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Other - Saturday 14 March, 2015

If Paul O’Connell made sandwiches they’d be the best in the world! It’s comments of the week

Before going on to become one of Ireland’s greatest rugby players, Paulie worked behind a deli counter as a young lad.

‘Training at 4 or 5 o’clock in the morning makes no difference to me — it’s just a number’

Letterkenny native Sean McFadden — winner of the 2015 Race — chats to The42 about his recent triumph.

Other - Friday 13 March, 2015

We’ll Leave It There So: A Gold Cup thriller, Jose on the warpath and all today’s sport

We also hear from Paulie as his century looms large on the horizon while Martin O’Neill laments the quality of young Irish footballers.

Willie Mullins just had the most dominant week in Cheltenham history – and here’s the proof

Six Grade 1 winners, over €1 million in prize money, and a new Festival record. Wow.

For a second, AP McCoy’s final Cheltenham race looked set for a fairytale finish

Favourite Ned Buntline went down fighting in AP McCoy’s last-ever ride at the Cheltenham Festival.

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Ruby Walsh has to settle for second as Coneygree makes history in the Cheltenham Gold Cup

Willie Mullins had two more winners on Friday, taking his total this week to an unprecedented eight.

Safe hands: This coach saved his gymnast from a terrifying head-first fall TWICE! The Catch This post contains videos
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Poll: Who do you think will win today’s Gold Cup at Cheltenham?

It’s the big one on the final day of the festival.

Other - Thursday 12 March, 2015

There has been an interesting twist concerning the Frampton v Quigg superfight

Guillermo Rigondeaux is trying to hijack the super-bantamweight showdown.

We’ll Leave It There So: Heaslip returns, O’Neill names squad and all today’s sport

We’ll also have a wrap of everything that happened today at Prestbury Park.

AP McCoy finally gets a winner on a day of big-priced shocks at Cheltenham

McCoy strikes with Uxizandre before 14/1 shot Cole Harden lands shock win in the World Hurdle.

Here’s why you should get off your phone when watching live sport

Unless you’re reading The42 of course.

Cheltenham photographer gets these great pics right before a horse crashes into him

Patrick McCann fractured his leg in a freak accident yesterday.

Male guides now allowed for visually impaired athletes after Women’s Mini Marathon u-turn

Sinead Kane had been originally told she could not compete because her guide is a man.

How well do you remember these Irish sporting debuts?

Ahead of Joseph Duffy’s first UFC fight, test your knowledge of some other notable Irish debuts.

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Other - Wednesday 11 March, 2015

Visually impaired athlete told she cannot compete in Mini Marathon with male guide

‘Running like this requires a great trust between the guide and the runner which can only come from hours of training and getting used to each other.’

Some big dunks and a headband-less LeBron graced the NBA last night

Basketball’s biggest star looks a little different as his Cavaliers attempt to build momentum for the play-offs.

Mayo man Pearce Hanley named in AFL’s top 50 list

The Brisbane Lions midfielder features at number 37.

Unlucky photographer gets VERY close to the action at Cheltenham

The snapper has been taken to the race course medical centre.

Dodging Bullets wins the Queen Mother Champion Chase

The 9/2 shot stayed on best up the Cheltenham hill.

More success for Mullins as Bryan Cooper returns to the winner’s enclosure at Cheltenham

Earlier, Davy Russell won the Neptune aboard Windsor Palace.

Zimbabwe apologise to Mooney and Ireland over ‘alcoholic’ newspaper article

Captain Brendan Taylor has said sorry for the piece, which was published in the Zimbabwe Herald.

The42′s Winning Post: Everything you need to enjoy day two of Cheltenham

After a brilliant opening day of racing, there’s plenty more in store this afternoon.

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Other - Tuesday 10 March, 2015

John Motson, Jeremy Kyle and Charlie McCreevy feature in the best pics from Cheltenham Day 1

There was plenty to talk about after the first day of the event.

Rory McIlroy is topless in a kilt on the front of this month’s Golf Digest

The magazine depicts the world number one as Michelangelo’s David for their April issue.

We’ll Leave It There So: Ruby and Mullins big winners on Day 1 and all today’s sport

The opening day of the 2015 Cheltenham Festival didn’t disappoint, while Ireland lost out at the Cricket World Cup.

John Inverdale’s attempt to say ‘rose-tinted glasses’ turned about as vulgar as it possibly could

We don’t know how on earth Inverdale managed to substitute in THIS word.

‘If I go out tomorrow and play with my mates, I’ll want to hit the same shots I hit at Augusta’

Shane Lowry is trying to keep everything in perspective ahead of his Masters debut.

Bookies claim they’re spared £50 million after Annie Power’s dramatic Cheltenham fall

Ruby Walsh’s mount looked set for victory but fell at the last.

Ruby and Mullins dominate Cheltenham opening day as Faugheen wins Champion Hurdle

But Annie Power’s fall was one of the biggest stories of the day.