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All of your favourite podcasts from the team at The42, including The42 Rugby Show, hosted by Murray Kinsella, who is joined by Ireland's top pundits for in-depth analysis of the weekend's action.

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The Rugby Show #48: Champions Cup semi-final preview with Eddie O'Sullivan

Former Ireland head coach Eddie O'Sullivan joins Murray Kinsella and Gavan Casey to preview this weekend's Champions Cup semi-finals - Leinster v Scarlets and Munster v Racing 92.

1hr 41mins

19 Apr 2018

Rank #1

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The Rugby Show #49: Champions Cup final preview with Eddie O'Sullivan

Eddie O’Sullivan joins Murray and Gavan to preview Leinster v Racing 92 this weekend.

1hr 34mins

10 May 2018

Rank #2

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One on One: Kevin O'Brien

Irish cricket player Kevin O'Brien joins Ryan Bailey to chat about a historic year for Irish cricket and his upcoming travels to Nepal.

24mins

23 Nov 2018

Rank #3

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Sonia - Episode 1 - Barcelona

Thanks to the heroics of Wayne McCullough and Michael Carruth in the boxing ring, the 1992 Barcelona Olympics will forever live in the Irish sporting lexicon as one of the great summers -- and in the 1990s, there were a few.But while the boxers were bagging gold and silver, a new star that would shine throughout the decade was taking her first steps at the Olympics: Sonia O'Sullivan.In Episode One of 'Sonia', we follow the Cobh youngster as she lines up for her first Olympic heat and as she takes the lead in her first Olympic final with only a few hundred yards separating her from debut glory and defeat.With Sonia, nothing was ever boring. Join us at The42 this week as we re-live her career.

10mins

25 Nov 2019

Rank #4

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Previewing the 'sparks and fireworks' of Ireland v New Zealand with Ronan O'Gara

With Ireland hoping to beat the All Blacks at home for the first time this Saturday, Murray and Gavan are joined by Irish Examiner columnist Ronan O'Gara to look ahead to the match, recount past tests and chat about the coaching life.

1hr 42mins

16 Nov 2018

Rank #5

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One on One: James Lowe on Movember, playing tour guide and international rugby

Leinster rugby star James Lowe joins to chat about his Movember Foundation Ireland campaign, as well as his form at Leinster, showing his parents around Ireland and Ireland's upcoming test against his native New Zealand.

19mins

5 Nov 2018

Rank #6

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One on One: Mick Clohisey fresh from his victory at the national marathon championship

Dubliner Mick Clohisey speaks to Ryan Bailey after winning the national marathon championship on Sunday in his hometown of Dublin.

22mins

1 Nov 2018

Rank #7

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The Ladies Football Show #8: Tipperary's Shane Ronayne and Meath's Niamh O'Sullivan

Tipp manager Shane Ronayne and Meath captain Niamh O'Sullivan join Emma Duffy to preview a big weekend in football, with the league finals taking place this weekend.

32mins

2 May 2018

Rank #8

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The Ladies Football Show #7: Mayo manager Peter Leahy and Galway's Sarah Conneally

Mayo ladies senior football manager Peter Leahy joins Emma in studio today to preview this weekend's semi-finals and chat about Cora Staunton's possible return to Mayo. Galway's Sarah Conneally also joins us from Galway via Skype to talk about Galway's season, and also school's football, as her own Coláiste Baile Chláir aim to win a junior title this weekend too.

38mins

18 Apr 2018

Rank #9

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Now That's What I Call Behind The Lines 2019

Behind The Lines is the sportswriting podcast from the42. Every fortnight, host Gavin Cooney chats to some well-known journalists about their careers, the industry and most importantly, their favourite pieces. BTL is exclusive to The42 members. You can join or just learn more at members.the42.ie. In the meantime, we hope you enjoy this taster.

30mins

31 Dec 2019

Rank #10

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The best of The Football Family 2019

A selection of the best bits from the dozen episodes of The Football Family podcast that aired in 2019, featuring Roy O'Donovan, Louise Quinn, Karl Moore, Graham Barrett, Derek Coughlan, Brian Barry-Murphy, Mark Yeates, Rianna Jarrett, Dean Delany, Dominic Foley, Zack Elbouzedi and Keith Fahey.To become a member and hear more of The Football Family, visit http://members.the42.ie

31mins

24 Dec 2019

Rank #11

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What can we expect from Dessie Farrell's Dubs?

With Dessie Farrell having assumed the hot seat in the biggest job in the GAA, Fintan O'Toole was joined by The Irish Sun's Gordon Manning to look ahead to the post-Jim Gavin era whilst also asking the question, 'Can Dessie Farrell be our Greta Thunberg?'Including:01:05 - The best/worst job in Gaelic Football?05:27 - A licence to experiment07:33 - What new faces can we expect to see?09:30 - Dessie's rise through the ranks11:42 - What next for Stephen Cluxton?13:40 - Journalists and the Jim Gavin camp18:30 - Tangled Up In Blue23:28 - The continuing legacy of the 1995 Dubs27:27 - Backroom changes28:55 - Dublin's challengers in 202030:05 - The element of doubt32:25 - Dessie and Climate Change34:54 - Dublin talent coming through36:02 - How will Dessie's first year play out?

37mins

18 Dec 2019

Rank #12

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The Football Family, Ep. 12: Keith Fahey

Former Republic of Ireland midfielder Keith Fahey speaks candidly to Paul Dollery about mental health and the personal challenges he has endured.Access to The Football Family is normally exclusive to The42.ie members. However, due to the potential for Keith Fahey's message to aid others who may be experiencing similarly tough times, we've decided to make this episode freely available to all.If you need to talk, contact:- Pieta House 1800 247 247 or email mary@pieta.ie- Samaritans 116 123 or email jo@samaritans.org- Aware 1800 80 48 48- Teen-Line Ireland 1800 833 634 (for ages 13 to 19)- Childline 1800 66 66 66 (for under 18s)You can hear more from The Football Family via http://members.the42.ie

40mins

10 Dec 2019

Rank #13

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Sonia - Episode 3 - Talk To Joe

In the final episode of 'Sonia' we find her at her lowest hour, Atlanta 1996. It's her second Olympics and again, Ireland expects and demands. We then go back a year to see just why the Irish public were just so expectant as Sonia becomes World Champion in Gothenburg. Sonia finally climbed on to the Olympic podium in Sydney eight years on from coming so close in Barcelona - it had been a long, but ultimately glory-filled, road along the way.

8mins

29 Nov 2019

Rank #14

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Sonia - Episode 2 - Caterpillar Fungus

In Episode Two we meet Sonia on the start lines of the 1993 World Championships in Stuttgart.It's two years on from the Barcelona Olympics and Sonia is a household name. In Stuttgart the nation sits back ready to bear witness to her cementing her place as an Irish Sporting Icon with Gold at the World Championships.But Ma Junren and his squad of Chinese runners have different plans.Stuttgart turns from being a coronation for Sonia to the scene where she displays just how deep she can go to find herself and overcome unforeseen obstacles. Sonia's silver at Stuttgart shows she's here for the long haul and in doing so cements her legend more than a cake-walk to Gold ever could.Join us on The42 for Sonia Week, as we celebrate an Irish icon's 50th birthday.

10mins

27 Nov 2019

Rank #15

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Dublin marathon advice with race director Jim Aughney

Ryan Bailey chats to the man who's been at the helm of the Dublin marathon since 1997 about last minute prep, what to expect on race day and the best recovery techniques.

28mins

24 Oct 2018

Rank #16

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On the ground in Vegas: Reaction as McGregor's UFC return turned to chaos

Gavan Casey joins Ryan Bailey with all the latest news and reaction from Khabib v McGregor.

17mins

7 Oct 2018

Rank #17

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One on One: Gary and Paul O'Donovan on life after rowing, being world champions and Tokyo 2020

Fresh off their victory at the World Rowing Championships, Skibbereen's Gary and Paul O'Donovan join Ryan Bailey to chat about their gold medal race, life after rowing and the upcoming Olympic cycle.

12mins

26 Sep 2018

Rank #18

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One on One: Devin Toner on life after rugby, standing the test of time and his love of cooking'

Leinster and Ireland player Devin Toner joined Ryan Bailey to chat about setting up for life after rugby and the apprehensions that come with it; how he's managed to be one of the most consistently fit players over the years and more.

22mins

21 Sep 2018

Rank #19

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The Ladies Football Show: All-Ireland champion Sinead Finnegan and Mayo ladies recap

All-Ireland winner and Dublin full-back Sinead Finnegan joined us on the Ladies Football Show to talk about how competitive the Dublin panel was this year and sharing an All-Ireland win with her sister. The42's Kevin O'Brien also joined us to recap on the timeline of events with the Mayo and Carnacon's ladies teams.

21mins

20 Sep 2018

Rank #20