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Thursday 22 July, 2021

Offaly hold on to clinch historic Leinster U20 crown against three-in-row chasers Dublin
# Top Of The Tree
# Top Of The Tree

Offaly hold on to clinch historic Leinster U20 crown against three-in-row chasers Dublin

Thu 9:44 PM 17,048 Views 18 Comments

Jack Bryant hit six points to help the Faithful to victory.

Buckley stars with 0-10 as Cork crowned Munster U20 champions
# Winner Winner
# Winner Winner

Buckley stars with 0-10 as Cork crowned Munster U20 champions

Thu 9:17 PM 14,538 Views 11 Comments

The Rebels edged out a six-goal battle with Tipperary to win by 10 points.

South Africa clinch T20 series with 42-run win over Ireland
# Cricket
# Cricket

South Africa clinch T20 series with 42-run win over Ireland

Thu 9:05 PM 1,810 Views 0 Comments

David Miller’s unbeaten 50 paved the way for South Africa to take a an unassailable 2-0 lead in a three-match series.

Who are Ireland’s best Olympic medal hopes in Tokyo?
# Going For Gold
# Going For Gold

Who are Ireland’s best Olympic medal hopes in Tokyo?

Thu 6:13 PM 39,413 Views 19 Comments

Over the next two weeks The42 will be keeping track of all our athletes as they go for gold.

Sign up here for Olympic Breakfast, our free Tokyo 2020 daily update
# Tokyo 2020
# Tokyo 2020

Sign up here for Olympic Breakfast, our free Tokyo 2020 daily update

Thu 5:15 PM 9,487 Views 5 Comments

We’ll keep a close eye on events right through the night and email you the bits you need to know first thing every morning.

France thrashed by Mexico in Olympic opener as Richarlison-inspired Brazil beat Germany
# More Football
# More Football

France thrashed by Mexico in Olympic opener as Richarlison-inspired Brazil beat Germany

Thu 4:49 PM 10,997 Views 1 Comment

The Everton forward scored a first-half hat-trick as Brazil won 4-2, while Spain and Egypt played out a goalless draw.

Ireland Sevens captain one of four uncapped players in Griggs' 39-strong training squad
# Back At It
# Back At It

Ireland Sevens captain one of four uncapped players in Griggs' 39-strong training squad

Thu 4:47 PM 5,060 Views 0 Comments

Lucy Mulhall, Kathryn Buggy, Mary Healy and Sam Monaghan are the new faces on board.

Ireland's boxers handed extremely tough draws in Tokyo
# Annoying
# Annoying

Ireland's boxers handed extremely tough draws in Tokyo

Thu 4:11 PM 6,540 Views 1 Comment

Though things landed nicely for Kellie Harrington and Aidan Walsh, their team-mates will all face unenviable opposition in their opening bouts.

Leinster assistant Hugh Hogan joins Scarlets as defence coach
# Irish Abroad
# Irish Abroad

Leinster assistant Hugh Hogan joins Scarlets as defence coach

Thu 4:11 PM 6,960 Views 5 Comments

Hogan is the latest young Irish coach to head abroad.

5 years on from Lille, it's been a vastly different summer for Robbie Brady
# Free Agent
# Free Agent

5 years on from Lille, it's been a vastly different summer for Robbie Brady

Thu 3:00 PM 14,210 Views 6 Comments

The 29-year-old has been back in Dublin training with FAI staff as he looks for a new club.

'Drinking brought me into a real dark place - it caused havoc with relationships'
# Fighting Back
# Fighting Back

'Drinking brought me into a real dark place - it caused havoc with relationships'

Updated Thu 3:00 PM 38,795 Views 5 Comments

Olympic hero Kenny Egan opens up about winning his battle against personal demons.

'I've had a lot of ups and downs. The road to here hasn't always been easy'
# Bray Boy
# Bray Boy

'I've had a lot of ups and downs. The road to here hasn't always been easy'

Thu 2:59 PM 8,832 Views 12 Comments

Leinster and Ireland man Jack Conan starts for the Lions on Saturday.

'The revenge factor is definitely one of the key things. Kerry are going to be a different animal'
# The42 GAA Weekly
# The42 GAA Weekly

'The revenge factor is definitely one of the key things. Kerry are going to be a different animal'

Thu 2:14 PM 7,116 Views 3 Comments

Kerry and Cork renew their rivalry in Sunday’s Munster SFC final.

New signing Demarai Gray vows to help get Everton ‘right up there’
# Toffees
# Toffees

New signing Demarai Gray vows to help get Everton ‘right up there’

Thu 1:12 PM 5,434 Views 2 Comments

The 25-year-old was a Premier League winner with Leicester in 2016.

Lions lack proven combinations but Gatland has picked an exciting side
# Test XV
# Test XV

Lions lack proven combinations but Gatland has picked an exciting side

Updated Thu 12:05 PM 17,652 Views 8 Comments

There is plenty of unknown about the tourists’ starting XV.

The42 GAA Weekly: Munster revenge, buying frees and attacking cornerback nirvana
# Membership Highlights
# Membership Highlights

The42 GAA Weekly: Munster revenge, buying frees and attacking cornerback nirvana

Thu 11:46 AM 924 Views 0 Comments

A free clip from the latest episode of The42 GAA Weekly as Kerry legend Marc Ó Sé joins host Maurice Brosnan and Kevin O’Brien to reflect on all the week’s big talking points.

Mayo and Galway dual star becomes first Irish player to sign for Geelong's AFLW side
# Land Down Under
# Land Down Under

Mayo and Galway dual star becomes first Irish player to sign for Geelong's AFLW side

Thu 11:39 AM 6,234 Views 1 Comment

Rachel Kearns is the 14th Irish player confirmed for the upcoming season.

Tony Hawk samples Tokyo skatepark ahead of skateboarding's 'surreal' Olympic debut
# Trailblazer
# Trailblazer

Tony Hawk samples Tokyo skatepark ahead of skateboarding's 'surreal' Olympic debut

Thu 10:59 AM 6,795 Views 3 Comments

The 53-year-old, working in Japan as an analyst for NBC, skated on the sidelines of the Japanese and American teams’ training sessions.

Ange Postecoglou: Special response from Celtic fans is why I love football
# Joy
# Joy

Ange Postecoglou: Special response from Celtic fans is why I love football

Thu 10:37 AM 4,846 Views 2 Comments

The crowd gave the new manager a huge cheer when he was introduced before the 1-1 draw.

Australia and New Zealand pull out of Rugby League World Cup in England due to Covid concerns
# Due North
# Due North

Australia and New Zealand pull out of Rugby League World Cup in England due to Covid concerns

Thu 8:45 AM 5,708 Views 9 Comments

The tournament is due to get underway in October.

Van Gaal to take charge of Dutch national team one more time - reports
# Iron Tulip
# Iron Tulip

Van Gaal to take charge of Dutch national team one more time - reports

Thu 8:29 AM 6,586 Views 2 Comments

The former Man Utd manager’s appointment follows the resignation of Frank de Boer after the Euros.

'We're expected to lift the intensity and physicality' – Elstadt aiming to make impact off Boks bench
# Packing A Punch
# Packing A Punch

'We're expected to lift the intensity and physicality' – Elstadt aiming to make impact off Boks bench

Thu 7:30 AM 4,401 Views 2 Comments

The versatile Toulouse forward has been named among the replacements for the opening Test against the Lions.

Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony director fired over old Holocaust skit
# Kentaro Kobayashi
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# Kentaro Kobayashi

Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony director fired over old Holocaust skit

Thu 7:14 AM 39,681 Views 48 Comments

Kentaro Kobayashi’s comments in a video of a comedy sketch from 1998 emerged online overnight.

'You cut a deal with yourself - 'I will do this and I know it will be bad, but I will recover'
# The Toughest
# The Toughest

'You cut a deal with yourself - 'I will do this and I know it will be bad, but I will recover'

Thu 7:00 AM 21,129 Views 5 Comments

Two-time Olympic rower Paul Griffin talks to The42 about his career, and what it takes to reach the top of one of the world’s toughest sports.

Dundalk's McMillan looking to build on impressive record in Europe as Levadia visit Tallaght
# Hot Streak
# Hot Streak

Dundalk's McMillan looking to build on impressive record in Europe as Levadia visit Tallaght

Thu 6:30 AM 2,029 Views 1 Comment

The 32-year-old recently overtook Glen Crowe as the top League of Ireland goalscorer in European club competition.

Bohemians the latest Irish side to face Luxembourg test in quest for European progress
# LOI
# LOI

Bohemians the latest Irish side to face Luxembourg test in quest for European progress

Thu 6:10 AM 2,284 Views 2 Comments

Keith Long’s side face Dudelange in the second qualifying round of the Europa Conference League tonight.

Wednesday 21 July, 2021

Pele hails 'much more than footballer' Marta after Olympics landmark
# Game Recognise Game
# Game Recognise Game

Pele hails 'much more than footballer' Marta after Olympics landmark

Wed 11:14 PM 8,302 Views 8 Comments

The 35-year-old Brazil great scored at a fifth Games today.

Roscommon crowned Connacht U20 champions after impressive win over Mayo
# Oh To Be A Rossie
# Oh To Be A Rossie

Roscommon crowned Connacht U20 champions after impressive win over Mayo

Updated Wed 10:45 PM 10,648 Views 7 Comments

The Rossies were 2-11 to 1-7 winners at MacHale Park.

Cork win by 40 points and Limerick see off Tipp in Munster, Kilkenny and Wexford book Leinster hurling final
# Minor Matters
# Minor Matters

Cork win by 40 points and Limerick see off Tipp in Munster, Kilkenny and Wexford book Leinster hurling final

Wed 10:37 PM 14,689 Views 6 Comments

Donegal also triumphed in the Ulster minor football championship.

Osaka and Federer among headliners entered for upcoming US Open
# Returning Faces
# Returning Faces

Osaka and Federer among headliners entered for upcoming US Open

Wed 9:16 PM 2,722 Views 1 Comment

Spectators will return at 100% capacity as two of tennis’ biggest names make their respective comebacks.

Emily Ratajkowski sponsors local underage basketball team in Cork
# No Bantry Blues
# No Bantry Blues

Emily Ratajkowski sponsors local underage basketball team in Cork

Wed 9:04 PM 54,333 Views 18 Comments

‘It’s funny to see all the reaction and tweets, people think it’s gas. But they’re just normal people when it comes to Bantry.’

One defender in, one out as Celtic sell Ajer to Brentford and sign Sweden's Starfelt
# Hoops
# Hoops

One defender in, one out as Celtic sell Ajer to Brentford and sign Sweden's Starfelt

Wed 7:53 PM 4,992 Views 1 Comment

26-year-old Starfelt joins Kyogo Furuhashi and Liel Abada as summer arrivals at the Glasgow club.

Man City friendly at Troyes scrapped for health reasons, Inter Milan pull out of US trip after Arsenal
# Covid Concerns
# Covid Concerns

Man City friendly at Troyes scrapped for health reasons, Inter Milan pull out of US trip after Arsenal

Wed 7:40 PM 3,363 Views 0 Comments

The Serie A side withdrew due to Covid-19 concerns.

Adams loses out as Van der Merwe readies himself for 'verbals' from Boks
# Wing Man
# Wing Man

Adams loses out as Van der Merwe readies himself for 'verbals' from Boks

Wed 7:00 PM 9,713 Views 4 Comments

The Scotland wing starts in the number 11 shirt after Warren Gatland made a tough call.

Norwich boss Farke ‘over the moon’ to sign new deal after second promotion
# Premier League Ready
# Premier League Ready

Norwich boss Farke ‘over the moon’ to sign new deal after second promotion

Wed 6:37 PM 4,454 Views 4 Comments

Daniel Farke has signed a new four-year contract.

Pro Evolution Soccer to rebrand as digital-only, fully free-to-play game on range of consoles
# New Era
# New Era

Pro Evolution Soccer to rebrand as digital-only, fully free-to-play game on range of consoles

Wed 6:12 PM 9,059 Views 16 Comments

The game will henceforth be known as eSoccer and will get free annual updates on all platforms.

Watch: Magical moment as son-of-Derry-legend Tohill is awarded AFL debut for Collingwood
# Actual Scenes
# Actual Scenes

Watch: Magical moment as son-of-Derry-legend Tohill is awarded AFL debut for Collingwood

Updated Wed 5:03 PM 26,148 Views 9 Comments

Anton Tohill fought tears as he was called up by Magpies coach Robert Harvey, who later recalled playing against Tohill’s legendary father in Croke Park.

Marcos Rojo and Boca teammates questioned by Brazilian police after brawl
# Copa Libertadores
# Copa Libertadores

Marcos Rojo and Boca teammates questioned by Brazilian police after brawl

Wed 4:58 PM 5,250 Views 2 Comments

The incident occured after the Argentine club’s Copa Libertadores match with Brazilians Atletico Mineiro.

Cousins Nicolas Roche and Dan Martin riding together for Ireland ‘very special’
# Family Affair
# Family Affair

Cousins Nicolas Roche and Dan Martin riding together for Ireland ‘very special’

Wed 4:02 PM 6,396 Views 9 Comments

The duo will line up in the men’s Olympic road race on Saturday.

'When I was told there was a chance, it was bordering on the surreal' - AWJ
# Skipper
# Skipper

'When I was told there was a chance, it was bordering on the surreal' - AWJ

Wed 3:30 PM 5,642 Views 1 Comment

The Lions captain will start against the Springboks this weekend.