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'The collarbone, winning the All-Ireland and then breaking my jaw, it was probably a rough enough time'
# 2000: Revisited
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# 2000: Revisited

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

May 2nd 2020, 11:30 AM 16,593 Views 11 Comments

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.

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

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

Apr 26th 2020, 8:00 AM 29,778 Views 12 Comments

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
# On The Frontline
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# On The Frontline

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

Apr 25th 2020, 7:00 AM 26,611 Views 2 Comments

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

'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
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# 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'

Apr 19th 2020, 8:00 AM 33,720 Views 4 Comments

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

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

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

Apr 11th 2020, 10:00 AM 55,542 Views 11 Comments

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.

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

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

Mar 21st 2020, 11:55 AM 19,054 Views 10 Comments

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

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
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# 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?'

Dec 29th 2019, 8:00 AM 29,972 Views 8 Comments

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

'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
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# 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''

Nov 17th 2019, 10:00 AM 43,382 Views 5 Comments

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

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

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

Nov 10th 2019, 10:00 AM 20,785 Views 4 Comments

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’'
# At Home With The Byrnes
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# At Home With The Byrnes

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

Nov 2nd 2019, 6:30 AM 71,248 Views 13 Comments

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
# Down-ey But Not Out
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# Down-ey But Not Out

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

Oct 24th 2019, 6:30 AM 4,436 Views 0 Comments

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

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

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

Sep 24th 2019, 3:00 PM 26,611 Views 39 Comments

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

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

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

Aug 19th 2019, 12:00 PM 39,226 Views 40 Comments

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''
# Everyday Hero
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# Everyday Hero

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

Updated May 31st 2019, 1:00 PM 34,717 Views 3 Comments

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.

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

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

Mar 18th 2019, 9:30 PM 43,468 Views 10 Comments

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'
# The Boy On The Shed
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# 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'

Dec 31st 2018, 10:00 AM 29,830 Views 4 Comments

Paul Ferris on adapting to life as a former footballer.

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

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

Oct 13th 2018, 7:00 AM 33,349 Views 10 Comments

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

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

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

Jul 12th 2018, 9:15 PM 23,518 Views 42 Comments

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

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

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

Jun 10th 2018, 9:30 PM 47,989 Views 10 Comments

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.

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

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

Apr 15th 2018, 9:30 PM 40,627 Views 11 Comments

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.

'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
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# 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'

Mar 12th 2018, 2:00 PM 10,069 Views 2 Comments

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

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

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

Mar 11th 2018, 1:00 PM 13,203 Views 0 Comments

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

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

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

Feb 25th 2018, 9:30 PM 57,118 Views 5 Comments

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

Heroes and villains: Why nothing is clear-cut anymore at the Disclosures Tribunal
# Shades Of Grey
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# Shades Of Grey

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

Feb 4th 2018, 10:00 PM 16,446 Views 0 Comments

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

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

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

Oct 1st 2017, 9:30 PM 40,201 Views 7 Comments

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

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

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

Sep 10th 2017, 12:05 AM 20,377 Views 34 Comments

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

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

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

Jun 18th 2017, 9:25 PM 49,617 Views 10 Comments

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.

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

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

Jun 3rd 2017, 12:05 AM 33,084 Views 29 Comments

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

'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
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# Long Road To Glory

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

May 20th 2017, 9:30 PM 5,488 Views 4 Comments

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.

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

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

May 2nd 2017, 12:05 AM 60,036 Views 56 Comments

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

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

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

May 1st 2017, 10:00 AM 47,464 Views 19 Comments

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
# Double Trouble
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# Double Trouble

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

Apr 11th 2017, 5:47 PM 11,881 Views 2 Comments

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

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

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

Apr 2nd 2017, 9:30 PM 11,500 Views 5 Comments

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

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

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

Apr 1st 2017, 8:00 PM 11,894 Views 6 Comments

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

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

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

Feb 18th 2017, 7:10 AM 24,501 Views 49 Comments

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

'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
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# 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'

Feb 15th 2017, 7:15 AM 32,916 Views 12 Comments

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

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

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

Jan 28th 2017, 6:45 AM 28,012 Views 23 Comments

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

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

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

Dec 31st 2016, 10:00 AM 28,179 Views 16 Comments

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

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

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

Nov 27th 2016, 8:30 AM 5,890 Views 0 Comments

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

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

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

Nov 26th 2016, 10:05 AM 26,277 Views 33 Comments

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

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