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# Historic

This year
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Sligo hit last three points to edge out Galway in thriller and retain U20 Connacht crown
This is the first time Sligo have ever retained a Connacht title in any grade.
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Novak Djokovic equals Rafael Nadal's Grand Slam record with 10th Australian Open title
The Serbian, who also becomes world number one, defeated Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-3 7-6 (4) 7-6 (5).
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Humiliation for Jim Goodwin's Aberdeen as sixth-tier Darvel produce stunning upset
Pressure had piled on the Waterford native after the 5-0 defeat by Hearts and it will be difficult to survive this calamity.
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Ireland's World Cup opener to be moved to 83,500-seat Accor Stadium - report
The Sydney Morning Herald say that Fifa president Gianni Infantino is a strong supporter of the move.
Last year
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FAI to introduce professional contracts for players in Women's National League
The professional contracts will be introduced from 1 December, 2022.
# China
Xi Jinping secures historic third term as China's leader
The Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party elected Xi as its general secretary for another five-year term.
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All-Ireland ladies club football finals to be played at Croke Park for the first time
This year’s fixture dates have been announced by the LGFA today.
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US private equity firm secures multi-million dollar stake in New Zealand Rugby
New Zealand Rugby overwhelmingly endorsed the contentious deal after years of wrangling.
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'The fact that it's happening is a miracle' - Kenny says Ireland's Nations League games with Ukraine will be remembered in 50 years
Ireland face Ukraine in Dublin and then in the the Polish city of Lodz next month.
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Blackpool forward Jake Daniels comes out as gay
The 17-year-old player told his story in an interview with Sky Sports.
# Development
Ireland Women set for their first-ever summer tour in Japan
Head coach Greg McWilliams feels the tour will be crucial in developing Ireland’s players.
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Naas hold off four-time winners St Brendan's in thriller to win first Hogan Cup for Kildare
Kevin Cummins hit 2-5 for the winners in a man-of-the-match display.
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Mane converts winning spot-kick as Senegal win first AFCON after penalties
Sadio Mane had previously missed a penalty in the first half of normal time before later sealing the winner against Egypt.
# agonising
Ireland Women's Sevens side narrowly lose World Series final to Australia
The Irish side picked up silver medals after a historic performance in Seville.
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14-year-old signs age-record MLS deal
Axel Kei has become the youngest player to sign a US team sport contract.
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Sligo overcome Leitrim in first-ever senior county GAA game played indoors
It was a momentous occasion in the splendid €3.1 million NUIG Connacht GAA Air Dome.
All time
# Ocean Colour Scene
'An absolutely phenomenal reaction' - the story behind Ireland's unique blue jerseys
Jonathan Courtenay, who designed the kit, says it’s possible that Ireland could continue wearing blue in the future.
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Croke Park to host All-Ireland camogie championship semi-finals for first time
The games will take place on Sunday, 29 August.
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Andy Balbirnie hits ton as Ireland claim first ever ODI victory over South Africa
Captain Balbirnie came to the fore with 102 as Ireland sensationally won the first entry in a three-match series.
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New Zealand weightlifter set to be first transgender athlete to compete at Olympics
Laurel Hubbard is on the verge of reaching the Tokyo Olympics under coronavirus-enforced new qualifying rules.
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Finn Harps claim first ever league win at Brandywell Stadium after Foley strikes late
It was the striker’s fifth goal of the season as Harps consolidated fourth spot in the table.
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Everton secure first win over Liverpool at Anfield in 21st century
A third-minute Richarlison strike and a late Gylfi Sigurðsson penalty helped earn the Toffees a rare victory.
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How a GAA broadcasting legend found himself commentating on JFK's funeral
Michael O’Hehir described it as the toughest broadcast of his career.
# Historic
Jaguars to play two NFL 'home' games at Wembley in 2020
It’s the first time in history an NFL team will play two home games in the same season outside the US.
# Boost
Celtic take historic top spot in Europa League to make knockout stage that bit smoother
Goals from Lewis Morgan, Ryan Christie and Mikey Johnston secured a 3-1 win as Hoops top their European group for the first time.
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Norwich City star hits brace to fire Finland to Euro 2020 and first major tournament finals
Teemu Pukki helped his side to a 3-0 win over Liechtenstein.
# Historic
Japan's emperor formally steps down in country's first abdication for 200 years
His son Naruhito is now preparing to take the Chrysanthemum Throne.
Ireland's Becky Lynch set for historic Wrestlemania match
The Limerick-born athlete will compete in the first-ever women’s main event on the biggest day in the wrestling calendar.
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11-time All-Ireland champions Cork set for first ever competitive outing in Páirc Uí Chaoimh
Ephie Fitzgerald’s side will play two National League games at the main county grounds as part of double-header fixtures.
# Meeting
'The world will see a major change': Trump and Kim hail summit as historic breakthrough
The first-ever summit between sitting leaders of the two Cold War foes went “better than anybody could have expected”, Trump said.
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Froome on the brink of historic Giro triumph after defending pink jersey during 20th stage
Chris Froome could become just the third man in history to hold all three Grand Tour titles concurrently.
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Celtic lift Scottish Cup to complete historic double treble
Brendan Rodgers’ side made history today.
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DIT progress to Fitzgibbon Cup semi-finals for the first time after late rally shocks UCD
Westmeath’s Niall O’Brien led the way for DIT.
# Drama
Goalkeeper scores 95th minute equaliser to give Benevento first ever point in Serie A
The club had lost all 14 games in their debut season in Serie A, but on Sunday earned a dramatic first point in stoppage time.
# Historic
David Collins leads Liam Mellows to their first Galway hurling final since 1970
In the other semi-final, Gort and Craughwell will go to a replay.
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Huddersfield stun Mourinho with historic win as United suffer first defeat of the season
First half goals from Aaron Mooy and Laurent Depoitre were enough to record a historic win for David Wagner’s side.
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Brighton score first away win in the top flight since 1983 as pressure mounts on Bilic
Glenn Murray and Jose Izquierdo were both on target for Brighton against West Ham.
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Inspirational Cora Staunton brings Mayo back to an All-Ireland final with victory over champions Cork
Mayo hung on to book their place in the All-Ireland decider against Dublin.
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'As a female referee I'll be under special scrutiny' - History to be made in the Bundesliga
Bibiana Steinhaus will become the first female referee to officiate in one of Europe’s top leagues.
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Rumours of the Lions' future demise proven to be very premature
This was a huge game for the touring side, whose future had been strongly questioned.