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# long-read - Saturday 2 May, 2020

'The collarbone, winning the All-Ireland and then breaking my jaw, it was probably a rough enough time'
# 2000: Revisited
# 2000: Revisited

'The collarbone, winning the All-Ireland and then breaking my jaw, it was probably a rough enough time'

May 2nd 2020, 11:30 AM 16,212 Views 11 Comments

Mayo great Cora Staunton reflects on the 2000 All-Ireland ladies football final and her county’s golden era, which was built on ‘torturous’ training and pure hard work.

# long-read - Sunday 26 April, 2020

'I was sort of obsessed. Demented. Angry maybe with life as well' - Val Andrews on a lifetime in coaching
# Long Read
# Long Read

'I was sort of obsessed. Demented. Angry maybe with life as well' - Val Andrews on a lifetime in coaching

Apr 26th 2020, 8:00 AM 29,705 Views 12 Comments

From managing Tralee IT’s galacticos on their run to Sigerson glory in the 1990s to Cavan during the Seanie Johnston transfer saga.

# long-read - Saturday 25 April, 2020

'Everyone is very much involved in this' - The Dublin All-Star doctor on duty in Temple Street Hospital
# On The Frontline
# On The Frontline

'Everyone is very much involved in this' - The Dublin All-Star doctor on duty in Temple Street Hospital

Apr 25th 2020, 7:00 AM 26,584 Views 2 Comments

Noelle Healy shares her experience through the Covid-19 crisis.

# long-read - Sunday 19 April, 2020

'You aren't thinking about anybody. You just want the pain to stop, and you'll go to any extreme to do it'
# Opening Up
# Opening Up

'You aren't thinking about anybody. You just want the pain to stop, and you'll go to any extreme to do it'

Apr 19th 2020, 8:00 AM 33,624 Views 4 Comments

Tyrone and Dromore 21-year-old Oran Sludden delves deeper into his story and mental health struggles – and shares messages of hope.

# long-read - Saturday 11 April, 2020

'Mick McCarthy drove me to the ground to sign the contract. It was surreal sitting in his Mercedes'
# Long Read
# Long Read

'Mick McCarthy drove me to the ground to sign the contract. It was surreal sitting in his Mercedes'

Apr 11th 2020, 10:00 AM 55,489 Views 11 Comments

Ex-Ireland and Milwall midfielder Dave Savage revisits his career in football, which included five senior international caps — all earned in the summer of 1996.

# long-read - Saturday 21 March, 2020

In Nepal, Sherpas are losing vital tourism income, but 'stopping the virus is more important than our jobs'
# A Mountain To Climb
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# A Mountain To Climb

In Nepal, Sherpas are losing vital tourism income, but 'stopping the virus is more important than our jobs'

Mar 21st 2020, 11:55 AM 18,989 Views 10 Comments

Cormac Fitzgerald reports from Nepal on how the coronavirus pandemic is affecting Mount Everest’s guides.

# long-read - Sunday 29 December, 2019

Concussion deep dive: 'I'd be sitting in my room and I'd just start crying. I'd be like, 'What is wrong with me?'
# Long Read
# Long Read

Concussion deep dive: 'I'd be sitting in my room and I'd just start crying. I'd be like, 'What is wrong with me?'

Dec 29th 2019, 8:00 AM 29,883 Views 8 Comments

Clare captain Laurie Ryan and former Galway star Cormac Bane share their scary experiences with concussion.

# long-read - Sunday 17 November, 2019

'The first day I met him was in the LIT canteen 15 years ago and I was going, 'Jesus, I'm here with Davy Fitz''
# Long Read
# Long Read

'The first day I met him was in the LIT canteen 15 years ago and I was going, 'Jesus, I'm here with Davy Fitz''

Nov 17th 2019, 10:00 AM 43,187 Views 5 Comments

In the second installment of a two-part coaching series, The42 chats with Wexford hurling coach Seoirse Bulfin.

# long-read - Sunday 10 November, 2019

Meath coach talks Ronaldo, Guardiola, New York Knicks, Legacy, Eddie Jones and Jim Gavin
# Long Read
# Long Read

Meath coach talks Ronaldo, Guardiola, New York Knicks, Legacy, Eddie Jones and Jim Gavin

Nov 10th 2019, 10:00 AM 20,759 Views 4 Comments

In the first of a two-part coaching series, The42 chats with Meath coach Colm Nally.

# long-read - Saturday 2 November, 2019

'When he was dying he said to me: ‘Jack is going to play for Ireland, he’s special’'
# At Home With The Byrnes
# At Home With The Byrnes

'When he was dying he said to me: ‘Jack is going to play for Ireland, he’s special’'

Nov 2nd 2019, 6:30 AM 71,190 Views 13 Comments

David Sneyd sits down with Ireland and Shamrock Rovers midfielder Jack Byrne, along with his family, ahead of the FAI Cup final.

# long-read - Thursday 24 October, 2019

Kilkenny to the bone: Reeling in the years, the good and the bad, with Cats legend Ann Downey
# Down-ey But Not Out
# Down-ey But Not Out

Kilkenny to the bone: Reeling in the years, the good and the bad, with Cats legend Ann Downey

Oct 24th 2019, 6:30 AM 4,422 Views 0 Comments

She’s been instrumental in all 13 of Kilkenny’s All-Ireland camogie titles, but Downey recently stepped away.

# long-read - Tuesday 24 September, 2019

Analysis: Ringrose shines as Ireland's strong defence shuts Scotland down
# In Depth
# In Depth

Analysis: Ringrose shines as Ireland's strong defence shuts Scotland down

Sep 24th 2019, 3:00 PM 26,599 Views 39 Comments

Ireland had a 94% tackle success rate and gave up only three linebreaks on Sunday.

# long-read - Monday 19 August, 2019

The team that Joe built: Putting together a 2019 World Cup squad
# Breakdown
# Breakdown

The team that Joe built: Putting together a 2019 World Cup squad

Aug 19th 2019, 12:00 PM 39,221 Views 41 Comments

We examine how Ireland’s head coach has developed a group of players to compete in Japan.

# long-read - Friday 31 May, 2019

'I said, 'Look, I'm not going to let my mother go through that pain again of losing another child''
# Everyday Hero
# Everyday Hero

'I said, 'Look, I'm not going to let my mother go through that pain again of losing another child''

Updated May 31st 2019, 1:00 PM 34,545 Views 3 Comments

After losing three siblings to an incurable lung disease, David Crosby was diagnosed himself when he turned 40. The inspirational double-lung transplant recipient and marathon runner shares his remarkable story.

# long-read - Monday 18 March, 2019

‘I would have come from the flats… Brian Kerr gave me the confidence to go into any room and meet people’
# Mentor
# Mentor

‘I would have come from the flats… Brian Kerr gave me the confidence to go into any room and meet people’

Mar 18th 2019, 9:30 PM 43,388 Views 10 Comments

St Patrick’s Athletic legend Johnny McDonnell reflects on his memorable career in football.

# long-read - Monday 31 December, 2018

'My career finished with injury and the thing I feared most, my mother dying, happened at that moment... I was 21'
# The Boy On The Shed
# The Boy On The Shed

'My career finished with injury and the thing I feared most, my mother dying, happened at that moment... I was 21'

Dec 31st 2018, 10:00 AM 29,756 Views 4 Comments

Paul Ferris on adapting to life as a former footballer.

# long-read - Saturday 13 October, 2018

'When Jack left me out of the squad for the Euros, I was devastated… I wasn’t the same player or person'
# Honesty
# Honesty

'When Jack left me out of the squad for the Euros, I was devastated… I wasn’t the same player or person'

Oct 13th 2018, 7:00 AM 33,300 Views 10 Comments

Ex-Ireland international Dave Langan opens up about the highs and lows of his career.

# long-read - Thursday 12 July, 2018

'If you look at U2... they kind of belong to the world at this stage, where we still belong to Ireland'
# Aslan
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# Aslan

'If you look at U2... they kind of belong to the world at this stage, where we still belong to Ireland'

Jul 12th 2018, 9:15 PM 23,497 Views 42 Comments

After over 35 years in the business, Irish rock band Aslan are still going strong.

# long-read - Sunday 10 June, 2018

'I ended up working for DHL Express and Zidane went on to manage Real Madrid'
# Long Read
# Long Read

'I ended up working for DHL Express and Zidane went on to manage Real Madrid'

Jun 10th 2018, 9:30 PM 47,922 Views 9 Comments

Former St Patrick’s Athletic and Bohemians defender Maurice O’Driscoll on facing one of the greats, a brief spell managing in the LOI and his highly-rated son Aaron.

# long-read - Sunday 15 April, 2018

"They asked me about Effenberg. And I said: 'If he thinks I was like his father, he played like my mother'"
# Remember When
# Remember When

"They asked me about Effenberg. And I said: 'If he thinks I was like his father, he played like my mother'"

Apr 15th 2018, 9:30 PM 40,551 Views 11 Comments

Cork City legend Dave Barry on winning All-Irelands, scoring against Bayern Munich, Patsy Freyne’s fondness for a smoke and representing Ireland against Man United.

# long-read - Monday 12 March, 2018

'I felt how most young boys would, thinking ‘F**k this, I’m not playing football’ as I thought I'd been shafted'
# Long Read
# Long Read

'I felt how most young boys would, thinking ‘F**k this, I’m not playing football’ as I thought I'd been shafted'

Mar 12th 2018, 2:00 PM 10,033 Views 2 Comments

Derry City striker Rory Patterson talks his career in Ireland, England and Australia, the brilliance of Paddy McCourt and the return to the Brandywell.

# long-read - Sunday 11 March, 2018

'The beginning of the end': After McCabe, Tribunal now poised to enter most crucial weeks
# Disclosures Tribunal
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# Disclosures Tribunal

'The beginning of the end': After McCabe, Tribunal now poised to enter most crucial weeks

Mar 11th 2018, 1:00 PM 13,203 Views 0 Comments

Maurice McCabe spoke this week. Here’s what he had to say.

# long-read - Sunday 25 February, 2018

'I genuinely don’t have any regrets. I’m honest enough to realise that I didn’t put in the work'
# Long Read
# Long Read

'I genuinely don’t have any regrets. I’m honest enough to realise that I didn’t put in the work'

Feb 25th 2018, 9:30 PM 56,967 Views 5 Comments

Alan Cawley talks joining Leeds United as a teenager, winning a league title with Shelbourne and getting into TV punditry.

# long-read - Sunday 4 February, 2018

Heroes and villains: Why nothing is clear-cut anymore at the Disclosures Tribunal
# Shades Of Grey
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# Shades Of Grey

Heroes and villains: Why nothing is clear-cut anymore at the Disclosures Tribunal

Feb 4th 2018, 10:00 PM 16,442 Views 0 Comments

Mr Justice Peter Charleton has a tricky task ahead to untangle the web that was O’Sullivan’s strategy at the O’Higgins Commission.

# long-read - Sunday 1 October, 2017

'The Irish lads at Leeds were so good to us. They would always be giving us money and stuff'
# Long Read
# Long Read

'The Irish lads at Leeds were so good to us. They would always be giving us money and stuff'

Oct 1st 2017, 9:30 PM 40,174 Views 7 Comments

Midfielder Paul Keegan opens up about his playing days in England and returning home to help Waterford’s cause.

# long-read - Sunday 10 September, 2017

'Mammy. I don't smile much anymore and I don't know why': Homelessness through the eyes of a child
# Family Homelessness
From TheJournal.ie
# Family Homelessness

'Mammy. I don't smile much anymore and I don't know why': Homelessness through the eyes of a child

Sep 10th 2017, 12:05 AM 20,365 Views 34 Comments

The number of homeless children in ireland has quadrupled in three years.

# long-read - Sunday 18 June, 2017

'He said 'there’s no f***ing way you’re leaving this room until you sign the contract!''
# Long Read
# Long Read

'He said 'there’s no f***ing way you’re leaving this room until you sign the contract!''

Jun 18th 2017, 9:25 PM 49,494 Views 10 Comments

We chat to Pat Scully about his career in England, representing his country at every level and success in the League of Ireland — both as a player and a manager.

# long-read - Saturday 3 June, 2017

'My father used to beat me and my mother up for fun': A night on the streets with Dublin's rough sleepers
# After Midnight
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# After Midnight

'My father used to beat me and my mother up for fun': A night on the streets with Dublin's rough sleepers

Jun 3rd 2017, 12:05 AM 33,067 Views 29 Comments

We went out with an outreach team to see what a night is like on the streets of Dublin.

# long-read - Saturday 20 May, 2017

'You’re new to a team and all you’ve been is injured. It's tough to take, both physically and emotionally'
# Long Road To Glory
# Long Road To Glory

'You’re new to a team and all you’ve been is injured. It's tough to take, both physically and emotionally'

May 20th 2017, 9:30 PM 5,484 Views 4 Comments

Megan Campbell on playing a key role in FA Cup glory after a nightmare run of injuries, the Ireland WNT and her story so far.

# long-read - Tuesday 2 May, 2017

What has happened to Home Sweet Home (and the €190,000 that was donated)?
# Apollo House Legacy
From TheJournal.ie
# Apollo House Legacy

What has happened to Home Sweet Home (and the €190,000 that was donated)?

May 2nd 2017, 12:05 AM 59,963 Views 56 Comments

The campaign responsible for the occupation of Apollo House has been quiet in recent months.

# long-read - Monday 1 May, 2017

'We played the Dubliners against the country boys... I could see Brian Kerr thinking: S**t'
# Interview
# Interview

'We played the Dubliners against the country boys... I could see Brian Kerr thinking: S**t'

May 1st 2017, 10:00 AM 47,391 Views 19 Comments

Ex-Ireland and Tottenham star Stephen Carr looks back on the highs and lows of his career

# long-read - Tuesday 11 April, 2017

Analysis: Brothers Jordie and Beauden Barrett creating magic for the Canes
# Double Trouble
# Double Trouble

Analysis: Brothers Jordie and Beauden Barrett creating magic for the Canes

Apr 11th 2017, 5:47 PM 11,876 Views 2 Comments

The brothers have been in superb form in Super Rugby and look certain to play together for the All Blacks.

# long-read - Sunday 2 April, 2017

An award-winning story before bedtime: I Could Have Been a Dancer
# Hennessy Awards
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# Hennessy Awards

An award-winning story before bedtime: I Could Have Been a Dancer

Apr 2nd 2017, 9:30 PM 11,478 Views 5 Comments

Read a story which won the First Fiction award at this year’s Hennessy Literary Awards.

# long-read - Saturday 1 April, 2017

An award-winning short story before bedtime: The Taking of Mrs Kennedy
# Hennessy Awards
From TheJournal.ie
# Hennessy Awards

An award-winning short story before bedtime: The Taking of Mrs Kennedy

Apr 1st 2017, 8:00 PM 11,880 Views 6 Comments

Read the winner of the Emerging Fiction category in this year’s Hennessy Literary Awards.

# long-read - Saturday 18 February, 2017

'When I saw the tears in Busby's eyes, I realised the depth of their relationship and what George turned away'
# George Best
# George Best

'When I saw the tears in Busby's eyes, I realised the depth of their relationship and what George turned away'

Feb 18th 2017, 7:10 AM 24,474 Views 50 Comments

Inside ‘George Best: All By Himself,’ an extraordinary, sobering look at the life and times of George Best.

# long-read - Wednesday 15 February, 2017

'I didn’t have an Irish accent or the heritage the boys had, but I’ve got to say they were very welcoming'
# Long Read
# Long Read

'I didn’t have an Irish accent or the heritage the boys had, but I’ve got to say they were very welcoming'

Feb 15th 2017, 7:15 AM 32,881 Views 12 Comments

Although he was forced to retire at an early age, former Ireland striker Jon Goodman has had a fascinating career in the game.

# long-read - Saturday 28 January, 2017

Meet the team taking chronic rough sleepers off the streets of Dublin and giving them their own home
# Housing First
From TheJournal.ie
# Housing First

Meet the team taking chronic rough sleepers off the streets of Dublin and giving them their own home

Jan 28th 2017, 6:45 AM 27,987 Views 23 Comments

The Housing First team in Dublin are at the forefront of the battle to end homelessness in Ireland.

# long-read - Saturday 31 December, 2016

"I said: 'If I judged you by social media, Joe, I'd think you're a bit of a t**t'''
# Long Read
# Long Read

"I said: 'If I judged you by social media, Joe, I'd think you're a bit of a t**t'''

Dec 31st 2016, 10:00 AM 28,170 Views 16 Comments

Michael Calvin chats to The42 about ghostwriting football star Joey Barton’s acclaimed autobiography.

# long-read - Sunday 27 November, 2016

Finding Ali Dia, Ireland's new hero Conor McGregor and all the week's best sportswriting
# Good Reads
# Good Reads

Finding Ali Dia, Ireland's new hero Conor McGregor and all the week's best sportswriting

Nov 27th 2016, 8:30 AM 5,886 Views 0 Comments

Plus, Sports Illustrated’s True Crime series investigates Randall Woodfield, the I-5 Killer.

# long-read - Saturday 26 November, 2016

Ron Atkinson on the Desailly controversy, Paul McGrath and his best-ever signings
# Interview
# Interview

Ron Atkinson on the Desailly controversy, Paul McGrath and his best-ever signings

Nov 26th 2016, 10:05 AM 26,108 Views 33 Comments

The former Manchester United manager chats to The42 about an eventful career in football.

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