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From The42 21 of our favourite sports books from 2017 Good Reads

21 of our favourite sports books from 2017

From autobiographies of Jackie Tyrrell to books on Bob Paisley, it’s been a good year for lovers of sporting yarns.

From The42 Sumo scandals, finding peace in a Greek monastery and the rest of the week's best sportswriting Good Reads

Sumo scandals, finding peace in a Greek monastery and the rest of the week's best sportswriting

It’s Sunday morning so stick the kettle on and have a read of our selection of the week’s best sportswriting.

From The42 How many of these classic Irish sports books have you read? Good Reads

How many of these classic Irish sports books have you read?

How well do you know Paul Kimmage’s Rough Ride and other noted works.

From The42 McCarron, Donaghy and McGrath: The GAA books that got us talking in 2016 Write Stuff

McCarron, Donaghy and McGrath: The GAA books that got us talking in 2016

We take you through 6 of the top GAA books of the year.

From The42 Dr. Dalton and Mr. Andy, ‘dying in silence’ at Boavista and all the week's best sportswriting Good Reads

Dr. Dalton and Mr. Andy, ‘dying in silence’ at Boavista and all the week's best sportswriting

Plus, behind the scenes as the Jordan Brand goes big on Space Jam.

From The42 Finding Ali Dia, Ireland's new hero Conor McGregor and all the week's best sportswriting Good Reads

Finding Ali Dia, Ireland's new hero Conor McGregor and all the week's best sportswriting

Plus, Sports Illustrated’s True Crime series investigates Randall Woodfield, the I-5 Killer.

From The42 American reporter's surfing memoir wins William Hill Sports Book of the Year Awards Season

American reporter's surfing memoir wins William Hill Sports Book of the Year

William Finnegan’s ‘Barbarian Days’ took out the prestigious honour today.

From The42 Pele's bodyguard in the 70s, the Baby Mourinho and all the week's best sportswriting Good Reads

Pele's bodyguard in the 70s, the Baby Mourinho and all the week's best sportswriting

Plus, Dejan Lovren talks about how he became a refugee at just three years old.

From The42 Easing football addiction with marijuana, profound effects of glory and the week's best sportswriting Good Reads

Easing football addiction with marijuana, profound effects of glory and the week's best sportswriting

The Chicago Cubs, homophobia in soccer and an interesting Ray Allen letter also feature this week.

From The42 Here are the 6 nominees for Irish sports book of the year Good Reads

Here are the 6 nominees for Irish sports book of the year

Books on Paul O’Connell, Jason McAteer and John Kavanagh have made the cut.

From The42 Tragic tale of Tyrone's Adrian Doherty included in shortlist for William Hill award Award Season

Tragic tale of Tyrone's Adrian Doherty included in shortlist for William Hill award

Six sports are represented across the seven titles.

From The42 Tyrone's answer to George Best and the world's best gambler: the week's best sportswriting Good Reads

Tyrone's answer to George Best and the world's best gambler: the week's best sportswriting

Get yourself a cup of tea and make yourself comfortable, we’ve got some cracking articles just a click away.

From The42 The marathon at the home of America's largest death row and the rest of the week's best sportswriting Good Reads

The marathon at the home of America's largest death row and the rest of the week's best sportswriting

Sports Illustrated’s piece on Conor McGregor also stood out along with articles from the world of boxing, rugby and football.

From The42 10 years since Keane's United exit & Phelps' rehabilitation; the week's best sportswriting Good Reads

10 years since Keane's United exit & Phelps' rehabilitation; the week's best sportswriting

Also, German football’s ticket pricing problem and Cuba’s route to football glory.

From The42 Incredible Gatlin, pre-season insight and all the week’s best sportswriting Good Reads

Incredible Gatlin, pre-season insight and all the week’s best sportswriting

Grab a cuppa and settle in to catch up on some superb articles.

12 of the most hyped books to read on the beach this summer

Stuff these into your beach tote.

From The42 Wrestling's greatest mystery appears to have been solved; it's the week's best sportswriting Good Reads

Wrestling's greatest mystery appears to have been solved; it's the week's best sportswriting

Also featuring Gary Neville on why Liverpool need a visionary to lead them.

From The42 Why Keane is greater than Giggs and notes on Wrestlemania; the week’s best sportswriting Good Reads
From The42 Ronnie the Rocket, 200-pound roomies and Pele the fraud: It’s the week’s best sportswriting Good Reads

Ronnie the Rocket, 200-pound roomies and Pele the fraud: It’s the week’s best sportswriting

There is also an article on classic football jerseys and a satirical piece on homophobia in rugby.

From The42 Tiger's fall, Ireland to win the World Cup and cricket emerging: It’s the week’s best sportswriting Good Reads

Tiger's fall, Ireland to win the World Cup and cricket emerging: It’s the week’s best sportswriting

There are also superb pieces on a homeless former college footballer and how the All Blacks coach their players.

From The42 Warren Gatland recalls his school days and David Meyler opens up: It’s the week’s best sportswriting Good Reads

Warren Gatland recalls his school days and David Meyler opens up: It’s the week’s best sportswriting

Also featuring one of the football’s great cult figures and ESPN’s billion dollar studio.

From The42 Drugs in rugby, Joe Brolly's lament and more of the week’s best sportswriting Good Reads

Drugs in rugby, Joe Brolly's lament and more of the week’s best sportswriting

There are also pieces on the Seattle Seahawks, Super Rugby and an interview with Mick McCarthy.

From The42 James Joyce was a rugby fan? It's TheScore.ie's 50 favourite sports articles of 2014 (part 1) Good Reads

James Joyce was a rugby fan? It's TheScore.ie's 50 favourite sports articles of 2014 (part 1)

Also featuring articles on Luis Suarez, Munster coach Anthony Foley and Kobe Bryant.

From The42 10 of the best sports books to buy as last-minute Christmas gifts Good Reads

10 of the best sports books to buy as last-minute Christmas gifts

‘Night Games,’ ‘The Test,’ ‘The Race to Truth and more of this year’s most memorable work.

From The42 Blind footballers, Montreal Screwjobs and the rest of the week's best sportswriting Good Reads

Blind footballers, Montreal Screwjobs and the rest of the week's best sportswriting

There are also pieces on England’s most-capped player and a footballer turned teacher.

From The42 Wrestlers you won't believe existed and the link between Springsteen and baseball; the week’s best sportswriting Good Reads

Wrestlers you won't believe existed and the link between Springsteen and baseball; the week’s best sportswriting

Also featuring an in-depth interview with snooker legend Jimmy White.

From The42 Slow-mo replays, place-kicking and the World Cup; the week’s best sportswriting Sunday Papers

Slow-mo replays, place-kicking and the World Cup; the week’s best sportswriting

There are also pieces on rugby coaching and Scottish travails.

From The42 Unmoving Messi, folding arms and star-attachment; the week’s best sportswriting Good Reads

Unmoving Messi, folding arms and star-attachment; the week’s best sportswriting

There are also articles on a Brazilian family’s misfortune and Messi’s statistical brilliance.

From The42 Place-kicking, Disneyland and statistics; the week’s best sportswriting Sunday Papers

Place-kicking, Disneyland and statistics; the week’s best sportswriting

The World Cup features strongly, while there is also an excellent article on Andy Lee.

From The42 Diana Ross, NFL in LA and the All Blacks; the week’s best sportswriting Best Reads

Diana Ross, NFL in LA and the All Blacks; the week’s best sportswriting

There are also articles on Leinster’s season and the world of Brazil’s ‘Organizadas’.

From The42 A portrait of Suarez, Roche's nemesis and the Williams sisters; the week’s best sportswriting Good Reads

A portrait of Suarez, Roche's nemesis and the Williams sisters; the week’s best sportswriting

This week’s selection also features a piece on the high performance culture in Team Sky.

From The42 Cheating, Munster's coaching team and battling cancer; the week’s best sportswriting Good Reads

Cheating, Munster's coaching team and battling cancer; the week’s best sportswriting

We’ve also picked out articles on Marco Materazzi, Louis van Gaal and a fictional 1994 World Cup.

From The42 Saipan revisited, Mayweather in jail and Cliftonville's fight for gay rights; the week’s best sportswriting Good Reads

Saipan revisited, Mayweather in jail and Cliftonville's fight for gay rights; the week’s best sportswriting

Also featuring Bill Simmons’ take on the Donald Sterling controversy and Alex Gibney’s analysis the Loughinisland tragedy.

From The42 The ego of Zlatan, dogs at Old Trafford and losing streaks; the best sportswriting of the week Good Reads

The ego of Zlatan, dogs at Old Trafford and losing streaks; the best sportswriting of the week

There are also excellent articles on gambling addiction and a PGA Tour caddie’s child, who was born with Down syndrome.

From The42 A deadly own goal, doping at the World Cup and choke tackles; the week's best sportswriting Good Reads

A deadly own goal, doping at the World Cup and choke tackles; the week's best sportswriting

There are also pieces on Six Nations ball carrying stats, El Clásico and the kind-hearted Hartlepool manager.

From The42 Arsène Wenger, a godfather of sports analytics and BOD; this week's best sportswriting Good Reads

Arsène Wenger, a godfather of sports analytics and BOD; this week's best sportswriting

There’s also room for the story of Scotland’s greatest win and a study of box kicking in rugby.

From The42 James Joyce's love of rugby and the tale of the team who only lost once in the NFL; this week’s best sportswriting Good Reads

James Joyce's love of rugby and the tale of the team who only lost once in the NFL; this week’s best sportswriting

Plus, a detailed analysis of the recent Ireland-Wales game and an interview with Willie Mullins ahead of Cheltenham.

From The42 Science at the Winter Olympics and homosexuality in sport: Some of the week’s best sportswriting Good Reads

Science at the Winter Olympics and homosexuality in sport: Some of the week’s best sportswriting

Also featuring articles on Nemanja Vidic’s impending Man United exit and Shane McNaughton’s life as a young GAA star.

From The42 A young BOD and nightmare hotels in Sochi: Some of the week’s best sportswriting Good Reads

A young BOD and nightmare hotels in Sochi: Some of the week’s best sportswriting

Pour yourself a coffee and enjoy the best sports-related articles of the past seven days.

From The42 27 sports books to spend your Christmas vouchers on Good Reads

27 sports books to spend your Christmas vouchers on

Featuring Jonny Sexton, George Best, Owen Mulligan and much more…