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# feature - Sunday 2 July, 2017

'I was a young fella from Cork on a laptop to India and was bought for $65,000'

From Ballinspittle, via Bandon, to being the best in the world, Ireland captain David Harte charts his incredible rise and remarkable career ahead of another big summer.

# feature - Sunday 18 June, 2017

'People still remember me for marking Ronaldo in the FA Cup final and it's quite nice to tell my kid'

Robbie Ryan was part of Brian Kerr’s team who reached dazzling heights at the Fifa Youth Championships but he will always be remembered for his role in Millwall’s remarkable FA Cup adventure.

# feature - Saturday 13 May, 2017

‘There were possibilities to go to England when I was younger, but my parents were never going to let me move’ Alternative This post contains videos

‘There were possibilities to go to England when I was younger, but my parents were never going to let me move’

Ryan Manning chats to The42 about his breakthrough season at QPR.

# feature - Sunday 30 April, 2017

The one county that were without a senior hurling team: Cavan reignite the flame

PRO Mark O’Rourke maps their return to the inter-county scene following a six-year layoff.

# feature - Saturday 29 April, 2017

'I was desperate to go to the toilet... So I peed over the balcony and there was a nurse underneath' Character This post contains videos

'I was desperate to go to the toilet... So I peed over the balcony and there was a nurse underneath'

Liverpool legend Terry McDemott reflects on his colourful career at the top level as a player and coach.

# feature - Saturday 15 April, 2017

'I had 10 operations in 12 days... They said they may have to cut it from the knee down' Pain This post contains videos

'I had 10 operations in 12 days... They said they may have to cut it from the knee down'

Ex-Coventry player David Busst on adjusting to life after a horrific leg break prematurely ended his career in English football.

# feature - Thursday 9 March, 2017

Ireland's toughest endurance race returns this weekend

Sebastien Giraud and Christina Mackenzie chat to The42 about competing in The Race this weekend.

# feature - Thursday 2 March, 2017

'People told me I was mad when I bought Swindon and it's the same with Waterford'

Waterford FC owner Lee Power outlines his ambitions for the League of Ireland club.

# feature - Thursday 23 February, 2017

'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.

# feature - Sunday 19 February, 2017

'I do feel pressure but I believe strongly in Irish athletes, Irish coaches and Ireland as a nation'

Sarah Keane has been tasked with bringing the Olympic Council of Ireland out of the crisis it currently finds itself in and rebuilding the organisation’s plummeting credibility.

# feature - Sunday 12 February, 2017

The Monaco-based Cork millionaire behind a unique Irish sporting project

Rick Delaney tells The42 about his ambition for Aqua Blue Sport, the first Irish team to compete at Pro Continental level.

# feature - Wednesday 8 February, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Facebook launches 'community help' feature to aid people dealing with disasters or tragedies Times Of Trouble

Facebook launches 'community help' feature to aid people dealing with disasters or tragedies

The feature, which will be initially launched in the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, India and Saudi Arabia, is a continuation of the site’s ‘safety check’ application.

# feature - Saturday 4 February, 2017

'There are people out there who want me to fail but that drives you on more'

Sinead Kane made history in Sydney last weekend but the journey to this point has been far from plain sailing.

# feature - Sunday 29 January, 2017

'I've cried more times over injuries in the last number of years than anything else'

Jessie Barr has seen her promising career interrupted by a succession of injuries but she’s hoping to return in 2017.

# feature - Sunday 22 January, 2017

'I was never interested in making friends in football'

The Secret Footballer tells The42 about psychology, performance-enhancing drugs and constant paranoia.

# feature - Sunday 15 January, 2017

The Irish Powerchair team set to take on the world this summer Feature This post contains videos

The Irish Powerchair team set to take on the world this summer

Donal Byrne chats to The42 about their upcoming competition.

# feature - Sunday 8 January, 2017

38-year-old Irish Olympian Breege Connolly one of the unsung heroes of 2016

The Leitrim native recalls her unforgettable experience at the Olympics.

The Irish pair aiming to make history in the world's toughest bike race

Graham Macken chats to The42 about the arduous challenge himself and cycling partner Declan Brassil are set to undertake.

# feature - Monday 2 January, 2017

'This decision will have a lot of influence on my career one way or another but I'm happy with it'

Becoming a professional golfer has always been Leona Maguire’s dream but she has made the bold move of postponing the step-up to continue her development as an amateur and complete her US college degree.

# feature - Sunday 1 January, 2017

‘I was either going to get the boat to die in England or go to an NA meeting’ Addiction This post contains videos

‘I was either going to get the boat to die in England or go to an NA meeting’

Ireland’s Homeless World Cup star John Farrell talks to The42 about turning around his life.

# feature - Thursday 29 December, 2016

‘I had a moment where I was considering walking away from sport’

Irish Olympian Arthur Lanigan-O’Keeffe tells The42 about his difficult road to the top and why his experience at the Rio Olympics was “bittersweet”.

# feature - Tuesday 27 December, 2016

From West Waterford to the PGA Tour: 2016 only the start of Power's journey to the top

After a whirlwind year, Seamus Power returns home for Christmas and takes stock of his rise from the family farm to golf’s biggest stage.

# feature - Monday 26 December, 2016

Double sporting success makes 2016 a year to remember in Dublin suburb

Ballyboden St Enda’s and Annalise Murphy both brought some very special silverware back to Rathfarnham.

# feature - Saturday 24 December, 2016

'I didn't grow up dreaming of owning a gym. I had no money and had to take the opportunity'

Dublin footballer Philly McMahon on how he developed a business from scratch and his plans and ambitions for the future.

# feature - Sunday 4 December, 2016

The story of how Ireland took the Taekwon-do world by storm

Stephen Ryan chats to The42 about the Irish side’s considerable recent successes in the sport.

# feature - Sunday 6 November, 2016

‘You start thinking about Best in a different way because you’re forced to look at him’

A lost film about the Manchester legend is showing in the IFI in Dublin tonight.

# feature - Sunday 16 October, 2016

From TheJournal.ie "There's a lot of shame around it too, people go 'Ah, that's a fake condition'" - Living with adult ADHD Diagnosis

"There's a lot of shame around it too, people go 'Ah, that's a fake condition'" - Living with adult ADHD

Lisa Dalton was recently diagnosed with the condition and has found it tough to get proper support.

# feature - Thursday 13 October, 2016

Severed bull's head and boycotts: German football fans fear the rise of 'plastic clubs'

RB Leipzig’s promotion to the Bundesliga this season has left supporters of other clubs worried about the future.

# feature - Monday 15 August, 2016

The life of Katie: Four years on from London, Ireland's golden girl faces her greatest challenge

Katie Taylor begins her Olympic campaign later with questions over the air of invincibility she’s held for so long.

# feature - Saturday 6 August, 2016

'One of their big worries is: how do I handle walking into the Olympic Village and seeing my heroes' Feature This post contains videos

'One of their big worries is: how do I handle walking into the Olympic Village and seeing my heroes'

Niamh Fitzpatrick chats to The42 about working as Team Ireland’s sports psychologist.

# feature - Monday 1 August, 2016

At 38, 4 years after her first competitive marathon, Breege Connolly is set for the Olympics

The Leitrim native chats to The42 about being a late bloomer when it comes to running.

# feature - Saturday 18 June, 2016

Ex-Belgian star De Bilde on relegation, playing abroad and being jailed for punching a rival

As Ireland prepare to face Belgium in Euro 2016 today, we chat to one of their most notorious footballers of recent years.

# feature - Thursday 16 June, 2016

Letter from Versailles: Flying with Polish fans and battling a French monsoon with Jean-Claude Van Damme

Euro 2016 media latecomer Paul Fennessy reports on an eventful day in France.

# feature - Sunday 12 June, 2016

The sports-reporter-turned-analyst for the Northern Irish football team

Lisa Fallon chats to The42 about her role in helping Northern Ireland create history.

# feature - Monday 6 June, 2016

The Irish boxing club where a young Conor McGregor learned to fight

Damien Murphy chats to The42 about the prestigious Crumlin Boxing Club.

Behind the scenes at the Rás, an international sporting event that remains quintessentially Irish

Away from the doping scandals and negativity, this is sport at its captivating best.

# feature - Saturday 21 May, 2016

'I was contemplating getting on the next plane home', but now Louth star is living his AFL dream

Ciarán Byrne has put his injury nightmare behind him and today plays his seventh successive game for a rejuvenated Carlton side who have won four in a row.

# feature - Sunday 15 May, 2016

'We just love trying to do that to ourselves. We love that feeling of pain'

Cork brothers Gary and Paul O’Donovan speak to The42 about the gruelling road to Rio, how they got into rowing, and what it means to be European champions.

# feature - Saturday 7 May, 2016

The Irishman who's a lifelong Leicester City fan

John Duggan chats to The42 after his team were crowned Premier League champions during the week.

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