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# behind-the-lines - Friday 22 October, 2021

The42's new anthology - Behind the Lines, No. 5 - is on sale now
# Booked
# Booked

The42's new anthology - Behind the Lines, No. 5 - is on sale now

Updated Fri 1:21 PM 5,653 Views 1 Comment

Priced at €12, Behind the Lines contains 18 more great Irish sports stories from The42.

# behind-the-lines - Tuesday 28 September, 2021

Behind The Lines: Episode 87, Dave Zirin
# Membership Highlights
# Membership Highlights

Behind The Lines: Episode 87, Dave Zirin

Sep 28th 2021, 5:14 PM 653 Views 0 Comments

Gavin Cooney is joined by the American sportswriter to discuss his new book, The Kaepernick Effect, on The42′s sportswriting podcast.

# behind-the-lines - Tuesday 29 June, 2021

Behind the Lines, Episode 82: Tom English
# Podcast
# Podcast

Behind the Lines, Episode 82: Tom English

Jun 29th 2021, 11:55 AM 1,015 Views 0 Comments

A free clip of this week’s edition of Behind the Lines, as Tom English and Gavin Cooney discuss what Jim Telfer did next.

# behind-the-lines - Tuesday 22 June, 2021

Behind The Lines, Episode 81: Tony Evans
# Membership Highlights
# Membership Highlights

Behind The Lines, Episode 81: Tony Evans

Jun 22nd 2021, 6:50 PM 894 Views 0 Comments

A free clip from the latest episode of Behind The Lines as Tony Evans joins host Gavin Cooney to discuss football and identity.

# behind-the-lines - Sunday 13 June, 2021

Here's what The42 members can look forward to over the coming week
# Looking Ahead
# Looking Ahead

Here's what The42 members can look forward to over the coming week

Jun 13th 2021, 8:00 PM 1,657 Views 0 Comments

Pat Nevin discussing new book ‘The Accidental Footballer’ is among the highlights.

# behind-the-lines - Thursday 10 June, 2021

Behind The Lines Live with James Richardson
# Membership Highlights
# Membership Highlights

Behind The Lines Live with James Richardson

Jun 10th 2021, 9:54 PM 878 Views 0 Comments

A free clip from our very special live members’ Zoom call with legendary TV and podcast presenter James Richardson on the eve of Euro 2020.

# behind-the-lines - Wednesday 2 June, 2021

Behind The Lines, Episode 78: Mark Critchley
# Membership Highlights
# Membership Highlights

Behind The Lines, Episode 78: Mark Critchley

Jun 2nd 2021, 3:03 PM 962 Views 0 Comments

A free clip from this week’s episode as Mark Critchley, Northern Football correspondent with the Independent, discusses covering the Pep Guardiola era and much more.

# behind-the-lines - Wednesday 26 May, 2021

Behind The Lines, Episode 77: Tim Vickery
# Membership Highlights
# Membership Highlights

Behind The Lines, Episode 77: Tim Vickery

May 26th 2021, 10:20 AM 1,334 Views 0 Comments

A free clip from this week’s episode of the Behind The Lines sportswriting podcast as South American football expert Tim Vickery joins Gavin Cooney.

# behind-the-lines - Sunday 14 March, 2021

Here's what is coming up for members of The42 this week
# Join The Club
# Join The Club

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

Mar 14th 2021, 8:00 PM 6,898 Views 0 Comments

Another seven days, another great lineup for The42 members to enjoy.

# behind-the-lines - Friday 12 March, 2021

Join us for a special live sportswriting event with Wright Thompson
# Sportswriting
# Sportswriting

Join us for a special live sportswriting event with Wright Thompson

Mar 12th 2021, 9:08 AM 3,800 Views 0 Comments

Gavin Cooney will host a live episode of Behind The Lines.

# behind-the-lines - Friday 13 November, 2020

The42's new anthology - Behind the Lines, No. 4 - is on sale now
# On Sale
# On Sale

The42's new anthology - Behind the Lines, No. 4 - is on sale now

Nov 13th 2020, 9:53 AM 30,043 Views 5 Comments

Priced at €10, Behind the Lines contains 20 more great Irish sports stories from The42.

# behind-the-lines - Tuesday 1 September, 2020

'There was tension in the relationship, but the miracle here is they could do it for 20 years'
# BTL
# BTL

'There was tension in the relationship, but the miracle here is they could do it for 20 years'

Updated Sep 1st 2020, 3:00 PM 30,979 Views 17 Comments

Jeff Benedict, author of a new book on the New England Patriots, is this week’s guest on Behind the Lines.

# behind-the-lines - Monday 22 June, 2020

Sidestep by Eimear Ryan, coach Carsley and an American sportswriting great: this week for The42 members
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Sidestep by Eimear Ryan, coach Carsley and an American sportswriting great: this week for The42 members

Jun 22nd 2020, 4:59 PM 9,447 Views 0 Comments

We’ve failed to socially distance these podcasts and newsletters.

# behind-the-lines - Monday 18 May, 2020

The Bylines project, covering MJ and everything you can expect from your membership of The42 this week
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The Bylines project, covering MJ and everything you can expect from your membership of The42 this week

May 18th 2020, 3:49 PM 6,567 Views 0 Comments

Sam Smith will discuss covering Michael Jordan and the Bulls on tomorrow’s sportswriting podcast.

# behind-the-lines - Wednesday 29 April, 2020

Now That’s What I Call Behind The Lines, Vol 2 - listen to the best bits from our sportswriting podcast
# Sportswriting
# Sportswriting

Now That’s What I Call Behind The Lines, Vol 2 - listen to the best bits from our sportswriting podcast

Apr 29th 2020, 3:56 PM 1,611 Views 0 Comments

We’ve put together a highlights reel of some of the show’s best bits.

# behind-the-lines - Tuesday 28 January, 2020

'There's a generation of sportswriters in Ireland from the '90s who were massively influenced by American sports journalism'
# On The Record
# On The Record

'There's a generation of sportswriters in Ireland from the '90s who were massively influenced by American sports journalism'

Jan 28th 2020, 10:07 AM 4,418 Views 0 Comments

Episode 15 of the Behind The Lines podcast – featuring Dave Hannigan – is out now.

# behind-the-lines - Tuesday 31 December, 2019

Chasing Lance, and writing the definitive Liverpool v Barcelona report: the best bits from Behind The Lines
# Best Bits
# Best Bits

Chasing Lance, and writing the definitive Liverpool v Barcelona report: the best bits from Behind The Lines

Dec 31st 2019, 5:48 PM 7,267 Views 0 Comments

Catch up on the bits you might have missed from our fortnightly sportswriting podcast.

# behind-the-lines - Monday 23 December, 2019

27 of our favourite sports books from 2019
# Good Reads
# Good Reads

27 of our favourite sports books from 2019

Dec 23rd 2019, 12:00 PM 13,997 Views 0 Comments

Donald McRae’s In Sunshine or in Shadow and some of the other standouts from the past 12 months.

# behind-the-lines - Tuesday 17 December, 2019

Episode 12 of the Behind The Lines podcast - featuring Ewan MacKenna - is out now
# Sports Writing
# Sports Writing

Episode 12 of the Behind The Lines podcast - featuring Ewan MacKenna - is out now

Dec 17th 2019, 4:21 PM 6,855 Views 13 Comments

Host Gavin Cooney is joined by the author and journalist to talk sportswashing, social media, his criticism of the Irish rugby team and more.

# behind-the-lines - Wednesday 4 December, 2019

Episode 11 of the Behind The Lines podcast - featuring  Kieran Shannon - is out now
# Sports Writing
# Sports Writing

Episode 11 of the Behind The Lines podcast - featuring Kieran Shannon - is out now

Dec 4th 2019, 5:27 PM 2,025 Views 0 Comments

The much-respected journalist and author joins Gavin Cooney.

# behind-the-lines - Tuesday 19 November, 2019

Episode 10 of the Behind The Lines podcast - featuring David Goldblatt - is out now
# The Age Of Football
# The Age Of Football

Episode 10 of the Behind The Lines podcast - featuring David Goldblatt - is out now

Nov 19th 2019, 7:00 AM 1,847 Views 0 Comments

The renowned author and journalist joins Gavin Cooney for an in-depth chat.

# behind-the-lines - Tuesday 5 November, 2019

Episode 9 of the Behind The Lines podcast - featuring Donald McRae - is out now
# Dark Trade
# Dark Trade

Episode 9 of the Behind The Lines podcast - featuring Donald McRae - is out now

Nov 5th 2019, 12:34 PM 2,231 Views 1 Comment

The award-winning author is this week’s guest.

# behind-the-lines - Tuesday 30 July, 2019

Listen: Episode 2 of Behind The Lines with Rory Smith of The New York Times
# BTL
# BTL

Listen: Episode 2 of Behind The Lines with Rory Smith of The New York Times

Jul 30th 2019, 10:45 AM 2,357 Views 0 Comments

Rory shared some great insights and stories from his career – beginning with his days as a showbiz writer in London.

# behind-the-lines - Monday 29 July, 2019

Introducing Behind The Lines - a brand new podcast about sportswriting for The42 members
# Episode One
# Episode One

Introducing Behind The Lines - a brand new podcast about sportswriting for The42 members

Jul 29th 2019, 5:44 PM 3,926 Views 0 Comments

Our first guest is the brilliant Malachy Clerkin of The Irish Times.

# behind-the-lines - Monday 4 December, 2017

This is your chance to prove you know more about sport than us...
# Funny Team Name Pressure
# Funny Team Name Pressure

This is your chance to prove you know more about sport than us...

Dec 4th 2017, 9:30 PM 22,875 Views 0 Comments

Join The42 team in Coppers for a lot of trash talk and some delicious nibbles.

# behind-the-lines - Monday 20 November, 2017

Our book launch is on this Thursday - and we'd love to see you there
# Behind The Lines
# Behind The Lines

Our book launch is on this Thursday - and we'd love to see you there

Nov 20th 2017, 9:52 PM 6,131 Views 9 Comments

We’ll be in Eason’s, O’Connell St, from 6.30pm.