Advertisement

#Editor's picks

# editors-picks - Last year 2021

'To lose four All-Irelands in a row was tough. We just didn't perform in Croke Park'
# The42 Reads
# The42 Reads

'To lose four All-Irelands in a row was tough. We just didn't perform in Croke Park'

Oct 31st 2021, 8:00 AM 63,998 Views 4 Comments

Donie Shine Jnr and Eamonn McManus speak to The42 about Clann na nGael’s history of All-Ireland heartache.

'It was instantly obvious to me that she was a player ahead of her time'
# True Great
# True Great

'It was instantly obvious to me that she was a player ahead of her time'

Oct 30th 2021, 8:00 AM 28,516 Views 4 Comments

Claire Molloy made a huge impact for Ireland over the course of 74 caps.

A pub fight, that hearing, the perfect storm: Inside Australia's 2006 international rules tour
# No Compromise
# No Compromise

A pub fight, that hearing, the perfect storm: Inside Australia's 2006 international rules tour

Oct 24th 2021, 8:00 AM 39,062 Views 4 Comments

Maurice Brosnan speaks to some of the Aussies who made up one of the most controversial and eventful International Rules series ever.

'Two months ago I was training with Wexford. How am I now surrounded by Premier League footballers?'
# Road Less Travelled
# Road Less Travelled

'Two months ago I was training with Wexford. How am I now surrounded by Premier League footballers?'

Updated Oct 23rd 2021, 8:34 PM 93,482 Views 6 Comments

Darragh O’Connor talks to The42 about his unusual journey to Motherwell, via Leicester City.

'It might have been a World Cup quarter-final but we were prepared to go on strike'
# Moral Victory
# Moral Victory

'It might have been a World Cup quarter-final but we were prepared to go on strike'

Oct 17th 2021, 8:00 AM 33,297 Views 6 Comments

This weekend 30 years ago, Ireland’s rugby players considered strike action before their World Cup quarter-final. Instead they nearly caused a sensational upset.

Shels are going up, and this time it feels different
# Reds Issue
# Reds Issue

Shels are going up, and this time it feels different

Oct 17th 2021, 7:00 AM 16,319 Views 2 Comments

Positive moves off the pitch have helped put the club on the right path again, but the Tolka Park issue still looms large.

Tactics Board: is this really Ireland we're watching?
# Exes And Ohs
# Exes And Ohs

Tactics Board: is this really Ireland we're watching?

Oct 16th 2021, 12:17 PM 6,823 Views 1 Comment

Shane Keegan looks back at how Ireland’s two impressive victories this week were achieved in a very different manner and explains why that’s such a positive for Ireland going forward.

Chippy: 40-year-old documentary on Liam Brady reflects society's jump into the unknown
# In The Archives
# In The Archives

Chippy: 40-year-old documentary on Liam Brady reflects society's jump into the unknown

Oct 16th 2021, 10:00 AM 37,108 Views 17 Comments

RTÉ director Peter Kennerley embedded himself in Liam Brady’s life for a sizeable part of the 1978/79 season.

'Once you turn up to Shannon, you know Anthony's memory will always be alive'
# Axel
# Axel

'Once you turn up to Shannon, you know Anthony's memory will always be alive'

Oct 16th 2021, 8:00 AM 21,451 Views 3 Comments

On the fifth anniversary of Anthony Foley’s passing, The42 explores his love for Shannon RFC.

'Still going strong, still influential' - The Tipperary icons nearing 40 and playing key roles
# This Is 40
# This Is 40

'Still going strong, still influential' - The Tipperary icons nearing 40 and playing key roles

Updated Oct 15th 2021, 3:00 PM 27,101 Views 3 Comments

Paul Curran and Eoin Kelly continue to perform at the top of the Tipperary senior hurling game.

Analysis: Critics wrong to ignore compromises and changes Kenny has made in World Cup campaign
# Pragmatism
# Pragmatism

Analysis: Critics wrong to ignore compromises and changes Kenny has made in World Cup campaign

Oct 11th 2021, 7:00 AM 15,196 Views 7 Comments

The manager has changed the team’s formation and approach in this World Cup campaign, and it delivered a first win in Baku at the weekend.

'I'm Craig Casey's grandmother, my grandson is playing in there, will you please let me in?'
# Le Petit General
# Le Petit General

'I'm Craig Casey's grandmother, my grandson is playing in there, will you please let me in?'

Oct 10th 2021, 8:00 AM 76,655 Views 10 Comments

Once he was Munster’s mascot – now he is their leader. An in-depth look at Irish rugby’s rising star.

Like father, like son: Getting to the top of my game to skipper Ireland
# Family Affair
# Family Affair

Like father, like son: Getting to the top of my game to skipper Ireland

Updated Oct 9th 2021, 12:17 PM 38,105 Views 1 Comment

Read an exclusive extract from Meyler: A Family Memoir, the new book from David and John Meyler.

'We have a perfect storm... The game is changing and we need to change with it'
# Foundation
# Foundation

'We have a perfect storm... The game is changing and we need to change with it'

Oct 9th 2021, 10:00 AM 12,749 Views 0 Comments

As Irish women’s rugby rebuilds, the AIL and inter-pros will play a key role.

Football, power and finance - what shape will 2022 All-Ireland championship take?
# The42 Reads
# The42 Reads

Football, power and finance - what shape will 2022 All-Ireland championship take?

Oct 9th 2021, 7:00 AM 12,771 Views 8 Comments

The future of football lies in the hands of delegates at Special Congress later this month.

Caoimhín Agyarko: Finding peace and craving war
# What Didn't Kill Him
# What Didn't Kill Him

Caoimhín Agyarko: Finding peace and craving war

Oct 7th 2021, 8:20 PM 20,104 Views 3 Comments

‘I think the hardest part was not getting revenge. I knew that if I sought revenge, I would have ended up in jail.’

Tactics Board: The genius of Salah and Man City target Milner as Anfield serves up a classic
# Analysis
# Analysis

Tactics Board: The genius of Salah and Man City target Milner as Anfield serves up a classic

Oct 4th 2021, 6:09 PM 6,162 Views 1 Comment

Shane Keegan breaks down the standout Premier League game of the weekend, between title rivals Liverpool and Man City.

'I know I've made my family proud and that will always do for me'
# Making A Mark
# Making A Mark

'I know I've made my family proud and that will always do for me'

Oct 3rd 2021, 7:00 AM 36,804 Views 3 Comments

From a Premier League debut at 19 to his move into full-time coaching, Mark Yeates reflects on his career.

'It's probably the toughest thing I've ever had to endure - given my medical history, that's big to say'
# Long Road Back
# Long Road Back

'It's probably the toughest thing I've ever had to endure - given my medical history, that's big to say'

Oct 2nd 2021, 8:00 AM 28,858 Views 3 Comments

Chloe Mustaki’s journey back from a cruciate injury sustained in March 2020 hasn’t exactly been straightforward.

'It’s going to be ugly and it’s going to be the next big fight' - The NBA's anti-vaxx problem
# BTL
# BTL

'It’s going to be ugly and it’s going to be the next big fight' - The NBA's anti-vaxx problem

Updated Sep 28th 2021, 8:39 AM 30,193 Views 46 Comments

Dave Zirin discusses the scale of the issue on the latest edition of Behind the Lines.

Former Ireland goalkeeper still producing 'exceptional' performances at 40
# Murphy's Law
# Murphy's Law

Former Ireland goalkeeper still producing 'exceptional' performances at 40

Sep 25th 2021, 5:59 AM 43,500 Views 2 Comments

Joe Murphy’s professional playing career in English football has spanned a remarkable 23 seasons.

The unlikely Irish hero who changed the Ryder Cup forever
# Trailblazer
# Trailblazer

The unlikely Irish hero who changed the Ryder Cup forever

Sep 24th 2021, 8:30 AM 34,776 Views 4 Comments

Eamonn Darcy talks to The42 about his crucial role in winning the 1987 Ryder Cup, the first time Europe ever won on American soil.

Triumph and tragedy: the rollercoaster story of Ireland’s Ryder Cup heroes
# Ryder Cup
# Ryder Cup

Triumph and tragedy: the rollercoaster story of Ireland’s Ryder Cup heroes

Sep 23rd 2021, 8:02 PM 22,280 Views 9 Comments

Eamonn Darcy, Christy O’Connor Junior and Philip Walton were considered weak links on Europe’s Ryder Cup teams but they overcame the game’s superstars to write their names into golfing folklore.

10 years on: The inside story of Dublin's 2011 All-Ireland final win
# Age Of Empires
# Age Of Empires

10 years on: The inside story of Dublin's 2011 All-Ireland final win

Sep 18th 2021, 10:00 AM 28,184 Views 29 Comments

Paul Flynn, Barry Cahill and Kevin Nolan relive the day that launched Dublin football’s greatest era.

After the Olympics: what the world looks like following a life-changing experience for Ireland's top athletes
# Games Over
# Games Over

After the Olympics: what the world looks like following a life-changing experience for Ireland's top athletes

Updated Sep 12th 2021, 10:00 AM 10,679 Views 1 Comment

Transitioning back to normal life after the Games can bring challenges, writes Ciarán Kennedy.

The red hand of history: how the struggle for triumph in the face of adversity defines Tyrone
# Pathfinders
# Pathfinders

The red hand of history: how the struggle for triumph in the face of adversity defines Tyrone

Sep 11th 2021, 7:00 AM 16,888 Views 6 Comments

Tyrone were once day-trippers to Gaelic football’s biggest stage but a committed plan saw them join the sport’s elite.

'It wasn't about redemption. It was about Robert Hennelly – the journey'
# No 1
# No 1

'It wasn't about redemption. It was about Robert Hennelly – the journey'

Sep 10th 2021, 7:00 AM 13,338 Views 2 Comments

Some of the people who know him best, on Mayo’s last line of defence.

‘I often thought of writing the IABA a letter and thanking them'
# King Billy
# King Billy

‘I often thought of writing the IABA a letter and thanking them'

Aug 31st 2021, 11:56 PM 45,385 Views 8 Comments

Billy Walsh sheds light on his acrimonious exit from Irish boxing, ‘killing generals’ in the USA, and a potential future in GAA.

Recovering from illness, having hero status in Porto and teaching Liam Brady the Portuguese word for 'thief'
# The Life Of Mickey Walsh
# The Life Of Mickey Walsh

Recovering from illness, having hero status in Porto and teaching Liam Brady the Portuguese word for 'thief'

Aug 28th 2021, 7:00 AM 28,761 Views 11 Comments

Former Porto and Ireland striker Mickey Walsh reflects on his life and times.

Tactics Board: Arteta outsmarted and outgunned by Tuchel and well-oiled Chelsea
# Chalkboard
# Chalkboard

Tactics Board: Arteta outsmarted and outgunned by Tuchel and well-oiled Chelsea

Aug 23rd 2021, 1:07 PM 5,495 Views 8 Comments

Shane Keegan breaks down the big Premier League games every Monday.

The ex-Ireland international who shared a screen with Pele, Bobby Moore and Sylvester Stallone
# Dreams
# Dreams

The ex-Ireland international who shared a screen with Pele, Bobby Moore and Sylvester Stallone

Aug 22nd 2021, 7:00 AM 50,393 Views 11 Comments

Kevin O’Callaghan recalls the filming of ‘Escape to Victory’ 40 years on.

Family man and footballer: in memory of the Cork star who 'had no peer'
# Kerinsy
# Kerinsy

Family man and footballer: in memory of the Cork star who 'had no peer'

Aug 21st 2021, 8:00 AM 49,611 Views 10 Comments

Remembering the late John Kerins, whose death at the age of 39 occurred on this day 20 years ago.

16 players and two coaches - the rugby school key to Cork's All-Ireland hurling treble bid
# Different Class
# Different Class

16 players and two coaches - the rugby school key to Cork's All-Ireland hurling treble bid

Aug 18th 2021, 11:29 AM 34,662 Views 7 Comments

The influence of Christian Brothers College will be central to the Rebel County’s bid to claim three titles in a matter of days.

'A loyalist flute band marched me down the Shankill after I carried the Irish flag. Where was the bitterness?'
# Wayne's World
# Wayne's World

'A loyalist flute band marched me down the Shankill after I carried the Irish flag. Where was the bitterness?'

Aug 17th 2021, 10:47 AM 114,982 Views 19 Comments

Boxing opened Wayne McCullough’s eyes long before he carried the tricolour at Seoul ’88.

A bit of luck and lots of hard work: how to build a life on the other side of the world
# Belfast Boy
# Belfast Boy

A bit of luck and lots of hard work: how to build a life on the other side of the world

Aug 15th 2021, 7:56 AM 19,605 Views 0 Comments

Stuart Magee left Belfast as a boy with his family in the 1950s to start a journey that would see him amass over 200 AFL appearances.

'I felt like a fan, not a player. I almost recorded You'll Never Walk Alone from the bench'
# BIG TIME
# BIG TIME

'I felt like a fan, not a player. I almost recorded You'll Never Walk Alone from the bench'

Aug 13th 2021, 7:06 AM 34,382 Views 1 Comment

As a new Premier League season begins, three former Republic of Ireland internationals give their first-hand accounts of how they coped with their first taste of the big time.

The Irish rowing Olympian who led New Zealand to an unlikely gold in Tokyo
# Quiet Revolution
# Quiet Revolution

The Irish rowing Olympian who led New Zealand to an unlikely gold in Tokyo

Jul 30th 2021, 10:19 AM 25,748 Views 1 Comment

Tony O’Connor saw his team storm to gold earlier.

TV Wrap - Welcome to Rowing Country, where people get up early in the morning
# On The Box
# On The Box

TV Wrap - Welcome to Rowing Country, where people get up early in the morning

Jul 28th 2021, 12:09 PM 22,184 Views 9 Comments

A review of the coverage of Ireland’s first medal success of the Tokyo Olympics.

'She didn't realise she was that talented' - how a Cork bullet became Ireland's fastest woman
# Balineen Bullet
# Balineen Bullet

'She didn't realise she was that talented' - how a Cork bullet became Ireland's fastest woman

Jul 25th 2021, 10:00 AM 42,549 Views 12 Comments

Phil Healy is ready for her first Olympic Games. This is how she got on track.

'Had an English person called me Jerry, I'd have told him to eff off - but Telfer was a Celt'
# Everest
# Everest

'Had an English person called me Jerry, I'd have told him to eff off - but Telfer was a Celt'

Updated Jul 24th 2021, 12:00 PM 43,464 Views 2 Comments

Jeremy Davidson scaled rugby’s peak with the 1997 Lions and ahead of today’s first Test he reveals the secret to beating the world champion Springboks in their backyard.