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Dublin: 2°C Saturday 17 April 2021

Today’s News

'It takes a specific type of person to give 15 years of their lives to run that risk'
# The42 Reads
# The42 Reads

'It takes a specific type of person to give 15 years of their lives to run that risk'

54 minutes ago 3,130 Views 1 Comment

What does it take to become an Olympian? Garry Doyle gets an insight from our leading athletes into the dedication required to make it to Tokyo.

Claremont Road - worth €10 million to its owners - invaluable to its community
# YMCA
# YMCA

Claremont Road - worth €10 million to its owners - invaluable to its community

1 hour ago 2,027 Views 1 Comment

YMCA cricket club have been at the heart of the community for 131 years but the threat of a future without a ground looms large.

'We're really aware that we can provide a bit of light, with the mood in Ireland quite low at times'
# Green Army
# Green Army

'We're really aware that we can provide a bit of light, with the mood in Ireland quite low at times'

1 hour ago 5,489 Views 5 Comments

Anna O’Flanagan and the Irish women’s hockey team ‘want to achieve what we know we’re capable of’ through a massive summer.

WOMEN’S SIX NATIONS ON THE42
Sene Naoupu, Beibhinn Parsons and BOD on Ireland’s Six Nations hopes - plus previews and analysis

Yesterday’s News

Too early to judge severity of Harry Kane injury, says worried Jose Mourinho
# Race Against Time
# Race Against Time

Too early to judge severity of Harry Kane injury, says worried Jose Mourinho

10 hours ago 5,216 Views 10 Comments

Tottenham play in the Carabao Cup final on Sunday week.

Moyes: Top-four finish with West Ham would trump success at Everton
# Euro Dreams
# Euro Dreams

Moyes: Top-four finish with West Ham would trump success at Everton

10 hours ago 3,707 Views 6 Comments

A win at Newcastle on Saturday would move the Hammers into the top three.

Whelan and Higgins combine to help UCD record thumping win
# Double Trouble
# Double Trouble

Whelan and Higgins combine to help UCD record thumping win

10 hours ago 2,977 Views 0 Comments

Students prove too strong for Cabinteely while elsewhere there were wins for Athlone, Cobh and Shels. Galway drew 1-1 with Treaty United.

Super-sub Coleman makes instant impact as Everton and Spurs draw at Goodison
# Seamie
# Seamie

Super-sub Coleman makes instant impact as Everton and Spurs draw at Goodison

10 hours ago 20,066 Views 19 Comments

There was concern for Tottenham as Harry Kane picked up a late injury.

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Ronan Boyce's first senior goal saves Derry from another defeat
# Teenage Kicks
# Teenage Kicks

Ronan Boyce's first senior goal saves Derry from another defeat

10 hours ago 2,023 Views 2 Comments

Boyce’s header cancelled out James Brown’s opener.

Young Irish manager continues to build his name with crunch Cup win
# Good Win
# Good Win

Young Irish manager continues to build his name with crunch Cup win

11 hours ago 5,761 Views 1 Comment

Waterford’s Jim Goodwin was a member of Brian Kerr’s history-making Under 16 European championship winning side in 1998. He is now guiding St Mirren to the unexpected heights.

Five birdies and an eagle - Shane Lowry shines on PGA tour
# On Song
# On Song

Five birdies and an eagle - Shane Lowry shines on PGA tour

Updated 11 hours ago 7,984 Views 3 Comments

The Offaly golfer followed up his opening round 70 with a six-under round of 65 today at Hilton Head in South Carolina.

Rachael Blackmore wins yet again as she closes in on leading jockey title
# Mind The Gap
# Mind The Gap

Rachael Blackmore wins yet again as she closes in on leading jockey title

11 hours ago 4,522 Views 0 Comments

Blackmore now trails Paul Townend by just eight winners with just three weeks left in the Irish jump jockeys’ championship.

Derby's relegation concerns deepen, Mick McCarthy's Cardiff draw at Reading
# Championship
# Championship

Derby's relegation concerns deepen, Mick McCarthy's Cardiff draw at Reading

12 hours ago 4,925 Views 2 Comments

Wayne Rooney’s side fell to a 2-1 defeat at Blackburn.

Nadal falls to shock defeat in Monte Carlo while Evans storms into semi-finals
# Rafa Out
# Rafa Out

Nadal falls to shock defeat in Monte Carlo while Evans storms into semi-finals

12 hours ago 2,307 Views 0 Comments

British number one Dan Evans battled to a 5-7 6-3 6-4 victory over 11th seed David Goffin.

Here's your TV guide for this weekend of sport
# Tune In
# Tune In

Here's your TV guide for this weekend of sport

Updated 12 hours ago 19,659 Views 15 Comments

Get stuck into this lot over the weekend.

Rob Cornwall goal secures victory for Bohs in Waterford
# LOI
# LOI

Rob Cornwall goal secures victory for Bohs in Waterford

12 hours ago 1,920 Views 1 Comment

Cornwall’s 43rd minute strike was the only goal at the RSC.

I wish I shared your excitement – World title ‘anticlimax’ for O’Sullivan
# Bored
# Bored

I wish I shared your excitement – World title ‘anticlimax’ for O’Sullivan

13 hours ago 6,938 Views 7 Comments

O’Sullivan is more excited by Sheffield’s running routes and his new shop at Meadowhall.

Daniel Dubois set to make ring return after injury in June
# Comeback Kid
# Comeback Kid

Daniel Dubois set to make ring return after injury in June

13 hours ago 1,657 Views 0 Comments

The Londoner suffered a serious eye injury in losing to Joe Joyce last November.

Tyrone Mings subjected to racist abuse on social media as top-flight clubs consider boycott
# Kick It Out
# Kick It Out

Tyrone Mings subjected to racist abuse on social media as top-flight clubs consider boycott

13 hours ago 2,378 Views 0 Comments

The Aston Villa defender was also racially abused in Bulgaria at the end of 2019 on his England debut.

British and Irish Lions for Jersey training camp ahead of South Africa tour
# On Tour
# On Tour

British and Irish Lions for Jersey training camp ahead of South Africa tour

14 hours ago 6,636 Views 4 Comments

Head coach Warren Gatland is due to name his squad on 6 May.

Know your sport? Take our weekly quiz
# It's Quizzness Time
# It's Quizzness Time

Know your sport? Take our weekly quiz

15 hours ago 21,333 Views 2 Comments

How closely have you been paying attention to this week’s headlines?

'The tension between pragmatism and aesthetics on the pitch is always happening and I find it really interesting'
# BTL
# BTL

'The tension between pragmatism and aesthetics on the pitch is always happening and I find it really interesting'

15 hours ago 2,830 Views 0 Comments

Writer, artist, and one-time Longford Town footballer Adrian Duncan is this week’s guest on Behind the Lines.

What can Ireland expect from France in their Six Nations showdown in Dublin?
# Challenge
# Challenge

What can Ireland expect from France in their Six Nations showdown in Dublin?

16 hours ago 2,492 Views 0 Comments

The winner of tomorrow’s clash in Dublin will advance into the final against England.

Cap-record holder Toner the latest Leinster star to confirm a new deal
# Signed
# Signed

Cap-record holder Toner the latest Leinster star to confirm a new deal

Updated 16 hours ago 16,423 Views 18 Comments

The province have announced a raft of new deals this week.

What now for Matt Doherty?
# Under Pressure
# Under Pressure

What now for Matt Doherty?

16 hours ago 35,476 Views 17 Comments

The Irish international has had a difficult first season at new club Tottenham.

Rodgers backs trio to make better choices in future as he drafts them back in for FA Cup semi
# Dealt With
# Dealt With

Rodgers backs trio to make better choices in future as he drafts them back in for FA Cup semi

16 hours ago 2,177 Views 1 Comment

James Maddison, Ayoze Perez and Hamza Choudhury are available for Sunday’s game against Southampton.

Celtic caretaker manager's comments branded 'disrespectful' by Rangers star
# Old Firm
# Old Firm

Celtic caretaker manager's comments branded 'disrespectful' by Rangers star

19 hours ago 8,535 Views 10 Comments

‘I read the interview and I think that is the biggest joke I heard this year,’ Borna Barisic said.

Munster final Down Under as Clare and Tipperary stars vie for AFLW Premiership crown
# Grand Final Preview
# Grand Final Preview

Munster final Down Under as Clare and Tipperary stars vie for AFLW Premiership crown

19 hours ago 18,014 Views 3 Comments

It’s Ailish Considine and Adelaide Crows versus Orla O’Dwyer and Brisbane Lions.

World 100m champion Coleman has ban reduced but will still miss Olympics
# Ruled Out
# Ruled Out

World 100m champion Coleman has ban reduced but will still miss Olympics

20 hours ago 3,811 Views 0 Comments

The 25-year-old’s ban for breaching anti-doping ‘whereabouts’ rules has been cut from two years to 18 months.

Ulster out-half joins English championship outfit on short-term loan
# Movement
# Movement

Ulster out-half joins English championship outfit on short-term loan

20 hours ago 12,956 Views 16 Comments

Bill Johnston joins the side as injury cover for their next block of games.

Ulster young gun Izuchukwu signs new contract
# Huge Potential
# Huge Potential

Ulster young gun Izuchukwu signs new contract

21 hours ago 5,674 Views 3 Comments

The Tullamore 21-year-old is staying put until 2023, with Brad Roberts also penning an extension.

'It was one hour from the deadline and we got the paperwork back from Pretoria'
# The42 Rugby Weekly
# The42 Rugby Weekly

'It was one hour from the deadline and we got the paperwork back from Pretoria'

22 hours ago 20,474 Views 0 Comments

Bernard Jackman gave fascinating insight into rugby recruitment on The42 Rugby Weekly.

Irish Olympic athletes won't be prioritised for vaccines, says Minister Chambers
# Wait In Line
# Wait In Line

Irish Olympic athletes won't be prioritised for vaccines, says Minister Chambers

22 hours ago 2,471 Views 5 Comments

As things stand, the rescheduled Tokyo Games will kick off in July.

Aidy Boothroyd leaves England U21 role after Euro 2021 exit
# Exit Door
# Exit Door

Aidy Boothroyd leaves England U21 role after Euro 2021 exit

22 hours ago 2,826 Views 1 Comment

The Young Lions are on the hunt for a new manager, while Boothroyd wishes to focus on a return to club football.

Paul Pogba criticises former manager Jose Mourinho in candid interview
# Special Relationship
# Special Relationship

Paul Pogba criticises former manager Jose Mourinho in candid interview

23 hours ago 7,786 Views 13 Comments

The France midfielder was signed as the world’s most expensive player by Mourinho in 2016, but their relationship eventually soured.

Leona Maguire in the mix after excellent round of 67 in Hawaii
# LPGA
# LPGA

Leona Maguire in the mix after excellent round of 67 in Hawaii

23 hours ago 2,268 Views 0 Comments

The Cavan native is in a tie for 10th position.

Dublin star calls time on Aussie Rules career after two seasons at Melbourne
# Return Of The Mack
# Return Of The Mack

Dublin star calls time on Aussie Rules career after two seasons at Melbourne

23 hours ago 6,788 Views 2 Comments

Niamh McEvoy has been ‘a highly valued and much-loved member of our team,’ the club say.

Giannis Antetokounmpo returns as Bucks beat Hawks
# Greek Freak
# Greek Freak

Giannis Antetokounmpo returns as Bucks beat Hawks

Fri 7:48 AM 1,437 Views 0 Comments

The reigning MVP scored 15 points on his return after missing six games due to injury.

Dundalk's joint-longest-serving player until last year lines out in away dressing room for first time
# Familiar Face
# Familiar Face

Dundalk's joint-longest-serving player until last year lines out in away dressing room for first time

Fri 7:00 AM 5,099 Views 0 Comments

John Mountney will be hoping to show his former team what they are missing on Saturday.

Thursday 15 April, 2021

Shane Lowry posts six birdies and five bogeys in dramatic opening round
# Up And Down
# Up And Down

Shane Lowry posts six birdies and five bogeys in dramatic opening round

Thu 10:37 PM 7,497 Views 2 Comments

The Offaly golfer is eight shots off Cameron Smith’s lead after the opening round of the tournament in Harbour Town.

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