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Dublin: 2 °C Saturday 20 January, 2018

Today’s News

Leaving Galway to join Man City as a 16-year-old, multiple leg breaks and chasing Premier League promotion

Ireland international and Preston full-back Greg Cunningham chats to The42 about his career in football.

Yesterday’s News

'You have that stigma with you forever' - Former Ulster forward on his doping ban Issue This post contains videos

'You have that stigma with you forever' - Former Ulster forward on his doping ban

Carlo Del Fava has discussed his reasons for taking performance-enhancing drugs as a youngster.

Thursday 18 January, 2018

'Bizarre news!' - Former League of Ireland star Zayed a free agent after leaving US club

The United Soccer League outfit Indy Eleven have parted ways with the ex-Drogheda, Derry City and Shamrock Rovers striker.

Liverpool reject Sturridge offer, Real target attacking trio and all today's transfer gossip

Plus, Juventus are considering moves for either Tottenham’s Christian Eriksen or Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil.

Ireland unchanged in latest Fifa rankings ahead of Nations League draw

The Martin O’Neill saga aside, it has been an uneventful few months for the Boys in Green.

Monday 15 January, 2018

Man-of-the-match Pogba shows his class and more Premier League talking points

Plus, have Liverpool shown other teams the only way to beat Manchester City?

Ireland and Ulster legend Tommy Bowe to retire at end of season

The 33-year-old announced the news via his official Twitter account today.

Has Martin O'Neill's relationship with the Irish team been damaged irreparably?

It has been confirmed that the Derry native will not be the new manager of Stoke.

Sunday 14 January, 2018

‘I was literally spending hours vomiting and five minutes later, I’d have to go and compete’

Caradh O’Donovan chats to The42 about her battle with Crohn’s disease and hopes of representing Ireland at the 2020 Olympics.

Saturday 13 January, 2018

‘The one thing I’ll always say is he was a great man’

Some of the players who worked with him remember the late Dundalk and Ireland underage coach Seán McCaffrey.

Friday 12 January, 2018

'The two most exciting sides' set to meet and more Premier League talking points

Man City take on Liverpool in this weekend’s standout clash.

Man United and Arsenal target Napoli star, Sturridge valued at £30m and all today's transfer gossip

Plus, could Javier Hernandez be set for a shock return to the Red Devils?

Is Ireland boss Martin O'Neill out of the running for the Stoke job?

It has been confirmed that the manager will attend the annual Soccer Writers’ Association of Ireland banquet tonight.

Thursday 11 January, 2018

Scotland set to break the bank in bid for Michael O'Neill - reports

The manager’s future has been up in the air since Northern Ireland failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup.

PSG and Real interest in Dele Alli, Man United target Belgian midfielder and all today's transfer gossip

Plus, West Ham remain interested in Ireland international Harry Arter.

Do you want Martin O'Neill to stay on as Ireland manager? Poll This post contains a poll

Do you want Martin O'Neill to stay on as Ireland manager?

The Boys in Green boss has been heavily linked with the Stoke managerial position.

Wednesday 10 January, 2018

As it happened: Chelsea v Arsenal, League Cup semi-final

Chelsea took on Arsenal, with both sides in need of a boost following underwhelming Premier League campaigns so far.

Tuesday 9 January, 2018

Sanchez to forgo £25m signing-on fee to complete City deal, Liverpool eye Barca star and all today's transfer gossip

Plus, Man United may move for £25 million-rated Celtic defender defender Kieran Tierney.

After a slow start to the season, former League of Ireland favourite Horgan is finding his rhythm at Preston Form This post contains videos

After a slow start to the season, former League of Ireland favourite Horgan is finding his rhythm at Preston

The ex-Dundalk winger has made 14 appearances for the club in total since the start of the campaign.

Monday 8 January, 2018

Martin O'Neill to Stoke, Griezmann's Man United wage demands and all today's transfer gossip

Plus, the players Liverpool have identified in their search for a Philippe Coutinho replacement.

David Moyes singles out Ireland U21 youngster for praise after cup clash Potential This post contains videos

David Moyes singles out Ireland U21 youngster for praise after cup clash

The West Ham boss says Josh Cullen stood out in the Hammers’ game with Shrewsbury.

Saturday 6 January, 2018

'The one thing I did was concentrate on becoming a professional footballer... I didn't like school at all'

Irish defender Pierce Sweeney chats to The42 about his football-mad upbringing and preparing to face West Brom in the FA Cup today.

Friday 5 January, 2018

7 Irish players who could help inspire FA Cup upsets this weekend

Norwich’s Wes Hoolahan and others who could be involved in unexpected victories.

Jack McGrath to lead Leinster as Rory Best returns for Ulster

Meanwhile, Academy player Josh Murphy makes just his second start for the hosts.

'I congratulated Declan after the game' - Praise for Irish youngster's man-of-the-match performance at Wembley

The 18-year-old was excellent as West Ham ground out a draw.

Thursday 4 January, 2018

'Going through that experience opened my eyes to how cutthroat football can be' Looking Back This post contains videos

'Going through that experience opened my eyes to how cutthroat football can be'

Derby defender Richard Keogh chats to The42 about getting released as a youngster, representing Ireland against world-class opposition and preparing to face Man United.

Monaco star to replace Coutinho at Liverpool, Man City eye duo and all today's transfer gossip

Could Thomas Lemar be set for a switch to the Anfield club?

McClean reveals house robbed while he played in West Brom game

The Irish player took to his official Instagram page to break the news.

Wednesday 3 January, 2018

Is Jack Wilshere back and more Arsenal-Chelsea talking points

Plus, why it was a night to forget for Chelsea forward Alvaro Morata.

As it happened: Arsenal v Chelsea, Premier League

Arsenal played Chelsea, with both sides aiming to boost their top-four hopes.

Coutinho chooses Barca shirt number, United want PSG winger and all today's transfer gossip

Plus, Juventus’ £50 million-rated Alex Sandro is understood to be close to joining Chelsea.

Tuesday 2 January, 2018

Stoke missing Glenn Whelan, Mourinho's lack of class and more Premier League talking points

Plus, why Liverpool are improving under Jurgen Klopp.

Monday 1 January, 2018

Ireland striker Scott Hogan scores first league goal of the season in Villa win

Cork native Conor Hourihane was also on target for Steve Bruce’s team.

As it happened: Everton v Man United, Premier League

Man United played Everton, as Jose Mourinho’s side attempted to arrest a poor run of form.

Over 600 days since his last appearance, Stephen Ireland returns to Stoke's bench

The Irish midfielder has been out of action for a considerable period after suffering a broken leg in training.

Sunday 31 December, 2017

12 young Irish footballers to watch out for in 2018

Wolves’ Connor Ronan and others you are likely to be hearing more of in the coming months.

Saturday 30 December, 2017

‘Ali was a great champion, an important civil rights figure, but he treated women horribly’ Looking Back This post contains videos

‘Ali was a great champion, an important civil rights figure, but he treated women horribly’

Author of the William Hill-shortlisted Ali: A Life, Jonathan Eig, chats to The42 about the boxer’s legacy.

Former League of Ireland favourite returns to Cork City after 6 years in Britain

Graham Cummins has joined the reigning champions from St Johnstone.

Watch: Aiden McGeady hits vital winner for relegation-threatened Sunderland Irish Eye This post contains videos

Watch: Aiden McGeady hits vital winner for relegation-threatened Sunderland

Elsewhere, there was encouraging news for Irish midfielder Jake Doyle-Hayes, who celebrated his 19th birthday by making the bench for Aston Villa.

As it happened: Liverpool v Leicester, Premier League

Liverpool took on Leicester, as Jurgen Klopp’s side continued their bid for a top-four spot.

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