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#World Class

# world-class - Friday 9 September, 2022

'They had me in a Munster jersey and a red scrum cap in Killarney!'
# Next Level
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# Next Level

'They had me in a Munster jersey and a red scrum cap in Killarney!'

Sep 9th 2022, 7:35 AM 28,675 Views 5 Comments

After a summer of good times, Josh van der Flier is out to keep up his scintillating form.

# world-class - Sunday 12 June, 2022

'If I really want to become a world-class striker and a top player, it’s got to start now'
# Great Expectations
From The42
# Great Expectations

'If I really want to become a world-class striker and a top player, it’s got to start now'

Jun 12th 2022, 12:36 AM 13,164 Views 3 Comments

Michael Obafemi produced an influential display in Ireland’s win over Scotland.

# world-class - Sunday 26 December, 2021

Why Ireland's Tadhg Furlong is the best tighthead prop in the world
# The42 Reads
From The42
# The42 Reads

Why Ireland's Tadhg Furlong is the best tighthead prop in the world

Dec 26th 2021, 8:00 AM 28,088 Views 12 Comments

The Wexford man finished a strong 2021 with outstanding performances for Ireland in November.

# world-class - Monday 11 October, 2021

Arsenal boss hails 'versatile' McCabe after another top performance and stunning goal
# World Class
From The42
# World Class

Arsenal boss hails 'versatile' McCabe after another top performance and stunning goal

Oct 11th 2021, 1:38 PM 2,150 Views 2 Comments

The Ireland captain was Sky Sports’ Player of the Match yesterday, scoring her third goal in as many league games.

# world-class - Sunday 19 September, 2021

'She is outrageous' - coach Griggs sings praises of Ireland's teenage star, Parsons
# World Class
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# World Class

'She is outrageous' - coach Griggs sings praises of Ireland's teenage star, Parsons

Sep 19th 2021, 5:54 PM 10,376 Views 4 Comments

The Ireland winger scored one try and made another as Ireland beat Italy today to keep their World Cup hopes alive.

# world-class - Friday 11 December, 2020

Munster will look to impact of 'world-class' centre De Allende in Europe
# Difference
From The42
# Difference

Munster will look to impact of 'world-class' centre De Allende in Europe

Dec 11th 2020, 6:30 AM 7,173 Views 2 Comments

The Springboks midfielder has settled into life in Limerick very well.

# world-class - Saturday 8 August, 2020

Lionel Messi brilliance helps Barcelona into Champions League last 8
# Genius
From The42
# Genius

Lionel Messi brilliance helps Barcelona into Champions League last 8

Aug 8th 2020, 10:01 PM 49,388 Views 31 Comments

The Argentine international scored and won a penalty, to set up a mouth-watering tie with German champions Bayern Munich on Friday.

# world-class - Sunday 15 March, 2020

Judd Trump makes snooker history
# World Class
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# World Class

Judd Trump makes snooker history

Mar 15th 2020, 11:22 PM 19,534 Views 7 Comments

The Englishman landed a sixth snooker ranking title in the 2019-20, setting a new record.

# world-class - Monday 27 January, 2020

Pat Lam's Bristol announce signing of England and Lions prop Sinckler
# World Class
From The42
# World Class

Pat Lam's Bristol announce signing of England and Lions prop Sinckler

Jan 27th 2020, 9:51 AM 9,552 Views 17 Comments

The 26-year-old will make the move from Harlequins this summer.

# world-class - Thursday 9 January, 2020

Never mind the Champions Cup, Leinster could win the Six Nations
# World Class
From The42
# World Class

Never mind the Champions Cup, Leinster could win the Six Nations

Jan 9th 2020, 4:53 PM 14,530 Views 29 Comments

Alan Quinlan believes Leinster are good enough to beat top international teams.

# world-class - Thursday 26 December, 2019

Overtaking Pele, reaching a Barcelona milestone and the records that Messi could break in 2020
# World Class
From The42
# World Class

Overtaking Pele, reaching a Barcelona milestone and the records that Messi could break in 2020

Dec 26th 2019, 7:09 PM 8,836 Views 2 Comments

After a hugely successful 2019, the Argentina forward is well on his way to achieving several more personal milestones.

# world-class - Monday 2 December, 2019

US star Megan Rapinoe rewarded for stellar year with Ballon d'Or
# World Class
From The42
# World Class

US star Megan Rapinoe rewarded for stellar year with Ballon d'Or

Dec 2nd 2019, 8:11 PM 11,487 Views 20 Comments

The 34-year-old midfielder was a key figure in the World Cup this summer.

# world-class - Wednesday 27 November, 2019

'There's a very strong case for her as the greatest Irish sportsperson ever'
# World Class
From The42
# World Class

'There's a very strong case for her as the greatest Irish sportsperson ever'

Nov 27th 2019, 7:30 AM 9,132 Views 11 Comments

Sports historian and fellow former athlete Pierce O’Callaghan reflects on Sonia O’Sullivan’s legacy.

# world-class - Wednesday 30 October, 2019

Ramos joins Messi in exclusive La Liga goalscoring club as Real Madrid prevail
# World Class
From The42
# World Class

Ramos joins Messi in exclusive La Liga goalscoring club as Real Madrid prevail

Oct 30th 2019, 10:53 PM 11,974 Views 7 Comments

The 33-year-old scored a penalty against Leganes to maintain an impressive run.

# world-class - Wednesday 23 October, 2019

Raheem Sterling is 'in the top five players in the world now'
# World Class
From The42
# World Class

Raheem Sterling is 'in the top five players in the world now'

Oct 23rd 2019, 11:50 AM 4,472 Views 20 Comments

Rio Ferdinand heaped praise on the English winger after his latest performance.

# world-class - Tuesday 15 October, 2019

Back-to-back champion Sanita Puspure one of five Irish up for prestigious World Rowing Awards
# World Class
From The42
# World Class

Back-to-back champion Sanita Puspure one of five Irish up for prestigious World Rowing Awards

Oct 15th 2019, 11:38 AM 1,922 Views 1 Comment

New crew of Paul O’Donovan and Fintan McCarthy and fellow Corkman Ronan Byrne are also nominated.

# world-class - Wednesday 28 August, 2019

'The returns are huge if we can do this': The need for a world-class public transport system in Ireland
# Ireland 2029
# Ireland 2029

'The returns are huge if we can do this': The need for a world-class public transport system in Ireland

Aug 28th 2019, 8:30 PM 24,732 Views 43 Comments

What needs to happen in Ireland to drastically improve our public transport?

# world-class - Thursday 11 July, 2019

McKenna brothers add renowned former world trainer of the year to coaching team
# World Class
From The42
# World Class

McKenna brothers add renowned former world trainer of the year to coaching team

Jul 11th 2019, 12:01 AM 6,624 Views 1 Comment

The Smithborough youngsters will now work with Robert Garcia.

# world-class - Wednesday 26 June, 2019

Ireland's sevens teams move into new IRFU high-performance facility
# Sports Campus
From The42
# Sports Campus

Ireland's sevens teams move into new IRFU high-performance facility

Jun 26th 2019, 4:59 PM 13,132 Views 6 Comments

The new multi-million Euro training centre features three outdoor pitches as well as a three-quarter length indoor pitch.

# world-class - Tuesday 21 May, 2019

Football Writers' Player of the Year leaves Man City to join Champions League winners Lyon
# World Class
From The42
# World Class

Football Writers' Player of the Year leaves Man City to join Champions League winners Lyon

May 21st 2019, 1:29 PM 5,382 Views 3 Comments

25-year-old England forward Nikita Parris has moved to the French giants on a free transfer.

Ireland return to London 7s with eye on upcoming Olympic qualifier
# World Class
From The42
# World Class

Ireland return to London 7s with eye on upcoming Olympic qualifier

May 21st 2019, 11:49 AM 4,211 Views 4 Comments

Uncapped Lansdowne flyer Peter Sullivan and Kerry man Jack Daly will hope to win their first international Sevens caps in Twickenham.

# world-class - Sunday 28 April, 2019

Arsenal boss hails Irish 'gems' McCabe and Quinn as Gunners end title drought
# World Class
From The42
# World Class

Arsenal boss hails Irish 'gems' McCabe and Quinn as Gunners end title drought

Apr 28th 2019, 5:36 PM 4,488 Views 0 Comments

Arsenal manager Joe Montemurro described the Republic of Ireland duo as ‘incredible players’ as they starred in a title-clinching win.

# world-class - Tuesday 16 April, 2019

All the goals from tonight's Barca-Man United clash
# World Class
From The42
# World Class

All the goals from tonight's Barca-Man United clash

Apr 16th 2019, 8:29 PM 8,173 Views 18 Comments

The Catalan side ultimately secured a place in the semi-finals.

# world-class - Thursday 11 April, 2019

'Ronaldo showed that he is on a different level'
# World Class
From The42
# World Class

'Ronaldo showed that he is on a different level'

Apr 11th 2019, 12:37 AM 9,940 Views 1 Comment

Massimiliano Allegri was impressed with his star man’s showing against Ajax.

# world-class - Wednesday 9 January, 2019

'Eden Hazard is too good for this Chelsea team'
# World Class
From The42
# World Class

'Eden Hazard is too good for this Chelsea team'

Jan 9th 2019, 6:22 PM 6,922 Views 26 Comments

BBC pundit Jermaine Jenas believes the Blues star has outgrown his team-mates.

# world-class - Sunday 23 December, 2018

The42’s finest international XV of 2018
# Top Men
From The42
# Top Men

The42’s finest international XV of 2018

Dec 23rd 2018, 12:00 PM 25,778 Views 54 Comments

It’s been a hell of a year. Here’s who really stood out.

# world-class - Monday 19 November, 2018

'He's always there to carry, always there to tackle': James Ryan continues to soar
# World Class
From The42
# World Class

'He's always there to carry, always there to tackle': James Ryan continues to soar

Nov 19th 2018, 11:45 AM 9,149 Views 14 Comments

Rory Best and Devin Toner are no longer surprised by what the 22-year-old produces on the big stage.

# world-class - Wednesday 24 October, 2018

50 goals in 65 games for Salah as Liverpool win to top Champions League group
# World Class
From The42
# World Class

50 goals in 65 games for Salah as Liverpool win to top Champions League group

Oct 24th 2018, 9:54 PM 22,574 Views 16 Comments

Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino were also on target for the Reds.

# world-class - Sunday 7 October, 2018

How the Pro14 is aiming to bring about 'world-class' refereeing
# Whistleblowers
From The42
# Whistleblowers

How the Pro14 is aiming to bring about 'world-class' refereeing

Oct 7th 2018, 7:00 AM 14,373 Views 48 Comments

Greg Garner, the Pro14′s elite referee manager, explains their five-year plan.

# world-class - Monday 17 September, 2018

Team Ireland win eventing silver medal at World Equestrian Games
# World Class
From The42
# World Class

Team Ireland win eventing silver medal at World Equestrian Games

Sep 17th 2018, 6:55 PM 13,663 Views 9 Comments

Sally Corscadden’s team claim their first world championship medal and with it a place at the 2020 Olympic Games.

# world-class - Sunday 16 September, 2018

Eden Hazard 'maybe' the best in Europe
# World Class
From The42
# World Class

Eden Hazard 'maybe' the best in Europe

Sep 16th 2018, 12:28 AM 6,059 Views 4 Comments

An exceptional start to the campaign has led Maurizio Sarri to change his mind as to Eden Hazard’s ranking among Europe’s best players.

# world-class - Saturday 7 July, 2018

Masterful Modric continues to show why he's one of the best players of his generation
# World Class
From The42
# World Class

Masterful Modric continues to show why he's one of the best players of his generation

Jul 7th 2018, 10:44 PM 14,496 Views 11 Comments

The Real Madrid and Croatia star was the best player on the pitch in his side’s World Cup quarter-final tonight.

# world-class - Tuesday 26 June, 2018

Messi and Rojo magic helps nervy Argentina reach World Cup last 16
# World Class
From The42
# World Class

Messi and Rojo magic helps nervy Argentina reach World Cup last 16

Jun 26th 2018, 8:53 PM 25,105 Views 48 Comments

The Barcelona star scored a brilliant goal tonight.

# world-class - Saturday 26 May, 2018

Bale brilliance the difference as Real Madrid beat Liverpool in Champions League final
# World Class
From The42
# World Class

Bale brilliance the difference as Real Madrid beat Liverpool in Champions League final

May 26th 2018, 9:38 PM 40,689 Views 186 Comments

Loris Karius had a night to forget in goals for Liverpool.

# world-class - Wednesday 25 April, 2018

Serial winner Ronaldo breaks Champions League victory record
# World Class
From The42
# World Class

Serial winner Ronaldo breaks Champions League victory record

Apr 25th 2018, 11:33 PM 7,035 Views 6 Comments

The Portuguese star won his 96th game in Europe’s premier club competition, passing a Madrid legend in the process

# world-class - Tuesday 24 April, 2018

Here are all the goals from tonight's Liverpool-Roma game
# World Class
From The42
# World Class

Here are all the goals from tonight's Liverpool-Roma game

Apr 24th 2018, 8:40 PM 10,992 Views 11 Comments

Mo Salah scored two and assisted two.

# world-class - Monday 9 April, 2018

Irrepressible Salah wins PFA Player of the Month award for 4th time this season
# World Class
From The42
# World Class

Irrepressible Salah wins PFA Player of the Month award for 4th time this season

Apr 9th 2018, 4:42 PM 5,359 Views 9 Comments

The 25-year-old put in a series of outstanding performances and has been rewarded for the effort.

# world-class - Wednesday 4 April, 2018

Shay Given backs Man City star to dominate for a decade
# World Class
From The42
# World Class

Shay Given backs Man City star to dominate for a decade

Apr 4th 2018, 6:00 AM 8,373 Views 8 Comments

The Irishman has been impressed with Brazilian goalkeeper Ederson.

# world-class - Monday 2 April, 2018

Pep Guardiola: 'Salah, Mane, Firmino are almost unstoppable... They are an extraordinary team'
# World Class
From The42
# World Class

Pep Guardiola: 'Salah, Mane, Firmino are almost unstoppable... They are an extraordinary team'

Apr 2nd 2018, 12:56 PM 7,135 Views 16 Comments

The Man City boss has heaped praise on Liverpool ahead of the side’s Champions League clash.

# world-class - Thursday 22 March, 2018

Argentina Messi's team not mine, admits coach
# World Class
From The42
# World Class

Argentina Messi's team not mine, admits coach

Mar 22nd 2018, 11:59 PM 8,191 Views 3 Comments

Jorge Sampaoli accepted on Thursday the two-time world champions’ chances at the World Cup in Russia will depend on the superstar’s influence.

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