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# editors-picks - Friday 27 May, 2016

'Jose, Rafa and Rodgers face the same challenge: to make slightly lost clubs feel good again'

Which is the better way to hire a manager, asks Tommy Martin.

# editors-picks - Thursday 26 May, 2016

Expert view: 'Jose Mourinho walking into a situation like this is perfect...for him'

Mike Forde, who was Director of Football Operations at Chelsea for six years, gives his take on the signing of the season.

Video analysis: Connacht's intelligent attack means they can be history makers

Pat Lam’s side bring their superb attacking form into the Pro12 final against Leinster in Edinburgh.

# editors-picks - Wednesday 25 May, 2016

Madi-gone, Roux's awakening and more talking points on Ireland's squad for South Africa

Will the surprise inclusions mean a change of tactic, or will we just see new faces in familiar circumstances?

# editors-picks - Tuesday 24 May, 2016

Analysis: How Cork were the architects of their own downfall against Tipperary

All-Ireland winning captain Tommy Dunne starts his new column by taking a closer look at how his native Tipp got the better of Cork.

# editors-picks - Monday 23 May, 2016

Analysis: Teams talk about fast counter-attacks - but Tyrone are walking the walk

GAA analyst Rob Carroll breaks down yesterday’s Ulster SFC quarter-final in Celtic Park.

# editors-picks - Sunday 22 May, 2016

'I closed the door, turned to the missus and said 'What the f**k has just happened?''

Richie Ryan has just signed a lucrative and life-changing deal in North American soccer.

# editors-picks - Saturday 21 May, 2016

'I was contemplating getting on the next plane home,' but now Louth star is living his AFL dream

Ciarán Byrne has put his injury nightmare behind him and today plays his seventh successive game for a rejuvenated Carlton side who have won four in a row.

# editors-picks - Friday 20 May, 2016

5 steps to becoming your own personal trainer

Ireland hockey international and owner of SMART Training, Jonny Bruton, on how you can avoid spending fortunes in the gym.

# editors-picks - Thursday 19 May, 2016

'When I eventually blew every cent I had on a 50-1 horse, I just about hit rock bottom'

Former Dublin footballer John Leonard on gambling addiction and how the GAA can help.

Analysis: Crusaders' classic shape allows individual skill to shine

We take a look at the Kiwis’ 2-4-2 shape, which has been adopted by Pat Lam’s Connacht.

# editors-picks - Sunday 15 May, 2016

Constipated hurling to two-trick ponies: 10 most controversial moments on The Sunday Game

The Sunday Game returns tonight and it has provided us with its fair share of memorable moments over the years.

# editors-picks - Saturday 14 May, 2016

My identity was wrapped up in being a Dub... and it all unravelled when I was dropped

John Leonard ‘fell back into heavy drinking and drug taking’ and headed for Sydney when the jersey was taken off him.

Scrum Doctor Bracken taking Connacht and Wasps lessons into coaching

A Heineken Cup-winning prop, Peter Bracken has developed a scrum-coaching business.

# editors-picks - Friday 13 May, 2016

We should be allowed to worry about hurling - it's the best thing we have

Don’t mind the defensive tactics, with the likes of Tony Kelly leading the way the future of hurling is in safe, exciting hands, writes TV3′s Tommy Martin.

# editors-picks - Monday 9 May, 2016

Defiant in the face of defeat: Seery reaffirms status as exemplary ambassador for Irish sport

The 36-year-old’s popularity continues to grow in spite of yesterday afternoon’s result in Rotterdam.

Analysis: Big hits and power plays keep Connacht's good times rolling

Pat Lam will, however, pick out many areas for improvement ahead of the Pro12 semi-finals.

# editors-picks - Sunday 8 May, 2016

'It was proper turmoil. Every day you'd walk in and think, 'What's next?''

It’s 15 years since a glorious homegrown Leeds United reached the Champions League semi-finals and Stephen McPhail was a part of it.

# editors-picks - Saturday 7 May, 2016

The Irish teen sensation who stunned his rivals to claim European gold

Nhat Nguyen talks to The42 about his remarkable success, moving from Vietnam to Ireland at the age of four and his goals for the future.

The Irishman who's a lifelong Leicester City fan

John Duggan chats to The42 after his team were crowned Premier League champions during the week.

# editors-picks - Friday 6 May, 2016

The Irishman leading the mile-high rugby revolution in sports-mad Denver

Sean O’Leary is head coach of the newly-formed professional side in the city.

# editors-picks - Thursday 5 May, 2016

'It's not an ideal situation to be in 4 months from the Olympics but it's the reality'

Without a sponsor and €225,000 short of their funding target, the Irish hockey team find themselves in another desperate situation.

# editors-picks - Monday 2 May, 2016

Sports nutrition advice to supercharge your week: 7 tips for 7 days

Summer is on the horizon so there’s no better time to take control of your diet.

# editors-picks - Sunday 1 May, 2016

One of Ireland’s best Olympic medal hopes taking great expectations in his stride

With Rio 2016 just a few months away, The42 chats to one of the individuals with the weight of a nation on his shoulders.

# editors-picks - Monday 25 April, 2016

Analysis: Better defence, better movement, better decisions - it all added up for ruthless Dublin

Rob Carroll breaks down the Division 1 football final to discover how Dublin steamrolled Kerry.

Dubs flex their muscles, Kerry's room to improve - Monday's football talking points

Plus Tyrone finish their campaign in style.

# editors-picks - Sunday 24 April, 2016

The teenage gymnast set to make history for Ireland at the Olympics

Ellis O’Reilly chats to The42 about competing in Rio, balancing education and sport, and her link with Katie Taylor.

# editors-picks - Saturday 23 April, 2016

Video analysis: Brilliant Bundee Aki leading Connacht's Pro12 charge

We examine the Kiwi centre’s impact for Pat Lam’s side.

# editors-picks - Monday 18 April, 2016

Kilkenny vulnerable, Waterford and Clare evolve - What we learned from the hurling semis

Championship is not too far around the corner…

Analysis: Connacht's 2-4-2 a symbol of their collective drive under Lam

We take a look at the unity behind the western province’s continuing rise.

# editors-picks - Sunday 17 April, 2016

Eamonn O'Hara blasts 'pathetic' refereeing as blight on Gaelic football

And the former Sligo footballer believes the introduction of the mark will do little to change the style of play that is bemoaned by so many.

# editors-picks - Saturday 16 April, 2016

'I don't need to be elected but I got into politics to make a difference to our children's health'

Former world champion Eamonn Coghlan on his continued quest to tackle Ireland’s obesity epidemic.

John Leonard column: Carvery in Croker and the art of war

“One of my favourites was ‘Let your plans be dark and impenetrable as night, and when you move, fall like a thunderbolt’.”

# editors-picks - Thursday 14 April, 2016

A tragedy in cycling opened a discussion on safety, we must give MMA the same opportunity

The sport’s detractors want it banned, but there’s an opportunity to make it safer than ever in the wake of this week’s tragedy.

Analysis: The Chiefs' brilliant 'tackle only' tactic backfired against the Blues

The ingenious defensive tactic has made a return in Super Rugby this year.

# editors-picks - Monday 11 April, 2016

Analysis: How Dublin beat the blanket defence - and why Donegal couldn't find a way through

Leading GAA analyst Rob Carroll starts his new column for The42 with a closer look at the second of yesterday’s league semi-finals.

# editors-picks - Friday 8 April, 2016

If football has a doping problem, do fans and media deserve some of the blame?

Expecting the drug testing regime to catch drug use in football is like trying to break into Fort Knox with a pea-shooter, writes TV3′s Tommy Martin.

John Leonard column: I know the effect drugs have... but I wouldn't have doped to be Dubs #1

“If I had been drug tested when I was U21 Dublin keeper, they would have found positive test results for cannabis, ecstasy and probably some amphetamines too.”

# editors-picks - Thursday 7 April, 2016

John Gardiner: Cork lose experience, Rebel manager's long-term view and sympathy for players

The cut of experienced Cork players has been a major talking point.

# editors-picks - Wednesday 6 April, 2016

'Gatty rang me and offered a deal, but the problem was I was going to Japan'

Bernard Jackman recalls the beginning of his professional career with Connacht.

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