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# rags to riches

Last year
From bottom of the table after 7 games to €200 million and Premier League promotion
Luckless Levi Colwill’s own goal settled football’s most lucrative match.
All time
'I still think I'm in a dream. Meath football was in a low, low place a few years ago'
Niamh O’Sullivan was outstanding as the Royals won their first All-Ireland senior crown and dethroned Dublin.
The lovely story of how a woman became best friends with an injured pigeon she found on Abbey Street
This pigeon probably has a better Instagram account than you do.
'A club like ours only gets this chance once in a lifetime' - Tony Kelly and Ballyea's journey
It’ll be a historic St Patrick’s Day for the Clare club.
Hurling roots, learning from Wilkinson and O'Gara - the unlikely rise of Tipp football attacker
Kevin O’Halloran’s rise has been meteoric.
'I asked him if he was mad, to be honest with you' - Vardy to film director
Hollywood screenwriter Adrian Butchart has plans to make a movie based on the Foxes’ striker’s remarkable rise.
These are the childhood homes of some of the most powerful leaders in history
Some came from very humble beginnings.
Beer, fishing and kicking the winning points - Stephen Donald speaks about the 2011 World Cup
The42 spoke to Donald about going from fourth choice to a World Cup winner.
How one man went from a runaway living in a slum to starting a billion-dollar company
Ambarish Mitra grew up in India idolising Bill Gates.
From hospital bed with double leg fracture to Waterford league champion in 12 months
Philip Mahony appreciated today’s win for the Deise more than most.
Soccer millionaire Angel Di Maria sold for 20 footballs
Poor clubs across South America are getting ready to celebrate stars like the Argentina international.
China's richest woman went from the factory floor to a billion-dollar fortune
Zhou Qunfei made her money selling tech companies touchscreen glass.
Karl Albrecht, reclusive founder of Aldi supermarket, has died aged 94
He went from selling buns on the street, to having a fortune of $25.9 billion.
Rory McIlroy pips Shane Lowry to European PGA victory
The Offaly native kicked off his surge with an eagle on the fourth hole but McIlroy finished the stronger of the two.
The greatest rags to riches story of all time
“The man who dies rich dies disgraced” – the amazing life of Andrew Carnegie.
Rags to Riches: 7 homeless people who became famous
Halle Berry, Daniel Craig and Charlie Chaplin all came from difficult backgrounds…