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#Feature

# feature - Thursday 21 March, 2019

'He told me that I was Ireland captain and then the Debs went out the window!'

FAI U19 Player of the Year Niamh Farrelly has had a remarkable rise through the ranks.

# feature - Friday 15 March, 2019

'I take as much joy out of coaching the U13s as I do in coaching these boys'

Noel McNamara has risen through the ranks of school and underage coaching to guide Ireland U20s to a Six Nations title.

# feature - Saturday 9 March, 2019

'My wife was due three weeks later. I had to be able to drive her to hospital and hold my child'

Three months into retirement, Chris Henry sits down with The42 to reflect on his career with Ulster and Ireland.

# feature - Saturday 2 March, 2019

'I wouldn't change one thing about my time at Munster. It has made me a better person'

In his first interview since ending his eight-year stay with Munster, Ian Keatley tells The42 why he had to make the difficult decision to leave Limerick.

# feature - Thursday 7 February, 2019

'When I was on the trolley in Vincent's, I definitely didn't think I'd play again'

It’s been a long, hard road for Ireland star Alison Miller – but she’s delighted to be back in the green jersey.

# feature - Friday 11 January, 2019

'There'd be games where I'd be telling her to eff off... it's not anything malicious, it's just our passion'

Gráinne Dywer has linked up with her assistant coach-player sister Niamh as Fr Mathews chase Cup history.

# feature - Monday 24 December, 2018

'I'm very lucky to make the money I do and provide the life for my family that I do'

It’s now three years since Shane Lowry last won, but in a sit-down interview with The42, the Offaly golfer explains how his life, perspective and motivations have changed in that time.

# feature - Monday 29 October, 2018

# feature - Wednesday 10 October, 2018

From TheJournal.ie A woman with the strength of the sea: The Kerry Gaeltacht says goodbye to Emma Mhic Mhathúna Ar Dheis Dé

A woman with the strength of the sea: The Kerry Gaeltacht says goodbye to Emma Mhic Mhathúna

A funeral Mass was held yesterday for Emma Mhic Mhathúna in Séipéal na Carraige, the church where she was a Eucharistic minister.

# feature - Saturday 18 August, 2018

'I'm glad I didn't throw the towel in and I was able to give my family something to cheer about'

There are sporting upsets and then there is the story of the Irish women’s hockey team at the World Cup. This is what it meant to those involved.

# feature - Sunday 12 August, 2018

'I was never the dream child back then but camogie was an outlet that let me be myself' Looking Back This post contains videos

'I was never the dream child back then but camogie was an outlet that let me be myself'

Camogie has shaped four-time All-Ireland champion Mags D’Arcy into the person she is today.

# feature - Sunday 1 July, 2018

# feature - Wednesday 27 June, 2018

'I've called my Mum and Dad every day for 12 years. Without them I wouldn't be here playing for Ireland'

Simi Singh will this evening face the country of his birth, 12 years after first coming to Ireland to chase his dream.

# feature - Sunday 4 March, 2018

'My mind and body are feeling good but I just don't think I can do it any more'

As Tommy Bowe counts down the games until he retires, Ireland’s greatest-ever right winger looks back on an illustrious career.

# feature - Sunday 8 October, 2017

'I don't subscribe to all that stuff about having too much money. I love living a quiet life'

Coming up to 20 years since he last kicked a ball, Paul McGrath remains one of the nation’s most likeable and admired sportspeople. The former Ireland international sat down with The42 during the week to look back on his distinguished career and life after football in Wexford.

# feature - Sunday 20 August, 2017

‘I’d drive 5km between my apartment and the academy - it was just littered with homeless kids’ Feature This post contains videos

‘I’d drive 5km between my apartment and the academy - it was just littered with homeless kids’

Irish football coach Ray Power tells The42 about working in Tanzania.

# feature - Sunday 2 July, 2017

'I was a young fella from Cork on a laptop to India and was bought for $65,000'

From Ballinspittle, via Bandon, to being the best in the world, Ireland captain David Harte charts his incredible rise and remarkable career ahead of another big summer.

# feature - Sunday 18 June, 2017

'People still remember me for marking Ronaldo in the FA Cup final and it's quite nice to tell my kid'

Robbie Ryan was part of Brian Kerr’s team who reached dazzling heights at the Fifa Youth Championships but he will always be remembered for his role in Millwall’s remarkable FA Cup adventure.

# feature - Saturday 13 May, 2017

‘There were possibilities to go to England when I was younger, but my parents were never going to let me move’ Alternative This post contains videos

‘There were possibilities to go to England when I was younger, but my parents were never going to let me move’

Ryan Manning chats to The42 about his breakthrough season at QPR.

# feature - Sunday 30 April, 2017

The one county that were without a senior hurling team: Cavan reignite the flame

PRO Mark O’Rourke maps their return to the inter-county scene following a six-year layoff.

# feature - Saturday 29 April, 2017

'I was desperate to go to the toilet... So I peed over the balcony and there was a nurse underneath' Character This post contains videos

'I was desperate to go to the toilet... So I peed over the balcony and there was a nurse underneath'

Liverpool legend Terry McDemott reflects on his colourful career at the top level as a player and coach.

# feature - Saturday 15 April, 2017

'I had 10 operations in 12 days... They said they may have to cut it from the knee down' Pain This post contains videos

'I had 10 operations in 12 days... They said they may have to cut it from the knee down'

Ex-Coventry player David Busst on adjusting to life after a horrific leg break prematurely ended his career in English football.

# feature - Sunday 12 March, 2017

One team, one goal: German rugby working hard to make World Cup dream a reality

In the final part of our series from Germany, we take a closer look at the sport in the country and the work being done at grassroots level as the national team attempt to qualify for Japan.

# feature - Thursday 9 March, 2017

Ireland's toughest endurance race returns this weekend

Sebastien Giraud and Christina Mackenzie chat to The42 about competing in The Race this weekend.

# feature - Thursday 2 March, 2017

'People told me I was mad when I bought Swindon and it's the same with Waterford'

Waterford FC owner Lee Power outlines his ambitions for the League of Ireland club.

# feature - Thursday 23 February, 2017

'I sent off the player... He struck me in the aftermath'

League of Ireland official Rob Rogers chats to The42 about the highs and lows of taking charge at various tiers.

# feature - Sunday 19 February, 2017

'I do feel pressure but I believe strongly in Irish athletes, Irish coaches and Ireland as a nation'

Sarah Keane has been tasked with bringing the Olympic Council of Ireland out of the crisis it currently finds itself in and rebuilding the organisation’s plummeting credibility.

# feature - Sunday 12 February, 2017

The Monaco-based Cork millionaire behind a unique Irish sporting project

Rick Delaney tells The42 about his ambition for Aqua Blue Sport, the first Irish team to compete at Pro Continental level.

# feature - Wednesday 8 February, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Facebook launches 'community help' feature to aid people dealing with disasters or tragedies Times Of Trouble

Facebook launches 'community help' feature to aid people dealing with disasters or tragedies

The feature, which will be initially launched in the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, India and Saudi Arabia, is a continuation of the site’s ‘safety check’ application.

# feature - Saturday 4 February, 2017

'There are people out there who want me to fail but that drives you on more'

Sinead Kane made history in Sydney last weekend but the journey to this point has been far from plain sailing.

# feature - Sunday 29 January, 2017

'I've cried more times over injuries in the last number of years than anything else'

Jessie Barr has seen her promising career interrupted by a succession of injuries but she’s hoping to return in 2017.

# feature - Sunday 22 January, 2017

'I was never interested in making friends in football'

The Secret Footballer tells The42 about psychology, performance-enhancing drugs and constant paranoia.

# feature - Sunday 15 January, 2017

The Irish Powerchair team set to take on the world this summer Feature This post contains videos

The Irish Powerchair team set to take on the world this summer

Donal Byrne chats to The42 about their upcoming competition.

# feature - Sunday 8 January, 2017

38-year-old Irish Olympian Breege Connolly one of the unsung heroes of 2016

The Leitrim native recalls her unforgettable experience at the Olympics.

The Irish pair aiming to make history in the world's toughest bike race

Graham Macken chats to The42 about the arduous challenge himself and cycling partner Declan Brassil are set to undertake.

# feature - Monday 2 January, 2017

'This decision will have a lot of influence on my career one way or another but I'm happy with it'

Becoming a professional golfer has always been Leona Maguire’s dream but she has made the bold move of postponing the step-up to continue her development as an amateur and complete her US college degree.

# feature - Sunday 1 January, 2017

‘I was either going to get the boat to die in England or go to an NA meeting’ Addiction This post contains videos

‘I was either going to get the boat to die in England or go to an NA meeting’

Ireland’s Homeless World Cup star John Farrell talks to The42 about turning around his life.

# feature - Thursday 29 December, 2016

‘I had a moment where I was considering walking away from sport’

Irish Olympian Arthur Lanigan-O’Keeffe tells The42 about his difficult road to the top and why his experience at the Rio Olympics was “bittersweet”.

# feature - Tuesday 27 December, 2016

From West Waterford to the PGA Tour: 2016 only the start of Power's journey to the top

After a whirlwind year, Seamus Power returns home for Christmas and takes stock of his rise from the family farm to golf’s biggest stage.

# feature - Monday 26 December, 2016

Double sporting success makes 2016 a year to remember in Dublin suburb

Ballyboden St Enda’s and Annalise Murphy both brought some very special silverware back to Rathfarnham.

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