Join The42 for a special Ireland v All Blacks preview event with Ronan O'Gara
With less than a year to go to the 2019 Rugby World Cup, Ireland will face the All Blacks in Dublin, where they'll attempt to put down a marker.
The first meeting of the sides in two years, it will pitch the top two nations in the world rankings against each other.
The42 will gear up for the mouth-watering November Internationals clash in the company of Ireland and Munster legend, Ronan O'Gara, with a very special preview event at the Liberty Hall Theatre on Dublin’s Eden Quay on Wednesday, 14 November @ 7pm.
The Crusaders assistant coach will bring his unique insight to a conversation with Murray Kinsella and Gavan Casey of The42 as we'll explore New Zealand's winning mentality, what we can learn from their culture, Ronan's memories of playing the game's best team throughout the years and how he sees this clash playing out at the Aviva Stadium.
Tickets are €20 and you'll receive a complimentary copy of The42's new book Behind The Lines II on entry.
We would like to thank Aldi for their support with this event.
Behind The Lines, No. 2 - Great Irish sports stories from The42, 2018
Behind the Lines, No. 2 is another collection of some of the year’s best sports stories produced by the award-winning team at The42, Ireland’s favourite sports app.
Ryan Bailey excavates his family history to piece together the story of his uncle, Busby Babes star Liam Whelan, on the anniversary of the Ireland midfielder’s death in the Munich Air Disaster.
Murray Kinsella spends an afternoon in Australia with Munster legend John Langford to reminisce on the province’s nascent glory days and a dressing room shared with Claw, Axel and ROG, while Eoin O’Callaghan talks to the players who were humbled by Katie Taylor on the football pitch.
Read the story of the inter-county kitman who almost gambled away his life, and the UFC hopeful living in a caravan in a gym car park as he works his way to Vegas from a life in prison... and much more.
This is longform writing for the sports fan in your life.
Praise for Behind The Lines, No. 2:
‘Fine sportswriting... as compelling as it is often amusing and touching. These are stories that go far beyond sport, and they still resonate long after they have been read.’ Donald McRae, The Guardian
‘A welcome addition to the genre.’Michael Lyster, The Sunday Game
‘More evidence that terrific sports writing is just terrific writing, period... The men and women writing for The42 provide an essential voice that speaks a universal language.’ Glenn Stout, The Best American Sports Writing