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Dublin: 12 °C Thursday 9 April, 2020

Today’s News

'To go to the very top with your club, nothing tops it' - through the years with Galway's Hopper McGrath

The Galway and Sarsfields great recently steered his beloved club – and his four daughters – to a first All-Ireland senior camogie title, having done it all as a player himself.

Tuesday 7 April, 2020

'This year, I took the year out of school to train for Tokyo... I think that will be the case again next year' Best Laid Plans This post contains videos

'This year, I took the year out of school to train for Tokyo... I think that will be the case again next year'

Irish Para swimmer Nicole Turner on life in lockdown, plans after deferring her Leaving Cert and fundraising for an important cause.

Munster Rugby doctor joins frontline fight against Covid-19 as remote training continues

In addition to his role with the southern province, Dr Jamie Kearns has just returned to work at University Hospital Galway.

A friend recommends: Sarah Rowe on her favourite books and TV shows at the moment

The GAA and Aussie Rules star recommends Oprah Winfrey’s ‘What I Know For Sure’, James Smith’s ‘Not A Diet Book’ and some Disney+.

Cork City Sports athletics meet - which attracts some top talent - postponed until 2021

The international meet has been cancelled due to the Covid-19 crisis.

Monday 6 April, 2020

Crusaders respond to video footage of players training together in public during lockdown

‘All of the players involved have acknowledged they made a mistake by sharing equipment.’

Sunday 5 April, 2020

A family tragedy during the Troubles and winning an All-Ireland while pregnant

Monaghan great Brenda McAnespie is next up in Laochra Gael hot seat.

Saturday 4 April, 2020

Mick McCarthy: 'It's disappointing I can't finish it off. It's bittersweet, but I fully support the decision'

The outgoing Ireland boss has signed off with an interview on FAI TV.

Brian Kerr backs incoming boss Kenny to succeed in 'hardest job in sport in Ireland' Succession This post contains videos

Brian Kerr backs incoming boss Kenny to succeed in 'hardest job in sport in Ireland'

‘He is ready for the task,’ the ex-Ireland manager said, reacting to the news.

'It has never been as important to be part of the home team' - GAA stars drive clear message Stay At Home This post contains videos

'It has never been as important to be part of the home team' - GAA stars drive clear message

Brian Cody, Kieran McGeeney, Ciarán Kilkenny, Sinéad Goldrick, Conor McManus, Lee Chin, David Moran and Aoife Murray feature in the GPA and WGPA video.

From a US scholarship to inspiring the next generation and female coaches: Driving tennis in Ireland

Wicklow’s Gráinne O’Neill is the national co-ordinator for women in tennis.

Friday 3 April, 2020

Galway and Sarsfields star and last-gasp All-Ireland final winner named club Player of the Year

19-year-old Siobhán McGrath steered Sarsfields to All-Ireland glory.

Thursday 2 April, 2020

'We're not the heroes. The heroes are the people that are putting their lives on the line for us'

Leona Maguire on life in Cavan through the Covid-19 crisis, her much-changed schedule, and perspective.

Wednesday 1 April, 2020

Cork star lands top gong as champions UCC lead the way in hurling Team of the Year

Shane Kingston has been named Player of the Year after his Fitzgibbon Cup brilliance.

'We hope to see them back in Australia for another season' - North Melbourne leave the door open for Irish duo

Mayo star Aileen Gilroy and Galway All-Ireland finalist Mairéad Seoighe enjoyed their first campaign Down Under.

Six awards for All-Ireland club finalists Sarsfields and Slaughtneil as Team of the Year announced

The Provincial Player of the Year winners have also been named.

Tuesday 31 March, 2020

'The future of our people is in our hands' - 16 iconic Irish sports stars send rallying call to the nation Unite By Staying Apart This post contains videos

'The future of our people is in our hands' - 16 iconic Irish sports stars send rallying call to the nation

A powerful video and a clear message from some household names.

This documentary on Michael Jordan and the Bulls looks good - and it's coming sooner than expected The Last Dance This post contains videos

This documentary on Michael Jordan and the Bulls looks good - and it's coming sooner than expected

‘The Last Dance’ will be available on Netflix from 20 April.

Quiz: How well do you remember ladies football and camogie from through the 2000s?

A trip down memory lane as we test your knowledge.

Monday 30 March, 2020

'I've struggled with confidence along the way' - dropping other sports, injuries and team-mates as role models

It hasn’t been an easy ride for Irish badminton star Sara Boyle, but she feels she can push on now.

Former Dublin hurler 'symptom free' and 'improving every day' after Covid-19 diagnosis

Michael Carton has been sharing his personal experience.

Sunday 29 March, 2020

The Armagh football and Superleague netball star working as a GP through the Covid-19 crisis

Caroline O’Hanlon tells The42 about working on the front line and not having time to think about missing sport.

Saturday 28 March, 2020

'Going out to Australia, it's not to make money - people might think it is. It's more to live as a professional athlete'

Tipperary and Western Bulldogs ace Aisling McCarthy enjoyed her second AFLW season, on and off the field.

Friday 27 March, 2020

Camogie Association extend suspension of activities to mid-April - at earliest

A fixture plan update amidst the Covid-19 crisis, with Congress also postponed.

Thursday 26 March, 2020

'To be honest, I nearly feel safer in work' - Kilkenny star on the front line in St Vincent's Hospital

Grace Walsh: ‘If we had the option of playing a championship and winning an All-Ireland, or our family and friends being healthy, I think we would all choose our family and friends being healthy.’

Wednesday 25 March, 2020

London Irish the latest to confirm 25% pay cuts during league suspension

Declan Kidney is head coach at the Premiership side, and there are several Irish players on the books.

'The homeless have been forgotten about completely' - Down raising funds as they run through Covid-19 crisis

The Mourne camógs are racking up the kilometres and fundraising for frontline workers and homeless charities.

Tuesday 24 March, 2020

'We are gutted, but what matters most is health and wellbeing. We’ll use this as an opportunity'

Katie Mullan, Sean Dancer and the Irish hockey team have had their Olympic dream put on hold.

2020 Ladies National Football Leagues cancelled - and will not be completed

The LGFA confirmed the news amid the Covid-19 outbreak.

Monday 23 March, 2020

'It might get worse in the next few weeks so there'll be a demand for people to help out in hospitals'

Fresh from her second season in Australia, Tipperary star Aisling McCarthy discusses her experience through the Covid-19 crisis and potentially joining the front line here.

'There's bigger things happening, this is just an injury' - Surgery in Oz and hoping to get home to Ireland

Mayo and West Coast Eagles star Grace Kelly has had a whirlwind few days.

Seamus Coleman makes hefty donation to group feeding Ireland's frontline workers

The Ireland captain donated €20,000 to ‘Feed the Heroes.’

Sunday 22 March, 2020

'You can get wrapped up in sport and think it's the be all and end all - but the people are more important'

Dublin and Melbourne star Niamh McEvoy on the AFLW through the Covid-19 crisis and her debut season there.

Saturday 21 March, 2020

'When something is so obvious, it's quite an easy one to pick on. But it turned out to be a blessing'

Leading Irish ParaCyclist and Paralympic hopeful Ronan Grimes shares his story.

Friday 20 March, 2020

More Irish players heading home but six to feature this weekend in AFLW Final Series

Stars from Mayo, Tipperary, Cavan and Louth are set to line out in Oz.

Thursday 19 March, 2020

Olympic qualification plan to be outlined 'by early April,' and those qualified already have place guaranteed

The Olympic Federation of Ireland released a lengthy statement this evening.

Irish Rugby’s 2019/20 domestic season to conclude with immediate effect

‘The decision has not been made lightly. All options were discussed and the IRFU is satisfied it has arrived at the only equitable solution.’

The Cork City Marathon has been rescheduled for September

A new date for the Leeside event due to the Covid-19 crisis.

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