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Today’s News

Andre Ayew ensures 10-man West Ham earn point at Watford

Hammers star Michail Antonio was sent off late on for a deliberate handball.

Aiden McGeady's fine form continues as Preston close in on playoff spots Irish Eye This post contains videos

Aiden McGeady's fine form continues as Preston close in on playoff spots

Elsewhere in the Championship, an 82nd minute Ciaran Clark header got leaders Newcastle out of jail.

Costa continues phenomenal form as Chelsea survive scare to pull clear

The Blues have gone 11 points ahead at the summit after beating Swansea.

After pie-gate fallout, Sutton forced into playing right-back in goal

The goalkeeper resigned following a well-documented betting stunt earlier this week.

Leeds maintain Premier League push with big win in Yorkshire derby

Promotion rivals Sheffield Wednesday were left to rue a missed Jordan Rhodes penalty.

5 Premier League and EFL Cup final bets to consider this weekend

Man United have a chance to win a trophy for the first time under Jose Mourinho, as they take on Southampton.

The psychology behind Claudio Ranieri and Leicester's astonishing fall from grace

The Foxes earlier this week acted on a dire run of form by sacking their much-loved Italian manager.

Thursday 23 February, 2017

It's been a bad night for Dundalk's Europa League conquerors

Nevertheless, there was better news for Genk — the team who defeated Cork City.

Watch: Spurs reduced to 10 men after this shocking Dele Alli challenge Dangerous Play This post contains videos

Watch: Spurs reduced to 10 men after this shocking Dele Alli challenge

The England international was sent off after an appalling high tackle on Brecht Dejaegere.

'I sent off the player... He struck me in the aftermath'

League of Ireland official Rob Rogers chats to The42 about the highs and lows of taking charge at various tiers.

‘It was sport and politics colliding’ – Behind the camera lens on that historic day in Croke Park

Inpho photographer Morgan Treacy chats to The42 about the momentous Ireland-England 2007 clash.

Wednesday 22 February, 2017

Why loving football is about so much more than just ‘the League of Ireland v the Premier League’

Irish fans’ love of English football is often cited as a big reason for the domestic game’s problems.

Two of the worst teams in international football aiming to earn first win since 2004 today Minnows This post contains videos

Two of the worst teams in international football aiming to earn first win since 2004 today

Both Andorra and San Marino will be hoping to end winless runs that stretch back a number of years.

Monday 20 February, 2017

23 of the best League of Ireland players aged 23 or under

Cork’s Sean Maguire and other promising youngsters likely to make an impact in the upcoming campaign.

A 17-year-old rumoured Man United and Madrid target is ripping it up with Milan in Serie A Prodigy This post contains videos

A 17-year-old rumoured Man United and Madrid target is ripping it up with Milan in Serie A

Goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma looks a star in the making.

Chiefs assistant Kieran Keane confirmed as next Connacht head coach

Keane will bring “ambitious and exciting brand of rugby” to the Sportsground, says CEO Willie Ruane.

Sunday 19 February, 2017

How a little-known South Africa-born teenager became an overnight hero in Irish football A True Underdog Story This post contains videos

How a little-known South Africa-born teenager became an overnight hero in Irish football

Finn Harps starlet BJ Banda chats to The42 about his hopes for the new season, a little over a year on from THAT goal.

Saturday 18 February, 2017

'The Russian Rubberbandits' and a frosty atmosphere in Chile - it's comments of the week

Plus, the three certainties in life — death, taxes and Arjen Robben cutting in on his left foot.

'You go from winning Player of the Season to knowing next week you'll be collecting your dole' Interview This post contains videos

'You go from winning Player of the Season to knowing next week you'll be collecting your dole'

Killian Brennan chats to The42 about the new season ahead with his hometown club.

Friday 17 February, 2017

'I said to my dad I wanted to come home and maybe play football in Ireland' Journey This post contains videos

'I said to my dad I wanted to come home and maybe play football in Ireland'

As he gets set for one of the biggest games of his career, Lincoln’s Alan Power chats to The42 about his struggle to make it as a footballer.

Farrell set for debut and Irish stars return as Connacht change 5 for Dragons clash

Meanwhile, another recent signing, Steve Crosbie could make his debut from the bench.

The 10 Irish players set to feature in the FA Cup fifth round this weekend

Burnley’s Stephen Ward is among the Irish-born footballers expected to line out.

'He likes his dad to collect him from the airport' - WWE's heartwarming tribute to Ireland's Finn Balor Background This post contains videos

'He likes his dad to collect him from the airport' - WWE's heartwarming tribute to Ireland's Finn Balor

The 35-year-old Wicklow native, whose real name is Fergal Devitt, has forged a successful career in wrestling.

Thursday 16 February, 2017

'No one could quite understand him' - The story of the Irish maverick on the brink of '80s F1 glory Essential Viewing This post contains videos

'No one could quite understand him' - The story of the Irish maverick on the brink of '80s F1 glory

A documentary on the life of Tommy Byrne is showing on RTÉ One tonight.

Wednesday 15 February, 2017

Time for Arsenal players to look in the mirror and more Champions League talking points

Plus, why PSG were too powerful for a Barcelona side in physical decline.

As it happened: Bayern Munich v Arsenal, Champions League

Bayern Munich took on Arsenal, in what was a pivotal match for the Gunners.

The Premier League’s most divisive player needs a big game tonight Under Pressure This post contains videos

The Premier League’s most divisive player needs a big game tonight

Mesut Ozil has been heavily criticised following a recent dip in form.

Tuesday 14 February, 2017

Munster and Ireland legend Ronan O'Gara to receive the Freedom of Cork

He follows in the footsteps of fellow sporting legends Roy Keane and Sonia O’Sullivan in receiving the honour.

Monday 13 February, 2017

'We had a lot of good memories together' - New Ireland boss hoping to channel Klopp's influence Friends In High Places This post contains videos

'We had a lot of good memories together' - New Ireland boss hoping to channel Klopp's influence

Colin Bell discusses his role managing the women’s team.

New era begins as Bell names first Ireland squad ahead of Cyprus Cup clashes

An injury to Chelsea’s Niamh Fahey has ruled her out of the games, but the coach has otherwise named a strong squad

Ex-Leinster forwards coach Jono Gibbes to take charge at Ulster

The 40-year-old also guided Clermont to the Top 14 and Champions Cup finals in his debut season.

Sunday 12 February, 2017

A full debut to remember for Brady and more Premier League talking points

Plus, how Liverpool exploited Tottenham’s vulnerable left side.

Ireland go top after late bonus point win in Italy

However, the match was not quite as straightforward as the 27-3 outcome suggests.

Watch: Daryl Horgan scores his first goal in English football Impact This post contains videos

Watch: Daryl Horgan scores his first goal in English football

Aiden McGeady also impressed for Preston, scoring a brilliant brace.

Confirmed! Jose Aldo will fight Max Holloway for the title stripped from Conor McGregor

The title unification bout will take place at UFC 212 on 3 June in Rio de Janeiro.

'I'm gonna teach him some manners' - Artem Lobov set for fight with Cub Swanson

Their upcoming bout was announced for the upcoming bout at UFC 208 last night.

The man balancing the turbulent life of a League of Ireland manager with a Masters in UCD

Shane Keegan chats to The42 about the challenges that await his Galway side this season.

Holly Holm suffers controversial loss at UFC 208 as new champion is crowned

Germaine de Randamie won the UFC women’s featherweight belt last night.

Saturday 11 February, 2017

'I haven't really thought about England... Playing with Shamrock Rovers is the best thing for me' Potential This post contains videos

'I haven't really thought about England... Playing with Shamrock Rovers is the best thing for me'

Promising Irish teenager Sean Boyd chats to The42 ahead of the new League of Ireland season.

Friday 10 February, 2017

We'll Leave it There So: Liverpool punish The Sun, Ireland call on Best back-up and all today's sport Friday This post contains videos

We'll Leave it There So: Liverpool punish The Sun, Ireland call on Best back-up and all today's sport

Plus, Gareth Bale looks set to be fit for Wales’ crucial World Cup qualifier with Ireland in March.

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