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From The42 ‘Turning pro is where I want to be,’ but Maguire patiently plotting Olympic route in the mean time Steady As She Goes

‘Turning pro is where I want to be,’ but Maguire patiently plotting Olympic route in the mean time

The Maguire twins talked with us about the temptation of turning pro and the structured life of a collegiate athlete.

From The42 Diego’s big mafia chair, Paulie v Zizou: It’s your Comments of the Week Below The Belt
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Thursday 30 July, 2015

From The42 Can you pick young Dan Carter out of a line-up? Schoolboy Stuff

Can you pick young Dan Carter out of a line-up?

That jet black hair is unmistakable, right?

From The42 Ireland’s World Cup opponents came agonisingly close to a shock win over Samoa last night Oh Canada This post contains videos

Ireland’s World Cup opponents came agonisingly close to a shock win over Samoa last night

Meanwhile, ex-Connacht wing Vainikolo provided one of Tonga’s tournament highlights, a try from 60 metres against USA.

From The42 Ireland warm-up game will be last chance saloon for at least 9 Welsh World Cup hopefuls Cull

Ireland warm-up game will be last chance saloon for at least 9 Welsh World Cup hopefuls

And head coach Warren Gatland has hinted he may include an injured prop in his final 31.

From The42 Gatland offering little hope for Faletau’s move to Bath Warren's Way

Gatland offering little hope for Faletau’s move to Bath

The summer’s big Welsh transfer saga is a confusing one.

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From The42 Australia flanker Michael Hooper let off with 1-week ban, free to face All Blacks Push Or Punch?

Australia flanker Michael Hooper let off with 1-week ban, free to face All Blacks

The disciplinary panel found the flanker’s apparent punch to be open-handed and on the low end of the scale for the offence of striking.

Wednesday 29 July, 2015

From The42 We’ll Leave It There So: Camogie controversy calms, Tyrrell ruled out and all today’s sport Wednesday

We’ll Leave It There So: Camogie controversy calms, Tyrrell ruled out and all today’s sport

Plus this positive image of Cian Healy being put through his paces at Ireland training.

From The42 In pics: Cian Healy training with Ireland in Cork Church

In pics: Cian Healy training with Ireland in Cork

The prop was in sharp focus and full flow at Joe Schmidt’s session today.

From The42 ‘Ronda Rousey would throw me on my head in literally one second flat’ — Conor McGregor Rowdy

‘Ronda Rousey would throw me on my head in literally one second flat’ — Conor McGregor

“Ronda is certainly an absolute animal,” says the Notorious.

From The42 Keith Earls nonchalantly proves he’s still got it off the kicking tee Penaltyforautism

Keith Earls nonchalantly proves he’s still got it off the kicking tee

The former St Munchin’s man is kicking like it’s 2006.

Monday 27 July, 2015

From The42 Real Madrid vow to stay stubborn with Sergio Ramos and Manchester United — Report Ram Stayed
From The42 All Blacks box clever and 5 more talking points from the Rugby Championship weekend Due South This post contains videos

Sunday 26 July, 2015

From The42 Late Aussie flourish sets up Rugby Championship decider against NZ in Sydney Timing Their Run

Late Aussie flourish sets up Rugby Championship decider against NZ in Sydney

Michael Cheika’s men ran in two tries in the last two minutes to seal a bonus point win away to Argentina.

Saturday 25 July, 2015

From The42 Here’s how Ireland’s World Cup 2018 rivals have fared since we last met Familiar Foes

Here’s how Ireland’s World Cup 2018 rivals have fared since we last met

Ireland will be on red alert for in-form Welsh and Austrian outfits.

From The42 All Blacks outsmart South Africa with late line-out play in 5-try thriller Rugby Championship

All Blacks outsmart South Africa with late line-out play in 5-try thriller

We wouldn’t complain too much if these two met in the World Cup final.

From The42 Philippe Mexes caught a volley in the sweetest spot possible against Inter French Flair

Philippe Mexes caught a volley in the sweetest spot possible against Inter

A terrific acrobatic effort left the ‘keeper rooted to the spot.

From The42 ‘We’ve seen who can cope in extreme conditions,’ Farrell in awe of England’s pre-World Cup training HOST'S HARDSHIP

‘We’ve seen who can cope in extreme conditions,’ Farrell in awe of England’s pre-World Cup training

‘Everyone says they’ve had the best pre-season of all time.’

Wednesday 22 July, 2015

From The42 ‘Short-term future secured with one of the hottest properties in coaching’ – Byrne The Joe Show

‘Short-term future secured with one of the hottest properties in coaching’ – Byrne

But there are higher-profile and higher-paying jobs that could tempt the Kiwi in 2017.

From The42 Live on US morning TV, ‘Honey Bear’ Cummins told his horrific tale about a lion bleeding to death Ambassador This post contains videos
From The42 Another new contract on the eve of a Rugby World Cup, but Schmidt deal is excellent business Opinion

Another new contract on the eve of a Rugby World Cup, but Schmidt deal is excellent business

The IRFU have made a habit of handing out rewards before the big show, but The Joe Show is a different beast.

From The42 Simon Zebo as John McClane: Welcome to the most incredible ad of the World Cup, pal! Acting Chops

Simon Zebo as John McClane: Welcome to the most incredible ad of the World Cup, pal!

Also featuring two top Tipp hurlers as special branch officers when the ‘Nakatomi Plaza of Mayo’ is taken over by Hans Gruber.

Tuesday 21 July, 2015

From The42 Cian Lynch’s behind-the-back handpass has extended to baseball Samba Softball
From The42 88 Irish athletes jet off to LA for Special Olympics World Summer Games California Dreamin'

88 Irish athletes jet off to LA for Special Olympics World Summer Games

Ireland will compete in 13 disciplines in the Games starting this weekend.

From The42 It will be 2016 before we have a new president of Fifa Going Going...

It will be 2016 before we have a new president of Fifa

The 70-year-old also channeled the spirit of his late mother in Zurich today.

Monday 20 July, 2015

From The42 ‘What players need is an opportunity’: Howlett confident youthful Munster squad can step up Post Paulie

‘What players need is an opportunity’: Howlett confident youthful Munster squad can step up

The southern province have replaced big names with unproven, but hungry, talent this summer.

From The42 Make it rain! Somebody just threw a big wad of cash over Sepp Blatter The Money Shot

Make it rain! Somebody just threw a big wad of cash over Sepp Blatter

Sepp wasn’t impressed. It was fake cash.

From The42 ‘That’s a tough lie’: Phil Mickelson just landed a horrible tee shot on this 1st floor balcony Room 130

‘That’s a tough lie’: Phil Mickelson just landed a horrible tee shot on this 1st floor balcony

Great place to watch The Open, not a good place to play The Open.

From The42 Paul Dunne has a good head on his shoulders, he knows how to handle this situation — Maguire Amateur Hour

Paul Dunne has a good head on his shoulders, he knows how to handle this situation — Maguire

The world number one amateur also found herself in contention among the pros recently.

Sunday 19 July, 2015

From The42 Paul Dunne felt ‘at home, comfortable’ while forcing his way in to Open Championship lead Tasting Claret

Paul Dunne felt ‘at home, comfortable’ while forcing his way in to Open Championship lead

“It was just a good day, I felt comfortable and hope for the same tomorrow.”

From The42 Ireland Men book place in Olympic 7s rugby qualifier with third place in Lisbon Rapid Progress

Ireland Men book place in Olympic 7s rugby qualifier with third place in Lisbon

A year ago, this team didn’t exist. Next June they’ll play for the last place at Rio 2016.

From The42 Mayo hammer Sligo by 26 points to complete Connacht five-in-a-row Best In The West

Mayo hammer Sligo by 26 points to complete Connacht five-in-a-row

Aidan O’Shea was untouchable, claiming a hat-trick in the provincial decider rout.

From The42 Donegal undone by spirit of The Clones Crocodile, according to RTÉ commentary Animals This post contains videos

Donegal undone by spirit of The Clones Crocodile, according to RTÉ commentary

‘That’s not a System. This is a System.’

Jaw-dropping scene as pro surfer fends off shark during competition

“I just saw fins. I was waiting for the teeth.”

From The42 Women’s 7s forced to settle for silver after securing safe passage to World Olympic repechage Long Road To Rio

Women’s 7s forced to settle for silver after securing safe passage to World Olympic repechage

Ireland came within a minute of victory in the Lisbon tournament, but were undone by late Spanish power.

Tuesday 14 July, 2015

Friday 10 July, 2015

From The42 Another medal! Fiona Doyle shocked herself with silver in 50m breaststroke Universiade

Another medal! Fiona Doyle shocked herself with silver in 50m breaststroke

The Limerick woman en route to Rio has had a brilliant week in South Korea.

From The42 ‘You should see the brother…’ Kylian Hazard also has a decent right foot Hazard County

‘You should see the brother…’ Kylian Hazard also has a decent right foot

The 19-year-old has a family tradition to live up to.

Know your sport? Prove it in our weekly quiz

Pencils down, phones up. It’s time to take the test.

From The42 400m hurdle gold for Waterford’s Thomas Barr at World University Games Deise Dash This post contains videos

400m hurdle gold for Waterford’s Thomas Barr at World University Games

The University of Limerick man finished in a time of 48,78 seconds.

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