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# preview - Last year 2021

Mayo team-mates facing off and '2021's breakout star' - what to expect from the Irish in Oz this weekend
# Expert's View
From The42
# Expert's View

Mayo team-mates facing off and '2021's breakout star' - what to expect from the Irish in Oz this weekend

Feb 19th 2021, 5:30 PM 3,884 Views 0 Comments

A closer look at how the AFLW’s Irish contingent will fare in Round Four with CrossCoders agent Jason Hill.

Ireland will get a taste of life without Sexton and Murray as in-form France visit
# Big Ask
From The42
# Big Ask

Ireland will get a taste of life without Sexton and Murray as in-form France visit

Feb 14th 2021, 7:00 AM 23,389 Views 33 Comments

Andy Farrell’s side will need a superb performance to keep their Six Nations hopes alive.

Dublin-Mayo rivalry renewed and Tipp team-mates go head-to-head in Australia this weekend
# Irish In Aflw
From The42
# Irish In Aflw

Dublin-Mayo rivalry renewed and Tipp team-mates go head-to-head in Australia this weekend

Feb 12th 2021, 5:33 PM 3,901 Views 0 Comments

What to expect from the AFLW’s Irish stars in Round Three, courtesy of an expert on the ground Down Under.

'Tom Brady has a chance to cement his GOAT status and push it to mythical proportions'
# Age Is Just A Number
From The42
# Age Is Just A Number

'Tom Brady has a chance to cement his GOAT status and push it to mythical proportions'

Feb 5th 2021, 2:30 PM 20,752 Views 21 Comments

This weekend’s Super Bowl LV and the Six Nations tournament are both previewed in the latest episode of The Punt.

Cora 'back terrorising defences' and returning Rowe - what to expect from the AFLW's Irish this weekend
# Expert's View
From The42
# Expert's View

Cora 'back terrorising defences' and returning Rowe - what to expect from the AFLW's Irish this weekend

Feb 5th 2021, 6:15 AM 5,237 Views 0 Comments

After a turbulent week, it’s all eyes on Round Two and the football itself.

Connacht buoyant for bonus game against Ospreys
# Pro14
From The42
# Pro14

Connacht buoyant for bonus game against Ospreys

Jan 24th 2021, 8:30 AM 5,866 Views 2 Comments

With a dearth of fixtures about, there is a sense of delight among players just to have a game.

Envoi Allen puts unbeaten record on line at Punchestown
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From The42
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Envoi Allen puts unbeaten record on line at Punchestown

Jan 15th 2021, 12:51 PM 2,777 Views 1 Comment

Asterion Forlonge among five to face Elliott star on Sunday.

Johnny Ward: Cheltenham without the Irish is a dispiriting thought
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Johnny Ward: Cheltenham without the Irish is a dispiriting thought

Jan 13th 2021, 6:30 AM 5,133 Views 9 Comments

Our columnist looks ahead to the March festival and offers his recommendation for the Triumph Hurdle.

Connacht bid to back up Leinster win against strong visiting Munster side
# Interprovincial
From The42
# Interprovincial

Connacht bid to back up Leinster win against strong visiting Munster side

Jan 9th 2021, 7:00 AM 18,475 Views 15 Comments

Johann van Graan has brought his frontliners back for this evening’s clash in Galway.

20-year-old Leinster pair set for debuts as Connacht look for upset at the RDS
# Derby
From The42
# Derby

20-year-old Leinster pair set for debuts as Connacht look for upset at the RDS

Jan 2nd 2021, 6:30 AM 13,303 Views 3 Comments

The westerners have lost three in a row leading into this inter-pro clash at the RDS.

Can Munster continue Clermont momentum away to McFarland's Ulster?
# Back In Action
From The42
# Back In Action

Can Munster continue Clermont momentum away to McFarland's Ulster?

Jan 2nd 2021, 6:00 AM 9,095 Views 12 Comments

The northern province have made 11 changes for the meeting at Kingspan Stadium.

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Irish books to watch out for in 2021
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Irish books to watch out for in 2021

Dec 31st 2020, 8:00 PM 25,437 Views 6 Comments

Here are some names to remember for your book shopping next year.

Ulster out to get back to winning ways after crushing news on Coetzee exit
# Record
From The42
# Record

Ulster out to get back to winning ways after crushing news on Coetzee exit

Dec 27th 2020, 6:00 AM 9,276 Views 8 Comments

Both sides are coming off the back of consecutive defeats in the Champions Cup.

'He's a very special player and a very special bloke. He wants an Irish jersey'
# Skipper
From The42
# Skipper

'He's a very special player and a very special bloke. He wants an Irish jersey'

Dec 20th 2020, 11:58 AM 43,015 Views 14 Comments

23-year-old Paul Boyle captains Connacht against Bristol in the Champions Cup today.

McCloskey a key man in all aspects as Ulster look for crucial away win
# Suftum
From The42
# Suftum

McCloskey a key man in all aspects as Ulster look for crucial away win

Dec 19th 2020, 8:30 AM 2,538 Views 1 Comment

The English side have brought back most of their frontliners for the clash at Kingsholm.

Racing strong favourites but Friend wants 'the might of Connacht' to test them
# Big Ask
From The42
# Big Ask

Racing strong favourites but Friend wants 'the might of Connacht' to test them

Dec 13th 2020, 7:00 AM 6,288 Views 4 Comments

The westerners are underdogs today in Paris as their Champions Cup campaign gets underway.

Big guns holstered as Leinster begin another European assault
# Champions Cup
From The42
# Champions Cup

Big guns holstered as Leinster begin another European assault

Dec 12th 2020, 8:30 AM 9,601 Views 10 Comments

Leo Cullen’s pack won’t use a complicated set of calls in Montpellier as they bring 11 Ireland internationals back in the side.

'I've come here and I feel like I've really been coached. They've challenged me'
# Fresh Start
From The42
# Fresh Start

'I've come here and I feel like I've really been coached. They've challenged me'

Dec 11th 2020, 7:00 AM 9,735 Views 9 Comments

Ian Madigan has settled in happily to life with Ulster since joining last summer.

Arsenal come to town as Dundalk bid to end topsy-turvy season on high
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From The42
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Arsenal come to town as Dundalk bid to end topsy-turvy season on high

Dec 10th 2020, 7:00 AM 2,849 Views 5 Comments

Filippo Giovagnoli’s side are looking for their first points of the campaign as they face already-qualified Arsenal at the Aviva Stadium.

Pressure is on but Ireland have enough about them to beat Scotland
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Pressure is on but Ireland have enough about them to beat Scotland

Dec 5th 2020, 7:44 AM 7,055 Views 20 Comments

Having experimented throughout the autumn, Andy Farrell has named an experienced team for today’s encounter with Scotland. They need to deliver a performance as well as a result.

How Connacht are looking to save fuel by playing 'smart football'
# Identity
From The42
# Identity

How Connacht are looking to save fuel by playing 'smart football'

Dec 4th 2020, 7:15 AM 5,267 Views 6 Comments

Andy Friend’s men are aiming for a better balance in their attacking game.

'Whatever happens, we want to make the country proud' - Ireland dare to dream on defining night
# The Vera Era
From The42
# The Vera Era

'Whatever happens, we want to make the country proud' - Ireland dare to dream on defining night

Updated Dec 1st 2020, 12:31 PM 8,125 Views 3 Comments

It all comes down to this for Vera Pauw’s Ireland as they face formidable Germany in their last-ditch Euro 2022 qualifier.

Filippo Giovagnoli banned from touchline for tonight's Europa League game with Rapid Vienna
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From The42
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Filippo Giovagnoli banned from touchline for tonight's Europa League game with Rapid Vienna

Nov 26th 2020, 7:05 AM 5,257 Views 5 Comments

Dundalk host the Austrian side at the Aviva Stadium tonight.

Leinster's 'poach group' battling for turnover points as Cardiff Blues visit RDS
# Poaching
From The42
# Poaching

Leinster's 'poach group' battling for turnover points as Cardiff Blues visit RDS

Nov 22nd 2020, 7:30 AM 7,180 Views 1 Comment

Hooker James Tracy is hoping to help Leinster towards their seventh win of the season.

'Eddie Jones is just playing games' - Ireland aim to walk the walk in Twickenham
# The Big One
From The42
# The Big One

'Eddie Jones is just playing games' - Ireland aim to walk the walk in Twickenham

Nov 21st 2020, 7:00 AM 28,047 Views 12 Comments

James Ryan captains Andy Farrell’s side on what feels like a very important occasion for this squad.

'I don't think you can make any realistic assessment' - Kenny's turbulent start reaches its end against Bulgaria
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'I don't think you can make any realistic assessment' - Kenny's turbulent start reaches its end against Bulgaria

Nov 18th 2020, 7:00 AM 18,736 Views 23 Comments

The new manager’s Nations League campaign has been hopelessly undermined by injury and Covid-19.

Crucial World Cup ranking points at stake, as Ireland aim to end barren run against Ryan Giggs-less Wales
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Crucial World Cup ranking points at stake, as Ireland aim to end barren run against Ryan Giggs-less Wales

Nov 15th 2020, 7:30 AM 7,075 Views 2 Comments

Stephen Kenny’s side are also aiming a run of five games without a goal.

England a daunting test as Ireland look to prove the progress made thus far
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England a daunting test as Ireland look to prove the progress made thus far

Updated Nov 12th 2020, 8:32 AM 19,272 Views 29 Comments

Stephen Kenny takes his side to Wembley, still searching for a win and even a goal from open play.

'David Clifford is going to give Kerry every chance of winning an All-Ireland if he stays fit'
# Kingdom View
From The42
# Kingdom View

'David Clifford is going to give Kerry every chance of winning an All-Ireland if he stays fit'

Nov 6th 2020, 6:30 AM 6,136 Views 0 Comments

Marc Ó Sé previewed the clash of Cork and Kerry on the latest episode of The42 GAA Weekly.

Dundalk expecting 'one of the hardest games' of the campaign as focus reverts to Europa League
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From The42
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Dundalk expecting 'one of the hardest games' of the campaign as focus reverts to Europa League

Nov 5th 2020, 7:05 AM 5,186 Views 1 Comment

The Lilywhites are in Austria to face Rapid Vienna this evening.

'It'd be a lovely Christmas present this year to be playing in Croke Park on the Sunday before it'
# Winter Wonderland
From The42
# Winter Wonderland

'It'd be a lovely Christmas present this year to be playing in Croke Park on the Sunday before it'

Oct 31st 2020, 8:00 AM 17,343 Views 3 Comments

The All-Ireland ladies football senior championship is off the mark – and it’s shaping up to be one to remember.

Munster send West Cork crew to work in first Monday Night Rugby outing
# Pipeline
From The42
# Pipeline

Munster send West Cork crew to work in first Monday Night Rugby outing

Oct 26th 2020, 6:30 AM 21,082 Views 4 Comments

Craig Casey and Ben Healy continue as the halfbacks for the clash with Cardiff Blues.

Molde's defensive issues give Dundalk glimmer of hope as unlikely European campaign begins
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From The42
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Molde's defensive issues give Dundalk glimmer of hope as unlikely European campaign begins

Oct 22nd 2020, 6:00 AM 4,357 Views 2 Comments

The Lilyhwites are back in the big time, in arguably their most improbable Europa League run yet.

Kenny's kids looking to end turbulent week with win in Finland
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From The42
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Kenny's kids looking to end turbulent week with win in Finland

Oct 14th 2020, 6:30 AM 12,610 Views 3 Comments

After a week like no other, a much-changed Irish squad featuring seven players under the age of 22 seek a first win under the new manager.

U21 boss urges Obafemi to make his case to Kenny in today's clash with Italy
# Italian Job
From The42
# Italian Job

U21 boss urges Obafemi to make his case to Kenny in today's clash with Italy

Oct 13th 2020, 12:05 AM 8,900 Views 9 Comments

The Republic of Ireland resume their U21 European Championship qualifying campaign this afternoon in Pisa.

Plane saga dominates build-up as Kenny searches for important win against Wales
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From The42
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Plane saga dominates build-up as Kenny searches for important win against Wales

Oct 11th 2020, 7:00 AM 29,235 Views 2 Comments

With the Euros dream dead, Ireland need to start getting results to improve their seeding for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers draw.

Ireland's quiet man set for the biggest night of his footballing life
# Crunch Time
From The42
# Crunch Time

Ireland's quiet man set for the biggest night of his footballing life

Updated Oct 8th 2020, 5:06 PM 28,210 Views 16 Comments

In just his third match in charge, Stephen Kenny will lead Ireland in a crucial Euros play-off against Slovakia.

From heavy criticism to the perfect ad on the big stage: Last two standing in Cavan SFC go again
# Black Death Banished
From The42
# Black Death Banished

From heavy criticism to the perfect ad on the big stage: Last two standing in Cavan SFC go again

Oct 3rd 2020, 7:30 AM 7,885 Views 0 Comments

Kingscourt Stars and Crosserlough vie for the crown in this evening’s Kingspan Breffni Park replay.

'I have a few knives in my back that I want to take away' - Dundalk on cusp of shock Europa League qualification
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'I have a few knives in my back that I want to take away' - Dundalk on cusp of shock Europa League qualification

Oct 1st 2020, 8:00 AM 28,238 Views 15 Comments

Dundalk face KI of Faroe Islands in Dublin tonight, with the winner progressing to the group stages of the Europa League.

'I think we need to take the AC Milan out of it' - Byrne and Rovers chasing almighty European upset
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From The42
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'I think we need to take the AC Milan out of it' - Byrne and Rovers chasing almighty European upset

Sep 17th 2020, 6:30 AM 13,075 Views 12 Comments

The Italian giants arrive in Tallaght for a one-legged, Europa League qualifier tonight.