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Dublin: 9 °C Wednesday 25 November, 2015

#Editor's picks

# editors-picks - Yesterday’s News

Analysis: Romo gives Cowboys slim playoff hopes a significant boost

One play on Sunday shows the difference between an elite and average quarterback.

# editors-picks - Monday 23 November, 2015

Analysis: Ringrose, McGrath and van der Flier bursting for Leinster starting roles

With Leinster in major European trouble, Leo Cullen must look to the future.

# editors-picks - Sunday 22 November, 2015

Former Irish international wins league title in Singapore under Steve Kean

“I’d definitely recommend to other players to look abroad more to places like this.”

‘After my Dad died athletics helped my mind and took some of the depression away’

Irish middle distance runner and Olympic hopeful John Travers looks back on a difficult year.

# editors-picks - Tuesday 17 November, 2015

Brady’s speed and Amendola’s awareness the reason the Patriots are still undefeated

We take a closer look at the play that put New England in field goal position on Sunday night.

Isn’t it great to feel great again?

It’s not too long ago when the future seemed incredibly bleak.

# editors-picks - Monday 16 November, 2015

‘It wasn’t working any more and we didn’t have anywhere to go after that’

The end of the Jack Charlton era came in a play-off twenty years ago, when it was a very odd time for Irish football.

The substitution that changes tonight’s Ireland-Bosnia game

The Boys in Green’s encouraging 1-1 draw in Zenica was not without its problems.

# editors-picks - Friday 13 November, 2015

Forget Adrian Peterson, Stefon Diggs is emerging as a real weapon for the Vikings

We take a closer look at Minnesota’s brilliant rookie weapon.

# editors-picks - Monday 9 November, 2015

‘I believe I’ve put more into this game than probably anybody in Ireland’

We sat down for a wide-ranging conversation with Neil Seery, Irish MMA’s perennial underdog.

# editors-picks - Saturday 7 November, 2015

James McClean a lone wolf in face of poppy pressure

The Ireland international has remained steadfast in his position, despite annual episodes of abuse.

‘To rip the team apart and leave the club in tatters like that, it was disgusting to see’

Cork City’s last FAI Cup decider turned out to be Leon McSweeney’s final game for the club.

# editors-picks - 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.

# editors-picks - Friday 30 October, 2015

A flare for the dramatic – can football balance safety with spectacle?

John O’Sullivan says we can’t stand over use of marine flares but other options are available.

# editors-picks - Tuesday 27 October, 2015

How a local GAA team ended up coaching four-time European Cup winners Toulouse

Fabian Pelous wanted the lads to show his team how to catch a high ball.

# editors-picks - Monday 26 October, 2015

Peter Stringer: The smallest man in the World Cup final might have the biggest say

Our World Cup columnist looks at the All Blacks’ brilliant scrum-half, Aaron Smith.

# editors-picks - Saturday 17 October, 2015

‘I probably enjoyed my 6 weeks off a bit too much but I’m focused again now’

Shane Lowry is hoping to complete a memorable year with more success down the final stretch.

‘It’s sad when you sit alone for years in a bedroom, being yourself to nobody but the wall’

Former Wales and Lions captain Gareth Thomas on opening up, feeling secure and helping others.

# editors-picks - Friday 16 October, 2015

Peter Stringer: Johnny’s kicking will be crucial in punishing indiscipline from Argentina

Our World Cup columnist previews the World Cup quarter-final.

# editors-picks - Wednesday 14 October, 2015

‘I could see tears in the doc’s eyes and understood how hard it was for her’

Our World Cup columnist Lynne Cantwell recalls the cruel end to her international career.

‘I remember walking up but I can’t remember what I said. I’d give the speech a solid 2/10’

Cork’s All-Ireland winning captain is bidding for another club crown with Milford this weekend.

# editors-picks - Tuesday 13 October, 2015

Analysis: Flawless deception part of the reason the Patriots remain Super Bowl favourites

We take a closer look at Dion Lewis’ touchdown against the Cowboys.

Farewell to Paul O’Connell, the greatest leader Ireland ever had

The Fear of God just about does him justice.

# editors-picks - Monday 12 October, 2015

Analysis: Peter O’Mahony’s World Cup ends with the game of his life

The Munster captain was superb for Ireland before a cruel injury.

# editors-picks - Sunday 11 October, 2015

‘The sexual abuse was the underlying, emotional trigger’: John Leonard on surviving

The former goalkeeper with the Dublin senior footballers has battled drink and drugs and lived dangerously close to the edge.

‘Irish parents’ behaviour on the sideline was part of what put me off U15s football’

Bray U19s coach Maciej Tarnogrodzki chats to The42 about the problems with underage soccer in Ireland.

Peter Stringer: Henderson’s benching a shock but hard to argue with Schmidt

Our World Cup columnist looks at the return to form of France’s Frédéric Michalak.

# editors-picks - Friday 9 October, 2015

Letter from France camp: Les Blues incredibly confident for Ireland clash

Philippe Saint-André’s men are utterly firm in their belief they will beat Ireland on Sunday.

# editors-picks - Wednesday 7 October, 2015

Brendan Cummins book extract: ‘Lads, what ye did to Brendan in there was a disgrace’ Exclusive

In an exclusive extract from his new book, former Tipperary goalkeeper Brendan Cummins reveals how some of his team-mates turned on him following the 1996 Munster hurling final against Limerick.

# editors-picks - Tuesday 6 October, 2015

Analysis: Australia used Joe Marler’s reputation against him at the scrum

Joe Marler’s reputation cost him some 50/50 decisions.

# editors-picks - 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.

‘When you’re a bit older, you’re chasing to cut the weight’ – Rob Heffernan meets The42

One of Ireland’s top medal hopefuls talks us through his Rio 2016 preparation.

# editors-picks - Saturday 3 October, 2015

Letter from London: Schmidt’s men return to the big city lights for Italian test

After a quiet week of hard work in Guildford, Ireland headed back into the English capital yesterday afternoon.

‘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.

‘Walking into Páirc Uí Chaoimh, everybody was either family, cousins or neighbours’

Cork legend Niall Cahalane has fond memories of the classic 1994 Cork SFC final between neighbours Castlehaven and O’Donovan Rossa.

# editors-picks - Wednesday 30 September, 2015

10 changes I would make tomorrow to improve the League of Ireland

John O’Sullivan responds to the findings of the Conroy report with some practical suggestions of his own.

Failure in their own tournament would be the most embarrassing episode in English sport

Simon Hick discusses the mess England now find themselves in after entering the World Cup infused with hope and optimism.

# editors-picks - Tuesday 29 September, 2015

The scrum has reached crisis point in rugby, and everyone must share the blame

The World Cup has shown up the ignorance of World Rugby towards the scrum.

# editors-picks - Sunday 27 September, 2015

‘I was asphyxiated & had gone a pale shade of blue’: Martin Donnelly on staying alive

25 years ago exactly, Irish Formula 1 driver Martin Donnelly should’ve died but miraculously clung to life and survived.

# editors-picks - Saturday 26 September, 2015

The man who helped change cycling has set his sights on real Fifa reform

Sports ethics campaigner Jaimie Fuller believes real change is possible.

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