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#Off The Ball

From The42 Contepomi will be back: “It’s not the end of the world, it’s an injury.” Defiant

Contepomi will be back: “It’s not the end of the world, it’s an injury.”

The Argentina talisman says he will be back in three or four months, and is not retiring from club or international rugby.

From The42 Donegal's McGuinness set to take up part-time Celtic role - reports Change

Donegal's McGuinness set to take up part-time Celtic role - reports

According to reports, McGuinness will work with Celtic for three days a week while continuing as Donegal boss.

From The42 'How in the name of Jesus are we getting to this point' - Wood blasts Bent call-up Unpalatable

'How in the name of Jesus are we getting to this point' - Wood blasts Bent call-up

The former Irish captain also touted Jonny Sexton and Peter O’Mahony as future leaders.

From The42 Murph's Sideline Cut: Kilkenny's remorseless code-breakers leaves Galway still waiting for Liam Fall-out

Murph's Sideline Cut: Kilkenny's remorseless code-breakers leaves Galway still waiting for Liam

It was another long afternoon at Croke Park for Ciarán Murphy.

From The42 There's an amateur culture in Irish athletics - Heffernan Interview

There's an amateur culture in Irish athletics - Heffernan

The race walker also suggested the government should provide sport in this country with significant funding.

From The42 VIDEO: Off The Ball's tribute to Timmy McCarthy London 2012 This post contains videos

VIDEO: Off The Ball's tribute to Timmy McCarthy

When American phrases and a Cork accent meet.

From The42 Paul Kimmage: Irish cyclists put in worst Olympic performances I've ever seen Saddle Sore

Paul Kimmage: Irish cyclists put in worst Olympic performances I've ever seen

The award-winning author and Tour de France participant was critical of the London 2012 efforts of Nicolas Roche and Daniel Martin.

From The42 Andy Lee: 'People in boxing all know that Chavez is suspicious' Concerns

Andy Lee: 'People in boxing all know that Chavez is suspicious'

The Irish boxer also believes major reforms need to be implemented by the sport’s authorities.

From The42 David Brady labels Meath coach John Evans a ‘mercenary’ after Tipp departure Waterboy

David Brady labels Meath coach John Evans a ‘mercenary’ after Tipp departure

The former Mayo footballer believes the ex-Tipperary chief should have steered clear of coaching for the summer at least.

From The42 I didn't want to risk playing on - Leamy Disappointment

I didn't want to risk playing on - Leamy

The 30-year-old has said he is likely to need a hip replacement at some stage in the future.

From The42 Catholics who play for Northern Ireland 'feel as if they're not wanted' - McClean Explanation

Catholics who play for Northern Ireland 'feel as if they're not wanted' - McClean

The star also promised he was not going to Euro 2012 “to make up the numbers”.

From The42 Meath GAA are the laughing stock of the country, says Barry Outrage

Meath GAA are the laughing stock of the country, says Barry

The former manager has described recent events surrounding the county as “a complete farce”.

From The42 Andy Lee ready for 'biggest fight of my life' Fighting Talk

Andy Lee ready for 'biggest fight of my life'

The Irish boxer also admitted to becoming disillusioned with boxing’s politics over the years.

From The42 Henson had more talent than Brian O'Driscoll - Williams Troubled

Henson had more talent than Brian O'Driscoll - Williams

The ex-Leinster coach also believes the recently sacked player has an “addiction problem”.

From The42 Ferris can emulate O'Driscoll and O'Connell - Horgan High Praise

Ferris can emulate O'Driscoll and O'Connell - Horgan

The ex-Ireland international also said people shouldn’t get “overly excited” about the Scotland victory.

From The42 ‘This could be a life-changer’ — Matthew Macklin ready for Patrick’s Day chance Make It There...

‘This could be a life-changer’ — Matthew Macklin ready for Patrick’s Day chance

“They don’t see it as the one-sided fight some of your internet type, forum guys see it as.”

From The42 'I'd certainly talk to them' - John Kirwan eyes Munster job Call Me

'I'd certainly talk to them' - John Kirwan eyes Munster job

Former All Blacks star is scouting around for his next challenge. And Thomond Park looks appealing.

From The42 No distance left to run: Martin Fagan banned for two years by athletics chiefs Ban

No distance left to run: Martin Fagan banned for two years by athletics chiefs

The Mullingar man admitted to using EPO in a bid to get back on track ahead of London 2012.

From The42 Not playing abroad 'a regret' for Paul O'Connell Faraway Fields

Not playing abroad 'a regret' for Paul O'Connell

Munster skipper signed a new two-year IRFU contract this week. But he admits he wonders what might have been.

From The42 The Sunday Papers: some of the week’s best sportswriting… Well Read

The Sunday Papers: some of the week’s best sportswriting…

Every week we flick back through some of our favourite writing from newspapers, blogs and bathroom walls.

From The42 Dublin County Board chairman denies attacking Leinster Rugby in jersey row Blue Murder

Dublin County Board chairman denies attacking Leinster Rugby in jersey row

Andy Kettle claims the “flourishing professional franchise” wearing blue to which the Strategic Plan alludes was not a reference to the province’s rugby team.

From The42 Is John Giles right? Is Rooney the best midfielder in England? Have Your Say This post contains a poll

Is John Giles right? Is Rooney the best midfielder in England?

The Leeds United legend and pundit extraordinaire reckons Rooney’s already a cut above David Silva, Luca Modric and Scott Parker, but his opinion hasn’t proved a popular one.

From The42 Murph's sideline cut: forward-thinking Dubs singing in the rain... Pitchside

Murph's sideline cut: forward-thinking Dubs singing in the rain...

‘Another member of that Vincent’s team was of course Pat Gilroy, and I would’ve spent quite a bit of time in Pat’s company…’

From TheJournal.ie Fermanagh GAA player taken off critical list at US hospital GAA

Fermanagh GAA player taken off critical list at US hospital

Mark McGovern was put into a medically-induced coma after sustaining serious injuries during a Gaelic match in San Francisco last month.

From The42 'No eyewitnesses' to identify assailant of comatose GAA player Investigation

'No eyewitnesses' to identify assailant of comatose GAA player

Victim’s alleged attacker said to have stood over the player and told him “you won’t get up from that”.

From TheJournal.ie GAA star in a coma after clash in US match GAA

GAA star in a coma after clash in US match

Mark McGovern was playing in San Francisco when he was seriously injured in an off-the-ball incident at the weekend.

From The42 Different wavelength: Breffni County tuned in as county on brink of All-Ireland victory Young Guns This post contains videos

Different wavelength: Breffni County tuned in as county on brink of All-Ireland victory

Thousands from Cavan will throng Croke Park this Sunday as the county bid to see off Galway and claim a much-anticipated national U-21 crown.

From The42 "Disappointed" McAteer calls on Cluxton to apologise for punch-up Bad Boys

"Disappointed" McAteer calls on Cluxton to apologise for punch-up

LISTEN: Cluxton is no “hard man,” former Liverpool and Ireland footballer tells Newstalk’s Off The Ball.