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#Editor's picks

# editors-picks - Friday 12 October, 2018

We've published a brand-new collection of great Irish sports stories... and it's out now

Behind The Lines, No. 2, is available to order today.

# editors-picks - Monday 8 October, 2018

UFC dig hole for themselves but strike PPV gold with potential Khabib-McGregor fallout

Don’t be surprised to see Saturday night’s events used to promote a rematch in a few months’ time.

# editors-picks - Thursday 4 October, 2018

Introducing our new podcast, Heineken Rugby Weekly on The42

Murray Kinsella and Andy Dunne got stuck in with Ryan Bailey as the rugby season hots up.

# editors-picks - Sunday 30 September, 2018

'You were home at half 12 everyday twiddling your thumbs. It was easy to say ‘Anyone fancy a pint?’'

An Ireland underage star who broke into the Nottingham Forest team as a teenager, Keith Foy took his eye off the ball and paid the price.

The return of the man the UFC couldn't afford to live without

Conor McGregor doesn’t need the fight game. But the fight game needs him, writes Jeremy Botter.

# editors-picks - Tuesday 25 September, 2018

'I've never seen such a good turn-out of players... that tells you what everybody thinks of Liam' Reaction This post contains videos

'I've never seen such a good turn-out of players... that tells you what everybody thinks of Liam'

Denis Irwin, Gary Neville and John Hartson reflect on today’s Liam Miller memorial match in Cork.

Football legends pay tribute to the late Liam Miller at a packed Páirc Uí Chaoimh

The former Celtic, Manchester United and Ireland midfielder was remembered today in his hometown.

# editors-picks - Sunday 23 September, 2018

‘I’ve good friends that are in prison and some that are dead. For me football was an escape’ Goalscorer This post contains videos

‘I’ve good friends that are in prison and some that are dead. For me football was an escape’

Mark Quigley discusses his time at Millwall and his League of Ireland career where the Dubliner won every domestic honour and was named PFAI Player of the Year.

# editors-picks - Saturday 22 September, 2018

Santry 1958: 60 years on from the race of the century The Magic Mile This post contains videos

Santry 1958: 60 years on from the race of the century

Dan Carbery was 19 when he raced against Olympic champions in what turned out to be a record-breaking race in Santry.

'At times during my career I felt I was the only one on the planet that felt like this'

Sean Cavanagh discusses the obsession that drove him to greatness.

# editors-picks - Thursday 20 September, 2018

'The emphasis is on having a World Cup that has more uncertainty'

World Cup expansion? Help tier two nations first, says International Rugby Players.

# editors-picks - Wednesday 19 September, 2018

'I didn't sacrifice $2m for somebody to tell me to shut up and f**k off': The George Weah and Man City disaster

18 years ago, nobody could have predicted the club would become the envy of the Premier League and the striker the president of Liberia.

'It must come to an end now' - Leahy wants to draw line under Mayo Ladies football saga

The Mayo manager says this will be his final comment on the matter.

'There is a worry. That's the big question for everyone, what are you going to do after?' Life After Rugby This post contains videos

'There is a worry. That's the big question for everyone, what are you going to do after?'

Devin Toner visited The42 offices today to discuss life after rugby.

# editors-picks - Monday 17 September, 2018

'Think of the humour that man brought': All-Ireland final day with the Louth footballers Resilience This post contains videos

'Think of the humour that man brought': All-Ireland final day with the Louth footballers

The Louth ladies met Limerick in yesterday’s junior decider, just months after the death of their manager Micheál McKeown.

# editors-picks - Sunday 16 September, 2018

'It’s nice to have the feeling that you belong to a club and I don’t think there are any better than Bohs'

Former Bohemians captain Kevin Hunt looks back at a decade with the Gypsies, playing in Asia and life after retirement.

'I want to be part of the Ireland team because they’re more like a family than the British team'

Athlete Leon Reid on switching allegiances, growing up in foster homes and why he wasn’t at his best during the Europeans.

'I just thought we'd have a snazzy away kit but it's been insane': a non-league club's remarkable reign in Spain

Clapton Community FC have been at the centre of an immensely positive football story in recent weeks.

'Two days after Wembley, I was seeing people on their death bed and I was lucky to make it'

Twenty-year-old goalkeeper Nathan Gartside was on the verge of a first-team breakthrough at Watford when a life-threatening illness altered his career path dramatically. He is now back to full health and chasing his dream again.

# editors-picks - Saturday 15 September, 2018

A life-changing injury, night terrors, and resigning from the Gardaí to pursue the Olympic dream Resilience This post contains videos

A life-changing injury, night terrors, and resigning from the Gardaí to pursue the Olympic dream

Brendan Doyle’s road to representing Ireland at the Olympics has only just begun, but it’s only by luck that he has the chance.

'You've a handful here, boy'- Donaghy's warning to a Longford defender before the Star was born

Longford defender Barry Gilleran recalls marking Kieran Donaghy in 2006 when he made his breakthrough for Kerry.

# editors-picks - Tuesday 11 September, 2018

'It's a relief for it to finally happen because I've been promising it for so long'

No longer the nearly man, Thomas Barr has become Ireland’s man for the big occasion after ending the summer as a European bronze medallist.

We don’t deserve Aaron Rodgers

There are some who doubt the Green Bay Packers quarterback but those people are idiots, writes Steve O’Rourke.

# editors-picks - Sunday 9 September, 2018

'I left something behind me and that's not an easy thing to come to terms with'

In an extensive interview, Shane O’Connor of Cobh Ramblers, who was on the books at Liverpool and Ipswich Town, opens up about the challenges he encountered after returning from England.

# editors-picks - Thursday 6 September, 2018

Player ratings: How we scored Ireland in their dismal defeat against Wales

It was a night to forget for the Boys in Green.

# editors-picks - Tuesday 4 September, 2018

Analysis: Cluxton's best ever final display, Tyrone's sweeper and can anyone stop the Dubs in 2019?

The42 columnist Sean Murphy takes a closer look at Dublin’s All-Ireland final victory over Tyrone.

Analysis: Carbery debut gives Munster fans a glimpse of out-half's skills

The 22-year-old provided the assist for Dave O’Callaghan’s try at Thomond Park.

# editors-picks - Sunday 2 September, 2018

'He's a bit of a guardian angel:' A brother's promise and keeping the spirit of Tyrone's Paul McGirr alive

Michael McGirr talks to The42 about his brother Paul who passed away after playing a game for the Tyrone minors in 1997.

# editors-picks - Sunday 26 August, 2018

Ever dreamed of being an Olympian? Team Ireland are looking for their next bobsleigh squad Feel The Rhythm This post contains videos

Ever dreamed of being an Olympian? Team Ireland are looking for their next bobsleigh squad

People from all sporting backgrounds are invited to apply to represent Ireland in bobsleigh, skeleton and monobob at the 2022 Winter Olympics.

'I still have really, really bad days now. There are days when I cry. And I'm not ashamed of it'

Andy Reid has been through a painful few years. He speaks to Eoin O’Callaghan about loss, life and what’s next.

# editors-picks - Monday 20 August, 2018

'To have them on the field with me afterwards, that’s my ultimate moment'

Limerick’s experienced defender savoured All-Ireland senior hurling glory.

# editors-picks - Sunday 19 August, 2018

'My mother told me to stick with the butcher's trade as she said I'd need it more than the football'

Former St Patrick’s Athletic, Bohemians and Derry City striker Joe Lawless looks back on his playing days.

# editors-picks - Saturday 18 August, 2018

'Katie's not improving... She's definitely stoppable, and my hands are made to do exactly that'

Jessica McCaskill, who gave Katie Taylor a torrid time of it last Christmas, is back in pursuit of the champion.

# editors-picks - Friday 10 August, 2018

'It's as useful as being angry at those who miss mass each week while planning to see the Pope'

There’s no point criticising football fans for attending the recent Aviva Stadium friendlies while ignoring the League of Ireland, writes columnist John O’Sullivan.

# editors-picks - Monday 6 August, 2018

'He's intelligent, tactically very capable and full of ambition': Bayern impressed by Irish-eligible teenager

Ryan Johansson is expected to be included in the Republic of Ireland Under-18 squad next month.

Ireland hold their heads high after bringing the nation on their magical journey

‘We’ve now put ourselves on the map of where we want to be.’

# editors-picks - Sunday 5 August, 2018

'I played for that jersey' - The Limerick lad who marked Maradona and battled Real Madrid in the European Cup Local Lad This post contains videos

'I played for that jersey' - The Limerick lad who marked Maradona and battled Real Madrid in the European Cup

Pat Nolan reflects on winning the Premier Division and FAI Cup with Limerick, playing against Real Madrid in Europe and being tasked with marking Diego Maradona.

No such thing as bad publicity for UFC as McGregor makes swift return from long hiatus

The MMA organisation should spare us the lip service about codes of conduct when their stars step out of line.

'I have no fear. I can take on the big boys now' Rocket Man This post contains videos

'I have no fear. I can take on the big boys now'

A year after a hamstring injury cut his season short, Marcus Lawler is heading into the European Championships in the fastest form of his life.

'Italian football in the 1980s was the pinnacle and at the epicentre was a mercurial Dubliner'

There was so much more to Liam Brady’s time in Italy than a two-year spell with Juventus.

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