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#EXTRACT

# extract - Saturday 27 July, 2019

'My great-aunt Chrissy left home at fourteen to go join a convent. That was in 1954'

Ian Maleney writes about family, memory, and the stories we tell ourselves.

# extract - Sunday 6 January, 2019

'Bright, brilliant, educated young women from South County Dublin... don’t end up with a gypsy boxer from Limerick'

Read an extract from the acclaimed ‘Fighter’ by Andy Lee with Niall Kelly.

# extract - Saturday 29 December, 2018

From The42 'Paul Merson once rang in the middle of the night because, while asleep, he’d poked himself in the eye' Accident

'Paul Merson once rang in the middle of the night because, while asleep, he’d poked himself in the eye'

Ex-Arsenal forward Alan Smith recalls memories of his time with the Gunners and the ultimately premature end to his career.

# extract - Thursday 27 December, 2018

From The42 'It must have been television gold for the watching millions. Was I ranting? Yes, I suppose I was' Looking Back This post contains videos

'It must have been television gold for the watching millions. Was I ranting? Yes, I suppose I was'

In an extract from his autobiography, Kevin Keegan recalls the infamous interview he gave amid the dramatic end to the 1995-96 Premier League season.

# extract - Tuesday 25 December, 2018

From The42 'If I could do all that, I would hold a world record... I was 11 years and 333 days old' EXTRACT

'If I could do all that, I would hold a world record... I was 11 years and 333 days old'

Read our extract from William Hill Sports Book of the Year joint winner, ‘Boy in the Water’.

'Johnny – the biggest balls on the planet'

In this extract from ‘No Borders,’ various members of the Irish team recall the victory over France in the 2018 Six Nations opener.

# extract - Sunday 23 December, 2018

From The42 'He’s been shot, he’s been stabbed, he’s been crippled, and here he is defending a world championship after 15 months out' EXTRACT

'He’s been shot, he’s been stabbed, he’s been crippled, and here he is defending a world championship after 15 months out'

This book extract takes a look at a remarkable moment in the life of Eamonn Magee.

# extract - Saturday 22 December, 2018

From The42 'Bright, brilliant, educated young women from South County Dublin... don’t end up with a gypsy boxer from Limerick' Dichotomy

'Bright, brilliant, educated young women from South County Dublin... don’t end up with a gypsy boxer from Limerick'

Read an extract from the acclaimed ‘Fighter’ by Andy Lee with Niall Kelly.

# extract - Friday 21 December, 2018

From The42 'He is sick with the fear... Waiting for them to get to the part where they discover that €294,000 is missing' TOny 10

'He is sick with the fear... Waiting for them to get to the part where they discover that €294,000 is missing'

Check out this extract from Tony 10, one of the year’s most acclaimed Irish sports books.

# extract - Thursday 20 December, 2018

From The42 'I promised her it wasn’t the end for me. Even if the surgery didn’t work and my career was over' The Boy On The Shed

'I promised her it wasn’t the end for me. Even if the surgery didn’t work and my career was over'

In this extract from his memoir, Lisburn native and former Newcastle footballer Paul Ferris recalls one of the darkest periods in his life.

# extract - Monday 17 December, 2018

From The42 The day child prodigy Tiger Woods appeared on national TV with legendary US actor Jimmy Stewart EXTRACT

The day child prodigy Tiger Woods appeared on national TV with legendary US actor Jimmy Stewart

An extract on the golf star’s early days explores his life as a sporting prodigy.

# extract - Sunday 25 November, 2018

An Irish science-fiction story predicted the plot of Back to the Future

Read an extract from a book of science fiction short stories written by Irish writers.

# extract - Friday 23 November, 2018

Extract: Don't fear the reaper - an immunologist on why we shouldn't be so afraid of death

Immunologist Luke O’Neill writes about how death fascinates us all, but once upon a time it was sometimes a tricky thing for a doctor to confirm.

# extract - Saturday 3 November, 2018

Book details Boston crime boss Whitey Bulger's relationship with his right-hand man from the Galway Gaeltacht

Whitey Bulger and right-hand-man Pat Nee from Connemarra were feared throughout Boston for their ruthlessness.

# extract - Saturday 6 October, 2018

Opinion: How to stay steady in turbulent world - without blaming others

It’s easy to let a topsy-turvy day get to you. But author Peter Bregman writes about a way to get centred and back in control.

# extract - Saturday 28 July, 2018

Irish Country music and dancehalls: 'The cause of the ruin of hundreds of young girls'

The Catholic Church campaigned against informal house dances and crossroads dances, seeing them as opportunities for immorality, writes Kevin Martin.

# extract - Sunday 15 July, 2018

Kindness: Change your life and make the world a kinder place

Can you get someone to stop talking without feeling and appearing rude? Yes. There are ways to do it kindly, writes Gill Hasson.

# extract - Sunday 8 July, 2018

The Free-Time Formula: 'Your 'priorities' are making you less productive'

We can truly only ever do one thing at a time, and in any given moment we only have one task that is at the top of the list, writes Jeff Sanders.

# extract - Sunday 1 July, 2018

How to have a great life: 'We rarely give thought to the legacy we’re creating'

It’s purpose, more than pounds in your pocket, that brings the greatest life satisfaction, writes Paul McGee.

# extract - Sunday 17 June, 2018

Tara Flynn: 'Dear fellow Feminazis. I write this from The Bunker'

“My fellow Feminazis, they are onto us. The only surprise is how long it has taken those of such Superior Intellect and Understanding to discover our takeover plans.”

# extract - Saturday 16 June, 2018

Success-oriented culture: 'Many people chase goals that are not theirs'

The problem of people being rich on paper and poor on life is an epidemic, writes Philip Kernan.

# extract - Sunday 27 May, 2018

Column: 'What is holding you back from getting the results you want?'

This is an edited extract from The Little Book of Results.

# 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.

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