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Wednesday 8 July, 2015

From The42 Kilkenny U21′s scored a goal inside 13 seconds tonight, but Wexford hit back with 3 in 5 minutes Lightning Strike

Kilkenny U21′s scored a goal inside 13 seconds tonight, but Wexford hit back with 3 in 5 minutes

It has been a sensational first half to the Leinster U21 Hurling Final.

Tuesday 7 July, 2015

5 perfectly reasonable excuses to stay up all night watching Samoa take on the All Blacks

Admit it, you’re willing to stay up until 5am to get your fix of international rugby.

Monday 6 July, 2015

From The42 4 or 5 sessions a day in ‘deepest, darkest Poland’ — George North looks ahead to World Cup prep Fitness

4 or 5 sessions a day in ‘deepest, darkest Poland’ — George North looks ahead to World Cup prep

Anyone up for a nice jog round the park instead?

From The42 Nick Kyrgios completely stopped trying during his Wimbledon meltdown today Psyched Out

Nick Kyrgios completely stopped trying during his Wimbledon meltdown today

The Australian also hugged a ball boy who did not appear to want a hug.

From The42 11 stages of grief after McIlroy’s untimely football injury Process

11 stages of grief after McIlroy’s untimely football injury

Kiss that Claret Jug goodbye, Rors.

Sunday 5 July, 2015

From The42 Geraghty makes debut as McManus’ retained jockey, but made wait for win after injury return Limerick

Geraghty makes debut as McManus’ retained jockey, but made wait for win after injury return

The Meathman had to settle for second after three months out with a shin injury.

From The42 ’70 minutes away from an All-Ireland final, but the work only starts now’ — TJ Reid Magician

’70 minutes away from an All-Ireland final, but the work only starts now’ — TJ Reid

The Cats have five weeks to recharge their intensity levels for an All-Ireland semi-final.

From The42 As it happened: Kilkenny v Galway, Leinster Senior Hurling Championship Final Liveblog

As it happened: Kilkenny v Galway, Leinster Senior Hurling Championship Final

We went minute-by-minute as east met west in the Leinster hurling decider.

From The42 Cork coughed up a gift of a goal for Kieran Donaghy Star

Cork coughed up a gift of a goal for Kieran Donaghy

The Rebels had given themselves a great chance with a superb opening goal in Killarney.

Saturday 4 July, 2015

From The42 21 times American sport was the best god damn sport Happy 4th Of July

21 times American sport was the best god damn sport

U-S-A! U-S-A! U-S-A!

Friday 3 July, 2015

From The42 Rugby league gave us another outrageously instinctive piece of skill yesterday Improv

Rugby league gave us another outrageously instinctive piece of skill yesterday

Still one touch short of Steph Roche though…

From The42 ‘It would be a privilege to fight on Andy Lee undercard’ Welcome To The Pros

‘It would be a privilege to fight on Andy Lee undercard’

Make room for a heap of medals in Thomond Park.

From The42 All Black Mils Muliaina charged with sexual assault by South Wales Police Charged

All Black Mils Muliaina charged with sexual assault by South Wales Police

The New Zealander will appear in Cardiff Magistrates Court in August.

From The42 Poor old Fred hit the bar from a foot out against Santos Mad Stuff

Wednesday 1 July, 2015

QUIZ: Who should you really be cheering for at UFC 189?

Not convinced by Conor McGregor? Just don’t know one side of the octagon from the other? Here’s how to decide.

From The42 Aldo’s scared for his life, Mendes will be unconscious after 4 minutes – McGregor New Face This post contains videos

Aldo’s scared for his life, Mendes will be unconscious after 4 minutes – McGregor

‘The opponent is an illusion, it does not matter who is across from me on 11 July’.

Monday 29 June, 2015

From The42 World Records, Olympians and 2000 runners hit the streets for Waterford’s Viking Marathon Deise Dash

World Records, Olympians and 2000 runners hit the streets for Waterford’s Viking Marathon

Pauline Curley showed her class by taking gold in the women’s full distance race.

Sunday 28 June, 2015

From The42 A year has passed since James Rodriguez smashed in this gift to football Perfect 10

A year has passed since James Rodriguez smashed in this gift to football

Because in-off-the-bar goals are the best goals.

From The42 13 images of the unbridled joy after Westmeath’s momentous win at Croke Park Midlands Mirth

13 images of the unbridled joy after Westmeath’s momentous win at Croke Park

Because Westmeath is the best Meath.

From The42 Ouch! Diarmuid Connolly got whacked full in the face by Bernard Brogan’s powerful volley Scarla

Ouch! Diarmuid Connolly got whacked full in the face by Bernard Brogan’s powerful volley

This is not how he imagined his day in front of Hill 16 going.

From The42 This flying one-handed rugby league try is simply outrageous Outside The Lines This post contains videos

This flying one-handed rugby league try is simply outrageous

This is how you finish, kids.

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From The42 There were 3 brilliant goals in 5 mad minutes of Meath v Westmeath Double Tap

There were 3 brilliant goals in 5 mad minutes of Meath v Westmeath

Brian McMahon’s brace came hot on the heels of an excellent Westmeath goal.

Saturday 27 June, 2015

From The42 Cameos of Murphy brilliance enough to help Donegal squeeze past Derry in Ulster semi-final Sub Par

Cameos of Murphy brilliance enough to help Donegal squeeze past Derry in Ulster semi-final

Martin O’Reilly scored the goal that edged Donegal into another provincial decider against Monaghan.

From The42 As it happened: Donegal v Derry, Ulster SFC semi-final Liveblog

As it happened: Donegal v Derry, Ulster SFC semi-final

We went minute-by-minute as Rory Gallagher’s took on Derry for a place in the provincial final.

From The42 Flasks out, sandwiches ready: It’s a classic GAA Saturday scene Snapshot

Flasks out, sandwiches ready: It’s a classic GAA Saturday scene

Sure you’d only be wasting your time changing the sterling.

From The42 The Highlanders cashed in a chunk of luck in today’s Super XV semi-final win Super Semi-finals

The Highlanders cashed in a chunk of luck in today’s Super XV semi-final win

And they deserved every slice they got on the road to an all-New Zealand Super Rugby final.

Thursday 25 June, 2015

From The42 Before a high ball is launched, pick the back three players you would want in your Rugby World Cup squad 10 Into 5

Before a high ball is launched, pick the back three players you would want in your Rugby World Cup squad

Earls or Zebo, Trimble or Gilroy, Fitzgerald or McFadden. They’re all tough calls.

From The42 Spear tackle to ‘sook’: 10 years on from the O’Driscoll-Umaga debacle Gone In 44 Seconds

Spear tackle to ‘sook’: 10 years on from the O’Driscoll-Umaga debacle

It was an ugly scene when it happened and the aftermath did little to improve matters.

Wednesday 24 June, 2015

From The42 Wexford U21s turned on the style to set up this brilliant goal with one-touch hurling Purple Patch

Wexford U21s turned on the style to set up this brilliant goal with one-touch hurling

Conor McDonald’s deft touch is one of the finest assists you’ll see this year.

From The42 Conan, a comeback and more talking points as Joe Schmidt names his 1st World Cup squad Happy Campers
From The42 Uncapped Furlong and Conan make Ireland’s 45-man Rugby World Cup squad Long List

Uncapped Furlong and Conan make Ireland’s 45-man Rugby World Cup squad

Joe Schmidt will have to whittle this group down to 31 before the World Cup comes around.

From The42 19-year-old Irvine battles his way into gold medal bout in Baku 1ST EUROPEAN GAMES

19-year-old Irvine battles his way into gold medal bout in Baku

Irvine is guaranteed a silver, but will have his eye on a different colour in tomorrow’s final.

From The42 5am starts in an Auckland gym leave Isa Nacewa hungry for medals on Leinster return Good As New

5am starts in an Auckland gym leave Isa Nacewa hungry for medals on Leinster return

The Kiwi has worked hard to get back in to shape, because he believes Jonathan Sexton makes anything possible.

From The42 ‘The carousel has to finish at some stage, the balloon has to pop’ Final Straght

‘The carousel has to finish at some stage, the balloon has to pop’

The end is in sight for Gordon D’Arcy, but he’s not slowing down.

Tuesday 23 June, 2015

From The42 Lancaster waiting on police investigation to decide on Cipriani’s World Cup involvment D-cip

Lancaster waiting on police investigation to decide on Cipriani’s World Cup involvment

Plus, Corkman Dave Ryan has agreed a move to France.

From The42 Southpaw Sean McComb keeps Ireland hot on the medal trail Sugar Sean

Southpaw Sean McComb keeps Ireland hot on the medal trail

However, Dean Walsh lost out in his light welterweight quarter-final.

Monday 22 June, 2015

From The42 Brendan Irvine silences home crowd to secure Ireland’s first medal at European Games BAKU WITH A BANG

Brendan Irvine silences home crowd to secure Ireland’s first medal at European Games

It wasn’t all good news for the Irish boxers today as Dean Gardiner and Ceira Smith both lost their bouts.

From The42 ‘We had three good halves in three games’ — Emerging Ireland head coach Clarke Take The Cup Home

‘We had three good halves in three games’ — Emerging Ireland head coach Clarke

The shadow international squad were unable to consistently stamp their authority of games.

From The42 VIDEO: Ugly scenes in Waterford club hurling as brawl brings two red cards Schemozzle This post contains videos

VIDEO: Ugly scenes in Waterford club hurling as brawl brings two red cards

Picking up roughly where Game of Thrones left off.

From The42 Shane Lowry wore black all week at the US Open in tribute to Berkeley victims Nice Touch

Shane Lowry wore black all week at the US Open in tribute to Berkeley victims

The Offaly man played his way to even par and a share of ninth on a tough Major course.