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# Record

Last month
January 2023
# Take a Bow
Harry Kane closes in on all-time record, Irish stars on target in FA Cup
Shane Long and Alan Browne were among the scorers today.
# Kilkenny Castle
Study casts doubt on 1887 record for Ireland's hottest temperature
Analysis of the record finds it to be a significant outliner compared to modern temperature differences.
33.3C was recorded at Kilkenny Castle in June 1887 and remains unsurpassed in Ireland 135 years later.
However, a team at Maynooth University have examined the record and found reason to doubt its veracity.
The study found that key information relating to the 1887 record is missing or unknown.
Last year
2022
# CSO
Employment at highest level in 24 years with over 2.5 million working
This is the highest rate since the current series of records began in 1998.
# Happy Days
Ireland's Paul O'Donovan breaks record and wins World Cup gold
The 28-year-old Olympic gold medallist also made history with a time of 6:47.15
# national record
Daniel Wiffen becomes first Irish swimmer to break 15-minute barrier in 1500m freestyle
The 20-year-old is competing at the Fina World Swimming Championships in Budapest.
# History Books
Irish Olympian Shanahan storms to new 800m record
The Leevale star clocked 1:59:42 and edged out previous record holder, Ciara Mageean, in Belfast today.
# Ambition
James Ward-Prowse fixes sights on David Beckham’s record
The Southampton star is now just six goals behind his boyhood hero.
# latest figures
Covid-19: 26,122 new confirmed cases, 917 in hospital and 83 in ICU
The latest figures were confirmed by the Department of Health today.
All time
# Low
Most expensive player in Bundesliga history describes 'worst moment of career'
Lucas Hernandez revealed on Monday how his record-breaking move to Bayern Munich turned into a nightmare.
# Breakdown
Tactics Board: Ruthless Ireland show extra attacking intent and blow minnows Georgia away
Shane Keegan looks at the senior women’s team’s record-breaking performance at Tallaght Stadium.
# can ewe believe it
‘A dream come true’: Record-breaking Donegal ram sells for €44,000
It is the largest amount ever paid for a ram in Ireland.
# big dev
Devin Toner set to become Leinster's most capped player of all-time
The 34-year-old is currently level with Gordon D’Arcy.
# Record
Ulster out to get back to winning ways after crushing news on Coetzee exit
Both sides are coming off the back of consecutive defeats in the Champions Cup.
# Record
Greek forward Giannis Antetokounmpo signs richest deal in NBA history
The NBA MVP’s five-year contract extension with the Milwaukee Bucks is reportedly worth $228 million.
# India
India sees record jump in daily coronavirus cases
It now has the fastest-growing daily coronavirus caseload of any country in the world.
# Star
Bayern's Robert Lewandowski breaks Bundesliga record
Meanwhile, Werder Bremen look set to be relegated after losing at Mainz.
# Record
6 games unbeaten and a mindset shift - Wexford hold upper hand in rivalry with Kilkenny
Davy Fitzgerald’s side no longer fear the Cats.
# Competition
WIN: Tickets for our first live recording of The Explainer podcast
We’ll be asking the question: How does Ireland end up with the politicians it has?
# Climate Change
Australia has its hottest day on record again - increasing it by a full degree
The average national temperature increased from 40.9 degrees Celsius on Tuesday, to 41.9 degrees yesterday.
# NBA
That's all of 'em: Triple-double history for LeBron, Warriors end losing streak
Meanwhile, ‘Melo returned to basketball with a loss to the Pelicans.
# Confidence
Joe Schmidt has transformed Ireland's approach to facing the All Blacks
‘I think it provokes excitement, it provokes a little bit of anxiety.’
# Prolific
Iranian cult hero would not be upset to see Cristiano Ronaldo break his record
Ali Daei has scored 109 goals in 149 appearances at international level.
# Making waves
Dublin trio break record swimming the North Channel from Northern Ireland to Scotland
The North Channel is considered one of the toughest open water swims in the world because of extreme cold water temperatures.
# new lease of life
End of 11-year drought gives Woods renewed belief he can catch Nicklaus' major record
The 42-year-old claimed the Masters this month and brought his tally up to 15 — just three off his compatriot.
# Outbreak
US measles cases hit 25 year high
Health officials in hard-hit New York City today reported 61 new cases since late last week.
# Record
Record-breaking crowd of 60,739 watch women's match between Barcelona and Atletico
The attendance is the largest ever for a top-flight club match in European women’s football.
# all time high
Dublin Marathon increased to record 22,500 runners
2,500 additional entries have been added, it was announced at the Mansion House today.
# difference maker
Van Dijk proud of record-breaking Liverpool defence
With the Dutchman at the heart of their defence, the Premier League leaders have conceded just seven goals in 19 matches so far.
# Record
'Only Sir Alex, Arsene Wenger and Harry Redknapp have won more games in the Premier League than me'
David Moyes has been out of work since leaving West Ham and admits he would consider taking charge of the US national team.
# Tennis
'Last year I was literally fighting for my life' - Serena Williams secures US Open final berth
The 36-year-old held back tears as she celebrated her semi-final victory.
# Wave Goodbye
Kildare's record championship appearance holder calls it a day
Eamonn Callaghan has confirmed his retirement.
# London Calling
Exit paved for Courtois as Bilbao confirm €80 million buy-out clause met for Chelsea target
23-year-old Kepa Arrizabalaga is leaving the Basque country on a new record fee for a goalkeeper.
# european record
Two dead in Spain as Europe wilts under record heatwave
With almost no rainfall since May, Sweden has experienced its hottest July in more than 250 years.
# hot hot hot
Today was the hottest JUNE day on record since 1976
Temperatures soared across the country as Ireland’s extended heatwave continued unabated.
# dire situation
There were a record 9,091 patients waiting on trolleys in Ireland's hospitals last month
The 9,091 figure represents a 12% jump from May 2017, and a massive 116% jump from the situation in 2006.
# How many?
Sergio Ramos beats Scholes to all-time Champions League mark for yellow cards
The Madrid captain brought his tally to 33 tonight.
# consistent
Undefeated Thai 'dwarf giant' one win from Mayweather record
Minimum-weight Wanheng Menayothin is shorter, leaner and significantly less wealthy than “Money”.
# end of the line
Glasgow hearts sink in Edinburgh as Celtic's historic unbeaten run comes to an end
The Scottish champions’ 69-game unbeaten run in domestic competitions ended after a heavy defeat to Hearts on Sunday.
# Record
Unbeaten Celtic match 100 year record but are left frustrated by Kilmarnock
With a Champions League meeting with Bayern Munich on Tuesday Brendan Rodgers rested several stars.
# Record
Nketiah becomes first player born after Wenger's appointment to score for Arsenal
Elsewhere there was good news for Martin O’Neill as Calum O’Dowda bagged a goal in Bristol City’s win over Crystal Palace.