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# Interview
‘My mum said, sorry but you are black’: Dealing with racism from Ballybough to the Premier League
Former Ireland international Curtis Fleming on emerging from a challenging upbringing to carve out a career across the water.
# Interview
‘There was a lot of stuff that hit Kilkenny at once... It was sad to see them go’
Bronagh Kane on seeing her team removed from the Women’s National League and a new start with Athlone.
# looking ahead
No regrets for Ireland's outgoing Arsenal star
Louise Quinn on leaving the Gunners and her search for a new club.
# Palace guard
When Saturday doesn't come: 'Let's face it, I'm lucky to still be in the game'
A tough spell at Nottingham Forest left Stephen Henderson wondering if football still had a place for him.
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The Irish-born athlete lighting up Australia
Hollie-Kate Melia from Kildare was recently named Aerobic Gymnast of the Year.
# Challenge
'It's brought people together' - The world champion boxer working in a hospital during the pandemic
Kellie Harrington is combining training with seven-day work weeks.
# Interview
From radio reporter to head coach - the rise of Dubliner Lisa Fallon
The new London City Lionesses boss on working under Jim Gavin, breaking barriers in football and the start of a new adventure in England.
# dreams
‘It was only after we scored, you’re 50 odd minutes in and thinking: we’re 1-0 up in White Hart Lane’
Stephen Rice on how he recovered from difficulties early in his career to enjoy a memorable time at Shamrock Rovers.
# Sacrifice
'It was a tough time trying to decide: Do I give up my work for the love of representing my country?'
Ex-Ireland international Dolores Deasley on the various highs and lows of her career, and her new life coaching in America.
# Del Boy
'I show my son the clips on YouTube but he cheers for Ronaldo instead of me'
Derek Geary provides an extensive account of his journey from Rivermount Boys to the Premier League.
# Interview
Bono on life in lockdown: 'We're not all in the same boat, but we are going through the same storm'
The U2 frontman spoke to Ryan Tubridy this morning.
# On Air
'Sean, Sean, Sean...': From Maria Bailey to Trump - Sean O'Rourke's most memorable moments on air
The popular broadcaster will present his final Today With Sean O’Rourke show on RTÉ Radio One today.
# ups and downs
'I've been fired, let go, hired. I've moved provinces, I've moved countries'
Former Munster centre James Downey is now working as a player manager with rugby agency Esportif.
# Covid-19
Level of secondary deaths to be considered by Cabinet every three weeks
Harris said plans are afoot to ramp up use of Ireland’s private hospitals.
# Interview
'They brought a priest in to give me the last rites, that's how bad it was'
The story of Limerick man John McGrath, who began his professional football career at Aston Villa.
# pain
'I was shaking and crying. But I somehow managed to ask: ‘Can I still play sport?’'
Cork City Women’s coach Áine O’Donovan on being diagnosed with JIA.
# Interview
McDonald writes to Taoiseach about getting cross-party buy in for lifting of restrictions plan
McDonald has criticised recent kite-flying by government about lifting restrictions.
# suftum
'It was never a guarantee with Ireland, it was more that carrot dangling there'
Robbie Diack played for Ulster 205 times during a decade with the northern province.
# Pot Luck
'I'm from a small town and when you’re young, people are saying ‘When will you be playing on the telly?’'
Tipperary native Brendan O’Donoghue on the ups and downs that go hand-in-hand with a career in snooker.
# Worry
'There's no security' - Testing times for Irish footballers
Shelbourne’s Karl Moore on the difficulties facing domestic players.
# Interview
Working with Martin McGuinness in a meat company, singing for the Dalai Lama and playing at the World Cup
Felix Healy looks back on his remarkable football career and life.
# Rory's story
From the Premier League to Trinity College: the untold story of Rory Ginty
The winger who became the first player from Galway to experience English football’s rebranded top flight.
# take me to church
'Johann was recognising talent in me even if I didn't feel I was putting my hand up'
Munster man Shane Daly has impressed in the back three this season.
# LOI Legends
Coming up against a great Liverpool side, breaking records and trying to get Stephen Cluxton to play soccer
Former Dundalk, UCD and Shamrock Rovers star Alan O’Neill looks back on his remarkable career in the game.
# New Era
‘There’ll be very little change’ – The man entrusted to succeed Stephen Kenny
Jim Crawford on his recent appointment as Ireland U21 boss.
# long read
'Mick McCarthy drove me to the ground to sign the contract. It was surreal sitting in his Mercedes'
Ex-Ireland and Milwall midfielder Dave Savage revisits his career in football, which included five senior international caps — all earned in the summer of 1996.
# Wave Goodbye
Mick McCarthy: 'It's disappointing I can't finish it off. It's bittersweet, but I fully support the decision'
The outgoing Ireland boss has signed off with an interview on FAI TV.
# Interview
'I basically ran away from my problems… I told people I had this great big coaching job in Spain'
David O’Connor on his journey back from the depths of depression.
# Interview
The Ireland and Lions legend running a Top 14 club under lockdown
This may be the most surreal period of Jeremy Davidson’s career but the former Irish star has not lost his focus as rugby faces its biggest battle yet.
# my dark vanessa
Writing in the #MeToo era: 'It was intimidating taking on something in fiction that was happening in real time'
We spoke to the author Kate Elizabeth Russell about what inspired her controversial but critically-acclaimed novel.
# Interview
A Forest life - Sharing a stage with Brian Clough, playing best with spite and shaping the next generation
Andy Reid made his debut for Nottingham Forest 20 years ago this November and, as he tells The42, he now feels a great sense of responsibility to develop stars for club and country.
# Interview
'They're mad to come in to us. It's sad but we're better off than most' - waiting to hug grandkids again
Richie Bennis speaks to The42 following the launch of his new book.
# Looking Back
'I kind of wish I'd appreciated it more in the moment'
In part four of our series, Olive Loughnane discusses life after the Olympics.
# Interview
Family jewels: Meet the man steering Weir & Sons through Covid-19
The director of the venerable jeweller talks luxury and learning from crisis.
# Interview
In a time of crisis, FoodCloud's Iseult Ward is still getting food to those most in need
The social enterprise has been forced to adapt in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.
# Interview
For one of Ireland’s biggest medal hopes, the Olympics' postponement could be a blessing in disguise
Sanita Puspure on how the dramatic change of plans have impacted on her.
# Interview
Dustin, Take That and MTV: The animated life of Ronan McCabe
After two decades in Irish television, Ronan McCabe is reintroducing himself as the new CEO of Animation Ireland
# the show must go on
The Irishman who played under controversial circumstances at the weekend
Michael Doyle was one of the few Irish footballers competing in England on Saturday.
# against the tide
'It's post-traumatic stress. You don't know what to do. Your world has just crumbled'
In part two of our series, Irish swimmer Melanie Nocher recalls adapting to life after the Olympics.
# Interview
Finding a voice: Meet the woman pioneering a more natural interaction between kids and tech
With SoapBox Labs, Patricia Scanlon is developing cutting edge voice tech to help kids learn and play.