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Dublin: 13 °C Sunday 25 September, 2016

Today’s News

From The42 Dave Pocock posted an extremely in-depth pic after surgery on his broken hand Cut To The Bone

Dave Pocock posted an extremely in-depth pic after surgery on his broken hand

Fair warning: Pocock’s Tweet is far more than skin deep and the squeamish among you may want to avoid it.

From The42 Damien Duff was one of the 9000 pounding the pavement in yesterday's Dublin half marathon Hard Yards
From The42 Ronaldo at 40, a memory of a great QB and the week's best sportswriting Well Read

Ronaldo at 40, a memory of a great QB and the week's best sportswriting

Plus the cautionary tale of Robert Swift:’a millionaire at 18 and junkie at 27′.

Yesterday’s News

From The42 Maro Itoje's incredible 16-month, 31-game winning run finally came to an end today Mighty Quins

Maro Itoje's incredible 16-month, 31-game winning run finally came to an end today

Saracens and England’s one-man engine room finally ran low on diesel.

From The42 Sanchez flies in late to win Dublin half-marathon, Hehir shows his form by commanding men's race Perfect Prep

Sanchez flies in late to win Dublin half-marathon, Hehir shows his form by commanding men's race

Catherina McKiernan took another second place in her build-up to next month’s Dublin Marathon.

Friday 23 September, 2016

From The42 Toulon appoint Mike Ford to take charge of their attack, defence and overall gameplan - reports Mourad's World

Toulon appoint Mike Ford to take charge of their attack, defence and overall gameplan - reports

Yet the head coach title will still belong to Diego Dominguez.

From The42 Ultan Dillane set to bash from the back row as Connacht chase first win away to Scarlets Champs

Ultan Dillane set to bash from the back row as Connacht chase first win away to Scarlets

The powerful Kerryman is one of six changes from the side who started poorly away to Zebre.

From The42 Leinster coach Cullen: Second half showing must improve against physical, in-form Ospreys Pro12

Leinster coach Cullen: Second half showing must improve against physical, in-form Ospreys

The eastern province have relied heavily on their opening 40 so far this season.

Thursday 22 September, 2016

From The42 USA Rugby opens door to possible expansions from abroad, but 'reiterates support' for domestic league Letter From America

USA Rugby opens door to possible expansions from abroad, but 'reiterates support' for domestic league

‘Any outside competition would have to align within the strategy and plan we are developing.’

From The42 Sexton ready to hit the ground running against high-fliers in RDS after solid build-up Comeback

Sexton ready to hit the ground running against high-fliers in RDS after solid build-up

Head coach Leo Cullen reports that Sexton has been taking a full part in training for some time and won’t be taking on the Ospreys cold.

Saturday 3 September, 2016

From The42 Hard-thinking Jones enjoying transition to coaching as he begins first season after retirement Fresh Start

Hard-thinking Jones enjoying transition to coaching as he begins first season after retirement

A neck injury forced the fullback to retire at the age of just 28, and he’s barely taken a day off since.

Monday 29 August, 2016

From The42 From prop concerns to Piutau promise: It's your big Ulster season preview Provincial Preview

From prop concerns to Piutau promise: It's your big Ulster season preview

Will this be the year Rory Best gets his hands on a trophy for his native province?

Sunday 28 August, 2016

From The42 Tennis balls to pitbulls: How Lam and Ellis made Connacht skills the envy of everyone West Is Best

Tennis balls to pitbulls: How Lam and Ellis made Connacht skills the envy of everyone

“We have a saying in Connacht that we share the workload. It’s not about getting forwards and wrecking them so they can’t run with 20 minutes to go.”

Friday 26 August, 2016

From The42 'My 1st year in the academy we finished bottom': Buckley eager after missing Connacht's finest hour Gladiators Ready

'My 1st year in the academy we finished bottom': Buckley eager after missing Connacht's finest hour

The westerners were in Sale yesterday for training session with added intensity.

From The42 Ireland U20 star McPhillips and new signing Lloyd paired in Ulster side to face Canada A Double-header

Ireland U20 star McPhillips and new signing Lloyd paired in Ulster side to face Canada A

The northern province are playing two games in Kingspan Stadium tonight. Ruan Pienaar will sit out the fixtures with an elbow injury.

Wednesday 24 August, 2016

From The42 Isa Nacewa still feeling fresh at 34 and credits that to his 2-year break Standard Bearer

Isa Nacewa still feeling fresh at 34 and credits that to his 2-year break

The Aucklander his hoping the influence of the ‘exceptional’ Graham Henry can give Leinster and edge in his second year back after retirement.

From The42 Bowe gunning for All Black fixtures as pain of his 'last proper game' lingers on after knee nightmare Suftum

Bowe gunning for All Black fixtures as pain of his 'last proper game' lingers on after knee nightmare

The wing hopes to play in the early weeks of the new season, but Ulster Director of Rugby Les Kiss must deal with an injury crisis in the front row.

Tuesday 23 August, 2016

From The42 'It's the 1st time I've been in his house': Munster squad learning to love centralised training Adjustment

'It's the 1st time I've been in his house': Munster squad learning to love centralised training

Some players have made a permanent move to live in Limerick and those who haven’t are staying overnight during training weeks.

From The42 'The trophy represents serious inspiration for the west of Ireland, but it’s now part of history' Lam's Champs

'The trophy represents serious inspiration for the west of Ireland, but it’s now part of history'

Pat Lam is coming down hard on any signs of complacency in Galway.

Monday 22 August, 2016

With a little performance enhancing photoshop, Paddy Barnes looks like a hell of a heavyweight

Anthony Joshua is clearly in trouble there.

Sunday 21 August, 2016

From The42 Controversial pick Pollock leads Irish trio home with terrific charge through second half of Marathon The Long Run

Controversial pick Pollock leads Irish trio home with terrific charge through second half of Marathon

The Co. Down man went a long way towards justifying his selection for the Games.

From The42 Love letter to Bolt's body, a shadow over boxing and more of this week's best sportswriting Well Read

Love letter to Bolt's body, a shadow over boxing and more of this week's best sportswriting

It’s been a busy week on and off the track at the Olympic Games.

From The42 Jose Aldo and Eddie Alvarez both calling for McGregor to drop weight and fight them next Divisions Decisions

Jose Aldo and Eddie Alvarez both calling for McGregor to drop weight and fight them next

There’s only so many red panties to go around.

From The42 Rio Olympics liveblog: Day 16 Updates

Rio Olympics liveblog: Day 16

Ireland’s Marathon men will be our main focus on the last day of the Games.

From The42 15 compelling images from Conor McGregor's epic UFC 202 win over Nate Diaz Clean Shots

15 compelling images from Conor McGregor's epic UFC 202 win over Nate Diaz

The Dubliner went the full five rounds for the first time in Vegas last night.

Friday 19 August, 2016

From The42 Know your sport? Take our weekly quiz just to make sure Let's Get Quizzical

Know your sport? Take our weekly quiz just to make sure

Were you paying attention to events in Rio this week?

From The42 Piutau to make Ulster debut in Exeter, Ringrose back in the fold for Leinster Star Power

Piutau to make Ulster debut in Exeter, Ringrose back in the fold for Leinster

Both provinces take on Premiership clubs tomorrow afternoon.

From The42 'I tried to win the Olympic Games and I finished 6th': Heffernan delighted after seriously tough 50km Rio 2016

'I tried to win the Olympic Games and I finished 6th': Heffernan delighted after seriously tough 50km

The Corkman was upgraded to fifth place after Japan’s Hirooki Arai was initailly disqualified post-race.

Glasgow call in Chiefs coach Rennie to replace Gregor Townsend

Townsend will be a tough act to follow, but Rennie has the pedigree to improve Glasgow during his two-year contract.

From The42 Here's the kick-off times and TV details for your province's Champions Cup fixtures Europe

Here's the kick-off times and TV details for your province's Champions Cup fixtures

Toulouse will be in Galway on the opening weekend.

From The42 Olympic Breakfast: The long walk awaits for Rob Heffernan Rio 2016

Olympic Breakfast: The long walk awaits for Rob Heffernan

All today’s action heading into the final weekend of Rio 2016.

Thursday 18 August, 2016

From The42 19 fencing wins gives Natalya Coyle solid start in modern pentathlon Rio 2016

19 fencing wins gives Natalya Coyle solid start in modern pentathlon

Arthur Lanigan-O’Keefe won 16 of his duels and will have a rest day tomorrow before the men’s event is run off in full on Saturday.

From The42 Olympic Breakfast: A big day ahead for multi-discipline athletes, Barr and Bolt Back To Track

Olympic Breakfast: A big day ahead for multi-discipline athletes, Barr and Bolt

After the hotel-raiding distractions yesterday, there’s some big sporting events to look forward to today.

Wednesday 17 August, 2016

From The42 Shane Duffy pinged in two shocking own goals before getting sent off tonight Horror Show
From The42 We'll Leave It There So: Hickey arrest overshadows Olympic Games Wednesday

We'll Leave It There So: Hickey arrest overshadows Olympic Games

It’s been an extremely busy day in sport administration.

Monday 15 August, 2016

From The42 Thomas Barr puts up season's best time as he qualifies for 400m hurdle semi-final On Track

Thomas Barr puts up season's best time as he qualifies for 400m hurdle semi-final

The Waterford man was the 10th fastest in the Olympic heats today.

From The42 McGregor works on his cardio with former Irish cycling champion as Embedded returns for UFC 202 Conditioning

McGregor works on his cardio with former Irish cycling champion as Embedded returns for UFC 202

The Dubliner is determined to improve his endurance for the rematch with Nate Diaz.

From The42 Ex-Aston Villa star Dalian Atkinson, 48, dies after being tasered by police Telford

Ex-Aston Villa star Dalian Atkinson, 48, dies after being tasered by police

West Mercia police were called because there were fears for the safety of an individual.

From The42 UFC pre-fight doc 'Bad Blood' is the perfect start to the McGregor-Diaz fight week UFC 202 This post contains videos

UFC pre-fight doc 'Bad Blood' is the perfect start to the McGregor-Diaz fight week

No, it’s nothing to do with Taylor Swift (we checked).

Saturday 13 August, 2016

From The42 No fuss, no drama: Ciara Mageean second only to world champion in 1500m heat On Track

No fuss, no drama: Ciara Mageean second only to world champion in 1500m heat

The semi-finals will be on Sunday night.

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