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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'

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

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

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

‘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’

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

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

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

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

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

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.’

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

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

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

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'

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

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'

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

Monday 29 April, 2019

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

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

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'

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

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

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

A provincial semi-final against Westmeath now awaits the Lilywhites