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From The42 Referee suspended for using 'rock, paper, scissors' instead of the coin toss Not In The Rulebook

Referee suspended for using 'rock, paper, scissors' instead of the coin toss

The English FA has suspended official David McNamara after his actions in a WSL game between Manchester City and Reading.

From TheJournal.ie Sally Rooney's Normal People to be adapted for BBC television Novel Idea

Sally Rooney's Normal People to be adapted for BBC television

Lenny Abrahamson is set to direct the programme. Meanwhile, Nicole Kidman is also to co-produce a TV series based on Cecelia Ahern’s book Roar.

From TheJournal.ie 'Drive-thru' ashes coming to Galway for the start of Lent Sign Of The Times

'Drive-thru' ashes coming to Galway for the start of Lent

People will be able to drive in one church gate, get their ashes, and exit out another gate at Glenamady Church.

From The42 Andy Lee defending the world title in Thomond Park? It's comments of the week Novel Idea

Andy Lee defending the world title in Thomond Park? It's comments of the week

Also, swapping Balotelli for Heskey and celebrating the Irish sports people of the year.

From The42 Who would feature in a Munster v Leinster soccer match? Novel Idea

Who would feature in a Munster v Leinster soccer match?

With the two teams set to meet today in rugby, we imagine an equivalent fixture in football.

From The42 A new Argentinian football team has been named after Pope Francis Novel Idea

A new Argentinian football team has been named after Pope Francis

The club had two players sent off in its first official game.

From TheJournal.ie 'Better than telly and the internet': Dubliners love their library-on-wheels Novel Idea

'Better than telly and the internet': Dubliners love their library-on-wheels

Funding for Dublin City Public Libraries has dropped by about €800,000 in the last six years.

From The42 Here's a fantastic extract from David Peace's acclaimed new novel on Bill Shankly Novel Idea This post contains videos

Here's a fantastic extract from David Peace's acclaimed new novel on Bill Shankly

The author of The Damned United is back.

From The42 Snapshot: Is there anything Cristiano Ronaldo can't do? Novel Idea

Snapshot: Is there anything Cristiano Ronaldo can't do?

The Real Madrid star tweeted a pic of himself as a pilot earlier today.

From The42 Good reads: here are 12 of the best sport-related books ever Novel Idea

Good reads: here are 12 of the best sport-related books ever

On the back of news that David Peace is writing a book about Bill Shankly, here are some of our favourite sporting reads.

From The42 Library moves Lance Armstrong books to fiction section Novel Idea

Library moves Lance Armstrong books to fiction section

The Manly-based library have taken a firm stance on the athlete in light of recent revelations.

From The42 Novel idea -- Tony McCoy to write racing fiction Book

Novel idea -- Tony McCoy to write racing fiction

It’s “something very different,” McCoy said. Indeed.