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Friday 14 August, 2020

'He said the league is a shambles, a pub league': Perth reveals extraordinary John Sheridan outburst

2-2 draw at Oriel overshadowed by what Perth described as Sheridan’s insulting behaviour.

Saturday 4 April, 2020

A very public transfer saga: How Roy Keane's Man United move played out over three months in 1993

Amid a backdrop of brinkmanship and extraordinary candidness in the newspapers, Alex Ferguson eventually signed the 21-year-old for a record £3.75 million. But it was far from straightforward.

Monday 30 March, 2020

A Forest life - Sharing a stage with Brian Clough, playing best with spite and shaping the next generation

Andy Reid made his debut for Nottingham Forest 20 years ago this November and, as he tells The42, he now feels a great sense of responsibility to develop stars for club and country.

Seamus Coleman donation to League of Ireland emergency fund helps total exceed €30,000

‘An incredible gesture from an incredible man and leader’ – Part of the statement from Integrity Sports, which represents James McClean and Enda Stevens.

Connolly ankle rehab to last 'a few weeks' as uncertainty remains over Ireland's Euro 2020 play-off

‘All our efforts are on trying to make sure he gets the right amount and the correct rehab to make sure he comes back stronger,’ Brighton manager Graham Potter said.

Sunday 29 March, 2020

Fights in the showers, porn on the bus and winners on the pitch - How Shels made Double history in 2000

Pat Scully, Paul Doolin, Richie Baker, Dave Campbell and Alan Mathews reveal all about the team that started a dynasty in Drumcondra.

Tuesday 24 March, 2020

The FA Cup finalist from Dublin working the midnight shift on London Underground during lockdown

Former Millwall defender Robbie Ryan tells The42 how he is adapting to a new reality – ‘You worry that the virus will spread to you or someone in your family’.

'You have to help the doctors and nurses whatever way you can' - The LOI legend working at Tallaght Hospital

Conor Kenna, a Premier Divison title winner with St Patrick’s Athletic, retired this season and now finds himself playing a part in Tallaght Hospital’s fight against Covid-19.

McGuinness hoping for 'game changer' income support to help LOI to survive

McGuinness hoping for 'game changer' income support to help LOI to survive

‘Clubs are now waiting to see if there will be more support coming. They will be able pay this week and then we will have to wait to see what comes next.’

Sunday 22 March, 2020

Surfing in Strandhill, selling Hugo Boss and Joey Ndo's smile - How Sligo Rovers became champions in 2012

The Bit O’Red’s former players and manager recall how bonds were formed and memories of a lifetime made en route to winning the club’s first title in 35 years.

Saturday 21 March, 2020

'Everyone must help. If you don't take it seriously and catch the virus you'll pass it on and harm people'

Jack Byrne and Graham Burke explain the importance of isolating to fight Covid-19 after contributing to a €25,000 emergency fund for fellow League of Ireland players.

Thursday 19 March, 2020

'Hopefully people will remember to be there for each other and not tear each other down after all this'

James McClean tells The42 why he felt compelled to contribute to a €25,000 League of Ireland emergency fund, and his hope that it will lead to further support.

Sligo boss Liam Buckley supports club's decision to temporarily layoff all staff due to league shutdown

‘It’s the right thing to do, the players understand that… but the uncertainty is a disaster and hopefully it’s over sooner rather than later,’ he said.

Sligo Rovers announce temporary layoffs for all management, players and administration staff

The Premier Division club made the decision following ‘intensive talks involving the National League Executive Committee, the PFAI and FAI.’

Wednesday 18 March, 2020

'No one knows what’s happening and when we will be back, hopefully it will be soon but who knows?'

Teemu Penninkangas, Cameron Smith and Billy King are just some of the League of Ireland imports who’ve had their debut seasons interrupted by the Covid-19 outbreak.

Tuesday 17 March, 2020

'There is only one contender for player of the year. It has to be Jordan Henderson'

Liverpool great Ronnie Whelan explains why the Reds’ skipper is more important than Van Dijk, Mane or Salah, and why he must be allowed lift the Premier League trophy.

Monday 16 March, 2020

Drogheda United did not consult players ahead of decision to stop wages

Club officials have apologised for how they handled the situation.

Controversial Hoffenheim owner rejects Trump's $1bn offer as his company works on Covid-19 vaccine

“If we are successful in developing an effective vaccine, then it should help and protect people across the world,” Dietmar Hopp said.

Sunday 15 March, 2020

'Going to matches is a drug. It never leaves you. You’re in rehab but you know you'll fall off the wagon'

FAI Cup winner John Finnegan tells The42 how Manchester United has always been his first love after travelling to their behind-closed-doors Europa League game in Austria.

Friday 13 March, 2020

'He said I could stay with his family for a little bit. I've just kind of stayed ever since'

Jaze Kabia tells The42 why Shelbourne is like a second family and how his mother helps him deal with the psychological battles for a footballer.

Wednesday 11 March, 2020

This night at Anfield will be one that Liverpool players will always look back on with the worst kind of regret

For so much of this clash, despite their clear superiority, Jurgen Klopp’s players seemed to be infiltrated by an anger at the way in which their opponents set out to frustrate them.

'I'm 24 and only learned about Bloody Sunday. It helps you understand what people in Derry have lived with'

Walter Figueira tells The42 about how he escaped knife crime in London, what is driving him while away from his two young children, and why learning Derry’s history means so much to him.

Tuesday 10 March, 2020

Alli's struggles clear to see but despair is all around for Spurs under Jose Mourinho

Where once the England international was a rampaging forward capable of unlocking a defence with instinctive skill or a piece of clinical finishing, he now operates as nothing more than a scuttler.

Ireland fans' group urges members to follow official advice regarding travel to Slovakia

You Boys in Green says only official recommendations should be adhered to after the Slovak FA announced that the fixture in Bratislava would be played behind closed doors.

Sunday 8 March, 2020

'Someone from United came in with the police asking Alfie not to sue Keane. He refused'

The Manchester derby used to be very different as former City goalkeeper Nicky Weaver remembers that horror tackle by the United captain, and why Stephen Ireland should have made it to the very top.

Saturday 7 March, 2020

St Pat's defender Younger released from hospital after losing consciousness in collision on Friday night

Good news on injury front for the Saints as head coach Stephen O’Donnell explains why he is taking a less is more approach to this season.

‘I never sat with my Da and just talked, not really. But I learned more about him drinking together for three hours than ever before’

Shamrock Rovers midfielder Aaron McEneff visits Dolphin’s Barn in Dublin, where his father grew up supporting the Hoops in the 1980s, as the Derry native explains to The42 how winning the FAI Cup led to a breakthrough in their relationship.

Friday 6 March, 2020

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Billy King banishes the curse to fire St Pat's to victory over Cork City

Saints manager Stephen O’Donnell has his first home victory – and goal – but the win is overshadowed by a serious injury suffered by defender Oliver Younger.

Wednesday 4 March, 2020

'We all came in saying the same thing: "F**king hell, who was that kid?" It was Billy Gilmour'

Dublin will always have a special place in the heart of Chelsea’s newest star because it was against Bohemians and St Patrick’s Athletic that the teenager broke into Frank Lampard’s squad for this season.

Now is the time for McCarthy to show he can help Doherty and Stevens shine for Ireland

Mounting injuries and a lack of game-time for key players ahead of the Euro 2020 semi-final play-off with Slovakia means there is more responsibility to get the best from two of the best wing backs in the Premier League.

Tuesday 3 March, 2020

Talk of Liverpool's greatness can stop as Chelsea end hopes of The Treble

Debates about whether Jurgen Klopp’s team are on the same level as Manchester United’s Class of 1999 have proven to be woefully premature.

Sunday 1 March, 2020

Meet the football agent who has a heart and doesn't care about money... but is still ruthless

Willo Flood has almost 20 players on his books since hanging up his boots and setting up his own agency, but as the Dubliner tells The42 he is not in this to make a quick buck.

Saturday 29 February, 2020

Battles with Dean Saunders and making Alan Kelly 'The Godfather' - Steve Bruce's first job in management

Newcastle are without a win in the Premier League this month and as their boss comes under increasing pressure one of his former players explains why he we will never panic.

Friday 28 February, 2020

Revenge, pride and sellouts are just some of the storylines to follow tonight

The top two teams in the country face off at Tallaght Stadium but, away from the RTÉ cameras, there is plenty of intrigue.

United return to the scene of their biggest crime under Solskjaer and must make amends

Performances in these final three months of the campaign will provide the strongest indication yet that the Norwegian’s methods are working.

Ireland post best result in Women's Team Pursuit to finish eighth at Worlds

The quartet of Mia Griffin, Kelly Murphy, Alice Sharpe and Lara Gillespie faced world champions Australia in the first round.

Manchester United drawn against lowest seeds LASK in Europa League last 16

Matt Doherty’s Wolverhampton Wanderers must overcome Arsenal’s conquerors Olympiakos while Steven Gerrard’s Rangers will face Bayer Leverkusen.

Three illegal groin kicks not enough to stop Woolley winning US Open Taekwondo

The Dubliner, who late last year became Ireland’s first ever fighter to qualify for the Olympics in the sport, even overcame three illegal groin kicks in his first bout against Russian opponent Danila Volvos.

Wednesday 26 February, 2020

The biggest crime of all would be Kevin De Bruyne being denied his place on this stage

As Manchester City stare down the barrel of a two-year ban, it seems as if Pep Guardiola’s men are intent on leaving in the most impressive manner possible.

Tuesday 25 February, 2020

Dara O’Shea helps West Brom to a clean sheet as they take another step towards the Premier League

Dara O’Shea helps West Brom to a clean sheet as they take another step towards the Premier League

The Republic of Ireland U21 defender helped the Baggies to a routine 2-0 win over Preston on a night when senior Ireland international Alan Browne captained the visitors and teammate Seani Maguire was kept quiet by the young Dubliner.

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