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Wednesday 6 May, 2020

GAA say no inter-county games to be played before October

While not ruling them out, the Association say there is a ‘lack of appetite’ for the staging of games behind closed doors.

Tuesday 5 May, 2020

TV Wrap - In The Last Dance, Jordan's political silence is another emblem of the 1990s

Were he playing the game today, Jordan might not be afforded the chance to stay silent and say that “Republicans buy sneakers too”.

'I told him, 'I'm writing about you on Sunday, and I think you should read it' BTL

'I told him, 'I'm writing about you on Sunday, and I think you should read it'

Liam Hayes is this week’s guest on Behind the Lines, and spoke of writing about himself, Sean Boylan, and his Meath team-mates in his playing days.

Sunday 3 May, 2020

Remembering Michael Robinson, what we're missing from the Last Dance, and more of the week's best sportswriting

The best sport may be on pause, but the best sportswriting continues.

Friday 1 May, 2020

Government re-affirm commitment to hosting rescheduled Euro 2020 games in Dublin

Uefa asked all hosts to confirm if they are in a position to host the delayed competition.

Thursday 30 April, 2020

'For what they love, they both put down a gun' - The GAA's place in Irish poetry

We take a look at some of the best poems into which the GAA has been weaved.

Wednesday 29 April, 2020

St Pat's open Richmond Park as food bank for local community

The club have teamed up with local volunteers to arrange deliveries of essentials to vulnerable members of the community.

GAA to offer refunds to season ticket holders if season is cancelled

This follows criticism over the inserting of a clause stating refunds would not be offered in ‘circumstances outside of the control of the GAA’.

WGPA frustrated at lack of player representation at vital Central Council meeting

An emergency meeting tomorrow will decide whether to give the Management Committee power to decide on competition structures immediately after the Covid-19 shutdown.

Irish horse racing chief says Cheltenham festival should probably not have taken place

Brian Kavanagh said that, in hindsight, the festival should not have been held, but has sympathy with the British racing authorities over the issue.

'Tiger had pinned a note to his locker: Congratulations... but you'll always be a fat f**k'

The42 remembers Darren Clarke’s matchplay win over Tiger Woods at La Costa in 2000, which ushered in a golden era for Irish golf.

Tuesday 28 April, 2020

Sport Ireland considering appeal against James Cronin's one-month ban for doping violation

CEO John Treacy agreed the punishment is lenient.

Report reveals seven anti-doping violations in Ireland last year

Elsewhere, Sport Ireland’s testing routines have been interrupted by the Covid-19 shutdown.

Monday 27 April, 2020

GAA president says championships could be pushed into 2021

John Horan also said the club game will be prioritised once games resume.

Getting FAI and IFA on board the next step as All-Island League format is unveiled AIL

Getting FAI and IFA on board the next step as All-Island League format is unveiled

A cross-border, ‘split season’ is favoured by clubs.

Sunday 26 April, 2020

Galway and Corofin stalwart Kieran Fitzgerald announces retirement

The 39-year-old won four All-Ireland titles with his club in a career spanning four decades.

Mike Tyson's cannabis company interested in buying naming rights to Nou Camp

Barcelona have announced the rights are for sale for next season, with revenue donated to fund research in the battle against Covid-19.

'Not realistic' to finish Premier League season, says Dutch FA president

The Dutch season this week became the first major European league to be declared null and void.

Friday 24 April, 2020

Niall Quinn says FAI must give Stephen Kenny time to bring 'sea-change' to Irish football

The new Irish manager will begin contacting his players next week.

'Trickier' for contact sports to return immediately after lockdown - Sport Ireland chief Treacy

Non-contact, outdoor sports will be the ‘priority’ once the government eases restrictions.

FAI given advance of €460,000 as Fifa help out all members amid Covid-19 shutdown

The governing body have granted an advance to all 211 of their member associations.

Wednesday 22 April, 2020

Going behind closed doors a possibility as clubs and FAI bid to save LOI season

A number of different options are now on the table, including a curtailed season to begin in the Autumn.

Tuesday 21 April, 2020

'I ate paper and drank ink to prove how attached we were to print' BTL

'I ate paper and drank ink to prove how attached we were to print'

Danny Kelly is this week’s guest on Behind the Lines.

Thursday 16 April, 2020

TV Wrap - Even without any football, the Premier League continues to exasperate

Graeme Souness is critical of Paul Pogba and another club is sold as an item of sportswashing – it’s as if nothing has changed.

Shamrock Rovers players and staff take 25% pay cut

The club have been forced to curtail wages amid the ongoing League of Ireland shutdown.

Wednesday 15 April, 2020

Quiz: How well do you remember Ireland's Euro 2020 qualifying campaign?

Test your memory of last year’s qualifiers.

'The constant pursuit of profit has not worked' - Why crisis-hit football must change

Ex-Irish international Gareth Farrelly talks about his hope for the future amid his current frustrations at how football and the UK government have responded to the Covid-19 crisis.

Tuesday 14 April, 2020

'Seaman comes through the mixed zone crying...and one of the journalists starts booing him' BTL

'Seaman comes through the mixed zone crying...and one of the journalists starts booing him'

Miguel Delaney is this week’s guest on Behind the Lines.

John O'Shea and Carlo Cudicini among FAI's latest candidates for top coaching badge

The Association have announced the latest batch of coaches to undertake their Uefa Pro Licence.

Saturday 11 April, 2020

'He shot the lights out' - What to expect from Damien Duff as Ireland's latest assistant coach

He has criticised pushy parents and said he was probably ‘too tough’ on his U15s, but Duff is a lot more than just an old-school coach.

Friday 10 April, 2020

Quiz: How well do you remember John Delaney and the FAI's infamous Oireachtas appearance?

It’s a year today since the remarkable theatre that proved so damaging to the now-former FAI regime.

Thursday 9 April, 2020

7 takeaways from Stephen Kenny's unveiling as Irish manager

What Kenny has already achieved, why Robbie Keane won’t be involved, why there’s good news for Robbie Brady, and a change in selection policy.

'I want teams across the nation to see the senior Irish team and say, 'That's the way we want to play'

Stephen Kenny was unveiled as Irish senior manager this afternoon, and spoke about the players he rates, his style of play, and why he didn’t get a chance to inform Robbie Keane of his non-inclusion in the backroom team.

Wednesday 8 April, 2020

Quiz: How well do you remember the major sporting moments of 2006?

Test your memory to mark the launch of our new show, Really into Years.

Tuesday 7 April, 2020

'Fans would come up and openly call me a b******s ' - The challenges of being an Irish manager in Ireland

Stephen Kenny is only the third Irish manager in almost 50 years to live in the country full-time. Eoin Hand and Brian Kerr talk to The42 about the unique pressures of being home-based.

'I remember saying, 'Oh my God...even on a sinking ship he is doing things like that' BTL

'I remember saying, 'Oh my God...even on a sinking ship he is doing things like that'

Kerry great Dara Ó Cinnéide is this week’s guest on Behind the Lines.

Sunday 5 April, 2020

Dignified McCarthy leaves Ireland enriched but again without a proper goodbye

Mick is a former Irish manager again, and while it is tempered with a seven-figure bonus, he will regret another unfortunate exit.

4 possible candidates for the newly-vacant Irish U21s job

Stephen Kenny has taken the step up to senior level earlier than advertised.

Friday 3 April, 2020

Do you agree with our most memorable moment of the Premier League season?

What stands out in your memory?

Irish sport supplement company donates stock to frontline HSE workers

Totum Sport works with Rafael Nadal along with Premier League clubs and intercounty GAA teams, but are sending their products to hospitals amid the Covid-19 crisis.