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From The42 'I said, 'Look, I'm not going to let my mother go through that pain again of losing another child'' Everyday Hero

'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.

From The42 'My career finished with injury and the thing I feared most, my mother dying, happened at that moment... I was 21' The Boy On The Shed

'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

From The42 Analysis: Brothers Jordie and Beauden Barrett creating magic for the Canes Double Trouble

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.

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 Ciaran Clark the unsung hero of Ireland’s famous win in Austria Analysis This post contains videos

Ciaran Clark the unsung hero of Ireland’s famous win in Austria

The Newcastle defender showed why Martin O’Neill has placed faith in him.

'Heat blankets, survival kits, hot-water bottles and layers upon layers of clothes'

Take a trip back to Siberia with Connacht in this excerpt of John Fallon’s new book ‘Connacht – The Team That Refused To Die’.

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 'It was proper turmoil. Every day you'd walk in and think, 'What's next?'' The Damned United

'It was proper turmoil. Every day you'd walk in and think, 'What's next?''

It’s a little over 15 years since a glorious homegrown Leeds United reached the Champions League semi-finals and Stephen McPhail, who retired today, was a part of it.

From The42 'How running saved me from addiction' Interview This post contains videos

'How running saved me from addiction'

One of the world’s most renowned adventurers, Charlie Engle, on addiction, prison, Running the Sahara and meeting Matt Damon.

From The42 ‘About 20% of all medals should have been stripped’ - The dark history of the Olympic Games Interview

‘About 20% of all medals should have been stripped’ - The dark history of the Olympic Games

Author and journalist David Goldlatt chats to The42 about the troubled past of sport’s biggest event.

From The42 ‘It’s the greatest athlete the world has ever seen and he’s refusing to go to the Olympics’ Interview This post contains videos

‘It’s the greatest athlete the world has ever seen and he’s refusing to go to the Olympics’

Journalist Richard Askwith chats to The42 about his new book on the legendary Czechoslovak long-distance runner Emil Zatopek.

From TheJournal.ie 'Not much of a f***ing ambush': An oral history of the 2010 heave against Enda Kenny Long Read This post contains videos

'Not much of a f***ing ambush': An oral history of the 2010 heave against Enda Kenny

As the Taoiseach comes under fire again, this is the inside story of that coup six years ago.

From The42 Analysis: Paddy Jackson's performance the epitome of Ireland's defensive grit Resilience

Analysis: Paddy Jackson's performance the epitome of Ireland's defensive grit

Ireland’s first-ever win against the Boks on South African soil was built on their 14-man defence.

From The42 How are football and mathematics linked? Long Read

How are football and mathematics linked?

David Sumpter chats to The 42 about misguided football pundits, Leicester’s improbable success and Barcelona’s symmetrical beauty.

From TheJournal.ie Amazon's newest Kindle is promising a battery that will last for months Long Read

Amazon's newest Kindle is promising a battery that will last for months

Although it’s likely the price will put many people off.

From TheJournal.ie When fear and hatred of Irish Catholics set fire to an American city Street Wars

When fear and hatred of Irish Catholics set fire to an American city

What an explosive, forgotten 172-year-old chapter in Irish-American history can teach us about the world today.

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