Behind the Lines, No. 4 - Great Irish sports stories from The42, 2020
Behind the Lines, No. 4 - Great Irish sports stories from The42, 2020

Behind the Lines, No. 4 - Great Irish sports stories from The42, 2020

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The42 presents Behind the Lines, the fourth collection of the best and most relevant stories, produced by the award-winning team at Ireland’s leading sports website.  

During a unique sporting year, Murray Kinsella speaks with the former Munster Rugby star who emulated his father by joining the frontline defence against Covid-19, while Kevin O’Brien examines how we grieve during the pandemic, as a town and club pay their respects to a local GAA hero.

Garry Doyle sketches out Jack Charlton’s massive legacy and former Ireland international Curtis Fleming tells Paul Fennessy about growing up as a Black Dubliner in the days before the BLM movement. 

Fintan O’Toole celebrates the genius of Maurice Fitzgerald and Eoin Kelly, Sinéad Farrell asks those who were there to recall Bob Marley’s day on the Dalymount Park pitch, and Emma Duffy illustrates how Catherina McKiernan was shaped by her roots.

Read about Liverpool’s title triumph, a trailblazing ladies' football team… and much more.   

Volume IV of this much-loved series is, once again, long-form writing for the sports fan in your life. 

‘There has never been a more important time for good sports journalism. In a year that has been unforgettable for all the wrong reasons, the team at The42 have consistently managed to find good stories worth sharing and write them in a way that is always worth reading.’ Jacqui Hurley, broadcaster and author  

Praise for the Behind The Lines series: 

‘Fine sports writing… as compelling as it is often amusing and touching. These are the stories that go far beyond sport, and they still resonate long after they have been read.’ Donald McRae, two-time winner of the William Hill Sports Book of the Year award. 

‘This is storytelling at its most Irish and most eloquent.’ Dave Hannigan, author of Boy Wonder: Tales from the Sidelines of an Irish Childhood