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#Editor's picks

# editors-picks - Friday 5 February, 2016

The case for Mick McCarthy as Ireland’s greatest ever manager

It’s 20 years today since the Barnsley native was appointed as coach of the Boys in Green.

# editors-picks - Thursday 4 February, 2016

‘They don’t have a fear of doing something wrong. You’re supposed to express yourself’

Our columnist Lynne Cantwell looks at how Ireland can genuinely make progress during the Six Nations.

Analysis: Boring or not, kicking game a key focus for Ireland against Wales

Warren Gatland’s men won the aerial battle in Cardiff a year ago.

# editors-picks - Wednesday 3 February, 2016

Analysis: Jack McGrath can exploit Wales’ Samson Lee to give Ireland the edge in the scrum battle

Lee has struggled for form since his awful achilles injury last year.

# editors-picks - Tuesday 2 February, 2016

Born in England, uncapped by Ireland but still asked to be captain – The Rob Saunders story

Saunders reign as Ireland captain was short-lived but eventful

# editors-picks - Sunday 31 January, 2016

‘Those that have embraced it are the ones leading the way’ – Canavan

Performance analysis is changing elite sport and those refusing to keep up to speed are being left behind, according the Tyrone legend.

# editors-picks - Monday 25 January, 2016

Cantona: The madness of King Eric

21 years after that iconic moment at Selhurst Park, we look at why it happened, its significance and its aftermath.

# editors-picks - Saturday 23 January, 2016

What a transformation – this 29-year-old has lost almost nine stone in 10 months

Ciarán Burns opens up to the42 about his weight struggles and the remarkable, life-changing journey he’s been on since last March.

Stephen Ward on homesickness, beating Germany & the frustration of not playing

The Irish international also discusses Burnley’s upcoming FA Cup tie with Arsenal and his grounding in the League of Ireland.

# editors-picks - Tuesday 19 January, 2016

Analysis: Hail Marys are great, but a bread and butter pass won the day for the Cardinals

We take a closer look at the 75-yard gain that helped Arizona into the NFC Championship game.

# editors-picks - Sunday 17 January, 2016

‘It was just meant to be a college project’ – The rise and rise of FootGolf in Ireland

Ronan Cunningham chats to The42 about travelling to Buenos Aires with the rest of the Irish side.

# editors-picks - Saturday 16 January, 2016

One of our writers is taking on a 12-week fitness programme designed by Jordi Murphy

Ryan Bailey is taking on a new challenge this January. Here is the first instalment in his fitness diary.

# editors-picks - Wednesday 13 January, 2016

Stan’s teams were painful to watch, but relentless abuse of an Irish legend didn’t sit right

It’s 10 years today since Steve Staunton’s ill-fated appointment as Ireland manager.

# editors-picks - Tuesday 12 January, 2016

John Kavanagh: What Conor will do at UFC 197 will never happen again

Conor McGregor’s head coach on the challenge facing them in Las Vegas on 5 March.

# editors-picks - Monday 11 January, 2016

Analysis: Foley’s Munster hit a new low with capitulation in Paris

Anthony Foley’s side were comprehensively beaten by 14-man Stade Français.

# editors-picks - Sunday 10 January, 2016

‘Some people will be unhappy but it’s the right time to come back and play for Ireland again’

In his first interview since redeclaring for Ireland, Boyd Rankin opens up about his unsettled England career and the motivation behind his return.

# editors-picks - Wednesday 6 January, 2016

Andy Farrell not a popular or expected appointment, just a more than qualified one

The former England assistant brings plenty of high-profile baggage, but will be working in a completely different environment.

# editors-picks - Thursday 31 December, 2015

The forgotten story of the Irishman who helped save Barcelona from extinction

Patrick O’Connell was honoured in conjunction with last night’s Real Betis-Barcelona match.

# editors-picks - Monday 28 December, 2015

Here’s the full transcript from David Nucifora’s Aviva Stadium media briefing

The Australian performance director answered questions about NIQ signings, Robbie Henshaw and more.

Why Conor McGregor is UFC’s most important fighter – 50 of the best sports articles of 2015 (part 1)

Also, ‘The Education of Alex Rodriguez,’ Kerry GAA’s lost years and parallells between Roy Keane and Bobby Moore.

‘The real battle in Ireland is not RTÉ v TV3′ – The changing face of sports coverage in 2015

TV3′s Tommy Martin looks back on a big year in Ballymount and the ever-shifting media landscape.

# editors-picks - Sunday 27 December, 2015

‘I supported the guys I rode against but knew something wasn’t right with Lance’

Former Olympic cyclist Robert Power on the crash which all but ended his career, doping in the sport and why he couldn’t encourage any kid to go into professional cycling.

‘You only get one shot at this’ – Doyle ready for the big stage after biding her time

Canadian-based swimmer Fiona Doyle was the first Irish athlete to qualify for Rio 2016.

# editors-picks - Saturday 26 December, 2015

‘Clough would be the only person who could chop Martin O’Neill down to size’

The current Republic of Ireland boss struggled under the iconic figure’s management style while at Nottingham Forest.

# editors-picks - Friday 25 December, 2015

‘How did this white motherfucker get inside my house’ – the day I visited Mike Tyson at home

In an extract from The Domino Diaries, Brin-Jonathan Butler meets his hero.

From nearly men to history makers: Rio only the start of Ireland’s journey to the top

As the Irish hockey team prepare for their first ever Olympic Games, we chart their rise from the bottom up.

Getting to know the real Philly McMahon: Dublin star takes us on a tour of Ballymun

The 2015 Footballer of the Year nominee has had to deal with deep personal loss in his life but remains immensely proud of his local area.

Can he kick it? Does he have to? The makings of a perfect 10

We speak with Tony Ward about what he looks for when identifying potential out-halves before they take on schools rugby.

Conor Murphy, the Corkman who won a million on a Cheltenham gamble

He put 50 quid on three horses and it paid out big time.

# editors-picks - Thursday 24 December, 2015

‘I have over 12 different programmes’ – Pádraig Harrington on his meticulous gym work

The three-time Major winner tells The42 how his focus has changed, gym rats on tour and his work with Dr Liam Hennessey.

Inside the ropes: the lonely life of golf’s Tour caddies

We talk to the men under those big bags.

The Secret Footballer on depression, his identity and why players are prone to losing millions

The ex-Premier League player chats to us about his new book.

Jim Beglin: ‘I was both sad and proud. My dad would have been thrilled’

Former Liverpool and Irish defender Jim Beglin spoke to Shane Costello from about the best and worst moments of his sporting career.

‘In the creation of Brian O’Driscoll, I was the butterfly’

In his excellent new oral history, Tom English recalls a famous win in Paris for Irish rugby.

# editors-picks - Wednesday 23 December, 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.

TJ Reid: ‘If I heard a person saying that I’m cocky, I wouldn’t like it’

We sat down with Kilkenny’s Hurler of the Year for a chat about the season that was, and much more.

# editors-picks - Monday 21 December, 2015

Why Damien Duff is Ireland’s most underappreciated sports person

The winger, who made his Shamrock Rovers debut last night, doesn’t always get the credit he deserves, writes Paul Fennessy.

# editors-picks - Friday 18 December, 2015

‘The little life that we created hadn’t made it’ – Brendan Cummins on his family’s personal tragedy

In an extract from his new book, the former Tipperary goalkeeper talks about how a deep personal loss turned his world upside down two days before the 2011 All-Ireland senior hurling semi-final.

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