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# extract - Sunday 27 December, 2020

'He had turned down Aston Villa but decided Cardiff was the correct choice'
# Looking Back
From The42
# Looking Back

'He had turned down Aston Villa but decided Cardiff was the correct choice'

Dec 27th 2020, 3:54 PM 37,513 Views 9 Comments

A look at the turbulent early days of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s managerial career.

'Ireland’s leading goalscorer and all-time caps holder had been spectacularly snubbed'
# Omission
From The42
# Omission

'Ireland’s leading goalscorer and all-time caps holder had been spectacularly snubbed'

Dec 27th 2020, 12:00 PM 107,475 Views 58 Comments

Read an extract from the acclaimed ‘Champagne Football’.

# extract - Saturday 26 December, 2020

'All I had to do was imagine my father’s face when confronted by his daughter’s puffed up, battered eye socket'
# Worry
From The42
# Worry

'All I had to do was imagine my father’s face when confronted by his daughter’s puffed up, battered eye socket'

Dec 26th 2020, 7:00 PM 7,341 Views 0 Comments

Ruqsana Begum recalls her early days competing.

'This small, beautiful woman and her f***ed-up, broken life'
# Intrigue
From The42
# Intrigue

'This small, beautiful woman and her f***ed-up, broken life'

Dec 26th 2020, 7:00 AM 11,105 Views 2 Comments

An extract from David Walsh’s book ‘The Russian Affair’.

# extract - Friday 25 December, 2020

'Debt piled up. I was a 50-year-old single parent bringing up a teenage girl'
# Debt
From The42
# Debt

'Debt piled up. I was a 50-year-old single parent bringing up a teenage girl'

Dec 25th 2020, 6:00 PM 13,696 Views 2 Comments

Harry Pearson on writing ‘The Farther Corner’.

# extract - Wednesday 23 December, 2020

'It should be a moment that I’ll treasure for the rest of my life... I wish I could be happy but I can’t'
# Mixed Emotions
From The42
# Mixed Emotions

'It should be a moment that I’ll treasure for the rest of my life... I wish I could be happy but I can’t'

Updated Dec 23rd 2020, 12:02 PM 45,537 Views 6 Comments

Barry Geraghty recalls winning the Gold Cup with Bobs Worth.

# extract - Tuesday 22 December, 2020

'We had just been in close contact with the Atlético players and probably 60 others'
# Looking Back
From The42
# Looking Back

'We had just been in close contact with the Atlético players and probably 60 others'

Dec 22nd 2020, 7:00 PM 9,481 Views 2 Comments

Andy Robertson recalls the surreal backdrop for Liverpool’s clash with Atletico Madrid.

'Joe really does get a bit emotional and it doesn’t feel right. Like seeing your dad cry'
# EXTRACT
From The42
# EXTRACT

'Joe really does get a bit emotional and it doesn’t feel right. Like seeing your dad cry'

Dec 22nd 2020, 7:00 AM 13,758 Views 6 Comments

Rob Kearney recalls the end of an era with the Irish team.

# extract - Monday 21 December, 2020

'Kenny Dalglish was a legend of the game... He was there to support us and Seán in any way he could'
# Legend
From The42
# Legend

'Kenny Dalglish was a legend of the game... He was there to support us and Seán in any way he could'

Dec 21st 2020, 7:00 AM 7,030 Views 2 Comments

Martina Cox on her husband’s struggle and the kindness it inspired in others.

# extract - Saturday 5 December, 2020

Billy Hutchinson: 'It was totally counterproductive and portrayed loyalism as backward and nasty in the eyes of the world'
# EXTRACT
# EXTRACT

Billy Hutchinson: 'It was totally counterproductive and portrayed loyalism as backward and nasty in the eyes of the world'

Dec 5th 2020, 8:00 PM 41,048 Views 48 Comments

In his autobiography, Progressive Unionist Party leader Billy Hutchinson writes about what happened during the Holy Cross dispute.

# extract - Monday 16 November, 2020

Extract: Manchán Magan on the the controversy around the Irish word leprechaun
# As Gaeilge
# As Gaeilge

Extract: Manchán Magan on the the controversy around the Irish word leprechaun

Nov 16th 2020, 7:00 AM 68,110 Views 49 Comments

Taken from an extract from his book, 32 Words For Field, which has been nominated in the An Post Irish Book Awards.

# extract - Saturday 14 November, 2020

A Page From My Life: Three stories of love, parenthood and revelation from Irish people
# EXTRACT
# EXTRACT

A Page From My Life: Three stories of love, parenthood and revelation from Irish people

Nov 14th 2020, 9:00 PM 23,579 Views 3 Comments

Read three people’s personal stories taken from A Page From My Life, which is nominated in the An Post Irish Book Awards.

# extract - Saturday 24 October, 2020

Extract: Moving to the country helped me discover the secrets of the natural world
# Wildlife
# Wildlife

Extract: Moving to the country helped me discover the secrets of the natural world

Oct 24th 2020, 6:00 PM 22,716 Views 5 Comments

Richard Nairns details some of what he discovered when he moved to Ned’s Wood in Co Wicklow.

# extract - Sunday 18 October, 2020

Paddy Doyle: An extract from The God Squad, by the late author
# RIP
# RIP

Paddy Doyle: An extract from The God Squad, by the late author

Oct 18th 2020, 10:15 AM 21,886 Views 8 Comments

In an extract from his moving, searing memoir, Paddy Doyle writes about his early days at St Michael’s Industrial School after his parents both died.

# extract - Saturday 17 October, 2020

Extract: 'To the British government, the Famine was a threat to public order'
# EXTRACT
# EXTRACT

Extract: 'To the British government, the Famine was a threat to public order'

Oct 17th 2020, 9:00 PM 52,576 Views 61 Comments

Author Gillian O’Brien looks at the workhouse and prisons and what they tells us about the Famine.

# extract - Saturday 26 September, 2020

'In the heat of the match he could be frightening... He was a colossus'
# Hard Men Of Rugby
From The42
# Hard Men Of Rugby

'In the heat of the match he could be frightening... He was a colossus'

Sep 26th 2020, 10:00 AM 52,385 Views 33 Comments

Robert Blair Mayne played for Ireland and the Lions before going on to a remarkable wartime career.

# extract - Saturday 25 July, 2020

Extract: 'Millennials, they call them. Oh, I’m so offended at this, that and the other thing'
# Ann Devine
# Ann Devine

Extract: 'Millennials, they call them. Oh, I’m so offended at this, that and the other thing'

Jul 25th 2020, 7:45 AM 31,778 Views 14 Comments

Catch up with what Ann Devine is up to in the latest novel from Colm O’Regan.

# extract - Thursday 2 July, 2020

'I walked out of the house to where my van was parked. I put three massive dents in the side of it'
# Anger
From The42
# Anger

'I walked out of the house to where my van was parked. I put three massive dents in the side of it'

Jul 2nd 2020, 6:00 AM 6,959 Views 1 Comment

Read an extract from Tai Woffinden’s ‘Raw Speed’.

# extract - Tuesday 30 June, 2020

'I was 20 years old... I thought my talent was all I needed to get by'
# EXTRACT
From The42
# EXTRACT

'I was 20 years old... I thought my talent was all I needed to get by'

Jun 30th 2020, 7:00 AM 13,220 Views 0 Comments

Jenson Button on his early days partying in Formula One.

# extract - Thursday 25 June, 2020

'It is an Irish success story, one of the greatest to come out of Ireland since the foundation of the State'
# Legacy
From The42
# Legacy

'It is an Irish success story, one of the greatest to come out of Ireland since the foundation of the State'

Jun 25th 2020, 6:00 AM 7,427 Views 7 Comments

Read an extract from Alan Conway’s book on Coolmore Stud.

# extract - Tuesday 23 June, 2020

The rise of the 'water carrier'
# Underrated
From The42
# Underrated

The rise of the 'water carrier'

Jun 23rd 2020, 7:00 AM 6,976 Views 0 Comments

A profile of Didier Deschamps, who made the defensive midfield role more recognised.

# extract - Thursday 18 June, 2020

'He used to repeat that footballers should only have sex once a week’
# Character
From The42
# Character

'He used to repeat that footballers should only have sex once a week’

Jun 18th 2020, 7:00 AM 7,582 Views 0 Comments

In an extract from ‘The Names Heard Long Ago,’ Jonathan Wilson profiles legendary Benfica coach Béla Guttmann.

# extract - Tuesday 16 June, 2020

'Hamilton became a symbol of a post-racial Britain without ever being fully embraced by the British public'
# Star
From The42
# Star

'Hamilton became a symbol of a post-racial Britain without ever being fully embraced by the British public'

Jun 16th 2020, 7:05 AM 3,116 Views 7 Comments

In an extract from ‘No Win Race,’ Derek A. Bardowell analyses the rise of Lewis Hamilton.

# extract - Sunday 14 June, 2020

'Today - agitated. Tomorrow - positive': Writers share their pandemic diaries
# EXTRACT
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'Today - agitated. Tomorrow - positive': Writers share their pandemic diaries

Jun 14th 2020, 9:30 AM 8,181 Views 1 Comment

We have three extracts from the latest Stinging Fly for you to enjoy.

# extract - Tuesday 9 June, 2020

'Roy Keane said something on TV about the interview being flat... Lisa took it to heart'
# EXTRACT
From The42
# EXTRACT

'Roy Keane said something on TV about the interview being flat... Lisa took it to heart'

Jun 9th 2020, 7:00 AM 29,639 Views 4 Comments

Michael Carrick recalls Manchester United’s turbulent spell under David Moyes.

# extract - Thursday 4 June, 2020

'At that moment – that very moment – I knew I needed to get out of professional football'
# EXTRACT
From The42
# EXTRACT

'At that moment – that very moment – I knew I needed to get out of professional football'

Jun 4th 2020, 7:00 AM 9,866 Views 4 Comments

Former Newcastle physio Paul Ferris on suffering through Ruud Gullit’s troubled spell at the club.

# extract - Tuesday 2 June, 2020

'I had turned 37 nine days before the Twickenham defeat, and suddenly I felt old'
# EXTRACT
From The42
# EXTRACT

'I had turned 37 nine days before the Twickenham defeat, and suddenly I felt old'

Jun 2nd 2020, 7:00 AM 7,439 Views 12 Comments

In this extract from his autobiography, former Ireland captain Rory Best looks back on a humbling defeat to England.

# extract - Saturday 30 May, 2020

Extract: The inside story of Steorn, the Celtic Tiger start-up that couldn't
# The Impossible Dream
# The Impossible Dream

Extract: The inside story of Steorn, the Celtic Tiger start-up that couldn't

May 30th 2020, 8:00 PM 20,542 Views 9 Comments

Barry J Whyte has been looking at the intriguing story of Steorn for a new book.

# extract - Thursday 28 May, 2020

'I wasn’t even on the bench – I’d been bombed out completely'
# EXTRACT
From The42
# EXTRACT

'I wasn’t even on the bench – I’d been bombed out completely'

May 28th 2020, 7:00 AM 10,955 Views 11 Comments

Robbie Fowler on the beginning of the end of his first stint at Liverpool.

# extract - Tuesday 26 May, 2020

Muhammad Ali and the mafia
# EXTRACT
From The42
# EXTRACT

Muhammad Ali and the mafia

May 26th 2020, 7:00 AM 8,509 Views 0 Comments

How murder and mayhem were linked to the legendary boxer.

# extract - Tuesday 19 May, 2020

'We lost because we were so dazzled by the wonder of their kit that we couldn’t possibly concentrate'
# Looking Back
From The42
# Looking Back

'We lost because we were so dazzled by the wonder of their kit that we couldn’t possibly concentrate'

May 19th 2020, 6:30 AM 6,253 Views 3 Comments

In an extract from his book ‘Boy Wonder,’ Dave Hannigan recalls some of his sport-related childhood memories.

# extract - Thursday 14 May, 2020

'Protecting the 2012 Games by covering up a scandal was more important than protecting Londoners'
# Legacy
From The42
# Legacy

'Protecting the 2012 Games by covering up a scandal was more important than protecting Londoners'

May 14th 2020, 7:00 AM 7,862 Views 3 Comments

Read this extract from Michael Gillard’s book on the Olympics.

# extract - Tuesday 12 May, 2020

'The rush home after school to read Ceefax pages 302–312... This was my generation’s internet'
# Looking Back
From The42
# Looking Back

'The rush home after school to read Ceefax pages 302–312... This was my generation’s internet'

May 12th 2020, 7:00 AM 4,459 Views 0 Comments

In an extract from his book, Daniel Geey looks at how football has changed dramatically over the years.

# extract - Thursday 7 May, 2020

'I raced the entire year with that broken foot, and had no surgery until after the season'
# EXTRACT
From The42
# EXTRACT

'I raced the entire year with that broken foot, and had no surgery until after the season'

May 7th 2020, 7:00 AM 7,910 Views 1 Comment

In an extract from his book, Formula One legend Nigel Mansell recalls winning the World Championship.

# extract - Tuesday 5 May, 2020

'If you didn’t make a conscious decision to go home alone, you probably wouldn’t'
# Temptation
From The42
# Temptation

'If you didn’t make a conscious decision to go home alone, you probably wouldn’t'

May 5th 2020, 9:44 PM 42,285 Views 10 Comments

In an extract from his award-winning book ‘Recovering,’ Richie Sadlier looks at the lifestyle of young footballers in his era.

# extract - Thursday 30 April, 2020

'He wanted to do other things with his life for a year or two'
# EXTRACT
From The42
# EXTRACT

'He wanted to do other things with his life for a year or two'

Apr 30th 2020, 7:00 AM 6,856 Views 4 Comments

The end of Bob Paisley’s tenure at Liverpool is recalled.

# extract - Tuesday 28 April, 2020

'By 2016 foreign owners had bought, or held significant shares in, 15 of the Premier League’s 20 teams'
# Trend
From The42
# Trend

'By 2016 foreign owners had bought, or held significant shares in, 15 of the Premier League’s 20 teams'

Apr 28th 2020, 7:00 AM 3,536 Views 1 Comment

Read an extract from ‘The Billionaires Club’ by James Montague.

# extract - Tuesday 21 April, 2020

'For him, dark glasses were invented to protect a man from other people’s eyes'
# Elusive
From The42
# Elusive

'For him, dark glasses were invented to protect a man from other people’s eyes'

Apr 21st 2020, 7:15 AM 9,383 Views 4 Comments

Read this extract from ‘The Unknown Kimi Raikkonen.’

# extract - Thursday 16 April, 2020

'He was an old man at 41' - Muhammad Ali and the cost of being a boxing great
# Decline
From The42
# Decline

'He was an old man at 41' - Muhammad Ali and the cost of being a boxing great

Apr 16th 2020, 7:00 AM 12,904 Views 3 Comments

An extract from Jonathan Eig’s book reveals the extent of the legend’s suffering following his retirement.

# extract - Tuesday 14 April, 2020

'A few days before Heather passed away she said to me, ‘If Woosie calls you, you have to play.’'
# EXTRACT
From The42
# EXTRACT

'A few days before Heather passed away she said to me, ‘If Woosie calls you, you have to play.’'

Apr 14th 2020, 7:00 AM 10,535 Views 1 Comment

A look back to when Ireland played hosts to the Ryder Cup for the first time in 2006.

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