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#Editor's picks

# editors-picks - Yesterday’s News

‘Eddie’s shown a huge amount of courage and bravery, he’s been an inspiration’

Former Ireland international rugby star Denis Leamy is in awe of his first cousin Eddie Connolly, who is battling cancer.

‘I don’t care what place Gatlin came, everything is not okay and athletics needs to accept that’

We spoke to The Sports Gene author David Epstein about doping in sport.

# editors-picks - Wednesday 26 August, 2015

# editors-picks - Tuesday 25 August, 2015

Balotelli, Soldado and 11 more of the worst signings in Premier League history

At £16 million, he has been a pretty costly mistake for Liverpool.

How did 2 key Ireland players fare against the Premier League’s in-form team?

Everton were beaten 2-0 by Man City, but how did Martin O’Neill’s players do?

# editors-picks - Monday 24 August, 2015

# editors-picks - Friday 21 August, 2015

‘The ambition is to get to the final’ – Thomas Barr on his Worlds hopes and drifting Need For Speed This post contains videos

‘The ambition is to get to the final’ – Thomas Barr on his Worlds hopes and drifting

We spoke to the Irish athlete about life on and off the track.

# editors-picks - Tuesday 18 August, 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.

Will standards drop in Tipperary hurling again following Eamon O’Shea’s departure?

Premier County stars must ensure that progress on the field of play is matched by good discipline off it.

# editors-picks - Monday 17 August, 2015

Bitten by dogs in Bosnia, hit by a car in Bulgaria – this Irishman completed an epic adventure race

Some people lie on a beach for a holiday; not Ultan Coyle.

# editors-picks - Sunday 16 August, 2015

‘Some day I’d love to coach in Ireland’ – Jackman driving Grenoble forward

The former Ireland and Leinster hooker tells us about his coaching philosophy.

Mike Tyson wanted to know what this ‘white mother**ker’ was doing in his house

Brin-Jonathan Butler chats to The42 about his new book, meeting ‘Iron Mike’ and hooking up with Fidel Castro’s granddaughter.

Breaking the ice: ‘This sport was tailor-made for this country’

Can ice-hockey build on a small but hardcore fan-base and flourish in Ireland?

# editors-picks - Saturday 15 August, 2015

Did Wayne Rooney play his worst-ever game for Manchester United last night?

The attacker struggled to impose himself and looked weary, offering little from beginning to end.

# editors-picks - Friday 14 August, 2015

Analysis: McCaw’s All Blacks with breakdown score to settle against Wallabies

Michael Cheika’s Australia won the battle on the ground in Sydney last weekend.

‘A Celtic league would only tether more boats to the Titanic and allow them to be dragged under’

If we couldn’t make the Setanta Cup work, what chance has a cross-jurisdictional league, asks John O’Sullivan.

Analysis: Bledisloe Cup incident showed up World Rugby’s attitude to the scrum

A fascinating exchange between Wayne Barnes and Stephen Moore.

How Aston Villa squandered the 1992/93 Premier League title & history changed forever

Ron Atkinson’s side looked set to claim the championship but fell away in the second half of the season.

# editors-picks - Thursday 13 August, 2015

Hertha Berlin, Yerevan and the best moments from Keith Fahey’s career Fats This post contains videos

Hertha Berlin, Yerevan and the best moments from Keith Fahey’s career

The former Ireland midfielder announced his retirement from the game this afternoon.

# editors-picks - Wednesday 12 August, 2015

Irish American footballer broke his hand, then arm but still finished the season’s biggest game

Rick Duffield had a very poignant reason to help the Belfast Trojans to a fourth Shamrock Bowl title in a row.

# editors-picks - Tuesday 11 August, 2015

A day in the life: Behind the scenes with Bernard Jackman’s Grenoble

The42 spent the day with the Top 14 side as they prepare to face Munster.

# editors-picks - Monday 10 August, 2015

John Gardiner: Relentless Kilkenny march on but Waterford can still be proud after 2015

The42.ie’s hurling columnist reviews today’s Croke Park showdown.

# editors-picks - Sunday 9 August, 2015

Analysis: Keith Earls looked sharp in Ireland’s 13 shirt against Wales

The Munster man made his return to the international game after a break of more than two years.

How an ex-Garda went from the depths of depression to Winter Olympics hopeful

Dublin-based skeleton (bobsleigh) athlete, Brendan Doyle, chats to The42 about his future ambitions.

‘What they’re doing is consciously controlling brain activity, which is incredible!’

Dr. Michael Keane of Actualise explains how neurofeedback training can benefit rugby players.

# editors-picks - Friday 7 August, 2015

‘I woke up 3 hours later covered in ice, down my pants, I’ve no recollection of it’

Cork native Pádraig Mullins took on one of the world’s toughest endurance races and lived to tell us the amazing tale.

Is there a big difference between doing football punditry on British and Irish TV?

John Hartson and Connor Morris of Setanta Sports give their takes on this oft-discussed topic.

# editors-picks - Monday 3 August, 2015

Pumas, side-stepping, and dealing with the end: Keith Wood’s stand-out RWC memories Captain Fantastic This post contains videos

Pumas, side-stepping, and dealing with the end: Keith Wood’s stand-out RWC memories

“I was ready to cry I was so tired.”

The former Cork hurler who swapped All-Ireland medals for 100-mile trail runs

Paul Tierney walked away from hurling as an All-Ireland winner at 22.

# editors-picks - Sunday 2 August, 2015

John Kavanagh to link up with likes of Khabib Nurmagomedov to form new MMA team Exclusive

The venture is being backed by the fifth son of the King of Bahrain.

‘The president in Pau said it’s probably the best signing he’s ever made’

Niall Woods of Navy Blue has a number of clients based in England and France.

# editors-picks - Tuesday 28 July, 2015

Analysis: Beautiful lines and Richie McCaw’s contentious winning try

We’ve taken an in-depth look at the three second-half tries in South Africa’s defeat to the All Blacks.

‘In the name of maintaining the rule book, they will break all promises made to treasure the game’

This latest fiasco underlines the need for change in camogie, writes Sinead O’Carroll.

# editors-picks - Saturday 25 July, 2015

What I think about when I think about thinking about running

Slow and steady wins the race for Aoife Barry, who took up running 18 months ago. Here’s what she’s learned.

# editors-picks - Thursday 23 July, 2015

‘Not only does Conor Lehane lift the piano, he cracks his knuckles and belts out Beethoven’

Jamie Wall traces the ‘not-quite-professional’ development of one of Cork hurling’s biggest talents.

# editors-picks - Tuesday 21 July, 2015

Analysis: South African scrum control ruined by poor game management

South Africa lost control of the scrum by making too many subs, too early in the game.

# editors-picks - Monday 20 July, 2015

Man in the middle: a day in the life of Irish MLS referee Alan Kelly

The42.ie gets exclusive access and goes behind the scenes to see how the Irish official prepares for a high-profile MLS fixture.

# editors-picks - Sunday 19 July, 2015

6 talking points as Kerry savour Munster final glory and Cork aim to recover

The Kingdom eventually prevailed after 140 minutes of absorbing football.

# editors-picks - Saturday 18 July, 2015

The inspiring story behind one Irishman’s 490-day, 29,000km round-the-world cycle

Breifne Earley chats to The42 about his incredible achievement.

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