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Dublin: 4 °C Saturday 18 January, 2020

Wednesday 15 January, 2020

Xavi turned down Barca this time but 'will be manager one day'

Club president Josep Maria Bartomeu insists they will eventually get their man.

Saturday 11 January, 2020

Lotto winner Kevin O'Connor going back to basics with his first love in football

The 24-year-old has six months left on his Preston North End contract and is aiming to revitalise his career with Waterford.

Thursday 9 January, 2020

Cocaine, concussion and creating a new future top of upcoming PFA Ireland agenda

General secretary Stephen McGuinness admits the lack of knowledge and attitudes towards recreational drugs is a “serious concern” as the PFAI prepare to visit clubs next week.

Wednesday 8 January, 2020

So, just why has Jamie McGrath left Dundalk for St Mirren?

“I had Steven Gerrard posters on my wall growing up, now he’ll be doing opposition analysis on me.”

Old Trafford scouting mission gives Idah chance to force his way into Ireland's Euro 2020 play-off plans

Teenager looks set to start for Norwich City in front of Mick McCarthy’s assistant Terry Connor on Saturday.

Tuesday 7 January, 2020

League of Ireland footballer Brandon Miele given two-year ban for anti-doping violation

Sport Ireland brought the case against the 26-year-old after he was randomly selected to provide a sample in April 2019.

Thursday 2 January, 2020

Rovers posters in his Man City dorm, and a farewell Christy Moore concert: Getting to know Gavin Bazunu

A year to the day since arriving in Manchester from Shamrock Rovers, the 17-year-old tells David Sneyd about a life-changing 12 months.

Wednesday 1 January, 2020

Rejected, demoralised and fueled by grief... the six young Irish footballers driven to succeed in 2020

From those battling to become regulars in the Premier League, to talents rebuilding careers at home in the League of Ireland, this year is crucial to their progress.

Monday 30 December, 2019

'I don’t think I was able to develop into the type of man I could have been'

Karl Sheppard reflects on the effects that his time in England had, as well as a history-making spell with Shamrock Rovers and the most intense League of Ireland rivalry of the last 10 years.

Thursday 26 December, 2019

A weekend in crisis: Kilmarnock captain Gary Dicker opens his doors with the club in turmoil for a glimpse of the reality

David Sneyd stays on the Dubliner’s sofa bed as he hears the truth about a life of extremes – both on and off the pitch.

Tuesday 24 December, 2019

'Brendan Rodgers could have changed my whole career; I'm so glad that he didn't'

Dane Massey reflects – in his own words – on the genius of Stephen Kenny over the last decade, the power of being a hero and why a life in England was never for him.

Thursday 19 December, 2019

Bermo in Ballyer: A morning with the St Pat's captain back at his old primary school

In a week when the Minister for Sport, Shane Ross, can so casually discuss the potential collapse of the League of Ireland, this is a timely reminder of the good being done by clubs in communities.

Sunday 15 December, 2019

No social media, no fancy cars, no excuses and no bulls***! The gospel according to Daryl Horgan

The Hibernian and Republic of Ireland winger – and his four-year-old son Jack – meets The42 for a wide-ranging chat in Edinburgh.

Friday 13 December, 2019

Bohemians welcome back Prodigal Son Casey as they confirm signing from Cork

As reported by The42 on Wednesday, Keith Long has been able to convince Casey to return to Dalymount Park ahead of the 2020 campaign.

Wednesday 11 December, 2019

Darragh Leahy on verge of Dundalk move with Dan Casey set for Bohemians return

Bohemians manager Keith Long is a busy man while Cork City also confirm Gearóid Morrissey will remain at Turner’s Cross.

Sunday 8 December, 2019

'They were spitting at me, trying to hit me. I could tell how much they hated us. I loved it'

Twenty years after his cancer diagnosis following an Old Firm derby, former Celtic defender Alan Stubbs looks at how times may have changed but some things will always stay the same in Glasgow.

Wednesday 4 December, 2019

'Severe' job losses feared for FAI staff with 'hard nut' Cooke set to reveal extent of financial woes

More bad news expected at the association’s Dublin HQ tomorrow after primary shirt sponsor Three Ireland announced it wouldn’t be renewing its deal.

Tuesday 3 December, 2019

League of Ireland footballer facing four-year ban with hearing to begin this afternoon

Sport Ireland have brought the case against the player after he was deemed to have provided an insufficient sample to testers.

Saturday 30 November, 2019

Rooney takes his place on bench for Derby as their Ireland U21 international Jason Knight looks for inspiration

Rooney takes his place on bench for Derby as their Ireland U21 international Jason Knight looks for inspiration

Elsewhere in the Championship, the honeymoon is over for new Stoke City manager Michael O’Neill after another defeat while Shaun Williams hits a stunner for Millwall.

Van Dijk at the double but Alisson sent off as Liverpool go 11 points clear at top of Premier League

Reds survive a nervy finish to equal their longest unbeaten run in the top flight and capitalise on another Manchester City slip-up with a 2-1 win over Brighton.

As it happened: Liverpool v Brighton and Hove Albion, Premier League

10-man Liverpool hold on for a 2-1 win over the Seagulls to extend their lead at the top of the Premier League to 11 points.

Friday 29 November, 2019

The Euro 2020 draw takes place tomorrow and Ireland could face a Group of Death

With two games guaranteed to take place in Aviva Stadium, there is the tantalising prospect of European football royalty coming to Dublin.

Thursday 28 November, 2019

Derby reject Richard Keogh's case against sacking as he looks set to appeal to Football League

The former Rams captain put his case forward to the club last week following the decision to dismiss him for gross misconduct in October.

'I gave the best of me' - Pochettino has his say after Spurs sacking

The Argentinian was replaced by Jose Mourinho less than 24 hours after he was dismissed but chairman Daniel Levy.

Wednesday 27 November, 2019

Kearns drops Masters in Law because he feels St Pat's now have ambition

New Saints goalkeeper says manager Stephen O’Donnell has ‘changed the appeal’ of Richmond Park as he eyes silverware.

'Growing up watching the Premier League, I could see it. How many Irish players actually made it?'

Joey O’Brien fought for a career in the English top flight and the Shamrock Rovers defender is now aiming to prepare the club’s next generation for what’s required.

Saturday 23 November, 2019

'When I was younger, I would've probably said I don’t believe in that s***e but you have to open your mind'

Dubliner Paddy Madden, these days playing under Joey Barton at Fleetwood Town, discusses ‘ruthless’ dressing rooms and the two sides of a footballer.

Thursday 21 November, 2019

'He's on the same level as Jack Byrne' - Dundalk's new signing is one to watch out for

Veteran team-mate Michael Doyle hails playmaker’s talents but insists he must meet standards of League of Ireland champions.

Tuesday 19 November, 2019

St Pat's add versatile Waterford defender Feely to their ranks

The 22-year-old returns to Richmond Park after being impressed by new manager Stephen O’Donnell.

Nine-man Ireland see U19 Euro hopes dashed by Austria

Goals either side of half-time from Chelsea academy prospect Thierno Ballo and Chukwubuike Adamu were enough to down Tom Mohan’s side.

Troy Parrott set to boost Ireland U21 hopes against Sweden tonight

The teenage sensation will bolster Stephen Kenny’s attack at Tallaght Stadium.

Linfield swoop for Ethan Boyle after defender's release by Shamrock Rovers

‘I know our supporters will give Ethan a warm welcome to the club and I look forward to working with him,’ says manager David Healy.

Monday 18 November, 2019

Plenty to admire in Ireland's effort but lack of quality in the box the killer again

David McGoldrick was unsurprisingly named man of the match but he failed to show a killer instinct in front of goal.

Friday 15 November, 2019

The day Troy Parrott got his five-a-side team disqualified from a charity tournament…

The42 gets to the bottom of the eligibility fiasco which left Troy feeling sick as a Parrott in the summer of 2018.

Sunday 10 November, 2019

Ireland boss Mick McCarthy slams Derby County for sacking Richard Keogh

‘If Richard got in an Uber and the Uber driver was drunk I don’t think they would have sacked him.’

Wednesday 6 November, 2019

Dundalk and Shamrock Rovers eye move for Ireland U21 star

Waterford winger Zack Elbouzedi set to lead the winter exodus from the RSC.

Kenny forced to ring changes for crucial Ireland U21 Euro qualifiers

Ireland manager hands trio their first call-ups as former Shamrock Rovers star Trevor Clarke also returns from injury.