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Sunday 18 February, 2018

'I think there's still a sense of ignorance in the UK towards the League of Ireland' BBM

'I think there's still a sense of ignorance in the UK towards the League of Ireland'

Having eased from the pitch to the dugout, Brian Barry-Murphy is preparing for the biggest day in Rochdale’s recent history.

Saturday 17 February, 2018

'Liam was extraordinary - one of the greatest talents that played for us in the last 20 years'

As a youngster at Celtic, the late Liam Miller was sent to Danish club FC Aarhus for a brief but memorable loan spell. They’ve never forgotten him.

Thursday 15 February, 2018

'Be prepared for the drop after the peak': the stark realities of being an Irish winter athlete

Conor Lyne was flag-bearer at the Sochi Olympics in 2014.

Sunday 11 February, 2018

'Cool Runnings was good aul' craic but you could make a far better film about the Irish story'

Ireland made their Winter Olympics debut in the bobsleigh event at Albertville in 1992.

Sunday 4 February, 2018

'It's a bit surreal, to say the least': The Limerick man trying to change football in Cambodia

Conor Nestor has landed his first professional coaching job – in the country’s capital of Phnom Penh.

Sunday 28 January, 2018

'Beautiful hotels, steak dinners - college athletes are treated better than a lot of pros'

Cork’s Jordan Blount has come a long way from the Parochial Hall and Neptune Stadium.

Saturday 27 January, 2018

'I feel like I've lived a couple of different lives': Dubliner John Carroll on his hoop dreams

Plying his trade with the University of Hartford since 2014, the 22-year-old is enjoying a fine season.

Friday 26 January, 2018

Years after his reality TV show setback, another FA Cup dream awaits Westmeath's Connor Smith

The midfielder has come a long way since Football’s Next Star.

Thursday 18 January, 2018

Northern Ireland's Michael O'Neill inches ever closer to taking Scotland job

Issues involving compensation are believed to have been sorted out.

Arsenal's big December signing influences pursuit of Mkhitaryan and Aubameyang

Sven Mislintat spent a decade at Borussia Dortmund before taking up a role as head of recruitment with Arsene Wenger’s side.

Ireland's women pay the penalty and suffer narrow loss in first of two games against Portugal

Missing a number of regulars, Colin Bell gave some youngsters their chance to impress.

'A shambles - nobody has thought about the players': Irish contingent caught up in US chaos

It’s a complicated mess with many layers.

Saturday 13 January, 2018

'She got away with absolute f**king murder!' The day Katie Taylor took on the boys of Ballyfermot Cherry Blossom This post contains videos

'She got away with absolute f**king murder!' The day Katie Taylor took on the boys of Ballyfermot

Though her excellence on the football field has been overshadowed by her boxing prowess, a recent viral video clip conjured special memories.

Friday 5 January, 2018

'I will never be banned for match-fixing': A riled Mourinho furiously hits back at Antonio Conte

The Chelsea boss served a four-month touchline suspension in 2012…but not for match-fixing.

As it happened: Liverpool v Everton, FA Cup

We were at Anfield to take in the latest instalment of the Merseyside derby.

New Order: Chinese clubs prominent in new financial 'firepower' list as old guard left behind

Manchester City lead the way as similar ownership structures are ensuring huge economic growth potential.

Rubber Legs: When Derby's cult hero Paulo Wanchope destroyed Man United Memory Lane This post contains videos

Rubber Legs: When Derby's cult hero Paulo Wanchope destroyed Man United

The Costa Rican was exuberant and irresistible as the Rams defied expectations under Jim Smith.

Monday 1 January, 2018

Here's what the Republic of Ireland's starting XI should be for their first game of 2018

With the squad in transition, some younger players should certainly get their chance to shine.

Open thread: What are you most looking forward to in the 2018 sporting year?

There’s so much on the horizon including a Winter Olympics, a World Cup and a Ryder Cup.

Sunday 31 December, 2017

'It can be a brutal game sometimes but you're still focused on getting to where you want to go'

After stints in charge of Sierra Leone and Rwanda, 32-year-old Johnny McKinstry is managing a club for the first time: in Lithuania.

Friday 29 December, 2017

Rumour mill: Three transfers that will get 2018 off to a great start

These players are in demand and could secure a move elsewhere in the coming weeks.

Thursday 28 December, 2017

We're the Gaffer: The42's best Irish XI of 2017

2017 proved particularly kind to this collection of players.

Wednesday 27 December, 2017

'Not everybody sees the path you want to go but you've got to stick with what you feel is right'

Drew Keeshan on leaving a farm in Tipperary, the move to the US and his life as a goalkeeping coach in Dallas.

Sunday 24 December, 2017

Quiz: Can you name the football club from just their crest?

Just how well do you know your Bundesliga and LigaMX teams?

Saturday 23 December, 2017

Disorganised and leaderless: Inexplicable from Man United in a frantic and costly finale

Some of the decisions that were made in the final minutes against Leicester were baffling.

As it happened: Leicester City v Manchester United, Premier League

We were at the King Power to see the home side dramatically rescue a point during a chaotic finale.

Katie Taylor hits back at 'absolutely clueless' BBC boxing analysts after criticism

Mike Costello and Steve Bunce were unimpressed by the Bray native’s performance against Jessica McCaskill.

Friday 22 December, 2017

'I feel like there was a time when only I saw the future and nobody else did - I kinda knew'

Tralee native Cian Sullivan is immersed in NCAA basketball with La Salle University in Philadephia.

As it happened: Arsenal v Liverpool, Premier League

We were at the Emirates Stadium to see an absolute thriller as the teams shared six goals.

Monday 18 December, 2017

'I think I'm capable of doing the job at any club in the world', says David Moyes

The West Ham boss is enjoying the side’s unbeaten run in the league.

Sunday 17 December, 2017

Major upset as Mo Farah is crowned 2017 BBC Sports Personality of the Year

Anthony Joshua didn’t even feature in the top-three despite having been the red-hot favourite.

Antoine Griezmann in racism storm after posting photo of himself in blackface

The French international has since deleted the image and apologised to anyone who took offence.

'It was embarrassing': The wheels are coming off AC Milan as they suffer another humiliating setback

Gennaro Gattuso’s side fell to a 3-0 loss to relegation-threatened Hellas Verona.

The wonderful story of Hearts' 16-year-old and his superb performance against Celtic

Harry Cochrane has enjoyed a meteoric rise at Tynecastle.

As it happened: Bournemouth v Liverpool, Premier League

Jurgen Klopp’s side were rampant against the Cherries.

Republic of Ireland's James McClean named 2017 RTE Sportsperson of the Year

Elsewhere, Aidan O’Brien was voted Manager of the Year and there was a surprising result regarding Team of the Year.

Saturday 16 December, 2017

Nothing epitomises Pep Guardiola's Man City more than this Ederson stat from today's Spurs win Crucial This post contains videos

Nothing epitomises Pep Guardiola's Man City more than this Ederson stat from today's Spurs win

The goalkeeper’s arrival has been a crucial, if underplayed, development this season.

After 364 days, Sunderland have finally won a game at home

Chris Coleman’s side move out of the Championship relegation zone.

Wolves are enjoying a remarkable renaissance but there's an unsettling story behind it

The club are flying in the Championship but Jorge Mendes’ influence is everywhere.

Wednesday 13 December, 2017

Radamel Falcao conjured an astonishing strike for Monaco but only a paltry crowd witnessed it Poor Reflection This post contains videos

Radamel Falcao conjured an astonishing strike for Monaco but only a paltry crowd witnessed it

There were less than 5000 present as the reigning Ligue 1 champions got the better of Caen.

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