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# feature - Saturday 1 June, 2019

'My faith is the biggest part of my life, it's more important than Tokyo or World Cups'
# Interview
From The42
# Interview

'My faith is the biggest part of my life, it's more important than Tokyo or World Cups'

Jun 1st 2019, 8:00 AM 47,896 Views 5 Comments

Still only 21, Elena Tice is fast approaching a century of caps for the Ireland women’s hockey team. She has made sacrifices and brave decisions, but is now closer than ever to achieving her sporting dreams.

# feature - Saturday 11 May, 2019

‘I thought I was going to die. It was so peaceful and there was no pain. I could've fell asleep and never woke up again’
# Inspirational
From The42
# Inspirational

‘I thought I was going to die. It was so peaceful and there was no pain. I could've fell asleep and never woke up again’

May 11th 2019, 10:00 AM 50,722 Views 8 Comments

Christy McElligott, a league winner with St Pat’s in 1996 and now Ireland’s international amputee manager, shares his incredible story.

'For a multi-talented athlete like Orla, I don't think it's going to be much of a stretch to pick up a third sport'
# Triple Threat
From The42
# Triple Threat

'For a multi-talented athlete like Orla, I don't think it's going to be much of a stretch to pick up a third sport'

May 11th 2019, 8:30 AM 20,141 Views 5 Comments

Tipperary dual star Orla O’Dwyer is ready to hit up the AFLW after signing for Brisbane Lions.

# feature - Sunday 21 April, 2019

'It's so strange going out on the pitch and not seeing her there'
# Sister Act
From The42
# Sister Act

'It's so strange going out on the pitch and not seeing her there'

Apr 21st 2019, 7:30 AM 9,499 Views 0 Comments

Camogie and hurling is a way of life for the Farrells of Thomastown and Kilkenny.

# feature - Thursday 21 March, 2019

'He told me that I was Ireland captain and then the Debs went out the window!'
# Rising Star
From The42
# Rising Star

'He told me that I was Ireland captain and then the Debs went out the window!'

Mar 21st 2019, 6:50 PM 10,755 Views 1 Comment

FAI U19 Player of the Year Niamh Farrelly has had a remarkable rise through the ranks.

# feature - Friday 15 March, 2019

'I take as much joy out of coaching the U13s as I do in coaching these boys'
# Interview
From The42
# Interview

'I take as much joy out of coaching the U13s as I do in coaching these boys'

Mar 15th 2019, 7:30 AM 11,240 Views 2 Comments

Noel McNamara has risen through the ranks of school and underage coaching to guide Ireland U20s to a Six Nations title.

# feature - Saturday 9 March, 2019

'My wife was due three weeks later. I had to be able to drive her to hospital and hold my child'
# The Next Chapter
From The42
# The Next Chapter

'My wife was due three weeks later. I had to be able to drive her to hospital and hold my child'

Mar 9th 2019, 7:15 AM 54,956 Views 13 Comments

Three months into retirement, Chris Henry sits down with The42 to reflect on his career with Ulster and Ireland.

# feature - Saturday 2 March, 2019

'I wouldn't change one thing about my time at Munster. It has made me a better person'
# Keats
From The42
# Keats

'I wouldn't change one thing about my time at Munster. It has made me a better person'

Mar 2nd 2019, 8:00 AM 41,780 Views 41 Comments

In his first interview since ending his eight-year stay with Munster, Ian Keatley tells The42 why he had to make the difficult decision to leave Limerick.

# feature - Thursday 7 February, 2019

'When I was on the trolley in Vincent's, I definitely didn't think I'd play again'
# Back From The Brink
From The42
# Back From The Brink

'When I was on the trolley in Vincent's, I definitely didn't think I'd play again'

Feb 7th 2019, 6:45 AM 5,143 Views 1 Comment

It’s been a long, hard road for Ireland star Alison Miller – but she’s delighted to be back in the green jersey.

# feature - Friday 11 January, 2019

'There'd be games where I'd be telling her to eff off... it's not anything malicious, it's just our passion'
# New Challenge
From The42
# New Challenge

'There'd be games where I'd be telling her to eff off... it's not anything malicious, it's just our passion'

Jan 11th 2019, 3:02 PM 28,393 Views 10 Comments

Gráinne Dywer has linked up with her assistant coach-player sister Niamh as Fr Mathews chase Cup history.

# feature - Monday 24 December, 2018

'I'm very lucky to make the money I do and provide the life for my family that I do'
# One On One
From The42
# One On One

'I'm very lucky to make the money I do and provide the life for my family that I do'

Dec 24th 2018, 8:00 AM 39,538 Views 25 Comments

It’s now three years since Shane Lowry last won, but in a sit-down interview with The42, the Offaly golfer explains how his life, perspective and motivations have changed in that time.

# feature - Monday 29 October, 2018

Dublin's midfield maestro dancing around three in-a-row talk as she enjoys life at the top
# Capital Gains
From The42
# Capital Gains

Dublin's midfield maestro dancing around three in-a-row talk as she enjoys life at the top

Oct 29th 2018, 7:30 AM 6,571 Views 0 Comments

Olwen Carey has had an incredible rise.

# feature - Wednesday 10 October, 2018

A woman with the strength of the sea: The Kerry Gaeltacht says goodbye to Emma Mhic Mhathúna
# Ar Dheis Dé
# Ar Dheis Dé

A woman with the strength of the sea: The Kerry Gaeltacht says goodbye to Emma Mhic Mhathúna

Oct 10th 2018, 12:10 AM 30,384 Views 15 Comments

A funeral Mass was held yesterday for Emma Mhic Mhathúna in Séipéal na Carraige, the church where she was a Eucharistic minister.

# feature - Saturday 18 August, 2018

'I'm glad I didn't throw the towel in and I was able to give my family something to cheer about'
# Family Affair
From The42
# Family Affair

'I'm glad I didn't throw the towel in and I was able to give my family something to cheer about'

Aug 18th 2018, 8:00 AM 23,554 Views 35 Comments

There are sporting upsets and then there is the story of the Irish women’s hockey team at the World Cup. This is what it meant to those involved.

# feature - Sunday 12 August, 2018

'I was never the dream child back then but camogie was an outlet that let me be myself'
# Looking Back
From The42
# Looking Back

'I was never the dream child back then but camogie was an outlet that let me be myself'

Aug 12th 2018, 8:00 AM 35,896 Views 12 Comments

Camogie has shaped four-time All-Ireland champion Mags D’Arcy into the person she is today.

# feature - Sunday 1 July, 2018

From the frontline of the operating theatre to the forefront of Dublin's bid for seven in-a-row
# Life In The Fast Lane
From The42
# Life In The Fast Lane

From the frontline of the operating theatre to the forefront of Dublin's bid for seven in-a-row

Jul 1st 2018, 7:00 AM 18,785 Views 2 Comments

Noelle Healy has had a whirlwind year.

# feature - Wednesday 27 June, 2018

'I've called my Mum and Dad every day for 12 years. Without them I wouldn't be here playing for Ireland'
# Living The Dream
From The42
# Living The Dream

'I've called my Mum and Dad every day for 12 years. Without them I wouldn't be here playing for Ireland'

Jun 27th 2018, 7:15 AM 20,935 Views 4 Comments

Simi Singh will this evening face the country of his birth, 12 years after first coming to Ireland to chase his dream.

# feature - Sunday 4 March, 2018

'My mind and body are feeling good but I just don't think I can do it any more'
# Number 14
From The42
# Number 14

'My mind and body are feeling good but I just don't think I can do it any more'

Mar 4th 2018, 8:00 PM 48,596 Views 13 Comments

As Tommy Bowe counts down the games until he retires, Ireland’s greatest-ever right winger looks back on an illustrious career.

# feature - Sunday 8 October, 2017

'I don't subscribe to all that stuff about having too much money. I love living a quiet life'
# Legend
From The42
# Legend

'I don't subscribe to all that stuff about having too much money. I love living a quiet life'

Oct 8th 2017, 9:30 AM 65,499 Views 56 Comments

Coming up to 20 years since he last kicked a ball, Paul McGrath remains one of the nation’s most likeable and admired sportspeople. The former Ireland international sat down with The42 during the week to look back on his distinguished career and life after football in Wexford.

# feature - Sunday 20 August, 2017

‘I’d drive 5km between my apartment and the academy - it was just littered with homeless kids’
# Feature
From The42
# Feature

‘I’d drive 5km between my apartment and the academy - it was just littered with homeless kids’

Aug 20th 2017, 10:01 AM 30,787 Views 4 Comments

Irish football coach Ray Power tells The42 about working in Tanzania.

# feature - Sunday 2 July, 2017

'I was a young fella from Cork on a laptop to India and was bought for $65,000'
# Harte And Soul
From The42
# Harte And Soul

'I was a young fella from Cork on a laptop to India and was bought for $65,000'

Jul 2nd 2017, 8:30 AM 23,946 Views 9 Comments

From Ballinspittle, via Bandon, to being the best in the world, Ireland captain David Harte charts his incredible rise and remarkable career ahead of another big summer.

# feature - Sunday 18 June, 2017

'People still remember me for marking Ronaldo in the FA Cup final and it's quite nice to tell my kid'
# Boys Of Summer
From The42
# Boys Of Summer

'People still remember me for marking Ronaldo in the FA Cup final and it's quite nice to tell my kid'

Jun 18th 2017, 10:00 AM 32,398 Views 7 Comments

Robbie Ryan was part of Brian Kerr’s team who reached dazzling heights at the Fifa Youth Championships but he will always be remembered for his role in Millwall’s remarkable FA Cup adventure.

# feature - Saturday 13 May, 2017

‘There were possibilities to go to England when I was younger, but my parents were never going to let me move’
# Alternative
From The42
# Alternative

‘There were possibilities to go to England when I was younger, but my parents were never going to let me move’

May 13th 2017, 7:30 AM 12,409 Views 0 Comments

Ryan Manning chats to The42 about his breakthrough season at QPR.

# feature - Sunday 30 April, 2017

The one county that were without a senior hurling team: Cavan reignite the flame
# Back In Business
From The42
# Back In Business

The one county that were without a senior hurling team: Cavan reignite the flame

Apr 30th 2017, 7:30 AM 9,735 Views 21 Comments

PRO Mark O’Rourke maps their return to the inter-county scene following a six-year layoff.

# feature - Saturday 29 April, 2017

'I was desperate to go to the toilet... So I peed over the balcony and there was a nurse underneath'
# Character
From The42
# Character

'I was desperate to go to the toilet... So I peed over the balcony and there was a nurse underneath'

Apr 29th 2017, 3:00 PM 46,952 Views 50 Comments

Liverpool legend Terry McDemott reflects on his colourful career at the top level as a player and coach.

# feature - Saturday 15 April, 2017

'I had 10 operations in 12 days... They said they may have to cut it from the knee down'
# Pain
From The42
# Pain

'I had 10 operations in 12 days... They said they may have to cut it from the knee down'

Apr 15th 2017, 8:00 AM 59,379 Views 10 Comments

Ex-Coventry player David Busst on adjusting to life after a horrific leg break prematurely ended his career in English football.

# feature - Sunday 12 March, 2017

One team, one goal: German rugby working hard to make World Cup dream a reality
# Deutschland
From The42
# Deutschland

One team, one goal: German rugby working hard to make World Cup dream a reality

Mar 12th 2017, 9:30 PM 28,038 Views 32 Comments

In the final part of our series from Germany, we take a closer look at the sport in the country and the work being done at grassroots level as the national team attempt to qualify for Japan.

# feature - Thursday 9 March, 2017

Ireland's toughest endurance race returns this weekend
# Interview
From The42
# Interview

Ireland's toughest endurance race returns this weekend

Mar 9th 2017, 7:06 PM 9,950 Views 5 Comments

Sebastien Giraud and Christina Mackenzie chat to The42 about competing in The Race this weekend.

# feature - Thursday 2 March, 2017

'People told me I was mad when I bought Swindon and it's the same with Waterford'
# Power Play
From The42
# Power Play

'People told me I was mad when I bought Swindon and it's the same with Waterford'

Mar 2nd 2017, 9:30 PM 32,229 Views 19 Comments

Waterford FC owner Lee Power outlines his ambitions for the League of Ireland club.

# feature - Thursday 23 February, 2017

'I sent off the player... He struck me in the aftermath'
# Man In Black
From The42
# Man In Black

'I sent off the player... He struck me in the aftermath'

Feb 23rd 2017, 5:58 PM 11,055 Views 2 Comments

League of Ireland official Rob Rogers chats to The42 about the highs and lows of taking charge at various tiers.

# feature - Sunday 19 February, 2017

'I do feel pressure but I believe strongly in Irish athletes, Irish coaches and Ireland as a nation'
# Keane To Make A Change
From The42
# Keane To Make A Change

'I do feel pressure but I believe strongly in Irish athletes, Irish coaches and Ireland as a nation'

Feb 19th 2017, 7:10 AM 8,534 Views 11 Comments

Sarah Keane has been tasked with bringing the Olympic Council of Ireland out of the crisis it currently finds itself in and rebuilding the organisation’s plummeting credibility.

# feature - Sunday 12 February, 2017

The Monaco-based Cork millionaire behind a unique Irish sporting project
# Aqua Blue Sport
From The42
# Aqua Blue Sport

The Monaco-based Cork millionaire behind a unique Irish sporting project

Feb 12th 2017, 9:30 PM 51,989 Views 7 Comments

Rick Delaney tells The42 about his ambition for Aqua Blue Sport, the first Irish team to compete at Pro Continental level.

# feature - Wednesday 8 February, 2017

Facebook launches 'community help' feature to aid people dealing with disasters or tragedies
# Times Of Trouble
# Times Of Trouble

Facebook launches 'community help' feature to aid people dealing with disasters or tragedies

Feb 8th 2017, 4:43 PM 4,847 Views 4 Comments

The feature, which will be initially launched in the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, India and Saudi Arabia, is a continuation of the site’s ‘safety check’ application.

# feature - Saturday 4 February, 2017

'There are people out there who want me to fail but that drives you on more'
# Defying The Odds
From The42
# Defying The Odds

'There are people out there who want me to fail but that drives you on more'

Feb 4th 2017, 10:00 AM 22,249 Views 18 Comments

Sinead Kane made history in Sydney last weekend but the journey to this point has been far from plain sailing.

# feature - Sunday 29 January, 2017

'I've cried more times over injuries in the last number of years than anything else'
# The Long Road Back
From The42
# The Long Road Back

'I've cried more times over injuries in the last number of years than anything else'

Jan 29th 2017, 9:37 PM 28,038 Views 4 Comments

Jessie Barr has seen her promising career interrupted by a succession of injuries but she’s hoping to return in 2017.

# feature - Sunday 22 January, 2017

'I was never interested in making friends in football'
# Feature
From The42
# Feature

'I was never interested in making friends in football'

Jan 22nd 2017, 9:30 PM 29,873 Views 9 Comments

The Secret Footballer tells The42 about psychology, performance-enhancing drugs and constant paranoia.

# feature - Sunday 15 January, 2017

The Irish Powerchair team set to take on the world this summer
# Feature
From The42
# Feature

The Irish Powerchair team set to take on the world this summer

Jan 15th 2017, 7:30 AM 2,164 Views 1 Comment

Donal Byrne chats to The42 about their upcoming competition.

# feature - Sunday 8 January, 2017

38-year-old Irish Olympian Breege Connolly one of the unsung heroes of 2016
# Interview
From The42
# Interview

38-year-old Irish Olympian Breege Connolly one of the unsung heroes of 2016

Jan 8th 2017, 5:18 PM 21,257 Views 5 Comments

The Leitrim native recalls her unforgettable experience at the Olympics.

The Irish pair aiming to make history in the world's toughest bike race
# Adventure
From The42
# Adventure

The Irish pair aiming to make history in the world's toughest bike race

Jan 8th 2017, 10:00 AM 31,331 Views 9 Comments

Graham Macken chats to The42 about the arduous challenge himself and cycling partner Declan Brassil are set to undertake.

# feature - Monday 2 January, 2017

'This decision will have a lot of influence on my career one way or another but I'm happy with it'
# Interview
From The42
# Interview

'This decision will have a lot of influence on my career one way or another but I'm happy with it'

Jan 2nd 2017, 12:00 PM 32,320 Views 9 Comments

Becoming a professional golfer has always been Leona Maguire’s dream but she has made the bold move of postponing the step-up to continue her development as an amateur and complete her US college degree.