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# book - Monday 28 December, 2020

'Thank God he eventually lost consciousness; it was only when he relaxed that I could free the buckle'
# Concern
# Concern

'Thank God he eventually lost consciousness; it was only when he relaxed that I could free the buckle'

Updated Dec 28th 2020, 12:04 PM 101,034 Views 5 Comments

Maurice Hamilton recalls the near-death crash suffered by Formula One legend Niki Lauda.

# book - Saturday 26 December, 2020

'All I had to do was imagine my father’s face when confronted by his daughter’s puffed up, battered eye socket'
# Worry
# Worry

'All I had to do was imagine my father’s face when confronted by his daughter’s puffed up, battered eye socket'

Dec 26th 2020, 7:00 PM 7,326 Views 0 Comments

Ruqsana Begum recalls her early days competing.

'This small, beautiful woman and her f***ed-up, broken life'
# Intrigue
# Intrigue

'This small, beautiful woman and her f***ed-up, broken life'

Dec 26th 2020, 7:00 AM 11,076 Views 2 Comments

An extract from David Walsh’s book ‘The Russian Affair’.

# book - Tuesday 22 December, 2020

'We had just been in close contact with the Atlético players and probably 60 others'
# Looking Back
# Looking Back

'We had just been in close contact with the Atlético players and probably 60 others'

Dec 22nd 2020, 7:00 PM 9,473 Views 2 Comments

Andy Robertson recalls the surreal backdrop for Liverpool’s clash with Atletico Madrid.

# book - Monday 21 December, 2020

'Kenny Dalglish was a legend of the game... He was there to support us and Seán in any way he could'
# Legend
# Legend

'Kenny Dalglish was a legend of the game... He was there to support us and Seán in any way he could'

Dec 21st 2020, 7:00 AM 7,014 Views 2 Comments

Martina Cox on her husband’s struggle and the kindness it inspired in others.

# book - Sunday 6 December, 2020

'My message isn't to be the best. My message is to be the best you can be'
# AIM
# AIM

'My message isn't to be the best. My message is to be the best you can be'

Dec 6th 2020, 9:00 AM 7,949 Views 3 Comments

Paul Kilgannon chats about his new book on creating the ideal environment for young Irish athletes.

# book - Saturday 26 September, 2020

'In the heat of the match he could be frightening... He was a colossus'
# Hard Men Of Rugby
# Hard Men Of Rugby

'In the heat of the match he could be frightening... He was a colossus'

Sep 26th 2020, 10:00 AM 52,286 Views 33 Comments

Robert Blair Mayne played for Ireland and the Lions before going on to a remarkable wartime career.

# book - Sunday 6 September, 2020

Caitlin Moran: 'It continues to be a really revolutionary thing for a woman to say: I am happy'
# Interview
From TheJournal.ie
# Interview

Caitlin Moran: 'It continues to be a really revolutionary thing for a woman to say: I am happy'

Sep 6th 2020, 8:30 AM 28,486 Views 32 Comments

We talk to the British author and columnist about her new book.

# book - Saturday 5 September, 2020

'I know it's 30 years too late but I was just like, 'I can't have it that this is what a seven-year-old thinks'
# Girls Play Too
# Girls Play Too

'I know it's 30 years too late but I was just like, 'I can't have it that this is what a seven-year-old thinks'

Sep 5th 2020, 12:00 PM 58,373 Views 7 Comments

Jacqui Hurley’s book ‘Girls Play Too: Inspiring Stories of Irish Sportswomen’ has been a huge hit.

# book - Saturday 25 July, 2020

What if Hillary Rodham had never married Bill Clinton? A new novel imagines the results
# Curtis Sittenfeld
From TheJournal.ie
# Curtis Sittenfeld

What if Hillary Rodham had never married Bill Clinton? A new novel imagines the results

Jul 25th 2020, 10:30 AM 20,119 Views 39 Comments

We chat to its author, bestselling writer Curtis Sittenfeld.

# book - Tuesday 14 July, 2020

Judge rules Donald Trump's niece can publicise book about US president
# MARY TRUMP
From TheJournal.ie
# MARY TRUMP

Judge rules Donald Trump's niece can publicise book about US president

Jul 14th 2020, 10:16 AM 31,221 Views 76 Comments

Robert Trump had objected to Mary Trump publicly discussing family members.

# book - Tuesday 30 June, 2020

'I was 20 years old... I thought my talent was all I needed to get by'
# EXTRACT
# EXTRACT

'I was 20 years old... I thought my talent was all I needed to get by'

Jun 30th 2020, 7:00 AM 13,207 Views 0 Comments

Jenson Button on his early days partying in Formula One.

# book - Thursday 25 June, 2020

'It is an Irish success story, one of the greatest to come out of Ireland since the foundation of the State'
# Legacy
# Legacy

'It is an Irish success story, one of the greatest to come out of Ireland since the foundation of the State'

Jun 25th 2020, 6:00 AM 7,360 Views 7 Comments

Read an extract from Alan Conway’s book on Coolmore Stud.

# book - Tuesday 23 June, 2020

The rise of the 'water carrier'
# Underrated
# Underrated

The rise of the 'water carrier'

Jun 23rd 2020, 7:00 AM 6,924 Views 0 Comments

A profile of Didier Deschamps, who made the defensive midfield role more recognised.

# book - Friday 19 June, 2020

Opinion: 'There are some unsolved murders which dominate the public consciousness'
# Opinion
From TheJournal.ie
# Opinion

Opinion: 'There are some unsolved murders which dominate the public consciousness'

Jun 19th 2020, 7:00 AM 20,718 Views 0 Comments

Ralph Riegel on why he wrote about the murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier in a new book.

# book - Tuesday 16 June, 2020

'Hamilton became a symbol of a post-racial Britain without ever being fully embraced by the British public'
# Star
# Star

'Hamilton became a symbol of a post-racial Britain without ever being fully embraced by the British public'

Jun 16th 2020, 7:05 AM 3,106 Views 7 Comments

In an extract from ‘No Win Race,’ Derek A. Bardowell analyses the rise of Lewis Hamilton.

# book - Sunday 14 June, 2020

'Some people ask: "Is Tiger a nice guy?" It’s not even a relevant question'
# Complex
# Complex

'Some people ask: "Is Tiger a nice guy?" It’s not even a relevant question'

Jun 14th 2020, 7:00 AM 32,218 Views 5 Comments

Michael Bambeger chats to The42 about his new book on the US golf star.

# book - Tuesday 9 June, 2020

'Roy Keane said something on TV about the interview being flat... Lisa took it to heart'
# EXTRACT
# EXTRACT

'Roy Keane said something on TV about the interview being flat... Lisa took it to heart'

Jun 9th 2020, 7:00 AM 29,618 Views 4 Comments

Michael Carrick recalls Manchester United’s turbulent spell under David Moyes.

# book - Thursday 4 June, 2020

'At that moment – that very moment – I knew I needed to get out of professional football'
# EXTRACT
# EXTRACT

'At that moment – that very moment – I knew I needed to get out of professional football'

Jun 4th 2020, 7:00 AM 9,859 Views 4 Comments

Former Newcastle physio Paul Ferris on suffering through Ruud Gullit’s troubled spell at the club.

# book - Wednesday 3 June, 2020

The man who didn't give a f**k
# Maverick
# Maverick

The man who didn't give a f**k

Jun 3rd 2020, 8:45 PM 41,434 Views 8 Comments

As part of Genius Week, we chat to Paolo Hewitt about his biography of Robin Friday, one of the great footballing cult heroes.

# book - Tuesday 2 June, 2020

'I had turned 37 nine days before the Twickenham defeat, and suddenly I felt old'
# EXTRACT
# EXTRACT

'I had turned 37 nine days before the Twickenham defeat, and suddenly I felt old'

Jun 2nd 2020, 7:00 AM 7,435 Views 12 Comments

In this extract from his autobiography, former Ireland captain Rory Best looks back on a humbling defeat to England.

# book - Thursday 28 May, 2020

The 'Tullow Tank' has a book coming out
# Done Deal
# Done Deal

The 'Tullow Tank' has a book coming out

May 28th 2020, 3:31 PM 10,648 Views 21 Comments

Sean O’Brien’s ‘Fuel’ will be published on 29 October.

'I wasn’t even on the bench – I’d been bombed out completely'
# EXTRACT
# EXTRACT

'I wasn’t even on the bench – I’d been bombed out completely'

May 28th 2020, 7:00 AM 10,924 Views 11 Comments

Robbie Fowler on the beginning of the end of his first stint at Liverpool.

# book - Tuesday 26 May, 2020

Muhammad Ali and the mafia
# EXTRACT
# EXTRACT

Muhammad Ali and the mafia

May 26th 2020, 7:00 AM 8,251 Views 0 Comments

How murder and mayhem were linked to the legendary boxer.

# book - Thursday 21 May, 2020

'In truth, he was an extremely high-functioning alcoholic'
# Book
# Book

'In truth, he was an extremely high-functioning alcoholic'

May 21st 2020, 7:00 AM 13,764 Views 11 Comments

An extract from the award-winning book, ‘The Lost Soul of Eamonn Magee’.

# book - Tuesday 12 May, 2020

'The rush home after school to read Ceefax pages 302–312... This was my generation’s internet'
# Looking Back
# Looking Back

'The rush home after school to read Ceefax pages 302–312... This was my generation’s internet'

May 12th 2020, 7:00 AM 4,453 Views 0 Comments

In an extract from his book, Daniel Geey looks at how football has changed dramatically over the years.

# book - Thursday 7 May, 2020

'I raced the entire year with that broken foot, and had no surgery until after the season'
# EXTRACT
# EXTRACT

'I raced the entire year with that broken foot, and had no surgery until after the season'

May 7th 2020, 7:00 AM 7,849 Views 1 Comment

In an extract from his book, Formula One legend Nigel Mansell recalls winning the World Championship.

# book - Tuesday 5 May, 2020

'If you didn’t make a conscious decision to go home alone, you probably wouldn’t'
# Temptation
# Temptation

'If you didn’t make a conscious decision to go home alone, you probably wouldn’t'

May 5th 2020, 9:44 PM 42,266 Views 10 Comments

In an extract from his award-winning book ‘Recovering,’ Richie Sadlier looks at the lifestyle of young footballers in his era.

# book - Friday 1 May, 2020

'A shocking exposé' - Book detailing the rise and fall of John Delaney to be released
# FAI
# FAI

'A shocking exposé' - Book detailing the rise and fall of John Delaney to be released

May 1st 2020, 11:57 AM 34,695 Views 47 Comments

‘Champagne Football’ by Mark Tighe and Paul Rowan will be published in September.

# book - Tuesday 28 April, 2020

'By 2016 foreign owners had bought, or held significant shares in, 15 of the Premier League’s 20 teams'
# Trend
# Trend

'By 2016 foreign owners had bought, or held significant shares in, 15 of the Premier League’s 20 teams'

Apr 28th 2020, 7:00 AM 3,526 Views 1 Comment

Read an extract from ‘The Billionaires Club’ by James Montague.

# book - Tuesday 21 April, 2020

'For him, dark glasses were invented to protect a man from other people’s eyes'
# Elusive
# Elusive

'For him, dark glasses were invented to protect a man from other people’s eyes'

Apr 21st 2020, 7:15 AM 9,334 Views 4 Comments

Read this extract from ‘The Unknown Kimi Raikkonen.’

# book - Thursday 16 April, 2020

'He was an old man at 41' - Muhammad Ali and the cost of being a boxing great
# Decline
# Decline

'He was an old man at 41' - Muhammad Ali and the cost of being a boxing great

Apr 16th 2020, 7:00 AM 11,606 Views 3 Comments

An extract from Jonathan Eig’s book reveals the extent of the legend’s suffering following his retirement.

# book - Thursday 9 April, 2020

'He was untethered from his family by a narcissism that fed his self-destructive addictions'
# EXTRACT
# EXTRACT

'He was untethered from his family by a narcissism that fed his self-destructive addictions'

Apr 9th 2020, 7:00 AM 9,287 Views 3 Comments

Read this extract from an acclaimed book on the US golf star by Jeff Benedict and Armen Keteyian.

# book - Saturday 4 April, 2020

Sebastian Barry on his acclaimed new book: 'If I was wise I'd probably have done something else... but I'm not a wise man'
# A Thousand Moons
From TheJournal.ie
# A Thousand Moons

Sebastian Barry on his acclaimed new book: 'If I was wise I'd probably have done something else... but I'm not a wise man'

Apr 4th 2020, 9:00 PM 23,594 Views 5 Comments

We speak to the Irish author and Laureate for Literature about his new novel, set in 1870s USA.

# book - Tuesday 31 March, 2020

Writing in the #MeToo era: 'It was intimidating taking on something in fiction that was happening in real time'
# My Dark Vanessa
From TheJournal.ie
# My Dark Vanessa

Writing in the #MeToo era: 'It was intimidating taking on something in fiction that was happening in real time'

Mar 31st 2020, 7:00 PM 11,813 Views 6 Comments

We spoke to the author Kate Elizabeth Russell about what inspired her controversial but critically-acclaimed novel.

A day in the life of Pep Guardiola
# EXTRACT
# EXTRACT

A day in the life of Pep Guardiola

Mar 31st 2020, 7:15 AM 5,709 Views 0 Comments

Pep’s City: The Making of a Superteam gives an inside account of the early part of manager’s reign with the Etihad outfit.

# book - Thursday 26 March, 2020

'He was normally so strong, so fit, so successful, such a presence. Now he was broken and helpless'
# Accident
# Accident

'He was normally so strong, so fit, so successful, such a presence. Now he was broken and helpless'

Mar 26th 2020, 7:00 AM 14,835 Views 0 Comments

The story of a moped accident that changed the life of former Premier League striker Matt Jansen.

# book - Sunday 22 March, 2020

Hilary Fannin: 'My mother longed for freedom, for a romantic-whirlwind kind of world that existed far beyond our garden wall'
# Opinion
From TheJournal.ie
# Opinion

Hilary Fannin: 'My mother longed for freedom, for a romantic-whirlwind kind of world that existed far beyond our garden wall'

Mar 22nd 2020, 7:00 AM 27,052 Views 7 Comments

Author Hilary Fannin writes about her late mother, and how their relationship coloured her life.

# book - Saturday 21 March, 2020

Open thread: What are your comfort reads?
# Open Thread
From TheJournal.ie
# Open Thread

Open thread: What are your comfort reads?

Mar 21st 2020, 7:00 PM 22,249 Views 78 Comments

What do you turn to when you need to be cheered up or comforted?

# book - Thursday 5 March, 2020

'That's the great thing about this Irish team, it's about an island performing'
# Looking Back
# Looking Back

'That's the great thing about this Irish team, it's about an island performing'

Mar 5th 2020, 7:17 PM 10,257 Views 21 Comments

As he reflects on his career, Rory Best takes pride from squeezing every drop out of the potential he had.

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