Treat the sports fan in your life to the very best Irish sports analysis and storytelling with membership to The42 for only €42 for a full year's access.

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How The42 Membership

With instant gift delivery and immediate access, The42 Membership is the perfect gift for anyone who loves Irish sport.

As a member, the recipient will enjoy a full year of exclusive writing, podcasts and videos from our award-winning team of journalists, experts, coaches and athletes.

The42 Membership is a community for informed discussion and passionate debate among people who are fanatical about Irish sport. Help the sports lover in your life to join the club today.

A must for Irish rugby fans at home and abroad. Members get exclusive, bonus episodes of The42's beloved Rugby Weekly podcast every week as Murray Kinsella, Gavan Casey and guests go through the game-tape for a rugby show rich in detail and information.
42 membership is the perfect place for Sports news and top class analysis and debate. The Whatsapp groups are a must for all Irish sports fans where you get a front row seat to journalists

The Football Family Podcast

Gavin Cooney and a host of experts get to the heart of the stories that matter in Irish football, from analysis of the men's and women's international teams to focus on the domestic leagues and scouting reports on Irish players and coaches around the world.

The42 GAA Weekly Podcast

Kerry football legend Marc Ó Sé and All-Star Cork goalkeeper Anthony Nash join host Maurice Brosnan and The42's reporters to move on from the highlight reels and headlines and break down the essence of the weekend's GAA action.

Exclusive Expert Newsletters

Get game-changing insights from Murray Kinsella on rugby, Gavin Cooney on soccer, and Gavan Casey on boxing delivered directly to your inbox, shedding new light on the sports you love.

Debate Room

Get access to our member-only Whatsapp groups, allowing you to discuss our coverage with our reporters and fellow members, feed in your questions for upcoming podcast guests and enjoy priority access to our live events.
I really enjoy being part of The42 membership. The rugby WhatsApp group is one of the most interesting groups I am in, full of amazing content, fantastic insights and great fun amongst the members. In a time of pandemic when the country has been mostly shut down, it has been a warm welcome to my life and I can’t wait for the first Rugby Weekly Meet Up when we return to normal.
Exclusive weekly episodes of our Behind The Lines podcast where we invite our favourite sportswriters to discuss their careers, the industry, and what inspires them.

Gifting FAQs

We hope these answers cover the most common questions you may have about The42's membership gift scheme. If there is anything else you need to know, do not hesitate to contact us on [email protected]

  • How will I be charged for this gift?
  • You will be charged a once-off payment of €42.

    After you choose who you are buying for you’ll be directed to a secure payment screen where you can choose to pay by credit card, Apple Pay or Chrome Pay.

  • When will my gift be delivered?
  • Your gift will be delivered immediately after the payment is completed and the annual membership will start only once the gift is opened and the membership account is set up.

    We’ll let you know by email as soon as the person you are giving this present to has opened their gift.

  • What will a person need to do to access this gift?
  • They’ll receive an email informing them you are sending the gift of an annual membership for The42 - you can also include a written message in this email if you like.

    They need to click the button “Open this gift”, choose what email address they want to use for their membership and they will be able to start enjoying the membership benefits straight away.

  • What happens when an annual gift is due to expire?
  • Before the annual membership is due to expire we will give them the option to extend the membership with their own payment method or let it expire.

  • What if the receiver of the gift is already a member of The42?
  • If an annual membership is gifted to an existing member, we will add a year’s membership starting at the end of their currently billed period.

  • Is there a cancellation and refund policy?
  • We will refund cancellations once the gift has not been redeemed.

  • There is a problem with my gift, what should I do?
  • Please contact us at [email protected] with the subject "Gift query" and any questions or issues you may encounter and we will be happy to help.