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'In the heat of the match he could be frightening... He was a colossus'

Robert Blair Mayne played for Ireland and the Lions before going on to a remarkable wartime career.

From TheJournal.ie Caitlin Moran: 'It continues to be a really revolutionary thing for a woman to say: I am happy' Interview

Caitlin Moran: 'It continues to be a really revolutionary thing for a woman to say: I am happy'

We talk to the British author and columnist about her new book.

'I know it's 30 years too late but I was just like, 'I can't have it that this is what a seven-year-old thinks'

Jacqui Hurley’s book ‘Girls Play Too: Inspiring Stories of Irish Sportswomen’ has been a huge hit.

From TheJournal.ie What if Hillary Rodham had never married Bill Clinton? A new novel imagines the results Curtis Sittenfeld

What if Hillary Rodham had never married Bill Clinton? A new novel imagines the results

We chat to its author, bestselling writer Curtis Sittenfeld.

From TheJournal.ie Judge rules Donald Trump's niece can publicise book about US president MARY TRUMP

Judge rules Donald Trump's niece can publicise book about US president

Robert Trump had objected to Mary Trump publicly discussing family members.

From The42 'I was 20 years old... I thought my talent was all I needed to get by' EXTRACT

'I was 20 years old... I thought my talent was all I needed to get by'

Jenson Button on his early days partying in Formula One.

From The42 'It is an Irish success story, one of the greatest to come out of Ireland since the foundation of the State' Legacy

'It is an Irish success story, one of the greatest to come out of Ireland since the foundation of the State'

Read an extract from Alan Conway’s book on Coolmore Stud.

From The42 The rise of the 'water carrier' Underrated

The rise of the 'water carrier'

A profile of Didier Deschamps, who made the defensive midfield role more recognised.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: 'There are some unsolved murders which dominate the public consciousness' Opinion

Opinion: 'There are some unsolved murders which dominate the public consciousness'

Ralph Riegel on why he wrote about the murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier in a new book.

From The42 'Hamilton became a symbol of a post-racial Britain without ever being fully embraced by the British public' Star

'Hamilton became a symbol of a post-racial Britain without ever being fully embraced by the British public'

In an extract from ‘No Win Race,’ Derek A. Bardowell analyses the rise of Lewis Hamilton.

From The42 'Some people ask: "Is Tiger a nice guy?" It’s not even a relevant question' Complex This post contains videos

'Some people ask: "Is Tiger a nice guy?" It’s not even a relevant question'

Michael Bambeger chats to The42 about his new book on the US golf star.

From The42 'Roy Keane said something on TV about the interview being flat... Lisa took it to heart' EXTRACT

'Roy Keane said something on TV about the interview being flat... Lisa took it to heart'

Michael Carrick recalls Manchester United’s turbulent spell under David Moyes.

From The42 'At that moment – that very moment – I knew I needed to get out of professional football' EXTRACT

'At that moment – that very moment – I knew I needed to get out of professional football'

Former Newcastle physio Paul Ferris on suffering through Ruud Gullit’s troubled spell at the club.

From The42 The man who didn't give a f**k Maverick This post contains videos

The man who didn't give a f**k

As part of Genius Week, we chat to Paolo Hewitt about his biography of Robin Friday, one of the great footballing cult heroes.

From The42 'I had turned 37 nine days before the Twickenham defeat, and suddenly I felt old' EXTRACT

'I had turned 37 nine days before the Twickenham defeat, and suddenly I felt old'

In this extract from his autobiography, former Ireland captain Rory Best looks back on a humbling defeat to England.

From The42 The 'Tullow Tank' has a book coming out Done Deal

The 'Tullow Tank' has a book coming out

Sean O’Brien’s ‘Fuel’ will be published on 29 October.

From The42 'I wasn’t even on the bench – I’d been bombed out completely' EXTRACT

'I wasn’t even on the bench – I’d been bombed out completely'

Robbie Fowler on the beginning of the end of his first stint at Liverpool.

From The42 Muhammad Ali and the mafia EXTRACT

Muhammad Ali and the mafia

How murder and mayhem were linked to the legendary boxer.

From The42 'In truth, he was an extremely high-functioning alcoholic' Book

'In truth, he was an extremely high-functioning alcoholic'

An extract from the award-winning book, ‘The Lost Soul of Eamonn Magee’.

From The42 'The rush home after school to read Ceefax pages 302–312... This was my generation’s internet' Looking Back

'The rush home after school to read Ceefax pages 302–312... This was my generation’s internet'

In an extract from his book, Daniel Geey looks at how football has changed dramatically over the years.

From The42 'I raced the entire year with that broken foot, and had no surgery until after the season' EXTRACT

'I raced the entire year with that broken foot, and had no surgery until after the season'

In an extract from his book, Formula One legend Nigel Mansell recalls winning the World Championship.

From The42 'If you didn’t make a conscious decision to go home alone, you probably wouldn’t' Temptation

'If you didn’t make a conscious decision to go home alone, you probably wouldn’t'

In an extract from his award-winning book ‘Recovering,’ Richie Sadlier looks at the lifestyle of young footballers in his era.

From The42 'A shocking exposé' - Book detailing the rise and fall of John Delaney to be released FAI

'A shocking exposé' - Book detailing the rise and fall of John Delaney to be released

‘Champagne Football’ by Mark Tighe and Paul Rowan will be published in September.

From The42 'By 2016 foreign owners had bought, or held significant shares in, 15 of the Premier League’s 20 teams' Trend

'By 2016 foreign owners had bought, or held significant shares in, 15 of the Premier League’s 20 teams'

Read an extract from ‘The Billionaires Club’ by James Montague.

From The42 'For him, dark glasses were invented to protect a man from other people’s eyes' Elusive

'For him, dark glasses were invented to protect a man from other people’s eyes'

Read this extract from ‘The Unknown Kimi Raikkonen.’

From The42 'He was an old man at 41' - Muhammad Ali and the cost of being a boxing great Decline

'He was an old man at 41' - Muhammad Ali and the cost of being a boxing great

An extract from Jonathan Eig’s book reveals the extent of the legend’s suffering following his retirement.

From The42 'He was untethered from his family by a narcissism that fed his self-destructive addictions' EXTRACT

'He was untethered from his family by a narcissism that fed his self-destructive addictions'

Read this extract from an acclaimed book on the US golf star by Jeff Benedict and Armen Keteyian.

From TheJournal.ie Sebastian Barry on his acclaimed new book: 'If I was wise I'd probably have done something else... but I'm not a wise man' A Thousand Moons

Sebastian Barry on his acclaimed new book: 'If I was wise I'd probably have done something else... but I'm not a wise man'

We speak to the Irish author and Laureate for Literature about his new novel, set in 1870s USA.

From TheJournal.ie Writing in the #MeToo era: 'It was intimidating taking on something in fiction that was happening in real time' My Dark Vanessa

Writing in the #MeToo era: 'It was intimidating taking on something in fiction that was happening in real time'

We spoke to the author Kate Elizabeth Russell about what inspired her controversial but critically-acclaimed novel.

From The42 A day in the life of Pep Guardiola EXTRACT

A day in the life of Pep Guardiola

Pep’s City: The Making of a Superteam gives an inside account of the early part of manager’s reign with the Etihad outfit.

From The42 'He was normally so strong, so fit, so successful, such a presence. Now he was broken and helpless' Accident

'He was normally so strong, so fit, so successful, such a presence. Now he was broken and helpless'

The story of a moped accident that changed the life of former Premier League striker Matt Jansen.

From TheJournal.ie Hilary Fannin: 'My mother longed for freedom, for a romantic-whirlwind kind of world that existed far beyond our garden wall' Opinion

Hilary Fannin: 'My mother longed for freedom, for a romantic-whirlwind kind of world that existed far beyond our garden wall'

Author Hilary Fannin writes about her late mother, and how their relationship coloured her life.

From TheJournal.ie Open thread: What are your comfort reads? Open Thread

Open thread: What are your comfort reads?

What do you turn to when you need to be cheered up or comforted?

From The42 'That's the great thing about this Irish team, it's about an island performing' Looking Back

'That's the great thing about this Irish team, it's about an island performing'

As he reflects on his career, Rory Best takes pride from squeezing every drop out of the potential he had.

From TheJournal.ie Anne Enright: 'Pre-Trump, if you had a problem it was your problem. That's another head-wreck' Interview

Anne Enright: 'Pre-Trump, if you had a problem it was your problem. That's another head-wreck'

The author speaks to us as she publishes her latest novel, Actress.

From TheJournal.ie 'I thought - am I mad to be taking this on?': Marita Conlon McKenna on her new Famine book for adults The Hungry Road

'I thought - am I mad to be taking this on?': Marita Conlon McKenna on her new Famine book for adults

The author of the children’s classic Under the Hawthorn Tree has written a new book for adults about the Famine.

From TheJournal.ie 'No cash register. Peggy’s Leg. Big Time bar. Dairy Milk. A tin of Coke': 1970s memories of Dublin EXTRACT

'No cash register. Peggy’s Leg. Big Time bar. Dairy Milk. A tin of Coke': 1970s memories of Dublin

Fr Bryan Shortall remembers his childhood in the 1970s – from what he ate to what was on the radio.

'His whole story is a lie. You know he didn’t have it as hard as he tries to sell'

Paulie Malignaggi discusses his relationship with Conor McGregor in this extract from Ewan MacKenna’s new book.

From TheJournal.ie These are the Irish novels to look out for in early 2020 Read This

These are the Irish novels to look out for in early 2020

It’s going to be a jam-packed year.

From The42 'If someone hears my name and thinks, that's the guy who was sexually abused, I'm okay with that' Interview

'If someone hears my name and thinks, that's the guy who was sexually abused, I'm okay with that'

Richie Sadlier discusses his new book ‘Recovering’ and his long journey towards contentment.

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