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Wednesday 6 April, 2016

From The42 Records tumble as 9 aces get sucked in at The Masters Par 3 contest Rattling In

Records tumble as 9 aces get sucked in at The Masters Par 3 contest

Jimmy Walker broke the tournament record, but Gary Player stole the show.

From The42 'That's 31': 80-year-old Gary Player just hit a hole-in-one at Augusta Class Is Permanent

'That's 31': 80-year-old Gary Player just hit a hole-in-one at Augusta

The South African legend turned to Jack Nicklaus to point out it’s his 31st career ace.

From The42 Catastrophic Man City defensive mix-up gifts Zlatan equaliser Champions League

Catastrophic Man City defensive mix-up gifts Zlatan equaliser

It’s been an eventful 45 minutes for Ibra, David Luiz and Man City.

From The42 Rory McIlroy's rollercoaster Masters appearances, ranked from worst to best Rory's Stories

Rory McIlroy's rollercoaster Masters appearances, ranked from worst to best

At times, it’s been very painful to watch. But catharsis is a good thing.

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From The42 7 great reasons Leinster, Munster and Ulster fans should still watch rugby this weekend Still Good

7 great reasons Leinster, Munster and Ulster fans should still watch rugby this weekend

Plus, where and when you can watch mighty Connacht (and the rest) in action.

Tuesday 5 April, 2016

From The42 Wallabies and Pumas to play Rugby Championship game in the wrong hemisphere Due North

Wallabies and Pumas to play Rugby Championship game in the wrong hemisphere

Australia have a seriously tough travel schedule ahead of them.

Monday 4 April, 2016

From The42 Apoplectic Oyonnax fullback will get a hefty ban after being red-carded by Romain Poite Red Mist This post contains videos

Apoplectic Oyonnax fullback will get a hefty ban after being red-carded by Romain Poite

At last, a Romain Poite decision Paul O’Connell could celebrate.

From The42 'It's two feet in front of the touch judge': Sexton baffled by non-decisions from officials Heat Of The Moment

'It's two feet in front of the touch judge': Sexton baffled by non-decisions from officials

However, the out-half seemed to benefit from weak officiating after the interval.

Sunday 3 April, 2016

From The42 Respect Ronaldo, the Spillanes and the rest of the week’s best sportswriting Read The Game

Respect Ronaldo, the Spillanes and the rest of the week’s best sportswriting

Outside? Are you mad? Stay in with the best sportswriting the internet had to offer this week.

Saturday 2 April, 2016

From The42 Acrobatic Benzema and cool Ronaldo finish gives 10-man Real win in Barcelona El Clasico

Acrobatic Benzema and cool Ronaldo finish gives 10-man Real win in Barcelona

‘The BBC’ overshadowed ‘MSN’ in a big way tonight.

From The42 Camp Nou brilliantly paid homage to Johan Cruyff before El Clasico 14 This post contains videos

Camp Nou brilliantly paid homage to Johan Cruyff before El Clasico

A fitting tribute to the father of Barca football.

From The42 As it happened: Leinster v Munster, Guinness Pro12 Liveblog

As it happened: Leinster v Munster, Guinness Pro12

We went minute-by-minute as Ireland’s traditional leading provinces both tried to keep the pressure on Connacht.

From The42 Bump in Given’s road to Euro 2016 as he sits on bench for Stoke’s draw COYBIG

Bump in Given’s road to Euro 2016 as he sits on bench for Stoke’s draw

Jakob Haugaard filled in for Jack Butland and was wrong-footed by two deflected Swansea strikes in a 2 – 2 draw.

Friday 1 April, 2016

From The42 As it happened: Ulster v Connacht, Guinness Pro12 Liveblog

As it happened: Ulster v Connacht, Guinness Pro12

The league leaders headed for Belfast this evening, where they had never managed a win in the professional era.

From The42 You live by the offload… Highlanders recover in style after horrific early try giveaway Risk And Reward This post contains videos

You live by the offload… Highlanders recover in style after horrific early try giveaway

The champs hit back with four tries in an impressive 32 – 20 win.

Thursday 31 March, 2016

From The42 Naoupu joins Ireland Women’s Sevens squad as Galvin misses Atlanta trip 7s Sene

Naoupu joins Ireland Women’s Sevens squad as Galvin misses Atlanta trip

Anthony Eddy has been able to call on Alison Miller for the World Series legs in Atlanta and Langford.

From The42 League schmozzle earns Kerry and Donegal €5,000 fine each Scrap Rap

League schmozzle earns Kerry and Donegal €5,000 fine each

The CCCC held hearings with both parties last week and imposed identical punishments.

From The42 Payne named fullback as Ulster aim to scrap back in to Pro12 playoff spots Off Centre

Payne named fullback as Ulster aim to scrap back in to Pro12 playoff spots

Les Kiss has been able to welcome back Rory Best and Andrew Trimble to his ranks.

From The42 SBW, Honey Badger and France star Vakatawa all chasing 7s comebacks in Hong Kong Road To Rio

SBW, Honey Badger and France star Vakatawa all chasing 7s comebacks in Hong Kong

The 15-a-side stars of France, Australia and New Zealand are at very different points in their quest for a room in the Olympic village.

Sunday 27 March, 2016

From The42 Mike Ross: ‘I might be 36, but I’ve the same miles on the clock as a 30-year-old’ Interview

Mike Ross: ‘I might be 36, but I’ve the same miles on the clock as a 30-year-old’

Ireland’s cornerstone knows he can’t go on forever.and he has tried his hand at coaching already.

Saturday 26 March, 2016

From The42 The Sunwolves scored a terrific try from their own 22 in Singapore today Biting Back

The Sunwolves scored a terrific try from their own 22 in Singapore today

The attendance wasn’t great in Singapore, but the rugby wasn’t bad.

From The42 Paul O’Connell cutting his coaching chops with Grenoble for ‘a few days’ (or weeks) Paulie's Holiday
From The42 The Chiefs flung the ball around like a hot spud in their 9-try win over the Force 1-touch Football This post contains videos

The Chiefs flung the ball around like a hot spud in their 9-try win over the Force

Beauden Barrett was on form too when the ‘Canes beat the Kings in Wellington yesterday.

From The42 Steph Curry’s whole family had great craic with his $350 grand waxwork Ballin'

Steph Curry’s whole family had great craic with his $350 grand waxwork

Is it just us, or does the sport’s best player look like he’s doing ‘The Carlton’?

From The42 First-round KO brings Donegal’s Jason Quigley 10th win out of 10 Kidney Failure

First-round KO brings Donegal’s Jason Quigley 10th win out of 10

‘El Animal’ tore into Lopez with clinical body shots.

From The42 Pythagoras in boots, Gigi’s secret girlfriend and more of your Comments of the Week Below The Belt

Pythagoras in boots, Gigi’s secret girlfriend and more of your Comments of the Week

Plus,a gorgeous tribute to Eoin Kelly’s perfect point.

Friday 25 March, 2016

From The42 Italy confirm Conor O’Shea as new head coach on four-year contract Irish Abroad

Italy confirm Conor O’Shea as new head coach on four-year contract

O’Shea will take the IRFU’s Stephen Aboud with him to oversee development in the country.

From The42 Talks under way to set up match between winners of Super Rugby and Champions Cup North V South

Talks under way to set up match between winners of Super Rugby and Champions Cup

The EPCR and SANZAR are working to bring the best of both sides of the world together.

From The42 Luke Fitzgerald returns, but Leinster leave Sexton out for trip to Connacht Summit Meeting

Luke Fitzgerald returns, but Leinster leave Sexton out for trip to Connacht

Leo Cullen has been able to draft most of his big guns onto the bench.

From The42 LeBron James’ brilliant reverse dunk couldn’t stop the Cavs losing in Brooklyn last night NBA This post contains videos

LeBron James’ brilliant reverse dunk couldn’t stop the Cavs losing in Brooklyn last night

Matthew Dellavedova got crossed up in a big way.

From The42 ‘There’s a huge F You attitude’: Leinster lock braced for ‘vicious’ encounter with former club Connacht East Meets West

‘There’s a huge F You attitude’: Leinster lock braced for ‘vicious’ encounter with former club Connacht

After four years west of the Shannon, Mick Kearney knows what Leinster can expect at the Sportsground.

Thursday 24 March, 2016

From The42 Public vote gives 6 Nations Player of the Championship award to Stuart Hogg Great Scot

Public vote gives 6 Nations Player of the Championship award to Stuart Hogg

His closest Irish contender was scrum-half Conor Murray in fourth place.

From The42 Holland starts among returning internationals as Munster take aim at Zebre and play-off spot Team-sheets

Holland starts among returning internationals as Munster take aim at Zebre and play-off spot

Simon Zebo, Keith Earls, Donnacha Ryan and Tommy O’Donnell start after returning from Ireland duty.

From The42 ‘When you don’t win a medal you’re forgotten’: Heffernan thrilled by belated Olympic award In The Books

‘When you don’t win a medal you’re forgotten’: Heffernan thrilled by belated Olympic award

Preparing for another hard day’s work, the Corkman had the heart-rate to prove it.

From The42 ‘Not only was I not enjoying being a rugby player, I wasn’t enjoying anything I was doing’ Tackle Your Feelings This post contains videos

‘Not only was I not enjoying being a rugby player, I wasn’t enjoying anything I was doing’

Munster’s Cathal Sheridan adds his voice to IRUPA’s mental health campaign.

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From The42 Limited opportunities leave Ryan frustrated and considering future away from Leinster Competitive

Limited opportunities leave Ryan frustrated and considering future away from Leinster

The back row has grown into a leadership role this season, but young rivals now appear to be ahead of him in the pecking order.

From The42 Sean O’Brien: If Garry Ringrose played 6 Nations this year, I guarantee he gets hurt Too Soon

Sean O’Brien: If Garry Ringrose played 6 Nations this year, I guarantee he gets hurt

The Leinster flanker hopes to return from his ripped hamstring tendon in a month’s time.

Tuesday 22 March, 2016

From The42 Landslide vote sees the state of New York legalise MMA Ufc In Nyc

Landslide vote sees the state of New York legalise MMA

Heads up, Madison Square Garden!

From The42 This teenager’s incredible attempted slam dunk is so bad it’s absolutely terrific Nothin' But Floor

This teenager’s incredible attempted slam dunk is so bad it’s absolutely terrific

10 out of 10 for invention, just a couple of marks short on execution…

Monday 21 March, 2016

From The42 Break out the tux, it’s The42′s Six Nations awards Extravaganza This post contains videos

Break out the tux, it’s The42′s Six Nations awards

We’ve had 15 long games, and here’s who we’re giving a great big slap on the back to.