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# the42-reads - Friday 26 November, 2021

Like a fine wine: the GAA stalwarts showing the hunger to play into their forties
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# The Body Keeps The Score

Like a fine wine: the GAA stalwarts showing the hunger to play into their forties

Fri 7:00 AM 10,485 Views 1 Comment

Kerry legend Aidan O’Mahony and former Cavan ladies player Monica Sheridan discuss the long careers they’ve enjoyed in GAA.

# the42-reads - Sunday 21 November, 2021

'He just had it upstairs, straight away you could see the potential'
# Harry's Game
# Harry's Game

'He just had it upstairs, straight away you could see the potential'

Nov 21st 2021, 7:00 AM 21,521 Views 3 Comments

Harry Byrne, who is set to win his second cap for Ireland today, has long stood out as a special talent.

# the42-reads - Saturday 20 November, 2021

'Both of them have been outstanding' - The Kerry double act still chasing a club prize
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'Both of them have been outstanding' - The Kerry double act still chasing a club prize

Updated Nov 20th 2021, 10:00 AM 29,716 Views 8 Comments

Long-standing Kerry colleagues, David Moran and Tommy Walsh are chasing club glory with Kerins O’Rahillys in a county semi-final.

# the42-reads - Friday 19 November, 2021

Happiness won't stop Jason Quigley from becoming 'one nasty f***er' during tonight's date with destiny
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# The Challenger

Happiness won't stop Jason Quigley from becoming 'one nasty f***er' during tonight's date with destiny

Nov 19th 2021, 8:00 PM 26,482 Views 8 Comments

‘There used to be a time when I couldn’t go into a room on my own, I couldn’t be in silence because things would come into my head that I didn’t want to think about.’

# the42-reads - Sunday 14 November, 2021

The rise, fall, and differing redemption of Ireland's two great hopes
# Journeys
# Journeys

The rise, fall, and differing redemption of Ireland's two great hopes

Nov 14th 2021, 10:00 AM 33,162 Views 1 Comment

Conor Clifford and Robbie Brady joined Chelsea and Manchester United, respectively, when they were the Premier League superpowers and competed in the 2008 Champions League final. So, what happened next?

# the42-reads - Saturday 13 November, 2021

'It was as if we held the spear and shield up and shoved it right into their faces'
# My Kind Of Town
# My Kind Of Town

'It was as if we held the spear and shield up and shoved it right into their faces'

Nov 13th 2021, 8:09 AM 25,123 Views 8 Comments

Five years on from Ireland’s historic win over the All Blacks in Chicago, the team’s psychologist talks about the mental game-plan that led to glory.

# the42-reads - Wednesday 10 November, 2021

'Steve Staunton is an icon of Irish football and will always be' - remembering Stan's remarkable reign
# The Gaffer
# The Gaffer

'Steve Staunton is an icon of Irish football and will always be' - remembering Stan's remarkable reign

Nov 10th 2021, 3:00 PM 26,531 Views 20 Comments

The young Boys in Green boss dealt with controversies, landmark defeats and media battles.

# the42-reads - Saturday 6 November, 2021

'People see this Roy Keane side to him but he's probably the kindest guy in a dressing room'
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# Perfect 10

'People see this Roy Keane side to him but he's probably the kindest guy in a dressing room'

Nov 6th 2021, 8:00 AM 27,387 Views 13 Comments

Johnny Sexton’s story is a quintessential Irish one where perseverance eventually brought success to a man who will win his 100th Ireland cap today.

# the42-reads - Sunday 31 October, 2021

'To lose four All-Irelands in a row was tough. We just didn't perform in Croke Park'
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'To lose four All-Irelands in a row was tough. We just didn't perform in Croke Park'

Oct 31st 2021, 8:00 AM 63,443 Views 3 Comments

Donie Shine Jnr and Eamonn McManus speak to The42 about Clann na nGael’s history of All-Ireland heartache.

# the42-reads - Saturday 23 October, 2021

A shining light in our darkest decade - so why is one of Ireland's greatest sides undervalued?
# Ulster
# Ulster

A shining light in our darkest decade - so why is one of Ireland's greatest sides undervalued?

Oct 23rd 2021, 7:00 AM 43,877 Views 10 Comments

Ulster went 13 years unbeaten against Munster, didn’t lose to Leinster for nine seasons and most famously of all defeated Australia in a golden era for the province.

# the42-reads - Friday 15 October, 2021

'Still going strong, still influential' - The Tipperary icons nearing 40 and playing key roles
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# This Is 40

'Still going strong, still influential' - The Tipperary icons nearing 40 and playing key roles

Updated Oct 15th 2021, 3:00 PM 26,762 Views 3 Comments

Paul Curran and Eoin Kelly continue to perform at the top of the Tipperary senior hurling game.

# the42-reads - Sunday 10 October, 2021

'I'm Craig Casey's grandmother, my grandson is playing in there, will you please let me in?'
# Le Petit General
# Le Petit General

'I'm Craig Casey's grandmother, my grandson is playing in there, will you please let me in?'

Oct 10th 2021, 8:00 AM 75,194 Views 9 Comments

Once he was Munster’s mascot – now he is their leader. An in-depth look at Irish rugby’s rising star.

# the42-reads - Saturday 9 October, 2021

'We have a perfect storm... The game is changing and we need to change with it'
# Foundation
# Foundation

'We have a perfect storm... The game is changing and we need to change with it'

Oct 9th 2021, 10:00 AM 12,665 Views 0 Comments

As Irish women’s rugby rebuilds, the AIL and inter-pros will play a key role.

Football, power and finance - what shape will 2022 All-Ireland championship take?
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# The42 Reads

Football, power and finance - what shape will 2022 All-Ireland championship take?

Oct 9th 2021, 7:00 AM 12,520 Views 8 Comments

The future of football lies in the hands of delegates at Special Congress later this month.

# the42-reads - Saturday 25 September, 2021

'Her influence goes beyond just being physically phenomenal'
# Try Machine
# Try Machine

'Her influence goes beyond just being physically phenomenal'

Sep 25th 2021, 8:00 AM 29,703 Views 2 Comments

Amee-Leigh Murphy Crowe has been a star in 7s and is now shining for Ireland 15s.

Former Ireland goalkeeper still producing 'exceptional' performances at 40
# Murphy's Law
# Murphy's Law

Former Ireland goalkeeper still producing 'exceptional' performances at 40

Sep 25th 2021, 5:59 AM 43,340 Views 2 Comments

Joe Murphy’s professional playing career in English football has spanned a remarkable 23 seasons.

# the42-reads - Thursday 23 September, 2021

Triumph and tragedy: the rollercoaster story of Ireland’s Ryder Cup heroes
# Ryder Cup
# Ryder Cup

Triumph and tragedy: the rollercoaster story of Ireland’s Ryder Cup heroes

Sep 23rd 2021, 8:02 PM 22,060 Views 9 Comments

Eamonn Darcy, Christy O’Connor Junior and Philip Walton were considered weak links on Europe’s Ryder Cup teams but they overcame the game’s superstars to write their names into golfing folklore.

# the42-reads - Saturday 18 September, 2021

10 years on: The inside story of Dublin's 2011 All-Ireland final win
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# Age Of Empires

10 years on: The inside story of Dublin's 2011 All-Ireland final win

Sep 18th 2021, 10:00 AM 27,652 Views 29 Comments

Paul Flynn, Barry Cahill and Kevin Nolan relive the day that launched Dublin football’s greatest era.

# the42-reads - Sunday 12 September, 2021

After the Olympics: what the world looks like following a life-changing experience for Ireland's top athletes
# Games Over
# Games Over

After the Olympics: what the world looks like following a life-changing experience for Ireland's top athletes

Updated Sep 12th 2021, 10:00 AM 10,626 Views 0 Comments

Transitioning back to normal life after the Games can bring challenges, writes Ciarán Kennedy.

# the42-reads - Saturday 11 September, 2021

Tommy Lyons, Micko and the story behind Mayo's appointment of James Horan in 2010
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Tommy Lyons, Micko and the story behind Mayo's appointment of James Horan in 2010

Sep 11th 2021, 8:00 AM 21,059 Views 6 Comments

We chat to some of the men involved in the decision that transformed Mayo football.

The red hand of history: how the struggle for triumph in the face of adversity defines Tyrone
# Pathfinders
# Pathfinders

The red hand of history: how the struggle for triumph in the face of adversity defines Tyrone

Sep 11th 2021, 7:00 AM 16,724 Views 6 Comments

Tyrone were once day-trippers to Gaelic football’s biggest stage but a committed plan saw them join the sport’s elite.

# the42-reads - Wednesday 1 September, 2021

When the great Gerd Müller denied Shamrock Rovers a monumental European victory
# Der Bomber
# Der Bomber

When the great Gerd Müller denied Shamrock Rovers a monumental European victory

Sep 1st 2021, 10:00 AM 14,150 Views 4 Comments

A tribute to one of football’s all-time greats, who died earlier this month at the age of 75.

# the42-reads - Tuesday 31 August, 2021

‘I often thought of writing the IABA a letter and thanking them'
# King Billy
# King Billy

‘I often thought of writing the IABA a letter and thanking them'

Aug 31st 2021, 11:56 PM 44,700 Views 8 Comments

Billy Walsh sheds light on his acrimonious exit from Irish boxing, ‘killing generals’ in the USA, and a potential future in GAA.

# the42-reads - Saturday 21 August, 2021

Family man and footballer: in memory of the Cork star who 'had no peer'
# Kerinsy
# Kerinsy

Family man and footballer: in memory of the Cork star who 'had no peer'

Aug 21st 2021, 8:00 AM 48,869 Views 10 Comments

Remembering the late John Kerins, whose death at the age of 39 occurred on this day 20 years ago.

# the42-reads - Wednesday 18 August, 2021

16 players and two coaches - the rugby school key to Cork's All-Ireland hurling treble bid
# Different Class
# Different Class

16 players and two coaches - the rugby school key to Cork's All-Ireland hurling treble bid

Aug 18th 2021, 11:29 AM 33,977 Views 7 Comments

The influence of Christian Brothers College will be central to the Rebel County’s bid to claim three titles in a matter of days.

# the42-reads - Tuesday 17 August, 2021

'A loyalist flute band marched me down the Shankill after I carried the Irish flag. Where was the bitterness?'
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# Wayne's World

'A loyalist flute band marched me down the Shankill after I carried the Irish flag. Where was the bitterness?'

Aug 17th 2021, 10:47 AM 114,022 Views 18 Comments

Boxing opened Wayne McCullough’s eyes long before he carried the tricolour at Seoul ’88.

# the42-reads - Saturday 14 August, 2021

In Zaur we trust
# One Of The Greats
# One Of The Greats

In Zaur we trust

Aug 14th 2021, 10:47 AM 23,714 Views 9 Comments

Kellie Harrington’s Olympic gold medal might be the Georgian’s crowning moment.

# the42-reads - Friday 13 August, 2021

'I felt like a fan, not a player. I almost recorded You'll Never Walk Alone from the bench'
# BIG TIME
# BIG TIME

'I felt like a fan, not a player. I almost recorded You'll Never Walk Alone from the bench'

Aug 13th 2021, 7:06 AM 34,287 Views 1 Comment

As a new Premier League season begins, three former Republic of Ireland internationals give their first-hand accounts of how they coped with their first taste of the big time.

# the42-reads - Wednesday 11 August, 2021

'The other side of the bench was Modric, Bale and Harry Redknapp' - A historic moment for Irish football
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'The other side of the bench was Modric, Bale and Harry Redknapp' - A historic moment for Irish football

Aug 11th 2021, 8:00 PM 26,934 Views 5 Comments

Enda Stevens, Karl Sheppard, Ciaran Kilduff and Macdara Ferris remember Shamrock Rovers’ Europa League group run 10 years on.

# the42-reads - Sunday 25 July, 2021

'She didn't realise she was that talented' - how a Cork bullet became Ireland's fastest woman
# Balineen Bullet
# Balineen Bullet

'She didn't realise she was that talented' - how a Cork bullet became Ireland's fastest woman

Jul 25th 2021, 10:00 AM 42,310 Views 12 Comments

Phil Healy is ready for her first Olympic Games. This is how she got on track.

'Even though Craig wasn't around, he was very much part of their journey to ensure they got there'
# Legacy
# Legacy

'Even though Craig wasn't around, he was very much part of their journey to ensure they got there'

Jul 25th 2021, 8:00 AM 25,376 Views 1 Comment

Two of Jeremy Lyons’ athletes at Dublin Sprint Club, Sophie Becker and Cillín Greene, are at the Olympic Games. The late Craig Lynch’s legacy will always live on in the group.

# the42-reads - Saturday 24 July, 2021

'Had an English person called me Jerry, I'd have told him to eff off - but Telfer was a Celt'
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# Everest

'Had an English person called me Jerry, I'd have told him to eff off - but Telfer was a Celt'

Updated Jul 24th 2021, 12:00 PM 43,231 Views 2 Comments

Jeremy Davidson scaled rugby’s peak with the 1997 Lions and ahead of today’s first Test he reveals the secret to beating the world champion Springboks in their backyard.

# the42-reads - Sunday 18 July, 2021

One of our own: Holohan relishing role as a hero in his home away from home
# Unbelievable Jeff
# Unbelievable Jeff

One of our own: Holohan relishing role as a hero in his home away from home

Jul 18th 2021, 7:04 AM 38,242 Views 6 Comments

Kilkenny’s Gavan Holohan has made a big contribution to Hartlepool United’s return to the Football League.

# the42-reads - Saturday 3 July, 2021

Sean O'Brien: 'My opinion hasn't changed, we could have won the '17 series 3-0'
# Lionheart
# Lionheart

Sean O'Brien: 'My opinion hasn't changed, we could have won the '17 series 3-0'

Jul 3rd 2021, 8:00 AM 31,939 Views 10 Comments

The Irish Lion lifts the lid on how his extraordinary self-belief helped him reach great heights in his career.

# the42-reads - Thursday 1 July, 2021

From sleeping in a church to the top of the boxing world - with the help of a milk carton
# Where There's A Will
# Where There's A Will

From sleeping in a church to the top of the boxing world - with the help of a milk carton

Jul 1st 2021, 7:45 AM 21,935 Views 1 Comment

Jessica McCaskill: from homelessness to investment banking, willing a Katie Taylor fight into existence, and becoming a living legend in her own right.

# the42-reads - Wednesday 30 June, 2021

The rise of Katie McCabe, Ireland's youngest-ever captain and world-class Arsenal star
# The Skipper
# The Skipper

The rise of Katie McCabe, Ireland's youngest-ever captain and world-class Arsenal star

Jun 30th 2021, 7:52 PM 21,074 Views 4 Comments

From Kilnamanagh to the world stage, the 25-year-old is ‘a true leader’ on a remarkable journey.

# the42-reads - Tuesday 29 June, 2021

A different mentality: Why Warren Gatland is still keeping the door open for Andy Farrell
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A different mentality: Why Warren Gatland is still keeping the door open for Andy Farrell

Jun 29th 2021, 8:00 PM 21,411 Views 10 Comments

The Ireland head coach made a lasting impression on the 2013 and 2017 Lions tours.

# the42-reads - Saturday 26 June, 2021

Robbie Henshaw: the transformation from shy child into roaring Lion
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Robbie Henshaw: the transformation from shy child into roaring Lion

Jun 26th 2021, 12:00 PM 24,323 Views 11 Comments

In an exclusive interview with The42, Robbie Henshaw tells Garry Doyle how this season has been the best of his career.

'He's an absolute master of the craft' - Why Clare's long-serving boss shows no signs of stopping
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# The West's Awake

'He's an absolute master of the craft' - Why Clare's long-serving boss shows no signs of stopping

Jun 26th 2021, 10:00 AM 18,002 Views 4 Comments

A masterful coach, Colm Collins has instilled belief and high standards in Clare’s footballers for years. This evening his eighth championship with the Banner throws in.

# the42-reads - Friday 25 June, 2021

The Dying Art of Defending (or are Gaelic football's forwards just getting better?)
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The Dying Art of Defending (or are Gaelic football's forwards just getting better?)

Jun 25th 2021, 8:00 AM 16,841 Views 13 Comments

Jim McGuinness, Steven McDonnell and Pat Spillane dissect one of Gaelic football’s biggest talking points on the eve of this year’s Championship.

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