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#Obsession

James McClean and football’s unhealthy obsession with depoliticising the poppy, and the week's best sportswriting
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# Essential Reading

James McClean and football’s unhealthy obsession with depoliticising the poppy, and the week's best sportswriting

Nov 10th 2019, 8:30 AM 12,428 Views 2 Comments

Plus, the New Yorker’s Louisa Thomas on the ham-handed, money-driven mangling of Sports Illustrated and Deadspin.

'I've met a lot of people who threw away their livelihoods because of how addictive chess was'
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'I've met a lot of people who threw away their livelihoods because of how addictive chess was'

Dec 25th 2018, 3:00 PM 24,345 Views 15 Comments

Brin-Jonathan Butler discusses his new book, ‘The Grandmaster’.

'It's all I think about every day': Keith Earls desperate to claim a European medal to call his own
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'It's all I think about every day': Keith Earls desperate to claim a European medal to call his own

Dec 5th 2018, 6:00 AM 9,998 Views 23 Comments

The Munster wing doesn’t count his 2008 Heineken Cup medal as a true winners’ medal as he was an unused replacement in Cardiff.

'There was a Lego set so I said I'd give it a try and I became obsessed with it'
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'There was a Lego set so I said I'd give it a try and I became obsessed with it'

Nov 14th 2018, 12:00 PM 44,251 Views 28 Comments

Ireland wing Jacob Stockdale has discovered the perfect way to take his mind off the game.

'The one thing I did was concentrate on becoming a professional footballer... I didn't like school at all'
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'The one thing I did was concentrate on becoming a professional footballer... I didn't like school at all'

Jan 6th 2018, 8:00 AM 18,950 Views 6 Comments

Irish defender Pierce Sweeney chats to The42 about his football-mad upbringing and preparing to face West Brom in the FA Cup today.

The 10 memorable stages of every Irish girl's 2000s Groovy Chick obsesssion
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# Bang On The Door

The 10 memorable stages of every Irish girl's 2000s Groovy Chick obsesssion

Jun 23rd 2016, 7:30 PM 14,480 Views 4 Comments

GROOVY CHICK ON EVERYTHING.

10 things we learned from Keith Wood's brilliant sit-down with Joe Schmidt
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10 things we learned from Keith Wood's brilliant sit-down with Joe Schmidt

Sep 19th 2015, 1:06 PM 10,933 Views 11 Comments

It was like Frost/Nixon, but more important.

'They're obsessed with Dublin, the population, the money they get from sponsorship'
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'They're obsessed with Dublin, the population, the money they get from sponsorship'

Jun 26th 2015, 6:15 AM 8,591 Views 41 Comments

John O’Leary believes that other counties are spending too much times complaining about the Dubs and not developing themselves.

17 reasons why Ireland's weather obsession is totally justified
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# Fierce Mild

17 reasons why Ireland's weather obsession is totally justified

Mar 2nd 2015, 12:05 PM 9,677 Views 0 Comments

Grand soft day thank God.

'If you have an obsession with Roy Keane, he hasn't disappointed you in 2014'
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# WIT

'If you have an obsession with Roy Keane, he hasn't disappointed you in 2014'

Dec 22nd 2014, 1:36 PM 3,916 Views 1 Comment

The Ireland manager showed some of his customary wit at the RTÉ Sport Awards last night.

10 signs the world's obsession with Frozen has gone too far
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# Frozen

10 signs the world's obsession with Frozen has gone too far

Dec 4th 2014, 7:30 PM 4,779 Views 5 Comments

Time to let it go, people.

Turns out Irish adults are quite addicted to Snapchat
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Turns out Irish adults are quite addicted to Snapchat

Sep 15th 2014, 6:15 PM 12,779 Views 15 Comments

The app sees 63% of its users checking the app daily, a usage rate that’s only surpassed by Facebook.

'It's the only prize' - James O'Donoghue has sympathy for Mayo after All-Ireland defeats
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'It's the only prize' - James O'Donoghue has sympathy for Mayo after All-Ireland defeats

Aug 21st 2014, 8:15 AM 4,332 Views 2 Comments

The Kerry forward is hoping to add to the pain this weekend though.

18 years after vowing ‘never again,’ I’ve decided to start a World Cup sticker collection
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18 years after vowing ‘never again,’ I’ve decided to start a World Cup sticker collection

May 10th 2014, 10:00 AM 12,242 Views 38 Comments

Ever feel fanatical about this mid-90s phenomenon? You’re not alone.

Football Manager: The computer game that discovered Lionel Messi
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Football Manager: The computer game that discovered Lionel Messi

Aug 22nd 2013, 6:30 PM 5,741 Views 14 Comments

The ever-popular game is set to release its 21st edition.

Increase in nomophobia (fear of being apart from your phone)
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# Mobile Addict

Increase in nomophobia (fear of being apart from your phone)

May 10th 2012, 6:13 PM 3,545 Views 18 Comments

Do you check your mobile more than 34 times a day? You might have a new tech-driven phobia…

Penis envy? Berlusconi slammed for replacing statue body parts
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# Obsession

Penis envy? Berlusconi slammed for replacing statue body parts

Nov 19th 2010, 9:11 PM 1,147 Views 0 Comments

What is it about the male appendage that keeps getting the Italian PM in such hot water?