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#EXTRACT

# extract - Sunday 15 April, 2018

'Our parish universe straddled two counties and two States. We forged an identity as borderers'

Darach MacDonald’s book Hard Border traces the roots of a century-old, hotly contested border that, after Brexit, will be the only land frontier between the UK and the EU.

# extract - Sunday 1 April, 2018

Eileen Paisley: 'I think there was a quietness and shyness about Martin. He was good company'

Jude Collins’ Martin McGuinness: The Man I Knew was released to commemorate the first anniversary of the passing of one of Ireland’s most iconic politicians. This is an extract of Eileen Paisley’s account of his friendship with her husband, Ian Paisley.

# extract - Monday 19 March, 2018

The Cattle Raid of Cooley is our national epic - and still has resonance for modern rural life

John Connell, author of The Cow Book, ruminates on how the extraordinary tale of the Táin still runs through the veins of Ireland.

# extract - Saturday 17 March, 2018

Irish in Nottingham: 'We created a little Gaeltacht by the games cabinet of an old English pub'

The following is an edited extract taken from The Irish Outlander, the new book by Scott De Buitléir.

# extract - Sunday 28 January, 2018

'People who brag about being busy will always be average. They'll never accomplish anything'

For those wanting to take ownership of their life, Isaiah Hankel’s new book, The Science of Intelligent Achievement, explores how to overcome distractions and over-commitment.

# extract - Monday 1 January, 2018

From The42 'I got a telephone call from Cork City who said they would look after me and help me get fit' Superstar This post contains videos

'I got a telephone call from Cork City who said they would look after me and help me get fit'

In an extract from his book, Liverpool legend Terry McDermott recalls his brief stint in the League of Ireland.

From The42 'Cantona lit the flame, but it was Keane who kept it burning for more than a decade' Champions

'Cantona lit the flame, but it was Keane who kept it burning for more than a decade'

In an extract from Jonathan Wilson’s new book on Man United. their great side of the 1990s is remembered.

From The42 'Absolute disbelief consumed us. How could this be happening to Cormac, of all people?' Tragedy

'Absolute disbelief consumed us. How could this be happening to Cormac, of all people?'

This extract from a recent book on the late Cormac McAnallen recalls the harrowing circumstances in which he was discovered dead.

# extract - Sunday 31 December, 2017

From The42 'I like horses because they have never caused me pain' Honesty

'I like horses because they have never caused me pain'

In this extract from his book, retired Irish jockey Kieren Fallon describes his obsession with the sport.

# extract - Saturday 30 December, 2017

From The42 'He studied to become a Jesuit priest. Now he was one of the most famed people in racing' Changes

'He studied to become a Jesuit priest. Now he was one of the most famed people in racing'

In this extract from ‘Centaur,’ Declan Murphy recalls the first time he came across the legendary Barney Curley.

# extract - Thursday 28 December, 2017

From The42 'My boots were endorsed by the moustachioed Liverpool and Ireland winger... This sales pitch worked' Nostalgia

'My boots were endorsed by the moustachioed Liverpool and Ireland winger... This sales pitch worked'

In an extract from his book ‘Boy Wonder,’ Dave Hannigan recalls getting his first pair of football boots aged seven.

# extract - Wednesday 27 December, 2017

From The42 'The band was so unprepared for an Irish victor that they played God Save the Queen' The Ascent

'The band was so unprepared for an Irish victor that they played God Save the Queen'

Check out this extract from Barry Ryan’s book on the rise of Irish cycling’s golden generation.

# extract - Tuesday 26 December, 2017

From The42 'Some of the Irish team were spat on as they made their way to the team bus' HATRED

'Some of the Irish team were spat on as they made their way to the team bus'

In an extract from his book, Eoin Hand recalls the difficult end to his reign as Ireland manager.

'I was asked dozens of times in the aftermath what was it like to lose £2 million on a rugby match'

Remembering Harry Findlay’s ill-advised bet on a New Zealand-France match.

# extract - Sunday 24 December, 2017

From The42 'I thought we would win it in my time... From there on you would have expected to go forward' Looking Back

'I thought we would win it in my time... From there on you would have expected to go forward'

In extract from a new book on Liverpool FC, Roy Evans recalls his talented but flawed Reds side.

From The42 'Bad guys are supposed to lose. I change that. I win' Turning The Tables

'Bad guys are supposed to lose. I change that. I win'

This extract from Ali: A Life focuses on the legendary boxer’s early days and his bout with Sonny Liston.

# extract - Saturday 23 December, 2017

From The42 'We always said of Gary - he woke up angry' Passion

'We always said of Gary - he woke up angry'

In this extract from ‘On the Brink,’ Gary Neville talks about the progress made by himself and fellow ‘Class of 92′ members since their takeover of Salford City.

From The42 'I was asked dozens of times in the aftermath what was it like to lose £2 million on a rugby match' Blow

'I was asked dozens of times in the aftermath what was it like to lose £2 million on a rugby match'

Harry Findlay remembers his ill-advised bet on a New Zealand-France match.

From The42 "I said: 'I'm having lunch with Sir Alex'... I felt like a teenage footballer all over again" EXTRACT

"I said: 'I'm having lunch with Sir Alex'... I felt like a teenage footballer all over again"

Mauricio Pochettino is a big fan of the legendary former Manchester United boss.

# extract - Friday 22 December, 2017

From The42 The story of how a young Irish international became a star player in Sweden Rise

The story of how a young Irish international became a star player in Sweden

In an extract from Michael Walker’s book ‘Green Shoots,’ Ireland and Arsenal star Louise Quinn remembers her stint in Sweden.

# extract - Wednesday 20 December, 2017

From The42 'There were tears in his eyes... That was unusual for him' Looking Back

'There were tears in his eyes... That was unusual for him'

In an extract from ‘Quiet Genius,’ Bob Paisley’s final days as Liverpool manager are remembered.

# extract - Sunday 17 December, 2017

Jackeen: 'A fellow who does very little for a living, and wants to do less'

The term ‘Jackeen’ is levelled against Dubliners, primarily in a sporting context and very much in jest. Read about it and more in Come Here To Me! Volume 2, a book celebrating an unexplored Dublin.

# extract - Sunday 26 November, 2017

'An old man had been taken into Garda custody for knocking on a door. ALONE went to his rescue'

A new book chronicles the first 40 years of the charity ALONE. This is a flavour of the minutes of its meetings from 1984 to 1997.

# extract - Wednesday 22 November, 2017

Maria Edgeworth's letters: 'Sir Walter Scott punctual to his word arrived on Friday'

The Castle Rackrent author, who counted Jane Austen and Byron among her admirers, was also a prodigious correspondent.

# extract - Sunday 12 November, 2017

David McCullagh: Was de Valera's mother telling the truth about his parentage?

In the first part of a major two-volume reassessment, historian and broadcaster David McCullagh considers the man behind the mask.

# extract - Sunday 5 November, 2017

Mary Kenny: 'I used to hear men say that "only tarts kiss and tell"'

Am I A Feminist? Are You? is a new book by journalist Mary Kenny.

# extract - Sunday 29 October, 2017

Michael Murphy: What does it really mean when we dream about the Leaving Cert?

By paying attention to our dreams, we can ground ourselves in the deepest truth of our being, and make wiser choices that work towards our greater good, writes Michael Murphy.

90 minutes missing: A parent's worst nightmare (with a happy ending)

Those moments of drama in a family’s life that can change your perspective forever.

# extract - Sunday 22 October, 2017

'Welfare is not just for those out of work. Here's what you can claim'

Charlie Weston and Karl Deeter’s new book, This Book Is Worth €25,000, is full of tips on how to save money and stop getting ripped off. In this extract they talk about the welfare payments that families are entitled to.

# extract - Sunday 8 October, 2017

Stefanie Preissner: 'Each uploaded photo fooled my 800 closest friends that I was happy'

In her first book, Stefanie Preissner looks at growing up and the ways in which her life has changed.

# extract - Sunday 24 September, 2017

A short story before bedtime: Levitation

Taken from Levitation, the latest collection by Irish writer Sean O’Reilly.

# extract - Saturday 23 September, 2017

From The42 ‘We can only use this on grass' - the days when we treasured a proper leather ball Get Out Your Tango

‘We can only use this on grass' - the days when we treasured a proper leather ball

In an extract from his new book Wonder Boy, Dave Hannigan recalls the joy of a new leathera.

# extract - Sunday 10 September, 2017

Dónal McAnallen: 'Our responsibility as a family was about more than just keeping Cormac's memory alive'

In an extract from his book, Cormac’s brother Dónal McAnallen writes about coming to terms with the death of his 24-year-old brother.

# extract - Saturday 1 July, 2017

Carlo Rovelli: 'Time does not exist'

In his latest book, Reality Is Not What It Seems, bestselling author Carlo Rovelli shows how our understanding of reality has changed throughout the centuries.

# extract - Sunday 30 April, 2017

'Declan Murphy dies in horror fall': The jockey writes about that fall, reading his own obituary and his long recovery

More than twenty years after his accident Murphy, who spent four days in a medically induced coma, decided to tell his story.

# extract - Tuesday 3 January, 2017

'Roman’s eyes widened in disbelief' - Inside the World of a Super Agent

Check out this extract from the recently released book ‘The Deal’.

Arthur Corrie Lewin - the Irishman who went missing while flying over Africa

His story is told in this extract from the book The Glorious Madness, written by historian Turtle Bunbury.

# extract - Monday 2 January, 2017

'We thought Pep was like a machine, completely cold-hearted. Who knew he was so emotional?'

Martí Perarnau gives a stark insight into the world of the Manchester City manager in his latest book.

From The42 The story of the origins of Argentine football and Irish people's place in it EXTRACT

The story of the origins of Argentine football and Irish people's place in it

An extra from Jonathan Wilson’s book Angels with Dirty Faces looks at how the game was brought to South America.

# extract - Sunday 1 January, 2017

From The42 ''I'm running a marathon tomorrow,' I said to him as I dusted off my nose' Problems This post contains videos

''I'm running a marathon tomorrow,' I said to him as I dusted off my nose'

In an extract from his book Running Man, ultramarathon runner Charlie Engle looks back on his excess-fuelled younger days.

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