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# the42-reads - Thursday 12 May, 2022

‘He loved living in Ireland. And he loved playing for Limerick’
# Tribute
# Tribute

‘He loved living in Ireland. And he loved playing for Limerick’

Updated Thu 4:51 PM 46,694 Views 6 Comments

Remembering the late Freddy Hall’s stint in Irish football.

# the42-reads - Saturday 7 May, 2022

From farmer's son in Tipp to the Aviva Stadium - the rise and rise of Ben Healy
# Big Ben
# Big Ben

From farmer's son in Tipp to the Aviva Stadium - the rise and rise of Ben Healy

May 7th 2022, 8:03 AM 33,090 Views 11 Comments

Healy has emerged over the last year as a key player in Munster’s squad – but his schoolboy mentors believe there is a lot more to come.

# the42-reads - Friday 6 May, 2022

'What Hugo is actually testament to, is that a lot of people are written off too early'
# Full Package
# Full Package

'What Hugo is actually testament to, is that a lot of people are written off too early'

May 6th 2022, 7:30 AM 20,452 Views 9 Comments

Late bloomer Hugo Keenan is now one of the first names on Leinster’s teamsheet.

# the42-reads - Monday 2 May, 2022

Breaking news, recruiting players and an online addiction - The fans behind the Twitter accounts charting Irish football
# Plugged In
# Plugged In

Breaking news, recruiting players and an online addiction - The fans behind the Twitter accounts charting Irish football

May 2nd 2022, 8:00 AM 20,075 Views 8 Comments

The fans behind Kenny’s Kids and Rep of Ireland Player Tracker explain why they gave up their free time to track Irish players, and why they quit.

# the42-reads - Thursday 7 April, 2022

'Brands are waking up to the fact that women's sport is a new market that can deliver better value'
# Money Money Money
# Money Money Money

'Brands are waking up to the fact that women's sport is a new market that can deliver better value'

Apr 7th 2022, 7:00 AM 8,981 Views 3 Comments

The42 takes a closer look at some significant sponsorship announcements for camogie teams and what it means for women’s sport in Ireland.

# the42-reads - Tuesday 5 April, 2022

From West Waterford to playing at Augusta - 'It couldn't happen to a nicer fella, he's worked so hard'
# Seamus Power
# Seamus Power

From West Waterford to playing at Augusta - 'It couldn't happen to a nicer fella, he's worked so hard'

Apr 5th 2022, 7:54 PM 24,728 Views 9 Comments

Seamus Power’s meteoric rise in the last year sees him play in the Masters this week.

# the42-reads - Thursday 31 March, 2022

'She got the cast removed to play and took painkillers': In praise of a multi-All-Ireland winner
# Saluting The Best
# Saluting The Best

'She got the cast removed to play and took painkillers': In praise of a multi-All-Ireland winner

Updated Mar 31st 2022, 8:38 AM 21,695 Views 4 Comments

Wexford legend Ursula Jacob has retired from camogie after a storied career.

# the42-reads - Sunday 27 March, 2022

'Everything Michael has done for the club is why we're where we're at' - 40 in-a-row and out
# End Of An Era
# End Of An Era

'Everything Michael has done for the club is why we're where we're at' - 40 in-a-row and out

Mar 27th 2022, 7:15 AM 15,871 Views 0 Comments

Michael Ryan has stepped down as Ballymacarbry ladies football manager.

# the42-reads - Saturday 26 March, 2022

'She's a fantastic person who encapsulates everything Ireland will stand for'
# Pride Of Offaly
# Pride Of Offaly

'She's a fantastic person who encapsulates everything Ireland will stand for'

Mar 26th 2022, 8:00 AM 18,313 Views 0 Comments

Nichola Fryday has enjoyed an impressive rise from Tullamore RFC to become the new Ireland captain.

How Ireland's new coach turned Kidderminster into 'the non-league Barcelona'
# A True Underdog Story
# A True Underdog Story

How Ireland's new coach turned Kidderminster into 'the non-league Barcelona'

Mar 26th 2022, 7:00 AM 23,713 Views 2 Comments

An in-depth look at the rise of John Eustace.

# the42-reads - Saturday 19 March, 2022

How Ireland's 1982 Triple Crown winners lifted a country that was on the brink
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How Ireland's 1982 Triple Crown winners lifted a country that was on the brink

Mar 19th 2022, 8:00 AM 19,475 Views 14 Comments

Cursed by emigration, economic recession and political turmoil, Irish society was in desperate need of a boost in 1982. An inspirational group of rugby players provided it.

# the42-reads - Friday 18 March, 2022

The life and death of a Derry hero
# Legend
# Legend

The life and death of a Derry hero

Mar 18th 2022, 8:00 AM 25,207 Views 1 Comment

Remembering former club captain Ryan McBride, five years on from his tragic passing.

# the42-reads - Saturday 12 March, 2022

Horanball: the system that transformed Mayo into contenders - and why it now needs to change
# James Horan
# James Horan

Horanball: the system that transformed Mayo into contenders - and why it now needs to change

Mar 12th 2022, 8:00 AM 22,185 Views 5 Comments

Mayo have used the league to develop talent and a new style of play.

# the42-reads - Sunday 6 March, 2022

Giant ambitions as Eagle soars: the Irish leaders making an impact in Australia
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Giant ambitions as Eagle soars: the Irish leaders making an impact in Australia

Mar 6th 2022, 10:00 AM 17,560 Views 1 Comment

Cora Staunton and Aisling McCarthy are important figures at GWS Giants and West Coast Eagles respectively.

Life in a different City: A band of brothers who became men in Manchester
# Derby Day
# Derby Day

Life in a different City: A band of brothers who became men in Manchester

Mar 6th 2022, 8:00 AM 20,874 Views 6 Comments

Paddy McCarthy, Glenn Whelan, Stephen Elliott and Willo Flood played almost 1,500 games between them in British football. Their early years at Maine Road was the reason for the longevity.

# the42-reads - Saturday 5 March, 2022

The college competitions debate: what do players want and how can we make that a reality?
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The college competitions debate: what do players want and how can we make that a reality?

Mar 5th 2022, 9:59 AM 11,993 Views 2 Comments

We surveyed players and spoke to managers, the GAA and the GPA to see what can be done to resolve the challenge with college competitions.

In Ireland, commitment, passion and progress, but still no pay for elite female footballers
# Amateur
# Amateur

In Ireland, commitment, passion and progress, but still no pay for elite female footballers

Mar 5th 2022, 8:00 AM 12,233 Views 9 Comments

The Women’s National League kicks off this weekend, and the fight for semi-professional status remains a big talking point.

# the42-reads - Friday 4 March, 2022

'I jumped at the chance' - the 15 Kerrymen playing for other counties this season
# Adopted Sons
# Adopted Sons

'I jumped at the chance' - the 15 Kerrymen playing for other counties this season

Updated Mar 4th 2022, 8:39 AM 42,686 Views 4 Comments

Roscommon, Cork, Clare, Limerick, Sligo, Tipperary and London have all handed game-time to Kerry-born players in the league so far.

# the42-reads - Sunday 27 February, 2022

The Irish contingent central to Liverpool's promotion bid and FA Cup dream
# Flying The Flag
# Flying The Flag

The Irish contingent central to Liverpool's promotion bid and FA Cup dream

Updated Feb 27th 2022, 10:23 AM 12,223 Views 0 Comments

Niamh Fahey, Leanne Kiernan, Megan Campbell and S&C coach Colm Smith are having a big influence on Merseyside.

# the42-reads - Saturday 26 February, 2022

'He's like a big South African. He's got that bulk that you don't really see in Irish kids'
# New Breed
# New Breed

'He's like a big South African. He's got that bulk that you don't really see in Irish kids'

Feb 26th 2022, 8:00 AM 66,843 Views 2 Comments

Dan Sheehan had to fight hard for his breakthrough but he’s now standing out for Ireland.

# the42-reads - Friday 25 February, 2022

'Him holding the Sam Maguire was alongside a picture of the Irish soccer team meeting the Pope'
# The Switch Up
# The Switch Up

'Him holding the Sam Maguire was alongside a picture of the Irish soccer team meeting the Pope'

Updated Feb 25th 2022, 12:02 PM 25,286 Views 0 Comments

The42 takes a look at some cases in Irish sporting history where athletes and coaches moved between different sports.

# the42-reads - Saturday 12 February, 2022

'If you don't think our boys are the best in the world then tell me who’s better?’

'If you don't think our boys are the best in the world then tell me who’s better?’

Feb 12th 2022, 10:00 AM 34,692 Views 33 Comments

Ireland’s newish front row has the potential to lead the team to greatness. The rugby world is about to discover their magic.

# the42-reads - Friday 11 February, 2022

'TJ is just an absolute genius to watch' - The greatest club hurling forward of them all?
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'TJ is just an absolute genius to watch' - The greatest club hurling forward of them all?

Feb 11th 2022, 11:15 AM 23,931 Views 10 Comments

A sixth All-Ireland club hurling medal is the prize TJ Reid chases tomorrow.

# the42-reads - Thursday 10 February, 2022

McGuinness, Joyce and Moynihan: the star-studded GAA college team that reigned in the '90s
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McGuinness, Joyce and Moynihan: the star-studded GAA college team that reigned in the '90s

Feb 10th 2022, 8:00 AM 28,963 Views 4 Comments

25 years after a golden age for football in Tralee, they are back chasing silverware.

# the42-reads - Tuesday 8 February, 2022

Pints with David Beckham and kind words from Roy Keane - the lives of the Salford Irish
# Star Power
# Star Power

Pints with David Beckham and kind words from Roy Keane - the lives of the Salford Irish

Feb 8th 2022, 8:00 PM 23,879 Views 1 Comment

Stephen O’Halloran and Adam Rooney remember their respective stints at the club.

# the42-reads - Saturday 5 February, 2022

'I’m getting a shot, we’ll see how it goes' - Remembering Paul O'Connell's Ireland debut
# The First Cap
# The First Cap

'I’m getting a shot, we’ll see how it goes' - Remembering Paul O'Connell's Ireland debut

Feb 5th 2022, 10:00 AM 27,252 Views 6 Comments

Twenty years ago, a young Paul O’Connell won his first Test cap in a Six Nations clash with Wales at Lansdowne Road.

# the42-reads - Monday 31 January, 2022

Sonny Bill Williams and Andy Lee: An unlikely partnership of world champions
# Brothers With Arms
# Brothers With Arms

Sonny Bill Williams and Andy Lee: An unlikely partnership of world champions

Jan 31st 2022, 11:55 PM 22,781 Views 4 Comments

A move from rugby league to rugby union in 2008 sparked the New Zealand sporting legend’s interest in boxing – because he found himself a million dollars in debt.

# the42-reads - Sunday 30 January, 2022

Irish football has always been defined by Britain - so what has changed since Brexit?
# The British Question
# The British Question

Irish football has always been defined by Britain - so what has changed since Brexit?

Jan 30th 2022, 8:00 AM 23,436 Views 9 Comments

We take a big-picture look at what is happening with the men’s national team, the men’s national league and youth development at a time of great change for Irish football.

# the42-reads - Saturday 29 January, 2022

How a one-month loan backed by Brian Clough started a remarkable League of Ireland career
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How a one-month loan backed by Brian Clough started a remarkable League of Ireland career

Jan 29th 2022, 8:00 AM 41,967 Views 14 Comments

From Derby County to Cork City, Alek Ludzik had a fascinating journey.

# the42-reads - Friday 28 January, 2022

‘It's been a dream in our club for many years’: Kilcoo and Ballygunner chase All-Ireland glory
# Pride Of The Parish
# Pride Of The Parish

‘It's been a dream in our club for many years’: Kilcoo and Ballygunner chase All-Ireland glory

Updated Jan 28th 2022, 9:23 PM 20,016 Views 9 Comments

Kilcoo and Ballygunner are vastly different clubs but they share a common goal.

# the42-reads - Wednesday 26 January, 2022

The world-class Irish internationals and the Ballinasloe ties that bind
# Reeling In The Years
# Reeling In The Years

The world-class Irish internationals and the Ballinasloe ties that bind

Jan 26th 2022, 5:21 PM 17,127 Views 1 Comment

Heather Payne, Beibhinn Parsons and many more stars in the same age bracket have crossed paths in the sporting hotspot on the Galway/Roscommon border.

# the42-reads - Tuesday 25 January, 2022

'He became very engrossed in it' - The story behind Dermot Morgan's unfinished football film
# Incomplete
# Incomplete

'He became very engrossed in it' - The story behind Dermot Morgan's unfinished football film

Updated Jan 25th 2022, 8:36 AM 26,306 Views 5 Comments

Remembering his work on ‘Miracle of the Magyars’ and other soccer-related projects.

# the42-reads - Sunday 23 January, 2022

'People were pleading with me not to go back' - Irish tales of triumph after retirement u-turns
# Never Really Over
# Never Really Over

'People were pleading with me not to go back' - Irish tales of triumph after retirement u-turns

Jan 23rd 2022, 10:00 AM 18,633 Views 0 Comments

Cork hurling legend Brian Corcoran and Ireland international Áine O’Gorman speak to The42 about why they went back.

# the42-reads - Saturday 22 January, 2022

'They would go to war when they were down against the Limerick clubs'

'They would go to war when they were down against the Limerick clubs'

Jan 22nd 2022, 10:00 AM 27,957 Views 5 Comments

St Mary’s became the first club from outside Munster to win the AIL in 2000.

# the42-reads - Friday 21 January, 2022

The Kerry, Derry, Mayo and Kildare clubs dreaming of All-Ireland hurling glory
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The Kerry, Derry, Mayo and Kildare clubs dreaming of All-Ireland hurling glory

Jan 21st 2022, 7:15 AM 17,784 Views 5 Comments

Kilmoyley, Banagher, Tooreen and Naas are the unlikely hurling quartet hoping to reach Croke Park.

# the42-reads - Saturday 8 January, 2022

Munster’s identity crisis: ‘You’d see more innovation at a civil servants' conference’
# Stand Up And Fight
# Stand Up And Fight

Munster’s identity crisis: ‘You’d see more innovation at a civil servants' conference’

Jan 8th 2022, 8:00 AM 35,284 Views 40 Comments

Despite losing just twice this season Munster’s coaching staff and team have had to face a barrage of criticism. Is it fair?

# the42-reads - Monday 3 January, 2022

How Irish sport is trying to tackle social media abuse
# Do Not Disturb
# Do Not Disturb

How Irish sport is trying to tackle social media abuse

Jan 3rd 2022, 8:00 AM 10,745 Views 3 Comments

Dealing with unwelcome notifications on your phone apps is now a part of being an athlete.

# the42-reads - Sunday 2 January, 2022

Giant ambitions: Bríd Stack, Cora Staunton and the ties that bind
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Giant ambitions: Bríd Stack, Cora Staunton and the ties that bind

Jan 2nd 2022, 8:00 AM 71,571 Views 1 Comment

‘They were the best people to have by my side during it all. I couldn’t have done it without them.’

# the42-reads - Saturday 1 January, 2022

A year of two halves: the inside story of Stephen Kenny's Ireland in 2021
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A year of two halves: the inside story of Stephen Kenny's Ireland in 2021

Jan 1st 2022, 7:00 AM 11,326 Views 6 Comments

With Stephen Kenny in talks over a new contract, The42 spoke to some of those closest to the situation to see how the Ireland manager turned his year around.

# the42-reads - Friday 31 December, 2021

'He makes it look so easy' - Limerick's brightest hurling star and his road to greatness
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'He makes it look so easy' - Limerick's brightest hurling star and his road to greatness

Dec 31st 2021, 8:00 AM 44,886 Views 4 Comments

In a year of Limerick dominance, Cian Lynch stood out as the best hurler in the country.

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