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Yesterday’s News

18-year-old Irish 'keeper Bazunu channels his inner Packie Bonner with glorious assist
# Rising Star
# Rising Star

18-year-old Irish 'keeper Bazunu channels his inner Packie Bonner with glorious assist

6 hours ago 5,751 Views 11 Comments

Have a watch…

Here are the benefits your membership of The42 will deliver this week
# Join The Club
# Join The Club

Here are the benefits your membership of The42 will deliver this week

8 hours ago 1,080 Views 0 Comments

Another busy week lies ahead…

Jack Byrne makes first appearance since McCarthy's sacking in crucial Apoel win
# Back In Action
# Back In Action

Jack Byrne makes first appearance since McCarthy's sacking in crucial Apoel win

12 hours ago 12,753 Views 5 Comments

The Cypriot side are in good form under new manager Savvas Poursaitidis.

Karl Sheppard forced to retire from football at 29
# Premature End
# Premature End

Karl Sheppard forced to retire from football at 29

13 hours ago 9,401 Views 4 Comments

The striker has called it a day having been diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis.

Winning 10 All-Irelands in the most caring, kind and inoffensive way and the week's best sportswriting
# Recommended Reading
# Recommended Reading

Winning 10 All-Irelands in the most caring, kind and inoffensive way and the week's best sportswriting

20 hours ago 2,718 Views 1 Comment

Stick on the kettle and get stuck into our picks from the past seven days.

Friday 15 January, 2021

David Meyler: Man United's return to the top adds extra spice to two Liverpool showdowns
# William Hill
# William Hill

David Meyler: Man United's return to the top adds extra spice to two Liverpool showdowns

Fri 9:15 AM 3,196 Views 6 Comments

Our columnist gives his predictions as the current Premier League leaders take on the reigning champions at Anfield this weekend.

Thursday 14 January, 2021

Ex-Mayo senior forward appointed new county U20 football boss
# Ready To Go
# Ready To Go

Ex-Mayo senior forward appointed new county U20 football boss

Thu 9:45 PM 9,312 Views 0 Comments

Maurice Sheridan has agreed to undertake the role.

'The opportunity is going to be lost for some guys who have been late developers'
# The42 Rugby Weekly
# The42 Rugby Weekly

'The opportunity is going to be lost for some guys who have been late developers'

Thu 8:08 PM 19,576 Views 5 Comments

The latest episode of The42 Rugby Weekly included a discussion on the pandemic’s impact on Irish rugby’s talent pipeline.

All-Ireland senior winner joins new Cork minor football management
# Appointments
# Appointments

All-Ireland senior winner joins new Cork minor football management

Thu 1:00 PM 9,141 Views 1 Comment

Donncha O’Connor comes on board as selector, while appointments have also been announced for the Rebels’ minor hurling management team.

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Hughton's Forest make approach to end Duffy's torrid spell in Celtic — report
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# Offer

Hughton's Forest make approach to end Duffy's torrid spell in Celtic — report

Thu 11:35 AM 9,931 Views 8 Comments

Shane Duffy and Chris Hughton worked together at Brighton.

Wednesday 13 January, 2021

'When they're lost in the game, you're on a winner. It's when they're distracted you have problems'
# In Your Head
# In Your Head

'When they're lost in the game, you're on a winner. It's when they're distracted you have problems'

Updated Wed 5:00 PM 14,776 Views 0 Comments

Shane Keegan returns with a brand-new season of the How To Win At Dominoes podcast, exclusive to The42 Members.

GAA cancel all third level competitions for 2020/21
# Off
# Off

GAA cancel all third level competitions for 2020/21

Wed 10:48 AM 9,383 Views 7 Comments

The Sigerson and Fitzgibbon Cups won’t be staged this year.

Tuesday 12 January, 2021

League debut for Irish U21 international McNamara as Millwall hold high-flying Bournemouth
# Making His Bow
# Making His Bow

League debut for Irish U21 international McNamara as Millwall hold high-flying Bournemouth

Tue 10:11 PM 4,496 Views 0 Comments

Elsewhere, QPR were 2-0 winners away to Luton Town.

Irish U21 internationals on the scoresheet in EFL Trophy wins for Lincoln and Peterborough
# Wrap
# Wrap

Irish U21 internationals on the scoresheet in EFL Trophy wins for Lincoln and Peterborough

Tue 9:15 PM 4,677 Views 1 Comment

Zach Elbouzedi and Jack Taylor were on target for their sides, with Aiden McGeady also making an impact for Sunderland.

Ex-Shamrock Rovers midfielder Bone joins St Pat's after acrimonious departure from Waterford
# On The Dotted Line
# On The Dotted Line

Ex-Shamrock Rovers midfielder Bone joins St Pat's after acrimonious departure from Waterford

Tue 11:39 AM 4,759 Views 2 Comments

The versatile 22-year-old can play in a number of positions and is excited to get going at Richmond Park.

Monday 11 January, 2021

'I am just delighted to be back' - Beattie seals return to Cork City
# Second Stint
# Second Stint

'I am just delighted to be back' - Beattie seals return to Cork City

Jan 11th 2021, 5:21 PM 8,515 Views 4 Comments

Steven Beattie helped the Leesiders to the Premier Division title in 2017.

England prop facing potential ban for swearing at referee during Bristol game
# Cited
# Cited

England prop facing potential ban for swearing at referee during Bristol game

Jan 11th 2021, 5:01 PM 12,055 Views 17 Comments

Kyle Sinckler apologised for the incident on social media.

'Unfortunately, Connacht just made the wrong decision in this case'
# Endgame
# Endgame

'Unfortunately, Connacht just made the wrong decision in this case'

Jan 11th 2021, 3:20 PM 10,959 Views 5 Comments

The final scrum offered Andy Friend’s men a 15v13 chance to win late on against Munster.

Celtic manager and 13 first-team players to miss tonight's game with Hibs due to Covid-19 case
# Depleted
# Depleted

Celtic manager and 13 first-team players to miss tonight's game with Hibs due to Covid-19 case

Jan 11th 2021, 3:08 PM 20,344 Views 20 Comments

Defender Christopher Jullien tested positive for the virus after the Hoops’ controversial trip to Dubai.

Sunday 10 January, 2021

Here's what is coming up for members of The42 this week
# On The Menu
# On The Menu

Here's what is coming up for members of The42 this week

Jan 10th 2021, 9:30 PM 10,695 Views 0 Comments

Join the club.

Disappointment for Louise Quinn and Fiorentina as Juve win Italian Super Cup
# Supercoppa
# Supercoppa

Disappointment for Louise Quinn and Fiorentina as Juve win Italian Super Cup

Jan 10th 2021, 3:42 PM 3,499 Views 0 Comments

Italian international Barbara Bonansea scored both goals in a 2-0 win for Juve.

The Premier League's first British-Asian player and more of the week's best sportswriting
# Recommended
# Recommended

The Premier League's first British-Asian player and more of the week's best sportswriting

Jan 10th 2021, 8:30 AM 7,271 Views 0 Comments

Time reading these will be time well spent.

Friday 8 January, 2021

Massey makes move to newly-promoted Drogheda after leaving rivals Dundalk
# New Challenge
# New Challenge

Massey makes move to newly-promoted Drogheda after leaving rivals Dundalk

Jan 8th 2021, 4:25 PM 3,684 Views 0 Comments

The 32-year-old full-back will be a welcome addition to Tim Clancy’s squad.

Stirling stars with unbeaten century but Ireland suffer first-ever ODI defeat to UAE
# Cricket
# Cricket

Stirling stars with unbeaten century but Ireland suffer first-ever ODI defeat to UAE

Jan 8th 2021, 4:06 PM 2,168 Views 0 Comments

Ireland lost out by six wickets in Abu Dhabi today.

Here's your TV guide to a jam-packed weekend of sport
# TV Guide
# TV Guide

Here's your TV guide to a jam-packed weekend of sport

Jan 8th 2021, 12:05 PM 27,094 Views 14 Comments

Soccer, rugby, NFL and plenty more big events are set for the coming days.

David Meyler: Bruce is an incredible man-manager who makes you want to run through a brick wall
# William Hill
# William Hill

David Meyler: Bruce is an incredible man-manager who makes you want to run through a brick wall

Jan 8th 2021, 9:00 AM 3,884 Views 1 Comment

This week, our columnist talks about his former boss before making predictions for the FA Cup third round.

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Thursday 7 January, 2021

St Patrick's Athletic sign midfielder Mountney after nine trophy-laden years at Dundalk
# Major Coup
# Major Coup

St Patrick's Athletic sign midfielder Mountney after nine trophy-laden years at Dundalk

Jan 7th 2021, 4:31 PM 4,828 Views 2 Comments

The 27-year-old is excited to link up with former Lilywhites team-mate Stephen O’Donnell at Richmond Park.

Sexton starts with Ross Byrne at 13 as Ulster make six changes for crucial Pro14 clash
# Team News
# Team News

Sexton starts with Ross Byrne at 13 as Ulster make six changes for crucial Pro14 clash

Jan 7th 2021, 12:29 PM 19,004 Views 43 Comments

A host of big names return for tomorrow’s game at the RDS, though Jacob Stockdale misses out with injury.

Galway's Gareth Bradshaw latest to announce inter-county retirement
# 'shaw's Over Folks
# 'shaw's Over Folks

Galway's Gareth Bradshaw latest to announce inter-county retirement

Jan 7th 2021, 11:56 AM 6,053 Views 2 Comments

The defender has called it a day after 14 years’ service.

Paul O'Connell joins Ireland set-up as forwards coach
# Addition
# Addition

Paul O'Connell joins Ireland set-up as forwards coach

Jan 7th 2021, 10:55 AM 32,265 Views 47 Comments

‘I am really looking forward to working with Andy (Farrell) and the rest of the coaching group’, said the Irish legend.

Wednesday 6 January, 2021

Ireland captain Katie McCabe among 3 Arsenal players under fire for controversial Dubai trip
# Hot Water
# Hot Water

Ireland captain Katie McCabe among 3 Arsenal players under fire for controversial Dubai trip

Jan 6th 2021, 3:00 PM 30,373 Views 3 Comments

Some Gunners stars are reportedly ‘furious’ with the trio.

Tuesday 5 January, 2021

Odhrán MacNiallais set for Donegal return - report
# Back In Action
# Back In Action

Odhrán MacNiallais set for Donegal return - report

Jan 5th 2021, 9:29 PM 8,168 Views 3 Comments

The Gaoth Dobhair man has not played for Donegal since opting off the panel ahead of the 2019 season.

Monday 4 January, 2021

'Great team-mate', 'fantastic player', 'legend' - tributes paid to retiring Mayo duo
# Exits
# Exits

'Great team-mate', 'fantastic player', 'legend' - tributes paid to retiring Mayo duo

Jan 4th 2021, 8:08 PM 8,749 Views 0 Comments

David Clarke and Donal Vaughan have stepped away from inter-county duty.

Will Connacht have more players in Andy Farrell's Ireland squad in 2021?
# RISE UP
# RISE UP

Will Connacht have more players in Andy Farrell's Ireland squad in 2021?

Jan 4th 2021, 3:36 PM 9,003 Views 23 Comments

The latest episode of The42 Rugby Weekly Extra breaks down Connacht’s big win over Leinster.

Friday 1 January, 2021

12 high-profile transfers involving Premier League clubs that could happen this month
# Window Of Opportunity
# Window Of Opportunity

12 high-profile transfers involving Premier League clubs that could happen this month

Jan 1st 2021, 7:00 PM 12,335 Views 13 Comments

Man United star Paul Pogba and others who could be set for a move.

David Meyler: Man United can be best of the rest behind Liverpool in season like no other
# William Hill
# William Hill

David Meyler: Man United can be best of the rest behind Liverpool in season like no other

Jan 1st 2021, 9:00 AM 3,978 Views 0 Comments

In his first column of 2021, the ex-Premier League midfielder gives his thoughts and predictions on an extremely tight title race.

Thursday 31 December, 2020

Early pacesetters Real Sociedad end slump with victory over rivals in the Basque derby
# La Liga
# La Liga

Early pacesetters Real Sociedad end slump with victory over rivals in the Basque derby

Dec 31st 2020, 4:27 PM 5,308 Views 0 Comments

A fifth-minute goal from Portu earned the win over Athletic Bilbao at San Mames.

Wednesday 30 December, 2020

Open Thread: Do you agree with our 2020 All-Star football team?
# Selection
# Selection

Open Thread: Do you agree with our 2020 All-Star football team?

Dec 30th 2020, 7:30 AM 13,504 Views 24 Comments

It’s a side dominated by Dublin players.

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Tuesday 29 December, 2020

Derry's Daryl Gurney powers into last 16 at World Darts Championship
# Love The Darts
# Love The Darts

Derry's Daryl Gurney powers into last 16 at World Darts Championship

Dec 29th 2020, 9:54 PM 5,357 Views 9 Comments

‘It’s about time the real Daryl Gurney turned up,’ he said – while dedicating the win to his manager’s late mother.

Open Thread: Do you agree with our 2020 All-Star hurling team?
# Selection
# Selection

Open Thread: Do you agree with our 2020 All-Star hurling team?

Dec 29th 2020, 8:00 AM 29,213 Views 26 Comments

Let the debate begin…

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