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# editors-picks - January January 2022

How Irish sport is trying to tackle social media abuse
# Do Not Disturb
# Do Not Disturb

How Irish sport is trying to tackle social media abuse

Jan 3rd 2022, 8:00 AM 10,866 Views 3 Comments

Dealing with unwelcome notifications on your phone apps is now a part of being an athlete.

Giant ambitions: Bríd Stack, Cora Staunton and the ties that bind
# The42 Reads
# The42 Reads

Giant ambitions: Bríd Stack, Cora Staunton and the ties that bind

Jan 2nd 2022, 8:00 AM 71,656 Views 0 Comments

‘They were the best people to have by my side during it all. I couldn’t have done it without them.’

'I was getting less money to take over Cork City than I was in Diageo'
# Risk
# Risk

'I was getting less money to take over Cork City than I was in Diageo'

Jan 1st 2022, 9:00 PM 79,898 Views 4 Comments

John Caulfield on a League of Ireland career in which he’s frequently had to defy limitations.

'You don't think about being part of history' - inside the mind of Ireland's Olympic champion
# Golden Boy
# Golden Boy

'You don't think about being part of history' - inside the mind of Ireland's Olympic champion

Jan 1st 2022, 9:59 AM 15,955 Views 2 Comments

Fintan McCarthy was one half of the dynamic duo who captured rowing gold for Ireland in Tokyo.

Home and away: Paul Warwick on Munster glory, chaos in France and one day returning to Ireland
# Wizard Of Oz
# Wizard Of Oz

Home and away: Paul Warwick on Munster glory, chaos in France and one day returning to Ireland

Jan 1st 2022, 8:00 AM 44,493 Views 16 Comments

Maurice Brosnan catches up with the former Connacht and Munster favourite in Australia.

A year of two halves: the inside story of Stephen Kenny's Ireland in 2021
# The42 Reads
# The42 Reads

A year of two halves: the inside story of Stephen Kenny's Ireland in 2021

Jan 1st 2022, 7:00 AM 11,415 Views 6 Comments

With Stephen Kenny in talks over a new contract, The42 spoke to some of those closest to the situation to see how the Ireland manager turned his year around.

# editors-picks - Last year 2021

The A-Z of the Irish football year, 2021
# Reflection
# Reflection

The A-Z of the Irish football year, 2021

Dec 31st 2021, 7:00 PM 3,301 Views 0 Comments

Our look back on another dramatic year on and off the field.

Founding the club that brought Liverpool, Man United and Ajax to Monaghan - The legacy of Sean McCaffrey
# Legacy
# Legacy

Founding the club that brought Liverpool, Man United and Ajax to Monaghan - The legacy of Sean McCaffrey

Dec 31st 2021, 12:00 PM 15,066 Views 2 Comments

The42 reflect on the legacy of the late Sean McCaffrey by looking back at the improbable journeys and successes of the club he founded Oriel Celtic.

'He makes it look so easy' - Limerick's brightest hurling star and his road to greatness
# The42 Reads
# The42 Reads

'He makes it look so easy' - Limerick's brightest hurling star and his road to greatness

Dec 31st 2021, 8:00 AM 45,199 Views 4 Comments

In a year of Limerick dominance, Cian Lynch stood out as the best hurler in the country.

Elbouzedi declining Libya call-ups as he keeps Ireland 'dream' alive
# Stockholm Syndrome
# Stockholm Syndrome

Elbouzedi declining Libya call-ups as he keeps Ireland 'dream' alive

Dec 28th 2021, 10:00 AM 47,700 Views 9 Comments

The decision to take his club career to Sweden has paid dividends for the former Ireland U21 winger.

The rise and rise of Kieran McGeary
# The42 Reads
# The42 Reads

The rise and rise of Kieran McGeary

Dec 28th 2021, 8:00 AM 14,306 Views 0 Comments

Reflecting on his journey from underage talent to Footballer of the Year.

The former Ireland international who’s become a leading advocate in football’s me-too movement
# Interview
# Interview

The former Ireland international who’s become a leading advocate in football’s me-too movement

Dec 27th 2021, 8:00 PM 26,045 Views 1 Comment

Ciara McCormack on the NWSL abuse scandal and other similar controversies that have plagued sport.

'It was strange. I thought I'd finish my career at Dundalk, now I was a new lad at 30'
# Chris Shields
# Chris Shields

'It was strange. I thought I'd finish my career at Dundalk, now I was a new lad at 30'

Dec 27th 2021, 12:03 PM 27,063 Views 2 Comments

Ahead of today’s derby with Glentoran, Chris Shields discusses his new life at Linfield, his exit from Dundalk and Brian Kerr’s criticism of his old team-mate, Stephen O’Donnell.

‘I genuinely could have died… There was fluid in my lungs, fluid around my heart’
# Trauma
# Trauma

‘I genuinely could have died… There was fluid in my lungs, fluid around my heart’

Dec 27th 2021, 10:10 AM 68,473 Views 2 Comments

Wexford Youths player Vanessa Ogbonna reflects on a dramatic 12 months.

How Ciara Griffin's last game for Ireland typified her never-say-die brilliance
# One Of The Greats
# One Of The Greats

How Ciara Griffin's last game for Ireland typified her never-say-die brilliance

Dec 27th 2021, 8:00 AM 12,566 Views 3 Comments

The Kerry woman signed off with a sublime two-try performance last month.

A former Ireland U21 international's journey from Crystal Palace to a movie role at the Bernabeu
# Box Office
# Box Office

A former Ireland U21 international's journey from Crystal Palace to a movie role at the Bernabeu

Dec 26th 2021, 10:00 AM 28,729 Views 1 Comment

Danny Boxall looks back over a career that was tarnished by injuries.

'I'm fortunate that I had a career I can be proud of sharing with the people I care most about'
# A Family Affair
# A Family Affair

'I'm fortunate that I had a career I can be proud of sharing with the people I care most about'

Dec 24th 2021, 8:00 AM 30,853 Views 5 Comments

David Meyler reflects on some defining moments from his journey in football.

‘Pep gets monthly reports on how he’s doing’ - The breakout Irish star of 2021
# Great Expectations
# Great Expectations

‘Pep gets monthly reports on how he’s doing’ - The breakout Irish star of 2021

Dec 18th 2021, 9:00 AM 28,853 Views 9 Comments

It’s been a phenomenal 12 months for Gavin Bazunu.

Old friends are best: Irish internationals Ogbene and Noonan zoom in for an end-of-year catch-up
# Grange Goes Global
# Grange Goes Global

Old friends are best: Irish internationals Ogbene and Noonan zoom in for an end-of-year catch-up

Dec 17th 2021, 7:00 AM 12,135 Views 1 Comment

Chiedozie Ogbene and Saoirse Noonan reflect on their paths to the top, which began with ‘do-or-die’ football games against each other on their estate in Cork… and their plans for the future.

'You don’t ever want to go through that, wondering will or won't she live. It was traumatic'
# You've Got A Friend
# You've Got A Friend

'You don’t ever want to go through that, wondering will or won't she live. It was traumatic'

Dec 11th 2021, 8:00 AM 34,892 Views 7 Comments

The Connacht coach reflects on the two horrific accidents that have shaped his life and career.

'After they raised her hand, I asked Katie and her coaches how much her medal was worth'
# From Russia With Glove
# From Russia With Glove

'After they raised her hand, I asked Katie and her coaches how much her medal was worth'

Dec 6th 2021, 7:00 AM 71,265 Views 2 Comments

Sofya Ochigava – remember her? – is back on the radar, and plans to avenge her ‘political’ defeat to Katie Taylor in their 2012 Olympic final.

The man who discovered Joe Schmidt, got a bollocking off Cheika and transformed Leinster
# UNSUNG HERO
# UNSUNG HERO

The man who discovered Joe Schmidt, got a bollocking off Cheika and transformed Leinster

Dec 4th 2021, 8:00 AM 38,381 Views 9 Comments

Mick Dawson reflects on his 20 years as Leinster’s chief executive and their journey from leaky portakabins to one of the biggest clubs in the world.

The trailblazing Irish athlete who's just become a world champion
# Talent
# Talent

The trailblazing Irish athlete who's just become a world champion

Nov 28th 2021, 12:00 PM 49,290 Views 7 Comments

Bray’s Amy Wall has taken the kickboxing world by storm.

Tactics Board: Was Katie McCabe used to best effect?
# WNT
# WNT

Tactics Board: Was Katie McCabe used to best effect?

Nov 27th 2021, 10:35 AM 2,028 Views 0 Comments

Shane Keegan looks at the key tactical elements behind the 1-1 draw against Slovakia.

Git and Bucko: A Cup final with the heart and soul of Dublin
# Dubliners
# Dubliners

Git and Bucko: A Cup final with the heart and soul of Dublin

Nov 27th 2021, 10:00 AM 32,979 Views 6 Comments

Ahead of tomorrow’s FAI Cup final, The42 met Bohemians captain Keith Buckley and St Patrick’s Athletic playmaker Chris Forrester for a tour of the places closest to them in the capital.

Keith Earls: 'After going on The Late, Late, I thought 'sh**, have I given too much away?’
# Fight Of The Earls
# Fight Of The Earls

Keith Earls: 'After going on The Late, Late, I thought 'sh**, have I given too much away?’

Nov 27th 2021, 8:00 AM 39,087 Views 10 Comments

The Ireland international was initially nervous about speaking about his mental health issues but the public reaction to his heartfelt interview on The Late Late Show has been overwhelmingly positive.

Like a fine wine: the GAA stalwarts showing the hunger to play into their forties
# The Body Keeps The Score
# The Body Keeps The Score

Like a fine wine: the GAA stalwarts showing the hunger to play into their forties

Nov 26th 2021, 7:00 AM 12,170 Views 1 Comment

Kerry legend Aidan O’Mahony and former Cavan ladies player Monica Sheridan discuss the long careers they’ve enjoyed in GAA.

'He just had it upstairs, straight away you could see the potential'
# Harry's Game
# Harry's Game

'He just had it upstairs, straight away you could see the potential'

Nov 21st 2021, 7:00 AM 21,746 Views 3 Comments

Harry Byrne, who is set to win his second cap for Ireland today, has long stood out as a special talent.

'Both of them have been outstanding' - The Kerry double act still chasing a club prize
# The42 Reads
# The42 Reads

'Both of them have been outstanding' - The Kerry double act still chasing a club prize

Updated Nov 20th 2021, 10:00 AM 30,171 Views 8 Comments

Long-standing Kerry colleagues, David Moran and Tommy Walsh are chasing club glory with Kerins O’Rahillys in a county semi-final.

Happiness won't stop Jason Quigley from becoming 'one nasty f***er' during tonight's date with destiny
# The Challenger
# The Challenger

Happiness won't stop Jason Quigley from becoming 'one nasty f***er' during tonight's date with destiny

Nov 19th 2021, 8:00 PM 26,725 Views 8 Comments

‘There used to be a time when I couldn’t go into a room on my own, I couldn’t be in silence because things would come into my head that I didn’t want to think about.’

Lowe's tackle, Ringrose and Conway's save, and Gibson-Park's rescues
# Analysis
# Analysis

Lowe's tackle, Ringrose and Conway's save, and Gibson-Park's rescues

Nov 15th 2021, 7:59 PM 28,773 Views 6 Comments

Some of Ireland’s big defensive plays against the All Blacks will live long in the memory.

Ireland's attack flourishes as it becomes less reliant on Johnny Sexton
# Analysis
# Analysis

Ireland's attack flourishes as it becomes less reliant on Johnny Sexton

Nov 14th 2021, 5:12 PM 39,199 Views 9 Comments

With ball-playing forwards and new playmakers in the backline, Ireland are more unpredictable.

The rise, fall, and differing redemption of Ireland's two great hopes
# Journeys
# Journeys

The rise, fall, and differing redemption of Ireland's two great hopes

Nov 14th 2021, 10:00 AM 34,552 Views 1 Comment

Conor Clifford and Robbie Brady joined Chelsea and Manchester United, respectively, when they were the Premier League superpowers and competed in the 2008 Champions League final. So, what happened next?

'It was as if we held the spear and shield up and shoved it right into their faces'
# My Kind Of Town
# My Kind Of Town

'It was as if we held the spear and shield up and shoved it right into their faces'

Nov 13th 2021, 8:09 AM 25,319 Views 8 Comments

Five years on from Ireland’s historic win over the All Blacks in Chicago, the team’s psychologist talks about the mental game-plan that led to glory.

'Steve Staunton is an icon of Irish football and will always be' - remembering Stan's remarkable reign
# The Gaffer
# The Gaffer

'Steve Staunton is an icon of Irish football and will always be' - remembering Stan's remarkable reign

Nov 10th 2021, 3:00 PM 27,822 Views 21 Comments

The young Boys in Green boss dealt with controversies, landmark defeats and media battles.

Worry and anger build in Irish women's rugby after IRFU briefing
# Pressure
# Pressure

Worry and anger build in Irish women's rugby after IRFU briefing

Nov 9th 2021, 9:36 PM 43,485 Views 27 Comments

Director of women’s rugby Anthony Eddy’s words have been met with a negative reaction.

'You grow up fast when you win a county final' - Chasing his 10th title, 15 years after the first
# Boy To Man
# Boy To Man

'You grow up fast when you win a county final' - Chasing his 10th title, 15 years after the first

Nov 6th 2021, 8:15 AM 12,130 Views 2 Comments

TJ Reid is hoping to lead Ballyhale Shamrocks to the second four-in-a-row in their history tomorrow.

'People see this Roy Keane side to him but he's probably the kindest guy in a dressing room'
# Perfect 10
# Perfect 10

'People see this Roy Keane side to him but he's probably the kindest guy in a dressing room'

Nov 6th 2021, 8:00 AM 27,690 Views 13 Comments

Johnny Sexton’s story is a quintessential Irish one where perseverance eventually brought success to a man who will win his 100th Ireland cap today.

'I'm very proud of myself for just taking this leap' - Cork dual star taking life as it comes in NYC
# American Dream
# American Dream

'I'm very proud of myself for just taking this leap' - Cork dual star taking life as it comes in NYC

Nov 6th 2021, 7:15 AM 11,729 Views 0 Comments

Hannah Looney has moved Stateside for work and plans to stay until next summer, at least.

'You are right to be excited by them, but it's easy to ruin their careers really quickly'
# Reasoning
# Reasoning

'You are right to be excited by them, but it's easy to ruin their careers really quickly'

Oct 31st 2021, 11:45 AM 37,495 Views 1 Comment

Norwich manager Daniel Farke says hype surrounding Idah and Omobamidele is justified but warns about putting too much pressure on them so young.