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Friday 9 June 2023 Dublin: 17°C

# road less travelled

This year
# Irish Abroad
'São Paulo is a bit different to Sligo, 23 million people different!'
Irishman Simon Coulter has worked in rugby in the US, South Africa, Uruguay, Chile, and Brazil
Last year
# road less travelled
'A central contract is something I never really thought I'd get in my career'
Tadhg Beirne’s new three-year deal with the IRFU speaks volumes of his quality.
All time
# road less travelled
'Two months ago I was training with Wexford. How am I now surrounded by Premier League footballers?'
Darragh O’Connor talks to The42 about his unusual journey to Motherwell, via Leicester City.
# road less travelled
'It was basically a Sunday league team' - The Irishman helping to lead a Qatari footballing revolution
Former Sligo Rovers player Ciaran Kelly now works as a technical director for Lusail Sports Club.
# road less travelled
'That's all I knew, the area I lived in wasn't the most affluent area'
Cormac Izuchukwu has taken a unique route into pro rugby and is now impressing with Ulster.
# road less travelled
'Filippo who?' - Profiling the unheralded academy coach taking Dundalk into the Europa League
Filippo Giovagnoli has followed Stephen Kenny in leading the Lilywhites into the competition, beginning against Molde at Tallaght Stadium this evening.
# road less travelled
'I don't think anything compares to it' - the former Tipp captain who's now a world bodybuilding champion
Leanne Barrett reflects on her journey and delves into the unique world of bodybuilding.
# road less travelled
From Millwall to Las Vegas: The Kerryman who battled it out with Cluxton for the Dublin jersey
Beaufort native Bryan Murphy embarked on an unusual career path that briefly saw him become the Dublin no. 1.
# road less travelled
How an ex-Cavan footballer found the perfect launching pad at Greater Western Sydney Giants
Nicholas Walsh has risen through the ranks to become the defence coach at one of the AFL’s elite sides.
# Photography
You have not seen Killarney National Park like this before
Photographer Norman McCloskey has spent three years trekking the 25,000 acres of the park to capture these breathtaking but little-known vistas.