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St Mirren will not be selling their star Irish players on the cheap – Jim Goodwin
# Holding Firm
# Holding Firm

St Mirren will not be selling their star Irish players on the cheap – Jim Goodwin

11 hours ago 4,202 Views 1 Comment

The Scottish club have revealed the club had rejected bids for Irish international Jamie McGrath as well as Conor McCarthy.

Diarmuid O'Connor returns from injury to strengthen Mayo ahead of Connacht final
# Team News
# Team News

Diarmuid O'Connor returns from injury to strengthen Mayo ahead of Connacht final

11 hours ago 5,869 Views 2 Comments

Galway have brought Cathal Sweeney into their starting XV for Sunday’s final in Croke Park.

Springboks defend style of play - and the appointment of a South African as TMO
# Mind Games
# Mind Games

Springboks defend style of play - and the appointment of a South African as TMO

12 hours ago 4,111 Views 0 Comments

South African coach has also justified their decision to pick seven players who tested positive for Covid in the last month.

Thursday 22 July, 2021

Who are Ireland’s best Olympic medal hopes in Tokyo?
# Going For Gold
# Going For Gold

Who are Ireland’s best Olympic medal hopes in Tokyo?

Thu 6:13 PM 37,650 Views 19 Comments

Over the next two weeks The42 will be keeping track of all our athletes as they go for gold.

'Drinking brought me into a real dark place - it caused havoc with relationships'
# Fighting Back
# Fighting Back

'Drinking brought me into a real dark place - it caused havoc with relationships'

Updated Thu 3:00 PM 38,472 Views 5 Comments

Olympic hero Kenny Egan opens up about winning his battle against personal demons.

Saturday 17 July, 2021

Shane Lowry: ‘I am kind of proud of myself for how I battled out there today’
# Battler
# Battler

Shane Lowry: ‘I am kind of proud of myself for how I battled out there today’

Jul 17th 2021, 9:13 PM 13,551 Views 5 Comments

Offaly man is the leading Irishman – but remains seven shots off the lead in a tie for 12th.

As it happened: British and Irish Lions storm past the Stormers
Live Jul 17th 2021, 4:30 PM

As it happened: British and Irish Lions storm past the Stormers

BOD, Gats, Alastair Campbell and Geech: the stories behind the pictures from eight Lions tours
# The Snapper
# The Snapper

BOD, Gats, Alastair Campbell and Geech: the stories behind the pictures from eight Lions tours

Jul 17th 2021, 8:00 AM 16,492 Views 3 Comments

Billy Stickland is on his eighth tour with the Lions, getting close to the biggest characters in the sport. He recounts his career at the heart of the action.

Thursday 15 July, 2021

Shane Lowry: 'I played pretty average, I didn't play my best golf'
# The Open
# The Open

Shane Lowry: 'I played pretty average, I didn't play my best golf'

Updated Jul 15th 2021, 5:11 PM 14,197 Views 2 Comments

Shane Lowry and Darren Clarke posted one-over 71s while Padraig Harrington hit a 72 on the opening day of The Open.

Terry Hyland steps down as Leitrim manager after three year stint
# Resignation
# Resignation

Terry Hyland steps down as Leitrim manager after three year stint

Jul 15th 2021, 4:16 PM 3,538 Views 4 Comments

The Connacht county were hammered last weekend by Mayo at the provincial semi-final stage.

Monday 12 July, 2021

'It was a special day for all of us' - Tom O'Toole on becoming an Ireland international
# Arrival Gate
# Arrival Gate

'It was a special day for all of us' - Tom O'Toole on becoming an Ireland international

Jul 12th 2021, 7:11 AM 6,200 Views 5 Comments

O’Toole was one of eight players who won their first caps on Saturday for Ireland.

Andy Farrell: 'I don't know what more Johnny Sexton could have done'
# Ignored
# Ignored

Andy Farrell: 'I don't know what more Johnny Sexton could have done'

Jul 12th 2021, 6:37 AM 31,759 Views 30 Comments

Ireland coach was left shocked when the Lions called up international rookie Marcus Smith ahead of Sexton over the weekend.

Sunday 11 July, 2021

Andy Farrell: 'The new caps should be proud of how they handled themselves'
# New Era
# New Era

Andy Farrell: 'The new caps should be proud of how they handled themselves'

Jul 11th 2021, 7:00 AM 19,739 Views 5 Comments

Eight players made their debut last night as Ireland romped to a 71-10 win over the USA.

Saturday 10 July, 2021

'Ronan has been brilliant all season for Leinster and Ireland - tonight was unbelievable'
# Joining The Elite
# Joining The Elite

'Ronan has been brilliant all season for Leinster and Ireland - tonight was unbelievable'

Jul 10th 2021, 10:22 PM 13,501 Views 12 Comments

Ronan Kelleher became just the fourth Irish player in history to score four tries in an international game.

Baloucoune wonder try sparks Ireland to life as they put 71 points on USA
# A Star Is Born
# A Star Is Born

Baloucoune wonder try sparks Ireland to life as they put 71 points on USA

Jul 10th 2021, 10:03 PM 50,066 Views 58 Comments

Ronan Kelleher scored four tries – equaling the Irish record for most tries scored in a single game – as Ireland defeated the USA in the Aviva Stadium this evening.

The Erasmus year at Munster: 'He was the most ruthless coach I ever met'
# Erasmus Programme
# Erasmus Programme

The Erasmus year at Munster: 'He was the most ruthless coach I ever met'

Jul 10th 2021, 8:00 AM 42,844 Views 11 Comments

Dealing with Covid-related issues is testing the resolve of Rassie Erasmus and Jacques Nienaber this summer – yet they came through bigger tests in their year at Thomond Park.

Audition night beckons for new hopefuls as Farrell looks to a new era
# US Eagles
# US Eagles

Audition night beckons for new hopefuls as Farrell looks to a new era

Jul 10th 2021, 6:30 AM 6,089 Views 4 Comments

Ireland play the US Eagles at the Aviva Stadium this evening with one eye on the future.

Friday 9 July, 2021

'If we can add three gems out of this to our squad then we are in business'
# New Blood
# New Blood

'If we can add three gems out of this to our squad then we are in business'

Jul 9th 2021, 7:00 AM 11,733 Views 14 Comments

Andy Farrell has named four uncapped players to play the USA tomorrow – with one eye on next season’s demanding schedule.

Thursday 8 July, 2021

Stuart McCloskey aiming to make the most of his rare chance with Ireland
# Late Bloomer
# Late Bloomer

Stuart McCloskey aiming to make the most of his rare chance with Ireland

Jul 8th 2021, 7:30 PM 4,830 Views 5 Comments

The Ulster centre has been picked for back-to-back internationals for the first time in his career.

The Ireland team named today can form the basis of the side for the next decade
# Green Shoots
# Green Shoots

The Ireland team named today can form the basis of the side for the next decade

Jul 8th 2021, 5:39 PM 12,369 Views 5 Comments

Andy Farrell opted for youth and power in the the team named to take on the USA on Saturday.

Saturday 3 July, 2021

Seamus Power four shots off the lead at the Rocket Mortgage Classic
# PGA Tour
# PGA Tour

Seamus Power four shots off the lead at the Rocket Mortgage Classic

Jul 3rd 2021, 10:37 PM 4,526 Views 3 Comments

Power shot 69 in today’s third round and is in a tie for 12th.

Down and Westmeath record opening-day wins in Joe McDonagh Cup
# Strong Starts
# Strong Starts

Down and Westmeath record opening-day wins in Joe McDonagh Cup

Jul 3rd 2021, 7:36 PM 5,027 Views 0 Comments

Down defeated Meath while Westmeath saw off Carlow.

As it happened: British and Irish Lions beat Sigma Lions easily
Live Jul 3rd 2021, 4:36 PM

As it happened: British and Irish Lions beat Sigma Lions easily

As it happened: Ireland v Japan, Vodafone Summer Series
Live Jul 3rd 2021, 12:51 PM

As it happened: Ireland v Japan, Vodafone Summer Series

Sean O'Brien: 'My opinion hasn't changed, we could have won the '17 series 3-0'
# Lionheart
# Lionheart

Sean O'Brien: 'My opinion hasn't changed, we could have won the '17 series 3-0'

Jul 3rd 2021, 8:00 AM 31,714 Views 10 Comments

The Irish Lion lifts the lid on how his extraordinary self-belief helped him reach great heights in his career.

Kelleher hopes Jersey experience will help him fit into Ireland jersey
# Jersey Boy
# Jersey Boy

Kelleher hopes Jersey experience will help him fit into Ireland jersey

Jul 3rd 2021, 6:00 AM 3,443 Views 0 Comments

Ronan Kelleher has a chance to nail down the No2 shirt with Ireland after impressing on the Lions’ training camp.

Friday 2 July, 2021

Alun Wyn Jones optimistic 'a miracle' might happen to get him back on tour
# Awj
# Awj

Alun Wyn Jones optimistic 'a miracle' might happen to get him back on tour

Jul 2nd 2021, 9:29 AM 10,815 Views 6 Comments

Lions captain injured his shoulder in last week’s victory over Japan but still hopes to get on the plane to South Africa.

Andy Farrell does not expect to hook up with the Lions in South Africa
# So Farr Away
# So Farr Away

Andy Farrell does not expect to hook up with the Lions in South Africa

Jul 2nd 2021, 7:38 AM 6,149 Views 3 Comments

Farrell likely to be a Lions fan this summer rather than a coach.

'We want to see if he can take the bull by the horns and lead like a 10 should'
# Pal Joey
# Pal Joey

'We want to see if he can take the bull by the horns and lead like a 10 should'

Jul 2nd 2021, 7:00 AM 7,850 Views 8 Comments

Andy Farrell has backed the returning out-half to star for Ireland against Japan tomorrow.

Thursday 1 July, 2021

Ireland U20s fail to win third successive Triple Crown after loss to England
# Ireland U20s
# Ireland U20s

Ireland U20s fail to win third successive Triple Crown after loss to England

Jul 1st 2021, 10:14 PM 33,300 Views 30 Comments

Ireland’s defeat is their first in 11 games in the Under 20s Six Nations championship.

'Not many expected my name to be on the Lions squad but that does not stop you being disappointed'
# Taking Stock
# Taking Stock

'Not many expected my name to be on the Lions squad but that does not stop you being disappointed'

Jul 1st 2021, 7:13 PM 11,774 Views 4 Comments

Jacob Stockdale wants to prove his point in this month’s double header against Japan and the United States.

Farrell: ‘I know Warren really rates James Ryan but the injury was a setback’
# Saving Captain Ryan
# Saving Captain Ryan

Farrell: ‘I know Warren really rates James Ryan but the injury was a setback’

Jul 1st 2021, 5:56 PM 5,758 Views 8 Comments

Ireland coach Andy Farrell also backs Conor Murray to shine as captain on Lions tour.

Saturday 26 June, 2021

Robbie Henshaw: the transformation from shy child into roaring Lion
# The42 Reads
# The42 Reads

Robbie Henshaw: the transformation from shy child into roaring Lion

Jun 26th 2021, 12:00 PM 24,199 Views 11 Comments

In an exclusive interview with The42, Robbie Henshaw tells Garry Doyle how this season has been the best of his career.

Furlong and Henshaw are nailed on Test starters - rest of Irish have to prove themselves
# Audition Time
# Audition Time

Furlong and Henshaw are nailed on Test starters - rest of Irish have to prove themselves

Jun 26th 2021, 6:30 AM 4,711 Views 8 Comments

Today’s game provides an opportunity for outsiders like Bundee Aki and Jack Conan to sneak into the Test reckoning.

Friday 25 June, 2021

White and Hayes will fly the flag for Ireland's triathlon team at the Olympics
# Ticket To Tokyo
# Ticket To Tokyo

White and Hayes will fly the flag for Ireland's triathlon team at the Olympics

Jun 25th 2021, 3:07 PM 1,699 Views 1 Comment

The two athletes had their ticket to Tokyo confirmed this afternoon.

Ireland’s U21 goalkeeping coach leaves Swindon – three weeks after joining them
# Say Hello Wave Goodbye
# Say Hello Wave Goodbye

Ireland’s U21 goalkeeping coach leaves Swindon – three weeks after joining them

Jun 25th 2021, 1:33 PM 5,908 Views 0 Comments

Rene Gilmartin walked out this morning.

'Today's Irish Under 20s would be the equivalent of us when we were 25, 26'
# Young Pups
# Young Pups

'Today's Irish Under 20s would be the equivalent of us when we were 25, 26'

Jun 25th 2021, 7:00 AM 8,189 Views 4 Comments

Denis Leamy has been blown away by the standard of professionalism in Ireland’s Under 20s side.

Thursday 24 June, 2021

'I really rate Bundee - he was a pain in our backside when I was at Glasgow'
# Middle Class
# Middle Class

'I really rate Bundee - he was a pain in our backside when I was at Glasgow'

Jun 24th 2021, 10:00 PM 12,411 Views 3 Comments

Lions attack coach Gregor Townsend has heaped praise on Ireland’s centre pairing Robbie Henshaw and Bundee Aki.

Beers, songs, Josh Adams starring at Fifa and the Aki/Henshaw bromance
# Smells Like Team Spirit
# Smells Like Team Spirit

Beers, songs, Josh Adams starring at Fifa and the Aki/Henshaw bromance

Updated Jun 24th 2021, 8:02 PM 18,517 Views 5 Comments

Warren Gatland is delving into his box of tricks to build team-spirit in the Lions set-up.

Conor Murray: 'I'm really proud of myself to have made it to this stage'
# Conor Murray
# Conor Murray

Conor Murray: 'I'm really proud of myself to have made it to this stage'

Jun 24th 2021, 3:00 PM 8,539 Views 6 Comments

Conor Murray is set to become just the 34th player in the history of the Lions to embark on a third overseas tour.

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