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# 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 This post contains videos

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

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

# long-read - Thursday 12 July, 2018

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

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

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'

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 This post contains videos

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

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'

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

From TheJournal.ie 'The beginning of the end': After McCabe, Tribunal now poised to enter most crucial weeks Disclosures Tribunal

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

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'

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

From TheJournal.ie Heroes and villains: Why nothing is clear-cut anymore at the Disclosures Tribunal Shades Of Grey

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

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'

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

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

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

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!''

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

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

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

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 This post contains videos

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

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

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

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

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 This post contains videos

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie An award-winning story before bedtime: I Could Have Been a Dancer Hennessy Awards

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

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

# long-read - Saturday 1 April, 2017

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

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

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'

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'

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

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

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

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'''

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

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 This post contains videos

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

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

# long-read - Sunday 20 November, 2016

Pele's bodyguard in the 70s, the Baby Mourinho and all the week's best sportswriting

Plus, Dejan Lovren talks about how he became a refugee at just three years old.

# long-read - Monday 14 November, 2016

Ciaran Clark the unsung hero of Ireland’s famous win in Austria Analysis This post contains videos

Ciaran Clark the unsung hero of Ireland’s famous win in Austria

The Newcastle defender showed why Martin O’Neill has placed faith in him.

# long-read - Saturday 12 November, 2016

'Heat blankets, survival kits, hot-water bottles and layers upon layers of clothes'

Take a trip back to Siberia with Connacht in this excerpt of John Fallon’s new book ‘Connacht – The Team That Refused To Die’.

# long-read - Sunday 6 November, 2016

Easing football addiction with marijuana, profound effects of glory and the week's best sportswriting

The Chicago Cubs, homophobia in soccer and an interesting Ray Allen letter also feature this week.

# long-read - Saturday 22 October, 2016

'It was proper turmoil. Every day you'd walk in and think, 'What's next?''

It’s a little over 15 years since a glorious homegrown Leeds United reached the Champions League semi-finals and Stephen McPhail, who retired today, was a part of it.

# long-read - Sunday 11 September, 2016

'How running saved me from addiction' Interview This post contains videos

'How running saved me from addiction'

One of the world’s most renowned adventurers, Charlie Engle, on addiction, prison, Running the Sahara and meeting Matt Damon.

# long-read - Sunday 14 August, 2016

‘About 20% of all medals should have been stripped’ - The dark history of the Olympic Games

Author and journalist David Goldlatt chats to The42 about the troubled past of sport’s biggest event.

# long-read - Sunday 24 July, 2016

‘It’s the greatest athlete the world has ever seen and he’s refusing to go to the Olympics’ Interview This post contains videos

‘It’s the greatest athlete the world has ever seen and he’s refusing to go to the Olympics’

Journalist Richard Askwith chats to The42 about his new book on the legendary Czechoslovak long-distance runner Emil Zatopek.

# long-read - Monday 11 July, 2016

From TheJournal.ie 'Not much of a f***ing ambush': An oral history of the 2010 heave against Enda Kenny Long Read This post contains videos

'Not much of a f***ing ambush': An oral history of the 2010 heave against Enda Kenny

As the Taoiseach comes under fire again, this is the inside story of that coup six years ago.

# long-read - Monday 13 June, 2016

Analysis: Paddy Jackson's performance the epitome of Ireland's defensive grit

Ireland’s first-ever win against the Boks on South African soil was built on their 14-man defence.

# long-read - Sunday 5 June, 2016

How are football and mathematics linked?

David Sumpter chats to The 42 about misguided football pundits, Leicester’s improbable success and Barcelona’s symmetrical beauty.

# long-read - Wednesday 13 April, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Amazon's newest Kindle is promising a battery that will last for months Long Read

Amazon's newest Kindle is promising a battery that will last for months

Although it’s likely the price will put many people off.

# long-read - Sunday 3 January, 2016

From TheJournal.ie When fear and hatred of Irish Catholics set fire to an American city Street Wars

When fear and hatred of Irish Catholics set fire to an American city

What an explosive, forgotten 172-year-old chapter in Irish-American history can teach us about the world today.

# long-read - Friday 1 January, 2016

'I set out to be a journeyman pro on tour so I've overachieved by winning three Majors'

He may be entering his 20th season on Tour but Pádraig Harrington has found a different motivation to keep him competitive in the game he loves.

# long-read - Thursday 12 November, 2015

From a South African farm to captaining Munster: The rise of CJ Stander

The 25-year-old was always a leader during his youth and his departure was a blow to South African rugby.

# long-read - Sunday 1 November, 2015

'I'll always be proud of winning the Uefa Cup with Southend'

Iain Macintosh speaks to The42 about Football Manager, British vs foreign coaches and whether pre-Premier League football was unsophisticated.

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