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'Thank God he eventually lost consciousness; it was only when he relaxed that I could free the buckle'
# Concern
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# Concern

'Thank God he eventually lost consciousness; it was only when he relaxed that I could free the buckle'

Updated Dec 28th 2020, 12:04 PM 101,040 Views 5 Comments

Maurice Hamilton recalls the near-death crash suffered by Formula One legend Niki Lauda.

'All I had to do was imagine my father’s face when confronted by his daughter’s puffed up, battered eye socket'
# Worry
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# Worry

'All I had to do was imagine my father’s face when confronted by his daughter’s puffed up, battered eye socket'

Dec 26th 2020, 7:00 PM 7,327 Views 0 Comments

Ruqsana Begum recalls her early days competing.

'This small, beautiful woman and her f***ed-up, broken life'
# Intrigue
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# Intrigue

'This small, beautiful woman and her f***ed-up, broken life'

Dec 26th 2020, 7:00 AM 11,077 Views 2 Comments

An extract from David Walsh’s book ‘The Russian Affair’.

'We had just been in close contact with the Atlético players and probably 60 others'
# Looking Back
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# Looking Back

'We had just been in close contact with the Atlético players and probably 60 others'

Dec 22nd 2020, 7:00 PM 9,473 Views 2 Comments

Andy Robertson recalls the surreal backdrop for Liverpool’s clash with Atletico Madrid.

'Kenny Dalglish was a legend of the game... He was there to support us and Seán in any way he could'
# Legend
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# Legend

'Kenny Dalglish was a legend of the game... He was there to support us and Seán in any way he could'

Dec 21st 2020, 7:00 AM 7,017 Views 2 Comments

Martina Cox on her husband’s struggle and the kindness it inspired in others.

'My message isn't to be the best. My message is to be the best you can be'
# AIM
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# AIM

'My message isn't to be the best. My message is to be the best you can be'

Dec 6th 2020, 9:00 AM 7,963 Views 2 Comments

Paul Kilgannon chats about his new book on creating the ideal environment for young Irish athletes.

'In the heat of the match he could be frightening... He was a colossus'
# Hard Men Of Rugby
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# Hard Men Of Rugby

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

Sep 26th 2020, 10:00 AM 52,288 Views 33 Comments

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

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

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

Sep 6th 2020, 8:30 AM 28,491 Views 32 Comments

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'
# Girls Play Too
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# Girls Play Too

'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'

Sep 5th 2020, 12:00 PM 58,377 Views 7 Comments

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

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

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

Jul 25th 2020, 10:30 AM 20,121 Views 39 Comments

We chat to its author, bestselling writer Curtis Sittenfeld.

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

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

Jul 14th 2020, 10:16 AM 31,221 Views 76 Comments

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

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

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

Jun 30th 2020, 7:00 AM 13,209 Views 0 Comments

Jenson Button on his early days partying in Formula One.

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

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

Jun 25th 2020, 6:00 AM 7,366 Views 7 Comments

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

The rise of the 'water carrier'
# Underrated
From The42
# Underrated

The rise of the 'water carrier'

Jun 23rd 2020, 7:00 AM 6,926 Views 0 Comments

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

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

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

Jun 19th 2020, 7:00 AM 20,721 Views 0 Comments

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

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

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

Jun 16th 2020, 7:05 AM 3,106 Views 7 Comments

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

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

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

Jun 14th 2020, 7:00 AM 32,241 Views 5 Comments

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

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

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

Jun 9th 2020, 7:00 AM 29,619 Views 4 Comments

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

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

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

Jun 4th 2020, 7:00 AM 9,859 Views 4 Comments

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

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

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

Jun 3rd 2020, 8:45 PM 41,435 Views 8 Comments

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

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

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

Jun 2nd 2020, 7:00 AM 7,436 Views 12 Comments

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

The 'Tullow Tank' has a book coming out
# Done Deal
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# Done Deal

The 'Tullow Tank' has a book coming out

May 28th 2020, 3:31 PM 10,648 Views 21 Comments

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

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

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

May 28th 2020, 7:00 AM 10,929 Views 11 Comments

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

Muhammad Ali and the mafia
# EXTRACT
From The42
# EXTRACT

Muhammad Ali and the mafia

May 26th 2020, 7:00 AM 8,274 Views 0 Comments

How murder and mayhem were linked to the legendary boxer.

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

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

May 21st 2020, 7:00 AM 13,764 Views 11 Comments

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

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

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

May 12th 2020, 7:00 AM 4,453 Views 0 Comments

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

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

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

May 7th 2020, 7:00 AM 7,858 Views 1 Comment

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

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

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

May 5th 2020, 9:44 PM 42,266 Views 10 Comments

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

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

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

May 1st 2020, 11:57 AM 34,699 Views 47 Comments

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

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

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

Apr 28th 2020, 7:00 AM 3,526 Views 1 Comment

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

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

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

Apr 21st 2020, 7:15 AM 9,337 Views 4 Comments

Read this extract from ‘The Unknown Kimi Raikkonen.’

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

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

Apr 16th 2020, 7:00 AM 11,694 Views 3 Comments

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

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

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

Apr 9th 2020, 7:00 AM 9,615 Views 3 Comments

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

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
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# 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'

Apr 4th 2020, 9:00 PM 23,597 Views 5 Comments

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

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

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

Mar 31st 2020, 7:00 PM 11,814 Views 5 Comments

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

A day in the life of Pep Guardiola
# EXTRACT
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# EXTRACT

A day in the life of Pep Guardiola

Mar 31st 2020, 7:15 AM 5,726 Views 0 Comments

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

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

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

Mar 26th 2020, 7:00 AM 14,835 Views 0 Comments

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

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

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

Mar 22nd 2020, 7:00 AM 27,055 Views 7 Comments

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

Open thread: What are your comfort reads?
# Open Thread
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# Open Thread

Open thread: What are your comfort reads?

Mar 21st 2020, 7:00 PM 22,249 Views 78 Comments

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

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

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

Mar 5th 2020, 7:17 PM 10,258 Views 21 Comments

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

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