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# book - Sunday 18 September, 2022

The Irish Read: 'Summers were for plants and foolishness, autumns for oblivion'
# EXTRACT
# EXTRACT

The Irish Read: 'Summers were for plants and foolishness, autumns for oblivion'

Sep 18th 2022, 7:00 PM 8,713 Views 1 Comment

Read an extract from Andrew Meehan’s latest novel, Instant Fires, published by New Island.

# book - Tuesday 13 September, 2022

Extract: Making sense of a united Ireland - which was long deemed impossible
# EXTRACT
# EXTRACT

Extract: Making sense of a united Ireland - which was long deemed impossible

Sep 13th 2022, 7:00 AM 15,422 Views 22 Comments

Brendan O’Leary’s new book looks at how a united Ireland might happen and how it might work best.

# book - Sunday 14 August, 2022

Two iconic, World Cup-winning brothers and their complicated, bittersweet relationship
# Legends
From The42
# Legends

Two iconic, World Cup-winning brothers and their complicated, bittersweet relationship

Aug 14th 2022, 10:00 AM 53,665 Views 7 Comments

Jonathan Wilson chats about his new book exploring the lives of Bobby and Jack Charlton.

# book - Sunday 10 July, 2022

'I'll go to my grave knowing that Phil never asked me to go off the record'
# Scrutiny
From The42
# Scrutiny

'I'll go to my grave knowing that Phil never asked me to go off the record'

Jul 10th 2022, 8:00 PM 105,798 Views 4 Comments

Alan Shipnuck on his new unauthorised biography of the golf star and the fallout stemming from a now-infamous interview.

# book - Monday 6 June, 2022

How the history of football reveals a deep-seated antipathy towards women
# Looking Back
From The42
# Looking Back

How the history of football reveals a deep-seated antipathy towards women

Jun 6th 2022, 7:45 AM 3,455 Views 0 Comments

Suzanne Wrack discusses her new book: ‘A Woman’s Game’.

# book - Sunday 15 May, 2022

Louise O'Neill: 'Be an influencer? I couldn't think of a job I'd dislike more'
# Idol
# Idol

Louise O'Neill: 'Be an influencer? I couldn't think of a job I'd dislike more'

May 15th 2022, 7:00 PM 40,601 Views 9 Comments

In her sixth novel, the West Cork writer brings us the story of wellness guru and influencer Samantha Miller, whose perfectly curated life is shattered by a friend’s allegation.

# book - Saturday 14 May, 2022

What Man United can learn from the reawakening of another European football giant
# Fall And Rise
From The42
# Fall And Rise

What Man United can learn from the reawakening of another European football giant

Updated May 14th 2022, 9:10 AM 37,691 Views 11 Comments

Karan Tejwani discusses his new book, Glorious Reinvention: The Rebirth of Ajax Amsterdam.

# book - Thursday 12 May, 2022

Poll: Will you read Bono's memoir?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Will you read Bono's memoir?

May 12th 2022, 10:20 AM 31,663 Views 32 Comments

Surrender will be published in November.

# book - Sunday 10 April, 2022

How the last Busby Babe escaped Troubles-era Belfast
# Rise
From The42
# Rise

How the last Busby Babe escaped Troubles-era Belfast

Apr 10th 2022, 8:00 AM 29,574 Views 8 Comments

Former Manchester United player Sammy McIlroy looks back on his career in football.

# book - Sunday 20 March, 2022

The story behind the Premier League's most underappreciated trailblazer
# Breaking Barriers
From The42
# Breaking Barriers

The story behind the Premier League's most underappreciated trailblazer

Mar 20th 2022, 10:12 AM 30,317 Views 1 Comment

Ashley Hickson-Lovence discusses his book inspired by the life of Uriah Rennie.

# book - Sunday 6 March, 2022

'Robert was suffering from an illness that can hit anybody, whatever you do'
# Pain
From The42
# Pain

'Robert was suffering from an illness that can hit anybody, whatever you do'

Mar 6th 2022, 2:40 PM 57,769 Views 7 Comments

Author and journalist Ronald Reng reflects on the legacy of the late German goalkeeper.

# book - Friday 11 February, 2022

Opinion: 'There are few intergenerational battles as charged as the quest for the mobile phone'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: 'There are few intergenerational battles as charged as the quest for the mobile phone'

Feb 11th 2022, 7:00 PM 16,985 Views 0 Comments

Author Eithne Shortall on how the habits of young children and phones inspired her latest novel.

# book - Monday 3 January, 2022

'Each morning, I pause here beside Michaela and pray'
# Faith
From The42
# Faith

'Each morning, I pause here beside Michaela and pray'

Jan 3rd 2022, 3:03 PM 92,585 Views 11 Comments

Read an extract from Mickey Harte’s book ‘Devotion’.

'All the energy that I had devoted to racing, I now had to redirect into getting better'
# Recovery
From The42
# Recovery

'All the energy that I had devoted to racing, I now had to redirect into getting better'

Jan 3rd 2022, 7:30 AM 6,670 Views 1 Comment

Read an extract from ‘Champion’ by Pat Smullen.

# book - Sunday 2 January, 2022

'Losing weight is a lot like baking a cake'
# Advice
From The42
# Advice

'Losing weight is a lot like baking a cake'

Jan 2nd 2022, 9:00 PM 14,413 Views 2 Comments

Read an extract from ‘The Keane Edge’ by Brian Keane.

# book - Saturday 1 January, 2022

'I was getting less money to take over Cork City than I was in Diageo'
# Risk
From The42
# Risk

'I was getting less money to take over Cork City than I was in Diageo'

Jan 1st 2022, 9:00 PM 79,781 Views 4 Comments

John Caulfield on a League of Ireland career in which he’s frequently had to defy limitations.

'When everything else goes to s**t you’ve still got your team... Until it gets taken away'
# Rebirth
From The42
# Rebirth

'When everything else goes to s**t you’ve still got your team... Until it gets taken away'

Jan 1st 2022, 7:30 AM 9,997 Views 2 Comments

Read an extract from Michael Calvin’s ‘Whose Game is it Anyway?’

# book - Friday 31 December, 2021

'Everybody was having a laugh. Those were indeed the days when you could enjoy yourself with the players'
# Looking Back
From The42
# Looking Back

'Everybody was having a laugh. Those were indeed the days when you could enjoy yourself with the players'

Dec 31st 2021, 7:00 PM 29,165 Views 2 Comments

George Hamilton recalls a trip to Bulgaria in his early days as a commentator.

'Rashford had helped raise around £20million for FareShare, shattering his initial target of £100,000'
# Influence
From The42
# Influence

'Rashford had helped raise around £20million for FareShare, shattering his initial target of £100,000'

Dec 31st 2021, 3:00 PM 7,250 Views 12 Comments

Read an extract from ‘The Dream Factory’.

# book - Thursday 30 December, 2021

'We wouldn’t wear the club colours and if the ‘parkie’ came along we’d disappear'
# Looking Back
From The42
# Looking Back

'We wouldn’t wear the club colours and if the ‘parkie’ came along we’d disappear'

Dec 30th 2021, 7:30 AM 19,073 Views 10 Comments

Terry Palmer remembers his time at Shamrock Rovers.

# book - Wednesday 29 December, 2021

'At times I barely had money for the fuel... I sometimes had to sleep in the car'
# Hard Times
From The42
# Hard Times

'At times I barely had money for the fuel... I sometimes had to sleep in the car'

Dec 29th 2021, 10:00 PM 58,998 Views 4 Comments

Read an extract from Joe Barr’s ‘Going the Distance.

'48 metres out, just off-centre of the posts, the pressure of four nations on his shoulders'
# Moments In Time
From The42
# Moments In Time

'48 metres out, just off-centre of the posts, the pressure of four nations on his shoulders'

Dec 29th 2021, 7:30 AM 12,528 Views 5 Comments

Read an extract from ‘Legacy of the Lions’.

# book - Tuesday 28 December, 2021

'Eriksson accepted the position of United manager, and had even signed a contract'
# Best Laid Plans
From The42
# Best Laid Plans

'Eriksson accepted the position of United manager, and had even signed a contract'

Dec 28th 2021, 9:00 PM 31,351 Views 1 Comment

Read an extract from ‘Sir Alex: Simply the Best’.

'I wasn’t told about his death until immediately after the game'
# Grief
From The42
# Grief

'I wasn’t told about his death until immediately after the game'

Dec 28th 2021, 6:03 PM 97,353 Views 3 Comments

Read an extract from Willie Anderson’s ‘Crossing the Line’.

# book - Monday 27 December, 2021

'He wondered if rugby was responsible, blamed himself for letting me play'
# Diagnosis
From The42
# Diagnosis

'He wondered if rugby was responsible, blamed himself for letting me play'

Dec 27th 2021, 9:00 PM 20,595 Views 2 Comments

Read an extract from ‘Too Many Reasons to Live.’

''Once the term ‘Dublin footballer’ was mentioned, people looked at and treated me differently''
# Star
From The42
# Star

''Once the term ‘Dublin footballer’ was mentioned, people looked at and treated me differently''

Dec 27th 2021, 7:30 AM 17,275 Views 0 Comments

Read an extract from Shane Carthy’s ‘Dark Blue’.

# book - Sunday 26 December, 2021

The story of the Irish duo that helped pull off a famous college basketball victory
# Upset
From The42
# Upset

The story of the Irish duo that helped pull off a famous college basketball victory

Dec 26th 2021, 9:00 PM 7,380 Views 1 Comment

How Michael Bree and Conor Grace contributed to Davidson College’s shock win over North Carolina in Chapel Hill.

'I would go and spar sometimes with the worst headaches but I was too proud'
# Pain
From The42
# Pain

'I would go and spar sometimes with the worst headaches but I was too proud'

Dec 26th 2021, 7:30 AM 8,927 Views 1 Comment

Read an extract from ‘Damage: The Untold Story of Brain Trauma in Boxing.’

# book - Saturday 25 December, 2021

'I stopped worrying about rugby after Axel died'
# Perspective
From The42
# Perspective

'I stopped worrying about rugby after Axel died'

Dec 25th 2021, 9:00 PM 47,684 Views 2 Comments

Read an extract from Keith Earls’ book ‘Fight or Flight’.

Irish fiction to look forward to in 2022
# Irish Reads
# Irish Reads

Irish fiction to look forward to in 2022

Dec 25th 2021, 8:00 PM 21,382 Views 5 Comments

Here are the books to look out for next year.

GAA stars reveal tips that helped them make it to the top
# Tips
From The42
# Tips

GAA stars reveal tips that helped them make it to the top

Dec 25th 2021, 7:15 AM 14,946 Views 2 Comments

Read an extract from ‘The Players’ Advice’.

# book - Friday 24 December, 2021

'I saw 89 missed calls...You’ll be named today as failing a drugs test'
# Shock
From The42
# Shock

'I saw 89 missed calls...You’ll be named today as failing a drugs test'

Dec 24th 2021, 9:30 PM 132,517 Views 21 Comments

Read an extract from Unbroken’ by Aidan O’Mahony.

# book - Sunday 28 November, 2021

In 2012, a Donegal man 'cheated death' racing across America. Two years later, he tried again
# Determination
From The42
# Determination

In 2012, a Donegal man 'cheated death' racing across America. Two years later, he tried again

Nov 28th 2021, 10:00 AM 56,071 Views 3 Comments

Joe Barr chats about his new book ‘Going the Distance’.

# book - Wednesday 10 November, 2021

Declan O'Rourke: 'I think we all have these ghosts and figures lurking in the past'
# Writing Our History
# Writing Our History

Declan O'Rourke: 'I think we all have these ghosts and figures lurking in the past'

Nov 10th 2021, 8:00 PM 12,479 Views 3 Comments

The Irish songwriter has written a book about the Famine, something that he never expected to do, he tells us.

# book - Saturday 6 November, 2021

Opinion: Want to write a book? Maybe all it takes is a chat with your 10-year-old self...
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: Want to write a book? Maybe all it takes is a chat with your 10-year-old self...

Nov 6th 2021, 7:00 AM 11,730 Views 2 Comments

Freddie Alexander has written a madcap adventure involving a man called Mr Spicebag. Here, he writes about how inspiration comes from the most unusual of places

# book - Wednesday 13 October, 2021

Larry Donnelly: When politics is the business of an Irish-American political family
# EXTRACT
# EXTRACT

Larry Donnelly: When politics is the business of an Irish-American political family

Oct 13th 2021, 7:00 PM 9,734 Views 0 Comments

In the first chapter of his new book, Larry Donnelly describes how politics ran in the veins of his family.

# book - Saturday 18 September, 2021

'Will this be Opportunity Lost 2.0?': State must 'learn from mistakes' of past redress schemes
# Magdalene Laundries
# Magdalene Laundries

'Will this be Opportunity Lost 2.0?': State must 'learn from mistakes' of past redress schemes

Sep 18th 2021, 8:00 PM 11,769 Views 0 Comments

A new book explores Magdalene laundries and the State’s response to institutional abuse.

# book - Saturday 11 September, 2021

The rise and fall of the world's greatest football club
# Drama
From The42
# Drama

The rise and fall of the world's greatest football club

Sep 11th 2021, 12:11 PM 44,683 Views 17 Comments

Simon Kuper on documenting Barcelona’s successes and struggles.

# book - Sunday 29 August, 2021

'Visitors for the fight had spent $92 million... What one tourism official compared to four New Year’s Eves'
# Big Money
From The42
# Big Money

'Visitors for the fight had spent $92 million... What one tourism official compared to four New Year’s Eves'

Aug 29th 2021, 8:00 AM 9,492 Views 1 Comment

Read an extract from ‘The War: Hagler-Hearns and Three Rounds for the Ages.’

# book - Sunday 22 August, 2021

'Bonavena’s insult had to be translated, but when Ali heard it he became incensed'
# EXTRACT
From The42
# EXTRACT

'Bonavena’s insult had to be translated, but when Ali heard it he became incensed'

Aug 22nd 2021, 9:00 AM 7,859 Views 5 Comments

Read this passage from ‘Shot at a Brothel’.

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