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#Off The Ball

# off-the-ball - All time

VIDEO: Fellaini escapes punishment after blatant headbutt
# Off The Ball
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# Off The Ball

VIDEO: Fellaini escapes punishment after blatant headbutt

Dec 15th 2012, 5:44 PM 5,061 Views 1 Comment

The Toffees midfielder hit Stoke defender Ryan Shawcross with a loaf at the Britannia today.

'I don’t want James McClean getting all the attention' - Stephen Hunt
# Revealing
From The42
# Revealing

'I don’t want James McClean getting all the attention' - Stephen Hunt

Nov 27th 2012, 9:26 AM 7,555 Views 10 Comments

The midfielder believes Giovanni Trapattoni wants the best for Ireland but will not be expecting a warm ‘hello’ any time soon.

Contepomi will be back: “It’s not the end of the world, it’s an injury.”
# Defiant
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# Defiant

Contepomi will be back: “It’s not the end of the world, it’s an injury.”

Nov 13th 2012, 7:45 AM 4,983 Views 11 Comments

The Argentina talisman says he will be back in three or four months, and is not retiring from club or international rugby.

Donegal's McGuinness set to take up part-time Celtic role - reports
# Change
From The42
# Change

Donegal's McGuinness set to take up part-time Celtic role - reports

Nov 9th 2012, 7:30 AM 6,949 Views 14 Comments

According to reports, McGuinness will work with Celtic for three days a week while continuing as Donegal boss.

'How in the name of Jesus are we getting to this point' - Wood blasts Bent call-up
# Unpalatable
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# Unpalatable

'How in the name of Jesus are we getting to this point' - Wood blasts Bent call-up

Nov 1st 2012, 11:09 AM 3,725 Views 2 Comments

The former Irish captain also touted Jonny Sexton and Peter O’Mahony as future leaders.

Murph's Sideline Cut: Kilkenny's remorseless code-breakers leaves Galway still waiting for Liam
# Fall-out
From The42
# Fall-out

Murph's Sideline Cut: Kilkenny's remorseless code-breakers leaves Galway still waiting for Liam

Oct 1st 2012, 2:36 PM 6,637 Views 4 Comments

It was another long afternoon at Croke Park for Ciarán Murphy.

There's an amateur culture in Irish athletics - Heffernan
# Interview
From The42
# Interview

There's an amateur culture in Irish athletics - Heffernan

Aug 16th 2012, 9:35 PM 13,644 Views 29 Comments

The race walker also suggested the government should provide sport in this country with significant funding.

VIDEO: Off The Ball's tribute to Timmy McCarthy
# London 2012
From The42
# London 2012

VIDEO: Off The Ball's tribute to Timmy McCarthy

Aug 1st 2012, 10:58 AM 2,662 Views 0 Comments

When American phrases and a Cork accent meet.

Paul Kimmage: Irish cyclists put in worst Olympic performances I've ever seen
# Saddle Sore
From The42
# Saddle Sore

Paul Kimmage: Irish cyclists put in worst Olympic performances I've ever seen

Aug 1st 2012, 10:51 AM 15,524 Views 45 Comments

The award-winning author and Tour de France participant was critical of the London 2012 efforts of Nicolas Roche and Daniel Martin.

Andy Lee: 'People in boxing all know that Chavez is suspicious'
# Concerns
From The42
# Concerns

Andy Lee: 'People in boxing all know that Chavez is suspicious'

Jun 26th 2012, 8:51 PM 11,443 Views 10 Comments

The Irish boxer also believes major reforms need to be implemented by the sport’s authorities.

David Brady labels Meath coach John Evans a ‘mercenary’ after Tipp departure
# Waterboy
From The42
# Waterboy

David Brady labels Meath coach John Evans a ‘mercenary’ after Tipp departure

May 29th 2012, 7:08 AM 1,246 Views 0 Comments

The former Mayo footballer believes the ex-Tipperary chief should have steered clear of coaching for the summer at least.

I didn't want to risk playing on - Leamy
# Disappointment
From The42
# Disappointment

I didn't want to risk playing on - Leamy

May 23rd 2012, 8:01 AM 427 Views 0 Comments

The 30-year-old has said he is likely to need a hip replacement at some stage in the future.

Catholics who play for Northern Ireland 'feel as if they're not wanted' - McClean
# Explanation
From The42
# Explanation

Catholics who play for Northern Ireland 'feel as if they're not wanted' - McClean

May 10th 2012, 9:12 PM 10,068 Views 59 Comments

The star also promised he was not going to Euro 2012 “to make up the numbers”.

Meath GAA are the laughing stock of the country, says Barry
# Outrage
From The42
# Outrage

Meath GAA are the laughing stock of the country, says Barry

Apr 19th 2012, 9:04 PM 6,010 Views 16 Comments

The former manager has described recent events surrounding the county as “a complete farce”.

Andy Lee ready for 'biggest fight of my life'
# Fighting Talk
From The42
# Fighting Talk

Andy Lee ready for 'biggest fight of my life'

Apr 4th 2012, 9:24 PM 690 Views 0 Comments

The Irish boxer also admitted to becoming disillusioned with boxing’s politics over the years.

Henson had more talent than Brian O'Driscoll - Williams
# Troubled
From The42
# Troubled

Henson had more talent than Brian O'Driscoll - Williams

Apr 2nd 2012, 9:19 PM 11,653 Views 27 Comments

The ex-Leinster coach also believes the recently sacked player has an “addiction problem”.

Ferris can emulate O'Driscoll and O'Connell - Horgan
# High Praise
From The42
# High Praise

Ferris can emulate O'Driscoll and O'Connell - Horgan

Mar 13th 2012, 10:00 AM 589 Views 0 Comments

The ex-Ireland international also said people shouldn’t get “overly excited” about the Scotland victory.

‘This could be a life-changer’ — Matthew Macklin ready for Patrick’s Day chance
# Make It There...
From The42
# Make It There...

‘This could be a life-changer’ — Matthew Macklin ready for Patrick’s Day chance

Mar 8th 2012, 8:30 AM 298 Views 1 Comment

“They don’t see it as the one-sided fight some of your internet type, forum guys see it as.”

'I'd certainly talk to them' - John Kirwan eyes Munster job
# Call Me
From The42
# Call Me

'I'd certainly talk to them' - John Kirwan eyes Munster job

Feb 24th 2012, 6:39 AM 938 Views 1 Comment

Former All Blacks star is scouting around for his next challenge. And Thomond Park looks appealing.

No distance left to run: Martin Fagan banned for two years by athletics chiefs
# Ban
From The42
# Ban

No distance left to run: Martin Fagan banned for two years by athletics chiefs

Jan 17th 2012, 8:01 PM 6,473 Views 20 Comments

The Mullingar man admitted to using EPO in a bid to get back on track ahead of London 2012.

Not playing abroad 'a regret' for Paul O'Connell
# Faraway Fields
From The42
# Faraway Fields

Not playing abroad 'a regret' for Paul O'Connell

Jan 6th 2012, 11:58 AM 3,077 Views 2 Comments

Munster skipper signed a new two-year IRFU contract this week. But he admits he wonders what might have been.

The Sunday Papers: some of the week’s best sportswriting…
# Well Read
From The42
# Well Read

The Sunday Papers: some of the week’s best sportswriting…

Dec 11th 2011, 8:01 AM 932 Views 0 Comments

Every week we flick back through some of our favourite writing from newspapers, blogs and bathroom walls.

Dublin County Board chairman denies attacking Leinster Rugby in jersey row
# Blue Murder
From The42
# Blue Murder

Dublin County Board chairman denies attacking Leinster Rugby in jersey row

Nov 17th 2011, 4:02 PM 1,381 Views 7 Comments

Andy Kettle claims the “flourishing professional franchise” wearing blue to which the Strategic Plan alludes was not a reference to the province’s rugby team.

Is John Giles right? Is Rooney the best midfielder in England?
# Have Your Say
From The42
# Have Your Say

Is John Giles right? Is Rooney the best midfielder in England?

Nov 5th 2011, 12:02 PM 1,243 Views 3 Comments

The Leeds United legend and pundit extraordinaire reckons Rooney’s already a cut above David Silva, Luca Modric and Scott Parker, but his opinion hasn’t proved a popular one.

Murph's sideline cut: forward-thinking Dubs singing in the rain...
# Pitchside
From The42
# Pitchside

Murph's sideline cut: forward-thinking Dubs singing in the rain...

Aug 8th 2011, 3:52 PM 940 Views 0 Comments

‘Another member of that Vincent’s team was of course Pat Gilroy, and I would’ve spent quite a bit of time in Pat’s company…’

Fermanagh GAA player taken off critical list at US hospital
# GAA
# GAA

Fermanagh GAA player taken off critical list at US hospital

Jul 31st 2011, 1:42 PM 817 Views 6 Comments

Mark McGovern was put into a medically-induced coma after sustaining serious injuries during a Gaelic match in San Francisco last month.

'No eyewitnesses' to identify assailant of comatose GAA player
# Investigation
From The42
# Investigation

'No eyewitnesses' to identify assailant of comatose GAA player

Jun 29th 2011, 12:19 PM 1,961 Views 15 Comments

Victim’s alleged attacker said to have stood over the player and told him “you won’t get up from that”.

GAA star in a coma after clash in US match
# GAA
# GAA

GAA star in a coma after clash in US match

Jun 28th 2011, 8:24 AM 1,928 Views 1 Comment

Mark McGovern was playing in San Francisco when he was seriously injured in an off-the-ball incident at the weekend.

Different wavelength: Breffni County tuned in as county on brink of All-Ireland victory
# Young Guns
From The42
# Young Guns

Different wavelength: Breffni County tuned in as county on brink of All-Ireland victory

Apr 29th 2011, 10:50 AM 382 Views 0 Comments

Thousands from Cavan will throng Croke Park this Sunday as the county bid to see off Galway and claim a much-anticipated national U-21 crown.

"Disappointed" McAteer calls on Cluxton to apologise for punch-up
# Bad Boys
From The42
# Bad Boys

"Disappointed" McAteer calls on Cluxton to apologise for punch-up

Apr 5th 2011, 12:24 PM 1,404 Views 0 Comments

LISTEN: Cluxton is no “hard man,” former Liverpool and Ireland footballer tells Newstalk’s Off The Ball.