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# Triumph over adversity

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2022
# Triumph over adversity
'I know in the back of my mind I was good enough, and I am good enough'
Meath goalkeeper Monica McGuirk reflects on her soccer career, and explains why her All-Irelands and All-Stars hold that extra bit of significance.
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# Triumph over adversity
'I'd try to brush my hair and burst into tears because I couldn’t do anything'
Team Ireland track cyclist Shannon McCurley’s Road to Tokyo hasn’t exactly been straightforward.
# rise from the rubble
'We've lost our home and they've lost their homes... but it's a terror what 12 months does'
A little over a year on from sinkhole devastation and relegation, Magheracloone were crowned Ulster champions last weekend.
# battling on
'I wasn't fit to lift a pen... I take four tablets in the morning and six in the evening now'
Fermanagh goalkeeper Roisin Gleeson was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis five years ago.
# back from the brink
'When I was on the trolley in Vincent's, I definitely didn't think I'd play again'
It’s been a long, hard road for Ireland star Alison Miller – but she’s delighted to be back in the green jersey.
# Triumph over adversity
'I wanted to give up. I made the phone call - 'I can’t do it' - but they all rallied around me'
Cork’s 2017 All-Ireland final hero Julia White has come through a lot to get to where she is today.
# back from the brink
'I hit a low point. It’s mad looking back, I still find it hard to believe I have an All-Star'
Galway defender Rebecca Hennelly shares her remarkable story of triumph over adversity.
# long road back to croker
'I've been watching from the sidelines for the past two years, wishing I was out there'
Rachel Ruddy shares her story of triumph over adversity as Dublin aim to cross the line after three years of hurt in Sunday’s All-Ireland final.
# Triumph over adversity
'I'm a 27-year-old Olympian funded by my parents, riding a moped to training like a teenager'
Gymnast Kieran Behan admits justifying his existence is becoming increasingly difficult but he remains determined to overcome obstacles to inspire others.
# Triumph over adversity
Crolla becomes world champion less than a year after brutal assault left him with a fractured skull
A beautiful body-shot KO secured the win.