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Dublin: 11 °C Thursday 26 April, 2018

Sunday 22 April, 2018

'Most remarkably of all, this was him at his peak': When the Pearl shone brightest

It’s 25 years since the icon was crowned the PFA Player of the Year.

Sunday 15 April, 2018

'I didn't sleep for two weeks, to be honest. Staff possibly losing their jobs? It was strange, scary'

Faced with the prospect of relegation shortly after arriving, Dubliner Gary Dicker has seen Kilmarnock conjure a remarkable turnaround

Thursday 12 April, 2018

'War. Death. My God, what have these children seen?': Football, Roscommon and refugees

In Ballaghaderreen, Adrian Carberry is using an international language to help the local Syrian community integrate.

Sunday 8 April, 2018

'He joked about setting up a friendly against us': Maradona and his new-found interest in GAA

A club in the Middle East has been educating the Argentine icon on Gaelic football.

Saturday 7 April, 2018

'I went straight home, got into bed, and put the pillow over my head': the Manchester 'slaughter' of 1989

Manchester City have inflicted embarrassing defeats on their local rivals but the 5-1 defeat at Maine Road was a seismic moment.

Monday 2 April, 2018

'It was just raw emotion': Megan Connolly on going viral, sibling rivalry and a different Irish camp

The Cork native is back for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers and making big plans for her future.

Friday 30 March, 2018

'It's all up for Manchester United now': An Easter collapse, Anfield and dressing-room 'f**k yous'

Sir Alex Ferguson’s side should’ve won the title in 1992 but the wheels came flying off during a hectic eight-day period.

Sunday 25 March, 2018

'You have to sacrifice a lot to play in this league - the wages aren't there to support you'

Cobh Ramblers goalkeeper and captain Paul Hunt is balancing 4am starts with trying to push his side to promotion.

Friday 23 March, 2018

'The biggest f**king mistake I ever made': how a friendly with Turkey changed everything

Full of confidence and looking forward to playing at a World Cup, there was a shock in store for Gary Waddock.

Monday 19 March, 2018

'Playing against Barca and Real - I thank my lucky stars': the Irishman who took La Liga by storm

Just a few months after facing Athlone Town and Finn Harps, Alan Campbell was leading the line at the Camp Nou and the Bernabeu.

'I wanted to step out of my comfort zone and who knows what can happen over here?'

Lee J Lynch has swapped Shannonside for the US and is hoping to put himself in the shop window.

Sunday 18 March, 2018

25 years on, the first ever Uefa Champions League makes you pine for a by-gone era

The tournament has grown from a small, exclusive club to a modern behemoth but sometimes bigger isn’t necessarily better.

Saturday 10 March, 2018

'You're part of the club forever because you've worn that red shirt...it's just magical'

Before the Class of ’92, Finglas native Derek Brazil was one of ‘Fergie’s Fledglings’ at Manchester United.

Sunday 4 March, 2018

'I just didn't enjoy football anymore. I needed to take myself out of my comfort zone.'

Former Republic of Ireland underage international Conor Henderson has rediscovered his love of the game in Bulgaria.

Thursday 1 March, 2018

'He was a man who was often running away from himself': a complex, tragic sports story

A new film documents the life of revolutionary figure skater John Curry.

Sunday 25 February, 2018

'We've had two years living in paradise but in this business you can't get too attached'

After plenty of chaos and confusion, Tipperary’s Richie Ryan is swapping Miami for Cincinnati and still chasing the MLS dream.

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?

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