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# UNSUNG HERO

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# UNSUNG HERO
‘I wouldn't say I'm a world class operator but I never played a bad game for Ireland’
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.
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The man who discovered Joe Schmidt, got a bollocking off Cheika and transformed Leinster
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
'We don't really fear anyone' - The Irishman aiming to topple Manchester City
Mark O’Brien captained his side to a memorable win over Middlesbrough on Tuesday and set up a clash with Man City.
# Double Take
Double Take: The little-known Dublin plaque to an unsung hero of the Famine
Ever heard of Pawel Edmund Strzelecki?
# UNSUNG HERO
'Glenn doesn't get the credit he deserves. You don't play in the PL for 10 years without being very good'
Conor Hourihane feels his Aston Villa and Ireland team-mate is underappreciated.
# UNSUNG HERO
'I'd given everything to Cork, but there's always that tinge - that little bit of regret'
The current Republic of Ireland U-17 boss on a potential porn career, leaving GAA behind, the Rebel Army and regrets.
# UNSUNG HERO
The story of a Ballyfermot man who makes curries for homeless people in Dublin has blown up on Reddit
Brian is a volunteer with A Lending Hand and his story is taking over the internet.
# UNSUNG HERO
Ex-Liverpool legend grabs hat-trick to lead Feyenoord to first Dutch title in 18 years
Dirk Kuyt’s heroics ensured a first championship for the club since 1999.
# UNSUNG HERO
Unheralded South Korean golfer stealing the show among elite company in Houston
Sung Kang is playing the golf of his life with a spot at the US Masters up for grabs.
# Analysis
Tottenham's squad depth issues, Chelsea's unsung hero and more Premier League talking points
Plus, Burnley maintain their incredible home record thanks to Joey Barton’s winner.
# UNSUNG HERO
Defiant in the face of defeat: Seery reaffirms status as exemplary ambassador for Irish sport
The 36-year-old’s popularity continues to grow in spite of yesterday afternoon’s result in Rotterdam.
# UNSUNG HERO
It’s been a long journey from a shed in Galway to the MGM Grand for Neil Seery
“This is one of those things I never thought I’d experience.”
# UNSUNG HERO
Embrace your inner Whelo - Why Glenn Whelan's a better role model than Paulie and Shefflin
TV3′s Tommy Martin finds unlikely heroism in one of the Ireland squad’s less celebrated members.
# twelve
Unsung hero Gordon D'Arcy the man who made Ireland's backline tick
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.
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'I don’t think I’ve ever seen him have a bad training session never mind a bad game'
Robbie Brady believes club mate Stephen Quinn often doesn’t get the recognition he deserves.
# UNSUNG HERO
Lack of international caps Coughlan's driving force for France switch
Former Munster teammate David Wallace has paid tribute to the Pau-bound forward.
# Stalwart
James Coughlan secures early release from Munster contract
The 33-year-old No. 8 will leave the province this summer, with Pau in France his presumed destination.
# UNSUNG HERO
Ji-Sung Park, the man who tamed Pirlo, retires at 33
South Korean enjoyed an illustrious seven-year spell at Manchester United