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Something for everyone in the audience: Here's what's on the menu for The42 members this week

Get ready for another big week…

Former Limerick hurler and The42 GAA Weekly co-host Shane Dowling.
Former Limerick hurler and The42 GAA Weekly co-host Shane Dowling.
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After another jam-packed weekend across the length and breadth of the country and further afield, we’re gearing up for a similarly blockbuster week on The42. There’s been no shortage of them through the tail end of 2020 as we make up for all the live action we missed out on earlier in the year.

The42 members’ ears will be blessed with two podcasts on Monday. The latest episode of GAA Weekly will be available first thing tomorrow morning, with Marc Ó Sé and Shane Dowling ensuring Gaelic games fans start their week on a high as they review the weekend’s action — with our 2020 All-Ireland hurling finalists now known.

Expect an in-form Shane as he basks in the glory of Limerick’s All-Ireland semi-final victory. Waterford’s stunning exploits will also go under the spotlight, as well as the respective business ends of the ladies football and camogie championships after Emma Duffy and Sinéad Farrell enjoyed Super Saturdays at Kingspan Breffni Park and Páirc Uí Chaoimh. That’s all, as ever, brilliantly produced by our man Kevin Brannigan.

Rugby Weekly Extra with Murray Kinsella and the returning Eoin Toolan will also be ready to download at some stage tomorrow — and again, that comes as a quintessential debrief pod for rugby fans in Ireland and elsewhere. Ireland’s worryingly poor form in their Autumn Nations Cup win over Georgia is sure to be a hot topic, but there’s no shortage of things to discuss.

On Wednesday, we’ll hear from Sports Editor of the Anglo Celt and proud Cavan man Paul Fitzpatrick on Behind The Lines, the podcast in which Gavin Cooney hears the thoughts and stories of some of the world’s most renowned sportswriters.

Fitzpatrick has generously taken some time out of his extended Ulster final celebrations, and episode 54 is destined to be an unmissable one for Breffni members. He now joins a stellar line-up of recent guests, Andy Mitten, Paul Howard and Damian Lawlor among those recently charting their respective careers on the podcast.  

(A reminder that the full archive of The42′s members-only podcasts — including Shane Keegan’s How to Win at Dominoes coaching podcast, Kevin Brannigan’s Rise of Kenny, Paul Dollery’s Football Family, and our Warriors GAA pod which includes two acclaimed audio documentaries — is available to all members as soon as they join The42.)

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We’ll also send out three Insiders Newsletters from the busy worlds of GAA, football and rugby, while there’s plenty of reading to be done away from the screen too. Gentle reminder: members get a 20% discount on our new book, Behind The Lines 4 (which retails at just €10 for non-members) and She Can! The Colouring Book for Tomorrow’s Irish Sports Stars — so fear not if you missed Black Friday and are in dire need of Christmas present inspiration.

And to add to that, the prize for December’s member draw is a €100 book voucher.

So, if you wish to add to your consumption of expert analysis and storytelling, support our independent sports journalism, and have your own input as to how we can keep doing more of it, join the rest of The42 members community at


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