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From TheJournal.ie 'The stress of hanging up my boots and having no direction or purpose in life, my hair fell out' Changes

'The stress of hanging up my boots and having no direction or purpose in life, my hair fell out'

Former Tottenham star Clive Allen reflects on adapting to life after football.

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.

From TheJournal.ie Truth and Lies: The story of Liverpool versus The Sun newspaper EXTRACT

Truth and Lies: The story of Liverpool versus The Sun newspaper

The following passage is an extract from Simon Hughes’ There She Goes.

From TheJournal.ie '300 million were regularly tuning in' - Inside Africa's obsession with Premier League football The Age Of Football

'300 million were regularly tuning in' - Inside Africa's obsession with Premier League football

In an extract from his book, David Goldblatt looks at the continent’s remarkable devotion to the English top flight.

'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 The42 'The stress of hanging up my boots and having no direction or purpose in life, my hair fell out' Changes

'The stress of hanging up my boots and having no direction or purpose in life, my hair fell out'

Former Tottenham star Clive Allen reflects on adapting to life after football.

From The42 Truth and Lies: The story of Liverpool versus The Sun newspaper EXTRACT

Truth and Lies: The story of Liverpool versus The Sun newspaper

The following passage is an extract from Simon Hughes’ There She Goes.

From The42 '300 million were regularly tuning in' - Inside Africa's obsession with Premier League football The Age Of Football

'300 million were regularly tuning in' - Inside Africa's obsession with Premier League football

In an extract from his book, David Goldblatt looks at the continent’s remarkable devotion to the English top flight.

From The42 'The hunger strikes had begun just as Barry McGuigan started training for his professional debut' EXTRACT

'The hunger strikes had begun just as Barry McGuigan started training for his professional debut'

Donald McRae looks at the early days of the acclaimed Irish boxer and the background from which he came.

From TheJournal.ie The rise of ultra running: 'I am never doing anything as stupid as that ever again, I say to myself' Rise Of The Ultra Runners

The rise of ultra running: 'I am never doing anything as stupid as that ever again, I say to myself'

In an extract from his book, Adharanand Finn describes competing in the Oman Desert Marathon.

From TheJournal.ie Buck Whaley: The Irish adventurer's feverish Christmas EXTRACT

Buck Whaley: The Irish adventurer's feverish Christmas

In December 1788, Whaley was struck by a malignant fever.

'Everything, my clothes, my backpack, my headscarf, is stuck to me with sweat'

In an extract from his book, Adharanand Finn describes competing in the Oman Desert Marathon.

From The42 'One of the older lads looked over and said: What the hell is Michael Owen even doing in here?’ Anomaly

'One of the older lads looked over and said: What the hell is Michael Owen even doing in here?’

The former England and Liverpool star reflects on his troubled spell at Stoke City.

From TheJournal.ie Extract: Patrick McCabe revisits the Butcher Boy with his new book The Big Yaroo

Extract: Patrick McCabe revisits the Butcher Boy with his new book

The book sees Francie Brady return – this time as publisher of his own magazine, The Big Yaroo.

From TheJournal.ie 'Health and safety rules did not apply...': Life on the road touring - and cooking for - Stockton's Wing EXTRACT

'Health and safety rules did not apply...': Life on the road touring - and cooking for - Stockton's Wing

In this extract from his book, musician and Ballymaloe-trained chef Mike Hanrahan recalls what life was like on the road – and shows us how to feed a hungry band (or family) with a cassoulet recipe.

From TheJournal.ie Extract: From 'litir' to 'meisce'...  A history of Ireland in 10 (or so) words An Post Irish Book Awards

Extract: From 'litir' to 'meisce'... A history of Ireland in 10 (or so) words

Ancient Irish texts teach us about how people saw the world back then, as the authors of a new book explain.

From TheJournal.ie Extract: 'Birds are vessels for a lasting happiness that can be hard to find in other avenues of life' An Post Book Awards

Extract: 'Birds are vessels for a lasting happiness that can be hard to find in other avenues of life'

I’ve seen species from my bedroom window that I haven’t seen anywhere else, writes Conor W. O’Brien in an extract from his book.

From TheJournal.ie A Sunday Miscellany essay by Lisa McInerney: 'Setting the scene' EXTRACT

A Sunday Miscellany essay by Lisa McInerney: 'Setting the scene'

The essay is one of those featured in the new book, Miscellany 50.

From TheJournal.ie 'Ponies, dogs and servants - she thought all of them should know their place': Life in a big house in 1960s Dublin EXTRACT

'Ponies, dogs and servants - she thought all of them should know their place': Life in a big house in 1960s Dublin

Gillies Macbain writes about one New Year’s night in the 1960s in an extract from his new memoir.

From TheJournal.ie Michael Palin in North Korea: 'I realise almost immediately that I have gone too far. Quite a long way too far' EXTRACT

Michael Palin in North Korea: 'I realise almost immediately that I have gone too far. Quite a long way too far'

Michael Palin writes about what it’s like to journey to the tightly-controlled North Korea – and the mistakes he makes while filming two huge statues of the Great Leaders in Pyongyang.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: 'Are you criticising someone because they're mirroring something you don't like about yourself?' EXTRACT

Opinion: 'Are you criticising someone because they're mirroring something you don't like about yourself?'

In this extract from Ubuntu, the granddaughter of Archbishop Desmond Tutu explains how we can learn to live without bias.

From TheJournal.ie 'My great-aunt Chrissy left home at fourteen to go join a convent. That was in 1954' EXTRACT

'My great-aunt Chrissy left home at fourteen to go join a convent. That was in 1954'

Ian Maleney writes about family, memory, and the stories we tell ourselves.

From TheJournal.ie 'Bright, brilliant, educated young women from South County Dublin... don’t end up with a gypsy boxer from Limerick' Dichotomy

'Bright, brilliant, educated young women from South County Dublin... don’t end up with a gypsy boxer from Limerick'

Read an extract from the acclaimed ‘Fighter’ by Andy Lee with Niall Kelly.

From The42 'Paul Merson once rang in the middle of the night because, while asleep, he’d poked himself in the eye' Accident

'Paul Merson once rang in the middle of the night because, while asleep, he’d poked himself in the eye'

Ex-Arsenal forward Alan Smith recalls memories of his time with the Gunners and the ultimately premature end to his career.

From The42 'It must have been television gold for the watching millions. Was I ranting? Yes, I suppose I was' Looking Back This post contains videos

'It must have been television gold for the watching millions. Was I ranting? Yes, I suppose I was'

In an extract from his autobiography, Kevin Keegan recalls the infamous interview he gave amid the dramatic end to the 1995-96 Premier League season.

From The42 'If I could do all that, I would hold a world record... I was 11 years and 333 days old' EXTRACT

'If I could do all that, I would hold a world record... I was 11 years and 333 days old'

Read our extract from William Hill Sports Book of the Year joint winner, ‘Boy in the Water’.

'Johnny – the biggest balls on the planet'

In this extract from ‘No Borders,’ various members of the Irish team recall the victory over France in the 2018 Six Nations opener.

From The42 'He’s been shot, he’s been stabbed, he’s been crippled, and here he is defending a world championship after 15 months out' EXTRACT

'He’s been shot, he’s been stabbed, he’s been crippled, and here he is defending a world championship after 15 months out'

This book extract takes a look at a remarkable moment in the life of Eamonn Magee.

From The42 'Bright, brilliant, educated young women from South County Dublin... don’t end up with a gypsy boxer from Limerick' Dichotomy

'Bright, brilliant, educated young women from South County Dublin... don’t end up with a gypsy boxer from Limerick'

Read an extract from the acclaimed ‘Fighter’ by Andy Lee with Niall Kelly.

From The42 'He is sick with the fear... Waiting for them to get to the part where they discover that €294,000 is missing' TOny 10

'He is sick with the fear... Waiting for them to get to the part where they discover that €294,000 is missing'

Check out this extract from Tony 10, one of the year’s most acclaimed Irish sports books.

From The42 'I promised her it wasn’t the end for me. Even if the surgery didn’t work and my career was over' The Boy On The Shed

'I promised her it wasn’t the end for me. Even if the surgery didn’t work and my career was over'

In this extract from his memoir, Lisburn native and former Newcastle footballer Paul Ferris recalls one of the darkest periods in his life.

From The42 The day child prodigy Tiger Woods appeared on national TV with legendary US actor Jimmy Stewart EXTRACT

The day child prodigy Tiger Woods appeared on national TV with legendary US actor Jimmy Stewart

An extract on the golf star’s early days explores his life as a sporting prodigy.

From TheJournal.ie An Irish science-fiction story predicted the plot of Back to the Future A Brilliant Void

An Irish science-fiction story predicted the plot of Back to the Future

Read an extract from a book of science fiction short stories written by Irish writers.

From TheJournal.ie Extract: Don't fear the reaper - an immunologist on why we shouldn't be so afraid of death An Post Irish Book Awards

Extract: Don't fear the reaper - an immunologist on why we shouldn't be so afraid of death

Immunologist Luke O’Neill writes about how death fascinates us all, but once upon a time it was sometimes a tricky thing for a doctor to confirm.

From TheJournal.ie Book details Boston crime boss Whitey Bulger's relationship with his right-hand man from the Galway Gaeltacht Whitey Bulger

Book details Boston crime boss Whitey Bulger's relationship with his right-hand man from the Galway Gaeltacht

Whitey Bulger and right-hand-man Pat Nee from Connemarra were feared throughout Boston for their ruthlessness.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: How to stay steady in turbulent world - without blaming others Opinion

Opinion: How to stay steady in turbulent world - without blaming others

It’s easy to let a topsy-turvy day get to you. But author Peter Bregman writes about a way to get centred and back in control.

From TheJournal.ie Irish Country music and dancehalls: 'The cause of the ruin of hundreds of young girls' Column

Irish Country music and dancehalls: 'The cause of the ruin of hundreds of young girls'

The Catholic Church campaigned against informal house dances and crossroads dances, seeing them as opportunities for immorality, writes Kevin Martin.

From TheJournal.ie Kindness: Change your life and make the world a kinder place Column

Kindness: Change your life and make the world a kinder place

Can you get someone to stop talking without feeling and appearing rude? Yes. There are ways to do it kindly, writes Gill Hasson.

From TheJournal.ie The Free-Time Formula: 'Your 'priorities' are making you less productive' Column

The Free-Time Formula: 'Your 'priorities' are making you less productive'

We can truly only ever do one thing at a time, and in any given moment we only have one task that is at the top of the list, writes Jeff Sanders.

From TheJournal.ie How to have a great life: 'We rarely give thought to the legacy we’re creating' Column

How to have a great life: 'We rarely give thought to the legacy we’re creating'

It’s purpose, more than pounds in your pocket, that brings the greatest life satisfaction, writes Paul McGee.

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