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Tuesday 10 November, 2020

Home thoughts from abroad: the family that made a Masters hopeful
# The Masters
# The Masters

Home thoughts from abroad: the family that made a Masters hopeful

Nov 10th 2020, 4:52 PM 22,753 Views 2 Comments

This year of Covid 19 has disrupted all schedules yet James Sugrue still stands apart. This week, finally, he tees up at the US Masters, seven months on from its intended date. His journey started in North Cork.

Tuesday 10 March, 2020

'There’s a part of me that has a fear of being born, growing up, living and dying in one small part of rural Ireland'
# Rising Son
# Rising Son

'There’s a part of me that has a fear of being born, growing up, living and dying in one small part of rural Ireland'

Mar 10th 2020, 7:00 AM 9,001 Views 3 Comments

Patrick Mullins discusses life as a jockey, working with his father, lessons from Ruby Walsh and plans for the future.

Monday 9 March, 2020

The Powers and the glory: Robbie and father Con on winning, life and more
# Breeding
# Breeding

The Powers and the glory: Robbie and father Con on winning, life and more

Mar 9th 2020, 7:00 AM 7,759 Views 1 Comment

At home with two of the world’s real competitiors ahead of this year’s Cheltenham Festival.

Sunday 8 March, 2020

'There’s nothing better than a well-bred man' - the enduring friendship of the toff and Ted
# Double Act
# Double Act

'There’s nothing better than a well-bred man' - the enduring friendship of the toff and Ted

Mar 8th 2020, 10:00 AM 42,393 Views 14 Comments

Robert Hall fronted RTÉ’s racing coverage for more than 30 years. Together with Ted Walsh, he formed a much-loved double act. They sat down to relive the highlights of a remarkable TV career.

Sunday 2 February, 2020

Donovan underlines European title credentials with dazzling display
# Closing In
# Closing In

Donovan underlines European title credentials with dazzling display

Feb 2nd 2020, 9:37 AM 6,552 Views 6 Comments

‘Lilywhite Lightning’ moved to 12-0(7KOs) as he inflicted a first stoppage defeat over an opponent who had previously fought Ryan Burnett.

Friday 31 January, 2020

'You start to realise: ‘Holy f***, I can’t keep reinventing myself... I can’t keep doing this’
# Battling The Bottle
# Battling The Bottle

'You start to realise: ‘Holy f***, I can’t keep reinventing myself... I can’t keep doing this’

Jan 31st 2020, 7:00 AM 10,686 Views 3 Comments

Eric Donovan sheds light on his war with alcohol and drug abuse ahead of his return to the professional boxing ring this Saturday.

Saturday 18 January, 2020

'It's like Croke Park when you're playing well' - 'Taggy' on his Dancing With The Stars experience
# Top Cat
# Top Cat

'It's like Croke Park when you're playing well' - 'Taggy' on his Dancing With The Stars experience

Jan 18th 2020, 7:15 AM 13,147 Views 0 Comments

Cats legend Aidan Fogarty says ‘its the most ‘un-Kilkenny’ thing ever.

Saturday 11 January, 2020

The Gambler: Des Smyth on how he carved out a career in cut-throat pro game
# Good Hustle
# Good Hustle

The Gambler: Des Smyth on how he carved out a career in cut-throat pro game

Jan 11th 2020, 7:30 AM 10,221 Views 2 Comments

At first, he was an unlikely Pro. Six seasons it took him to win on the European Tour, scrapping out a living until that breakthrough moment in 1979. From there, his career took off. Des Smyth relives an astonishing golfing life.

Tuesday 31 December, 2019

The Cork ultra runner targeting 32 marathons in 32 counties in 32 days
# Mind Games
# Mind Games

The Cork ultra runner targeting 32 marathons in 32 counties in 32 days

Dec 31st 2019, 7:30 AM 20,451 Views 30 Comments

Conor O’Keeffe will start his Herculean task on 1 April with 32 pounds on his back, removing one pound each day. For him, it symbolises the weight of depression and his battle with that burden.

Thursday 28 November, 2019

'I am even more in awe of her now' - how Sonia O'Sullivan inspired the next generation
# Sonia At 50
# Sonia At 50

'I am even more in awe of her now' - how Sonia O'Sullivan inspired the next generation

Updated Nov 28th 2019, 8:44 AM 7,148 Views 1 Comment

For the Irish athletes who came next, it was all about following the path worn by a girl from Cobh.

Saturday 23 November, 2019

'All I want is a shot': Unbeaten Eric Donovan is ready to seize his chance at world level
# Seconds Out
# Seconds Out

'All I want is a shot': Unbeaten Eric Donovan is ready to seize his chance at world level

Nov 23rd 2019, 9:29 AM 4,173 Views 2 Comments

After helping Jude Gallagher to a national title last night, Donovan steps into the ring himself in Glasgow this evening.

Wednesday 28 August, 2019

‘Look at Jim on the sideline. He epitomises all the traits that he’s looking for in his players.’
# Mind Games
# Mind Games

‘Look at Jim on the sideline. He epitomises all the traits that he’s looking for in his players.’

Aug 28th 2019, 10:11 AM 15,140 Views 83 Comments

High Performance Psychologist Anne Marie Kennedy on working with Jim Gavin and his Dublin players.

Sunday 18 August, 2019

Duel stars: the boxers in opposite corners at Croke Park today
# Seconds Out
# Seconds Out

Duel stars: the boxers in opposite corners at Croke Park today

Aug 18th 2019, 10:00 AM 22,952 Views 3 Comments

Olympian Darren O’Neill and pro champion Matthew Macklin hurled for club and county before excelling in the ring.

Tuesday 30 July, 2019

How to win at the Galway Races, the hard way
# The Long Shot
# The Long Shot

How to win at the Galway Races, the hard way

Jul 30th 2019, 8:12 PM 14,685 Views 3 Comments

A year ago, Mark Enright notched his biggest career win at Ballybrit. The 33-1 victory came after the jockey, with lots of help, recovered from depression.

Wednesday 17 July, 2019

Remembering 16-year-old Rory McIlroy's record-breaking round at Royal Portrush
# Memory Lane
# Memory Lane

Remembering 16-year-old Rory McIlroy's record-breaking round at Royal Portrush

Jul 17th 2019, 7:00 AM 25,835 Views 17 Comments

The teen sensation stunned the world with his 61 in Antrim.

Thursday 20 June, 2019

'There would have been a secret admiration of Meath within Ireland, a lot of people wouldn’t admit to it'
# Royal Rule
# Royal Rule

'There would have been a secret admiration of Meath within Ireland, a lot of people wouldn’t admit to it'

Jun 20th 2019, 8:00 PM 27,176 Views 22 Comments

Meath greats Mick Lyons and Liam Harnan reflect on their football careers.

Sunday 9 June, 2019

Full throttle: Nicci Daly's drive for the extraordinary
# Nic Of Time
# Nic Of Time

Full throttle: Nicci Daly's drive for the extraordinary

Jun 9th 2019, 8:00 AM 15,785 Views 1 Comment

After helping Ireland to the Hockey World Cup final, Tokyo 2020 is no mere fantasy for Nicci Daly.

Wednesday 1 May, 2019

'If you ride a winner in Cheltenham, it’s like Salah scoring a goal in front of the Kop'
# Punchestown 2019
# Punchestown 2019

'If you ride a winner in Cheltenham, it’s like Salah scoring a goal in front of the Kop'

May 1st 2019, 8:00 AM 2,938 Views 1 Comment

Diehard Liverpool fan Robbie Power is hoping for a big week on two fronts.

Monday 29 April, 2019

'Once you go out on track, you’re on your own... you don’t have time for thinking out there'
# Motorsport
# Motorsport

'Once you go out on track, you’re on your own... you don’t have time for thinking out there'

Apr 29th 2019, 8:00 PM 11,642 Views 8 Comments

Tipperary’s Nicole Drought reflects on her incredible career in circuit racing.

Friday 29 March, 2019

Bottling lightning: Eric Donovan on second chances, proposals and turning pro
# Lilywhite Lightning
# Lilywhite Lightning

Bottling lightning: Eric Donovan on second chances, proposals and turning pro

Mar 29th 2019, 10:22 AM 2,169 Views 0 Comments

The Athy native will take on Stephen McAfee with the Irish Featherweight title on the line tomorrow night.

Tuesday 12 March, 2019

'If you stand in front of the mirror with a pink tie and a black shirt and you think you look well – you can’t coach him'
# Master And Apprentice
# Master And Apprentice

'If you stand in front of the mirror with a pink tie and a black shirt and you think you look well – you can’t coach him'

Mar 12th 2019, 11:30 AM 32,144 Views 1 Comment

Ted Walsh and Patrick Mullins sat down with The42 for an extensive chat about coaching, Christy Ring and life ahead of the Cheltenham Festival.

Sunday 12 February, 2017

McCormack delivers superb display as Lilywhites convincingly dispatch Cork
# Rebels Rattled
# Rebels Rattled

McCormack delivers superb display as Lilywhites convincingly dispatch Cork

Feb 12th 2017, 6:28 PM 8,906 Views 8 Comments

The corner-forward grabbed a goal and two points from play as his side sit top of Division 2.

Wednesday 2 March, 2016

Healy strikes killer blow as Kildare overcome Offaly in Leinster quarter-final
# GAA
# GAA

Healy strikes killer blow as Kildare overcome Offaly in Leinster quarter-final

Mar 2nd 2016, 10:18 PM 4,153 Views 0 Comments

A provincial semi-final against Westmeath now awaits the Lilywhites