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Dublin: 11 °C Sunday 22 October, 2017

Today’s News

'John Giles came to the house... He wanted to get a group of young lads together, the best in the country' LOI Legends This post contains videos

'John Giles came to the house... He wanted to get a group of young lads together, the best in the country'

Ex-Shamrock Rovers player and current Bray boss Harry Kenny chats to The42 about his distinguished career in the League of Ireland.

'Gary Speed was a huge friend of mine. I never thought he had any issues' Interview This post contains videos

'Gary Speed was a huge friend of mine. I never thought he had any issues'

Shay Given speaks to The42 about his late former teammate and his career in football.

Yesterday’s News

Conor McGregor watches on as Artem Lobov defeated at UFC Fight Night Disappointment This post contains videos

Conor McGregor watches on as Artem Lobov defeated at UFC Fight Night

Andre Fili overcame the SBG Ireland fighter via unanimous decision.

Tipp's two-time All-Ireland-winning goalkeeper announces retirement

Darren Gleeson has confirmed his decision to hang up his boots.

Watch: Irish midfielder Alan Browne recalled from dressing room so he can be sent off Bizarre Scenes This post contains videos

Watch: Irish midfielder Alan Browne recalled from dressing room so he can be sent off

The Preston star left the field prematurely at Molineux.

"People kept asking: 'Are you going to get a job?' My main focus was the World Championships" Success This post contains videos

"People kept asking: 'Are you going to get a job?' My main focus was the World Championships"

Irish taekwondo star Sarah Lehane chats to The42 about becoming a world champion.

Friday 20 October, 2017

Is the title down to a 2-horse race already and more Premier League talking points

Plus, why results, not style, is what will ultimately define Mourinho’s United.

Thursday 19 October, 2017

Dublin v Kilkenny, Cork v Clare among the early standouts in revamped Hurling Championship draw Pot Luck This post contains videos

Dublin v Kilkenny, Cork v Clare among the early standouts in revamped Hurling Championship draw

The proposal was passed last month at the GAA’s Special Congress in Croke Park

Watch: Ronnie O'Sullivan lets stage invader attempt to pot the black Unexpected Guest This post contains videos

Watch: Ronnie O'Sullivan lets stage invader attempt to pot the black

The snooker star allowed a member of the audience take over at the English Open today.

Wednesday 18 October, 2017

Anthony Joshua confirms he will fight Tyson Fury in 2018

In an interview with Talksport, the current world heavyweight title holder announced his plans.

Watch: The story of Roscommon GAA's road to redemption Champions This post contains videos

Watch: The story of Roscommon GAA's road to redemption

How Kevin McStay’s side overcame the odds and silenced the critics.

Ready for Denmark? James McCarthy makes long-awaited return in U23 game

The Everton midfielder will be hoping to available for Ireland’s crucial World Cup play-off games next month.

Tuesday 17 October, 2017

As it happened: Maribor v Liverpool, Real Madrid v Tottenham, Champions League

It was another busy night of Champions League action.

Here's all you need to know about Ireland's World Cup play-off opponents Fyi This post contains videos

Here's all you need to know about Ireland's World Cup play-off opponents

There’s a lot more to Denmark than world-class Tottenham star Christian Eriksen.

Sunday 15 October, 2017

"I was going in training with the youth team and I just thought: 'What's the point?'" Interview This post contains videos

"I was going in training with the youth team and I just thought: 'What's the point?'"

Gary Twigg tells The42 how he overcame a number of setbacks to become a League of Ireland legend.

Has the FAI’s faith in Martin O’Neill been vindicated?

The Irish side’s crucial victory against Wales in Cardiff has raised morale.

Saturday 14 October, 2017

Man United's negative tactics and more Premier League talking points

Plus. why Christian Eriksen is one of English football’s most underrated players.

JJ Hanrahan features as Munster A beat Ospreys

The Irish province earned a convincing win in their British and Irish Cup clash in Wales.

Watch: Aiden McGeady scores stunner on a mixed day for Irish players in the Championship Wrap This post contains videos

Watch: Aiden McGeady scores stunner on a mixed day for Irish players in the Championship

Aiden McGeady scored, while David Meyler was sent off.

Friday 13 October, 2017

Man United are 'going to hell' this weekend

Plus, were Pep Guardiola’s provocative comments unfair on Tottenham and more Premier League talking points.

No Sexton or O'Brien for Leinster's Champions Cup clash

Leo Cullen’s men are missing two big names ahead of their Champions Cup opener.

"He said 'morning' with the biggest grin I've ever seen in my life"

Tony Pulis jokingly threatened to drop James McClean after his winner against Wales on Monday.

Good news for Ireland as no action will be taken against Robbie Brady for alleged 'headbutt' Relief This post contains videos

Good news for Ireland as no action will be taken against Robbie Brady for alleged 'headbutt'

The Burnley winger is now free to play for the Boys in Green in next month’s play-offs.

Tuesday 10 October, 2017

Ranking the 4 teams Ireland could face in the play-offs in order of difficulty

Portugal’s win over Switzerland tonight means Martin O’Neill’s side could face the latter.

3 winners and losers from Ireland's latest international week

Who stood out and who didn’t amid a memorable few days for Martin O’Neill’s side.

Ireland won't be playing Ronaldo and Portugal in the play-offs after tonight's result in Lisbon

Switzerland’s 100% record came to an end against the Euro 2016 champions.

A year on from humiliation, Shane Duffy exorcises the ghosts of Cardiff with heroic display Opinion This post contains videos

A year on from humiliation, Shane Duffy exorcises the ghosts of Cardiff with heroic display

Last night’s Irish man of the match has been on an incredible journey in recent times.

Watch: Man United starlet helps Ireland's youngsters qualify for Euros Elite Round Potential This post contains videos

Watch: Man United starlet helps Ireland's youngsters qualify for Euros Elite Round

Lee O’Connor was on target, as the Boys in Green defeated Serbia.

Ireland U19 player sent home after refusing to take blood test

Thomas Byrne had previously featured in the side’s 0-0 draw with Azerbaijan.

Monday 9 October, 2017

'I've got my obituary for Martin here. It's going in the bin'

Eamon Dunphy maintains he doesn’t like Martin O’Neill’s style, but he “can live with it”.

As it happened: Ireland v Wales, World Cup qualifier

Ireland take on Wales, with a win guaranteeing Martin O’Neill’s side a playoff berth at least.

Watch: QPR youngster hits hat-trick as Ireland U21s maintain unbeaten start to qualifying Report This post contains videos

Watch: QPR youngster hits hat-trick as Ireland U21s maintain unbeaten start to qualifying

Reece Grego-Cox starred as the Boys in Green made it 10 points from 12 in Group 5.

'I spoke to the gaffer and I just have to bide my time'

Ryan Manning on a frustrating start to the season at QPR and his thoughts ahead of the Ireland U21 team’s game with Israel today.

Here's the Ireland XI that should play against Wales

Martin O’Neill faces some tough calls ahead of his side’s climactic Group D qualifier.

Sunday 8 October, 2017

'I told Bobby Robson I wasn’t coming back to England' Interview This post contains videos

'I told Bobby Robson I wasn’t coming back to England'

Dundalk, Athlone and Bohemians legend Turlough O’Connor reflects on a memorable career in the League of Ireland.

Huge boost for Ireland's World Cup hopes, as Slovenia dump Scotland out

Substitute Roman Bezjak inspired his side’s second-half comeback in Ljubljana.

As it happened: Slovenia v Scotland, World Cup qualifier

There is Irish interest today, as anything other than a win for Scotland will mean the Boys in Green can secure a play-off spot at least by beating Wales tomorrow.

The DCU students aiming to become world champions on home soil Interview This post contains videos

The DCU students aiming to become world champions on home soil

Taekwondo stars Ryan and Adam Shelley chat to The42 ahead of the World Championships in Dublin next week.

Saturday 7 October, 2017

How Ukraine-Croatia could be vital to Ireland's qualifying hopes and more talking points

Plus, Sean Maguire’s dream year continues.

'They’re all top lads. It feels more like coming into a club now'

Ireland U21 defender Ryan Sweeney was encouraged by a committed display against Norway on Thursday.

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