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#World Class

# world-class - Friday 11 December, 2020

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

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

Dec 11th 2020, 6:30 AM 7,120 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 49,344 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
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Judd Trump makes snooker history

Mar 15th 2020, 11:22 PM 19,473 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
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# World Class

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

Jan 27th 2020, 9:51 AM 9,506 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
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# World Class

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

Jan 9th 2020, 4:53 PM 14,461 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
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# World Class

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

Dec 26th 2019, 7:09 PM 8,825 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
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# World Class

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

Dec 2nd 2019, 8:11 PM 11,415 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
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# World Class

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

Nov 27th 2019, 7:30 AM 9,003 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
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# World Class

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

Oct 30th 2019, 10:53 PM 11,752 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
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# World Class

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

Oct 23rd 2019, 11:50 AM 4,445 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
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# World Class

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

Oct 15th 2019, 11:38 AM 1,845 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 24,629 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
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# World Class

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

Jul 11th 2019, 12:01 AM 6,560 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 12,552 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
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# World Class

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

May 21st 2019, 1:29 PM 5,333 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
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# World Class

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

May 21st 2019, 11:49 AM 4,177 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
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# World Class

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

Apr 28th 2019, 5:36 PM 4,439 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
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# World Class

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

Apr 16th 2019, 8:29 PM 8,140 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
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# World Class

'Ronaldo showed that he is on a different level'

Apr 11th 2019, 12:37 AM 9,911 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
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# World Class

'Eden Hazard is too good for this Chelsea team'

Jan 9th 2019, 6:22 PM 6,888 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
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# Top Men

The42’s finest international XV of 2018

Dec 23rd 2018, 12:00 PM 25,739 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
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# World Class

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

Nov 19th 2018, 11:45 AM 9,106 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
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# World Class

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

Oct 24th 2018, 9:54 PM 22,518 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
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# Whistleblowers

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

Oct 7th 2018, 7:00 AM 14,328 Views 54 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
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# World Class

Team Ireland win eventing silver medal at World Equestrian Games

Sep 17th 2018, 6:55 PM 13,631 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
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Eden Hazard 'maybe' the best in Europe

Sep 16th 2018, 12:28 AM 5,964 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
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# World Class

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

Jul 7th 2018, 10:44 PM 14,485 Views 10 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
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Messi and Rojo magic helps nervy Argentina reach World Cup last 16

Jun 26th 2018, 8:53 PM 25,071 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
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Bale brilliance the difference as Real Madrid beat Liverpool in Champions League final

May 26th 2018, 9:38 PM 40,644 Views 155 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
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# World Class

Serial winner Ronaldo breaks Champions League victory record

Apr 25th 2018, 11:33 PM 7,014 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
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# World Class

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

Apr 24th 2018, 8:40 PM 10,972 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
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# World Class

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

Apr 9th 2018, 4:42 PM 5,327 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
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# World Class

Shay Given backs Man City star to dominate for a decade

Apr 4th 2018, 6:00 AM 8,337 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
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# World Class

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

Apr 2nd 2018, 12:56 PM 7,114 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
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Argentina Messi's team not mine, admits coach

Mar 22nd 2018, 11:59 PM 8,152 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.

# world-class - Wednesday 28 February, 2018

Gary Neville claims Man United only have one world-class player
# Top Notch
From The42
# Top Notch

Gary Neville claims Man United only have one world-class player

Feb 28th 2018, 12:32 PM 10,832 Views 36 Comments

David de Gea has bailed out Jose Mourinho’s side regularly again this season.

# world-class - Tuesday 20 February, 2018

Lionel Messi finally scores against Chelsea as Barcelona claim vital away goal
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# World Class

Lionel Messi finally scores against Chelsea as Barcelona claim vital away goal

Feb 20th 2018, 9:38 PM 21,638 Views 46 Comments

Willian’s powerful strike from the edge of the area gave the London club a second-half lead.

# world-class - Monday 19 February, 2018

'Tadhg is probably one of the best buys the club has ever had'
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'Tadhg is probably one of the best buys the club has ever had'

Feb 19th 2018, 2:42 PM 14,230 Views 24 Comments

Scarlets head coach Wayne Pivac was full of praise for Tadhg Beirne after another big performance at the RDS on Saturday.

Ireland to send team of four to next month's World Indoor Championships
# Birmingham Bound
From The42
# Birmingham Bound

Ireland to send team of four to next month's World Indoor Championships

Feb 19th 2018, 2:02 PM 4,001 Views 3 Comments

The in-form Phil Healy and Olympian Ciara Mageean are both on the all-women Team Ireland.

# world-class - Tuesday 19 September, 2017

Watch: Majestic Messi leads Barca romp with four goals
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Watch: Majestic Messi leads Barca romp with four goals

Sep 19th 2017, 11:14 PM 7,778 Views 4 Comments

Barcelona blew Eibar away at Camp Nou on Tuesday, as the brilliant Argentine superstar again took centre-stage.

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