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#looking ahead

# looking-ahead - Monday 4 September, 2017

It's a huge night for Northern Ireland in their bid for World Cup qualification

Michael O’Neill’s men could guarantee second place at least in their group at Windsor Park this evening.

# looking-ahead - Monday 28 August, 2017

'A disaster if we don't get six points? I better not get out of bed in the morning'

Ireland boss Martin O’Neill rejected suggestions that their upcoming World Cup qualifiers are must-win encounters.

Eamonn Fitzmaurice to consider his future while Mickey Harte expects to stay on

Kerry and Tyrone dropped out of the All-Ireland race over the weekend.

# looking-ahead - Sunday 27 August, 2017

'Right now I'm a free agent': McGregor open to boxing again as he considers his next move

“People ask me what’s next, I’m not quite sure. I’ve multiple titles in the UFC to think about,” he said post-fight in Las Vegas.

# looking-ahead - Wednesday 14 June, 2017

Here are all the opening-day fixtures for the 2017-18 Premier League season

Brighton v Man City is among the standout matches set for 12 August.

# looking-ahead - Tuesday 6 June, 2017

'That game for me was as big as the Austria one'

Harry Arter hopes his man-of-the-match display against Uruguay was enough to earn him a start on Sunday.

# looking-ahead - Tuesday 23 May, 2017

Cork break the cycle of Semple Stadium hurling defeats, now the task is to repeat it

The Thurles venue had been an unhappy hunting ground.

# looking-ahead - Thursday 27 April, 2017

The42's Winning Post: Everything you need to enjoy Day Four of Punchestown

We’re all set for another big day of horse racing.

# looking-ahead - Friday 14 April, 2017

Chelsea, not Arsenal, in Mauricio Pochettino's sights

Tottenham last finished above Arsenal in 1995, but currently have a 14-point advantage over their north London rivals.

# looking-ahead - Monday 27 March, 2017

All-Ireland hurling winning boss to decide on future with Dublin club Cuala this week

Mattie Kenny guided Cuala to victory over Ballyea on St Patrick’s Day.

# looking-ahead - Saturday 25 February, 2017

5 Premier League and EFL Cup final bets to consider this weekend

Man United have a chance to win a trophy for the first time under Jose Mourinho, as they take on Southampton.

# looking-ahead - Friday 24 February, 2017

Our writers make 5 predictions ahead of 2017 Airtricity League season

We give our tips on players to watch, likely title winners and more.

# looking-ahead - Saturday 4 February, 2017

Which Premier League sides will finish in the top 4 this season?

The identity of the teams likely to secure a Champions League spot remains difficult to predict.

# looking-ahead - Saturday 14 January, 2017

Who will win the Premier League? Can Ireland qualify? Our writers' 2017 football predictions

Plus, who will get PFA Player and Young Player of the Year?

# looking-ahead - Friday 6 January, 2017

Minister for Sport Shane Ross vows to tackle 'disturbing' MMA

The sport has split the nation, particularly since the death of Joao Carvalho in April.

'We are no longer a young team': Comer calls on Galway to step up in 2017

Securing promotion to Division 1 is first on the agenda for the Tribesmen.

# looking-ahead - Tuesday 27 December, 2016

"There were times where I thought: 'Am I going to come back from this?'" Interview This post contains videos

"There were times where I thought: 'Am I going to come back from this?'"

Alan Judge chats to The42 about his long road to recovery after breaking his leg early in 2016.

# looking-ahead - Saturday 24 December, 2016

From Theresa May challenges Britain to 'forge bold new role' in bullish Christmas message COME WHAT MAY

Theresa May challenges Britain to 'forge bold new role' in bullish Christmas message

The Queen and British athletes at the Olympics and Paralympics were singled out for praise by May.

# looking-ahead - Wednesday 21 December, 2016

Mourinho ready for long-term Man United stay amid new contract rumours

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has a good feeling over his prospects of a long-term stay at Old Trafford.

# looking-ahead - Tuesday 20 December, 2016

5 sports scandals to watch in 2017

Football’s world governing body has had a mass clearout since Swiss investigators detained seven Fifa officials at their Zurich hotel in May 2015.

# looking-ahead - Tuesday 13 December, 2016

'This is where it all started for me' - Date set for Tiger Woods' first big challenge of 2017

As he continues his bid to rediscover top form, the US golfer will play the Genesis Open.

# looking-ahead - Tuesday 29 November, 2016

GAA could limit future use of Irish flag and anthem

“The Brexit is going to affect the GAA the same as it’s going to affect everyone else,” president Aogán Ó Fearghail said.

# looking-ahead - Thursday 24 November, 2016

John Delaney on Euro 2020, unhappy Shelbourne fans and LOI progress

In addition to playing, a number of teams will train and base themselves in Ireland for the landmark tournament.

# looking-ahead - Monday 21 November, 2016

From 'But I'm only in my 30s': Why you should make a will Safe Not Sorry

'But I'm only in my 30s': Why you should make a will

You may think there’s no point at this stage – but here are some scenarios to consider.

# looking-ahead - Wednesday 16 November, 2016

FAI boss reveals change in League of Ireland schedule and lays out new marketing plan

Director of Competitions Fran Gavin has written an open letter to SSE Airtricity League clubs.

# looking-ahead - Saturday 12 November, 2016

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What next for Robbie Keane?

Ireland’s greatest goalscorer’s footballing future is up in the air.

# looking-ahead - Tuesday 8 November, 2016

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'I'm sure he's thinking he's got a great chance of starting'

Roy Keane is confident Bournemouth midfielder Harry Arter has the quality to succeed at international level.

# looking-ahead - Friday 28 October, 2016

'He has all the attributes to be a superstar' - Conlan backed to revive American boxing

Top Rank President Todd duBoef thinks the Irish boxer has the credentials to be a success.

# looking-ahead - Wednesday 26 October, 2016

It's time for the most expensive squad in history to deliver

Several members of Jose Mourinho’s team are playing for their future following some disappointing results.

# looking-ahead - Tuesday 25 October, 2016

'I'm definitely coming to the end of my career, whether it's over or not I just don't know'

Kieran Donaghy has yet to decide whether he’ll have another shot at Sam with Kerry.

# looking-ahead - Friday 21 October, 2016

'There will be adversity in this fight... There will be times where Conor is feeling that pressure'

John Kavanagh says his fighter’s upcoming bout will be far from straightforward.

# looking-ahead - Friday 14 October, 2016

From Know your ARFs from your PRSAs? Our guide to when to start a pension The Long Game

Know your ARFs from your PRSAs? Our guide to when to start a pension

And what the hell is a PIP? An ARF? We got some experts to answer your questions.

# looking-ahead - Saturday 17 September, 2016

Woodley to defend welterweight title for the first time at UFC 205, McGregor fight rumoured

Potential high-profile fights with Georges St-Pierre and Nick Diaz failed to materialise.

# looking-ahead - Tuesday 30 August, 2016

New campaign but familiar problems for Martin O'Neill and Ireland

There are a number of injury worries and out-of-favour players for the manager to contend with.

# looking-ahead - Sunday 28 August, 2016

What sort of shape are the Ireland squad in ahead of next week's World Cup qualifier?

How Shane Long and all the other Boys in Green squad members have fared since the start of the season.

Is it inappropriate timing for Robbie Keane's send-off and more Ireland-Oman questions

Plus, why do Ireland love playing Oman in friendlies?

# looking-ahead - Saturday 13 August, 2016

Worst signing? Top-four predictions? Our writers on the 2016-17 Premier League season

Plus, which Irish player should we watch out for in the coming campaign?

# looking-ahead - Thursday 11 August, 2016

An Irishman, Scotsman and Welshman sit down to preview the new Premier League season

Kilbane, Nevin and Hartson discuss Mourinho, Pogba, Leicester, Chelsea and West Ham.

# looking-ahead - Wednesday 20 July, 2016

'We will have to play even better' - Gibraltarian part-timers out to make history at Celtic Park

The Gibraltar side pulled off an incredible upset to take down Brendan Rodgers’ team in the first leg of the tie.

# looking-ahead - Saturday 25 June, 2016

Martin O'Neill criticises 'totally disproportionate' ticketing situation

Ireland face one of the biggest matches in their history against France tomorrow.

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