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Today’s News

A one-time world champion Irish prodigy's descent into hell and back

Irish racewalker Kate Veale reflects on a difficult few years.

Yesterday’s News

5 talking points from Ireland's unconvincing win over Gibraltar Analysis This post contains videos

5 talking points from Ireland's unconvincing win over Gibraltar

The Boys in Green struggled amid difficult conditions against the lowest seeded team in Group D.

Player ratings: How the Boys in Green fared against Gibraltar

Ireland got Mick McCarthy’s tenure off to a less-than-satisfactory start with a 1-0 defeat of their opponents.

Ireland's group rivals Switzerland get off to winning start

Vladimir Petkovic’s side were too good for Georgia in Tbilisi today.

The fall and rise of a former Ireland and Premier League teenage sensation Comeback This post contains videos

The fall and rise of a former Ireland and Premier League teenage sensation

Keith O’Neill recalls the “devastating” end to his international career and the ups and downs of his relationship with Mick McCarthy.

Thursday 21 March, 2019

Do you agree with our Ireland team to face Gibraltar?

We assess who could get the nod for Mick McCarthy’s first game back in charge.

FAI offers to bring forward John Delaney's Oireachtas hearing

The association’s chief executive is likely to come under scrutiny, after it emerged he gave a €100,000 loan to the association in 2017.

'When I was at Ireland, I wasn't good enough to play for England'

Everton defender Michael Keane has outlined his reasons for representing the Boys in Green at underage level.

Monday 18 March, 2019

‘I would have come from the flats… Brian Kerr gave me the confidence to go into any room and meet people’ Mentor This post contains videos

‘I would have come from the flats… Brian Kerr gave me the confidence to go into any room and meet people’

St Patrick’s Athletic legend Johnny McDonnell reflects on his memorable career in football.

'We spoke when Jack came in about leaving his ego at the door... That's the thing he's brought to us' Difference Maker This post contains videos

'We spoke when Jack came in about leaving his ego at the door... That's the thing he's brought to us'

Stephen Bradley reserved praise for his midfield star after an impressive performance in Shamrock Rovers’ win on Friday.

Sunday 17 March, 2019

'It was a bit of a shock' - The teen sensation named in Mick McCarthy's first Ireland squad Dreams This post contains videos

'It was a bit of a shock' - The teen sensation named in Mick McCarthy's first Ireland squad

Bournemouth’s Mark Travers chats to The42 about a week to remember.

Saturday 16 March, 2019

The two-time Irish Olympian whose livelihood is under threat

Brendan Boyce on the likelihood of the 50k racewalk being eliminated from the Olympic Games.

Friday 15 March, 2019

Jack Byrne wonder-strike the highlight as Shamrock Rovers beat Sligo to extend lead On The Rise This post contains videos

Jack Byrne wonder-strike the highlight as Shamrock Rovers beat Sligo to extend lead

The Hoops celebrated 10 years at Tallaght Stadium with a stylish win.

West Ham youngster and Burnley's Long drafted into Ireland squad as duo ruled out

Josh Cullen, who is currently on loan at Charlton, makes the senior squad for the first time.

'I'm 37. I'm still hungry. I go out onto the training pitch wanting to be the best player'

After 17 seasons at Sligo, Raffael Cretaro on his new beginning at Finn Harps.

'He's the nearest to Hoolahan that can play in the middle of the pitch'

Mick McCarthy hopes a rejuvenated Alan Judge can offer something different for Ireland.

Thursday 14 March, 2019

Leeds striker Bamford to wait until summer before officially declaring for Ireland

Mick McCarthy confirmed the 25-year-old wants to focus on his club career for now.

'If they couldn’t give it to anybody else because he won it, don’t give it to anybody. Chuck it in the Liffey'

Mick McCarthy says it was wrong to give Declan Rice Ireland’s Young Player of the Year award.

In-form League One striker included as McCarthy names final 23-man Ireland squad

James Collins has been rewarded for his fine form with Luton.

Power ranking the 8 remaining Champions League teams

Man City, Barcelona and Juventus are among the favourites.

Wednesday 13 March, 2019

Brilliant Liverpool beat Bayern to secure Champions League last-8 spot

A Sadio Mane brace and a Virgil van Dijk header were enough for the Reds to progress in Germany.

As it happened: Bayern Munich v Liverpool, Champions League round of 16 Liveblog This post contains a poll

As it happened: Bayern Munich v Liverpool, Champions League round of 16

Liverpool faced Bayern Munich with a place in the quarter-finals up for grabs.

Tuesday 12 March, 2019

Joey Barton talks up in-form striker's chances of long-awaited Ireland recall

Paddy Madden has impressed for Fleetwood this season.

Saturday 23 February, 2019

'I'm like: I just got a medal for my country, so why am I being scrutinised over the colour of my skin?'

Rianna Jarrett and Gina Akpe-Moses discuss race, Irish society and sport.

Friday 22 February, 2019

Chelsea placed under transfer ban for next two windows

The club have been punished for breaching rules on the international transfer and registration of players under the age of 18.

Thursday 21 February, 2019

The 31-year-old coach tasked with bringing back the glory days to Shelbourne Managing Expectations This post contains videos

The 31-year-old coach tasked with bringing back the glory days to Shelbourne

Ian Morris chats to The42 ahead of the new First Division season.

Dates confirmed as Ireland paired with Germany and Ukraine in Euro 2021 qualifying draw

The campaign begins in August 2019 and finishes in October 2020.

Rory McIlroy confirms he will miss 2019 Irish Open

The 29-year-old denied he was discrediting the event by not participating in it.

Here are the 3 big VAR decisions from last night - did the officials get them right? Close Calls This post contains videos

Here are the 3 big VAR decisions from last night - did the officials get them right?

The technology was employed in both the Schalke-Man City match and the Atletico-Juve encounter.

Wednesday 20 February, 2019

Ireland set to play Switzerland in Geneva

The Swiss are top seeds in Euro 2020 Group D and will face the Boys in Green on 15 October.

Bleyendaal and Mathewson among 5 Munster players to sign new contracts

Ciaran Parker, in addition to academy duo Sean O’Connor and Keynan Knox, have also put pen to paper.

Monday 18 February, 2019

As it happened: Chelsea v Man United, FA Cup fifth round Liveblog This post contains a poll

As it happened: Chelsea v Man United, FA Cup fifth round

Chelsea faced Man United with a place in the competition’s quarter-finals up for grabs.

Sunday 17 February, 2019

'You give everything you have, running around like a lunatic, and I’m still doing that at nearly 70' Football Man This post contains videos

'You give everything you have, running around like a lunatic, and I’m still doing that at nearly 70'

National team kit man and former League of Ireland star Mick Lawlor reflects on his football career.

How a former Aer Lingus flight attendant became one of the most famous Irish athletes on the planet

Becky Lynch chats to The42 about her remarkable rise to the top of WWE.

'I don't think I've seen one person drink a beer in my entire time there ever'

Irish marathon runner David Flynn on life in Morocco and his obsession with making the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

Saturday 16 February, 2019

James McClean capitalises on comical Ipswich defending, Maguire and co held by O'Neill's Forest Irish Eye This post contains videos

James McClean capitalises on comical Ipswich defending, Maguire and co held by O'Neill's Forest

Meanwhile, Irish striker Simon Cox scored a hat-trick in League One today.

Joy for Irish trio as Millwall reach last 8 of FA Cup at the expense of Wimbledon

Aiden O’Brien, Alex Pearce and Shaun Williams all started in their side’s win over AFC Wimbledon.

Irish midfielder Richie Towell on target in Championship before 100th-minute equaliser

Dominic Iorfa’a goal in the final seconds meant Rotherham stayed in the relegation zone.

19-year-old Waterford-born midfielder makes the bench as Brighton bid for FA Cup quarter-final spot

Jayson Molumby is highly thought of at the Premier League club.

Friday 15 February, 2019

Top Irish Karate athletes threatened with Olympic expulsion amid 24-hour deadline

Caradh O’Donovan, Shauna Mullaney, Lauren Duffy and Paul Brennan are among those who could suffer.

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