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'People would always ask me which sport do I prefer?' - Galway's dual diamond
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# Journey

'People would always ask me which sport do I prefer?' - Galway's dual diamond

Mar 24th 2021, 5:12 PM 9,278 Views 0 Comments

Áine McDonagh is best known for her exploits with the Galway ladies footballers, but she’s always been a hugely talented basketball player.

Success for Aidan O’Brien as Passion stamps her class at Naas
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# Winning

Success for Aidan O’Brien as Passion stamps her class at Naas

Aug 23rd 2020, 6:07 PM 4,298 Views 2 Comments

The victory proved the middle leg of a treble for Seamie Heffernan.

'It was too much for me - losing my sister, losing my dad... But I continued to play for Ireland through it all'
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# Interview

'It was too much for me - losing my sister, losing my dad... But I continued to play for Ireland through it all'

Jul 11th 2020, 8:00 AM 37,122 Views 7 Comments

Former Irish international Elaine O’Connor chats to The42 about her career in football.

'The boundaries are limitless' - Irishman Kingsley finds his kicking calling
# Irish Abroad
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# Irish Abroad

'The boundaries are limitless' - Irishman Kingsley finds his kicking calling

Apr 26th 2020, 4:30 PM 18,874 Views 2 Comments

The Portlaoise man is skills and kicking coach with the Dragons.

Living in a forest camp and jumping the fence into Europe - Titi's rugby dream
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Living in a forest camp and jumping the fence into Europe - Titi's rugby dream

Mar 10th 2019, 9:00 AM 9,690 Views 6 Comments

The Cameroon native is close to making his Test debut for the Spanish national team.

'You give everything you have, running around like a lunatic, and I’m still doing that at nearly 70'
# Football Man
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# Football Man

'You give everything you have, running around like a lunatic, and I’m still doing that at nearly 70'

Feb 17th 2019, 9:30 PM 30,399 Views 6 Comments

National team kit man and former League of Ireland star Mick Lawlor reflects on his football career.

Mourinho's 'raw emotion' during Chelsea touchline drama is no problem for Gary Neville
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# No Issue

Mourinho's 'raw emotion' during Chelsea touchline drama is no problem for Gary Neville

Oct 21st 2018, 12:15 PM 13,163 Views 12 Comments

The Man United boss was involved in ugly scenes after Chelsea denied his side a victory at Stamford Bridge.

'We’ll see what the good old-fashioned Irish ticker's about, won’t we?'
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# Pride

'We’ll see what the good old-fashioned Irish ticker's about, won’t we?'

Jun 13th 2018, 1:00 AM 11,286 Views 2 Comments

Ireland assistant coach Andy Farrell wants to see what the players are made of in Melbourne.

'It’s unbelievable what he’s left behind to come and play football... That tells you what the kid is about'
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'It’s unbelievable what he’s left behind to come and play football... That tells you what the kid is about'

Feb 26th 2018, 6:00 AM 7,190 Views 1 Comment

Sean Kavanagh made his Shamrock Rovers debut on Friday night.

'We always said of Gary - he woke up angry'
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'We always said of Gary - he woke up angry'

Dec 23rd 2017, 8:30 PM 12,297 Views 2 Comments

In this extract from ‘On the Brink,’ Gary Neville talks about the progress made by himself and fellow ‘Class of 92′ members since their takeover of Salford City.

'I’m disappointed, but the reality is they were stronger than us'
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'I’m disappointed, but the reality is they were stronger than us'

Oct 21st 2017, 6:09 PM 7,086 Views 30 Comments

The Portuguese coach made no excuses for his side’s unusually lethargic display.

'I can guarantee that no one in the stands or in front of the TV wants us to win games more than I do'
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'I can guarantee that no one in the stands or in front of the TV wants us to win games more than I do'

Oct 18th 2017, 2:34 PM 6,701 Views 0 Comments

Edin Dzeko remains in excellent form for Roma but still faces questions over his commitment to the team, much to his irritation.

'These men should be remembered for building Liverpool FC up to where it is today'
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'These men should be remembered for building Liverpool FC up to where it is today'

Aug 27th 2017, 7:35 AM 6,659 Views 1 Comment

79-year-old Reds fan George Rowlands chats to The42 about his new book.

'I got the phone call from Brian Kerr and remember roaring crying in front of my ma'
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'I got the phone call from Brian Kerr and remember roaring crying in front of my ma'

May 14th 2017, 9:30 PM 48,221 Views 14 Comments

Trevor Molloy chats to The42 about representing Ireland at the 1997 World Youth Championships and starring in the League of Ireland.

Poll: How important is your home county to you?
# Your Say
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# Your Say

Poll: How important is your home county to you?

Apr 22nd 2017, 9:54 AM 20,883 Views 61 Comments

Let’s get provincial.

15 signs you're a hardcore schools rugby fan
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# Passion

15 signs you're a hardcore schools rugby fan

Jan 25th 2016, 5:55 AM 21,833 Views 18 Comments

With this years competitions already in full swing, we pay tribute to the supporters who follow their young counterparts avidly.

Stander passionate about Ireland jersey after first camp under Schmidt
# Converted
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# Converted

Stander passionate about Ireland jersey after first camp under Schmidt

Jan 7th 2016, 6:30 AM 13,562 Views 59 Comments

The Munster number eight was at Carton House earlier this week for a pre-Six Nations gathering.

'He was crawling through the middle and I was thinking, 'what is this guy doing?'
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# Super Mario

'He was crawling through the middle and I was thinking, 'what is this guy doing?'

Oct 24th 2015, 7:30 AM 9,612 Views 1 Comment

Former Pumas hooker Mario Ledesma has transformed the Australian scrum.

This brilliant Dundalk FC video shows what makes supporting a LOI club special
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# Passion

This brilliant Dundalk FC video shows what makes supporting a LOI club special

Sep 9th 2015, 7:22 PM 3,468 Views 9 Comments

The reigning champions are one the league’s best-supported clubs.

One RTÉ viewer was 'highly offended' about talk that Jesus had a wife
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One RTÉ viewer was 'highly offended' about talk that Jesus had a wife

Apr 30th 2015, 6:03 AM 30,752 Views 165 Comments

Would You Believe spoke to someone who believed he was married to Mary Magdalene.

We know they're brilliant but Dortmund fans outdid themselves with this pre-match mosaic
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We know they're brilliant but Dortmund fans outdid themselves with this pre-match mosaic

Mar 18th 2015, 8:02 PM 8,843 Views 1 Comment

This is how you mark an occasion.

There were ultras in the stand as Musgrave Park hosted one of Irish rugby's best rivalries
# Passion
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There were ultras in the stand as Musgrave Park hosted one of Irish rugby's best rivalries

Mar 11th 2015, 6:40 PM 11,031 Views 2 Comments

You know it will be eventful when Pres Cork play CBC.

Austin Stacks fans took over Cork before the Munster club football final
# Pure Passion
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# Pure Passion

Austin Stacks fans took over Cork before the Munster club football final

Nov 30th 2014, 10:23 PM 7,651 Views 6 Comments

These supporters are a passionate bunch.

Gopperth points to poor start after Leinster are 'out-passioned' by Munster
# The Mental
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# The Mental

Gopperth points to poor start after Leinster are 'out-passioned' by Munster

Oct 5th 2014, 7:45 AM 9,688 Views 54 Comments

The Kiwi out-half was disappointed with his side’s effort at the breakdown.

'An hour and a half to training and the same coming back' - Donegal minor dedication
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'An hour and a half to training and the same coming back' - Donegal minor dedication

Sep 18th 2014, 1:28 PM 5,692 Views 0 Comments

Tony McCleneghan will take on Kerry in Sunday’s All-Ireland minor football final at Croke Park.

Jerry Seinfeld on the link between baseball and comedy
# Common Ground
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# Common Ground

Jerry Seinfeld on the link between baseball and comedy

Aug 18th 2014, 3:53 PM 3,064 Views 3 Comments

He recently sat down for a Q&A with Mark Simon of ESPN.com and explained his love for the sport.

12 things that restored our faith in football at the 2014 World Cup
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12 things that restored our faith in football at the 2014 World Cup

Jul 14th 2014, 7:15 AM 4,846 Views 4 Comments

Crying during anthems, fan reactions, ‘why always me’ and more…

VIDEO: Spain's David Villa breaks down in tears after being substituted
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# Awwww

VIDEO: Spain's David Villa breaks down in tears after being substituted

Jun 24th 2014, 8:45 AM 9,948 Views 3 Comments

The 32-year-old striker was making his last appearance at international level.

PHOTOS: A Limerick village re-staged Christ's crucifixion today - in stunning detail
# Passion 2014
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# Passion 2014

PHOTOS: A Limerick village re-staged Christ's crucifixion today - in stunning detail

Apr 18th 2014, 5:17 PM 30,127 Views 149 Comments

The event, in Nicker parish, is one of the largest and post detailed re-enactments of the Passion of Christ ever staged in Ireland.

Snapshot: This is what it meant for Dubliner Stephen Quinn to score in the FA Cup semi-final at Wembley today
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Snapshot: This is what it meant for Dubliner Stephen Quinn to score in the FA Cup semi-final at Wembley today

Apr 13th 2014, 7:08 PM 9,289 Views 5 Comments

The Irish midfielder scored against his former club to virtually seal a win for his side.

Here's why ex-All Black wing Joe Rokocoko still loves rugby
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Here's why ex-All Black wing Joe Rokocoko still loves rugby

Feb 28th 2014, 2:07 PM 8,696 Views 2 Comments

The Bayonne star took to Instagram to explain what makes the oval ball game so special.

VIDEO: The Dallas sportscaster's brilliant speech in support of openly gay footballer Michael Sam
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VIDEO: The Dallas sportscaster's brilliant speech in support of openly gay footballer Michael Sam

Feb 13th 2014, 12:37 PM 16,852 Views 51 Comments

The top NFL prospect came out publicly on Sunday.

'I'd say if Davy put two ducks going down a river and he had one, he’d be going mad'
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'I'd say if Davy put two ducks going down a river and he had one, he’d be going mad'

Feb 12th 2014, 10:50 AM 5,016 Views 2 Comments

Podge Collins on the competitive nature of his Clare hurling boss.

'Everyone has had a part to play' - Healy lauds Ireland's collective spirit
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'Everyone has had a part to play' - Healy lauds Ireland's collective spirit

Feb 10th 2014, 7:00 AM 5,117 Views 2 Comments

The loosehead prop says Joe Schmidt’s side are keen not to let their emotional intensity slip.

What do Roy Keane and rugby have in common?
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What do Roy Keane and rugby have in common?

Nov 9th 2013, 9:15 AM 7,024 Views 6 Comments

The new Ireland assistant manager is a passionate fan of both Ireland and Munster.

The Siva Tau: the Samoan war dance Ireland will face
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The Siva Tau: the Samoan war dance Ireland will face

Nov 5th 2013, 8:30 AM 2,830 Views 7 Comments

Here’s what Joe Schmidt’s men will be challenged with before Saturday’s test match in Dublin.

'I was chomping at the bit' - O'Mahony on his man of the match display
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'I was chomping at the bit' - O'Mahony on his man of the match display

Oct 20th 2013, 8:30 AM 2,999 Views 21 Comments

The Munster captain led from the front in the 26-10 victory over Gloucester at Thomond Park

'We love you America!' - the most hysterical-but-brilliant commentary you'll hear today
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'We love you America!' - the most hysterical-but-brilliant commentary you'll hear today

Oct 19th 2013, 3:31 PM 3,793 Views 0 Comments

If you thought Dunphy and Giles were harsh critics…

18 of our favourite pics from yesterday's GAA club action
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18 of our favourite pics from yesterday's GAA club action

Oct 14th 2013, 7:15 AM 4,182 Views 0 Comments

There was no shortage of drama this weekend, as the following images illustrate.

Kanye West was on Jimmy Kimmel last night to discuss those angry tweets
# Kanye Vs. Jimmy
# Kanye Vs. Jimmy

Kanye West was on Jimmy Kimmel last night to discuss those angry tweets

Oct 10th 2013, 8:19 AM 2,262 Views 4 Comments

It was actually pretty great.

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