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#Editor's picks

# editors-picks - Wednesday 15 November, 2017

Last night's debacle is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Irish football's problems Opinion This post contains videos

Last night's debacle is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Irish football's problems

The Boys in Green suffered an embarrassing 5-1 World Cup play-off loss to Denmark at the Aviva Stadium.

# editors-picks - Tuesday 14 November, 2017

Ireland's system horribly exposed and the talking points from tonight's play-off defeat

Christian Eriksen proved his worth, while Martin O’Neill’s future in the job has come into question.

# editors-picks - Sunday 12 November, 2017

The Irishman who was 'better than George Best' and other little-known stories Green Shoots This post contains videos

The Irishman who was 'better than George Best' and other little-known stories

Author and journalist Michael Walker chats to The42 about some of the game’s pioneers.

Room for improvement, but Ireland's demolition of 'Boks leaves huge ground for optimism

Without getting carried away, South Africa’s abject performance shouldn’t take anything away from Ireland.

'It was like a freight train came and hit us and we really didn't see it coming'

Jimmy Conway, former Republic of Ireland international and best-known for his time with Fulham, has been battling dementia for a decade.

# editors-picks - Saturday 11 November, 2017

'In the last months of Jim's life I spent a lot of time just sitting with him... It was the most special time'

Garry Lyon chats to The42 about his friendship with Jim Stynes and his International Rules memories.

# editors-picks - Thursday 9 November, 2017

'I actually think we are the more physical side': Schmeichel unconcerned by Irish toughness

‘The team wasn’t really Irish back then! Jack was very clever, and he got the pick of the best that didn’t play for England.’

# editors-picks - Sunday 5 November, 2017

'The word 'superstar' was bandied about but I know that wasn't all to do with my football ability'

Jason Sherlock spoke to The42 about his new book this week.

'I was ranked fifth in the world and working on a building site. This world title fight is everything'

There have been lean Christmases and broken hearts aplenty, but Jamie Conlan has paved an unlikely path to a shot at world glory.

'He asked for my shirt and I was a bit surprised by it'

Wolves youngster Connor Ronan chats to The42 about swapping jerseys with Kevin De Bruyne and why he chose to represent Ireland rather than England.

# editors-picks - Saturday 4 November, 2017

'It was getting harder and harder... They pretty much refused to pay us most of the time' LOI Legends This post contains videos

'It was getting harder and harder... They pretty much refused to pay us most of the time'

Cork City are looking to end a memorable season on a high in the FAI Cup final this weekend. Dan Murray, one of the club’s most highly regarded ex-players, has been present for the good times and the bad.

'I think I'd be working in some factory or on a building site if I was still back home'

Dubliner Niall McCabe always wanted to be a professional footballer. It took him a while but he got there in the end, just in a different way.

'I'm really, really bad at trash-talking. She'll win that, but it's who wins in the ring that counts'

‘Britain’s latest world champion’ Katie Taylor laughs off another Sky slip as she prepares for a rapid first defence.

'You're never faced with the possibility of dying when you're so young. You don't think about it'

Three years after being diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma, former Ireland U19 captain Chloe Mustaki is preparing to return to the Aviva Stadium tomorrow for the FAI Cup final. It promises to be an emotional day.

# editors-picks - Friday 3 November, 2017

From The Daily Edge The amazing story of how a little girl from Dublin finally met Katie Taylor five years after seeing her in hospital Ella And Katie

Mark McNulty and Stephen Kenny's fake outrage are the only things selling the FAI Cup final right now

The reaction to the Cork goalkeeper’s remarks was inevitable, and it was disingenuous, writes John O’Sullivan.

# editors-picks - Monday 30 October, 2017

# editors-picks - Sunday 29 October, 2017

‘It was a scandal! It was revealed afterwards there was skulduggery going on in the background’ Interview This post contains videos

‘It was a scandal! It was revealed afterwards there was skulduggery going on in the background’

Eoin Hand chats to The42 about his incredible career in football.

'I didn't realise I was grieving and I didn't realise that it would help. It was huge'

Philly McMahon speaks to The42 about his new book ‘The Choice’ and how special lifting the Dublin senior title would be with his dad watching on.

# editors-picks - Saturday 28 October, 2017

Running scared through 26.2 painstaking miles all for one moment of fleeting glory

The42′s Ryan Bailey is one of 20,000 people running the Dublin City Marathon on Sunday, hoping all the training pays off on the most extraordinary sporting day in the capital.

# editors-picks - Friday 27 October, 2017

When McGregor speaks, his fans listen - now an apology, not silence, is what's required

It’s about a blight on our lexicon which needs to be erased.

# editors-picks - Sunday 22 October, 2017

'Gary Speed was a huge friend of mine. I never thought he had any issues' Depression This post contains videos

'Gary Speed was a huge friend of mine. I never thought he had any issues'

Shay Given speaks to The42 about his late former teammate and his career in football.

# editors-picks - Sunday 15 October, 2017

"I was going in training with the youth team and I just thought: 'What's the point?'" Interview This post contains videos

"I was going in training with the youth team and I just thought: 'What's the point?'"

Gary Twigg tells The42 how he overcame a number of setbacks to become a League of Ireland legend.

# editors-picks - Saturday 14 October, 2017

Henshaw, Connellan, Sheehan: how three friends from a little Irish town made sports careers around the world

From Leinster to Luton and St Kilda, Coosan’s finest have come a long way from kickabouts in the back garden.

# editors-picks - Sunday 8 October, 2017

Always about the team, never about her: Gaelic games' most successful warrior

In the wake of her 18th All-Ireland title win, Rena Buckley sat down with The42 to talk about her remarkable career to date.

'I don't subscribe to all that stuff about having too much money. I love living a quiet life'

Coming up to 20 years since he last kicked a ball, Paul McGrath remains one of the nation’s most likeable and admired sportspeople. The former Ireland international sat down with The42 during the week to look back on his distinguished career and life after football in Wexford.

# editors-picks - Sunday 1 October, 2017

'The Irish lads at Leeds were so good to us. They would always be giving us money and stuff'

Midfielder Paul Keegan opens up about his playing days in England and returning home to help Waterford’s cause.

‘I couldn't live without betting… Does that make me an addict? I don't know. I won £20 million’ Interview This post contains videos

‘I couldn't live without betting… Does that make me an addict? I don't know. I won £20 million’

Professional gambler Harry Findlay chats to The42 about a life of sporting highs and lows.

# editors-picks - Saturday 30 September, 2017

'When I get injured I think I can't do this anymore and want to do something else with my life'

Andrew Trimble will today become Ulster’s joint-top appearance maker at the end of a week in which he lent his voice to the ‘Tackle Your Feelings’ campaign. He opens up to The42 about his own mental wellbeing and dealing with the frustrations associated with injury.

# editors-picks - Saturday 23 September, 2017

'There’s a lot of resentment towards the Premier League'

Author and journalist Simon Hughes chats to The42 about the turbulent times facing English football as documented in his book ‘On the Brink’.

# editors-picks - Sunday 17 September, 2017

'I was actually offered a new contract but that was taken away when Souness left'

Gavin Peers looks back on a decorated career that saw him win ever major honour in Irish football.

'It was affecting everything, my happiness. In the end I said, 'I'm going to stand up for myself here''

Ireland’s Denise O’Sullivan moved to the US last year but she was forced to press the reset button on her career just a few months ago.

# editors-picks - Saturday 16 September, 2017

You'd be off the wall to miss last call for Carl Frampton, the world-beater from up the road

There were scoffs when Frampton was placed on Second Captains’ ‘Good Wall’ in 2015. He now belongs in the pantheon of Irish sporting greats.

# editors-picks - Sunday 10 September, 2017

‘People think that football started in Ireland with Jack Charlton, but that’s simply not true’

Legendary League of Ireland striker Mick Leech looks back on his record-breaking career with Shamrock Rovers that included a brief period of swapping Milltown for Tinseltown.

# editors-picks - Wednesday 6 September, 2017

Diaz trilogy is what I'd prefer next — but another fight this year is unlikely

John Kavanagh, Conor McGregor’s coach, writes exclusively for The42.

# editors-picks - Tuesday 5 September, 2017

'The emotion on show by Mícheál and his father seems to have really struck with people'

Morgan Treacy on the brilliant photo he snapped at Galway’s homecoming.

# editors-picks - Monday 4 September, 2017

Analysis: Roy Keane watches on as Ireland's midfield struggles Problems This post contains videos

Analysis: Roy Keane watches on as Ireland's midfield struggles

Harry Arter and Glenn Whelan struggled to influence the game on a difficult night against Georgia.

# editors-picks - Sunday 3 September, 2017

'That was the beginning of the end at Cork City because the new owners were strange, strange people'

Having just turned 70, we catch up with one of the most unmistakable personalities in Irish football — Damien Richardson.

The incredible rise of Conor Whelan and the cousin's memory he carries on his skin

Conor Whelan has been a revelation for Galway this season.

# editors-picks - Saturday 2 September, 2017

The Austin Gleeson hurley and the craft behind the magic of an Irish sporting summer

“I never got to play in Croke Park… the next best thing for me is making the hurleys for the lads who do.”

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