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

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

Updated Jan 25th 2022, 8:36 AM 26,655 Views 5 Comments

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

'People were pleading with me not to go back' - Irish tales of triumph after retirement u-turns
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# 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 18,803 Views 0 Comments

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

'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 28,198 Views 5 Comments

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

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 17,874 Views 5 Comments

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

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

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

Jan 8th 2022, 8:00 AM 35,429 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?

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

How Irish sport is trying to tackle social media abuse

Jan 3rd 2022, 8:00 AM 10,866 Views 3 Comments

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

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 71,655 Views 1 Comment

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

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 11,415 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 - Last year 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 45,198 Views 4 Comments

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

The rise and rise of Kieran McGeary
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The rise and rise of Kieran McGeary

Dec 28th 2021, 8:00 AM 14,305 Views 0 Comments

Reflecting on his journey from underage talent to Footballer of the Year.

How Ciara Griffin's last game for Ireland typified her never-say-die brilliance
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# One Of The Greats

How Ciara Griffin's last game for Ireland typified her never-say-die brilliance

Dec 27th 2021, 8:00 AM 12,566 Views 3 Comments

The Kerry woman signed off with a sublime two-try performance last month.

Why Ireland's Tadhg Furlong is the best tighthead prop in the world
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Why Ireland's Tadhg Furlong is the best tighthead prop in the world

Dec 26th 2021, 8:00 AM 28,220 Views 12 Comments

The Wexford man finished a strong 2021 with outstanding performances for Ireland in November.

‘Pep gets monthly reports on how he’s doing’ - The breakout Irish star of 2021
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# Great Expectations

‘Pep gets monthly reports on how he’s doing’ - The breakout Irish star of 2021

Dec 18th 2021, 9:00 AM 28,852 Views 10 Comments

It’s been a phenomenal 12 months for Gavin Bazunu.

'You don’t ever want to go through that, wondering will or won't she live. It was traumatic'
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# You've Got A Friend

'You don’t ever want to go through that, wondering will or won't she live. It was traumatic'

Dec 11th 2021, 8:00 AM 34,891 Views 7 Comments

The Connacht coach reflects on the two horrific accidents that have shaped his life and career.

The man who discovered Joe Schmidt, got a bollocking off Cheika and transformed Leinster
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# UNSUNG HERO

The man who discovered Joe Schmidt, got a bollocking off Cheika and transformed Leinster

Dec 4th 2021, 8:00 AM 38,381 Views 9 Comments

Mick Dawson reflects on his 20 years as Leinster’s chief executive and their journey from leaky portakabins to one of the biggest clubs in the world.

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

Nov 26th 2021, 7:00 AM 12,170 Views 1 Comment

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

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

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

Nov 21st 2021, 7:00 AM 21,746 Views 3 Comments

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

'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 30,167 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.

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 26,725 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.’

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

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

Nov 14th 2021, 10:00 AM 34,550 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?

'It was as if we held the spear and shield up and shoved it right into their faces'
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# 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 25,319 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.

'Steve Staunton is an icon of Irish football and will always be' - remembering Stan's remarkable reign
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# 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 27,810 Views 21 Comments

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

'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 27,689 Views 14 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.

'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 64,004 Views 3 Comments

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

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

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

Oct 23rd 2021, 7:00 AM 45,884 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.

'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 27,104 Views 3 Comments

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

'I'm Craig Casey's grandmother, my grandson is playing in there, will you please let me in?'
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# 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 76,666 Views 10 Comments

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

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

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

Oct 9th 2021, 10:00 AM 12,749 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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Football, power and finance - what shape will 2022 All-Ireland championship take?

Oct 9th 2021, 7:00 AM 12,771 Views 8 Comments

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

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

'Her influence goes beyond just being physically phenomenal'

Sep 25th 2021, 8:00 AM 29,924 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
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# Murphy's Law

Former Ireland goalkeeper still producing 'exceptional' performances at 40

Sep 25th 2021, 5:59 AM 43,504 Views 2 Comments

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

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

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

Sep 23rd 2021, 8:02 PM 22,282 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.

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 28,189 Views 29 Comments

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

After the Olympics: what the world looks like following a life-changing experience for Ireland's top athletes
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# 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 10,679 Views 1 Comment

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

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 21,220 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
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# Pathfinders

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

Sep 11th 2021, 7:00 AM 16,889 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.

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

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

Sep 1st 2021, 10:00 AM 14,294 Views 4 Comments

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

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

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

Aug 31st 2021, 11:56 PM 45,392 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.

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

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

Aug 21st 2021, 8:00 AM 49,618 Views 10 Comments

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

16 players and two coaches - the rugby school key to Cork's All-Ireland hurling treble bid
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# 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 34,669 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.