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Sunday 1 October 2023 Dublin: 16°C

# Retrospective

All time
'I can leave with my head held high and be very proud of everything I've achieved over the years'
Recently-retired Ireland international Karen Duggan looks back on a stellar international career in the green jersey, and much more.
'We went into the dressing room and said that some greater power had been the cause of that'
A late, late goal was the difference when Dublin and Mayo met in the 2003 All-Ireland senior ladies final.
Three men tell High Court they should be let out of jail because of the ecstasy loophole
Three men went to court to argue that they shouldn’t be in jail because the drugs weren’t illegal when they were arrested and imprisoned.
Forget Chabal, 9 years on Wallace's timing v Sale is the lasting memory for O'Callaghan
The sides meet this Saturday and the lock is aiming to avoid a repeat of the 2005 trip to Edgeley Park.
Families who had discretionary medical card revoked already will not get them back
The HSE said there are legal issues surrounding the reinstating of discretionary medical cards that have already been taken away.
'Strangely Beautiful': Photographer captures the colour of the Ballymun flats
The featured building has since been demolished.
An oral history: Ireland's famous win over world champions England, a decade ago
We caught up with some of the people closest to the action on a day that Irish rugby was finally convinced they could take on the best in the world.
End of an era: Looking back on a first glimpse of Brian O'Driscoll in the flesh
Before BOD plays his last international in Ireland this week, come in and tell us your memories of watching him play.
Three years on, here are the most memorable images of the 2011 election campaign
This time three years ago Ireland was in the middle of one of the most dramatic general elections the country has ever seen. Remember all these memorable moments from the campaign?
Column: Let's consider Albert Reynolds' legacy on the anniversary of his election
Reynolds was in office less than three years, yet his legacy still resonates today, writes David McCann. So just what should we remember about one the country’s shortest serving leaders?
Here's what you were enjoying on this day 10 years ago
Or 20 years ago, or even 30…
Relive the Irish sporting year through this brilliant highlights package
From McKillop to Martin, All Blacks to Annalise Murphy and Quigley to McCoy. We’ll miss you, 2013.
2011 Heineken Cup final: 22 minutes make Leinster’s beautiful day
One day like this a year would see them right.
Irish designer selected to display work at David Bowie exhibition
Designer Aiden Grenelle will display a typographic screen-print at the The ‘David Bowie Is’ exhibition, which has become fastest-selling showcase in the history of London’s Victoria and Albert Museum.
Every Hitchcock film ever to play in Irish Film Institute
Well, every one of his 52 surviving films. Which is rather a lot.
Memory lane: Fifth time lucky as Donegal oust Mayo in All-Ireland semis, August 1992
As Donegal and Mayo prepare to meet in Sunday’s All-Ireland final, we turn the clock back for a look at their only previous Championship encounter.
Memory lane: here's what happened the last 5 times Ireland met Spain
It’s 23 years since Ireland last beat Spain. Relive that Dublin afternoon and some other recent encounters between the two countries in our video retrospective.
Suwon revisited: Mendieta’s penalty breaks Irish hearts
The player who sent Mick McCarthy’s team home from World Cup 2002 gives his account of the last meeting between Ireland and Spain.
Paulino Alcantara: Barca's forgotten man deserves his place in history
Lionel Messi officially became Barcelona’s top goalscorer this week, but one man has scored 130 more goals than him in the blue and red.
Lucky 13: here’s why 2011 was a record-breaking year for the Irish at Cheltenham
If you still need something to get you in the mood, this recap of Ireland’s finest hour at Cheltenham should do the trick.
Action Replay: the day America's amateurs pulled off a sporting miracle
On 22 Feburary 1980 – 32 years ago today – America won an unlikely ice hockey gold at the Winter Olympics. This is the story of “the Miracle on Ice”.
Ali at 70: the night 'The Greatest' togged off in Croke Park
As Muhammad Ali celebrates his milestone birthday, we look back to his 1972 fight against Al “Blue” Lewis in Dublin.
Watch: Denman the Destroyer's greatest moment
Paul Nicholls announced on Friday that his majestic Denman was being retired. We look back at the 11-year-old’s finest hour in racing…
Reeling in the years: Do you remember the day Ireland qualified for Euro 88?
Join us for a trip down memory lane…
David Haye: A career in pictures
As David Haye hangs up his gloves (for now anyway), we look back on his journey to the top.
Action Replay: when McAteer pulled the trigger against the Dutch
Ten years on, we look back at Ireland’s unforgettable 1-0 victory over Holland in Lansdowne Road.
Tyrone v Dublin: An epic rivalry resumes
As all eyes turn to Croker on Saturday evening, we look back at the recent history of one of the GAA’s most volatile rivalries.
Down memory lane: A potted history of Cork v Mayo
Ahead of Sunday’s All-Ireland quarter-final clash, we take a look back at three Championship meetings between the two counties.
The Horror! 13 of the worst sports kits of all-time
Seve Ballesteros had style by the bucketload. Roger Federer has it by the bandana-full. These people… just don’t have it.
Action Replay: the night Muhammad Ali togged off in Croker
Thirty-nine years ago to the day, “The Greatest” took on Al “Blue” Lewis at GAA Headquarters.
Five of the best: Munster hurling finals
Ahead of tomorrow’s decider between Tipp and Waterford, Ger McCarthy takes a look at five memorable Munster showdowns from the past 20 years.
Action Replay: the day Big Jack and the boys went giantkilling in Giants Stadium
Ireland take on Italy in Liège tonight – but how much can you remember about what was going on in the world on 18 June 1994?
Action Replay: the day Kim Jong Il shot 38-under par
This week’s retrospective looks back to the Korean leader’s round at North Korea’s first golf course.
Action replay: the day Steve Fonyo crossed the finish line
This week’s retrospective looks back at amputee marathon runner Steve Fonyo who ran almost 5,000 miles to raise funds for cancer research.
Action replay: Zvominir Boban becomes a national hero
This week’s retrospective looks back at the day when a riot at a football match came to symbolise a nation on the verge of disintegration
Action Replay: when Joltin’ Joe stepped up to bat
This week’s retrospective looks back to 3 May 1936 and Joe DiMaggio’s debut for the New York Yankees.
Action Replay: when Leinster emerged from the crimson shadow
This week’s retrospective looks back at a landmark moment in the recent history of Leinster Rugby – victory over Munster in the 2009 Heineken Cup semi-final.
Action Replay: the night Keano redefined the word “captaincy”
This week’s retrospective takes a look back at Manchester United’s unforgettable Champions League win against Juventus on 21 April 1999.
Action Replay: the day the GAA opened its doors
This week’s retrospective column takes a look back at the GAA’s historic decision to amend Rule 42.
Action Replay: the day Hoch choked at Augusta
Our weekly retrospective takes a look back at Nick Faldo’s unlikely Masters victory in 1989.