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'The collarbone, winning the All-Ireland and then breaking my jaw, it was probably a rough enough time'

Mayo great Cora Staunton reflects on the 2000 All-Ireland ladies football final and her county’s golden era, which was built on ‘torturous’ training and pure hard work.

From The42 'I was sort of obsessed. Demented. Angry maybe with life as well' - Val Andrews on a lifetime in coaching Long Read

'I was sort of obsessed. Demented. Angry maybe with life as well' - Val Andrews on a lifetime in coaching

From managing Tralee IT’s galacticos on their run to Sigerson glory in the 1990s to Cavan during the Seanie Johnston transfer saga.

'Everyone is very much involved in this' - The Dublin All-Star doctor on duty in Temple Street Hospital

Noelle Healy shares her experience through the Covid-19 crisis.

From The42 'You aren't thinking about anybody. You just want the pain to stop, and you'll go to any extreme to do it' Opening Up

'You aren't thinking about anybody. You just want the pain to stop, and you'll go to any extreme to do it'

Tyrone and Dromore 21-year-old Oran Sludden delves deeper into his story and mental health struggles – and shares messages of hope.

From The42 'Mick McCarthy drove me to the ground to sign the contract. It was surreal sitting in his Mercedes' Long Read

'Mick McCarthy drove me to the ground to sign the contract. It was surreal sitting in his Mercedes'

Ex-Ireland and Milwall midfielder Dave Savage revisits his career in football, which included five senior international caps — all earned in the summer of 1996.

From TheJournal.ie In Nepal, Sherpas are losing vital tourism income, but 'stopping the virus is more important than our jobs' A Mountain To Climb

In Nepal, Sherpas are losing vital tourism income, but 'stopping the virus is more important than our jobs'

Cormac Fitzgerald reports from Nepal on how the coronavirus pandemic is affecting Mount Everest’s guides.

From The42 Concussion deep dive: 'I'd be sitting in my room and I'd just start crying. I'd be like, 'What is wrong with me?' Long Read

Concussion deep dive: 'I'd be sitting in my room and I'd just start crying. I'd be like, 'What is wrong with me?'

Clare captain Laurie Ryan and former Galway star Cormac Bane share their scary experiences with concussion.

From The42 'The first day I met him was in the LIT canteen 15 years ago and I was going, 'Jesus, I'm here with Davy Fitz'' Long Read

'The first day I met him was in the LIT canteen 15 years ago and I was going, 'Jesus, I'm here with Davy Fitz''

In the second installment of a two-part coaching series, The42 chats with Wexford hurling coach Seoirse Bulfin.

From The42 Meath coach talks Ronaldo, Guardiola, New York Knicks, Legacy, Eddie Jones and Jim Gavin Long Read

Meath coach talks Ronaldo, Guardiola, New York Knicks, Legacy, Eddie Jones and Jim Gavin

In the first of a two-part coaching series, The42 chats with Meath coach Colm Nally.

'When he was dying he said to me: ‘Jack is going to play for Ireland, he’s special’'

David Sneyd sits down with Ireland and Shamrock Rovers midfielder Jack Byrne, along with his family, ahead of the FAI Cup final.

Kilkenny to the bone: Reeling in the years, the good and the bad, with Cats legend Ann Downey

She’s been instrumental in all 13 of Kilkenny’s All-Ireland camogie titles, but Downey recently stepped away.

From The42 Analysis: Ringrose shines as Ireland's strong defence shuts Scotland down In Depth

Analysis: Ringrose shines as Ireland's strong defence shuts Scotland down

Ireland had a 94% tackle success rate and gave up only three linebreaks on Sunday.

From The42 The team that Joe built: Putting together a 2019 World Cup squad Breakdown

The team that Joe built: Putting together a 2019 World Cup squad

We examine how Ireland’s head coach has developed a group of players to compete in Japan.

'I said, 'Look, I'm not going to let my mother go through that pain again of losing another child''

After losing three siblings to an incurable lung disease, David Crosby was diagnosed himself when he turned 40. The inspirational double-lung transplant recipient and marathon runner shares his remarkable story.

From The42 ‘I would have come from the flats… Brian Kerr gave me the confidence to go into any room and meet people’ Mentor This post contains videos

‘I would have come from the flats… Brian Kerr gave me the confidence to go into any room and meet people’

St Patrick’s Athletic legend Johnny McDonnell reflects on his memorable career in football.

'My career finished with injury and the thing I feared most, my mother dying, happened at that moment... I was 21'

Paul Ferris on adapting to life as a former footballer.

From The42 'When Jack left me out of the squad for the Euros, I was devastated… I wasn’t the same player or person' Honesty This post contains videos

'When Jack left me out of the squad for the Euros, I was devastated… I wasn’t the same player or person'

Ex-Ireland international Dave Langan opens up about the highs and lows of his career.

From TheJournal.ie 'If you look at U2... they kind of belong to the world at this stage, where we still belong to Ireland' Aslan

'If you look at U2... they kind of belong to the world at this stage, where we still belong to Ireland'

After over 35 years in the business, Irish rock band Aslan are still going strong.

From The42 'I ended up working for DHL Express and Zidane went on to manage Real Madrid' Long Read

'I ended up working for DHL Express and Zidane went on to manage Real Madrid'

Former St Patrick’s Athletic and Bohemians defender Maurice O’Driscoll on facing one of the greats, a brief spell managing in the LOI and his highly-rated son Aaron.

From The42 "They asked me about Effenberg. And I said: 'If he thinks I was like his father, he played like my mother'" Remember When This post contains videos

"They asked me about Effenberg. And I said: 'If he thinks I was like his father, he played like my mother'"

Cork City legend Dave Barry on winning All-Irelands, scoring against Bayern Munich, Patsy Freyne’s fondness for a smoke and representing Ireland against Man United.

From The42 'I felt how most young boys would, thinking ‘F**k this, I’m not playing football’ as I thought I'd been shafted' Long Read

'I felt how most young boys would, thinking ‘F**k this, I’m not playing football’ as I thought I'd been shafted'

Derry City striker Rory Patterson talks his career in Ireland, England and Australia, the brilliance of Paddy McCourt and the return to the Brandywell.

From TheJournal.ie 'The beginning of the end': After McCabe, Tribunal now poised to enter most crucial weeks Disclosures Tribunal

'The beginning of the end': After McCabe, Tribunal now poised to enter most crucial weeks

Maurice McCabe spoke this week. Here’s what he had to say.

From The42 'I genuinely don’t have any regrets. I’m honest enough to realise that I didn’t put in the work' Long Read

'I genuinely don’t have any regrets. I’m honest enough to realise that I didn’t put in the work'

Alan Cawley talks joining Leeds United as a teenager, winning a league title with Shelbourne and getting into TV punditry.

From TheJournal.ie Heroes and villains: Why nothing is clear-cut anymore at the Disclosures Tribunal Shades Of Grey

Heroes and villains: Why nothing is clear-cut anymore at the Disclosures Tribunal

Mr Justice Peter Charleton has a tricky task ahead to untangle the web that was O’Sullivan’s strategy at the O’Higgins Commission.

From The42 'The Irish lads at Leeds were so good to us. They would always be giving us money and stuff' Long Read

'The Irish lads at Leeds were so good to us. They would always be giving us money and stuff'

Midfielder Paul Keegan opens up about his playing days in England and returning home to help Waterford’s cause.

From TheJournal.ie 'Mammy. I don't smile much anymore and I don't know why': Homelessness through the eyes of a child Family Homelessness

'Mammy. I don't smile much anymore and I don't know why': Homelessness through the eyes of a child

The number of homeless children in ireland has quadrupled in three years.

From The42 'He said 'there’s no f***ing way you’re leaving this room until you sign the contract!'' Long Read

'He said 'there’s no f***ing way you’re leaving this room until you sign the contract!''

We chat to Pat Scully about his career in England, representing his country at every level and success in the League of Ireland — both as a player and a manager.

From TheJournal.ie 'My father used to beat me and my mother up for fun': A night on the streets with Dublin's rough sleepers After Midnight

'My father used to beat me and my mother up for fun': A night on the streets with Dublin's rough sleepers

We went out with an outreach team to see what a night is like on the streets of Dublin.

From The42 'You’re new to a team and all you’ve been is injured. It's tough to take, both physically and emotionally' Long Road To Glory This post contains videos

'You’re new to a team and all you’ve been is injured. It's tough to take, both physically and emotionally'

Megan Campbell on playing a key role in FA Cup glory after a nightmare run of injuries, the Ireland WNT and her story so far.

From TheJournal.ie What has happened to Home Sweet Home (and the €190,000 that was donated)? Apollo House Legacy

What has happened to Home Sweet Home (and the €190,000 that was donated)?

The campaign responsible for the occupation of Apollo House has been quiet in recent months.

From The42 'We played the Dubliners against the country boys... I could see Brian Kerr thinking: S**t' Interview This post contains videos

'We played the Dubliners against the country boys... I could see Brian Kerr thinking: S**t'

Ex-Ireland and Tottenham star Stephen Carr looks back on the highs and lows of his career

Analysis: Brothers Jordie and Beauden Barrett creating magic for the Canes

The brothers have been in superb form in Super Rugby and look certain to play together for the All Blacks.

From TheJournal.ie An award-winning story before bedtime: I Could Have Been a Dancer Hennessy Awards

An award-winning story before bedtime: I Could Have Been a Dancer

Read a story which won the First Fiction award at this year’s Hennessy Literary Awards.

From TheJournal.ie An award-winning short story before bedtime: The Taking of Mrs Kennedy Hennessy Awards

An award-winning short story before bedtime: The Taking of Mrs Kennedy

Read the winner of the Emerging Fiction category in this year’s Hennessy Literary Awards.

From The42 'When I saw the tears in Busby's eyes, I realised the depth of their relationship and what George turned away' George Best

'When I saw the tears in Busby's eyes, I realised the depth of their relationship and what George turned away'

Inside ‘George Best: All By Himself,’ an extraordinary, sobering look at the life and times of George Best.

From The42 'I didn’t have an Irish accent or the heritage the boys had, but I’ve got to say they were very welcoming' Long Read

'I didn’t have an Irish accent or the heritage the boys had, but I’ve got to say they were very welcoming'

Although he was forced to retire at an early age, former Ireland striker Jon Goodman has had a fascinating career in the game.

From TheJournal.ie Meet the team taking chronic rough sleepers off the streets of Dublin and giving them their own home Housing First

Meet the team taking chronic rough sleepers off the streets of Dublin and giving them their own home

The Housing First team in Dublin are at the forefront of the battle to end homelessness in Ireland.

From The42 "I said: 'If I judged you by social media, Joe, I'd think you're a bit of a t**t''' Long Read

"I said: 'If I judged you by social media, Joe, I'd think you're a bit of a t**t'''

Michael Calvin chats to The42 about ghostwriting football star Joey Barton’s acclaimed autobiography.

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 Ron Atkinson on the Desailly controversy, Paul McGrath and his best-ever signings Interview This post contains videos

Ron Atkinson on the Desailly controversy, Paul McGrath and his best-ever signings

The former Manchester United manager chats to The42 about an eventful career in football.

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