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# Interview

'Social media now is probably borderline out of control' - Irish referee Andrew Brace
The issue of social media abuse is a major concern for those working in the game.
Ireland's 2022 World Rugby Men’s Sevens Player of the Year delighted to back
Terry Kennedy recently opted to take an extended break from a set-up that he had been a part of since 2015.
30th November 2023
Denise O'Sullivan leading from the front through 'rollercoaster' 2023 for club and country
The Cork midfield maestro continually stars for Ireland and North Carolina Courage.
This week
26th November 2023 - 1st December 2023
'Keep being dominant': The message Ireland and Celtic's Caitlin Hayes lives by
New recruit reflects on 2023 and assures there will be no complacency as she gears up for possible booing in Belfast.
Last week
19th November 2023 - 25th November 2023
'An unbelievable year': McLaughlin making a name for herself with club and country
The young Donegal striker has enjoyed a breakthrough 2023.
Last month
November 2023
Brian Fenton: 'I'm as motivated as ever. I want to be one of Dublin's best players'
The midfield general reflects on 2023 and looks ahead to next year.
Karen Duggan: 'This is definitely one of my best, if not best sporting achievements'
Peamount United skipper and former Ireland international on league win, captaincy, punditry, camogie and regrets.
'I went all in because there was no other choice. There was no option to get a job'
Recently retired Eoin Doyle recalls the highs and lows of his largely stellar career in England, Ireland and Scotland.
October 2023
'I had to take it… I was going to put my family first for once'
Former Irish international Eddie Nolan on his long career in football and reasons for retiring earlier this season.
Darron Gibson: 'If I had kept going I would have died. I was taking 12 to 14 sleeping tablets a night'
Darron Gibson tells David Sneyd about addiction, recovery, and the moment his life changed.
'I finish work at half 4 on a Friday and I drive to Limerick'
Having recently made his 400th League of Ireland appearance, Marc Ludden discusses the challenges of being a footballer with a job on the side.
Luke O'Neill: 'No, AI doesn't bother me. We shouldn't be frightened of it.'
A report by
Valerie Flynn
The Trinity College professor says he encourages his science students to create – and critique – AI-generated essays.
'It can be difficult because of the reach of social media' - Bazunu opens up on mental pressure
Ireland goalkeeper admits experiences at top level have made him view game differently.
The French-Algerian Galway star who idolises Zidane
Wassim Aouachria on the journey in football that has taken him to Ireland, with FAI Cup glory in sight.
September 2023
Eamon Ryan says school exam system 'not serving our purposes'
Secondary school in Ireland is too exam-focused and needs to be broadened, the Green Party leader insisted.
Taoiseach 'not afraid' to raise LGBT rights with world leaders rolling out draconian laws
Speaking at the UN yesterday the Taoiseach said he was concerned about the ‘alarming pushback against LGBTI rights’.
Backing Meath maestro for Cavan success, new manager bounce and club rise mirroring county
Niamh O’Sullivan expects her former manager Eamonn Murray to be a success with Cavan but for now she’s hoping for glory with her club Dunshaughlin Royal Gaels.
The Irishman with the second-most appearances in English Football ever
Michael Doyle chats to The42 about his remarkable longevity and featuring for Ireland against Netherlands in 2004.
'I felt scared, but excited' - The rugby star who defected from Ceausescu's Romania
Cristian Raducanu was the youngest forward at the 1987 Rugby World Cup. Two years later, he snuck out of a hotel in Edinburgh to seek political asylum.
'We were left to our own devices coming into the first game - it was a bit like Delaney’s Donkey'
Powerful finish sends France to opening-night win over All Blacks
'We were left to our own devices coming into the first game - it was a bit like Delaney’s Donkey'
Former Ireland captain Willie Anderson remembers the chaos behind the first World Cup, from the manager’s heart attack to the bomb that cost them their teammate and being treated like cattle.
'I felt scared, but excited' - The rugby star who defected from Ceausescu's Romania
Farrell has been full of surprises. Can he lead Ireland to World Cup glory?
'I want to be effective in Premier League and see where my career can go'
Chiedozie Ogbene reflects on whirlwind two years and says reaching England’s top flight doesn’t satisfy ambitions.
Jordan Henderson apologises to LGBTQ+ community for hurt caused by Saudi move
The former Liverpool captain will not ‘rule out’ wearing rainbow laces while playing for Al-Ettifaq.
This year
The Irishman thriving in United Arab Emirates
Leigh Ralph on his years away from home, working alongside ex-Premier League stars and signing a first pro deal at 33.
'Premier League players could do with walking around the city of where their club is'
Seamus Coleman on becoming a manager and why Everton squad must unite to avoid relegation battle.
Realising All-Ireland dream tops all for multi-talented Tyrrell
‘It’s something I’ve been dreaming about for a very, very long time.’
'It's hard to describe the feeling when you become a mother for the first time'
Hannah Tyrrell is hoping to finally realise her All-Ireland dream – and create precious family memories.
'I was always competitive' - How multi-sport background shaped Hugo Keenan
The fullback sits down with The 42 to look back on a busy sporting childhood and discuss Ireland’s World Cup preparations.
Mother of murdered two-year-old James Bulger condemns “sick” AI-generated clips of son on TikTok
Denise Fergus condemned the animations as “disgusting” in an interview with The Mirror.
'To be a force to be reckoned with' - Rhasidat Adeleke sets out her ambitions as a pro
Rhasidat Adeleke speaks to The 42 about her decision to turn pro, how she deals with expectation, and why she wants to be recognised as more than just an athlete.
'I feared the worst. I was actually shaking in the hospital because I was so nervous'
Denise O’Sullivan’s World Cup dream almost ended before it began – but she recovered to star against Australia.
‘I didn't know women could get paid to play football’
Ex-Irish international and new RTÉ pundit Méabh De Búrca reflects on her career in football and how the game has grown immeasurably since she started out.
The people and places that shaped Louise Quinn - from the family shop in Blessington to northern Sweden
The Republic of Ireland centurion sits down with The 42 ahead of the World Cup.
'Nine times out of ten, I am positive': Monaghan legend Nudie Hughes on life, football, and illness
As Monaghan bid to return to an All-Ireland final for the first time since 1930, Declan Bogue sits down with one of the county’s favourite sons.
'To have him here would be a dream, but I know he's looking down proud'
Denise O’Sullivan reflects on her journey as the World Cup moves into full view.
'What we did in the nineties was groundbreaking': Pete McGrath's life lived in football
Thirty-two years after Down beat Meath in the All-Ireland final, a chance encounter in Parnell Park triggered a lifetime of memories for Pete McGrath.
Ireland's World Cup bolter: 'I'd dream about everything — and I still do'
Izzy Atkinson takes a trip down memory lane with The 42.
'I've felt every single emotion under the sun the last couple of days'
Grace Moloney on representing Ireland and pursuing the World Cup dream after a difficult few months.
'It's hard to describe how much it means' - Ireland's number one and Player of the Year
Courtney Brosnan and co. face Zambia tomorrow as World Cup preparations ramp up.
Hero of Hampden hoping to be Wizard of Oz after necessary club move
Amber Barrett will take home the Goal of the Year prize at the 33rd FAI International Awards.
Ireland and Liverpool star eyes World Cup after 'mentally frustrating' misdiagnosed injury
Niamh Fahey has come through a testing time in the build-up to Ireland’s first-ever major tournament.