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#The42 Reads

# the42-reads - Wednesday 24 February, 2021

'He wants to captain Ireland': The making of a teenage star admired by Arsenal, Man United and others
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# Nathan Collins

'He wants to captain Ireland': The making of a teenage star admired by Arsenal, Man United and others

Wed 2:30 PM 33,419 Views 5 Comments

Leixlip native Nathan Collins has risen through the ranks to become one of the most highly rated young defenders in English football.

# the42-reads - Tuesday 23 February, 2021

Paul McGrath at Derby County: an Irish football legend's last dance
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Paul McGrath at Derby County: an Irish football legend's last dance

Tue 11:13 AM 26,043 Views 25 Comments

It’s 25 years since one of Ireland’s greatest embarked on his final season in the Premier League.

# the42-reads - Saturday 20 February, 2021

How Ronan O'Gara has helped turn La Rochelle into Top 14 contenders
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# ROG

How Ronan O'Gara has helped turn La Rochelle into Top 14 contenders

Feb 20th 2021, 8:00 AM 40,282 Views 42 Comments

The 43-year-old Cork man has had an impact on the French club’s defence and attack.

# the42-reads - Friday 19 February, 2021

The Unnatural: Ireland's rugby clubs feel the pinch and look to brighter days ahead
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The Unnatural: Ireland's rugby clubs feel the pinch and look to brighter days ahead

Feb 19th 2021, 8:00 AM 10,468 Views 4 Comments

Gates chained, finances drained, but rugby clubs across the island are sitting tight for whatever a return to sport will look like.

# the42-reads - Thursday 18 February, 2021

50 years of the All-Stars: 'I was meant to be sitting down the back with Jim Stynes... I ended up an All-Star'
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50 years of the All-Stars: 'I was meant to be sitting down the back with Jim Stynes... I ended up an All-Star'

Feb 18th 2021, 12:08 PM 19,340 Views 2 Comments

Kevin O’Brien, Brian Murphy, Kieran Fitzgerald and Paul Murphy on their memories of the end-of-season accolades.

# the42-reads - Wednesday 17 February, 2021

Every day’s a school day: How Mickey Graham turns contenders into champions
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# BIG S

Every day’s a school day: How Mickey Graham turns contenders into champions

Feb 17th 2021, 8:00 AM 14,337 Views 3 Comments

With club and county success already in his locker, The42 profiles the great Mickey Graham.

# the42-reads - Sunday 14 February, 2021

Facing The Master: The brilliance of Eamonn Ryan - by those who tried to beat him
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# Legend

Facing The Master: The brilliance of Eamonn Ryan - by those who tried to beat him

Feb 14th 2021, 8:00 AM 21,487 Views 3 Comments

An insight into coming up against the legendary Cork coach on the one-month anniversary of his death.

# the42-reads - Saturday 13 February, 2021

'We were like the Rolling Stones walking down the street in Cardiff!'
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'We were like the Rolling Stones walking down the street in Cardiff!'

Feb 13th 2021, 8:00 AM 36,865 Views 19 Comments

Tom McGurk, Brent Pope, and George Hook are synonymous with a time when Irish rugby took a leap forward.

# the42-reads - Thursday 11 February, 2021

Boxing alone has neither the capacity nor the will to prevent future waves of The Dandemic
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# Boxing And The Cult

Boxing alone has neither the capacity nor the will to prevent future waves of The Dandemic

Feb 11th 2021, 8:00 AM 23,438 Views 12 Comments

With Kinahan stating his intention to remain at the forefront of professional boxing, only external pressure on major broadcasters can realistically dilute his influence.

# the42-reads - Saturday 6 February, 2021

‘What in the name of Jaysus were we doing going into a warzone to play rugby?’
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# Cult Hero

‘What in the name of Jaysus were we doing going into a warzone to play rugby?’

Feb 6th 2021, 10:09 AM 47,798 Views 23 Comments

Noel Mannion is best remembered for his iconic try against Wales in 1989 – but his fondest memories come from crossing the border to play in Ulster.

# the42-reads - Thursday 4 February, 2021

Trips away, loyalty and setbacks: An inside look at the careers of 6 retiring Mayo greats
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Trips away, loyalty and setbacks: An inside look at the careers of 6 retiring Mayo greats

Feb 4th 2021, 8:00 PM 27,321 Views 12 Comments

The recent spate of retirements in Mayo has an end of an era feel to it.

# the42-reads - Wednesday 3 February, 2021

Analysis: Where did Ireland's 25 tries come from last year?
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# Trends

Analysis: Where did Ireland's 25 tries come from last year?

Feb 3rd 2021, 11:08 AM 10,344 Views 7 Comments

The importance of the lineout and scrum is as clear as ever.

# the42-reads - Saturday 30 January, 2021

In the mould of Roy Keane and learning from Wayne Rooney - The remarkable rise of Jason Knight
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# Arise Jason Knight

In the mould of Roy Keane and learning from Wayne Rooney - The remarkable rise of Jason Knight

Jan 30th 2021, 8:00 AM 41,561 Views 24 Comments

Still a week shy of his 20th birthday, one of Irish football’s brightest prospects is attracting significant Premier League interest.