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Thursday 9 April, 2020

'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.

Age Hareide: 'It’s fair for Ireland to continue with Mick because he has been successful'

The outgoing Denmark boss will now miss the Euros because of their own succession plan, but says Mick McCarthy should finish what he has started with Ireland.

Thursday 2 April, 2020

Do you agree with our flop of the Premier League season?

Who has disappointed you this season?

Poll: What should the FAI do about the McCarthy/Kenny succession plan? Fantasy FAI This post contains a poll

Poll: What should the FAI do about the McCarthy/Kenny succession plan?

Let’s play Fantasy FAI Board – if you had the power to resolve the current situation, what would you do?

Wednesday 1 April, 2020

TV Wrap - Sunderland 'Til I Die is the show we want, if not the show we need right now On The Box This post contains videos

TV Wrap - Sunderland 'Til I Die is the show we want, if not the show we need right now

The second series of the fly-on-the-wall documentary has been released on Netflix.

7 big questions for Irish football as Uefa call off Slovakia play-off again

When is the game likely to be played? And what happens with the McCarthy/Kenny succession plan?

Tuesday 31 March, 2020

Do you agree with our signing of the Premier League season?

It’s been a pretty underwhelming year, but a few signings have stood out.

FAI introduce pay deferrals of up to 50% amid Covid-19 crisis

The scheme extends to all staff, including Mick McCarthy and his backroom team.

Ireland's Euro 2020 play-off with Slovakia facing further delay

If the game is not played before the end of July, it may lead to complications with the McCarthy/Kenny succession plan.

'I watched Roy Keane stare down a cloud and make the wind go away' BTL

'I watched Roy Keane stare down a cloud and make the wind go away'

Jonathan Wilson tells the tale as our latest guest on Behind the Lines.

Monday 30 March, 2020

Do you agree with our Player of the Premier League season so far?

We are working off the assumption that the 2019/20 season restarts at some point.

Rescheduled Tokyo Olympics to take place from 23 July next year

The dates of the delayed Olympic and Paralympic Games have been announced.

Sunday 29 March, 2020

Coe: Postponing Olympics saves athletes from mental turmoil

The World Athletics President believes the decision to postpone the Games had to be made.

'The debris was just around me...it was targeted at me as I was a woman on the pitch'

In 2001, a handful of Irish women made history by becoming the first to attend a football match in Iran in more than 20 years. They tell their story to The42.

Friday 27 March, 2020

TV Wrap - Dana White among the last of the deluded as sport's irrelevance is made clear On The Box This post contains videos

TV Wrap - Dana White among the last of the deluded as sport's irrelevance is made clear

The realisation is dawning more slowly for others that sport just isn’t important in the face of a pandemic.

Wednesday 25 March, 2020

Racing Post halts publication for first time in paper's history

The suspension of racing activity means the paper will not be printed for the first time in its 34-year history.

Irish athletes guaranteed funding despite Olympics postponement

Sport Ireland CEO John Treacy confirmed so this morning.

Tuesday 24 March, 2020

'There was huge snobbery then to the GAA, even in the broader culture' BTL

'There was huge snobbery then to the GAA, even in the broader culture'

Kieran Cunningham is this week’s guest on Behind the Lines.

Sunday 22 March, 2020

'It's a balls, but it's not the end of the world' - Sugrue finds positives as Masters dream is delayed

The Cork golfer talks to The42 about the postponing of Augusta National, putting his pro career on hold, and mixing it with Tiger Woods.

Friday 20 March, 2020

Lack of live sport may increase risk of problematic gambling, warns charity

There is still plenty to wager on, even if there is very little sport ongoing.

LOI targeting return in June as clubs agree revised schedule

Under the new proposals, the EA Sports Cup has been deferred but the FAI Cup will go ahead.

Thursday 19 March, 2020

PRO14 suspend season indefinitely and lay out criteria for return

Organisers have also cancelled the Cardiff-staged final on 20 June.

'I’m sitting in Bosman’s house on the morning they’ve found in his favour...it makes my career' BTL

'I’m sitting in Bosman’s house on the morning they’ve found in his favour...it makes my career'

Graham Hunter is this week’s guest on Behind the Lines.

Wednesday 18 March, 2020

GAA and rugby stars come together in effort to curb spread of coronavirus It's In Our Hands This post contains videos

GAA and rugby stars come together in effort to curb spread of coronavirus

Johnny Sexton and Aidan O’Shea are among those calling on the public to do their bit to protect the most vulnerable.

Monday 16 March, 2020

5 highlights from the concluding part of RTÉ's The Boys in Green

What were your favourite memories of this much-needed reflection on the glory years?

Clare footballer has suspension lifted following league's disrepute charge

The saga began over a series of social media comments, some of which questioned the league’s support of John Delaney.

Saturday 14 March, 2020

'These are uncharted waters' - How an intercounty manager responds to a GAA shutdown

Longford’s Padraic Davis talks to The42 at a time of great uncertainty.

Friday 13 March, 2020

TV Wrap - ITV can't hit the right note as the shameful staging of Cheltenham is laid bare

ITV tried to cover the festival like it was any other year…but this year is far from normal.

2020 Masters at Augusta latest event to fall to Coronavirus Off

2020 Masters at Augusta latest event to fall to Coronavirus

No rescheduled date has been set for the prestigious competition.

Uefa postpone next week's Champions League and Europa League games Off

Uefa postpone next week's Champions League and Europa League games

The European governing body have made the call as football shuts down across the world.

Thursday 12 March, 2020

FAI postpone all football activity in Ireland

Everything has been cancelled until at least 29 March.

Man City's Champions League clash with Real Madrid postponed

Juventus’ clash with Lyon has also been called off.

Jack Byrne scoops Player of the Month award for February

Jordan Flores finished second, having scored that stunning goal against Shamrock Rovers.