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'People still remember me for marking Ronaldo in the FA Cup final and it's quite nice to tell my kid'
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.
‘There were possibilities to go to England when I was younger, but my parents were never going to let me move’
Ryan Manning chats to The42 about his breakthrough season at QPR.
The one county that were without a senior hurling team: Cavan reignite the flame
PRO Mark O’Rourke maps their return to the inter-county scene following a six-year layoff.
'I was desperate to go to the toilet... So I peed over the balcony and there was a nurse underneath'
Liverpool legend Terry McDemott reflects on his colourful career at the top level as a player and coach.
'I had 10 operations in 12 days... They said they may have to cut it from the knee down'
Ex-Coventry player David Busst on adjusting to life after a horrific leg break prematurely ended his career in English football.
One team, one goal: German rugby working hard to make World Cup dream a reality
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.
Ireland's toughest endurance race returns this weekend
Sebastien Giraud and Christina Mackenzie chat to The42 about competing in The Race this weekend.
'People told me I was mad when I bought Swindon and it's the same with Waterford'
Waterford FC owner Lee Power outlines his ambitions for the League of Ireland club.
'I sent off the player... He struck me in the aftermath'
League of Ireland official Rob Rogers chats to The42 about the highs and lows of taking charge at various tiers.
'I do feel pressure but I believe strongly in Irish athletes, Irish coaches and Ireland as a nation'
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.
The Monaco-based Cork millionaire behind a unique Irish sporting project
Rick Delaney tells The42 about his ambition for Aqua Blue Sport, the first Irish team to compete at Pro Continental level.
Facebook launches 'community help' feature to aid people dealing with disasters or tragedies
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.
'There are people out there who want me to fail but that drives you on more'
Sinead Kane made history in Sydney last weekend but the journey to this point has been far from plain sailing.
'I've cried more times over injuries in the last number of years than anything else'
Jessie Barr has seen her promising career interrupted by a succession of injuries but she’s hoping to return in 2017.
'I was never interested in making friends in football'
The Secret Footballer tells The42 about psychology, performance-enhancing drugs and constant paranoia.
The Irish Powerchair team set to take on the world this summer
Donal Byrne chats to The42 about their upcoming competition.
38-year-old Irish Olympian Breege Connolly one of the unsung heroes of 2016
The Leitrim native recalls her unforgettable experience at the Olympics.
The Irish pair aiming to make history in the world's toughest bike race
Graham Macken chats to The42 about the arduous challenge himself and cycling partner Declan Brassil are set to undertake.
'This decision will have a lot of influence on my career one way or another but I'm happy with it'
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.
‘I was either going to get the boat to die in England or go to an NA meeting’
Ireland’s Homeless World Cup star John Farrell talks to The42 about turning around his life.
‘I had a moment where I was considering walking away from sport’
Irish Olympian Arthur Lanigan-O’Keeffe tells The42 about his difficult road to the top and why his experience at the Rio Olympics was “bittersweet”.
From West Waterford to the PGA Tour: 2016 only the start of Power's journey to the top
After a whirlwind year, Seamus Power returns home for Christmas and takes stock of his rise from the family farm to golf’s biggest stage.
Double sporting success makes 2016 a year to remember in Dublin suburb
Ballyboden St Enda’s and Annalise Murphy both brought some very special silverware back to Rathfarnham.
'I didn't grow up dreaming of owning a gym. I had no money and had to take the opportunity'
Dublin footballer Philly McMahon on how he developed a business from scratch and his plans and ambitions for the future.
The story of how Ireland took the Taekwon-do world by storm
Stephen Ryan chats to The42 about the Irish side’s considerable recent successes in the sport.
‘You start thinking about Best in a different way because you’re forced to look at him’
A lost film about the Manchester legend is showing in the IFI in Dublin tonight.
"There's a lot of shame around it too, people go 'Ah, that's a fake condition'" - Living with adult ADHD
Lisa Dalton was recently diagnosed with the condition and has found it tough to get proper support.
Severed bull's head and boycotts: German football fans fear the rise of 'plastic clubs'
RB Leipzig’s promotion to the Bundesliga this season has left supporters of other clubs worried about the future.
The life of Katie: Four years on from London, Ireland's golden girl faces her greatest challenge
Katie Taylor begins her Olympic campaign later with questions over the air of invincibility she’s held for so long.
'One of their big worries is: how do I handle walking into the Olympic Village and seeing my heroes'
Niamh Fitzpatrick chats to The42 about working as Team Ireland’s sports psychologist.
At 38, 4 years after her first competitive marathon, Breege Connolly is set for the Olympics
The Leitrim native chats to The42 about being a late bloomer when it comes to running.
Ex-Belgian star De Bilde on relegation, playing abroad and being jailed for punching a rival
As Ireland prepare to face Belgium in Euro 2016 today, we chat to one of their most notorious footballers of recent years.
Letter from Versailles: Flying with Polish fans and battling a French monsoon with Jean-Claude Van Damme
Euro 2016 media latecomer Paul Fennessy reports on an eventful day in France.
The sports-reporter-turned-analyst for the Northern Irish football team
Lisa Fallon chats to The42 about her role in helping Northern Ireland create history.
The Irish boxing club where a young Conor McGregor learned to fight
Damien Murphy chats to The42 about the prestigious Crumlin Boxing Club.
Behind the scenes at the Rás, an international sporting event that remains quintessentially Irish
Away from the doping scandals and negativity, this is sport at its captivating best.
'I was contemplating getting on the next plane home', but now Louth star is living his AFL dream
Ciarán Byrne has put his injury nightmare behind him and today plays his seventh successive game for a rejuvenated Carlton side who have won four in a row.
'We just love trying to do that to ourselves. We love that feeling of pain'
Cork brothers Gary and Paul O’Donovan speak to The42 about the gruelling road to Rio, how they got into rowing, and what it means to be European champions.
The Irishman who's a lifelong Leicester City fan
John Duggan chats to The42 after his team were crowned Premier League champions during the week.
One of Ireland’s best Olympic medal hopes taking great expectations in his stride
With Rio 2016 just a few months away, The42 chats to one of the individuals with the weight of a nation on his shoulders.