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Today’s News

Chelsea's €80m bid for Juve star rejected, Barca and City eye Alli and all today's transfer gossip

Antonio Conte’s men are hoping Alex Sandro will bolster their squad.

Preston reject bid for highly-rated Irish full-back

Greg Cunningham is wanted by the club’s Championship rivals Cardiff City.

Carl Frampton may be set to split from Barry McGuigan - reports

The 30-year-old recently resigned as a director of Cyclone Promotions.

Yesterday’s News

Here are all the upcoming Sky Sports Premier League games exclusive to Irish viewers

This season’s scheduled matches include Liverpool-Crystal Palace, Huddersfield-Man United and West Brom-Man City.

Cork dual star will not be forced to play two All-Ireland championship games in one day

It’s been confirmed that Libby Coppinger will focus exclusively on camogie this Saturday.

Tuesday 15 August, 2017

Do you agree with our all-time Irish Premier League XI?

As the Premier League officially turns 25, we look at some of the Boys in Green stars who have graced the top flight in recent years.

As it happened: Hoffenheim v Liverpool, Champions League

Liverpool took on Hoffenheim as Jurgen Klopp’s side got their European adventure under way.

Opinion: In defence of Scott Hogan's belated decision to declare for Ireland

There has been a mixed reaction to confirmation today that Aston Villa star was applying for an Irish passport.

Monday 14 August, 2017

Chelsea want €55 million Van Dijk, United close in on Portuguese prodigy and all today's transfer gossip

Meanwhile, Liverpool are weighing up a move for Napoli’s Lorenzo Insigne.

FAI to investigate claims that Shamrock Rovers player was racially abused

Friday’s match was overshadowed by allegations that Graham Burke was the recipient of abuse during the game.

Preston's Sean Maguire included in Ireland squad ahead of crucial World Cup qualifiers

The former Cork City striker has been touted for a call-up in recent months.

Sunday 13 August, 2017

Romelu Lukaku enjoys dream start to life at Man United

The summer signing from Everton was named in the starting XI for the Red Devils’ opening game against West Ham

Ireland's Alex Wright disqualified at World Championships

The 26-year-old racewaker suffered disappointment in today’s 20km event.

Jonjo Shelvey sent off for less-than-subtle stamp on Dele Alli

Newcastle were subsequently made to pay for this moment of madness.

Irish Olympic hero Rob Heffernan announces retirement after 8th-place finish Walking Tall This post contains videos

Irish Olympic hero Rob Heffernan announces retirement after 8th-place finish

The Cork native bowed out after an excellent display at the world championships in London.

Controversial portrait of McGregor's Dublin, booing Gatlin and the week's best sportswriting

Plus, an interview with Irish international Lindsay Peat and a piece on the legacy of the 2007 New England Patriots.

Tracing the marginalisation of Irish players in the Premier League

We assess the fortunes of Ireland’s footballers in England’s top flight over the past 25 years.

Saturday 12 August, 2017

No Coutinho as Liverpool name first Premier League starting XI of the season

Adam Lallana also misses the Reds’ opening game with a thigh problem.

"People will recognise me and the street kid in me looks back and thinks: 'What the f**k are you looking at?'"

As the Premier League season gets underway, The Secret Footballer chats to us about coping with fame and some of the other big issues impacting on footballers today.

Friday 11 August, 2017

Arsenal's new €53 million man enjoys dream start to Premier League life

Alexandre Lacazette took less than two minutes to score this evening.

Monday 7 August, 2017

Do you agree with our all-time Premier League XI?

It’s 25 years since the beginning of a new era in English football.

Man United bid for Barca star rejected, Coutinho latest and all today's transfer gossip

Meanwhile, the Catalan side are eyeing Tottenham’s Dele Alli.

Thomas Barr withdraws from World Championships semi-finals

The Waterford runner cannot compete due to a vomiting bug.

Sunday 16 July, 2017

'It was weeks before I realised that it was actually Eusebio' LOI Legends This post contains videos

'It was weeks before I realised that it was actually Eusebio'

Brendan Bradley on his remarkable League of Ireland legacy and playing alongside a footballing icon.

Saturday 15 July, 2017

'Vince McMahon is a genius... He used to ring me at 4am all the time' Interview This post contains videos

'Vince McMahon is a genius... He used to ring me at 4am all the time'

Former WWE writer and star Bruce Prichard chats to The42 about his career in wrestling.

Stephen Ward helped convince Burnley to sign Jon Walters

The Dubliner was more than happy to provide a character reference for his Ireland team-mate.

Friday 14 July, 2017

Irish sides discover potential Europa League third-round opponents

Trips to Macedonia, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Albania are all possible destinations for Cork City and Shamrock Rovers.

'It was November and I’d played more games for Ireland than for Stoke'

Jon Walters says the desire to play regular first-team football prompted his move to Burnley.

Thursday 13 July, 2017

Ireland's Aiden McGeady makes permanent move to the Championship Done Deal This post contains videos

Ireland's Aiden McGeady makes permanent move to the Championship

The Irish international has left Everton to join Sunderland.

As it happened: Shamrock Rovers v Mlada Boleslav, Cork City v AEK Larnaca, Europa League

Check out how the League of Ireland sides get on in Europe tonight.

Bournemouth handed Harry Arter boost

The Ireland international has committed his long-term future to the Cherries.

Wednesday 12 July, 2017

How is the Irish revolution at Preston shaping up?

Local reporter Dave Seddon chats to The42 about the growing ex-League of Ireland contingent at the club.

Tuesday 11 July, 2017

Compared to a young Pele at 18, has Wayne Rooney fulfilled his potential? Opinion This post contains videos

Compared to a young Pele at 18, has Wayne Rooney fulfilled his potential?

The England international ended a 13-year stay at Man United earlier this week, returning to boyhood club Everton.

After lighting up the League of Ireland, Patrick McEleney named POTM Standing Out This post contains videos

After lighting up the League of Ireland, Patrick McEleney named POTM

The 24-year-old has been a key part of some impressive Dundalk performances.

Out-of-favour James Rodriguez joins Bayern Munich in 2-year loan deal

Man United were previously linked with the player, who had fallen down the pecking order at Real Madrid.

Monday 10 July, 2017

Swansea star valued at €56 million, Man United target Monaco midfielder and all today's transfer gossip

The Welsh side are reluctant to part with Gylfi Sigurdsson, while the Red Devils want Tiemoué Bakayoko.

Sunday 9 July, 2017

"I hated football and was contemplating getting a 'real job'... Then I got called up by Libya" Interview This post contains videos

"I hated football and was contemplating getting a 'real job'... Then I got called up by Libya"

Eamon Zayed chats to The42 about a remarkable career in the League of Ireland and beyond.

Whittaker overcomes Romero after Amanda Nunes pulls out of UFC 213 main event

The Brazilian reigning UFC Women’s Bantamweight champion was taken to hospital owing to an unspecified illness.

Saturday 8 July, 2017

Watch: Jonny Hayes on target as Celtic put 9 past Shamrock Rovers Friendly Fire This post contains videos

Watch: Jonny Hayes on target as Celtic put 9 past Shamrock Rovers

The Irish side played a second-string team following their midweek Europa League exploits.

Monaghan claim 19-point win over old boss Banty in Wexford

It was a difficult afternoon for the hosts, who finished the game with 12 men.

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