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# extract - Last month November 2022

'Football was a diversion. I was a doctor'
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'Football was a diversion. I was a doctor'

Nov 24th 2022, 6:15 AM 19,076 Views 5 Comments

A look at how Tostão and other members of the Brazil 1970 World Cup-winning team dealt with their success.

Extract: A pot of boiling water can lead to a glorious, simple and cheap meal
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Extract: A pot of boiling water can lead to a glorious, simple and cheap meal

Nov 12th 2022, 8:00 PM 39,410 Views 9 Comments

Tamar Adler shares an excerpt from the new hardback edition of her book, An Everlasting Meal.

# extract - This year 2022

The Irish Read: 'Summers were for plants and foolishness, autumns for oblivion'
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The Irish Read: 'Summers were for plants and foolishness, autumns for oblivion'

Sep 18th 2022, 7:00 PM 8,748 Views 1 Comment

Read an extract from Andrew Meehan’s latest novel, Instant Fires, published by New Island.

Extract: What it was like to negotiate the Good Friday Agreement
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Extract: What it was like to negotiate the Good Friday Agreement

Sep 15th 2022, 7:00 PM 8,507 Views 2 Comments

The head of the Irish delegation at the Anglo-Irish Secretariat in Belfast, David Donoghue, writes about the experience.

Extract: Making sense of a united Ireland - which was long deemed impossible
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Extract: Making sense of a united Ireland - which was long deemed impossible

Sep 13th 2022, 7:00 AM 15,785 Views 22 Comments

Brendan O’Leary’s new book looks at how a united Ireland might happen and how it might work best.

Extract: I was in the prison when the call came through: 'We have a situation'
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Extract: I was in the prison when the call came through: 'We have a situation'

Jul 16th 2022, 7:30 AM 39,677 Views 4 Comments

Former prison officer David McDonald has written a book about his career – in this extract, he writes about the beginning of a riot.

The Irish Read: An extract from Aingeala Flannery's debut - inspired by life in Tramore
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The Irish Read: An extract from Aingeala Flannery's debut - inspired by life in Tramore

Jun 26th 2022, 9:30 AM 23,271 Views 1 Comment

Read an extract from Aingela Flannery’s new book, The Amusements.

'I heard 5 explosions' - When an English footballing legend came to Sligo
# Looking Back
# Looking Back

'I heard 5 explosions' - When an English footballing legend came to Sligo

Jun 2nd 2022, 7:00 PM 6,133 Views 0 Comments

Remembering Dixie Dean’s stint at the Showgrounds.

The Irish Read: Cristín Leach shares the story of getting her first tattoo post-divorce
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The Irish Read: Cristín Leach shares the story of getting her first tattoo post-divorce

May 29th 2022, 10:00 AM 20,564 Views 2 Comments

Read an extract from the art critic’s first book, a memoir.

Extract: Clothing doesn't just tell us about ourselves - it tells us about the beauty and cruelty of the world
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Extract: Clothing doesn't just tell us about ourselves - it tells us about the beauty and cruelty of the world

Jan 29th 2022, 7:00 AM 16,447 Views 4 Comments

Writer and artist Sofi Thanhauser has written a people’s history of clothing, and in this extract she writes about what clothing can teach us about the world and history.

Extract: 'I knew that it was too dangerous to bicycle down O’Connell Street, for fear of being shot'
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Extract: 'I knew that it was too dangerous to bicycle down O’Connell Street, for fear of being shot'

Jan 25th 2022, 7:00 PM 14,050 Views 4 Comments

An extract from the memoir of Republican Máire Comerford, about an incident during the Civil War.

'Each morning, I pause here beside Michaela and pray'
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# Faith

'Each morning, I pause here beside Michaela and pray'

Jan 3rd 2022, 3:03 PM 92,664 Views 12 Comments

Read an extract from Mickey Harte’s book ‘Devotion’.

'All the energy that I had devoted to racing, I now had to redirect into getting better'
# Recovery
# Recovery

'All the energy that I had devoted to racing, I now had to redirect into getting better'

Jan 3rd 2022, 7:30 AM 6,736 Views 1 Comment

Read an extract from ‘Champion’ by Pat Smullen.

'Losing weight is a lot like baking a cake'
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# Advice

'Losing weight is a lot like baking a cake'

Jan 2nd 2022, 9:00 PM 14,428 Views 2 Comments

Read an extract from ‘The Keane Edge’ by Brian Keane.

'Christy Ring unleashed a devastating display of hurling to score 3 goals in a 4-minute spell'
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# Looking Back

'Christy Ring unleashed a devastating display of hurling to score 3 goals in a 4-minute spell'

Jan 2nd 2022, 7:30 AM 7,575 Views 2 Comments

Read an extract from Semple Stadium: Field of Legends by Liam Ó Donnchú.

'When everything else goes to s**t you’ve still got your team... Until it gets taken away'
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# Rebirth

'When everything else goes to s**t you’ve still got your team... Until it gets taken away'

Jan 1st 2022, 7:30 AM 10,010 Views 2 Comments

Read an extract from Michael Calvin’s ‘Whose Game is it Anyway?’

# extract - Last year 2021

'Rashford had helped raise around £20million for FareShare, shattering his initial target of £100,000'
# Influence
# Influence

'Rashford had helped raise around £20million for FareShare, shattering his initial target of £100,000'

Dec 31st 2021, 3:00 PM 7,449 Views 12 Comments

Read an extract from ‘The Dream Factory’.

'We wouldn’t wear the club colours and if the ‘parkie’ came along we’d disappear'
# Looking Back
# Looking Back

'We wouldn’t wear the club colours and if the ‘parkie’ came along we’d disappear'

Dec 30th 2021, 7:30 AM 19,087 Views 10 Comments

Terry Palmer remembers his time at Shamrock Rovers.

'48 metres out, just off-centre of the posts, the pressure of four nations on his shoulders'
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# Moments In Time

'48 metres out, just off-centre of the posts, the pressure of four nations on his shoulders'

Dec 29th 2021, 7:30 AM 12,535 Views 5 Comments

Read an extract from ‘Legacy of the Lions’.

'Eriksson accepted the position of United manager, and had even signed a contract'
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# Best Laid Plans

'Eriksson accepted the position of United manager, and had even signed a contract'

Dec 28th 2021, 9:00 PM 31,360 Views 1 Comment

Read an extract from ‘Sir Alex: Simply the Best’.

'I wasn’t told about his death until immediately after the game'
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# Grief

'I wasn’t told about his death until immediately after the game'

Dec 28th 2021, 6:03 PM 97,406 Views 3 Comments

Read an extract from Willie Anderson’s ‘Crossing the Line’.

'He wondered if rugby was responsible, blamed himself for letting me play'
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# Diagnosis

'He wondered if rugby was responsible, blamed himself for letting me play'

Dec 27th 2021, 9:00 PM 20,614 Views 2 Comments

Read an extract from ‘Too Many Reasons to Live.’

''Once the term ‘Dublin footballer’ was mentioned, people looked at and treated me differently''
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''Once the term ‘Dublin footballer’ was mentioned, people looked at and treated me differently''

Dec 27th 2021, 7:30 AM 17,321 Views 0 Comments

Read an extract from Shane Carthy’s ‘Dark Blue’.

The story of the Irish duo that helped pull off a famous college basketball victory
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The story of the Irish duo that helped pull off a famous college basketball victory

Dec 26th 2021, 9:00 PM 7,432 Views 0 Comments

How Michael Bree and Conor Grace contributed to Davidson College’s shock win over North Carolina in Chapel Hill.

'I would go and spar sometimes with the worst headaches but I was too proud'
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'I would go and spar sometimes with the worst headaches but I was too proud'

Dec 26th 2021, 7:30 AM 9,079 Views 2 Comments

Read an extract from ‘Damage: The Untold Story of Brain Trauma in Boxing.’

'I stopped worrying about rugby after Axel died'
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# Perspective

'I stopped worrying about rugby after Axel died'

Dec 25th 2021, 9:00 PM 47,723 Views 2 Comments

Read an extract from Keith Earls’ book ‘Fight or Flight’.

GAA stars reveal tips that helped them make it to the top
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GAA stars reveal tips that helped them make it to the top

Dec 25th 2021, 7:15 AM 15,176 Views 2 Comments

Read an extract from ‘The Players’ Advice’.

'I saw 89 missed calls...You’ll be named today as failing a drugs test'
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'I saw 89 missed calls...You’ll be named today as failing a drugs test'

Dec 24th 2021, 9:30 PM 132,594 Views 21 Comments

Read an extract from Unbroken’ by Aidan O’Mahony.

'I was never afraid to go abroad, thinking it was going to damage my Ireland chances'
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'I was never afraid to go abroad, thinking it was going to damage my Ireland chances'

Nov 21st 2021, 7:15 AM 14,391 Views 2 Comments

Read about Cilian Sheridan’s globetrotting career in our extract from Emerald Exiles: How the Irish Made Their Mark on World Football by Barry Landy.

'The scribes wrote about the arrival of the complete footballer, a boy capable of excellence in all positions'
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# Prodigy

'The scribes wrote about the arrival of the complete footballer, a boy capable of excellence in all positions'

Nov 14th 2021, 7:30 AM 10,855 Views 0 Comments

Read an extract from ‘Tales From The Debenhams Picket Line’.

Extract: 'Thanks to climate change, Ireland's coastlines won't be in the same place'
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Extract: 'Thanks to climate change, Ireland's coastlines won't be in the same place'

Nov 13th 2021, 7:00 AM 19,502 Views 17 Comments

What does the future look like for Ireland’s coasts? Two of the authors of the An Post Irish Book Awards-nominated Coastal Atlas of Ireland explain.

Extract: 'Well', I said to her - 'I have something to ask you but I don’t want to upset you'
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Extract: 'Well', I said to her - 'I have something to ask you but I don’t want to upset you'

Nov 5th 2021, 10:00 PM 51,790 Views 0 Comments

In this extract from her book, Philippa Ryder writes about a question she asked her wife-to-be which changed the course of her life.

Martin Hayes: 'One night my father said - a stór, maybe the fiddle isn't the instrument for you'
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Martin Hayes: 'One night my father said - a stór, maybe the fiddle isn't the instrument for you'

Oct 15th 2021, 7:00 PM 23,034 Views 6 Comments

In this extract from his new memoir, the renowned fiddle player writes about his arduous journey to learning the instrument – and the support he got from his dad.

Larry Donnelly: When politics is the business of an Irish-American political family
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Larry Donnelly: When politics is the business of an Irish-American political family

Oct 13th 2021, 7:00 PM 9,759 Views 0 Comments

In the first chapter of his new book, Larry Donnelly describes how politics ran in the veins of his family.

Singer Loah: 'In college I found my calling - with a bit of help from Radiohead'
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Singer Loah: 'In college I found my calling - with a bit of help from Radiohead'

Oct 13th 2021, 7:00 AM 21,243 Views 7 Comments

Sallay Matu-Garnett, also known by her performance name Loah, on what she learned about herself during her time in Trinity.

'Visitors for the fight had spent $92 million... What one tourism official compared to four New Year’s Eves'
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'Visitors for the fight had spent $92 million... What one tourism official compared to four New Year’s Eves'

Aug 29th 2021, 8:00 AM 9,505 Views 1 Comment

Read an extract from ‘The War: Hagler-Hearns and Three Rounds for the Ages.’

'Bonavena’s insult had to be translated, but when Ali heard it he became incensed'
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'Bonavena’s insult had to be translated, but when Ali heard it he became incensed'

Aug 22nd 2021, 9:00 AM 7,935 Views 5 Comments

Read this passage from ‘Shot at a Brothel’.

'I assured him there’d be no head shots if he promised to fall down at my signal'
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'I assured him there’d be no head shots if he promised to fall down at my signal'

Aug 15th 2021, 9:00 AM 8,614 Views 2 Comments

Read an extract from ‘(Low)life: A Memoir of Jazz, Fight-fixing, and the Mob’ by Charles Farrell.

The Irish Read: A short story from Adrian Duncan's new collection
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The Irish Read: A short story from Adrian Duncan's new collection

May 16th 2021, 10:00 AM 8,834 Views 1 Comment

Enjoy a section from a new work by an Irish author this Sunday morning.

Sophie White: 'This illness is a thief and a liar. It ransacks my happy memories'
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Sophie White: 'This illness is a thief and a liar. It ransacks my happy memories'

Mar 21st 2021, 6:00 PM 48,391 Views 3 Comments

Sophie White writes about her father’s illness and death, and its impact on her.

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