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# book-extract - Tuesday 7 July, 2020

'9 years at the top could make your head swell, but come the first session of the year, they’re nobodies'
# Humility
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# Humility

'9 years at the top could make your head swell, but come the first session of the year, they’re nobodies'

Jul 7th 2020, 7:00 AM 6,613 Views 0 Comments

Read an extract from Relentless: The Inside Story of the Cork Ladies Footballers by Mary White.

# book-extract - Tuesday 31 December, 2019

'Our culture was still ingrained with the idea that Real Men don’t show their feelings'
# Looking Back
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# Looking Back

'Our culture was still ingrained with the idea that Real Men don’t show their feelings'

Dec 31st 2019, 9:00 AM 9,501 Views 0 Comments

Former Liverpool star Robbie Fowler expresses regret about how Stan Collymore was treated during his time at Liverpool.

# book-extract - Monday 30 December, 2019

'I wasn’t brought up with any education in this area... Sex was rarely discussed'
# Issue
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# Issue

'I wasn’t brought up with any education in this area... Sex was rarely discussed'

Dec 30th 2019, 8:00 AM 42,429 Views 20 Comments

In an extract from his award-winning book ‘Recovering,’ Richie Sadlier discusses the culture that existed among footballers as he was coming through the ranks.

# book-extract - Tuesday 24 December, 2019

'Sterling has an unshakable faith in God and in the fact that his own talent is God-given'
# Belief
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# Belief

'Sterling has an unshakable faith in God and in the fact that his own talent is God-given'

Dec 24th 2019, 9:00 PM 10,201 Views 11 Comments

An extract from a new book explains how Pep Guardiola transformed the winger into a world-class star.

# book-extract - Thursday 27 December, 2018

'My mobile started ringing. I recognised the dialling code:  +679. Fiji'
# Opportunity Knocks
From The42
# Opportunity Knocks

'My mobile started ringing. I recognised the dialling code: +679. Fiji'

Dec 27th 2018, 9:42 PM 117,076 Views 10 Comments

Ben Ryan describes the unusual events that led to a life-changing moment.

# book-extract - Monday 24 December, 2018

'I found myself at the heart of a new conflict: between Graeme Souness and myself'
# Trouble
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# Trouble

'I found myself at the heart of a new conflict: between Graeme Souness and myself'

Dec 24th 2018, 9:00 AM 13,438 Views 9 Comments

In this extract from his autobiography, Bruce Grobbelaar recalls a difficult period for Liverpool in the early ’90s.

# book-extract - Sunday 21 January, 2018

Opinion: 'Let go of the fantasy of being on top of things - those days are gone'
# Slow At Work
# Slow At Work

Opinion: 'Let go of the fantasy of being on top of things - those days are gone'

Jan 21st 2018, 3:00 PM 29,516 Views 22 Comments

I’m choosing my health and happiness and I’m leaving the cult of busyness, writes Aoife McElwain.

# book-extract - Sunday 7 January, 2018

Declutter your friends: 'Trying to keep old friendships alive ties you to the past'
# Column
# Column

Declutter your friends: 'Trying to keep old friendships alive ties you to the past'

Jan 7th 2018, 3:00 PM 120,462 Views 40 Comments

If you’re not spending a lot of time together and don’t have much in common any more, it really is OK to let that friendship go, writes Gill Hasson.

# book-extract - Sunday 30 July, 2017

Fertility treatment: 'There may be no happy ending, but we wouldn't change anything'
# Book Extract
# Book Extract

Fertility treatment: 'There may be no happy ending, but we wouldn't change anything'

Jul 30th 2017, 3:00 PM 7,358 Views 15 Comments

Sadly, science does not yet have all the answers, writes Professor Mary Wingfield.

# book-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
# EXTRACT
# EXTRACT

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

Apr 30th 2017, 3:30 PM 1,143 Views 8 Comments

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

# book-extract - Tuesday 3 January, 2017

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

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

Jan 3rd 2017, 6:30 PM 367 Views 5 Comments

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

# book-extract - Friday 30 December, 2016

Soldiers, sailors, diplomats: The forgotten Irish who changed Latin America
# EXTRACT
# EXTRACT

Soldiers, sailors, diplomats: The forgotten Irish who changed Latin America

Dec 30th 2016, 6:30 PM 415 Views 5 Comments

In this extract from his book Paisanos, Tim Fanning tells the story of army officer Alexander O’Reilly.

# book-extract - Monday 7 November, 2016

Boomtown Rats, condoms and unemployment: Memories of Dublin in the 70s and 80s
# Dublin Since 1922
# Dublin Since 1922

Boomtown Rats, condoms and unemployment: Memories of Dublin in the 70s and 80s

Nov 7th 2016, 9:30 PM 17,141 Views 10 Comments

Tim Carey writes about the 1970s and early 80s in this extract from his book, which is nominated in the Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards.

# book-extract - Monday 28 March, 2016

"Sackville Street was a scene of wreckage. The air still smelled of fire"
# Book Extract
# Book Extract

"Sackville Street was a scene of wreckage. The air still smelled of fire"

Mar 28th 2016, 8:00 PM 14,769 Views 1 Comment

Read an extract from the book here. We also have 10 copies of the book to give away.

# book-extract - Wednesday 30 December, 2015

'I will go at him with every strength and fibre of my being.'
# Money Talks
From The42
# Money Talks

'I will go at him with every strength and fibre of my being.'

Dec 30th 2015, 1:00 PM 10,399 Views 1 Comment

Floyd Mayweather rivalry with Diego Corrales was fuelled by mutual hatred – as explained in this extract from MONEY: The Life and Fast Times of Floyd Mayweather

# book-extract - Wednesday 20 November, 2013

My journey to complete an old Premier League sticker album
# Shinies
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# Shinies

My journey to complete an old Premier League sticker album

Nov 20th 2013, 5:12 PM 4,716 Views 10 Comments

Adam Carroll-Smith found the 1996 book in his attic… with half a dozen stickers missing. Then the adventure started.

# book-extract - Sunday 6 January, 2013

Extract: How it feels to wait for a heart transplant
# Read Me
# Read Me

Extract: How it feels to wait for a heart transplant

Jan 6th 2013, 7:30 PM 648 Views 31 Comments

John Healy, maitre d of RTÉ’s The Restaurant, recalls the stress of waiting for his life-saving heart transplant operation.