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# extract - Sunday 23 December, 2018

'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
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# 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'

Dec 23rd 2018, 9:00 AM 8,224 Views 1 Comment

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

# extract - Saturday 22 December, 2018

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

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

Dec 22nd 2018, 9:00 AM 20,148 Views 8 Comments

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

# extract - Friday 21 December, 2018

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

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

Dec 21st 2018, 9:00 AM 8,373 Views 4 Comments

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

# extract - Thursday 20 December, 2018

'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
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# 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'

Dec 20th 2018, 10:30 AM 20,979 Views 2 Comments

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

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

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

Dec 17th 2018, 7:15 AM 8,951 Views 0 Comments

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
# A Brilliant Void
# A Brilliant Void

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

Nov 25th 2018, 10:00 PM 15,922 Views 8 Comments

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
# An Post Irish Book Awards
# An Post Irish Book Awards

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

Nov 23rd 2018, 7:30 PM 26,465 Views 31 Comments

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
# Whitey Bulger

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

Nov 3rd 2018, 8:00 PM 45,417 Views 10 Comments

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
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Oct 6th 2018, 1:00 PM 12,417 Views 8 Comments

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'
# Column
# Column

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

Jul 28th 2018, 7:30 PM 43,677 Views 40 Comments

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
# Column
# Column

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

Jul 15th 2018, 3:00 PM 20,563 Views 7 Comments

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'
# Column
# Column

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

Jul 8th 2018, 3:00 PM 15,970 Views 13 Comments

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'
# Column
# Column

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

Jul 1st 2018, 3:00 PM 23,418 Views 30 Comments

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'
# Column
# Column

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

Jun 17th 2018, 7:30 PM 104,210 Views 127 Comments

“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'
# Column
# Column

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

Jun 16th 2018, 7:30 PM 27,762 Views 12 Comments

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?'
# Self-help
# Self-help

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

May 27th 2018, 3:00 PM 26,957 Views 7 Comments

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'
# Read Me
# Read Me

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

Apr 15th 2018, 3:00 PM 15,435 Views 15 Comments

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'
# Martin McGuinness
# Martin McGuinness

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

Apr 1st 2018, 3:00 PM 2,331 Views 53 Comments

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
# EXTRACT
# EXTRACT

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

Mar 19th 2018, 10:30 AM 30,501 Views 29 Comments

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'
# EXTRACT
# EXTRACT

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

Mar 17th 2018, 7:30 PM 25,302 Views 65 Comments

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'
# Column
# Column

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

Jan 28th 2018, 3:00 PM 106,542 Views 54 Comments

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

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

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

Jan 1st 2018, 2:00 PM 10,369 Views 3 Comments

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

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

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

Jan 1st 2018, 9:45 AM 15,221 Views 15 Comments

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

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

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

Jan 1st 2018, 8:00 AM 30,490 Views 11 Comments

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

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

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

Dec 31st 2017, 8:00 AM 16,077 Views 17 Comments

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

# extract - Saturday 30 December, 2017

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

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

Dec 30th 2017, 9:00 AM 5,374 Views 1 Comment

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

# extract - Thursday 28 December, 2017

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

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

Dec 28th 2017, 9:00 AM 8,641 Views 0 Comments

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

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

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

Dec 27th 2017, 9:00 AM 11,890 Views 1 Comment

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

# extract - Tuesday 26 December, 2017

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

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

Dec 26th 2017, 12:00 PM 36,620 Views 15 Comments

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'
# Blow
# Blow

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

Dec 26th 2017, 11:00 AM 30,199 Views 9 Comments

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

# extract - Sunday 24 December, 2017

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

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

Dec 24th 2017, 1:00 PM 11,209 Views 10 Comments

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

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

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

Dec 24th 2017, 10:44 AM 32,664 Views 15 Comments

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

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

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

Dec 23rd 2017, 8:30 PM 12,300 Views 2 Comments

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.

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

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

Dec 23rd 2017, 1:00 PM 18,794 Views 1 Comment

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

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

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

Dec 23rd 2017, 9:00 AM 7,556 Views 9 Comments

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

# extract - Friday 22 December, 2017

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

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

Dec 22nd 2017, 1:00 PM 5,115 Views 0 Comments

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

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

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

Dec 20th 2017, 7:55 AM 33,906 Views 49 Comments

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'
# Column
# Column

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

Dec 17th 2017, 3:00 PM 47,341 Views 75 Comments

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'
# Read Me
# Read Me

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

Nov 26th 2017, 3:00 PM 35,460 Views 8 Comments

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'
# EXTRACT
# EXTRACT

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

Nov 22nd 2017, 7:00 PM 6,575 Views 13 Comments

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