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Sunday 2 April 2023 Dublin: 8°C

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# Obsession
'There’s been a bit of craic with Killer saying that the Ardscoil lads are back'
Craig Casey is eager to earn his first Ireland cap.
# essential reading
James McClean and football’s unhealthy obsession with depoliticising the poppy, and the week's best sportswriting
Plus, the New Yorker’s Louisa Thomas on the ham-handed, money-driven mangling of Sports Illustrated and Deadspin.
# Obsession
'I've met a lot of people who threw away their livelihoods because of how addictive chess was'
Brin-Jonathan Butler discusses his new book, ‘The Grandmaster’.
# Obsession
'It's all I think about every day': Keith Earls desperate to claim a European medal to call his own
The Munster wing doesn’t count his 2008 Heineken Cup medal as a true winners’ medal as he was an unused replacement in Cardiff.
# Building Blocks
'There was a Lego set so I said I'd give it a try and I became obsessed with it'
Ireland wing Jacob Stockdale has discovered the perfect way to take his mind off the game.
# Obsession
'The one thing I did was concentrate on becoming a professional footballer... I didn't like school at all'
Irish defender Pierce Sweeney chats to The42 about his football-mad upbringing and preparing to face West Brom in the FA Cup today.
# bang on the door
The 10 memorable stages of every Irish girl's 2000s Groovy Chick obsesssion
# Obsession
10 things we learned from Keith Wood's brilliant sit-down with Joe Schmidt
It was like Frost/Nixon, but more important.
# Obsession
'They're obsessed with Dublin, the population, the money they get from sponsorship'
John O’Leary believes that other counties are spending too much times complaining about the Dubs and not developing themselves.
# fierce mild
17 reasons why Ireland's weather obsession is totally justified
Grand soft day thank God.
'If you have an obsession with Roy Keane, he hasn't disappointed you in 2014'
The Ireland manager showed some of his customary wit at the RTÉ Sport Awards last night.
# Frozen
10 signs the world's obsession with Frozen has gone too far
Time to let it go, people.
# Obsession
Turns out Irish adults are quite addicted to Snapchat
The app sees 63% of its users checking the app daily, a usage rate that’s only surpassed by Facebook.
# Obsession
'It's the only prize' - James O'Donoghue has sympathy for Mayo after All-Ireland defeats
The Kerry forward is hoping to add to the pain this weekend though.
# Obsession
18 years after vowing ‘never again,’ I’ve decided to start a World Cup sticker collection
Ever feel fanatical about this mid-90s phenomenon? You’re not alone.
# Obsession
Football Manager: The computer game that discovered Lionel Messi
The ever-popular game is set to release its 21st edition.
# mobile addict
Increase in nomophobia (fear of being apart from your phone)
Do you check your mobile more than 34 times a day? You might have a new tech-driven phobia…
# Obsession
Penis envy? Berlusconi slammed for replacing statue body parts
What is it about the male appendage that keeps getting the Italian PM in such hot water?