling into depression after each Olympics.
Djokovic dismisses on-court problems when there 'are people starving to death'
The Serb advanced to the third round of the French Open but was far from his best.
'A big thing is putting things in perspective and it's something I do every minute'
Keith Earls is enjoying the best rugby of his career.
'Rugby has been a stress reliever': Ulster's Paul Marshall opens up about young son's cancer diagnosis
The scrum-half made his 200th appearance for the province on Friday evening.