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# looking ahead

Last month
November 2023
Do you agree with our Ireland team to face Netherlands?
Stephen Kenny has some tough calls to make ahead of his side’s final group qualifier.
This year
'I think they'll look to use a genuine running threat at 10 - and we'll see this with Crowley'
Eoin Toolan and Murray Kinsella discussed the areas in which Ireland will look to improve in the short-to-medium term following last Saturday’s heartbreak.
'Eben is special' - Springboks lock is surely the best in the world
Ireland failed in World Cup mission but have best foundations ever
Do you agree with our Ireland team to face Greece?
Stephen Kenny has some tough calls to make ahead of Friday’s game.
'It can be difficult because of the reach of social media' - Bazunu opens up on mental pressure
Keith Andrews insists Ireland management not burying heads in sand over future
Barrett says All Blacks want revenge for Irish series pain
Ahead of a potential quarter-final clash between the two sides, New Zealand are desperate to make amends.
Scotland’s Finn Russell says second best will not be good enough against Ireland
The stand-off has psyched himself for the likelihood that he will have to operate at the peak of his powers.
5 uncapped players who could be in line for an Ireland call-up
We also look at some established players in Stephen Kenny’s squad who are in and out of form.
'I think you outsmart him, outthink them and essentially outplay them' - Zebo on Ireland-South Africa
The Munster star believes Andy Farrell’s side should focus on imposing their own game.
10 candidates who could succeed Stephen Kenny as Ireland manager
We see look at some of the leading contenders and others who would be considered more left-field picks.
Do you agree with our Ireland team to face France?
Manager Stephen Kenny has some tough calls to make.
Reasons to be optimistic about Irish involvement in this season's Premier League
A look at the Irish players involved in this season’s top flight, and why it should be a happier tale than in recent seasons.
Anthony Joshua set for rematch with Dillian Whyte
The former world champion had been linked with a fight against Deontay Wilder in Saudi Arabia.
Shamrock Rovers face potential trip to side who held Man City
FC Copenhagen await the Hoops, while St Patrick’s Athletic could play Glentoran in an all-Ireland Europa Conference League tie.
Shamrock Rovers' possible Champions League opponents confirmed
The three Irish sides in the Conference League also learned their first-round qualifier opponents.
Do you agree with our Ireland team to face Gibraltar?
Stephen Kenny’s side are hoping for a morale-boosting win on Monday.
Do you agree with our Ireland team to face Greece?
Stephen Kenny has some tough calls to make ahead of a big qualifier on Friday evening.
GAA announce fixture details for All-Ireland football round 3 group games
The games will take place on weekend of 17-18 June.
12 Irish players who could be on the move this summer
Shane Duffy and others who are expected to seal a transfer in the coming months.
Erasmus: Stormers favourites against Munster
The South African director of rugby is a former coach of both sides.
7 Irish players to watch out for at the U17 Euros
St Patrick’s Athletic youngster Mason Melia and others who could impress.
Cavan's second shot at glory and Meath's surprise inclusion - Tailteann Cup focus
The second tier football championship gets underway later this month.
Ireland has finally released its 30-year climate plan - here's what it says
The long-term climate strategy has been published today three years after an EU deadline.
Marcus Smith not yet ready to fly Harlequins nest for overseas adventure
Smith’s Quins contract expires in June 2024.
Do you agree with our Ireland team to face France?
Stephen Kenny has some tough calls to make ahead of the vital Euros qualifier.
Leinster CEO confident funding available for €50 million RDS redevelopment
Shane Nolan hopes this plan will go ahead in the not-too-distant future.
Munster will travel to South Africa for the Champions Cup round-of-16
Graham Rowntree’s side will take on the Sharks in Durban.
Last year
Constitution Hill set for Newcastle showdown this Saturday
The ante-post favourite for the Champion Hurdle in March was intended to make his seasonal bow at Ascot.
Final four? Surprise package? Biggest flop? Our writers' World Cup predictions
The42′s journalists look ahead to Qatar 2022.
Tottenham consider tactical change ahead of tonight's Man United clash
Antonio Conte hinted he could turn to Lucas Moura or Bryan Gil in an attempt to play 3-4-3 again
Pauw open to Aviva Stadium friendly as part of World Cup preparation
With Tallaght Stadium set to go under construction, the Irish team will have to play elsewhere.
Ireland's number one on playing at Anfield, positive self-talk, and penalties
Courtney Brosnan is hoping to help Vera Pauw’s side secure a momentous win in Scotland.
Ulster must improve significantly to beat Leinster, says Cooney
The province flexed their muscles in Llanelli to put 55 points over the Welsh club.
Repaying Wayne Rooney's faith and closing in on Irish football history
Eiran Cashin on his chaotic year and the crucial upcoming playoff games against Israel.
Here's your essential TV guide for this weekend's live sport
There’s plenty of action across Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Dennis Rodman planning Russia trip - reports
The former player is seeking the release of imprisoned WNBA player Brittney Griner.
Oleksandr Usyk vows to beat Tyson Fury after the Briton criticises Jeddah show
The Gypsy King was unimpressed by both the Ukrainian and Anthony Joshua.
Top 4? Worst signing? The42's 2022-23 Premier League predictions
Our writers preview the coming campaign.
Here's your essential TV guide for this weekend's live sport
The Women’s Euros final and Kerry v Meath are among the highlights.
‘If we’re being frank and honest, it’s about the money’
Shane McEleney is hoping Derry City can secure a financial boost with a good run in the Europa Conference League.
U21s unlikely to recall Irish senior players for future big games
Jim Crawford has suggested he will stick with the players in the current squad.
Do you agree with our Ireland team to face Ukraine?
Stephen Kenny is set to make some changes following the disappointing defeat in Armenia.