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From The42 'My faith is the biggest part of my life, it's more important than Tokyo or World Cups' Interview

'My faith is the biggest part of my life, it's more important than Tokyo or World Cups'

Still only 21, Elena Tice is fast approaching a century of caps for the Ireland women’s hockey team. She has made sacrifices and brave decisions, but is now closer than ever to achieving her sporting dreams.

From The42 ‘I thought I was going to die. It was so peaceful and there was no pain. I could've fell asleep and never woke up again’ Inspirational

‘I thought I was going to die. It was so peaceful and there was no pain. I could've fell asleep and never woke up again’

Christy McElligott, a league winner with St Pat’s in 1996 and now Ireland’s international amputee manager, shares his incredible story.

From The42 'For a multi-talented athlete like Orla, I don't think it's going to be much of a stretch to pick up a third sport' Triple Threat

'For a multi-talented athlete like Orla, I don't think it's going to be much of a stretch to pick up a third sport'

Tipperary dual star Orla O’Dwyer is ready to hit up the AFLW after signing for Brisbane Lions.

From The42 'It's so strange going out on the pitch and not seeing her there' Sister Act

'It's so strange going out on the pitch and not seeing her there'

Camogie and hurling is a way of life for the Farrells of Thomastown and Kilkenny.

From The42 'He told me that I was Ireland captain and then the Debs went out the window!' Rising Star

'He told me that I was Ireland captain and then the Debs went out the window!'

FAI U19 Player of the Year Niamh Farrelly has had a remarkable rise through the ranks.

From The42 'I take as much joy out of coaching the U13s as I do in coaching these boys' Interview

'I take as much joy out of coaching the U13s as I do in coaching these boys'

Noel McNamara has risen through the ranks of school and underage coaching to guide Ireland U20s to a Six Nations title.

From The42 'My wife was due three weeks later. I had to be able to drive her to hospital and hold my child' The Next Chapter

'My wife was due three weeks later. I had to be able to drive her to hospital and hold my child'

Three months into retirement, Chris Henry sits down with The42 to reflect on his career with Ulster and Ireland.

From The42 'I wouldn't change one thing about my time at Munster. It has made me a better person' Keats

'I wouldn't change one thing about my time at Munster. It has made me a better person'

In his first interview since ending his eight-year stay with Munster, Ian Keatley tells The42 why he had to make the difficult decision to leave Limerick.

From The42 'When I was on the trolley in Vincent's, I definitely didn't think I'd play again' Back From The Brink

'When I was on the trolley in Vincent's, I definitely didn't think I'd play again'

It’s been a long, hard road for Ireland star Alison Miller – but she’s delighted to be back in the green jersey.

From The42 'There'd be games where I'd be telling her to eff off... it's not anything malicious, it's just our passion' New Challenge

'There'd be games where I'd be telling her to eff off... it's not anything malicious, it's just our passion'

Gráinne Dywer has linked up with her assistant coach-player sister Niamh as Fr Mathews chase Cup history.

From The42 'I'm very lucky to make the money I do and provide the life for my family that I do' One On One

'I'm very lucky to make the money I do and provide the life for my family that I do'

It’s now three years since Shane Lowry last won, but in a sit-down interview with The42, the Offaly golfer explains how his life, perspective and motivations have changed in that time.

From The42 Dublin's midfield maestro dancing around three in-a-row talk as she enjoys life at the top Capital Gains
From TheJournal.ie A woman with the strength of the sea: The Kerry Gaeltacht says goodbye to Emma Mhic Mhathúna Ar Dheis Dé

A woman with the strength of the sea: The Kerry Gaeltacht says goodbye to Emma Mhic Mhathúna

A funeral Mass was held yesterday for Emma Mhic Mhathúna in Séipéal na Carraige, the church where she was a Eucharistic minister.

From The42 'I'm glad I didn't throw the towel in and I was able to give my family something to cheer about' Family Affair

'I'm glad I didn't throw the towel in and I was able to give my family something to cheer about'

There are sporting upsets and then there is the story of the Irish women’s hockey team at the World Cup. This is what it meant to those involved.

From The42 'I was never the dream child back then but camogie was an outlet that let me be myself' Looking Back This post contains videos

'I was never the dream child back then but camogie was an outlet that let me be myself'

Camogie has shaped four-time All-Ireland champion Mags D’Arcy into the person she is today.

From The42 'I've called my Mum and Dad every day for 12 years. Without them I wouldn't be here playing for Ireland' Living The Dream

'I've called my Mum and Dad every day for 12 years. Without them I wouldn't be here playing for Ireland'

Simi Singh will this evening face the country of his birth, 12 years after first coming to Ireland to chase his dream.

From The42 'My mind and body are feeling good but I just don't think I can do it any more' Number 14

'My mind and body are feeling good but I just don't think I can do it any more'

As Tommy Bowe counts down the games until he retires, Ireland’s greatest-ever right winger looks back on an illustrious career.

From The42 'I don't subscribe to all that stuff about having too much money. I love living a quiet life' Legend

'I don't subscribe to all that stuff about having too much money. I love living a quiet life'

Coming up to 20 years since he last kicked a ball, Paul McGrath remains one of the nation’s most likeable and admired sportspeople. The former Ireland international sat down with The42 during the week to look back on his distinguished career and life after football in Wexford.

From The42 ‘I’d drive 5km between my apartment and the academy - it was just littered with homeless kids’ Feature This post contains videos

‘I’d drive 5km between my apartment and the academy - it was just littered with homeless kids’

Irish football coach Ray Power tells The42 about working in Tanzania.

From The42 'I was a young fella from Cork on a laptop to India and was bought for $65,000' Harte And Soul

'I was a young fella from Cork on a laptop to India and was bought for $65,000'

From Ballinspittle, via Bandon, to being the best in the world, Ireland captain David Harte charts his incredible rise and remarkable career ahead of another big summer.

From The42 'People still remember me for marking Ronaldo in the FA Cup final and it's quite nice to tell my kid' Boys Of Summer

'People still remember me for marking Ronaldo in the FA Cup final and it's quite nice to tell my kid'

Robbie Ryan was part of Brian Kerr’s team who reached dazzling heights at the Fifa Youth Championships but he will always be remembered for his role in Millwall’s remarkable FA Cup adventure.

From The42 ‘There were possibilities to go to England when I was younger, but my parents were never going to let me move’ Alternative This post contains videos

‘There were possibilities to go to England when I was younger, but my parents were never going to let me move’

Ryan Manning chats to The42 about his breakthrough season at QPR.

From The42 The one county that were without a senior hurling team: Cavan reignite the flame Back In Business

The one county that were without a senior hurling team: Cavan reignite the flame

PRO Mark O’Rourke maps their return to the inter-county scene following a six-year layoff.

From The42 'I was desperate to go to the toilet... So I peed over the balcony and there was a nurse underneath' Character This post contains videos

'I was desperate to go to the toilet... So I peed over the balcony and there was a nurse underneath'

Liverpool legend Terry McDemott reflects on his colourful career at the top level as a player and coach.

From The42 'I had 10 operations in 12 days... They said they may have to cut it from the knee down' Pain This post contains videos

'I had 10 operations in 12 days... They said they may have to cut it from the knee down'

Ex-Coventry player David Busst on adjusting to life after a horrific leg break prematurely ended his career in English football.

From The42 One team, one goal: German rugby working hard to make World Cup dream a reality Deutschland

One team, one goal: German rugby working hard to make World Cup dream a reality

In the final part of our series from Germany, we take a closer look at the sport in the country and the work being done at grassroots level as the national team attempt to qualify for Japan.

From The42 Ireland's toughest endurance race returns this weekend Interview

Ireland's toughest endurance race returns this weekend

Sebastien Giraud and Christina Mackenzie chat to The42 about competing in The Race this weekend.

From The42 'People told me I was mad when I bought Swindon and it's the same with Waterford' Power Play

'People told me I was mad when I bought Swindon and it's the same with Waterford'

Waterford FC owner Lee Power outlines his ambitions for the League of Ireland club.

From The42 'I sent off the player... He struck me in the aftermath' Man In Black

'I sent off the player... He struck me in the aftermath'

League of Ireland official Rob Rogers chats to The42 about the highs and lows of taking charge at various tiers.

'I do feel pressure but I believe strongly in Irish athletes, Irish coaches and Ireland as a nation'

Sarah Keane has been tasked with bringing the Olympic Council of Ireland out of the crisis it currently finds itself in and rebuilding the organisation’s plummeting credibility.

From The42 The Monaco-based Cork millionaire behind a unique Irish sporting project Aqua Blue Sport

The Monaco-based Cork millionaire behind a unique Irish sporting project

Rick Delaney tells The42 about his ambition for Aqua Blue Sport, the first Irish team to compete at Pro Continental level.

From TheJournal.ie Facebook launches 'community help' feature to aid people dealing with disasters or tragedies Times Of Trouble

Facebook launches 'community help' feature to aid people dealing with disasters or tragedies

The feature, which will be initially launched in the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, India and Saudi Arabia, is a continuation of the site’s ‘safety check’ application.

From The42 'There are people out there who want me to fail but that drives you on more' Defying The Odds

'There are people out there who want me to fail but that drives you on more'

Sinead Kane made history in Sydney last weekend but the journey to this point has been far from plain sailing.

From The42 'I've cried more times over injuries in the last number of years than anything else' The Long Road Back

'I've cried more times over injuries in the last number of years than anything else'

Jessie Barr has seen her promising career interrupted by a succession of injuries but she’s hoping to return in 2017.

From The42 'I was never interested in making friends in football' Feature

'I was never interested in making friends in football'

The Secret Footballer tells The42 about psychology, performance-enhancing drugs and constant paranoia.

From The42 The Irish Powerchair team set to take on the world this summer Feature This post contains videos

The Irish Powerchair team set to take on the world this summer

Donal Byrne chats to The42 about their upcoming competition.

From The42 38-year-old Irish Olympian Breege Connolly one of the unsung heroes of 2016 Interview

38-year-old Irish Olympian Breege Connolly one of the unsung heroes of 2016

The Leitrim native recalls her unforgettable experience at the Olympics.

From The42 The Irish pair aiming to make history in the world's toughest bike race Adventure

The Irish pair aiming to make history in the world's toughest bike race

Graham Macken chats to The42 about the arduous challenge himself and cycling partner Declan Brassil are set to undertake.

From The42 'This decision will have a lot of influence on my career one way or another but I'm happy with it' Interview

'This decision will have a lot of influence on my career one way or another but I'm happy with it'

Becoming a professional golfer has always been Leona Maguire’s dream but she has made the bold move of postponing the step-up to continue her development as an amateur and complete her US college degree.

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