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#UNSUNG HERO

# unsung-hero - Saturday 25 June, 2022

‘I wouldn't say I'm a world class operator but I never played a bad game for Ireland’
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From The42
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‘I wouldn't say I'm a world class operator but I never played a bad game for Ireland’

Jun 25th 2022, 8:00 AM 64,787 Views 24 Comments

Rated highly by Joe Schmidt, John Ryan was a consistent force for Munster for over a decade. The last thing he expected was to be on the look-out for a new club.

# unsung-hero - Saturday 4 December, 2021

The man who discovered Joe Schmidt, got a bollocking off Cheika and transformed Leinster
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From The42
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The man who discovered Joe Schmidt, got a bollocking off Cheika and transformed Leinster

Dec 4th 2021, 8:00 AM 38,259 Views 9 Comments

Mick Dawson reflects on his 20 years as Leinster’s chief executive and their journey from leaky portakabins to one of the biggest clubs in the world.

# unsung-hero - Wednesday 6 February, 2019

'We don't really fear anyone' - The Irishman aiming to topple Manchester City
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From The42
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'We don't really fear anyone' - The Irishman aiming to topple Manchester City

Feb 6th 2019, 9:10 PM 3,999 Views 7 Comments

Mark O’Brien captained his side to a memorable win over Middlesbrough on Tuesday and set up a clash with Man City.

# unsung-hero - Wednesday 10 January, 2018

Double Take: The little-known Dublin plaque to an unsung hero of the Famine
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Double Take: The little-known Dublin plaque to an unsung hero of the Famine

Jan 10th 2018, 3:43 PM 1,701 Views 0 Comments

Ever heard of Pawel Edmund Strzelecki?

# unsung-hero - Monday 28 August, 2017

'Glenn doesn't get the credit he deserves. You don't play in the PL for 10 years without being very good'
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From The42
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'Glenn doesn't get the credit he deserves. You don't play in the PL for 10 years without being very good'

Aug 28th 2017, 10:52 PM 8,062 Views 7 Comments

Conor Hourihane feels his Aston Villa and Ireland team-mate is underappreciated.

# unsung-hero - Sunday 23 July, 2017

'I'd given everything to Cork, but there's always that tinge - that little bit of regret'
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From The42
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'I'd given everything to Cork, but there's always that tinge - that little bit of regret'

Jul 23rd 2017, 10:27 PM 27,979 Views 14 Comments

The current Republic of Ireland U-17 boss on a potential porn career, leaving GAA behind, the Rebel Army and regrets.

# unsung-hero - Friday 21 July, 2017

The story of a Ballyfermot man who makes curries for homeless people in Dublin has blown up on Reddit
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From The Daily Edge
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The story of a Ballyfermot man who makes curries for homeless people in Dublin has blown up on Reddit

Jul 21st 2017, 9:03 AM 17,149 Views 7 Comments

Brian is a volunteer with A Lending Hand and his story is taking over the internet.

# unsung-hero - Sunday 14 May, 2017

Ex-Liverpool legend grabs hat-trick to lead Feyenoord to first Dutch title in 18 years
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From The42
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Ex-Liverpool legend grabs hat-trick to lead Feyenoord to first Dutch title in 18 years

May 14th 2017, 4:48 PM 9,904 Views 18 Comments

Dirk Kuyt’s heroics ensured a first championship for the club since 1999.

# unsung-hero - Friday 31 March, 2017

Unheralded South Korean golfer stealing the show among elite company in Houston
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From The42
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Unheralded South Korean golfer stealing the show among elite company in Houston

Mar 31st 2017, 6:34 PM 3,592 Views 0 Comments

Sung Kang is playing the golf of his life with a spot at the US Masters up for grabs.

# unsung-hero - Saturday 14 January, 2017

Tottenham's squad depth issues, Chelsea's unsung hero and more Premier League talking points
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From The42
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Tottenham's squad depth issues, Chelsea's unsung hero and more Premier League talking points

Jan 14th 2017, 8:34 PM 7,529 Views 5 Comments

Plus, Burnley maintain their incredible home record thanks to Joey Barton’s winner.

# unsung-hero - Monday 9 May, 2016

Defiant in the face of defeat: Seery reaffirms status as exemplary ambassador for Irish sport
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From The42
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Defiant in the face of defeat: Seery reaffirms status as exemplary ambassador for Irish sport

May 9th 2016, 9:30 PM 26,901 Views 10 Comments

The 36-year-old’s popularity continues to grow in spite of yesterday afternoon’s result in Rotterdam.

# unsung-hero - Monday 6 July, 2015

It’s been a long journey from a shed in Galway to the MGM Grand for Neil Seery
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From The42
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It’s been a long journey from a shed in Galway to the MGM Grand for Neil Seery

Jul 6th 2015, 9:00 PM 8,633 Views 2 Comments

“This is one of those things I never thought I’d experience.”

# unsung-hero - Saturday 28 March, 2015

Embrace your inner Whelo - Why Glenn Whelan's a better role model than Paulie and Shefflin
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From The42
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Embrace your inner Whelo - Why Glenn Whelan's a better role model than Paulie and Shefflin

Mar 28th 2015, 7:10 AM 6,862 Views 33 Comments

TV3′s Tommy Martin finds unlikely heroism in one of the Ireland squad’s less celebrated members.

# unsung-hero - Tuesday 10 March, 2015

Unsung hero Gordon D'Arcy the man who made Ireland's backline tick
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Unsung hero Gordon D'Arcy the man who made Ireland's backline tick

Mar 10th 2015, 10:49 AM 9,593 Views 14 Comments

Joe Schmidt foreshadowed the end of an era for centres of D’Arcy’s stature, but the 35-year-old will hopefully receive a fitting send-off.

# unsung-hero - Thursday 9 October, 2014

'I don’t think I’ve ever seen him have a bad training session never mind a bad game'
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From The42
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'I don’t think I’ve ever seen him have a bad training session never mind a bad game'

Oct 9th 2014, 4:05 PM 10,085 Views 4 Comments

Robbie Brady believes club mate Stephen Quinn often doesn’t get the recognition he deserves.

# unsung-hero - Friday 30 May, 2014

Lack of international caps Coughlan's driving force for France switch
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From The42
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Lack of international caps Coughlan's driving force for France switch

May 30th 2014, 3:10 PM 7,910 Views 9 Comments

Former Munster teammate David Wallace has paid tribute to the Pau-bound forward.

# unsung-hero - Tuesday 27 May, 2014

James Coughlan secures early release from Munster contract
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James Coughlan secures early release from Munster contract

May 27th 2014, 5:24 PM 13,184 Views 39 Comments

The 33-year-old No. 8 will leave the province this summer, with Pau in France his presumed destination.

# unsung-hero - Wednesday 14 May, 2014

Ji-Sung Park, the man who tamed Pirlo, retires at 33
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From The42
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Ji-Sung Park, the man who tamed Pirlo, retires at 33

May 14th 2014, 4:24 PM 11,983 Views 12 Comments

South Korean enjoyed an illustrious seven-year spell at Manchester United