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# the42-reads - Saturday 18 September, 2021

10 years on: The inside story of Dublin's 2011 All-Ireland final win
# Age Of Empires
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# Age Of Empires

10 years on: The inside story of Dublin's 2011 All-Ireland final win

Sat 10:00 AM 26,747 Views 29 Comments

Paul Flynn, Barry Cahill and Kevin Nolan relive the day that launched Dublin football’s greatest era.

# the42-reads - Sunday 12 September, 2021

After the Olympics: what the world looks like following a life-changing experience for Ireland's top athletes
# Games Over
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After the Olympics: what the world looks like following a life-changing experience for Ireland's top athletes

Updated Sep 12th 2021, 10:00 AM 10,523 Views 0 Comments

Transitioning back to normal life after the Games can bring challenges, writes Ciarán Kennedy.

# the42-reads - Saturday 11 September, 2021

Tommy Lyons, Micko and the story behind Mayo's appointment of James Horan in 2010
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Tommy Lyons, Micko and the story behind Mayo's appointment of James Horan in 2010

Sep 11th 2021, 8:00 AM 20,870 Views 6 Comments

We chat to some of the men involved in the decision that transformed Mayo football.

The red hand of history: how the struggle for triumph in the face of adversity defines Tyrone
# Pathfinders
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# Pathfinders

The red hand of history: how the struggle for triumph in the face of adversity defines Tyrone

Sep 11th 2021, 7:00 AM 16,413 Views 6 Comments

Tyrone were once day-trippers to Gaelic football’s biggest stage but a committed plan saw them join the sport’s elite.

# the42-reads - Tuesday 31 August, 2021

‘I often thought of writing the IABA a letter and thanking them'
# King Billy
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# King Billy

‘I often thought of writing the IABA a letter and thanking them'

Aug 31st 2021, 11:56 PM 44,334 Views 8 Comments

Billy Walsh sheds light on his acrimonious exit from Irish boxing, ‘killing generals’ in the USA, and a potential future in GAA.

# the42-reads - Sunday 29 August, 2021

When the great Gerd Müller denied Shamrock Rovers a monumental European victory
# Der Bomber
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# Der Bomber

When the great Gerd Müller denied Shamrock Rovers a monumental European victory

Aug 29th 2021, 10:00 AM 14,007 Views 4 Comments

A tribute to one of football’s all-time greats, who died earlier this month at the age of 75.

# the42-reads - Saturday 21 August, 2021

Family man and footballer: in memory of the Cork star who 'had no peer'
# Kerinsy
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# Kerinsy

Family man and footballer: in memory of the Cork star who 'had no peer'

Aug 21st 2021, 8:00 AM 48,635 Views 10 Comments

Remembering the late John Kerins, whose death at the age of 39 occurred on this day 20 years ago.

# the42-reads - Wednesday 18 August, 2021

16 players and two coaches - the rugby school key to Cork's All-Ireland hurling treble bid
# Different Class
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# Different Class

16 players and two coaches - the rugby school key to Cork's All-Ireland hurling treble bid

Aug 18th 2021, 11:29 AM 33,729 Views 6 Comments

The influence of Christian Brothers College will be central to the Rebel County’s bid to claim three titles in a matter of days.

# the42-reads - Tuesday 17 August, 2021

'A loyalist flute band marched me down the Shankill after I carried the Irish flag. Where was the bitterness?'
# Wayne's World
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# Wayne's World

'A loyalist flute band marched me down the Shankill after I carried the Irish flag. Where was the bitterness?'

Aug 17th 2021, 10:47 AM 113,533 Views 18 Comments

Boxing opened Wayne McCullough’s eyes long before he carried the tricolour at Seoul ’88.

# the42-reads - Saturday 14 August, 2021

In Zaur we trust
# One Of The Greats
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# One Of The Greats

In Zaur we trust

Aug 14th 2021, 10:47 AM 23,645 Views 9 Comments

Kellie Harrington’s Olympic gold medal might be the Georgian’s crowning moment.

# the42-reads - Friday 13 August, 2021

'I felt like a fan, not a player. I almost recorded You'll Never Walk Alone from the bench'
# BIG TIME
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# BIG TIME

'I felt like a fan, not a player. I almost recorded You'll Never Walk Alone from the bench'

Aug 13th 2021, 7:06 AM 34,208 Views 1 Comment

As a new Premier League season begins, three former Republic of Ireland internationals give their first-hand accounts of how they coped with their first taste of the big time.

# the42-reads - Wednesday 11 August, 2021

'The other side of the bench was Modric, Bale and Harry Redknapp' - A historic moment for Irish football
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'The other side of the bench was Modric, Bale and Harry Redknapp' - A historic moment for Irish football

Aug 11th 2021, 8:00 PM 26,895 Views 5 Comments

Enda Stevens, Karl Sheppard, Ciaran Kilduff and Macdara Ferris remember Shamrock Rovers’ Europa League group run 10 years on.

# the42-reads - Sunday 25 July, 2021

'She didn't realise she was that talented' - how a Cork bullet became Ireland's fastest woman
# Balineen Bullet
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# Balineen Bullet

'She didn't realise she was that talented' - how a Cork bullet became Ireland's fastest woman

Jul 25th 2021, 10:00 AM 42,249 Views 12 Comments

Phil Healy is ready for her first Olympic Games. This is how she got on track.

# the42-reads - Saturday 24 July, 2021

'Had an English person called me Jerry, I'd have told him to eff off - but Telfer was a Celt'
# Everest
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# Everest

'Had an English person called me Jerry, I'd have told him to eff off - but Telfer was a Celt'

Updated Jul 24th 2021, 12:00 PM 43,174 Views 2 Comments

Jeremy Davidson scaled rugby’s peak with the 1997 Lions and ahead of today’s first Test he reveals the secret to beating the world champion Springboks in their backyard.

# the42-reads - Sunday 18 July, 2021

One of our own: Holohan relishing role as a hero in his home away from home
# Unbelievable Jeff
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# Unbelievable Jeff

One of our own: Holohan relishing role as a hero in his home away from home

Jul 18th 2021, 7:04 AM 38,106 Views 6 Comments

Kilkenny’s Gavan Holohan has made a big contribution to Hartlepool United’s return to the Football League.

# the42-reads - Saturday 3 July, 2021

Sean O'Brien: 'My opinion hasn't changed, we could have won the '17 series 3-0'
# Lionheart
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# Lionheart

Sean O'Brien: 'My opinion hasn't changed, we could have won the '17 series 3-0'

Jul 3rd 2021, 8:00 AM 31,861 Views 10 Comments

The Irish Lion lifts the lid on how his extraordinary self-belief helped him reach great heights in his career.

# the42-reads - Thursday 1 July, 2021

From sleeping in a church to the top of the boxing world - with the help of a milk carton
# Where There's A Will
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# Where There's A Will

From sleeping in a church to the top of the boxing world - with the help of a milk carton

Jul 1st 2021, 7:45 AM 21,887 Views 1 Comment

Jessica McCaskill: from homelessness to investment banking, willing a Katie Taylor fight into existence, and becoming a living legend in her own right.

# the42-reads - Wednesday 30 June, 2021

The rise of Katie McCabe, Ireland's youngest-ever captain and world-class Arsenal star
# The Skipper
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# The Skipper

The rise of Katie McCabe, Ireland's youngest-ever captain and world-class Arsenal star

Jun 30th 2021, 7:52 PM 20,675 Views 4 Comments

From Kilnamanagh to the world stage, the 25-year-old is ‘a true leader’ on a remarkable journey.

# the42-reads - Tuesday 29 June, 2021

A different mentality: Why Warren Gatland is still keeping the door open for Andy Farrell
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A different mentality: Why Warren Gatland is still keeping the door open for Andy Farrell

Jun 29th 2021, 8:00 PM 21,399 Views 10 Comments

The Ireland head coach made a lasting impression on the 2013 and 2017 Lions tours.

# the42-reads - Saturday 26 June, 2021

Robbie Henshaw: the transformation from shy child into roaring Lion
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Robbie Henshaw: the transformation from shy child into roaring Lion

Jun 26th 2021, 12:00 PM 24,289 Views 11 Comments

In an exclusive interview with The42, Robbie Henshaw tells Garry Doyle how this season has been the best of his career.

'He's an absolute master of the craft' - Why Clare's long-serving boss shows no signs of stopping
# The West's Awake
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# The West's Awake

'He's an absolute master of the craft' - Why Clare's long-serving boss shows no signs of stopping

Jun 26th 2021, 10:00 AM 17,917 Views 4 Comments

A masterful coach, Colm Collins has instilled belief and high standards in Clare’s footballers for years. This evening his eighth championship with the Banner throws in.

# the42-reads - Friday 25 June, 2021

The Dying Art of Defending (or are Gaelic football's forwards just getting better?)
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The Dying Art of Defending (or are Gaelic football's forwards just getting better?)

Jun 25th 2021, 8:00 AM 16,760 Views 13 Comments

Jim McGuinness, Steven McDonnell and Pat Spillane dissect one of Gaelic football’s biggest talking points on the eve of this year’s Championship.

# the42-reads - Thursday 24 June, 2021

'He was operating at a different level even back then' - the rise of a prodigious hurling talent
# Raising The Banner
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# Raising The Banner

'He was operating at a different level even back then' - the rise of a prodigious hurling talent

Jun 24th 2021, 3:04 PM 19,760 Views 4 Comments

Some of those that know him best on the magic of Tony Kelly.

# the42-reads - Sunday 20 June, 2021

Hero, spy, soccer dealmaker: the remarkable story behind one of the GAA’s most famous names
# Making Their Mark
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# Making Their Mark

Hero, spy, soccer dealmaker: the remarkable story behind one of the GAA’s most famous names

Jun 20th 2021, 10:03 AM 35,453 Views 2 Comments

The original Tom Markham risked his life for Irish freedom before his work as a GAA activist resulted in the All-Ireland MFC trophy being named in his honour. A century on, his great-grandson is brokering major deals in English football.

# the42-reads - Saturday 19 June, 2021

'There was only enough battery for one shot, but luckily, that's all I needed' - Surviving cardiac arrest
# Cardiac Arrest
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# Cardiac Arrest

'There was only enough battery for one shot, but luckily, that's all I needed' - Surviving cardiac arrest

Jun 19th 2021, 11:53 AM 21,095 Views 1 Comment

Cathal Joyce, Kevin Knight and Ciara Doyle on the importance of CPR and acting decisively in emergency situations.

# the42-reads - Friday 11 June, 2021

The Unlikely Lads: the stories behind football's biggest ever shocks
# Cinderella Stories
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# Cinderella Stories

The Unlikely Lads: the stories behind football's biggest ever shocks

Jun 11th 2021, 8:00 AM 14,152 Views 1 Comment

The Euros start today with pundits tipping the usual suspects for glory – but this tournament has a habit of producing surprise winners.

# the42-reads - Thursday 10 June, 2021

The right man in the right place at the right time
# Big Time Charlie
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# Big Time Charlie

The right man in the right place at the right time

Jun 10th 2021, 8:00 AM 18,917 Views 8 Comments

Gavin Cooney speaks to Charlie O’Leary, the beloved kitman who’s seen it all in Irish football.

# the42-reads - Tuesday 8 June, 2021

Remembering Ireland's long pursuit of one of the Premier League's leading strikers
# Forward Thinking
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# Forward Thinking

Remembering Ireland's long pursuit of one of the Premier League's leading strikers

Jun 8th 2021, 7:30 AM 32,681 Views 5 Comments

25 years ago, considerable efforts were being made to get Chris Armstrong into a green shirt.

# the42-reads - Sunday 30 May, 2021

'It will be better for everyone. The South African teams will mean bigger, tougher games'
# New Era
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# New Era

'It will be better for everyone. The South African teams will mean bigger, tougher games'

May 30th 2021, 8:00 AM 21,346 Views 16 Comments

The Sharks, Bulls, Stormers and Lions are due to join European rugby next season – what lies ahead?

# the42-reads - Thursday 27 May, 2021

'Get him one-on-one with anybody and he would cause serious headaches'
# Pace To Burn
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# Pace To Burn

'Get him one-on-one with anybody and he would cause serious headaches'

Updated May 27th 2021, 10:01 PM 31,543 Views 14 Comments

Denis Hickie was a key man for Leinster and Ireland before bowing out of the game at the age of 31.

A bullet in the post and being harassed on the way to training - Gaels living with the Troubles
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A bullet in the post and being harassed on the way to training - Gaels living with the Troubles

May 27th 2021, 8:00 AM 15,429 Views 4 Comments

Down’s Conor Deegan and Antrim hurling legend Terence McNaughton recall the experiences of living through the Troubles.

# the42-reads - Wednesday 26 May, 2021

Keeping the Faith: the Offaly hurler on the gambling addiction that cost €800k in 13 years and the road back
# Out Of The Darkness
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# Out Of The Darkness

Keeping the Faith: the Offaly hurler on the gambling addiction that cost €800k in 13 years and the road back

May 26th 2021, 7:00 AM 58,155 Views 24 Comments

‘I robbed, stole, conned, hurt people throughout many years,’ says Derek Morkan as he rebuilds his life.

# the42-reads - Thursday 20 May, 2021

'The place just erupted': Maurice Fitz and one of the most iconic points in Gaelic football history
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'The place just erupted': Maurice Fitz and one of the most iconic points in Gaelic football history

May 20th 2021, 4:30 PM 31,034 Views 31 Comments

Dublin and Kerry head back to Thurles on Sunday, 20 years on from their unforgettable championship double-header.

# the42-reads - Sunday 16 May, 2021

Hourihane out to dash the Premier League hopes of a club that still adores him
# We Meet Again
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# We Meet Again

Hourihane out to dash the Premier League hopes of a club that still adores him

May 16th 2021, 10:00 AM 39,356 Views 4 Comments

Barnsley have finally recovered from losing their talismanic captain to Aston Villa in 2017.

# the42-reads - Saturday 15 May, 2021

The team that came from nowhere to create a Midlands fairy tale
# Hardy Buccs
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# Hardy Buccs

The team that came from nowhere to create a Midlands fairy tale

May 15th 2021, 10:00 AM 51,016 Views 15 Comments

In the 1990s an unlikely union between two towns lifted Buccaneers from the third tier of Irish rugby to the top. Their story was a classic tale of success against the odds.

# the42-reads - Saturday 8 May, 2021

The tale of the 'team of 40-year-olds' from Cork who rattled Bayern Munich
# Dowcha Davey
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# Dowcha Davey

The tale of the 'team of 40-year-olds' from Cork who rattled Bayern Munich

May 8th 2021, 8:00 AM 34,367 Views 21 Comments

Thirty years ago, the draw for the first round of the Uefa Cup paired the Bundesliga giants with Cork City.

# the42-reads - Friday 30 April, 2021

'He's getting no-frills treatment there but he still manages to make it look effortless'
# Old Wesley
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# Old Wesley

'He's getting no-frills treatment there but he still manages to make it look effortless'

Apr 30th 2021, 8:00 AM 15,541 Views 3 Comments

Twenty years since his professional debut, Wes Hoolahan is still going strong as he approaches 39.

# the42-reads - Thursday 29 April, 2021

The story of Maureen Shea, 'The Real Million Dollar Baby'
# Born For The Role
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# Born For The Role

The story of Maureen Shea, 'The Real Million Dollar Baby'

Apr 29th 2021, 11:59 PM 24,968 Views 5 Comments

She has been a fighter all her life and a boxer for over half of it. At 40, she wants Eddie Hearn to give her the world-title shot she deserves.

# the42-reads - Sunday 25 April, 2021

'With all the doom and gloom, it lifted the whole of West Kerry. He is one of us and a Gold Cup winner'
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'With all the doom and gloom, it lifted the whole of West Kerry. He is one of us and a Gold Cup winner'

Updated Apr 25th 2021, 10:15 AM 24,932 Views 3 Comments

22-year-old Jack Kennedy’s metoric rise in racing and recovery from injuries has inspired his fanbase at home in West Kerry.

# the42-reads - Saturday 24 April, 2021

The greatest era in Irish football – 'when we owned’ the Carabao Cup
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The greatest era in Irish football – 'when we owned’ the Carabao Cup

Apr 24th 2021, 10:00 AM 23,253 Views 8 Comments

Ten years have elapsed since an Irish player won the Carabao Cup. Ahead of tomorrow’s final Garry Doyle speaks to four Irishmen who tasted Wembley glory in an era when English teams relied on Irish talent for success.

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