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# top-dog - Monday 30 May, 2022

Real Madrid star Benzema deserves to win Ballon d'Or - Messi
# Top Dog
From The42
# Top Dog

Real Madrid star Benzema deserves to win Ballon d'Or - Messi

May 30th 2022, 11:02 PM 6,596 Views 2 Comments

Benzema was crucial in Real Madrid’s Champions League victory this season.

# top-dog - Tuesday 16 November, 2021

'David Nucifora himself is quite happy to be challenged'
# Top Dog
From The42
# Top Dog

'David Nucifora himself is quite happy to be challenged'

Nov 16th 2021, 8:39 AM 8,893 Views 13 Comments

The IRFU is pleased with the job its performance director is doing.

# top-dog - Thursday 3 June, 2021

'At any interface point in the game, there is always going to be friction'
# Top Dog
From The42
# Top Dog

'At any interface point in the game, there is always going to be friction'

Jun 3rd 2021, 7:15 AM 6,958 Views 2 Comments

The IRFU’s David Nucifora on the club game, financial problems, and Irish rugby’s reliance on the schools system.

# top-dog - Monday 10 February, 2020

McIlroy world number one for first time in five years
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From The42
# Top Dog

McIlroy world number one for first time in five years

Feb 10th 2020, 5:00 PM 20,218 Views 8 Comments

The 30-year-old Hollywood native last topped the world rankings in September 2015.

# top-dog - Thursday 23 January, 2020

Winning, fresh faces, and his 'ideas man' - Farrell launches the new Ireland era
# The Boss
From The42
# The Boss

Winning, fresh faces, and his 'ideas man' - Farrell launches the new Ireland era

Jan 23rd 2020, 6:45 AM 30,052 Views 34 Comments

‘I’ll always be myself otherwise I wouldn’t be true to what I believe in.’

# top-dog - Sunday 11 March, 2018

Joe Schmidt's third Six Nations title with Ireland shows his enduring quality
# Joe Show
From The42
# Joe Show

Joe Schmidt's third Six Nations title with Ireland shows his enduring quality

Mar 11th 2018, 7:00 AM 31,686 Views 45 Comments

The Kiwi is arguably Ireland’s greatest ever head coach.

# top-dog - Friday 26 January, 2018

'The GAA is bigger, better, richer and more popular than ever - so why are people moaning?'
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From The42
# Top Dog

'The GAA is bigger, better, richer and more popular than ever - so why are people moaning?'

Jan 26th 2018, 12:59 PM 28,223 Views 62 Comments

No matter who replaces Paraic Duffy as Ard Stiúrthóir, the GAA is never going back to the old way, writes Tommy Martin.

# top-dog - Friday 24 February, 2017

Dublin native John Horan the new GAA president elect after emphatic victory
# Top Dog
From The42
# Top Dog

Dublin native John Horan the new GAA president elect after emphatic victory

Feb 24th 2017, 8:57 PM 19,187 Views 24 Comments

The 58-year-old secondary school principal gave an emotional victory speech.

# top-dog - Monday 9 January, 2017

Ronaldo sees off competition from Messi to land Fifa's best player award
# Top Dog
From The42
# Top Dog

Ronaldo sees off competition from Messi to land Fifa's best player award

Jan 9th 2017, 7:23 PM 5,652 Views 15 Comments

Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri has been named best men’s coach.

# top-dog - Wednesday 12 October, 2016

Detector dog Casey helps seize 900,000 cigarettes at Dublin Port
# Top Dog
# Top Dog

Detector dog Casey helps seize 900,000 cigarettes at Dublin Port

Oct 12th 2016, 8:29 PM 10,810 Views 21 Comments

The cigarettes were in five pallets which were consigned as ‘catering equipment’.

# top-dog - Thursday 25 August, 2016

Ronaldo beats Bale and Griezmann to Best Player in Europe award
# Top Dog
From The42
# Top Dog

Ronaldo beats Bale and Griezmann to Best Player in Europe award

Aug 25th 2016, 7:25 PM 7,988 Views 13 Comments

Lionel Messi was well down the pecking order by his standards, in fifth.

# top-dog - Tuesday 10 May, 2016

The next leader of Labour - ranked from most to least likely
# The New Boss
# The New Boss

The next leader of Labour - ranked from most to least likely

May 10th 2016, 8:35 PM 41,984 Views 102 Comments

Joan is stepping down, so who’s in the mix to replace her? We rank the contenders…

# top-dog - Saturday 23 April, 2016

Nicholls claims trainers' title as Mullins left to rue three second-place finishes
# Falling Just Short
From The42
# Falling Just Short

Nicholls claims trainers' title as Mullins left to rue three second-place finishes

Apr 23rd 2016, 5:09 PM 4,412 Views 5 Comments

The County Carlow handler will have to wait at least another 12 months to claim a first crown across the Irish Sea.

# top-dog - Tuesday 8 December, 2015

'Conor has been impressive but Jose is a different animal entirely'
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From The42
# Top Dog

'Conor has been impressive but Jose is a different animal entirely'

Dec 8th 2015, 7:00 AM 10,590 Views 10 Comments

UFC lightweight Ross Pearson explains that Conor McGregor has never experienced anything like what he’ll face on Saturday.

# top-dog - Sunday 6 September, 2015

Dana White disagrees with Aldo's rank as the UFC's pound-for-pound best
# Top Dog
From The42
# Top Dog

Dana White disagrees with Aldo's rank as the UFC's pound-for-pound best

Sep 6th 2015, 1:24 PM 10,919 Views 5 Comments

Do you agree with the UFC president?

# top-dog - Tuesday 26 May, 2015

How many of the world’s top 10 most popular beers have you tried?
# Just Brew It
From The Daily Edge
# Just Brew It

How many of the world’s top 10 most popular beers have you tried?

May 26th 2015, 3:48 PM 7,857 Views 4 Comments

We’ve never even heard of number one.

# top-dog - Friday 1 May, 2015

15 reasons why you'll never be as cool as Cathal Pendred's dog
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From The42
# Top Dog

15 reasons why you'll never be as cool as Cathal Pendred's dog

May 1st 2015, 6:03 PM 6,332 Views 9 Comments

Ringo’s a star.

# top-dog - Friday 14 November, 2014

The head of the new policing authority has been picked - but not everyone is happy
# Appointments
# Appointments

The head of the new policing authority has been picked - but not everyone is happy

Nov 14th 2014, 8:27 AM 17,080 Views 52 Comments

The Irish Council for Civil Liberties are unhappy about the process used.

# top-dog - Thursday 6 November, 2014

Could you be the new Editor of the Irish Independent?
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# Top Dog

Could you be the new Editor of the Irish Independent?

Nov 6th 2014, 11:04 AM 5,897 Views 52 Comments

The national publication is recruiting.

# top-dog - Friday 21 March, 2014

Mike Brown edges out Brian O'Driscoll for 6 Nations best player award
# Outstanding
From The42
# Outstanding

Mike Brown edges out Brian O'Driscoll for 6 Nations best player award

Mar 21st 2014, 2:41 PM 8,189 Views 24 Comments

The Harlequins fullback was simply unstoppable for the duration of the tournament.

# top-dog - Wednesday 8 January, 2014

Noonan named as Europe's Finance Minister of the Year by 'The Banker'
# Top Dog
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Noonan named as Europe's Finance Minister of the Year by 'The Banker'

Jan 8th 2014, 3:16 PM 11,534 Views 133 Comments

The Financial Times’ magazine said that Noonan was awarded the accolade because of his “extraordinary progress” since taking the job in 2011.

# top-dog - Tuesday 17 September, 2013

Ronaldo completes hat-trick with this rocket as Real cruise against Gala
# Top Dog
From The42
# Top Dog

Ronaldo completes hat-trick with this rocket as Real cruise against Gala

Sep 17th 2013, 10:24 PM 3,490 Views 3 Comments

This one goes out to you, Gareth.

# top-dog - Monday 28 January, 2013

Puppy Bowl is an actual real thing which 10 million people watch
# Puppy Bowl
From The Daily Edge
# Puppy Bowl

Puppy Bowl is an actual real thing which 10 million people watch

Jan 28th 2013, 3:18 PM 2,186 Views 0 Comments

Complete with a kitty half-time show and cheerleading hedgehogs.

# top-dog - Monday 5 November, 2012

Federer hails Djokovic as 'real' number one
# Top Dog
From The42
# Top Dog

Federer hails Djokovic as 'real' number one

Nov 5th 2012, 11:19 AM 565 Views 0 Comments

“It is going to be Novak. I do not think there should be any debate around about that.”

# top-dog - Sunday 16 September, 2012

Hero's welcome: Murray given rousing reception in Dunblane
# Top Dog
From The42
# Top Dog

Hero's welcome: Murray given rousing reception in Dunblane

Sep 16th 2012, 4:56 PM 682 Views 0 Comments

The Olympic and US Open champion brought thousands to the streets of the Scottish town.

# top-dog - Monday 2 April, 2012

Familiar territory: BOD comfortable with favourites' tag ahead of Blues battle
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From The42
# Top Dog

Familiar territory: BOD comfortable with favourites' tag ahead of Blues battle

Apr 2nd 2012, 3:28 PM 380 Views 0 Comments

Brian O’Driscoll got 80 minutes under his belt at Thomond Park and it’s full steam ahead to Heineken Cup action.