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#Editor's picks

# editors-picks - Tuesday 30 June, 2015

Summer’s over: Here’s how your favourite Irish rugby stars spent their holidays

Jackson and Henderson went to the woods, Heaslip acted out some Will Smith lyrics and everybody broke their diet plan wide open.

# editors-picks - Thursday 25 June, 2015

Spot the Ball: Italia 90 Ireland v Romania penalty shootout edition

The nation holds its breath to see how you’ll do.

# editors-picks - Monday 22 June, 2015

Brendan Cummins – Tipp’s perfection, Kilkenny’s home comforts and the luck of the draw

The42′s hurling columnist gives his verdict on the weekend’s hurling action.

# editors-picks - Sunday 21 June, 2015

Chasing a ghost: The search for Daniel Timofte

Known to so many Irish because of his missed penalty at Italia ’90, the Romanian is an elusive figure.

‘Fighting is the rawest form of sport’ – Kieran McGeeney’s martial arts journey

“It’s about thinking under pressure when someone is trying to break your arm or choke you out.”

# editors-picks - Saturday 20 June, 2015

‘I used to have a fear of public speaking — now I make a living from it’

Gerry Duffy chats to The42 about goal-setting, motivation and overcoming phobias.

# editors-picks - Friday 19 June, 2015

‘Don’t wake me up, let me enjoy the dream’: The eternal sadness of Toto Schillaci

The Italian striker lit up the 1990 World Cup but everything unraveled afterwards.

# editors-picks - Monday 15 June, 2015

Memory lane: The Panini sticker collection of Ireland’s Italia 90 squad Italia 90 Week This post contains images

Memory lane: The Panini sticker collection of Ireland’s Italia 90 squad

Try not to weep with the intense nostalgia coming your way.

# editors-picks - Friday 12 June, 2015

Help me Boab! Why I can’t help but like the Scotland football team

‘Short of locking myself in room with Wet Wet Wet, I can’t work myself up into a lather of rabid anti-Caledonian sentiment,’ writes social media sensation Tommy Martin.

VIDEO: The42 spent the day with Natalya Coyle, a very modern Irish athlete

The Meath woman is aiming for glory in the modern pentathlon next summer in Rio.

# editors-picks - Monday 8 June, 2015

24 World Cup memories we won’t forget from Italia ’90

It’s 25 years today since the tournament kicked off.

John Gardiner: ‘Physically, you could see that Waterford have done a lot more work than Cork’

The views of The42′s hurling columnist on today’s big game.

# editors-picks - Saturday 6 June, 2015

Women’s World Cup is an opportunity for Canada & welcome distraction from FIFA chaos

The tournament gets underway in Edmonton later tonight and is bigger and better than its ever been.

# editors-picks - Thursday 4 June, 2015

‘These guys were morons… They didn’t come to watch football’

Ger Canning tells The42 about his recollection of reporting at the infamous 1995 friendly between England and Ireland.

# editors-picks - Saturday 30 May, 2015

‘It’s the first time in professional rugby I found it and I found it in Munster’

Munster hooker Eusebio Guiñazú tells The42 about feeling at home 11,000km from his native Mendoza.

# editors-picks - Friday 29 May, 2015

Analysis: Revisiting Jack Grealish’s special FA Cup semi-final performance

Can the youngster replicate his outstanding display against Arsenal on Saturday?

# editors-picks - Thursday 28 May, 2015

‘No love is wrong!’ – Check out this brilliant League of Ireland video

The promo uses clever allusions to the recent same-sex marriage referendum.

# editors-picks - Tuesday 26 May, 2015

We asked G-Mac if McDowell and McIlroy can bring home Olympic gold for Ireland

“I’d love to be there in Rio.”

# editors-picks - Monday 25 May, 2015

Analysis: 10 years on, we ask how Liverpool won THAT Champions League final

We outline just how Rafa Benitez’s side pulled off one of the most famous sporting comebacks ever.

5 talking points from this weekend’s LOI as Cork and Hoops lose ground

Meanwhile, Sligo Rovers were left frustrated at a penalty miss while Limerick are still without a win.

Bill O’Herlihy: A consummate broadcaster whose humility and warmth shone through

The TV presenter and journalist has died at the age of 76.

John Gardiner: ‘Victory was a massive boost for Limerick and a defeat that will upset Clare’

The42′s hurling columnist gives his thoughts on yesterday’s big game.

Big money signings and referees – the winners and losers from the Premier League season

As the curtain closes on another Premier League season, we look back at the last nine months of top-flight football.

# editors-picks - Sunday 24 May, 2015

Romain Poite and more talking points from Connacht’s sickening defeat

Jack Carty and Matt Healy were exceptional for Connacht in Gloucester.

The 10 sporting man-crushes we can now marry

We’re just waiting for Andrea Pirlo to lift the restraining order.

Predators helped turn football boots into a multi-billion market – so why kill the classics?

The sports footwear market is always evolving, writes Colm Woods.

Brendan Cummins: ‘It’s time for Clare to deliver again, 2014 was a write-off’

Our new hurling columnist looks ahead to today’s Thurles showdown.

The 6 key factors that will decide Clare and Limerick’s Munster hurling clash

The two counties will battle it out at Semple Stadium.

‘59% win ratio is second to none’ – Our writers review this year’s Premier League season

We discuss Tim Sherwood, John Carver, Chelsea’s unstoppable march to glory and more big talking points.

# editors-picks - Saturday 23 May, 2015

Our tips for the top in this year’s All-Ireland Hurling Championship

Here’s what The42′s writers saw when they gazed into our crystal ball.

# editors-picks - Friday 22 May, 2015

Analysis: Inventive Ulster and Glasgow primed for Pro12 play-off thriller

We’ve taken a look at some of the factors that could lead to an exhilarating match at Scotstoun today.

2 brave adventurers are attempting to swim the whole way around Ireland in under 4 months

Irish adventurers David Burns and Maghnus Collins are set to spend 3-4 months swimming around Ireland.

# editors-picks - Thursday 21 May, 2015

Best for both parties as O’Connor heads for the Leinster exit door

The Australian is likely to head back to his native land for his next job.

# editors-picks - Monday 18 May, 2015

Analysis: Leinster’s World Cup cast show O’Connor their value

The likes of Noel Reid, Jack Conan and Luke McGrath will be asked to step up next season.

# editors-picks - Thursday 14 May, 2015

VIDEO: Aileen Reid shows The42 what it takes to be one of the world’s best triathletes

We spent a day with the Irish Olympics hopeful as she gears up for Rio.

# editors-picks - Tuesday 12 May, 2015

Classic analysis: Sexton leads Leinster to greatest European comeback

We look back on one of the most legendary games in the history of European rugby.

# editors-picks - Monday 11 May, 2015

RTÉ won’t be bidding for the rights to show Conor McGregor’s UFC title bout

The Dubliner fights Jose Aldo in Las Vegas on 11 July.

Analysis: Sonny Bill Henderson sets up sublime Tommy Bowe score

Munster will look at their defensive shortcomings in the lead-up to Ulster’s first-half try.

# editors-picks - Sunday 10 May, 2015

‘I want to evolve what you’re doing here and take Ireland to the next level’

We sat down with new Ireland head coach John Bracewell this week to talk about his ambition to bring Test cricket to these shores.

# editors-picks - Thursday 7 May, 2015

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