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# long-read - Saturday 18 February, 2017

'When I saw the tears in Busby's eyes, I realised the depth of their relationship and what George turned away'

Inside ‘George Best: All By Himself,’ an extraordinary, sobering look at the life and times of George Best.

# long-read - Wednesday 15 February, 2017

'I didn’t have an Irish accent or the heritage the boys had, but I’ve got to say they were very welcoming'

Although he was forced to retire at an early age, former Ireland striker Jon Goodman has had a fascinating career in the game.

# long-read - Saturday 28 January, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Meet the team taking chronic rough sleepers off the streets of Dublin and giving them their own home Housing First

Meet the team taking chronic rough sleepers off the streets of Dublin and giving them their own home

The Housing First team in Dublin are at the forefront of the battle to end homelessness in Ireland.

# long-read - Saturday 31 December, 2016

"I said: 'If I judged you by social media, Joe, I'd think you're a bit of a t**t'''

Michael Calvin chats to The42 about ghostwriting football star Joey Barton’s acclaimed autobiography.

# long-read - Sunday 27 November, 2016

Finding Ali Dia, Ireland's new hero Conor McGregor and all the week's best sportswriting

Plus, Sports Illustrated’s True Crime series investigates Randall Woodfield, the I-5 Killer.

# long-read - Saturday 26 November, 2016

Ron Atkinson on the Desailly controversy, Paul McGrath and his best-ever signings Interview This post contains videos

Ron Atkinson on the Desailly controversy, Paul McGrath and his best-ever signings

The former Manchester United manager chats to The42 about an eventful career in football.

# long-read - Sunday 20 November, 2016

Pele's bodyguard in the 70s, the Baby Mourinho and all the week's best sportswriting

Plus, Dejan Lovren talks about how he became a refugee at just three years old.

# long-read - Monday 14 November, 2016

Ciaran Clark the unsung hero of Ireland’s famous win in Austria Analysis This post contains videos

Ciaran Clark the unsung hero of Ireland’s famous win in Austria

The Newcastle defender showed why Martin O’Neill has placed faith in him.

# long-read - Saturday 12 November, 2016

'Heat blankets, survival kits, hot-water bottles and layers upon layers of clothes'

Take a trip back to Siberia with Connacht in this excerpt of John Fallon’s new book ‘Connacht – The Team That Refused To Die’.

# long-read - Sunday 6 November, 2016

Easing football addiction with marijuana, profound effects of glory and the week's best sportswriting

The Chicago Cubs, homophobia in soccer and an interesting Ray Allen letter also feature this week.

# long-read - Saturday 22 October, 2016

'It was proper turmoil. Every day you'd walk in and think, 'What's next?''

It’s a little over 15 years since a glorious homegrown Leeds United reached the Champions League semi-finals and Stephen McPhail, who retired today, was a part of it.

# long-read - Sunday 11 September, 2016

'How running saved me from addiction' Interview This post contains videos

'How running saved me from addiction'

One of the world’s most renowned adventurers, Charlie Engle, on addiction, prison, Running the Sahara and meeting Matt Damon.

# long-read - Sunday 14 August, 2016

‘About 20% of all medals should have been stripped’ - The dark history of the Olympic Games

Author and journalist David Goldlatt chats to The42 about the troubled past of sport’s biggest event.

# long-read - Sunday 24 July, 2016

‘It’s the greatest athlete the world has ever seen and he’s refusing to go to the Olympics’ Interview This post contains videos

‘It’s the greatest athlete the world has ever seen and he’s refusing to go to the Olympics’

Journalist Richard Askwith chats to The42 about his new book on the legendary Czechoslovak long-distance runner Emil Zatopek.

# long-read - Monday 11 July, 2016

From TheJournal.ie 'Not much of a f***ing ambush': An oral history of the 2010 heave against Enda Kenny Long Read This post contains videos

'Not much of a f***ing ambush': An oral history of the 2010 heave against Enda Kenny

As the Taoiseach comes under fire again, this is the inside story of that coup six years ago.

# long-read - Monday 13 June, 2016

Analysis: Paddy Jackson's performance the epitome of Ireland's defensive grit

Ireland’s first-ever win against the Boks on South African soil was built on their 14-man defence.

# long-read - Sunday 5 June, 2016

How are football and mathematics linked?

David Sumpter chats to The 42 about misguided football pundits, Leicester’s improbable success and Barcelona’s symmetrical beauty.

# long-read - Wednesday 13 April, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Amazon's newest Kindle is promising a battery that will last for months Long Read

Amazon's newest Kindle is promising a battery that will last for months

Although it’s likely the price will put many people off.

# long-read - Sunday 3 January, 2016

From TheJournal.ie When fear and hatred of Irish Catholics set fire to an American city Street Wars

When fear and hatred of Irish Catholics set fire to an American city

What an explosive, forgotten 172-year-old chapter in Irish-American history can teach us about the world today.

# long-read - Friday 1 January, 2016

‘I set out to be a journeyman pro on tour so I’ve overachieved by winning three Majors’

He may be entering his 20th season on Tour but Pádraig Harrington has found a different motivation to keep him competitive in the game he loves.

# long-read - Thursday 12 November, 2015

From a South African farm to captaining Munster: The rise of CJ Stander

The 25-year-old was always a leader during his youth and his departure was a blow to South African rugby.

# long-read - Sunday 1 November, 2015

‘I’ll always be proud of winning the Uefa Cup with Southend’

Iain Macintosh speaks to The42 about Football Manager, British vs foreign coaches and whether pre-Premier League football was unsophisticated.

# long-read - Sunday 4 October, 2015

An audience with the Sultan to Olympic hell: Rolling back the years with Adrian O’Dwyer

Adrian O’Dwyer was the rising star of Ireland’s 2004 Olympic squad. Then it all went wrong.

# long-read - Saturday 3 October, 2015

‘I needed a psychologist’ – Packie Bonner on coping with anxiety ahead of the 94 World Cup

The legendary goalkeeper also chats to The42 about his distinguished career and his troubled relationship with Roy Keane.

# long-read - Sunday 27 September, 2015

‘In football, the judgements are immediate and abusive, but they don’t know us’

Award-winning journalist and author Michael Calvin chats to us about his acclaimed new book on football management.

# long-read - Sunday 16 August, 2015

Mike Tyson wanted to know what this ‘white mother**ker’ was doing in his house

Brin-Jonathan Butler chats to The42 about his new book, meeting ‘Iron Mike’ and hooking up with Fidel Castro’s granddaughter.

# long-read - Sunday 21 June, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Jim Crace interview: “I’m an un-tortured writer and that isn’t very sexy” IMPAC Award

Jim Crace interview: “I’m an un-tortured writer and that isn’t very sexy”

That hasn’t stopped the British writer from scooping one of the world’s top literary prizes.

# long-read - Saturday 30 May, 2015

‘It’s the first time in professional rugby I found it and I found it in Munster’

Munster hooker Eusebio Guiñazú tells The42 about feeling at home 11,000km from his native Mendoza.

# long-read - Monday 20 April, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Over 30 years ago, John Hinckley shot President Reagan. Now, he’s almost a free man. Long Read

Over 30 years ago, John Hinckley shot President Reagan. Now, he’s almost a free man.

This is how Hinckley spends his free days.

# long-read - Tuesday 31 March, 2015

Analysis: Did Poland play a significant part in Ireland’s 2nd half improvement?

Martin O’Neill’s men dominated the second half and ultimately scored a deserved equaliser.

# long-read - Wednesday 11 March, 2015

From TheJournal.ie 3 Must-Read Longreads: “Be there one day and the next, disappear” Time Out

# long-read - Sunday 4 January, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads Time Out

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

The very best of the year’s writing from around the web.

# long-read - Wednesday 17 December, 2014

From TheJournal.ie 30 Days in September: An Oral History of the Bank Guarantee 6 Years On

30 Days in September: An Oral History of the Bank Guarantee

What happened in the days and weeks leading up to the bank guarantee of 30 September 2008? TheJournal.ie presents an in-depth account from the people who were in the thick of it.

# long-read - Sunday 23 November, 2014

Blind footballers, Montreal Screwjobs and the rest of the week’s best sportswriting

There are also pieces on England’s most-capped player and a footballer turned teacher.

# long-read - Sunday 2 November, 2014

From Business ETC Why 2014 is the best year ever to be a teenage girl Tech Stars

Why 2014 is the best year ever to be a teenage girl

Social media has put 13-year-old girls in a rare position of power, and they’re not afraid to use it.

# long-read - Sunday 20 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie ‘I saw fear in TDs’ eyes’: An oral history of how Ireland legislated for X One Year On

‘I saw fear in TDs’ eyes’: An oral history of how Ireland legislated for X

One year on, TDs and Senators reflect on what it was like to be part of one of the most contentious political debates in decades.

# long-read - Saturday 5 July, 2014

Emma O’Reilly: ‘Why I’ve forgiven Lance for calling me a prostitute and an alcoholic’

The Irish whistleblower speaks out on her turbulent relationship with the disgraced American cyclist.

# long-read - Wednesday 18 June, 2014

When men became Giants: an oral history of Ireland 1-0 Italy, USA World Cup 1994 The Jersey Boys This post contains videos

When men became Giants: an oral history of Ireland 1-0 Italy, USA World Cup 1994

On the 20th anniversary of one of Irish football’s most famous days, we revisit the story with the people who made it happen.

# long-read - Saturday 14 June, 2014

Stephen Ferris: There were dark days when I thought ‘Sh*t, I can’t make this’ The Long Goodbye This post contains videos

Stephen Ferris: There were dark days when I thought ‘Sh*t, I can’t make this’

The retired Ulster, Ireland and Lions flanker opens up about his all-too-short comeback from a debilitating ankle injury.

# long-read - Thursday 15 May, 2014

‘I’d always looked at Leinster as being the role model’ – Gregor Townsend

The Glasgow Warriors coach tells TheScore.ie about his coaching journey ahead of his side’s clash with Munster.

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