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Sunday 6 December, 2020

'It was the hallucinations, the heart palpitations... I was ringing Dr Alan Byrne at 5.30am the night of the Finland game'
# LASTING EFFECTS
# LASTING EFFECTS

'It was the hallucinations, the heart palpitations... I was ringing Dr Alan Byrne at 5.30am the night of the Finland game'

Dec 6th 2020, 6:00 AM 8,146 Views 5 Comments

Jack Byrne reveals the full extent of Covid-19 battle as he opens up on his club future and dealing with international spotlight ahead of today’s FAI Cup final.

Saturday 5 December, 2020

'I wasn’t going to come here and start swanning around thinking I owned the gaff'
# Top Pro
# Top Pro

'I wasn’t going to come here and start swanning around thinking I owned the gaff'

Dec 5th 2020, 12:05 AM 11,074 Views 7 Comments

With Shamrock Rovers on the cusp of a historic double, Joey O’Brien talks about the joy of delivering glory for his hometown club.

Sunday 22 November, 2020

Stephen Kenny's job safe as senior players and staff back Ireland boss in video investigation
# Latest
# Latest

Stephen Kenny's job safe as senior players and staff back Ireland boss in video investigation

Updated Nov 22nd 2020, 9:30 PM 46,448 Views 48 Comments

An FAI statement confirmed that the Republic of Ireland manager has been cleared of any wrongdoing.

Sunday 1 November, 2020

Dundalk's European chase drags on as Pat's star Benson comes back to haunt former club
# Honours Even
# Honours Even

Dundalk's European chase drags on as Pat's star Benson comes back to haunt former club

Nov 1st 2020, 8:03 PM 6,700 Views 0 Comments

Pat Hoban scored the opening goal in Inchicore, but the race for third place now comes down to the wire.

Wednesday 28 October, 2020

'The pinstripe punk' urges Dundalk to 'be brave' in tomorrow's clash with Arsenal
# Pippo's Army
# Pippo's Army

'The pinstripe punk' urges Dundalk to 'be brave' in tomorrow's clash with Arsenal

Oct 28th 2020, 8:12 PM 6,298 Views 5 Comments

‘We come here to play and not just to defend,’ insists Lilywhites boss Filippo Giovagnoli.

Friday 14 August, 2020

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

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

Aug 14th 2020, 9:15 PM 46,556 Views 67 Comments

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
# Drawn Out
# Drawn Out

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

Apr 4th 2020, 8:00 AM 41,992 Views 31 Comments

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
# Interview
# Interview

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

Mar 30th 2020, 7:23 PM 21,822 Views 12 Comments

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
# Emergency Fund
# Emergency Fund

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

Mar 30th 2020, 4:32 PM 3,834 Views 1 Comment

‘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
# Recovering
# Recovering

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

Mar 30th 2020, 10:28 AM 4,855 Views 1 Comment

‘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
# Flashback
# Flashback

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

Mar 29th 2020, 7:00 AM 31,049 Views 6 Comments

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
# Lockdown Worker
# Lockdown Worker

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

Updated Mar 24th 2020, 8:00 PM 46,566 Views 9 Comments

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
# PLAYING HIS PART
# PLAYING HIS PART

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

Updated Mar 24th 2020, 4:31 PM 5,992 Views 1 Comment

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

Mar 24th 2020, 10:56 AM 2,494 Views 0 Comments

‘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
# Flashback
# Flashback

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

Mar 22nd 2020, 7:37 AM 14,451 Views 6 Comments

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'
# PLAYER AID
# PLAYER AID

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

Mar 21st 2020, 10:00 AM 21,609 Views 5 Comments

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'
# PLAYER AID
# PLAYER AID

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

Mar 19th 2020, 10:00 PM 28,128 Views 29 Comments

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
# THE RIGHT THING
# THE RIGHT THING

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

Mar 19th 2020, 6:21 PM 3,575 Views 1 Comment

‘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
# Tough Times
# Tough Times

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

Mar 19th 2020, 1:31 PM 3,272 Views 2 Comments

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?'
# Newbies
# Newbies

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

Mar 18th 2020, 4:53 PM 6,517 Views 0 Comments

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'
# Main Man
# Main Man

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

Mar 17th 2020, 8:00 AM 8,299 Views 30 Comments

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
# Apology
# Apology

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

Mar 16th 2020, 6:41 PM 6,646 Views 4 Comments

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
# NO SELL OUT
# NO SELL OUT

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

Mar 16th 2020, 1:24 PM 16,460 Views 14 Comments

“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'
# UNITED HE STANDS
# UNITED HE STANDS

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

Mar 15th 2020, 5:26 PM 37,470 Views 19 Comments

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'
# Family Fortunes
# Family Fortunes

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

Mar 13th 2020, 1:55 PM 9,595 Views 0 Comments

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
# Left Behind
# Left Behind

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

Mar 11th 2020, 11:30 PM 15,833 Views 13 Comments

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'
# Open Book
# Open Book

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

Mar 11th 2020, 5:46 PM 6,768 Views 5 Comments

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
# DELE DILEMMA
# DELE DILEMMA

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

Mar 10th 2020, 10:59 PM 8,876 Views 12 Comments

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
# YBIG
# YBIG

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

Mar 10th 2020, 5:38 PM 3,798 Views 1 Comment

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'
# Alfe Inge Haaland
# Alfe Inge Haaland

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

Mar 8th 2020, 8:30 AM 25,171 Views 6 Comments

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
# Recovery
# Recovery

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

Mar 7th 2020, 2:51 PM 3,800 Views 1 Comment

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’
# Family Man
# Family Man

‘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’

Mar 7th 2020, 10:00 AM 66,599 Views 5 Comments

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

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

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

Mar 6th 2020, 10:03 PM 4,908 Views 1 Comment

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'
# WHERE IT BEGAN
# WHERE IT BEGAN

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

Mar 4th 2020, 2:06 PM 15,133 Views 3 Comments

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
# Opportunity Knocks
# Opportunity Knocks

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

Mar 4th 2020, 7:00 AM 3,493 Views 4 Comments

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
# Dumped Out
# Dumped Out

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

Mar 3rd 2020, 10:19 PM 14,681 Views 54 Comments

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
# No Nonsense
# No Nonsense

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

Mar 1st 2020, 8:00 AM 25,687 Views 4 Comments

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
# Back To The Beginning
# Back To The Beginning

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

Feb 29th 2020, 8:00 AM 4,996 Views 0 Comments

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
# Storylines
# Storylines

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

Feb 28th 2020, 4:46 PM 2,907 Views 1 Comment

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
# Talking Point
# Talking Point

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

Updated Feb 28th 2020, 4:16 PM 10,702 Views 9 Comments

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

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