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# Second chance

Last year
Disgraced Marc Overmars gets fresh start
The former Netherlands winger had to resign in February from his position as Ajax’s sporting director.
All time
'I got an opportunity to come to Connacht and I haven’t looked back'
Conor Fitzgerald is thriving at The Sportsground having been released by the Munster Academy 18 months ago.
'Tuesday nights, James was always out' - Genia backs newly mature O'Connor to shine for Wallabies
Will Genia believes James O’Connor will grasp his chance if a six-year Wallabies exile comes to an end when Australia face Argentina.
'Thinking of my donor made me really determined to achieve': How a double lung transplant changed this DCU lecturer's life
Greg Foley had to get a double lung transplant after complications from his Cystic Fibrosis.
Cooper has got talent and time on his side to grasp second chance
The 26-year-old has had to deal with losing the Gigginstown job but retirements will leave a gap to fill and he’s as good as anyone else left, writes Johnny Ward.
Wallaby Hunt handed rugby lifeline after drug scandal
The 32-year-old has been given a one-year deal by Super Rugby outfit the Waratahs.
'I understand people can relapse, but you have to be honest': Inside Dublin's drug treatment court
More than 1,000 people were referred to the service so far this year.
'I got a phone call two days before the World Cup saying I was due to travel'
Ireland U20s hooker Diarmuid Barron is enjoying working with Paul O’Connell.
Deontay Wilder will defend his WBC World heavyweight title versus Luis Ortiz in March
Luis Ortiz will get his chance to take Deontay Wilder’s WBC belt on 3 March.
Non-league footballer who tweeted about Harry Arter's dead daughter given a 'second chance'
Alfie Barker has found himself a new club after his seven-month FA ban ended.
Isaac Makwala given permission to run solo time-trial after being denied entry
The Botswana runner was barred from Monday’s heats at the World Athletics Championships, having fallen victim to a norovirus outbreak.
O'Donovan brothers make European Rowing Championships semi-finals after repechage
The pair took take their second chance this afternoon to reach the semi-finals.
'It took me nearly a year to go to a game of rugby:' Ian McKinley making the most of a second coming
The former Leinster player suffered an eye injury that appeared to have ended his career.
Ched Evans completes return to Sheffield United after being found not guilty of rape
The striker will be playing in the Championship next season.
'I think it's unfair London get in and we can't': New York boss calls for qualifier route
Justin O’Halloran’s charges are hoping to claim a maiden championship victory at Gaelic Park against Sligo on Sunday.
Relegated Bristol could be handed Premiership lifeline
Pat Lam and Ian Madigan might be heading to a Premiership club after all.
'Testing positive for cocaine saved my career' - Livermore
The Hull midfielder has opened up to the BBC about a dark time in his life.
Ched Evans to return to professional football after signing contract with Chesterfield
The 27-year-old is facing a retrial over a rape allegation later this year.
Rehabilitation services: What exactly is being offered and how many prisoners are using them
“Prison is about network-building and if those on the inside aren’t educated, this will foster more crime on the outside.”
You've an extra two weeks to apply for the water conservation grant
Irish Water was receiving 1,000% more calls than normal today.
Chelsea have signed Radamel Falcao on a season-long loan
José Mourinho has handed the Colombian a second chance in the Premier League.
Ex-Newcastle midfielder spurred on to rebuild his career by the birth of daughter
Having been knocked back by the Premier League club, Brandon Miele is adjusting to life at Shamrock Rovers.
Nani's return could cost Manchester United £17m in wages
Louis Van Gaal could be forced to find a place for Nani after he returns from his season-long loan at Sporting Lisbon.
Hoops new man Drennan out to prove himself after disappointing end to life at Villa
The Ireland U21 striker is planning to get his career back on track in the SSE Airtricity League.
Ched Evans in talks to sign for League One club, says PFA chief
Gordon Taylor told BBC Radio 5 Live that the convicted rapist is in discussions to make a return to football.
Paul McShane might be staying at Hull after all despite Twitter controversy
Steve Bruce has indicated that the Ireland international still could have a future at the club.
Beale ready to sign new deal after putting 'silly, stupid, schoolboy prank' behind him
Beale’s cameo off the bench against Ireland was his first appearance since Whatsappgate.
We'll delete all those PPS numbers by January --- Irish Water chief
The ‘big sell’ of Irish Water is well under way… Ministers have also been out today talking up the “€1.15 a week” figure.
Disgraced Malky Mackay is a candidate for the vacant Wigan job
Malky Mackay is set to be interviewed for the vacant managerial position at Championship strugglers Wigan Athletic.
Van Gaal wants Nani back at Manchester United in shock January U-turn
The 27-year-old winger has impressed since his loan return to Sporting.
Ched Evans wants a second chance in football after his release from jail
The former Sheffield United striker has appeared in a video with his girlfriend and insists he wants to clear his name.
You'll want to watch 'A Sporting Chance' - Limerick's answer to 'School of Hard Knocks'
A group of Limerick youths try to turn their lives around with the help of sport.
O'Connor gets 'second chance' as Australian union bankroll Hunt capture
The ARU have revealed their financial assistance to the Reds in securing the former AFL and NRL player.
'We hadn't planned for Plan B' - Tipp selector on losing to Limerick and comparisons with 2010
Tipperary selector Michael Ryan says his team were hurt after losing to Limerick in the Munster championship.
Belgian outcast Fellaini determined to prove his worth at Man United
The Belgium international arrived at Old Trafford as David Moyes’ first marquee signing in September 2013.
Much the same for Offaly as they name their team for the trip to Aughrim
Offaly face Wicklow on Saturday evening in Round 1 of the qualifiers.
The qualifiers kick off on Saturday - here are the 12 key GAA fixtures this week
There are four football qualifiers taking place while Kilkenny and Galway do battle in the Leinster hurling semi-final.
Cork too strong for Waterford in Munster senior hurling replay
It was a much easier day at the office for the Leesiders today.
Rob Hennelly: 'I regretted it hugely and it did look like I was never going to get back in'
Mayo’s goalkeeper on leaving the panel in 2012, and how ‘fate’ has brought him back.
A month after its one day sale, Google Glass is now on sale to all in the US
Although they’re in limited supply, and will still set you back $1,500.