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Gaa - Tuesday 5 January, 2021

Tom Parsons becomes latest Mayo player to announce inter-county retirement
# Stalwart
# Stalwart

Tom Parsons becomes latest Mayo player to announce inter-county retirement

Jan 5th 2021, 5:00 PM 24,674 Views 29 Comments

The Charlestown midfielder is bowing out, following in the footsteps of Donie Vaughan and David Clarke.

GAA announce inter-county training not permitted until February due to Covid-19 crisis
# Gates Shut
# Gates Shut

GAA announce inter-county training not permitted until February due to Covid-19 crisis

Updated Jan 5th 2021, 3:03 PM 14,609 Views 18 Comments

All club and county gyms must all stay closed until further notice.

Gaa - Monday 4 January, 2021

'Great team-mate', 'fantastic player', 'legend' - tributes paid to retiring Mayo duo
# Exits
# Exits

'Great team-mate', 'fantastic player', 'legend' - tributes paid to retiring Mayo duo

Jan 4th 2021, 8:08 PM 8,760 Views 0 Comments

David Clarke and Donal Vaughan have stepped away from inter-county duty.

Ex-Westmeath footballer hoping to bring motion addressing Dublin funding to GAA Congress
# Issue
# Issue

Ex-Westmeath footballer hoping to bring motion addressing Dublin funding to GAA Congress

Jan 4th 2021, 6:18 PM 12,052 Views 32 Comments

John Connellan has written to clubs and county boards nationwide.

Meath stalwart and All-Ireland-winning Kerry goalkeeper announce inter-county retirements
# Decision Time
# Decision Time

Meath stalwart and All-Ireland-winning Kerry goalkeeper announce inter-county retirements

Updated Jan 4th 2021, 5:24 PM 11,490 Views 1 Comment

The end of the road for Graham Reilly and Brian Kelly.

'Alcohol got a grip on him and we just lost him' - Cassidy opens up about father's death
# Laochra Gael
# Laochra Gael

'Alcohol got a grip on him and we just lost him' - Cassidy opens up about father's death

Jan 4th 2021, 4:34 PM 63,326 Views 15 Comments

Former Donegal star Kevin Cassidy features in the first episode of the new series of Laochra Gael.

2012 All-Ireland winner Karl Lacey leaves Donegal backroom team - reports
# Departure
# Departure

2012 All-Ireland winner Karl Lacey leaves Donegal backroom team - reports

Jan 4th 2021, 1:50 PM 5,799 Views 1 Comment

The former Footballer of the Year has been involved in the set-up since 2017.

Galway ladies footballers on the hunt for new manager after Rabbitt steps down
# Tribe Transition
# Tribe Transition

Galway ladies footballers on the hunt for new manager after Rabbitt steps down

Jan 4th 2021, 1:45 PM 3,046 Views 0 Comments

Tim Rabbitt was in charge for two years, leading the Tribe to their first All-Ireland senior final appearance since 2005.

Mayo goalkeeper Clarke retires after 20 years on senior football squad
# Hang Up The Boots
# Hang Up The Boots

Mayo goalkeeper Clarke retires after 20 years on senior football squad

Jan 4th 2021, 12:21 PM 31,150 Views 34 Comments

Clarke had been part of the Mayo senior squad since 2001.

Recent Mayo kingpins Ballintubber appoint 2013 All-Ireland minor winning manager
# Ratified
# Ratified

Recent Mayo kingpins Ballintubber appoint 2013 All-Ireland minor winning manager

Jan 4th 2021, 10:18 AM 7,961 Views 0 Comments

Enda Gilvarry takes over a club who have won five senior titles since 2010.

Gaa - Sunday 3 January, 2021

Mayo veteran Donal Vaughan calls time on inter-county football career
# End Of The Road
# End Of The Road

Mayo veteran Donal Vaughan calls time on inter-county football career

Jan 3rd 2021, 2:35 PM 10,838 Views 14 Comments

‘It has been an honour and a privilege to wear the green and red with pride.’

Another AFL departure as Armagh star leaves Essendon after one year
# Orchard Delight
# Orchard Delight

Another AFL departure as Armagh star leaves Essendon after one year

Jan 3rd 2021, 12:45 PM 11,089 Views 3 Comments

Ross McQuillan has called it a day.

Mike Ashley's Sports Direct to become new sponsor of Cork GAA - report
# Deal
# Deal

Mike Ashley's Sports Direct to become new sponsor of Cork GAA - report

Jan 3rd 2021, 12:04 PM 15,067 Views 33 Comments

The Sunday Times reports that the deal is worth €2 million over five years.

Gaa - Saturday 2 January, 2021

Roscommon 2010 Connacht final hero forced to retire from Gaelic football due to injury
# Shining Star
# Shining Star

Roscommon 2010 Connacht final hero forced to retire from Gaelic football due to injury

Jan 2nd 2021, 6:42 PM 20,105 Views 2 Comments

Donie Shine was the man-of-the-match for Roscommon in the 2010 decider against Sligo.

Gaa - Friday 1 January, 2021

All-Ireland winner Jonathan Lyne calls time on inter-county career with Kerry
# Drawing A Lyne
# Drawing A Lyne

All-Ireland winner Jonathan Lyne calls time on inter-county career with Kerry

Jan 1st 2021, 7:40 PM 10,920 Views 2 Comments

The versatile 30-year-old was a member of the panel that claimed Sam Maguire success in 2014.

GAA plans to resume inter-county training 'under review' following Covid surge
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

GAA plans to resume inter-county training 'under review' following Covid surge

Jan 1st 2021, 1:26 PM 5,488 Views 0 Comments

Inter-county panels are due to resume collective training from 15 January in anticipation of the 2021 season.

'It's scandalous that lads don't feel comfortable in those jerseys' - body image in GAA
# Opening Up
# Opening Up

'It's scandalous that lads don't feel comfortable in those jerseys' - body image in GAA

Jan 1st 2021, 7:00 AM 125,689 Views 8 Comments

Johnny McMahon – or Johnny Smacks of The 2 Johnnies – delves deeper into a brilliant podcast discussion with The42.

Gaa - Thursday 31 December, 2020

'I'd never felt emotion like it. I was just so happy, my family were there and we've memories forever'
# Grassroots Glory
# Grassroots Glory

'I'd never felt emotion like it. I was just so happy, my family were there and we've memories forever'

Dec 31st 2020, 8:30 AM 16,628 Views 2 Comments

In the year of a pandemic, what’s it like to experience a county senior final win for the first time?

Gaa - Wednesday 30 December, 2020

What would your ladies football All-Star team of 2020 be?
# MVPs
# MVPs

What would your ladies football All-Star team of 2020 be?

Dec 30th 2020, 10:00 PM 9,062 Views 1 Comment

Four-in-a-row champions Dublin dominated our selection.

Veteran Galway goalkeeper James Skehill announces retirement
# Over And Out
# Over And Out

Veteran Galway goalkeeper James Skehill announces retirement

Dec 30th 2020, 8:53 PM 11,435 Views 3 Comments

The Cappataggle man, who turns 33 next year, is stepping away from inter-county hurling.

Open Thread: Do you agree with our 2020 All-Star football team?
# Selection
# Selection

Open Thread: Do you agree with our 2020 All-Star football team?

Dec 30th 2020, 7:30 AM 13,731 Views 24 Comments

It’s a side dominated by Dublin players.

TV Wrap of 2020 - The best, worst and WTF moments of the year sport became a television show
# On The Box
# On The Box

TV Wrap of 2020 - The best, worst and WTF moments of the year sport became a television show

Dec 30th 2020, 7:00 AM 13,976 Views 2 Comments

We look back at some of the best and the bizarre moments from a year of TV sport like no other.

Gaa - Tuesday 29 December, 2020

Waterford All-Star keeper Stephen O'Keeffe steps away for 2021 season
# Giving It Soks
# Giving It Soks

Waterford All-Star keeper Stephen O'Keeffe steps away for 2021 season

Dec 29th 2020, 2:16 PM 27,074 Views 22 Comments

Ballygunner stopper has informed the Waterford management team that he is taking some time out.

Open Thread: Do you agree with our 2020 All-Star hurling team?
# Selection
# Selection

Open Thread: Do you agree with our 2020 All-Star hurling team?

Dec 29th 2020, 8:00 AM 29,416 Views 26 Comments

Let the debate begin…

Gaa - Monday 28 December, 2020

Clare All-Ireland winner appointed as manager of Offaly's Birr
# Banner Boss
# Banner Boss

Clare All-Ireland winner appointed as manager of Offaly's Birr

Dec 28th 2020, 10:33 PM 18,135 Views 1 Comment

Brendan Bugler takes over Birr, while former Dublin ladies S&C coach Ken Robinson has been added to the Westmeath football set-up.

Cork reappoint McCarthy for further two years
# Return
# Return

Cork reappoint McCarthy for further two years

Updated Dec 28th 2020, 9:30 PM 23,904 Views 20 Comments

Ronan McCarthy has brought two new selectors on board.

The strangers we meet along the way - sport is the one great leveller in life
# Ties That Bind
# Ties That Bind

The strangers we meet along the way - sport is the one great leveller in life

Dec 28th 2020, 3:00 PM 23,923 Views 3 Comments

There are divisions in so many things, but sport is about what you belong to.

Gaa - Saturday 26 December, 2020

'It was nearly a full-time job trying to mask what was going on behind the scenes'
# Mental Health Matters
# Mental Health Matters

'It was nearly a full-time job trying to mask what was going on behind the scenes'

Updated Dec 26th 2020, 9:44 PM 57,403 Views 3 Comments

Cavan’s Rónán Patterson launched ‘Need To Talk?’ to raise awareness about mental health after his own struggles.

Walsh goal decisive as Roscommon minors claim final GAA honours of 2020 in biblical conditions
# Young Kings Of Connacht
# Young Kings Of Connacht

Walsh goal decisive as Roscommon minors claim final GAA honours of 2020 in biblical conditions

Dec 26th 2020, 8:36 PM 11,038 Views 2 Comments

Amid Storm Bella, Roscommon held Sligo scoreless for 55 minutes and fended off a late fightback to claim provincial honours.

Gaa - Friday 25 December, 2020

Leinster minor hurling and football finals postponed due to Level 5 restrictions
# Deciders
# Deciders

Leinster minor hurling and football finals postponed due to Level 5 restrictions

Dec 25th 2020, 1:56 PM 6,654 Views 0 Comments

No inter-county minor or U20 games can take place after 27 December.

The secrets and stories behind the sports photographs of the year
# Moon And The Stars
# Moon And The Stars

The secrets and stories behind the sports photographs of the year

Dec 25th 2020, 8:00 AM 25,075 Views 8 Comments

They are moments frozen in time, images which sum up a sporting year like no other. But how do you get the perfect picture? The country’s best photographers reveal the secrets of their trade.

What would your Camogie All-Star team of 2020 be?
# Top Tops
# Top Tops

What would your Camogie All-Star team of 2020 be?

Dec 25th 2020, 7:30 AM 13,945 Views 2 Comments

Kilkenny lead the way with seven representatives in our selection.

Gaa - Thursday 24 December, 2020

'You either get sober, end up in jail or in a brown box. I wasn't far away from any of them'
# Interview
# Interview

'You either get sober, end up in jail or in a brown box. I wasn't far away from any of them'

Dec 24th 2020, 8:00 AM 70,273 Views 25 Comments

Former Wexford goalkeeping coach Noel Considine speaks to The42 about his horrific journey to conquering alcoholism.

Gaa - Wednesday 23 December, 2020

Barrett helps Cork seal U20 Munster title and place in All-Ireland decider
# Lovely Hurling
# Lovely Hurling

Barrett helps Cork seal U20 Munster title and place in All-Ireland decider

Dec 23rd 2020, 9:37 PM 23,667 Views 25 Comments

The Rebels defeated Tipperary in this evening’s Munster final at Páirc Uí Chaoimh.

Monaghan confirm major coup with the addition of Donie Buckley
# Boost
# Boost

Monaghan confirm major coup with the addition of Donie Buckley

Dec 23rd 2020, 9:33 AM 8,453 Views 10 Comments

The former Kerry and Mayo coach joins Seamus ‘Banty’ McEnaney’s backroom team.

Potent combo among three changes for Cork, while Tipp stay as they were for Munster U20 final
# Teams Named
# Teams Named

Potent combo among three changes for Cork, while Tipp stay as they were for Munster U20 final

Dec 23rd 2020, 12:17 AM 7,611 Views 3 Comments

Tipp are listed as having made three positional switches and have also brought three new faces onto their bench for tomorrow’s decider.

Gaa - Tuesday 22 December, 2020

First-half goals propel Kerry to eighth consecutive Munster minor title
# Still Kings
# Still Kings

First-half goals propel Kerry to eighth consecutive Munster minor title

Dec 22nd 2020, 9:07 PM 12,014 Views 21 Comments

The combination of Keith Evans and Cian McMahon resulted in two green flags as Kerry power to victory over Clare.

'I had an absolute ball and loved being involved' - retiring from Wexford after 14 senior seasons
# Eanna Martin
# Eanna Martin

'I had an absolute ball and loved being involved' - retiring from Wexford after 14 senior seasons

Dec 22nd 2020, 5:13 PM 33,393 Views 2 Comments

The longest-serving member of the Wexford squad retired recently. Éanna Martin reflects on his county career.

Professional and elite sport to continue under new Covid-19 restrictions
# Latest
# Latest

Professional and elite sport to continue under new Covid-19 restrictions

Dec 22nd 2020, 2:49 PM 15,648 Views 26 Comments

The restrictions, which come into effect on Christmas Eve, could have little impact on sport.

'It is the one festering sore' - GAA still uncertain on playing remaining 2020 county finals
# Grassroots
# Grassroots

'It is the one festering sore' - GAA still uncertain on playing remaining 2020 county finals

Dec 22nd 2020, 11:17 AM 6,355 Views 4 Comments

Ten counties still have senior deciders remaining to be played.