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Friday 20 March, 2020

Download a free copy of The42's colouring book and entertain the young sports fan in your house

She Can! features some of Ireland’s top female athletes.

Thursday 5 March, 2020

Conor McKenna back to preparations for AFL season following break at home

The Tyrone native is in the mix for Essendon’s season opener.

Yvonne Bonner ruled out for rest of Giants' season with ankle injury

The Donegal native is facing a long lay-off in Sydney.

Saturday 29 February, 2020

'Cool heads and reflection' needed at Cork City, warns former boss

John Caulfield insists the club should not rush into any decisions about its ownership despite current circumstances.

Mayo v Kerry clash postponed until tomorrow lunchtime, as is Laois-Kildare

Adverse weather confitions mean the games won’t go ahead this evening as planned.

'I got very, very angry last year' - Niall Quinn on his new FAI role and helping to make changes for Irish football

The former Ireland target man appeared on the Late Late Show last night.

Sunday 16 February, 2020

Galway v Tipperary and Waterford v Limerick postponed due to weather

Today’s schedule has been badly effected by Storm Denis.

Tuesday 11 February, 2020

This is what you can expect from your membership of The42 this week

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Saturday 25 January, 2020

Gerry McAnaney elected new FAI president at EGM

He replaces Donal Conway.

Monday 20 January, 2020

FAI appoint Gary Owens as interim chief executive

He takes over from executive lead, Paul Cooke.

Tuesday 14 January, 2020

Episode 14 of the Behind The Lines podcast - featuring Paddy Agnew - is out now

Gavin Cooney is joined by the Italy-based author and journalist to discuss covering ‘Chippy’ Brady, the Vatican, the Troubles and much more in The42′s sportwriting podcast.

Monday 6 January, 2020

Story of Ireland's trailblazing football star claims overall Investec 20x20 award

The42′s Eoin O’Callaghan retraced Anne O’Brien’s amazing career.

Sunday 5 January, 2020

As it happened: Ballyhale Shamrocks v Slaughtneil, All-Ireland Club SHC semi-finals

A place in the All-Ireland decider was up for grabs at Páirc Esler.

Saturday 21 December, 2019

When Prince reigned at the Park and the Rebels planned an ambush

The Leesiders were waiting in the long grass for archrivals Tipp in the summer of 1990.

Thursday 19 December, 2019

Sport Ireland confirm maternity pay for top Irish athletes

Athletes will be paid for 12 months.

The42's Paul Dollery claims Investec 20x20 award for Football Family podcast with Rianna Jarrett

It’s the fifth monthly prize for The42 this year.

Saturday 14 December, 2019

As it happened: Saracens v Munster, Champions Cup

Two heavyweights face off in London.

As it happened: Liverpool v Watford, Premier League

Jurgen Klopp’s side aimed to keep the momentum going at home this afternoon.

Saturday 30 November, 2019

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And the new... Katie Taylor surprises young fan Ella in Toy Show finale

The champ got a taste of what the next generation will look like tonight.

Wednesday 27 November, 2019

Listen to Episode 2 of 'Sonia': A special three-part podcast as part of Sonia Week on The42

We join O’Sullivan at the start line of the 1993 World Championships with the country expecting gold.

Monday 25 November, 2019

Welcome to Sonia Week on The42...

We’ll reflect on the Cobh woman’s career on the track and her impact off it as an Irish sporting legend turns 50.

Wednesday 6 November, 2019

Joe Schmidt to publish autobiography later this month

The former Ireland boss wrote the book himself, the publishers say.

Saturday 19 October, 2019

'I'm gutted for him' - Paulie and BOD lament Schmidt's cruel swansong

‘Look at what he’s done for Ireland over the past six or seven years,’ says Brian O’Driscoll.

Tuesday 1 October, 2019

Galway GAA sponsors Supermac's want details on how money was spent

The fast food chain say they invested almost €1.6m in total since 2015.

Saturday 28 September, 2019

John Delaney resigns from FAI with immediate effect

The Association will ‘fulfil certain notice and pension obligations’.

Tuesday 17 September, 2019

Laois confirm Mike Quirke and Derek McGrath to be put forward for ratification

The Kerryman is set to take on a new challenge ahead of the 2020 season.

Sunday 15 September, 2019

Eileen Gleeson appointed assistant to new Ireland boss Vera Pauw

‘Eileen knows the Ireland players and the Irish game inside out,’ says FAI High Performance Director, Ruud Dokter.

Jim Gavin says he'll 'sit down with the county board and review' position over coming weeks

The Dubs boss says now is not the time for decisions and he’ll reflect on things in good time.

Saturday 14 September, 2019

Portrait mode: Ireland's Rugby World Cup squad line out for unique tournament pen pics

INPHO’S Dan Sheridan has tried to capture the people behind the Ireland crest in these brilliant images.

Sunday 1 September, 2019

Dublin and Kerry set for Saturday evening replay, Croke Park confirms

They’ll meet again in a fortnight’s time.

Who was your man of the match in today's drawn All-Ireland SFC final? GLASSWARE This post contains a poll

Who was your man of the match in today's drawn All-Ireland SFC final?

There was some impressive performances on either side.

The Sunday Game panel were divided on Jonny Cooper's dismissal at half time

Things are lively in the RTÉ box this afternoon.

WATCH: Jack McCaffrey puts Dubs in control with beautiful goal

Earlier, Stephen Cluxton saved a Paul Geaney penalty.

Wednesday 21 August, 2019

Shock for Galway hurlers as Micheál Donoghue steps down

Donoghue was in charge of the Tribesmen for four years, landing an All-Ireland title in 2017.

Monday 12 August, 2019

'That baton has to be passed on' - Time for Mickey Harte to go, says Sean Cavanagh

The former Tyrone star reckons his one-time boss should make way for a new manager.

Saturday 3 August, 2019

As it happened: Cork v Dublin, All-Ireland U20FC final

Both sides are aiming to seal a first Eirgrid All-Ireland title at Under-20 since the age grade was changed.

Rob Hennelly in goal as Mayo make three changes for showdown with Donegal

James Horan’s side welcome the Ulster outfit to Castlebar later.

Thursday 1 August, 2019

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Monday 29 July, 2019

Donal Óg Cusack: failure to innovate disrespects hurling, not sweeper system

‘I believe the accusation of disrespecting the tradition of the game is part of the last remnants of British culture on these islands,’ the Corkman said last night.

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