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One of the country's top ladies football stars is also playing inter-county camogie this year

Tipperary ace Aishling Moloney told The42 it’s something she’s ‘wanted to do for a few years’ – though her debut was certainly a mixed one.

Japan women's football great joins men's team

Yuki Nagasato, who will return to the Red Stars for the 2021 season, will play as a professional with Hayabusa Eleven.

Scrum-half Stafford joins Premiership club Harlequins after leaving Munster

The 23-year-old has signed on for the rest of the 2019/20 Premiership season.

'There are times you're going to lose motivation. It’s normal to have those bad days'

James McCarthy discusses life under lockdown and how he’s balancing trying to get fitter and stronger, while also staying fresh.

From The42 Ireland goalkeeper Keiren Westwood becomes board member at non-league side Cheadle Town Boardroom

Ireland goalkeeper Keiren Westwood becomes board member at non-league side Cheadle Town

The 34-year-old Sheffield Wednesday shot-stopper has joined the Manchester club’s executive board.

'In my head, I'd finish my career at Leinster but you've to do what's best for you'

The opportunity to start a new chapter in Italy and play more rugby was one too good to turn down for Mick Kearney.

Sale pull off major coup with signing of Springbok second row

Lood de Jager is to leave the Bulls and join the Premiership side on a three-year contract.

Former Munster man Buckley on the move in English Championship

The number eight has signed a deal with the Ealing Trailfinders ahead of the 2019/20 season.

Former NRL star Holmes the latest to cross codes and signs deal with NY Jets

Australian Valentine Holmes, 23, follows former rugby union player Christian Wade to the States.

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'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.

'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.

'I need the sea to live': France captain Guirado leaves Toulon for Top14 rivals

The hooker will join Montpellier on a three-year deal.

'I was wasting away... falling apart' – Maradona ready to lead Dorados after off-field issues

The Argentine great replaced Francisco Gomez at Dorados last week.

Irish defender O'Connor drops down to League One in search of regular first-team football

The 20-year-old signed a new deal with Leeds United last week, but will spend next season on loan at Blackpool.

Former UFC champion Hendricks retires with plans to pursue wrestling coaching

‘Everything I set my mind to, I achieved,’ he said of his 10-year professional MMA career.

From The42 James McClean on the verge of €6 million move to Stoke On The Move

James McClean on the verge of €6 million move to Stoke

Former Ireland international Rory Delap has also been appointed to the club’s backroom team.

One of the stars of Fulham's play-off win becomes Pellegrini's first Hammers signing

Ryan Fredericks has decided to move to West Ham after helping Fulham to top-flight promotion.

Girvan Dempsey to leave Leinster for new attack coach role at Bath

‘We will miss him greatly but wish him the very best for the future.’

Sale announce departure of Irish-qualified centre to Ulster

Will Addison, who represented England at U20 level, is moving to the northern province next season.

'It’s good to run around that dirty pitch': Aki more than happy to ground himself after Slam success

‘At the moment it feels like I’m the new player in the squad,’ says the centre ahead of Saturday’s European quarter-final clash with Gloucester.

Ronda Rousey joins WWE, refuses to say she's retired from MMA

The athlete confirmed she has signed a full-time deal with the organisation after making a surprise appearance during Sunday’s Royal Rumble.

Munster hooker Casey leaves home province to join French club

The 27-year-old hasn’t played for Van Graan’s side this season.

Highly-rated Irish midfielder secures loan move to Championship club

Harry Charsley could make his Bolton debut at Brentford tomorrow.

Ireland will come up against a familiar face when they face Afghanistan in 2018

Phil Simmons will lead the country into Test cricket.

Scotland out-half Russell says Dan Carter exit played no part in Racing move

The Glasgow 10 will move to France at the end of this season.

'An exciting next step in my coaching career and one my family and I are ready to make'

Ronan O’Gara has been confirmed as the Crusaders backs coach.

From The42 Wesley Sneijder is on the move again as he heads for France Nice Signing

Wesley Sneijder is on the move again as he heads for France

The Dutch midfielder is on the brink of signing for Nice.

From The42 Man United announce permanent departure of Adnan Januzaj Exit Door

Man United announce permanent departure of Adnan Januzaj

The Belgian winger has completed a move to Real Sociedad.

Mertesacker to retire in 2018 to become Arsenal's academy manager

The German will hang up his boots at the end of next season.

No regrets as Mo Farah calls time on track racing career

The British distance running star will now focus on road racing.

Bernard Jackman has Lions coach to thank after landing head coach role with Dragons

The former hooker arrives in Wales with the ‘highest recommendations’ of Warren Gatland.

Former Wexford hurling boss takes reins at Dublin club

Liam Dunne has teamed up with Ballinteer St John’s for the coming season.

Ireland U21 international Jack Byrne leaves Man City to join Wigan

The Dubliner has ended his five-year association with the Eastlands outfit.

Connacht legend George Naoupu signs for Harlequins

The 32-year-old was released by the Pro12 champions this summer.

Freddie Michalak is leaving Toulon for Top 14's newest side

The veteran out-half will join Lyon ahead of next season.

‘I would have felt like a fraud if I'd done another year at Munster’ -- Donncha O'Callaghan

The Corkman explains why he hasn’t called Paul O’Connell since his injury and why he thinks the Toulon lock can still tour New Zealand.

The identity of Floyd Mayweather’s next opponent has been revealed

The news was announced amid claims it could be the boxer’s final fight.

From The42 'My mum thinks I look good in blue' - Sterling on his move from Liverpool to Man City New Challenge This post contains videos

'My mum thinks I look good in blue' - Sterling on his move from Liverpool to Man City

The winger did thank Brendan Rodgers for putting faith in him as a teenager.

A Kildare legend is taking charge of Maynooth University

Noel Mooney will join as selector, while the rest of the backroom team will be confirmed in the coming weeks.

Rafa Benitez almost certain to return to where it all began

One agent believes there is a “99%” chance of it happening.

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