# home away from home

This year
Postcard from the World Cup: Ireland's home away from home
The vibrant city of Tours has been the perfect base for the first half of the tournament.
Newcastle's St James' Park to host two Saudi Arabia international fixtures
Saudi Arabia will play Costa Rica and South Korea at the Premier League ground next month.
Letter from Sydney: The calm before the storm ahead of World Cup D-Day
The42′s Emma Duffy and Sinead O’Carroll, Editor of The Journal, are at the Women’s World Cup.
Last year
'Although I’m not from the province and I wasn’t born here, I feel fully a part of it'
James Lowe looks ahead to a new season with Leinster, and explains his previous links with some new faces at the province.
'I feel as if I’m from Manchester; I just feel like anyone else from Manchester' - De Gea
David de Gea faces former club Atletico Madrid in the Champions League on Wednesday.
All time
Nomadic scrum-half Mathewson keen on long-term Munster stay
After turning 33 this week, Alby Mathewson is looking for a long-term deal for both personal and professional reasons.
The Dublin side that won a championship title without a single Dub - but with an Argentinian star
With 20 different counties and five countries now represented, St Brendan’s have a very unique story.
Rescheduled Copa Libertadores final to be played at Madrid's Bernabeu
The game between River Plate and Boca Juniors will take place on 9 December.
Tottenham to play home EFL Cup tie in League Two stadium 50 miles away
With Wembley unavailable, Spurs will face Watford at Stadium MK.
Derry City set to play Europa League games at Oriel Park
With their current ground not meeting Uefa requirements for the competition, the Candystripes have been forced to look elsewhere.
Derry City to start the new League of Ireland season in Buncrana
The Brandywell’s redevelopment means the Candystripes need a new home for 2017.
An old friend, a new foe: returning Cheika desperate to make mark at the end of a special week
A chance to catch up with familiar faces, but the Australia coach is here on business matters first and foremost.
'Poland will always be my side, but Ireland will definitely be my second team, it's my home now'
Pawel Skura, who runs a website for Polish football fans living in Ireland, speaks to the42 ahead of their Euro 2016 campaign.
7 ways to be sound when you're staying in an Airbnb
The golden rules.
Irish people love New Zealand... almost 20,000 have moved there
A further 5,000 people are expected to leave for New Zealand this year.
How many ministers own a second home anyway?
Who’s going to have to cough up for a second set of water charges?
Carol Bergin came to Ireland on a homestay in 1970... and never left
EIL host families have been nominated for awards to mark the 50th anniversary of homestays.